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San Francisco's gay penguin has a change of heart
http://www.google.com/ ^ | Jul 19-2009 | http://www.google.com/

Posted on 07/19/2009 9:35:18 PM PDT by Maelstorm

LOS ANGELES — After six years together, the relationship between a pair of gay male penguins at San Francisco zoo is apparently over, with Harry leaving Pepper for another penguin -- Linda.

The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that the relationship between Harry and Pepper, who lived side-by-side, protecting eggs abandoned by other penguins, came to a shocking end when Harry moved into a neighboring nest with recently-widowed Linda.

The development has sparked a variety of reactions in the blogosphere, where Linda has been called a "home wrecker" who "lives for her own happiness, no matter who gets hurt."

Harrison Edell, a curator of birds at the zoo, had a more pragmatic explanation, noting that Linda's recently-deceased partner was a leader of sorts among the small zoo penguin community, commanding not one but two nests.

"For penguins, real estate means a lot," Edell told the Los Angeles Times, so "as far as penguins go, she was a pretty attractive prospect."

With Pepper rejoining the ranks of the single, Christian website OneNewsNow.com took the split as a sign that "nature prefers heterosexual relationships."

Others were more sympathetic to the bereft Pepper.

John, writing on "The Frigging Loon" blog, said he was "heartbroken" about the split and that he hopes Pepper "finds another male penguin that is ten times hotter than Harry!"

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: exgay; homosexualagenda; penguin; urlisnotthesource

1 posted on 07/19/2009 9:35:18 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Slut. The guy can’t make up his mind!


2 posted on 07/19/2009 9:37:43 PM PDT by exist
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To: exist

He was waiting for just the right kind of girl with a nice piece of real-estate. That sounds a lot like John Kerry.


3 posted on 07/19/2009 9:39:46 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Sarah Palin 2012 (Who else in the GOP is man enough?))
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To: exist
Slut. The guy can’t make up his mind!

Nah...he's just Bi-POLAR... >rimshot<

4 posted on 07/19/2009 9:40:49 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Maelstorm

Wait a min! How can you be born homosexual and then simply ‘migrate’ to heterosexuality? I mean, you’re ‘born’ that way, it’s a ‘natural’ response...


5 posted on 07/19/2009 9:41:17 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Maelstorm

GEEZ! This S—t again!? We just had to endure a Waterbury American-Republican article on this.

As that old bumper sticker years ago “Nuke the Gay Whales”, perhaps we could “Nuke the Gay Penguins” too.


6 posted on 07/19/2009 9:42:16 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Beowulf9

I think its a bird thing. I had a baby robin who thought I was mommy for a while until he got his feathers. Now, there he is, out there in the yard with his Robin friends.

parsy, who has gotten two wild birds raised


7 posted on 07/19/2009 9:44:06 PM PDT by parsifal ("Knock and ye shall receive!" (The Bible, somewhere.))
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To: Gondring
Nah...he's just Bi-POLAR... >rimshot<

That was good.

8 posted on 07/19/2009 9:49:32 PM PDT by exist
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To: Maelstorm

You are TOO good with words! or for words!


9 posted on 07/19/2009 10:10:22 PM PDT by missanne (That's all I can stands and I can't stands no more?? This is one of those days!)
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To: Maelstorm

Years ago, I attended a cat show and observed two males doing the deed with each other. I asked the owner about that; she said that it’s a common phenomenon among young cats, but that they eventually grow out of it.

Poor Pepper...abandoned for another penguin. I guess he will have to find another mate now.


10 posted on 07/19/2009 10:37:48 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Maelstorm; exist; Gondring; parsifal
> "For penguins, real estate means a lot"

Well, then the reason is obvious...

She had huge... tracts of land!

11 posted on 07/19/2009 11:01:15 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Maelstorm

Where but San Francisco could you find a queer penguin?


12 posted on 07/19/2009 11:06:57 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: exist
It was born GAY! Humans are born GAY, it must be true!
The MYTH must be true DAMMIT!@
13 posted on 07/19/2009 11:09:29 PM PDT by MaxMax (I AM THE REAL JIM THOMPSON)
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To: MaxMax

Dude humans are born retarded, or without penises, or with missing ears— why can’t they be born gay?? Of all the defections in nature— that homosexuality could not possibly be one of them seems odd.


