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NOM’s latest mailer: Typo in first line, goes downhill from there

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Cross-posted at Good As You

By Jeremy Hooper

NOM and direct mail: They sure “knows” how to exploit kids/fear/foliage:

Natl Org For Marr 1

Natl Org For Marr 2

*SOURCE: NOM uses kids to attack pro-marriage Maine candidates [Equality Maine]

Marriage in fear quotes? The idea that NOM is part of Maine’s “special way of life,” even while sending the mailer from their DC address? NOM asking voters to fill up representatives’ personal emails with either praise or condemnation? Chatter about kids that become part of the next generation, while completely overlooking the fact — THE FACT! — that a portion of those kids will be LGBT? Light pink roses for a fall wedding?!

Ugh. Sorry, trees that had to die to for this astroturfed silliness.

124 Comments

  • 1. Lesbians Love Boies  |  September 30, 2010 at 2:46 am

    sub-scribbling-giggling

  • 2. Kathleen  |  September 30, 2010 at 2:49 am

    joining the giggles

  • 3. Ronnie  |  September 30, 2010 at 2:49 am

    hahahahahahahahahhaa…cough….hahahahahahahhaa… gags a little…. hahahahahahahahahah…. dumb-a$$es….holy typo Jebus…. X ) ….Ronnie

  • 4. Ann S.  |  September 30, 2010 at 2:50 am

    I "knows" that marriage equality will be the law of the land. It is only a matter of time, and not so very much time at that. Read it and weep, NOM.

  • 5. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Light pink roses for a fall wedding?!

    hahahahaha!

  • 6. Rightthingtodo TX  |  September 30, 2010 at 2:56 am

    fear quotes are important

    remember to use them appropriately though as in…

    "bishop" harry jackson
    "human" being maggie gallagher
    "senator" john mccain

    it's fun..you try it

  • 7. Carpool Cookie  |  September 30, 2010 at 2:57 am

    We all knows the truth.

    And how interesting that who ever is printing their flyers didn't point out the problem.

    I suspect we have allies everywhere.

  • 8. Sagesse  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:01 am

    And the silliness continues. Is NOM falling apart? They 'expected' revenue of $10 million this year. Is it possible that funds are drying up after recent developments?

  • 9. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:03 am

    I think they must have used the same proofreader for this that they used for the "vota bus."

  • 10. Michelle Evans  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Well, there's just knows way to refudiate what them there NOMers have to say. I sawed it on a mailer so it musta been true.

  • 11. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:14 am

    CC is using this and other info for a TV ad; donations are needed to have it broadcast. Sent mine. Join me.

  • 12. Dave in ME  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:18 am

    Sign me up!

    Stupid NOM is back in my state again….

    Dave in Maine

  • 13. Gregory in Salt Lake  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:22 am

    thanks Kate! didn't know about this :)
    http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/spec

  • 14. Mark M (Seattle)  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Hope it turns out to be true….could be a horrible blow to JB if found to be lies or campaign 'spin'

  • 15. Ronnie  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:28 am

    "heterosexual" Louis Marinelli………oooooo that is fun…. X) …Ronnie

  • 16. Mark M (Seattle)  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:30 am

    "Sharp Dresser" Brian Brown …..
    hehehehehehhehehehehe

  • 17. Anonygrl  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:32 am

    National Organization "for" Marriage.

    Hey, it DOES work. LOL

  • 18. Gregory in Salt Lake  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:33 am

    while a good article..this is the one I meant to include:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?stor

  • 19. Ann S.  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Well, Gloria Allred denied to George Stephanopoulos that she had had any contact with JB's campaign, but of course that is how Meg will spin it.

  • 20. Ann S.  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Have they still not disclosed their donors? They were under court order to do so, weren't they?

  • 21. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Anyone in the Hollister area? The veterans building places usually charge for the use of their facilities. Anyone have some insight on the legality of this tour stop?

    Hollister (San Benito) – Veteran's Memorial Building

  • 22. ChrisB  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:38 am

    I kept looking at the couple playing in the leaves with their kids and thinking, "Either they aren't married but have two kids, or Mary chose not to take Brad's name. Either way, I'm confused."

    Then I realized I really was confused. "Brad" Watts and "Mary" Schiavoni are not the couple playing in the leaves, they are the morons at the bottom right.

  • 23. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:40 am

    It's yet another of their clip art "families."

