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June 20, 2019

Trump Adds Another Million To His Golf Tab With Visit To His Resort Near Miami The overnight trip to Trump National Doral brings the total cost to taxpayers to just under $107 million.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:17

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-doral-golf-visit_n_5d0a94f7e4b0e560b70da55a

DC’s Fourth Of July Celebration To Be Hijacked With Trump Speech, Military Demonstrations, And Flyovers

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 03:35

DC’s Fourth Of July Celebration To Be Hijacked With Trump Speech, Military Demonstrations, And Flyovers

More at the link above.   Hugs

Federal lawmakers, local officials and others have voiced concerns that Trump could alter the tone of what traditionally is a nonpartisan celebration of America’s founding by delivering an overtly political speech after he added himself to an event that typically has not included the president.

June 19, 2019

Cult of tRump version of “brownshirts” thugs

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 10:26

Proud Boys March For Trump At Orlando Rally

Proud Boys March For Trump At Orlando Rally [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports:

Members of the far-right Proud Boys men’s group repeatedly tried to confront an anti-Trump demonstration in Orlando on Tuesday, only to be blocked by police.

That footage shows dozens of Proud Boys and their pro-Trump allies marching towards the anti-Trump rally on Tuesday afternoon, but before they could reach the anti-Trump group, they were blocked by a line of police officers who were using their bicycles as barriers.

… praised former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. The late dictator is a favorite with the Proud Boys because of his regime’s practice of murdering left-wing activists by throwing them out of helicopters.

Trump Rented Buses Across Florida To Pack Rally

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 10:04

Trump Rented Buses Across Florida To Pack Rally

The New York Times reports:

The Trump campaign rented buses across Florida to bring in supporters. The result was a packed 20,000-seat arena, with an overflow audience outside. The president’s aides pointed out that the numbers were a contrast with those of most Democrats in the field.

Numbers have been Mr. Trump’s calling card throughout his career, and his rallies in 2016 put him on the map as a contender in a packed Republican primary race. But the crowd began to thin out before Mr. Trump was finished speaking, leaving patches of blue seats in the sea of red caps.

Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins Now Leads U.S. Religious Freedom Group

Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins Now Leads U.S. Religious Freedom Group

Tony Perkins, the leader of the anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council, is now the head of a legitimate government organization dedicated to religious freedom.

Perkins, who once said religious liberties don’t apply to Muslims, was appointed by GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell last year to serve as a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, which has done important work in the past. (For example, they periodically release a report on blasphemy laws around the world.)

It’s hard to imagine Perkins will suddenly put aside his Christian Nationalist desires and advocates for the rights of Muslims and atheists the same way he does conservative Christians. He doesn’t even do that in the U.S. Why would he suddenly be a global leader in the matter? For all its flaws, the Southern Poverty Law Centerhas a solid writeup of why Perkins is problematic with plenty of evidence to back up their “extremist” designation:

Perkins has a sordid political history, having once purchased Klansman David Duke’s mailing list for use in a Louisiana political campaign he was managing. In 2001, Perkins gave a speech to a Louisiana chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a white supremacist group…Since joining the FRC, Perkins has taken the group in a harder anti-LGBT direction, using it to publish false propaganda about that community and contending that gay rights advocates intend to round up Christians in “boxcars.”

As the leader of a Christian supremacist group that weaponizes religion against the LGBTQ community and regularly attacks religious minorities as un-American, Tony Perkins is unqualified to serve as a commissioner or in any other capacity at the USCIRF, let alone to lead it.

Perkins has spent his career advocating a dangerous, distorted, and discriminatory vision of “religious liberty” that only protects orthodox Christians and leads an organization that supports abusing LGBTQ children with conversion therapy at home and enforcing the death penalty for LGBTQ people abroad.

 

Christian Hate-Preacher: Gay People Are Selfish Pedophiles Who Must Be Killed. Hate, Hate, Hate. That is Jesus message

Christian Hate-Preacher: Gay People Are Selfish Pedophiles Who Must Be Killed

In a sermon titled “Make The World Straight Again,” Major told the raucous crowd about how all homosexuals were inherently pedophiles and that’s why they deserved to be executed.

