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  •  Pink Triangles (24+ / 0-)

    I live near Kansas and often shop there.

    I'm thinking it is time to start wearing a pink triangle.  I wonder if anyone is making the button.

    It is time to force the bigots to practice their bigotry.

    [Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security] do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.

    by MoDem on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 05:36:36 PM PST

    •  I drove all over the state in the 1990s with a (15+ / 0-)

      nice pink triangle on the back window of my car. Surprisingly, I got a lot of honks and friendly waves on fairly empty highways.  I don't think any haters knew what it was at the time.

      Here's a good source for buttons and stickers.  Scroll down for a Pink Triangle button.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 06:48:26 PM PST

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        I just bought some. I'm wearing it whenever I go to Kansas.

        [Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security] do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.

        by MoDem on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 11:05:32 AM PST

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        •  Pink triangles and Kansas (1+ / 0-)
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          You guys realize a bunch of peeved Kansans shut down that discrimination bill within 24 hours and it never even got voted on in our Senate? Most Kansans know what a pink triangle means and most are quite happy to live and let live. Don't mistake idiot ALEC funded legislators with all the people of a state.

          •  Of course (0+ / 0-)

            Wearing the pink triangle is a reminder of how close Kansas came to this amazingly discriminatory bill.

            Remember it passed overwhelmingly in the Kansas House.

            [Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security] do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.

            by MoDem on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 01:30:12 PM PST

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            •  Idiots in the legislature (0+ / 0-)

              I am well aware of that. I am also totally aware that many people in Kansas don't vote in primaries, and vote against their own intersest by automatically voting "R" in elections. This is and has been a centrist state (Kathleen Sebelius -two term governor?) and it was a big wake up call.  Heard many fine Republican voting Christians who were as mad as hell just like the progressives in the State. I say again, be careful judging an entire state by what legislators think they can do when they think no one is paying attention.

              •  republicans and christians... (1+ / 0-)
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                both have been largely hijacked in the public eye by the most loud and right wing factions. I'm neither, but I do know plenty of Republicans who aren't bigots and Christians who think judgement of anyone based on the way they were born is not what their faith is about. Any time you judge a state or a huge group of people by this kind of crap you are fanning the us vs them that doesn't help anyone. And considering some people seem to think crossing the state line in a huge city lands them in the middle of bigots would do well to remember that every state in the Union has idiot legislators. Some realllll doozys.

                •  thank you... (0+ / 0-)

                  As one of those Live and let live Christian Liberals (more liberal than my atheist husband, in fact...) I appreciate that it can be recognized that I am not one of them and don't wish to be lumped in with judgmental no-good, false god, religious freaks. (ok. so maybe I'm not so keen on letting them live....)

              •  All of us should realize (0+ / 0-)

                that NOT voting is a vote for 'the other side'.  When you vote, you are basically cancelling out one vote for the other side.  When you don't vote, that gives them that 1 vote in the plus column.  It drives me crazy when it's reported that it's mostly Democrats who don't vote in off- year elections.  For a party that believes in the sanctity of the vote, shouldn't we be practicing what we preach?

                 How do you think all these TP'ers got into office in 2010?  Because those who voted for President Obama in 2008 didn't bother to follow up in 2010. And that's why we have a Congress that does not work for us and why we're fighting for the very life of democracy now.  We outnumber Republicans (especially now, since only about 25% of those polled identify as Republican), but they vote at a higher percentage than non-Repubs.  

                It's OK to get fired up about the whittling away of our rights and then to campaign and vote to keep those rights.  But we need to vote also to maintain the government we want, otherwise we will lose it

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