October 4, 2020

Flipping the pride.

57 comments:

Original Mike said...

Man in shorts.

ALP said...

We JUST finished a long binge of "Better Call Saul" - I am more amused/amazed at a Twitter account named Kim Wexler's Ponytail. Viewing it a second time, I believe the Ponytail held certain symbolism. It had a perky curl at the end of it for some scenes, but some scenes the curl is not present - do not believe this was accidental. It means something and I'll have to watch a third time to really get it.

n.n said...

Ah, the Rainbow, the symbol of selective exclusion, exclusive of brown, black, and takes gay pride in the shredded remains of white.

Unknown said...

Both groups really should hang out sometime.
-willie

Oso Negro said...

Because nothing secures the future like flaming faggotry.

stever said...

Get a life, people

damikesc said...

I love the assumption that a group headed by a black man is white supremacist. It's more multi ethnic than BLM.

Guildofcannonballs said...

From old Guild:

--Dick Nixon made sure America will always be America and China will always be China.

China figured they had a problem with our little deal.

We will annihilate any threat, except COVID 19 which can like the Devil run carefree wildly, as long as the people don't understand Dick Nixon, because of their hatred.

Well played China. You got the worst of us.

Hope you tiny cunts are ready for the best, which God guarantee's you will get.

4/1/20, 1:33 AM--

Readering said...

Isn't this what twitter was invented for?

Rob said...

Another reason to be proud of Western Culture, gay people are not persecuted for being out.

Josephbleau said...

I have no idea what this is trying to accomplish at all, and I feel better for it.

doctrev said...

I'm surprised the clip of Gavin McInnes hasn't made the #PrideBoys tag yet. If you want to know what I mean, you know what I'm talking about. Hopefully you'd rather remain ignorant.

Still, this is NOT the way to drive down public interest in a group. What the hell is the left so afraid of?

chuck said...

I thought homophobia was a bad thing?

The Gipper Lives said...

There wouldn't even be a Proud Boys if Democrat mayors and governors didn't let Klantifa and Black Lives Murders burn, loot, riot, assault and murder other Americans.

Sure--they get in fistfights with the Klantifa nightriders. Big deal.

Have they shot policemen? What cities have they burned down? Who have they murdered? Whose businesses have they destroyed? Have they dragged anyone from their cars for not saluting? Have they burned courthouses and churches?

Mote, meet Beam.

Ann Althouse said...

Trademark dilution.

Readering said...

Descriptive fair use.

n.n said...

I love the assumption that a group headed by a black man is white supremacist

Progessives' Diversity dogma is founded on a belief in color judgments -- that is a denial of individual dignity, denial of individual conscience, normalization of color blocs, color quotas, and affirmative discrimination -- that are sometimes correlated with skin color. So, it's color supremacist as in Hutu vs Tutsi, the lynching of black people in post-apartheid Progressive South Africa, and excess deaths and dysfunction under Some, Select Black Lives Matter (e.g. Planned Parenthood protocol, redistributive change, retributive change). The term "white supremacist" is merely a cudgel and leverage to be exploited in a particular society.

Equipment Maintenance said...

Ann Althouse said: "Trademark dilution."

Isn't there a Philippine resistance group called MILF ? Now, that's an group ID that's been diluted !

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Gay Pride ONLY.

All other prides will be struck down. No pride in boys, traditional manhood, or masculinity. That is not allowed.

**I will grant that the rainbow dude is having fun. Rainbow pride is a full state+twitter sanctioned activity.

Unknown said...

An awful lot of people are indifferent to,or actively applaud, the harms that will follow from the impending loss of freedoms and the death of equal protection. So let's all just yuk it up. Dopes! They will deserve what they get. I won't.

Wince said...

It's one thing for Twitter to deactivate a hashtag of a group that it wishes to silence.

It's another to then immediately hand it over to someone else. That's not neutral administration of terms of service.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Klantifa... I am SO stealing that.

J. Farmer said...

Drag is gay satire of women. One of the organizing forces of the Proud Boys is male chauvinism and reverence for western civilization, of which gay men have been important contributors. Likewise, the values of western civilziation have been able to give gay men unprecedented freedom to pursue a life of their choosing. The incongruence of the video and hasthtag are not as great as supposed. Or intended.

There is an element of misogyny that runs throughout the gay male world. Gays and lesbians don't really get along and were mostly pushed together by homophobia. As homophobia has weakened as a social force, gays and lesbians have moved apart and occupy different space. Camille Paglia has lamented the demise of the old gay bars in which gay men and lesbians used to coinhabit. Ann has detected some of this strain in the writings of Andrew Sullivan.

5M said...

Watch the proud boys start to use the rainbow flag as a symbol of proud.

Woke society is at risk of the unwoke people adopting the Nike symbol.

These people are just sneetches. Referring again to the great philosopher Dr. Suess.

Nikes upon thars.

Joe Smith said...

Mental illness and/or attention whores...let's celebrate it!

Kevin said...

Remember hashtag diplomacy?

Some people continue to think Twitter is real life when it's just the latest Tamagotchi.

wendybar said...

