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Trump Administration Attacks LGBT Community On Three Fronts Over Last 24 Hours

 by Dan Savage Mar 29, 2017

There are, unbelievably, some “Gays for Trump” out there. I would ask one of them to comment on what the Trump administration has been up to over the last 24 hours… but homosexuals for homophobes didn’t have anything coherent to say the day before yesterday and I can’t imagine they have anything coherent to say this morning. Anyway, in the last 24 hours…

Expectations that the 2020 census might start including LGBTQ subjects were raised and then quickly dashed on Tuesday after the U.S. Census admitted that it had “inadvertently” included “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” in a long-awaited report outlining new categories for the survey. In response, GLAAD’s CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis, branded the move as a “systematic effort on behalf of the Trump administration to erase LGBT people.” Last year, various federal agencies urged the Census Bureau to include sexual orientation and gender in their data as it was crucial to their role in enforcing the law. The survey, which has been conducted every ten years since 1790, includes a wide range of questions designed to gather data on everything from languages spoken to household plumbing facilities.

An executive order President Trump signed Monday has gutted the LGBT protections President Obama implemented for employees of federal contractors — as well as many other protections those workers enjoyed. Trump rescinded the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order, also known as Executive Order 13673, that President Obama issued in 2014. That order required companies wishing to contract with the federal government to show that they’ve complied with various federal laws and other executive orders. Notably, Obama issued that order in tandem with Executive Order 13672, which prohibited contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This means that there is no way to enforce the LGBT protections granted in 13672..

President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed cutting $1.23 billion this fiscal year from research funded by the National Institutes of Health, according to a White House document sent to congressional appropriators…. A worldwide initiative to help people with HIV and AIDS, known as PEPFAR and heavily focused on patient treatment in Africa, would be slashed by almost $300 million under the plan. The savings would be found by slowing the rate of new patients put on treatment and reducing support to “low-performing countries.” States also would face a $50 million cut that would target “less effective HIV research and prevention activities.”

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The issue is one of marginalizing, ignoring, denying, omitting, erasing, and then their version of a final solution. Anyone ready for a fight? Put nothing past the Christian Taliban.

From Pink News

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Christian law firm claims gay people are building an ‘army’ to challenge Trump!

Check out this article from Pink News.

A leading evangelical group is terrified that “radical leftist” homosexuals are planning a coup against Donald Trump. The warning comes from the Liberty Counsel, the ultra-conservative Christian law firm that battles against LGBT rights across the US.

They warned that “an army of radical leftists is gathering… to mobilize against President Trump’s policies on the local, state, and federal levels”

The law firm continued: “Their agenda includes an aggressive pro-LGBTQ campaign that includes fighting against any religious liberty protections that they deem to be ‘antigay’ offered by President Trump or Congress.

“The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is already attempting to overturn President Trump’s revocation of the former president’s Bathroom Directive.

“The plans of this radical group are now among the biggest threats to life, liberty, and family in the history of America.

“Now armed with over $80 million in post-election war chest funds, the ACLU is pushing to advance its radical agenda like never before.”

To read the rest of this article go to HERE.

From Furbirdsqueerly

Yes folks if only it were true. We all know that when push comes to shove we will have to stand up and fight back. The fight back will not be in our flashy heels blowing kisses at those who hate us.  We have done it before stood up to creeps like these but never has our opponent been so nasty. Yeah we know there was nasty before but these folks in the DC regime are some of the nastiest people ever to sit in the seat of government. We believe that they will not stop at anything to get what they want. We know damn well that the day is going to come when we will have to, if we aren’t all ready, form a powerful united front against them. A united front with other groups who are under attack.  A by any means necessary brigade as that is what it is going to come down to. Let no one stand there in the future and say we didn’t know. Scream it from the housetops, on the street corners, scream it in the streets whenever the chance arises. We are not backing down. We aren’t going no where and NO we will not sit down and shut up.

A warning shot has been fired by the evangelical group. A warning shot to stir up trouble against our people. Know it baby this is real. These tricks have been used before in history and the results have been devastating to our people. Some folks do not take this warning seriously. Well we do. These Christofascists have an agenda, remove all rights and re-criminalize, and then imprison or worse…..there is a Final Solution for all whom they hate.

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some scary radical leftist homosexuals, OH MY!!

