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Don Grundmann accidentally admitted that his National Straight Pride Coalition is a “totally peaceful racist group.”

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(TMU) — A failed U.S. Senate candidate and far-right leader of the so-called “Straight Pride” movement in the United States has garnered the derision and mockery of people across the country after accidentally telling a California city council that his National Straight Pride Coalition is a “totally peaceful racist group.”

When Don Grundmann uttered the comment to the Modesto City Council, he was met with such audible scorn and laughter that he wasn’t able to cut through the uproar to correct himself audibly, despite speaking into a microphone.

The gaffe comes amid months of allegations and reports that the “Straight Pride” campaign has merely been a Trojan horse for right-wing extremist groups to push an anti-gay message as well as a broader white supremacist agenda.

On its website, the coalition describes “Caucasians” as being “the biological majority of the historical developers and founders of Western Civilization.” It also claims that “current and future generations” face the risk of “being destroyed by the inherent malevolence of the Homosexual Movement.”

Grundmann, whose political career has centered on demands to ban immigration and same-sex marriage, has also sought to infuse his “straight pride” parades with a celebration of whites as the architects of so-called “Western civilization”—a common trope for those pushing a Eurocentric perspective that seeks to depict non-whites as inferior to Americans of European descent.

'We are a totally peaceful, racist group' – California straight pride parade organizer's gaffe met with jeers

Don J. Grundmann, the Director of the National Straight Pride Coalition, said that his group were attacked as racists and challenged one councilman to a public debate on the subject.

Posted by The National Desk – TND on Friday, August 9, 2019

In video posted of the City Council meeting, a visibly agitated Grundmann can be seen making the case to hold his event at an amphitheater in Modesto. The city manager’s office is currently considering the event application, a spokesperson told USA Today.

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As local residents boo and jeer Grundmann, he then begins gesticulating toward council member Kristi Ah You for allegedly agitating residents against the anti-gay and white supremacist group.

Deploying a common argument right-wing extremists use to allege victimization, he says:

“You pulled the race card to justify attacks against us in that park. When they come, you’re going to turn right around and say we deserved it.”

As the crowd of locals begin rumbling in disapproval, Grundmann then smashes the ball right into his own net for a spectacular own-goal, noting:

“We haven’t done anything! We’re a totally peaceful racist group.”

Have you ever been fired from a job for being straight? Have you been banned from the USA for being Christian? No? That’s because it’s Straight pride day EVERY DAY.

Posted by Modesto Progressive Democrats on Sunday, July 21, 2019

At that point, the council chambers erupted with uproarious laughter while Ah You face-palmed and turned away from the council chamber, cracking up in a fit of giggles. To no avail, Grundmann tried to correct himself but was drowned out by the brutal laughter flooding the meeting hall.

Ah You had previously called Grundmann’s National Straight Pride Coalition “hateful, harmful, insincere, and dangerous” in a Facebook post. She is also the birth mother of Matthew Mason, whose adoptive mother, Mylinda Mason, is an organizer for the coalition.

Matthew came out as gay at 19 and has denounced his estranged mother as a white supremacist and anti-gay fanatic.

On Thursday, Grundmann sought to assuage members of the press over what he told the Washington Post was a “just a verbal gaffe” rather than a blunt admission of the group’s racism, alleging that “white supremacy doesn’t exist,” brushing the concept off as “fake news” despite the growing incidence of white supremacist terror attacks such as the El Paso massacre that claimed 22 lives in an attack targeting Mexicans.

Straight Pride Founder Accidentally Admits His Group Is Racist

White supremacist Don Grundmann, who is trying to form a “straight pride parade” in Modesto, CA, accidentally admits his group is racist at a city council meeting.

Posted by act.tv on Friday, August 9, 2019

In an interview Thursday with USA Today, Grundmann said his anti-gay group was being “viciously smeared and lied about that we’re racists” when groups like Planned Parenthood—rather than his coalition or the similar groups like the fascist Proud Boys or Ku Klux Klan—are “the main source of racism in our nation.” 

Grundmann explained:

“Our culture is under attack on multiple fronts, such as just being men. There’s so-called toxic masculinity. There’s actually college courses being taught that men are an inherent problem, there’s something wrong with them.

We’re saying that it’s OK to be a man. It’s OK to be a woman. It’s OK to have a natural family, a man, woman and children.” 

It’s OK to be white.”

However, his comrade’s adopted son Matthew Mason has strongly condemned Grundmann’s alleged “straight pride” cause as simple “hate pride” agitation. He told Fox 40:

“This isn’t ‘straight pride.’ This is hate pride.

Dog whistling to white supremacy, that is immediately inciting violence … I am afraid of violence happening. I don’t want anyone in my community to be hurt.

This is not a positive message and this community is committed to positivity, to love, to inclusion and to diversity. And this message is none of that.”

By Elias Marat | Creative Commons | TheMindUnleashed.com

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The Notorious ‘Gateway to Hell’ May Finally Be Sealed, Turkmenistan’s President Says

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The Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan has long been host to what has been dubbed the “Gateway to Hell” – a massive hole in the ground that has been smoldering for about five decades.

