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Disney Trolls Ron DeSantis With New LGBTQ ‘Pride’ Merchandise For Kids

When it comes to merchandising and knowing what fans want, Disney is second to none. Their branding is among the best in the world, and their souvenir T-shirts, caps, pajamas, tennis shoes, and even diapers are consistently among the hottest sellers in the world.

And now Disney is branching out with their merchandise in a way that’s certain to earn them millions more devoted followers (and dollars) while at the same time serving as a masterful trolling effort aimed squarely at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and his controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill which passed the state legislature and was signed into law in late March.

On the Disney website, there’s an announcement about the new Disney Pride Collection:

The Disney Pride Collection was created by LGBTQIA+ employees and allies at The Walt Disney Company and is a reflection of their incredible contributions and place at the heart of the company. We stand in solidarity with our LGBTQIA+ community everywhere.

The Walt Disney Company will be donating all of our profits from the Disney Pride Collection sales now through June 30, 2022 to organizations that support LGBTQIA+ youth and families. This includes sales of Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars Pride Collection merchandise.

Lisa Becket, senior vice president of global marketing for Disney Parks, had this to say about the new Disney Pride collection:

“Honoring Pride is a long-standing tradition of The Walt Disney Company, and I am incredibly proud to work for a company that supports inclusion as a core value and provides a welcoming environment which allows me to bring my true authentic self to work. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and a longstanding Disney cast member … I greatly appreciate the consistent opportunity for my voice to be heard.”

What do DeSantis and his minions in the Florida GOP have to show for their efforts? Nothing but months of bad PR and fading poll numbers for the governor, who is facing a very uncertain reelection bid in November.

Looks like Mickey Mouse just got the last laugh yet again.

 

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Abortion GOP LGBT Issues WTF?!

Marco Rubio Tries To Tie Transgenderism To Abortion And Only Succeeds In Humiliating Himself

For some reason, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) felt a need to humiliate himself while the entire internet watched, suggesting that somehow transgenderism could be tied to the debate over abortion rights.

On Thursday morning, Rubio sent out a tweet that read:

If we have “pregnant people” then how can Roe be about “a woman’s right to choose”?

See what Rubio is attempting to do? He wants to mock the transgender community and also scoff at those who are worried about what will happen post-Roe v. Wade. Or, as Danielle J. Brown notes in the Florida Phoenix:

Rubio’s tweet criticizes efforts by some Roe-supporters to use gender-inclusive language when discussing abortion rights. The term “pregnant people” works to encompass all those who may seek abortions, which would include cisgender women, transgender men and non-binary people.

Abortion rights advocates have been protesting in support of upholding abortions access, with some emphasizing the need to include transgender people, who do not identify as women but still may need abortions, in those discussions.

Rubio’s tweet also comes in the same week that he put forth legislation that would prevent companies from paying for their employees to travel out of state for abortions or gender reassignment surgery:

This week, he filed a bill called the “No Tax Breaks for Radical Corporate Activism Act,” according to a press release sent out by his office Wednesday.

The goal, according to the press release, is to “prohibit employers from deducting expenses related to their employees’ abortion travel costs or so-called ‘gender affirming care’ for young children of their employees.”

The bill simply says that such deductions cannot occur for “travel for the purpose of obtaining an abortion,” but goes on for 6.5 pages on the specifics of the transgender care.

It defines gender as the “psychological, behavioral, social, and cultural aspects of being male or female.”

Rubio was pelted with righteous anger for his tweet:

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Lauren Boebert: Anyone Upset With Florida’s Anti-LGBTQ Laws Should ‘Build’ Their Own Florida

The always intellectually-challenged Congresswoman from Colorado, Lauren Boebert (R), says that if you’re upset about Florida passing laws that are blatantly discriminatory towards the LGBTQ community, you simply need to get busy and build your own Florida.

Wait…what?! What in the hell does that even mean?

On Saturday, Boebert posted this tweet:

Shouldn’t any decisions regarding what a kid does regarding their body be left to the child and their parents instead of a legislator in Tallahassee? And hasn’t the Republican Party been saying for centuries that government needs to stay the hell out of regulating private businesses?

When Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill and then endorsed stripping Walt Disney World of their designation as a “special district,” what he was telling the people of his state is that the government knows better than the voters who put them into office. He’s going to protect you from things you didn’t even feel the need to be protected from, because such decisions are personal and private, as they damn well should be.

