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  Roll back ... discrimination?!

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Won’t Sign Anti-Gay Bill As Is, Reports Walmart

Having learned nothing from the PR disaster in Indiana this week, the Arkansas legislature passed its own Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) on Tuesday, sending it to the desk of Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson. The bill, HB 1228, is a close facsimile of the one signed by Gov. Mike Pence, and, just as in Indiana, has resulted in several corporations threatening to cease or reduce operations in the state. Read more on Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Won’t Sign Anti-Gay Bill As Is, Reports Walmart…
  Or does he just have very poor judgment in choosing friends?

Is Indiana Gov. Mike Pence The Michael Jordan Of Hating Gays?

He had met the circled hatemongers before, you know.
Hypothesis: Mike Pence Is The Michael Jordan Of Hating Gays Indiana Gov. Mike Pence did himself a right nice presser Tuesday morning, wherein he explained that he is Not Sorry for signing the Fuck The Gays bill, which he does not understand, but that he wants to clarify that he in no way, shape, or form wants the law to be used to actually fuck the gays. And never, in his whole life, has he supported discrimination, no sir. Read more on Is Indiana Gov. Mike Pence The Michael Jordan Of Hating Gays?…
  Just hope the plane doesn't go down while you're going down

Spirit Airlines Will 69 You In The Sky, Wingnut Outrage To Commence Shortly

Mile High Club
The budget carrier Spirit Airlines is having a celebration, and they want YOU to come 69 the friendly skies with them, doesn’t that sound like a hot thing you want to cross of your bucket list? They are doing this because they have recently added a sixty-ninth airplane to their fleet, and if their website is any indication, the folks at Spirit have been boning up for this new addition to their family for quite a while now: Read more on Spirit Airlines Will 69 You In The Sky, Wingnut Outrage To Commence Shortly…
  Next they'll be giving their Lifetime Achievement Award to dead George Wallace

Completely Real Coalition Of African-American Pastors To Give ‘MLK Award’ To Alabama’s Roy Moore

A group that calls itself the Coalition of African-American Pastors has finally found a freedom fighter worthy of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, and it is the holistically bigoted Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, he who has been heroically standing in the gay courthouse door, for freedom, pretty much this entire year, and whose court buddies on Tuesday decided to set up camp in their own courthouse doors to protect Alabama from gay marriage, at least until SCOTUS crams it down all their throats for good in June. Read more on Completely Real Coalition Of African-American Pastors To Give ‘MLK Award’ To Alabama’s Roy Moore…
  That's not racial transendence

Bobby Jindal Can’t See Race, Not Even In The Mirror

Dang, still looks nothing like him.
So last week or so, there was a thing Wonkette was going to type about, concerning a certain “official portrait” of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, shown above, that, um, did not look like him, not even a little bit. I mean, judge for yourself, but that is not what Bobby Jindal’s face looks like, not even close, and SOME PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET pointed out that, PERHAPS, Bobby Jindal’s skin is quite a bit darker than that, because they are not racially transcendent. One headline asked, “Was Brown Paint Busy When They Created This Bobby Jindal Portrait?” But then everyone was made aware that it was NOT an “official portrait” at all, but just some thing one of his constituents made for him after school one day, so we didn’t write a thing about it. Read more on Bobby Jindal Can’t See Race, Not Even In The Mirror…
  Dispatches from the community confinement center

Felon Dinesh D’Souza Has Met African-Americans, And You, Obama, Are No African-American

Don't look at me, I'm just a fish lips, I'm not responsible for the dumb things I say
When pitiful, pouty, put-upon felon Dinesh D’Souza last embarrassed himself (that we know of), it was Monday, and he was delusionally ‘splaining that there was AN INTERESTING PARALLEL between his life and that of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You see, King was the target of J. Edgar Hoover, and in D’Souza’s D’Imagination, he is being targeted by Barack Obama, for the crime of making a hilariously dumb movie that nobody paid attention to and that had absolutely no effect on Barack Obama or his presidency. Oh, and also Obama is targeting D’Souza for that other ACTUAL crime he committed, that of funneling illegal campaign contributions to a losing loser candidate. For his funneling, he got himself landed in a really cushy version of the pokey, and the judge did not enhance his sentence for the fact that his crime was also a really dumb losing game to begin with. I’d say Obama’s been PRETTY lenient. Read more on Felon Dinesh D’Souza Has Met African-Americans, And You, Obama, Are No African-American…
  freeeeee nelson mandela

Madonna Is Your New Nelson Mandela! Please Pass The Cyanide.

