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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…
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Racist GOP County Council Candidate Can’t Understand Why Everyone Is So Mad At Him For Singing “Dixie”

A few months ago, we introduced you to the glory that is Michael Peroutka, a complete and utter wingnut who is now the GOP candidate for a county council seat in the delightfully named Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Michael likes long walks on the beach, cuddling, and spewing insane nonsense about how evolution is against the Constitution or is treason or something. He is also a stone cold racist, duh, so much so that he sang “Dixie” at the 2012 national conference for the League of the South. Seriously, nothing says “I am a huge racist” like singing the Confederate anthem to a secessionist hate group. Oh, and calling “Dixie” the National Anthem also too. Let’s not forget that part. Read more on Racist GOP County Council Candidate Can’t Understand Why Everyone Is So Mad At Him For Singing “Dixie”…
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Race War Roundup: A Children’s Treasury Of Loveable Rogues

So, the altered photo on the right was posted on a rightwing Tea Party website; after the fakery was exposed, the “Patriot Nation” Facebook page has removed the photo and issued a stirring notpology: There is but ONE race — the AMERICAN race, and it isn’t hyphenated! Anyone who is found to be posting such racist crap on this page or using racial slurs, will be banned permanently. Of course, had the picture not been faked, they’d have been perfectly fine with it, because then it would just be a dumb one-of-THOSE-people. And so welcome to today’s wrap-up of charming folks who are just itching for a race war. Needless to say, the actual cause of the coming race war (so much blood!) will be those other people, not the nice patriotic self-defenders we’ll be looking at below. (No one ever starts a race war; they just have race war forced upon them so they have to preemptively defend themselves.) Read more on Race War Roundup: A Children’s Treasury Of Loveable Rogues…
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Ron Paul Doesn’t Hate Jews, He Just Speaks To Groups That Hate Jews

Ron Paul is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for a Sept. 11 conference sponsored by The Fatima Center, a rightwing “radical traditionalist” Catholic group that the Southern Poverty Law Center calls “perhaps the single largest group of hard-core anti-Semites in North America.” But that doesn’t mean that Ron Paul is an anti-Semite, after all. He can’t help it if his message of individual responsibility and kooky yearning for the Gold Standard happens to appeal to a Taliban Catholic group that promotes “New World Order” conspiracy claims and whose publications have published columns criticizing the Pope for “kowtowing” to the “Synagogue of Satan,” argued that Jews are attempting to undermine the Catholic Church on behalf of Satan, and claiming that “Zionist billionaires” have been “financially raping” the Russian people. Besides, you don’t have to be an anti-Semite to believe that stuff, you just have to hate the Jews. Read more on Ron Paul Doesn’t Hate Jews, He Just Speaks To Groups That Hate Jews…
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A Silver Lining: For-Profit Prisons Will Let You Keep Pets!

Here is today’s quiz about capitalism: if y0u are in the prison-running business and you want to make a profit, do you: a) staff the prison with as few people as possible (to save money on wages) b) provide prisoners with plastic bags instead of toilets (to save money on expenses associated with water, plumbing, and whatnot) c) refuse to give prisoners prescribed medication (to save money on expenses associated with adequate medical care) d) lock mentally ill patients in solitary confinement instead of providing them with mental health care (to save money on expenses associated with adequate mental health care) e) all of the above. If you guessed “all of the above” you win the prize, you win the prize! Who would have guessed that the for-profit prison model articulates so well with depriving prisoners of humane conditions? A shocking twist indeed! From the Southern Poverty Law Center, which filed a federal lawsuit yesterday on behalf of prisoners at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility: [The prison is] a filthy, dangerous facility “operating in a perpetual state of crisis” where prisoners are at “grave risk of death and loss of limbs” and often resort to setting fires to receive medical attention. Read more on A Silver Lining: For-Profit Prisons Will Let You Keep Pets!…
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Here’s A New One: Idaho CPA Secretly Wrote White-Supremacist Books, Talked To Hitler In His Head

Well, here’s a change. We’ve written about Carl Hiaasen characters come to life in Washington, so how about a Kurt Vonnegut character in Idaho? Sadly, it is not Montana Wildhack or Kilgore Trout or even Eliot Rosewater. No, Idaho gets stuck with an accountant who wants us to think he’s Howard W. Campbell, the protagonist of Mother Night — you know, the decent patriotic guy who pretends to become a Nazi, for good reasons, only nobody remembers he’s undercover, so he eventually gets tried for war crimes? That’s pretty much what Timothy Stephen Folke, an accountant from Payette, Idaho, insisted he was up to. In the Southern Poverty Law Center’s summer Intelligence Report, Heidi Beirich details the white-supremacist screeds written by Folke under the pseudonym “Farnham O’Reilly,” and notes that “in a bizarre series of E-mails,” the accountant explained to her that he didn’t really mean it when he was cranking out racist fantasies and manifestoes — it was all just part of a “project” to find out more about actual racists, of which he was definitely not one, of course. He just liked their interest in nature. Sounds plausible! Maybe Folke would have done well to read Mother Night instead, what with the advice about how we become what we pretend to be, so be careful about that? Oh, yeah, and Folke also wrote that he heard the voice of Adolf Hitler talking to him inside his head. That bit wasn’t in Vonnegut, though, because who would believe something like that? Read more on Here’s A New One: Idaho CPA Secretly Wrote White-Supremacist Books, Talked To Hitler In His Head…
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Michelle Malkin: Why Is the Southern Poverty Law Center Always Shooting The Family Research Council With Guns?

A security guard at the building of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., was shot today. After the Dark Knight mass shooting in Colorado, the Sikh Temple mass shooting in Wisconsin, and yet another in Texas, it is time we as a nation took a step back and realized who the real victims are: conservatives. Michelle Malkin’s bullshit Twitter site, Twitchy, is aggregating “leftist hatred” (read: things from assholes who have 17 followers) about the shootings. When prior shootings happened, Malkin took to the airwaves to denounce “blame righty” syndrome, because it is unfair to politicize inexplicably terrible tragedies. Luckily, the victim at the FRC shooting only got hit in the arm, so, um, game on! Read more on Michelle Malkin: Why Is the Southern Poverty Law Center Always Shooting The Family Research Council With Guns?…
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Someone Should Step In Before White Supremacist Murderers Get Hurt

Two horrific mass shootings have rocked our world in the past few weeks. In Aurora, CO, an insane man walked into a theater and shot dozens of innocent people, leaving us with a hollow pit in our souls as we searched for an answer to the question of why an ABC news man was so mean to the Tea Party. On Sunday, a white supremacist committed another mass shooting in a Sikh gurdwara, which the Southern Poverty Law Center totally called because he was in a shitty white supremacist band. Again, after a horrific event, we are left with a single burning question that only Ann Althouse’s commenters can answer: WTF, SPLC? What did the white supremacist ever do to you before he killed and injured all those people? Read more on Someone Should Step In Before White Supremacist Murderers Get Hurt…