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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:51 PM

"(IN) Homophobe Lawmaker Who Blasted Girl Scouts Gets Only 1 Donation "

Gotta share, hope it's not a duplicate.

http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/04/30/homophobe-lawmaker-who-blasted-girl-scouts-gets-only-1-donation-since/


"FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana lawmaker who drew criticism for calling the Girl Scouts a radical group that promotes abortions and homosexuality has received only one campaign contribution in the months since that controversy.

The Journal Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/JuPIjM ) Rep. Bob Morris’ latest campaign finance report shows that between Jan. 1 and April 13 the Fort Wayne Republican raised $5,000 in a single donation from the Northeast Indiana PAC for Better Government."






In traditionally uber-conservative Indiana, that's what's known as a VERY LOUD HINT that dude's talking out his ass.


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Reply "(IN) Homophobe Lawmaker Who Blasted Girl Scouts Gets Only 1 Donation " (Original post)
Myrina Apr 2012 OP
freshwest Apr 2012 #1
xxqqqzme Apr 2012 #5
freshwest Apr 2012 #8
tech3149 Apr 2012 #13
ChairmanAgnostic Apr 2012 #2
LeftinOH Apr 2012 #3
LittleGirl Apr 2012 #4
Genghis_Sean Apr 2012 #6
LittleGirl Apr 2012 #15
JNelson6563 May 2012 #18
Jokerman May 2012 #21
monmouth Apr 2012 #7
zzaapp Apr 2012 #9
ashling Apr 2012 #10
freshwest May 2012 #17
arcane1 Apr 2012 #11
LASlibinSC Apr 2012 #12
Taylor Smite Apr 2012 #14
Myrina May 2012 #19
Taylor Smite May 2012 #20
Chipper Chat May 2012 #22
Proud Liberal Dem May 2012 #27
ShadowLiberal Apr 2012 #16
Dont call me Shirley May 2012 #23
Smilo May 2012 #24
Marie Marie May 2012 #25
Proud Liberal Dem May 2012 #26

Response to Myrina (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:03 PM

1. I wish he could be fined. I saw a father and his daughter selling Girl Scout cookies outside

Of a grocery store in my area, and the little girl looked very nervous. I am sure that these remarks have hurt a lot of young girls who believed that their group had community support and intimidated them.

My feeling is that if the GS supports gays and women's rights, I'm for them even more, but I didn't bring it up. My kid and I smiled at them and bought some cookies. The GOP cultists are shameless in their attacks on people of all ages.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:34 PM

5. When I bought cookies

I asked the leader if she noticed a difference in sales this year? She said they seemed to be up. I mentioned the mean video posted on FB by the girl in CA. She said she hadn't heard of it. The guy next to me buying cookies said "There's just too much hate in the world".

Amen to that.

..."Northeast Indiana PAC for Better Government , interesting name. I'm guessing it is another koch related 'grassroots' effort PAC

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:46 PM

8. In my area of the country, being for gay and women's rights is definitely seen as a plus.

Glad to see that your region also supports these folks in helping girls to support their groups. As far as more red states, I don't know what's happening. The ruling in TX mentioned on another thread was encouraging.

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 05:39 PM

13. For any Malloy listeners I'm sure you already know

Molly wanted to join the Brownies and couldn't because all the local troops were full. Kathy being the great mother we all could ask for stepped up and became a troop leader. In three months they propably sold 300 boxes from a handful of members. It wasn't just onlie and listener sales, they were out on the street and in the parking lots selling their butts off.
Hell I'd do the same thing but they would look at me as some old perve and want a background check. My Moms over 90 now so I don't think she would do that well with a gaggle of ten year olds.

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Response to Myrina (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:03 PM

2. in college, there was this dude who could play Do-Re-Mi with farts.

I suspect he'd be more popular right now.

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Response to Myrina (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:08 PM

3. His failure is encouraging; maybe it's the start of a little trend. n/t

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Response to Myrina (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:28 PM

4. Indiana Shame

It's something I've had to just get used to around here. Our state makes the news for the worst reasons anymore. It's embarrassing to be 'from' here and can't wait to get the F out of here.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:15 PM

6. If you leave, the bad guys win

I'm an Indiana educator who incorporates tolerance into virtually every literature unit I have in my 8th grade English class. Rather than abandon our state to the idiots, you should work to educate the ignorant.

