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Oh boy! There’s another rally planned for August 19 in Boston by a bunch of obnoxious conservative alt-righter types of the variety that have started trying to distance themselves from the alt-right and instead calling themselves the “New Right” while still holding most of the same crappy views they dd before. They’re calling it a “Free Speech” rally, because most of them think that the right to Free Speech is the right to never be criticized by anyone and always be listened to by everyone, and they would like some of THAT please.

Except there are a few problems! One of them being that the rally might be canceled. Following Charlottesville, several of the speakers slated to speak at the rally, including noted human garbage monster Gavin McInnes, have backed out and declared the rally “canceled.”

Why? Is it because they saw what happened in Charlottesville and would not like to cause the death of another person? Of course it is not. One reason is that they are saying that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh wants people to “riot” on them.

Mayor Walsh said, regarding the rally, “Boston does not welcome you here, Boston does not want you here, Boston rejects your message. We’ll do anything in our power to keep hate out of our city,” noting later that they will allow free speech, but they will not allow violence.

Yes, that sure does sound like an invitation to violence.

They have also been claiming that the city has “revoked” their permit. Except the thing is, Mayor Walsh is saying they never applied for one in the first place, which means it couldn’t have been revoked.

Another reason is that he doesn’t want people to “scream” at him. Because he has a very delicate constitution and might get the vapors.

Short answer though? They’re scared.

However, some say it is still going on, and others — like Elizabeth Warren’s Senate challenger Shiva Ayyadurai — are still planning on speaking.

Ayyadurai told Boston’s WBUR that he is speaking despite having literally no idea who is even putting on the event:

I think one of the organizers from there called my assistant. You know, I get a lot of calls as a public figure, and I was just very happy to attend a free speech event.

Apparently no one knows. It is a secret. People are just agreeing to come speak at it, for reasons.

Ayyadurai is quite a character. His hobbies include claiming he invented email, and then suing people who say that he did not, in fact, invent email. His other hobbies include “having spontaneous orgasms every time he calls Elizabeth Warren ‘a fake Indian,'” which means he has a lot of spontaneous orgasms.

He pals around with Mike Cernovich now — but at one point he protested Apartheid and worked with Noam Chomsky.

Via Boston Magazine:

The same night he announced his intention to run, “new-right” provocateur Mike Cernovich feted him at a post–Conservative Political Action Conference bash outside of Washington, DC, attended by Pizzagate promoter Mike Flynn Jr., son of Donald Trump’s ousted national security adviser. Ayyadurai also picked up an early endorsement from former Red Sox pitcher and Breitbart News personality Curt Schilling, who is ideologically in the same camp as the alt-right and had been publicly pondering a Senate run himself. “As of today, from where I sit, you’re my choice for Senator of the state of Mass. in 2018 and it’s not even close,” Schilling tweeted. “#Fauxcahauntas.” After a meeting with Ayyadurai, the Lowell Sun’s traditionally right-leaning editorial board declared him an “accomplished risk taker and problem solver,” a fresh upstart who “embodies everything that America offers someone who’s willing to work hard to achieve success.”

It is rather telling, frankly, that Ayyadurai is not backing down from a protest that even Gavin McInnes is retreating from. That, as smart as he is — and he is smart — he is not saying to himself “Hey, someone died at one of these protests recently, maybe now is not the time to get this band back together, even if only out of respect for the dead.”

Classy!

[WBUR]

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  • schmannity

    I stand with Elizabeth versus I sit with Shiva.

  • memzilla Ω

    In related alt-reich news, Daily Stormer now hosted on Russian servers as dailystormer(dot)ru.
    . https://twitter.com/OpWolverines/status/897814111496675328

  • Indiepalin

    I never get tired of those clever “Injun” jokes about Elizabeth Warren’s heritage.

    • WeaselPoo

      Indeed.All my ribs are broken from guffawing, and my knees hurt from all the slapping. Such fun!

      • Oblios_Cap

        It would be funny if she wore a feather in her hair!

  • Ryan Denniston

    I have a confused. Why would a group of people who want to peacefully protest the removal of Confederate statues congregate in Boston?

    • Indiepalin

      The underground music scene?

      • Les Appentis De la résistance

        The underground singer songwriter folk scene.

    • Master Contrail Program

      Is it South Boston?

    • WeaselPoo

      Cradle of the American Revolutio

    • Nockular cavity

      They’re fucking stupid?

    • Baconzgood

      Chowder?

      • The Wanderer

        Chowdah!

        • Oblios_Cap

          to pahk the cah?

    • Les Appentis De la résistance

      A Tea party?

    • Master Contrail Program

      Maybe they’re hoping to catch a glimpse of a wicked sea monstah tuner?

      https://youtu.be/1LmlwDFvGow

    • John Thorstensen

      They probably want to protest the Robert Gould Shaw memorial (which is, in all seriousness, a truly great and deeply moving example of public art).

  • TJ Barke

    Why is it that basically the only people that the right fields are fucking lunatics or scumbags? Oh, wait, I answered my own question.

  • Ryan Denniston

    “We’ll do anything in our power to keep
    hate out of our city,” noting later that they will allow free speech,
    but they will not allow violence.”

