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Old 02-21-2014, 05:35 PM  
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Kansas Restaurant Kicks Gay Man Out, Tells Him “No Gay Eating Here”

http://topekasnews.com/kansas-restau...ls-gay-eating/

Franton, Kansas – Proposed Jim Crow laws for gay people are already taking effect in Kansas. 38-year-old Johnny Quinns-Smith wanted to get an egg-salad sandwich for himself and his fiance, Erique Boltzman. He went to his local diner outside Franton, near Scranton, a place where he and Boltzman had occasionally ate over the past 6 years. In fact, it was at this diner that the two met during a lunch hour.

But today, Quinss-Smith encountered something he thought he would never see in his lifetime: a sign. A sign that said, “Service Refused To Gay Couples.”

“I was in absolute shock, I mean, I could not even fathom what was going on,” he said. When he went into the restaurant, all went silent. The locals looked at him, with several pointing and whispering. Wiping out a cup, a server behind the restaurant’s main ordering station stared at him and then looked over at one of the newest signs next to the cash register.

“I looked at where several people’s eyes were tracking. Then there it was, it was a sign that said ‘No Gay Eating Here’.”

Not wanting to make a scene, Quinns-Smith quickly walked up to the stand where he had always been able to order his food. The server who had taken his order and brought him his food for years stood there in front of him and asked, “How can we help?”

“What is wrong. What is this sign meaning,” Quinns-Smith asked, feeling uncomfortable as eyes rested on him.

“It means you and your boyfriend can’t come eating in here no more, unless you find God,” a customer seated offered a response before staff said anything.

“You need to find God and the Bible,” someone else yelled out. The floodgates were open.

“We don’t want your germs on the silverware.” ”Just repent son, you can still be forgiven and be normal.” ”Being gay is not natural. It is not God’s way.”

Quinns-Smith ran from the restaurant, utterances from the customers making him absolutely horrified and uncomfortable. When he closed the door behind him, he saw the sign boldly positioned on the front door, right above business hours, “Service Refused to Gay Couples.” Quinns-Smith had not even noticed it when he walked in.

While he does not plan to return to the restaurant, Quinns-Smith is worried that so many people in town were so bold to talk him down about his lifestyle and that the restaurant was supporting their views, telling him he needs ‘Jesus and to read his Bible’ and to just ‘stop being gay.”

The Kansas House of Representatives recently passed a bill with a 73-49 vote that allows government workers and businesses the right to refuse services to gay couples. Fortunately, the bill lost traction in the Kansas Senate, but it is still alive and could become law in the state. The story of this restaurant will become reality for more gay couples across the state, facing an unprecedented showing of ignorance that has unfortunately reached back from the turbulent 1960s and into our modern age of progress.

When Johnny Quinns-Smith hopped back into his car, his fiance was surprised. “Where’s our lunch?”

“I had to explain to him, that because we are a gay couple, some people already felt they had the right to deny us any service, and that included getting an egg salad sandwich so we could eat outside for lunch and enjoy a rarely warm winter’s day.”
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:09 AM   #76
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I don't think there's any medicine for me to take. My point is that most of these types of sites are not credible. And I don't know how anyone can honestly disagree with this: There are far more of them that cater to right-wingers. Links are posted every day from newsmax, cnsnews, breitbart, weaselzippers, etc. They're shown to be shit, and the they're cited again the next day. The mainstream media may suck, but you'll be right far more often relying on the msm than you will with the hyper-partisan sites.
Michael Crichton calls it "Gell-Mann Amnesia"

Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray's case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward-reversing cause and effect. I call these the "wet streets cause rain" stories. Paper's full of them.

In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.


And that is actual news sources.

Those extreme rightwingnut sites are often not even "new", but "talk shows" abut the news, which means opinion disguised as news-- or out right snake oil salesmen packaging a product for morons to consume.

The best trick Fox News achieved is convincing its rubes that out of all their competitors, they tell the truth. Great businessmen practice since most people don't think of news as a businessmen competing for your fatass dirty dollar, horrible for actual news.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:27 AM   #77
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Michael Crichton calls it "Gell-Mann Amnesia"

Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray's case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward-reversing cause and effect. I call these the "wet streets cause rain" stories. Paper's full of them.

In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.


