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It's okay to be Takei.

 
 
Reply Sat 21 May, 2011 09:06 am
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Under the proposal, any instruction or materials at a public elementary or middle school will be "limited exclusively to age-appropriate natural human reproduction science." The provisions would also apply to a group or organization that might provide such instruction.

The legislation was amended from the original version which said no elementary or middle schools will "provide any instruction or material that discusses sexual orientation other than heterosexuality." Republican Senate sponsor Stacey Campfield of Knoxville said some of his colleagues were uncomfortable with that language.

He said the language is appropriate because "homosexuals don't naturally reproduce," and he said it's necessary because the state's curriculum is unclear on what can be taught.



George Takei responds:




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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 21 May, 2011 09:10 am
@boomerang,
Go George!!!!!
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Quincy
 
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Reply Sat 21 May, 2011 09:12 am
It's much catchier to say "it's okay to be 'kei"
RABEL222
 
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Reply Sat 21 May, 2011 09:24 am
Bookmark
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 21 May, 2011 09:26 am
@boomerang,
An excellent and catchy campaign that I hope will help utterly destroy Tennessee's homophobic law.

But I do question the choice of singers for the end jingle. Why would they pick a muppet to sing the campaign jingle??
Sturgis
 
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Reply Sat 21 May, 2011 09:54 am
@tsarstepan,
Have you forgotten The Rainbow Connection by Muppet Kermit T. Frog? (here with an exciting commercial) which ties in nicely with the rainbow flag and gay pride. http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/qq-rb_h.html

http://www.veoh.com/watch/v16630219gA6hRQjt





http://www.mystic-awakening.com/zcart/images/EBCELD.JPG
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 21 May, 2011 02:02 pm
@Sturgis,
Touche Sir Sturgis!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 21 May, 2011 02:37 pm
@boomerang,
Great!!
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 21 May, 2011 02:57 pm
I was thinking about this some today so I looked up some info on George Takei. He is 74 years old and "came out" just 6 years ago. He's gone from hiding something about his life to saying -- take this word that you think is so heinous and just use my name in its place.

That's really pretty amazing when you stop to think about it.

So yeah, absolutely, "Go George!"
DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 21 May, 2011 03:21 pm
@boomerang,
I love George!

But not in a Takei way.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 21 May, 2011 07:37 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:

I was thinking about this some today so I looked up some info on George Takei. He is 74 years old and "came out" just 6 years ago. He's gone from hiding something about his life to saying -- take this word that you think is so heinous and just use my name in its place.

That's really pretty amazing when you stop to think about it.

So yeah, absolutely, "Go George!"


Oh, that's even better!!!!!!! GO GEORGE!!!!!!!
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JTT
 
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Reply Sun 22 May, 2011 09:45 pm
@RABEL222,
If you're done with that bookmark, can I borrow it, Rabel?
msolga
 
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Reply Sun 22 May, 2011 09:56 pm
@boomerang,
George Takei: what an inspiration he is!
Sane, humorous, brave & takei!
I want one of those buttons! Smile
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 06:53 pm
@Quincy,
Quincy wrote:
It's much catchier to say "it's okay to be 'kei"
How do u pronounce that ?
JTT
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 11:00 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
kay {ke} e {i}

[soft, sort of clipped on the 'ke' part; not as drawn out as in English. equal intoning on both "syllables"]
RABEL222
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jun, 2011 12:34 am
@JTT,
when I dont have anything to add but want to keep in touch bookmark.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jun, 2011 01:49 am
@JTT,
JTT wrote:
kay {ke} e {i}

[soft, sort of clipped on the 'ke' part; not as drawn out as in English. equal intoning on both "syllables"]
Does that mean:
"its OK to be K ?"
JTT
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jun, 2011 01:11 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
No, that's the Japanese pronunciation for those two syllables, Dave. You know the ones that you already know because when you say them you are momentarily speaking Japanese so you say them like the Japanese do.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jun, 2011 08:20 am
@JTT,
JTT wrote:
No, that's the Japanese pronunciation for those two syllables, Dave. You know the ones that you already know because when you say them you are momentarily speaking Japanese so you say them like the Japanese do.
Was he Japanese? or Chinese ?

Is this known ?
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