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Nebraska woman rails against gays during public hearing

'Don't go gay,' she says; 'It's not healthy!'
Friday, May 11, 2012

LINCOLN, Neb. — Video surfaced Friday of Lincoln, Neb., resident Jane Svoboda and her graphic anti-gay diatribe, which she delivered during a public hearing before the Lincoln city council earlier this week on a proposed ordinance to ban discrimination against gays and transgender citizens in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Svoboda’s bizarre testimony includes such revelations that a “huge percent of gay men in school grounds molest boys, partly because they don’t have AIDS yet,” and that “Hillary Clinton’s roommate four years in college was a gay woman” and that “to avoid going gay like Clinton did,” college students should have single rooms and single gender dorms.

“Don’t allow hundreds of molestations a year with this equality ordinance,” she says.

Watch, Jane Svoboda “on the record:”

During the six-and-a-half hour marathon hearing Monday night, the city council heard from more than 70 people expressing their opinions, for and against, the proposed ordinance.

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  1. oh,…. COmedy HOUR

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:59pm
  2. Screw her

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:59pm
  3. Why doesn’t the guy behind her carefully escort her away from that mike. She is obviously nuts.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:00pm
  4. It is not just me who wants her to shut up it is Christ, darling! Timothy 2:10-12.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:00pm
  5. Too many ignorant people in this world.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:01pm
  6. Nice hat(e)…

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:04pm
  7. I love good stories like this! Definitely makes my boring day a little more interesting…

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:04pm
  8. WELL…that’s a bunch of bull shit.Lolol.Dumb cunt.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:05pm
  9. Lol that old bitch has a dirty mind! give her a death sentence ;)

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:05pm
  10. What the hell has these Bitch been smoking????

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:05pm
  11. Obviously mentally ill. That woman needs professional help.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:06pm
  12. I’ve been wondering whatever happened to Francine Fishpaw’s mother.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:07pm
  13. All I can think is “OMG, her vote is equal to mine”. That’s terrifying. There is SO much crazy here that can’t even be explained.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:07pm
  14. Is this a Saturday Night Live skit?

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:07pm
  15. She need a motherF******* intervention!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:07pm
  16. Laughed so hard I couldn’t get mad…saved to my favorites for a laugh later. LoL

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:08pm
  17. wow.. and this woman is allowed to walk our streets… this is HATE speech if i heard any.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:08pm
  18. good God have mercy on her soul… and keep me far away from her.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:08pm
  19. omg

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:08pm
  20. Wow … What a crazy lady !!!

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:09pm
  21. ….it’s obvious something is wrong with her. She’s not making any logical sense whatsoever lol. Idk how anyone maintained composure. The sentences seemed to be copy and pasted lol and she was just reading everything randomly.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:10pm
  22. Omg this woman clearly needs psychological help!

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:10pm
  23. W. T. F.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:12pm
  24. This is what happens when a vagina has never been touched….INSANITY

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:13pm
  25. I wanted to laugh at this but I think its rather obvious that the woman has some serious psychological issues: P E N I S!

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:14pm
  26. Larry, I agree with you. Put this lady in front of a firing squad.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:15pm
  27. DISLIKE!

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:15pm
  28. Shes been touched…in the head

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:15pm
  29. At the very least she needs to have a psychological evaluation. She is delusional.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:15pm
  30. I would like to know where she’s getting her facts from.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:16pm
  31. Lol @ the guy behind her making faces… I’m sure I’d look something like that if I was watching her say that random BS.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:18pm
  32. your old lady hat doesnt fool me, I recognize you adolf!

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:18pm
  33. OMG. I couldn’t even watch 30 seconds of this. What a sick, twisted person.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:19pm
  34. That is so terrifying I’ll just have to tell myself its not real.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:21pm
  35. She is too absurd to take seriously… Clearly she is over compensating and knows that her information is bulls***. Ignorance knows no age.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:24pm
  36. soft laugh. this woman need go home, please.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:24pm
  37. This lady is %@##en nuts!!!

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:26pm
  38. She must have been off her meds that day.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:26pm
  39. The dude behind her is my hero.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:30pm
  40. Omg is this lady on drugs? Or did she forget to take her meds?

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:30pm
  41. She needs a nice white room with padded walls.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:31pm
  42. wth is she talking about?

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:33pm
  43. Lunatic! Sad…

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:36pm
  44. Bahahahahahahah.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:36pm
  45. Someone should get her address and protest in front of her house.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:36pm
  46. She’s so crazy that it’s gone beyond being funny, it’s just sad…

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:39pm
  47. That was some funny shit! This woman is bonkers and she says the most gosh darndest things! Hm, I wish I had her in my house or something! Shed be an amazing person who I could argue with and laugh at. Lol! We’d watch something like…idk Glee…(I’m one of the few gay dudes who don’t like it. I like the gay storyline but the music isn’t my thing. Just my taste so don’t hate on me…but I will be pro-glee if I was with her). We’d sit on the sofa and shed say “gays are filthy degenerate animals. LOOK AT THIS SHOW! The creator was raped and rapes these actors and will go insane….gays will die.” and I’d be like throwing popcorn at her and say “grandma Lala. Your ole ass is crazy bahahaha!!!! Why haven’t you croaked yet?!” and then I’d poke her and be like “poke the ancient hag!” and shed yell and squirm “don’t touch me you gay!” and I’d be like “shut up grandma Lala Jane before I spike your brownies with weed. I never done or messed with weed but you need a pack…maybe then I’ll be able to justify your nonsensical ithoughts on life.” ahhh good times! Omgsh just imagine! Me and her doing a cooking show! Hilarious stuff!

