Fairy Tales of the Gay Gestapo, Part 3: Matthew Shepard’s Murder Was Tragic End of Meth-Fueled Robbery, Not an Anti-Homosexual Hate Crime

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You’ve no doubt heard the old joke about the man who got a ride home from a co-worker, and popped the glove box open to look for a Kleenex, only to find a pair of lacy panties. “Who’s are these?!” the thunderstruck man asked. “Mine,” his friend replied. “Seriously? How long have you been wearing these?” the first man asked, still a little shaken. “Ever since my wife found them there in the glove box. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.” That’s how our friends on the Left are. Once they come up with a story, no matter how absurd or how many mountains of facts are assembled to prove it’s a myth, they stick to it.

Case in point: Gay martyr, or as one reporter called him “a national symbol for violence against gays,” 21 year-old Matthew Shepard, who was brutally murdered in 1998 in Laramie, WY. His killers Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson tortured him and left the “bright, sensitive freshman” to die, tied to a fence, allegedly because he was a homosexual. Media reports have presented images of the fence evocative of the Crucifixion, and reporters could not resist actually calling the crime just that.  His canonization is celebrated in a play, “The Laramie Project,” which is regularly performed in American high schools and colleges, and has its own YouTube channel. His case was used to justify expansion of federal “hate crime” (read thought crime) legislation to include crimes against homosexuals and transgendered people. His name continues to be synonymous with senseless violence against homosexuals, and those who persist in promoting the myth of perpetual homosexual victimhood wave the Matthew Shepard bloody shirt at every opportunity.

The recent joyous celebration of the fact that finally an open homosexual is playing in a major national sport, the anniversa of which is bound to become a national holiday very soon, featured many heart-warming accounts of Jason Collins, the NBA’s First Gay, meeting with Matthew Shepard’s parents. For example Fox News:

After his eight-minute cameo in Brooklyn’s 112-89 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night, the first openly gay athlete in America’s four major sports met with the parents of slain Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard.

Shepard was tortured and murdered in 1998 because he was gay. Collins wears his No. 98 jersey in Shepard’s honor.

And ABC News:

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins met privately with the parents and brother of the late Matthew Shepard following the team’s 112-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night at Pepsi Center.

The player gave Dennis and Judy Shepard an autographed No. 98 black and white jersey, and laughter could be heard throughout the 10-minute meeting.

Collins, who became the first active openly gay player in NBA history Sunday after signing a 10-day contract with the Nets, wears No. 98 in honor of Shepard, who was beaten, tortured and murdered in a 1998 anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming.

That last one is especially surprising, since it was ABC News, in a “20/20″ report by Elizabeth Vargas, that destroyed the myth of Matthew Shepard’s gay martyrdom. He and his killers were all part of the same meth drug scene in Laramie. He was not killed because of his homosexuality. In fact, many in Laramie believe that Mr. McKinney and Matthew Shepard had had sex with each other.

Another widely held belief about the case is that McKinney and Shepard had never met before their fateful encounter at the Fireside Lounge. But a number of sources tell “20/20″ the two were not strangers.

“Everybody knew Matt Shepard was a partier just like Aaron, just like the rest of us,” said Bopp.

In fact, Bopp said he had seen Shepard and McKinney together at parties. “Aaron was selling [drugs] and him and Matt would go off to the side and they’d come back. And Matt would be doing some meth then,” he said.

Though they frequented the same party scene, McKinney maintains he had never met Shepard before the night of the crime and wonders why people might say he had. “I’ve never met him. … Maybe they seen us somewhere in the same spot or something. I don’t know,” McKinney said.

A bartender familiar with the local drug scene, who asked to be identified only as “Jean,” says she was friendly with Shepard. She also says McKinney and Shepard knew each other.

When she learned of the beating, she said, she recalls thinking, “It’s either money or dope, yeah. He’d be the perfect target especially because Aaron knew him.”

Another Laramie resident, Elaine Baker, says she also saw McKinney and Shepard together in a social situation. Several weeks before the murder, she spent a night on the town in Doc O’Connor’s limousine with a group that included both McKinney and Shepard.

“In the back of the limo, there was me, Stephanie, Doc, Aaron, Matthew Shepard,” she said.

Unfortunately, if the Left’s handmaidens in academia and the legacy media have anything to say about it, reality will continue to take a back seat to fairy tales like the Matthew Shepard myth. For the gay gestapo, truth matters less than advancing the agenda. Have I mentioned it lately? The Left considers the truth “a subjective construct,” which is another of saying, as I often do, the Left lies.

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Jake Tapper, You Need to Ask Obama Again. What Happened to “If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep Your Plan?”

Yesterday I tweeted CNN’s Jake Tapper, who used to be the White House correspondent for ABC, to ask him to please ask the next Obot apparatchik who shows up on his show about Barack Obama’s 2009 mantra “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” I was inspired to that by stories like the following one from the Huffington Post, which are certainly only the beginning of a flood of similar bad news, about thousands of people losing their health insurance plans:

Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies.

The main reason insurers offer is that the policies fall short of what the Affordable Care Act requires starting Jan. 1. Most are ending policies sold after the law passed in March 2010. At least a few are cancelling plans sold to people with pre-existing medical conditions. …

But the cancellation notices, which began arriving in August, have shocked many consumers in light of President Barack Obama’s promise that people could keep their plans if they liked them.

Florida Blue, for example, is terminating about 300,000 policies, about 80 percent of its individual policies in the state. Kaiser Permanente in California has sent notices to 160,000 people – about half of its individual business in the state. Insurer Highmark in Pittsburgh is dropping about 20 percent of its individual market customers, while Independence Blue Cross, the major insurer in Philadelphia, is dropping about 45 percent.…

“The arithmetic is inescapable,” said Patrick Johnston, chief executive officer of the California Association of Health Plans. Costs must be spread, so while some consumers will see their premiums drop, others will pay more — “no matter what people in Washington say.”…

Blue Shield of California sent roughly 119,000 cancellation notices out in mid-September, about 60 percent of its individual business. About two-thirds of those policyholders will see rate increases in their new policies, said spokesman Steve Shivinsky.

Jake responded that he had asked Barack Obama about this promise, back in June, 2009. Here’s the transcript of that question, and our Dear Reader’s tap dance of an answer. The Con-Artist-in-Chief lies through his teeth again, saying “when I say if you have your plan and you like it, and your doctor has a plan — or you have a doctor and you like your doctor, that you don’t have to change plans, what I’m saying is the government is not going to make you change plans under health reform.” (emphasis mine)

But of course, the federal government’s actions are the reason that thousands are losing the health insurance coverage that they like because of Obamacare’s top-down, one-size-fits-all determination of the “essential” benefits that every insurance policy must include. “Maternity benefits,” for example, are considered essential. On its face, that’s ridiculous. Do women over 50 need maternity benefits? Of course not, but their policies have to include them.

I responded to Jake Tapper that he needs to ask again because what was speculation in 2009 is now reality. I don’t think he’ll get another chance to ask the One. As we all know, he isn’t fond of answering difficult questions about all the lies that he’s told. He’d rather spend his time doing TelePrompTer readings before audiences of ga-ga backward children on college campuses. He should ask someone. Maybe Nurse Ratched aka Sec. of HHS Kathleen Sebelius could come on his show and rehearse some of the deceptive and devious BS she is planning to recite during Congressional hearings.

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