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Scott Beason on Herman Cain

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Here’s a quote from the Associated Press story on Herman Cain’s visit to Alabama, published without the slightest bit of context:

Scott Beason, a Republican Alabama state senator, said a Cain win, especially in the Deep South, would be a visible sign of progress.

“It would change the stereotypes play online blackjack at absolute poker that still exist about how people make their decisions down here,” Beason said. “I think it’s ironic that he will do better here than in the so-called enlightened states up north.”

I think it’s ironic that the AP would consider Scott Beason a credible commentator on racial issues.

Racist, Xenophobic, and Clueless

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Washington Times editor emeritus Wesley Pruden shows why some “professional” writers really should save their ravings for their own personal blogs.  I know, I know — it’s the Times, what do I expect?  Something better than this gobsmackingly ugly paragraph, part of a column bemoaning Obama’s bow when greeting the Japanese emperor:

But Mr. Obama, unlike his predecessors, likely knows no better, and many of those around him, true children of the grungy ’60s, are contemptuous of custom. Cutting America down to size is what attracts them to “hope” for “change.” It’s no fault of the president that he has no natural instinct or blood impulse for what the America of “the 57 states” [link added] is about. He was sired by a Kenyan father, born to a mother attracted to men of the Third World and reared by grandparents in Hawaii, a paradise far from the American mainstream.

“Blood impulse”?  There’s something different about the blood of people who were “sired” by American citizens?  A mother “attracted to men of the Third World”?  We wouldn’t be talking about (whisper) black (/whisper) men, would we?  And reared by grandparents in the state of Hawaii, which for some reason Mr. Pruden sees as unacceptably different from the monolith that is the other 49 states.  Yeah, Maine is exactly like southern California.

Pruden gets in a dig at Bill Clinton too, claiming that “like any draft dodger”, he had trouble learning how to salute.  I wonder how five-deferments Dick Cheney did with that whole saluting thing.  Bet Mr. Pruden didn’t expend any column inches on that subject.

Not bowing to foreign potentates was what 1776 was all about.

Really?  Had Pruden bothered to do any research before spewing, he might have found this.  Apparently, Republican President and retired General Dwight D. Eisenhower didn’t have any problem bowing to show respect when he greeted foreign leaders.  I doubt Mr. Pruden would interpret President Eisenhower’s courtesy as “a sign of a really deep sense of inferiority”.  Looks to me like President Eisenhower, much like President Obama today, didn’t believe he had to be rude or ignore the traditions of other cultures to prove his machismo — or his patriotism.

This foul spew tells us a lot more about the low content of Mr. Pruden’s character than it does about President Obama.  It reads like an anonymous comment at Free Republic.  I’d think even the Times would be ashamed to print it.  Perhaps the paper’s internal struggles allowed it to slip through the cracks.  I’d like to think so, but I doubt it.

h/t Media Matters, via Liss at Shakesville

Tea Party Leader Brags about Co-Opting Kelly Ingram Park

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

When I read that the Tea Party Express was coming to Kelly Ingram Park on Monday, I was horrified.  This is an overwhelmingly white movement whose express (excuse the pun) purpose is to de-legitimize the country’s first African-American president, and they were going to gather on the sacred space that served as a staging ground for the boycotts and protests of the civil rights movement.  After a bit of thought, I figured it was a purposeful choice, one intended to co-opt the spirit of a struggle for equality that actually cost people their livelihoods — and their lives.

Turns out I was right.  Tea party leader Mark Williams wrote about the location on his blog on Monday, noting

Could there be a better venue to celebrate our freedoms and rise to the defense of civil rights for all?  I hope that the symbolism is not lost on people but what happened there today would have to make Dr. King and the victims of  Bull Connor proud.

Williams includes, without a hint of irony, a picture of black protesters being sprayed with fire hoses in 1963 juxtaposed with a picture of Monday’s crowd — overwhelmingly white, enjoying the protection of the Birmingham police department, disrupted only by a tiny group of counter-protesters, and limited only by the ending time on their legal permit.

If Mr. Williams and his cohorts are so concerned about civil rights for all, why weren’t they protesting the warrantless wiretaps of the Bush administration?  Why didn’t they decry the “free speech zones”  for protesters and the characterization of dissent against Bush administration policies as treason?  Why aren’t they taking to the streets now to support marriage equality?

Oh, wait.  This is a man who titled a 2007 blog post about Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama “Hermaphrodite and the Halfrican” and who referred to New Orleans residents who died in Katrina as “genetic dead-ends”.  If he’s concerned about civil rights for all, I’m Glenn Beck.

h/t to Joe at Bessemer Opinions, whose post on the subject is here.

You Might Be a Racist If…

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

…you’re a justice of the peace who refuses to issue marriage licenses to interracial couples.

Keith Bardwell, who has been a justice of the peace for 34 years in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, says he always asks couples who call to inquire about marriage if they are interracial, and if the answer is yes, his answer is no. Louisiana law, of course, makes no mention of race. It requires only that the parties present their birth certificates, Social Security cards, and $35 (and proof of divorce if either was previously married).

Bardwell, bless his heart, invokes the “black friends” defense:

“I’m not a racist. I just don’t believe in mixing the races that way,” Bardwell told the Associated Press on Thursday. “I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else.”

And he further defends himself by pointing out that he treats all interracial couples the same:

If he did an interracial marriage for one couple, he must do the same for all, he said.

“I try to treat everyone equally,” he said.

So he doesn’t discriminate in his discrimination. Or something. And, hey, it’s not like he keeps those couples from marrying. They just have to go elsewhere. It’s just like pharmacists who use “conscience” clauses to refuse to dispense legally prescribed medications. No harm, no foul, right? He only wants to protect The Childrentm.

