Al Franken gave roses to same-sex newlyweds [PHOTO]

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Franken, married for nearly 40 years to his wife Franni, gave roses and a message of congratulations to last Thursday's happy couples.
In a classy move, Sen. Al Franken gave roses to each couple that tied the knot last Thursday morning at Minneapolis City Hall.

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That morning, of course, was the first in which same-sex marriage was legal in Minnesota.

Each rose was adorned with a brief message from Al, who wrote, "I give these to Franni every year on our anniversary and so far it's worked. Wishing you as much happiness as we've had over the years. Congratulations!"

Mayor R.T. Rybak uploaded photos of the roses on Facebook...

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... along with this caption:
File under the Department of Nice Touch: Senator Al and Franni Franken donated roses to every newlywed couple at City Hall on Thursday morning. From one of most happily-married couples in Minnesota - and one of the couples most dedicated to all the people of our state - this was perfect. Thank you, Al and Franni.
-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.



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bigdeal
bigdeal

I heard he later joined them in a three way. 

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

That is nice of him. I doubt he would have done this if it wasn’t a historic (and long time coming) moment. His seat isn’t assured…so I wouldn’t go too far and say a politician really cares that much about a few people given the culture of D.C. and the personality of those that run for office. This costs him nothing and will get votes. If he really cared, there wouldn’t be press about it or tweets from a political ally.

Nice yes, but think of human motivation behind kindness sometimes before you go around saying “What a nice Minnesotan we have”.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

City Pages makes me sick with their liberal bias.  All this crap about Al Franken but no one mentions that Marcus Bachmann gave his personal cell number to 95% of the gay men at these weddings.   

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@bigdeal No one likes your joke because it isn't funny.   The world has changed and you are the loser.  

yoopie93
yoopie93

@bigdeal   Ha ha!  This is a really funny and insightful comment.  Tell me, though:  isn't it difficult for you to type with your mittens and drool cup getting in the way?

bigdeal
bigdeal

@k2yeb no doubt, he's a fucking pandering douche bag. Ortman is going to tear him a new asshole next election. No pun intended. 

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

Because the article is so stupid, or because you are?

nobig
nobig

@MicheleBachmann @bigdeal the world hasn't changed. a fad has come where it's cool to high five gays getting married for political points. pull your head out of your gaping ass. 

bigdeal
bigdeal

@yoopie93 @bigdeal Deny it all you like, there was more sword fighting going on than in the three musketeers. 

yoopie93
yoopie93

@nobig @yoopie93   Oh special ed, this world could never love one as idiotic as you.  You are obviously a sadist (that's a big word meaning "someone who likes punishment"), so I'll keep on kicking your ass for everyone to see, if that's what you're into.  You are not expressing a political belief when you troll a site and say things like, "Al Franken is totally gay!"  That is a retarded belief.  Oops, I used the word "retarded."  You're right--I shouldn't use that word.  I know you are a sensitive soul, which is obvious in the way you throw around words like "homo," so how about this?  You are a knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing, inbred, second-grade-educated sloth.  Is that PC enough for you?

Let me know when you're ready for your next helping of shit-kicking.  I've got nothing but time . . .

nobig
nobig

@yoopie93 nothing you have written is anywhere close to a raping of any sort. expressing your opposing political belief and disagreement with my point of view is a raping? Who's retarded now? And btw, it's rude to use the word retard, they didn't ask to be that way. 

Onan
Onan

@yoopie93  - SPeD (bigdeal) just likes to dig his hole as deeply as possible...

yoopie93
yoopie93

@bigdeal @yoopie93   Really, man?  You want to keep this up?  You really want me to keep taking you to the woodshed and raping you like the drunken guys at the bar in "The Accused?"  Do you really want to leave more comments where you use the word "homo" and subsequently ask why someone would think you are a homophobe--all in the same nonsensical post?  And you actually use the comback of calling me stupid?  Really?  It's like being in a fight with a retard.  And by that I mean, it's LITERALLY like being in a fight against a retard.  It just feels wrong.  Honestly, I can keep doing this all day if you really want.  I just don't know how many more ways I can point out how much of an imbecile you are.  I guess I'll have to grab my thesaurus.

I hope this post didn't have too many big words for you to understand.  Sigh.

bigdeal
bigdeal

@yoopie93 whats so homophobic about calling AL a pandering dbag, and using the relevant topic of homo love to help illustrate that point? I don't get it. Also, your response was longwinded and stupid. 

yoopie93
yoopie93

@bigdeal @yoopie93   [The following is excerpted from the book "Internet Trolling for Dummies, 3rd Edition"]

Chapter 5: Consistently Losing Arguments Against Smarter People

Okay, you've now expertly learned how to troll a website whose politics you obviously don't agree with.  Now, when more intelligent people point out how asinine you are, and how inane and foolish you look by leaving your comments, you are then left with your last line of defense:  telling the more intelligent person you are arguing with to "settle down."  You see, even though everyone knows that it is in fact you who is being the irrational asshole, you still need to try and convince people to think the opposite.  (Note that since your I.Q. is no doubt 50-60 points lower than everyone else on the site you are frequenting, no one will likely take the bait.)  Also, be sure to get in one more example of whatever hate speech you're likely advocating with your trolling.  That way no one can have any doubt of your ignorance.

You're now ready for Chapter 6: Hiding Your Closeted Gayness Through Homophobic Rants

bigdeal
bigdeal

@yoopie93 @bigdeal Thanks "yoopie93" Just because I don't like your pandering twat of a boyfriend doesn't mean you have to get your calvin klein man-panties in a bunch. Settle down. 

yoopie93
yoopie93

@bigdeal @yoopie93   Sure thing, special ed.  And some people will do anything for attention.  Even if they have to hide behind the anonymity of leaving lame-ass comments on a website.  But hey, keep making comments about how Al Franken is gay.  I'm sure that by making those comments, it will completely negate all the time you yourself spend looking at gay porn, masturbating, and then in a fit of shameful rage, going online and leaving homophobic comments.  You go, girl!

bigdeal
bigdeal

@yoopie93 @bigdeal It's just odd to me that gay marriage passed, and here Al Franken's the one who's sucking the most dick. This guy will do anything for a vote.  

yoopie93
yoopie93

@bigdeal @yoopie93   You're so awesome, @bigdeal.  I mean, it takes a "special" kind of person to be able to come up with these lame gay panic jokes AND also be the one voted "Most Likely to Poop His Pants" in your special ed class.  Just keep smiling and nodding like you know understand what people are saying to you!

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