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Special Snowflakes Gone Wild: Millennial “Journalist” Outraged Over CBS’ New Comedy “The Great Indoors”

Special Snowflakes Gone Wild: Millennial "Journalist" Outraged Over CBS’ New Comedy "The Great Indoors"

Millennial media”journalist” and members of a focus group are whining more than Manischewitz and  are angrily objecting to and stomping their little feet over the contents of a CBS’ new comedy series The Great Indoors because it portrays them (and lets be honest in some cases accurately) as coddled, easily offended and thin-skinned idiots.

Recounted by the shows executive producer Mike Gibbons at a Television Critics Association panel this week.

Via Deadline:

A Millennial media member interrupted Gibbons. “I’m a millennial myself. How are we so coddled, and what about our overly politically correct workplace bothers you?” she asked, like she meant it to sting.

Stephen Fry who stars, alongside Joel McHale as one of the founders of The Great Outdoors magazine,  jumped in to note there is “an element of coddling” and “an element in which you have it tougher than the generation before.”

“Yeah, no shit,” Millennial Media Member snarked at Fry, whose family “generations before” includes relatives sent to Auschwitz and other concentration camps.

The Millennial Media Member wanted her question answered by Gibbons, not Fry, and said so in no uncertain terms.

“A great example is how you interrupted my answer,” Gibbons shot back.

Another media member, non-millennial, asked Gibbons if he was “worried” that the show would be dismissed as “middle-aged white guy complaining about his lot in life and having to deal with millennials.”

Joked Gibbons, “Our show is going to make America great again,” .

“So you are the Trump show?” Non-Millennial Media Member snapped back. “I’m just seeking clarification.”

“Irony comes through in print, right?” Gibbons quipped.

Back to Millennial Media Members: “Do you want millennials to watch your show?” one asked. “Cause you come out here and, ‘Ha, ha, ha, millennials are so sensitive and PC,’” that person asked, calling it “so negative.”

This time McHale jumped in, saying that if the show is offending millennials, it’s “the best strategy ever.”

You have to love the the fact that that overly sensitive millennials who can’t take a joke were upset about a show that skewers overly sensitive millennials who can’t take a joke.


Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Police Officers Org (GOAL) Hounded Out Of Philly Gay Pride Parade

Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Police Officers Org (GOAL) Hounded Out Of Philly Pride Parade by Social Justice Warriors

Philly Pride, who runs the annual Philadelphia Gay Pride Parade asked the Greater Philadelphia Gay Officer Action League (GOAL) to serve as one of this year’s two grand marshals. But after pushback from certain factions of the LGBT community, Social Justice Warriors and a Change.org petition was started opposing them the gay officers group declined the honor to avoid any further controversy.

The petition started on Change.org by Andrew Spiers of Philadelphia who self identifies as a middle class, queer, transmasculine person and is co-coordinator of the Trans-Health Information Project (TIP), a resource and advocacy program run by GALAEI, a queer Latin@ social justice organization states:

In 1969, the night of the Stonewall riot, was a very hot, muggy night. We were in the Stonewall [bar] and the lights came on. We all stopped dancing. The police came in.” – Sylvia Rivera

As members of Philadelphia’s queer and trans communities, we are writing in response to the decision by Philly Pride Presents to host GOAL (the Gay Officer Action League) as one of the Grand Marshals for this year’s Pride Parade. We are deeply concerned about the message that this decision sends about which LGBTQ lives matter and the impact this will have on accessibility and safety at the Pride event for the members of our community most harmed by police violence. We urge the staff and volunteers of Philly Pride Presents to rescind their decision to make GOAL one of the Grand Marshals this year.

We believe that the honoring of GOAL is antithetical to the spirit and history of Pride, which grew out of the commemoration of the Stonewall riot – a riot against police violence -– started by Black and Brown trans women and drag queens, who were then and continue to be the most vulnerable members of the LGBTQ community. This choice is not only grossly ironic, but participates in a revision of history that erases queer and trans resistance to state violence as well as the ways in which the majority of queer and trans people have had to literally fight for survival in a system that has used every mechanism, including and particularly policing, to marginalize and harm us.

