Gay community apologizes to Amy Koch for ruining her marriage

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    Dec 22, 2011 5:45 PM GMT
    Gay community apologizes to Amy Koch for ruining her marriage


    http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2011/12/gay_marriage_amy_koch_michael_brodkorb.php
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    Dec 22, 2011 6:15 PM GMT
    Perfect
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    Dec 22, 2011 6:21 PM GMT
    LOL
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    Dec 22, 2011 6:21 PM GMT
    Haha, that is hilarious.

    Come on SB, just laugh about it. You have to admit it's great. People campaigning against gay marriage who are caught doing things like this should be exposed and shamed.
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    Dec 22, 2011 6:32 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidThe gay and lesbian community of Minnesota has issued a letter of apology ...

    Wow, quite a feat!

    Did all the gays in MN get together in some huge stadium or something and unanimously vote for Mr. Medeiros to issue such a letter?

    Were "gay cards" checked at the the entrance to make sure no straights infiltrated this "gay convention?"

    What a huge heap.... icon_rolleyes.gif


    Oh no. He's being incoherent and his eyes are rolling towards the back of his head. I think he's going into convulsions. Quick. Somebody dial 911.
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    Dec 22, 2011 7:37 PM GMT
    AWESOME.. just AWESOME! Its about time we stopped playing 'nice'!
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    Dec 22, 2011 9:14 PM GMT
    theantijock said
    southbeach1500 saidThe gay and lesbian community of Minnesota has issued a letter of apology ...

    Wow, quite a feat!

    Did all the gays in MN get together in some huge stadium or something and unanimously vote for Mr. Medeiros to issue such a letter?

    Were "gay cards" checked at the the entrance to make sure no straights infiltrated this "gay convention?"

    What a huge heap.... icon_rolleyes.gif


    Oh no. He's being incoherent and his eyes are rolling towards the back of his head. I think he's going into convulsions. Quick. Somebody dial 911.


    Better yet, don't call 911 -- icon_twisted.gif
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    Dec 22, 2011 9:41 PM GMT
    That was hilarious. I tweeted the link.

    And you can call 911 as soon as I finish using the phone.



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    Dec 22, 2011 9:52 PM GMT
    LOL at the letter, that was good.

    But you know, SouthBeach *does* have a point. There's no reason to dismiss what he says here simply because of his reputation. I agree that it's a little odd the article claims this letter came from the whole gay community when in reality it's just the culmination of one man's effort. John Medeiros, whoever he is, isn't the spokesperson of the whole gay community and it's a shame the article makes it seem that way. Imagine if a random black man no one knows wrote a public letter and news sources began claiming that the black community as a whole was behind him. That would be dumb, same applies here.


    Anyway...awesome letter, I hope it makes an impression on Amy Koch and other politicians like her in Minnesota.
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    Dec 22, 2011 9:58 PM GMT
    Cardinal724 saidLOL at the letter, that was good.

    But you know, SouthBeach *does* have a point. There's no reason to dismiss what he says here simply because of his reputation. I agree that it's a little odd the article claims this letter came from the whole gay community when in reality it's just the culmination of one man's effort. John Medeiros, whoever he is, isn't the spokesperson of the whole gay community and it's a shame the article makes it seem that way. Imagine if a random black man no one knows wrote a public letter and news sources began claiming that the black community as a whole was behind him. That would be dumb, same applies here.

    Anyway...awesome letter, I hope it makes an impression on Amy Koch and other politicians like her in Minnesota.

    The author stated this was "on behalf" of the gay community, which may or may not mean he was authorized by any official gay organization to write it. It was the site that promoted the presumption that he represents others, but they aren't named, other than the "community."

    But the letter is a classic, at once brilliantly funny and cruel to a major opponent of gay civil rights in Minnesota. I note who comes to her defense to criticize the letter. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 22, 2011 10:01 PM GMT
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    Cardinal724 saidLOL at the letter, that was good.

    But you know, SouthBeach *does* have a point. There's no reason to dismiss what he says here simply because of his reputation. I agree that it's a little odd the article claims this letter came from the whole gay community when in reality it's just the culmination of one man's effort. John Medeiros, whoever he is, isn't the spokesperson of the whole gay community and it's a shame the article makes it seem that way. Imagine if a random black man no one knows wrote a public letter and news sources began claiming that the black community as a whole was behind him. That would be dumb, same applies here.

    Anyway...awesome letter, I hope it makes an impression on Amy Koch and other politicians like her in Minnesota.

    The author stated this was "on behalf" of the gay community, which may or may not mean he was authorized by any official gay organization to write it. It was the site that promoted the presumption that he represents others, but they aren't named, other than the "community."

    But the letter is a classic, at once brilliantly funny and cruel to a major opponent of gay civil rights in Minnesota. I note who comes to her defense. icon_rolleyes.gif


    ...that's what I meant, which you can clearly see if you reread my post where I say "it's a little odd that the *article*(ie-the one posted in the OP), claims this letter came from the whole gay community". It's the fact that the site that posted the letter wrote as the headline that "Gay community apologizes..." which is strange when in reality, it's just one man.
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    Dec 22, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
    Cardinal724 said...that's what I meant, which you can clearly see if you reread my post where I say "it's a little odd that the *article*(ie-the one posted in the OP), claims this letter came from the whole gay community". It's the fact that the site that posted the letter wrote as the headline that "Gay community apologizes..." which is strange when in reality, it's just one man.


