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Hedgefundguy

What about men who want to have more than 1 wife, and vise-versa?
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What about people who are into bondage?
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Shouldn't they be allowed to live their lives or show their love publicly?
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Mondo Bondage
I've been tied up so long
There's no escape
I've been strangled
All choked up inside
Swallowed all my pride
Roped and hog-tied
Been tied up in knots
That's all I got
Gimme glove shoes
This ain't no way for havin' fun
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"Mondo Bondage" - The Tubes (live 1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHCaswyW-Mo
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Hedgefundguy

We'll see how long it takes for the PC censors to go after videos/photos of Milton Berle in a dress.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2NqUL3xJ9Y
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They'll have to take out Seinfed's "The Doorman" episode.
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“I lived with him for forty years, I never saw him trying on my underwear. As soon as he leaves the house, he turns into J. Edgar Hoover!”
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PamSkeen

In the USA the Democrat Party has become radical and dangerous.
Democrats want to treat Trans folks equal....so far so good.
But then the democrats discover that there is no "Trans Test" so you just have to take them at their word. So what do the radical democrats do? They sign an executive order demanding that schools let all 17 year old boys shower with the 17 year old girls.
ANY 17 year old boy...not Trans...but straight ...if this boy shows up at school and says that he is a "girl on the inside" then by the end of the day he is taking a nice warm shower with the 17 year old female cheerleaders.
The Democrat party has become very radical and very dangerous.

ashbird in reply to PamSkeen

It sounds like you assume all transgenders are Democrats. This is far from the reality out there.
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There are plenty of transgenders in the Republican party. Some of them are particularly vocal about their equal right to serve in the military and the right to use public bathrooms. Take a look -
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https://nowthisnews.com/videos/politics/meet-the-transgender-republicans...
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https://www.thedailybeast.com/jennifer-williams-is-transgender-republica...
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Also there are male-to-female transgen, AND there are female-to-male transgen, in case you are concerned only about guys in gals' bathrooms.

ashbird in reply to PamSkeen

Thank you for your clarification that you "do not assume that all Transgenders are Democrats". That's really good to know.
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Given what you clarified, can you explain why Democrats are more "dangerous" than Republicans in the regard of presence of transgeners in each party?
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Re your concern about "guys in gals bathroom", I agree.
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It is totally perverse if a guy goes into a gals bathroom to watch through an opaque door how gals do #1 and #2. Totally perverse.
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I wish to point out, particularly now that you have clarified, these perverse "guys" have an equal chance of being a Republican as they have of being a Democrat.
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That is all.
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Also, gals in guys bathroom (in the case of female-to male transgen) are equally perverse, applying your logic. Why is it that you do not seem to be equally concerned?
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Further clarification would assist greatly in understanding your concerns, so that legislators can understand citizens' concerns about these thing .
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Thanks in advance. Please articulates your concerns fully so no guess work is needed. As you must know, guessing is not fair to the writer, in this case, you.

Clement P

As a rank outsider, I'm somewhat perplexed by the complexities and nuances of the LGBTTQQIAAP alphabet soup that it has become.
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Where these issues conceivably spill over into the public square is how these lifestyles interface with the law. However apart from that, I really don't care. Why should the public care about how people live their private lives? Why are making your personal problems our public problems?
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People aren't exactly being thrown off roofs for being gay, or transgender or whatever you'd like to call yourselves here. In my more cynical moments, I can't help but think it's become the "civil rights movement of our times" because it's being pushed by well connected, affluent, rich middle class white people with little else to complain about that requires as little effort to effect change...

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