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Disgusting!

While Equality California has campaigned relentlessly to pass a bill to recognize May 22nd as Harvey Milk day, the Kern High School District in Bakersfield has passed a motion to prevent schools from teaching about the famed openly gay politician who dedicated his life to help promote LGBT equality!

Unbelievable. Way to ignore all of the good and significant changes Milk lost his life to make in our government and society!

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EQUALITY FOR ALL!

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97 comments to “Dear Bakersfield, This SUCKS!”



  1. 1

    Bakersfield is a toilet - those people have no choice but to be unhappy asses



  2. 2

    Perez, this whole LGBT thing is a recent invention. He fought for gays and lesbians, but LGBT was not a concept of the times.



  3. 3

    Harvey Milk did not die for his beliefs. He died because Dan White hated him, and thought he convinced George Moscone not to have him back as a Supervisor (A job Dan quit)If you read your stories, and watch movies as much as you say, you would see this. Even the movie "Milk" states the same thing. And, b4 your sickening, tired ass says anything…Yes, I lived in S.F. when this, The People's Temple, The Zebra Killings, all that craziness took place.
    You are quite a shit starter, Perez. I tell you what though, when you die, I will throw a freaking Party that will rival anything imagined! Make a fu**in' pinata shaped like you, so we can beat the shit out of you, in spirit…



  4. 4

    I'm unfortunate enough to live in Bako and this is not the only DESPICABLE thing that goes on in this shit hole. I can't wait to get the fuck outta here. The whole place is just bursting at the seams with ignorance and corruption.



  5. 5

    I live an hour away. It's redneck central. I'm not surprised.



  6. 6

    bakersfield is a sadass hicktown. anybody who would choose to live there would have to be half retard at least.



  7. 7

    I live in Bakersfield, & couldnt care less if this bill had passed or not; HOWEVER, there are way more important things to be focusing on. Harvey Milk day would've been okay, but stince it isn't going to happen, just know that all our students here are still going to get a fine education and live their lives great. That should be the point anyway.



  8. 8

    GAY PRIDE!!!!!!!!!!



  9. 9

    Idk….I mean I voted NO on Prop 8…but unless the events are relevant to history, then it shouldn't be taught in schools.
    I mean, I'm down with teachers mentioning how and when the first gay marriages happened but our school systems in California are SHIT and our test scores are second lowest in the nation. I think will all the budget cuts and shit in CA we should be drilling more math and language than history. JMO



  10. 10

    Easy, if you paint people to be human it is harder to discriminate. That is why the thing bigots fear more than anything, is anything that will show the objects of bigotry in a normal light. It's why the Mormons did not want blacks hoding the priesthood in their churches, it's why certain arab countries shroud their women. etc….



  11. 11

    all of the good and significant changes???
    .
    Have you actually studied what Milk did? He got elected. That's pretty much it. He did not pass any legislation for LGBT. In fact, the two significant things he did was get elected and be murdered. Changes? No changes. A straight man won that argument even after all the work Milk put into trying to be a representative for his district. Ultimately, I think Milk did what "someone else" would have done eventually. But to say he deserves to be "taught" in schools… no, I think not. He just passed through a barrier. It wasn't walking on water, like you seem to think.



  12. 12

    Ugh This IS Not Even Close To Being Despicable! In Anyway! Why Should We have a Useless day off holiday when Califronia education is already crappy.? What exactly did Harvey Milk to anyways to Deserve an Holiday…Oh yeah help support LGBT People Yes he Reallly Deserves an Holiday. Boo Freaking Hoo Gays Whine About Everything. Why SHOULD We cater to Your Needs? And You Post Things Without knowing even getting your facts straight. The MAJOR reason why it Didn't Pass Was Because Of The Crappy Budget In The Schools.! Btw If we get a holiday for Harvey Milk we should Start to get Columbus Day off Too!!



