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Hotel cancels 'America First' rally after learning Gaetz and Greene were featured speakers

Hotel cancels 'America First' rally after learning Gaetz and Greene were featured speakers

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xstegosaurusx

Cool that a hotel can do what the Congress can’t. These two shouldn’t be in office anymore.


BenceBoys

They shouldn’t be free individuals anymore.


gob384

Has Greene actually committed a crime? I know she is crazy and harming the country, but has she actually done anything illegal?


TechFreshen

Didn’t her and her campaign harass her competitor so badly that he withdrew in order to protect his family? If that’s not illegal, it should be.


Easer123456

her followers/voters harassed and threatened violence. it ruined the democrat marriage and he had to move out of state to protect his family.


PocketPillow

Sounds like the respectful elections that the founders intended to me.


CriticalDog

For what it's worth, the early elections were not secret ballot, and the rules were lax to say the least. Voter intimidation and various bits of things we would view as shady at best and downright illegal at worst *now* were common practice. The institution of a secret ballot was a good thing, but it wasn't what the founders intended. Which is fine, while they were ahead of their time, a lot of their ideas are horrific when viewed through a modern lens.


TheRealStarWolf

Such as all the rape and murder of slaves


KinkyPinkoHipster

He had to move out of state because his wife took the house; he couldn't stay in a long-term hotel or afford a new place in the district, so he moved in with his parents. But his marriage fell apart because of the stress of the campaign and the danger posed by MTG's supporters.


fantumn

I think she harassed and encouraged harassment of David Hogg, too.


Sprinkle_Puff

Tax crimes. Seemingly the only charge that ever seems to have any impact. https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2021/05/14/marjorie-taylor-greene-allegedly-broke-georgia-law-by-taking-tax-exemptions-on-two-homes/?sh=4540ae657757


spaceman757

Fortunately, for her only, that is not a criminal charge and is only rectified via fines.


masonwanger

Treason


I_am_u_as_r_me

Honestly a month ago I would have said I wish but this seems a bit extreme…now, wow, literally in a democracy pre-Trump she would have been charged with treason. Times are unreal now.


PreppyAlaskan

Not quite treason closer to sedition but yeah


I_am_u_as_r_me

Fair. I’m not real up to date on my treason or otherwise education, thought the last I’d ever learn about it was in fourth grade coloring a picture of Benedict Arnold. Appreciate the help!


_xXmyusernameXx_

Kinda weird to think that 100 years from now kids might be coloring pictures of tRump.


I_am_u_as_r_me

Omg. My entire year just got ruined by this comment, haha it didn’t even hit me, probably be in coloring books in just a year. At least I can die before those 100 years knowing there are kids like me out there who will see that page and scribble on his toupee making fun of the way he looks with their friends…I’m gonna think that over them coloring in hail Trump.


IWantToBeTheBoshy

Treason would require congress declare war, which literally never happens anymore. Just shows how stupid our justice system is.


PornoOnMyAppleIIe

It's only treason when democrats do it


seffej

That used to mean something


TaffyCatInfiniti2

Treason, incitement of an insurrection, and tax fraud, to start. She should be federally incarcerated.


BenceBoys

Incitement of insurrection


genuinecelticknott

Considering she [openly threatened](https://www.politicalflare.com/2021/01/shocking-evidence-emerges-against-marjorie-greene-and-trump-attended-wh-planning-meeting-for-jan-6th/) to execute a politician… nah.


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I don’t know how hard the evidence is…but possibly involved in January 6th attack on the Capitol.


justaverage

Tax evasion. Claiming tax exemptions on a non-primary residence. Or was that Bieber? I can’t keep these idiots straight anymore


Orgasml

She did claim two properties as homesteads when you are only allowed one.


