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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    And another joins the "evil liberals" fiesta.
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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    When someone tries to hand me a giant bowl of what they say is chocolate ice cream, but the bowl is warm, and it smells like ****, I don't assume that they are telling the truth.
    There's a lot of that going on lately on a wide variety of issues, mostly from our leftist friends.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    Yes, that's a good point, because conservatives are famously tolerant types.

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    Let's take another issue dear to conservatives. Dissent and debate encouraged!



    The hilarious thing about that incident was the publisher's apology. Groveling is a good description. This was from one short column:



    That was his response for publishing one short column that simply supported MINOR and long standing 'gun control.' Four apologies. I think that reflects a willingness to have a healthy debate, don't you think?
    Well, are you really trying to put forth the argument that "they did it too" justifies your own support of intolerance? That is IMHO, weak.

    What has happened supposedly to "Log cabin Republican's" or to an editor for writing an editorial, doesn't justify an outside group pressuring a company to fire someone for donating to a cause, 10 years ago, that they don't like.

    The two are not comparable in a rational sense.
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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Well, the Editor of Guns and Ammo made a statement about the subject that is at the heart of his magazine's business model - guns and ammo.

    I may have missed when Mozilla's business model changed from internet solutions to gay marriage. When did that happen?

    The Mozilla advertisers are advertising on Mozilla because they are targeting gay marriage rights? Mozilla users are using Mozilla because of gay marriage rights?
    So, you're saying LGBT rights aren't important enough for Mozilla's gay employees and customers and partners and advertisers to justify any meaningful protest? If the subject isn't at "the heart" of the company's narrow line of business, it shouldn't matter to those whose rights are threatened? I'm sure you feel that way because I've not seen any indication you care about LGBT rights or support SSM, but obviously others disagree with you.

    BTW, I suppose then that anti-gay bigotry is at "the heart" of the conservative movement so banning gay GOP groups is OK?

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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    There's a lot of that going on lately on a wide variety of issues, mostly from our leftist friends.
    No doubt. All one has to do is take a look at how many spam threads have been opened in here for the past 6 months, to see that....An agenda is being pushed....I think people just want to be left alone.
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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    So, you're saying LGBT rights aren't important enough for Mozilla's gay employees and customers and partners and advertisers to justify any meaningful protest? If the subject isn't at "the heart" of the company's narrow line of business, it shouldn't matter to those whose rights are threatened? I'm sure you feel that way because I've not seen any indication you care about LGBT rights or support SSM, but obviously others disagree with you.

    BTW, I suppose then that anti-gay bigotry is at "the heart" of the conservative movement so banning gay GOP groups is OK?
    WOW! And that ladies, and gentlemen is how a false liberal narrative is born....Way to go Jasper, You've shown that you are able to fall in line with the ranks of dishonest spin masters.
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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Right because protest is the same as murdering
    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Yes, pushing a CEO out the door with what I'm sure is a lovely severance package and systematically murdering 15,000 people is a comparable scenario.

    Congratulations, though, you're the first person I've seen to drag a 60-years dead Soviet dictator into the conversation. I'm sure you're VERY proud.
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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    So, you're saying LGBT rights aren't important enough for Mozilla's gay employees and customers and partners and advertisers to justify any meaningful protest? If the subject isn't at "the heart" of the company's narrow line of business, it shouldn't matter to those whose rights are threatened? I'm sure you feel that way because I've not seen any indication you care about LGBT rights or support SSM, but obviously others disagree with you.

    BTW, I suppose then that anti-gay bigotry is at "the heart" of the conservative movement so banning gay GOP groups is OK?
    I didn't say that they didn't have a right to protest at Mozilla. I asked what the correlation is to the Guns and Ammo story. I don't see it anywhere.

    By the way, I'm vocally and non-apologetically in favor of gay marriage, and I'm a conservative. I think every consenting adult should have the right to marry if they chose. Polygamists, gay people, siblings, whoever.

    And I am fully in support of the protest they launched. I'm still not clear on what they wanted the end effect to be though. What did they want? They didn't say that the Mozilla culture was anti-gay, or that gay employees were treated unfairly, so there's seemingly nothing to change there. Did they just want Eich to be punished for doing something that offended them?

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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Suppression is suppression. The two acts are on the same continuum. Orwell had it right.
    Protest is the opposite of suppression.

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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Ah, but do the Koch brothers live by these standards?

    Edit: Actually, don't they set their own standards? I thought they more-or-less owned several companies or something...who are they, anyways?
    Actually, I think they do support SSM and own their company.

    I'm talking about the double standard being set in how they actively fund and support organizations that contribute significantly to Republican candidates, and that lobby against universal health care and climate change legislation. If any CEO supports certain political agenda's should they be held accountable? I don't care what the issue is, if you allow no expression of opinions by threat of punishment, that will become a principle that works both ways.

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