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82 lawmakers ask for end to ban on gay men donating blood
The Hill ^ | 08/05/13 | Ramsey Cox

Posted on 08/05/2013 12:45:42 PM PDT by fwdude

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The insanity continues. PC will be the death of us all.
1 posted on 08/05/2013 12:45:42 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: fwdude

Let me guess... Congresscritters will be exempt from this as well...


2 posted on 08/05/2013 12:47:04 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: fwdude

Well, liberals are all about fair. And to them, it’s fair if we all get HIV.

Sick, rotten bass turds. The 82 who support this should be shot, they are dangerous.


3 posted on 08/05/2013 12:47:42 PM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: fwdude

sure wouldn’t want anyone’s feelings hurt.


4 posted on 08/05/2013 12:48:00 PM PDT by Sioux-san (So)
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To: fwdude

Because giving them the ability to donate blood, despite their extremely high rates of HIV/AIDs is vitally important to people who need blood.


5 posted on 08/05/2013 12:48:08 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: fwdude

I know blood screening has gotten better, but my mother died from Hepatitis she contracts from a blood she received after surgery. I say no,


6 posted on 08/05/2013 12:48:41 PM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: fwdude

Ask Arthur Ashe if this is a good idea.


7 posted on 08/05/2013 12:48:48 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: fwdude

Are we short on blood?


8 posted on 08/05/2013 12:48:56 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: fwdude

I sure don’t want their damn blood.


9 posted on 08/05/2013 12:49:00 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: fwdude

Well this is just great. Enzi is an enabler and so is Cheney. Somebody else get into that race please.


10 posted on 08/05/2013 12:49:23 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: driftdiver
Because giving them the ability to donate blood, despite their extremely high rates of HIV/AIDs is vitally important to people who need blood.

Arthur Ashe was unavailable for comment.

11 posted on 08/05/2013 12:49:33 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: fwdude

And that blood should exclusively reserved for congresscritters, federal employees, and most certainly for the White House occupants.

And the blood source should be CLEARLY LABELED.

Think about getting Bawny Fwank’s blood...multiple problems...disease, threat of becoming just as stupid, and possibly very ugly and disgusting babies.


12 posted on 08/05/2013 12:49:53 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: fwdude

Those lawmakers should be forced to sign a card stating that if they ever need blood they can only use queer blood.


13 posted on 08/05/2013 12:50:01 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: fwdude

Sure as long as Democrats and their families get that blood and mine get the good stuff.


14 posted on 08/05/2013 12:50:03 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: driftdiver

And you know homosexuals will all rush to donate AIDSee blood just because they can


15 posted on 08/05/2013 12:50:05 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: fwdude

If they support it they should be given a vial of every blood their type that comes from them....

Before screening it for disease....

Goose meet Gander!

I mean

Silly Goose, meet Silly Gander...


16 posted on 08/05/2013 12:50:24 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GeorgeTex
Ask Arthur Ashe if this is a good idea.

Damn you, sir! (see post# 11)

17 posted on 08/05/2013 12:50:40 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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“82 lawmakers ask for end to ban on gay men donating blood”

F*ck That! Let these 82 get a blood transfusion from them first!

Those people are some of the filthiest sex pervs on Earth. They dont care where they get it or from whom, and they have the STD infection rate to prove it.

It is criminal to subject people to being infected by them!


18 posted on 08/05/2013 12:50:56 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: fwdude

When you can only get 82 out of 535 brain dead idiots to agree to call for something, doesn’t that sort of confirm it’s a bad idea?


19 posted on 08/05/2013 12:51:18 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: fwdude

Just inject every single one of them with HIV. And then deny medical.


20 posted on 08/05/2013 12:51:18 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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PC will be the death of us all.

Literally.

21 posted on 08/05/2013 12:51:43 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: fwdude

How about leprosy, syphilis, gonorrhea, MRSA, tuberculosis,? Why do they want us to only get AIDS?


22 posted on 08/05/2013 12:51:55 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: fwdude

I’m an 11 gallon donor. If the Red Cross allows HIV-infected blood into the system then I’ll stop donating. And so will a whole lot of other donors.

We should have learned this lesson from France.

When you ask the question, “How stupid can you get?”, the left keeps redefining the limits.

BTW: I’m aware of the recent studies on HIV blood donation and the statistical results. If you believe Wikipedia and the left you’ll believe anything. Better safe than sorry. And don’t tell me only a few people will get contaminated and infected. One is too many.


23 posted on 08/05/2013 12:52:15 PM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: fwdude

Let those who want this get the first pint.


24 posted on 08/05/2013 12:53:18 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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So we should also open up the blood donations for people who have been to the UK, Africa and all sorts of areas....???

How about people who have had blood borne parasites, and any and all STDs even if they are in a management phase of treatment or have an incurable disease....


25 posted on 08/05/2013 12:53:31 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: fwdude

Why is it so important that queers give blood? Especially when they are carriers of AIDS.


26 posted on 08/05/2013 12:53:39 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: fwdude

Yep. It’s insanity. There’s a very, VERY good reason why the ban was put into place in the first place. As I recall, the AIDS virus could be transmitted before it could be detected by blood tests. In other words, there was no way to ensure donated blood was free of the virus. At the time, I recall people who needed transfusions were getting the AIDS virus from donated blood.

Now, if they can prove donated blood is 100% safe (which I very highly doubt), then maybe the ban could be reasonably lifted. If not, then it needs to stay in place. These jerks who signed the petition should be the FIRST to receive donated blood from active homosexuals. Me, personally? I don’t want contaminated blood so some stinking politician can feel satisfied with themselves (for being all tolerant and diverse).


27 posted on 08/05/2013 12:53:50 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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The fudge packer’s disease, AIDS, is back on the rise and commie liberals want these disease maggots to pollute our blood supply.

