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  •  The Ukrainians (3+ / 0-)
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    "I focus on the Jenna 6 protests, the Orange Revolution in the Ukraine, and the pro-immigration protests of a few years ago."

    How ironic that they used that power to try to destroy gay marriage in America.  The night before the election, there was a protest at one of THE main rush-hour intersections in Sacramento.  (Sunrise and Greenback)

    It was roughly 50-50, pro and anti.  But 90% of the Pro-8 freaks were Ukrainians.  And yes, there were males and females, but only the males were yelling.  The females were there, with all their children, silently holding up YES ON 8 signs.  The males were rude, loud-mouthed, and kept "accusing" every No on 8 protestor of being gay.  (As if that mattered.)  When the 2 I knew said they were not gay, they accused them of not going to church.  (And they were also very nasty, yelling, "I'd love to fuck THAT pussy" to passing cars.)

    I think it is time to educate Ukrainians on simple American laws and customs.  (As in you don't have to go to church to have an opinion/vote/own a car or house, etc.

    •  Wow, had no idea about the Ukraine. (0+ / 0-)

      Eastern Europe in general has been extremely hostile to the LGBT liberation movement -- especially Russia and Poland.

      Marriage Equality resources wiki -- everything you need, all in one place!

      by mariva on Tue Nov 18, 2008 at 01:10:42 AM PST

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      •  Yes .... (1+ / 0-)
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        It seems all countries that were part of the Soviet Union are like that, too.  I know these were Ukrainians because there are a LOT of them in Sacramento.  I mean thousands.  (Didn't they get to come here because of religious freedom?  What a travesty!  They wanted freedom, and, when they get here, are NOT free with anyone who disagrees with them.  Just the flip to what they experienced in the Ukraine.)

        And one of the people who told me this was a young man who took Russian in high school.  They were speaking Russian part of the time, I guess when they said things they didn't want "the stupid Americans" to understand).  And were they shocked when my friend started speaking to them in Russian.  They thought many of their crude comments were not understood by Americans.  (Their eyes popped out of their head.)

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