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  •  Hmmm...And what bigoted stereotypes were they (0+ / 0-)

    using to judge that?

    •  Probably good gaydar (3+ / 0-)

      It exists you know. Why does that upset you?

      "The two pioneering forces of modern sensibility are Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony." Susan Sontag

      by Shane Hensinger on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 04:17:32 PM PST

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      •  Yes it does. "Gaydar" is just as juvenile. (0+ / 0-)
        •  Maybe you should examine your own (0+ / 0-)

          prejudices first. Sounds like there's something going on there which makes you uncomfortable.

          "The two pioneering forces of modern sensibility are Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony." Susan Sontag

          by Shane Hensinger on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 04:31:07 PM PST

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            •  If there's nothing wrong with being gay... (2+ / 0-)
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              There's nothing wrong with assuming that someone is gay.  

              Look at it this way.  If you meet a guy whose name is Saul Cohen, and sprinkles Yiddish in his lexicon, is it wrong to assume he's a Jew?  

              •  Of course there is nothing wrong with being gay (0+ / 0-)

                but that not how he meant it.  For one, ....tell me again how someone acts gay in which  everyone would automatically correct guess it....do they have the same type surname? or speak a different type of dialect? or wear certain clothing?  I'm lost on this point.  I have no clue if someone is gay or bisexual or straight unless they tell me or make it known.  

                Regardless...and second point.....  He was also implying that since everyone assumed he was gay in college and yet he has never come out....that surely one day he would be caught in a bathroom somewhere as if someone who did not come out would "inevitably" come out in this way.  

                Read how he said it again:

                Cantor will at some point be caught in a seedy roadside motel somewhere along the Beltway with a male prostitute. He's got it written all over his face. I know someone who went to law school with him and they said everyone thought he was deeply closeted. I give it 5 years or less before the inevitable happens.
                •  Yes, because that's how it usually happens (0+ / 0-)

                  for closeted politicians - they're exposed despite their best efforts. And they're always happy when it finally happens.

                  And I really don't need you to lecture me, a gay man, on whether intuition really exists as to whether someone is gay or not. It does - just because you don't understand it doesn't mean it's not there. Any gay person will tell you the same thing. I have never been wrong in my intuition on whether someone is gay or not.

                  You clearly have some issues around this subject and it shows. You're not fooling anyone with this high-handed moralizing you know.

                  "The two pioneering forces of modern sensibility are Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony." Susan Sontag

                  by Shane Hensinger on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 10:14:29 PM PST

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