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Florida GOP State Senator Declares That Being LGBT ‘Is Not A Permanent Thing’

During a Tuesday debate on the “Don’t Say Gay” legislation that has already passed the Florida House of Representatives and is now before the Senate, Republican State Sen. Ileana Garcia rose to speak in favor of the bill, but what she said proved that her opinion of the issue is far from fully informed.

Speaking for over 15 minutes, Garcia expressed her support for the legislation, which would ban teachers from discussing sexual orientation and gender identity with younger students:

“Gay is not a permanent thing, LGBT is not a permanent thing. This isn’t about targeting. This is perhaps about rerouting the responsibilities back to the parents.”

Garcia also claimed that she has family and friends who are LGBT, “but I don’t pander on that.”

And then there was what the senator had to say about a transgender woman she claims who know who prefers to date women:

“A friend of mine went through the whole transition as an older man, 58-years-old, became a woman and guess what? He still likes women! He went through the whole process and we’d laugh together and I’d say, why do you want to deal with the hormones? Why do you want to worry about the extensions and the hair and boobs and the nails and he loved it.

“So he had a sexual experience. And he realized that he continued to like women.”

And while she was at it, Garcia also decided to share some completely bogus “statistics” about gender-affirming surgery:

“You know, a lot of people don’t know that I think that the statistics are that 4 out of 7 people who do the full transition end up committing suicide because it’s tough.”

Nope. Not even remotely accurate. As a matter of fact, gender-affirming surgery is actually shown to reduce the likelihood of a person committing suicide.

The bill was passed by the Florida Senate and now heads to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) who will sign it because he wants to try and create a cultural issue he can use to get a second term in office and use his reelection as a springboard to the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.

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Mike Pompeo Gets Slapped Down On Twitter For Saying Teaching Kids About Racism Is ‘Really Dangerous’

Like dozens of other delusional Republicans, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seriously considering seeking the 2024 GOP nomination for president, even though his chances of winning are probably about 1 percent or even lower.

But despite the longshot odds Pompeo is facing, he felt a need to weigh in on the crisis du jour for his party these days: Critical race theory.

Critical race theory has suddenly become the hot-button issue for Republicans, even though it has never been taught in any public school and is only found in some legal theory classes at university-level law schools.

Pompeo entered the fray on Twitter, posting this:

The founding of the United States was flawed. Slaves were deemed to only have 3/5ths of the value of a white man, but were still counted at that decreased rate for the purpose of the census so that Southern states would agree to ratify the Constitution. Women were not allowed to vote, either. Neither were men who didn’t own property in many states. Does that sound fair and equitable?

This country was indeed founded on racist principles, with 41 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence being slave holders! There was no independence for slaves, and shouldn’t every student know that fact? It’s essential to understand why the actions of men and women such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks were so important and resonated with millions of Americans.

Soon after he fired off his Tweet, Pompeo got plenty of reaction on social media, where many reminded him that truth is always a good thing, especially when it shines light on the ugly past of this country:

The United States is imperfect. Every nation is. But we can take comfort in these words that express what we hope to strive for each and every day, generation to generation:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

A more perfect union should always be our goal. And we can only reach that goal by telling the truth, no matter how horrible it might be.

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WATCH: Racist Trumpkin Gets Publicly Shamed For Calling 5-Year-Old Girl A ‘Terrorist’

You’ve probably never heard of John Turano. He’s one of the many Trump-worshiping idiots who prowl the streets of this country and feel they have the right to scream whatever insult comes to mind, even if that invective is hurled at a child.

In the video below, which is going viral, a woman approaches three Trump supporters in Los Angeles and tells them:

“You called my 5-year-old cousin a terrorist.”

The woman, named Rawan, and her cousin, are Palestinian-American. To them, Turano replies:

“Looks like one. It doesn’t matter what age you are.”

Rawan then tells Turano:

“You’re calling a 5-year-old a terrorist.”

