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Audio: OMG, their marble-mouthed radio ad might be even worse!

by Jeremy Hooper

You can hardly even understand it!

And once again, they are obfuscating what lawmakers really said in order to make them look evil (i.e. liberal). But check it: here's the official House transcript of what state Rep. Priest really said about voting on marriage:

May 5, 2009 [ME House]

As you can see, Rep. Priest FULLY ACKNOWLEDGED that Stand For Marriage Maine could take this to a people's veto, if they think they know better than the legislature. No games. No lies. Hell, he granted permission to the "yes on 1" folks to go about their potentially tyrannical business! And his thanks is that he gets unfairly truncated in a campaign ad, with his "we ought not to send it out to referendum" quip isolated for the sake of simplistic polotical opportunism? Gross.

Mainers: This particular group of "pro-family" peeps might be the most deceptive we've seen yet (and that's saying A LOT!). We just hope with all hope that you are seeing it too!


The really bad TV ad
Our first video response to it
Our second video response

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Your thoughts

Since they are recycling the same tired old bs, maybe that means that the No on 1 will be fully prepared to attack their lies head on. Maybe the average Mainer is already more knowledgeable of their lies, and won't buy them. The anti-gays are very creative, and the truth isn't their friend, so maybe this time the lies will catch up with them.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Sep 15, 2009 7:32:10 PM

The anti-gays AREN'T very creative... is what I meant to say. They are good liars, mind you, just not very creative liars.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Sep 15, 2009 7:33:47 PM

I guess i dont understand what youre talking about by saying "marble-mouthed" radio ad...it was very clear....i think you should really have a valid point before spewing your thoughts on this very serious issue. Quite frankly, its very appauling that you are making light of a very serious matter that you supposedly take such a strong stance on.
Please make valid points and stop wasting space on your little blog space. Let intelligent and informed people have their chance...this is not a drama novel...this is real life...get with the program

Posted by: Ryan Holmes | Sep 15, 2009 8:44:49 PM

Oh Ryan. Ryan, Ryan, Ryan.

We have years and years of valid points on this "little blog space." When you want to raise one, you might get a sympathetic ear. Until then, we'll offer a respectful "thanks for visiting!"

Posted by: G-A-Y | Sep 15, 2009 8:51:57 PM

Jeremy: Speaking of "little blog spaces," how many readers do you get on average? I always wondered.

Ryan: I don't know who you are or which side you're on, but if you run with the less-equality-minded crowd, I'd like you to know that this IS a "serious," "real life" issue. One which affects MY life, NOT yours. Period. If you're on the side of future history books, however, maybe you could raise some "valid points" about the ad which Jeremy either missed in this post or hasn't exposed in previous ones.

One of which is the appalling sound quality of the even more appalling message, which, in my opinion, sheds a bit of light on our opponents' general ineptitude. Take it from a sound engineer: This shit could have been mixed by Aunt Liza in GarageBand and it wouldn't have sounded much worse.

But don't take my word for it; I'm posting under the name GlitterRainbowSparkleCakes. *speaks in a lower register* And we should all be serious in this very serious, real-life, serious matter.

Arrogant prick.

Posted by: GlitterRainbowSparkleCakes | Sep 15, 2009 9:43:49 PM

Ryan... dude... what part of "Gay and Lesbian Activism with a Sense of Humor" do you not get? Chill, man. If we are fuming mad at the lying liar assholes all of the time, well... then we would be just like them, and that is no way to live.

We all know how serious this is, and that winning and losing here is more than just a game. The lying liars want to denigrate the lives of millions of Americans and diminish the value of millions of families. Not a single one of us ever forget that. But if we can't do it without losing our sense of humor, then will we really want what we have accomplished.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Sep 15, 2009 11:15:31 PM

Still trying to figure out why youre crying over the fact that the opposing side is using real Maine teachers in their ads. What is the big deal with that anyway? I stumbled across your little blog site by accident and cant believe all the complaining and moaning that is going on here. Everything is so negeative and dramatic...reminds me of my gay uncle...
I really dont support either side, however all of the negative comments and complaining is just gross. Maybe you should clean out the goop (no pun intended) in your ears so you can hear that radio spot a little better, and maybe theres some in your eyes too, because you need to open them and realize your in America, THE UNITED STATES. Its freedom of speech, not gay day at the beach. Quit crying and be a Man, or should i say, be a Woman.....Well...you all know what i mean, you know how i feel....
Sounds like you need a tissue....dont be so week

Posted by: Ryan Holmes | Sep 16, 2009 8:11:05 AM


Posted by: Ryan Holmes | Sep 16, 2009 8:12:20 AM

What's weird to me, Dick, is it's not like this post is really a funny one. It trends much more towards the firm than the funny (even with my always-present tone and styling).

Posted by: G-A-Y | Sep 16, 2009 8:52:47 AM

Ryan: You clearly don;t get what we do here if you think that this site is in any way "negative" or even dramatic. We do not complain and moan: We firmly, fairly, and often humorously refute our opposition's complaints about our mere existences.

And if you've totally missed the point about the teachers thing. The point is that they are NOT using real Maine teachers -- they are having to cast actors to play these roles. And gay activists haven't been "whining" about that - -we've been laughing at the fact that while our side has no problem finding real peeps for our spots, their side all-to--often has to employ a casting agency to do so! Again, that's what we do: Highlight the odd ends and outs of the so-called "pro-family" movement.

Enjoy Bowdoin College.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Sep 16, 2009 8:56:07 AM

It always confuses me when people complain about others using their freedom of speech to criticize what someone said using their freedom of speech. Ryan is a prime example, thinking one side gets to say whatever they want and the other just should shut up about it. That is not freedom of speech, Ryan.

Posted by: Tulle | Sep 16, 2009 9:30:56 AM

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