Life is a mystery
Last year, Madonna put herself in Art Jail, with a 17-minute tone poem about how … the oppression was coming from inside the house! It was hilarious, and ridiculose, and full of hot dudes doing really good ripoffs of Chicago, and it was all about, like, stuff. (Go on, click over to our little sister site HappyNiceTimePeople.com, which we done sold but we still get $$$ from it! We wrote the thing, so you know it’s finger-lickin’ good!) Now, Madonna is going even further, by sexplaining that she is basically Nelson Mandela, known to his countrymen as “Madiba.” That is like ONE SYLLABLE AWAY from Madonna! So you know that it is true. Read more on Madonna Is Your New Nelson Mandela! Please Pass The Cyanide….
  thank god almighty

Mike Huckabee And National Organization For Marriage Are Your New Civil Rights Heroes, America

Yesterday, you may have noticed that it was a key date in the history of American civil rights. On June 19, 1964, the Senate passed the Civil Rights Act, which Lyndon B. Johnson would sign two weeks later on July 2. But after this year, no one will remember anything about that stupid old Civil Rights Act, because the real thing we will celebrate forevermore on June 19 is the March for Marriage, which drew literal scores of people to D.C. to hate on the gays getting married. Making this all the better: Mike Huckabee! Read more on Mike Huckabee And National Organization For Marriage Are Your New Civil Rights Heroes, America…
  take your 'smart' and shove it

Gun Enthusiasts Defend Freedom By Yelling At Lady Who Invented Gun-Safety Thing

Guns. Hot damn, if we all don’t want bigger, badder, better guns! Pew! Pew! Pew! America, Fuck Yeah, Second Amendment, NRA, freedoms, and all that jazz! Am I right! And if we occasionally need to feed the Tree Of Liberty with the blood of dozens of schoolchildren, then so be it, because GUNS ARE TEH BEST. We don’t care if they are big guns or small guns, so long as they are dick-shaped and can help us overcome masculine insecurities, we’ll take whatever you are offering. Can I get an ‘amen’ from the gun enthusiasts? RawStory has the amen: Belinda Padilla, president and CEO of the U.S. division of firearm manufacturer Armatix, says she was stalked and threatened by “gun enthusiasts” after she tried to bring a safer handgun to market. Oh right. We love guns, except for better, safer guns. Because even the option of a safer gun somewhere is an affront to freedom everywhere, just like that Martin Luther King Jr. guy said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” except with guns and safety being a threat to freedom. Un-ironic self-five for MLK reference!  Read more on Gun Enthusiasts Defend Freedom By Yelling At Lady Who Invented Gun-Safety Thing…
  for the racist who has everything

Georgia Offering Confederate Flag License Plates To Go With Your TruckNutz

Heritage is very very important to some people. No matter how disgraceful their ancestors may be, we all know those Germans Southerners who fly the Nazi Confederate flag in honor of long-dead grand-pappys who fought for the Third Reich Confederacy. And we all know that those folks don’t hate any particular people, but are just proud that their blood relatives fought for God and country, right? Well, folks in Georgia will now be able to find one more way to be totally not racist at all, and have that there license plate hanging from their pick-up truck, a perfect companion to rusted chewing tobacco cans and TruckNutz. Because nothing says class like desperately hanging on the the memory of fighting for the rights of people to own human beings based upon their skin color, amirite?  Read more on Georgia Offering Confederate Flag License Plates To Go With Your TruckNutz…
  thug life

Ted Nugent Being Racist Again, News At 11

You know who is the greatest friend The Blacks ever had? We mean besides Donald Trump. It is awesome rock & roller and Republican Minority Outreach Specialist Ted Nugent! He is always talking about how he is not racist because he loves Motown and some other “reasons” probably too, oh, we remember one, he is Rosa Parks! So it is definitely a problem with your ears and eyes that you keep imputing racism to Ted Nugent, because it is definitely not him, because! Let us look at Ted Nugent’s latest non-racism, about Martin Luther King Day and how The Blacks should really all go die already because they are all Thugs and Gangsters and Very Bad “Men.” Read more on Ted Nugent Being Racist Again, News At 11…
  lies damn lies and bill o'reilly

How Many Lies Did Bill O’Reilly Just Put Into His Own On-Air Correction?