When we read over this article we were let down a little bit. Here we thought that LGBT people had finally woken up and started to form underground militias and we would set out of camp to bring the right wing to their knees. We were let down to learn that the so called christian group was talking about using the masters tools to dismantle the masters house. The courts, the democrat party, the ACLU, sit-ins, lay-downs, mass arrests, prison time, take the higher road they take the lower,  rather than by any means necessary.  That dear folks will be the cry as we all will see that when their shits really begins to hit the fan there will be no other way to go. Heck we thought, we have scared the daylights out of them. Instead we find just an attempt at scaring some very un-christian folks into giving up their hard earned dollars and joining the fight against LGBTQ folks. No one likes radical leftists, that scary bunch of no good bums, who throw bombs, raped your sons and daughters, cause trouble where ever they go.

So what do we do? Build our strong united fronts. Get out of our one issue closets. Push the liberals among us who believe that the democrats have the answers out of the way, learn our lessons well from history. Take the mistakes and figure out how not to every commit them again. Take the victories and run with them. Grab them by their weakest spots, kick them in their balls. Chip, chip, chip, away that them until their foundation cracks and their walls come tumbling down. We love peace, we love quiet like the next guy but we are afraid that is for the privileged and a luxury. We will never see the new day dawning if we are all dead. Never.

Fuck this shit, the joke is really on all of us.

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Can you believe this?

On the White House website, inside of the press releases concerning Trump/Bannon executive actions you will find this “Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” In it, a list of immigrant crimes to be made and updated regularly and given to the public for consumption is ordered.

(b)  To better inform the public regarding the public safety threats associated with sanctuary jurisdictions, the Secretary shall utilize the Declined Detainer Outcome Report or its equivalent and, on a weekly basis, make public a comprehensive list of criminal actions committed by aliens and any jurisdiction that ignored or otherwise failed to honor any detainers with respect to such aliens.

Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman interviewed author Andrea Pitzer about her upcoming book concerning Hitler and the history of Concentration Camps in the world.

ANDREA PITZER: Well, this weekly report that he has called for recalls a number of things from the past that we have seen before, which is this move to isolate and identify and then vilify a vulnerable minority community in order to move against it. When he—I just went back last night and reread his speech from when he declared his candidacy, and the Mexican rapist comment was in from the beginning, and so this has been a theme throughout. And we see back in Nazi Germany there was a paper called—a Nazi paper called Der Stürmer, and they had a department called “Letter Box,” and readers were invited to send in stories of supposed Jewish crimes. And Der Stürmer would publish them, and they would include some pretty horrific graphic illustrations of these crimes, as well. And there was even a sort of a lite version of it, if you will, racism lite, in which the Neues Volk, which was more like a Look or a Life magazine, which normally highlighted beautiful Aryan families and their beautiful homes, would run a feature like “The Criminal Jew,” and they would show photos of “Jewish-looking,” as they called it, people who represented different kinds of crimes that one ought to watch out for from Jews.

So this preoccupation with focusing in on one subset of the population’s crimes and then depicting that as somehow depraved and abnormal from the main population is something we’ve seen quite a bit in the past, even in the U.S. Before Japanese-American internment, you had newspapers like the San Francisco Chronicle running about the unassimilability of the Japanese immigrants and also the crime tendencies and depravities they had, which were distinguished from the main American population.

We are not seeing anything new with this administration, we are only seeing our human race’s nightmares from the past reanimated.

You can watch the interview with Andrea Pitzer below.

 

 

Tell the Senate: Oppose “foreclosure king” Steve Mnuchin

A bombshell news report recently revealed that California prosecutors believed Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s pick for treasury secretary, and his company may have been responsible for “widespread misconduct” and violations of foreclosure law.1

The latest report comes on top of long-standing reports that Mnuchin, the former Goldman Sachs partner known as the “foreclosure king,” profited handsomely off the financial crisis by foreclosing on thousands of elderly homeowners.2

Mnuchin was already one of the worst of the slimy “swamp monsters” Trump has handpicked for major roles in his administration. We need to seize on the momentum from this report to make Mnuchin’s nomination a major black eye for this corrupt administration.

Mnuchin’s company once changed the locks on one Minneapolis homeowner in the middle of a blizzard. It even took a 90-year-old woman’s home because she owed 27 cents.3 Mnuchin made a huge profit by buying up IndyMac, a mortgage lender, changing the name to OneWest and then targeting homeowners for foreclosures. Mnuchin later sold OneWest for nearly twice what he paid for it, profiting from economic pain.4

Sign the petition HERE.