  • 24. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:42 am

    And the location listed for Santa Barbara (Mission Historical Park) is under the management of the City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation……. want to bet a permit is required?

  • 25. Lesbians Love Boies  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:42 am

    I think Brian picked out that picture thinking it looked like a younger version of himself…and it does!

  • 26. eDee  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Stopping gays from marrying won't help people get a job, people would rather donate to a candidate who will get people working again.
    Wasting money on preventing people for shacking up isn't adding up.

  • 27. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:45 am

    From the Santa Barbara web site for making facility use reservations here;

    Functions:
    General Rental , Capacity: 50
    Photo/Film
    Picnic , Capacity: 50
    Special Event , Capacity: 50
    Wedding Ceremony , Capacity: 50

  • 28. Anonygrl  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:45 am

    That confused me too… here is this family who are obviously not married, based on the names, but are supporting traditional marriage? How does that work, exactly?

    Then I saw on the reverse side that Linda Valentino and Donald Pilon supported same sex marriage, and I thought "Oh, good! Now people will know who they SHOULD vote for."

    I think we should do as NOM asks, and flood Watts' and Shiavoni's email with our discontent. Perhaps if they get enough negative email (and we should mention NOM IN the email) they will tell NOM to knock it the hell off and stop helping.

  • 29. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:47 am

    NOTHING is booked for today at that site. Not for the time The Bus is supposed to be there OR for any other time.

  • 30. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:48 am

    Big Whoops. Today isn't the date The Bus is supposed to arrive. Cancel above. Back soon with accurate into.

  • 31. Lesbians Love Boies  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:48 am

    Does anyone know if there has been another word in any dictionary that so much money has been spent on? I wonder how much money has been spent on the word 'marriage'.

    When did the fundies first start adding the word 'traditional' in front of it?

    I think if they really want "traditional marriage' they should add it to their marriage certificates…

  • 32. eDee  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:50 am

    Mainers live in a bubble, they'll fall for it.

    Anyone remember YEARS ago when Burger King came out with the Whaler Sandwich?
    Mainers got together and protested the use of whale meat. It took an actual ad campaign to inform the public that "the Whaler Sandwich" was just the name of the sandwich, it was a burger.

  • 33. Lesbians Love Boies  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:51 am

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/tusvalores

    just wrapped an awesome stop in Stockton, CA. Pictures/videos to follow. On to Modesto ~ see you there! #votabus

  • 34. nightshayde  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:55 am

    They showed the crying housekeeper on the news last night and disclosed that she (the housekeeper) has donated money to Jerry Brown's campaign. Much better to have it out in the open then have someone dig that up later on.

  • 35. Anonygrl  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:55 am

    LOL Did they have THREE people show up to support them there?

    Or was it awesome because the fast food joint they went to while skipping their announced location had a good Thursday lunch special?

  • 36. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:56 am

    OK — There is NOTHING reserved at this "stop" on October 2.

  • 37. Lesbians Love Boies  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:56 am

    http://www.istockphoto.com/file_search.php?action

  • 38. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:59 am

    Sure 'nuf — no events are SCHEDULED by the City of Hollister at this stop.

  • 39. nightshayde  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Mmmm. Burritos. NOM NOM NOM.

    (?)

  • 40. Mark M (Seattle)  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:05 am

    hehehehehehehehe

  • 41. Mark M (Seattle)  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Ms. Allred has said an awful lot of things over the years…hope the lastest bits are actually true :-)

  • 42. Richard A. Walter (s  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Oh, well. NOM will do anything to keep their sheeple in line, and they don't care what lies, statistics, distortions, half-truths, non-truths, and fear tactics it takes–they will use all of them. Including misinterpreting the Constitution and the separation of powers and the checks and balances of our three branches of government.

  • 43. The Mad Sotsman  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:14 am

    Can anyone make out the email addresses on those flyers? It would be good to email them with a different perspective.

    Cheers, Neil.

  • 44. Kathleen  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:22 am

    Thank you for the belly laugh of the day. Gotta love that New England spirit!

  • 45. Vaati  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:31 am

    Someone would pay 40 dollars to have strangling cake toppers? Well, my frugal side is crying out, but hey as long as it's accurately portraying their relationship this cake topper at least serves a purpose.

    When I get married to my lady I want a cake topper of Captain Janeway and Seven of Nine from Star Trek Voyager. And everyone will be required to wear uniforms. Oh yeah, gay marriage is going to go boldly where only smattering of geeky couples have gone before.

