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posted by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:00PM   Printer-friendly

A suspected Islamic terrorist opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida, killing 50 people and wounding another 53 before he was killed by police. While authorities continue to investigate to determine whether this man had ties to ISIS, the terror organization has not been quiet in praising the attack. This comes three days after ISIS announced they would attack somewhere in Florida. Today's attack marks the largest act of terrorism on US soil since 9/11.

takyon: The gunman reportedly called 911 emergency services to pledge allegiance to ISIS. The President will hold a briefing momentarily. Compare this article to the original submission.


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  • (Score: 2) by julian on Monday June 13 2016, @01:58AM

    by julian (6003) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 13 2016, @01:58AM (#359050)

    Gays serving in the military?

    Every person in the military is a Republican? Or are you talking about DADT? Obama ended that. What party is he from again?

    Log Cabin Republicans

    A joke. Openly hated by half their party. If the GOP ever abandoned their social conservative positions the party would be over. It'd fracture into at least two parties and with their strength divided would never again hold office. Face it, you don't have a viable party without anti-gay, anti-trans, anti-abortion, Christian persecution complex social conservatives.

    I won't deny there is a lot of hostility from social conservatives

    Also known as the GOP base. There is no Republican party without bringing the bigots on board, they simply don't have the numbers, just like the Democrats have to pander to social justice warriors and misandric feminists. A pox on both their houses, IMO.

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  • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday June 13 2016, @02:06AM

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday June 13 2016, @02:06AM (#359057) Journal

    I never understood the Log Cabin Republicans. It must take some powerful delusion to think that party doesn't want you dead or worse if you're gay. That sounds like being a chicken who owns stock in KFC.

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    I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @08:35AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @08:35AM (#359251)

      Social conditioning - its easier to trivialize bad actions when you haven't born the brunt of them yourself. Especially when your friends are telling you its mostly just the exaggerations of SJWs. Ironically, it is sort of a victory for those SJWs - the fact that some people can be out and still live in republican social circles with minimal discrimination directly to their faces is significant progress over previous generations. Trickle down progressivism.... (next up latinos, blacks and muslims are still at the back of the bus)

      • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday June 13 2016, @04:27PM

        by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday June 13 2016, @04:27PM (#359416) Journal

        Yeah, I suppose. These things take time, and we have to fight every day, and the haters only need to be lucky once to undo decades of progress. It sucks. But we gotta fight the good fight, right?

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        I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @02:38AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @02:38AM (#359084)

    Obama ended that

    Um, you mean had his hand forced after defending it, and purposely signed a repeal thereby avoiding having it a part of case law.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Log_Cabin_Republicans_v._United_States [wikipedia.org]

    Now show me anything that DNC has changed for homosexuals in the last decade.