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A Gay Time at JCPenney
Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly

Posted on 02/11/2012 3:55:44 AM PST by Kaslin

Every Halloween, New York City residents are greeted by homosexual parade marchers dressed to impress bystanders with a message that "gay is good." Some folks take the parade in stride, some are offended by more than a few outrageous displays, and others simply could not care less.

That parade is a microcosm of how Americans, in general, feel about the gay movement. And those who oppose the in-your-face tactics of some homosexuals do have a legitimate gripe. They simply want to be left alone. They don't want to see explicit displays in public that offend their moral or religious point of view.

Enter Ellen DeGeneres and JCPenney. The Texas-based department store has hired DeGeneres as a spokesperson, and that is royally teeing off a conservative group called "One Million Moms." On their website, they are calling for JCPenney to "replace Ellen DeGeneres as their new spokesperson immediately and remain neutral in the culture war."

The Moms go on to say DeGeneres is not a "true representative" of the type of families that shop at JCPenney.

While I sympathize with folks not wanting to deal with homosexuality, I think the Moms are wrong. DeGeneres is an American citizen. She has committed no crime. If she wants to promote equality for gays or gay marriage, that is her constitutional right. She should not be dismissed from anything.

But the Moms have rights, too. They don't have to shop at JCPenney if they believe the company does not hold their values, and they are doing nothing wrong by making their disenchantment known. As long as they don't try to hurt DeGeneres or any other individual, I have no problem with the Moms.

In the 1950s, Sen. Joseph McCarthy got a whole bunch of Americans fired from jobs because he said they were communists. There was even a blacklist in Hollywood that banished perceived leftwing job seekers from employment in the entertainment industry. That was awful and flat-out un-American. In this country, you have a right to be a communist, and nobody should punish anyone for their political beliefs.

In my opinion, Kim Kardashian is a far worse role model than Ellen, and the Million Moms might want to check that out. Kardashian is all over the media peddling an aggressively self-involved image that is anything but healthy for teenage girls. In fact, there are scores of media people who are celebrated for bad behavior. If the Moms want to be consistent in their outrage about dubious behavior, they are going to be very busy.

So let's leave Ellen alone and allow the marketplace to dictate exactly what Americans believe is worthy. That is the American way. Witch-hunting against certain people and groups is not.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: gayactivism; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes
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To: BobL

And after the USSR was no more, ex KGB agents CONFIRMED it...
alongwith the fact that the Rosenbergs WERE spies...
So easy to try to ignore the TRUTH!


51 posted on 02/11/2012 7:30:08 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Kaslin
"...In the 1950s, Sen. Joseph McCarthy got a whole bunch of Americans fired from jobs because he said they were communists..."

Bill O'Reilly once again shows what a smoking hole of liberal claptrap he is. I find it hilarious when some people refer to him as a conservative.

He's no conservative, he's a bag of hot air. Ann Coulter may be wrong on some things, particularly her support of people like Mitt Romney, but her analysis of the treatment of Joseph McCarthy is spot on. One of the things that she hilariously highlights is the liberals use of Joseph McCarthy as one of the stones on their Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering). She talks about all the people who whine about being persecuted and black listed, and point to Joe McCarthy as the reason.

Ann Coulter correctly points out that Joseph McCarthy was not particularly interested in private citizens who were members of the Communist Party. What he was primarily concerned with were people who were communists who also worked in the US government.

Given the tenor of the times, we should damn well have been concerned about communists working inside our government. As we now know, our government was riddled with communists and communist sympathizers who were giving information to our mortal enemies in the Soviet Union and China.

It's hilarious, to see the way liberals use this type of thing, even in the face of overwhelming evidence that they had been and have been being used as tools by communists. To this day, there are liberals who believe beyond all other things that the Rosenbergs were innocent. This is even in the face of official Soviet publications of gratitude towards them for their work. There are still many liberals who feel the same way about Alger Hiss.

So, when I hear a gasbag like Bill O'Reilly talk about the injustice of McCarthyism, all it does to me is illustrate what an ignorant moron he is.

52 posted on 02/11/2012 7:43:10 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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Can BOR s*** anymore?


53 posted on 02/11/2012 7:51:34 AM PST by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: montag813

I agree, look at what allowing open communist scum to live and operate in this country has brought us.


