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Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:11 AM

Republican family values and the Colorado gay bar shooter.

Apparently the shooter was non-binary, but what was their upbringing?

We dont do gay: Father of Colorado shooter Anderson Lee Aldrich goes on anti-gay rant in bizarre interview (NY Post)

The father of Anderson Lee Aldrich the suspect in a mass shooting at a Colorado nightclub spewed anti-gay comments in a rambling, incoherent explanation of his relationship with his estranged son.

The dad bizarrely claimed during an interview with CBS 8- San Diego that his first concern upon learning his son allegedly killed five at an LGBT establishment was whether his child was homosexual.

I was scared. I was like Oh my god, st, is he gay? And hes not gay, Aaron Brink, 48, said with an exaggerated sigh of relief.

Brink, who lives in San Diego and has been estranged from Aldrich for years, said he doesnt support same-sex relationships.

Im a Mormon, the former MMA fighter-turned-porn star told a reporter for the station. Im a conservative Republican and we dont do gay.

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Emphasis added. And Republican homophobe estranged dad was porn star? A porn star?

So the shooter was a lone crazy and not a Republican carrying out the party line as some have speculated.

But it's more nuanced. Their whole upbringing was twisted by a Republican systematic hatred of self.

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Reply Republican family values and the Colorado gay bar shooter. (Original post)
Pete Ross Junior Nov 24 OP
Ocelot II Nov 24 #1
jimfields33 Nov 24 #10
Hassin Bin Sober Nov 24 #12
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 24 #16
tanyev Nov 24 #2
Hugh_Lebowski Nov 24 #7
aeromanKC Nov 24 #3
malaise Nov 24 #4
malaise Nov 24 #5
David__77 Nov 24 #6
Hugh_Lebowski Nov 24 #14
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 24 #17
Hugh_Lebowski Nov 24 #18
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 24 #20
CrispyQ Nov 24 #8
apcalc Nov 24 #9
Hugh_Lebowski Nov 24 #11
albacore Nov 24 #13
Trenzalore Nov 24 #15
brewens Nov 24 #19

Response to Pete Ross Junior (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:15 AM

1. So Mormons don't do gay, just porn?

I'm sure this revelation will get some magic undies in a bunch back in SLC. And how do you "act" in porn films without taking off your magic underwear?

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:35 AM

10. Since they were estranged for years, the son probably learned his values from others.

Society can teach you as much as your parents can. Doesnt sound like he was in Sons life much.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:46 AM

12. Sounds like dear old dad taught him to use violence to get what he wants.

At least that is what dear old dad said.

So he was involved in some of the upbringing.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 11:26 AM

16. Yes, he said he told his son "Violence works. It gets immediate results"


The immediate result is his son is in jail and will never get out.
The immediate result is his son is heavily battered and lucky to be alive.

As a result of violence, the porn actor ("star" bears a scar on his lower right jaw and has to favor profiles of his left side.

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Response to Pete Ross Junior (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:16 AM

2. "We don't do gay.....but we absolutely do porn."

*smh*

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Response to tanyev (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:30 AM

7. Don't forget the meth ... but I suspect his is a case where he was 'saved' by Mormons

from a life of drugs and porn ... that type of deal.

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Response to Pete Ross Junior (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:20 AM

3. Dang, that's a rough 48.

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Response to Pete Ross Junior (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:26 AM

4. We do murder

Holy Shit! These people are sick.

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Response to Pete Ross Junior (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:26 AM

5. We do murder

Holy Shit! These people are sick.

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Response to Pete Ross Junior (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:28 AM

6. Ack... crystal meth, indeed.

Meth somehow exacerbates extreme antisocial behavior. Terrible.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:52 AM

14. Honestly I watched a lot of the interview with this guy and I was almost equally sad as I was mad

This dude is severely meth-addled. He talks as though he's off of it now but I wasn't quite sure that was true given how he acted in the video.

Either way, to someone who 'knows the signs', he's very obviously damaged from his past drug use at minimum, and it was depressing to watch.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 11:29 AM

17. "Hurt people hurt people". Republiconned want zero taxpaid healing. Because greed, not jesus. . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 11:39 AM

18. I hear you but when I watched the interview, felt like this guy is messed up to the point where

'how his mind operates' is probably not a reliable indicator of much of anything larger than himself and his damage.

Not only is he obviously meth-addled, I'd bet he's also significantly abused steroids in the past as well.

Seems like the kinda dude who grasped hold of this religious way of thinking as a survival mechanism/last resort kind of deal.

As someone who's spent time 'in the rooms', I know this type of person.

They end up swinging WAY to the side of religion because they come to think it's the only thing that'll keep them alive.

And in some cases, it probably is.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 11:57 AM

20. Exactly. He's been hurt for a long time; meth & religion is latest phase (years long phase)


But I don't really know, do I? Especially at this point. And I'm unlikely to have much further interest in the manly man.

I don't know how he was hurt, perhaps by his parents, the point being that it is passed down through generations. He passed it on down to his son, who last year terrorized his mother. So I suspect he was hurt before his son was born.

The meth is deeply symptomatic of self-medication and impulse joy-seeking (unable to postpone gratification). Hence him saying "I said to him 'Violence works. It gets immediate results'". People with injuries more or less along the psychopathic or narcissistic (unempathic) spectrum/axis are like that.

When violence is passed down psychologically to children it is a form of injury. As if a parent broke a kid's ankle and forced them to walk on it until it healed mangled and pointing to the side.

Whether it is an injury inflicted on a person, or congenital (in the brain), the person needs help coping, at least, and maybe remissive treatment if applicable. Whoever they are. So that these psychological injuries are not passed on down to progeny.

But Republicans, and the meth-addled dad is proudly claiming place in the Republiconned, the Republiconners are 100% opposed to taxpaid healing.

IANAP. I am not a psychologist. But I think the perspective is consistent.

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Response to Pete Ross Junior (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:30 AM

8. Gay bad. Murderer okay.

JFC.

It appears that a third of our fellow citizens are mean, sick fucks.

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Response to Pete Ross Junior (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:34 AM

9. I know gay Mormons, and gay conservatives.

The man is ignorant for thinking they dont exist.

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Response to Pete Ross Junior (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:41 AM

11. There's only been a handful of legit 'porn stars' who are male ...

Johnny 'The Wad' Holmes, Long Dong Silver, and Ron 'The Hedgehog' Jeremy.

Oh, and arguably Tommy Lee

This dude may've acted in some porn, but he's no 'star'.

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Response to Pete Ross Junior (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:49 AM

13. Former MMA fighter....

..so CTE is possible. He may think all that shit, but a normal person wouldn't broadcast it.

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Response to albacore (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:52 AM

15. I'm assuming he was just as big of an asshole when he had his faculties.

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Response to Pete Ross Junior (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 11:44 AM

19. Is the shooter non-binary? I thought that was just a statement his lawyer put out?

Maybe I missed confirmation.

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