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The furries are returning to Pittsburgh (freaks invade my city)
WTAE Pittsburgh ^ | 07/03/201

Posted on 07/03/2013 7:35:23 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue

PITTSBURGH - Downtown Pittsburgh is taking another walk on the wild side with the annual Anthrocon.

Furries -- people who are fascinated with anthropomorphics -- have begun arriving for their yearly national convention at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. It begins Thursday and continues through the weekend.

"Folks who have never seen it before, don't be scared. If you see a 6-foot-tall raccoon walking by your window, no, you're not going crazy, it's just us," Anthrocon CEO Samuel Conway said.

SLIDESHOW: Photos of furries around Pittsburgh MORE INFO: Go to WTAE.com's Furries page

Many of the thousands who will attend the convention are dressed in full or partial animal costumes as they walk through the streets of the Golden Triangle.

One furry who calls himself Exy, said, “I am a Siberian husky from Alaska. I like to pull sleds, and I like to chase my own tail.”

Exy said Pittsburgh's Antrhocon is special. “I look forward to it every day, we plan for it almost a year in advance. It’s like the best convention here in the United States.”

This year, they'll be trying to set a Guinness World Record for the "World's Largest Fursuit Parade" on Saturday.

Why is Anthrocon so popular? "Everybody loves animals. Everybody loves costumes," Conway said. "We are all about creativity, we are all about imagination, we are all about dreaming. This weekend, in the city of Pittsburgh, this is our chance to share our dreams with you."

Anthrocon includes workshops, panel discussions, art exhibitions and vendors catering to fans of the human-like animal characters.

VisitPittsburgh estimates the convention has brought more than $25 million in direct spending to the city since it first arrived in 2006. Anthrocon has also raised more than $140,000 for animal-related charities since making Pittsburgh its host city.

(Excerpt) Read more at m.wtae.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: furries
Oh haha they'll spend money in our city. Yip dee doo. /s

These people are seriously mentally ill freaks that dress like animals, use litter boxes, trash hotel rooms, and have a sex dressed as animals. This city's efforts to normalize this trash all to make buck is disgusting. Then again, what should I expect from a pace whose city hall flies the gay pride rainbow flag every June.

1 posted on 07/03/2013 7:35:23 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue
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To: surroundedbyblue

It takes a dedicated furry to dress as a porcupine and an even more dedicated furry to have sex with him or her.


2 posted on 07/03/2013 7:37:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

wait until they are allowed the right to attend school and work as furry transpecies persons.


3 posted on 07/03/2013 7:38:06 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: surroundedbyblue

I fear for the pets they have at home.


4 posted on 07/03/2013 7:38:11 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Ugh.
Then again, if its not mentally unstable to think you’re the other gender, then thinking you’re a polar bear is probably A-OK.

It’s like GaGa conjured up legions of deviant hellspawn to walk the surface of America. Most of these things are queer too.


5 posted on 07/03/2013 7:39:18 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: surroundedbyblue

Celebrate diversity!

/sarc


6 posted on 07/03/2013 7:39:19 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: surroundedbyblue

Well it could be worse, ever been to San Fransisco?


7 posted on 07/03/2013 7:40:47 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: surroundedbyblue
This article sounds like it's all innocent fun.

But isn't there a good bit of deviant sexual behavior in these sub-cultures?

I mean... they don't want to just dress like rabbits... they want to otherwise emulate rabbits.

8 posted on 07/03/2013 7:43:11 PM PDT by TontoKowalski
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To: surroundedbyblue

Why Pittsburgh?

Don’t they belong in Seattle, Berkeley, or Taos?


9 posted on 07/03/2013 7:44:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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10 posted on 07/03/2013 7:45:14 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: TontoKowalski

Last year, there were rumblings that the hotel workers complained heavily about the mess these “people” leave. Of course, that was kept out of our local MSM, who does a good job trying to pass this off as innocent fun or a bunch of folks with a harmless little hobby.

This is a sexually deviant crowd.


11 posted on 07/03/2013 7:49:38 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: Viennacon

“Then again, if its not mentally unstable to think you’re the other gender, then thinking you’re a polar bear is probably A-OK.”

Exactly.


12 posted on 07/03/2013 7:50:41 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

have they started bringing the kids yet?


13 posted on 07/03/2013 7:50:58 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

I shudder to think about that.

Some tattooed freak at work goes to this every year. He says its just nothing but random sex & is the easiest place to get laid, which he claims is his reason for going. I try to avoid him.


14 posted on 07/03/2013 7:53:24 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

LOL

That’s some pretty weird stuff. I couldn’t be caught dead in one of those suits.


15 posted on 07/03/2013 7:55:48 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

yep. But remember the normals are the ones who get ostracized now.