It is our understanding that GOAL grew out of a desire to recruit LGBTQ individuals to the police force. We are aware that institutionalized and interpersonal workplace transphobia, homophobia and racism harms LGBTQ police officers. We support all queer and trans people in their struggle for freedom from violence and oppression. However, we refute the notion that LGBTQ cops’ ability to be out on the job is a measure of our movement’s progress when the police, as an institution, continue to carry out racist and transphobic violence. Just last month, the Boston pride parade revoked the invitation for an openly gay police officer to serve as a grand marshal after it was discovered that the officer had written racist messages online shaming poor residents of Boston. As civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer said, “nobody’s free until everybody’s free.”

In the midst of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, which affirms the value of Black life and fights anti-Black racism and police violence, choosing GOAL as the Grand Marshals for 2016 is a move that is at best privileged and isolated, and at worst directly undermines this critical work. It indicates a disturbing lack of awareness for the existence of marginalized queer and trans people of color and ignores both the symbolic and practical consequences of such a decision. The Pride festival at Penn’s Landing is already financially inaccessible to many due to its entrance fee, but to literally place the police (gay or not) at the front of the parade through the gayborhood into the Pride celebration creates an environment that is unwelcoming and even unsafe for many members of our community. Additionally, it creates yet another barrier to accessing the critical resources available at Pride, such as free condoms, HIV testing, case managers, and information on community organizations for those who need them the most -– including LGBTQ youth.

So, as the theme of this year’s pride celebration is, “Are You Connected?,” we ask the organizers of Philly Pride Presents: What connections do you value? For at least the second year in a row, the marshals and friends of the parade have been chosen from the same pool of people, primarily centered in Center City and City Hall. Yet Philadelphia does not lack for inspiring leaders who are creating a new vision for the future. We are fortunate to have LGBTQ communities full of people and organizations doing transformative work to improve the lives of LGBTQ people, to create more space for marginalized voices, and to work towards a world with greater freedom from violence for us all.

It is for these reasons that we cannot condone Philly Pride Presents’ celebration of an institution that continually targets queer and trans people of color with deadly state violence. Instead, as stated above, we urge the staff and volunteers of Philly Pride Presents to rescind this decision, as well as listen to and engage with members of our communities who are working to dismantle the root causes of violence and create a new future for queer and trans liberation.


Caitlin Barry, Dot Goldberger, Laura Sorensen, Andrew Spiers, Elisabeth Long, Kristina Mitchell, Qui Alexander, Elicia Gonzales, Matty Stardust, Mal Durham, Kai Yohman, Em Gormley, Asa khalif, Melissa Hamilton, Teresa Sullivan, La’Donna Boyens, Lane DiFlavis, Caitlin Shanley, Kel Kroehle, Lucy Gleysteen, Jose DeMarco, Mindy Isser, Seth Lamming, Erin Bree, Olivia C. Webster, Suzy Subways (survivor of police assault, former member of Grassroots Queers Philly), Sadie Flesher, Lauren Forst, Rowan Avery McWade, Naiymah Sanchez, TJ Burk, Timothy Colman, Phantazia Washington, Ovid, CA Conrad, Nova McGiffert, Lynne Demmer, Layne Mullett, Alexander Lopez, Ezra Berkley Nepon, Robert Winant, Basha Smolen, April L. Murdock, Sarah Morris, KMC, M Anemone Schlotterbeck…

ACT UP Philly, Juntos, Migrant Power Movement, Hearts On a Wire Collective, Workers World Party Philadelphia, International Action Center Philadelphia, Positive Women’s Network USA Philadelphia Regional Chapter, North Philly Food Not Bombs, Gran Varones.

