Baby Humboldt penguin has two daddies!

There are 20 comments on the lotusopening.blogspot.com story from Jun 8, 2009, titled Baby Humboldt penguin has two daddies!. In it, lotusopening.blogspot.com reports that:

Z and Vielpunkt, two male Humboldt penguins at Germany's Bremerhaven Zoo, are the proud new parents of a healthy penguin chick.

"Another couple threw the egg out of their batch. We picked it up and put it in the nest of the gay penguins," veterinarian Joachim Schöne told the German newspaper Bild of the pair's entry into parenthood. Z and Vielpunkt faithfully cared for their adopted egg for more than a month; in late April it hatched. Since then, they've been taking care of their chick around the clock; it's still too young to feed itself, so the dads feed him fish mash, Schöne explained.

"Since the chick arrived, they have been behaving just as you would expect a heterosexual couple to do," the zoo said in a statement.

The Bremerhaven Zoo's same-sex penguin couples (there are three such pairs in residence there, all males) first made news back in 2005,....

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Sheila HTS

United States

#1 Jun 9, 2009
This is a distortion. I want to know what would happen if they put a female penguin in heat in with them.

“ reality, what a concept”

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Since: Nov 07

this one

#2 Jun 9, 2009
Oh Sheila, Sheila, Sheila, don't you just hate it when the facts disagree with your warped view of reality? And aren't you completely freaked out that two male penquins have turned out to be better at parenting than you have? Do you really want to know what would happen if a female penquin in heat was introduced to this couple? Nothing, penquins are known to bond for life with their partner and whether you like it or not, "gay" penquins have also been seen in the wild...

“Humans are God's agents”

Since: May 07

USA

#3 Jun 9, 2009
Sheila,

If Z and Vielpunkt are anything like another gay penguin couple, Roy and Silo, I'm sure that no girls would ever turn them on.

"When offered female companionship, they have adamantly refused it. And the females aren't interested in them, either."

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...
Whatsup

White Pine, TN

#4 Jun 11, 2009
belizerealtor wrote:
Sheila,
If Z and Vielpunkt are anything like another gay penguin couple, Roy and Silo, I'm sure that no girls would ever turn them on.
"When offered female companionship, they have adamantly refused it. And the females aren't interested in them, either."
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...
"belizerealtor"?? You have introduced so many homo articles or topics to the Huntington forum, please ease up on this subject for a while, okay? I know you have an agenda and a purpose for saturating this forum with your stuff, but give us a break!!!!! Being an "editor", LOL, gives you access and permission to use space as you see fit, I understand, but you surely have something else to submit?? If not, then do us a favor and consider moving to another forum.
Sheila HTS

United States

#5 Jun 13, 2009
I agree 100% with Whatsup!
Whatsup

Knoxville, TN

#6 Jun 13, 2009
Sheila HTS wrote:
I agree 100% with Whatsup!
I'm glad to find someone on here that agrees that enough is enough. There are lots of GAY forums that will appreciate the homosexual point of view. The Huntington, WV forum should not be subjected to an over abundance of this kind of conversation. There's more to talk about that will include points of interest for the general population. Straight people have the freedom of speech too!!

“ reality, what a concept”

Level 2

Since: Nov 07

this one

#7 Jun 13, 2009
Would either of you like some cheese to go with that rather annoying whine you're playing with? The solution is really quite simple, even for the simple minded. If you do not like the editor's choices, you do have the freedom of registering to the site and becoming one yourself. But if neither of you are willing to do anything but sit back as unregistered users and complain about something you yourselves could be doing, you're less than useless.
Blk and Str8T

Spartanburg, SC

#8 Jun 13, 2009
Rick in Kansas wrote:
Oh Sheila, Sheila, Sheila, don't you just hate it when the facts disagree with your warped view of reality? And aren't you completely freaked out that two male penquins have turned out to be better at parenting than you have? Do you really want to know what would happen if a female penquin in heat was introduced to this couple? Nothing, penquins are known to bond for life with their partner and whether you like it or not, "gay" penquins have also been seen in the wild...
What the experts political correctness fail to mention is that these said penguins and other "gay" penguins seem to have a MENTAL DEFECT also because they exhibit strange behavior. Like these said gay penguins before they were given eggs rejected by the mother they tried to incubate rocks.....yes rocks (now thats not normal!?!?). Others gay penguins have almost predictively always resorted to kidnapping eggs from mothers who WANTED their eggs. To the point of fighting the mothers until a TRUE male penguin steps in and kicks their "gay" penguin azz.