So there has been a late August GOP whineathon about how liberals were co-opting noted Republican Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. by pretending he was some sort of liberal like them, when everyone knows Martin Luther King believed in the free market and race-blindness, because Republicans are the real not-racists. Then they were all waah waah waah, why are you being so partisan, black people, by not inviting any of us to celebrate this great Republican, and then they were all, oh, you did invite a whole bunch of us, but we were taking care of the people’s business in Jackson Hole and meeting with the oil industry. (Really, Eric Cantor and John Boehner should have just lied about it. Fox would have run their side of the story, and half the country would believe it to be so.) Then a funny thing happened: Bill O’Reilly corrected himself, on air, and apologized for being wrong in asserting that no Republicans had been invited to speak at the March on Washington OFA rally. And that is when a monkey flew out of our butt! Read more on How Many Lies Did Bill O’Reilly Just Put Into His Own On-Air Correction?…
  let freedom ring

Liveblogging Barack Obama Pretending Martin Luther King Jr. Was A Liberal

[Update, 4:30 p.m.: Now that the live stream is over, we’ve added in the last few speakers from the hours-long event: John Lewis, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Martin Luther King III, Christine King Farris, Bernice King, and President Barack Obama.] We are just going to jump in and start liveblogging the anniversary of the 1963 March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom; we wonder if it will be “divisive”? Read more on Liveblogging Barack Obama Pretending Martin Luther King Jr. Was A Liberal…
  i have a nightmare

You Will Definitely Believe How Racist This Daily Caller Article Is

We’ve seen a lot of racist nonsense in our time, but this contribution from the Daily Caller and Major General US Army Jerry Curry Retired Thank Goodness is truly special, a diamond-encrusted nuclear butt plug of are-you-even-serious-dude that makes us wonder if Jerry Curry, who served semi-prominently under Carter, Reagan, and Bush Sr., is feeling okay. Because holy. fucking. shit (emphasis ours): The question is can [black] families and communities ever be reconstituted again, and do we have a sufficient number of black leaders who can and are able to shoulder the vision and burdens of a Martin Luther King, Jr.? Can Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton do it? If the answer is no, and I believe it is, then America’s white leadership will have to get rid of them and select their replacements. Why don’t I suggest that Black Democrats select the replacements? Because Black Democrats are fine for house work, but not for doing heavy lifting. Name one that has put forward a meaningful call to action with a plan to restore the black family and community. Read more on You Will Definitely Believe How Racist This Daily Caller Article Is…
  Trigger warning for Joe Walsh

Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh Rewrites ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech To Count The Ways Black People Suck

Even the most casual reader of the Intertubes is aware that former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-DEADBEAT) is pretty much one of the worst people in the history of ever. (Yes, yes, we know: Hitler, Stalin, and Dick Cheney are much worse and belong in their own category of Even Worse Than Joe Walsh.) But aside from the perpetrators of genocide and vice presidents who shoot their buddies in the face and then blame the guy’s face for being in the way, Walsh is pretty rotten. He’s a deadbeat dad who thinks gay homosexuals are bad for children. (Oh, and he’ll even threaten to sue anyone who points out the FACT that he’s a deadbeat dad so come at us, Joe!) He hates when veterans who’ve given their limbs to defend his right to be a douchebag go on and on about their service. He refuses to get a real job. He’s even a deadbeat driver. And now, apparently desperate to secure his place in the Shitbag Hall of Fame, he has rewritten Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech. (He posted it on his own website, but no, we will not provide a link, because fuck that guy.) And oh sweet merciful Zeus is it … well … exactly what you’d expect from a scumsucking piece of bacteria-ridden filth like Joe Walsh. Read more on Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh Rewrites ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech To Count The Ways Black People Suck…
  The first rule of talking about race is don't talk about race

Kathleen Parker: MLK Jr. Would Want Racist Obama To Stop Talking About Race Already, Sheesh

Oh goody, it is time for Pulitzer-prize winning columnist (yeah, we don’t get how that happened either) Kathleen Parker to explain to us once more why President Obama is being reverse-racist against white people by being, you know, not white. (Or, ahem, as she likes to point out, only half not-white — which is a perfectly valid and not-racist observation for her to make because she does not “see him as only black” and also because she is related to him in a cousinly way.) In today’s vomitorious mass of argle bargle, Parker sighs, for the eleventy billionth time, that is is SO ANNOYING the way Obama is always blacking on and on about how he is black. Don’t you just hate that? She sure does. Read more on Kathleen Parker: MLK Jr. Would Want Racist Obama To Stop Talking About Race Already, Sheesh…
  moynihan retort

