Archive for the ‘Bigotry’ Category

We’ll Take Our Country Back From Unspeakable Darkness, Says Mitt
August 31, 2012

Okay, the RTP piece of wood didn’t actually say that last night.

What he did say, among all the nonsense and empty flim-flam language and phony homespun babble, was that the United States is supposed to save the world from ‘unspeakable darkness’. The context was vaguely historical, but given the RTP’s affinity for Klannishness, it’s not far fetched to suggest that he was throwing some meat to the racial bigots, to the peanut throwers, the animal feeders, out there in the convention center that was built with taxpayer money from blacks and whites alike.

And today, babbling some other speech somewhere, he shouted, in his finish, ‘We’re going to take America back.’

We’re going to take America back.

Now that’s a bit ambiguous.

Does he mean he wants to take America back to the nineteenth century, or the eighteenth, or possibly the Dark Ages? That’s where RTP policies, such as they are, would take us. Of course Mitten would be satisfied to take us back to the status of a third-world country by bankrupting us with his lust for absolute military power at the cost of every other aspect of American life except for the part where he gives even more money to his rich friends and masters.

Or did he mean he wants to take America back from some force or power that took America away? Last time I looked the country was being run and staffed by Americans, duly elected. Perhaps he means the Americans in the White House. That American. Obama. The black guy who took America away from the real Americans, you know, the white ones who mumble in their sleep, mumble in their coffee, and blither in their get-togethers that they want to take ‘their White House back from the nigger.’

Mittens may not have offered a single bit of substance in his entire primary campaign and during the entire RTPNC convention in Tampa, but he sure does seem to be whistling Dixie to the white RTP people whose hearts belong to the Klan.

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Jessica Ahlquist Unprays Prayer Banner: Christians Come Unglued
February 8, 2012

Jessica Ahlquist is a Cranston, Rhode Island teenager who objected to the display of a large Christian prayer banner on the auditorium wall of Cranston High School West.

The display was illegal, according to the courts and laws of the United States.

The Cranston school authorities refused to remove the banner, and Ahlquist, with the aid of the ACLU, sued. Ahlquist is an atheist.

She won the suit and the banner was ordered removed.

Throughout the process Ahlquist was subjected to the vilest verbal and written abuse imaginable, including death threats, from… wait for it… Christians. Apparently no suffering is too great to inflict on a teenage girl who insisted that her school obey the law of the land. Ahlquist required police protection in and out of school.

The school system, in addition to the costs of defending the suit, is also being asked to pay $173,000 to the ACLU to cover their costs.

The vileness of the Christian reaction beggars belief. Samples of the sort of threats and abuse can be found at various places on the Web, including the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, as well as many other places. Christians are not shy about threatening to kill people who disagree with them, who don’t believe as they do, who laugh at them. They are usually quite shy about identifying themselves when they make their threats. A sampling from the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s newspaper is enough to make decent people puke.

But here’s what started the whole deal. Here’s the prayer.

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The prayer was written by a student in 1960, and was hung, as an eight-foot-tall banner, in the auditorium in 1963.

Here’s the text of the prayer in case it’s not clear in the image.

School Prayer
Our Heavenly Father

Grant us each day the desire to do our best. To grow mentally and morally as well as physically. To be kind and helpful to our classmates and teachers. To be honest with ourselves as well as with others. Help us to be good sports and smile when we lose as well as when we win. Teach us the value of true friendship. Help us always to conduct ourselves so as to bring credit to Cranston High School West.

Amen

Obviously a prayer. Undoubtedly Christian, given the Christianism of the community. There are no accompanying prayers from Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, animists, et al. Just this one.

The judge, a Reagan appointee, a Christian, and a conservative, found that it violated the law and ordered it removed.

But here’s the thing. The sentiments in the prayer are reasonable, the sorts of things students, and adults, might well aspire to.

But the context, the frame, weakens the sentiments, as well as making the whole thing run afoul of established law. “School Prayer”. “Our Heavenly Father”.  “Amen”.

The whole problem could have been avoided. Something like this perhaps:

Cranston West Students…

Desire to do our best. Seek to grow mentally and morally as well as physically. Work to be kind and helpful to our classmates and teachers. Desire to be honest with ourselves as well as with others. Want to be good in sports and smile when we lose as well as when we win. Seek the value of true friendship. Conduct ourselves so as to bring credit to Cranston High School West.

That’s all they needed. No need to get on their knees and beg the invisible sky god for something that was already within their power as human beings. No need to insult people of non-Christian faiths. No need to cough up a couple of hundred grand in legal fees.

But nope. Gotta dirty up their knees. Gotta act like weak little pussies who can’t handle the simplest things in life without begging the invisible hoo-ha to run their lives for them. Can’t think for themselves or make a decision about morals or values without bowing and scraping and begging the supernatural for help.

Apparently Ahlquist is the only one of the whole crowd who has any balls and a mind of her own.

