Monday, February 05, 2018

American Family Association wants credit for release of disastrous Nunes memo

Anti-LGBTQ hate group wants partial credit for the release of the Nunes FISA memo. I say it's all yours.

And the winner of the "You Really Should Keep Your Mouth Shut Because You Sound A Damn Fool" award this evening goes to anti-LGBTQ and Trump supporting evangelical hate group the American Family Association.

When I read the email from AFA president Tim Wildmon, I nearly choked from laughter. It definitely made my day:

Recently, we sent you an AFA Action Alert, asking you to contact President Donald Trump, your representative, and senators and urge them to take the necessary steps to declassify and publicly release a four-page FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) memo to the American public. 
High ranking government officials reported that a classified, four-page memo, dubbed the "FISA memo," had been made available to every member of the U.S. House of Representatives. 
The memo highlights extensive and abusive and likely illegal surveillance of private American citizens by federal government agencies. The classified memo contains details of a coordinated effort between government agencies, including the DOJ and FBI, and the Hillary Clinton political campaign against President Donald Trump, both prior to and following the presidential election. 
Your actions helped get the controversial four-page FISA memo written by the majority staff of the House Intelligence Committee has been released by President Trump.

For those who don't know, the FISA memo has been all of the talk since last week. It was a memo written at the direction of House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes of CA and it claims that there is a conspiracy to unseat Donald Trump as president via the FBI. Before it's release, conservatives and the right-wing media had been hyping it up as "worse than Watergate" (i.e. the scandal which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in the mid-1970s.). Self-avowed Trumpaholic Sean Hannity of Fox News was especially hyping it it to death.

'Illinois gubernatorial candidate demeans trans community, teachers, and others with ugly commercial' & other Mon midday news briefs

Illinois gubernatorial candidate unleashes hateful ad attacking trans people - Nothing says "election year"  better than a commercial demeaning transgender men and women, teachers, and feminists (see above video).

Illinois GOP Rep. Under Fire For Ad Mocking Transgender Community, Feminists - More details about the situation. And thank goodness Republicans are also calling her out.

Faces of Change: 30 amazing people looking to create change in the #LGBTQ community - WONDERFUL look at the diversity in our LGBTQ community. 

Sen. Gillibrand: Defeat Trump in 2020 to pass Equality Act - THIS I like. A long range goal which needs lots of action and preparation. I'm not being sarcastic here. Our community does need to stop wildcatting and in-fighting to gain a sense of discipline. With discipline comes the accomplishing of our goals. 

Man found guilty of plotting terrorist attack on LGBT pride event - Ew! Thank God he was stopped before he could carry it out.