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Obligatory — Krystal Ball uses daughter as prop

Obligatory — Krystal Ball uses daughter as prop

Alternative headline — Krystal Ball daughter forgets lines forcing mother to cross-examine her on TV

This is one of the more bizarre episodes ever seen on a network show.

Notice that the little girl, Krystal Ball’s daughter, initially talks about a husband and wife, and then again talks about being in love with “him” until pushed by her mother to talk about marrying a girl.

Regardless of your position on gay marriage, it’s very disturbing to see a child used this way on television — but then again, it’s Krystal Ball and MSNBC, so almost nothing is surprising.

From the archives, remember Krystal Ball was one of the people behind the push to get Rush Limbaugh kicked off radio, What did Krystal Ball know, and when did she know it?:

MSNBC commentator Krystal Ball was involved from the start in the StopRush movement, interacting with Angelo Carusone of Media Matters and a Twitter user going by the pseudonym “@Shoq” to form the working group to coordinate Twitter and online contacts with Limbaugh advertisers. I detailed all this in my post on March 21, 2012, Independent Rush boycott group coordinated with Media Matters.


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TrooperJohnSmith | April 5, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Krystal Ball? Who the hell gives their kid a stripper name? That’s as bad as Porsche Lexus Ferrari.

Imagine the noise we’d here if she were a conservative.

I think now of the days when I was young and growing up in the 50’s and 60’s … the shows that were on television. My God, how far we’ve fallen into a moral morass. Nobody would have dared ask any kid back then if they wanted to marry a same sex person. This is pure depravity.

Professor, Please don’t use the tag line “Gay Marriage” any more. We shouldn’t even concede the term.

Same Sex Union or Civil Union is fine. I for one am tired of talking about square circles. For Krystal Ball to prostitute her daughter for a political agenda is sad. I would pity her, except that we are in a culture war that will, like Patrick Swayze says in Road House, “Get worse before it gets better.”

SoCA Conservative Mom | April 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm

So even this young child knows marriage is between a man and a woman. How much indoctrination do you think she has suffered and still doesn’t get it “right?”

Has anyone else noticed that the word “partner” is slipping into our lexicon to replace husband and wife? Whenever I hear someone refer to their spouse as their partner I always wonder if they mean business partner, partner in crime, partner in the “firm?” Why can’t we refer to husbands and wives?

What would have happened if the interview went a little longer:

“Do you think George Bush is a bad man or a good man? You don’t
think he’s a good man, do you? No. That’s right, he’s a very bad man.”

“Remember, Honey, if you ever want to see your puppy again …”

BannedbytheGuardian | April 5, 2013 at 9:13 pm

So far she has not put a dildo on the kid’s nose & a leash around her neck.

Maybe next week.

So, homosexual behavior is a product of indoctrination at a time when a human being is least capable of appreciating its consequences. This is child abuse, isn’t it?

What part of sexual reproduction do people fail to understand?

I think Ball’s simian ancestors are rolling over in their graves. Her simian cousins, however, are laughing all the way to the future.

Forward to dysfunctional convergence!

    n.n in reply to n.n. | April 5, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    So, tolerance is out and normalization of a behavior which has no redeeming value to either society or humanity is in.

    In that case, why do they arbitrarily discriminate against other unions based on sexual or platonic behavior, of diverse forms and kinds, with democratic numbers and combinations?

    Also, what is with the arbitrary discrimination against men and women at different ages and stages of development? Surely murder committed for the convenience of the mother and/or father cannot be justified when an innocent human life is incapable of voicing its protest and Arms to prevent is premature termination. In the interest of equal protection, we must ban the violent and capricious act of abortion.

    Equal protection for everyone! Not just for men and women who engage in select dysfunctional behaviors and premeditated acts of murder.

Henry Hawkins | April 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Let them keep pushing the envelope. Eventually there’s no room left.

    They already pushed the issue in California and lost. This forced them to stage a judicial review, which would override a democratic consensus.