    There, you see? The second part came later. He’s truly winking and nudging at the leftists and globalists, he said the second part to appease the fake press.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    With Curt Schilling backing you, how could you possibly fail?

    • Snopes Shop

      LOL

    • FlownΩver

      Nothing like basing a political career entirely on having gotten blood on your sock once.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Which is more than Donald Trump based his political career on….but yeah.

    • Master Contrail Program

      Ask his former video game studio.

  • Scooby

    Boston? We’re all the beer halls in Mississippi booked?

  • Snopes Shop

    As the son of a holocaust survivor, I have no tolerance for #racism. Just because I support @POTUS @realDonaldTrump doesn’t make me a racist https://t.co/lfIwdosreE

    • Ryan Denniston

      I dunno man. I don’t see a lot of white people in those pictures.

    • FlownΩver

      Keep telling yourself that.

  • Iron Monkey

    The Mike Cernovich/Curt Schilling endorsement should be enough to stop any campaign in its tracks.

  • The Wanderer

    Would it be wrong to ask that the alt-right rally take place in Boston on the same night as the Peppermint Schnapps – Tire Iron Doubleheader game?

    • Snopes Shop

      The what now?

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Also, too, there is no open carry in MA. Which means that the police would confiscate their precious metal penii of death which were so key to protecting their “free speech” against people shouting them down. Without their penii of death, which they love more than their Nürnberg rallies, they’d be lost.

    • Suttree

      How many nazis can actually leave the house without being armed?

      • FlownΩver

        NOT,K

  • FlemmishSpy

    Squanto?

    • The Wanderer

      I just heard that in the voice of TV’s Frank.

  • lucidamente

    Have a seat, Shiva.

    • The Wanderer

      Cover the mirrors.

  • Baconzgood

    My crazy right wing uncle just told me “there are no nazis in america”. I have a feeling that that will soon be Trump’s view.

    • Ryan Denniston

      No Nazi. No Nazi. You’re the Nazi!

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Nazi. Nazi. You’re the C.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Your crazy right wing uncle probably has some Hugo Boss gear in his closet.

    • Suttree

      They can go by whatever name they want, but they are still Nazis.

      • Baconzgood

        It it walks like a duck, has feathers and quacks it’s probably a gerbil.

        • Msgr_MΩment

          Platypus libel!

    • TJ Barke

      Uh, reality disagrees.

    • Master Contrail Program

      So he does nazi Nazis in other words?

    • Bmaccnm

      How does he explain the flags?

  • Les Appentis De la résistance

    The GOP sure can pick a winner. Senator Warren must be quaking in her mocassins.

    • Wild Cat

      They sure can fix machines and manipulate reality, too—take nothing for granted.

  • Rick Hill

    Jeez…I keep waiting…one day there has to be an actual, decent person running as a republican. This, is not that day, though

  • beatbort

    He’s one of those kinder, gentler Nazis. He provides pillows in the gas chamber.

  • Suttree

    Shiva’s run should go over as well as serving someone crawfish and calling them baby lobstahs.

  • Gigglesnort

    Isn’t he a bit brown to be hanging around with Nazi types?

    • The Wanderer

      It’s the “Indian=Aryan=White!” pseudo-intellectual rationalization.

      • TJ Barke

        “I’ll be one of the good ones!”

      • Msgr_MΩment

        So, I’ll bet he’s ‘nationalist’ and ‘socialist’ as well?

      • Gigglesnort

        He is from South India. The so-called Aryans, the ones who spoke Sanskrit, were in the North, historically. But then he was not a history major.

        • Wild Cat

          Keep in mind, as with Ireland, the Indians saw the Brits as an occupying force (they were), so the nazis seemed like a liberating force if they could topple England. Same with the insane Slavs who saw the nazis as liberators and ended up in concentration camps because they didn’t pass the Caucasian Chalk Circle Test.

          The world is full of idiots.

          • Red Bird

            The…world…is…full…of…idiots. True.

          • PubOption

            A few Indians fought with the Japanese in the hope of ending British domination of India.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            I read a short story set in WWII where Germany wrested control of India from England. Gandhi came along, and they took him out behind he chemical shed and put a bullet in his head.

        • The Wanderer

          True, but the pseudo-intellectuals on the Right will overlook it.

        • PubOption

          Does that make him a Branch Dravidian?

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Which is not something he should count on in a dark alley on the way to the Nazi clubhouse.

        • The Wanderer

          I expect he usually pals around with a few mindersfriends.

      • amrak63

        Some Nazis admired Indian culture, with its caste system.

        After all, they stole the swastika from Hinduism and Buddhism, among many other ancient cultures which used (or still use) the symbol (their attitude is, understandably, “Hey, WE didn’t give it a bad name!”).

        http://i.imgur.com/X0hxwHI.jpg

    • Wild Cat

      a) They need tokens.
      b) He considers himself an “Aryan.” Many Indian/Nazi collaborators for various reasons during WWII.
      c) Indians have a caste system. He identifies with the white (“higher”) caste system.

      • Paperless Tiger

        I think, at some point in history, Aryan was just shorthand for Barbarian, which may translate as “bearded Aryan”.

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Reminds me of goodness gracious me with the Stevensons and the Richards.
        https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/1200×675/p01k0gnn.jpg

    • Mr. Blobfish

      He drinks milk.

