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So We Are To Believe That Romney Did What???

Posted on 05/11/2012 7:35:17 AM PDT by Why So Serious

In high school Mitt Romney supposedly held a kid down with the help of four others and cut his hair. Because he was gay?

Mitt was born in 1947, assuming that one graduates high school at 18 that would make this incident take place no later than 1965. Let us assume that it was senior year and it was 1965. Who was gay in 1965. I graduated in 1980 and I can tell you that I never heard of a gay kid in my high school which was in the middle of Chicago. I find it extremely hard to believe that Mitt did what he did in the 1960s for the reason stated.

I will admit that at the park that I hung out at there were the "Greasers" [bear drinkers]and the "Freaks" [pot-heads]and it was not unheard of for a couple of Greasers to grab a Freak and cut his hair. But not because he was gay.

Let's focus more on the here and now. Does the guy that had his hair cut have a job, a house, and a pension?


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1 posted on 05/11/2012 7:35:18 AM PDT by Why So Serious
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To: Why So Serious

Nope...he died several years ago.


2 posted on 05/11/2012 7:36:21 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Why So Serious

The first thing that I thought of was that I never heard the term gay in high school during the 60’s.


3 posted on 05/11/2012 7:40:39 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: RexBeach

There is another thread here regarding his sisters. They remember no such event and they are royally Pi$$ed about the bogus story and said if their brother was alive today he would be livid.


4 posted on 05/11/2012 7:40:49 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Why So Serious
Let's focus more on the here and now. Does the guy that had his hair cut have a job, a house, and a pension?

Actually, the guy is dead - liver cancer. His family is not happy with this story, which they describe as "factually inaccurate" and "used to further a political agenda". The story does mesh nicely with the week's Obama campaign theme of special rights for gays, and keeping Obama in power is (to liberals) more important than human decency.

5 posted on 05/11/2012 7:41:43 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: RexBeach

There is another thread here regarding his sisters. They remember no such event and they are royally Pi$$ed about the bogus story and said if their brother was alive today he would be livid.

And to be clear, I am NO Romney supporter, but this bringing up alleged high school pranks BS is really ticking me off.

Next they’ll be telling us he used to have to wear a diaper because he couldn’t control his BM’s.

This is pathetic.


6 posted on 05/11/2012 7:42:18 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Why So Serious

Agreed. There were no openly homosexual kids in my high school either. Years ago, this subject was not talked about. Nowadays, in this “Glee” generation, it’s actually cool among some to say you are gay or “bi-sexual”, but not years ago. So it’s hard to believe that Romney and the guys were expressing “homophobia” and all that.

And why is the MSM reporting something that happened almost 50 years ago anyway? What does this reveal about Romney and character issues, or what his goals as president would be? Will we hear corresponding embarrassing incidents from Obama’s youth???


7 posted on 05/11/2012 7:42:30 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Why So Serious
"Greasers" [bear drinkers]

"Gimme a big ol' gulp, Yogi!"


8 posted on 05/11/2012 7:43:38 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Why So Serious

Oh my gosh! Cut a hippie homos hair.

In basic training we scrubbed a dirty-neck with Lava soap and a scrub brush.

Guess I’ll not be running for public orifice.


9 posted on 05/11/2012 7:43:52 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: RexBeach

I’ve gone on record as saying the only way I would vote for Romney is if some future revelation about Obama or other “dramatic turn of events” changed the situation. It was a caveat that I did not expect to really be needed, but this event borders on it.

Yeah, I am really as ticked about this as I was about the claims that Sarah was actually the grandmother of her youngest. GRRRRR!!


10 posted on 05/11/2012 7:44:33 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: humblegunner

Whose tongue is that?


11 posted on 05/11/2012 7:44:35 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

In the sixties, my biggest competitor for my eventual girlfriend was effeminate. It did turn out that he was homosexual, but I found out at our 20 year high school reunion. At the time it never crossed my mind. Otherwise, I would not have seen him as competition.

Time reference: I graduated in 1972.


12 posted on 05/11/2012 7:46:09 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Why So Serious

I had a homosexual friend in high school in 1967 or 1968, that was in Texas.

Being naturally conservative I was extremely hostile to bully’s, and was something of an anti-bully enforcer from 1st grade through the rest of my life. Romney would not have liked to have me catch him and his posse attacking an individual.


13 posted on 05/11/2012 7:46:27 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Obama, Romney,"Eurasia" "Eastasia" "Oceania" I can't keep up with the players anymore.)
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To: cuban leaf

Yep, as much as I dislike Romney, this is showing who our real enemy is. I don’t like Romney one iota more because of it....but it has made me even more disgusted with Obama and his minions in the media.


14 posted on 05/11/2012 7:46:56 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Baynative

Heck. I didn’t even know the meaning of “gay” until a few years out of college.

Talk about innocence.

But then I grew up in a very conservative, different culture…the Canal Zone.

Anybody who did not behave was deported back to the U.S. within 24-48 hours.