Since Ball forced a conversion of her daughter, it may have the opposite effect to what she intended. It should renew interest in the debate to distinguish between nature and nurture’s influence in normal human development. Instead of tolerance, her good-intentions may motivate rejection of homosexual behavior, as well as invite scrutiny of public efforts to manipulate people’s understanding of natural processes and phenomenon. She may yet regret her decision to expose a fringe cult.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to n.n. | April 5, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Yet, just last week, a man bought his pre-teen son a hunting rifle and the kid posted a photo of himself with it on Facebook. There was nothing provocative or dangerous shown in the photo; it was just a kid posing with a firearm, legally bought and used under adult supervision. Next, the Nuh Joisey Child Protective Services was beating on the door.

    Can we get anymore inverted than that?

1. A year has nearly passed since I posted this:

I would not be shocked if sooner or later the public schools pressure students to engage in bisexual experimentation.

“Why won’t you go out with me? Is it because I’m a lesbian?” Answering yes violates the asker’s constitutional right not to have her feelings hurt.

Last August, ditto.

2. Re the Ball clip:

Whoever causes one of these little ones to stray…

I’m an agnostic libertarian, but enough is enough.

Is this news or entertainment or mere torture? This woman Krystal conveys so many screwed up messages that play with my brain and the child’s brain. Mothers are role models for their daughters whether they like it or not. So Krystal is a real mother but would rather be living with a woman? (note encouragement) because living with a man created a child and so she rather subtly suggests a union that does not beget a child – which can mean – I don’t really want you little girl. Keep at it Krystal and you’ll have passed your anger on to an innocent.

How dreadful.

Krystal Balls (or Ball? Or whatever)is guilty of EXACTLY of the type of abuse leftists accused Christian fundamentalists of committing against children.

You’ll see: one day we’ll read about Kracked Krystal’s daughter cutting her throat in a fit of rage. It’ll make for a great tv movie.

This clip should be saved for the mom to view later when her daughter eventually comes home crying to mama. This will be after the daughter, a lesbian due to constant prompting from her mother and society and the denigration of natural marriage to a meaningless function of the state, is left behind by another of several lovers. And, after the lesbian daughter has seen multiple overstuffed lesbian therapists and psychologists because of her constant depression due to her highly encouraged and developed narcissistic bent.

When the daughter’s U-Haul is in her mom’s driveway then it will be the time for mom (now much older and without grandchildren) to watch this video and weep.

I have never met a homosexual that didn’t have some sort of character flaw….be it OCD, bipolar disorder or just plain low self esteem every one that I have known has a “problem” or some other neuroses. I wonder….was “Mary Hartman” a lesbian?

    DemosthenesVW in reply to scooterjay. | April 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Since when are medical disorders classed as “character flaws”?

    And have you ever known a person who didn’t have character flaws? Because I never have. Nobody’s perfect.

Callipygian1 | April 6, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Isn’t America wonderful? A place where you can willfully pose for pictures wearing a dildo on your nose, and be rewarded with a television appearance, albeit on a lunatic fringe gathering spot.

That was so disturbing on so many levels that I couldn’t finish watching it.

Krystal’s discussion with her daughter will make no difference to her sexual orientation as an adult. I am a conservative man who grew up in a conservative household. My father was not distant. My mother was not dominant.. I have no mental illnesses. I am a very ordinary man with nothing that distinguishes me from the next ordinary man. My childhood was flooded with suggestions that I would grow up, fall in love with a girl, and marry, yet I came out as homosexual to my parents at 18, having had no sexual experience, and having never met anyone I could identify as gay. I did so as it was very clear to me that my sexual orientation was innate and remained unchanged despite overwhelming heterosexual influence and encouragement. I now live an honest and hard workingl life with my loving partner of 12 years. Krystal’s daughter will turn out fine.

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Plain and simple, that is child abuse and it’s SICK! I hope someone can rescue that poor kid from her “mother” before it’s too late.