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Vindictive Confederate flag-loving conservatives call for ban on rainbow flag after Virginia shooting

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Angry conservatives still smarting from the national movement against the Confederate flag are mounting an online campaign to ban the LGBT pride flag after Wednesday’s murder of two Virginia TV journalists.

They argue that because disgruntled employee turned murderer Vester Lee Flanagan was gay, the rainbow flag is now a symbol of hate, so it must be banned like the Confederate flag has been banned from most public and government property.

In a world devoid of history or logic, the proposition could make a certain kind of sense. After years of simmering quietly, the movement to ban the Confederate flag boiled over when white shooter Dylann Roof killed 9 parishioners at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina earlier this summer.

Roof took many photos of himself brandishing weapons and symbols of white supremacy, including the battle flag of the secessionist slave states. The Confederate flag was deliberately coopted by anti-integration southerners in the 1960s as a white supremacist banner.

If one takes into account the staggering amount of violence that has been meted out on black bodies in the name of the values that flag represents, however, then weighs it against one deranged shooter who belonged to no organized movement, the nascent #TakeItDown movement among conservatives seems pretty much like the petty grudge-mongering tantrum that it is.

Let’s start with perennial self-declared victim Ben Shapiro:

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The moaning quickly spread:

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Here are 5 questions Robert Mueller must answer during his Congressional hearings

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller will be testifying publicly before Congress on July 17th, the chairs of the House Judiciary and House Intelligence committees announced on Tuesday.

The special counsel had fought against testifying but was subpoenaed to compel his attendance.

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‘Finally #MuellerTime’: Internet celebrates Mueller’s upcoming public testimony on Russia investigation

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On Tuesday, the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees announced that special counsel Robert Mueller will publicly testify about the Russia investigation's findings before Congress.

Quickly, the internet reacted to the news:

This will really matter, even if Mueller merely repeats what he said in his report. The vast majority of Americans have never read it. https://t.co/ZuRHqbRAEv

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‘Quit trying to make Jared happen’: Ivanka ripped for praising her husband’s DOA peace plan for the Middle East

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First daughter and senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump was mercilessly ridiculed on Tuesday after praising the so-called "peace plan" for the Middle East created by her husband, Jared Kushner.

The couple, known as Javanka, have been highly criticized for having had no government experience prior to joining the administration and needing presidential intervention after being unable to obtain security clearances.

Ivanka tweeted a quote from her husband at the "Peace to Prosperity workshop today in Bahrain" and urged her Twitter followers to watch his full speech.

Kushner's plan was rejected by the Palestinians before even being released.

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