And the upshot of it all? Vile attacks on the girl who pointed out the obvious and sought to correct a wrong. In fact, so disgusting and widespread were the perverted reactions of Rhode Islanders that a state Representative named Peter Palumbo, on radio station WPRO, called Ahlquist an “evil little thing”, and a pawn “being coerced by evil people…” A State Representative. A legislator. An upholder of the law. But oops, apparently also a Christian, and Christian perversion and bigotry and hatred trumps American law, doesn’t it?

If their Christ ever existed, he’d be spinning in his tomb and puking up his guts over the actions of his followers these days.

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Racial Division: Republicans In The South, Via England
January 19, 2012

There’s a good piece in The Guardian about racial prejudice being used by Republicans to foster racial division in South Carolina.

Naturally we have to read a well written and researched article like this in an English newspaper because the American press won’t touch it. Just like the fact that more whites get food stamps than blacks seems somehow never to get as much mention as Republican charges that blacks are sucking from the system the money and the jobs and whatever else white people might want.

Yay America! Rah rah rah! Keep it pure!

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Alternative Sex?
October 13, 2011

From Bryan Fischer, notorious Republican right-wing homophobe, speaking at the Value (??) Voters conference on October 8:

Fischer: I believe we need a president who understands that just as Islam represents the greatest long term threat to our liberty so the homosexual agenda represents the greatest immediate threat to every freedom and right that is enshrined in the First Amendment, it’s a particularly threat to religious liberty…. We need a president who understands that every advance of the homosexual agenda comes at the expense of religious liberty. We need a president who understands that we must choose as a nation between homosexuality and liberty, because we cannot have both. A president who understands that we must choose between homosexuality and liberty, and who will choose liberty every time.

Apparently ‘liberty’ is some kind of acceptable sexual orientation that is to be preferred to gay orientations.

Perhaps Mr. Fischer will provide us with a definition so that we can all engage in politically correct sex.

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“That was my brother’s death you were cheering, you a$$holes”
September 15, 2011

 

Required reading at Daily Kos

When finished you may go out and kick the shit out of any Tea Bagger you find. Don’t worry, you won’t hurt them: they have neither brains nor hearts, and whatever spark of humanity they may have is dedicated to destroying what’s left of democracy, freedom, human decency, and educated intelligence in the United States.

Note the really key comment in the article, that of the eight Republican assholes on stage, all of whom want to be President of the United States, not one objected to the cheers of the audience, an audience comprising your friends and neighbors and relatives who want sick people without insurance to suffer and die.

Listen hard, people, because these sick motherfuckers are all around you.

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If You’re Poor In Minnesota, Having $20 Makes You A Criminal
March 23, 2011

Minnesota’s Governor Tim Pawlenty and his Republican legislators are trying to make it a crime for anyone on public welfare to have more than twenty dollars cash on them.

Pawlenty just announced he wants to be President of the United States. No doubt he’ll spend the next several months telling us what a good Christian and good American he is.

Perhaps he’ll run with the Koch houseboy from Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker, as his running mate. A matched pair of Republican Christian scum. The Republican philosophy: Suck up to the rich while kicking the poor and the workers who made possible the rich, and then piss on them.

The Lion can hardly wait to watch these guys justify their pathology while  clawing their way to the top of the pile of Republican shit that is American politics today.

Yowsah!

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New Orange County Diet. Guaranteed You’ll Lose Weight.
March 4, 2011

Want to lose weight? Visit this video of people in Orange County, California.

You’ll either be so sickened by the hatred the Tea Party and the Republicans have created in America that you won’t eat for a week, or you’ll just blow lunch on your keyboard.

Story here and here.

Christian Bigot Is The New Governor Of Alabama
January 18, 2011

This story about Alabama Governor Robert Bentley pretty much speaks for itself, as well as for the principle of separation of church and state.

 

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Republican Governor Haley Barbour, Presidential Wannabe, Praises Vicious Racist Group
December 21, 2010

Haley Barbour, currently governor of the residually racist state of Mississippi, has gone and laid some praise on the Citizen’s Council, a nasty piece of racist work founded in Mississippi in reaction to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision declaring school segregation unconstitutional. 

TPM has the story in all its ugly glory, along with an enlightening historical explication of the situation, including an image of the front page of the August 1956 issue of the news rag, The Citizens’ Council, which speaks volumes of unadulterated proud white bigotry.

Barbour is now engaged in the usual Republican process of denying that he is the ugly thing that he says he is.

Read all about it and ask yourself why it is that modern Republicans seem to be the ones in such a hurry to roll the country back to a past that they think is so glorious. You know, back to the time when there was no Social Security or Medicare, when Americans were rugged, independent individuals who didn’t ever need a hand, especially when they had the Klan and the Citizen’s Councils to protect them from the consequences (usually none) of lynching subhuman niggers (a pejorative that lives on in the conscious and subconscious of modern Republicans no matter how often the media and the African-American community try to infantilize it to the ‘n-word’).

