So Much for First Lady’s Anti-Bullying Campaign
Donald Trump Jr. has decided that LGBT college students in Pittsburgh shouldn’t feel betrayed or attacked, or affected in any way now thatÂ Duquesne University has decided to allow aÂ Chick-fil-A on campus. As most Americans know, the purveyor of chicken fast food has a long and ugly history of donating millions to anti-gay organizations as its corporate leaders, the Cathy family, have made offensive comments against same-sex marriage.Â
For some LGBT people,Â Chick-fil-A stands as the corporate embodiment of anti-LGBT hate and oppression. ForÂ Donald Trump Jr., a white man born into extreme privilege and wealth who likely has never experienced any discrimination, much less the painful discrimination millions of LGBT people have been subjected to, these students are worthy of his scorn and mockery.
“Luckily these students wont [sic] likely have to tackle issues more stressful than a yummy chicken sandwich in their lives… Oh Wait #triggered,” he tweeted Thursday morning.
Trump linked to an article in the far right wing website founded by Tucker Carlson, The Daily Caller, “Universityâ€™s LGBT Students â€˜Fearâ€™ Arrival Of Chick-fil-A,” written byÂ David Krayden.
“Itâ€™s not about the chicken sandwiches but the fact that the corporation had the temerity to support traditional marriage during the same-sex marriage debate,”Â Krayden falsely claims.
Let’s be very clear about Chick-fil-A’s vile past.
“Chick-fil-A hasÂ donated at least $5 millionÂ to organizations (including a certified hate group) that, among other things,Â depictÂ gay people as pedophiles,Â want to make ‘gay behavior’ illegal, and evenÂ say gay people should be ‘exported‘Â out of America,” I wrote in a 2012Â article for The Huffington Post aboutÂ Chick-fil-A.
Right wing religious conservatives frequently frame the “debate” over marriage equality as just different opinions, and claim their hate-filled attacks on LGBT people and our families are just support for “traditional marriage.” That’s how they framed the comments of Chick-fil-A’s leader, Dan Cathy. And that would be false.
“Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy didnâ€™t merely say he supports traditional marriage. Dan Cathy said if you support gay marriage, you ‘are inviting Godâ€™s judgment on our nation,’ and that we ‘shake our fist at Him’ when we do. Dan Cathy also said same-sex marriage is the result of a ‘deprived’ mind and called itÂ ‘twisted up kind of stuff.'”
Imagine if the CEO of McDonald’s, or Burger King, or Wendy’s said “traditional marriageÂ is the result of a deprived mind and it’s twisted up kind of stuff.” Of course they never would, but imagine how most Americans, including LGBT people would feel.
“Chick-fil-A supports organizations that have claimed they can change gay people into straight people â€” ‘pray away the gay‘Â â€” despite the fact that practically every major medical organization has stated that this is not only impossible but dangerous and harmful.”
Chick-fil-A has reportedly made changes and says they no longer contribute to anti-LGBT organizations or to groups that support them. NCRM has not verified those claims.
Here’s how some responded on Twitter:
@DonaldJTrumpJr Super cool of you to take some time off from grifting to tweet about them. Thanks for your leadership.
â€” Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) April 13, 2017
You think this is a joke? LGBT kids face discrimination and violence every day. Go fuck yourself, you lousy piece of shit. https://t.co/QLyzXFRGUL
â€” Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) April 13, 2017
â€” Amy Rovin (@MomRovin) April 13, 2017
@DonaldJTrumpJr Spoken like a person with tons of privilege and ZERO understanding of what LGBTQ students struggle with in an unwelcoming world. Shame.
â€” David Plante (@davidmplante42) April 13, 2017
@DonaldJTrumpJr Your complete obliviousness to oppression and the plight of others is so baffling. You are so far removed and privileged beyond belief.
â€” Jillian Winkler (@jilliangwinkler) April 13, 2017
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911 Called After Black Teens Attacked by Knife-Wielding Homeless Man – Cops Show Up and Draw Guns on the Kids
The L.A. County Sheriffs’ Dept. is once again under fire after witnesses say three Black teens were attacked by a homeless man wielding a knife. 911 was called and the police showed up – drawing at least one assault rifle and several guns on at least one of the teenagers.
This video show witnesses screaming at police, who appear entirely uninterested in hearing their accounts, and telling them to step back.
“It’s the other guy!” one bystander can be heard repeatedly yelling at the police.
“Put your guns down,” another person urges. “They’re kids.”
Off camera, one person repeatedly tells the teens to “put your hands up,” clearly afraid the child will be shot. “They don’t care cause they Black.”
“They didn’t do nothing at all,” they add.
“It was not them,” another bystander says.
“They’re just kids,” says another.
“Tammi Collins, the mother of one of the teens, says her son and a couple of friends were sitting at a bus stop when a homeless man asked if they had any crack and then tried to steal their stuff,” TMZ reports. “She says the man became super aggro, ripped his shirt off and pulled a knife on them, and attempted to stab them. She says the kids fended the man off with their skateboards.”
At least four police vehicles can be seen in the video.
No arrests were made, but in the video one teen can be seen on his knees, his hands up, appearing to be handcuffed. The homeless person was not found.