  13. 13

    *Do

    *everything



  14. 14

    I'm from Bakersfield originally, and was in KHSD for all four years of high school. This, I am sad to say, is totally normal for the area, but absolutely ridiculous. I think Harvey Milk did do something important, regardless of what others think. He was an influential person in California. Makes me sad to claim Bakersfield as my hometown. :(



  15. 15

    harvey milk got elected. That's it. Why should the school system celebrate his personal preference??? Why should children have to celebrate his sexuality, whatever it might have been. There are more serious things going on in the CA school system so stop trying to force your agenda!



  16. 16

    My god Milk doesnt deserve a holiday , he was a sleazy politician that did nothing good for the city. Gays can find a much better leader



  17. 17

    Re: Novel1

    THANK YOU NOVEL1. My point, exactly.If it weren't for district elections at that point, Harvey would have lost a 4th time!!



  18. 18

    Re: DecemberGirl1231 – What Did he Do e=for Gays? Thats Right NOTHING! Why Should We celebebrate Him? He was definatly no Martin Luther King Jr……



  19. 19

    Re: jesuisaimee – That's funny you say that. The shittiest places are about an hour or less out of Bakersfield.

    Not that I'm proud by ANY means to live here. The fact that people are so homophobic drives me crazy. 75% of people in Kern County voted Yes on 8. It embarrasses me, and I'm straight. People are stuck in there ways. No part of this surprises me. I'll teach my children myself about tolerance, and rights for all people. I wish people understood that homosexuals are discriminated the same way Black people and Mexicans were in the 50s. Sad.



  20. 20

    LOOK, it's OK to be gay or lesbian, but you don't have to promote it in schools! Some people might actually feel offended by this. Lighten up, not every little thing that has to do with being gay that is not allowed has to make a big stir! One of the problems with gay people is that they have to shove their gayness in everybodys face. Just act like normal people instead of flaming around all the time!



  21. 21

    Re: BlackAvenger – agreed

    Re: JUSTDIEPEREZ!!!!! – lol! yes i love it!



  22. 22

    The man who killed him, LITERALLY got away with murder, teenagers suffering from wanting to come out of the closet or who are just gay in general NEED to know about the scarifice Harvey Milk made to the community.
    SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT OPEN DISCRIMINATION in the "land of the free" Fox News…the Arizona law….Texas education system…

    they want us DUMB as possible so there's no revolt, while they RUN OUR COUNTRY INTO THE GROUND

    DO SOMETHING PEOPLE



  23. 23

    Why should the students be subjected to a poorly made play about Milk??? There are enough bad plays out there, no need to add this one to the lot too! Crappy acting from a crappy script does not teach students anything.



  24. 24

    Some people just don't want their kids exposed to adult themes of sexuality until they are ready…and as parents THEY want to make those decisions…not allow the state school system to dictate when & how children must be tutored/indoctrinated as to the historical significance of Harvey Milk — who by most accounts was a bit of a self aggrandizing pig. Personally I would be more inclined to teach my kids about Stonewall which has more credence as a true civil rights event. If you don't get out of the schools you are not going to make more friends…don't you realize that? Or will you only be happy when mainstream folk remove their kids and all that is left are the Catholic Hispanics & the Gays, lol!



  25. 25

    Please stick to celebrity gossip on your site. If you want to promote another agenda, which is very worthwhile, please begin another site. Stick to your mission statement.



  26. 26

    Way to go Bakersfield!!! Thank goodness someone does the right thing!!!



  27. 27

    Bwa ha ha!

    HIGHlarious!



  28. 28

    Just because it caters to your agenda doesn't make it part of history.



  29. 29

    Who the FUCK cares what a "Children of the Corn" town like Bakersville "tries" to do or not do? Oh wait, it's Perez Hilton. You're are such a bottom-feeding oompa loompa I could cry.
    I come on this site to gawk at celebrity pictures, not hear you pretend like you care about gay rights.
    STICK TO PICTURES!