Patient700a

Tax fraud on property recently


dwitman

[Tax evasion](https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-allegedly-violated-georgia-tax-law-by-claiming-two-permanent-residences/ar-BB1gKJ94) by claiming two primary residences…


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But they will be. If you've ever watched any videos about the district that she represents in Georgia, or interviews from any media outlet, the people in her diatrict love the whole "own the libs any way you can" mentality. Anti-Semitism and false election claims aside. Conservatives love that shit. I can't imagine Gaetz's district in Florida is any different.


Xerit

Why would you set those aside? False election claims are a core part of their agenda now, and they have always been anti-semites. They are only pro israel because they believe a jewish nation is necessary to usher in the end times and the rapture.


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If I have learned anything from reddit is that you are now trying to overturn a democratic election and are a traitor to your nation, deserving of prison time.


[deleted]

Lmao who did they think were going to show up with the name of the rally being “America First”?


PM_ME__RECIPES

Less well known fascists!


hesawavemasterrr

“Hey, even we have standards!”


plainview7777

The pointy kind of course!


DrunksInSpace

Maybe fascists who weren’t a direct danger to their underage guests?


Xerit

If you think Gaetz is the only republican diddling kids youre gonna be disappointed.


DrunksInSpace

You’re right, I should have said *demonstrably* a direct danger to kids.


Cli4ordtheBRD

I mean I guess they already knew some shit was gonna get smeared on the walls, but with these two there'd be actual pieces of shit walking around the facilities.


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Lol that and they didn’t want minors from out of state at their hotel.


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Summebride

What's sickening is his rape allegations have been credibly known by investigators for a year now. The truthy excuses about building a case are long past reasonable, and the supposed cooperating witness was locked in months ago. Every day and every week they're letting a suspected rapist (and known drunk driver and known witness intimidator) walk free. How many milliseconds would a typical man of color or average income or status be rolling around your town after evidence of their rape case were uncovered?


TheRealStarWolf

Wow, it's almost like you're on the brink of realizing the FBI fucking sucks and always has. Watching supposed liberals become FBI fluffers during the Trump years was the funniest shit.


frito_kali

They're arresting congress in Texas for abstaining from quorum, but Gaetz continues to make venmo payments to high school girls.


MediumLong2

To be fair, most of the people who are willing to work in law enforcement are conservative. So it makes sense that they wouldn't arrest Gaetz since he is one of their guys.


sheezy520

Yeah, it’s like the Q-heads don’t really care when one of their guys diddles a minor and it’s all really just an excuse to demonize Democrats.


chalklinedbody

there’s no bar too low for these troglodytes


Cheddarlicious

That’s unfair to troglodytes.


Putin_blows_goats

Any indictment will have to be 100% provable and solid to try to dampen the inevitable political firestorm if he's charged. Also his pal Joel Greenberg asked for his sentencing to be postponed last week on grounds of his continuing cooperation.


toebandit

Don't worry, his arrest is imminent. That's what we've been told since April and counting.


FindMeOnSSBotanyBay

Imminently imminent.


sheezy520

You’ll see it in two weeks. Just like Trumps health insurance plan.


Sabbatai

Infrastructure week!


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69bonerdad

He's never going to be held accountable in any way, shape, or form.   Republicans present a unified front and Republicans protect their own. Letting any one of them go down like Dennis Hastert did would set the wrong message to the sort of country they're trying to create.


RemarkableMouse2

Justice moves slowly. But it will get him. I had a very straightforward case against someone. I had the texts where the guy admits a felony. And I was fine with a plea deal. Took 18 months for the guy to just plead out.


mostdope28

GOP never admits fault, it’s the one thing they’re great at.


Easer123456

actually its thier ability to project, its unparalleled.


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VeryVito

Do I think we should hold congressional representatives to a higher standard than we do TikTok creators and Twitter pundits? Yes.


OscarWhoaaaa

The larger issue is that, even with the publicly available information, they seem to have enough to go ahead and charge him with several crimes, but they haven’t made any move to actually bring him in. This isn’t a “court of public opinion” issue as much as a “court works different for the powerful” issue


PanteonEZLN

Is having a stupidly large face/head a requirement of the GQP?


