Make America White Again.

"Make America White Again" billboard in Polk County, Tennessee (Amy Hines Woody/Facebook)

“Make America White Again” billboard in Polk County, Tennessee (Amy Hines Woody/Facebook)

Rick Tyler, an independent Congressional candidate for Tennessee’s 3rd district, is facing a boycott of his restaurant business after he advertised his candidacy with racist billboard messages like “Make America White Again.”

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Tennessee resident Amy Hines Woody expressed her outrage by posting a photo of the “Make America White Again” sign, WTVC reported.

“This disgusting bunch of bigotry was erected about 20 minutes from our house,” she wrote, noting that Tyler owned Whitewater Grill in Ocoee. “Please, if you are the decent and loving people I know you to be, boycott this business.”

A Web address on the billboard redirects to Tyler’s campaign website, which explains that the candidate chose a sign that “is difficult to ignore and its message comes across as authoritative and influential.”

Tyler also suggests that his billboard is based on Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.

Difficult to ignore? Yeah, okay, I’ll say that much is so. Authoritative and influential? Well…perhaps in a Nazi-ish manner. Mostly, Mr. Tyler, it comes across as the same old bigotry, with a healthy helping of asshole whine added in.

“Of great significance, as well, is the reality of the Trump phenomenon and the manner in which he has loosened up the overall spectrum of political discourse,” he noted. “The Make America White Again billboard advertisement will cut to the very core and marrow of what plagues us as a nation.”

Oh FFS, the mealy mouthness! Yes, Trump has brought bigotry back into popularity, and rather than bigoted assholes feeling rather shamed, they are screaming, having fits of hysterics, and collecting guns even more. The very core and marrow of what plagues us…yeah, that would be brown people, right? I rather expect all the pasty queer people will have to go too.

A second sign used words from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech along with an illustration of the Confederate flag surrounding the White House.

If I ever manage to find my eyebrows after they fell off the back of my head, I might then gather up my jaw from somewhere on the floor. What. In. The. Fuck.

Oh, here it is, folks, via Daily Kos:


Tyler said that he planned to put up other billboards, including “Fight federal tyranny / Stop the Muslim invasion” and “Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be miscegenators.”

Jesus Fuck, it gets worse.

The candidate told WRCB-TV that he did not hate people of color, but wanted to return to a “1960s, Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver time when there were no break-ins; no violent crime; no mass immigration.”

Aauuuuggghhh no no no no no no. People this fucking ignorant should just have to leave. I don’t care where they go, just go. 1960s Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver was television, you scant-brained asshole. uStates was not stuffed to the gills with benign papas smoking pipes who always had time for their children, with wives maintaining sparkling clean houses and cooking vast meals in dresses, fuck me heels, and pearls. There were plenty of break-ins, a lot of crime, actually, violent and otherwise, and as for mass immigration? Holy shit, just go away.

Via Raw Story.


  1. says

    Return to the 50’s is just a fig-leaf for Jim Crow and the economic boom after the war. Good times, if you were the oppressor. Happy days for douchebags.

    I am guessing he’s an independent because even the local republicans don’t want him.

  2. says

    There was a lot of crime in the 60s. Most of it was being committed by cops and politicians. And that hasn’t even changed -- I don’t know what he’s complaining about! Inequality is on the rise -- it’s a better time than ever to work for Wall St and steal from the poor.

    Maybe he’s just unhappy that he missed his seat on the gravy train.

  3. Athywren - not the moon you're looking for says

    I don’t understand… how is he able to look back nostalgically on the 1960’s when he’s an accidental time traveller from the 1860’s?
    I do like (for very strained definitions of like) the whole “no mass immigration” thing, though. He clearly hasn’t heard about that “entirety of united states history” thing.

  4. says


    He clearly hasn’t heard about that “entirety of united states history” thing.

    Going by what I can see on that loathsome billboard, (his website is down) he’s a ‘white pioneer’ fanatacist. That’s the only immigration that counts.

  5. cicely says

    *straight face*
    North American has always been white, ever since Jesus created it with a wave of his hand.
    Any other view is heresy. Blasphemy. Anathema.

  6. Kengi says

    So, he’s supporting a tax rate of 91% for the wealthy, right? You know, like the good old days. I’d say he has rose-colored glasses, but that would make all his friends look too dark…

  7. Onamission5 says

    The existence of one revisionist racist dickweed who wants to be a minor king is disturbing. Also disturbing is the number of people who, knowingly and willingly, assisted him in promoting his hateful message. Unless he’s a print shop owner and construction guy who owns a whole bunch of roadside land in addition to being a restaurant owner, that’s at least three more business owners in the local area who thought his craptastic, counter-factual view of the world was important enough to help him put it on public display, or who were willing to profit off his hate.

