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US: TV stations cut away from same-sex wedding atop historic parade float

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  1. Derek Williams 2 Jan 2014, 12:49pm

    “If it wasn’t on the news, it didn’t happen.”

    Writing us out of history.

  2. BlokeToys 2 Jan 2014, 1:39pm

    I’ve said it before, but the US is so fu**ing backwards it’s unreal. It claims to be a modern and world leading nation, but in reality it isn’t. The only reason it is deemed as such is because of its military power and use of the $ as a world trade currency. Without those two things the US would be nothing more than the largest third-rate nation on the planet.

    America is consistently beaten in world rankings on everything from media freedom to democracy, education to health care, economic equality to social mobility. Several European nations thrash the US in almost everything of note. In fact, the US is the world leader in only a few things… military spending, prison population, gun crime and corporate lobbying, for example.

    Cheer leading and slapping yourself on the back (things they love to do) at every opportunity does not change reality.

    1. Jen Marcus 2 Jan 2014, 3:04pm

      Sorry,Bloke, I think you forgot some of their religious beliefs that makes them so backward!

      1. And obesity, you forgot obesity, in which they hold a massively (un)impressive lead.

        There are very many excellent US citizens, but the spineless tossers running most of their big corporations aren’t among them. Time and again they show their willingness to align with the least desirable elements in order to make a $.

        Placing the pursuit and celebration of individual wealth over and above everything else is what is bringing America down.

  3. Yet they fawned over the anti-gay float by e-Harmony and couldn’t say enough good things about the rabidly anti-gay Salvation Army.

    We’ve still got MANY DECADES to go before gay people and our families aren’t shunned, attacked, slandered, demeaned and, what’s sometimes even worse than these things…IGNORED!

  4. Tom Cotner 2 Jan 2014, 2:49pm

    Bigotry is alive and very well, here in these “united’ states. With freedom and justice for some. And the networks still wonder why they are losing hand and fist to cable and satellite television broadcasting. Duh!!!

  5. Hallmark Channel showed the float and mentioned the names of the grooms and how long they had been together. Good for a channel that bleeps out the word “butt” on reruns of Frazier.

  6. I would like to say thank you to the haters on twitter. You have given me a wonderful couple of days arguing against your views. Most “God” fearing individuals on the haters side have no response when you question their statements. Others were ignorant of some wonderful things called facts and really didn’t like the fact that they had been proved wrong all in 140 characters. Only one person deleted her comments after being proved wrong.

    What I found most funny was the attitude of loving “God’s” creation yet posting pictures of their young children proudly posing over the freshly killed bodies of animals they had just shot!!! Its scary to see how they warp religion for their own ends.

    If there is something of a “God” out there then surely it is weeping at the thought of all those loving individuals out there.

  7. Presumably, the ‘B’ in both NBC and ABC stands for ‘Bigots’ …?

  8. floridahank 3 Jan 2014, 7:34pm

    Homosexuality comprises perhaps 3-4% of the USA population. We have given you at least that much and more coverage and access to benefits in our nation. What are your
    complaints — 100% of the people in attendance of the parade saw your float — you got sufficient coverage. The Rose Parade is not for foisting a social issue — it’s strictly for
    family entertainment and other issues are not relevant. You’re making 3-4% progress in many areas and you can’t expect to get an overwhelming acceptance from everybody. It’s an issue that has to be evaluated for all its pros and cons.

    1. You don’t get to tell me what I can and cannot have. I’m not asking, I’m TAKING what is rightfully mine. You don’t like it, you can go F yourself, sit in your home and close the curtains. We’re not hiding anymore, get used to it.

  9. KTLA showed the float and talked about the wedding

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