Ghoulius-Caesar

Puppet Perv and Mrs. Neanderthal, the bigger your head the bigger the conspiracies.


toebandit

No. Just need to be a total psychopath.


gramathy

New hypothesis: psychopaths have gigantic heads


Stunning-Beat4791

Greene looks like a sun damaged handbag and gaetz looks like hes wearing a skin suit


abnormally-cliche

She always reminds me of early depictions of cavemen. And Gaetz just makes me uncomfortable, dude just looks like a predator.


HakarlSagan

The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome crowd wants people who are like them to represent them in Washington.


T8ert0t

The Paint Chips Party Putting the Lead in Leadership.


HakarlSagan

You're joking but people that spend a lot of time at firing ranges risk lead bioaccumulation for both themselves and their immediate family members: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-children-lead-iq/childhood-lead-exposure-linked-to-lower-adult-iq-idUSKBN16Z26G https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5379568/ What are the effects of lead accumulation, you ask? > Kids exposed to high levels of lead decades ago may now be approaching middle age with lower IQs and earning potential than they would have had otherwise, a new study suggests. ...but what about adults? Adults with excessive lead exposure show **problems with cognitive ability, aggression, memory, and impulse control.** [Sound familiar?](https://www.npr.org/2021/06/18/1008211655/new-videos-underscore-the-violence-against-police-at-the-jan-6-capitol-riot)


Illseemyselfout-

People with FAS are victims of a heinous crime. Don’t mock them. Don’t compare them to these monsters.


Pieceofcandy

As long as said head is empty you're already over qualified.


Sir_Swaps_Alot

No, but FAS is.


shastamama

This gave me a good chuckle.


taynn2012

Not unless you're Charlie Kirk and have a stupidly narrow face.


JohnByDay1

She looks like she's wearing a mask of herself.


generic_user023123

She does kind of look like Joe Camel.


Battle_Toads

Large forehead is actually a symptom of several developmental disabilities.


justaverage

No, but it is a sign of fetal alcohol syndrome


kelpyb1

I too would cancel an event if I found out the lead speakers were a pedophile and a person who harasses school shooting survivors.


dronesclubmember

Consequence culture.


sclarke27

They had to cancel because the hotel's insurance does not cover train wrecks.


Bisbee_Steve

Good! Take away Trailer Trash Barbie's microphone and also the mic of the pedophile.


MattyXarope

Marjorie Trailer Green


20Factorial

Marjorie Trailer Queen


Designer-Dare-3457

Majorly Trailer Queen


Rhesus_TOR

Margarine Trailer Queen


skawn

Meh... she's much closer to a Karen than a Barbie in both figure and personality.


TheRoguedOne

Closer to just plain trash than either of them.


HollyDiver

She looks like a professional wrestler from the 70's.


Seentheremotenogetup

We’ve been calling her Leatherface.


IamLegionGreen

Except he had a skin condition. she did that to herself… on purpose.


Rpanich

Now now now, are we all sure that she didn’t just get her face stung by a bunch of bees every morning?


IamLegionGreen

She looks like some kind of creature wearing a skin suit that was made by something that doesn’t quite grasp what humans look like. Im not saying she looks like a lizard person but something needs to account for the lack of life in her cold dead black eyes. Kind of like a shark just less magnificent.


BoomBapSunk

Garbage ‘O Pail


B_Rizzle_Foshizzle

I dunno... I've always thought that her name sounds worse than a Karen


TheIronBug

Her face looks like an old catcher's mitt.


[deleted]

Look away! She’s hideous!


TemporaryAnybody9

Johnny Bench called, he wants his catcher's mitt back.


spaceman757

Looks like she's been rode hard and hung up wet.


