The Right Is Furious President Barack Obama Issued a Proclamation Recognizing LGBT Pride Month
On Tuesday afternoon President Barack Obama issued his eighth and final proclamation declaring June LGBT Pride Month. By Tuesday evening some conservatives were outraged, taking to social media and voicing their anger on right wing websites that falsely claimed the President had “ordered” Americans to celebrate LGBT Pride.
A website called Young Conservatives (among others) published an article titled, “Obama Declares June ‘LGBT Pride Month’ and Orders Americans to ‘Celebrate Diversity,'” which of course is falseÂ â€“ the President did not and cannot “order” Americans to celebrate anything. Many of the comments, needless to say, are horrendous.
On Twitter, anti-equality conservatives shared their feelings on the President’sÂ proclamation. A few samples:
â€” Æ¬Î±Ð²Î¹Ñ‚Ð½Î± Æâ„“Î¹Ñ•Ñ• â¤ (@BlissTabitha) May 31, 2016
â€” Goo T. Gwaba (@GooGwaba) May 31, 2016
IN COMPLIANCE WITH HIS GOALS, HIS WIFE MITCH COMES FORWARD AS A ROLE MODEL https://t.co/klq2OjVIvd
â€” Cletus (@Cletus1942) June 1, 2016
It is sad that in America we will now have an entire month dedicated to the celebration of sin. https://t.co/ZWYhJW01Iw
â€” Brad Bates (@WorshipManBrad) June 1, 2016
â€” aqv (@aqv21) June 1, 2016
There are two things that matter above all else to Barack Obama.
First â€“ advancing the LGBT/progressive agenda…. https://t.co/cmewnKOVyb
â€” Jim Brown (@Menorahblog) June 1, 2016
â€” Mick Smith (@mickrsmith) June 1, 2016
â€” BLUD212Â°F (@MarniBayes) June 1, 2016
â€” BLUD212Â°F (@MarniBayes) June 1, 2016
King Obama the perverted has ordered Americans to “celebrate … diversity.” Wonderful… https://t.co/3YDg6i4DzI
â€” Barracuda Brigade (@BarracudaMama) June 1, 2016
Obama Announces June Is “LGBT Pride Month” – Orders Americans To “Ce…”
Fuckng pitiful. I hate this bastard. https://t.co/ufJHRa6vQc
â€” Bill Horne (@billhorne1360) June 1, 2016
Welp. June is now officially Faggot Month. Thanks for that final slap to the face, Obama. https://t.co/nB5KUAGIRq
â€” NAXALT, bro (@NAXALTbro_) June 1, 2016
â€” suzanne ostrowski (@suzost) June 1, 2016
â€œWhy is that if a Christian wants to pray in public or preach to others everyone freaks out, but if you want to… https://t.co/roq3Y9AYsa
â€” Texas Conservatives (@TexasCruzn) June 1, 2016
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza via Flickr
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Watch: Right Wing Host at NRA Convention Likens 18 Year Olds Buying Guns to 3rd Graders Deciding Gender
A host from a right-wing streaming service covering the NRA convention in Houston decided to compare conservatives’ growing active opposition to the rights and existence of transgender people, to the majority of Americans demanding expanded gun control legislation.
“We are being told by the left that a third-grader has the knowledge to determine if they were born a boy or they were born a girl, whether or not they want to stay that gender that they were born with,” said Brian Glenn, Right Side Broadcasting’s director of programming and correspondent.
“And if we feel like at a third grade you can make decisions on your gender, then I think by the time you’re 18 you should have enough maturity – assuming you’re not a complete psychopath – to buy a handgun and exercise your Second Amendment.”
Of course, that hypothetical third-grader is harming exactly no one and later can reverse that decision if they choose, which the vast majority do not.
That hypothetical 18-year old, or, in the case of this week’s horrific tragedy, an actual 18-year old, buying two AR-15 style assault weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition within three days of their 18th birthday, gunning down 21 people including 19 elementary school children, cannot reverse any of those decisions.
Right-wing broadcaster inside NRA convention says if young people are allowed to choose their gender, then 18 year-olds should be allowed by buy assault weapons. pic.twitter.com/Fog4lZBgHW
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) May 27, 2022
Local Texas Cops Blocked Specialized Federal Tactical Team That Killed Shooter From Engaging for One Hour
When a specially equipped U.S. Border Patrol tactical team arrived on the scene of Tuesday’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, local police who were already on the scene wouldn’t allow them to engage with the shooter, The New York Times reports.
“The agents from Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrived at some point between 12 p.m. and 12:10 p.m., according to the officials — far earlier than previously known,” The Times’ report stated. “But they did not breach the adjoining classrooms of the school where the gunman had locked himself in until a little before 1 p.m. Members of the federal tactical team killed the gunman.”
But officials speaking to The Times say the Uvalde Police Department prevented the agents from going in sooner.
The new details further call into the question the thinking behind how law enforcement responded to the shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers. The Border Patrol and ICE agents say they did not understand why they were force to wait. All of the 21 victims died in the area where 18-year-old Salvador Ramos had barricaded himself in.
Read the full report at The New York Times.
Cops Waited 47 Minutes Because They Were Waiting for a Key to the Door, Thought Shooter Was Barricaded Despite 911 Calls
Texas law enforcement officers on scene in Uvalde, Texas waited 47 minutes to break into the classroom where an 18-year old gunman slaughtered 19 children because they were waiting for a key to open the door, and thought it was no longer an active shooter situation.
“From the benefit of hindsight…it was the wrong decision,” admitted Texas Department of Public Safety director Col. Steven McGraw.
That decision was made despite children calling 911 during that time, begging for help, according to multiple reports, including this from the New York Times’ Mike Baker:
Student calls to 911:
12:03—whispered she’s in room 112
12:10—said multiple dead
12:16—says 8-9 students alive
12:19—student calls from room 111
12:21—3 shots heard on call
12:43—asks for police
12:47—asks for policehttps://t.co/CzkuF1llq1
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) May 27, 2022
“You say there were 19 officers gathered in the hallway or somewhere,” CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz said during Friday’s press conference. “What efforts were made to try and break through that door? You say it was locked. What efforts were the officers making?”
“None at that time,” DPS director replied.
“The on-scene commander at that time believed it had transitioned from an active shooter to a barricaded subject,” he said, adding moments later that “he believed there were no more children at risk.”
“Obviously, based on the information we have, there were children in that classroom and it was in fact still an active shooter investigation.”
>> @ShimonPro‘s first Q at the press conference: “You say there were 19 officers gathered in the hallway or somewhere. What efforts were made to try and break through that door? You say it was locked. What efforts were the officers making?” The awful answer: “None at that time.” pic.twitter.com/qM1liHrY2e
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 27, 2022
This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change.
This article has been updated with New York Times’ 911 call information.
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