Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/xemnu/thepostgameshow.com/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 0

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/xemnu/thepostgameshow.com/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 0

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/xemnu/thepostgameshow.com/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 0

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/xemnu/thepostgameshow.com/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 0

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/xemnu/thepostgameshow.com/wp-includes/comment-template.php:0) in /home/xemnu/thepostgameshow.com/wp-includes/feed-rss2-comments.php on line 8
Comments on: SDCC09: San Diego, Why Don’t You Come To Your Senses? http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734 Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:14:50 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7 hourly 1 By: The Post-Game Show http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734&cpage=1#comment-7935 The Post-Game Show Wed, 21 Jul 2010 02:24:25 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734#comment-7935 [...] at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego on the same day, because Al Gore is appearing there. As long-time readers will know, the hotel has been the subject of ongoing protests and boycotts by gay rights activists because [...] [...] at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego on the same day, because Al Gore is appearing there. As long-time readers will know, the hotel has been the subject of ongoing protests and boycotts by gay rights activists because [...]

]]>
By: Lindsay D http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734&cpage=1#comment-1121 Lindsay D Tue, 28 Jul 2009 10:46:40 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734#comment-1121 I was reading someone else's coverage of the Con and they had typo-ed Hyatt as 'Haytt'. Freudian slip? Or sotto voce support for your stance? I was reading someone else’s coverage of the Con and they had typo-ed Hyatt as ‘Haytt’. Freudian slip? Or sotto voce support for your stance?

]]>
By: Samson http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734&cpage=1#comment-1108 Samson Mon, 27 Jul 2009 07:46:19 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734#comment-1108 If this guy had a shred of decency, he would employ his vast resources to put forward a campaign to reverse Proposition 8. That's all that would be needed to justify his apology. Instead he hands out candy bars and pats the people he offended on the head saying, "It's okay, there's always another way." He is perfectly happy saying gays don't belong in the marriage club, which he backs up with his small words. Frankly I'm rather tickled this article drew a response from Manchester, if it was just publicity blown out the nose. People are entitled to their opinion, but forcing that opinion onto others does not share good feelings. That is all Proposition 8 is, and should never ever have been conceived. If this guy had a shred of decency, he would employ his vast resources to put forward a campaign to reverse Proposition 8. That’s all that would be needed to justify his apology. Instead he hands out candy bars and pats the people he offended on the head saying, “It’s okay, there’s always another way.” He is perfectly happy saying gays don’t belong in the marriage club, which he backs up with his small words.
Frankly I’m rather tickled this article drew a response from Manchester, if it was just publicity blown out the nose. People are entitled to their opinion, but forcing that opinion onto others does not share good feelings. That is all Proposition 8 is, and should never ever have been conceived.

]]>
By: Alex de Campi http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734&cpage=1#comment-1096 Alex de Campi Sat, 25 Jul 2009 15:44:26 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734#comment-1096 Andrew is far from alone in his opinion. Mr Manchester's actions show him more concerned about the damage done to his business, than the damage he has done to others' rights. He can't pout like an embarrassed five year old and keep repeating the magic "I'm sorry"; this isn't kindergarten any more. If Mr Manchester were truly sorry for his decision, he would contribute an equal amount to support gay marriage. Andrew is far from alone in his opinion. Mr Manchester’s actions show him more concerned about the damage done to his business, than the damage he has done to others’ rights. He can’t pout like an embarrassed five year old and keep repeating the magic “I’m sorry”; this isn’t kindergarten any more. If Mr Manchester were truly sorry for his decision, he would contribute an equal amount to support gay marriage.

]]>
By: Andrew http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734&cpage=1#comment-1094 Andrew Sat, 25 Jul 2009 15:22:32 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734#comment-1094 A professed change of heart is nothing if you don't back it up, Renee, and Martin Luther King was an advocate of peaceful direct action, which is what a boycott is. Mr Manchester supported the removal of people's rights. Now that those rights have been taken away, it's very easy for him to say he's changed his mind, but if he believes that what he did was 'wrong', he should make amends for it, otherwise it just looks like expediency. (Also; it's the 21st century now, and "unless you act fully in the manner that you deem acceptable then your behavior is unacceptable" is a truism for absolutely everyone everywhere.) A professed change of heart is nothing if you don’t back it up, Renee, and Martin Luther King was an advocate of peaceful direct action, which is what a boycott is.

Mr Manchester supported the removal of people’s rights. Now that those rights have been taken away, it’s very easy for him to say he’s changed his mind, but if he believes that what he did was ‘wrong’, he should make amends for it, otherwise it just looks like expediency.

