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Pete Buttigieg describes coming out, laments ‘crisis of belonging’ in U.S.

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Posted By: Ribicon, 5/12/2019 9:36:39 AM

Las Vegas— Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg described Saturday his public coming out as a gay man in 2015 and how the exclusion he experienced made him conscious of what it means to belong and the need to overcome divisions. The 37-year-old described “a crisis of belonging in this country” experienced by LGBTQ people, women, immigrants, people of color, people with disabilities, workers and more and the need for “hopeful and audacious voices” to unite people in a changing time. “What every gay person has in common with every excluded person of any kind is knowing what it’s

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon 5/12/2019 9:37:11 AM (No. 62363)
Stinky Pete is delusional or unimaginably dishonest. He’s on the stage specifically because he is gayer than gay, the same way the power-crazed fool AOC is there because she’s a “Latinx,” Ilhan Omar is there because she’s a Somali who hates anyone other than other Muslims, Maxine Waters is there because she’s a massively corrupt black woman, illegal aliens are forgiven from crimes and allowed to game the system, minorities get preferential treatment in hiring (about all corporations are committed to Diversity), and on down the line. Crisis of belonging? Status as a sexual or religious or racial minority in the Cultural Marxist USA is your ticket to ride. And on the flip side, being white or a Christian or a man means forever being on the defensive.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Philipsonh 5/12/2019 9:50:06 AM (No. 62353)
It appears he is running on the ´victim´ party line. I really believe that many of us have had a belly-full of that stuff and have no interest in hearing about it. They have all pushed their ´victim status far too long. We are reaching the point where those in ´victim´ status will be the majority of the population.
P.B. should just drop out of the race now.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Grounded 5/12/2019 9:52:47 AM (No. 62330)
If he has a "husband" named Chasten, does that make him the wife in the relationship? In gay parlance, that would make Petey the "catcher" which would definitely be a first.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 5/12/2019 9:56:57 AM (No. 62359)
Was he being oppressed when his gay self was elected ? The guy is a political idiot. A.E. Newman would throw up to think he is being compared to this real live idiot.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 5/12/2019 9:57:54 AM (No. 62357)
I can name a long list of countries whose gay citizens would give anything to come to this country that Pete thinks is so terrible.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 5/12/2019 10:05:43 AM (No. 62332)
Move to Iran Pete... They have a nice way of dealing with perverts.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pearson365 5/12/2019 10:10:57 AM (No. 62340)
What? Me be included?

If Mrs Buttigieg wasn’t gay, he would never be included in the Democrats parade of presidential wanna be’s. What’s odd is that he is so desperate for a chance to get out of South Bend, where he is mayor, that he’ll reveal the intimate details of his private life that most of us don’t care about.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: farmwife 5/12/2019 10:13:18 AM (No. 62337)
More gobbledegook from the victim left.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/12/2019 10:14:12 AM (No. 62342)
I didn´t get elected this morning.
Harder times, I ain´t seen in years.
Someone throw a life preserver.
I´m about to drown in my own tears.

I´m standin´ on shaky ground …..
Pete probably hasn´t heard of either Alfred E. Nuemann OR Delbert McClinton.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MissMann 5/12/2019 10:15:32 AM (No. 62338)
Really? The only plank in his platform is "I´m gay. Vote for me."

What else does he have? Mayor of a miserable, failing town? No. He wants to do with his sexual orientation what 0bama did with his race: win at identity politics. With the left, it could work. So, how "excluded" can he be?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Italiano 5/12/2019 10:16:59 AM (No. 62361)
Thanks for sharing, Pete. I don´t recall anyone asking for the information.

This clown is pathetic. He loses votes every time he opens his mouth.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: chance_232 5/12/2019 10:19:06 AM (No. 62362)
I´m calling complete and total Barbara Streisand on this. Yes, in many quarters he is or would be excluded, and if that bothers him, thats ENTIRELY on him.

I dont care who you are, what tribe you belong to or what you believe, you WILL be excluded somewhere. Everyone has their preferences, whatever those preferences are, and will seek to community or companionship with like minded people and people with similar back grounds and experience. It´s why we have ethnic communities. Its why there are gay communities. Its why we have liberal and conservative communities.

Rest assured, if you don´t like me for who I am, that´s on you, I could care less and will happily be on my way to hang with people that do.

I´m 21 years older that this clown, and I can attest that acceptance today and 20 years ago are light years apart. 50 years ago, being gay was a crime in many places. Today, you cant watch a TV show without seeing one or more openly gay characters. We have openly gay elected officials and now an openly gay man running for the presidency. So dont talk to me about exclusion.