15 posted on 05/11/2012 7:49:52 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Why So Serious

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/05/10/Washington-Post-Hit-Piece-Implodes

This WAPO hit piece is going down in flames. CBS interviewed the source, Stu White, who said that he didn’t witness the incident and didn’t even know about it until WAPO told him about it. Yet, WAPO said he ‘has long been bothered by the Lauber incident.’ Also, Lauber’s sister is saying that she doesn’t remember anything like that happening at all. Lauber, (the supposed victim) is now deceased. I believe that the media were given their marching orders to find or manufacture a ‘homophobe’ hit piece on Romney to come out the day after Obama’s gay marriage thing. The story itself is not ‘homophobic’ IMO.


16 posted on 05/11/2012 7:50:32 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Why So Serious

I was in elementary school in the 60’s and teasing about gays using various slurs (though not much the term ‘gay’) was common then, so I expect it was in a private boys’ high school as well.

Certainly many gays have recounted such harassment in school from that era.

Sounds like Romney went overboard trying not to be the goody-two-shoes son of the governor when, by being an observant Mormon, almost by definition that’s what he was.

But that’s not a reason to reelect Obama!


17 posted on 05/11/2012 7:52:20 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Baynative

You are right. There was a “Q” word used and I thought it meant someone was strange. I was probably a junior or senior before someone explained the term. That was something that went pretty much under the radar where I lived.


18 posted on 05/11/2012 7:52:30 AM PDT by kactus
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To: Why So Serious

“Does the guy that had his hair cut have a job, a house, and a pension?”

He actually had a pretty amazing life, I think it may be covered at the end of the article.

It’s very sad that this fellow died so young, but it sounds like he was vying for “most interesting man in the world”.

He did some fancy schmancy equestrian work in England. Was a merchant seaman. Became a chef at some fancy restaurant, and even did contractor work of some kind (food?) in Iraq.

I might have messed up some of the details, but that’s the flavor of it.

Maybe he just did all these things to try and escape the humiliation he still felt over Romney’s prank.

But I was bullied a lot in school (A LOT - and by people who were JUST LIKE ME in every way, sex, color, class, ethnicity, religion) and I’ve never done anything particularly interesting.


19 posted on 05/11/2012 7:53:58 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: dfwgator

Although this inspires less serious thoughts, my serious analysis is: If the other guys who did this (and gee all happen to support Obama now) grew up to become sensitive, soulful, nondiscriminating sweethearts, why should anyone assume Mitt Romney is not a great guy 50 years later?

Hmm yet somehow these other guys all consider themselves to now be on the correct side of God, yet they are motivated to pigeon hole Romney back to a 50 year ago high school incident? Despite the fact, let’s face it, they know Romney has led a productive life for many years since.

IOW, hatchet job, not scissor job.


20 posted on 05/11/2012 7:54:16 AM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: dfwgator

On the less serious side, I would limit the presidential debates to Obama, Romney, and a pair of scissors.


21 posted on 05/11/2012 7:57:33 AM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: Why So Serious

In 1965 “Gay” still meant mirthful and carefree.


22 posted on 05/11/2012 7:58:46 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Why So Serious

I don’t ever remember anyone being bullied because of being homo or “strange”.

The school toughs always chose weaker kids to bully who were not able or allowed by their parents to fight back.


23 posted on 05/11/2012 7:59:13 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Why So Serious
His family has this to say about the reports of Romney bullying Lauder in the media: ““The family of John Lauber is releasing a statement saying the portrayal of John is factually incorrect and we are aggrieved that he would be used to further a political agenda. There will be no more comments from the family.”

http://olehgirl.com/?p=10586

Why aren't we talking about Hussein's dismal record? The devaluation of the dollar....unemployment....budget/housing crisis, etc.

The LSN are shills for Hussein ...as someone on Fox said last night....they are *stenographers* for him.

24 posted on 05/11/2012 8:00:18 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Why So Serious
True or not, fill in the blanks:

Jimmy cracked corn and _ _____ ____.

25 posted on 05/11/2012 8:00:27 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: Williams

I found the perfect campaign song for Romney

XTC - Scissor Man

Snipping, snipping, snipping goes the
scissor man
Putting end to evil doers games
Snipping, snipping, snipping goes the
scissor man
Maybe you are in his book of names
Maybe you are in his book of names

So be kind and helpful to your mother
Just think twice before you try and steal
When he cuts with sticky silver snippers
You may find the wounds will never heal

All self made bad boys
If you refuse to believe he exist
You won’t be frightened when you find out
You’re on his list
You’re on his list
You’re on his list

So be good and never poison people
Just think twice before the deed is done
When you wake up guilty in the morning
You may find important pieces gone


26 posted on 05/11/2012 8:01:22 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: humblegunner

the funniest correction I have ever received, thanks for the laugh


27 posted on 05/11/2012 8:05:52 AM PDT by Why So Serious (There is no cure for stupidity!!!)
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To: Why So Serious
He went on to Congress.


