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Celebrate Conformity! (Mark Steyn)
steynonline.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 04/07/2014 3:35:16 PM PDT by neverdem

On Wednesday, I wrote about the Mozilla CEO in trouble for a five-year-old donation to Proposition Eight, the successful California ballot measure that banned gay marriage - if only until America's robed rulers declared the will of the people to be "unconstitutional". Brandon Eich is a tech genius: Aside from co-founding Mozilla and creating Firefox, he also invented JavaScript. Apparently, the disgusting homophobic hatey-hatey-hateful belief that marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman is not incompatible with knowing your way around a computer...

(Excerpt) Read more at steynonline.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: firstamendment; steyn

1 posted on 04/07/2014 3:35:16 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: JLS

Ping


2 posted on 04/07/2014 3:35:53 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem
Mark, remember what the great T. E. Lawrence said .....

"NOOO PRISONNERRRRS, NOOOOOOOO PRISOONNNNERRRRRRRSSSS!!"

Seriously, this episode has potential to be the Dropped Penny Heard 'Round the World. The Gay Left has overplayed their hand here and showed prematurely what they intend for everyone Not Gay, and I hope they don't get that hand back!

3 posted on 04/07/2014 3:47:50 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus; little jeremiah; scripter; wagglebee
Guys, the HRC has overplayed their hand and showed people what they're made of.

This could be a Pyrrhic victory for them.

4 posted on 04/07/2014 3:50:50 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: neverdem

Rush commented on this today ,, according to him the instigator was the founder/ceo of “OK-Cupid.com” , a gay hookup/dating site ... the kicker is that this person contributed to a anti-gay-marriage Utah Repub senator. ,,, and supposedly he was attempting to get some publicity for his site.


5 posted on 04/07/2014 3:53:58 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: neverdem

Underneath the agonized prose, Mitchell Baker is a bare-knuckled thug.

Underneath the agonized prose, Mitchell Baker is a bare-knuckled thug.

Underneath the agonized prose, Mitchell Baker is a bare-knuckled thug.


6 posted on 04/07/2014 3:54:15 PM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: Neidermeyer

Most of those dating sites would do anything to get publicity.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 4:00:47 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: neverdem

Downloaded Opera as a replacement for Firefox.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 4:01:09 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: lentulusgracchus
You guy are dreaming if you think this is a going to change and thing..big deal ..the Brownshirts acted like Brownshirts...we said we are losing our freedoms for years ...well now is the then we warned about...our freedom are already lost... the walls of the prison have been build ..the barbed wires is in place..

The thing about the old boil frog analogy..it has to wake up and jump BEFORE its cooked..Well the public snooze too long... its already cooked...

To regain your freedom is now a long road and battle anew

9 posted on 04/07/2014 4:21:07 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: GOPJ
Correctly described by another FReeper as the obvious love-child of Elizabeth Warren and used janitor's mop:


10 posted on 04/07/2014 4:29:48 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: tophat9000

Then why do you bother to post? To get people to quit resisting, to quit communicating, to quit analyzing and to quit understanding because it doesn’t matter, the battle is lost?

I think that’s exactly why you post. To push your boss’s new meme: “What does it matter?”

Some people asassinated the body. You seek to asassinate the heart.

Vile, vile, vile.


11 posted on 04/07/2014 4:39:24 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: lentulusgracchus
Guys, the HRC has overplayed their hand and showed people what they're made of.

Yes, the Mrs Bill (Hillary Rodham Clintonites) cultists are pure evil, and the more time goes by the more they show their true colours.

12 posted on 04/07/2014 5:04:15 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: neverdem

The Gay Mafia has destroyed the referendum process, which is a part of the democratic system.

Even though Proposition Eight gained enough votes to ban same-sex marriage in California, the ban was overturned by a homosexual judge.

But that wasn’t enough. Now the gays have managed to get a Proposition Eight contributor fired.

So how can California or any other state hold referendums in the future? If the will of the people voting in a referendum can simply be overturned by a judge, and if those contributing to help get a referendum passed can be ganged up on and destroyed for their views, it makes no sense for anyone to take part in referendums.

