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Texas Court Acquits Man Who Shot Woman Dead For Refusing To Have Sex With Him

A Texas jury has just acquitted a 30-year-old man who shot and killed a woman he met on Craigslist after she refused to have sex with him.

The man in question, Ezekiel Gilbert, has been cleared of murder after the Texas court determined that his actions were “justified after he shot an escort when she took his money but refused to have sex with him,” according to the Daily Mail.

Lenora Frago was shot in the neck by Gilbert on Christmas Eve 2009. As a result, the 23-year-old was paralyzed and died several months later.

The acquittal came from a Bexar County Texas court which determined that Mr Gilbert, who was facing a life sentence, should not be convicted of murder “because he was trying to retrieve stolen property.”

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http://countercurrentnews.com/2016/06/texas-court-just-acquited-man-woman/

Amazing what gun related laws in some states can cause.

Before European Christians Forced Gender Roles, Native Americans Acknowledged 5 Genders

Felt this might be appropriate to GD in light of the Orlando tragedy and the reprehensible reactions of some evangelical pastors toward the LGBTQ community.

http://bipartisanreport.com/2016/06/19/before-european-christians-forced-gender-roles-native-americans-acknowledged-5-genders/

It wasn’t until Europeans took over North America that natives adopted the ideas of gender roles. For Native Americans, there was no set of rules that men and women had to abide by in order to be considered a “normal” member of their tribe.

In fact, people who had both female and male characteristics were viewed as gifted by nature, and therefore, able to see both sides of everything. According to Indian Country Today, all native communities acknowledged the following gender roles: “Female, male, Two Spirit female, Two Spirit male and Transgendered.”

“Each tribe has their own specific term, but there was a need for a universal term that the general population could understand. The Navajo refer to Two Spirits as Nádleehí (one who is transformed), among the Lakota is Winkté (indicative of a male who has a compulsion to behave as a female), Niizh Manidoowag (two spirit) in Ojibwe, Hemaneh (half man, half woman) in Cheyenne, to name a few. As the purpose of “Two Spirit” is to be used as a universal term in the English language, it is not always translatable with the same meaning in Native languages. For example, in the Iroquois Cherokee language, there is no way to translate the term, but the Cherokee do have gender variance terms for ‘women who feel like men’ and vice versa.”

The “Two Spirit” culture of Native Americans was one of the first things that Europeans worked to destroy and cover up. According to Brits like George Catlin, the Two Spirit tradition had to be eradicated before it could go into history books. Catlin said the tradition:

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From Murphy's Filibuster a message that should break your heart and make you think.

New FB meme: Thinking gun control will take away your guns is as stupid as...

thinking birth control will take away your penis.

Oh, thank God. Obama has set tomorrow at noon as the time to take your guns

and move you to internment camps. It's been seven fucking years of you wailing about this and I'm glad to finally see it happening....

Oh... Uh... Wait... That's a fiction? It's not going to happen? Who would be so fucking stupid as to believe that kind of shit?????

GoT to America today: We have Cerci, Ramsey and Tyrion running for office. Guess who's who?

Okay, Hillary's not done a walk of shame, Trump probably didn't kill his father and Bernie's taller than Tyrion.

No offense meant to any dem candidate. I lean one way but if the vote goes another I will support the Dem candidate. Hell. I'd support my 6th grade football coach who was a sadist before I would do anything that might support Trump in an election.

Forwarded to me by a Trans friend: Seven things I’m learning about transgender persons

And was pleasantly surprised by the source.

"I don’t know much about transgender issues, but I’m trying to learn.

How about you? How much do you really know about this subject beyond all the screaming headlines and concerns about who goes to the bathroom where?

The truth is that I don’t know any transgender persons — at least I don’t think I do. But with the help of a pediatrician friend and a geneticist friend, I’m listening and trying to learn. This is hard, though, because understanding the transgender experience seems so far outside what I have ever contemplated before. And the more I learn, the more theological questions I face as well. This is hard, even for a pastor." /snip. More at link.

https://baptistnews.com/2016/05/13/seven-things-im-learning-about-transgender-persons/

Rachel Maddow on the Alabama Drag Queen Driving Roy Moore Completely Nuts – WATCH

Nice video at link of what can happen when low information voters elect a Republican State government...

On Monday night, Rachel Maddow took a look at the almost complete collapse of state government in the state of Alabama.

As Maddow points out, all three branches of government — the executive, the judiciary and the legislature — are embroiled in scandal and legal trouble. The state’s governor Robert Bentley has been facing accusations of corruption surrounding his extramarital affair with one of his top aides; the state Speaker of the House is currently under indictment on corruption charges of his own; and the state Supreme Court Chief Justice, Roy Moore, has been suspended from his post for flouting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage.
PREVIOUSLY: Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended, Faces Removal from Bench for Defying U.S. Marriage Laws

Perhaps the most delicious part of these scandals, however, is the role played by an Alabama drag queen named Ambrosia Starling. Starling has been “among the Alabamians leading the charge”, against Roy Moore. A fact that has incensed Moore.

Says Maddow:

The fact that a home-grown Alabama drag queen is among his most outspoken critics has apparently been driving Roy Moore nuts. After he got suspended from the bench on Friday night, Roy Moore couldn’t help himself. The judge put out an enraged statement, accusing the state’s judicial commission of “choosing to listen to people like Ambrosia Starling, a professed transvestite, and other gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals as well as organizations that support their agenda.”

http://www.towleroad.com/2016/05/ambrosia-starling/

Cicero speaks to the future Republican base...

"It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.”
Posted by Photographer | Mon May 2, 2016, 07:35 PM (0 replies)

Fox News Fans Found Out Malia Obama Is Going To Harvard, So They Called Her A ‘N*****’ (SCREENSHOTS)

http://addictinginfo.org/2016/05/01/fox-news-fans-found-out-malia-obama-is-going-to-harvard-so-they-called-her-a-n-screenshots/

Sick shit here.

If case you have not heard, Malia Obama is once again proving herself to be a smart young woman. Recently, Malia made headlines when she translated for her father during a trip to Cuba — something that earned her a lot of irrational hatred from conservatives. Now, she is in the news again for accomplishing something many parents wish for their kids: she got herself accepted to Harvard.

While is is certainly good news — that the oldest of the First Daughters is following in her father’s footsteps and becoming a successful human being, that still isn’t enough for Fox News’ racist fans. After the right-wing propaganda network masquerading as a news agency reported that Malia (who can’t so much as look at a school or even wear a t-shirt without becoming the target of insane right-wing harassment), will be going to a good school, conservatives lost their minds and responded with such vitriol that Fox had to shut down the comments section on the article.

The White House announced the good news on Sunday. Fox reported:

Malia is the eldest of the Obamas’ two daughters. She’s 17 and a senior at the exclusive Sidwell Friends School in the District of Columbia.

She’s set to graduate high school in June, then celebrate her 18th birthday on the Fourth of July.

Obama recently said he turned down an invitation to speak at Malia’s high school graduation because his emotions would get the best of him.


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