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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 05:21 AM
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Dear Mary Cheney
Edited on Fri May-05-06 05:41 AM by dsc
I just got done watching you on Primetime. You know what makes me maddest about you? It is the fact that people like me help make life for people like you possible. We worked our asses off to get laws changed to prevent people like you from getting fired. We worked our asses off to get states to permit gay adoption. We worked our asses off to bring civil unions to Vermont. We worked our asses off to bring marriage to Massachusetts. When you get to marry your partner, ie when the laws catch up with you, it will be because of us.

It was almost touching when you described your mother crying over what you might face for being gay. Then I thought of who it is that makes it so hard to be gay. It is the very people you chose to align yourself with. The hatefilled heartless Religious right that propelled your dad to the White House hates your guts. They are why the laws are behind you and will likely forever be. The judges you worked so hard to give Bush the right to install are why it unlikely I will ever see the law catch up before I die.

You went on to say that "I don't have the luxory to be a single issue voter on gay rights.". The funny thing is it is just the opposite. It is I who doesn't have the luxory not to be a single issue voter on gay rights. I don't have a powerful dad who can give me a 6 figure job from which I can't be fired. I can't sell my connection with him to corporate America or write a book to make myself wealthy. Instead I teach in a district which could, and for all I know would, fire me tomorrow if I told them I were gay today. It is you who have luxories, not I madam.

You are worse than a parasite. Not only do you steal strength from us you give strength to our enemies. People like you have likely made it impossible for a gay person born last century to ever be treated as a full citizen of this land. Think about that Mary. Because of you, and your fellow travelers, the Supreme Court will be hostile terain for at least two and maybe three generations.

You used being a lesbian to help your dad and then had the audacity to complain when Democrats pointed it out. If you feel guilty for having sold yourself out, look in the mirror. You chose to do it. You took the 30 pieces of silver. We made your life possible and you sold us out. Don't blame us for that.

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gator_in_Ontario Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 05:49 AM
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1. Wow
Just wow. Anyone have her e-mail addy?
I missed the show, but it sounds like it went pretty much as I figured it would. Great post! :yourock:
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 05:51 AM
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2. Beautiful!
I caught the end of that interview and couldn't tell why I felt so angry. Now I know.
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wake.up.america Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 05:55 AM
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 07:34 AM
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11. translation, bitte?
nt
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DIKB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 08:42 AM
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15. Quoted.
"Very beautifully. Very beautifully written."
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Notoverit Donating Member (302 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 05:53 AM
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3. K&R!
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 06:26 AM
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5. Excellent.
:kick:

My favorite line:

"Because of you, and your fellow travelers, the Supreme Court will be hostile terain for at least two and maybe three generations."
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 06:29 AM
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6. "Not only do you steal strength from us you give strength to our enemies."
Exactly!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 06:33 AM
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7. Bravo dsc! n/t
:applause:
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greekspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 07:13 AM
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8. Thank you! Can you write to the other sell-out gays too?
The whole Log Cabin needs just such a royal shaming. While we little gay folks fight every day of our lives just to have a few measly human rights, these scum sit back in their ivory towers and reap the benefits. So bravo, DSC. No. Bravissimo! :yourock:
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 07:18 AM
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9. She'd be writing for a long, long damned time if she wrote ALL other
sell-out gays, too... :cry:

And to the author of the OP -> :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Your post reminds me of Pink's new song, "Dear Mr. President," especially the lines about "You don't know nothing 'bout hard work. Let me tell you hard work, hard work, hard work." and, of course, "What kind of father would hate his own daughter if she were gay?"

