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  •  It's probably a HOAX (6+ / 0-)
    Please read the entire article, and at least Unreccomend this until the suppposed "Press Conference".

    Yes, a Press Conference for an Organization that doesn't exist.

    •  Why do people find this so hard (1+ / 0-)
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      to believe?  This is simply the inevitable result of the wave of bigotry and hatred that the right wing has unleashed.

      There is contact info available for their PR guy:
      Paul Jackson
      Public Relations
      Patriots For A Moral Utah

      And their President, Nora Young, is scheduled to be giving the announcement today in the Capitol Rotunda.

      "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

      by La Gitane on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 12:17:02 PM PST

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      •  Well for one... (4+ / 0-)
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        ...try Googling the group and see if you can find anything except for links to this rumor.  

        Assuming it is for real, this is a one or two man show with virtually no money behind it. In other words, a non-event. For my part,   I seriously doubt Paul Jackson and Nora Young even exist.

        •  They may be a small group (0+ / 0-)

          but I do think they're serious.

          We'll see....  has anyone made any wagers?  ;)

          "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

          by La Gitane on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 12:25:10 PM PST

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        •  And a press conference in the Capitol's Rotunda?! (0+ / 0-)

          I strongly doubt just any old group who wants to can waltz in and hold a press conference in any state's Capitol Rotunda.

          Does NOT pass the sniff test for legitimacy.  In fact seems to directly aim for the "Punkd" factor.

          Walking into a church every Sunday no more makes someone a christian than walking into a garage would make them a car.

          by dmhlt 66 on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 12:44:37 PM PST

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          •  Dinking with Tables (0+ / 0-)

            Name (State-District) Phone Address FAX
            Rep. John Adler (D-NJ-3) (202) 225-4765 The Honorable John Adler
            1223 Longworth House Office Building
            Washington, D.C. 20515-3003
            (202) 225-0778

            Walking into their church every Sunday no more makes someone a christian than walking into their garage makes them a car.

            by dmhlt 66 on Tue Mar 16, 2010 at 02:35:18 PM PDT

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      •  Links on their Facebook page (0+ / 0-)

        lead to satirical anti-gay sites and to pro-gay marriage articles.

        If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people. --Tony Benn

        by rhetoricus on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 12:28:01 PM PST

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      •  If that's the case, (0+ / 0-)

        I'll wait for the Capital Rotunda announcement, with real people and newspapers there.

        Otherwise, a bad, sick joke.

        The most violent element in society is ignorance.

        by Mr MadAsHell on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 12:37:56 PM PST

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    •  I'm not constitutionally opposed... (0+ / 0-) dirty tricks, but this is the sort of kind that comes back to bite folks' in the ass.  If Paul Jackson ( is a real person, I'll eat my hat.

    •  Visited the page (1+ / 0-)
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      It is definitely a hoax.

      If you're reading this, that means I've broken my New Year's resolution.

      by Lost Left Coaster on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 12:21:33 PM PST

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    •  Press Conference Venue doesn't list event (1+ / 0-)
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      The Capitol Rotunda has its' schedule posted online:  

      March Agenda

      No events of any kind listed for the Rotunda today.  

      Quitcherbitchin, put on your thinking caps and boxing gloves, and start swinging!

      by Jbearlaw on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 12:37:53 PM PST

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