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Posted By: Ribicon, 10/13/2020 8:04:20 PM

While answering a question about how she would rule in potential Supreme Court cases involving LGBTQ+ people's rights during her confirmation hearing Tuesday, Judge Amy Coney Barrett used the term "sexual preference"—a term classified as "offensive" by GLAAD. Barrett used the term while denouncing discrimination against gay and lesbian people. "Senator, I have no agenda, and I do want to be clear: I have never discriminated on the basis of sexual preference and would not ever discriminate on the basis of sexual preference," Barrett said. "Like racism, I think discrimination is abhorrent." Later in the day, Senator Mazie Hirono followed up

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Pampered bullies with a superset of civil rights throw their weight around while claiming special status as victims. Rich. Why not get Mrs Barrett's opinion on adults who have sex with children, seeing how that's the + in the LGBTQ+ movement?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon 10/13/2020 8:07:56 PM (No. 571644)
And they might be right on a technicality; children who later become homosexual after being raped by homosexual pedophiles didn't necessarily have a choice in the matter.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Vaquero45 10/13/2020 8:08:29 PM (No. 571645)
I saw several Dem senators questioning ACB today. They’re all scum. No morals, no scruples, no shame, no loyalty to America or the Constitution.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: hammondb3 10/13/2020 8:17:28 PM (No. 571648)
Mazie Hirono is not only a pitiful excuse for a Senator - she is a pitiful excuse for a human being. And, come to think of it, Hirono is a pitiful excuse for a bag of fresh dog squeeze.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 10/13/2020 8:20:38 PM (No. 571653)
Sooooo SENsuhtivv, those glad people, waiting and watching to be offrended from the minute they wake up in the morning. Soo ejjjjy they are.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1 10/13/2020 8:22:50 PM (No. 571656)
Part of the alphabet of perverts includes bisexuals. A bisexual person, at a given time, exercises sexual preference, when they choose a sex partner for the night.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Chuzzles 10/13/2020 8:38:36 PM (No. 571669)
I wish she hadn't caved, for she was right the first time. The majority of that community chooses the lifestyle for whatever reason suits them. The past decade, Hollywood has had a whole new batch of freshly minted gays, people who are bored and want some excitement in their lives. Except for the kids who get molested by adults then turn out to be gay, kind of like Milo did, those are who have my sympathies.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone 10/13/2020 8:48:32 PM (No. 571676)
It’s almost impossible today to keep up with the English language words, that if used, are “offensive” to someone!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: YorkieMom 10/13/2020 8:48:36 PM (No. 571677)
That airhead Maxie asked those questions. Later, she even asked her if she had ever sexually abused anyone! I wouldn’t be surprised if they find “someone” to accuse her of that. Democrats really are evil.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: YorkieMom 10/13/2020 8:50:16 PM (No. 571679)
Mazie above. Darn autocorrect.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: brother ram 10/13/2020 8:53:48 PM (No. 571684)
Someone should take Mazie out to a pineapple field and do a Joe Pesci (Casino) on her. Just sayin . . .
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mushroom 10/13/2020 8:55:28 PM (No. 571685)
For pity's sake, the alphabet wanna be masters need to get together and publish a written dictionary of ALL offensive words and the exceptions. Until then, bugger off.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: anniebc 10/13/2020 9:00:18 PM (No. 571688)
Oh here we go; she's apologizing already. What the world is wrong with sexual preference other than it's abnormal that there is sexual preference beyond man wants girl and girl wants man. They're wrong, and we need to stop co-signing their deconstruction of normal society. Sigh. . .