“The L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. tells TMZ, the 911 call came in as an assault with a deadly weapon,” TMZ reports. “specifically, 2 adult males hitting another man with a skateboard. The kids were detained and after deputies spoke with them and witnesses, they were released and no arrests were made. The Dept. doesn’t know what happened to the homeless man.”
Watch the video:
Police in Santa Clarita point their guns & arrest the teenagers who needed their help pic.twitter.com/GPjQo80ICd
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) August 10, 2020
Trump-Loving ‘True Victim of the Pandemic’ Nikki Haley Slammed for Complaining Her Birthday Popcorn Order Was Late
Nikki Haley is once again being widely mocked for a tweet. A few weeks ago it was this tweet, which basically was a very effective ad for Joe Biden:
If Biden wins in November, it’s clear that Warren will significantly shape his approach — on domestic policy in particular — whether or not her name’s on the ticket.https://t.co/odrqI0eIAJ
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) July 17, 2020
Now, it’s something far less political – or is it?
Monday morning President Donald Trump’s former U.S. Ambassador to the UN complained about… late birthday popcorn.
This one tweet seems to sum up the opinions of many:
Local woman stumps for man who destroys the postal service, then gets angry when her popcorn shipped via postal service doesn’t arrive on time. https://t.co/CK1RC1QBNK
— Bryan 🇺🇸 #PoliceThePolice (@swimmerbr78) August 10, 2020
Many mocked Haley for being tone deaf to Trump’s destruction of the U.S. Postal Service.
Republicans: Trump is bringing much needed reform to the Postal Service! Who cares if letters are a little delayed?
Also Republicans: where the fuck is my popcorn? https://t.co/nS0GudKsZN
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) August 10, 2020
It looks like that company uses USPS for some of its deliveries. Hmmm … might wanna take it up with whoever’s running the postal service these days. https://t.co/DAMyEXUT0W
— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) August 10, 2020
Did you try to send this order via USPS? Because Nikki, there are some things you should probably read up on … https://t.co/cttrnP9qb9
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 10, 2020
Were these deliveries made through the USPS, because if so, you may want to sit down. https://t.co/O6KdNqHdid
— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) August 10, 2020
160,000 people are dead and your guy sabotaged the postal service, Nikki. https://t.co/NsCfuZatAT
— Conor Rogers 🏳️🌈 (@conorjrogers) August 10, 2020
Many reminded the former Republican governor of South Carolina that we’re in the middle of a pandemic.
— Betsy Boyz (@Betsy_Boyz) August 10, 2020
Yes let’s hurt a business for no reason during a pandemic where over 160k people have died. Great priorities here. https://t.co/LM53ARLPiH
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) August 10, 2020
Businesses are struggling, people are dying, everybody’s life has been turned upside down, but let’s all stop to say a prayer for @NikkiHaley after her screwed up popcorn order. https://t.co/GQCee92NIk
— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) August 10, 2020
What a piece of work.
People are still waiting for their unemployment checks and stimulus payments, about to be evicted, but please do go on about… popcorn. https://t.co/AeO6P1VrFq
— Sara Jane (@SaraJaneMaki) August 10, 2020
Many mocked her for her horrible record or priorities:
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) August 10, 2020
Nikkki is turning into a mini trump right before our eyes by using her platform to destroy a smallish business cuz she’s mad. ⤵️ https://t.co/yJjEcUM7dU
— Foul Mouthed Mom 😷 (@IamNurseTrish) August 10, 2020
The true victim of the pandemic logs on. https://t.co/rHSz4z4FwY
— Pirates Batting Consultant (@Expittriate) August 10, 2020
Many mocked her for her support of President Donald Trump:
I was disappointed when you wholeheartedly backed an aspiring authoritarian. #disappointednephew
— Shmuli Savage (@SavageShmuel) August 10, 2020
16 million American kids are worried about their next meal. Oh, and your dipshit president is destroying the Post Office. https://t.co/8b6vbW2nsZ
— AARP Provocateur (@Granny4change) August 10, 2020
And some, well, just mocked her for being cheap:
— ceeks (@70Ceeks) August 10, 2020
Lol imagine your multimillionaire aunt who was former governor and an ambassador to the UN gifting you some fucking retail chain popcorn for your birthday#disappointednephew
— COVID-19 Thirst Responder (@KyeNotFound) August 10, 2020
Fox & Friends Furious ‘Gym Owners Are Dying,’ Because ‘Politicians’
“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade expressed anger Monday morning over gyms that are not allowed to re-open, or have to restrict the number of people allowed inside during the coronavirus pandemic. The number of COVID-19 cases in the country has doubled in just a few weeks to over 5 million.
“They’re dying. These gym owners are dying,” Kilmeade told his Fox News viewers, with not even a shred of understanding that in reality, 165,000 Americans have literally died from the virus.
“They have small margins anyway and they can’t do anything because these politicians won’t let ’em,” Kilmeade, clearly angry, snarled.
Kilmeade’s guest, “Body by Jake” creator Jake Steinfeld, told viewers, “Don’t quit,” and “be dilligent.”
But as soon as he started to give tips on how to stay healthy at home, which he said is “so important,” Kilmeade tried to cut him off.
“Gotcha,” Kilmeade said.
Brian Kilmeade: "They're dying. These gym owners are dying." pic.twitter.com/ZOytj5Pzze
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) August 10, 2020
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