However, the country’s government is now moving to finally extinguish the blazing natural Darvaza gas crater which lies in the center of the huge Karakum desert.

This isn’t the first time that President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has spoken of extinguishing the so-called portal to the underworld. In 2010, the strongman leader also ordered that experts investigate how best to put out the flames, which have been raging since a mishandled Soviet drilling expedition in 1971.

To prevent a disaster resulting from the spread of dangerous fumes, Soviet authorities decided it would be best to burn off the gas by setting it alight.

As a result, the 229-foot (70 meter) wide and 65-foot (20-meter) deep crater has been ablaze ever since, drawing tourists to the former Soviet country.

In 2018, the government officially renamed the pit the “Shining of Karakum.”

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This week, Berdymukhamedov decried how the gas crater “negatively affects both the environment and the health of the people living nearby,” reports AFP.

“We are losing valuable natural resources for which we could get significant profits and use them for improving the well-being of our people,” he added in the televised statement, noting that officials must “find a solution to extinguish the fire.”

Turkmenistan is known to possess the fourth-largest known reserve of natural gas in the world, reports VICE, and its economy is dependent on the export of the raw resource.

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North Korea Claims It Invented Burritos in 2011 as Mexican Food “Booms”: Report

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English-language tabloid newspapers are abuzz about the latest alleged bombshell from North Korea – that the country’s late ruler and father of the current ruler is being touted as the inventor of the beloved North American dish, the burrito.

According to The Sun, North Korean official news outlet Rodong Sinmun has made the implausible claim that the U.S.-Mexican staple food was invented by Kim Jong Il, who came up with the idea of what he called a “wheat wrap” in 2011, shortly before he suffered heart failure.

The newspaper added that current ruler Kim Jong Un has taken a “meticulous interest” in the food, which is generating “booming” interest among the population.

The dish can also be seen in official footage circulating online, with Pen News airing clips showing a vendor selling the food outside of Kumsong Food Factory in the country’s capital, Pyongyang. Children and soldiers can be seen eagerly devouring the wraps, which apparently contained vegetables including cabbage and carrots.

Meat on a rotating spit, similar to the kind used for tacos al pastor or shawarma wraps, can also be seen in some of the footage, reports Yahoo! News.

The footage also shows a billboard of former ruler Kim Jong Il smiling while standing in a kitchen alongside workers preparing the tubular delicacy.

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North Korea has been submerged in food insecurity and famine-like conditions as a result of decades of sanctions imposed on the country by world powers keen on preventing the country from developing its nuclear energy and weapons programs. The precarious conditions faced by civilians was exacerbated by the pandemic and accompanying health measures.

In October, a U.S. rights investigator blasted the sanctions as inhumane and primarily impacting ordinary citizens in the country.

“People’s access to food is a serious concern and the most vulnerable children and elderly are at risk of starvation,” said Tomas Ojea Quintana, U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as North Korea is officially called. He added that citizens are placed in the unjust position of having “to choose between fear of hunger” and fear of the pandemic thanks to global apathy over ongoing sanctions.

One can only hope that the burrito news is a sign that conditions may be slightly improving for average citizens in the DPRK.

According to popular lore, the burrito grew popular along the U.S.-Mexican border when street vendors used donkeys, or burros, to carry and sell large flour tortillas filled with meat, beans, and vegetables to workers in the area.

Since then, the food item has exploded in popularity in the United States and across the world as a convenient and delicious food, and is often seen as a symbol of Mexican gastronomy despite the dish’s relative obscurity in much of Mexico.

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Possible UFO Swarm Spotted in Southern California Skies: Report

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Well, it looks like there’s been another UFO sighting in recent days – this time, in Southern California.

New video obtained by tabloid outlet TMZ appears to show a number of mysterious giant orbs flying above Chino Hils, which lies roughly at the crossroads of LA, Orange, and Riverside counties.

The orbs appear to circle around one another and move in strange patterns.

The video was shot at around 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, by a woman who was watching her grandson take out the trash. While she initially believed they may have been spotlights from a nearby grand opening, there was no light emanating from below. So far, it has no clear explanation.

Judge for yourself:

Could it be that this was some fleet, like the one a pilot recently believed he saw above the Pacific Ocean?

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Who knows? In recent years, there has been a spate of bizarre sightings. And it bears repeating that a UFO is simply an Unidentified Flying Object, which hardly implies that the objects in question are extraterrestrial in origin.

For example, in recent years drone swarms – or multiple unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – have been deployed by militaries and civilian organizations alike for purposes ranging from the deadly to the somewhat mundane.

However, in the past couple years the U.S. government itself has also confirmed some close encounters by military personnel with still-unidentified flying vessels.

The U.S. government and Pentagon also insist that rather than calling the strange vessels “UFOs,” they prefer the term Unidentified Aerial Phenomena or UAPs. The Pentagon is even going so far as creating a new wing specifically devoted to studying the objects.

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