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Edited by Fighteer on Nov 17th 2020 at 4:27:33 AM

Nov 23rd 2022 at 2:19:06 PM

Really proud of him being violent and teaching it to him early.

Yikes.

RhymeBeat Bird mom from Eastern Standard Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Nov 23rd 2022 at 2:21:12 PM

That seems to be a defense used to try to not tie it to the GOP.

This is their MO. Trying to pin these kinds of shootings and attacks on the Left.

SatoshiBakura I don't even know anymore. from    The Shadow Realm    Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
I don't even know anymore.
Nov 23rd 2022 at 2:21:20 PM

The shooters friends say "no", but I have no idea anymore. More likely than not, it's an attempt by their defense to stop it from being a hate crime...despite their friends claiming that it's most likely a hate crime.

It doesn't matter anyway. The rightwing more and more is advocating for our genocide. I can't be open in public, because I fear that I might be killed. I have irl friends whom I fear could be killed. It's all so disgusting and terrifying for me.

Edited by SatoshiBakura on Nov 23rd 2022 at 5:24:16 AM

   And itís sweeeeeet, sweeeeeet, sweet victory!   
Zendervai Visiting from the Hoag Galaxy from St. Catharines Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
Visiting from the Hoag Galaxy
Nov 23rd 2022 at 2:21:33 PM

Goddamn, I keep seeing people say that.

There is no evidence whatsoever at this point that the shooter is non-binary. This happens with every shooting lately. "Oh, they might have been queer in some way." It is almost always unreliable right-wing sources saying things like that to try and twist the narrative to make it sound like left-wing violence and not right-wing violence.

Not Three Laws compliant.
RhymeBeat Bird mom from Eastern Standard Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Bird mom
Nov 23rd 2022 at 2:31:53 PM

So I guess my local news reported it wrong, I found that a pretty obvious lie on SOMEONE's account

The Crystal Caverns A bird's gotta sing.
Diana1969 Gun Girl from Bavaria, probably Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Gun Girl
Nov 23rd 2022 at 2:36:07 PM

I can't be open in public, because I fear that I might be killed.

I literally went from openly presenting as a woman in public to going back into the closet when I graduated from university.

I don't even think I'll be able to transition at this rate.

"..." -Constanze Amalie von Braunchsbank Albrechtsberger (She/They Pronouns)
ScubaWolf from South Carolina Relationship Status: I wanna be your sledgehammer
Nov 23rd 2022 at 2:36:37 PM

So surprising nobody, the father of a far right nutjob is also a far right nutjob.

"In a move surprising absolutely no one"
Wyldchyld Relationship Status: I wanna be your sledgehammer
Nov 23rd 2022 at 2:40:36 PM

Honestly, restoring its actual defintion to some semblance of sanity might be a good idea, though.

Remember that the current defintion of the 2nd Amendment was completely made up by Republicans, courtesy of the NRA.

This was fascinating. If you want to understand how Brexit won in the UK, this is the article to read. What's most fascinating is that the core beginning for the NRA's push was the 1960s, but the truly significant focus and momentum to begin changing the narrative was in the 1970s. These are the same decades and same decisions made by the anti-European lobby in the UK that led to Brexit now, and is why we say that (when the 2016 referendum campaign occurred) Brexit campaigned for over 45 years while Remain campagined for just 4 months.

Edited by Wyldchyld on Nov 23rd 2022 at 2:45:57 AM

If my post doesn't mention a giant flying sperm whale with oversized teeth and lionfish fins for flippers, it just isn't worth reading.
Nov 23rd 2022 at 2:46:31 PM

Man going down the tweets and seeing the father was a porn star and a porn, sex, and meth addict, and was on divorce court, and the grandfather being GOP, itís sadly no surprise the shooter turned out this way.

Edited by OmegaRadiance on Nov 23rd 2022 at 2:48:25 AM

ScubaWolf from South Carolina Relationship Status: I wanna be your sledgehammer
Nov 23rd 2022 at 2:46:50 PM

[up][up]So railed into peoples heads for decades, that it sounded like truth to many.

Edited by ScubaWolf on Nov 23rd 2022 at 5:46:59 AM

"In a move surprising absolutely no one"
Parable North Pole Intern from California Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
North Pole Intern
Nov 23rd 2022 at 2:47:13 PM

So I guess my local news reported it wrong, I found that a pretty obvious lie on SOMEONE's account.

The suspect's attorneys say Aldrich identifies as non-binary. That's about as close as we're going to get to clarification on the matter for now.

"What a century this week has been." - Seung Min Kim
Nov 23rd 2022 at 3:21:53 PM

Even if he is, it wouldnít change this is still a hate crime built on far right rhetoric either to begin with.

Edited by OmegaRadiance on Nov 23rd 2022 at 3:22:29 AM

AlleyOop Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Nov 23rd 2022 at 3:31:57 PM

Still smells fishy, like a it was a deal concocted with the attorneys to get the most lenient sentencing they could come up with.

And like, while the two generally tend to causally go together, having a different set of pronouns doesn't inherently mean one is nonbinary and vice versa. Many openly NB folks do still choose to use a particular set of binary pronouns, and there's been times I preferred to use they/their or he/his pronouns in certain spaces because I didn't want to deal with misogyny.

Edited by AlleyOop on Nov 23rd 2022 at 6:33:55 AM

tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Professional Forum Ninja
Nov 23rd 2022 at 3:38:04 PM "We're all paper, we're all scissors, we're all fightin' with our mirrors, scared we'll never find somebody to love."
Nov 23rd 2022 at 3:41:15 PM

[up][up]

At the risk of sounding bigoted, I agree. This whole revelation just seems like a ploy to try and take hate crime charges off the table.

AlleyOop Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Nov 23rd 2022 at 3:44:13 PM

Not to mention if they get out they could then market their identity to become a rightwing darling a la Blair White.

SatoshiBakura I don't even know anymore. from    The Shadow Realm    Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
I don't even know anymore.
Nov 23rd 2022 at 4:06:23 PM

So I guess my local news reported it wrong, I found that a pretty obvious lie on SOMEONE's account

Rember local is run by sinclair...

Parable North Pole Intern from California Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
North Pole Intern
Nov 23rd 2022 at 4:10:21 PM

Just the other day he was defending Trump from being investigated by the special counsel. He wants to run because Trump "isn't the best choice," but when it comes time to actually describe why Trump isn't the best choice he keeps chickening out.

"What a century this week has been." - Seung Min Kim
Ramidel Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Nov 23rd 2022 at 4:10:56 PM

[up][up][up]Fortunately. Pence is a lot smarter than Trump.

I have to give him credit for, if nothing else, knowing when to duck and cover.

Edited by Ramidel on Nov 23rd 2022 at 3:11:07 AM

I despise hypocrisy, unless of course it is my own.
TheyCallMeTomu Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Nov 23rd 2022 at 4:33:16 PM

Eh, the super hardcore religious right isn't super popular in America. I think that if we had a Pence type at the top of the ticket, that would drag the GOP as much as a Trump type.

Blueace Blue Mirror from A land in the end of the world Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Blue Mirror
Nov 23rd 2022 at 4:36:01 PM

And he is such an uncharismatic guy that he wouldn't even be able to fire up the base.


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