St. Patty's Day - everything gets too complicated

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    I've been to San Francisco more times than I can remember, and if you want to protect children from seeing things they shouldn't you should concentrate more on the issue of homelessness and access to mental health care.

    I'm also curious as to where you're going that you're seeing all these flamboyantly gay people. I've seen lots of strange people in San Francisco, but whether they were gay or straight, I couldn't tell you. They were just strange - welcome to the big city.
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    I suppose you never heard of a gay parade have you? Yeah they get quite jazzed up for those things, but wait we're not supposed to noticed them right?
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    Yeah I have. I've also heard of Mardi Gras, but I don't assume that means every woman I pass on the street is going to show me her boobs for a string of beads any more than I assume every gay man I pass on the street is going to be wearing a pair of buttless chaps.
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    Never been there, not my cup of tea. However I'm not far from NYC and do frequent there with my family and don't care to see the trash.
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    Not worth my time.
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    How many gays do you figure marched under the myriad other banners in the parade?
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    Doesn't seem hard. If you claim it's PC, seems like you should be able to type a few sentences to explain how it's PC. That's how discussion is supposed to work, isn't it? I mean, should it really be:
    "It's just political correctness!!!"
    "How so?"
    "I'm not saying!"
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    The gays are welcome as long as you don't know they're gay. Is that the point you're trying to make?
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    I have. Reread the thread. Beter yet, why don't you sell me on the positives of PC and I'll do the nitpicking?

    Ultimately, though, I know im not changing your mind and you aren't changing mine, so why beat our heads against 5he wall.

    I will however give you the short answer for why I disdain PC. It's intellectually weak.
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    Intrresting. You somehow have managed to definitively establish that every gay person that marched under a banner not named LGBT was doin si in aninimity.

    Neat trick.
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    What type of anonymity are we talking about? In the context of the parade? Or in the context of their lives? I'm reasonably sure there were some openly gay people marching in the parade, but that's not really the point of this thread is it?
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    Actually, that is the point. Nobody wasvbanning gays. In fact, I bet you could get away with a t shirt sayingvas much. What was not allowed was a political group making a political statement. Couch it any way you want, but thats what this organization was trying to do. And, frankly, thats my biggest beef with it.
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    Whether one group or ten has that need or compulsion to bannerize their sexuality, why should the parade organizers cater to same?
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    And we're right back to where we started. You think it's political to be proud of who you are, other's don't.
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    Excuse my confusion. But first you said it's not worth answering, and then you said you already have. I must have missed it. Can you point out that post?
    thanks
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    Again. Couch it any way you want. Reasonable people know this specific incident and organization are all about politics. But that was touching nonetheless. Nice effort to make it appear otherwise.
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    And other reasonable people don't agree with you - couch that any way you want.
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    What's to couch? You're the one spinning.

    Let me add that your attempt to portray this as apolitical is comedic. But you definitely get an "A" in Suspension of Disbelief 101.
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    A gay group marching in a parade doesn't have to be political, but I give you an "A" for effort for trying to convince everyone it does.

    Was this political? Or was it just another group marching in a parade with a banner...like all the other groups marching in that parade with a banner.

    Gay Games group makes history in Cleveland St. Patrick's Day parade

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    Amazing what happens when you just let a group march in your parade and don't make it into a big deal.
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    Well, not the same parade is it. Also guessing the backstory is a little different. As in, these guys took your sage advice and just marched rather than positioning themselves for a media war. From what I can gather, that's exactly what the Boston group did.

    Nevertheless, is appears Cleveland got it right by taking a low-key approach. The same for Gaygames. Seems all parties involved approached it in a more sane manner in Cleveland.

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