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:41pm
  48. Why the HELL did the board not SHUT HER UP?

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:44pm
  49. why are we contributing to make this story viral? I don’t think we need to hear and post every whackjob nutcase story. Kids don’t need to see this! Our gay kids surely don’t need to see and the straight bully kids def should not see it.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:46pm
  50. Good grief: she’s a whack job!!!! Why would anyone listen to her????

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:50pm
  51. She’s old, just let her die.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:51pm
  52. Does she really believe the garbage she is saying?

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:53pm
  53. That was one of the funniest things I’ve seen, ever. Her logic was so incoherent it was comical! Normally this stuff really disturbs me and I feel depressed all day after watching something like this but I’m glad I did. She’s full of pure, unadulterated, looney and the guy behind her is full of pure, unadulterated WIN!!

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:54pm
  54. Damn old lady

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:56pm
  55. This poor misguided whackadoodle sounds like she’s pulled words and numbers from hundreds of studies randomly and placed them next to her made up words and numbers all glued together with a thick syrupy layer of ignorance.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:56pm
  56. Uhh…. Wow…. Do people like that really exist!?

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:57pm
  57. WOW. That’s “love” in “The Heartland” for sure.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:59pm
  58. go home woman!!!!

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 3:59pm
  59. Should I laugh or cry?

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 4:10pm
  60. Where is this dubm old hag getting her facts, sound like she pulled them out of her ass. “peoeple moslesting just to give others aids?” “bisexuals always become insane”???? Ok hunny, go take your bigot rittled psychotic agenda and walk on home and leave us ‘crazy people’ alone

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 4:10pm
  61. As sad as it is, I was just too busy laughing!

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 4:18pm
  62. So what ? She has an opinion. Gzz.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 4:23pm
  63. have your opinion just dont try and push it over mine lol

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 4:45pm
  64. She’d better be careful. The mafia will be after hair hairdresser.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 4:53pm
  65. It is obvious this woman has some instability issues…lol…I couldn’t stop laughing cause none of it made sense!

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 5:10pm
  66. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have nothing to say about this insane, raised under a rock woman other than the psych wards in the neighboring towns in nebraska are missing a patient.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 5:15pm
  67. Well…what a lovely fvcking ray of sunshine she is!:-(

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 5:18pm
  68. The very saddest part of her diatribe is that millions of Americans buy her bullshit. Without facts, without figures and without evidence, they will condemn and blame us. We need to be the very LOUD voices of reason, and never relent.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 5:29pm
  69. I have so many comments…first I’m 41 and still kickin!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 5:39pm
  70. I can almost bet she is someone who normally wakes up to become heavily medicated and on this day was no medicated. The point should be forgetting what she said as anything sane and realizing we are viewing someone who is off their medication or someone who suffered a mental breakdown. Reminds me of a person who has syphilis and instead of being treated, allows it to eat their brain until they become schizophrenic.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 5:47pm
  71. she’s one very very sad woman. such a pitty!

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 5:49pm
  72. always sad when granny forgets her meds :(

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 5:53pm
  73. wow

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 6:01pm
  74. How does one little mind fit in so much crazy?

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 6:21pm
  75. What an idiot.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 6:22pm
  76. Witch!!

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 6:30pm
  77. I don’t know why this is getting any attention from the gay press or any other. It is not offensive, because the woman is clearly mentally ill. Leave her alone. Anybody who truly cares about equality and dignity FOR ALL will want to look inside and find compassion for this woman, and move on. Hopefully, there are authorities in whatever state she resides who witnessed this and are now trying to get her seen by social services. (Hopefully, her case will be assigned to someone GAY!)

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 6:50pm
  78. I could not even listen to the whole thing. Wow so this is what stupid looks like. And she needs a new hate. She should ask her gay son for help with that.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 6:55pm
  79. She’s not crazy, she doesn’t deserve to die, she’s allowed to have an opinion. Come on guys, have some class. She’s obviously ignorant and Mia informed. Just because she is wrong and hateful doesn’t give you the right to be disrespectful and hateful yourselves. Be the change you want to see, you know? Yes, it’s sad and unfortunate and it sets us back, but just keep on telling the truth and respectfully informing people of the facts.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7:01pm
  80. This is the same hate-speech used by the infamous extreme Right Winger back in the ’30′s aka Hitler. Fascism never seems to go away.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7:13pm
  81. She is the poster child for mental health funding.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7:34pm
  82. This lady is a stupid cunt.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7:55pm
  83. consider the source

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7:57pm
  84. So as a proud genderqueer with bipolar disorder and ocd I’m taking offense to all the “crazy nutcase need some meds whackjob psycho” jokes and comments. Maybe she does have a mental illness, maybe not. No one here knows. IF she does – she obviously got that information from *somewhere* – and those sources can be very convincing. If she doesn’t – she obviously got that information from *somewhere* – and those sources can be very convincing. I know i have heard many different versions of the same myths regarding the gay community – and in more concise, structured arguments which is even more scary because they are more convincing. Please, as a minority group, do not spread hate and stigma of another misunderstood minority group. This really saddens me that many times I can not be my whole self even with groups I feel should accept me for every aspect of who I am.

    Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 9:00pm