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GOProud On NPR Again Attacks “The Gay Left” As “The Most Intolerant”



GOProud Co-Founder & Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia on an NPR public radio member station Thursday once again attacked his Democratic, Progressive, and Liberal homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender brothers and sisters, and all our supporters. “That’s where we experience the most intolerance. The gay Left is, by far, the most intolerant toward us,” LaSalvia said on “The Brian Lehrer Show,” echoing his boilerplate rhetoric stump speech. “Us,” meaning, conservative gays.

“Are there some on the right who don’t like gay people? Sure,” said the former Log Cabin Republicans’ Director of Programs & Policy, totally ignoring centuries of harassment, condemnation, hate, hate crimes, oppression, etc..

READ: Gay GOP Group: Trump’s Right, Obama Must Release His Birth Certificate

Jimmy LaSalvia says “the vast majority of our critics are on the Left.” That’s for two reasons. First, the majority of anti-gay conservatives won’t say they hate you to your face. They’ll just do everything in their power to disenfranchise you if you’re gay, they’ll just do everything they can to oppress you, force you to remain a second-class citizen. Just not to your face.

Second, the Gay Right, if that’s what we are to call them, partner with the non-gay Right to disenfranchise you if you’re gay, to oppress you, to force you to remain a second-class citizen.

How can a gay conservative organization give an award to an anti-gay conservative politician? How can they endorse anti-gay politicians?

READ: Gay GOP Lobby Group Plays “Obama Is Satan” Card

Jimmy LaSalvia claims there’s a large conservative gay vote. Those numbers, perhaps dubious, LaSalvia claims are “up for grabs.”

“More and more Republican candidates are understanding that, and making their case to gay voters.”

LaSalvia is living under a rock.

More and more Republicans are working to ban same-sex marriage.

More and more Republicans are working to ban women’s reproductive rights.

More and more Republicans are working to defend the unconstitutional law that is DOMA.

More and more Republicans are working to stop any gender equality bills from passing, including ENDA.

More and more Republicans are working to stop the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

More and more Republicans are working to add a ban to same-sex marriage into their state constitutions.

More and more Republicans are working agains the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, despite all evidence that the public is supporting and embracing our community faster than ever.

LaSalvia’s defense of his defense of anti-gay conservatives is simply that “it comes down to what’s the role of government.”

The caller, who challenges LaSalvia at about the 13;30 mark makes some good points.

Oh. This image? That’s Jimmy LaSalvia lashing out at me for no apparent reason. I’ve never had a conversation with him, to the best of my recollection, yet I’m evidently fair game to be sideswiped.

Lastly, isn’t it ironic that LaSalvia agreed to appear on “The Brian Lehrer Show,” which is broadcast on WNYC, a member-station of NPR? While WNYC is largely independent of NPR, they are an NPR member station and they broadcast NPR content. NPR is publicly-funded public radio that conservatives are dying to defund.


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Trump Appears to Think Jeb Bush Was President: ‘He Got Us Into the Middle East’



During a rally in South Carolina on Monday, Donald Trump appeared to confuse former Florida GOP Governor Jeb Bush with his brother, former President George W. Bush, while bragging to supporters how he beat him.

Jeb Bush, who was largely considered to be the default Republican Party nominee for the 2016 presidential election when he launched his campaign, dropped out in February of 2016 after the South Carolina primary.

“When I come here, everyone thought Bush was going to win,” Trump said, before claiming he was “up by about 50 points” over Bush. “They thought Bush because Bush was supposedly a military person.”

“You know what he was…He got us into the Middle East,” Trump claimed, wrongly. “How did that work out?”

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“But they also thought that Bush might win. Jeb. Remember Jeb? He used the word ‘Jeb,’ he didn’t use the word ‘Bush,’ I said, ‘You mean he’s ashamed of the last name?’ and then they immediately started using the name Bush,” Trump claimed.

The ex-president went on to continue denigrating Jeb Bush, accusing him of bringing his mother to campaign with him.

