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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Hello clownboy.
    Are any ex-politicians lobbyists?
    How about Politicians who are ex-lobbyists?

    How much influence do Lobbyists have on Politicians, such as with all of the "scorecards"?
    Don't Lobbyists from all Interests write Legislation for the Politicians who they then pay off to submit said legislation ?
    Indeed, but in all cases whatever a lobbyist writes or wants is just some dude/dudette until a current politician takes it up. That's where we stand with this right now. There's no evidence that any current politician in any party will take this on.

    EDIT, looked up Jack Burkman, he's never been a politician, always been a lobbyist and consultant.
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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate View Post
    the NFL is a government pet project? how so? and what teat would they need to get off of?
    You know they're non-profit status and ruled and regulated uniquely by Congress, right? Same thing with baseball.

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    You know they're non-profit status and ruled and regulated uniquely by Congress, right? Same thing with baseball.
    wait... I don't get it they are non-profit? what does that mean? non taxed? they are obviously making bank so that makes no sense to me. and why would congress regulate it?

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Conservatives, why are you so afraid of gay people? Can't have them with clubs in schools, can't have them parading at Mardi Gras, can't have them playing football... What is so frightening about gays that you want to cut them out of society?
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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate View Post
    wait... I don't get it they are non-profit? what does that mean? non taxed? they are obviously making bank so that makes no sense to me. and why would congress regulate it?
    Good questions, I dunno what they're doing being involved with football, baseball or basketball, but they certainly are. Maybe because they are considered national sports?

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Conservatives, why are you so afraid of gay people? Can't have them with clubs in schools, can't have them parading at Mardi Gras, can't have them playing football... What is so frightening about gays that you want to cut them out of society?
    Without supporting this one dude's call for a bill I can answer that. The fear isn't of individuals but of the normalization of the behavior. For some it's even further and has to do with saying the behavior is okay. They do not believe the behavior is either normal, healthy or okay and should not be promoted as such. Tolerance of individuals is an entirely different issue than accepting the behavior as okay society wide.

    I don't care either way and accept that others have their own behaviors.

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Conservatives, why are you so afraid of gay people? Can't have them with clubs in schools, can't have them parading at Mardi Gras, can't have them playing football... What is so frightening about gays that you want to cut them out of society?
    well millions are not

    but some are and thier reasons cant be logically justified in this country by anything, whether its fear, bigotry, concern over traditions, normalization acceptance whatever they come up with. Its all a crock and can be easily, quickly and factually debunked as nonsense

    also for the record there are others that have this same mentally inept misguided issues not just just some conservatives not saying YOU said otherwise i was just making a general note and pointing that out
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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    If they are a private organization than like any other private entity they have the right to decide who they will associate and do business with. It is hardly immoral to uphold the right to association, the right to property, right to ones own labor, right to ones own service, and contract.
    You might have that opinion, I think discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual preference or color is not only totally and utterly immoral but also reprehensible and should not be allowed to take place. And I could care less that it is a private organization, private organization should not be allowed to discriminate.
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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    He's not a politician but a lobbyist. Until some politician actually picks it up and proposes the bill as legislation it's all just wind from some dude.
    your correct i got that wrong, and could not change it after i caught my own mistake, i was actually waiting for someone to point this out to me..........thanks for being sharp...

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    You might have that opinion, I think discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual preference or color is not only totally and utterly immoral but also reprehensible and should not be allowed to take place. And I could care less that it is a private organization, private organization should not be allowed to discriminate.
    You opinion is noted and probably consistent with your fellow countrymen and governmental system. Different story here.

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