HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Video & Multimedia (Forum) » This Hidden Camera Footag...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:40 PM

This Hidden Camera Footage Of A Gay Couple In Texas Will Shock You


Found on YouTube/MoveOn.org

26 replies, 5953 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 26 replies Author Time Post
Reply This Hidden Camera Footage Of A Gay Couple In Texas Will Shock You (Original post)
Playinghardball Feb 2013 OP
NMDemDist2 Feb 2013 #1
DarbyGloss Aug 2013 #25
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #2
beerandjesus Feb 2013 #3
hedgehog Feb 2013 #4
Gruenemann Feb 2013 #5
Iggo Feb 2013 #12
Smarmie Doofus Feb 2013 #6
Dustlawyer Feb 2013 #7
MissNostalgia Feb 2013 #8
Rabid_Rabbit Feb 2013 #9
William769 Feb 2013 #10
Hulk Feb 2013 #11
TEXASYANKEE Feb 2013 #13
RebelOne Feb 2013 #14
demwing Aug 2013 #26
Quixote1818 Feb 2013 #15
romantico Feb 2013 #16
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #17
intheflow Feb 2013 #18
Smarmie Doofus Feb 2013 #19
intheflow Feb 2013 #21
littlemissmartypants Feb 2013 #20
juxtaposed Feb 2013 #22
MrModerate Feb 2013 #23
rayvanpottelbergh Feb 2013 #24

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:54 PM

1. that was freakin awesome!

thanks for posting

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 05:56 AM

25. About the hidden camera

Last edited Mon Aug 19, 2013, 01:03 AM - Edit history (1)

It seems like more and more people use the hidden camera for illegal purpose. How to get out of it? Is there any hidden camera detector?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:11 PM

2. Wow! Fantastic footage.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:11 PM

3. Note how it's the guy who does the wrong thing who lacks the courage to be on camera...

...whereas the ones who stood up for the couples were fine with it.

Because for all their cheap sanctimony, these bastards know that their "opinion" is not only wrong, but immoral.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:30 PM

4. Thank you!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:31 PM

5. So...what was I supposed to be shocked by?

Was I supposed to be shocked by the fact that Texans are not a bunch of stereotypical toothless Bible-thumping homophobes?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Gruenemann (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:00 PM

12. Yes. It's all about Texas bashing. You totally got it.

Congratulations!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:32 PM

6. Fascinating. On a *human* level, Texans score way better than NYers.

I understand it's a tv show and not a controlled scientific experiment. Still. Fascinating.

The comparison between the hostility / apathy encountered by the male couple vs. the female couple is also interesting in the extreme. The piece kind of hinted at that and then fast forwarded past it. Too bad: I'd like to know how the *gender* of the gay couple affects the degree of hostility encountered in the general population.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:02 PM

7. I know we have more than our fair share of closed minded, racist, homophobes,

but we also have some very wonderful people. Texas gets a bad rap b/c the redistricting has kept the far right in power for so long. That is about to change. It may have already switched if Howard Dean's 50 state strategy had been continued by the DNC. We could use a push instead of writing us off. I get tired of people, including many here at DU, telling us we should secede etc. If Texas were to go Blue, we would not have to worry about getting and keeping a majority in the House. We could bury the Gomert's, Ted Poe's, and old red faced, John Cornholio Cornyn in the Senate, and replace them with actual people! Three cheers for the wonderful people in the video!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:33 PM

8. I cried to be honest, but

The Blue state ,and Red state restaurants didn't seem identical economically. The same setup in New York just didn't give me that same middle class vibe as the actual Texas diner did. I feel if this were an upper crust restaurant in Texas like the one in NY then the homophobia would have been on display.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:33 PM

9. Hope this opens some eyes

 

You can hear the disappointment in the reporter when those evil toothless Texas rednecks came to the defense of the family.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:44 PM

10. Highly recommended.

And I hoe some here pay attention to the stats at the end of the video.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:42 PM

11. Wow! Good for Texas, and good for those folks with "real values".

I've been bad-mouthing Texas pretty much since I first did military time there back in '70. But this put a dent in my opinion. Good for you!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:10 PM

13. I'm not surprised.

I've lived in the Dallas area (Farmer's Branch is a suburb) for over 30 years now and I'm not surprised by this at all. The majority of people here are big hearted and open minded. Most people around here are truly living in the 21st century, though sadly our politicians are not.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:55 PM

14. This video is a couple of years old. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RebelOne (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 07:09 AM

26. there's always one!

Why post that it's old? What's your goal?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:43 PM

15. Beautiful to watch. Thank you for posting. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:52 PM

16. The

The guy who wrote that note should run for public office. Articulate and honest. His words were perfect.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:11 PM

17. Well there's one thing that is not exactly correct in the video...


... when he says that Farmers Branch is a conservative place - that is not really true - there are TONS of democrats/liberals in Dallas County.

Farmers Branch is a city in Dallas County, Texas, United States. It is an inner-ring suburb of Dallas...


In the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections Obama won Dallas County.

In fact Obama won the majority of our largest cities/counties: Austin/Travis, Dallas/Dallas, Houston/Harris, San Antonio, El Paso, etc.

I'm glad this video has been posted here on DU so that more folks can see that the common stereotype of us folks down here in Texas it not true



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:06 PM

18. I'm curious where this was in Texas.

Austin, parts of Houston, even parts of DFW, San Antonio and Amarillo can be pretty liberal. I'd be more surprised if this was in Dalhart or Tyler or Bandera. But just saying it's Texas is making the assumption that all Texans are prejudiced dumbfucks and that just isn't true. Not even all Texans in Dalhart, probably, but the smaller the town, the more insular, so that would be a more surprising outcome.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to intheflow (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:41 PM

19. Tx4Obama to the rescue:

>>Farmers Branch is a city in Dallas County, Texas, United States. It is an inner-ring suburb of Dallas...
>>>

Blueish region of a pretty solid red state.


Few things are as simple as black and white.

Or red and blue for that matter.

I could take you for a walk thru some parts of NYC. Or maybe NOT.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:51 PM

21. I can take you through parts of Massachusetts

that are practically sunset towns. And parts of Mississippi that are liberal havens. We aren't a red/blue country, for a fact. We're varying shades of purple.

Thanks for the exact location.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:55 PM

20. Canned Ham. eom

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:37 PM

22. the next big blue state

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:02 PM

23. There may be some hope for humanity after all. Thanks. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:44 AM

24. it's about hope and being human

Every time I come across this video on YouTube, I feel compelled to watch it again from beginning to end; it is just one of those evidences of humanity that fills me with hope for the future. And why is anyone surprised this would happen in Texas? Compassion is a human quality that is nurtured and preserved in people anywhere; and the seeds of compassion exist in most hearts everywhere. Compassion is only suppressed in those who have been made afraid and who have been taught to hate. We were born with our sexuality. It is hate and fear that are chosen as a lifestyle or, more often, inflicted on us. Haters should be rebuked, and we must protect the victims of hate, by all means. But hating the haters is not helpful. Hate the hate but show the hater that there is another way to be. To do otherwise will only enforce their paranoia and prompt worse behavior from them in the future. It is futile to teach kindness by violence, or compassion by insult. But I don't need to tell that to Texans, do I?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread