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Listen: Indiana Restaurant Owner Says He Discriminates Against Gays, Glad The Law Supports Him Now

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A restaurant owner in Indiana called into a local radio station’s morning talk show to confess he happily discriminates against gay people, and he’s glad the law now supports this practice.

Indianapolis morning radio talk show Kyle & Rachel on RadioNOW 100.9 asked listeners Friday morning to weigh in on Indiana’s new anti-gay “religious freedom” law, signed by Gov. Mike Pence Thursday.

The hosts were a bit shocked to hear one caller, Ryan, who says he owns a local restaurant, readily and happily admit that he discriminates against gay people. Ryan, who several times refused to identify which restaurant he owns and manages, told the radio hosts that he thinks he’ll make more money if he turns away gay customers because he would rather they leave his restaurant than his seemingly non-gay, anti-gay customers leave. 

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Ryan, as you can hear in the audio above, described one evening when he was nearing the closing hour but still open for business, and a seemingly gay couple entered. He says he lied and told them there was something broken in the kitchen so he couldn’t make them anything.

So much for his (false) claim that he turns away gay people because he thinks he’ll make more money serving straight people.

At the end of the night, there were likely few people in the restaurant at all, and if the kitchen was almost closed, that gay couple was likely his last customer for the night. So, he just turned them away because he doesn’t like gay people – not because he wants to make more money.

At least he was being honest – if not to himself.

 

Related:

Arkansas About To Face Same National Outrage As Indiana If Governor Signs New Anti-Gay Bill

Tweet of The Day: Apple CEO Tim Cook On Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws

White House: Indiana Anti-Gay Law Not ‘A Step In The Direction Of Equality For All Americans’

George Takei Calls For A Boycott Of Indiana

 

Image by Nick Papakyriazis via Flickr and a CC license
Hat tip: Jeremy Hooper and Joe Jervis

 

 

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Goes on Angry Rant Demanding AOC ‘Debate Me’ One Day After Accosting Her

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U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who may face an ethics inquiry after accosting New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is now attacking her nemesis through the media, telling AOC through reporters, “you need to debate me” and “defend socialism to the American people.”

Congresswoman Greene told The Washington Post’s Jacqueline Alemany that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez “can’t call me a bully because I’m trying to talk with her about policy that will change our economy… What she is a coward and a fraud and a fake.”

“Ever since Jan. 6 they can’t even treat us with respect and we were victims, too,” added Greene, who was forced to deny having a role in the insurrection, added. “We didn’t cause it. All these lies they say on and on and on. They need to be civil. None of them are civil to me,” she said of Democrats.

Greene also attacked reporters, telling Alemany that the “behavior you’re exhibiting is exactly the same type of behavior…. Actually, this is far worse.”

Alemany says Greene was “equating her yelling at and chasing down” AOC “to engaging in dialogue with reporters on her walk to her car.”

Greene continued her attack on reporters when Forbes’ Andrew Solender posed a question to her.

“You’ve been asking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to debate for quite a while. At what point does it become harassment to continue to ask her to do this thing that she keeps rejecting?” he asked.

“At what point does this become harassment?” was her response.

When Solender asked Greene if she is going to continue to ask Ocasio-Cortez to debate her, she replied, “Sure! She should debate me. She should defend socialism to the American people.”

According to CNN’s Manu Raju, Ocasio-Cortez compared Greene to “people that I threw out of bars all the time” when “I used to work as a bartender.”

“So she throws out paying customers? Is that how she feels…?” Greene said when confronted with the quote.

“She’s describing the behavior that you exhibited,” NBC News’ Sahil Kapur explained.

Greene went back to attacking the reporters.

“This behavior you’re exhibiting is exactly the same type of behavior,” she claimed.

Here’s more of Greene talking with reporters, telling AOC through them “you need to debate me,” and claiming she is “acting like a child.”

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DEEP STATE HYSTERIA

Undercover Operatives Waged Sting Operation to Discredit ‘Deep State’ Officials on Trump’s Enemies List: NYT

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Undercover operatives from right wing Project Veritas worked with a former British spy trained by Betsy DeVos’ brother Erik Prince to wage a smear and sting operation to discredit “deep state” federal government officials on President Donald Trump’s enemies list while he was in office, including the National Security Advisor and FBI agents.

The New York Times broke the bombshell story, reporting that the “campaign included a planned sting operation against Mr. Trump’s national security adviser at the time, H.R. McMaster, and secret surveillance operations against F.B.I. employees, aimed at exposing anti-Trump sentiment in the bureau’s ranks.”

“The campaign,” the Times reports, “shows the obsession that some of Mr. Trump’s allies had about a shadowy ‘deep state’ trying to blunt his agenda — and the lengths that some were willing to go to try to purge the government of those believed to be disloyal to the president.”

“Central to the effort, according to interviews, was Richard Seddon, a former undercover British spy who was recruited in 2016 by the security contractor Erik Prince to train Project Veritas operatives to infiltrate trade unions, Democratic congressional campaigns and other targets. He ran field operations for Project Veritas until mid-2018.”

Last year, The New York Times reported that Mr. Seddon ran an expansive effort to gain access to the unions and campaigns and led a hiring effort that nearly tripled the number of the group’s operatives, according to interviews and deposition testimony. He trained operatives at the Prince family ranch in Wyoming.

The Times’ extensive reporting, which runs about 2700 words, does not reveal who initiated or who bankrolled the campaign.

The Times reports the operation was run out of a house that rented for $10,000 a month, and that it is not known if President Trump or his closest advisors, including family members, were aware of the operation or had anything to do with it.

“The operation against Mr. McMaster was hatched not long after an article appeared in BuzzFeed News about a private dinner in 2017. Exactly what happened during the dinner is in dispute, but the article said that Mr. McMaster had disparaged Mr. Trump by calling him an ‘idiot’ with the intelligence of a ‘kindergartner.'”

Those allegations were never proven, although they echo what some others inside the administration, like first Trump Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, had allegedly stated.

In the end, McMaster resigned amid far right-wing attacks, but no recordings of him calling Trump an “idiot.”

Read the entire New York Times investigation here.

Image: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead via Flickr 
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Newsmax Host Off Air After Online Outrage Over Antisemitic Remarks

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Newsmax TV host Grant Stinchfield will be off the air for the remainder of the week after massive outrage over his antisemitic remarks Wednesday night. Stinchfield claimed that American Jews’ “home country” is actually Israel, not the U.S., in a rant attacking President Joe Biden.

Eric Bolling, the former Fox News host who has seen his own share of controversy, in a tweet announced he will be covering for Stinchfield, which The Wrap reported.

“If you are Jewish and you are a Democrat and you are living in America today, how do you support an administration that turns its back on your home country?” Stinchfield had said, as Media Matters reported.

Outrage, especially from Americans who also identify as Jewish, was massive, as NCRM documented.

In March Stinchfield came under attack after claiming there was a “strong case” that President Joe Biden is “not really a Catholic.”

 

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