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Please Explain!!!
5/13/05 | G.M. Young

Posted on 05/13/2005 6:47:37 AM PDT by independantbitch

Hello. I am a college student that has gotten interested in politics within the last few years. I come from a long line of independants who raised me to vote for whom I agree with the most, not based on party affiliation.

Last night, I attended a performance of Margaret Cho in Indianapolis. One of the last things she mentioned was all of the hatemail she recieved from members of Free Republic. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Surely this has to be a joke. So when I got home, I read the hatemail on her website. Then I logged onto this site and read some more. It wasn't a joke.

Call me naive, but it seems to me that Margaret Cho is so "hateful" because, like me, she is angry and doesn't understand why people are so afraid of giving others equal rights. If gays and minorities contribute to the workforce, pay their taxes, and want to enjoy the rights that other Americans (straight whites) do, why shouldn't they be allowed that? What are conservatives so afraid of? It was interesting to me that when posters had no legitimate argument, they resorted to making comments about Cho's weight and race as a negative, which reminds me of how sixth graders behave. I was disgusted with the comments posted by the members, and it saddened me that these people are probably teaching their own kids racism, homophobia, and bigotry at home.

Please explain to me, without being so racist, bigoted, and just plain nasty as you were about Ms. Cho, why so many conservatives feel that it's perfectly fine to limit the rights of people they don't identify with, why it's okay for pharmacists to refuse contraceptives base on their own opinions, and why you believe that it's okay for Dubya to limit choice, freedom, and continue to make it easier for corporations to harm the environment.

It doesn't make sense to me, how seemingly intelligent people are so adament about taking a step backward. I would like to hear your thoughts, since I only have one Republican friend, and the only thing he'll say is that he's a Republican b/c his dad is, and that he's just against partial birth abortion.

P.S., I would especially like to hear from those of you who wrote the hatemail to Margaret Cho, because I am interested in what you have to say about this...

G.M. Young


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To: independantbitch; Jersey Republican Biker Chick; 4mycountry; TheBigB; VRWCmember; ...
Ding dong, the b!*ch is dead ..... the wicked b!*ch is dead .....

Bu-bye, IndependantBitch.

"He's dead, Jim!"


Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Viking Kitty/ZOT ping list!. . .don't be shy.


61 posted on 05/13/2005 10:03:47 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: independantbitch
Call me naive

You are naive.

62 posted on 05/13/2005 10:05:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Not Elected Pope Since 4/19/2005.)
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To: independantbitch

Margaret who?


63 posted on 05/13/2005 10:07:33 AM PDT by najida (OK, so, ya see, uh huh.....I have this stress problem....maybe it's living without running water.)
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To: VRWCmember
OK, you're naive. No, you're ignorant, uninformed, or just plain stupid. Margaret Cho is hateful because she is a self-loathing hateful fool. If she is angry, it is because others don't react to her hateful schtick with sympathy but rather with disdain (as she deserves). If she thinks people "are so afraid of giving others equal rights" then she, like you, is delusional. It's so easy to say "you people want to deny others rights", but that doesn't make it a valid statement. The fact is, nobody is trying to deny anybody's rights, but idiots like Cho don't bother with facts.

***********

Excellent response.

64 posted on 05/13/2005 10:11:47 AM PDT by trisham ("Live Free or Die," General John Stark, July 31, 1809)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Kity kitty kitty ... another stealth homosexual in our FR midst?


65 posted on 05/13/2005 10:15:00 AM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: MeekOneGOP; independantbitch
It would seem that things have been very well explained.


66 posted on 05/13/2005 10:15:21 AM PDT by SmithL (Proud Submariner)
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To: independantbitch

I don't have to like Cho if I don't want to. It's one of my RIGHTS!


67 posted on 05/13/2005 10:16:40 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Don't let them Bork Bolton!)
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To: independantbitch
Last night, I attended a performance of Margaret Cho in Indianapolis.

What a coincidence! I, too, once had a near-death experience!

68 posted on 05/13/2005 10:18:52 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("As a conservative site, Free Republic is pro-G-d, PRO-LIFE..." -- FR founder Jim Robinson)
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To: independantbitch
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69 posted on 05/13/2005 10:20:16 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (H.R. 698)
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To: independantbitch
Dear idiot.

Gays have the same rights to marry that I do. They just don't happen to like that right.

70 posted on 05/13/2005 10:21:29 AM PDT by RushCrush (Never give in. Never, never, never, never!)
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To: Born Conservative

"PS: it's bad luck to sign up and post for the first time on Friday the 13th."

Hey, that's good. Let's keep this going.


71 posted on 05/13/2005 10:24:26 AM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: independantbitch

"Last night, I attended a performance of Margaret Cho in Indianapolis."

