And we’d see more of this:
Nice to see the university prez standing up to the social justice warriors.
“Not now, not at UArts.”
This man is literally risking his job to stand up for our shared ideals.
— Caitlin Flanagan (@CaitlinPacific) April 13, 2019
Dr. Paglia, who identifies as a lesbian and had lived with a female partner for years, should be replaced by a queer person?
Foolishness indeed. https://t.co/r4GEFoQzA1
— Steven Volynets (@StevenVolynets) April 13, 2019
Inept crew who protested Camille Paglia were not able to stop her lecture. Only a few protesters made it into hall. Must have been mystifying for them. Had to listen to her scholarly lecture on Nefertiti’s massive wig crown & 18th Dynasty Egyptian design. https://t.co/AJvU7MaMp8
— Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) April 13, 2019
This is why we can't have nice things: following demands and disruptions from social justice activists, organizers decide to cancel the 2019 Edmonton Pride Festival https://t.co/QyPFGBZ7tI
— Walter Olson (@walterolson) April 11, 2019
Coming soon to a Pride march near you!
>>Global News has obtained a copy of an email sent out by the Edmonton Pride Festival Society explaining why the 2019 edition of the annual event, which aims to educate people and create a spirit of unity by celebrating gender and sexual diversity, has been called off. …
The society was presented with a list of seven demands including ending the Pride Parade and providing annual funding for Shades of Color and RaricaNow. …
“So no floats, no corporate, just community groups and it would be a protest march instead, and then they asked for each group to receive $20,000 a year in funding from us.”…
The Pride Society’s decision not to act on a call to ban police and military officers from taking part in the festival boiled over during the Pride Parade last summer.
The parade was stalled for about a half-hour when demonstrators blocked the route to demand that police, RCMP and military members be banned from marching in future parades.<<
Where has the love gone?
In June 2015, Indiana then-Gov Mike Pence was asked about Pete Buttigieg coming out. Pence response: 'I hold Mayor Buttigieg in the highest personal regard. We have a great working relationship, and I see him as a dedicated public servant and a patriot.' https://t.co/VwNjnejPTm
— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 8, 2019
— Gregory T. Angelo (@gregorytangelo) April 8, 2019
If I saw a restaurant owner refuse to serve a gay couple, I wouldn't eat there anymore. http://t.co/QCAPBfnJzL
— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) March 30, 2015
Pence said he and Buttigieg "worked very closely together when I was (Indiana's) governor, and I considered him a friend."
"And he knows I don't have a problem with him," he added. https://t.co/xVkMhPDFbp
— Dan Merica (@merica) April 12, 2019
— Gregory T. Angelo (@gregorytangelo) April 14, 2019
Why Democratic Party thought leaders and the media elite are embracing him, and why they moved quickly to tamp down the left-progressives that didn’t find him sufficiently intersectional.
When they murder in packs like animals, you do, and if you don't, you're a fool. https://t.co/uZ37vewRxT
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) April 6, 2019
Calling members of a gang that has beheaded people and ripped out hearts “animals” should not be controversial.
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) April 6, 2019
Now do babies in the womb, Pete. https://t.co/Yv7ERGdPSM
— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) April 6, 2019
You support late term abortion. Sit the heck down. https://t.co/aF6Rb0Jqgq
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) April 7, 2019
I disagree with Mayor Pete on a number of policy issues, but it’s interesting to see the left struggle with whether his being gay is enough to make up for still being a white male, or to raise the issue of whether he is gay enough.
He’s spoken lovingly about his husband on national television, as an elected official, while running for President. All that aside, who the hell are you to judge or question anyone else’s pride or personal decisions on this front? Such a gross thread. 👎👎👎 https://t.co/GpYYoEQG2s
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 30, 2019
(The original tweet that Guy Benson and others in the thread were taking issue with has now been removed by the poster.)
The left is clearly of two minds on this, or maybe it’s liberals vs. progressives. Frank Bruni writes in the New York Times:
“The author is asserting that Buttigieg, 37, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., doesn’t come across as particularly gay, meaning . . . what? That he lacks stereotypical mannerisms? That his voice isn’t high-pitched? I’m kind of floored, because I and other gay people around my age (54) or older spent most of our lives educating people about the bigotry and inaccuracy of those very stereotypes and trumpeting the message — the truth! — that gay people can be every bit as buttoned-down and strait-laced as, well, Pete Buttigieg! Now his divergence from those stereotypes is deemed remarkable and in need of dissection? Strange days indeed.”
Some Cons saying Mayor Pete can’t be a Christian because he’s gay and some libs saying he’s not gay enough because he’s married, a capitalist, and was in the military.
Garbage takes all around. https://t.co/duxT1z5gnx
— Sarah Longwell (@SarahLongwell25) April 11, 2019
Among LGBTQ folk, I have only heard white gay men excited for him. Meanwhile, not only have I not heard any support from him from a single LB or T person (or any LGBTQ person of color), many LGBTQ people I know are openly hostile to what he is offering…
— Steven W. Thrasher (@thrasherxy) April 14, 2019
Also of interest as regards culture watching:
Jussie Smollett, the most privileged man in America.