“There is a problem with both groups accepting a child from such a marriage,” Bardwell said. “I think those children suffer and I won’t help put them through it.”

Seriously, did I just stumble through a temporal rift? I thought this was 2009, not 1959. Mr. Bardwell, I believe it’s time to retire. You can spend your golden years going to Klan meetings and pining for the good old days of racial purity.

Seven Days to Go

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

SECOND UPDATE: See change to post.

UPDATE: As Del points out, Andrew Sullivan, who initially reported on this video, now says he thinks the person said “redistributor”. I don’t know; I’ve listened to it with the speakers turned up, and it still sounds bad to me. Is “redistributor” some new slang term that I haven’t heard yet? At any rate, Palin certainly appeared to hear something questionable — she paused and then plowed on, seeming flustered and even less coherent than usual.

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The bad news?  The McCain campaign’s tactic (or is it a strategy?) of using Sarah Palin to race-bait and “other” Obama continues — someone attending a Palin rally in Iowa added to her string of critical descriptors with, “And he’s a n*gger!” [I'm going to strike this part of the post, as some googling has turned up McCain's stupid new "redistributor" meme. I do stand by my characterization of Palin's campaign technique.]

The good news? Some 30 to 40 workers at a telemarketing center in Indiana walked off the job rather than read a nasty McCain campaign robo-call script* that attacked Obama for being “dangerously weak on crime,” “coddling criminals,” and for voting against “protecting children from danger.” One worker said, “We were asked to read something saying [Obama and Democrats] were against protecting children from danger. I wouldn’t do it. A lot of people left. They thought it was disgusting.”

Please note that people who make calls for telemarketing firms don’t make big bucks, and these folks gave up their pay by walking out. That’s real integrity.

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* Robo-calling is illegal in Indiana, so live callers were required to read the script.

ATF Thwarts Skinhead Plot to Assassinate Obama

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Holy shit! A bunch couple of crazy, racist motherf*ckers were planning to kill Obama and shoot or decapitate high school students.

In court records unsealed Monday, federal agents said they disrupted plans to rob a gun store and target a predominantly African-American high school by two neo-Nazi skinheads. Agents said the skinheads did not identify the school by name.

Jim Cavanaugh, special agent in charge of the Nashville field office for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the two men planned to shoot 88 black people and decapitate another 14. The numbers 88 and 14 are symbolic in the white supremacist community.

The men also sought to go on a national killing spree, with Obama as its final target, Cavanaugh told The Associated Press.

“They said that would be their last, final act — that they would attempt to kill Sen. Obama,” Cavanaugh said. “They didn’t believe they would be able to do it, but that they would get killed trying.”

I just don’t know what to say, except this: if these people are determined to commit suicide, they should do that first.

And Speaking of -Isms

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

I’m really glad to see bloggers taking down the racist dribblings of the egregious Jonah Goldberg and his henchman Glenn Reynolds, who seem to think that Democrats are supporting Barack Obama because they fear that “certain segments of American political life” will “become completely unhinged” if Obama loses. As Glenn Greenwald points out, it’s pretty easy to figure out which segments Jonah purports to fear in his racist dog-whistle post:

I wonder: in Jonah Goldberg’s “imagination,” which (ahem) “certain segments” of the American population exactly will “become completely unhinged” if Obama loses and thereby spawn “social unraveling”? And who are the people who are going so deeply to fear this “social unraveling” that they vote for Obama just in order to keep those “certain segments” in line and well-behaved?

Goldberg, of course, doesn’t have the courage to say explicitly who he means — he just implies it with ugly innuendo — but Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds helpfully fills in the gap, approvingly quoting and praising Goldberg’s warning (“He’s right”), and then adding that if Hillary “outmaneuvers” Obama to win, “that’ll probably alienate a lot of people and cause them to stay home in November.” Just to make sure the meaning is clear, he then links to one of his own prior posts warning that a Hillary win might anger “black voters” and cause them to abandon the Democrats.

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Tancredo Drops Out of Presidential Races, Endorses Romney

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination, citing his fear that he might split the brown-people-hatin’ vote and open the door for some softy like Huckabee.  Tancredo threw his support to Mitt Romney, who opposes illegal immigration but supports lawn care companies that hire undocumented workers.

See ya, Tom.  Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.

One Klan Group To Protest Another in Cullman

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Um, what? Geez, just how many Klan members are there in Cullman?

Members of one Ku Klux Klan organization say they will assemble at the courthouse Nov. 10 to show their opposition to another Klan group that plans an anti-immigration rally there that day.

Ken Mier, who described himself as an investigator for the Alabama Ku Klux Klan and the national office of the Ku Klux Klan LLC, said in an e-mail to The Cullman Times that his group is against the tactics of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which held an anti-immigration protest last month in Athens.

“We are opposed to the ignorance and stupidity as displayed by the individuals that thumbed their nose at the area churches by continuing to use racial slurs, threats and avoided Christian deportment,” he said.

Okay, I’m speculating here — there’s not much information in the linked news flash — but somehow I doubt the Alabama Klan loves them some immigrants. Sounds like the local folks are just a mite pissed that the damnyankees came down here and stole their thunder.

Tancredo Won’t Run for Re-Election

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Another one bites the dust. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-we hate the brown people) has announced that he will not run for re-election to Congress. He says his pet issue, throwing out all the brown people and building an electric fence around the United States illegal immigration, has attained national prominence, so he isn’t needed anymore. He’s fought the good fight, and now he’ll concentrate on his losing presidential campaign.

I supposed there’s a miniscule chance his poll numbers will rise above the low single digits, but he says most immigrant-haters are supporting “another candidate”. Gee, that wouldn’t be Ron Paul, would it?