  • 46. nightshayde  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:34 am

    The e-mails for the anti-family, pro-discrimination candidates are:

    Freelance6210@yahoo.com

    schiavonime@gmail.com

    Perhaps if the male candidate were more free with his lance, he wouldn't be so up tight.

    (sorry – couldn't resist!)

  • 47. eDee  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Would these be the cake toppers: http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-328574-gro

  • 48. Michelle Evans  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:38 am

    A bit OT, but wanted to pass this along. As we all recall from the NOM Summer Against Marriage Tour, there was that guy with his sign showing the best solution for LGBT people was by hanging them. Well, just reading a story on a Christian news site concerning the Indianapolis bakery that had refused to bake rainbow-topped cupcakes for a gay pride event because that would be obscene and against their family values, and found this in the comments section:

    <>
    http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id

    So, yes, there are still plenty of "christians" out there who just want us dead.

  • 49. Bennett  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:42 am

    LOL. literally.

  • 50. Ann S.  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:44 am

    LOL, I liked this comment: "we don’t see cohabitating heterosexuals creating special celebrations and flags about their private bedroom behavior."

    Yes, we do, we usually call that a "wedding".

  • 51. Ed Cortes  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Well, I'm NOT voting for fiorina, that's for sure!! NOMore!!

  • 52. Gregory in Salt Lake  |  September 30, 2010 at 5:08 am

    LOVE IT Vaati! Two of the coolest, toughest, fictional women I know! (Janeway, 7 of nine)

  • 53. Jonathan H  |  September 30, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Ah, missed one! Subbing.

  • 54. Ronnie  |  September 30, 2010 at 6:05 am

    (cross posting this from my post on Freedom Fighters for Equality)…..A question from Davey Wavey with an amazing message at the end of the video….enjoy….<3…Ronnie
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6Fv-grfMQ8&fe

  • 55. fiona64  |  September 30, 2010 at 6:12 am

    Apparently, this particular cake topper is quite popular at bachelorette parties.

    The first one was made for a Fortunoff ad in Brides magazine, and they got so many requests for it at the store that they decided to mass-produce them.

    Love,
    Fiona

  • 56. Ann S.  |  September 30, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Thank you, Fiona!

    Hugs,
    Ann

  • 57. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Ann, issue yourself the "I Won it All" badge, courtesy of the rest of us.

  • 58. Ann S.  |  September 30, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Woo-hoo! I will wear it with Pride!

  • 59. RebeccaRGB  |  September 30, 2010 at 6:25 am

    My favorite part of this mailer: voters in Maine overwhelmingly vetoed…

    52% is overwhelming? Seriously, NOM, have you ever *looked* at a dictionary?

    "marriage"
    "discrimination"
    "bigot"
    "intolerance"
    "overwhelmingly"

    They have no idea what any of those mean!

  • 60. eDee  |  September 30, 2010 at 6:39 am

    @Michelle Evans,
    {Sarcasm} OMGosh, I thought all cake bakers were gay! This is the kind of information your community needs to share with ours! {/Sarcasm}

    What is wrong with people? Money is money, they are providing a service. If I walked in and asked for rainbow cupcakes for my daughters Rainbow Bright birthday party, I wonder if they’d make me fill out a questionnaire to ensure that I’m straight.

    I’m going to use this opportunity to test posting an image. This should be an image of my daughter’s birthday cake.

  • 61. eDee  |  September 30, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Ok, that didn't work, how do you post an image to the forum? Please and Thank you.

  • 62. Lodi Gal  |  September 30, 2010 at 6:42 am

    I was at the Stockton stop this morning. The biggest crowd yet according to some of the folks tracking the tour. Maybe 20 or so people showed up with their pastor from a Spanish speaking fundamentalist church. They offered the standard garbage about the world going to hell and if we allow same-sex unions, then people will want to marry children, farm animals, whatever.

  • 63. Rightthingtodo TX  |  September 30, 2010 at 6:47 am

    michelle you forgot the scare quotes

    it's "christian" "news" site…it is an actual site

  • 64. Mark M (Seattle)  |  September 30, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Now now, according to Maggie G.
    "It's not discrimination to treat different things differently"
    :-)

  • 65. Anonygrl  |  September 30, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Yes… please tell them that if same sex marriage is allowed, their children are going to want to marry farm animals. Then explain to them that they can inform their children that this will still be illegal. Of course, when their children turn SIX they are going to want to marry the Genie from Alladin, and when they are SEVEN they are going to want to marry the Queen of England… and when they are EIGHT they are going to want to marry Max from Where the Wild Things Are…

    And these fundamentalist church folk really need to get over it.

