National Park Service announces effort to mark historic LGBT sites

  • metta

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    May 30, 2014 7:01 PM GMT
    National Park Service announces effort to mark historic LGBT sites

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/05/national-park-service-announces-effort-to-mark-historic-lgbt-sites/
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    May 31, 2014 1:58 AM GMT
    metta8 saidNational Park Service announces effort to mark historic LGBT sites

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/05/national-park-service-announces-effort-to-mark-historic-lgbt-sites/


    Again, is this really a good use of taxpayer dollars? I don't like being patronized or pandered to and that's all this really is. It's like the captions to the exhibits in the Smithsonian that inject racism and class consciousness even into a spittoon from the Gold Rush era. If people want to voluntarily commemorate these sites - what, some bushes at P St. Beach in Georgetown or in SF's Buena Vista Pk.? - let them, but there are MANY more worthy causes, not least of which is reducing the federal debt.
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    May 31, 2014 3:42 AM GMT
    MGINSD said
    metta8 saidNational Park Service announces effort to mark historic LGBT sites

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/05/national-park-service-announces-effort-to-mark-historic-lgbt-sites/


    Again, is this really a good use of taxpayer dollars? I don't like being patronized or pandered to and that's all this really is. It's like the captions to the exhibits in the Smithsonian that inject racism and class consciousness even into a spittoon from the Gold Rush era. If people want to voluntarily commemorate these sites - what, some bushes at P St. Beach in Georgetown or in SF's Buena Vista Pk.? - let them, but there are MANY more worthy causes, not least of which is reducing the federal debt.


    Designating locations as historic sites is not going to break the budget. In fact, it's already budgeted for because that's what the department handles.

    You're not being patronized or pandered to. Designating sites as historic serves as a reminder that civil rights for the LGBT community is an important part of US history.

    You are old enough to know what kind of sites have been designated as historic, so why are you so suspicious of sites like Stonewell joining the ranks.
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    May 31, 2014 3:44 AM GMT
    MGINSD said
    metta8 saidNational Park Service announces effort to mark historic LGBT sites

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/05/national-park-service-announces-effort-to-mark-historic-lgbt-sites/


    Again, is this really a good use of taxpayer dollars? I don't like being patronized or pandered to and that's all this really is. It's like the captions to the exhibits in the Smithsonian that inject racism and class consciousness even into a spittoon from the Gold Rush era. If people want to voluntarily commemorate these sites - what, some bushes at P St. Beach in Georgetown or in SF's Buena Vista Pk.? - let them, but there are MANY more worthy causes, not least of which is reducing the federal debt.

    First of all, reducing the federal debt is exactly the wrong thing to be doing while the economy is still bad. This is the legacy of voodoo economics.
    Second, the cost of this is being borne not by taxpayers but by a grant from an LGBT organization.
    it is telling that you reflexively assume that "gubmint is bad" meme. The robotic right-wingery is tiresome, and in this case inapplicable.
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    May 31, 2014 4:04 AM GMT
    MGINSD said
    metta8 saidNational Park Service announces effort to mark historic LGBT sites

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/05/national-park-service-announces-effort-to-mark-historic-lgbt-sites/


    Again, is this really a good use of taxpayer dollars? I don't like being patronized or pandered to and that's all this really is. It's like the captions to the exhibits in the Smithsonian that inject racism and class consciousness even into a spittoon from the Gold Rush era. If people want to voluntarily commemorate these sites - what, some bushes at P St. Beach in Georgetown or in SF's Buena Vista Pk.? - let them, but there are MANY more worthy causes, not least of which is reducing the federal debt.


    Let's face facts, Big Daddy. You are designated as historic.
    Not a bad thing, btw, for those of us who like a man with some experiences to share. But come on, where's your wisdom?
    Don't be a tight ass. Life is about preserving important memories.

