A video mocking “Heterosexual Pride Day” – which is actually now a thing – is getting a lot of attention on social media. Created by actor, writer, and activist Dylan Marron, the video amusingly explains how Adam and Eve became the first victims of heterophobic housing discrimination when they were kicked out of the Garden of Eden.
Marron packs the two-minute video with thought-filled quips from the very beginning, noting that every day is Straight Pride Day, and if you are straight and breathing you are already participating. He also mockingly says that gay people were invented in the 20th century to “threaten” straight peoples’ love.
No more spoilers!
The entire video deserves your two minutes and 15 seconds because it’s both funny and a blow to the ridiculousness of “Straight Pride Day.”
happy heterosexual pride day pic.twitter.com/PCGKNnhu76
— Dylan Marron (@dylanmarron) June 5, 2019
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50,000+ Sign Petition to Make Donald Trump’s Home Address ‘President Barack H. Obama Avenue’
More than 50,000 people have signed a petition urging the City of New York to change the strip of Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower to President Barack H. Obama Avenue.
The petition at MoveOn.org, a progressive public policy advocacy group, notes the City of Los Angeles recently honored former President Barack Obama by renaming a portion of a Downtown L.A. freeway in his honor.
“We request the New York City Mayor and City Council do the same by renaming a block of Fifth Avenue after the former president whose many accomplishments include: saving our nation from the Great Recession; serving two completely scandal-free terms in office; and taking out Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind September 11th.”
Comments from some recent signers offer an insight in to their motivations.
“Make the other street Senator McCain”
“Wish Obama could run again”
“The tenants could at least have an honorable name in their address to offset the dishonorable name on their building.”
“New Yorker, here… Make this happen!”
“Thank You President Obama! #ImpeachTrump”
“Greatest president in modern history!”
The petition has been receiving more attention on social media after someone tweeted out its existence on Saturday. It’s now receiving much more attention.
The petition, which has been online since at least December 2018, will need to be around for a long time. 6sqft, citing The New-York Historical Society and an official NYC Media office, reports that among the prerequisites for getting a street renamed to honor someone, “the honoree must no longer be living.”
Trump Attacks Baltimore as House GOP Schedules Annual Private Retreat There – With President Expected to Speak
President Donald Trump is expected to speak in September at the House Republicans’ annual private retreat in the city the president just called “the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States”: Baltimore, Maryland.
“No human being would want to live there,” Trump tweeted over the weekend in an unprecedented, racist attack against a venerated Democratic Congressman, Elijah Cummings. He also called the “Charm City” a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” and a “very dangerous & filthy place.”
….As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
Trump, as is tradition, is expected to address the GOP lawmakers during their annual retreat – meaning he would have to travel to the town he labeled a “corrupt mess” on Saturday.
The Washington Post, which first reported the GOP’s latest plans, say it “could present an uncomfortable situation for Trump.”
‘She’s Trolling Us’: Melania Trump Mocked for Speech Calling for ‘Kindness, Compassion and Respect’
First Lady Melania Trump on Wednesday celebrated the first anniversary of her “Be Best” child advocacy program to raise awareness of cyberbullying and opioid abuse. Just as when she launched the program, the reception was not positive.
“I ask you again to join me in my commitment to promoting values such as encouragement, kindness, compassion, healthy living, online safety, and respect in our children,” the First Lady told supporters in the Rose Garden of the White House.
“I ask you again to join me in my commitment to promoting values such as encouragement, kindness, compassion, healthy living, online safety and respect in our children,” first lady Melania Trump says while speaking at her “Be Best” anniversary celebration https://t.co/AavOd95ws5 pic.twitter.com/nqgYTfd2nN
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 7, 2019
“As a mother and First Lady it concerns me that today’s fast-paced and ever-connected world can make children less prepared to manage their emotions, causing them to turn to forms of destructive actions, such as bullying, unhealthy habits, risky online behavior, drug abuse, and addiction, or even suicide,” she warned.
Many on social media decried her obvious hypocrisy, while others focused on the actions of her husband, a notorious and unabashed cyber bully. And some noted that the First Lady is not innocent of some of the behaviors her husband has demonstrated.
She’s trolling us. No one is actually this stupid. She knows what she’s doing and she’s doing it on purpose. https://t.co/ruF5LajYjD
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) May 8, 2019
— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) May 8, 2019
‘healthy living’ pic.twitter.com/2TWvwsaB0Z
— 🅒🅞🅛🅞🅢🅢🅤🅢 #MR_MARVEL (@truecolossus) May 7, 2019
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) May 8, 2019
This is performance art, right? https://t.co/Rg6osD5x5P
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) May 7, 2019
Your husband refuses to return the kids he kidnapped https://t.co/AvSGafI0tg
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) May 7, 2019
‘encouragement, kindness, compassion’ pic.twitter.com/U65bd5Z8yN
— 🅒🅞🅛🅞🅢🅢🅤🅢 #MR_MARVEL (@truecolossus) May 7, 2019
Who wants to tell her? https://t.co/rtnCruifPK
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) May 8, 2019
Once again, that she can even stand up there and utter this bulls**t while her husband is who he is, his policies are what they are, the people he hires are who they are, is a reminder of how well Orwell predicted our times
— Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) May 7, 2019
As much as any of Trump’s tweets, this is trolling. https://t.co/yd0L10VQWS
— Steve M. (@nomoremister) May 7, 2019
I’d be happy to join this movement if it wasn’t a cynical attempt to cover for Trump’s malicious fuckery. https://t.co/GDSaI4UhjT
— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) May 7, 2019
Melania Trump is the most useless First Lady in recent American history.#BeBest is not a national campaign to promote kindness. It’s a punchline.
Melania has no interest in this job and never has.
I can’t believe this press event even got coverage. pic.twitter.com/F3F8wubEBT
— Russell Drew (@RussOnPolitics) May 7, 2019
Satire is truly dead……. https://t.co/HD8hIn3VxS
— Niknam Hussain (@niknamH) May 8, 2019
Her “program” is what exactly? A few slogans? An annual anniversary speech w/a homemade sign? Is it an actual thing, like is it discussed in schools?
— nanafordems (@AnneRutt) May 8, 2019
YOU get an irony! YOU get an irony! YOU get an irony! EVERYONE GETS A FREE IRONYYYYYY! https://t.co/bW5LgGuldf
— Chris Gassen (@CJGassen) May 8, 2019
Hahaha! Oh really?!? How about you ask your husband to join you in your ‘commitment’. Clearly he does not know or understand, empathy or kindness. He is a terrible human being; you are just as terrible. BE BETTER https://t.co/kNq4uBd31V
— Jennay!🤘🏻 (@JennMayhem13) May 8, 2019
sarcasm from the White House https://t.co/q6oxki1qEG
— This Isn’t Normal (@billlm) May 7, 2019
Whispers: The bullying is coming from inside the house…
— Tarz (@TheyCallMeTarz) May 7, 2019
Whether she is simply clueless or fully aware of her hypocrisy … she is responsible and accountable for rubbing salt in the wounds created by the person she chose as a husband. #WednesdayMotivation #WednesdayWisdom https://t.co/tOACHDmbvF
— Thomas (@Rom_TAlan) May 8, 2019
Why is she speaking on the lawn when he’s back in the residence? https://t.co/adbATPcOpS
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) May 7, 2019
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