Monday, July 13, 2009

Free Republic attacks President Obama's daughter Malia. Why should we be shocked? They've been attacking lgbts for years

My original post for today got held up because of a story coming down the pike about the ugly denizens of the rightwing site Free Republic.

It seems that these lovely leeches have turned their claws on President Obama's children, particularly his oldest daughter Malia:

A typical street whore." "A bunch of ghetto thugs." "Ghetto street trash." "Wonder when she will get her first abortion."

These are a small selection of some of the racially-charged comments posted to the conservative 'Free Republic' blog Thursday, aimed at U.S. President Barack Obama's 11-year-old daughter Malia after she was photographed wearing a t-shirt with a peace sign on the front.

The thread was accompanied by a photo of Michelle Obama speaking to Malia that featured the caption, "To entertain her daughter, Michelle Obama loves to make monkey sounds."

Though this may sound like the sort of thing one might read on an Aryan Nation or white power website, they actually appeared on what is commonly considered one of the prime online locations for U.S. Conservative grassroots political discussion and organizing - and for a short time, the comments seemed to have the okay of site administrators.

Moderators of the blog left the comments - and commenters - in place until a complaint was lodged by a writer doing research on the conservative movement, almost a full day later.

"Could you imagine what world leaders must be thinking seeing this kind of street trash and that we paid for this kind of street ghetto trash to go over there?" wrote one commenter.

"They make me sick .... The whole family... mammy, pappy, the free loadin' mammy-in-law, the misguided chillin', and especially 'lil cuz... This is not the America I want representin' my peeps," wrote another.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the grassroots conservative movement. These aren't individuals out of the conservative mainstream. These are same folks who plan tea parties and give "tips" to conservative sites, like that recent bullcrap about "President Obama allegedly checking out a young lady's behind (which was refuted by of all places, Fox News. Not that it mattered though because the lie still got traction.)

Of course if this story gets big, expect to see the usual cast of characters at Town Hall, One News Now and other sites plead ennui and whine about how the "Bush girls" got worse.

As if that makes the comments about Malia appropriate.

Why should I be surprised about the outright vindictiveness of the folks at Free Republic. This is the same site that has a section labeled "Homosexual Agenda," where any and all outrageous lies about lgbts are commented on in the affirmative.

The comments about Malia is a walk in the park compared to these lovely gems:

I can think of a 100 reason for arresting the filthy disease ridden queers for kissing in public!!

The homosexuals will squeal about this being discrimination. What they don’t understand is most normal people who witness homosexuals kissing are utterly repulsed by this deviancy.

A little off topic here, but I note that for some reason, despite their support for homo marriage, the government controlled media never print kissing fag photos.

I think I've read more about gay sex on Free Republic than on Peter LaBarbera's site. There was a point when I actually considered taking notes on positions I should try.

Because Mormons have strong familyperspectives, the degenerates who serve the evil one are targeting Mormons because they are an anathema to the filthy disease ridden sexual degenerates. We should ALL stand with the Mormons to oppose the filthy democrat constituency seeking to ‘normalize sexual degeneracy.’ This little staged incident will be multiplied many fold. Eventually, someone is going to do exactly what the filth desire, take a few out into a desert and leave them to dry up and blow away. The democrat party is now directed by the Cloard-Piven/ Saul Alinsky methodology, so it is no surprise when their degerate filth constituencies use the tactics the affiramtive action figure feraud-in-chief taught to ACORN organizers.

I think it would have been OK to shoot them, as long as its safe, rare & legal.

To say that the folks at Free Republic are twisted would be stating the obvious. They would be funny if they weren't serious.

Pray for em cause they truly need Jesus.

Daily Kos is all over this story with an excellent breakdown.

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Hate crimes, banning 'Bruno,' marriage 'war bonds,' and other Monday midday news briefs

Hate Crimes Deja Vu - Hate crimes legislation will most likely be voted on by the Senate this week. It's a good chance that it could pass. But the religious right aren't going down without a fight.

If rejecting 'ex-gay' therapy is pro-gay activism, then no wonder Pinnocchio never comes to our rallies - Focus on the Family continues to spin the inaccurate NARTH study via an email blast.