28 posted on 05/11/2012 8:06:38 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: 9YearLurker

****Certainly many gays have recounted such harassment in school from that era.****

And more people who were NOT GAY were also bullied and harassed.
Reasons: Poor (no money) student, physically weak, new to the school, No family heritage in the area (Your pappy and grandpappy wasn’t born here), beat up jut for the hell of it or to prove the beater is tougher than you.


29 posted on 05/11/2012 8:11:01 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: IbJensen

“Whose tongue is that?”

I think it belongs to Barney Frank


30 posted on 05/11/2012 8:13:08 AM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: jocon307

I got bullied in Junior High for being a “Band Fag”. Yeah well a funny thing happens to drummers when they get to High School. They have a Rock Band. And what do Rock bands attract? GIRLS! and Beer!


31 posted on 05/11/2012 8:13:47 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Baynative
The first thing that I thought of was that I never heard the term gay in high school during the 60’s.

Until April 9, 1974, when they caved to an intense and vicious organized campaign of deceit and intimidation, the American Psychiatric Association generally considered sexual desires toward members of one’s own gender to be disordered.

32 posted on 05/11/2012 8:14:27 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Why So Serious

So now we have a bogus event/story that Romney apologized for, that will be the next story - why did he apologize for something that didn’t happen.


33 posted on 05/11/2012 8:15:04 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: humblegunner

OMG! gunner...... please tell me that is not you french kissing that bear!


34 posted on 05/11/2012 8:16:27 AM PDT by Ditter
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why did he apologize for something that didn’t happen.

Romney ain't exactly to sharpest tool in the shed.

35 posted on 05/11/2012 8:17:02 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Why So Serious

It was 1965 when homosexuality was sometimes called “The love that dare not speak it’s name” as opposed to now when it’s “The love that won’t shut the hell up.”


36 posted on 05/11/2012 8:17:08 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Why So Serious

That’s okay, we’ll just have a look at Obama’s transcripts


37 posted on 05/11/2012 8:17:39 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: kactus

“You are right. There was a “Q” word used and I thought it meant someone was strange.”

If you mean queer for the “Q” word, we also used it as someone who was strange but nothing sexual...like the word pansy...but then, pansy had the meaning of someone who was non masculine do to no guts.


38 posted on 05/11/2012 8:18:58 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: svcw

Romney returned a library book a week late.

All the major media will hunt down the librarian and how she was scarred for life. And (the horrors) the person who wanted to check that book out had to wait. Still in therapy over that.

Next, Romney didn’t put the toilet seat down.

Yeah I do believe it will get this silly.


39 posted on 05/11/2012 8:19:56 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Agreed. There were no openly homosexual kids in my high school either. Years ago, this subject was not talked about. Nowadays, in this “Glee” generation, it’s actually cool among some to say you are gay or “bi-sexual”, but not years ago. So it’s hard to believe that Romney and the guys were expressing “homophobia” and all that.

When I was in public schools there were weaker kids that were the victims of bullying. I suspect that many of today's potential targets for bullying may declare themselves "Gay" because they know the school will take extra pains to protect them. That and the "cool kids" who watch "Glee" might think better of slightly better of them. Protected status. Plus it all goes down easier with the campaign to confuse adolescents about their sexual roles.

40 posted on 05/11/2012 8:20:02 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Why So Serious

That he was a dick to one of his classmates when they were kids. Yeah. Somebody decided that was a serious issue.


41 posted on 05/11/2012 8:23:57 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: svcw

He didn’t apologize for this event. He kind of apologized for anything he may have done in High School that offended anyone. He shouldn’t have but that’s what all Republicans do.


42 posted on 05/11/2012 8:26:03 AM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: dfwgator

“Romney ain’t exactly to sharpest tool in the shed.”

Exactly.

I can’t stand him.

There is no difference between the Kenyan bastard and Romney other than the amount of melanin in their skin.


43 posted on 05/11/2012 8:26:57 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Texas resident

Toilet seat! I feel for Mrs Romney, all those men in the house.


44 posted on 05/11/2012 8:38:09 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: ansel12

I don’t believe a word that comes out of your mouth. I think you were a wimp then and you’re a wimp now.


45 posted on 05/11/2012 8:38:20 AM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: beandog

LOL, the internet, guys like you really love it.


46 posted on 05/11/2012 8:55:21 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Obama, Romney,"Eurasia" "Eastasia" "Oceania" I can't keep up with the players anymore.)
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To: Why So Serious

In all the discussions about ‘bullying’, I never see anyone ask, “who else is being bullied besides the gays”.

It’s like there is no one else that had to deal withh assholes in junior high and high school.


47 posted on 05/11/2012 9:03:26 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: Why So Serious

In his first autobiography Obama basically admits to blowing off the last 2 yrs. of high school, drinking beer and getting high.

Yet somehow he was mysteriously admitted to Columbia and Harvard.


48 posted on 05/11/2012 9:09:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: massgopguy

LOL! Rock on dude!


49 posted on 05/11/2012 9:14:48 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Why So Serious

I can think of two guys who were gay in my high school in 1980.


50 posted on 05/11/2012 9:18:48 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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