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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Listen to Philip Spooner

Mr. Spooner is an 86 year old WW2 vet and lifelong Republican.



"I am here today because of a conversation I had last June when I was voting. A woman at my polling place asked me, "Do you believe in equal... equality for gay and lesbian people?" I was pretty surprised to be asked a question like that. It made no sense to me. Finally I asked her, "What do you think our boys fought for at Omaha Beach?" I haven't seen much... so much blood and guts, so much suffering, much sacrifice. For what? For freedom and equality. These are the values that give America a great nation, one worth dying for."

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

The wonderful Philip Spooner is what makes America great. Too bad the Republican party has been taken over by homophobes like Trump, The Tea Party, idiots like Bachman, and inbreds like Phil Jennerjahn.

April 23, 2011 10:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't put Phil Jennerjahn in the same low class as Trump and Bachman. Phil is the toe jam that lives on Trump's foot.

April 23, 2011 11:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Very nice. Thanks for posting.

April 24, 2011 12:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil Jennerjahn is a genuine DICKHEAD, and I thank Joe for posting this.

April 24, 2011 9:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good morning, Joe-

I am sorry for being the messenger, but this morning, the NY Times says not only is the economy faltering, but that Obama's approval rating is at its all time low point.

President Palin anyone? You wish. The Republicans are not going to nominate a fool. But I don't think they'll need much better than her to win the White House.

Gas prices are now TRIPLE what they were when Barak won the White House, and we're at war in Libya.

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES:

Disapproval of Mr. Obama’s handling of the economy has never been broader — at 57 percent of Americans — a warning sign as he begins to set his sights on re-election in 2012. And a similar percentage disapprove of how Mr. Obama is handling the federal budget deficit

April 24, 2011 9:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

phil recently said that he wouldn't vote for Paul Ryan because he's a jew, and "couldn't possibly win the White House."

some pundit phil turned out to be.

April 24, 2011 9:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is not a grand leap to think that Phil Jennerjahn is an anti-Semite. He hates homosexuals, and thinks anyone who doesn't agree with Conservative points of view is a freedom-hater.

But when it comes to hating, such as hating people of color or Jews, "NOONE" is surprised that Phil is such a prolific hater, right Joe B?

April 24, 2011 12:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Very entertaining reading these posts from those condeming those who do not agree with their values. Sounds like you want unconditional acceptance on your conditions. The HATE being posted is coming from those who are always complaining about the hate coming from the right. Happy Easter, Remember God Loves you too.

April 24, 2011 1:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Very entertaining reading these posts from those condeming those who do not agree with their values. Sounds like you want unconditional acceptance on your conditions. The HATE being posted is coming from those who are always complaining about the hate coming from the right. Happy Easter, Remember God Loves you too.

April 24, 2011 1:10 PM  

Anonymous Jesus J. Christ said:

1:08,

There is no god.

April 24, 2011 2:35 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

There have been same sex marriages since the beginning of recorded history. I'll never understand why conservatives think this is some new thing without precedent.

April 24, 2011 3:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"same sex marriages since the beginning of recorded history"

Really, Joe?

Care to find us an example?

In Salem, homosexuals were burned at the stake. Do you MEAN to say that there may have been same sex UNIONs for CENTURIES?

If you can come up with an ACTUAL record of gay marriages from, say, 1750, I'll believe you. But your normal hyperbole doesn't work in this situation.

Perhaps there have been same sex unions, or relationships, but don't be silly to even suggest that there have been same sex MARRIAGES, which would, by DEFINITION REQUIRE A LICENSE "since the beginning of recorded time."

Show us the money, honey. Prove it. And don't say "Google it." I'm challenging you to prove a positive. It's not up to me to disprove something that I'm saying isn't so.

I like ya, bro (not in a homo way), but you're dead wrong on this exaggeration.

April 24, 2011 6:47 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

6:47 My pleasure, oh doubting dimwit. from Wikipedia;

Various types of same-sex marriages have existed,[49] ranging from informal, unsanctioned relationships to highly ritualized unions.[50]

In the southern Chinese province of Fujian, through the Ming dynasty period, females would bind themselves in contracts to younger females in elaborate ceremonies.[51] Males also entered similar arrangements. This type of arrangement was also similar in ancient European history.[52]

An example of egalitarian male domestic partnership from the early Zhou Dynasty period of China is recorded in the story of Pan Zhang & Wang Zhongxian. While the relationship was clearly approved by the wider community, and was compared to heterosexual marriage, it did not involve a religious ceremony binding the couple.[53]

The first historical mention of the performance of same-sex marriages occurred during the early Roman Empire.[54] For instance, Emperor Nero is reported to have engaged in a marriage ceremony with one of his male slaves. Emperor Elagabalus "married" a Carian slave named Hierocles.[55] It should be noted, however, that conubium existed only between a civis Romanus and a civis Romana (that is, between a male Roman citizen and a female Roman citizen), so that a so-called marriage between two Roman males (or with a slave) would have no legal standing in Roman law (apart, presumably, from the arbitrary will of the emperor in the two aforementioned cases).[56] Furthermore, "matrimonium is an institution involving a mother, mater. The idea implicit in the word is that a man takes a woman in marriage, in matrimonium ducere, so that he may have children by her."[57] Still, the lack of legal validity notwithstanding, there is a consensus among modern historians that same-sex relationships existed in ancient Rome, but the exact frequency and nature of "same-sex unions" during that period is obscure.[58] In 342 AD Christian emperors Constantius II and Constans issued a law in the Theodosian Code (C. Th. 9.7.3) prohibiting same-sex marriage in Rome and ordering execution for those so married.[59]

The first documented same-sex marriage was between the two men Pedro Díaz and Muño Vandilaz in the Galician municipality of Rairiz de Veiga in Spain on April 16, 1061. They were married by a priest at a small chapel. The historic documents about the church wedding were found at Monastery of San Salvador de Celanova.[60]

April 24, 2011 7:46 PM  

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