And that is actual news sources.

Those extreme rightwingnut sites are often not even "new", but "talk shows" abut the news, which means opinion disguised as news-- or out right snake oil salesmen packaging a product for morons to consume.

The best trick Fox News achieved is convincing its rubes that out of all their competitors, they tell the truth. Great businessmen practice since most people don't think of news as a businessmen competing for your fatass dirty dollar, horrible for actual news.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffberc...hannel-by-far/




Pew Study Finds MSNBC the Most Opinionated Cable News Channel By Far
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If you’re like most cable news viewers, you probably think the channel you favor has a monopoly on the facts and the other ones are nothing more than a bunch of ranting. In fact, which cable network is the most opinionated is not a matter of opinion. It’s MSNBC.

A full 85% of the Comcast-owned network’s coverage can be classified as opinion or commentary rather than straight news, according to the authors of the Pew Research Center’s annual State of the News Media report.

CNN and Fox News Channel, meanwhile, fall much closer to a 50/50 distribution, with Fox News skewing somewhat more heavily toward opinion. Here are the breakdowns:



Not coincidentally, MSNBC also spends by far the least producing its news: some $240 million in 2012, according to an estimate by SNL Kagan. CNN spent $682 million, while Fox led the pack with an outlay of $820 million.


To get a sense of the long-term trends in coverage, Pew’s researchers analyzed more than 700 hours of cable news programming consisting of more than 15,000 individual stories from 2007 and 2012.

Fox’s programming mix, they found, changed the least over that five-year span, although coverage of live events during daytime hours decreased somewhat in favor of cheaper-to-produce interviews and pre-produced packages.

CNN’s changed the most dramatically, coming to resemble far more closely its talk-driven competitors. Interviews, the most inexpensive form of programming, doubled on CNN between 2007 and 2012, while story packages and live events coverage decreased by 50%.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:38 AM   #78
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Pew Study Finds MSNBC the Most Opinionated Cable News Channel By Far
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If you’re like most cable news viewers, you probably think the channel you favor has a monopoly on the facts and the other ones are nothing more than a bunch of ranting. In fact, which cable network is the most opinionated is not a matter of opinion. It’s MSNBC.

A full 85% of the Comcast-owned network’s coverage can be classified as opinion or commentary rather than straight news, according to the authors of the Pew Research Center’s annual State of the News Media report.

CNN and Fox News Channel, meanwhile, fall much closer to a 50/50 distribution, with Fox News skewing somewhat more heavily toward opinion. Here are the breakdowns:



Not coincidentally, MSNBC also spends by far the least producing its news: some $240 million in 2012, according to an estimate by SNL Kagan. CNN spent $682 million, while Fox led the pack with an outlay of $820 million.


To get a sense of the long-term trends in coverage, Pew’s researchers analyzed more than 700 hours of cable news programming consisting of more than 15,000 individual stories from 2007 and 2012.

Fox’s programming mix, they found, changed the least over that five-year span, although coverage of live events during daytime hours decreased somewhat in favor of cheaper-to-produce interviews and pre-produced packages.

CNN’s changed the most dramatically, coming to resemble far more closely its talk-driven competitors. Interviews, the most inexpensive form of programming, doubled on CNN between 2007 and 2012, while story packages and live events coverage decreased by 50%.
They need to do one for actual stories covered as well.

I can't comment on MSNBC, never watched it (I don't watch a lot of tv and prefer to get my information from reading, because then maybe there might be a citation), but CNN is on at my work in the morning to listen to and they NEVER cover actual news.

(C)elebratory (N)ews (N)etwork is what CNN is.

But, of course, they are just packaging a product to sell, and that is what people want to watch. Live murder trails, stupid celebratory news.

And when it is actual news, the format is, here is some tibit, let's see what two extreme idiots have to say about it.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:44 AM   #79
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Actually, his first post in this thread(#9) was a picture of a no gays allowed sign.

Don't really see how that calls anything into question.
Alright then. His first typed response to the article. Either way. Point stands.
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whew....I definitely don't eat gays.
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another thing. if something like this does happen again and the same sex couple has to leave and as they are going to get some food somewhere else, they get robbed at gunpoint for their cash...they now have no money to spend on food and are going to starve.

that is all the fault of the restaurant
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