… Know why God gives the commandment for sodomites/homosexuals to be put to death out of love for you and I? Because they’re backbiters. Because they’re whisperers. Because they are unmerciful. Because they are implacable, the Bible says. Because they don’t care anything about anybody else.

All they care about is themselves, and fulfilling the flesh, and they will do whatever they want to, whatever they have to, to fulfill the lust of their flesh, and they don’t care if they destroy your life. They don’t care if they destroy the life of some child by molesting that child and being a pedophile. They don’t care if they destroy that person. And therefore, God says to put them to death out of love for the victim!

… The Bible says that these that would commit this kind of a sin, of sodomy, homosexuality, that they are worthy of death. And that’s not just Old Testament. That’s in the New Testament that we just read that there. And the Bible says that they are worthy of death.

Why are they worthy of death? Well, the Bible makes it plain in the Book of Leviticus, in Chapter number 20 and verse number 13, it says that those that would commit that sin, it says they should be put to death, and it says their blood shall be upon their own head.

Because the sodomites are filthy wicked people that would love nothing more than to destroy and wipe out every Christian on the face of this planet.

Later in the sermon, he blames gay people for having and spreading sexually transmitted diseases and makes this bizarre claim:

… Let’s say I had a disease that was highly contagious. Do you think I would be here with you this morning? No. You know what I would do if I had a disease that was highly contagious, because I love people? I would be quarantined in my room staying away from people, because I don’t want to give you that disease.

He has a very real disease that is poisoning minds. Far from locking himself in a room to protect everyone, he’s traveling abroad and spreading this faith-based mental virus that breeds hatred and bigotry in the name of his God. That is far more dangerous that a disease people could contract only through sexual intercourse.

If you thought the hate began and ended with that conference in Florida over the weekend, you are sadly mistaken.

I am sitting here in a dark room feeling very down.  The spreading hate, authoritarianism, the taking away of rights, the Religious dominionist forcing their fundamental religious views in to secular laws, the making secular countries into theocracies all over the world.   The fact the US is clearly trying to force another country to its knees mostly so we can take their resources and change their unacceptable religion to the correct Christian one.  At least to me that seems to be the reasoning behind our constant attacks on Iran.   I have five articles open on my computer where Christians demanding special privilege to demand my death by law enforcement and the government to deny my rights.   

To me this is the same way Germany went and started world war two.  They started with vilification of groups, making them outcasts.  They made camps and areas where these groups had to go because they were outcasts.   They separated families for any reason they wished.   They denied government services and rights to segments of society.  They Bellicosely demanded the right to other countries just because they thought they were owed it or because they wanted it.  They used the same rhetoric to invade other countries that the US is using to attack Iran.   We are creating another concentration camp for kids at the same place where Japanese Americans were detained illegally in world war two.  The tRump administration has taken any programs away from the kids that would make detention bearable.  They are making it so that the relatives of these kids can not come claim them safely.    What will be this administrations solution?  A wall won’t keep brown skin people out.  What about the ones already legally here.  Will citizenship depend on skin color?  My heart is breaking this morning.  I fell two  nights ago so hard the impact broke the sink cabinet support board and shoved the cabinet beside it back six inches.   I am bruised from my left hip to my ribs.  My hip and back hurt worse than ever.   My new crown still hurts when I eat and it took four months for the last one to stop hurting and they want to do another one in July.  Be well my friends, I see nothing good today.   Hugs

 

 

Another Christian politician putting his bible before laws to get rid of the “queers”.

AL GOP Official: “Freaking Queers Have Gotten Too Much Sympathy”

AL GOP Official: “Freaking Queers Have Gotten Too Much Sympathy”

Responding to a Facebook post about a Christian baker who wouldn’t make a gender transition cake for a customer, Mobile County Treasurer Phil Benson wrote in a now-deleted comment that he supported the baker because “Freaking queers have gotten too much sympathy. A real abomination.”

