The percentage of people who believe humans are to blame for global warming shot up to 110 percent Monday after Sally Kohn offered up a take on the Orlando nightclub shooting so hot, it altered the earth’s climate.
Simple fact is that progressive Muslims recognize my fundamental humanity and equality as a queer person more than Christian right does.
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) June 13, 2016
Kohn might have thought she skillfully deflected blame for the horrific mass shooting like Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets, citing Christian “extremists shooting up abortion clinics.” That extraordinary attempt at diversion couldn’t possibly be topped, could it?
Maybe. Remember how someone last week bombed a Target restroom in Evanston, Ill., after the retailer in April announced that it would allow transgender employees and customers to choose restrooms and fitting rooms based on their gender identities?
Look how quickly the world forgot that conservative Christians placed a bomb in a Target bathroom last week attempting to kill trans* folks.
— BitterMinority (@HalfAtlanta) June 12, 2016
A bomb went off in a Target bathroom. The intent was to terrify.
That is terrorism.
Call it what it is, media. Jesus.
— (((Nash))) (@Nash076) June 9, 2016
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) June 9, 2016
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) June 9, 2016
A bomb just went off in a Target bathroom. But don't forget that transgender people peeing is the *real* problem. https://t.co/PhV1FOO01V
— Hemant Mehta (@hemantmehta) June 9, 2016
A bomb went off in an Illinois Target women's room yesterday—presumably set to "protect" cis women from trans women. https://t.co/WxcKXOib3m
— ClinicEscort (@ClinicEscort) June 9, 2016
homophobes set off a bomb in a target bathroom and shot up a gay club but the lgbt+ community is a threat to society? k
— mickie (@odetomickie) June 12, 2016
this is small compared to Orlando but a woman set off a small bomb in a Target. Not talked about & not terrorism. Why? Oh yeah. Not Muslim
— Refhat (@refhat_) June 13, 2016
Twitchy did cover the story as it was unfolding and as bomb-sniffing dogs were checking the rest of the store for explosive devices, but at the time police had no suspect and no motive. Now they do, and the facts put to rest any idea that the minor explosion that damaged a restroom stall was a terror attack. Time for a follow-up.
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) June 11, 2016
A plastic bottle, believed to be the source of the explosion upon initial examination, was recovered from the stall in addition to “items that are commonly combined in a method to produce a chemical high, but during the mixture process can become volatile and explode,” according to the release. Police said Schmidt was uninjured during the incident and left the area before police and fire departments arrived.
“There is no factual evidence that was uncovered during this investigation that points toward this incident being related to any policies of the Target store or a hate crime,” the release states.
A Chicago woman is charged with causing the explosion inside a Target store in Evanston. https://t.co/ssBfaXm4CM
— WGN TV News (@WGNNews) June 12, 2016
WGN News offers a similar take on the police report:
A witness was inside the bathroom at the time of the blast but no one was injured and the damage was limited to the stall.
Police say they recovered materials used to create a chemical high and there is no evidence the explosion was targets [sic.] at the retail chain’s restroom policy for transgendered people.
In short, this classy “Christian conservative terrorist” was apparently trying to get high on fumes in a department store restroom stall when her plastic bottle of chemicals blew up in her face.
Good news: the Target bathroom bombing in Evanston turned out to not be a bomb.
Bad news: Evanston has a Target public bathroom meth lab.
— Steve Bowler (@gameism) June 13, 2016
Now that WGN has wrapped up its coverage of the Target bombing, will it ever follow up on that noose it reported at DePaul University?
Reports of noose found on Depaul campus in Lincoln Park https://t.co/JC7Bypriu2
— WGN TV News (@WGNNews) May 27, 2016