Ban Brüno! MOVIEGUIDE® Asks Authorities to Stop Screenings of 'Pornographic' ‘Brüno' Movie - A rightwing group wants the movie Bruno banned. This group masquerades as a legitimate movie review site but don't be fooled. Check out this piece I wrote about it the day after the Oscars.

"Marriage War Bond" - 100 Dollar Bond - OMG! This is so ridiculous. Tell me again how the religious right aren't trying to profit from opposing marriage equality. And the reasonings behind it are equally inane. "Because every child deserves a mother and a father"? Every child deserves a loving home and that doesn't necessarily encompass having a mother and father in the home.

And now because everyone needs a little fiber in their diets, a phony piece courtesy of One News Now:

FedEx delivers the goods for transgendered - One guesses that One News Now isn't exactly happy over this development.

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Using children to play the black and gay communities against one another

There has been yet another nasty attempt to set the black and gay communities against one another via the Frank Lombard case.

Frank Lombard is an official at Duke University who was arrested for molesting his five-year-old adopted son.

Lombard is a gay white man and his son is African-American.

This unfortunate component of an increasily unfortunate situation has been like gold at Sutter's Mill for the religious right as certain figures have stepped up to milk it for all it's worth.

The lastest person exploiting this situation is Meeke Addison, an African-American "on-air personality" with American Family Radio. American Family Radio is owned by the American Family Association, the religious right organization which also owns One News Now, the place where her column is featured.

How very convenient.

Addison, for reasons that are solely predatory, tries to spin this situation as a case of the American black leadership missing the boat:

While Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were competing for the most on-camera interviews and vying for preeminence at Michael Jackson's memorial service on the West Coast, Frank Lombard -- a white, homosexual Duke University employee -- was being arrested on the East Coast for allegedly molesting his five-year-old black adopted son.

No planes were chartered, no press conferences were held to condemn Lombard's alleged behavior. No marches stopped traffic, no black shirts or berets were donned, and no fists were held high. Not that I necessarily approve of this behavior -- but my point is, you have a white homosexual male who admitted online that he was "into incest" and had adopted two black children (males) because they were easier to get than their white counterparts. This man was arrested for repeatedly abusing these children, he posted the attacks online because he's sick, and his alleged victims happened to be black -- but the crickets are chirping.

Mainstream media will not even report that the man is a homosexual or, in some instances, even that the children are black. They won't report that Frank Lombard had a live-in partner in a community that includes other homosexual couples with black adopted children.

First of all, maybe the media didn't report on these things because they are irrelevant to the situation.

Secondly, I find Addison's column disgusting. Her attempt to blame the black leadership for missing out on this situation is disingenuous at best.

And she makes absolutely no case against gay adoption. In that regard, her column reminds me of a racist leaflet I used in my book, Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters.

The leaflet, created by a white supremacist group, featured pictures of three heterosexual black men who had infected their partners with HIV.

The leaflet went on to say:

These black sexual predators lied about being HIV positive and had sex with dozens of white women . . . Don't be the next victim.

It's ironic that earlier in her column, Addison hints that the lgbt community is unfairly "piggybacking" on the civil rights movement being that she demonstrates that the desire to stigmatize an innocent group of people knows neither the lines of racial make up nor sexual orientation.

The sad thing is that Addison dances around a good point - are there so many African-American children waiting to be adopted that they are susceptible to being taken by in those who have less than honorable intentions in mind. Were there warning signs in the Frank Lombard case that were ignored?

The fact that he is gay is not a warning sign, no matter how the situation is spun by the religious right. There are too many lgbt parents who are taking care of their children to the best of their ability.

Too bad Addison was so damned determined to beat up on the black leadership and the lgbt community (two favorite targets of the religious right) that she didn't expound on that point.

So if Addison wants to find a someone who failed our black children, she needs to take a look in the mirror.

Other HB/HM posts on the Frank Lombard situation:

Should white women be teaching children?

Michelle Malkin, Mike Adams, and One News Now exploit a molested child

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