  30. 30

    Gays so badly want to make it look like they have had it as hard as blacks in the past. Ugh, you just can't marry. Get over yourselves drama queens.

  31. Lucas says – reply to this


    31

    Oh STFU Perez. My son goes to Kern county, and with all the budget cuts, including sports, music, and arts - I could give a rats arss if he learns about Mr. Milk. Who cares if he doesn't learn about the openly gay politician, when he can't even kick a football at school. Get it together my friend, and learn where our kids priorities should be.



  32. 32

    Re: SnowBoarder4LIFE
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    Suck my balls bigot!
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  33. 33

    Re: Lucas
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    Its not an either or situation.. Your kid should be able to kick a football and learn about MLK!
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  34. Els says – reply to this


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    Harvey Milk is celebrated as a Civil Rights leader because of his vehement campaining against the 1978 Briggs Initiative that would have made it illegal for any gay person to work in a public school in California in any capacity.

    It was tragic that he was murdered, but putting that aside he should be celebrated and honored because of how his fighting against this Proposition not only lead to a huge defeat of what would have been an atricious law, but brought to California's attention the rights of gay people to not be treated as suspect simply because of who there are.



  35. 35

    Children realllly do not need to learn about a certain someone's sexuality. Just because he got murdered doesn't mean he deserves a holiday. . seriously what direct advantages has he influenced??



  36. 36

    For those of us who aren't out of Bakersfield just yet- THIS DOES SUCK! However, the Kern High School District, Ken Mettler, Ann Barnett, and others SUCK! Lets put blame where blame is due and call out the people who actually made this disgusting decision.



  37. 37

    Remember this is the town where Ann Barnett (the country clerk) refused to issue marriage licenses to ANY couples because for a moment it was legal to marry gay couples….

    The individuals responsible for these decisions should be prosecuted for discrimination and hate crimes.



  38. 38

    Just because some people don't believe in homosexuality, doesn't make them homophobes… you act like they want to burn every gay out there because they don't bow down to it.

    Jesus…



  39. 39

    9/11 should be a day off… not a day off for a gay politician who wasn't THAT important to the U.S….



  40. 40

    So the guy was a queer and somebody shot him. Too bad he died, but being a queer is nothing to be proud of.



  41. 41

    first of all bakersfield is not redneck central. we have more mexican people here than whites. second of all perez hilton is making a big thing out of nothing. im a proud lesbian n im not taking it up the a** lke perez. he loves to make a big thing out of nothing. if you dont like bakersfield than leave it. we dont want a**es like you ppl here talkin shit.



  42. 42

    Re: azombieee
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    Jesus is a myth and you are a fucking bigot!
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    Don't believe in homosexuality ? Shit dude do a google search lol
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    If you are against equal rights for all then you are a bigot no if buts or maybe's about that!
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  43. 43

    Re: Mr. Strat
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    Stupidity is nothing to be proud of!
    *



  44. 44

    Really Perez??
    I am from Bakersfield, & Am in the Kern High School District. Although I don't want to live in Bakersfield, it is a Great place. I believe Gays should have some equality rights, But i do not thing we should celebrate or be taught about it in our High School. If we are not allowed to talk about God or anything Religious then we shouldn't be talking about Milk and what he was. It's unfair. Now if they wanna pass a law were we can openly talk about Religion in school then I'd be fine with it. I mean Equality, doesn't that mean equal and being unable to talk about religion and allowed to talk about Gay & or Mr. Milk well thats unfair and unequal don't ya think?.. Vice versa about that too..



  45. 45

    This makes me sad to admit that I'm originally from Bakersfield. So glad my parents moved us away when I was young.



  46. 46

    I am in Bakersfield right now and grew up in this filthy town. Why is this even shocking Perez? Bakersfield is filled with some of the most ignorant people in California. I went to school here for 18 years. The school system is a disgrace and so are the people who live here. Guns and religion are what this town cares about.