George Will Explains How Single Moms Make Martin Luther King Jr. Cry

Windsor-knotted colostomy bag George Will took the occasion of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom to explain that there’s a very simple reason that there’s an economic disparity between whites and blacks: Black ladies are birthin’ too many babies without a man in the hizzouse. On This Week With George Stephanopoulos, delightfully named WaPo journalist Dan Balz said, “We forget that this was the March for Jobs and Justice [sic] … There has been tremendous progress, there’s no question about that, in all the ways we’re talking about. But the persistence of the gap between white wealth and black wealth, white income and black income, is something that has stayed almost constant for the past two decades.” Nuh-uh, replied Will, dazzling the panel with the exact same analysis that he provided four weeks ago in discussing Detroit’s bankruptcy: “The events to which you refer were foreshadowed by something eight months after the march … A young social scientist from Harvard working in the Labor Department published a report. His name was Daniel Patrick Moynihan. He said, ‘There is a crisis in the African American community, because 24% of African American children are born to unmarried women.’ Today it’s tripled to 72%. That, and not an absence of rights, is surely the biggest impediment.” We were impressed by Will’s vast oversimplification of the 1965 “Moynihan Report,” as well as his simple faith that it was the only legitimate social science research ever to address the question. But what really got our attention was his subsequent proof of his mastery of causal relationships, in which he smashed an egg and did unspeakable things to a chicken. Read more on George Will Explains How Single Moms Make Martin Luther King Jr. Cry…
  from the archives

History Nice Time: Jean Shepherd On The Radio Right After The March On Washington

Hey, media and history nerds! With this week’s 50th anniversary of the 1963 March On Washington For Jobs and Freedom coming up Wednesday, we’re happy to share the great radio guy Jean Shepherd’s first-person account of being in the march, broadcast just the day after the event. It’s pretty cool: rambling and digressive, but such a vivid account of being one guy in the middle of an experience that he knew was going to be world-changing. And it’s a valuable reminder that the march involved so much more than just the “I Have a Dream” speech. It’s also just an interesting artifact of how radio used to work — a full two-minute opening song with no voice-over? No edits? No call-in segment? Weird. Read more on History Nice Time: Jean Shepherd On The Radio Right After The March On Washington…
  the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward shooting

Dana Loesch Says Dana Loesch Is Your New Martin Luther King, America

Yesterday we mentioned the presence of sniveling rage sack Dana Loesch at this weekend’s “A Farewell to Arms” rally in Colorado. What we did not get around to discussing was the speech this great orator delivered, which is too bad because it sounds as if it was quite the stemwinder. Did you know that Dana Loesch is some sort of civil rights hero? It’s true! She was on Twitter all day Monday refusing to shut the fuck up about it! Set the scene for us, Raw Story: Appearing at a Colorado gun show and rally on Saturday supporting the recall election of gun control advocate and state Senate President John Morse (D), Republican blogger and Internet radio host Dana Loesch took the stage with a unique, weaponized cover of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Oh good, there is nothing we like more than the wingnuts’ continued equating of the long struggle for civil rights for African-Americans with their own desire to amass goddamn arsenals of killing machines. Gun ownership is a civil right, dontcha know. Maybe we should pile some bubble wrap on this desk before we go any further. Read more on Dana Loesch Says Dana Loesch Is Your New Martin Luther King, America…
  China Always Wins

MLK Jr. Honored By Statue Built By Unpaid Chinese Laborers

The dedication of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial has been postponed due to God’s impending wrath upon the East Coast, but hey, at least this gives us time to reflect upon the fancy new monument and all the crazy controversies surrounding it! Early on there was of course the obligatory “Shouldn’t they have hired a black person to sculpt this thing?” controversy, but that is boring. Thankfully, there is more to argue about, regarding this sculpture! In some sort of tragic/ironic twist, the “Stone of Hope” sculpture was built by unpaid Chinese workers, because nothing says “I have a dream!” like importing a bunch of slaves to build a statue of a famous civil rights leader. Read more on MLK Jr. Honored By Statue Built By Unpaid Chinese Laborers…
  flotus files

Michelle Obama Turns 47 On National Day of Laziness/Community Service

Today is “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,” which is a day to remember the life of a special black person — or “socialist Kenyan,” as they prefer to be called these days — who once copied Glenn Beck by giving a speech at the Lincoln Memorial. But more importantly, today is Michelle Obama’s birthday! Our FLOTUS turns 47 today, and she is probably eating a whole-wheat cake filled with spinach right now, because thanks to all of Michelle’s hard work, soon that will be the only kind of cake available in America. Read more on Michelle Obama Turns 47 On National Day of Laziness/Community Service…