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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:32 AM

Pics - sure to make some homophobic-heads explode




Via Buzzfeed, above are two of the new gay members of the U.S House being sworn in with their partners by their side. TOP PHOTO: Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, right, and his partner, Randy Florke, along with their children. BOTTOM PHOTO: Rep. Mark Pocan, right, and his husband, Philip Frank.

http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2013/01/photos-of-week.html#disqus_thread
http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/john-boehner-meets-two-new-gay-congressional-spous

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Reply Pics - sure to make some homophobic-heads explode (Original post)
kpete Jan 2013 OP
PeaceNikki Jan 2013 #1
alterfurz Jan 2013 #4
PeaceNikki Jan 2013 #7
roguevalley Jan 2013 #19
Borchkins Jan 2013 #34
AllyCat Jan 2013 #35
Siwsan Jan 2013 #2
freshwest Jan 2013 #3
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #5
MADem Jan 2013 #11
lapislzi Jan 2013 #6
JoyBugaloo Jan 2013 #28
Historic NY Jan 2013 #29
BVictor1 Jan 2013 #8
lunasun Jan 2013 #37
Hamlette Jan 2013 #9
PeaceNikki Jan 2013 #10
Hekate Jan 2013 #16
geckosfeet Jan 2013 #12
okwmember Jan 2013 #13
Hekate Jan 2013 #17
polmaven Jan 2013 #14
PeaceNikki Jan 2013 #15
polmaven Jan 2013 #21
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #23
kag Jan 2013 #30
derby378 Jan 2013 #18
Kennah Jan 2013 #22
derby378 Jan 2013 #24
Kennah Jan 2013 #25
krispos42 Jan 2013 #20
lunasun Jan 2013 #38
Bucky Jan 2013 #26
Bluenorthwest Jan 2013 #27
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #31
certainot Jan 2013 #32
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #33
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #36
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #39

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:34 AM

1. Yay for Mark Pocan!!!

WI done good in the national seats this November!!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:10 PM

4. my Rep!

I know he'll carry the proud progressive banner of Fighting Bob La Follette & Tammy Baldwin for WI/2 and the nation!

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Response to alterfurz (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:20 PM

7. Awesome. I am in a much MUCH shittier political district, but have been a HUGE fan of his.

He's a wonderful person.

Cool picture! Who's house? OUR HOUSE!!

Democrobeeping atcha!!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 02:24 PM

19. I will say, Boehner looks happy too. :D Good day.

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Response to alterfurz (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:15 PM

34. My rep, too.

We must be neighbors.
B

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Response to alterfurz (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:00 PM

35. Mine too!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:35 AM

2. Those pictures give me chills - and I mean the GOOD kind of chills

I really wanted to watch the House members being sworn in, but could only find the Senate photo ops.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:50 AM

3. Lovely couples and kids! Such happiness and pride, beautiful.

Who is on left with his hand up, though?

Reminds me of Boehner without his normal tan.

Am I missing something here?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:17 PM

5. Boehner probably had himself dipped in turpentine after touching these icky people.

"Please, God! Don't let me catch the gay!!!!11"

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:26 PM

11. Turpentine would dissolve the ORANGE!

He probably just wore an orange glove and hoped no one would notice....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:17 PM

6. Love love love Rep. Maloney!

So proud to have worked to help get him elected. I know he will do right by NY18. We're lucky to have him.

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Response to lapislzi (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:12 AM

28. Yes we are!

I'm in his district

Nan Hayworth had to GO! All she seemed to want to do was to kiss as much ass as possible to turn Orange County into The Bagger Zone

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Response to JoyBugaloo (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:29 AM

29. Yup Hayworthless......

I'm in OC too....were getting more & more blue every day.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:39 PM

8. Pop goes the weasel.

 

What do you think annoys them more, the fact that they're gay or the fact that one couple has adopted kids.. that are black?

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Response to BVictor1 (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:30 PM

37. The guy without the Bible

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:18 PM

9. what did Pocan put his hand on when he took the oath? Doesn't look like a bible.

Maybe the Cliff Notes version? Looks more like a plaque of some kind.

Could he be a free thinker? (aka atheist)

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Response to Hamlette (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:22 PM

10. The constitution printed on vellum.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 02:12 PM

16. What a great statement that makes!

These are wonderful pics.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:31 PM

12. Wow. Ya wouldn't know by lookin at em.

Good thing you pointed it out....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:53 PM

13. The only sad thing is

thanks to DOMA they can't receive benefits as spouses.

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Response to okwmember (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 02:13 PM

17. Well, they can vote to get rid of it, can't they?

Now that they are there....

That thing is on its way out.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 02:00 PM

14. Some racist heads will likey blow as well!

The top picture is especially one that will be thouroughly dissed by the homo/racist "element" out there.

"How dare they break all those rules??"

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Response to polmaven (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 02:02 PM

15. AND the religious right since Pocan swore on the constitution printed on vellum rather than bible.

TRIFECTA!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 03:37 PM

21. Hadn't noticed that!

you are right! Trifecta!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:11 PM

23. WOW! THAT is awesome CUBED!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:32 AM

30. Thanks. I was trying to figure out what that was.

I could tell the top one was a bible, but couldn't figure out what that was in the bottom picture.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 02:14 PM

18. Pocan and Frank somehow remind me of the married-in-real-life couple from the LA LAW series

Or is it just me?

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Response to derby378 (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 07:34 PM

22. Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker?

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Response to Kennah (Reply #22)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:04 PM

24. Bingo!

They were such a cute couple - it's great to see that they're still together.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #24)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:48 PM

25. I have to agree, there is a resemblance.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 02:24 PM

20. I wonder how drunk Boehner had to be to paste that smile on his face. n/t

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #20)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:33 PM

38. Maybe he is just proud to be part of today's history

He should be!
But it is probably the booze,,,,,,,,,

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:46 AM

26. Oddly, Boehner seems relaxed & comfortable with one gay couple, but uptight around the other

Maybe the cute kids warmed his heart in the first picture; maybe the guy refusing to use a Bible for swearing in threw him off for the second picture; or maybe, just maybe, by the second half of the swearing in photo ops, his buzz was starting to wear off.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:05 AM

27. I wonder if Hagel was all bothered by these people swearing in-openly, aggressively swearing in...

Chuck is on record that he thinks being gay is an 'inhibiting factor' to serving one's nation so this must really anger him. They were so damn open and behaved as if they had a right to serve in Congress like real humans. The Republicans of this world must all be livid.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:12 PM

31. :)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:06 PM

32. today limbaugh equated it with pedophilia - liberal values accepting homosexuality means liberals

are going to begin rationalizing pedophilia and he cited some british study. went on and on uncharacteristically using satire, something that goes over much of his audience, and clips taken 'out of context' would suggest he was for it.

it almost sounded like he really was saying if homosexuality is acceptable then pedophilia should be too.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:15 PM

33. K & R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:55 PM

36. Until I saw the video

I was sure that was a Madame Toussades wax Boehner someone propped up next to the flags.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:28 PM

39. Why does Boner look so weird when he tries to smile?

He looks like he's having a bowel movement.

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