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Sun May 13, 2012, 07:21 AM

My wife and I put our money where our mouths are yesterday!

A few months ago, I got my ear pierced and, for the first time in my life, now sport an earring. The first 2 earrings I got were 1 gold plated and 1 silver peace signs. I didn't want just stubs in my ear and I liked the idea of making a statement that would piss off the right wingers.

Yesterday, my lovely wife and I went to Claire's and got a set of rainbow peace sign earrings. I am now proudly wearing it in my left ear lobe. My wife also has hers on, too.

Our family firmly believes that for the promise of America to be real for anyone, it has to be real for everyone. For us, wearing the rainbow peace signs are a small sign that we stand with our GLBT friends and allies for marriage equality for ALL. We are standing also, with our President!

Nobody would mistake me for an African American or other ethnic group because of my support for them. Nobody will mistake me for a woman because of my support for equal rights.

Maybe someone will think I'm gay because of the rainbow in my ear. Maybe they'll think less of me because of the rainbow in my ear. Maybe they'll think that I'm going to go to Hell, am a lousy parent, an immoral person, or that I'm going to try to get into their shit stained boxers because of the rainbow in my ear.

Piss on them.

I had a boss in an old part time job who put it best. She was a young African American woman who had one hell of a good mind of her own. On one occasion, she was on the phone and a guy who wanted to be her boyfriend was telling her how to live her life. She eventually said "Listen, when you f*** me three times a week and pay all my bills for me, THEN you can tell me what to do".

If someone thinks less of me or thinks that I'm Gay because of a rainbow in my ear, than they can kiss my very big, pudgy & puffy round Irish ass. It is LONG past time to hold our fire on what is right because of what assholes like limbooger and hannshitty might say.

News flash! if you're not another teabagger/fundie bigot, they won't like you! The teabagger who defeated dick lugar made that perfectly clear when he defined bipartisanship in his view.

In short, yesterday I took about $10. My wife and I used it to make a very small purchase that we believe makes a very large statement that THIS heterosexual couple stands with the GLBT community and with our President for Marriage equality for all and to make a statement that loving families come in all shapes, colors, religious belief ans sexual orientations.

I don't give 3/10 of a rat f*** if bagger/fundie bigots hate us for it. In fact, I'd take that as a badge of honor.

GLBT folks and President Obama, we stand with you!

Rightists, screw you!

That's my 2 cents and quite possibly overpriced at that!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 08:38 AM

1. You have triggered my first big smile of the day

I do believe I will have to do some shopping at Clairs. I already wear a peace sign, along with my Celtic Knot, so a pair of rainbow peace sign earrings will be a premo addition.

I work with a particularly vile born again right wing nut job (yes, she still believes that President Obama was born in Kenya and is a practicing Muslim). She is beyond being reasoned with so I try to not take great joy out of passively pissing her off.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Sun May 13, 2012, 09:06 AM

3. My wife works with one of those, too.

She's learned that my wife will not allow her rightist bs go unchallenged, so she rarely peddles it in front of her anymore.

I think that that combination would look GREAT with rainbow peace sign earrings!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 08:57 AM

2. It;s nice to get to talk to allies like you Jack.

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Response to William769 (Reply #2)

Sun May 13, 2012, 09:08 AM

4. As 3 of my favorite heroes (and D'Artanian also) say,...

...All for one and one for all!

PEACE!

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