“Remember,” Trump said, “he brought his mother, his wonderful mother who’s 94 years old and it was pouring and they’re wheeling her around and it’s raining and horrible. I said, ‘Who would do that your mother, 94 years old. How desperate are you to win?”

Media Matters’ Craig Harrington, commenting on Trump’s latest gaffe, observed: “In the past two weeks, Donald Trump has:

– Warned that Joe Biden might start ‘World War 2’
– Confused his 2016 election opponent (Hillary Clinton) with former President Barack Obama
– Confused his 2016 primary opponent (Jeb Bush) with former President George W. Bush.”

Watch the video below or at this link.

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Fulton County Judge in Trump Case Orders Jurors’ Identities and Images Must Be Protected



The Fulton County Superior Court judge presiding over Georgia’s RICO, conspiracy, and election interference case against Donald Trump on Monday afternoon ordered the identities and images of all jurors and prospective jurors to remain secret, ordering they may only be referred to by a number.

“No person shall videotape, photograph, draw in a realistic or otherwise identifiable manner, or otherwise record images, statements, or conversations of jurors/prospective jurors in any manner” that would violate a Superior Court rule, Judge Scott McAfee ordered, “except that the jury foreperson’s announcement of the verdict or questions to the judge may be audio recorded.”

“Jurors or prospective jurors shall be identified by number only in court filings or in open court,” he added.

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Judge McAfee also ordered no juror’s or prospective juror’s identity, “including names, addresses, telephone numbers, or identifying employment information” may be revealed.

MSNBC’s Katie Phang posted the order, and added: “Another important part of the Order: no responses from juror questionnaires or notes about jury selection shall be disclosed, unless permitted by the Court.”

Judge McAfee’s order comes after Donald Trump’s weekend of attacks on his former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley. Trump strongly suggested he should be executed for treason. Trump also strongly suggested he would target Comcast, NBC News, and MSNBC if he wins the 2024 presidential election.

Responding to the news, MSNBC’s Medhi Hasan observed, “We have just normalized the fact that the former president, and GOP presidential frontrunner, is basically a mob boss.”


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‘Isn’t Glock a Good Gun?’ Trump Asks Before Saying He Is Buying One – Campaign Forced to Deny He Did



During a photo shoot at a South Carolina gun shop, Donald Trump posed with and then said he wanted to buy a Glock, asking if it is “a good gun.”

Some say it might be illegal to sell a gun to anyone under criminal indictment, and if he took the gun with him that too might be illegal. It was not clear if, despite saying he would, he actually bought the firearm. The Trump campaign initially said he had, although later backtracked on its claim, and deleted the social media post saying he had.

In the photo op (video below,) Trump posed with several people, including the Republican Attorney General of South Carolina, Alan Wilson, who has held that elected position since 2011.

“Trump’s spokesman announced that Trump bought a Glock today in South Carolina. He even posted video,” wrote former Chicago Tribune editor Mark Jacob. “If Trump took the gun with him, that’s a federal crime since he’s under indictment. There’s also a law against selling a gun to someone under federal indictment like Trump.”

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Reuters’ crime and justice reporter Brad Heath posted the federal laws that might apply, as well as Trump’s campaign spokesperson’s clip of the ex-president’s remarks, and his spokesperson saying, “President Trump purchases a @GLOCKInc in South Carolina!”

CNN analyst Stephen Gutowski, who writes about gun policy, added, “It would be a crime for him to actually buy this gun because he’s under felony indictment. Did he actually go through with this purchase?”

“People under felony indictments can’t ‘receive’ new firearms. That also means you can’t buy them,” he also wrote.

MSNBC anchor and legal contributor Katie Phang wrote, “I don’t know if he actually bought the gun. At least it didn’t happen in this video. Also, the Attorney General of South Carolina is in this video. Is he watching Trump commit a crime?”

But some pointed to a federal judge in Texas’ ruling from last year. Reuters reported, a “federal law prohibiting people under felony indictment from buying firearms is unconstitutional.”

Watch the video below or at this link.



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