Now THATS the facts without the p/c. Research it and I dare you to prove me wrong..........I'm not one for always posting links for complete info people should find on their own.
Whatsup

Knoxville, TN

#9 Jun 13, 2009
Rick in Kansas wrote:
Would either of you like some cheese to go with that rather annoying whine you're playing with? The solution is really quite simple, even for the simple minded. If you do not like the editor's choices, you do have the freedom of registering to the site and becoming one yourself. But if neither of you are willing to do anything but sit back as unregistered users and complain about something you yourselves could be doing, you're less than useless.
Your opinion is your own. The whiners are the ones taking up space on this forum justifying their sexual orientation and this forum is not the place for it. If you don't like opposition then maybe you should take your own advice. Name calling and nasty remarks have been overly used. It would be a relief to have other subjects discussed.

“Just call me Das. ”

Since: Jul 07

Centereach, NY

#10 Jun 13, 2009
Whatsup wrote:
<quoted text>
Your opinion is your own. The whiners are the ones taking up space on this forum justifying their sexual orientation and this forum is not the place for it. If you don't like opposition then maybe you should take your own advice. Name calling and nasty remarks have been overly used. It would be a relief to have other subjects discussed.
Then register, introduce subjects, and discuss them. We're here to talk about subjects that interest us, not to jump to your tune.
Just Here

Monrovia, CA

#11 Jun 13, 2009
Whatsup wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm glad to find someone on here that agrees that enough is enough. There are lots of GAY forums that will appreciate the homosexual point of view. The Huntington, WV forum should not be subjected to an over abundance of this kind of conversation. There's more to talk about that will include points of interest for the general population. Straight people have the freedom of speech too!!
Ya, then don't click on this story. You have the freedom of not clicking on this story.
Whatsup

Knoxville, TN

#12 Jun 13, 2009
Dasein9 wrote:
<quoted text>
Then register, introduce subjects, and discuss them. We're here to talk about subjects that interest us, not to jump to your tune.
Good for you! May take your advice, that might be the answer after all. Please don't jump to anyone's tune! I never do. Is Huntington, WV your' hometown? If not, nevermind.

“Just call me Das. ”

Since: Jul 07

Centereach, NY

#13 Jun 13, 2009
Whatsup wrote:
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Good for you! May take your advice, that might be the answer after all. Please don't jump to anyone's tune! I never do. Is Huntington, WV your' hometown? If not, nevermind.
No. But I did access the thread on Topix' Gay/Lesbian News Forum. With cross-posting, none of us is exactly stepping on the others' toes.
Whatsup

Knoxville, TN

#14 Jun 14, 2009
Dasein9 wrote:
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No. But I did access the thread on Topix' Gay/Lesbian News Forum. With cross-posting, none of us is exactly stepping on the others' toes.
You will find plenty of Gay/Lesbian news on the Huntington forum by cross-posting. That is my point exactly! If the Huntington editor posts the subject...then it is going to be listed in Hunt. topics.
There is a need for some restraint and balance from "the editor" directly. Actually, I don't expect a change in content. Too bad.
Just Here

Monrovia, CA

#15 Jun 14, 2009
Whatsup wrote:
<quoted text>
Good for you! May take your advice, that might be the answer after all. Please don't jump to anyone's tune! I never do. Is Huntington, WV your' hometown? If not, nevermind.
You do know that one story covers many other topics and not just in your hometown right? So like the other poster said, we aren't crossing anything. It is cross-linked. If you have a problem speak to those who posted the story in the first place.