  47. 47

    Re: azombieee

    they weren't going to take the day off school, they were going to incorporate harvey milk into the lesson plan…so your argument is pretty much void. and if you care, which i'm sure you don't, i AM from bakersfield and went to school there so i'm well aware of KHSD and the problem they seem to have with anyone who isn't straight, christian and republican.



  48. 48

    Re: ItsMandyYo
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    Why do you hate the US Constitution ?
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    The Equal Protection Clause, part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, provides that "no state shall … deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws"
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    The Equal Protection Clause can be seen as an attempt to secure the promise of the United States' professed commitment to the proposition that "all men are created equal. It makes no exception for gay people or bi people or transgender people rather it says ALL PEOPLE are to be treated equal giving the same protections of the law!
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    and
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    The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights.
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    The amendment prohibits the making of any law "respecting an establishment of religion", impeding the free exercise of religion, infringing on the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.
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    The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment prohibits the establishment of a national religion by the Congress or the preference of one religion over another, non-religion over religion, or religion over non-religion.
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    That's why your made up 'god' isn't taught in school!
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    You learn about openly straight people in school so why should you not learn about openly gay people at school ?
    *



  49. 49

    Re: Biologist-Bitch

    i agree with you totally! i know a lot of people in bakersfield (gay and straight) who are doing all they can to get the idea of equality out there…too bad some "higher ups" are so stuck in their the close-minded, ignorant ways!



  50. 50

    Re: fat_mama
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    Your posts are kind of hot! ;)
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    Right on!



  51. 51

    While Milk may not have passed any laws that were concrete in the absolute equality for the LGBT community, he certainly paved the way by openly fighting for the cause. His efforts to jump start a movement are indelible.

    I am originally from Bakersfield and I understand the political and social culture in the area. I am certainly not shocked at the opposing views. The fact of the matter is that people as a whole have a choice to educate themselves and those who are passionate about the movement toward equality for the LBGT community will remember every day that Harvey Milk was the first person in politics to openly demand and advocate civil rights for gays. I feel that his efforts and the resulting momentum toward equality are worthy of recognition.

    Who doesn't love a day off work, anyway? Not that the vast majority employers will include the day as a PTO day.

    This is about increasing awareness; there is nothing wrong with educating oneself with facts regarding history, regardless of personal opinion regarding the "rightness" of the subject matter.



  52. 52

    MILK DOES NOT DESERVE A HOLIDAY!Go Bakersfield!!!!



  53. 53

    come on perez… anything short of making a public holiday and teaching about it in schools is homophobia? give me a break. there are more important things to teach in schools — like for example, math english and science.



  54. 54

    I have lived in Bakersfield my whole life and I am proud of it!! This is simply not just a gay issue it is an issue of his true importance!!! We do not need to teach sexuality in schools that should be up to parents to teach!! Believe it or not we have an awesome gay community here that is loved by many!! You get upset when we stereotype gays, blacks and Hispanics but have no problem stereotyping us as "hicks" that's bullshit!! Yes this is a farming community that plays a vital role in California's economy but "hicks" we are not!! Please do not be that ignorant!!! As for those of you who live here and are not proud let me know where you live and I will help you pack!! The great thing about America is freedom!! You are free to get the hell out so good bye God bless and have a nice life somewhere else!!



  55. 55

    Bottom line Harvey Milk doesn't deserve a day here he was not significant to the whole state so give him a day in his town know one cares!!! Name a street or freeway after him shit give him a building or library!! We don't ask you to celebrate Buck Owens or Merle Haggard we did it locally because they like Harvey Milk are local heroes not state heroes!! So a big finger to those of you who had no educated, logical or fact based argument to our decision other than to call us "hicks" or our town a shit hole, toilet, unhappy!! Just reminds us why we don't live in you single minded towns where we have to think like you or you might call us names!! Grow up!!! Talk like adults it might get your cause looked at seriously!!