Just more of the war the government is wagging on the average citizen.


28 posted on 08/05/2013 12:54:35 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: JT Hatter

BTW: I’m aware of the recent studies on HIV blood donation and the statistical results. If you believe Wikipedia and the left you’ll believe anything. Better safe than sorry. And don’t tell me only a few people will get contaminated and infected. One is too many.

I grew up in a rurual area and a high school classmate lost her mother to HIV due to a Tainted Blood Donation in the early 80’s....

Screw PC Correctness, Epidemiology takes precendence...


29 posted on 08/05/2013 12:55:19 PM PDT by GraceG
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My Brother was a cured cancer patient, and he couldn’t give blood either.

There is no case on record of cancer being transmitted by blood donation to my knowledge. Yet there is plenty of proof HIV can be given.


30 posted on 08/05/2013 12:56:05 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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Beagle8U: “Those lawmakers should be forced to sign a card stating that if they ever need blood they can only use queer blood.”

Yep! If the blood from queers is 100% safe, then why shouldn’t they use it exclusively? No. They’d rather have innocent children (and adults) who need surgery catch AIDS from a tainted transfusion.


31 posted on 08/05/2013 12:57:22 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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I would be in favor of this if all the blood donated by homosexuals was identified and targeted only for the use of Congressman, Senators, their staffs and White House personnel. Those people should be required to use blood donated by homosexuals. No other donated blood should ever be available to them.

Other people could use blood donated by homosexuals if they chose to.

32 posted on 08/05/2013 12:57:35 PM PDT by detective
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Why is it so important that queers give blood?

I've wondered that myself. I suppose the answer lies somewhere in the area of what makes it so important that they be "married," as opposed to joined by civil union. They don't want any asterisks in the playbook.

It's the Orwellian, leftist supported technique of controlling language to control conceptualization of difference.

33 posted on 08/05/2013 12:58:06 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: fwdude

Oh, just FABulous.


34 posted on 08/05/2013 12:58:50 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: fwdude

Time to set some of my blood aside.


35 posted on 08/05/2013 12:59:08 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: Viennacon

One has to wonder if, when he was undergoing his heart replacement surgery, Cheney would have opted for blood donated by a gay man.

Perhaps blood banks can take blood from gay men and have it labeled as such. They could allow the blood recipient the option of using it or not. Oh, and make its acceptance mandatory for Members of Congress and gay activists.


36 posted on 08/05/2013 12:59:31 PM PDT by EDINVA
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Enzi, huh?

He must be getting some pressure from either a family member or someone who has some “skeleton-in-a-closet” info on him.


37 posted on 08/05/2013 12:59:44 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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??

I hope not.

I am supposed to donate a kidney sooner or later, I guess I’ll refuse any blood (not that it should be necessary) if this happens.


38 posted on 08/05/2013 12:59:59 PM PDT by GeronL
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For some reason, I'm reminded of this:

Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal
39 posted on 08/05/2013 1:00:21 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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VanDeKoik: “They dont care where they get it or from whom, and they have the STD infection rate to prove it.”

Now, what a minute. You can’t write that! We aren’t permitted to mention that filthy homosexuals have a much higher incidence of AIDS and other STDs, just like we can’t say young, black males have a much higher crime rate. Haven’t you learned there are some truths that may never be spoken?

(yeah, that’s sarcasm)


40 posted on 08/05/2013 1:01:11 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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It isn't just aids, the queers keep inventing nasty new diseases every day.
41 posted on 08/05/2013 1:01:56 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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It is the fudgepackers who are the bullies, and they don't care how many people die as a result of pretending that gay is the new normal.

Nation's blood supply facing new danger -- stiff political pressure to change rules regarding homosexual blood donors

Canadian health authorities admit gay sex dangerous, blood-donors must be abstinent 5 years


42 posted on 08/05/2013 1:02:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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Given the topic, and I’m not trying to minimize how ludicrous this is in any way, I can’t help but get a chuckle our of the writer’s name.


43 posted on 08/05/2013 1:03:44 PM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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44 posted on 08/05/2013 1:03:45 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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Eighty-two lawmakers in the House and Senate signed on to the letter, including Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Enzi was the only Republican to sign the letter.

If any of them need a transfusion, they should have to only be given blood donated by homosexuals.

But, in the usual scope of all things related to lawmakers, they will exempt themselves from having to abide by the laws they pass.

45 posted on 08/05/2013 1:04:40 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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GraceG: “Screw PC Correctness, Epidemiology takes precendence...”

In point of fact, no it doesn’t. The left is politicizing medicine, too. Nothing can stand in the way of Fairness, the greatest virtue next to sodomy and abortion.


46 posted on 08/05/2013 1:04:46 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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Reading the comments on the Hill site, you aren’t too far off at how the lefties are reacting.

Those people are truly sick.


47 posted on 08/05/2013 1:05:54 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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Let’s be scientific about it first. The congress critters can be the subjects of a double blind test, giving one group the blood of queers once a week for twelve months, and the other group the blood of drug addicts for another twelve months, not telling either group which blood they are getting, and see who feels best when the experiment is over. Swapping of bodily fluids between the to two test samples will have to be forbidden.


48 posted on 08/05/2013 1:06:13 PM PDT by pallis
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To: GeronL

The thing to do is to donate your own blood in advance of the surgery so that it can be ready if you need some back. I’m told this is the safest way. I don’t know if that’s possible everywhere in the US, though.


49 posted on 08/05/2013 1:06:50 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Mike Darancette

Oh, it will probably not help. The crazies will find some way to mandate that blood be mixed with approved querty. For “fairness”.


50 posted on 08/05/2013 1:07:01 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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