Which means the People have effectively been silenced and we’re living in a tyranny — at least Californians are living in a tyranny. If the voters of California who successfully voted to ban same-sex marriage in their state, only to have their will overturned, truly want to see same-sex marriages banned, they will have to vote Republican. Republican officials will then choose Republican judges and freedom and happiness will return to the Golden State.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 5:41:02 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Utilizer
No, I meant the Human Rights Campaign <sic>, the gay-rights umbrella organization that leads this whole foul-smelling circus.

Their name is a lie -- "homosexual rights" are "human rights"? Really? -- but that's what they (lyingly) call themselves.

14 posted on 04/07/2014 5:59:50 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: FredZarguna
What did you expect of a Cal-Berkeley lawyerette who was for years Mozilla's "Chief Lizard Wrangler"?

She's straight, married, one son. So whatever she did, she did out of Berkeley moral arrogance or pressure from "somewhere".

15 posted on 04/07/2014 6:09:59 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: FredZarguna

Woo! she takes ugly to a whole new level...


16 posted on 04/07/2014 7:58:00 PM PDT by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: lentulusgracchus
I'm not sure what to make of your comment. She's straight: so what? If it weren't for an enormous number of straight "enablers" the homosexual agenda would still be where it was when Oscar Wilde was sentenced to prison.

I seriously doubt she needed the least bit of "pressure" to do what comes naturally to Berzerkerly grads when blood is in the water. I seriously doubt she had the courage to oppose the "pressure" even if she wasn't naturally inclined to cut down anyone who isn't ideologically pure.

Firefox is essentially doomed anyway. It's become buggy and unstable and there are plenty of superior alternatives.

The last thing I was using it for was the SQLite Browser add-in tool, which I very occasionally use to support 2nd level support people who're having trouble with one of my mobile apps. I knocked off a C# version of my own that does the same thing last night, and uninstalled Firefox on all of my real machines and VM's this morning, and I'm advising my 1st and 2nd level support people to do the same.

17 posted on 04/07/2014 8:16:49 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Talisker

You seem to miss the point..to sit an contend “Oh this will wake up everone and pull us back from the brink”.. we are past that point..

We are now in a war..it may be a cold war but it is a real war..and they our out to destroy us..so it not about looking for them to wake up, see what there doing, and repent..its about us fighting back


18 posted on 04/07/2014 9:09:00 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: tophat9000
You seem to miss the point..to sit an contend “Oh this will wake up everone and pull us back from the brink”.. we are past that point.. We are now in a war..it may be a cold war but it is a real war..and they our out to destroy us..so it not about looking for them to wake up, see what there doing, and repent..its about us fighting back

LOL, big words, but you don't even know what "we" should be "fighting."

Let alone how.

Violence will not win this fight. Nor voting or politics. Nor economics.

Corporate law is being imposed on a non-corporate people. That is the mechanism of ALL of the injustice in this country. There is one mechanism, and that's it - and it's applied to every collectivist act, whether Rat or RINO or whatever.

Until that is studied, learned, and addressed by millions of people, it will continue to make things worse and worse. There is no getting around it, because this is not a theory - it is the actual mechanism of tyranny.

However, and unfortunately, no one seems very interested in even learning about its existence.

Which, of course, changes nothing. It's like people who aren't interested in learning how to run anything that they depend on - their interests, or lack thereof, don't change how things work.

Your call for "fighting" is merely another set-up. Even if it worked, which it cannot without more bloodshed than all the wars we've been in combined, it still would not get rid of the fundamental problem of the wrongful imposition of corporate status, which would be merely repeated once again.

It's funny, I thought if the problem was discovered, the people would act to correct things, and save their country. But America is based on a profoundly deep concept, deeper than any other country that ever existed. It truly is based on the goodness of people, on their willingness to face hard truths, and reject corruption. That's why Lincoln called it the "Great Experiment," and Ben Franklin said "A Republic, madam, if you can keep it."

What if the solution appeared - but no one used it? A solution that required no violence, only learning. And the proper use of the very system that has run amuck for lack of understanding and lack of proper use?

