I can’t think of an event I care any less about than the Miss America pageant, but I do care that my country harbors so many racist douchenozzles. And when an Indian-American was crowned Miss America over the weekend, they came out of the woodwork like cockroaches. Ignorant moron #1, come on down:
Category Archive: Racism
Sep 18 2013
Sep 18 2013
After Ted Cruz said that we needed 100 more Jesse Helms’ in the U.S. Senate, Rachel Maddow did an excellent job of documenting Helms’ long history of racist politics. That Cruz, a racial minority himself, would sing the praises of a blatantly racist legislator is pretty appalling. That Helms is not poison in the Republican …
Sep 18 2013
The right’s moronic and dishonest campaign to coopt Martin Luther King and make him sound like a conservative may have hit its high point — err, low point — when Michael Peroutka, former Constitution Party candidate for president and a genuine theocrat — went on the Steve Deace show and said this:
Sep 15 2013
Minister and ignorant, bigoted blowhard Steven Anderson was preaching to his congregation about the story of Barak and Deborah in the Bible. He mistakenly thinks that Barack Obama was named after him (he wasn’t; his name comes from a Swahili word that means blessed) and says that only a crack whore would name their child …
Sep 09 2013
Remember that tiny town in North Dakota where white supremacist Craig Paul Cobb is trying to take it over and turn it into a haven for racists and neo-Nazis? He went on the David Pakman radio show and declared that the term “gay” was invented by the Jews to oppress white people.
Sep 06 2013
This is one of the most astonishing stories I’ve ever seen. A black pastor at a church in Charlotte, NC sent out an email to volunteers telling them to make sure to have only white greeters at the door before service. Because white people are apparently “the best of the best.”
Sep 05 2013
Here’s one of the more surreal stories you’ll read today. Jimmy Simmons of the NAACP in Casper, Wyoming actually had a meeting with a local KKK leader, who promptly tried to convince him that he’s totally not racist and a recent rash of violence toward black men seen with white women was the fault of …
Sep 03 2013
A white supremacist was inadvertently caught by federal agents with a massive arsenal of weapons and ammunition and a list of names of Jewish and black leaders. Inadvertently because they had no idea he had them, they were tracking him for illegal counterfeit sports jerseys.
Sep 03 2013
Tony Capaccio has an article in Business Week that points out that Marin Luther King’s famous I Have a Dream speech, the 50th anniversary of which was marked with celebrations the other day, is what led directly to the campaign by the FBI to use illegal wiretaps and bugs to blackmail King and other civil …
Sep 01 2013
David Marsters, a conservative candidate for selectman in the city of Sabattus, Maine, put a picture on his Facebook page of Obama along with the caption “Shoot the nigger” and earned a visit from the Secret Service because of it. But it wasn’t a threat, he says, and it’s all okay because he’s mad.
Aug 31 2013
Add Gary Bauer to the long list of wingnuts working hard to pretend that Martin Luther King would agree with him if he were alive today. Specifically on abortion, he says that King would be fighting against Planned Parenthood to stop “black genocide.”
Aug 30 2013
Republicans love to claim that Martin Luther King was a Republican. They’ve even taken out billboards around the country saying so. Not only is there no evidence for this, there’s considerable evidence against it. By the end of his life, he was a loud and persistent critic of the Republican party.
Aug 26 2013
The tiny town of Leith, North Dakota is being targeted by a white supremacist and neo-Nazi with a plan to move others like him into the area to take over the area and make it their base of operation. For some reason, some of the locals have a problem with that.
Aug 23 2013
Yes, the Obamas have a new puppy, another Portuguese water dog, and the White House website and the press corps are all atwitter over the news. I can’t really imagine why anyone would care, but some people do. Even less, though, can I imagine what the point was when Tucker Carlson’s insipid rag the Daily …
Aug 20 2013
I’ve said many times that state legislatures is where you find the dumbest and fringe-iest elected officials. Here’s another good example, Rep. Bob Thorpe, an Arizona Republican. Reacting to Attorney General Eric Holder’s call for sentencing reforms, he tweeted this: