In medieval days there was a bounty for hunting rats. I do it for fun... ;)
I purposely do not explain what's going on here, bear with me and things will become clear as you read on:
"What is striking to me about this is the vindictiveness on display. If they can't get what they want, they want to stick it to someone too. In this case, the disabled.
So the mask slips, and the hatred that the gay lobby has is fully on display in support of an initiative such as this.
Of course, the proponent considers it absurd. Of course it is absurd. In a country with handicapped access, special parking places for the handicapped, and disability benefits, its ludicrous to think that marriage should be annulled due to a disability.
But what the proponents hope is that when the initiative goes down in flames that they can spin it away from the real reason it failed, and blame the focus on responsible procreation in marriage. Which is one of our most important moors to help children and give their lives value that our society has. But that simply must be thrown under the bus to pamper small and already well-to-do, politically mobilized faction of society.
But what I figure it will really cause people to wonder about is, Is homosexuality a handicap? No, it is not. Then why are homosexuals after handicap benefits? The same-sex couple does not want equality with the companion sexed couple, they want equality with the disabled who form companion sex couplings. So why?
Neutering marriage for the sake of homosexuality, it was told to me many years ago, would be one of the most oppressive things one segment of society did to another since abortion as birth control and slavery. The way it throws children into the position of being a commodity, and the handicapped under the bus I have to say they are right.
So you go on Ed, keep being "seriously joking" about this. I've never seen you as the brave sort to make direct arguments anyway. I have to say I don't mind absurdity in the name of comedy, but whats really absurd here is where you are trying to be serious."
Posted by: Counterpoint | February 8, 2007 12:15 PM
Stop here for a moment and ask yourself if the above post sounds like anyone you know.
"I've read Counterpoint's comment a couple of times; I don't have a clue what he's talking about."
Posted by: Ed Brayton | February 8, 2007 12:40 PM
In case you somehow read my prattle and have not stumbled upon Ed Brayton's brilliance, allow me to introduce him to you with this link.
Great time to delurk, Uafbum :-)
"Is there any chance Counterpoint is actually Gribbit in disguise? Perhaps compare ip addresses..."
Posted by: doctorgoo | February 8, 2007 12:46 PM
"I know doctorgoo, i missed de-lurking day :P And I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who is confused as to what exactly Counterpoint is claiming."
Posted by: uafbum | February 8, 2007 12:52 PM
"Neutering marriage for the sake of homosexuality"
"Neutering"? Sounds familiar. This is the word I see all the time on the "opine editorials".
Posted by: John | February 8, 2007 1:19 PM
Drum roll please.....
"Yep, it's OnLawn yet again. Time to ban all of those IP addresses."
Posted by: Ed Brayton | February 8, 2007 2:29 PM
On Lawn has been caught posting under different names, just like Christian, whom I suspect he is. This level of dishonesty discredits him and Opine Editorials entirely. How can anyone continue to read that website and not wonder how many other names he goes by, or if any of the other Opiners are even real?
On Lawn, Counterpoint, Christian, Genghis Cohen, and whatever else you call yourself, the game is over. You have been found to be the very liar you accuse others of being. I will enjoy seeing you try to talk your way out of this one, considering Ed Brayton has your IP address as proof.
What we do with this information is simple. We make sure people know the truth, give them facts they can verify independently, and we remind them to always consider their sources. Feel free to link to this thread for reference.
Allow me to give you a link to the first time this same tactic was used against KnowThyNeighbor.org, and when I uncovered a similar incident on another opponent's blog.