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Posted by on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 9:51 AM

That was the first time a gay bar was name checked during a presidential inaugural speech, right? Can I get a fact check here?


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heywhatsit!? 1
You might want to start with Buchanan's and Lincoln's speeches.
Posted by heywhatsit!? on January 21, 2013 at 9:57 AM · Report this
Didn't W mention Skull and Bones? I mean, not officially a gay bar, but all-male, secretive, lots of bones.
Posted by Chicago Fan on January 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM · Report this
rob! 3
Surely some president at some time has used words like "pony," "cuff," "manhole"...
Posted by rob! on January 21, 2013 at 10:02 AM · Report this
LogopolisMike 4
You forget Lincoln's famous second inaugural address and its reference to the New Salem Railsplitter.
Posted by LogopolisMike on January 21, 2013 at 10:15 AM · Report this
No, President Santorum's inaugural speech droned on and on about homosexuality.
Posted by podcaf on January 21, 2013 at 10:17 AM · Report this
I'm still verklempt. I never dreamed that my people might have a shot at true equality in my lifetime.
Posted by TampaDink on January 21, 2013 at 10:41 AM · Report this
Gay is now mainstream. A true Social Conservative would uphold gay rights (and support Roe v. Wade).
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on January 21, 2013 at 10:57 AM · Report this
Andy Niable 8
It could only have gotten LGBTQIAAyer if it had ended with a Glitterbomb.
Posted by Andy Niable on January 21, 2013 at 11:09 AM · Report this
"America will chew the rawh
Posted by DannyG on January 21, 2013 at 11:15 AM · Report this
"America will chew the rawhide off the Soviet Union." Reagan's first inaugural speech.

See? Obama really is just a 2nd Reagan!
Posted by DannyG on January 21, 2013 at 11:16 AM · Report this
Well, the man certainly knows what a speech is, and how to give one, doesn't he?
Posted by agony on January 21, 2013 at 11:21 AM · Report this
Don't you remember Reagan's amusing anecdote about how him and C. Everett Koop couldn't get into the Manhole because they were wearing too much Old Spice?
Posted by sophist2 on January 21, 2013 at 11:22 AM · Report this
smade 13
Nice gams.
Posted by smade on January 21, 2013 at 1:24 PM · Report this
Helix 14
@7 Holy crap, new argument, thank you.
Posted by Helix on January 21, 2013 at 1:37 PM · Report this

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