The move by Florida is merely the culmination of what Republicans have been doing for decades: Imposing their morals and religion on others, even though they weren’t elected for that purpose.

And the action against Disney is also going to have severe economic consequences for Orange County, where the massive theme park is located:

Tax experts and legislators say eliminating the district could have unintended consequences for county taxpayers. Disney’s special tax district status allows the company to levy an additional tax on itself to pay for municipal services, something that other counties cannot do. That tax currently amounts to $105 million per year, said Orange County tax collector Scott Randolph. Reedy Creek also receives additional revenue of nearly $60 million from Disney to pay its bond debt.

Sunsetting Reedy Creek means that local counties will begin paying for those services without that special status in place. Taxpayers will likely be left to foot the bill for potholes and emergency services.

So now Lauren Boebert wants us to build our own Florida? Here’s a better idea: Maybe the right-wing extremists need to build their own country somewhere on a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean. Preferably one that’s prone to flooding and multiple hurricane strikes.

The best suggestions, however, came from other Twitter users, who took Boebert to task.

 

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Ted Cruz Says Disney Will Soon Have Cartoons Of ‘Mickey And Pluto Going At It’ In The Bedroom

It’s a given that Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is a human hemorrhoid who just so happens to wear a suit and tie and grow a grubby looking beard that seems more suitable on a serial killer or perverted neighbor who likes to steal women’s underwear off the nearest clothesline.

But now we know what a sick, twisted, and downright demented excuse of a person Cruz is as a result of remarks he made in a disgusting attack on the Walt Disney Company, which has made it clear they don’t support the controversial “Don’t Say Gay” legislation that was recently signed by Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis.

On his “Verdict” podcast, Cruz launched a demented and downright disgusting attack on Disney, telling listeners:

“I think there are people who are misguided, trying to drive Disney stepping in saying, you know, in every episode now they’re going to have, you know, Mickey and Pluto going at it.”

The Texas senator then added:

“But it’s just like, come on, guys, these are kids and, you know, you could always shift to Cinemax if you want that. Like, I’m a dad, it used to be that you could put your kids on the Disney channel and be like, all right, something innocuous will happen.”

So just because Disney doesn’t support state-sanctioned discrimination against LGBTQ Americans, that means they’re suddenly going to start showing smut on their channels? That’s almost as absurd as the rumor that Ted Cruz is an adult when he’s actually little more than a adolescent with the brain of a seven-year-old boy in desperate need of some Adderall.

Twitter wasted no time letting Cruz know that his remarks sounded more like a reflection of his own fantasies than something Disney would produce:

 

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Madison Cawthorn Gives His Definition Of What A ‘Woman’ Is And It’s Beyond Pathetic

Every single time he opens his mouth these days, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) only manages to completely humiliate himself and prove that he’s little more than a brainless simp who should remain silent rather than repeatedly reinforcing what an idiot he is.

Last week, Cawthorn alleged that he had been invited to “cocaine orgies” by fellow GOP members of Congress, but he refused to provide any names, probably because he made the whole thing up.

And now the North Carolina Republican is taking to the House floor to offer his definition of what the word “woman” means, an obvious dig at the transgender community and Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, who said she wouldn’t define “woman” during her confirmation hearings.

Here’s what Cawthorn said earlier today:

“The left has ripped away the pin of truth from the author of life. They’ve exchanged natural science for party platform and declared war on biology.

“I never imagined that one of my sacred duties in this hallowed chamber would be explaining to the House Speaker the difference between a man and a woman. Take notes, Madame Speaker, I’m about to define what a woman is for you.”

The congressman then offered up his definition of womanhood:

“XX chromosomes, no tallywacker.”

He then added this bit of inanity:

“It’s so simple. And yet, today, this proclamation of fundamental scientific fact will cause the woke liberals in Silicon Valley to strip you of your voice and ban you until you bow at their altar of falsehoods.

“Perhaps it will click when you hand the gavel to Republicans.”

No tallywacker? Is this asshat still in the damn fifth grade? Can you believe someone actually agreed to marry this douchebag?

However, while Cawthorn did indeed get married in 2020, in 2021 he announced that he and his wife would be getting a divorce, which makes you wonder if perhaps the congressman couldn’t satisfy his ex with his tallywacker. That, or maybe she got tired of him talking like a child and dumped him for a real man.