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Old 03-22-2006, 02:30 PM   #41
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considering that a horse is hung like, well, umm, a HORSE I imagine the consumation ceremony was, umm, interesting if indeed it was a boy horse! :
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Re: Protesting against Freedom - Rally against Gay marriage.............
Old 03-22-2006, 02:38 PM   #42
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just today, my sister-in-law finally told their youngest (age 10) that i'm gay.
well, you just shattered another myth of mine, I always thought lazygood4nothinbums were always straight.
I know I am .... ?
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...and what if someone DID want to marry a horse?

Whose frickin business would THAT be?
The horse's parents....
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HaHa,
I know I should not ask but was that a same-sex marriage?
I thought it meant having the same boring sex with the same partner, night after night after night after.....

I can see why those people protesting want it banned. They are having same sex with the same partner, night after night after night after.....

The solution is group sex..... so I am for amending the US constitution to allow it.
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It's such a pleasure to read a thread like this when, like me, you live in one of the reddest states in the Union (Utah).

You all are reminding me that I'm not really a leftist fringe wacko. Thank you.
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You all are reminding me that I'm not really a leftist fringe wacko. Thank you.
I re-read this entire thread and I don't see anything in it that would even vaguely imply that you aren't a leftist finge wacko. Quite the contrary, just thinking this thread says you aren't may be evidence you really are wacko.

Guess the jury is still out on the leftist fringe thingy...

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What about that "church" made up of about 80 family members (in Kansas I think) that protests at fallen soldier's military funerals in order to protest our country supporting gay rights? That has to be the most screwed up logic of all time.

I understand the freedom to assemble and protest, but like Cut Throat I'm just amazed that with all that is going wrong in the world that other people's marriages is the issue burning their butts enough to get out and protest.
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Was it Leno who said, "I've got nothing against same sex marriage. I think gay people have as much right to be miserable as the rest of us."
I think it was Letterman.

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I told her there's an old saying along the lines of people who give up freedom for protection deserve neither.

She just looked at me like I was an idiot and asked, perplexed "Who said that?"

"Oh, I don't know", I replied. "I think it was Thomas Jefferson!"
I think it was Benjamin Franklin.

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Amendment I - Freedom of Group Sex

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of group sex, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of group sex, or of the horses; or the right of the people peaceably to sex in groups, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Be careful here. *Pretty soon some court will interpret this to mean you can't have statues of horses in front of court houses. *Group groping will be forbidden, a couple in the back seat of a car will be suspect (not that I can even get in the back seat anymore) and the Kentucky Derby will be found to be group sex with horses. *It's a slippery slope we are on.

and Justin, thank you. *No one has called me a liberal in 20 years, let alone an uberliberal. *I wear the badge proudly and remember Hubert Humphrey (the last real liberal) affectionately.

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In WA, it has recently become the business of law enforcement. Some guy married a horse, and died in the consummation ceremony.

Our press, and legislators were appalled, and now we have some new laws. Kind of amazed me that these laws didn't already exist.
So you believe its prudent to put laws in place to prevent someone who thinks its a good idea to marry a horse and be humped to death by it from doing so and removing himself from the gene pool?

Sometimes a little self-bleaching is a good thing...
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I'm protesting freedom itself right now.* I'm against freedom.* Gay marriage?* Doesn't concern me.* But all this freedom going around is crazy!!!

If there's one thing I can't tolerate, it's intolerance.
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I find your intolerance very tolerable.
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I know better than to do this, especially with this crowd, but for the sake of balance, isn't it the right of those protesting to say what they think too? Free speech is not free speech if it is limited to what is currently politically correct. Perhaps, just perhaps, the protesters feel that homosexuality is wrong and that gay marriage is wrong. Isn't it their right to advocate that position just as strongly as some of you have advocated your position here? Just a thought.

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It is their right to advocate that position, but the OP said they were wanting to amend the state constitution to forbid gay marriage. Having a belief or opinion and expressing it is a different apple than passing a constitutional amendment to impose it on everyone else.

Reminds me of a radio comedian who was apparently mocking a particular party: "Yes, they have the right to create and express rap music, but I have the right to pass a constitutional amendment to ban it."
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I find your intolerance very tolerable.
I agree with you.
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It is their right to advocate that position, but the OP said they were wanting to amend the state constitution to forbid gay marriage. Having a belief or opinion and expressing it is a different apple than passing a constitutional amendment to impose it on everyone else.
But BMJ, these protestors feel that gay marriage is the root of all evil. What if this is the issue that defines their very existence. Can't a civilly organized society democratically decide on the fundamental laws (constitutional amendments) that define their morals, values and beliefs? The protesters are only asking that the state refrain from recognizing gay marriages and codify this as a constitutional amendment. Only inaction is required of the state, not action.

Let them protest. Obviously these folks got up in the morning and felt it an important use of their day. The issue of gay marriage is important to them and they want to have their voice heard, even though it is not politically correct.

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I agree with you.
Glad to see you hate freedom as much as I do.
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I hate that we're free to hate freedom. I want to be told that I cant have that freedom. Then I'll be able to hate that.
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