What a shame that would be.

Yet that is exactly what is happening before our very eyes.

19 posted on 04/07/2014 10:17:16 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: neverdem

Sadly Steyn is now banned from National Review, as an editor there thought his remarks about homosexual groups’ power were “derogatory and puerile”....

The gay gestapo even infect supposedly conservative organizations.


20 posted on 04/07/2014 10:20:00 PM PDT by AnalogReigns (Real life is ANALOG!)
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To: AnalogReigns

Terrible news. It is like another poster said, this is the work of straight enablers, even on the right.


21 posted on 04/08/2014 3:51:54 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: Talisker
Again you miss the point...
My first point to the first post ..there will be no event that will wake American up and pull us back from the tipping point..we are already tip over..humpty dumpty has broken and all the king horses and all the kings men can not put American back together again.

we are back to where the founders were..

As the Declaration first key premises. .we hold these truths to be self-eviden

the left hold there is NO real truths, no self-eviden truth honest men, laws, and governments must follow.

The left holds truth is what ever they and their government say it is and and everyone must profess there truth is the truth

the battle is on these fundamental grounds now

because that what the left is doing is fighting a war on truth and have all people say a lie is true We are no longer at a place to be looking for Reagan like "morning in America"

Because were already in end chapters of the book "1984".. being forced to say the new double think of 2+2=5

And way to many just believe what the left tells the to believe..

They do there five minutes of hate.(as we just saw) .

They accept the chocolate ration reduction it's actually in the increase because what they heard last month never really was because that what they are told (Obamacare)

Tell me is not how it is in Obama America

22 posted on 04/08/2014 11:27:46 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: tophat9000

Sorry about the typos..typing with my thumb on a cell phone in a bad coverage area


23 posted on 04/08/2014 11:35:10 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: tophat9000

It IS that way in America - yes. But the teeth behind WHY it is that way, is that the Left is using corporate law against non-corporate citizens without their knowledge or consent, but merely by presumption. And because these non-corporate citizens don’t know this, and therefore are not fighting it and rejecting it, it is being applied to them. And that METHOD is being used to apply ALL of the Leftist denials of freedom in this country - all of them.

Now, when I say millions fo people need to learn this and stand up to it, I’m not saying I believe millions of people are GOING to learn this and stand up to it. I’m just saying that’s what would have to happen to truly end this reign of imposed corporate despotism.

No, we need a miracle at this point. Either in the form of people waking up and learning the law en masse and refusing imposed privileges and reclaiming pre-exiting rights (and that would indeed be a miracle), or the standard Divine Intervention miracle of the Bible-type, with firery angels and all the rest. Othewise, the locusts will continue to eat away until there is nothing left to eat.


24 posted on 04/08/2014 3:16:55 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

Both majority and minority of people have been held in check at times by fear of a tyrannical government...

Both majority and minority of of people have been have swayed at times by the lies of a cynical and deceitful government.

Fear and lies are the carrot and stick of the authoritarian fascist state

I just don’t see this regime ever allowing a majority in the voting booth that has courage to fight the fears and wisdom to see the lies


25 posted on 04/08/2014 5:03:02 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: tophat9000
I just don’t see this regime ever allowing a majority in the voting booth that has courage to fight the fears and wisdom to see the lies

In a practical sense, neither do I. But there is a mystical aspect to life that cannot be denied. It can be argued as minimal, or unreliable, or whatever. But it's always there. And this country was actually founded on a reliance on this mystical principle. In fact, the Founders openly declared that even though the government derived its power from the people, the people were reliably fallable. Only with an understanding of the Christian philosophy of redemption and Grace can their thinking in basis a form of government on what they knew would constantly fail, be understood.

Now, however, the scale of the thing has been enhanced far beyond any previous level. There are more morally collapsed people, more hypocrites, more cowards (in every way), acting in more coordinated (or led) fashion against the mechanisms of freedom provided by the Constitution than ever before in our history.

So it seems that it's Grace, or bust.

26 posted on 04/09/2014 12:02:05 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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