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Panicked Media Declaring "GOP Civil War"

AmyDB Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 12:06 AM
birdbrain said.... Amy Why don't you be honest with your fellow town(haters) and tell them your "beloved" is another woman. You are a lesbian. You know they will hate you for that don't you? Me? It is your choice - I have no room to judge. You have every right to be happy - and free - to make any choice that you want. The republicans - on the other hand - will never allow you to marry or adopt children. They will enforce laws that drive you into hiding and fear of being detained. _______________________ Just a head's up for you toucan..... THEY ALREADY KNOW
AmyDB Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 12:07 AM
The regulars also know I'm Heathen.
Most of them don't give a flyingfuck about it.
toucan1953 Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 12:08 AM
Right. They are all sitting at their keyboards "praying away the gay"
toucan1953 Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 12:11 AM
keep lying to yourself. One day - you may believe it.
DotIsRight Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 12:13 AM
They're Pro-Life. They're praying the get AIDS, and no medical insuance.
toucan1953 Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 12:14 AM
how may "regulars" would allow you to spend time - alone - with their children or grandchildren. I, for one, would not.
DotIsRight Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 12:16 AM
They're Pro-Life. They're praying they get AIDS, and no medical insurance.

Hmmm, might be time to call it a night? Big day tomorrow.
toucan1953 Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 12:16 AM
Richard31 Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 12:27 AM
Quite right, Amy. Two of my best friends are of Wiccan "Heathen" persuasion (although the are heterosexual).

On adoption - any potential adoptive parent _must_ be examined carefully, whatever they are. Yes, adoption boards do need to do additional checking on homosexual couples to ensure a (probably, by statistics) heterosexual child will be exposed to decent role models of the "excluded" sex - but they should also reject rigidly heterosexual couples on the fair chance that the child will turn out to be a homosexual. And, to my mind, "monosexual" (single parent) adoption should be _very_ carefully scrutinized, far more than any other environment.
Richard31 Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 12:29 AM
Otherwise - I am a heterosexual "white" male - and quite conservative. Meaning I have no business at all with what Amy does on her own property (much less her own house, or her own bedroom), either alone or with other consenting adults. Society has some responsibility to determine what she may or may not do in public - whether that has anything to do with sexual activity or not.
Richard31 Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 12:35 AM
No problem whatsoever - so long as I had a chance to actually meet Amy and get to know her (electrons are not enough, sorry).

There is one gay male friend of my daughter's that I have no problem allowing in my house, or alone with my children. There are several lesbians of my acquaintance that I would _probably_ do the same with, once I knew them better - my opinion is good from what I do know. _Many_ heterosexuals that I would escort off my property with a shotgun (maybe, if I could resist pulling the trigger on them).

To a conservative - there are no "groups" - there are only people. Good, bad, and indifferent, whatever their color, sexuality (on their own property), or even their political party.
Richard31 Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 1:04 AM
Never mind the above. Anybody who shows up with mead and the Irish at my door carries her own recommendation.
With many in the mainstream media predicting a decisive victory for President Obama and Democrats all over the country, some are now writing pre-emptive obituaries for the Republican Party.

Politico's Jonathan Martin has one such piece called "The looming GOP civil war - whether Mitt wins or not." Such hysterics include:

Regardless of whether Romney wins or loses, Republicans must move to confront its demographic crisis. The GOP coalition is undergirded by a shrinking population of older white conservative men from the countryside, while the Democrats rely on an ascendant bloc of minorities, moderate women and...