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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:21 PM

GOP official says fixation with 'homosexual activities' harming U.S. moral core

Source: NBC News

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, a Republican contender in the 2020 U.S. Senate race, has set off a new controversy after saying Americans’ fixation with “homosexual activities” has, in part, caused the country's moral decline.

Merrill, 55, is running to defeat Sen. Doug Jones, a Democrat who won the seat in 2017 after his Republican challenger Roy Moore was accused of soliciting sex from underage girls.

According to an April poll by Mason-Dixon, before Merrill entered the race, Moore was the top pick among Alabama voters.

“The foundational principles which we have grown up as a nation are no more,” Merrill said at a Fort Payne town hall over the weekend. “There are no more good TV shows on like ‘Gunsmoke,’ ‘Bonanza,’ ‘The Virginian,’ ‘Andy Griffith,’ ‘I Love Lucy.’ We don’t have those shows anymore. We’re too interested in homosexual activities.”

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Reply GOP official says fixation with 'homosexual activities' harming U.S. moral core (Original post)
jpak Jul 17 OP
Brother Buzz Jul 17 #1
RKP5637 Jul 17 #2
Grokenstein Jul 17 #16
RKP5637 Jul 17 #21
dawg day Jul 17 #27
TygrBright Jul 17 #3
AllaN01Bear Jul 17 #4
zentrum Jul 17 #8
trev Jul 17 #5
zentrum Jul 17 #9
murielm99 Jul 17 #29
trev Jul 17 #36
bronxiteforever Jul 17 #6
RKP5637 Jul 17 #12
bronxiteforever Jul 17 #15
RKP5637 Jul 17 #20
bronxiteforever Jul 17 #22
rpannier Jul 18 #42
RKP5637 Jul 17 #18
dawg day Jul 17 #28
RKP5637 Jul 17 #30
NBachers Jul 17 #7
rzemanfl Jul 17 #31
The Liberal Lion Jul 17 #10
RKP5637 Jul 17 #14
bucolic_frolic Jul 17 #11
elleng Jul 17 #13
RKP5637 Jul 17 #17
elleng Jul 17 #19
Dem Dean Jul 17 #23
agtcovert Jul 17 #24
Politicub Jul 17 #25
Thomas Hurt Jul 17 #26
guillaumeb Jul 17 #32
PSPS Jul 17 #33
area51 Jul 17 #34
keithbvadu2 Jul 17 #35
truthisfreedom Jul 17 #37
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 17 #38
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 17 #39
kimbutgar Jul 17 #40
jgmiller Jul 17 #41

Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:26 PM

1. Why is it that Republicans seem to be the ones fixated with this 'homosexual activities' thingy?

Most curious

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:28 PM

2. Exactly!!! The Republicans always have their noses in someones sexual organs!!! Most curious!!! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:27 PM

16. Same as it ever was

When they're out of power, it's all "get Big Gubbermint out of your bedroom!" but when they're IN, they're not just in your bedroom, they're constantly snuffling around your crotch like an undisciplined mutt.

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:34 PM

21. Plus they're always got their noses up someones ass, like those around tRump! n/t

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 05:06 PM

27. Yes, I've never known anyone as obsessed with "homosexual activities" as some right-wingers-

There was one around here who would rant on and on about the "tangled perverted sheets". It was almost funny. Porn novels had less detail than his rant did.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:33 PM

3. Has he told the rest of the GOP this? They could move on any day... n/t

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:35 PM

4. wonder what this person has to hide ?

here we go again.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:51 PM

8. True point. He's given a tell

....for sure about what "fixates" him.

Someone should also point out to him that Ricky came from one of those S#@^thole countries as defined by his party. If Ricky had come for the first time to this country in current times, he'd be put in a cage at the border until his case was processed. Or just sent back, considering it's Cuba.

Guess this closeted candidate thinks that the Andy Griffith show et al were documentaries?


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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:44 PM

5. Gunsmoke! LOL

Where Miss Kitty was a madam....

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Response to trev (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:51 PM

9. Exactly. It's hysterical.

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Response to trev (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 05:13 PM

29. I watched an old Gunsmoke recently.

Quint and Festus went to a larger town to pick up a part for the blacksmith shop. All the way there and back, Festus made fun of Quint for being half Comanche. He said, "Comanches is soft." That was the title of the episode. Quint just took it. The racism was appalling.

Also, a girl ran off from the saloon and wanted to go back with them. They said they would help her get a job with Miss Kitty.

When Festus was cutting a branch, the girl asked if he was cutting it so he could beat her with it. He said no. Then, the girl's lover, large enough to beat up the two men at the same time, burst into the camp. He had come to take her back. He told them that she ran off quite often. She asked if he was going to beat her. He said yes.

The men asked if she loved the large man. She said that she did love him, except when he was beating her.

So, how is that for nice, tradition values? Racism and spouse beating?

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #29)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 06:09 PM

36. Both of which were in vogue when it ran.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:47 PM

6. Climate change is coming to Alabama

and it doesn’t care about John Merrill’s opinion on sexual morality. According to a 2019 Brookings report, Alabama is going to get a good portion of the negative climate change.

“...Climate change will, according to a new report by the Brookings Institute, wreak the most havoc on the Southeastern states by the end of the century, and heap the most economic distress on states that, you know, don’t buy into that whole climate change thing.

Alabama, according to Brookings, will suffer the fifth highest economic loss, behind only Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. Birmingham is projected to suffer the 15th-worst climate-related loss. Only the top 100 metros were included.