He also said the customer to “move to a place he is wanted.”

An interview with a local NBC affiliate involved him defending his bigotry and telling the reporter to read a Bible.

“Do you understand, though, how your words can be offensive to gay people or to anybody?” asked NBC 15’s Andrea Ramey.

“And gay people are offensive to me. Do you understand that?” replied Benson.

“All gay people, just because they’re gay, are offensive to you?” asked Ramey.

They can be very offensive. All this beautiful rainbow stuff. When one of our presidents lit the White House with wonderful rainbow colors that offended me,” replied Benson.

Benson initially insisted before he would do an interview that Ramey sit down in his office and read chapter 19 in the book of Genesis in the Holy Bible, which is the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. That passage has been used as the biblical condemnation of homosexuality.

He’s pointing to a biblical clobber verse while having the audacity to whine about how gay people get too much sympathy. Maybe he would understand why that is if politicians spoke about Christians the way he speaks about gay people.

Because this is Alabama, his remarks received only a perfunctory rebuke from the state GOP.

Alabama Republican Chairman Terry Lathan said, “Mr. Benson’s comments represent his own personal opinion. I find them to be unnecessary, divisive and reflect solely on himself.”

Notice that Lathan doesn’t say Benson is wrong. The Alabama Republican Party agrees with everything he said; they just don’t want to say it in an official capacity. Their focus is on passing anti-LGBTQ laws.

 

June 16, 2019

Trump blocks three Florida congresswomen from visiting Homestead child detention center

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 09:23

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/immigration/article228933679.html

HHS confirmed the denial to access.

“We have had significant interest for facility visits. To ensure a facility visit does not interfere with the safety and well-being of our [children], we require a minimum two-week notification at the convenience and availability of the facility. This has been policy since 2015,” the department told the Miami Herald in a statement Saturday.

But Schultz, Shalala and Mucarsel-Powell said their denial is “illegal,” referencing Section 234 of bill 115-245 (the 2019 Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations Act), which was amended this year to say members of Congress can’t be prevented from “entering, for the purpose of conducting oversight, any U.S. facility used for maintaining custody of or otherwise housing unaccompanied alien children.”

HHS did not comment on their rebuttal when asked multiple times by the Miami Herald.

“During our last visit to Homestead, we witnessed children living in cramped, prison-like conditions,” the joint statement said, referring to a tour of the facility earlier this year. “The idea to force even more children into an already full detention facility is not only unsafe, but is cruel and violates basic tenets of human decency.”

The move to bar the congresswomen in comes days after the government announced it would be expanding the facility to detain as many as 3,600 children there— a population larger than Homestead High School.

June 15, 2019

Low lights. Haters calling for the death of LGBTQ+ They make the most horrible accusations that are not based in reality.

June 14, 2019

Trump Claims Queen Elizabeth “Hasn’t Had So Much Fun In 25 Years” As She Did When He Was Visiting Her

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 16:38

This is the person with the power of a US president.  He is not sane.  He lives in a weird reality he creates in his mind.  If he was not wealthy he would be called a crazy kook.   Hugs

Trump Claims Queen Elizabeth “Hasn’t Had So Much Fun In 25 Years” As She Did When He Was Visiting Her

The Hill reports:

President Trump said on Friday that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II had more fun with him during his state visit to the United Kingdom this month than she has had in more than two decades.

https://twitter.com/betsy_klein/status/1139568774267506689

Just take it and be grateful? No way!

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Dealing With Abuse, Fascism, Harm, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 09:13
Article: “If a pastor MOLESTS you, take it for the Team” – Nigerian Man advices
Apparently “god” is fragile and everyone should throw themselves under the bus in defence of the weak-ass, impotent Xtian god.