  • 66. Lodi Gal  |  September 30, 2010 at 6:56 am

    These were some of the least educated and simplest Fundie Folks I've ever met, and I've met a lot of those types.

    What was really stunning, was that at first it didn't look like anyone was going to show up for the "rally", so the NOM advance people started handing out propaganda fans and literature to a group of developmentally disabled adults in the park who were part of a day program. This was going to be their "big crowd" for the day.

  • 67. Ann S.  |  September 30, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Oh, that is really sad and rather pathetic.

  • 68. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Ah, so this is how they came up with the adjective "awesome" for the Stockton stop. I guess Alfonso got on the phone and started calling local churches before their arrival……..

  • 69. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 7:05 am

    And how many of Our side were there? Boxer supporters? Is it possible (shudder) that They actually outnumbered us this time?

  • 70. Alan E  |  September 30, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Ugg more meetings

  • 71. Lodi Gal  |  September 30, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Besides the tracker crew, a couple from Tracy and I were the only "opposition". No Boxer signs. The NOM bunch and the fundies were the majority.

  • 72. Alan E  |  September 30, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Most printers won't proofread. They just take your work that the customer signs off on and just print.

  • 73. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Heck. Well, our average still outshines them. But you can bet this is the stop they'll visually push to their donors if none of the rest of them top it.

  • 74. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Agreed. (Having printed a lot in my past.) If the customer wants additional proofreading after their camera-ready copy is laid out, they need to pay for it.

  • 75. JonT  |  September 30, 2010 at 7:55 am

    subgiggling.

  • 76. Lesbians Love Boies  |  September 30, 2010 at 8:07 am

    I wonder if NOM got photo releases from all those DD Adults?

  • 77. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 8:13 am

    The photos I saw were from the back, and I don't know if any of them were the DD Adults. I'm guessing that they posted photos of the church people. But I do wonder what will happen back at the DD Adult home when they show up with those brochures.

  • 78. Lesbians Love Boies  |  September 30, 2010 at 8:15 am

    And then there are stupid moments…just when you thought your day was going great!

    Rapper 50cent Suggests Suicide For Gay Men?

    In the past month, at least four LGBTQ youth have committed suicide, after enduring unbearable harassment and bullying.

    Early this morning, rapper 50cent posted this message, via Twitter, to his 3,366,334 followers. That’s more than 1% of the people in the United States, by the way.

    “If you a man and your over 25 and you don’t eat pu**y just kill your self damn it. The world will be a better place. Lol”

    Look at the image below. His suggestion of suicide is embedded among images three sleek and “sexy” guns.

    Parents, if your children listen to this filth, please, explain to them why he is a bad influence and a danger to our youth.

    more: http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/rapper-50cen

  • 79. Kathleen  |  September 30, 2010 at 8:21 am

    I was just reading this report. I'm no fan of his, nor do I think flippant references to suicide are okay, but I don't see how we can assume this tweet is about gay men. It could just as likely be about (straight) men who won't pleasure their ladies. In fact, there's a large subset of macho men who think it somehow makes them less manly to do so and that could be what he's referring to.

  • 80. Lesbians Love Boies  |  September 30, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Well, in light of all those taking their lives these days, this tweet was beyond stupid, arrogant and vile.

  • 81. Kathleen  |  September 30, 2010 at 8:28 am

    I agree that suggesting anyone should kill themselves is vile.

  • 82. JonT  |  September 30, 2010 at 8:41 am

    "Dr." Velveeta King.

    Hey! That *is* fun!

  • 83. book in Tracy  |  September 30, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Just to chime in with Lodi Gal, I have to admit I'm terribly ashamed that my back yard had the largest attendance yet! But, I also caught all the sound bites that said Boxer didn't vote for or voted against "your" values. No one will ever say why or what was in the bills that were not good. It was interesting that the church members were brought in, but evidently not told exactly what the deal was. . .kinda like Karyme not knowing the truth about NOM. I'm glad I got to meet our TT crew (AWESOME, guys!), and Lodi Gal, too! . . . 'HI' to Kate and her chickens!

  • 84. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 8:53 am

    whoops….posted wrong place again. Blech.

