I'm glad there is someone around to tell Native Americans and white folk how a REAL "red man" behaves. Seems like a small box to fit into.
Wow, Rau. You obviously do not understand satire. But let me fill you in: Satire is, historically, a very effective way of to bring about positive social change. I would even say it is far more effective than false dichotomies, and angry diatribes.
The 1491's are Native Americans (not "Whiteys") using satire to bring focus to ridiculous stereotypes in society through humor. I'm sorry you just don't get it.
What's a real rip off is going to "The Park Formerly Known as Glacier National Park" and getting charged full price...
Regardless of what causes global warming (human or nature, or most likely both), a warming planet is dangerous for humans, and it needs to be addressed with a top level of priority.
Taryn may have done this to advance a cause she believed in, or she may have done it to humiliate her father, or most likely it was a combination of both. But her father has made a life out of intolerance and humiliating those he sees fit to judge, so the humiliation he may feel is his to own. If he wasn't such a judgemental, dogmatic bigot he would have greeted his daughter with a hug and with support and the whole thing would have been a non-story. Instead, through no ones fault but his own, Mr. Nash gets to feel humiliated. And I don't feel a lot of sympathy for him. I do hope the Nash family can heal, and that Tei can let his love of his daughter overcome the judgement and hate he holds for homosexuals. More likely he will try to "cure" her, and only further drive a wedge between himself and his daughter.
Just so it's clear, this law is not JUST about the LBGT community. This ordinance is designed to protect EVERYBODY in Missoula's community except those that discriminate against others. It says that people cannot be discriminated against in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodation "ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, RELIGION, CREED, SEX, AGE, MARITAL OR FAMILIAL STATUS, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR GENDER EXPRESSION."
Let's just pretend that the law only mentioned "RACE, COLOR, ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY." I wonder if there would be the uproar? I can't help but feel that the real issue is that many people are just plain uncomfortable with the LGBT community. To those people I would suggest that you get used to them, because they aren't going anywhere, and they've been around since the beginning of time, whether you think that was millions of years ago, or 6000 years ago. Jesus, himself counted many eunuchs among his followers. Yesterday's eunuchs, today's trannys. Just get over it.
and before you go jumping to conclusions, I'm a straight man who's married. I have a kid and another on the way. My dad has owned his family business in Missoula since 1984. We all support this law, because we all know that this law will have no direct effect on us, and how we do business.
Again, Farrari guy you missed the point. I believe Jrob tried to inform you that your hysteria over this bill is misplaced. He also tried to get you to go public about the name of your business. And since you have a 'screw them' attitude, I'm sure you couldn't be one of the 17 businesses who support NWB.com, as long as they don't need to put their business name next to their opinion. Why would someone want to be anonymous?
Have you ever fired, or not hired someone because of their race? Would you fire your best employee if you found out they were gay, even if their job performance remained perfect? If you answered "no" then you really don't have much to worry about with this law. If you answered yes, then I understand why you'd be worried. But, in that case, your problems run much deeper than the scope of this law.
This whole bathroom issue is just a smoke-screen being blown out by the morality police in Ravalli County. And don't even try to tell Dallas Erickson that it is "your damn business." Dallas has made a life out of interfering with legitimate business owners, and his starting of NMB.com is just an extension of that.
The reality is that Gay men will continue to use the stall next to you. Trans-women will continue to go about their business in the privacy of a women's room stall. NOTHING will change in the world of private bathrooms, whether it makes you uncomfortable or not. It is already happening, and it is not going to stop. Bathroom use is a non-issue. Really, the entire NMB.com argument is a smoke-screen for the real issue people have with this law, which is the fear people have of those they perceive as different or abnormal.
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