"Will of Duh People!" Chattanooga Voters Overturn Domestic Partnerships Equal Benefits Ordinance

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    Aug 08, 2014 4:59 PM GMT
    http://www.newschannel9.com/news/top-stories/stories/chattanooga-domestic-partnership-ordinance-loses-public-vote-12021.shtml

    WTVC-TVThe Domestic Partnership ordinance loses in Chattanooga. With 100% of the vote reported: Against the Ordinance - 13685, For the Ordinance - 8184.

    Last year the Chattanooga City Council voted to allow the partners of city employees in domestic partnerships to get equal benefits. But the measure was forced to a public vote, and it appears the public disagrees with the 5-4 council vote. The measure would have provided health benefits to the same-sex partners of city employees.
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    Aug 08, 2014 5:05 PM GMT
    Ignorant rednecks. And ugly, mean ones, too. Surprising in a college town. Must be the 1/3 educated, inbred, racist "Christians" that have so little in their lives (other than guns) that they find their only entertainment is to hate someone. Republicans, all.
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    Aug 08, 2014 5:27 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Destinharbor saidIgnorant rednecks. And ugly, mean ones, too. Surprising in a college town. Must be the 1/3 educated, inbred, racist "Christians" that have so little in their lives (other than guns) that they find their only entertainment is to hate someone. Republicans, all.


    Funny how you were able to wrap up so many stereotypes and untruths in a single post.

    Funny how some stereotypes are dead-on true.
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    Aug 08, 2014 5:31 PM GMT
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    Destinharbor saidIgnorant rednecks. And ugly, mean ones, too. Surprising in a college town. Must be the 1/3 educated, inbred, racist "Christians" that have so little in their lives (other than guns) that they find their only entertainment is to hate someone. Republicans, all.

    Funny how you were able to wrap up so many stereotypes and untruths in a single post.

    Funny how you always support & defend the ignorant anti-gay redneck racists. And their Republican political leaders.
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    Aug 08, 2014 5:50 PM GMT
    Mark West, Chattanooga Tea Party Prez"What we want them to take away from this is that the people have spoken."


    "... and, had we NOT gotten our way, we'd have sued these same people in court!" icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 08, 2014 5:53 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Destinharbor saidIgnorant rednecks. And ugly, mean ones, too. Surprising in a college town. Must be the 1/3 educated, inbred, racist "Christians" that have so little in their lives (other than guns) that they find their only entertainment is to hate someone. Republicans, all.


    Funny how you were able to wrap up so many stereotypes and untruths in a single post.


    Who do you think rallied support AGAINST the ordinance then? Fair minded, equality minded liberals?
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    Aug 08, 2014 5:59 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Where in my comments in this topic have I "supported" anyone? I'm condemning the bigoted comments of Destinharbor.

    Art_Deco, the tone of your comment is incorrect and offensive. If I weren't so magnanimous, I could easily interpret your comment towards me as "fighting words" but in the interest of preserving the peace here in the forums, I shall let it pass.

    Tactics directly from the Right Wing Playbook. Attack, then whine like the victim.

    Do you really expect guys here to forget your fanatical support & defense of all kinds of Right Wing bigotry, anti-hate rhetoric, lies, and hatred? And your unceasing attacks on anyone who doesn't endorse your views? Or your daily dose of anti-Obama falsehoods? No, too mild to call it a dose, it's actually spamming.

    Comments you made "in this topic"? None, but a rather dishonest distinction, a pathetic parsing of words. Let's talk about your daily comment history. Which fits everything I said.
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    Aug 08, 2014 11:33 PM GMT
    This is valid proof that many southern cities are still very conservative and are not as accepting of diversity as previously perceived. Just because Chattanooga has a population of over 100,000, doesn't necessarily mean that it is more diverse and more open minded. This is the Bible Belt and every locale regardless whether it is urban, suburban, or rural is still quite conservative and intolerant.
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    Aug 08, 2014 11:46 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Oh shut up already. Do you really, REALLY want to go back to the old ways things were here?

    It would appear that's what YOU want to do. Only under the guise of being the victim. Clever, but unconvincing, given your lengthy history on RJ. Especially when the "old ways" were created by yourself.

    A number of us here offered you the possibility of reform. This is what we got. Same old, same old. But you are using a change in tactics to achieve your goals, and you must be given credit for that.

    But you remain anti-gay and pro gay hatred. When you can demonstrate how THAT has changed, we might have some basis for discussion. As well as when you stop spamming fake anti-Obama posts. Are you ready to play ball?
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    Aug 09, 2014 7:28 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    southbeach1500 said
    Oh shut up already. Do you really, REALLY want to go back to the old ways things were here?

    It would appear that's what YOU want to do. Only under the guise of being the victim. Clever, but unconvincing, given your lengthy history on RJ. Especially when the "old ways" were created by yourself.

    A number of us here offered you the possibility of reform. This is what we got. Same old, same old. But you are using a change in tactics to achieve your goals, and you must be given credit for that.

    But you remain anti-gay and pro gay hatred. When you can demonstrate how THAT has changed, we might have some basis for discussion. As well as when you stop spamming fake anti-Obama posts. Are you ready to play ball?

    SB: Notice how he always likes to use "we" rather than "I". He shares that trait with another person here. Always wanting to think that he represents a lot of people.

    As far as "a number of us" offering you the possibility of reform, that simply means adopting their viewpoints.

    Whole thing more amusing than anything else.
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    Aug 09, 2014 8:43 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThis is valid proof that many southern cities are still very conservative and are not as accepting of diversity as previously perceived. Just because Chattanooga has a population of over 100,000, doesn't necessarily mean that it is more diverse and more open minded. This is the Bible Belt and every locale regardless whether it is urban, suburban, or rural is still quite conservative and intolerant.



    um, its not just the south, just ignorant stupid people, it has gone on elsewhere icon_rolleyes.gif


    Michigan House votes to ban domestic partner benefits
    http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/09/michigan_house_votes_to_ban_do.html

    The House passed legislation aimed at prohibiting public employers from extending the benefits to unmarried partners of employees— same sex or opposite sex — by a 64-44, mostly party line vote. The measure next goes to the Republican-led Senate.



    Michigan Supreme Court upholds partner benefits for state employees
    http://www.freep.com/article/20130502/NEWS06/305020105/domestic-partner-benefits-michigan-supreme-court-ruling-schuette-attorney-general
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    Aug 09, 2014 10:58 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    southbeach1500 said
    Destinharbor saidIgnorant rednecks. And ugly, mean ones, too. Surprising in a college town. Must be the 1/3 educated, inbred, racist "Christians" that have so little in their lives (other than guns) that they find their only entertainment is to hate someone. Republicans, all.

    Funny how you were able to wrap up so many stereotypes and untruths in a single post.

    Funny how some stereotypes are dead-on true.

    Funny how southbeach1500 and socalfitness don't criticize the anti-gay vote that happened in Chattanooga. Instead they criticize me. Yah think they have a special agenda for being on a gay site? That may have nothing to do with the things a gay site is about? Just saying...