None of this is normal—even for Crook County where I was an Assistant State’s Attorney. Educated guess: this hoax implicated someone very important who had pull with the State’s Attorney, and who very badly did not want to be implicated. https://t.co/HyACqBMGoW
— Randy Barnett (@RandyEBarnett) March 27, 2019
The problem in the Smollett case is not so much that the sentence is light as it is that there's no conviction at all. They've allowed him to continue his hoax, helped him even.
— Bradley Campbell (@CampbellSocProf) March 27, 2019
Which was the point.
As for WHY they were dropped — you’ll recall State’s Attorney Kim Foxx recused herself from the case. She reportedly had asked cops to stand down at the behest of Tina Tchen — Michelle Obama’s former Chief of Staff and a friend of Jussie’s family.
With friends in high places Smollett again proclaims he’s innocent despite the grand jury indictments on 16 felony counts that will now go unprosecuted.
This is Obama Country. https://t.co/xq7MYNbT3G
— Chadwick Moore (@Chadwick_Moore) March 26, 2019
And isn’t it racist for Rahm Emanuel to call the Attorney’s Office dropping all charges “a whitewash of justice”?
More. Maybe GLAAD will honor him. After all, as previously noted:
“Jussie Smollett was victimized first in a hate-motivated and violent attack in Chicago and has since been doubly victimized as the subject of speculation by the media industry and broader culture,” GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, said in a statement. … “GLAAD joined with Color of Change to condemn the racism and homophobia that fueled the physical violence against Jussie and today we double down on that stance, while also calling out a culture where LGBTQ people of color are too often the last to be believed.”
Unless some better explanation surfaces, here’s the lesson of this weird turn in the Smollett case:
You can contrive a hate crime, make it a national news, get caught and-if you are a well-connected celebrity-get off for $10K and have your record expunged and files sealed.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) March 26, 2019
Hmm: "The initial correspondence started when Michelle Obama's former CoS Tina Tchen, emailed Foxx to say that she was reaching out on behalf of Jussie's family to express "concerns" they had with how the investigation at that point was being handled"https://t.co/ManiBniMSb
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) March 27, 2019
Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff calls up the state’s attorney, the state’s attorney hands off the case to her assistant, and the assistant gives Smollett the deal of the century. And all of this is so egregiously, transparently corrupt that mayor and former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is spitting hot fire over this, as is Obama’s former chief strategist David Axelrod.
The Human Rights Campaign is promoting legislation requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. HRC, in doing so, takes note that some employees without paid sick leave are LGBTQ.
The issue with HRC pursing a broadly progressive agenda is that when it fundraises among Republicans, it presents itself as a group focused on LGBTQ-rights advocacy. Yes, the Log Cabin Republicans support a broadly conservative GOP-driven agenda. They’ve got the name “Republican” upfront, and their mission is as much about lobbying support for Republicans as it is about lobbying Republican support for LGBTQ legal equality. The same was true, in reverse, with the now-defunct Stonewall Democrats.
But HRC was founded with a nonpartisan mission and for many years held to that in its congressional endorsements and fundraising (before it started supporting presidential candidates). If that had remained true, the Stonewall Democrats wouldn’t have been rendered redundant, and HRC would not have turned into an adjunct of the Democratic party.
More. From Equality California:
“Enacting gun safety reforms [sic] at the federal level is a top priority for Equality California. LGBTQ people and our allies are often the targets of bias-motivated gun violence.”
And since no LGBTQ people or allies use guns to defend themselves from hate crimes, no problem there.
The Advocate reports:
“Following an online outcry and protest threats, New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center canceled an event — billed as the #WalkAway LGBT Town Hall — that was to feature controversial queer conservatives and encourage LGBTQ people to “walk away” from the Democratic Party.”
The Center issued this Orwellian statement:
“We strongly oppose censorship and fully stand by our commitment to free speech, but as our space use policy states, we reserve the right to cancel any event that promotes discriminatory speech or bigotry; negatively impacts other groups or individuals that use The Center; or conflicts with, or interferes with, Center-sponsored or produced programming. It has become clear that this event would violate all of these important policies.”
So, the Center won’t allow a conservative LGBTQ group to use its space because they oppose the agenda of LGBTQ Democratic groups. But those groups routinely rip into LGBTQ Rebpuplicans and conservatives, and that’s just fine.
As instapundit Glenn Reynolds likes to say, if it weren’t for their double standards, progressives would have no standards at all.
More. Over the years, the Center has received considerable funding from both New York City and State taxpayers.
I was once a regular donor at the @LGBTCenterNYC.
I was even a founding member of their Young Leaders Council — at their invitation!
They used to be far more “tolerant” of various political views within the LGBT movement; now it seems they’re beholden to the bullies.
— Gregory T. Angelo (@gregorytangelo) March 22, 2019