    • Jeffocaster in the West

      In fact, the Gypsies came from that continent. So, what did Hitler do to the Gypsies……….???

    • amrak63

      Yeah, him and Dinesh D’Ouchebag.

  • Joe Beese
  • Joe Beese
    • Stulexington

      Um … has she looked around lately?

      • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

        I’m surprised Uncle Mitt hasn’t told her to get the hell out of there.

    • Ryan Denniston

      Though my guess is most Republican Congressmen would follow “… but we’ll take it if offered.”

    • Baconzgood

      Wink wink

      • Oblios_Cap

        Nudge, nudge

        • Creepoman

          Dog-whistle, dog-whistle

      • Joe Beese

        Maybe. But it’s leagues better than everything other GOP-er I’ve heard has put out.

    • Les Appentis De la résistance

      Former RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel …

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist
    • TJ Barke

      Bitch, without their vote, you wouldn’t have a competitive political party…

    • Latverian Diplomat

      And in a puff of smoke, The Republican Party was gone…

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Her eyes say ‘no,no’, nut there’s ‘yes, yes’ in her eyes.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      “We don’t want your vote. Don’t get out there and vote in November. Don’t encourage your friends and family to vote. Don’t remember to vote in the upcoming special election. And whatever you do, don’t volunteer to canvass and man phone banks. Do not, repeat, do not donate money to your local Republican party.”

    • Red Bird

      too little too late

    • Mr. Blobfish

      But if we get it, we won’t complain.

    • pstockholm

      We don’t want your vote, you’re much more valuable to us clowning around in the streets so we can denounce you as an alibi for our own fascism.

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      HAHAHA! Did she clear this message with the Nazi in Chief before she went live with it?

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Why doesn’t Kurt Schilling go off and nuke Guam.*

    *Reference to Wonkagenda post

  • ManchuCandidate

    Wow. Believing one is white when one is not is a level of delusion that comes from claiming you invented email 30 years after the fact.

    • Oblios_Cap

      He is an Indian, and I hear they’re really smart.

      • Red Bird

        what?

    • P’jama Pahnts

      It makes us real inventors look bad. I invented Post-its.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        I invented the patent office…but they refuse to respond to my letters…

        • amrak63

          I invented an acid which would eat through anything, but I couldn’t invent an effective container for it…

          • ky ho

            Try putting some in the nearest Nazi…it could work, and if it doesn’t just keep trying.

          • amrak63

            Errrr…getting close to violating commenting rules there, I fear.

        • WotsAllThisThen

          I patented the patent process and you all owe me royalties! See you in an obscure small town east Texas court!

        • Johnatx

          I invented the letter. And the stamp. And the envelope, also too

      • Master Contrail Program
      • TJ Barke

        Invented a simple cold fusion device. Anyone could build it with parts from their garage, but the oil companies are somehow stopping me from building more of these simple devices that could easily be built in a garage…

      • Msgr_MΩment

        I was going to invent it, but there weren’t any scraps of paper around to jot down my idea.

      • Querolous

        I just had a brilliant idea. Ghee in an aerosol can. Ghee-whiz.

    • Werewolf

      A lot of Indians, especially high caste, consider themselves white.

      • ManchuCandidate

        I know as I worked with a lot of them but I somehow doubt that the inbred dipshits who make up the white supremacy movement are willing to accept that distinction let alone a native born citizen of asian descent like me who rolled his eyes when he heard that bullshit.

      • The legacy of the British Empire in India and Pakistan has caused massive racism. Have you noticed that all the people who win elections in such countries ARE “white” in comparison with other Indians? Skin-lightening cosmetics are big business. It’s disgraceful.

    • President in Exile Firefly

      This whole thread is patently absurd.

      • Red Bird

        ISWYDT

      • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

        Nothing novel here at all.

    • Creepoman

      See also Jindal, Bobby.

    • Well, he probably is Aryan.

      • Querolous

        This thread need a good pun job.

  • Joe Beese
    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      Apparently a broken clock can tell which way the wind is blowing, or something.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Twice a year, at least.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      GG has an unusually large stash of insufferable pills, doesn’t he?

    • Shibusa

      At the very least, a sternly worded memo is called for.

  • Wendy Belgard Hanawalt

    Marty Walsh, a delicate snowflake? Uh, no.

  • Joe Beese
  • WotsAllThisThen

    “An accomplished risk-taker.”

    I’ll give him that. Claiming you invented email ten years after email first appeared is quite the bold move.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      He was simply emailing before emailing was cool. Or possible. Urhipster.

    • therblig

      he didn’t so much invent email as email stamps.

    • President in Exile Firefly

      I’ll be even bolder: The internet is a fad. Learn Morse Code.

      • Querolous

        .- -… .-.. . .– .- … .. . .-. . .. … .- .– . .-.. -… .-

  • Joe Beese
    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      So that’s why I got that email from my Chilean stalker.

    • Notreelyhelping

      Waiting to see how this shakes out, perhaps?

    • therblig

      Lying MSM: Pence gets Chile reception

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      He has a very fine line to walk – he has to stay in office long enough for Donnie to get shitcanned, without doing anything reprehensible himself and joining him on the unemployment line.