Turano’s smug, moronic daughter, Bianca responds:

“But this is America, we can say whatever we want. Freedom of speech.”


Later in the video, John Turano tells the woman and her little cousin to suck his dick as his equally disgusting daughter adds:

“You guys are terrorists, get out of here. If you hate America so much leave.”

A boy with Rawan and her cousin then shouts at Daddy Turano:

“I don’t hate America — I just hate [inaudible] fucks like you!”

Donald Trump has emboldened assholes like John and Bianca Turano. Trump has given them cover to be as offensive as they want because some of the neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville earlier this year are “very fine people,” according to the president.

Trump and many of his supporters are cancers on this country that need to be excised as soon as possible.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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WATCH: Racist Gun Store Owner Refuses To Sell To Black Man – Because He Might Be A Criminal

The NRA and their minions who say they support the right of every American to own a gun apparently have a major problem with African-Americans joining their ranks.

If you want proof, look no further than Hopkins Gun & Tackle in Richmond, Virginia. Chris King Mason, a black man, went into the store and was almost immediately refused service. As Mason wrote on Facebook, where he also posted a video of the encounter with the store owner:

“The owner of this store refused to sell me any firearms. His reason was simply and I quote ‘I will not sell you or your friend any firearms because my reason to believe is that you will sell them to someone else.’ At first, I presumed that he wasn’t serious because I am a regular customer, until he stood by his decision not to sell me anything and ask that I remove myself from the store.”

When Mason tried to reason with Hopkins, he was threatened. Hopkins said he would call the cops:

“We have to follow all federal guidelines and we’re not gonna sell you a gun. And if you don’t go ahead and leave the premises I’m gonna call the police.”


Mason then commented directly on the video he was filming with his cell phone:

“So I just walked in Hopkins Gun & Tackle and before I could say anything this man right here said he would not sell me a firearm. And his reason? What’s your reason again? You don’t need a reason?”

Here’s a bet I’m more than willing to make: I bet $100 that if Mason had been white, Hopkins would have sold him as many guns as he wanted.

In America, where green is the only color that should matter, there’s still plenty of morons who are still hung up on black and white.

Here’s the video:

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Chief Of Staff Confirms That Trump Is Under Investigation By Mueller (VIDEO)

Ever since the investigation into the 2016 election began, President Trump has steadfastly maintained that he isn’t personally under investigation.

Shortly after Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed earlier this year, Trump said former FBI Director James Comey had assured him he wasn’t part of the counterintelligence investigation being conducted by the FBI. And while that may be true in regard to counterintelligence, Comey didn’t offer any assurances that Trump wasn’t under criminal investigation.

And on Monday, just hours after indictments of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates were unsealed in Washington, the president was on Twitter trying to distract from the growing scandal:

And yet, when White House Chief of Staff John Kelly appeared on The Ingraham Angle Monday evening, he clearly suggested that his boss is indeed being investigated, telling the host:

“It’s very distracting to the president, as it would be to any citizen, to be investigated, while at the same time trying to carry the weight of what it means to be president of the United States on his shoulders.”


If that’s not confirmation, what exactly is?

As for Kelly’s whining that it’s an added “weight” on Trump to know he’s under the microscope while trying to do his job, all I can say is BOO FREAKING HOO! If he can’t handle the pressure, maybe he needs to step aside and let a legitimately elected person run the country. Someone like Hillary Clinton, who got nearly 3 million more votes than the Orange Menace.

Also, Trump made a choice to associate with unsavory characters like Manafort and Gates. He appointed Michael Flynn to one of the highest positions in the administration despite the fact that he was on the take from both the Russian and Turkish governments. You know the old saying: You are the company you keep.

So here’s a bit of advice for Trump and Kelly: No one wants to hear your pathetic whining. And we don’t believe any of your lies.

Here’s Kelly on Fox News:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIPfK0z6nLc

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org