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Activists Flip-Off Reagan Portrait During White House LGBT Pride Reception

Free Republic, Glenn Beck's The Blaze, and other wingnuts sites are going nuts today on the news that several LGBT activists visiting the White House for the Pride reception took turns photographing themselves flipping off the Reagan portrait. The photos were published this morning by Philadelphia Magazine, but thanks to closet-case Matt Drudge's screaming WWIII-style headline, the title's site has crashed. The right-wing Weekly Standard has a quote from one of the activists that took part:
[Matthew] Hart posted his photo on Facebook with the caption, “Fuck Reagan.” [Zoe] Strauss simply posted hers without commentary. After all, the murderous facial expression and double-barreled bird-flipping seem to speak for themselves. Comments ranged from “you forgot to add with a chainsaw” on Hart’s “Fuck Reagan” note, to my personal favorite, “star wars … up yours,” on Strauss’s. “Yeah, fuck Reagan,” reiterates Hart one week after the reception. “Ronald Reagan has blood on his hands. The man was in the WhiteHouse as AIDS exploded, and he was happy to see plenty of gay men and queer people die. He was a murderous fool, and I have no problem saying so. Don’t invite me back. I don’t care.”
Sample comment from The Blaze: "Thank god that by the time their AID’s rotten corpses are defacing a human cemetery, the picture of that hero will still be here loved by all."

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