    • Shibusa

      Pretty sure Jesus would not be siding with the Neo-Nazis. That must put Pence in an awkward spot.

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    “he calls Elizabeth Warren ‘a fake Indian,’

    We in Shiva’s defence, judging by the pictures I can see why a person from his descent would call a caucasian a fake Indian. He looks like the real deal.

    • Red Bird

      And yet, he’s referring to the misnomer for Native Americans, not the people from the sub-continent.

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        I know I know. Tried to be snarky there. ;)

        • Red Bird

          Well, imagine being someone of actual Native American ancestry? When Indian people say stuff like that it sometimes comes across as dismissive. As if they’re brushing them aside.

    • miss_grundy

      How many whites who have some Native American blood has this shithead met?

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    Can we go back to the days when a Boston Republican looked more like Charles Emerson Winchester III?

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Who knows, he may have been racist but we never knew because decorum. I miss decorum.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    I invented the F-bomb and I will fuck you up if you fuckers try to fucking mess with me.

    • NastyBossetti

      I thank you for your innovation in inventing one of the most versatile words we have at our disposal.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Fuck yeah, right?

        • NastyBossetti

          Fuckin A!

  • Joe Beese

    Trump, however, was in “good spirits” on Tuesday night, according to a White House adviser who spoke to him, who said that the president felt the news conference went much better than his statement on Monday, in which he declared that “racism is evil” and denounced certain hate groups by name. …

    The president was not alone in his pleasure at the news conference. Chief strategist Steve Bannon, whose nationalistic views helped shape Trump’s presidential campaign, was thrilled with the remarks, according to a friend of Bannon.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/16/trump-race-charlottesville-white-house-aides-react-241695

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Oh, for the love of……….yes, it went swimmingly. Getting tremendous reviews.

      • Joe Beese

        From his perspective, of course it went well. For him, it was like finally excreting a hard stool that had been constipating him all weekend.

      • Shibusa

        It probably did get tremendous reviews, on Fox, Breitbart, WND, John Birch Society…

    • Ryan Denniston

      Finally, the weight’s been lifted eh?

  • Lyly Sirivong

    Dude, there’s nothing to gain in associating yourself with these people. When they don’t need you anymore, they will throw you under the bus.

    And what’s with the “fake indian” insult ? Unless Elizabeth Warren is pretending to be a real indian, it doesn’t make sense.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      As he’s of Indian heritage, I assume he would be delighted if some Nazi shouted “Hey, Apu. Who let you out of the Kwik-E-Mart?” at him.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Uh huh! Trump DOJ responds to violent protests___ by investigating anti-Trump protesters.

    [POLITICS 08/15/2017 07:33 pm
    Feds Seek 1.3 Million Visitor Records From Website Linked To Trump Protests
    The request is so broad it seems like the administration is trying to obtain “an enemies list,” one legal expert said.]

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/feds-seek-visitor-records-website-linked-to-trump-protests_us_59935b66e4b0e789a9476e78?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    • jesterpunk

      Did they have a permit though?

      • Latverian Diplomat

        No commenting without a permit! And Wonkette does not issue permits, therefore, comments are not allowed here.

        • Komsumverweigerer Ron

          Well, that explains a long-standing conundrum.

      • Bill D. Burger
  • Joe Beese
    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Again, they’re going to talk about vague generalities without bothering to notice that the biggest defender of so-called “good neo-Nazis” is the head of their own party.

      • Joe Beese

        McConnell’s “responsibility to stand against hate” seems to end just before naming the person responsible.

    • jesterpunk

      That is better then my congress critter, he twitted nazis are bad m’kay.

      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        Same with Dean Heller – I guess he still thinks Trump can hurt his political chances worse than we can.

        • jesterpunk

          My congress critter votes with Trump 100% of the time, because that is what Jesus would do.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Is supporting Nazis an impeachable offense? No? Then fuck off turtle.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Damn.
    Never thought I’d see The Ferret in a somber mood.

    https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029469188

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      He’s 100% right, though, especially at the end.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Yup.

  • Red Bird

    Shiva needs to ask himself why the racists like him. And I don’t understand what the joke about Warren and being a fake Indian is about. Can someone explain that?

    • beingreleased

      Everything Elizabeth Warren has in life is because she once checked the “Native American” box on a form once. (I’ll put a /sarcasm just so there’s no confusion.)

    • Blackest Noobs

      Warren had said she had Native American ancestry in her family, some people think she got her academic stuff because of it and not for the fact she earned those merits…yadda yadda yadda more misdirection and misogyny.

      and asshole Trump being the asshole nicknamed her Pocahontas. a man who has zero understanding or comprehension of nuance.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    Isn’t this dude a bit, well, swarthy to be a white nationalist?

    • Timothy Watson

      Doesn’t seem to stop Dinesh D’Souza either.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Or MIchelle Grimalkin.

      • amrak63

        You mean Dinesh D’Ouchebag?

      • UnsaltedSinner

        Every racist needs a black/brown friend.

    • HorseChestnut

      What matters isn’t the color of your skin, it’s what color you think America ought to be. Brown people who don’t demand equality are welcome! They can even help subjugate others.

      • Red Bird

        This 100%.