  56. 56

    Look, when it comes down to it, there are way more important things for us to focus on than getting a day off for someone who didn't exactly affect the Bakersfield community. I am from Bakersfield, and while there is a lot of bad, it is completely outweighed by the good. I was wonderfully educated, and have amazing family and true friends that all grew up and live in Bakersfield. Just like you can't say all gay men are flamboyant, you can't say all people in Bakersfield are hicks, or "half retarded." Those who rise from the ashes to create something for themselves have more dignity and honor than those who cast judgments on communities and other people based on nothing.

    And those of you hating on Bakersfield who are from there, you should be ashamed of yourself. You say you can't wait to leave, and you probably never will.



  57. 57

    oh and p.s. call us hicks but we grow a major percentage of the food you eat. so if you don't like us, starve.



  58. 58

    all those pesticides must really be getting into their brains. there's nothing in bakersfield but a bunch of ignorant dirty idiots like fresno. and every other city in the central valley. my boyfriend has asthma from growing up there.



  59. 59

    I resent this and some of these comments. First all of, Bakersfield is not full of people whom you call hicks; yes, there are some, but they by no means make up the majority. Second, a city isn't homophobic just because it voted against this. There are a variety of possible reasons. Thirdly, Bakersfield has always been incredibly conservative. If Bakersfield were somewhere else, not liberal California, this wouldn't be a big issue. Lastly, just as individuals disparage gay people as choosing their lifestyles and being immoral, so do gay individuals disparage conservative people as being immoral and hateful. I'm gay. I'm conservative. I'm Protestant. I live in Bakersfield. I support gay rights. And I think that many of us, gay and conservative, need to be a little more tolerant.



  60. 60

    Mr. Hilton,
    There are many educated persons in the Bakersfield area who are also liberal-minded. The KHSD has been run by a conservative team for years and there are teachers and parents who disagree with their decisions. Myself, my spouse, and my parents are and were teachers. I would like you to know that there are teachers here who care for, support, and protect the rights of gay and lesbian students, and have stood up against students who have made derogatory statements or even used the distasteful epithets associated with homosexuality to the point of requesting a union representative for support during a meeting with school officials. I am well aware of the shortcomings and stigma attached to being a Bakersfield resident, but it would truly be skewed thinking to assume that the only persons residing here do not possess intellects, educations, or progressive political agendas.
    Respectfully,
    a regular reader



  61. 61

    Re: Aussieone – Hahahaha! You're So Stupid!! You need to get ur Facts straight!! We Do NOT Learn about how to be straight or whatever!! We learn about the government & people. So what if they happen to be "straight" I am saying that we shouldn't be allowed to talk about the Topic of Gayness if we are not allowed to talk about Religion! & If They want to let us talk about "our made up god" then i'll let ya'll talk about Mr. Milk and about Gayness. If they wont let us talk about Religion then ya'll can't talk about Milk.



  62. 62

    GOOD! kids shouldnt be taught about that in school. they should learn math and english, not this shit! there shouldnt even be a harvey milk day. im not homophobic but fuck lets not flaunt this shit everywhere. the only reason why everyone wants to teach about him is because he's gay, not because he's any better than other politicians.



  63. 63

    Re: ItsMandyYo
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    OK it is clear by your writing you are a dumbass but can you read ?
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    I wrote: "You learn about openly straight people in school so why should you not learn about openly gay people at school ?"
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    So where you get your "we don't learn to be straight or whatever" bullshit is a mystery to me. I never said you did…. you learn about historic figures from American history that are straight and therefore you should be taught also about historic figures that are gay!
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    The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment prohibits the establishment of a national religion by the Congress or the preference of one religion over another, non-religion over religion, or religion over non-religion.
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    If you hate your country and freedom.. The freedom the founding fathers placed in the Constitution then maybe you should move to a country that doesn't believe in the separation of church and state… One that doesn't think gays are equal human beings like Iran you extremist idiot! Put on your Hijab!
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    You cant talk about your religion in a state school because of the separation of church and state not because of gay people you fucking DOUCHE.. the same part of the constitution that separates church and state gives you the freedom to believe in what ever crazy god fantasy you want!
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    How old are you ? I hope your like 8 or less because really no one older than that should be that clueless!
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  64. 64

