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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:27 AM

BREAKING NEWS: PAUL RYAN'S home town approves partnership measure!

The Janesville City Council on Nov. 12 approved a measure extending domestic partnership benefits to city and library employees and their partners.

The vote, according to Fair Wisconsin, was 6-1.

Janesville is the hometown of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP’s vice presidential candidate on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Katie Belanger of Fair Wisconsin issued a statement shortly after the vote. She said, “This decision marks an important victory for fairness. Janesville’s vision for creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace makes them a leader in our efforts to build a more fair and just state for all Wisconsinites.”

http://www.wisconsingazette.com/breaking-news/janesville-wis-approves-partnership-measure.html

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Reply BREAKING NEWS: PAUL RYAN'S home town approves partnership measure! (Original post)
William769 Nov 2012 OP
onehandle Nov 2012 #1
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #3
William769 Nov 2012 #4
judesedit Nov 2012 #11
ReRe Nov 2012 #14
onehandle Nov 2012 #18
Lucinda Nov 2012 #2
Kahuna Nov 2012 #5
BlueStreak Nov 2012 #6
leftieNanner Nov 2012 #7
FreeState Nov 2012 #8
BlueStreak Nov 2012 #9
kenfrequed Nov 2012 #15
FreeState Nov 2012 #22
BlueStreak Nov 2012 #25
FreeState Nov 2012 #26
BlueStreak Nov 2012 #27
kenfrequed Nov 2012 #30
joeybee12 Nov 2012 #19
BlueStreak Nov 2012 #24
closeupready Nov 2012 #20
BlueStreak Nov 2012 #23
Third Doctor Nov 2012 #10
leftlibdem420 Nov 2012 #12
lalalu Nov 2012 #13
EC Nov 2012 #16
William769 Nov 2012 #21
Care Acutely Nov 2012 #17
salin Nov 2012 #28
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #29

Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:29 AM

1. First he lost his hometown, and now they've gone full on Librul Socialist.

Scandalous.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:30 AM

3. Thanks...

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:31 AM

4. ...

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:49 PM

11. It's called fair & equal rights.Thank you very much.Cast first the skeletons out of your own closet

or remove the log out of your own eye or however you want to say it. I'm sure there are things that you do, that I would'nt approve of. It's not my business. As long as you're not hurting any child or adult that isn't into s&m, it's not my business. Your name onehandle fits your outlook. Open your mind and get yourself right. Jesus was a liberal.

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Response to judesedit (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:11 PM

14. Ruh Roh...

I think onehandle just forgot to add the sarcasm thingy. At least that is the way I took it. Just sayin'.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:37 PM

18. No. They got me.

My nearly twelve years at DU just makes me the most embedded troll ever.

I'll ask Skinner to delete my account.



Oh, wait... There it is.

Never mind.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:29 AM

2. Bookmarking for later. Thanks!

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:57 AM

5. Dang!! The smack-downs keep on coming..

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:59 AM

6. Ryan will come out in a couple of years

He's repressing a lot of demons in that little brain of his.

Anybody who makes such a big deal about his manly P90X workout is probably compensating for something.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:57 PM

7. I was just thinking that...

this morning! Ryan definitely sets off the gay-dar! Except no self respecting gay man would have that doofy haircut that looks like Leave it to Beaver's best friend. Was it Gilbert? Or Whitey?

Good job, Janesville!

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:00 PM

8. Or hes just an asshole

same could be said of well intending Democrats that demonize the other side with homophobic innuendo.

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Response to FreeState (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:07 PM

9. "Demonize"? I don't care if he is gay.

I do care if he is repressing his own sexual insecurity and compensating by pushing policies that make the rest of us miserable.

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Response to FreeState (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:19 PM

15. Eh...

There have been really good studies that indicate that there is some correlation between homophobia and repressed homosexuality.

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Response to kenfrequed (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:49 PM

22. Have you read the studies? They do not show what you are claiming

The studies - show some people are homophobic are gay. SOME - not all, not even a majority, in fact the most recent study showed just over 20%. The vast majority of homophobes are straight.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/opinion/sunday/homophobic-maybe-youre-gay.html?hp

Using this methodology we identified a subgroup of participants who, despite self-identifying as highly straight, indicated some level of same-sex attraction (that is, they associated “me” with gay-related words and pictures faster than they associated “me” with straight-related words and pictures). Over 20 percent of self-described highly straight individuals showed this discrepancy.

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Response to FreeState (Reply #22)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:30 PM

25. Seriously? Think about what you just wrote

How wold they know unless the homophobe checked the survey box that says

( ) OK you got me. I'm actually gay and I have been a homophobe because I have been repressing demons, but now that I have this survey in front of me this will be the day that I come out.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #25)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:18 PM

26. Read the study in the link - it answers your question n/t

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Response to FreeState (Reply #26)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:55 PM

27. The report is typical psycho-babble

A person who is trying to hide his sexual conflicts will know how to answer those questions. These academics aren't as clever as they imagine themselves to be.

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Response to FreeState (Reply #22)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:32 PM

30. Here a link, there a link...

To start with no one suggested anything universal and to suggest otherwise is straw-manning. I agree that we probably shouldn't just assume a homophobe is automatically a closeted homosexual. I also agree that tossing around words or accusations doesn't do much good and could possibly do more harm

However I think closeted, self-hating bigotry could eventually prove to be much worse.



This article sites a few studies I think that use methadologies that do not merely involve questionaires but make use of measures of physical arrousal.


https://my.psychologytoday.com/files/u47/Henry_et_al.pdf

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Response to FreeState (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:39 PM

19. I go with asshole...also, a dead give-aawy is that while he works out, he neglects

his legs...sure sign of heterosexuality!

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:27 PM

24. I guess you'll have to translate that for me

Are you saying that heteros have skinny legs and gays go for a man with thick trunks? I don't get that.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:51 PM

20. OMG! One of my friends say exactly that - me, I don't see it

and even after he says "he seems gay, every time I see him" and I go back and replay the video, I still don't see it. ???

My gaydar is broken or I don't know, but I don't see this.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:26 PM

23. I have plenty of gay friends, but my gay-dar is not too sharp

I really don't care. Makes no difference to me. But I have seen so many cases of (almost always Republicans) who are so obsessed with these "family values" things ending up exposed as complete frauds in their own personal lives. When a guy is so concerned that everybody understand how manly he is, I'd say he has some issues. I'm not talking just the P90X, but all the exaggerations about his manly running and his manly mountain climbing. He's man through and through, make no mistake about that.

The irony is that if he were to come out, Democrats would be understanding. It is his own people who would never forgive him.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:14 PM

10. ROTFL!!

Man Ryan had had a screwd up week!

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:51 PM

12. Like Bush losing in Crawford

 

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:10 PM

13. Well that is news.

 

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:25 PM

16. Paul Ryan also lost in his hometown... on the assembly vote... n/t

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Response to EC (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:04 PM

21. ...

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:32 PM

17. HA! That's awesome :-)

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:57 PM

28. But per Ryan their loss wasn't due to the public rejecting their issues - it was due

to a larger than expected urban vote.

*right.*

One more piece of evidence that the far right is completely disconnected from reality.

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Response to salin (Reply #28)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:29 AM

29. So, "the urban vote" is not the public? Will these clueless RWers ever learn?

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