16 posted on 07/03/2013 7:56:14 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Mastador1

Yes I have and yes you’re right. But a small city like Pittsburgh “prides” itself on emulating the big gay icon of SF: in June we have an enormous PrideFest sponsored by pretty much anyone who’s anybody in the local business & corporate scene. And for the Supreme Court ruling, parts of the downtown area were shut for a giant homo fest called “Rejoice or Riot” There were enormous TV screens set up for the reading of the decision & some dumbass in city hall actually gave them a permit to gather despite their threat to riot if they didn’t like the decision.

I believe Advocate magazine named Pittsburgh one of the gay-friendliest cities in the U.S. pray for us.


17 posted on 07/03/2013 7:58:36 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Wait till the Furries meet the Baseball Furies from “The Warriors”!!!!


18 posted on 07/03/2013 8:14:49 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: surroundedbyblue

Refresh my memory. Didn’t Pittsburgh vote overwhelmingly for that reprehensible son of a b!tch Obama? Didn’t Pennsylvania throw its electoral votes to the blue-lipped Kenyan monkey, thus aiding his return to power and screwing us all?

Excuse me for being rude... but I’m having a VERY hard time generating any sympathy for you screwed up northern states and your perverted union-based leftist character. WTF makes y’all such idiots? Is it the weather? The water? What?

Rot in your own damn anthropomorphic furry filth.

And if you personally are the exception, CHANGE THINGS or MOVE.


19 posted on 07/03/2013 8:18:45 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Sorry, I was a little harsh.
I’m just frustrated beyond belief by the pieces of this nation that don t “get it”. They’re leeches on this well-crafted body politic and they’re going to kill America.


21 posted on 07/03/2013 8:38:57 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

The irony here is that if there is ever any real rebellion, it is going to come from a “blue” state. Because there are enough “red” who are sick of it. Sick of being outnumbered, outvoted, never counting, never being represented.


22 posted on 07/03/2013 8:47:16 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Nervous Tick

I totally feel ya on the frustration part. Things seem to be getting worse by the day, too, don’t they??

Just pray. It’s all we can do. Pray for conversion for our country & pray for the grace to do God’s will & work.


23 posted on 07/03/2013 8:47:52 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: martin_fierro; surroundedbyblue
Just keep those furry perverts away from the Parrot...He doesn't take prisoners...


24 posted on 07/03/2013 8:53:59 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: surroundedbyblue
Those fur suits have to be hotter than hell.

Imagine wearing one in JULY!!!

25 posted on 07/03/2013 8:56:06 PM PDT by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Amen.


26 posted on 07/03/2013 8:56:33 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: smoothsailing

Lol!


27 posted on 07/03/2013 9:04:34 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: surroundedbyblue
People, wearing fur, in July, in Philadelphia...nuts.

Makes more sense to convene in Quebec City in January.

28 posted on 07/03/2013 9:11:25 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: CtBigPat
Imagine wearing one in JULY!!!

I was thinking the same thing. We do get Alaska like here for at least three months every year. Why did they pick the Atlanta, Georgia three months?
30 posted on 07/03/2013 9:39:31 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

What a stupid name for their convention: the attendees are theriomorphic people, not anthropomorphic animals.


31 posted on 07/03/2013 10:39:57 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Nervous Tick

Actually most of W. Pa. went Republican and most of the greater Pittsburgh area. The leftists, low informed voters,union losers in the city went left. Pa. has a republican governor, house and senate.

Western Pa. has a majority of republican congressmen. Most all urban areas in the country are the same, even down south. Pa. has a big gun and hunting culture and a traditionalist tendency so back down a bit reb.


32 posted on 07/03/2013 11:05:03 PM PDT by roughman ( but people chose darkness instead of light : JOHN 3:19)
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To: surroundedbyblue; martin_fierro

"If you see a 6-foot-tall raccoon walking by your window, no, you're not going crazy, it's just us," Anthrocon CEO Samuel Conway said.

33 posted on 07/03/2013 11:22:14 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Mooch wouldn’t even need a costume.


34 posted on 07/04/2013 3:58:32 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: smoothsailing
Pirate Smiley (with an eyepatch)

ARRR!


35 posted on 07/04/2013 5:37:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: surroundedbyblue
Which would you rather have, furries at a convention or Amish yutes running amok?

I've yet to read of any furries playing the knock-out game........

36 posted on 07/04/2013 5:41:13 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I ain't no cracker, I'm a white a$$ soda biscuit...)
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To: surroundedbyblue

37 posted on 07/04/2013 5:50:08 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

38 posted on 07/05/2013 11:46:59 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: surroundedbyblue

We should set up an anti-fur con rally and protest this sick convention
according to the site the next one is July 3-6
http://www.anthrocon.org/

this makes the city look bad we do not need this stuff.


39 posted on 04/06/2014 5:47:10 AM PDT by blazer0295
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