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Jim Nabors ("Gomer Pyle") Marries Male Partner

Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:30 pm

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Actor Jim Nabors marries male partner in Seattle

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Surprise, surprise, surprise!!
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Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:37 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
Who woulda thought?

Yeah, singing show tunes should have clued me in...  
Quoting 4holer (Reply 2):
Surprise, surprise, surprise!!

LOL!   

Kind of reminds me of the Eddie Murphy skit with Fred Flinstone and Barney Rubble!
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Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:55 pm

Quoting 4holer (Reply 2):
Surprise, surprise, surprise!!

Hell, no surprise here; Jim Nabors and Rock Hudson had a "torrid" romance going for years there, until it "got out", and Rock started getting "cold feet" about his career. When asked about it in later years, Doris Day (who was "leading lady" in many of Rock's movies), said it was no secret at all in Hollywood.

We used to watch "Gomer Pyle" all the time; Nabors was hilarious in that show, but in later years, when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway used to have him sing "Back Home In Indiana" at the Indy, before the race started, it was so bad it used to make my coon hound howl ! And it wasn't that Jim Nabors couldn't sing........he could actually sing pretty good; it was that terrible song ! (Even Ezio Pinza was booed when he tried to sing the thing!)

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Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:43 pm

Well this is interesting. Jim Nabors is one of my favorite Indy 500 traditions, so I hope the new couple is present "back home again in Indiana" 
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Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:59 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 5):
Jim Nabors is one of my favorite Indy 500 traditions, so I hope the new couple is present "back home again in Indiana"

Agreed. Nothing better than him and the Purdue Marching Band playing it.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:21 pm

Quoting Geezer (Reply 4):
Jim Nabors and Rock Hudson had a "torrid" romance going for years

Well, as Rock said to Jim, "Shazam!"  
Quoting PHX787 (Reply 5):
Jim Nabors is one of my favorite Indy 500 traditions, so I hope the new couple is present "back home again in Indiana"

Should be interesting to see, given that Indiana has been a red state for the two Obama victories.
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RE: Jim Nabors ("Gomer Pyle") Marries Male Partner

Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:53 pm

It's good to see one of the old guys getting in the news for something good - far better than a death notice.

I wish him & his partner well and many more years together.
 
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Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:54 pm

Kind of reminds me of the reaction to Anderson Cooper outing himself: yawn.

Who's business is it anyway what orientation someone has ? I am quite sure during my career at AECL I worked with either gay or lesbian staff. My only criterion regarding staff was: can they do the job effectively ? Even before more recent legislation I would never have presumed to enquire as to orientation.
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Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:00 pm

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 8):
I wish him & his partner well and many more years together.

Me too.

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 9):
Who's business is it anyway what orientation someone has ? I am quite sure during my career at AECL I worked with either gay or lesbian staff. My only criterion regarding staff was: can they do the job effectively ? Even before more recent legislation I would never have presumed to enquire as to orientation.

I agree. Things change a bit because he's a celebrity - by our nature and theirs we do comment on them. In my case I commented mainly because he played a Marine back when the general public presumed most were straight, even though his Gomer character was far from macho.
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Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:29 pm

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 9):
Who's business is it anyway what orientation someone has ?

In the entertainment industry it can matter - just look at Rock Hudson. He made his success getting the ladies to fall in love with him. If he had come out in the middle of his career it would have been the end of his career. Fortunately Gomer was not one the ladies were swooning over.
 
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Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:34 am

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 9):
Who's business is it anyway what orientation someone has ?

It matters not in most of the Western world. The USofA, however, it is still a huge deal.

Marriage between same gender individuals is legal in a few states. In those states, how has that worstened the marriages between opposite gender individuals? How has the lives of the hetero families been deminished by the homo families?

Just a question for the far right-wing.
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Quoting seb146 (Reply 12):
It matters not in most of the Western world. The USofA, however, it is still a huge deal.

A vast generalization!

Certainly in my part of the USA (near Boston) it is NOT a huge deal, it's nothing more than celebrity gossip.

Meanwhile in parts of Africa there are protests in the streets against gay marriage.
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Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:49 am

I think gay marriage only matters to the press. Not because they are for it so much, but because the press is so lame @## these days, if they can't stir up controversy they have no other means to come up with a story. I live in Seattle and can testify that I was 0% affected by another gay marriage. More power to them.
 
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Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:55 am

Quoting Revelation (Reply 13):
Certainly in my part of the USA (near Boston) it is NOT a huge deal, it's nothing more than celebrity gossip.
Quoting 3DoorsDown (Reply 14):
I think gay marriage only matters to the press.

Because much of cable TV and AM radio are controlled by far right wing talkers, it is a big deal to many people. In Montana, for example. Or far northern California. In cities like Boston or SF, things like this do not matter. It is consenting adults signing a state issued contract and nothing more. But, in places like Williston, ND, it is an affront and attack on rights of the American people.

Here is the issue I see:

People in Boston and SF have access to alternative sources of information. Williston, ND however, have fewer alternative sources. If Rush and FOX say the sky is red, people in Williston would tend to believe it because they have not that much to go on. However, if Rush and FOX say the sky is red, people in SF discuss with others, listen to the one, half "liberal" radio station, read, and determine the sky is, indeed, blue. It really has nothing to do with the intelligence of people in small town America, but with what information they are given and if they choose to research or not. More often than not, sadly, they choose not to research.

Gay marriage (shouldn't it be "marriage" anyway?) is a wedge issue. It sells papers and gets people to watch FOX. If we would understand that each state has it's own criteria for consenting adults to enter into this particular contract, people would not really care. But, it is, apparently, a national issue.
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Quoting seb146 (Reply 15):
People in Boston and SF have access to alternative sources of information. Williston, ND however, have fewer alternative sources.

Indeed, that's why I wish you said it was an issue in PARTS of the US.

Lack of multiple sources of information is an issue for many many issues not just LGBT marriage.

I have a Pakistani friend and he tells me the main reason the territories on the Afghan border are so hard core Islamist is simply because the main source of not just information but also education is the local Imam, and the Imams who are willing to minister to those areas are usually extremists.

Given all of this, I would not be too glum. The one thing I've seen in my life of over half a century now is that information is so much easier to get, and is improving steadily year by year. We see the poorer elements of worldwide society having access to increasingly smarter mobile phones and satellite TVs powered by solar panels. It's a vast change even over the last twenty years. Ironically, much of the key technology development was funded to a large degree by those same US taxpayers that you are so unhappy with.

Quoting seb146 (Reply 15):
Gay marriage (shouldn't it be "marriage" anyway?) is a wedge issue. It sells papers and gets people to watch FOX.

I think we've hit a tipping point. More and more state level initiatives, and the President of the USA saying that he's in favor of it for the first time are good signs.
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