    Re: MissSexyAtheist
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    Flaunt this shit everywhere ?
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    That staement says YOU ARE A BIGOT!
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    Its not about him being gay you dumb fuck its about him fighting for equality! *
    People told him no openly gay man could win political office. Fortunately, he ignored them! He proved people wrong.
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    He stood up against bigots like Anita Bryant and won!
    *



  65. 65

    Our schools should be teaching the Constitution and American History — not this crap. That's why our kids are so uneducated.



  66. 66

    Re: Aussieone – I Aint Freakin Clueless all right you freakin piece of freaking crap!! I don't hate my country i love it u hate it cause you freakin don't have any rights! :P Here's a tip why not MOVE!



  67. 67

    Fuck all of u! i happen to live in bakersfield. i agree that students SHOULD be taught about Harvey Milk but u guys being pissed at everyone in bakersfield are biggots is just as wrong!!!



  68. 68

    Re: ItsMandyYo
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    SO clueless… What is my screen name ? Aussie one. Meaning one from Australia.
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    My country has the separation of church and state and we have equal rights for all. We have never banned gays from the military. We have had openly gay members of Parliament since the late 60s early 70's we have had transgenders members of Parliament. Our tax system recognizes gay couples as couples, Australia would have national gay marriage with one more vote in the senate. Our education system is one of the best in the world, always ahead of the US in the rankings.
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    I also have US citizenship and when I visit it is weird to go to a country that seems to be going backwoods I remember when the US used to call itself the land of the free and some people believed it… No one does anymore. Everyone in the EU, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have more freedom than the US.
    cntd



  69. 69

    Re: ItsMandyYo
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    cntd
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    I would like America to get back to the promise it once had… Extremist under educated people like you seem determined to turn America into Iran your want to remove the separation of church and state and put religion into your government will serve that purpose.. the fastest growing religion in the US the Muslim faith.
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    I haven't told you my sexual orientation so don't make more of an ass of yourself with your guess's! Gay straight or bi are all 100% natural and beautiful! Why do or would you care ? Weirdo! You Constitution guarantees the equality of all people gay, straight, bi back brown yellow or white, its just stupid mostly religious bigot's like you that enable your government to deny the fulfillment of that promise!
    *



  70. 70

    I think that there are more important issues that have occurred with the Kern High School District and LGBT equality. For example, when they decided to block a series of articles showcasing LGBT students at East Bakersfield High School. I think this is a more direct violation of free speech laws whereas teaching or not teaching about Harvey Milk isn't so much a direct violation. Also, it is important to understand the underpinnings of the Board of Trustees. For example, Chad Vegas who is usually behind these sorts of things, is also a pastor in Bakersfield… Need I say more. As someone from Bakersfield I understand how depressing stuff like this is, but I think it is important to focus on who actually legislates instead of giving the responsibility to Bakersfield in general.



  71. 71

    wow isn't my town great.. =/



  72. 72

    Re: ItsMandyYo – Not only are you "freakin clueless all right" you are completely ignorant and a monumental asshole!
    For you post post this:
    "u hate it cause you freakin don't have any rights! :) Here's a tip why not MOVE"
    to someone who you perceive to be gay emphasizes your sheer ignorance, stupidity and bigotry! You are a really dumb bitch aren't you?
    I am happy to live in one of the few states where for the most part- gays do enjoy equal rights! Obviously you were brought up all WRONG!
    The fact that you think equal rights should not be discussed in school is exactly what is going horribly wrong in this country!
    You don't want to live in Bakersfield? Here's a tip:) move to Alabama, Texas or Utah! That's exactly where your ignorant ass belongs with your backwards fucked up attitude!
    Straighten up and get yourself an education! MAYBE that will help just a little! Certainly you should not post here with that screen name again.
    Aussieone made a FOOL of you! :)



  73. 73


  74. 74

    Re: Aussieone – Hi! ;)



  75. 75

    Re: stider75 – [re=5044186]Re: Priscilla16



  76. 76

    Re: Hate Low Class PeopleRe: SnowBoarder4LIFERe: azombieeeRe: ItsMandyYo
    Continued from 75-WTF
    You are all disgraceful! A waste of o2! Should be ashamed of yourselves ASSHOLES!
    EQUALITY FOR ALL!



