Boston mayor to miss St. Patrick's pa...

Boston mayor to miss St. Patrick's parade over exclusion of gay marchers

There are 62 comments on the Reuters story from Mar 16, 2014, titled Boston mayor to miss St. Patrick's parade over exclusion of gay marchers. In it, Reuters reports that:

Boston's Irish-American mayor will not march in the city's St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday after failing to hammer out a deal with organizers to allow a group of gay and lesbian activists to march openly.

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Sen Rick Saintpornum

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Mar 16, 2014
Maybe the organizers can find some Mayor from some buybull belt city to march in his stead.

Who cares if that replacement is Irish as long as he or she is homophobic?

Since: Mar 09

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#3 Mar 16, 2014
Thank you, Mr. Mayor.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#4 Mar 17, 2014
Ciaran wrote:
"Irish-American"? LOL!
Yeah, Irish-American. We have them. We have African-Americans, Native Americans, German-Americans, etc. Makes me wonder if there are any good old-fashioned Americans left.
fran

UK

#6 Mar 17, 2014
Enjoy your st Patrick day mince .
mail order Ting Tong

London, UK

#7 Mar 17, 2014
fran wrote:
Enjoy your st Patrick day mince .
gays LOVE parades. Any excuse to mince and prance in public, they take it. It makes the think they are in a real Broadway musical or a Judy Garland film.
Fundies R Mentally Ill

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Mar 17, 2014
mail order Ting Tong wrote:
<quoted text>gays LOVE parades. Any excuse to mince and prance in public, they take it. It makes the think they are in a real Broadway musical or a Judy Garland film.
Notice the usual closet case fixation only on male homosexuals. It's lust packaged as outrage.

Also note again how the extreme misogyny forms the underpinning of the presented homophobia.

These are just bigots who have extreme problems with adult women and with any hint of femininity.
Fundies R Mentally ill

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Mar 17, 2014
Still not a jot about lesbians. But it sure does provoke a response to point out what this fact means, psychosexually.

No one thinks a closet case, extreme homophobe is tantamount to a gay man, btw.
Fundies R Mentally ill

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Mar 17, 2014
James wrote:
I wonder if people in Boston regretted funding terrorism after their city was bombed?
Isn't imperialism a beetch? Especially when your empire is gone...except for the royal family's billions and billions.

That Boston bombing, like most of these turrur incidents, appeared to have oily fingerprints of elements in the US intelligence community hovering all around.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#14 Mar 17, 2014
Moral Truth wrote:
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Hey shiteater, Why do Queers call straight people what they are, a filthy a:ss disgusting Queer????
Answer: because Queers are mentally ill and don't know any better than to use what they are as an insult to someone else. Then again, they could just be so stupid, they actually believe that, because they're perverted and disgusting, that everyone else is that way to. Even a Queer knows there's no greater insult than to be called a filthy Queer.
Nuff said you filthy a:ss Queer
Happy St. Patty's Day, Leprechaun d*ck.
Fundies R Mentally ill

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Mar 17, 2014
James wrote:
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What's "imperialism" got to do with funding terrorism?
Oh I know, occupying territory isn't "imperialism" in proper, UK English.

But we speak English over here. Sorry for any confusion.

If it helps I like some of your country's hi fi equipment....

Kiss, kiss.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#18 Mar 17, 2014
Moral Truth wrote:
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In honor of St. Patrick's day...the gay leprechaun:
http://youtu.be/KmEux9PlOj4
I don't click with a hick.
Alan

London, UK

#20 Mar 17, 2014
Even when it comes to hetrosexuality, the Irish are very repressed when it comes to anything sexual.
terry

UK

#22 Mar 17, 2014
James wrote:
I wonder if people in Boston regretted funding terrorism after their city was bombed?
most yanks stopped supporting terrorism after sept 11.
before that they thought that the IRA were some kind of robin hood characters.
Fundies R Mentally ill

Philadelphia, PA

#24 Mar 17, 2014
James wrote:
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Are you talking about how British colonists were planted in North America and stole an entire continent from the natives?
That would clearly be another example of imperialism, although "colonialism" or "genocide" might be better.

You didn't refute the obvious fact of what I posted regarding Ireland. Perhaps your command of English (any variety) is less than what I first suggested it to be.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#25 Mar 17, 2014
What does it say about Marty Walsh if he abandons the veterans for a few gays that refuse to follow the rules? Same goes for Boston Brewing and the others. I hope people remember this next election and only gays vote for Walsh.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#27 Mar 17, 2014
James wrote:
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Why do you think these so-called "Americans" speak English?
We so called Americans won the Revolutionary War, and guess who lost? In fact, the British Empire has shrunk quite a bit through the years. Can't hold on to your land , can you?
Fundies R Mentally ill

Philadelphia, PA

#31 Mar 17, 2014
James wrote:
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Ireland was never part of the Empire, although it played an immense role in building it.
Well thanks for proving my obvious statement about imperialism, because Britain invaded the place and was treating the north like a colony until, well, today. All the more offensive that you now wish to indicate no part of Ireland was part of the long gone empire.

Go be stupid somewhere else, you crank.
Allymac

Wisbech, UK

#33 Mar 17, 2014
Alan wrote:
Even when it comes to hetrosexuality, the Irish are very repressed when it comes to anything sexual.
Does that include gerry adams sicko brother?
Fundies R Mentally ill

Philadelphia, PA

#34 Mar 17, 2014
James wrote:
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Britain didn't even exist until 1707, long after the Normans had invaded Ireland in the 12th century.
None of Ireland was part of the Empire until 6th December 1922.
Listen troll, Britain had troops in Ireland until recently, er, now.

You may first argue that Ireland was not part of the empire or that Ireland was part of the empire or now that Ireland was part of the empire for a certain time period, but the matter we started on - that of British imperialism in Ireland - remains regardless of which of your arguments you eventually settle on.
Fundies R Mentally ill

Philadelphia, PA

#36 Mar 17, 2014
James wrote:
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There was no such thing as "British imperialism in Ireland".
I'm glad Boston was bombed.
Well, now that you've argued both that Ireland was part of the empire and that it was not, I am glad to hear that 7k (and it was more) troops in a country which is or is not part of the empire is not imperialism.

Maybe "imperialism" is a brand of margarine in the UK and you are confused.

Of course you're happy when bombs kill civilians. But that probably was not a solely turrurist event. There were a few too many ties between the older brother and elements in US intelligence for things to have been that simple.

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