Under Mnuchin, OneWest ran a foreclosure mill responsible for nearly 40 percent of the reverse-mortgage foreclosures in the country even though it had just 19 percent of the market. Shady lenders made grand promises to sell elderly homeowners on risky reverse mortgages, and Mnuchin then swooped in to take their homes when Wall Street’s fraud was exposed and the economy collapsed. OneWest reportedly engaged in illegal “robo-signing” – falsifying documents – to kick people out of their homes.5

According to the latest report based on a leaked memo from the California attorney general’s office, OneWest faked paperwork to avoid delays that would give homeowners time to save their homes, included backdating paperwork to before the company even existed.6

Steve Mnuchin says he is “proud of his record at OneWest.”7 We need to let Republicans know voters disagree – and give Democrats the backbone to fight his nomination tooth and nail. (more…)

In from Demand Progress.

How bad is Trump’s nominee for treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin?

This is a guy who once foreclosed on a 90-year-old woman over a 27 cent-payment error.1

Another woman was negotiating a payment plan with Mnuchin’s bank only to find the locks changed at her house … in the middle of a Minnesota blizzard.2

And these are hardly isolated incidents—Mnuchin’s bank, OneWest, foreclosed on 36,000 homes using tactics a federal judge called “harsh, repugnant, shocking and repulsive.”

If we can get the truth out about Mnuchin, we can stop his confirmation. So we’re aiming to raise at least $10,000 for TV ads to alert the public about how bad Mnuchin is.

We’ll target the ads at key swing states and in states where the foreclosure crisis hit the hardest, the more we raise, the more places the ad can run. And if we’re not able to raise enough money to fund a TV ad, we’ll use it to mobilize grassroots support other ways, like generating phone calls to the Senate.

A lot of people already know that Mnuchin worked for Goldman Sachs for 17 years. But people don’t know that Mnuchin later ran a bank that was called a foreclosure machine. And when people do learn the truth, they’re outraged.

n fact, even Trump voters are feeling betrayed by the Mnuchin pick. One Trump voter Mnuchin foreclosed on says “I just wish that I had not voted.”3

By getting the truth of Mnuchin’s record in front of voters, we have a real chance to stop him. Political insiders are already saying the confirmation will be “bruising” and could be one of the most difficult of Trump’s nominees to pass the Senate.

Sources:

1. Trump’s Cabinet Pick Foreclosed On 90-Year-Old Over 27 Cents, Yahoo! News, December 1, 2016

2. Trump Picks Foreclosure King Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary, The Daily Beast, November 29, 2016

3. Trump voter lost home, blames incoming Treasury secretary, Associated Press, December 2, 2016

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Yes, I’ll chip in $5 to help fund a TV ad campaign to make sure that voters know the truth about Steve Mnuchin.

 

“It’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually it’s quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people.”

President-elect Donald Trump said on Sunday he was considering retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to serve as his secretary of defense.

“General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, who is being considered for Secretary of Defense, was very impressive yesterday. A true General’s General!” Trump tweeted.

CNN article: General It’s Fun To Shoot Some People-HERE. 

Donald Trump, even while threatening to bomb countries, has said he wants peace and an end to overthrows. But he also says he wants to increase the world’s biggest military budget — a step that has always led to more, not fewer wars. Where will someone like “Mad Dog Mattis” lead us? More war, more death, its fun to shoot people? I suppose that all depends on who has the gun and who is doing the shooting.

How the hell does a little queer blog like ours pick a jerk of the week when there are so many running around this country. After debating and debating Goosey Bell said, “You know I am getting damn sick and tired of people telling me to get over it!” Trump won, you lost.” Move on. “We don’t want to hear your whining.” “Give the man a chance.”  So Goosey said, “Let’s pick them, for they truly have their heads screwed on wrong, ass backwards, fools at that. ( we no longer speak to 4 family members who voted for Trump and don’t plan to any time soon.) Let’s pick them because here we are members of a targeted class of people who will be in danger from the new regime in DC. Let’s pick them and let them know that we as queers will help to build a forceful united front against this new regime and we will win. No turning back, forward together!

You know jerks of the week, family members, co-workers and others. We have been fighting the good fight since Anne Fielding spoke to us about the Ban The Bomb marches back in 1963 and Freddie’s older brother taught us the song, Oh Mary Don’t you Weep, Don’t you mourn, Pharaohs army got drowned. Yeah we are older now but still got a lot of fight in us.

So the Jerk of the Week or should we say Jerks of the Week Award goes to all of those folks who tell us, some with glee, “to move on, get over it, stop your whining,’ and other stupid statements, who disregard the present and future danger, who will look away and who speak from a place of privilege, you are some of the biggest jerks who have ever opened your mouths around us.

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Now don’t get us wrong here. We are not and never will be supporters of the democratic party. No thanks! (don’t think we even needed to say that but just wanted to make sure no one would think we cry for Hillary.)