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The Chairman doth protest too much, methinks

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The Chairman doth protest too much, methinks
« on: December 06, 2017, 05:47:06 PM »
http://wnep.com/2017/12/06/pennsylvania-lawmaker-im-heterosexual-keep-your-hands-to-yourself/

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DAUHPIN COUNTY, Pa. – A Pennsylvania lawmaker made it known that he was heterosexual and expressed displeasure after being touched on the arm by a colleague during a meeting.

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler County), chairman of the State Government Committee, objected to being touched on the arm by Democrat Matt Bradford, according to WPMT.

As can be seen in the video above, Metcalfe interrupted Bradford to let his feelings be known about the arm touch.

Metcalfe said:

“I’m a heterosexual. I have a wife. I love my wife. I  don’t like men as you might so stop touching me all the time. Keep your hands to yourself. If you want to touch somebody, you have people on your side of the aisle that might like it. I don’t.”

Visibly taken aback by the comments, Bradford responded by saying “we are officially off the rails” and tried to explain to Metcalfe that the touch was to “beg for your permission for 30 seconds.”

Metcalfe responded by saying ,”Then beg. Don’t touch.”

At that point, Bradford, who had been trying to make a point about a land-use bill, motioned to postpone until the next meeting.

Ryan Briggs, a political reporter for City and State PA, tweeted that Metcalfe had also “once invited a white nationalist to testify in favor of a bill to make English PA’s “official language.”

Some Pennsylvania Democrats have called for Metcalfe’s resignation, with the party releasing this statement on the incident:

State Representative Daryl Metcalfe has always been a problem in Harrisburg. He has invited white supremacists to the capitol testify on behalf of his positions, defended white nationalists, and refused to condemn racist violence. The Pennsylvania Democratic Party has previously called upon Metcalfe to resign over his repeated racism.

In addition to being racist, Metcalfe is homophobic. He has silenced gay lawmakers, held up non-discrimination laws and, just today, went on a random homophobic tirade directed at one of his colleagues.

Bradford, who has a wife and four children has reportedly said that Metcalfe was “out of control” with his comments.

Watch the clip. As a person who generally doesn't like being touched during casual conversations, that maybe the most bizarre and over the topic homophobic reaction to a mild arm touch I've ever seen.


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Re: The Chairman doth protest too much, methinks
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 06:42:27 PM »
Yeah, I also hate when people pat or touch me while talking but I never had a meltdown about it.

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Re: The Chairman doth protest too much, methinks
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 06:45:27 PM »
yeah some people are just touchers. Its annoying but its generally harmless. This dude has some serious issues he needs to work through.

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Re: The Chairman doth protest too much, methinks
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 06:49:30 PM »
In less than a year, I guarantee this guy will be found fucking another dude in a bathroom stall and/or truck stop.

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Re: The Chairman doth protest too much, methinks
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 07:03:20 PM »
Oh yeah. Its really in his best interest to step down now so no one looks into his past.

Also, since he apparently a racist/racist sympathizer the dude is gonna big and black.

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Re: The Chairman doth protest too much, methinks
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 08:38:42 PM »
I make a point to always believe victims.


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Re: The Chairman doth protest too much, methinks
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 08:52:02 AM »
So wait, this guy is racist because some white people came to speak for him?

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Re: The Chairman doth protest too much, methinks
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 10:57:09 AM »
So wait, this guy is racist because some white people came to speak for him?

No. He's racist because he invited other racists come speak for him.

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Re: The Chairman doth protest too much, methinks
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 02:29:13 PM »
Letters can't tell the difference between racist and white people.

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Re: The Chairman doth protest too much, methinks
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 02:38:21 PM »
That's pretty messed up. Who knew Letters was such a bigot?

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Re: The Chairman doth protest too much, methinks
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 02:49:24 PM »
No clue. I know plenty of white people who are open and accepting to other races. They get touchy during casual conversations though so they are probably homos.