  77. 77

    Re: supersongbird – Hahaha! Thanks :) BTW Your the waste of o2 ur the one with no rightss :P



  78. 78

    Re: supersongbird – Haha You're are DUMB!! LOL So Funny. I am saying if they wont let us talk about religion why should yall be able to talk about gay? Huh? Make it equal were we can do both & i wouldn't have a problem with it. & I'm glad u live were u live and happy ur happy there, but just cause my town doesn't think we should be taught about Milk doesn't mean anything, it aint hurting u cause it has nothing do to with u cause u dont live here got it? :P



  79. 79

    Re: Aussieone – Hahahaha! I NEVER Said i had anything against u or gay bi or even straight people ok? I love them all but for YOU to call me names! You think i am gonna be nice? hah i don't know what ur thinking.



  80. 80

    It's an election year. The politician on the school board who fronted this anti-Milk movement is getting heat from an opponent. He used this as an opportunity to get free press and rally the ultra-conservative base. Everyone who got riled up in this was used as a pawn - including the media and Perez. The whole thing is stupid. Plus, most school districts in CA are not celebrating Harvey Milk Day because October 16 is a SATURDAY this year. Clue in.



  81. 81

    I have to stand up for the Bako girls and boys. Bakersfield has been fighting the ban on Harvey Milk day for weeks. However, Ken Mettler has forced this ban upon our community and students to further his political career. He wants to appear as conservative as possible in order to pull ahead in the upcoming primaries. Now our entire community is paying for the decision of just 3 men on a school board.



  82. 82

    Re: ItsMandyYo – You are a fucking IDIOT!
    Who the fuck you think you're talking to? Did it again you moron!
    I have every right! I was born a straight female. :) So now you are saying gay people are a waste of O2?



  83. 83

    Re: ItsMandyYo – Religion should not be taught in schools because it is BULLSHIT! Save that for church and college-if you even qualify for college! Somehow I doubt that!
    Equality is something every child needs to learn about early in life! Otherwise they'll end up like you! Ignorant and bigoted!



  84. 84

    Re: ItsMandyYo – You are from a shit kicking, backward, hick town and were brought up WRONG. That's your problem. You are now and will always be an ignorant bumpkin and will just never get it!
    Unlike me, people who are born gay are born without equal rights! Same as it used to be for black people! Why do you seem to find humor in that? Why are you coming up in here dissing those who you assume to be gay?
    IDIOT!



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    Re: ItsMandyYo – Got it? I got this-People who are brought up to think like you are setting this entire country back! Texas wants to remove Thomas Jefferson from their history books because he founded this country on separation of church and state!
    That's the kind of ridiculousness we are talking about here. I could go on and on about how the backwoods states want to change actual history so that their brand of religion is incorperated and teach it that way to kids. But with you what's the point! You are an idiot!
    Milk is relevent to your town history because he tried to help pave the way for gay rights!
    If you want to believe in fairy tales and "Jesus" go ahead! I wouldn't want that forced upon any kids who grow up in my town!
    Keep your bullshit religion to yourself! Go to CHURCH!
    Children need to know about this-Equal rights for EVERY AMERICAN!



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    Re: ItsMandyYo – Children go to school to learn about reality-math, reading, REAL historical events, writing etc.
    Incorporating religion into actual events makes those events not actual. It is quite simply brainwashing.
    Any parent who would allow that in a classroom is causing harm to their child's learning development.
    Human equality is factual and is a value that needs to be be instilled into every child's learning cirriculum.
    Religion belongs in CHURCH!