      • Manders

        Being a POC who helps white nationalists is like marrying the person who cheated on their spouse to be with you.

        • H0mer0

          is that a problem?

    • calliecallie

      He self-identifies as white.
      I want to make a Rachel Dolezal joke, but I just can’t.

    • Serai 1

      He’s much closer to real Aryan than any of those pasty idiots.

  • Jeffocaster in the West

    I got one thing to say: article 25.

    • miss_grundy

      But that isn’t sufficient punishment. He needs to be led out of the White House in handcuffs, labeled as a Russian stooge and traitor, lose all of his properties and wealth through civil forfeiture and he should receive the maximum penalty on every charge he is found guilty, including treason.

    • UnsaltedSinner

      That would indicate he’s not responsible for his actions. I don’t buy that.

  • These “Free Speech” rallies are like a toddler who just shit himself taking his shit and wiping it on to the walls and then throwing a tantrum in his own shit when everyone else in the house who doesn’t shit their pants gets angry at him about it.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    Saaaaay, you know who else didn’t have a permit to march?

  • OutOfOrbit

    will the white supremacists believe, or even here Shiva shouting, “Don’t beat me up I’m one of you! I’m ONE OF YOU! ONE OF….splat”

  • WotsAllThisThen

    I invented comments on wonkette. Imagine my disappointment.

    • Joe Beese

      I know I’ve let you down. I’m sorry.

    • laughingnome

      When you invented comments you forgot to invent the permissability of comments.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        That Catch-22, that’s some catch.

    • FlemmishSpy

      One day you’ll get all the recognition you deserve.

      • SDGeoff3

        …once comments are allowed.

    • ky ho

      I apologize, I didn’t mean to invent the “No Comments Allowed” rule…but, well…there it is.

  • MynameisBlarney

    I am reminded of that parasite that infects rats and makes them lose their instinctive fear of cats, causing them to be an easy meal.

    • amrak63

      I wish I’d thought of that. That is a good way to describe non-white folks who seek acceptance from white-supremacist goons.

    • Bill D. Burger
    • Serai 1

      Toxoplasmosis gondii. Most people have it, actually – if you’re healthy, your immune system keeps it down easily. I’ve heard the argument that it’s this parasite that accounts for the status of cats as pets and objects of affection. An interesting hypothesis.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Having seen a full-grown tiger up close, they weren’t strong enough to make me think, “Gee, I’d like to pet that.”

  • Bananas Foster

    Trump is making me proud of my country in spite of himself.

    Everyone, just go to the center of your village/town/city and hold a sign up that says, “I’ll still be here in 2021.”

  • jesterpunk
  • La forza del resistino

    Any guesses on how many tweets Donald has found time for but can’t seem to ring up Heather Heyer’s Mom for a comforting word. The man is below loathsome.

    • jesterpunk

      He doesnt even know her name or where she supposedly contacted him.

      • La forza del resistino

        He hears the name and tries to remember which Heather he groped and his lawyers told him not to contact.

    • miss_grundy

      If he had any shame he wouldn’t even think about calling her after his stupid comments yesterday. But we know he doesn’t have any. And he won’t call her because her daughter opposed his Nazi pals.

    • Jamoche

      http://www.trumptwitterarchive.com/archive

      Searchable, plus in a more compact readable form than twitter. Since the weekend, Luther Strange has 4x more mentions than Heather.

    • Serai 1

      I wouldn’t take the call if I were her.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Just saw a Jacob Soboroff (MSNBC) man-on-the-street interview with a white nationalist/separatist nazi. Trump most honest prez since Washington and more nonsense. Yikes.

  • miss_grundy

    Another self-hating minority. I hope Liz clobbers him.

    • Parakeetist

      I’m sure she will.

    • H0mer0

      another embarrassment for those of us with roots in the subcontinent. However, Douche D’Souza has the bar raised pretty ‘high.’ One would have thought that being convicted for campaign finance fraud and losing a cushy college president job over adultery would shut him up a bit but the Newt seems to have created some sort of wingnut universe where such things only make you stronger

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Swampgas_Man

      “Jayonnaise”? Really? If that’s not made up, at least he has a good reason for hating society, or his parents, or both.

      • ziggywiggy

        Pretty sure they’re all made up, Benjamin is spelled wrong, LOL.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Check your Snarkometer Mr. Swampgas_Man!

    • The Librarian

      Love their names! Best snark evah !!!

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    If Senator Warren is “fauxcahauntess”, then Ayyadurai must be a “blendian”

    • Robyn Ryan

      Try Baboo.

    • Querolous

      Uncle Tamas.

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    Just heard that the AP has decided to stop calling nazis the “alt-right” unless in a direct quote. I am following suit.

    • laughingnome

      Call them racists and Nazis. Shitheels. Worthless and dangerous motherfuckers.

    • Jamoche

      In the 30s Time Magazine scare-quoted the “socialist” part of the name when they used the long form. All hail the scare quote.

    • JustDon’tSayDignity

      YUP. I decided the same over the weekend. No more euphemisms for white supremacists.

  • Portia McGonagal

    Dinesh D’Souza redux (bringing the acid reflux) ?