  • 85. fiona64  |  September 30, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Cakewrecks is great for this kind of thing:
    http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2010/09/internal-w

    My favorite one is "Happy Birthday Ashley Spelled With Two E's."

    Love,
    Fiona

  • 86. fiona64  |  September 30, 2010 at 9:24 am

    The latest intel on this is that NutMeg (or, at least Dr. Mr. NutMeg) has been aware of this since 2003.

    Love,
    Fiona

  • 87. Ann S.  |  September 30, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Did Gloria Allred produce the letter she had promised earlier?

  • 88. Kathleen  |  September 30, 2010 at 9:59 am

    The cake wrecks are hilarious!

  • 89. Lesbians Love Boies  |  September 30, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I've been lucky with my printers. Perhaps it's because I pay half their staff salary, but they have found errors and notified me – saving my clients hundreds of thousands of dollars in reprinting.

    I do make my clients sign off on proofs before going to print : )

  • 90. Ann S.  |  September 30, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Did you all see in the morning news about Meg Whitman’s latest embarrassment? Gloria Allred has gotten Queen Meg’s former housekeeper, who was an undocumented worker, on TV, weeping about how Meg knew for years that she was undocumented, abused her, owes her back pay, etc.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/30/MNHK1FLKLF.DTL&tsp=1

  • 91. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I just heard the “It Gets Better” project announced on NPR!!!

  • 92. Vaati  |  September 30, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Using a plastic cake topper to represent two gay men (and all of gay people), classy. Because if those were two actual men you might actually feel like these are humans we’re talking about and therefor worth some careful consideration.

    What about the ‘bride dragging the groom to the altar’ cake toppers? How would they feel about that representing all of their marriages instead of that delightful family pile?

    The only message they have conveyed to their constituents. “All your cakes are belong to us. ” – The gays.

  • 93. draNgNon  |  September 30, 2010 at 10:28 am

    they should be fined or something for sending this mailer without complying with the Maine campaign finance laws

  • 94. eDee  |  September 30, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Well, now I know who I’m voting for!
    I should email NOM and thank them for informing me as to which representatives support gay marriage.

    Maine had NO SUCH overwhelming vote. It was 51% to 49% and if organisations like NOM hadn’t lied and deceived people, we would have gay marriage in Maine.

    When they were collecting signatures, I was told if I didn’t sign the their petition I wouldn’t be allowed to vote. It was as if I had to register through them to vote at all. Once it was on the ballet their commercials implied that children would be taught about gay sex in Kindergarten.

  • 95. Evan  |  September 30, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I LOVE the DC address. I think it’s pretty well known that K Street NW in DC is lobbyist hell. NOTHING coming out of there has any credibility with the real world. The BS is so deep on K St, that the District has foregone street cleaning. It’s a far cry from Maine.

  • 96. nightshayde  |  September 30, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Is it my imagination, or are the kids poorly photo-shopped into the picture? I’m guessing the older kid is a boy — but his head looks too big. Whose hands are under his right cheek & what are they holding onto? Is the boy wearing *gasp* PINK?!

    It’s not just the first typo. The rest of the paragraph is poorly written, as well.

    Is anyone here planning to e-mail the candidates?

  • 97. fiona64  |  September 30, 2010 at 11:03 am

    How about this one, from Fortunoff, with the bride choking the groom?

    http://wedding.weddingchannel.com/catalog/product_detail.asp?pn=2&pageid=just_shop&uid=38028831&pid=331529187

    Love,
    Fiona

  • 98. Lesbians Love Boies  |  September 30, 2010 at 11:17 am

    lmvalentino54@yahoo.com

  • 99. Lesbians Love Boies  |  September 30, 2010 at 11:22 am

    dpilon@maine.rr.com

  • 100. Lesbians Love Boies  |  September 30, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Is Arisha and the group following the bus?

    Rest of today’s schedule – who is going?

    11:15 AM – Modesto (Stanislaus) – McClatchy Square [GoogleMaps]
    12:45 PM – Merced (Merced) – Applegate Community Park [GoogleMaps]
    2:30 PM – Fresno (Fresno) – Vallarta Supermarket [GoogleMaps]
    4:30 PM – Los Banos (Merced) – Community Center Park [GoogleMaps]

  • 101. Manilow  |  September 30, 2010 at 11:31 am

    “Light pink roses for a fall wedding?!”

    HAHAHAHA – Jeremy, I love you.