Wait a minute. You attended a Margaret Cho performance and you want FReepers to explain OUR hate? I don't hear you asking Margaret Cho to explain HER hate. Your silence about her hate is deafening.


72 posted on 05/13/2005 10:27:23 AM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: independantbitch
Your screen name says it all.
73 posted on 05/13/2005 10:38:21 AM PDT by SolidRedState (E Pluribus Funk --- (Latin taglines are sooooo cool! Don't ya think?))
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To: independantbitch
If gays and minorities contribute to the workforce, pay their taxes, and want to enjoy the rights that other Americans (straight whites) do, why shouldn't they be allowed that?

Let's get something straight. If someone is born whatever color, fine, I have no problems with that. Gender: (the real chromosone related thing) no problem with that.

But some things in life are choices.

I am far from convinced that homosexuality is something programmed into the genetic code, otherwise there would not be the full-court press recruiting drive being blasted out of virtually every media and 'educational' orifice at my grandchildren and my family.

I am not homophobic. I am not afraid of homosexuals.

But I am, frankly, disgusted.

Especially by people who have made choices which they prefer not to keep to themselves, but who demand to bombard my grandchildren from an early age with the repugnant details of their perversions, and demand the right to do so, in an attempt to recruit them.

I will allow people their choices, but do not claim those choices as a basis for equality, any more than chosing to use drugs, and DO NOT MESS WITH MY KIDS.

I am more offended when these people would make a travesty of the Holy and Sacramental union of marriage by demanding they be allowed to marry, or be considered as the equal of a couple which in my belief system God ordained, when He finds their practices (as do I) an abombination.

When anyone proclaims that, by virtue of their particular perversion, they somehow have the right to rub the rest of society's noses in their affairs, they invite attack.

I made none of the claimed 'attacks' on the woman in question. But if the defense of all I consider decent must come at the expense of her claimed right to proseletyze perversion, so be it.

If someone decides to be less than equal, and claims a right to be equal, that will carry no more weight with me than deciding to dig ditches and claiming a right to be paid as well as a Doctor.

In case no one told you, actions have consequences.

74 posted on 05/13/2005 11:04:33 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (Grant no power to government you would not want your worst enemies to wield against you.)
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To: independantbitch

If we were going to send her hate mail, we would we TELL her we were FReepers? We're smarter than that.


75 posted on 05/13/2005 11:11:19 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Pajama Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: SandyInSeattle

"we would we" = "why would we"

Sheesh. I'm having multitasking issues today.


76 posted on 05/13/2005 11:13:24 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Pajama Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: independantbitch

ZOT! I don't know what you're talking about, so I had an Imperial assassin zap your brains out.

77 posted on 05/13/2005 11:52:35 AM PDT by Paul_Denton (Get the U.N. out of the U.S. and U.S. out of the U.N.!)
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To: MeekOneGOP; independantbitch; VRWCmember
DANG, I just can't win, first I get busy over at the WFTD, then when I see this ping, I can't get the VK's up and active (they glare balefully "Troll? what Troll? it's a Friday!!" So after some VERY careful negotiations and lectures concerning Duty, Honor, and Vountry, I get "Tigger the Merciless to open her eyes and agree to the Zot.

But, by the time I drag the VK to answer the Zotfather's Orders, the Troll has been banished, gone, destroyed, by the all-powerful moderators.. Tigger is not pleased. amd is ready to admisister the dreaded "one claw of retribution" to gwmoore/

But, duty calls, herewith the reluctant VK and the ZOT.

SORRY TROLL, YOU HAVE AWAKENED A SLEEPING GIANT


THIS VIKING KITTY HAS SENTENCED YOU TO THE ZOT!!

I don't like Margaret Vho either, so she gets the ZOT as well !!!!

VK "Tigger the Merciless" and Greg

78 posted on 05/13/2005 12:10:38 PM PDT by gwmoore (As the manual for the Russian Nagant revolver states: "Target Practice:'At the Deserter, FIRE' '')
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To: Owl_Eagle

>> And you define forward as what, whatever liberal feel good orthodoxy says it is? When we throw away all that society is based on, we end up with another typical liberal train wreck - Nazi Germany, Mao's China, Stalin's Russia, Pol Pot's Cambodia. How many innocents do you need to murder before you realize your philosophy is not just deeply flawed and running counter to God and human nature, but downright evil. <<

Excellent post Owl! That's a keeper.


79 posted on 05/13/2005 12:54:49 PM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Until the borders are closed there is NO security. Get Prepared. Stay Prepared.)
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To: independantbitch
It doesn't make sense to me, how seemingly intelligent people are so adament about taking a step backward

You know, I've wondered the same thing about those leftist/liberals. If you find out why they are so backward in their thinking, let me know.

BTW, what is a cho?

80 posted on 05/13/2005 2:32:53 PM PDT by zip (.Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 48% of Americans (NRA)))
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