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NECCO Candy Celebrates 150 Years With “Sweethearts” Ad Featuring Gay Couple Together For 50 Years – Video

Neeco Sweethreat Gay Couple Ad

The Necco candy company based in Revere, MA , makers of the iconic heart-shaped “sweethearts” candies, is celebrating its 150th anniversary and in doing so is using two beautiful videos profiling “sweethearts” to kick it off one of which features Jack and George — an elderly gay couple who’ve spent the last 55 years together, and who are  celebrating Valentine’s Day 2016 together for the first time as a legally married couple.

In the video Jack and George explain how they met on January 19, 1961, and how they’ve been inseparable ever since, and how the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality last year changed their lives.

If he’s not there, I can’t go to sleep,” Jack says. “If he’s not around, I don’t know what to do.”

George adds, “I knew when I met Jack that that was who I was looking for, that I had spent all of my life looking for. And if that’s not love, I don’t know what is.”

At the end of the video, the men dig through a bag of Necco Sweethearts candies and choose the two they want to share with each other.

George chooses “Me and You,” while Jack goes for a more direct “Soulmate.”


Paul Ryan and Wife Mock, Laugh At, Then Ignore Unemployed Man – Video

A video has surfaced form an event in 2011 when Paul Ryan campaigned at the Janesville Labor Day Parade.

The video shows one the now vice presidential candidate’s constituents, an unemployed man asking Ryan and his wife Janna Little Ryan how he plans on bringing jobs back to America. Ryan  first tells the man to visit his website, then offers him candy and a Green Bay Packers schedule chuckling under his breath — “No… I just  need jobs,” the man replied — and then Mr. Ryan and his wife try to ignore the  man until Ryan’s staffers and bodyguards can move the man away.

There’s nothing like “compassionate conservatism”

Let them eat CANDY!