  8. brucegee1962 says

    One of the many things that bugs me about 50s and 60s nostalgia was that one of the main reasons for the prosperity (aside from the rest of the world being in ruins) was that an entire generation benefited from the biggest government handout in history, the GI bill. You politicians really want to revive the Ozzie and Harriet middle class? How about sending an entire frigging generation to college for free?

  9. Saad says

    A second sign used words from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech along with an illustration of the Confederate flag surrounding the White House.


    It’s really happening, isn’t it? White supremacy has been given full legitimacy and mainstream status again thanks to all the Trump-crazy fuckheads.

  10. says


    It’s really happening, isn’t it?

    Yeah, it is. As if the world wasn’t scary enough.


    I can’t wait for “white genocide” to actually finally happen.

    Been waiting a long time for that. Hasn’t happened yet.

  11. Crimson Clupeidae says

    Onamission5 @8: I don’t know. If I were a sign maker, I’d be tempted to go along with this kind of business for a couple of reasons: 1) You’re taking money from assholes, 2) you’re getting their message out there, and it’s mostly going to hurt them anyway.

    Not sure I actually would, but I can see why even a good person running a sign making business would go along with something this blatant.

    I’m more scared of the people who will see this and want to vote for this shitsmear.

  12. says

    CC @ 13:

    Not sure I actually would, but I can see why even a good person running a sign making business would go along with something this blatant.

    Really? Because you know, there are a lot of atheist groups who can’t find anyone willing to do their billboards, so I’m going more towards Onamission5’s view.

  13. says

    Via Daily Kos, it seems ol’ Ricky was poisoned by god:

    Very early on in his diligent quest for truth, Rick came to understand that a powerful, supernatural intelligence exercises monumental influence and controlling power in the affairs of men. None other than Satan himself sits at the apex of this control grid. By appealing to and exploiting the sinful weaknesses of man, Satan is able to maintain a steady and progressive march toward his ultimate goals…chief among them being the abject domination and enslavement of mankind. Apart from this pivotal, foundational truth…there can be no satisfactory comprehension of world affairs, history, or current events. The populace at large is substantially ignorant and misinformed about what is happening in the world around them because they fail to make logical deductions based on the very real phenomenon of pervasive satanic orchestration in the unfolding of the ebb and flow of human interaction. It is quite logical that there would be a vast amount of conspiratorial planning, execution, and choreography as time unfolds. Satan’s exceptional intellect and supernatural power enable him to unleash all manner of sophisticated plots and endeavors…all of which are designed to advance his diabolical agenda. Lies and treacherous deceit are the devices he uses in his comprehensive, manipulative plan. Of course…he routinely masquerades as an “angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14)…thus disguising his true motives and identity.

    From the outset of his Christian life and activism, Rick has sought to enlighten people relative to the schemes, machinations and methods of the devil and those who do his bidding. In the early days it was hard to get many people to incline their ear toward hard core truth. At present, given the flagrant tactics being routinely employed by the forces of evil, it is far easier to gain acknowledgement concerning the wiles and agenda of Satan and his accomplices. Now, however, it is common for people to be paralyzed with fear…even though they realize and understand that calamitous circumstances are just over the horizon.

    Rick Tyler remains devoted to the solemn duty to sound the alarm of impending danger. At the very least he is determined to function in like manner as the watchman described in Ezekiel 33. Beyond that function, he yearns to be like unto those referenced in Hebrews 11 who actually “subdued kingdoms.” The power of truth is not to be underestimated. Rick Tyler has unwavering faith, belief and confidence in the power and promises of the God of Scripture. He understands that the hope and protection of those desirous of serving God are intricately linked to the exhibition of humility and repentance toward a righteous and just God.

  14. says

    Also, Gawker grabbed a cache of his site before it disappeared, and boy oh boy, does Ricky ever hate brown people. A lot.

    It took me a few to figure out what WWFFD means, at least to Tyler: What Would (the) Founding Fathers Do?