Or as Brookings puts it:

“While increases in agricultural yields will significantly benefit the nation’s Northwest, climate-caused deaths will hurt the Southwest as coastal storms and sea-level issues batter the Southeast, Florida, and the Gulf Coast. These patterns suggest that many red-voting states in the “brown barricade” are likely disproportionately exposed to climate change’s negative impacts.”

https://www.al.com/news/2019/02/study-alabama-red-states-will-bear-brunt-of-climate-change.html

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:20 PM

12. Someone told me recently that in not too many years the temperate in southern Florida

will feel like 137 degrees because of climate change. I wonder how the climate change deniers like Rick Scott (the criminal) will feel about that ...

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:26 PM

15. +1 Yes. Florida is in the climate change bullseye.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:32 PM

20. Between that and the decaying Gulf, Florida is likely not to be much of a destination IMO in coming

years. Imagine humidity of about 98% and a temperature that feels like 136 degrees ... not exactly sun bathing and resort type weather. Plus all of the flooding in Miami and more areas ...

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #20)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:36 PM

22. Absolutely. The state is a Petri dish for climate change

And man’s destruction of the environment.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 02:18 AM

42. If the waters of the Gulf and the Atlantic would separate it in the north

we could put all those republikkans there, ala Escape from New York and leave them until they die off

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 05:08 PM

28. Well, the Floridian GOP keeps nominating climate-change deniers-

So they don't seem too worried about the state's future. Here I am in the north central region, where we have plenty of freshwater and are a long way from tsunamis, and I'm more worried than the governor of a state just about surrounded by ocean.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #28)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 05:13 PM

30. I just don't get it. It's beyond being stupid and ignorant. WTF are they trying to do/prove. It

really boggles the mind trying to understand some of these critters. This stuff is really real, and they live in some la la land of denial. Really, just WTF!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:47 PM

7. Wasting their precious bodily fluids

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Response to NBachers (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 05:16 PM

31. Are we harkening to

Dr. Strangelove?



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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:00 PM

10. Moral code?!?

WTF is that when it comes to republicans? donald trump is perhaps the greatest moral disaster in the modern history of this country.
Republican morality
Grab 'em by the p***y, well that's great.
Grab 'em by the peter (when it's consensual) by another man, well that's a no-no.

Republicans sicken me to no end.

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Response to The Liberal Lion (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:24 PM

14. I think a fair number of republicans have some significant mental issues and that is why they

have gravitated, anymore, to what the republican party has now become. Just a casual observation of republicans and what they say, even with no training, one can observe some are really F'ed up, for brief terminology.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:11 PM

11. TV shows are Merrill's reality

I think he'd find a Wild West saloon or a Klondike brothel clashing with his mental constructs

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:23 PM

13. It's true, repugs are so fixated on others' 'homosexual activities'

that they can't keep from thinking about their ass holes.

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Response to elleng (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:28 PM

17. Yeah, that is one thing I was thinking about in my post #14. With most of these guys it's often

found out they have some pretty significant sexual whirlings around going on in their heads, and hence all of the deflection and projection as coping and self-defense mechanisms.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:32 PM

19. Yes

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:47 PM

23. Methinks they doth protest too much

 

How many "startling" revelations about GOP and/or wingnut gaybashers have their been over the years???

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:57 PM

24. Who's fixated exactly?

Can't say as I've ever cared what anyone does, long as it's consensual.

I'd say having a pussy grabbing, narcissistic despot for a pResident has done far more to cause our "moral decline" whatever the hell that is.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 05:02 PM

25. First they came for the immigrants...

We’ve seen this movie before.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 05:03 PM

26. Well he is right and what is he going to do about the GOP's sick fixation?

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 05:22 PM

32. The same GOP that overlooks pedophiles, racists, and thieves?

That GOP?

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 05:38 PM

33. Classic example of the old joke...

PATIENT: Doctor, I'm always thinking about sex. It never stops! Can you help me?

DOCTOR: Well, let's see. Look at these rorschach images and tell me what you see.

(Patient describes some kind of sexual theme with every inkblot)

DOCTOR: Yes, you do seem to be fixated on sex.

PATIENT: Me? You're the one with all the dirty pictures!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 05:50 PM

34. Sorry, Merrill, it looks like you're the one with the fixation. n/t

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 05:52 PM

35. By "fixation", for republicans, does he mean 'worried about' or 'participating'?

By "fixation", for republicans, does he mean 'worried about' or 'participating'?

If you like young boys, you too can be elected republican House Speaker.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 06:11 PM

37. SOMEBODY is.

It’s always the closeted ones.

Dude needs to learn the meaning of fixation.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 06:13 PM

38. Sounds to me he's the one fixated.

I'm not gay so I could give a shit less.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 06:45 PM

39. Political activities of the Republican Party is what's harming our U.S. moral core.

Right-wingers use distractive fixations on homosexuality and abortion cheered on by mega churches-for-hire which in turn are funded by the billionaire class in order to keep the public distracted from real issues like economic and racial inequality and climate change.

They also throw things like war, a border crisis or an international diplomatic shitshow every so often for effect.

They're experts on exploiting America's almost total fixation on entertainment, consumerism and social media bullshit.

Whew!.........

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 06:49 PM

40. Dumbass, homosexuality has been around on earth since the beginning of recorded mankind

There are a lot of people who were in the closet and now can be themselves. Plus dumbass even in nature there is homosexuality.

Sounds like the guy is in the closet since he is so worried about homosexuality.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 07:21 PM

41. They really have this fixation with the 1950's

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