  • GuidedAccordingly

    “#Fauxcahauntas.” Now isn’t that clever.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • UnsaltedSinner

      Oh man, I’m stealing that…

    • Robyn Ryan

      Stealing…

    • Eileen Besse

      YOU WIN!!!!!

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Snopes Shop

      That’s amazing

    • Pierre_de_Fermat

      At the end of the 19th Cen, a number of CW monuments went up. Partly it was work for the granite quarries and stone carvers. So they sort of had catalogs; and with exceptions (say the Iron Brigade or the 14th Brooklyn) they looked much alike (as they would have by the end of the war). Supposedly, one southern town ordered its soldier and what veterans remained thought it looked more like one of O O Howard’s “Dutchmen” (Germans) than a Confederate. There was some grumbling about “Dutchy” and eventually the company sent a more Confederate version.
      In my mom’s hometown is a statue of a Union soldier (facing south) to commemorate the WI troops (who would have included a relative). In my dad’s hometown, no statue, but a bronze Napoleon gun (also facing south). Monument to “Men of the Village who served in the War of the Southern Rebellion” (they didn’t sugar-coat it).

    • Relativicus

      On NPR’s 1A this morning, the “Commander-in-Chief” of the Sons of Confederate Soldiers was asked, roughly, “Aren’t these monuments sort of like participation trophies since you lost?” He responded by using the participation trophies given out for playing Tee Ball as support for keeping confederate monuments.

      He also noted that the Vietnam War was unpopular, just like the Civil War, and you don’t see anyone calling for the removal of the Vietnam Memorial.

      In my estimation, those were his strongest arguments.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Ayup.
        Sounds about right, lol.

      • Ωbjectifier

        Won’t somebody please tear down that statue of Ho Chi Mihn!

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    I was just very happy to attend a free speech event.

    A white supremacist rally = a free speech event now? What’s next? A Klan rally = adventures in…

    …um, never mind, I don’t think I even want to go there FFS…

    • Me not sure

      Free speech is not the linchpin of most Klan rallies.

  • Jenny

    So did what his face’s family come here to escape India’s caste system or what?

    • Shiv

      Or maybe they emigrated because dad had a great job. Your inner racist is peeking through, white liberal.

      • Jenny

        First, not white.
        2nd great jobs weren’t had in India if you didn’t fit in a caste. Very recent history on that.

        I’m going to ask a question about a man who is clearly not white and throwing down for people who would oppress him if given the opportunity. Especially if his family was subject to the same kind of oppression he’s ok with for others. I got a real fucking problem with people pulling up the ladder behind them. So fuck you.

      • Serai 1

        Oh goody. Let’s turn on each other in exactly the ways that got fucking Trump elected.

    • Calton

      She’s right, not just in general about castes but specifically about this guy. Google “Ayyadurai caste” and see.

  • Robyn Ryan

    Bobby Jindal is back. Tanned, rested and ready to destroy more people’s lives.

  • Ninja0980

    How about he goes to a Klan Rally then?
    Sure they’d love to have him there.

  • mardam422

    You know that little thing on the tongue of your shoes that you put the laces through so the tongue doesn’t slip to one side? I invented that. Also, too, vanilla. You’re welcome.

    • JurisGal

      I invented post-its.

      Oh, it this seems familiar and, if you saw that movie, I wrote the script.

      • AmazingProfessionalCrastinator

        I invented inventing, so there!

  • Angela Ruzzo

    It seems to be a common technique for hate groups to “fail to apply for a permit” to march somewhere they are not wanted, and then say they did apply and were turned down. Planned Parenthood never does that.

  • Marceline

    “Short answer though? They’re scared.”

    Good. Let’s scare some more of them.

    • MamaBrown

      I’m from Boston. I intend to be there Saturday. I am a nice fat old lady, but I think I can make a few nazis piss themselves with my cold blue glare of doom and sarcasm.

      • BosGrl

        Mama – I’m a nice fat old lady from near Lowell! I was thinking of going, too. Maybe I’ll see you there :).

        • MamaBrown

          I’m actually from Salem! We’re neighbors almost. I’ll be the fat old lady with red hair, probably yelling loudly and with feeling.

          • BosGrl

            (Originally from Winthrop – I LOVE Salem) :D My daughter is home from school this weekend and isn’t crazy about crowds, so I’m going to try to talk her into it. I really feel like I have to go.

          • MamaBrown

            I’ve lived in Salem since the 80’s but I grew up in Saugus–small world! My uncle lived in Winthrop for years. I hope you can persuade your daughter to come–I’m not much for crowds either but, like you, I feel I have to.

          • WbytheSea

            Holla from Winthrop! A bunch of chubby middle agers from Winthrop by the Sea are hoping the T at the Orient Heights to say “Not in our house!” Hope to see you there & be safe!

          • BosGrl

            Woo hoo! You be safe too, my friend. Hope all of us Wonkers can meet up!

  • Daniel Hooper

    This guy is so smart, he’s going to make a speech at a white supremacy/neo-Nazi-but-don’t-call-them-that rally… and he’s not white.

    …What’s the opposite of, “stupid like a fox?”

    • Mavenmaven

      He would consider himself Aryan.