I do have one piece of advice for Mayor Pete. Most people don´t care what you do in your bedroom. But if you do get in their face about it, they will push back. Most people don´t want to hear about your orientation 24/7 regardless your orientation. Oh yeah.......being gay is not a justification for running for President. Neither is being male, female, white, black etc. You don´t get to be president just because you like men. You don´t get to be president just because of your genitals.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: valinva 5/12/2019 10:21:48 AM (No. 62348)
Blacks are not going to be so quick to agree that being Gay is just like being Black in the US. Mayor Buggery is going to find out that there may be tolerance for his chosen lifestyle among the general populace but there is far from total acceptance that it is normal and just like being an immigrant or being black.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: tnorling 5/12/2019 10:29:34 AM (No. 62356)

This fool is running for president. Doesn´t that kind of obviate his premise?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: jlw509 5/12/2019 10:33:43 AM (No. 62351)
Forty-plus years ago I was effusively open and hospitable to out-of-the-closet gays and lesbians.

Now we´re at a point where if I don´t overtly remodel my vocabulary, use their words, bake their cakes, teach their sexual quirks to my kids, or dance to their tune, they may well find a way to destroy my business, sabotage my private life, or put me in jail for what they ludicrously misdescribe as "hate."

Times have changed, Mr. Buttigieg. Maybe you hadn´t noticed.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Krause 5/12/2019 10:37:34 AM (No. 62360)
Trying to make a perversion main stream.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: earlybird 5/12/2019 10:44:11 AM (No. 62331)
Oh, stop it. Drop the gay whining, I am just another minority, attempt to gain votes in all those segments, and tell us what your policies would be for the ENTIRE country - for all of us - not just this group and that group and those over there and ….

You are on the wrong track, Mr. Buttigiig, headed for a wall….

You are in a tiny pond in South Bend. Maybe best to just stay there if you are doing any good there. We don’t care about your personal story. We care about our country!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ladycatnip 5/12/2019 10:44:47 AM (No. 62336)
Another crisis. Someone in the Obama administration said never let a crisis go to waste. Now they just manufacture them. A crisis of belonging - I can imagine how public schools will pick that line up and use it to further the victimhood of the students.

Pete should look up the definition of the word crisis. When everything is a crisis, nothing is a crisis. The left are ruining our language
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Reply 19 - Posted by: udanja99 5/12/2019 10:47:26 AM (No. 62355)
Trying to be a homosexual victim is so last century. These days he and his ilk have all sorts of special privileges and us normals are sick to death of all of it. Go back in the closet, Buttplug.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: earlybird 5/12/2019 10:50:25 AM (No. 62346)
So the people of South Bend didn’t know he was gay when he ran for and was elected mayor - probably because of his military service? If that is the case, then he’s also been a fraud...
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Reply 21 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 5/12/2019 11:04:16 AM (No. 62339)
Get over yourself, Buttboy. Get over yourself.

Every single one of us has personal challenges, which are overcome privately, by individual effort, without benefit of media, without undressing oneself in public.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: DVC 5/12/2019 11:14:55 AM (No. 62368)
Disgusting person. I have no interest in his pride in his perversion.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: StormCnter 5/12/2019 11:19:06 AM (No. 62333)
What kind of ego-boost does this guy get from sharing his personal moments with the world? I sincerely doubt many strangers would care to hear about my own stressful episodes during a very long life. Get over it, Mr. Mayor. We do not care!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: TexaTucky 5/12/2019 11:32:50 AM (No. 62344)
That "crisis of belonging" you think is an exclusive club on an island of angry misfits, young man, is called the human condition.

The prodigal human soul scrambles for pods in the pig slop of consumerism and hedonism and eventually realizes he belongs somewhere else. Imagine if, in trying to get there, he plopped down in the rancid swill crying for pig food instead of rising up and going home to his father who loves him and gives him good things to eat.

If he remained too proud to go back to the home and the love he threw away, he would stay right where you and your fellow victims are wallowing.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: ronniethek 5/12/2019 11:57:56 AM (No. 62335)
Want to belong Pete? Keep your preferences to yourself and don´t try to capitalize on your poufferitude.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: DARling 5/12/2019 12:01:49 PM (No. 62334)
It is very simple. If you keep saying over and over again that you are different, therefore I must hate you, there will come a time when I will just give in and start hating you. Not because you are different, but because you are an insufferable whiny-butt without an original thought in your head.

Tell people what you share, as in a desire for a good education for children and clean water/air and maybe you will inspire instead of divide.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: droopydog 5/12/2019 12:18:48 PM (No. 62349)
Is it possible that this guy is more self-absorbed than Obama?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: lakerman1 5/12/2019 12:37:18 PM (No. 62364)
If every other dimocrat candidate discussed their sexual proclivities, it would be a hoot!
Kamala Toe could explain the scheduling problems in an adulterous relationship.
Gillibrand could talk about how difficult it is for a short woman to have sex, standing upright.
Grandma Warren could discuss how many beers she has to feed to her hubby, to entice him into sex.
Cory Booker could discuss how difficult it is to stay in the closet.
Yang could discuss the difficulties in heterosexual scoring, when his name connotes femininity.
Jo Biden could explain why he delights in fondling little girls.
Gavin Newsom could talk about the joy of knocking up his campaign manager´s wife.
Perhaps one of the debates among the dimocrat candidates should be limited to personal sexual matters, and Hillary and Huma could demonstrate the proper usage of a Hilldo.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Smart11344 5/12/2019 12:38:28 PM (No. 62345)
How can this "man" think he is so special? Have I got news for him.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Ben Around 5/12/2019 12:48:56 PM (No. 62343)