 A representative with Philly Pride told the Associated Press that members “applaud the actions of Philly GOAL because this certainly avoided the tumult that would have resulted by the threatened actions to ‘shut down’ the 2016 parade.”

The petition has only garnered 366 signatures at the time of this posting.



Anti-Semitic Agtivist Shut Down Jerusalem Open House At Creating Change Conference – Video

Creating Change anti-semetic protest

Chanting “Palestine will be free from the river to the sea” about 200 ag-tivist attempted to crash and shut down a religious Shabbat service and reception for Jewish participants organized by A Wider Bridge ( AWB ), an organization that fosters relationships between Israel and the LGBT community, Friday night during the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change conference in Chicago.

The reception was to feature speakers from the Jerusalem Open House LGBT community center in Israel, and had already created “controversy” after  Creating Change organizers initially cancelled the reception in response to online and local protests, but was then reinstated after more protests from members of the Jewish community and other supporters.

Chicago’s Gay Liberation Network summarized the protesters’ objections. “For several years the Israeli government has attempted to use propaganda about the freedoms some LGBTQs in that country have as a cover for their increasingly brutal rule over Palestinians, a process known as ‘pinkwashing,'” the statement said.

“Because of the brutal racism of the country, mimicking South Africa under apartheid—one set of laws for Jews, another for Palestinians—most Palestinian LGBTQs don’t enjoy those freedoms. Instead, they endure the anti-Palestinian racism meted out on a daily basis to gay and non-gay alike

There were reports of altercations between the protestors and the reception guests. Witnesses saw a man get into a scuffle with the protesters and have his yarmulke knocked off his head while others called Jewish participants “kikes”.

Hilton Hotel officials called in Chicago police, maintaining that protesters were impeding fire safety. A Hilton staff member told protesters they would be arrested if they did not leave, and threatened to close the conference which was set to close Sunday.

“We got our guests from Jerusalem out of there very quickly, to ensure their safety,” said AWB Executive Director Arthur Slepian adding, “We came here with a message we wanted to bring, and I think there are lessons to be learned here. What happened tonight was contrary to all the important liberal values our society holds dear. I also felt there was a strong undercurrent of anti-semitism.”

Faith Cheltenham, president of BiNet USA, who is well known in LGBT circles of hi-jacking other conferences for her own agenda took part in the protest  said that she saw it as part of a larger effort to get “our movement back.”

“It’s wonderful because we’re seeing people be represented. There are many LGBT people who think treatment of Palestinians is incorrect. Many people. There are very few people who’d say, ‘You know, they’re getting everything they want. … It is cultural apartheid, so much so that the Obama administration recognized that. They actually said recently that this is unjust. So when you come here to the LGBTQIA gender non-conforming queer community and you deal with us, that’s our movement. That’s our intersection.” 

Reminiscent of last years Netroots Nations where #BlackLivesMatter protestors disrupted and hijacked a talk with Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley both #BLM and GetEQUAL both took part in in the #CC16 “protest”.

A statement Saturday from A Wider Bridge said protesters had entered the reception and taken over the stage, preventing the visiting Israelis from speaking.

“Last night the values of free speech and respectful communication that we all value and that should be the hallmark of the Creating Change conference were replaced by a disgraceful authoritarian-like action that seeks to silence the voices of anyone the protesters feel don’t adhere to their rigid dogma,” the statement said.

“Lies and gross distortions about A Wider Bridge and Israel were being repeated throughout the conference and at the protest. We look forward to working with the leadership of the Task Force to ensure that Creating Change can be a welcoming and safe space for LGBT people, Jews and non-Jews, who care about Israel.”

It’s well past the time that conferences like Creating Change and Netroots Nation place ZERO tolerance rules regarding protests at conference events and on conference grounds. This protest was not only potentially harmful to its participants, the attendees of A Wider Bridge, but also to our movement as a whole.

Its time to take back the power from the children.

The video below will disgust many.  Especially at the 6:30 mark.