The Gipper Lives said...
There wouldn't even be a Proud Boys if Democrat mayors and governors didn't let Klantifa and Black Lives Murders burn, loot, riot, assault and murder other Americans.

Sure--they get in fistfights with the Klantifa nightriders. Big deal.

Have they shot policemen? What cities have they burned down? Who have they murdered? Whose businesses have they destroyed? Have they dragged anyone from their cars for not saluting? Have they burned courthouses and churches?

Mote, meet Beam.

THIS...I have something to flip at the little lying Progressives, and it isn't something they would like.

Static Ping said...

“I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part."
-- Otter

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Not as fun?

Antifa Ringleader poly pansexual leftist activist rioter.

bagoh20 said...

Is there any meme from the left that is not based on a lie?

It as if their whole purpose is to deceive you. What a strange and evil calling.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Blacks didn't show up for Hillary and now we all must pay.

Mr Wibble said...

Crap like that is how you guarantee groups like the Proud Boys... or much much worse.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Why is it OK to be gay, but not OK to be straight?

Why are traditional masculine attributes so frowned upon by the collective left?

clint said...

Rob said... "Another reason to be proud of Western Culture, gay people are not persecuted for being out."

That. 100% that.

I'd love to see the Proud Boys official twitter account retweeting this and thanking their LBGT members and allies for their support.

bagoh20 said...

It must be an inside joke. I don't get the meaning or the point, except that this seems to be the go-to way to supposedly piss off or insult mainstream America. I don't think they realize it just hasn't for decades now, if it ever did. That stupid gay stereotype crap has been a joke for centuries including on TV my whole life. One group it probably does piss off is gays who don't consider themselves defined by their sexual preference, which is most of the ones I know.

bagoh20 said...

Speaking of "trademark dilution", what are the Democrats really about today? What is their defining principle?

Rabel said...

"I want Trump to recover, but in such a way that he has to be wheeled around like Hector Salamanca, ringing a bell with one finger."

- Kim Wexler's Ponytail.

It's all about the love.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Compare and contrast

Trump supporters

Trump supporters


KKKantifaDemocraticals
KKKantifaDemocraticals

Iman said...

You should go with teh autumn colors in teh Fall, Readering.

bagoh20 said...

"NBA Finals Game 2 Ratings Crash by 68%, Least Watched Finals Game in History"

Maybe Lebron James can try doing this rainbow dance with a BLM shirt and a Red Chinese flag. Synergy, man!.

Freeman Hunt said...

Because they've been so much in the news, I looked up the Proud Boys. Appeared to be a nationalist, but not "white nationalist" organization. Didn't see anything about "white" on their site. In fact, they explicitly identified "Anti-Racism" as one of their core values.

Mary Beth said...

I saw people posting the photos with the hashtag yesterday. The comments they were making with the posts made me think they were expecting all Trump supporters to be very upset by it all. It felt like they were vastly overestimating the number of people who would care.

I would not be surprised if they alienated some of the more "traditional values" groups who usually have tended to vote democrat.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Nice decor. Non descript low key pastel, nothing on the walls. Screams Xanax.

Fernandinande said...

What a lame load of nonsense to associate with the idea of "pride"...it reminds me of "doth protest too much, methinks", and "Gay-Pride Parade Sets Mainstream Acceptance Of Gays Back 50 Years"

cubanbob said...

Readering said...
Isn't this what twitter was invented for?"

For once I agree with you. Tik Tok would even better plus it's Chinese.

pacwest said...

I don't get it. Did the rainbow folks just turn anti-BLM? Good on them.

Matt said...

I am picturing someone who is out of the loop just now hearing about Proud Boys via the debate.

'Why did Biden want Trump to disavow the Proud Boys? I'll look it up online.'

Google leads to Twitter with #ProudBoys trending.

'Ah-ha! Found it!'

Sees photo after photo of gay men.

'Why did Biden demand that Trump disavow these gay men?'

Bunkypotatohead said...

Yeah, that should garner Biden some votes.

Jupiter said...

That is some sick shit right there.

daskol said...

This is like in the comment section here when someone makes a subtle joke, and someone else then makes the same joke but more obviously. Maybe they get the original joke or maybe they don’t. I. This case, the proud/pride thing and the boys thing was an allusion to begin with. Trump condemning them the way he did is the best thing to happen to Proud Boys in a while. They jus went big time.

Big Mike said...

@Laslo Spatula, if you’re around. Is Rhea Seehorn (Kim Wexler) the model for your girl with a pony tail?

Kate said...

HAHAHAHA, @doctrev. I had forgotten about that! Sigh. A more innocent time, which seems strange to say.

Birkel said...

The squares gave up caring about whatever this is supposed to be a long while back.

"Leave us alone" is now the threshold question.

Josephbleau said...

“Trademark dilution.”

I guess the proud boys intellectual property staff will have to send them a sternly worded letter.

Bunkypotatohead said...

So Twitter allows one to be proud to be a homo, but not proud to be an American?

M said...

Once again they prove that flamboyant gay men are all flash, no substance. Why do we want to normalize Sparkles the Boy Rapists? How does this benefit humanity?

Man With a Spoon said...

I love how the Dems think this helps them. I mean LOVE.