      • Serai 1

        THIS. He thinks he’s one of the boys, but what he doesn’t realize is these boys have no interest in reality, so they don’t care that he is, indeed, more likely to be Aryan than any of them. He’s dark so he’s inferior, and he won’t find that out until they turn on him. Which they will, if they ever get any kind of upper hand. Just like they’ll turn on D’Shithead.

    • george lastrapes

      Smart like a possum.
      “If I play dead, that truck won’t run over me.”

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Dumb as fuck?

  • Relativicus

    “That, as smart as he is — and he is smart — he is not saying to himself ‘Hey, someone died at one of these protests recently, maybe now is not the time to get this band back together, even if only out of respect for the dead.'”

    More critically, he is not thinking “I’m running a long-shot campaign against the Queen of the Kings of Liberal Thought — in Massachusetts! — and I’ve agreed to speak at an event put on by white supremacists. A few days after Charlottesville.”

    On the other hand, he is saying “Durrr, I dunno who’s gonna be there but I was invited, so, yeah…”

    Doesn’t sound so smrt to me.

  • Atheist

    So let me get this straight. A not-white person who supports the “free speech” of white supremacists, er I mean HATE SPEECH of white supremacists is calling Elizabeth Warren a fake Indian.

    But let me guess: when the alt-right trashes white women means that they aren’t racist and therefore a legit bro organization.

    How am I NOT supposed to think this guy is as stupid as white women who sign up for neo-Nazism?

  • Mavenmaven

    Thank God for the antifa, it makes these people pee their pants.

  • Beowoof14

    I don’t know about the smart thing, after all he is showing up at a rally filled with people who will think he is an immigrant or worse because of his skin color. And will hate him for it.

    • Yeah, if things turn ugly, it won’t be a ‘leftist’ who bops him in the noggin.

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        But he’ll pretend it was.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      It’s exactly the Dave Chappelle sketch!! (about the blind White Supremacist who doesn’t realize he’s black)

  • I can’t imagine a pro-confederate group gaining traction even with racist Bostonians. Northern Aggression is pretty real.

  • bbayliss

    Warren is 1/64th Cherokee.
    The Chief of the Cherokee Nation? 1/64th Cherokee.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Wait. Elizabeth Warren is the Chief of the Cherokee Nation?

      Mind blown.

      • bbayliss

        Henry the 8th was a man, I am a man, therefore I am Henry the 8th.

  • Serai 1
  • Poly_Ester

    Not many statues in Boston honoring confederate Traitors. Why would the alt-right want to rally there?

    • BosGrl

      We do, however, have a statue of General Joseph Hooker in front of the State House. It just says “HOOKER”, which caused me no end of giggles when I passed it every day during college.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5da38731fa6e7304df5d28bdca21613773adc86893099305a44b5d6af164a57e.jpg

      • Poly_Ester

        A monument to the loser at Chancellorsville!

        • BosGrl

          Hey, at least he fought for the right side.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Columbus, Ohio has Sherman and Grant (and Custer, but he was a loser, and we don’t like losers).

        • BosGrl

          Grant was from Ohio, right?

          • everstar

            Point Pleasant, Ohio!

            I want more Grant statues put up. His presidency was a hot mess, but from all I’ve read, he tried like hell to be a decent human being. All those Lee admirers can keep him; I’m with Grant.

  • Lefty Wright

    This just proves that some really smart people are really stupid.

  • BosGrl

    I cried when the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004. Curt Schilling’s activities since 2004 has ruined that for me forever.

    • phoenix00

      Shilling is such a massive dickface asshat.

      • BosGrl

        That’s an understatement.

  • hudson srinivasan

    i really really regret that nazis usurped words and symbols. swatika is just a sign of fortune. in sanskrit, from where the word originates, arya has no racial import. mueller and his gang of germans usurped it and have since been proved wrong. please to stop ascribing motives where none existed.

    krishna was “blue”, and agastya, and gargya balaki herself have been addressed as arya. germans redefining stuff does not change crap.

    • BosGrl

      It is unfortunate. It may be hundreds of years before these symbols and words can be reclaimed.

  • OMG! Did you hear how this guy’s a real Indian and Warren is a “fake” one (even though though they wouldn’t be the same kind of “Indian” in any case, but the racists that Ayyadurai is pandering to wouldn’t know that so whatever)?

    But if you don’t know that, not to worry. He’ll remind you of it 500 more times.

    • hudson srinivasan

      boston is a fair city. every day i see all sorts of people reading everything from salinger to neruda.

  • hudson srinivasan

    i’m just happy that circa 2017, we have enough of my people that the stats of us mimic the general population. for every bharara, we have a pai. to every kamala, we have a jindal. and so on. just like in proportionate terms to every obama we have a trump

  • hudson srinivasan

    imvho. ayyadurai can go fuck himself im in his district or whatever. no way he is better than warren.

  • (((fka_donnie_d)))

    The real reason these people aren’t coming to Boston is that they’re cowards, and now they know that they are expected they don’t want to show their asses.

    • JurisGal

      Plus they can’t carry their extra long guns around the way they can in VA.

  • “Vote for me so that you can pretend that you’re not racist!”

  • Poly_Ester

    Occam’s Razor states the simplest explanation is usually the best. Shiva is an engineer.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      The prevalence of right-wing nuttery among nominally logical people is one of the great mysteries.

