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Prism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 05:23 AM
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Please remember, we're allowed to start asking for equality again tomorrow.
It will officially be "after the election" and I've been promised all our allies will be 100% for us at that point.

Who else is excited? I'm excited. I bought special asking shoes.

With permission, of course.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 05:49 AM
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1. I don't see why you can't be happy with just a little equality
Not real equality, mind you. But everybody loves to pretend, after all.
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 06:04 AM
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2. Surely you jest?
2012 elections are coming up. We need to make sure that we don't have President Palin.
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 06:25 AM
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3. No! We need to stay unified for 2012.
You don't want President Palin, do you? WELL? DOOOOOO YOU?!?!?! And you know that anything other than 100% support of all dems and their wonderfully centrist, bipartisan, compromise filled agenda is pretty much a vote for President Palin.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 07:02 AM
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4. Did somebody forbid you specifically not to ask for equal rights
Or is it melodrama ie did someone say you would not be better of with the GOP?
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Prism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 07:05 AM
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5. Oh, just the usual "Can't you wait til after the election?!"
It happens every two years, like a pack of Democratic groundhogs.

But it's ok, because tomorrow the election will be over, and then no one will stand in our way.

Except those people over there. They're holding plates. And bridles. The hell . . ?
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 07:12 AM
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6. I've been around here long enough to see that time and time again.
People around here will say "I support gay rights". And...that's it. It's the fierce advocacy of whenever. The committed goal of someday. The demand of eventually. "You'll get your equality. Just wait for it"

I'm 54 years old, and forgive me for being a bit selfish, if we follow the DU brand of activism for GLBT equality, I'll see equality when I'm 172 years old.
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 08:39 AM
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9. But then it will be the election of 2128!
We need to stay unified. Please don't try and rush things. Be patient. By then equality will be right around the corner, trust us. You don't want Bristol Palin's grandson to be president, do you?!?!
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 08:46 AM
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11. Some support equality in the same way that they want to save the whales,
Edited on Tue Nov-02-10 08:49 AM by QC
shut down the nukes, support kindness to cute fluffy bunnies, etc. In other words, casual lip service to a vague list of liberal priorities involving no effort or sacrifice.
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 07:23 AM
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7. Yeah, it's melodrama, stray.
We perform just for you. You're always such a reliable audience.
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 08:56 AM
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12. Why do your contributions to this forum consist only of inflammatory hit-and-run posts?
Are you interested in actually discussing anything?

God damn, you're tiresome.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 09:05 AM
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13. That's all it ever posts in any forum.
Edited on Tue Nov-02-10 09:06 AM by QC
Between the nonstop disruptive behavior and the unmistakable animus toward LGBT people and the hidden profile and the constant stream of right wing talking points, one would think that the gatekeepers might get at east a little bit suspicious, but it hasn't happened yet.
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 10:09 AM
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15. It only exists to needle us.
And golly - it's been around for years.
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Smashcut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 03:17 PM
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22. Oh look
The stray elephant is back.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 06:14 PM
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36. It loves poking its trunk into our business. n/t
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pgodbold Donating Member (953 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 08:02 AM
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8. LOVE the snark. A great smile with my first coffee of the day. TY nt
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 08:40 AM
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10. If you bring up gay rights today, then you want Boehner to be Speaker of the House!
At least that's what I've read in GDP.

:crazy:
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 10:06 AM
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14. I'm already cleaning out the stall for my new pony!!!!!
:evilgrin:
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 01:52 PM
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20. LMSGAO!
{laughing my sweet gay ass off)

:rofl:
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 10:37 AM
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16. If the Dems are like pushing a 2 ton locomotive into gay rights
At least they're on the track -- the Repukes have all their brakes permanently set, there will be not an inch of progress with them. Vote Dem and then give them hell!
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 04:26 PM
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26. Yeah, there's a problem with that...
Every time we give them hell (especially here) we're told 'you would rather have (fill in the Republican blank'?

It seems that we're great as long as we kiss butt and write checks, but other than that we're selfish for wanting equality, we're one-issue voters who can't see the big picture, or whatever reason they have to disrespect us this time.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 06:44 PM
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27. Yup. WE keep putting the train back on the track and straight dems
keep derailing it again, all in the name of being "practical" of course.

It's just not the right time.

Or we're just moving too fast.

Or we're doing things the wrong way and offending too many straight "allies". (of course they are) And of course that means straight people need to tell us the right way, because they're so much smarter than we are.

There's always some damned excuse, and I'm sure I'm not the only one sick of hearing them. :grr:
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queerart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 11:20 AM
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17. Special Asking Shoes......



That is way funny........


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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 01:35 PM
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18. Alas, I have alienated all my allies!
I asked them to think. :cry:
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foxfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 01:47 PM
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19. My special asking shoes are being re-soled.
Can I wear stilettos instead?
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marginlized Donating Member (219 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 02:16 PM
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21. Special Asking Shoes?
Do they have metal cleats on the soles and make loud sounds, the better to be heard?
Are they like clipless cycling shoes that lock onto a pedal to enhance one's tenacious push and pull?
Do they come with high tops to avoid the BS?
Or thick textured soles to ease your climb?

Just asking.
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TriMera Donating Member (885 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 03:27 PM
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23. Are they comfortable? n/t
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 04:25 PM
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25. I was thinking
I might try Ruby Slippers. E-N-D-A NOW! E-N-D-A NOW!

*might work best here in the Kansas Legislature, the Keds were not bad but these, although they will probably kill my feet, might work better.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 06:46 PM
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28. Sweet!
:applause:

:*
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 03:46 PM
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24. Special asking shoes?
Don't you mean Special Asking Kneepads?
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 09:35 PM
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29. oops, now I have nothing to post
my aching knees
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 10:19 PM
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30. Not to mention
our aching backsides.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 10:51 PM
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31. Too bad it is a one day only sale.
Day after tomorrow, they'll be blaming us for the losses. Oh, wait, that's right Bayh has already blamed us. They won't even wait that long to follow his lead.
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Evasporque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 02:07 PM
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32. I am releasing my rainbow farting Unicorn...
Shes been chained up in the backyard...until after the election.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 04:11 PM
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33. My new asking shoes!

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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 05:35 PM
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34. Oooh, sparkly!
And I see they have the requisite FM heels.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 05:41 PM
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35. Those heels are good for stompin'. n/t
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 07:29 PM
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37. Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
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