Joel Burns

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    Oct 13, 2010 8:11 PM GMT
    I was already crying because of the "Neighbor makes fun of dying 7 year old" video.

    And now I'm in full blown tears

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    Oct 14, 2010 1:43 AM GMT
    That was very brave.
  • trirl

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    Oct 14, 2010 2:12 AM GMT
    Critically important message and brilliantly delivered. Hope this video gets spread widely. Joel is a true public servant.
  • bobntpa

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    Oct 14, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
    saw this and reposted on facebook - got to get the word out!
  • bobcatman

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    Oct 14, 2010 2:18 AM GMT
    Proud to call him my city council member.
  • stu1

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    Oct 14, 2010 2:36 AM GMT
    Very powerful speech. Thanks for posting.
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    Oct 14, 2010 2:38 AM GMT
    These are the type of people we need to elect. Those that speak the truth and fight for people no matter what the personal cost to them might be.
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    Oct 14, 2010 3:25 AM GMT
    This really was moving. The guy is very brave. I've been to Dallas, and while they have a vibrant gay community, it's much more suppressed than where I grew up in California.

    I met more guys in Dallas who were or had been married and most of them had kids at least, all due to pressure to conform more than anything else.

    Very inspirational. Two things I noticed during the tape.. 1) the counsel man next to him was moved to tears... and the two cunts in pink sitting in the front did not applaud with EVERYONE else until their was a standing ovation.

    Cunts indeed (I'm in a bad mood tonight.. injured my knee playing racquetball lol)
  • cg220

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    Oct 14, 2010 3:44 AM GMT
    Why can't more people like him be in postions of leadership! What a moving and important speech!
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    Oct 14, 2010 4:08 AM GMT
    damn.... that was powerful. thank you for sharing. I sent it to my mother.
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    Oct 14, 2010 4:08 AM GMT
    sxydrkhair saidWow, I am very speechless after hearing his speech. Strong man.


    Wonderful.. very strong man.. I can totally identify with his emotion
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    Oct 14, 2010 4:46 AM GMT
    Joel Burns, but Mary positively Smolders.
  • gumbosolo

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    Oct 14, 2010 6:04 AM GMT
    That's incredible. Thank you for posting. It speaks to the changes we're seeing that a man like that can be elected in the south . . . so proud.
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    Oct 14, 2010 6:20 AM GMT
    Oh, and Jill just Smokes.
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    Oct 14, 2010 6:50 AM GMT
    Very touching.. so glad I graduated from HS this year.

    I should make a thread..

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    Oct 14, 2010 7:15 AM GMT
    Excellent. That needs to be played nationwide 24/7 for an entire week.

  • safety43_mma1...

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    Oct 14, 2010 7:37 AM GMT
    very touching. after i whipped the tears away i realized how sad it really is. these young people r dieing because of these stupid ass kids that need to have the shit beat out of them. sorry for the strong words but it is the truth. and it takes alot of courage to do what he did.
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    Oct 14, 2010 8:32 AM GMT
    Extraordinary!

    I've sent copies of this to be viewed by many people. I hope others will do the same.


  • GQjock

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    Oct 14, 2010 10:14 AM GMT
    Excellent .....

    Now that's what public service is all about
    Powerfully moving
    Thanks for posting
  • mynyun

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    Oct 14, 2010 11:04 AM GMT
    I didn't cry but I do applaud him for his courage for speaking out in front of his peers AND for speaking out against the bullying. KUDOS.!
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    Oct 14, 2010 3:13 PM GMT
    It was good to see his fellow council and citizens give him a standing ovation.

    Courage and Honesty are the best tactic to stand up to the bullies in our society.

    I am sending this video to everyone I can.
  • hartfan

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    Oct 15, 2010 11:39 AM GMT
    Joel Burns is the man. Wish there were more like him around.
  • mynyun

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    Oct 15, 2010 2:50 PM GMT

    This video must have made him SUPER popular. I tried adding him to my facebook page and it said he had too many friend requests. LoL.
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    Oct 18, 2010 9:43 PM GMT
    Joel Burns for President!
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    Oct 18, 2010 10:14 PM GMT
    OK, there needs to be a disclaimer here NOT to watch this during a break at work! Wow! What a message, what a guy!