(Also; it’s the 21st century now, and “unless you act fully in the manner that you deem acceptable then your behavior is unacceptable” is a truism for absolutely everyone everywhere.)

]]>
By: The Post-Game Show http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734&cpage=1#comment-1093 The Post-Game Show Sat, 25 Jul 2009 14:58:55 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734#comment-1093 [...] update on the Manchester Grand Hyatt boycott, which I wrote about earlier in the week. I don’t know if the comic industry has taken notice, but the folks at [...] [...] update on the Manchester Grand Hyatt boycott, which I wrote about earlier in the week. I don’t know if the comic industry has taken notice, but the folks at [...]

]]>
By: Renee http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734&cpage=1#comment-1092 Renee Sat, 25 Jul 2009 14:56:39 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734#comment-1092 I get it... in your mind, unless you act fully in the manner that you deem acceptable then your behavior is unacceptable. You had a man who has made considerable progress towards coming into the 20th century, but because he's not there yet it's unacceptable. In this recession, after being subject to a boycott, he may not have the complete funds to make the donation that you want. My grandfather marched with Martin Luther King. He would have valued the changed heart over the 100,001. I get it… in your mind, unless you act fully in the manner that you deem acceptable then your behavior is unacceptable. You had a man who has made considerable progress towards coming into the 20th century, but because he’s not there yet it’s unacceptable. In this recession, after being subject to a boycott, he may not have the complete funds to make the donation that you want.

My grandfather marched with Martin Luther King. He would have valued the changed heart over the 100,001.

]]>
By: alternative press festival 2009 | ventedspleen blog http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734&cpage=1#comment-1091 alternative press festival 2009 | ventedspleen blog Sat, 25 Jul 2009 14:41:44 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734#comment-1091 [...] made during the five day event. Among the news: Supergirl is wearing bike shorts under her skirt. The comic industry is failing to boycott the homophobic Hyatt hotel. Marvel have acquired the rights to the most famous unread comic - Miracleman. The Eisner winners [...] [...] made during the five day event. Among the news: Supergirl is wearing bike shorts under her skirt. The comic industry is failing to boycott the homophobic Hyatt hotel. Marvel have acquired the rights to the most famous unread comic - Miracleman. The Eisner winners [...]

]]>
By: Andrew http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734&cpage=1#comment-1089 Andrew Sat, 25 Jul 2009 13:30:57 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734#comment-1089 No, Renee, it's sadly all too consistent with my point, but I fully understand the instinct to want to bury the complexities of the issue and turn a blind eye. It's difficult and inconvenient to have to give full consideration to these things. Mr Manchester has publicly recanted his position opposing gay marriage, but the boycott is not about public statements, it's about actions. His donation to the Prop 8 cause helped take away people's rights in California. By recanting his position, he is not taking action to undo the damage done to gay rights; he is only taking action to undo the damage done to his business. Supporting civil unions (which is not gay marriage) and giving people hotel credit (so that they spend money at his hotel) does not balance the books on this. If Mr Manchester truly believes that every American is deserving of the opportunity to receive all of the benefits from civil marriage, gay or straight, then let him show it through actions, not words. Let's see an equal or greater donation in support of gay marriage, from the same wallet that donated $125,000 to strip those rights away. No, Renee, it’s sadly all too consistent with my point, but I fully understand the instinct to want to bury the complexities of the issue and turn a blind eye. It’s difficult and inconvenient to have to give full consideration to these things.

Mr Manchester has publicly recanted his position opposing gay marriage, but the boycott is not about public statements, it’s about actions. His donation to the Prop 8 cause helped take away people’s rights in California. By recanting his position, he is not taking action to undo the damage done to gay rights; he is only taking action to undo the damage done to his business.

Supporting civil unions (which is not gay marriage) and giving people hotel credit (so that they spend money at his hotel) does not balance the books on this.

If Mr Manchester truly believes that every American is deserving of the opportunity to receive all of the benefits from civil marriage, gay or straight, then let him show it through actions, not words. Let’s see an equal or greater donation in support of gay marriage, from the same wallet that donated $125,000 to strip those rights away.

]]>
By: Renee http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734&cpage=1#comment-1088 Renee Sat, 25 Jul 2009 06:10:44 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=734#comment-1088 Mr. Manchester believes that every American is deserving of the opportunity to receive all of the benefits from civil marriage, gay or straight. That kind of invalidates your first point... sounds like he's in favor of gay marriage. Mr. Manchester believes that every American is deserving of the opportunity to receive all of the benefits from civil marriage, gay or straight.

That kind of invalidates your first point… sounds like he’s in favor of gay marriage.

]]>