“ reality, what a concept”

Level 2

Since: Nov 07

this one

#16 Jun 14, 2009
Blk and Str8T wrote:
<quoted text>
What the experts political correctness fail to mention is that these said penguins and other "gay" penguins seem to have a MENTAL DEFECT also because they exhibit strange behavior. Like these said gay penguins before they were given eggs rejected by the mother they tried to incubate rocks.....yes rocks (now thats not normal!?!?). Others gay penguins have almost predictively always resorted to kidnapping eggs from mothers who WANTED their eggs. To the point of fighting the mothers until a TRUE male penguin steps in and kicks their "gay" penguin azz.
Now THATS the facts without the p/c. Research it and I dare you to prove me wrong..........I'm not one for always posting links for complete info people should find on their own.
What the self-professed "experts" in political paranoia and hyperbole fail to mention is that what they refer to as a "mental defect" is merely an instinctual behavior. During nesting, even among heterosexual pairings, the instinct is to be doing what is necessary to be hatching an egg and if one, for whatever reason wasn't produced, or if it was somehow lost, that instinct just doesn't go away, it becomes one of what needs to be done so they can continue nesting until that instinct naturally goes away until next season. So, the stealing of eggs or even the "nesting" of a rock has been seen among penguins in the wild. You should have watched "March of the Penguins" where both of these odd, but perfectly normal, behaviors are documented, at least you wouldn't have come across as a complete idiot, but I'm not sure for you that was really ever a possibility.

“ reality, what a concept”

Level 2

Since: Nov 07

this one

#17 Jun 14, 2009
Whatsup wrote:
<quoted text>
Your opinion is your own. The whiners are the ones taking up space on this forum justifying their sexual orientation and this forum is not the place for it. If you don't like opposition then maybe you should take your own advice. Name calling and nasty remarks have been overly used. It would be a relief to have other subjects discussed.
Considering that this is your third post dedicated to the whine that there is nothing else to discuss on the Huntington forum and yet, even though you have been given a fairly easy solution to what you perceive to be a problem, you still have not registered as a user, which means you still have not signed up to become an editor of the page yourself, what I've seen is nothing more than annoying whine from someone who has chosen to be useless. If you see what this editor is doing is a "problem", there IS something YOU can be doing that would "solve" it. If all you are going to do is whine and moan that no one is fixing it for you, well, you already know my opinion.
Sheila HTS

United States

#18 Jun 14, 2009
Whatsup wrote:
<quoted text>
You will find plenty of Gay/Lesbian news on the Huntington forum by cross-posting. That is my point exactly! If the Huntington editor posts the subject...then it is going to be listed in Hunt. topics.
There is a need for some restraint and balance from "the editor" directly. Actually, I don't expect a change in content. Too bad.
There is a total lack of balance. This forum is designed to be about Huntington, WV news topics that are imprtant to the citizens here. Instead, we have turned into the person poster for Belizerealtor's homosexual agenda. The fact that someone found this thread on a gay news site says it all. If enough of us protest his stories by posting for his resignation, hopefully the owners of this site will remove his "editing" ability.

“BEWARE I BITE”

Level 1

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#19 Jun 14, 2009
Sheila HTS wrote:
<quoted text>
There is a total lack of balance. This forum is designed to be about Huntington, WV news topics that are imprtant to the citizens here. Instead, we have turned into the person poster for Belizerealtor's homosexual agenda. The fact that someone found this thread on a gay news site says it all. If enough of us protest his stories by posting for his resignation, hopefully the owners of this site will remove his "editing" ability.
Ok who let the freak out of the padded cell?

“Just call me Das. ”

Since: Jul 07

Centereach, NY

#20 Jun 14, 2009
Sheila HTS wrote:
<quoted text>
There is a total lack of balance. This forum is designed to be about Huntington, WV news topics that are imprtant to the citizens here. Instead, we have turned into the person poster for Belizerealtor's homosexual agenda. The fact that someone found this thread on a gay news site says it all. If enough of us protest his stories by posting for his resignation, hopefully the owners of this site will remove his "editing" ability.
Oh, grow up, already! You needn't impede others' having conversations that interest them just because they don't interest you. The solution is simple and has been provided more than once on this thread already.

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