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Monday, February 24, 2014

The Wire: The Hill was one of the first to report the news that a prominent Washington lobbyist is drafting a bill to ban gay players from the NFL. Don't expect it to amount to anything. It's likely a nonsense publicity stunt from a small-time conservative podcast host. ... Burkman isn't just a lobbyist. He's also a heavy-hitter with 21 followers on Twitter, a "radio show" that appears to be nothing more than a podcast, and a pronounced issue with gay people.

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I'm sure he's being paid, but you have to wonder why anyone would throw good money at a lost cause?

#1 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-02-24 11:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

hate has no real rationale ~ BACK IN THE CLOSET YOU SODOMITES!

#2 | Posted by kenx at 2014-02-24 12:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

What's more gay than a bunch of guys in spandex pants slapping each other on the butt??

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-02-24 01:29 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

"Over the Rainbow" Night at Brucebanner's place?

#5 | Posted by cookfish at 2014-02-24 01:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

#3 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

Being gay.

#6 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-02-24 01:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

"The manufactured controversy over openly gay NFL players"

FTFY

#7 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-02-24 01:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

We are losing our decency as a nation," Burkman said

lobbyist in DC are big reason why.

Not homosexual NFL players.

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2014-02-24 01:44 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

How would anyone be forced to shower with a gay man?

If the NFL has gay players and you don't want to be around them then don't choose to play in the NFL.

Why would anyone ban gays to protect people who are choosing to shower with them?

#9 | Posted by Sully at 2014-02-24 01:51 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

How big of deal do we need to make about the showers.

Jesus Christ, these stadiums are hundreds of millions of dollars, the players are being paid so much money, the league has so much money and the issue of "showers" still lingers?

For Christs sakes, for what they take in on Beer for 15 minutes at a game would pay to remodel the locker rooms to provide plenty of private showers.

Please, let's stop pretending that's an issue.

#10 | Posted by eberly at 2014-02-24 02:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

Are these guys really being forced to shower immediately after the game? If it's that big of a problem, why can't they wait to get home?

You're telling me an entire segment of the population shouldn't be considered employable with the NFL because some guys shouldn't be forced to decide whether to shower or drive home smellin' of funk?

Try being a little less sensitive and shower with a gay guy or go home smelly. Blocking gay people from playing in the NFL so that you don't have to make the above choice is fnckin' pathetic.

#11 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-02-24 02:03 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#9 | POSTED BY EBERLY

That's a great fnckin' point.

Well said.

#12 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-02-24 02:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

This is as dumb as the league considering flagging players for using the "n" word.

#13 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-02-24 02:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

Have conservatives completely given up on the whole small government thing? Or was that just a smokescreen the entire time?

#14 | Posted by schmanch at 2014-02-24 03:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

Being gay.

#5 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11 AT 2014-02-24 01:42 PM | FLAG:

My comment had nothing to do with homosexuality.

#15 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-02-24 03:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

The controversy over openly gay NFL players now spreads to Capitol Hill as lawmakers return from a seven-day vacation.

7 Day Vacation? For what? Valentines day?

PS - this bill is unconstitutional.

Jack Burkman should stop fantasizing about gay guys in the NFL shower room and go seek therapy.

#16 | Posted by ClownShack at 2014-02-24 03:50 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#11

Thank you.

This has reached the level of absurd for long enough.

These bills in Arizona and Kansas over "religious liberty" which allows businesses to refuse service to gay people in the name of religious liberty is another example of the absurdity.

#17 | Posted by eberly at 2014-02-24 03:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

How would anyone be forced to shower with a gay man?
If the NFL has gay players and you don't want to be around them then don't choose to play in the NFL.
Why would anyone ban gays to protect people who are choosing to shower with them?
#8 | Posted by Sully at 2014-02-24 01:51 PM

Well-said! Clever points +5000!

If anything, it's quite the opposite - during high school gay students are forced to shower with straight.

#18 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-02-24 04:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

Also, this entire issue of lobbyist involvement at this level should clarify why our government and all of it's tendrils are not trusted or ever respected.

#19 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-02-24 04:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'm curious who is funding this lobbying effort.

The only faction who could impact this would be the owners themselves.

However, if the owners are fine with a gay player then who wants to spend $$$ to fight them?

#20 | Posted by eberly at 2014-02-24 04:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

#14 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

So?

#21 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-02-24 04:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

SO I was just joking. I guess I don't take my gay showers as seriously as you do. I find the whole issue a non-issue. If 10% of the population is gay then they already are showering with gay dudes. It's stupid to think otherwise.

#22 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-02-24 05:16 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

but you have to wonder why anyone would throw good money at a lost cause?

He wants to get elected in Arizona?

###
The only faction who could impact this would be the owners themselves.

If the guy can run the 40 in 2.5 seconds, he could wear high heels doing itas far as the owners are concerned.

#23 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-02-24 07:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

If the guy can run the 40 in 2.5 seconds, he could wear high heels doing itas far as the owners are concerned.

Why couldn't he wear pumps?

Bitch

#24 | Posted by goatman at 2014-02-24 07:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

#22 | Posted by BruceBanner

Bruce...

You should re-read rstybeach's comments again, only this time try it without assuming you have to defend something.

#25 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-02-24 08:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

Wow, just when you thought those dumb-f**ks and their cohorts in Washington D.C. couldn't get any more stupid they go and do something to prove they indeed can.

#26 | Posted by BGMacaw at 2014-02-24 10:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'm curious who is funding this lobbying effort.

#20 | POSTED BY EBERLY

ACLU

#27 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-02-25 11:35 AM | Reply | Flag:

I don't care how people express their intimacy, I do not want to know. A life is more than the three or four ------- a week we all want. As long as no one gets hurt, fair game. What I fear is the use of a designated bad guy. An us versus them mentality that only serve some puppet master. When someone want me to put my(our) nose into someone's personal business, I get worried. It goes both ways, I do not have to take employment from any one that offers me a job. Why should we force businesses to contract with those who they don't want to for what ever reason, not counting public accommodations. A bakery is not really essential services.

#28 | Posted by docnjo at 2014-02-26 10:28 AM | Reply | Flag:

Why couldn't he wear pumps?

Bitch

#24 | Posted by goatman

He was a Cardinal?

#29 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-02-26 08:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

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