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White Supremacists Protest ‘Degenerate’ Gay Pride Event in KKK’s Backyard



Love Obliterates Hate at LGBT Festival Inspired by Orlando Shooting

Love conquered hate in more ways than one on Saturday in Harrison, Arkansas.

In response to the terror attack that left 49 people dead at a gay Orlando nightclub in June, LGBT supporters staged the small town’s first-ever gay Pride event, with proceeds going to a fund for the Pulse victims and their families. 

But those who attended the Harrison Pride Fest were also met by counterprotesters from the League of the South, which is considered a neo-Confederate hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

Harrison, population 13,000, is often referred to as the home of the Ku Klux Klan, since national director Thomas Robb maintains his office in an outlying town and uses a Harrison mailing address.

“Our part of the country has been well known for bigotry and backwardness for so long, and there’s a whole lot of us who live here who don’t believe like that, and we don’t want to be labeled like that anymore,” Harrison Pride Fest attendee Cynn Parton told KFSM-TV.   

Dozens of counterprotesters lined a street across from the park where the Pride Fest was held, waving Confederate flags and holding signs saying “Protect Christian Marriage.”  

Another station, KY3-TV, reported that some of the signs were so mean-spirited and insulting that it refused to show them on air or in print.

A blog post promoting the counterprotest referred to the Pride Fest as “a degenerate event” where “sodomites and other sexual deviants” would gather to “celebrate their perversion.” The post also contained a veiled threat against Pride Fest attendees. 

“We certainly are glad to see people come out in support of this faggotry display, it lets us know who are (SIC) neighbors are,” the author of the post wrote. “We will not allow such degeneracy to go on in our town without it being decried.” 

On the Facebook page for the counterprotest, one person asked organizer R.G. Miller, chairman of the Arkansas League of the South, whether he should attend even though he would be armed. 

“Come on up,” Miller responded. 

“His law condemns this and says that it is evil and we don’t want our children to be growing up in a city where homosexuals can parade around the town square or get married on the courthouse steps,” Miller told KSFM. 

But Pride Fest attendees had the perfect response. 

Pride Fest organizer Alexx Breedlove, who was singled out by name in the hateful post promoting the counterprotest, told KSFM she was unfazed by the League of the South’s presence. 

“I mean everybody’s got their freedom of expression, they’ve got their significant choice of words, and I’ve got love, acceptance, community, that kind of thing,” Breedlove said.

Another Pride Fest attendee told the station: “Maybe you’re not so sure what it looks like over here, but you can kinda see what it looks like over there. I think we look like we’re having a better time.”


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‘Start the Kevin McCarthy Death-Clock’ After Biden Wins Debt Ceiling Battle: Rick Wilson



Appearing late Saturday night on MSNBC after it was announced that President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had reached an agreement “in principle’ on a budget deal, former GOP strategist Rick Wilson claimed this could be the beginning of the end for McCathy’s speakership.

Sitting in on a panel with guest host Michael Steele, Wilson suggested that McCarthy’s decision to compromise with the president to avoid a default that would spin the economy into chaos will not go over well with far-right members of his House caucus who could make a motion to “vacate the chair” to express their displeasure.

Asked by host Steel about what comes next, Wilson stated it was a win for the White House which will not make conservatives happy.

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“Great night for Joe Biden, great night for the White House even though I think their messaging has been kind of tentative the past few weeks” the Lincoln Project founder began. “I think though we are now going to start the Kevin McCarthy death-clock. He has certainly got a very angry part of his caucus tonight who probably burning up his phone no matter how good it is for the country not to default.”

“It’s not going to please the chaos caucus in the GOP,” he added.

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Debt Ceiling: McCarthy Faces ‘Lingering Anger’ and a Possible Revolt as Far-Right House Members Start Issuing Threats



As House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) continues to negotiate a deal to avoid a debt crisis, members of the far-right Freedom Caucus are growing furious with him over broken promises he made to them.

According to MSNBC political analyst Steve Benen, with a slim GOP majority in the House, McCarthy is walking a tightrope to get a budget deal passed and may need help from House Democrats if members of his caucus refuse to go along with him.

As Benen points out, in order to win the speakership McCarthy agreed to an easier path for a motion to “vacate the chair” which could end his tenure as Speaker. That could come into play if the Freedom Caucus stages a revolt.

“… as the negotiations approach an apparent finish line, the House Republicans’ most radical faction is learning that it isn’t likely to get everything its members demanded — and for the Freedom Caucus, that’s not going to work,” he wrote in his MSNBC column.

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Citing a Washington Times report that stated, “[Freedom Caucus members] want everything from the debt limit bill passed by the House last month plus several new concessions from the White House,” Benen suggested far-right House Republicans are now issuing veiled threats.

In an interview, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) stated, “I am going to have to go have some blunt conversations with my colleagues and the leadership team. I don’t like the direction they are headed.”

With Politico reporting, “The [House Freedom Caucus] was already unlikely to support a final bipartisan deal, but lingering anger with Kevin McCarthy could have lasting implications on his speakership,” Benen added, “If this is simply a matter of lingering ill-will from members who come to believe that GOP leaders ‘caved,’ the practical consequences might be limited. But let’s also not forget that McCarthy, while begging his own members for their support during his protracted fight for the speaker’s gavel, agreed to tweak the motion-to-vacate-the-chair rules, which at least in theory, would make it easier for angry House Republicans to try to oust McCarthy from his leadership position.”

Adding the caveat that he is not predicting an imminent McCarthy ouster he added, “But if the scope of the Freedom Caucus’ discontent reaches a fever pitch, a hypothetical deal clears thanks to significant Democratic support, don’t be surprised if we all start hearing the phrase ‘vacate the chair” a lot more frequently.”

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Prosecutors Tell Trump They Have a Recording of Him and a Witness: Report



Prosecutors in Donald Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial have notified the ex-president’s attorneys they have a recording of him and a witness. The notification comes in the form of an automatic discovery form, CBS News reports, which “describes the nature of the charges against a defendant and a broad overview of the evidence that prosecutors will present at Trump’s preliminary hearing or at trial.”

CBS reports prosecutors have handed the recording over to Trump’s legal team.

It’s not known who the witness is, nor are any details known publicly about what the conversation entails, or even if it is just audio or if it includes video.

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According to the article’s author, CBS News’ Graham Kates, via Twitter, prosecutors say they also have recordings between two witnesses, a recording between a witness and a third party, and various recordings saved on a witness’s cell phones.

Trump is facing 34 felony counts in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case related to his allegedly unlawful attempt to hide hush money payoffs to a well-known porn star by falsifying business records to protect his 2016 presidential campaign.

See the discovery form above or at this link.

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