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  •  It's a lovely family (19+ / 0-)

    Karl, his wife, Kara. Their children Kristina and Kristopher.

    When Kristopher is 8, he will tell his parents that he is not comfortable wearing his normal clothes to school and he no longer wants to play Pop Warner football. By the time Kristopher is 16, his friends will be calling her Jennifer and she will be dating a lovely boy, Muhammad.  She will finish up her transition in college.

    Karl will freak. Kara will tell him that Jenny is their child and that Karl WILL go to therapy to work out his issues.

    Several years later, Karl will walk Jenny down the aisle and be there proudly grinning like a fool with his video camera when she and Muhammad walk off the plane with their adopted twins from Ethiopia. Aunt Kristina and Grandma Kara will be there, as well, of course.  

    Great grandparents, Karen and Karl Sr  (who have never been open-minded about anything) will take the babies from their arms so that the family can embrace in their happiness. And no, they won't give the babies back. It's a great-grandparent's prerogative to hog the baby. They'll forget that they ever had a problem with Jenny's transition, Muhammad's religion or the race of the African babies.  For these beautiful little boys are their great grandchildren.  Quick! Take some pictures!

    (Funny how different these new photos look from the ones taken when Kristina and Kristopher were children, yes?)

    A photo tells us nothing about a family, especially about what the future holds for them.

    Ignorant myopic conservative bigots.

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 12:24:51 PM PDT

    •  Abso-freakin'-lutely (9+ / 0-)

      A story my dad told, from when he was growing up in Texas:
      His uncle was in the Army Air Corps, stationed in Puerto Rico, where he met the woman who would become his first wife. When news of their wedding reached the family, my dad heard certain adults proclaim, "He went and married himself a (n-word)". When said uncle returned with his bride, everyone fell in love with her, and they didn't even grouse that she'd made uncle convert to Catholicism.

      Ideologies crumble in the face of humanity. If only these bigots would embrace their own humanity, maybe they'd begin to see the humanity in others too.

      PrezObama's only mistake in the sequester is that he assumed that the Republicans would be more loyal to their oath of office to serve the people than their oath to Norquist to never close tax loopholes.

      by SilentBrook on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 02:46:41 PM PDT

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      •  My dad once gave me a great one sentence lesson. (1+ / 0-)
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        When I told him that my black girlfriend and I had decided to marry, he responded with a simple question and a smile:

        "When you have kids, do you plan on showing your relatives the negatives?"  He never did care much one way or the other, but he did worry about the bigotry my wife and I might face.  

        Lucky for us, things have been pretty smooth for the most part.

    •  One night, when Jenny is away (2+ / 0-)
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      at college, and Kristina is still in high school, Karl comes home late. Dinner is long-since cleaned up and put away. Kristina is off in her room. Karl has had a hard day and he wants some attention from his wife. But Kara is preoccupied. Karl notices she has been drinking a bit. She looks disheveled. She is moving nervously around the living room; she says she "has to tell him something."

      "I'm...going to be leaving you for a woman," she tells Karl, emphasizing each word. "I'm...in love with a woman."

      (To be continued.)

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 07:52:13 PM PDT

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    •  The choice of photo tells us much about what kind (1+ / 0-)
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      of world they prefer.  It's literally a snapshot of the mindset.  Jennifer & Muhammad would COMPLICATE THE PICTURE & create dissonance, so they're not in it (yet).  

      Sometimes I can't believe it; I'm movin' past the feelin'...

      by Leftcandid on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 07:14:29 AM PDT

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    •  Well played. nt (2+ / 0-)
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      When lots of people show up to vote, Democrats tend to win.

      by Audri on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 08:53:26 AM PDT

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