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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 04:43 PM
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GOPer: NH Selling Children To Gay Couples For $10,000
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 04:44 PM by babylonsister
:wow:

http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/01/state-...

GOPer: NH Selling Children To Gay Couples For $10,000
Jillian Rayfield | January 25, 2010, 1:00PM


Democrats are calling on New Hampshire State Rep. Alfred Baldasaro (R) to resign over his remarks that the state "sold" children for $10,000 each when "they said that homosexual couples, not married, can adopt."

Baldasaro is one of the main sponsors of HB 1590, which aims to repeal a New Hampshire law allowing same-sex couples to marry.

In his testimony before the state's House Judiciary Committee on January 20, Baldasaro offered his objections to gay marriage, first insisting that it's "not normal."

He elaborated with some choice metaphors:

So because I disagree on something that's pushed down my throat, I'm supposed to roll over because, representative, you think it's normal? I'm sorry you got the wrong person.

Then things got really bad: "I wanted to make sure everyone understood here, that this legislature sold the rights of $10,000 per kid under title four, when they said that homosexual couples, not married, can adopt."

"So we sold each kid to a homosexual couple that's not married for $10,000," Baldasaro said.

Baldasaro also brought up incestuous couples, asking "aren't we discriminating against all them?"

"What about the Muslims now?," he asked."Everyone's praising the Muslims. They're killing us. What about them, they want three, four wives. We're discriminating against them."


Video at link~

Following these remarks, Ray Buckley, Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, released a statement calling on Baldasaro to resign:

Rep. Baldasaro's remarks have no place in New Hampshire and certainly not from a state elected official. He needs to immediately apologize for his outrageous statement. And his Londonderry colleague House Minority Leader Rep. Sherman Packard, as well as Deputy Minority Leader Rep. David Hess of Hooksett and Republican 16th District Senate candidate Rep. David Boutin of Hooksett should denounce these ridiculously hateful remarks and demand his resignation.


The Granite State is a place where people of different backgrounds are accepted, not discriminated against based on their, race, gender, or sexual orientation. To make such an ignorant comment is an embarrassment to his party, his office, and to our state. Republican legislative leaders should take swift and determined action against Rep. Baldasaro.
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 04:49 PM
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1. what an incredible ass-
I completely agree with Ray Buckley. He should apologize, and resign. He knows the right to marry will not be overturned.

Thank you for pointing out the quick response from Ray- Babylonsister.

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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:20 PM
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2. But wait, there's more!
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 05:21 PM by SoxFan
Courtesy of the inimitable Susan Bruce at BlueHampshire:

At the recent hearing on HB 1683 (a bill requiring random drug tests on recipients of food stamps or TANF) Baldasaro referred to food stamp recipients as "society's trash."

From 2008-2009, the number of food stamp recipients in NH increased by 23% - in what (to a non-insane person) would clearly be a response to the increasing level of unemployment.
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:21 PM
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6. I wonder if Baldasaro knows how many military families are on FS?
:shrug:

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Wabbajack_ Donating Member (669 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:34 PM
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3. How would Baldasaro liked to have lived in a group home as a kid?
I bet he'd rather have lived with a nice gay couple.
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PJPhreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:01 PM
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9. As a person who spent some time in a Group Home as a kid...
If anyone had opened their home to me I would have jumped on it...FAST!

It would have made no difference to me or many other kids if the foster parents were gay or not,we would have been stoked!
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:35 PM
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4. OMG - what about incestuous, Muslim, gay couples.
AAAARRRRRGGGHHHHH! We're all going to die. :banghead:
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:07 PM
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5. Very poor choice of words in that sentence.
Are you sure that wasn't Tobias Funke talking there?
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:24 PM
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7. wow. He equates homosexuality and being Muslim with incest. typical
that's disgusting. Shows how sick and twisted he really is inside.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:27 PM
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8. Man, this is gonna be one hell of a Top Ten.
Between this fuckmook and SC Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, who compared welfare to feeding stray animals (seriesly!), the competition's gonna be fierce.
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