14 posted on 07/19/2009 11:17:45 PM PDT by exist
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To: exist
Of all the defections in nature— that homosexuality could not possibly be one of them seems odd.

There is no scientific evidence to support the born that way theory and no credible scientist will state otherwise. Science is actually quite hostile to the born that way theory.

What seems odd is some believe homosexuals are born that way but there is nothing on which to base their belief.

Born that way theory
What do clinical studies say?

15 posted on 07/19/2009 11:53:55 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: scripter

Don’t confuse him with facts, he is having a bad day...


16 posted on 07/20/2009 12:30:44 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Maelstorm

It just didn’t work out, he kept wearing the same outfit as me!


17 posted on 07/20/2009 1:16:27 AM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: Maelstorm

All the commentators are fracking mad, or have been watching too many Disney films.

This was a ridiculous story when it broke and its still a ridiculous story now. Trying to justify or condemn Human behaviour because of what Penguins do is anthropomorphism run riot.


18 posted on 07/20/2009 3:34:23 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Maelstorm

Truth IS stranger than fiction...I thought I was reading The Onion...LOL


19 posted on 07/20/2009 6:11:56 AM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Magnum44

Lol Yeah. Someone out there has a sense of humor.


20 posted on 07/20/2009 6:14:07 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Sarah Palin 2012 (Who else in the GOP is man enough?))
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To: Maelstorm

She’s got huge... tracts of land!


21 posted on 07/20/2009 6:14:10 AM PDT by Sloth (The Second Amendment is the ultimate "term limit.")
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To: fatnotlazy

I’ve seen a lot. Animals do a lot of things. I’ve never been one to find the argument convincing that because a behavior is observed in animals that it is validated or a good behavior for humans. I’ve seen a dog humping a cat. I also observed what is more often the case which is smaller males being forcibly raped. Great apes same sex coupling is almost always tied to suppressing and forcing submission. I’ve never seen cats involved in gay sex, if it does happen it is probably not very common though is probably more likely in cases where the animals have no access to females.


22 posted on 07/20/2009 6:24:48 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Sarah Palin 2012 (Who else in the GOP is man enough?))
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To: missanne

Ahh shucks missanne. :-)


23 posted on 07/20/2009 6:26:43 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Sarah Palin 2012 (Who else in the GOP is man enough?))
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To: Vanders9

Exactly it is stupidity. Animals do a lot of things that people do and they do a lot of things that they don’t. They sniff butts to say hello, eat feces, eat their young, etc which are things normal people would never do. Most animals are driven by one thing to reproduce. You will almost never find them exclusively homosexual, many of them mate with anything literally. I saw a lizard trying to mate with a plastic gecko.


24 posted on 07/20/2009 6:32:10 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Sarah Palin 2012 (Who else in the GOP is man enough?))
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To: Maelstorm

From what the owner of the cats told me, it seems that adolescent cats sometimes get confused. They know they want to do the deed; they just don’t know who to do it with.


25 posted on 07/20/2009 7:42:47 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Gondring
Nah...he's just Bi-POLAR... >rimshot<

so, this bi-polar penguin is having car problems, and takes it to his buddy the walrus, who's a mechanic. Walrus tells him that it will be an hour or so before he can diagnose the issue, so penguin takes a stroll.

On his way back, he passes an Eskimo Pie vendor, so he buys one, and is just licking the last of it off the stick when he walks into walrus' garage.

Walrus looks up and, seeing penguin returning for his diagnosis on his car, says "hey, man... it looks like you blew a seal."

Penguin, taking his flipper and wiping his beak replies "Oh, no... it's just a little ice cream".
26 posted on 07/20/2009 10:48:37 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves)
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To: SpinnerWebb

“She didn’t care who got hurt”? Isn’t that why the guys in Brokeback Mountain were hailed as heroes by gay guys?


27 posted on 07/20/2009 2:03:33 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: parsifal

Awww. I love wild birds.

Well, he’s still in YOUR yard, mom:)


28 posted on 07/22/2009 7:37:04 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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