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Donald Trump Jr. Just Attacked ‘Triggered’ LGBT College Students



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 that Duquesne University has decided to allow a 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. 

For some LGBT people, Chick-fil-A stands as the corporate embodiment of anti-LGBT hate and oppression. For 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 ,” he tweeted Thursday morning.

Trump linked to an article in the far right wing website founded by Tucker Carlson, The Daily Caller, “University’s LGBT Students ‘Fear’ Arrival Of Chick-fil-A,” written by David Krayden.

“It’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,” Krayden falsely claims.

Let’s be very clear about Chick-fil-A’s vile past.

“Chick-fil-A has donated at least $5 million to organizations (including a certified hate group) that, among other things, depict gay people as pedophiles, want to make ‘gay behavior’ illegal, and even say gay people should be ‘exported‘ out of America,” I wrote in a 2012 article for The Huffington Post about 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 didn’t merely say he supports traditional marriage. Dan Cathy said if you support gay marriage, you ‘are inviting God’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 it ‘twisted up kind of stuff.'”

Imagine if the CEO of McDonald’s, or Burger King, or Wendy’s said “traditional marriage 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 — ‘pray away the gay‘ — 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.

It’s important to note also that LGBT students are far more likely to be raped, bullied, and attacked, attempt or complete suicide, and suffer from mental health issues.

Here’s how some responded on Twitter:

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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:


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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:

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:

Many mocked Haley for being tone deaf to Trump’s destruction of the U.S. Postal Service.

Many reminded the former Republican governor of South Carolina that we’re in the middle of a pandemic.

Many mocked her for her horrible record or priorities:

Many mocked her for her support of President Donald Trump:

And some, well, just mocked her for being cheap:

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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.


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