:headbang:
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 07:29 AM
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10. Excellent letter!
Just...excellent. :thumbsup:
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bigscott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 07:38 AM
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12. thanks
:pals: I used to tell my friends we were all in this together - it is NOT all of us - just the samrt ones!!
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 08:06 AM
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 08:46 AM
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17. Besides this excellent letter, here's another superb analysis.
I think Pam Spaulding says what a lot of us are thinking right now.

http://www.pamspaulding.com/weblog/2006/05/mary-cheneys...
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 08:01 AM
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13. Elegantly put!
I echo your feelings completely. The "Log Cabin" Republicans leave me sick to my stomach. What absolute wankers.
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DIKB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 08:44 AM
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16. Kickass.
You delivered a nice steel-toe right to the coccyx. I only wish I had contact info to send this to her.
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 08:57 AM
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18. Nice! She is fucked up, a parasite, and no friend to the LGBT community.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 10:18 AM
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19. Mary Cheney must be dumb. How she can stand beside her Father and
support his party, when they'd just as soon execute all gays is beyond me. Internally, she must justify this somehow.

Frankly, I don't know how she lives with herself.

Kicked and recommended.
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 10:22 AM
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21. Yes, I thought that, too. Perhaps she's simply not that bright.
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Shipwack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 01:02 PM
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24. Parental approval is a strong motivator for some...
... others are strong enough to be willing to live without it.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 10:19 AM
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20. Hope you wrote it to her in addition to posting it here. nt.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 12:41 PM
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22. beautiful - just beautiful!
My only hope is that she reads it.

:yourock:
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slybacon9 Donating Member (848 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 12:55 PM
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23. She revealed herself as a self loathing lesbian the minute she
reacted how she did to Kerry's comment in the debate. She, along with her parents, and most of the conservative population all CRINGED and shouted "the horror!" as if he had just revealed that she had some communicable flesh eating virus.

How DARE you call our daughter a LESBIAN, you awful man!

This is a great letter, and you helped me sum up my own thoughts about the interview as well. I sat there watching it going, "is anybody buying this shit? Worse, would any self respecting lesbian buy this shit?"

i would also say however, that i understand full well what it takes to learn to respect ones self for what one is. It is not an easy path, and she may be struggling with it. After all, she does have Satan as a father. When you father has absolutely no soul, its probably a bit harder to find your own.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 04:55 PM
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25. Thanks for all the positive comments
and I am hoping to find contact info. If not I can at least send it to her in care of Blair House.
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Shredr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 06:17 PM
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26. AMEN!


"The hatefilled heartless Religious right that propelled your dad to the White House hates your guts."

So true. So sad. But so true.
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jonolover Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 06:25 PM
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27. Did this letter actually get sent to her?
Or is it just for us (choir) to read?
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 06:27 PM
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28. I am trying to find contact info
if I can't I will send it c/o her father at Blair House.
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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 06:36 PM
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29. Beautifully done, dsc. Bravo!
Perfect "greatest page" material.

"When you get to marry your partner, ie when the laws catch up with you, it will be because of us." :thumbsup:
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 09:32 PM
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30. mary cheney = professional self-loathing lesbian for hire
She, like the rest of her disgusting family, isn't worth the oxygen they breathe.

Good letter! I hope the miserable piece of shit sees it!
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-05-06 11:30 PM
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31. Beautifully said dsc! Made me think about the Log Cabins
who support the same people she does.

She's just pathetic. The Log Cabins on the other hand are dangerous.
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idlisambar Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-06-06 12:50 AM
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32. well said n/t
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nicknameless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-06-06 04:11 AM
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33. Excellent letter.
Mary Cheney is typical of the unconscionable and selfish privileged. She's got hers, and nothing else matters.

Some women of the upper SES, similarly, want to deny other women their rights.
Some African-Americans, who have benefited from Affirmative Action, want to pull the ladder up behind them and prevent others from enjoying the same benefits.

What will Mary do if justice is ever actually served? Who will insure the continuation of her privileges?
Sadly, the only thing that would probably cause her to change her stand would be a CYA attempt -- not a conscience.
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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-06-06 05:27 AM
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34. A little OT but the best line from Rosie O'Donnell's cruise documentary
where they whole cruise was gays and their children....There was a protest in the Bahamas or one of those islands, (you know the "loving Fundies") and Rossie stayed on the ship because she knew she would get into a fight with them.

Anyway her son asked her what the people were protesting about and she said: "Gays and Families"

How true. How true.
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-06-06 10:15 AM
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35. Yep. Absolutely.
One of the best posts I've ever read here on DU.
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