  • Panika MCD

    at least for me, once working with Noam Chomsky is another mark against him.

    • BreakingDeadMen

      Noam is a broken record, but at least he endorsed Clinton.

      • Panika MCD

        still a fucking prick when it comes to linguistics–which informs his politics.

      • Wojciech

        He’s useful as a battering ram against the worst of the Purity Pony Brocialists. As in, “if Noam Chomsky can endorse Hillary, why can’t you Mr. Leftier-than-Thou?!?”

        • BreakingDeadMen

          His critique of foreign policy was mostly good when he first formulated it, but once you have heard it, you have heard it.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    Who opened the woodwork? They’re crawling out from everywhere …

    • amrak63

      Well, ultimately, Uncle Vlad dood it.

  • Ayy…you do realise these fucks would takr one look at you and assume you are a terrier….right? Go ahead.lay with the dogs. But you cant claim you did not know.

  • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

    “So it’s a red-dot injun against a Woo-Woo-Woo injun? I think I’ll stay home!”

    – Massachusetts Republicans

    • phoenix00

      “You mean Red Sox v Indians? I’m so there!”

  • This guy is REALLY dangerous because he has PERFECTED “red-brown” speak – that is, putting Trumpist/fascist slogans in language crafted to appeal to the dumber sections of the Sanders/left-wing crowd. Example:

    ““of course” he was concerned that the Boston rally could turn similarly
    violent, “because [r]ace [w]ars are manufactured and fueled by the
    Establishment to distract from the economic problems that they have
    caused and profit from … The Establishment creates and funds groups
    like Antifa, KKK and Black Lives Matter with the aim of dividing
    everyday poor black and white Americans.”

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/08/14/senate-candidate-plans-address-free-speech-rally-common/CzFnJ4c4u1wOjojtdeLUzM/story.html

  • Beaufighter

    All the worst people, all at once.

    I need cute cat pics, stat.

  • sg77

    OFFS

  • JurisGal

    Does he have a mirror?

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Christ on an e-cracker — this guy is nucking futz.
    As Gizmodo put it, “Creating a type of airplane named AIRPLANE doesn’t make you Wilbur Wright.” For which he’s suing Gizmodo, because of course he is:
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/05/man-who-claims-to-have-invented-e-mail-sues-gawker-for-35m-in-libel-suit/
    Massholes aren’t about to endorse an idjit … even an idjit from MIT. (Yes, there are idjits at MIT. Smart idjits, but idjits nonetheless.)

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Cancel out of respect for the dead? These nimrods expressed more concern for the wrecked Challenger than they did for Heather Heyer.

  • Wojciech

    Donald did say that he loved the Hindu. I’m also sure he makes “Hindu or woo-woo?” jokes all the time.

    The current prime minister of India — Narenda Modi — is a real treat. So maybe The Donald sees a kindred spirit in New Delhi. Plus the Indians were the original Aryans, which would be a definite plus in Donald’s eyes (not to mention Bannon’s and Gorka’s).

  • Calton

    “That, as smart as he is — and he is smart…”

    [citation needed]

  • handyhippie65

    a brown foreigner supports white nationalists? and someone thinks he’s smart? hoo doggy.

    • dshwa

      Does D’souza know this guy is stealing his schtick?

  • Mecha343

    Last month this nutcase got triggered when a local con radio host bought up his allegedly abusive charges by his then girlfriend. He didn’t answer the question and accuse Howie Carr of being pocket for one of his GOP rivals.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/watch-elizabeth-warrens-gop-challenger-explodes-when-confronted-by-past-abuse-allegations/

    • BillEGoatSmirk

      Just in case anyone thinks we don’t have our share of wingnuts in MA…here’s this guy coming out of the woodwork. And Howie Carr (guest at Mar-A-Lago) loves him some Curt Schilling, who had a Saturday morning gig on the Howie Carr Mom’s Basement Radio Network after he bankrupted Rhode Island and got fired from every other job he’s ever had.

      Update from Boston Globe as of late Thursday night on the ‘free speech’ rallies on Saturday. (Hint: the counter-demonstrators are expected to overwhelm the Nazis):

      http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/08/17/counterdemonstrators-gear-for-massive-show/6R8U0nRfi9ivvw9T919LfN/story.html

    • (((Aron)))

      I loved that. I loathe Howie Carr, but seeing him rub Ayyadurai’s face in the dirt brought a big smile to my face.

  • SeeTrain65

    Free Speech rallies for people who don’t understand the concept of Free Speech.

  • kfreed

    Ayyadurai also filed a SLAPP lawsuit against Tech Dirt (backed by Libertarian Peter Theil) to shut them down: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/06/shivas-war-one-mans-quest-to-convince-the-world-that-he-invented-e-mail/

    They don’t seem to be concerned about “free speech: unless its them doing the speaking.

    This is how fascists operate (and yes, they come in all colors): https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/louis-farrakhan

  • (((Aron)))

    It really makes me sad that the Lowell Sun is now my local newspaper, having moved to the Lowell metro area :(

    Thankfully I still receive the Vineyard Gazette (www.vineyardgazette.com) which is without a doubt the BEST NEWSPAPER IN THE WORLD.

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