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Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan: “Richard Spencer Is a Cunt” | Pitchfork

Last month, outside the Conservative Political Action Conference, white nationalist and “alt-right” leader Richard Spencer jokingly called Depeche Mode “the official band of the alt-right.

Dave Gahan: “What’s dangerous about someone like Richard Spencer is, first of all, he’s a cunt—and he’s a very educated cunt, and that’s the scariest kind of all. I think over the years there’s been a number of times when things of ours have been misinterpreted—either our imagery, or something where people are not quite reading between the lines. I mean, has he ever listened to ‘Strangelove’ or 'People Are People’?”

“I saw the video of him getting punched [during protests at the inauguration of President Trump]; he deserved it.”


I didn’t think I could possibly love Dave Gahan more than I already did but apparently I was wrong.

huffingtonpost.com
Trump Transition Official: 'Religious Freedom' Order Is Still Coming
It will "protect" those who oppose LGBTQ rights, abortion and more.

(AUTO) Scares the HELL out of me.  More chances for biggots and assholes to treat the LGBTQIA+ like second class citizens.  A chance for them to deny us our basic human rights, some that could even lead to lives being lost.

vox.com
Meet the 16-year-old Canadian girl who took down Milo Yiannopoulos
This is the real story of how the video that took down Milo surfaced.
By German Lopez

[I]t started when a 16-year-old high school student in Canada decided Yiannopoulos was embraced much too closely by mainstream conservatives.

The teen was moved to dig up footage on Yiannopoulos when she heard that he’d been invited to speak at the highest profile gathering of conservatives each year in America, the 2017 Conservative [sic] Political Action Conference (CPAC). She defines herself as “very socially liberal,” but leans right on economics and foreign policy. Yiannopoulos, who has built his personal brand on anti-Muslim, anti-feminism, and general bigotry, exemplifies the place where she doesn’t believe the conservative movement should go….

[A]n old moment popped in her head. She remembered hearing an obscure podcast, the Drunken Peasants, in which Yiannopoulos, responding to a video by YouTube pundit Kevin Logan, defended the idea of “13-year-olds” having sex with “older men,” arguing that child molestation provided a “sort of ‘coming of age’ relationship” for teenagers.

Her memory was right. She found the July 2016 clip.

She didn’t think she’d have much luck spreading the news herself with her small Twitter following, so she contacted a [right-wing] outlet to get the story out. She figured a liberal outlet would have less credibility among CPAC followers.

She landed on the previously not-very-well-known [right-wing] blog Reagan Battalion, which, after a bit of back and forth, tweeted out the video — leading not just to CPAC canceling Yiannopoulos’s speech, but to Simon & Schuster pulling his already controversial book deal and his resignation from Breitbart.

buzzfeed.com
Protesters Unfurled An "Impeach Trump" Banner At The Nationals' Baseball Season Opener
By Blake Montgomery

The organizers behind the stunt were Jason Charter, Ryan Clayton, and other members of their group Americans Take Action, who also pulled a prank at the Conservative Political Action Conference distributing Russian flags emblazoned with Trump’s name to attendees. Charter said the banner was 27-feet-by-21-feet.

“Had a fun day at the #Nationals #OpeningDay game. Trump was not there, but we still left him a message. #Resist #ImpeachTrump.” Charter tweeted….

They were planning to unroll the banner when the president was on the field. Trump canceled, though, and Americans Take Action unrolled the banner just before the game ended.

synapseheart  asked:

you do realize that conservatives literally want gay people dead, right? this isn't a fucking game.

/looks at fellow conservatives/ I…is this true you guys? Do all 6,687 of you secretly want me dead?

/end scene/

It’s amazing how I walked around the Conservative Political Action Conference for 3 days with a shirt that advertised my radio show “Two Conservative Lesbians” and no one tried to stab, drown, or throw me off a balcony or anything.

It must have been sheer agony to contain their homicidal rage at seeing a gay person in their midst and buy me drinks and talk to me about political policy and superhero movies and invite me on their radio shows to talk about my book when on the inside they just wanted me to die. 

@synapse-heart you need to chill and maybe meet some actual conservatives some time, not just the evil versions you’ve made up in your head. 

The last two people on this site to tell me they wanted me dead were liberals. 

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Inside The 2015 CPAC                    

Several thousand conservative activists from across the country swarmed the National Harbor convention center near Washington for a three-day affair that will feature most of the potential Republican candidates for president, from Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina to Jeb Bush and Scott Walker.

The story of how the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, mushroomed from a small, informal gathering of the right into a multimillion-dollar can’t-miss pageant for the Republican Party is reflected in its corporate sponsors. It's underwritten by the National Rifle Association, the Heritage Foundation, the Trump Organization Inc. and the Motion Picture Association of America in addition to much more modestly moneyed religious and small-government interest groups. 

The American Conservative Union, the nonprofit organization that puts on CPAC, generated $8 million in revenue in 2013, according to its most recent tax documents, almost double its budget just two years earlier. The funding explosion coincided with the rising influence of the Tea Party movement, which became a guiding force in the 2012 presidential election. On the CPAC stage that year, eventual Republican nominee Mitt Romney, once the governor of deep-blue Massachusetts, labeled himself “severely conservative.”

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg 

© 2015 Bloomberg Finance LP

I am sorry that I will not be your president – but I will be your co-worker and I will work shoulder to shoulder alongside you. In the end, we’ll win for the same reason we’ve won before because our cause is just and it is right.
—  Mitt Romney, speaking at CPAC today. While he was respectfully received by the crowd, Politico writes that “indifference pervaded the halls” prior to his speech. source

I absolutely loved the speeches that Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul made at CPAC! I also really liked a lot of what Ted Cruz and Ben Carson had to say but I feel like Rubio and Paul are a little more practical. Boy, I’m going to have a hard time deciding who I like most. I am most definitely not on the Jeb Bush train though…