    Let's cut back on all those drugs all the old folks are swallowing daily on the government's dime. Medicare Part D sucks away at our future, don't you agree?
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    May 31, 2014 3:27 PM GMT
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    MGINSD said
    metta8 saidNational Park Service announces effort to mark historic LGBT sites

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/05/national-park-service-announces-effort-to-mark-historic-lgbt-sites/


    Again, is this really a good use of taxpayer dollars? I don't like being patronized or pandered to and that's all this really is. It's like the captions to the exhibits in the Smithsonian that inject racism and class consciousness even into a spittoon from the Gold Rush era. If people want to voluntarily commemorate these sites - what, some bushes at P St. Beach in Georgetown or in SF's Buena Vista Pk.? - let them, but there are MANY more worthy causes, not least of which is reducing the federal debt.


    Let's face facts, Big Daddy. You are designated as historic.
    Not a bad thing, btw, for those of us who like a man with some experiences to share. But come on, where's your wisdom?
    Don't be a tight ass. Life is about preserving important memories.

    Let's cut back on all those drugs all the old folks are swallowing daily on the government's dime. Medicare Part D sucks away at our future, don't you agree?


    Wow. Didn't expect that. Your riposte is essentially nothing more than a rude ageist rant. I'm starting to believe that "don't trust anyone under 40" is going to be the swan song of my generation.

    Reducing the debt is ALWAYS a worthy goal, and it can be done in dribs and drabs, just as it's incurred and expanded. And, it's not just private grant money that's behind this, but the taxpayer-funded resources and staff of the NPS, you know, just like with Medicare and all those privately funded hospitals it works with. And, I'LL be the one who determines if I'm being patronized or pandered to, TYVM; the private life isn't dead yet. (Pace, Pasternak.)
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    May 31, 2014 9:11 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidReducing the debt is ALWAYS a worthy goal, and it can be done in dribs and drabs, just as it's incurred and expanded.

    Um, no.
    Only in flush times. In bad times, the debt should not be reduced. This isn't like balancing your home checkbook. Macroeconomics is counterintuitive, but it isn't anything at all like personal economics (microeconomics).
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    May 31, 2014 9:23 PM GMT
    MG, I pointed out in another topic about this that the right wing in your country has used millions of taxpayer dollars in gov't time tabling bills etc to discriminate against gay people in one way or another. That's a bigger waste of money and could have been used to pay down the debt, yes?
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    Jun 01, 2014 2:22 AM GMT
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    Both tap and the limbo were discovered in these ancient ruins
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    Jun 01, 2014 2:41 AM GMT
    ^
    Oh, my...
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    Jun 02, 2014 9:38 PM GMT
    I can see it now: George Washington butt fucked here! Whether or not he was the top or bottom is lost to history. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    On congressional cloak room door: Page molested here by representative Barney Frank!


    On presidents' bedroom door: FDR fucked a lesbian Eleanor Roosevelt (or was it really a man?) here!

    Plaques on airport bathroom stall doors: Congressman solicited police officer for blow job here.

    Outside the office of the US Attorney General: First lesbian attorney general Janet Reno wore sensible shoes here.
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    Jun 02, 2014 9:52 PM GMT
    metta8 saidNational Park Service announces effort to mark historic LGBT sites
    They've been doing that for years. It's nice to see them doing it differently than they used to.

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    Jun 06, 2014 7:13 PM GMT
    MGINSD said
    metta8 saidNational Park Service announces effort to mark historic LGBT sites

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/05/national-park-service-announces-effort-to-mark-historic-lgbt-sites/


    Again, is this really a good use of taxpayer dollars? I don't like being patronized or pandered to and that's all this really is. It's like the captions to the exhibits in the Smithsonian that inject racism and class consciousness even into a spittoon from the Gold Rush era. If people want to voluntarily commemorate these sites - what, some bushes at P St. Beach in Georgetown or in SF's Buena Vista Pk.? - let them, but there are MANY more worthy causes, not least of which is reducing the federal debt.
    If you don't believe places like Stonewall shouldn't be marked as historical, you're a moron...