Daily Archives: October 6, 2020

LGBTQ+ Community Puts Proud Boys In Checkmate…


Date: October 06, 2020

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“The Proud Boys are in checkmate.

Gay men launched a savvy campaign over the weekend to appropriate the hashtag of the white supremacist “Proud Boys” with a tsunami of touching images and messages on social media.

The love resistance movement sent “Proud Boys” zooming into the trending stratosphere.

But the posts weren’t riddled with the disturbing images and hate-spewing messages by the group Donald Trump told to “stand by” after he was asked to condemn white supremacists at last week’s presidential debate. (He finally renounced the Proud Boys days later after a backlash.)

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https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gay-love-proud-boys-hashtag-twitter_n_5f7a790cc5b649e564b4bf4b

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Netflix Indicted in Texas Over ‘Cuties’ Movie’s ‘Prurient Interest in Sex’…


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Date: October 06, 2020

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“Netflix’s troubles regarding the French-Senegalese film Cuties isn’t quite over. The streaming giant was hit with an indictment in Texas over the movie’s alleged promotion of the sexual exploitation of minors.

Representative Matt Schaefer shared the indictment Tuesday on Twitter. “Netflix, Inc. indicted by grand jury in Tyler Co., Tx for promoting material in Cuties film which depicts lewd exhibition of pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 yrs of age which appeals to the prurient interest in sex #Cuties #txlege,” he wrote.

A Netflix spokesperson responded to the indictment in a statement to Newsweek: “Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children. This charge is without merit and we stand by the film.”

The film, directed by Sundance winner Maïmouna Doucouré, follows an 11-year-old Senegalese immigrant named Amy living in Paris who joins an adolescent dance group, The Cuties, in her attempts to determine her identity in her new world. A coming of age journey of sorts, Amy essentially emulates the sexualized behavior typically portrayed by women in Western societies as a means to fit in and performs dance routines with her peers that imitate the older, sexually uninhibited women they are trying to emulate.”

Here we have a brand new example, of an effort to classify otherwise legal content as “child pornography”.

This is what they do…they keep expanding what they call “child pornography”, in order to ensnare a wider range of people.

I have not seen “Cuties” yet…but I will watch it, if I ever get the chance to.

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Eddie Van Halen, Hall of Famer Who Revolutionized the Guitar, Dead at 65 …


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Date: October 06, 2020

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“Eddie Van Halen, the legendary guitar innovator and virtuoso who led Van Halen through five decades and three lead singers, establishing himself as one of the all-time great players in rock history, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.”

…Absolutely not prepared to learn of this…[though I had a feeling in my gut, we were about to learn of another huge death…and here it is]…

Had no idea he was sick…Was hoping for another album or two, before the end.

It’s “funny”…

…A few months back, I purchased a CD “single” of Crossing Over…which I still have to rip to MP3.

While classic Van Halen is something I naturally loved, I wasn’t really familiar with Van Halen when those albums came out…”My” first Van Halen album was 1984…which is pretty much a perfect album…”My” second Van Halen album was 5150…

Both of these were phenomenal, though very different…and they captured an era in my life where my love for music was at it’s height…and it made them completely unforgettable.

My favorite classic Van Halen song is “I’ll Wait”…

My favorite Van Hagar song is…really hard to say…I love “Summer Nights”…I love “Dreams”…I love “When It’s Love”…I love the sorta, but not specifically, Van Halen songs “Eagles Fly” and “Give to Live”…I Love “Love Walks In”…

There is so much they brought to the table.

It’s hard to believe it’s over…especially since I had no idea, Eddy was terminally ill.

I thought we might eventually get a serious third era of Van Halen…or maybe another album with Sammy…

“A Different Kind of Truth” was worthy of respect…It was a decent enough album to end on…But I’d have really liked to have seen something…more.

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Don Jr: My Dad Needs An Intervention, He’s Acting Crazy…


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Date: October 06, 2020

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“Even Don Jr thinks Trump is unfit to lead!

Donald Trump’s erratic and reckless behavior in the last 24 hours has opened a rift in the Trump family over how to rein in the out-of-control president, according to two Republicans briefed on the family conversations. Sources said Donald Trump Jr. is deeply upset by his father’s decision to drive around Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last night with members of the Secret Service while he was infected with COVID-19. “Don Jr. thinks Trump is acting crazy,” one of the sources told me. The stunt outraged medical experts, including an attending physician at Walter Reed.

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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/10/don-jr-thinks-trump-is-acting-crazy-presidents-covid-joyride-has-family-divided

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