Pearls before swine?

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Locutus

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Republicans deny mocking victims with pearls


Male Republican politicians in the New Hampshire House of Representatives have denied they were wearing pearl necklaces during a committee hearing to mock gun control advocates, after accusations to that effect were widely shared on social media.



On Tuesday, the Committee for Criminal Justice and Public Safety heard testimony from those affected by gun violence, while considering a bill that will make it easier for families and law enforcement officers to restrict gun access to people they consider a danger to themselves and public safety.

However, it was not what was said at the hearing that led to controversy but rather the images that emerged after Shannon Watts, founder of the gun control group Moms Demand Action, tweeted photos of the Republican men on the committee wearing pearls and claimed they were doing it to belittle those giving testimony.

"Male New Hampshire lawmakers on the hearing committee wearing pearls to mock Moms Demand Action volunteers and gun safety advocates," she wrote.

Full smock story:

https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-47473072
 
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“What’s the deal with the pearls?”

That was the question heard at the New Hampshire statehouse Tuesday when a handful of Republican men showed up for a hearing on a proposed “red flag” gun confiscation bill wearing strings of pearls with their usual blazer-and-necktie business clothes. Activists who gathered to support the proposed gun restrictions took the pearls to be a symbol of insult, directed at the women of the Moms Demand Action organization.

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Pictures of guys in pearls quickly spread across social media, and the New Hampshire GOP lawmakers were soon being attacked as bullies across the United States. Several national figures and Democratic presidential candidates Cory Booker and Kamala Harris tweeted denunciations of the lawmakers.

The story was soon featured in the national media, from cable TV to the pages of the Washington Post. Only one problem:

It wasn’t true.

“We’ve used pearls as a symbol of support for the right to bear arms — particularly the right of women to defend themselves — for years,” Kimberly Morin said. Morin is president of the New Hampshire Women's Defense League, a pro-Second Amendment organization that opposed the “red flag” gun law being debated on Tuesday. In fact, its members were at the statehouse on Tuesday passing out the strings of pearls so that legislators, both men and women, could show their support.


Members of the N.H. Women’s Defense League wear their trademark pearls to the state house in Concord, NH.

According to Morin, the NHWDL has used pearls this way since 2017 ...



https://www.insidesources.com/no-n-...-grieving-mothers-and-shannon-watts-knows-it/


 

Locutus

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They shudda wore matching MAGA hats. BigSmile.gif
 

PennEd

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why??? ... you out of fake news to submit here at CC?
I'm starting to think this guy serves no purpose but division and hatred.

He is getting worse and worse with his hatred. Banning should be in order.
 

UnderGrace

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Haven't submitted fake news.
I would have to agree Republican rep were falsely accused by the Moms Demand Action organization which is what the article is about.

The BBC article continues on to explain.

Women's Defense League
The Republicans have responded that in no way were the pearls being worn to mock anyone but were instead worn at the request of a pro-gun Women's group.
New Hampshire Republicans communications director Joe Sweeney told the BBC News: "The pearls were distributed by the Women's Defense League of New Hampshire - a group that trains women in self-defense through the Second Amendment.
"The use of pearls date back to 2016 and the legislators and Second Amendment supporters were in no way wearing them in a mocking fashion to those who came to testify yesterday.
"They are a symbol of solidarity with the Women's Defense League and the Second Amendment community in the Granite State."
Photos from the groups's website show both men and woman wearing pearls on previous occasions.
 
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I'm starting to think this guy serves no purpose but division and hatred.

He is getting worse and worse with his hatred. Banning should be in order.
he sure does seem to have a lot of time on his hands to go hunting for all the blather he submits ...



 

AuntieAnt

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I'm starting to think this guy serves no purpose but division and hatred.

He is getting worse and worse with his hatred. Banning should be in order.
he sure does seem to have a lot of time on his hands to go hunting for all the blather he submits ...
Since President Trump left the G7 summit early in June of 2018 accusing Trudeau of lying and stabbing him in the back, Canadians who support Trudeau began embracing an ugly anti-Trump movement in retaliation. Evidently, Locutus is one of them.
 

Locutus

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Since President Trump left the G7 summit early in June of 2018 accusing Trudeau of lying and stabbing him in the back, Canadians who support Trudeau began embracing an ugly anti-Trump movement in retaliation. Evidently, Locutus is one of them.
I don't think the "back lash" against Trump among some Canadians has anything to do with the G7 summit.
 

Susanna

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I'm starting to think this guy serves no purpose but division and hatred.

He is getting worse and worse with his hatred. Banning should be in order.
Why is a call for ban needed when there is disagreement on subjects? Sounds like communism to me😜.
 

Angela53510

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Since President Trump left the G7 summit early in June of 2018 accusing Trudeau of lying and stabbing him in the back, Canadians who support Trudeau began embracing an ugly anti-Trump movement in retaliation. Evidently, Locutus is one of them.
Fake news!

No Canadians support Trudeau. We are all actively supporting his resignation for being a corrupt, lying, thief and loser, or his imminent defeat at the polls on Oct 19, 2019!
 

cobalt1959

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I'm starting to think this guy serves no purpose but division and hatred.

He is getting worse and worse with his hatred. Banning should be in order.
He's just one of those people who supports everything that is Liberal while claiming to be fair-minded and non-biased.
 

Locutus

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He's just one of those people who supports everything that is Liberal while claiming to be fair-minded and non-biased.
^^
He's just one of those people who supposes everything while claiming to be fair-minded and non-biased.

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7seasrekeyed

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He's just one of those people who supports everything that is Liberal while claiming to be fair-minded and non-biased.
he's up in Canada supporting the liberals there

Trudeau and all that stuff :rolleyes:

but of course everyone is an expert on politics in the US

I'm Canadian myself...but no liberal supporter and living in the US
 
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He's just one of those people who supposes everything while claiming to be fair-minded and non-biased.
Who is "he" in your statement:


"He's just one of those people who supposes everything while claiming to be fair-minded and non-biased"?



 

Locutus

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he's up in Canada supporting the liberals there

Trudeau and all that stuff :rolleyes:

but of course everyone is an expert on politics in the US

I'm Canadian myself...but no liberal supporter and living in the US
Don't you have some spuds to peel?
 

Susanna

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So . . . the only way you can respond is with an insult? Shouldn't you be concentrating on making Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a saint?
Matthew 7:3-4
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?