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Response to Genghis_Sean (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 06:23 PM

15. Hi Genghis_Sean

I hear ya...really I do. It's reverse culture shock from living in Europe for a few years with like minded liberals who think that socialism works rather well there. They have health care and public transportation the envy of the states. After coming to Indy 2 yrs ago, I was ready to settle in but husband's job is about to end and we will end up somewhere. Right now we don't know where we'll go.

I'd like to meet other liberals, especially educators near by. Are you in Indy too? If so, send me a PM and I'd be happy to give some of my time to help in the classroom.

I'm in the middle of reading Howard Zinn's "The People's History of the United States" and I wish I had read it in school. It was published after I finished and now I actually have the time to read all 700 pages! Some sections disgusted me and some just made me cry.

Pleasure to meet you.

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Response to Genghis_Sean (Reply #6)

Tue May 1, 2012, 07:00 AM

18. Welcome to DU!

Clever name.

Julie

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Response to Genghis_Sean (Reply #6)

Tue May 1, 2012, 12:30 PM

21. Welcome to DU

From another cog in the Indiana education machine.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:33 PM

7. We have a female felon here in Palm Beach County whose first offense was to steal the

money from a little girl selling GS cookies. She was back in jail again for other crimes, mommy and daddy bailed her out. She is known as the "Cookie Monster." crimes.

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Response to Myrina (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:57 PM

9. mmmmmmmm

 

You gotta admit though, those chocolate mint thins are pretty dang tasty.

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Response to zzaapp (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:53 PM

10. I like the lemon ones they have this year

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Response to ashling (Reply #10)

Tue May 1, 2012, 02:30 AM

17. i like those peanut butter ones.

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Response to Myrina (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:53 PM

11. Ah, what pleasant news

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Response to Myrina (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 05:37 PM

12. I wish I could give all GS

badges! But I think I bought my weight in Thin Mints.

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Response to Myrina (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 05:41 PM

14. Ft Wayne is ultra conservative?

 

I thought it was a pretty moderate midwestern town...

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Response to Taylor Smite (Reply #14)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:26 AM

19. Indiana as a whole is Mississippi-ish ...

... there are pockets like Bloomington that are little liberal enclaves but the knuckle-dragging Bible thumping "shoot first and don't bother asking questions" types are pretty much the standard here. Sigh.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #19)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:27 AM

20. Im close to

 

Richmond. Also know folks from winchester. That was my point of reference.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #19)

Tue May 1, 2012, 02:51 PM

22. But on a positive note: We chose Obama in 2008.

I don't think Indiana is as red as commonly perceived. Recently we have just had a lack of good charismatic candidates for Congress and state offices (in comparison to Gov. O'Banion, Lee Hamilton, Birch Bayh, and Vance Hartke). Evan Bayh's abrupt retirement didn't help either. The recent GOP scandals and the fact that the disgusting Mike Pence has such a high profile may help boost Dem chances this year. If we go for Obama again in November it may convince the rest of the country (and ourselves) that Indiana is a purple, or even aqua, state.

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #22)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:50 PM

27. I really hope so!

Pence as Governor would be a BIG "bucket of suck"! It would probably even make me want to have Daniels (if it had to be a Republican) for another term............

I'm hopeful that Republican overreach (i.e. Planned Parenthood defunding, anti-gay constitutional marriage amendment, and esp. "right-to-work") and union mobilization will help at least give us back the Governor's mansion and/or the House (BTW why can't Dems ever seem to capture the Senate? )

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Response to Myrina (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 10:36 PM

16. Wow, and his 1 donation came from a PAC, not a voter, that's really pathetic

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Response to Myrina (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 06:03 PM

23. Well bob, karma's a bitch, ain't it, LMFAO!

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Response to Myrina (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 07:15 PM

24. I bet if we banded together we could give him

a whole shit-load of donations.

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Response to Myrina (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:34 PM

25. One donation? Ouch - that's gotta hurt.

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Response to Myrina (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:47 PM

26. It's nice to know that such a remarkable display of bigoted idiocy (and ignorance)

is unwelcome even here in my backwards-ass state (and even among most Republican legislators whom are far from being the brightest- or nicest- bulbs in the firmament).

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