 

Article: “If a pastor MOLESTS you, take it for the Team” – Nigerian Man advices

Apparently “god” is fragile and everyone should throw themselves under the bus in defence of the weak-ass, impotent Xtian god

 

 

June 13, 2019

Pastor Who Works for TN Police Dept. Says Gays Should Be Executed By Police

This is a fascist take over of government by religion.  When they get done coming for the LGBTQ+ they will come for all the rest who do not worship the hateful vengeance smiting god they do.   Ready for Christian Sharia laws?   Hugs

Pastor Who Works for TN Police Dept. Says Gays Should Be Executed By Police

Last week, Pastor Greg Fritts did what so many of these nasty pastors (Nastors?) do and said the Bible calls for the execution of LGBTQ people at the hands of the government.

… The Bible says that they’re worthy of death. The Bible says that the government — somebody stands up, “Oh, I’m LGBTQ” — here’s how it should work: It shouldn’t work where we go out and we enforce the laws, because the Bible says the powers that be are ordained of God, and God has instilled the power of civil government to send the police in 2019 out to these LGBT freaks and arrest them and have a trial for them and if they are convicted than they are to be put to death.

Do you understand that? It is a capital crime that should be carried out by our government. Not Christians… unless you’re a policeman, you know what I mean? If you’re a policeman, then you know what? It should be your responsibility to carry these things out

Oh, by the way, Fritts works for a police department.

No wonder he laughed as he talked about how the police should be executing gay people.

These pastors always say they’re speaking in hypotheticals — about what the Bible says we ought to do — and that they are not inciting their congregations to kill gay people. But considering the people who attend these churches have even less of a reason to hold back, it won’t be long before one of them takes matters into his own hands.

For a law enforcement official to brag about how law enforcement officials have a biblical right to murder gay people is truly frightening. No LGBTQ person should feel safe when this is the sort of person Knox County hires to protect them.

June 12, 2019

Another Christian hate cult wants to kill LGBTQ and cheered doing it in Florida if demonstrators against them show up.

Christian Hate-Preachers Are Hosting a “Make America Straight Again” Event

Christian Hate-Preachers Are Hosting a “Make America Straight Again” Event

This Friday, a group of New Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (NIFB) preachers will be hosting a “Make America Straight Again” conference, spreading their anti-LGBTQ bigotry in the name of Christ.

The speakers include all kinds of despicable human beings.

There’s Steven Anderson, who celebrated the massacre as soon as it happened because there were “50 less pedophiles in this world.” He added that he’s “not gonna sit here and cry about it and say it’s a tragedy, because it’s not.” He’s also said if he could push a button and kill every homosexual, he would “push it until it breaks.”

There’s Roger Jimenez, who said the worst thing about the massacre was that the shooter “didn’t finish the job.” He also longed for the government to round up all the gay people, “put them up against a firing wall, put a firing squad in front of them, and blow their brains out.”

There’s Tommy McMurtry, who wishes we could go back to the time when society put gay people in their place: “six feet under.”

McMurtry also told his congregation that he hoped people would protest the MASA conference because it might get violent, and that could be a pretense for attendees to hurt or murder gay people.

… Pray that if they do any protests, that it gets violent. They have “Stand Your Ground” in Florida. So we’re allowed to fight back. So… I say “bring it!”

There’s Bruce Mejia, who says LGBTQ stands for “Let God Burn Them Quickly” and who thinks just preaching against gay people isn’t enough.

… we believe they should be put to death. They should die! And I will never grieve over a sodomite that is killed or that is put to death or any other way that they die, I will never grieve for that. In fact, I will rejoice over that.

Any wonder why I don’t by the “god is love” bullshit these people spew?   But when they are done going after the LGBTQ they will come for any others who don’t follow their version of religion and being holy god butt kissers.   This crap is pure hate speech and incitement to violence.   But the Republicans wont pass any anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBTQ+.   Guess they agree with these guys.   Hugs

 

June 11, 2019

mitch mcconnell is owned by russia

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Fascism, Greed, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 13:52
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There are a lot of Democratic House bills to safeguard the 2020 elections from the next Russian attack.

Mitch McConnell is blocking all of them in the Senate.

June 8, 2019

Oh he lied again

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Cartoons, Fascism, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:09

Republican totalitarianism

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:51

June 6, 2019

Some stories that caught my attention this morning.

