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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Also, this post caught my eye because Humble (the poster's place of residence) was a regular stomping grounds of mine and I wanted to give a shout out to my neighbor.
    I wonder how many know how to pronounce Humble?

    Which reminds me of the street in New York City, spelled Houston but they pronounce it HOW-stan...

    This thread also reminds me of how it wasn't that many years ago - 1982 (your MMV on that...LOL) - that Kathy Whitmire was the first, and until now, only female elected as mayor of Houston. She was also the first female elected to ANY city of Houston government office as City Controller. She appointed the first black as Police Chief (Lee Brown - later elected Mayor), the first Hispanic Houston Municipal Court judge (Sylvia Garcia - current County Commissioner). Slowly, but surely.




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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    I wonder how many know how to pronounce Humble?

    Which reminds me of the street in New York City, spelled Houston but they pronounce it HOW-stan...

    This thread also reminds me of how it wasn't that many years ago - 1982 (your MMV on that...LOL) - that Kathy Whitmire was the first, and until now, only female elected as mayor of Houston. She was also the first female elected to ANY city of Houston government office as City Controller. She appointed the first black as Police Chief (Lee Brown - later elected Mayor), the first Hispanic Houston Municipal Court judge (Sylvia Garcia - current County Commissioner). Slowly, but surely.




    *disclosure notice--I worked with Kathy's brother...LOL
    Oh! Oh! I know how to pronounce Umble!
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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    I wonder how many know how to pronounce Humble?

    Which reminds me of the street in New York City, spelled Houston but they pronounce it HOW-stan...
    Oh man my first time in NYC I made that mistake. The cabby was like WTF?

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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    For the same reson that when someone criticizes that person's performance you Libbos scream and cry that it's some sort of prejudice rather than actual performance.

    That door swings both ways.
    I don't know why you categorize me with crazy people. Please don't judge it makes you look bad.

    I don't scream about prejudice, I scream about idiocy. I've never found the criticism about prejudice to have any value anyway.

    So nice try, but the generalizations about liberals just don't work on me.


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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    I don't know why you categorize me with crazy people. Please don't judge it makes you look bad.

    I don't scream about prejudice, I scream about idiocy. I've never found the criticism about prejudice to have any value anyway.

    So nice try, but the generalizations about liberals just don't work on me.
    His generalization on liberals don't work on most liberals. It is pointed out almost daily, but he cannot seem to help himself.
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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    This post reminds me of the time right before I moved from Houston. I was dating a girl (who's family was well known in the retail industry and very influential Baylor alumnist's <if that's even a word>, if the word Dillard rings a bell to anyone) and she volunteered to run the sound board at 2nd Baptist Church. I would go to church with her and the preacher there was named Dr. Fred Young, I believe. Anyways, I remember him wailing from the pulpit the most hateful diatribes against gays and they organized many committee's bent of oppressing gays of even the most simplest of rights.

    So, I think this is a giant leap of progress for Houston. Hat's off to Houston for getting one right.

    Progress is slow but sure when it comes to liberty here in the US. Even Texas. I encourage the members of the gay community to have patience as all trends show to be heading in their favor regarding equal rights.

    Also, this post caught my eye because Humble (the poster's place of residence) was a regular stomping grounds of mine and I wanted to give a shout out to my neighbor.

    I agreE, I tell them to be patience it take time for people. Oh really, know Humble used to be a regular stomping ground of yours that is cool.

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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    I don't know why you categorize me with crazy people. Please don't judge it makes you look bad.

    I don't scream about prejudice, I scream about idiocy. I've never found the criticism about prejudice to have any value anyway.

    So nice try, but the generalizations about liberals just don't work on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You are completely mistaken. You will of course show where I said that gays have a genetic difference. Oh wait, I have not said that. Let's look at my actual words:



    You should not tell others to read carefully when you have not.
    LOL My God. You quote yourself then deny you said it

    With this being the case, your claim that there is no evidence that people are created gay is false.

    You just said right there its genetic. You can't argue the opposite then claim you aren't in the next sentence

    You used this study as evidence of this theory of yours. I just blew it away with the admission of the very scientist who made the study that she cannot confirm it is genetic.

    Since you want to play dumb, please explain what that study is supposed to support if not the genetics claim you have already made

    Bear in mind the opening sentence in your "study"

    Brain scans have provided the most compelling evidence yet that being gay or straight is a biologically fixed trait.

    So even THEY are claiming that this is a genetic argument. The one YOU quoted LOL

    I'm sure that is what suckered you in. Too bad you didn't read the end when she admitted she can't prove it is genetics

    hint: If you claim they are born gay, thats genetics my friend.

    Now, once again, you make this claim:
    Now, I have asked several times for you to document this claim, and you have not yet done so. Would you care to do so now, or admit you are just making crap up?
    Please do not lie. I already showed you I wasn't the one who made the original argument. You will find on page one of the New York Gay thread people comparing race to gay marriage. I asked for evidence to support that theory since race is genetic.

    See if you are going to compare race to homosexuality, you kind of need to support a genetic claim

    You failed miserably I might add since the very scientist who made the study you pointed to admitted she cannot confirm her findings are genetic.

    My statement is based on your lack of evidence to support the original claim of comparing race to homosexuality.

    But if you want to continue to dig a deeper hole for yourself, go right ahead. I'm enjoying your inability to come to terms with the wording in your own study.
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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    as long as she does a good job who care what she does in private.

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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Ms. Parker's sexual orientation was never an issue in the campaign, directly. Some conservative supporters of her opponent (a black man) did try to make it an issue in mailers, but apparently nobody much cared. Her opponent openly opposed attempts to make it an issue. Annise was judged on her qualifications, and as city comptroller, she had a good reputation.

    It seems to me the only folks making anything of her private life is the press. She has never hidden her orientation, nor mentioned it.

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