I am tired of hearing from all these whiny perverts.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 5/12/2019 1:03:25 PM (No. 62352)
Kinda a one-trick pony, ain´t he?
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein 5/12/2019 1:47:33 PM (No. 62328)
Since Mr. Buttigieg makes such a big deal of being gay, then it becomes a legitimate subject of political conversation. What I want Mr. Buttigieg to tell me is this: Is he a TOP or a BOTTOM? It´s important because I just can´t see myself voting for anybody who isn´t a POWER BOTTOM for President.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Heraclitus 5/12/2019 2:26:04 PM (No. 62366)
Mr. Butt has actually enjoyed a life of priviledge.

Schiff asserts that POTUS is dividing the country. Nope, it´s Mr. Butt and his Dem/Leftist cohorts who are dividing and fracturing this country in every possible tiny fragment.

These people and tactics must be rejected.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: M2 5/12/2019 2:53:40 PM (No. 62341)
Get off the gay thing,Willya? Nobody cares about your closet or the people you sleep with.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: MNluxiegal 5/12/2019 3:10:21 PM (No. 62329)
If he really wants to know judgmental responses to his revelation, he should have come out as a conservative. That would have gotten a severe reaction from the leftist loons out there.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: coldoc 5/12/2019 3:28:59 PM (No. 62358)
Maybe he can get bawny fwanks to campaign for him.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: anniebc 5/12/2019 3:48:14 PM (No. 62350)
Boring...
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Reply 38 - Posted by: pinger 5/12/2019 4:03:04 PM (No. 62365)
Hey Pete, thankfully I don´t know a dang thing about your weird relationship with your "husband"...but if it´s possible for you to go back in, by all means, do.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: red1066 5/12/2019 4:41:49 PM (No. 62347)
In the past, it always puzzled me why those who were something other than heterosexual were surprised by the reaction of people when they made their sexual preference public. It´s not considered normal behavior by most people. The hostility isn´t like it used to be, people still don´t accept it publicly, but in private, it´s still not considered normal. What people do in the privacy of their own home is their business and no one else´s, we just don´t want to hear about it, or see it in public.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Strike3 5/12/2019 7:11:16 PM (No. 62367)
Newsflash Buttboi, you will never belong in my sphere. It you were ashamed because you are gay there might be a reason for that.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: ROLFNader 5/12/2019 7:34:25 PM (No. 62369)
Yeah, whatever, Alfred LBGTQ Newman ...
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Reply 42 - Posted by: LaVallette 5/13/2019 3:39:05 AM (No. 62354)
The LGBTIQ problem with "belonging" is not a struggle against the thought, values and attitudes of any one community at any given time, but with the entirety of the human intellect and spirit, the accumulate wisdom of humanity based on millennia of human experience and humanities daily encounter with the laws and designs of natural scicne. The same thing applies to the question of "legalized abortion" and its impossible struggle to gain universal acceptance.
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Posted by Hazymac 5/21/2019 11:38:19 AM
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, accused the White House of "intimidating" former White House Counselor Don McGahn from testifying on Capitol Hill and said it was becoming "more and more difficult" to not consider President Trump's impeachment on Monday night. Nadler told CNN anchor Chris Cuomo that his committee will hold McGahn "in contempt" for not complying with the subpoena and will take the battle to court. "You are dealing with a lawless president who is willing to go to any lengths to prevent testimony that might implicate him, that does implicate him," Nadler said. Nadler expressed that Trump's "lawless behavior"
Self-driving trucks begin mail
delivery test for U.S. Postal Service
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Posted by NorthernDog 5/21/2019 10:30:55 AM
The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday started a two-week test transporting mail across three Southwestern states using self-driving trucks, a step forward in the effort to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology for hauling freight. San Diego-based startup TuSimple said its self-driving trucks will begin hauling mail between USPS facilities in Phoenix and Dallas to see how the nascent technology might improve delivery times and costs. A safety driver will sit behind the wheel to intervene if necessary and an engineer will ride in the passenger seat. If successful, it would mark an achievement for the autonomous driving industry and a possible
Democrats Embrace Socialism:Are We
Headed Towards 'Atlas Shrugged'?
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Posted by Hazymac 5/21/2019 8:45:28 AM
There's a recurring theme in American science fiction where the country loses its way, endures some horrible but cleansing disaster, and then rediscovers the blessings of liberty. You'll find it in Robert Heinlein's "Future History" stories, where the Crazy Years -- a period of rapid technological advances, decaying social norms, and mass psychosis -- leads to the backlash of a religious dictatorship. The Prophets regime is eventually toppled by a liberty-loving group dedicated to individual rights. The theme is even more pronounced in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, where a socialist regime puts the country into another Great Depression, only worse. The country's capitalists
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