CALIFORNIA: Mexican Christian Leader Charged With Sex Trafficking, Allegedly Forced Oral Sex On Children

CALIFORNIA: Mexican Christian Leader Charged With Sex Trafficking, Allegedly Forced Oral Sex On Children

Trump Admin To Expand Hunting At 74 Wildlife Refuges

Trump Admin To Expand Hunting At 74 Wildlife Refuges

IRELAND: White House Pays $1 Million To Rent Limos

IRELAND: White House Pays $1 Million To Rent Limos

REPORT: Soldiers Charged In Death Of Green Beret Planned To Record Him Being Raped To Shame Him

REPORT: Soldiers Charged In Death Of Green Beret Planned To Record Him Being Raped To Shame Him

Catholic Bishop Ousted For Sexual Abuse Spent Millions On Luxury Travel, Lavished Cash Gifts On Young Priests

Catholic Bishop Ousted For Sexual Abuse Spent Millions On Luxury Travel, Lavished Cash Gifts On Young Priests

YouTube Demonetizes Anti-LGBT Channel (For Now

YouTube Demonetizes Anti-LGBT Channel (For Now)

June 5, 2019

TN Christian Prosecutor: Gay People Don’t Deserve Domestic Violence Protections

Again a religious ideologue who pushed his way into political position to force his religious views on everyone.   He doesn’t care about the law, only his religion.   He doesn’t see the hypocrisy of claiming those his religion disagrees with as “special rights” while demanding special rights for his religion.   I am not a hateful person, I am not an angry person, but after 50 years of this same fight I struggle not to react with anger and hate with these people.  Hugs

TN Christian Prosecutor: Gay People Don’t Deserve Domestic Violence Protections

According to a sermon he gave at the 2018 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference — but which is only getting attention now — Northcott was explaining the difficulties he faced as a result of the marriage equality decision by the Supreme Court. One of them was the decision of whether to prosecute a case of assault as “domestic violence” — a charge that carries a greater possible punishment — when the couple in question was in a same-sex marriage.

… the social engineers on the Supreme Court decided that we now have homosexual marriage. I disagree with them. What do I do with domestic assaults?… The reason that there’s [enhanced] punishment on domestic [violence] is to recognize and protect the sanctity of marriage. And I said there’s no marriage to protect. So I don’t prosecute them as domestics.

He told the crowd that decisions like this were precisely why they should always “elect a good Christian DA.” It’s hard to make sense of that since his theology overrides the law. That means he has no business being in a position where his job is to prosecute people who break the rules. The law means nothing if you think your religion gives you permission to break the rules — or, in this case, not apply them.

How can you dismiss the Supreme Court as activist judges when you yourself refuse to follow the law because you just don’t feel like it?

 

June 3, 2019

Make America ( the US Part of it ) hate again

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Cartoons, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 06:14

(cartoon by Stuart Carlson)

(cartoon by Stuart Carlson)

(cartoon by Pat Bagley)

 

June 2, 2019

NOM Co-Founder Robert George Behind State Department’s New “Natural Law” Rights Commission

REPORT: NOM Co-Founder Robert George Behind State Department’s New “Natural Law” Rights Commission

ABC News reports:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is setting up a commission at the State Department to redefine human rights as based on what the department is describing as “natural law and natural rights.” Use of the term “natural law” has concerned some advocacy groups and department staff, as it is interpreted in this case as “God-given” or religiously-based rights that affect issues like sexuality, abortion rights, and more. In particular, the phrase has been prominent in the work of Princeton professor Robert George.

Author of the 1999 book “In Defense of Natural Law,” where he argued against homosexuality and abortion rights and in favor of religious liberty, George also wrote the original concept note that outlined a vision for the commission, the source said.

As you may recall, after the Supreme Court’s Obergefellruling, George called for “all federal and state officeholders in the United States” to defy the decision. Robert George is also the author of 2009’s Manhattan Declaration, which calls for Christians to engage in civil disobedience against all LGBT rights laws.

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