20Factorial

Marjorie Trailer Queen


Liesthroughisteeth

>Gaetz has denied the allegations against him, while Greene has apologized on multiple occasions for her controversial rhetoric. And then she opens her big mouth and utters something equally, if not even more stupid than the comment she previously apologized for.


rachface636

Matt Gaetz is a child rapist. Marjorie Taylor Greene is a nazi.


-Dreadman23-

Call them what they are. Fucking filth!


ukiddingme2469

Can't say I blame them, groups connected to Trump don't pay their bills


rocktopper1939

No quarter for fascists.


Summebride

Quick reminder that "America First" is a straight tribute to the matching Nazi Germant movement.


MasterOutlaw

The fact that they were willing to host an America First rally in the first place is still concerning. It’s funny that finding out these two swamp rats would be there was apparently one step too far, but they would have been perfectly okay with catering to a fascists circle jerk otherwise?


CheeksMix

Laguna hills is a very democrat leaning area. I can’t imagine it would’ve happened there.


NovaHotspike

were they expecting less controversial speakers for an America First rally?


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HopefulDepressed

America first was a american political party that allied itself with Hitler. That phrase bastardized itself a long time ago.


SusanForeman

Ah but you see, when you defund public education and idolize the military and nationalistic ideals, then gems like this can come back next generation! Isn't ignorance great?


Saul-Funyun

Fantastic. I mean fascistic.


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osaucyone

In reference to the Jews: “Their greatest danger to this country lies in their large ownership and influence in our motion pictures, our press, our radio and our government.” This was said by the spokesperson for the America First movement in 1941. The phrase has always been a bastard.


Snoop_Lion

>It's good to have pride. Why?


SlowMotionPanic

> It’s good to have pride. Why? Nobody makes the conscious choice to have anything resembling pride other than actual immigrants who make the choice to come here. It is like being proud of your family name, something to which you contributed nothing and had no choice in the matter. National pride is exactly why we are the way we are. It is tribal politics and is used as a weapon. It is why democrats, liberals, and leftists have been so easily branded as anti-American for generations. Pride means you reject criticism in this case because people did not accomplish anything and any feedback is a critique of *your* adopted pride. Plus “America First” is literally a KKK slogan adopted by the literal American Nazis, which was then co-opted most famously by Reagan as he dogwhistled about black people and welfare queens. “America First” has a history as racist and fascist as it gets.


dominantspecies

Do a quick google search “dr Seuss and America first” that’s how long it’s been bastardized


kelpyb1

It’s good to have pride in things worth being proud of. I’ll be proud of America as soon as it decides to buck its ongoing 245 year trend and decides to be “humanity first” instead.


SauronSymbolizedTech

Those people have pride in being born white, and scorn for all who aren't. I think we can live without it. While racism is in fact one of the founding "philosophies" of the US, wanna know another one that's pissed off those racists the entire time? Multiculturalism.


Saul-Funyun

“America First” has been racist for at least the past century, tho’?


AlphaWhelp

"We meant Pacific Hills Banquet and Event Center Total Landscaping"


AFlockOfTySegalls

I wonder how long it takes them to complain about their freeze peach.


flyhandsmalone

How has Gaetz not been arrested yet?


MediumLong2

Please help us boycott businesses and hotels that support America First rallies. The America First politicians and activists do not believe that all human beings should be equal before the law.


ReturnOfDaSnack420

Honestly good to hear from a public health event. Hotel probably doesn't want to host a covid super spreader event


Gnomojo

It’s also bad optics for the hotel in some cases. I know the hotel I work at doesn’t accept functions for political parties across the board as to not seem partial. And this is in Canada.


Shivshanks

you know what happens to normal people if they get caught trafficking a minor for sex across state lines? they go to prison. weird right? must be nice to be in the party of "law and order"....


wraithtek

Welcome to the free market.


Blue_water_dreams

Republicans hate the free market.


Responsible_Rest_940

Good.


pioneernine

Hotel is surprised that a crazy rally attracts crazy speakers.


