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  • Tyler

    Umm… Aloha is in Oregon, and the AP story says Hillsboro, Oregon. Not too surprising though, I’ve lived in both towns, its like the eastside to Seattle… Not where I’d want to be. My condolences to the woman who was attacked.

  • Japhy Grant

    @Tyler: Right about Orgeon, wrong about Hillsboro– which is where the story was filed from, not where the attack happened. Thanks for the keen eye, though.

  • Dick Mills

    Must be some some inbred yokel, probably from the Tony Perkins clan given the prominent “very large ears” description.

  • Michael

    It’s ridiculous that stuff like this still happens. I hope that pathetic excuse for a human being falls under a bus. Instant karma.

  • boutros

    Shocker no story about the old lady in Palm Springs who was swarmed over by the hyper-tolerant anti-8 crowd, screamed at, threatened, and then had the foam cross she was carrying torn from her hands and stomped on.

  • Dick Mills

    Boutros, if that little old lady had stood in front of her church, or on any other street corner, no one would have even paid attention to her. She chose to interject herself into an environment where her bigotry would be rebuffed. And, in my mind, stupidity has consequences. In her case, her plastic cross got stomped on – and you want to compare that to a woman who was physically battered by a thug.

  • boutros

    @Dick Mills:

    Interjected? I get it, she doesn’t have the same right to free speech as do angry queers. Makes sense. Well, maybe next time they’ll stomp HER instead of the cross and you won’t have to bother with your moral relativism. And how ’bout that cross? Such a nice touch, tough-guy queers picking on an old lady and then STOMPING a cross like rabid jackals.

  • Dick Mills

    Boutros, So then, you obviously condone physically battering queers but have a problem with a plastic cross being stomped on.

  • boutros

    @Dick Mills:
    Yeah, “obviously”. Don’t be a moron.
    How about they’re both horrendous, and the fact gays are becoming so obnoxious and disrespectful is only going to push more and more people away from your “cause”. And they weren’t stomping that cross because it was plastic or that it was a displeasing shade of taupe…they stomped it because it’s a symbol of Jesus Christ. Again, stupid acts like this do not engender empathy amongst those who might otherwise support you.

  • Tim

    All the more reason that President Obama needs to make sure that the new Congress passes the Matthew Shepard Act

  • Phoenix (Who's not giving money to the Religious Reich like some dimwitted Uncle Tom)

    @ BOUTROS,

    Yes, because getting yelled at by non-violent protesters is just like getting repeatedly whacked upside the head with a rock.

  • boutros

    @Phoenix (Who’s not giving money to the Religious Reich like some dimwitted Uncle Tom):

    Do us all a favor: Go to South Central or the Iron Triangle in Richmond and try that “we’re pissed-off queers” shit. Fucking cowards are so “tough” and “brave” when it’s polite Mormons, or a lone female restaurant mgr, or an old lady. But you yellow hypocrites won’t say a damn thing in those places I mentioned, even though they’re home to the very people that are being blamed for “turning their backs” on you.

  • boutros

    @Phoenix (Who’s not giving money to the Religious Reich like some dimwitted Uncle Tom):
    I mean, look what happened last week when the little waif at the LA protest got a surge of testosterone and ripped the Yes On 8 sign off that pickup truck. That driver was vastly outnumbered by those anti-8 “warriors”, yet he promptly exited his vehicle and damn near knocked the gay out of “Maurice”. So yeah, probably a good idea for you to stick to non-violent Mormons and old ladies.

  • Dick Mills

    @boutros: Or we can just let attrition do it’s job, because the only demographic that voted in numbers large enough to affect the outcome of this vote were the 65 and older crowd. And, every day more and more of them cease to be a part of the problem. And the younger voters who replace them, vote for us.

    FiveThirtyEight says this about the election: “At the end of the day, Prop 8’s passage was more a generational matter than a racial one. If nobody over the age of 65 had voted, Prop 8 would have failed by a point or two. It appears that the generational splits may be larger within minority communities than among whites, although the data on this is sketchy.”

    “The good news for supporters of marriage equity is that — and there’s no polite way to put this — the older voters aren’t going to be around for all that much longer, and they’ll gradually be cycled out and replaced by younger voters who grew up in a more tolerant era. Everyone knew going in that Prop 8 was going to be a photo finish — California might be just progressive enough and 2008 might be just soon enough for the voters to affirm marriage equity. Or, it might fall just short, which is what happened. But two or four or six or eight years from now, it will get across the finish line.”

    http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/11/prop-8-myths.html

  • fredo777

    @boutros:

    Fuck that old dame + you, too.

    If you’re so hell-bent on seeing someone protest in the areas you mentioned, go pop off at the mouth to those crowds like you’re doing here, tough-guy.

    Btw, that “waif” being an exception, there are plenty of gay guys who practically live in the gym + would have busted that dude in the truck’s ass.

    I’d invite you to go running off at the mouth to a few of those gym-rats, too. Take pictures.

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