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Thu Jun 15, 2017, 08:19 PM

 

Bigoted Homophobe Steve Scalise's Life Was Saved by a Queer Black Woman

Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip who was shot by a gunman who attacked a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, has kept company with racists. He was forced to apologize for speaking at an international conference of white supremacists, and reportedly referred to himself as “David Duke without the baggage.” Following Scalise’s shooting, Duke praised him for “defending white civil rights.”

Scalise has also been described as one of the most anti-LGBTQ politicians in Washington. He’s voted against LBGTQ rights over and over again. He also authored Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriage. Like many of his ilk, he said he was only trying to protect “traditional” marriage.

So it is a point of especially delicious irony that Scalise, who survived the attack (and is reportedly in critical condition), may owe his life to a queer black woman.

Crystal Griner, a Capitol Police officer, was one of two special agents on Scalise’s security detail yesterday who helped take down shooter John Hodgkinson. People at the scene said that the two officers prevented an all-out “massacre” on the field that day, engaging in a firefight with Hodgkinson before killing him.


A few more biographical bits about Griner at the source, along with this excellent photo from her college basketball days:

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--k6sLwFw8--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/t0bzmbaxzuhckgmfcdei.png

Both wounded officers, Griner & Bailey, are African American. They acted as professionally and courageously as possible by engaging and overcoming a rifle-wielding murderer with only their service pistols.

Steve Scalise will hopefully fully recover, and then learn from this experience. Hopefully, he will work to undo some of the harm of his past bigotry.

Source: http://fusion.kinja.com/bigoted-homophobe-steve-scalises-life-was-saved-by-a-qu-1796135276

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Reply Bigoted Homophobe Steve Scalise's Life Was Saved by a Queer Black Woman (Original post)
appal_jack Jun 2017 OP
pangaia Jun 2017 #1
Egnever Jun 2017 #2
lapfog_1 Jun 2017 #3
appal_jack Jun 2017 #4
Plucketeer Jun 2017 #8
dflprincess Jun 2017 #15
not fooled Jun 2017 #16
IronLionZion Jun 2017 #19
Doreen Jun 2017 #5
madokie Jun 2017 #6
ReformedGOPer Jun 2017 #7
hay rick Jun 2017 #9
BigmanPigman Jun 2017 #10
Quixote1818 Jun 2017 #11
american_ideals Jun 2017 #12
FreepFryer Jun 2017 #13
yuiyoshida Jun 2017 #14
flibbitygiblets Jun 2017 #17
irisblue Jun 2017 #24
Julian Englis Jun 2017 #18
SunSeeker Jun 2017 #20
Jakes Progress Jun 2017 #21
Fatemah2774 Jun 2017 #22
colsohlibgal Jun 2017 #23

Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 08:23 PM

1. Oh the irony is too beautiful.

🤣

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Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 08:26 PM

2. Like many Republicans

 

I wont be the least bit surprised if his views change radically now that it has affected him personally.

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Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 08:27 PM

3. Despite this heroic act to save his life

I will take any bets at long odds that he doesn't change a thing about his attitude about either people of color or LBGTQ. If he lives.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 08:28 PM

4. Yeah, my hopes & my rational brain diverge on this. nt

 

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 09:02 PM

8. My thoughts as well

 

He may well say a few complimentary words, but his heart will not have changed. He's a full-blooded Republican. Like their party mascot, they never forget - their scourgeous ways!

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 09:59 PM

15. I agree

I would be the only thing that might make him change is if he had a near death experience and during it Jesus told him to clean up his act.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 10:00 PM

16. Unfortunately

I agree.

Neither will he become more rationally enlightened about gun policy.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 10:58 PM

19. Forget him, I hope more voters will change their attitudes

and vote for candidates and policies that are better for minorities and LGBTQ

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Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 08:44 PM

5. He will not change his mind.

He simply will think that she was just doing her job.

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Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 08:52 PM

6. My eyes watered up on that news

We really need to start a dialog on unity in this country. We're all human and we're all in the same boat, 'cept the fat cats that is

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Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 08:56 PM

7. oh, the delicious irony

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Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 09:12 PM

9. You can save a rabid skunk from a man with a gun...

but it's still a rabid skunk.

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Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 09:13 PM

10. Yeah, right, sure...NOW he will love the "the homos" and hate Wayne LaPierre (NRA).

Next he'll want single payer healthcare and unicorns will fly out of his flabby, white ass.

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Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 09:16 PM

11. LOL! It was God's plan! I love stories like this! nt

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Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 09:23 PM

12. Fucking amazing. Glad Scalise is improving.

Maybe he will reject hate when he recovers.

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Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 09:29 PM

13. As soon as he appears solidly out of the woods... I'm gonna be reposting this, thanks! (n/t)

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Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 09:41 PM

14. K&R and Tweeted

n/t

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Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 10:20 PM

17. There's a double irony in this story...

1. A racist homophobe's life was saved a queer black woman
2. That same racist homophobe happened to have an A+ NRA rating, and was literally shot in the ass as a result of his own repeated votes to make it easier for anyone with a pulse to carry a gun in public.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 05:08 PM

24. You have excellent points.

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Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 10:50 PM

18. Maybe her courage will change his mind....

I doubt it, but there's always hope.

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Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 11:08 PM

20. K & R

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Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 01:32 AM

21. I wouldn't look for him to do the right thing.

I hope he recovers, but he has never shown a tendency for reflection or self-awareness.

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Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 11:58 AM

22. Irony

This news makes me smile. An A NRA member shot by weapons he champions and an African-American lesbian whose ethnicity and orientation saves his life.

Let's see how this pans out, and yes, I pray for his recovery. Irony and justice in one story.

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Response to appal_jack (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 04:54 PM

23. Love It

You know what they say about Karma.

Doubt it changes his mind about much.

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