  15. blf says

    I’ve been poking around in the Generalisimo Google cache of this fruitcake’s site, and, wouldn’t you know, he’s a chemtrail conspiracy kook (Conspiracy Denial Disorder: America’s Foremost Mental Malady — Part 1, Google cache as of 20-June-2016):

    [… I]t so happens that declassified reports and documents are increasingly confirming that there has been a long standing and ongoing program under the heading of geo-engineering that has been systematically enveloping the planet. […]


    Most conspiratorial activity that pertains to the new world order agenda is actually hiding in the open. In fact, it is generally so flagrant and in your face as to be absurd. Concerning the all-pervasive geo-engineering project, the contrail explanation never made even a lick of sense. [… ridiculous “arguments” redacted for the sake of your sanity –blf] The staggering cost that, of necessity, would accompany such a project made it clear all along that we have been observing the handiwork of those ultra-powerful forces that routinely operate in secrecy and with impunity, for the ostensible “well-being of humanity.”

    [… rant …] In the case of geo-engineering, the ostensible explanation of fighting the rigors and adverse effects of the dreaded menace of climate change simply doesn’t hold water. [… more ranting …] Ridiculous anomalies in the official explanation of such events as the JFK assassination as well as everything that occurred on September 11, 2001 are further illustrations of how a population — mesmerized into docile acceptance and passivity…will ignore the obvious evidence of massive criminal conspiracy — and compliantly embrace the fairytale-like and nonsensical explanations rendered by officialdom.

    Using the science of logic we conclude with the following supposition. If two or more relatively small-time and insignificant parties will routinely conspire over a paltry few thousand dollars — is it not safe to assume that the most powerful personages in the world would conspire in the interest of multiple millions, billions, and even trillions? I believe the answer is all too obvious for those with eyes to see.

    Grade-A kook.
    (I’ve not been able to find the implied Part 2…)

  16. says

    Using the science of logic

    :drops head gently onto desk:

    Why has this become a signifier that a kook is about to go off?

  17. blf says

    Someone mentioned this fruitkook was a time-traveler from the 1860s. Yep. The site (which currently seems to be up) even has an article to prove it, Counter Revolution (linked-to throughout the site as “Unfinished Business of the 1860’s”):

    […] The Bill of Rights, though of great power and significance, has proven to be an inadequate bulwark against the tyrannical encroachments of the national government. The legitimate nation and government established in 1787 under the terms, stipulations, prohibitions, and general parameters of the Constitution, has long ago ceased to exist. […]

    The original American Revolution was substantially in keeping with Biblical protocol. […]

    Please sit down comfortably, fasten yer safety strap, and put away the drinks. A crash element is also recommended. Proceed carefully reading the rest of this rant:

    […] The orderly secession of those states who became the Confederacy was the logical and appropriate response to an unfortunate yet undeniable reality. The Southern states were merely insisting upon the right to exercise the very same liberty and independence for which the American Revolution had been fought. Lamentably, they were not properly prepared or adequately equipped to prevail over the determined forces of federal tyranny. The so-called Civil War was a travesty of justice almost beyond comprehension. The conflict certainly failed to meet the defining characteristics of a civil war in that the South in no way sought to attack and vanquish the North. In fact, the North responded to lawful and appropriate Southern secession with brutal and naked aggression. Of course, a matter settled by force is a matter not settled. The criminal and murderous attack upon the South is not made legitimate by the passage of time. If anything, logic and common sense now prove beyond doubt that the Southern states were extraordinarily prescient in their assessment and conviction […]

    After the criminal subjugation of the South, the advocates of strong central government wasted no time in consolidating their gains. [… ranting …] The 16th and 17th Amendments were declared to have been ratified in 1913 while, in reality, not one single state properly ratified the supposed addendums to the Constitution. The 16th Amendment made provision for and ultimately ushered in a Marxist income tax [… and yet moar ranting …] Our Constitution and Bill of Rights are only a hollow shell…having long since been gutted and eviscerated by policies of abject Socialism and tyrannical repression. All that remains is lip service toward our nation’s founding documents and there is little more than a glimmer of hope for the future of our people. […]

    Make that Grade A Prime kook.

    Oh, and there was not a single mention of “black” or slavery or anything like that, but there was a confederate flag.

  18. blf says

    s/crash element/crash helmet/

    I think I need to have a few whisk(e)ys after that brain-battering…

  19. blf says

    Using the science of logic

    Why has this become a signifier that a kook is about to go off?

    Kooks don’t know what either word means, therefore, if you put them together, they must know what the phrase means by the Double-Not-Knowing-Rule. And the use of the “Double-Not-Knowing-Rule” is logic, which is used by science, which proves it is science also. </whisk(e)y>

  20. Siobhan says

    Protip: If someone has to assert their argument is logical, it probably isn’t.

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