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    Re: ItsMandyYo – Nobody had to make a fool of you this time. You did it to YOURSELF!



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    Re: ItsMandyYo
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    Did you grow up under power lines ?
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    You wrote: "I NEVER Said i had anything against u or gay bi or even straight people ok?" Does this ring a bell ? "you freakin piece of freaking crap!!" You also laugh and make light of the fact that in America gay people are not treated equal which not only makes you full of shit but a awful fucking bigot despite your claims.
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    Not suprissing you can't even make a coherent argument you write: "I believe Gays should have some equality rights" and then go on to say "I mean Equality, doesn't that mean equal " yes it does… equality means equal! Some rights is not equal!
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    You write again "I am saying if they wont let us talk about religion why should yall be able to talk about gay?" You have already had that question answered: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.
    Your creation, your birth, gives you rights equal to everyone else, you have rights no one can take away.. part of those rights in your constitution is the right to believe in whatever crazy god you choose or the right not to believe in any stupid god myth/fantasy. Your government can not recognize any religion, it can not make any religion a national religion, the state and religion are to be separate!
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    Schools are to educate reality…facts! Not delusions!
    How old are you ?
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    Re: ItsMandyYo
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    cntd
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    As for your other shit #Equality and Human rights are everyone business# that's why the world got together to sanction South Africa during apartheid you dumbass!!
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    Or in a language you may understand: "What So Ever You Do To The Least Of My Brother That You Do Unto Me" (from your man made crazy book!)
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    Ask your science teacher why you have a coccyx!
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    Re: supersongbird
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    Hi :) shit you destroyed the ignorant one named mandy!
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    I think its like talking to a brick wall through!
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    Re: ItsMandyYo
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    The Equal Protection Clause, part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, provides that "no state shall … deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws"
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    The Equal Protection Clause can be seen as an attempt to secure the promise of the United States' professed commitment to the proposition that "all men are created equal. It makes no exception or exemption for gay people or bi people or transgender people rather it says ALL PEOPLE are to be treated equal given the same rights and protections of the law!
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    Re: Aussieone – Hi :) I think you are right!



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    Re: supersongbird
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    I emailed you :)
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    Re: Aussieone – I emailed you back ;)
    One of these days we'll be able to hook up on the chat lol!



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    All I have to say is not all of Bakersfield had a say in this vote.I have lived in Bakersfielld my whole life and would have voted for Millk day if I had the chance.



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    I wrote a comment about Bakersfield yesterday and it obviously wasn't posted. This site is just hype and fluff. Serious comments that provide information never get uploaded. I won't be visiting or writing again. What a joke!



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    Thank you Bakersfield for not giving in to the liberal propaganda that the rest of California has subjected itself too. Harvey Milk Day, Really? C'mon, lets reserve holidays for political figures that actually made a difference. Having a Harvey Milk Day would almost be just as bad as celebrating Cesar Chavez Day. In case you didn't know Cesar Chavez was an agricultural terrorist who's mobs are responsible for multiple murders.



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    I'm from Bakersfield and am now going to a very liberal school in North Hollywood. While I firmly believe in equality for everyone, regardless of their race, gender, or sexual preference, I don't think the Harvey Milk day not passing is that big of a deal. I celebrate Harvey Milk and what he did for the LGBT community, but he wasn't that big of a point in history. For members of the LGBT community, he has probably made much more of an impact. I hate discrimination of any kind but I also can't stand the often confrontational stance in these kind of issues. Gay people shouldn't shove it in our faces that they're gay. While I fully support everyone's freedoms and rights to choose their own lifestyle, Perez and other advocates for the LGBT community can be a bit much. They think that their issues are the most important, their struggles are the worst. But yet, Perez sits and makes fun of addicts and other celebrities who have fallen into addiction. It's disgusting, really.