Br_u_u_u_ce

Four Seasons Total Laughingstock


SlowLoudEasy

They both look like they are wearing skin suits.


Odaecom

LOL, I had heard this story earlier, hadn't checked the venue... this is like a Four Seasons Landscaping... The place is in a strip mall with a DMV and a Big Lots. And it's in the edge of a large gated retirement community.


InsydeOwt

Furcon are welcomed more places than the GQP.


horny4janetreno

Daily reminder that neo-nazis dropped a shit ton of chlorine in a stairwell at a furry convention in a terrorist attack.


Clyde-Logans-Lady

I’m still at a loss as to why Matt Gaetz hasn’t been arrested..?


kmoonster

At least some sources think charges could be coming as soon as the next few weeks. https://floridapolitics.com/archives/436613-report-matt-gaetz-charges-could-come-in-july/


Zithero

Kind of concerned they were okay with anything bearing the name "America First" Rally considering that... you know... the last rally that billed itself as such was... uhm... Well, [An interesting evening.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxxxlutsKuI)


val319

Time to go to 4 Seasons landscaping!


Imjusttired17

The fact that the rally was called "America First" should have been a red flag that it was organized by pieces of shit like them.


Ghstfce

Hotel cancels rally after finding out the sideshow is actually called the "Pedo/Psycho hour"


kmoonster

This is your annual/weekly/daily...who am I kidding. HOURLY REMINDER. ​ That the 1st Amendment allows you to hold opinions contrary to the powers that be. It does NOT guarantee you a platform from which to speak.


swift_risk88

Greene is such a great specimen of facial appearance and its supposed relationship to personality. I feel so repulsed by her face like its a red flag in itself.


camdoodlebop

i’m tired of seeing her face in the news


TSB_1

besides what the article wrote, it also had to do with the MASSIVE amount of people that were calling and threatening to cancel their events and boycott the hotel to a point where it would shut down... I made a phone call myself telling them that the events that my office holds(which has used their facilities for large holiday parties) would be seeking alternative venues. I am sure they got a bunch of these. Plus, it is typically frowned upon here in SoCal to grift money from the elderly. That facility is quite LITERALLY in the middle of the largest retirement community in Orange County CA.


[deleted]

Four Seasons Landscaping is taking reservations.


louiseaveryb

Womp womp. But seriously, these seditionous traitors should not even be in Congress, and quite possibly should be in prison.


ehtran

He really looks like Butt-head in that photo.


Soxthecat1964

He really looks like Butt-head in every photo.


ehtran

Touché


hipopokamu

Maybe Four Seasons Total Landscaping is available.


brigbeard

Are there any lawn maintenance/ landscaping companies near the hotel?


kmoonster

No, but there is an insurance company and Chinese takeout in the same strip mall. That's not a knock on the event center, they aren't billing themselves as some toni getaway, just a big space with food options for groups of up to a couple hundred people to have a get together, but it is a curious choice of places for Greene/Gaetz. No, I'm not kidding. [https://g.page/pacifichillslaguna?share](https://g.page/pacifichillslaguna?share) note: good on the place for dumping these numbskulls. There's Orange County and then there's the whackjobs.


PaarfiOfRoundwood

Good.


Sivick314

the free market has spoken


JayGooner14

Which is the caveman? Which one is the clown?


horny4janetreno

Yes


rocket_beer

A game show where the points don’t matter and everyone *loses*


Practical_Bid_8148

The Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat.