  • 102. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Jonathan H is going to the Fresno stop.

  • 103. Mark M (Seattle)  |  September 30, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Possibly FREEDOM

  • 104. Tomato  |  September 30, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Yes, she produced the letter, with handwritten comments by Meg's husband. Dated 2003. GOTCHA!

  • 105. Tomato  |  September 30, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Vaati, my dear, every time I see you on P8TT I want to do the VC hand signal. (BTW, I loooooved your milk carton!)

    Here's the antithesis (oh, my, a big word! think Louis – hi Louis! – knows what it means?) to the plastic two-man cake topper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-awVQkTeVE

  • 106. Tomato  |  September 30, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    That's not just sad and pathetic, it's abusive.

    I work with disabled adults. What they did is utterly reprehensible.

  • 107. Ann S.  |  September 30, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    It must be very confusing for them and disruptive to the activities. Perhaps somewhat upsetting, to have the expected routine disrupted that way.

  • 108. AndrewPDX  |  September 30, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    ROFL!!!
    late to the party, but still enjoying!

    Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
    Andrew

  • 109. fiona64  |  September 30, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Ann S., you just won the entire Internet.

    Love,
    Fiona

  • 110. AndrewPDX  |  September 30, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    <cite>here is this family who are obviously not married, based on the names, but are supporting traditional marriage? How does that work, exactly?</cite>

    You mean like Maggie Gallagher and Raman Srivastav?

    Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
    Andrew

  • 111. Lesbians Love Boies  |  September 30, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Excellent Andrew!!!

  • 112. Rightthingtodo TX  |  September 30, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    dude…frikkin awesome…my stress headache from work almost went away when i read this

  • 113. Kate  |  September 30, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Oh, Book in Tracy! I’m so glad to see you’re posting now. Keep it up! I sure wish I could have been there to meet you and LodiGal.

    ps — come get some of these eggs…

  • 114. Linda  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Well, *our* people work, after all. :)

  • 115. Lora  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    "here is this family who are obviously not married, based on the names, but are supporting traditional marriage? How does that work, exactly?

    You mean like Maggie Gallagher and Raman Srivastav?"

    Don't forget Meg Whitman and Griffith Harsh IV!

  • 116. Lora  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Ya know..I don't understand Alfonzo's statement about the lack of Latinos being there because "they're working" and trying to insult our side for being lazy, good-for -nothings because we're not at work and there "harassing" them…

    If all of the Latinos, who are your target audience, are busy at work….why are you there and who did you think you would be talking to????

  • 117. Tim in Sonoma  |  September 30, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    The EXACT same thing that happened in Ca. in 2008!!
    If it was not for the LIES that NOM told we would also have marriage equality. NOM =Nut jobs on meth!

  • 118. Tomato  |  September 30, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Maggie Gallagher Srivastav, who discriminates to the point that she ignores her Hindu husband completely… but just because she treats him like sh*t doesn’t mean she discriminates against him or the children he fathered upon her.

    “It’s not discrimination to treat different things differently.”

    Is this her way of telling us she is living a lie?

  • 119. Dave in ME  |  September 30, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    They also did not obtain the permission or consent of one of the candidates who, by the way, noticed the error too.

    Dave in Maine

  • 120. Dave in ME  |  September 30, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Senators vote on LD 1020: http://www.mainelegislature.org/LawMakerWeb/rollc

    Reps vote on LD 1020: http://www.mainelegislature.org/LawMakerWeb/rollc

    Has anyone emailed Watts or Schiavoni?

    Dave

  • 121. Dave in ME  |  September 30, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Well, that is sort of funny, but I am not sure that this couldn't happen anywhere else in the country.

    Dave in Maine

  • 122. Dave in ME  |  October 1, 2010 at 2:09 am

    Let me ask this…

    Here in Maine we are experiencing what a lot of other states are experiencing-huge deficit and the possibility of more programs being cut. If there are candidates out there who you think can address that but are against marriage equality and candidates that are for marriage equality but seem to have the same old tires policies that got us where we are now, what do you do? For whom do you vote?

    Dave in Maine

  • 123. Ann S.  |  October 1, 2010 at 2:36 am

    I don't have that dilemma because the ones who are against marriage equality have also never seemed to me to have any answers to our fiscal problems that I believed in, either.

  • 124. elliom  |  October 1, 2010 at 2:41 am

    And it comes with a yearly festival called an anniversery.

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