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Mon Dec 29, 2014, 10:06 AM

A Short, Hilarious & 'Absolutely Fabulous' Response By A Gay Couple After A Hate Crime

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http://mic.com/articles/107226/this-gay-couple-s-response-to-homophobic-graffiti-on-their-door-is-absolutely-fabulous?utm_source=Mic+Check&utm_campaign=df350ad962-Mic_Report_12_26_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_51f2320b33-df350ad962-285389681
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/29/1354565/-An-Absolutely-Fabulous-Response-By-A-Gay-Couple-After-A-Hate-Crime

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Reply A Short, Hilarious & 'Absolutely Fabulous' Response By A Gay Couple After A Hate Crime (Original post)
kpete Dec 2014 OP
pinboy3niner Dec 2014 #1
niyad Dec 2014 #2
oldandhappy Dec 2014 #3
Jack Rabbit Dec 2014 #4
blackspade Dec 2014 #5
nichomachus Dec 2014 #6
rock Dec 2014 #8
Glassunion Dec 2014 #9
jeff47 Dec 2014 #10
JI7 Dec 2014 #11
uppityperson Dec 2014 #12
nichomachus Dec 2014 #13
uppityperson Dec 2014 #15
Hassin Bin Sober Dec 2014 #14
KittyWampus Dec 2014 #16
riderinthestorm Dec 2014 #7
Skittles Dec 2014 #17

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 10:17 AM

1. GREAT response!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:40 PM

2. oh, that was wonderful!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:59 PM

3. Perfect!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:59 PM

4. !!



Let me buy you two each a beer, guys.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 01:08 PM

5. well played gents, well played.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 01:08 PM

6. I object to the term "hate crime"

Granted it was born in some kind of hate -- or maybe just juvenile stupidity, but I don't think that scratching someone's door rises to the level of "hate crime." It's like calling anything you don't like "rape." It really cheapens the word for when it does apply. This is petty vandalism at worst. I think it's better to save "hate crime" for instances where people are either physically assaulted or put in fear for their life and safety. Equating that with keying someone's door pretty much dulls the effect of the term when it's really warranted.

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Response to nichomachus (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 01:16 PM

8. I agree

But I hasten to add this is an effect brought on by the CONservatives engaging in several chronic behaviors: hyperbolic speech (way over the top) and seeing everything (and I am NOT being hyperbolic here) in extreme black and white tones with no middle ground.

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Response to nichomachus (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 01:29 PM

9. Where is the line?

If someone scrawls the "N-Word" on my front door, would that be a hate crime or petty vandalism?

So the residents have no fear for their safety? If I came home to find such a thing on my front door, I'd be concerned for our safety.

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Response to nichomachus (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 02:35 PM

10. Hate crime is a motivation, not a level of offense.

There's no reason to attach a "level of offense" to the term hate crime. Hate crime is explaining why they did the criminal act. Not what the criminal act was.

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Response to nichomachus (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 03:56 PM

11. "faggot" is what was scratched on there

 

It wasn't just some scratch lines

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Response to nichomachus (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 04:06 PM

12. Who calls "anything you don't like 'rape'"? Petty vandalism is scratching lines, slurs moves it

into another category. Personalized bigoted slurs shows motivation beyond simple vandalism and moves it into hate crime.

Please clarify what you meant about calling anything you don't like rape, thank you.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 07:22 PM

13. I've heard and read

people say things like "They're raping the taxpayer."

Here's an explanation. It's more common than you might think.

http://lunalunamag.com/2014/02/17/stop-saying-rape-out-of-context/

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Response to nichomachus (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 07:33 PM

15. OK, thanks. Most there are inappropriate usage. nt

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Response to nichomachus (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 07:28 PM

14. You don't think that was meant to cause fear for their life and safety?

That's exactly what it was meant to do.

Wake the fuck up.

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Response to nichomachus (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 07:36 PM

16. It's petty vandalism with INTENT TO HARASS A MINORITY. If it was a noose scratched into the door

 

of a black family would it still be just "petty vandalism"?

I don't think you understand the reason for categorizing certain crimes as "hate crimes".

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 01:12 PM

7. Fabulous.... And deeply sad. I hate this happened to them

 



Very, very clever response though!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 04:20 AM

17. aw, should be TEH GAYS

yes INDEED

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