LGBT Issues Social Media

Right-Wingers Pitch An Online Hissy Fit After NASCAR Posts A ‘Happy Pride Month’ Tweet

Everywhere they look, political conservatives see signs that they’re under attack as American culture becomes more inclusive and accepting of alternative lifestyles and points of view.

Nowhere is that clearer than in the issue of LGBTQ rights, especially with Pride Month starting yesterday and ads going up around the internet calling for tolerance. As Philip Bump of the Washington Post notes, 2023 has become the “summer of anti-LGBTQ panic.

At its heart, this is a backlash from the right against a feared future. It’s an effort to change the country’s trajectory, blaming the current path on perceived indoctrination. The past few decades suggest that the right might soon discover that they aren’t creating a new road forward but, instead, a few last speed bumps.

NASCAR is one of the last bastions of “good ol’ boy” culture remaining, with its most fervent fans residing in the deep South, and now even that is become more inclusive, as proven by a tweet the organization sent out with the message, “We celebrate the LGBTQ+ community during #PrideMonth and beyond.”

That didn’t sit very well with right-wingers who compose the vast majority of NASCAR fans. After all, if you can’t watch cars going round and round and hate gay people at the same time, what in the hell has become of America??!!

Of course, that was the very same mindset during the 1950s and 60s when it came to civil rights for black Americans. How dare these people want to eat in the same restaurants and have the same opportunities!

As you’d expect, many NASCAR acolytes vented their bigotry and rage in response to the Pride Month tweet.


GOP Social Media

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Memorial Day Message Backfired Badly On Her

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) message in honor of Memorial Day didn’t go very well for her, and she has no one to blame for it but herself

On Monday, Greene posted this from her Twitter account:

Take a close look at the flag on that meme. As HuffPost rightly notes, it doesn’t have the right number of stars on it.

Greene’s message contained a version of the U.S. flag with just 18 stars.

PatriotTakes, which monitors right-wing media, and several other critics spotted the error of the conspiracy theorist lawmaker, who has called for a “national divorce” and spoke last year at a white nationalist event:

There has never been an official U.S. flag with 18 stars.

It didn’t take long before Margie got lit up on social media, both for her incorrect flag and the times she’s voted against veterans.

For Independence Day in July, will Margie use a British flag?


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Right Wingers Freak Out After Chick-fil-A Hires A VP Of Diversity: ‘Are We Going To Have To Boycott?’

Having launched boycotts against Bud Light and Target for daring to be non-bigoted when it comes to the LGBTQ community, right-wing extremists are now in one hell of a tizzy after finding out that one of their sacred corporate cows, Chick-fil-A, has a corporate vice president for “diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

Ron Filpkowski pointed out on Twitter that Chick-fil-A is indeed attempting to make diversity a part of their corporate image and mission.

On their website, the company has this to say about diversity:

Our founder, Truett Cathy, believed that ‘a great company is a caring company,’ and since the beginning, care has been at the center of everything we do. We understand that the path toward Better at Together looks different for every business. At Chick-fil-A, Inc., our commitment is to approach this work with intention and humility, always believing the best in one another and striving for common ground. We’re early on in our journey, but we’re honored by the opportunity to steward our organization’s greatest asset – our people – and are energized by the road ahead.

Just below that statement is a photo and quote from Erick McReynolds, VP, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:

“Chick-fil-A restaurants have long been recognized as a place where people know they will be treated well. Modeling care for others starts in the restaurant, and we are committed to ensuring mutual respect, understanding and dignity everywhere we do business. These tenets are good business practice and crucial to fulfilling our Corporate Purpose.”

Oh my goodness! He’s…(gasp!) a black man!!

Let the online right-wing nutjob meltdown begin, along with mockery of their ignorance.


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New Photo Of Frail Looking Trump Has People Wondering If He’ll Make It To 2024

Republicans absolutely love to make fun of President Joe Biden, suggesting that he’s too old to be head of state or that he’s mentally unfit to serve.

Of course, those same people were fond of saying how vital and healthy failed one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump looked, despite the fact that he appeared to weigh at least 300 pounds and was known to prefer fast food to anything healthy.

And yet, ever since he left office, we’ve seen photos and videos of Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in which he looks like he’s about to fall over and require CPR.

In February, we got this video of the indicted ex-president:

And earlier this month we had this one of Trump with a strange red mark on his forehead:

Now you can add a new photo of the convicted sexual assaulter taken recently in Florida, and in it Trump looks frail and downright deathly.

Holy shit! He died and no one bothered to tell him!

Is is just me, or does he look like he wouldn’t know his own name if you asked him to identify himself? They say he’s 76, but he looks closer to 90 in that photo.

Contrast that with how Biden looked today while speaking at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in honor of Memorial Day.

He looks pretty damn vital, especially when you consider he’s four years older than Trump.

The new photo of Trump drew plenty of comments on Twitter.


GOP LGBT Issues Social Media

Right-Wingers Pillory Ted Cruz For Daring To Criticize Uganda’s Disgusting Anti-LGBTQ Law

For perhaps the first time since he was elected to the U.S. Senate, Ted Cruz (R-TX) actually made a principled stand on an issue that every American should be incensed about.

On Twitter, Cruz harshly criticized a new law enacted in the nation of Uganda which makes homosexuality a crime that can be punished by death.

ABC News reports on the new law:

The Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023, which was introduced in Uganda’s Parliament in early March, calls for the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality,” which is defined as cases of same-sex relations involving people who are HIV positive as well as with minors and other categories of vulnerable people. Anyone else who engages in gay sex could face life imprisonment if convicted, while anyone caught trying to have same-sex relations could face up to 10 years in prison.

Surprisingly, Cruz posted a harsh condemnation of the law on Twitter.

“This Uganda law is horrific and wrong. Any law criminalizing homosexuality or imposing the death penalty for ‘aggravated homosexuality’ is grotesque and an abomination. ALL civilized nations should join together in condemning this human rights abuse.”

Hats off to Ted Cruz for taking this stand. He’s almost never right about anything, but he managed to get this one right.

But while many supported Cruz’s tweet, right-wingers slammed him, suggesting that he was part of the problem and that LGBTQ discrimination should be allowed.