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Dan Savage, Michelle Malkin, GOProud, And ‘House Faggots’



Today Dan Savage posted to Twitter his feelings upon learning that GOProud, the gay Republican Tea Party group, had endorsed Mitt Romney:


Yes, that’s a link to The New Civil Rights Movement and our excellent story deconstructing the ludicrousness of the GOProud endorsement, complete with a chart and poll results. Savage apparently thought well enough of our article detailing the GOProud/Romney endorsement to post it to his 83,712 followers on Twitter. Followers or not, many on Twitter — and off — were off-put.

Savage’s tweet got well over 70 retweets, some asking, “You’re leading the fight against bullying?,” or, “Is it okay if a straight guy like me uses the word ‪#faggot‬ ? …Faggot,” or “#liberaltolerance.”

Others were more virulently opposed, like “Twitchy,” Michelle Malkin’s ludicrous attempt to capture the thoughts of anonymous Twitter users and claim them as leftist thugs. What riper market than millions upon millions of anonymous donors to her cause?

In, “#ItGetsWorse: Anti-bully Dan Savage uses gay slur to bash GOProud; Update: New video showcasing Savage’s bullying,” Malkin (or her anonymous “Twitchy Staff”) wrote, anonymously:

File under: Unexpectedly! Self-proclaimed gay rights advocate and anti-bullying crusader Dan Savage laid bare his intolerance once again, this time hurling the f*ggot-bomb at gay conservative organization GOProud. GOProud, you see, had the gall to stray from the Gay Left’s plantation and announce its support for Mitt Romney

You can imagine the rest.

The Huffington Post opened their story with:

When Dan Savage, the gay-rights advocate and sex columnist known for his brand of straight talk, is angry, don’t expect him to hide it.

He’s angry.

And that’s the point.

The other point: No one cares what GOProud says or does. They are about as irrelevant as an ant at a picnic. Sure, they’re a good way to expose Republican flapdoodle, but aside from giving us more Ann Coulter codswallop, no one — I mean, no one — pays attention to anything they say or do.

So why elevate their importance, Dan?

Frankly, as regular readers know, I have “colleagueuely” chastised, and clearly castigated Dan Savage for his many missteps.

I think calling anyone a “faggot” is just plain wrong — regardless of how angry you are. And I certainly won’t defend Dan here.

If Bryan Fischer or Chris Barron or a next-door neighbor said the “f word,” I’d have a problem with it. A big one.

It’s wrong, and I’m willing to bet Dan knows it. Dan should apologize. So should GOProud for endorsing Romney, but that’s another story. Neither, I expect, will.

What’s disturbing to me is time and time again, Dan goes out of his way to give our enemies (yes, enemies — people who advocate for your death, imprisonment, people who want me and my relationship to be illegal, are enemies, period) ammunition.

Did Dan bully those high school journalism students? No. It’s bull to say he did. Did he give fodder to the right? Yes.

Were Dan’s New York Times interview comments poorly timed and inappropriate? Yes.

And can we all just agree that Dan has done more good than harm, and agree that he is not the official representative for the gay community?

Unlike Michelle Malkin, who sees anonymous tweets as evidence of a left wing conspiracy, I don’t think it’s fair to take one person and blame their trespasses on their entire race/political party/city/region/county/religion/orientation/gender/etc.

If the world were to end today, and if I believed in Heaven, (or Hell,) I believe God — if he is the being Christians would like us to think he is — would weigh Michelle Malkin against Dan Savage and the winner by a million miles would be Dan Savage. Dan has done more good for all the people in this world in a year than Michelle has done in her entire life.

That’s all I’d like to say about today’s episode.

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‘Just Shoot Them’: Trump Told Top US General to ‘Crack Skulls’ and ‘Beat the F’ Out of Civil Rights Protestors: New Book



President Donald Trump told America’s highest-ranking general and top law enforcement officials to “shoot” civil rights protestors in Seattle and Portland, “crack their skulls,” and “beat the f–k” out of them, according to a new book by a Wall Street Journal reporter.

“The President would highlight videos that showed law enforcement getting physical with protesters and tell his administration he wanted to see more of that behavior,” CNN reports, citing excerpts from Michael Bender’s book, “Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost.”

“That’s how you’re supposed to handle these people,” Trump told his top law enforcement and military officials, according to Bender. “Crack their skulls!”

Trump also told his team that he wanted the military to go in and “beat the f–k out” of the civil rights protesters, Bender writes.

“Just shoot them,” Trump said on multiple occasions inside the Oval Office, according to the excerpts.

But Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley (photo, right) refused, Bender reveals, with Milley and Attorney General Bill Barr often finding themselves the only ones willing to push back against the president.

General Milley, who made headlines Wednesday after delivering a stunning lecture on critical race theory and “wokeness” to U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who was not pleased by it, also pushed back against Trump senior advisor, white supremacist Stephen Miller.

During one Oval Office debate, senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller chimed in, equating the scenes unfolding on his television to those in a third-world country and claiming major American cities had been turned into war zones.

“These cities are burning,” Miller warned, according to the excerpts.

The comment infuriated Milley, who viewed Miller as not only wrong but out of his lane, Bender writes, noting the Army general who had commanded troops in Iraq and Afghanistan spun around in his seat and pointed a finger directly at Miller.

“Shut the f–k up, Stephen,” Milley snapped, according to the excerpts.

Read the entire report at CNN.


Image of President Trump and General Milley: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead via Flickr

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‘No Time to Waste’: DeSantis Blasted for Going on Fox News as Biden and Miami Mayor Urge Him to Request State of Emergency



Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis is taking time to pose for the cameras and talk to Fox News in the wake of the stunning partial building collapse that more than 12 hours later has left 99 people missing, and feared dead.

DeSantis reportedly added an interview with far right Fox News host Mark Levin to his calendar for Thursday.

President Joe Biden during a news conference announcing a bipartisan agreement on, appropriately, an infrastructure bill on-camera Thursday afternoon urged the Florida Republican governor to ask for a declaration of a state of emergency, but DeSantis has yet to do so – nor has he declared a state of emergency himself for the Surfside disaster. President Biden appears to have ordered FEMA to Florida to assess the situation, which is the most they are allowed to do until the governor acts.

Also urging DeSantis to request a state of emergency declaration is Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, who says “there is no time to waste.”

Apparently DeSantis believes there is, and many are blasting the likely 2024 GOP presidential hopeful.

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Watch: MSNBC’s Joy Reid Takes Down Architect of the Critical Race Theory Culture War in Epic Debate



MSNBC host Joy Reid took on Christopher Rufo, the think-tank “scholar” who claimed to be an expert on race because he works as a “scholar” at a conservative think tank. Speaking Wednesday, Reid got him to confess that he’s neither an expert in race nor in law, which is where the idea of critical race theory is generally taught.

Rufo claimed that Reid was attacking him on air, which she corrected, saying that she was doing nothing more than reading the quote from his own documents.

Reid began by asking at what point “critical race theory” was invented, and he didn’t know, saying sometime in the 1980s or 1990s. Reid cited the Harvard University paper in which it was first mentioned in 1981 by Professor Derrick Bell, who died in 2011.

She cited Rufo’s “documentary” on critical race theory that cites professors or professorial types who he admits are academics who he claims are replacing equality with equity, which is a conservative charge Reid said she’s been hearing since she was in high school. “To ending individual property rights and even to committing reverse genocide or calling for reverse genocide.”

Rufo said that it wasn’t true, which is when Reid said she would play the clip if Rufo allowed her to do it, but he wouldn’t. He said that the term is counter genocide, a genocide perpetrated in retaliation to another genocide.

Rufo claims in his talking points that the father of critical race theory was Ibram X. Kendi, who told Reid that he wasn’t a critical race theorist.

“I admire critical race theory but I don’t identify as a critical race theorist. I’m not a legal scholar, so I wasn’t trained on critical race theory,” Kendi said. “I’m a historian and Chris would know that if he actually read my work or understood that critical race theory is taught in law schools. I didn’t attend law school.”

Rufo began to complain that Reid was citing things and not letting him answer, but she explained she wanted to go through her list of disputes.

Rufo claimed that he wasn’t a political operative, but Reid rolled a video of Rufo speaking at the Claremont Institute on May 18 in which he called critical race theory a political “cudgel,” meaning a giant political weapon. He went on to supplement his point by quoting Barbara Applebaum, who he said was a critical race theorist. She’s, in fact, listed as being trained in philosophy and education and “her research is heavily influenced by feminist ethics, feminist philosophy, and critical race theory.”

He also quoted American author Robin DiAngelo who did her thesis on whiteness in racial dialogues. She also is an education professor, not a critical theorist, according to her website.

“There are these very pathetic and very angry graduate students who try to fight me on these highly technical haggle interpretations,” said Rufo. “I don’t have time for this. Like I don’t give a sh*t.”

Reid noted that there again explains that critical race theory isn’t something being taught in kindergarten, it’s a graduate-level conversation among academics.

His argument fell apart from there.

See the videos below:


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