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Posted by ColoradoPatriot at 10:25 pm - April 17, 2010.
Filed under: Gay PC Silliness,Gay Victimization

Okay. So have you heard of this story where the high school girl who wanted to attend the prom with her “lesbian girlfriend” (I use the quotes because, really. Call me an old stick-in-the-mud*, but are high-schoolers self-aware enough to realize they’re lesbians already? And even if so, are we encouraging kids that young to identify themselves sexually? What ever happened to the innocence and beauty of youth? Ugh, but anyway.) was duped into arriving at some sham event while the actual prom was being held somewhere else?

Well, far be it from me to pick on a kid, so let me just get this straight:

Let’s presume the high school has at least a couple hundred kids, and that a bunch of them likely attended this “stealth” prom, right? And somehow, therefore, they were able to keep this girl completely in the dark about the whole thing? Like none of the high-school kids involved spilled the beans? She was totally unable to figure out that the entire school was in on the joke except her (and, apparently a couple “students with learning difficulties”)?

Hm… Seems to me, she’s exactly the sort of inquisitive, self-introspective, get-down-to-the-bottom-of-it, fact-checker and independent thinker that the gay Left is dying to recruit. Surely they’ll be glad to have her.

Additionally, let’s note that her reaction was to broadcast far and wide to anybody willing to listen that she’d been completely punked and embarrassed through her gullibility in hopes of garnering sympathy, rather than reflecting on how she could have been so credulous. This will likely also find her kindred spirits in the movement.

Best of luck with that!

-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from TML)

*And if you do choose to call me “an old stick-in-the-mud”, you’re clearly more of a fuddy-duddy than I am.

UPDATE (from Dan):  This is an issue which I chose to ignore when I first read about it.  I have a different take on this than does Nick, though we do share some common ground.  I had hoped to take the weekend off from blogging to focus on my friends and my dissertation, but do expect to offer up my thoughts.

That said, while I disagree with Nick’s take, I’m amazed (well, by this time, with the gay left I shouldn’t be) at the extent to which our leftist critics refuse to acknowledge our points and so readily rush to the “self-hatred” slur.  Nick may have an unusual opinion.   He may even be wrong in this case, but he is surely not self-loathing, so, guys keep your comments civil and show some respect for “unfamiliar” opinions.

The more we know about Obamacare, the more we disapprove

Remember when, in the run-up to the House vote on the president’s unpopular health care bill, outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.

Don’t think we’re quite beyond the “fog of controversy”, but we are finding out what’s in the bill and we’re not liking it very much.  John Merline (via Instapundit) as “details about the plan” emerge, they haven’t helped sell the program:

First there was the McClatchy Newspapers report Monday that the new law has spawned “mass confusion” among those who wrongly thought many of the the benefits kicked in immediately. The story noted that one insurance call center has been “inundated by uninsured consumers who were hoping that the overhaul would translate into instant, affordable coverage.”

Then there was the story in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday pointing out that the law, despite promises to the contrary, “does not give the federal government broad regulatory power to prevent increases” in insurance premiums. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told the Times that this was a “very big loophole.”

Not just that.  He contrasts Democratic promises that the bill would become more popular if it passed with polling reality:

If this week is any indication, these folks may want to recheck their forecasting abilities.

On Monday, a new Rassmussen survey found that 58 percent say they want the law repealed, up four points from just after it was enacted. And 50 percent strongly favor repeal, according to the survey. A new Associated Press poll finds only 39 percent now approve of the law, down from 42 percent in January, while 50 percent oppose it, up from 42 percent in January.

Merline doesn’t mention a earlier CBS poll which found that only 32% of Americans approve of the plan, with 53% disapproving, 37% disapproving strongly.  That is, according to that one survey, more Americans strongly disapprove of the plan than support it.