54 posted on 02/11/2012 7:55:05 AM PST by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: rlmorel

O’Reilly “a gasbag,” good use of the term, and I can’t imagine why a conservative would ever want to watch even a minute of his foolish program.


55 posted on 02/11/2012 8:10:04 AM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, less baggage, articulate, passionate)
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To: Kaslin
As a charter member of 1POD (1 Pissed Off Dad) I am with the Million Moms and will never enter the doors of JCPerverts again.

And as for BOR, how many sharks can one show jump?

56 posted on 02/11/2012 8:22:33 AM PST 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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To: Kaslin

Ellen deserves a UN award! She has single-handedly mainstreamed the homo life! Look! Homo’s care about diet and nutrition! See Ellen jive with the Pres. wife about exercise on her “Oprah” style, fun-loving talk show! Ellen didn’t even show Michelle up with more push-ups! So, cute and funny! Look! Homo’s are all about beauty! See how Ellen looks in her Cover Girl make up?? Wow!! OH, Look!!! Homo’s even wear normal clothes!! See! There’s Ellen at JC Penney’s, an all-American shopping store.

Oh, those MILLION Moms? They are McCarthy-ites.

(sarcastic rant off.)


57 posted on 02/11/2012 8:25:24 AM PST by daisy mae for the usa
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To: Kaslin

“But the Moms have rights, too. They don’t have to shop at JCPenney if they believe the company does not hold their values, and they are doing nothing wrong by making their disenchantment known. As long as they don’t try to hurt DeGeneres or any other individual, I have no problem with the Moms.”

It’s always, well they dont have to shop there. Just walk away. No. No mas. Get in their face and attmept to make them change, before you walk away (buy elsewhere). The Moms are right here.


58 posted on 02/11/2012 8:27:35 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Kaslin

BO’R: completely wrong on this one.


59 posted on 02/11/2012 10:58:53 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: rlmorel
...when I hear a gasbag like Bill O'Reilly talk about the injustice of McCarthyism, all it does to me is illustrate what an ignorant moron he is.

Couldn't have said it better.

60 posted on 02/11/2012 11:09:21 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Kaslin
...that is her constitutional right. She should not be dismissed from anything.

Is BOR really so stupid that he thinks there's a constitutional right involved here?

61 posted on 02/11/2012 11:10:42 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: 2111USMC

He was awfully cute when he was younger.


62 posted on 02/11/2012 11:46:51 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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To: Albion Wilde
“But it is hard to maintain an aura of invincibility after you have been vinced...” …. Thomas Sowell

Has FOX News 'Jumped The Shark' Over Mitt???

FOX News may have 'jumped the shark' over mittens

Fair and balanced is Juan McCain

I for one have had enough of the ‘wisdom’ of Bill Kristal, Chas. Krauthammer, Ted Baxter, Bret Beahr, Toyko Rove, Ann Colter, Chris Wallace, Sean Wannabe, Dana Parino, Brit Hume, Shep Smith, Judge Jeanene, Alan Comes, Bob Beckle, Juan Williams, Whoraldo, et. al. all acting the part of the Romney cheerleading squad

Does anyone else 'feel my pain'?

.

Name ONE true conservative who is regularly on FOX

There is clearly a hunger and a market for honest news and honest conservative news - and it is clearly not FOX

with apologies to Ted Knight ….Find O'Reilly:

.

63 posted on 02/11/2012 11:59:18 AM PST by Elle Bee
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65 posted on 02/11/2012 12:52:00 PM PST by narses
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To: Kaslin

I am not going to barf on my keyboard, because you have given me another reason to NOT SHOP AT JCPENNEY! I already don’t watch Ellen and won’t buy anything she puts her name to, so not shopping at JCP isn’t a big leap for me.

Thanks for posting this, though. I SO learn where not to shop and what not to buy...


66 posted on 02/11/2012 1:06:49 PM PST by Monkey Face (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: driftdiver

I’ll be back when you are done with people who are knowingly doing something wrong.


67 posted on 02/11/2012 2:38:17 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Monkey Face
Now think about this, JC Penney could have made a deal with Rosie O'Donnell instead of Ellen Degeneres.


68 posted on 02/11/2012 2:51:00 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
"That is the American way."

Well sure, and how's that working out for you? Seventy years of the majority of folks trying to play by the rules has gotten us to the point of being force fed dung sandwiches. It's time to wake up. You keep pretending you can play "it's the American Way" with people who are intent on destroying America and everything it's ever stood for, but the rest of us are awake and know better.