    I think it's one of those things that we in Britain call "a joke". icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 22, 2011 10:21 PM GMT
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    Cardinal724 said...that's what I meant, which you can clearly see if you reread my post where I say "it's a little odd that the *article*(ie-the one posted in the OP), claims this letter came from the whole gay community". It's the fact that the site that posted the letter wrote as the headline that "Gay community apologizes..." which is strange when in reality, it's just one man.


    I think it's one of those things that we in Britain call "a joke". icon_lol.gif


    I think you missed the point of my post completely...I get the joke. I don't care that the author of the letter says he's writing on behalf of the gay community. It's part of the satire and gives the letter part of its punch. But what *is* just a little bit irksome is that the author of the news article writing *about* the letter used as it's headline "Gay community apologizes". In and of itself this is not too big a deal but simply something worth noting. Also my original post was meant as simply to validate SouthBeach's post which itself had merit to it. Just because 99% of what he says may be ridiculous, it doesn't mean every single point he makes is likewise ridiculous just because it came from him
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    Dec 22, 2011 10:31 PM GMT
    On behalf of my cat, you are enabling someone the rest of us have on ignore. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 22, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
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    TigerTim said
    Cardinal724 said...that's what I meant, which you can clearly see if you reread my post where I say "it's a little odd that the *article*(ie-the one posted in the OP), claims this letter came from the whole gay community". It's the fact that the site that posted the letter wrote as the headline that "Gay community apologizes..." which is strange when in reality, it's just one man.


    I think it's one of those things that we in Britain call "a joke". icon_lol.gif


    I think you missed the point of my post completely...I get the joke. I don't care that the author of the letter says he's writing on behalf of the gay community. It's part of the satire and gives the letter part of its punch. But what *is* just a little bit irksome is that the author of the news article writing *about* the letter used as it's headline "Gay community apologizes". In and of itself this is not too big a deal but simply something worth noting. Also my original post was meant as simply to validate SouthBeach's post which itself had merit to it. Just because 99% of what he says may be ridiculous, it doesn't mean every single point he makes is likewise ridiculous just because it came from him


    Generally, reporters don't write their own headlines, which is more often the job of the copy editors who also have the layout before them so they know how much print to fit. Headlines are not there to editorialize, but to sum up the article. This fluff piece about a letter written tongue in cheek was thereby appropriately summarized by its headline.

    Meanwhile, nice job SB on that little hand grenade of yours, as you've got them scattering around an argument you know you can't win. You do seem to sometimes know your enemy better then they know themselves. One day, you may even learn to know yourself as well as you know your enemy.
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    Dec 22, 2011 11:56 PM GMT
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    TigerTim said
    Cardinal724 said...that's what I meant, which you can clearly see if you reread my post where I say "it's a little odd that the *article*(ie-the one posted in the OP), claims this letter came from the whole gay community". It's the fact that the site that posted the letter wrote as the headline that "Gay community apologizes..." which is strange when in reality, it's just one man.


    I think it's one of those things that we in Britain call "a joke". icon_lol.gif


    I think you missed the point of my post completely...I get the joke. I don't care that the author of the letter says he's writing on behalf of the gay community. It's part of the satire and gives the letter part of its punch. But what *is* just a little bit irksome is that the author of the news article writing *about* the letter used as it's headline "Gay community apologizes". In and of itself this is not too big a deal but simply something worth noting. Also my original post was meant as simply to validate SouthBeach's post which itself had merit to it. Just because 99% of what he says may be ridiculous, it doesn't mean every single point he makes is likewise ridiculous just because it came from him


    Well it appears you didn't get the point of mine. Since it's obviously a joke, I don't think anything about it can be taken seriously. It's obvious that neither the author nor the copyeditor believed that the letter genuinely came from the entire "gay community" because such a suggestion is patently ridiculous! I therefore don't see any merit for criticizing a point that is so clearly not intended to be taken literally.
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    Dec 23, 2011 12:03 AM GMT
    Cardinal724 said
    TigerTim said
    Cardinal724 said...that's what I meant, which you can clearly see if you reread my post where I say "it's a little odd that the *article*(ie-the one posted in the OP), claims this letter came from the whole gay community". It's the fact that the site that posted the letter wrote as the headline that "Gay community apologizes..." which is strange when in reality, it's just one man.


    I think it's one of those things that we in Britain call "a joke". icon_lol.gif


    I think you missed the point of my post completely...I get the joke. I don't care that the author of the letter says he's writing on behalf of the gay community. It's part of the satire and gives the letter part of its punch. But what *is* just a little bit irksome is that the author of the news article writing *about* the letter used as it's headline "Gay community apologizes". In and of itself this is not too big a deal but simply something worth noting. Also my original post was meant as simply to validate SouthBeach's post which itself had merit to it. Just because 99% of what he says may be ridiculous, it doesn't mean every single point he makes is likewise ridiculous just because it came from him


    I understand where you're coming from, Cardinal724. I think it's important though to look into the intent of the writer. Does he want you to believe that the letter to Koch was written with 100% support of Minnesota's Gay and Lesbian community? It might seem that way with the first sentence, but since it was clarified in the second paragraph that it was written by one man who apparently acted alone, it's safe to say the article of the news article isn't trying to convince anyone the letter had unanimous support.

    It's like reporting on a news piece where someone dressed up like Cher held up a bank. So long as the reporter breaks it down soon after that it was a celebrity impersonator strapped for cash who pulled off the heist, you can't blame them for using an attention-grabbing sentence to start with. A reasonable person would likely have a doubt Cher robbed a bank, just like it's hard to believe the entire gay and lesbian community of Minnesota threw their support behind this one letter.