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  •  Yep! Saw it on my Yahoo news feed and (11+ / 0-)

    couldn't wait to watch the video. And I generally hate watching videos.

    What the transcript doesn't show is how, after he says "...I am in fact LGBT", Jacob leans forward and sort of whispers into the microphone "Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender" to whoops of approval. The little "explanation" was cute and touching.

    I just love to see these brave kids standing up for basic human rights in the face of a dying - but still strident, obnoxious, and fundamentally evil - streak of hate and bigotry plaguing our nation. I say this as a resident of the state that was the most recent - but hopefully the last - state to codify such bigotry and hate into our constitution via an anti-same-sex marriage amendment.

    Thank you to the teens - our next generation - who are leading the way out of the darkness of hate.

    "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

    by blue in NC on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 05:51:09 AM PST

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    •  I loved that he lumped himself in with all (2+ / 0-)
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      of the people identified with those letters. I laughed trying to picture a lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender individual.

      Talk about confusing!

      Since when is the party that embraces all the top tenets of Satan allowed to call the God shots?--wyvern

      by voracious on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 12:31:21 PM PST

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      •  He is truly a wonderful, wonderful young man, (1+ / 0-)
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        based solely on that two minutes of commentary. :-)

        "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

        by blue in NC on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 03:26:45 PM PST

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        •  I know! I keep hearing about "teens today" (0+ / 0-)

          and then things like this pop up again and again and again. Teens today are freaking AWESOME! Not just him, but the crowd cheering for him too.

          Since when is the party that embraces all the top tenets of Satan allowed to call the God shots?--wyvern

          by voracious on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 04:09:39 PM PST

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