Mondo_dook65

What you know about rollin’ down in the deep? When your brain goes numb, you can call that mental freeze When these people talk too much, put that shit in slow motion, yeah I feel like an astronaut in the ocean, ayy What you know about rollin’ down in the deep? When your brain goes numb, you can call that mental freeze When these people talk too much, put that shit in slow motion, yeah I feel like an astronaut in the ocean She say that I’m cool (damn straight) I’m like “yeah, that’s true” (that’s true) I believe in G-O-D (ayy) Don’t believe in T-H-O-T She keep playing me dumb (play me) I’ma play her for fun (uh-huh) Y’all don’t really know my mental Lemme give you the picture like stencil Falling out, in a drought No flow, rain wasn’t pouring down (pouring down) See, that pain was all around See, my mode was kinda lounged Didn’t know which-which way to turn Flow was cool but I still felt burnt Energy up, you can feel my surge I’ma kill everything like this purge (ayy) Let’s just get this straight for a second, I’ma work Even if I don’t get paid for progression, I’ma get it (get it) Everything that I do is electric I’ma keep it in a motion, keep it moving like kinetic, ayy (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah) Put this shit in a frame, better know I don’t blame Everything that I say, man I seen you deflate Let me elevate, this ain’t a prank Have you walkin’ on a plank, la-la-la-la-la, like Both hands together, God, let me pray (now let me pray) Uh, I’ve been going right, right around, call that relay (Masked Wolf) Pass the baton, back and I’m on Swimming in the pool, Kendrick Lamar, uh Want a piece of this, a piece of mine, my peace a sign Can you please read between the lines? My rhyme’s inclined to break your spine They say that I’m so fine You could never match my grind Please do not, not waste my time What you know about rollin’ down in the deep? When your brain goes numb, you can call that mental freeze When these people talk too much, put that shit in slow motion, yeah I feel like an astronaut in the ocean, ayy What you know about rollin’ down in the deep? When your brain goes numb, you can call that mental freeze When these people talk too much, put that shit in slow motion, yeah I feel like an astronaut in the ocean


aredd007

You just filibustered this thread


DankFo3ta5

Isn't he a paedophile?


Corey307

Child rapist and kidnapper.


[deleted]

Clinically speaking no, legally speaking; lets wait and find out!


DankFo3ta5

Thanks, Bill cosby


LDOG3321

These dudes belong together


IronyElSupremo

They should check if Four Seasons Total Landscaping or the neighboring“adult toy” shop are available.


Acherstrom

Why would any business want to be part of this bullshit


frito_kali

celebrity gossip. Nobody cares about these two clowns except that they should be expelled from congress for insurrection.


dmccrostie

Tweedledeedumb and Tweedledeedumber go on tour.


flappygummer

Horse Face and Big Teeth get blocked again.


cantfocuswontfocus

Ok but which is which tho?


TimberJim

He looks like Gilbert Grape was raped by the Predator and a pig. She looks…. inhuman. Like a pig that figured out how to walk and wear an aging human face that was once named Karen


No_Difference9753

Good. Also, always downvote this trash propaganda rag...


janjinx

That's the 2nd "rally" hate conference that was cancelled on the lying duo.


throwawayprivateguy

They should have booked the Four Seasons.


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Aww, poor Nazis.


uclatommy

Gaetz shouldn't be in office. Reminder to everyone: keep your teen daughters away from Matt.


redditor-for-2-hours

There's a reason Gaetz and Greene targeted Orange County. A few months ago, there was a ["White Lives Matter"](https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/public-safety/2021/04/10/police-gear-up-for--white-lives-matter--rally-in-oc) rally in Huntington Beach. KKK fliers have been plastered all throughout the area. And this wasn't a one-off incident. [White supremacist leaders](https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-hb-robert-rundo-20181026-story.html) are very active in the area. In 2017, there was an alt-right MAGA rally in the area in which vocal white supremacist groups such as [RAM](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rise_Above_Movement), a neo-nazi gang that is known for violent attacks, were present, and the alt-right rallyers attacked counter-protestors and journalists. In the 80s and 90s, neonazi culture was full swing in the area, and Huntington Beach was seen as a [hotspot for neonazis](https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1993-07-25-me-16750-story.html). It's not a coincidence that Gaetz and Greene chose Orange County for a rally. They know their audience.