Republicans usually appeal to their history as the so-called Party of Lincoln-who-freed-the-slaves, implying that they couldn’t possibly be racist and that Haley Barbour is just a good ol’ down home boy defending his home turf.

Wait for it. Listen! Hear that? That’s the sound of Lincoln spitting in Haley Barbour’s face.

Update: Good ol’ boy Haley walked it back. Read all about it, here and here.

Cenk Uygur on MSNBC just reminded everyone that ol’ Haley said there weren’t any problems integrating the University of Mississippi when he was there. He must have been on a different part of the campus when the riots, fires, and gunplay were going down.

Ol’ fathead Haley also claimed he had a friendly relationship with a black woman at that time and that he still loved her. She noted that he got her middle name wrong and she remembered him but didn’t  have anything to do with him.

Wait for it. Listen. Hear that? That’s the sound of The Lion giggling.

A Selection of Vile Anti-Christian Hate Mail From The Files Of The MRFF
August 14, 2010

What follows is a random selection of anti-Christian hate mail from the files of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. The complete file in pdf form can be found at this link. It’s truly amazing how much the writers hate Christianity. Most of them seem to be utterly ignorant of the religion, and none too bright besides.

The emails are generally directed at Mikey Weinstein, who founded and runs the MRFF.

Herewith some of the most vile anti-Christian material you’re going to find anywhere. Each paragraph is a separate email.

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So, sacrificed any Christian babies lately? Or are you one of those secular humanist jews?

you f*****g piece of shit jew and your stinking jew woman and inbred jew childrun and jewlover traiter daughterinlaw deserve to torture die you filth jew liberil america hating jesus hating basterd Lord willing none of us will have to wait long america is too good for dirty jew scum of your family and your commie foundasion"

My money’s on we gas you fucks first, and this time get it right. Cheers!

I want to send my help to your organization, by volunteering to help you burn down churches. Especially nigger chruches. You are a fucking idiot!! The only reason that we have been so blessed by GOD is because we were founded on christian principles!!! I CURSE you to fail and die a VERY severe death mikeyweinstein!!!!! I hope all your kids turn out gay as hell, take it in the ass, and get aids and die!!!!! Die Fag

To MRFF you bunch of egg sucking dogs have no business sticking your fucking nose in religious beliefs. Join with the egg sucking CAIR and fight against Graham. We will not be safe until Cair and people like you are eradicated like cockroaches from the land of the USA. Islam and everyone supporting Islam is evil. Accept it. You are trying to take over the USA. Not without a fight. we have had it.

Mike, you are so off base. YOU want all Christians DEAD? I read your comments. YOU are what is wrong with this country. Are you closet Muslim? Do you hate our country so much? There was NEVER anything that said there was to be a separation of church and state!!!!!!! Just freedom to practice any religion. You want to force your evil views on all people. Yes Christians believe the Bible and for your information, you and your 7 organization are helping fulfill prophecy by condemning Christ and His followers. But, whether you believe or not, YOU are still going to burn in Hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish all you people would leave my country, (I am a native American, so I have every right to this country, YOU have zero rights to this land) People like you are ushering in Islam for everyone. I bet you voted for the pretender and chief, Obama the liar. Congratulations, you are anti-American, pro-evil, anti-Semitic, anti- Christian and just plain stupid. May God forgive you, for you know not what you do I will stand for Jesus and lay my life down for His word, me and 38 million other fanatics

Victories?! LOL…you are too little too late. Its so easy to bypass your pathetic totalitarian organization, the irony is that we learned a lot from you devils, we replicate and improved all the techniques you use to conquer society. Army is ours, Navy is ours, Air Force is ours (including the big firecrackers) the only thing that isnt ours is the Marines because they are 11 mostly a bunch of butch-faggots just like the Greeks were (i heard Kissinger loves his Marines if you know what i mean…) You think we were going to let you do to us what you did to the Russians? Those FEMA camps are going to be used…the problem for you is that instead of commies being the guards its going to be Christians.

This link in your "newsletter" is all the evidence white Christians need that your loyalty is with world jewry, israel, and the talmud. Notice that even the yid who wrote this says the US Army "retaliated" against the beating of your whiney little jew. The Christian, white US army. And you claim some kind of victory? Now he gets a rabbi and kosher food. What about separation of state and religion? Being a jew isn’t about religion, my mistake. It’s about changing the world to your liking. Keep it up, big man. Many of us are not just sitting idle.

Gee….what a surprise….a jew wants to ban Christianity…they tried that 2,000 years ago…look what happened from that effort…so, ban ahead!…it only makes the followers of the one true faith, Christianity, stronger…

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See, you can’t get much more anti-Christian than this bunch of clowns. Makes one wonder what kind of homes they came from that would teach them to spew such vile hatred; and what kind of religion they practice that teaches this sort of filth and encourages them to vomit it forth. Really, what religion do they belong to? Does anyone know? Some obscure sect of some unknown violent religion that caters to brain-damaged sociopaths, perhaps? Some drug-addled Satanic sect, maybe?

Very strange, very strange indeed.

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