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Reply 13 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 10/13/2020 9:01:28 PM (No. 571689)
I just read somewhere that there is stupid, and then there’s Maizie!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 10/13/2020 9:20:17 PM (No. 571698)
End these stupid worthless hearings ASAP. They are a waste of time. Barrett should never have apologized to Hirono, but that would have been rising to her bait. Just get it over with.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Highlander 10/13/2020 9:56:15 PM (No. 571711)
In the past forty years, including especially the last four, Democrats have proven they are not fit to lead this country at any level. They must go and disappear forever.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: jimincalif 10/13/2020 10:28:30 PM (No. 571733)
Her first mistake of the confirmation process, letting the crazies redefine normal words into offensive phrases. You can never win if you let professional offense takers make up the rules.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: OhioNick 10/13/2020 10:37:56 PM (No. 571735)
A certain Midwestern talk show host like to use a term to describe liberal women who "chose" to experiment with bisexuality during their college years: LUGs - Lesbian Until Graduation.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Fosterdad 10/13/2020 10:55:51 PM (No. 571757)
Democrats will not be able to claim that ACB raped someone, so sometime next week, they will trot out someone with some bogus claim that ACB used an anti-gay slur or said something offensive about gay people. The charge will be completely unproveable and more important, will be impossible to disprove. I'm sure they already have this person lined up. They will then demand an FBI investigation and another set of hearings because of the "seriousness of the allegations." I can see it like it's already happened.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 10/13/2020 11:29:03 PM (No. 571787)
Never apologize to those goalpost movers.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: snakeoil 10/14/2020 12:00:44 AM (No. 571812)
My sexual preference is not to have sex with hedgehogs, the man from GLAAD, etc.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: kono 10/14/2020 1:25:16 AM (No. 571845)
Do you suppose somebody who takes offense at the term "sexual preference" would be offended if we said that attitude was either stupid or insane or both? Or maybe we should just call it racist, loot their business, and torch their neighborhood? Language bullies on the Left demand that nobody offend them, even prior to knowing what offends them. Decades ago we occasionally joked about the Left wishing the First Amendment gave us Freedom From Speech; but it's no joke any more.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: doctorfixit 10/14/2020 1:42:04 AM (No. 571854)
I'm not impressed with her. She talks too much. She validates liberalism by answering questions that are irrelevant, none-of-their-business, impertinent, leading, misleading, and harmful to the Constitution. You can't do business with Democrats. She may be brilliant and a good judge, but she's naive and has poor political instincts. Freedom needs gutter fighters, not accomodaters.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: OCJim 10/14/2020 4:30:40 AM (No. 571877)
And in case you were wondering, yes, our dictionaries are getting woke. Here's Merriam Webster's 5th, and now Offensive, definition for the word "preference". You can look it up. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary "preference ... 5 Offensive, see usage paragraph below : orientation sense, sexual preference"
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Reply 24 - Posted by: chance_232 10/14/2020 5:51:27 AM (No. 571888)
I didnt get the memo that sexual preferance is offensive. First Ive heard of it.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 10/14/2020 7:25:42 AM (No. 571944)
In this case, while she must deal with these cretins, I believe she needed to play the part to soothe the Demorats. As she is a consummate professional it won’t affect her decisions I am sure. Lucky that I’m not in her shoes, later. I’m afraid my payback would displease them.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: udanja99 10/14/2020 7:43:02 AM (No. 571960)
So, how does Hirono explain DeBlasio’s wife, the “former lesbian”? If that case isn’t sexual preference, I don’t know what is.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 10/14/2020 8:25:09 AM (No. 572012)
Amy said "I certainly didn't mean and would never mean to use a term that would cause any offense in the LGBTQ community. So if I did, I greatly apologize for that." It's an honest answer, NOT a cave. It's no doubt true that she did not intend to cause any offence. She did not suggest that she in fact caused any offence, and she did not suggest whether or not she agrees that the sexual proclivities of the LGBTQ people are choices. Her answer can be reasonably be construed to intend "I cannot help it if any LGBTQ person was offended by my words "sexual preference." The word "if" in her answer did not concede that a single person was offended. Amy is not talking too much. Her answers are clear, concise, and responsive. I've watched many SC confirmation hearings, and have never seen any SC justice appointee do as well. She reminds me of Sir Thomas More answering Cromwell's (high treason related) perjury trap questions in the movie "A Man for All Seasons." Thomas More was masterful! And so is Amy.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 10/14/2020 8:59:31 AM (No. 572044)
Rarrr...rar...rarrrr...rar...rarrrrr! Democrats, the nattering nabobs!
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Reply 29 - Posted by: ROLFNader 10/14/2020 10:37:30 AM (No. 572150)
I can proudly attest that I have forgotten what the acronym GLAAD stands for. I googled it and lasted about 15 seconds on their website. Made it as far as "homosexuality is not a psychological disorder" .......
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