The fact you miss is that you can't fight "Rules for Radicals" with "Roberts Rules of Order".

69 posted on 02/11/2012 2:52:30 PM PST by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: BobL
[BOR] “In the 1950s, Sen. Joseph McCarthy got a whole bunch of Americans fired from jobs because he said they were communists.”

This guys is such a loser. McCarthy had access to classified information (since disclosed). He got them fired because THEY WERE communists - every one of them.

Correctamundo. If anything, McCarthy's list was a bit short. This according to now pro-gay Ann Coulter.

BOR also is trying to slide by the fact that anyone who criticizes a homosexual, or homosexuals, or homosexuality, immediately has homosexuals try to get his job. That is the first thing they try to do -- get a person fired, using back-stairs influence through closet cases at the employing company or organization. How many times have we seen that?

If O'Reilly criticized Ellen DeGeneres, he would lose his job the next day.

70 posted on 02/11/2012 3:42:53 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Drawsing

Why is it that liberals can boycott anyone they please (remember the boycott of Arizona?) but conservatives have to take it with a smile on our faces just to prove that we are not bigoted.


71 posted on 02/11/2012 3:43:32 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Slump Tester

It’s time for Fox News to get out of New York City. Rush Limbaugh is down in Florida, why does everyone in the media have to work from NYC? Oh, I almost forgot, Glenn Beck has moved to Texas. Maybe there is a new trend starting. Get away from the fetid swamp of NYC.


72 posted on 02/11/2012 3:54:01 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

well I shall wait breathlessly for your return from the glass house


73 posted on 02/11/2012 3:55:35 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: vanilla swirl

I wonder if he would say “In this country you have a right to be a Nazi.”


74 posted on 02/11/2012 3:56:27 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Kaslin

Honestly, I was going to post that the writer of that article was simple-minded. Then I looked to see who the author was. Bill O’Reilly! Bahahahahahah


75 posted on 02/11/2012 9:07:19 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Kaslin

McCarthy was a Senator, and was concerned with Communists in the Federal government. Fact was, there was substantial infiltration, helped in part by Wallace, who as a Communist agent, had been secretary of two cabinet posts and Vice President.

The movie industry had a lot of Communists too. That investigation was led by the House Unamerican Activities Committee. One Ronald Reagan testified before them. His testimony is available online.


76 posted on 02/11/2012 10:55:08 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: Kaslin

Oh’Really can take his homosexual apologetics and shove them where he probably enjoys it.


77 posted on 02/11/2012 11:18:15 PM PST by fwdude
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To: BobL

Someone who knows real history! Thank you BobL!
If O-Reilly were a serious journalist, he would be aware that Senator Joe MeCarthy was not a rogue “witch hunter”, but rather working with a list of communist infiltrators developed by the FBI in his investigations. The Communist Party newspaper “The Daily Worker” of 4/15/1950 expressed, “Communists are keenly aware of the damage the McCarthy crowd is doing.” Every allegation was eventually proven true, in spite of Arthur Miller’s (and the public school system’s) work to historically discredit him. Unfortunately, the otherwise healthy Sen McCarthy died a mysterious death at Bethedsda Naval Hospital, and was thus unable to defend himself against reputation smears. Bethesda was also the same hospital where fellow whistleblower James Forrestal “committed suicide”. No autopsy was performed on McCarthy. Further info can be found in the book, “The Assassination of Joe McCarthy.”


78 posted on 02/16/2012 8:19:15 AM PST by Spike3 (The Spirit of Saul Alinsky)
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To: montag813
a blacklist in Hollywood that banished perceived leftwing job seekers from employment in the entertainment industry. That was awful and flat-out un-American

Actually there was no connection between HUAC and McCarthy.

79 posted on 02/16/2012 8:28:24 AM PST by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Spike3

Thanks and wow - I didn’t know the end game for McCarthy.

This stuff is now factual and is US HISTORY. It needs to be taught to kids, desperately.


80 posted on 02/16/2012 4:57:27 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: Kaslin

The analogy to McCarthy is an ignorant, and inappropriate one. Communists posed a threat to national security, and they were holding sensitive jobs in the government. Secondly, McCarthy was right on almost every count, as it turns out.


81 posted on 02/16/2012 5:04:02 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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