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Spelling-challenged ND Republican blasts same-sex marriage ruling as ‘victory for the METALLY ILL!!!!!’

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North Dakota Republicans are backing away from a fellow GOP lawmaker who hailed last week’s same-sex marriage court ruling as a victory for the mentally ill.

State Rep. Dwight Kiefert (R-Valley City) wrote what he described as a sarcastic Facebook post Friday, after the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges was issued, reported Inforum.

“Yea, gay marriage is legal in all 50 states. Great victory for the METALLY ILL!!!!!” Kiefert said in a post littered with spelling and grammar mistakes.

“Oh, but wait, homisexuals were taken off the mentally ill list in 1973…. Anybody know why?” the lawmaker added. “I’ll give you a clue, not because of any study o research. Google it!!”

A researcher who has studied heterosexual attitudes toward LGBT people said valid research had thoroughly debunked homosexuality as a mental illness.

Kiefert, who was among the lawmakers who objected to a Muslim delivering a benediction to the legislature on Ash Wednesday, admitted he was neither a doctor nor a psychiatrist — but he still leans toward the belief that homosexuality was a mental illness.

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“I don’t think that it’s normal,” he told the website. “You can’t reproduce. I mean, a man and a woman is what it takes to make a child.”

House Majority Leader Al Carlson (R-Fargo) distanced himself from the lawmaker and his comments.

“Dwight speaks for himself,” Carlson said. “He has a lot of strong opinions.”

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New report targets 15 House Democrats who ‘deserve’ progressive primary challengers

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As progressive candidates continue to announce their intentions to oust corporate Democrats, a new report names 15 House Democrats to unseat in primary challenges.

Published Monday by the left-leaning group RootsAction, the new report is entitled Bad Blues: Some of the House Democrats Who Deserve to Be 'Primaried.'

The list, the report notes, "is by no means exhaustive—only illustrative."

"There may well be a Democratic member of Congress near you not included here who serves corporate interests more than majority interests, or has simply grown tired or complacent in the never-ending struggles for social, racial, and economic justice as well as environmental sanity and peace," the report notes. "Perhaps you live in a district where voters are ready to be inspired by a progressive primary candidate because the Democrat in Congress is not up to the job."

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People are calling Denver’s newest city council member a communist — but she’d rather be called an anarchist

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On April 10, Candi CdeBaca’s 33rd birthday, Denver’s second “bomb cyclone” of the year brought snow and heavy wind, and knocked out power in some areas, including at CdeBaca’s house in Elyria-Swansea. When CdeBaca, then a Denver City Council candidate, finally got power back and turned on her phone, she saw she had an unusually high number of missed calls and messages. Birthday wishes, she assumed.

“There was a death threat,” she said. “There were two of them within an hour. One of them said, ‘I was trained to kill commie shit like you.’”

The context: At a candidate forum on April 7, CdeBaca offered some remarks that, to many, sounded like she was advocating a Communist form of government.

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Iran says new ‘mentally retarded’ Trump sanctions mean ‘permanent closure’ of diplomacy

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Iran said Tuesday that new US sanctions targeting its supreme leader meant a “permanent closure” of diplomacy, while the country’s president labelled the White House “mentally retarded” as tensions between Tehran and Washington escalated.

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order imposing the sanctions against Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday, taking a dramatic and unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran’s downing of an American drone last week.

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