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Ann Coulter visited Sean Hannity‘s show Monday night to discuss President Obama‘s recent cabinet picks as well as his possible actions on gun control. Coulter said she had just come back from England where they have “not bought into” the “diversity enthusiasm” of the States. “The liberals,” Coulter claimed, are “pushing and pushing and pushing” to have more mass murderers of color. “If you compare white populations, we have the same murder rate as Belgium,” Coulter said. “So perhaps it’s not a gun problem, it’s a demographic problem.
Mediaite‘s Anjali Sareen detailing Ann Coulter’s latest racist comments this Monday on Hannity.  But remember kiddos, the right-wing isn’t racist. In fact, YOU’RE the racist for even thinking that. Racist. /sarcasm

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How long do you think Sean Hannity’s show would last if four times in one sentence, he made a comment about, say, the President of the United States, and said that he looked like a skinny, ghetto crackhead? Which, by the way, you might want to say that Barack Obama does.

Brent Bozell, from conservative think-tank Media Research Center, on Fox News Thursday commenting on Chris Matthews’ statements about Newt Gingrich

Um…

Like seriously.

Here’s the thing - Matthews said Gingrich “looks like a car bomber” in a riff about him being/looking creepy. Not exactly high-brow political commentary, but also not embedded in racial stereotypes like stating Obama looks like a crackhead from the ghetto. 

Hint for Brent Bozell: When you’re attacking a fellow talking head for resorting to the lowest common denominator, it’s best not to seek a, um, lowest-er common denominator. 

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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Our blacks are so much better than their blacks. You have fought against probably your family, probably your neighbors… that’s why we have very impressive blacks… Obama is not a descendant of the blacks that suffered these Jim Crow laws, he’s not the son of American blacks that went through the American experience, [but] the son of a Kenyan.

Ann Coulter, defending Herman Cain, and claiming “their blacks” - meaning black American conservatives - are better than blacks who are liberal. First, who’s being divisive again? Second, is anyone else quite disturbed by her saying “our blacks” like it’s some kind of ownership? 

It’s a little awkward to see professional race-baiters, who are white, using the phrase “our blacks” and questioning the authenticity of President Obama’s experience as a biracial man in America. 

This reminds me of a conversation I overheard on campus. A member of the Campus Republicans said he supported Cain winning the nomination simply because “he’s blacker than Obama,” and if he were to win, “the Democrat party gets its race card cut up, and the GOP can’t be told they’re racist.” I asked him if he thought Herman Cain was essentially their cause célèbre. And he called me a racist.

No. Claiming Cain as “your black” is racist. Period. End of story. Fin. Here’s the video:

(Source: mediaite.com)

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Representative Doug Lamborn (R - Colo.) Says Dealing With Obama On Debt 'Like Getting Stuck To A Tar Baby'

I wish I were exaggerating:

Lamborn: Even if some people say, “Well the Republicans should have done this or they should have done that,” they will hold the President responsible. Now, I don’t even want to have to be associated with him. It’s like touching a tar baby and you get it, you’re stuck, and you’re a part of the problem now and you can’t get away. I don’t want that to happen to us, but if it does or not, he’ll still get, properly so, the blame because his policies for four years will have failed the American people.

Colorado followers: If he has a town hall, ask him about this comment. Call his office and let them know what you think about his disgusting, blatant racism: 202-225-4422

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It’s not any different than the NAACP. The Klan is basically a civil rights organization that stands up for the rights of white people. The Montana Human Rights Network likes to blow everything out of proportion.

John Abarr, Republican candidate for US House in Montana, defending the KKK and comparing it to the NAACP. Seriously.

This was his stance fifteen years ago. What’s his current concern? The white nationalist site White Reference summarizes it as such:

Despite severing ties with the Klan in 1997, he maintains a pro-White racial attitude, saying that the election of Barack Obama prompted him to get back into politics. “I think that the fact Obama got elected shows that the white people are starting to lose their political power,” said Abarr, who last week filed the paperwork to let him start raising money. “I am running to draw attention to the fact that white people are becoming a minority and losing our political power and way of life” …
Because of Abarr’s pro-White stance, some leading RINOs are already running for cover, including former Congressman Rick Hill, who denounced Abarr as a “racist” and opined that Republicans were founded on freedom, liberty and equal opportunity. Hill is considered a front-runner for Governor in 2012. Others weighing in on this story are Politico and the Huffington Post, loaded with the typical sampling of retarded anti-racist comments.

Anyone who argues racism is over because Obama is black, or argues that only racists notice race, etc… I’m pointing them right to this guy.

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VIDEO: At Republican Leadership Conference, Obama Impersonator Tells Racist Jokes; Audience Laughs

The nation’s GOP elite gathered in New Orleans this weekend for the Republican Leadership Conference. In attendance were presidential candidates Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and potential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Prior to a speech by RNC Chair Reince Preibus, an Obama impersonator took the stage and told a series of racist jokes. A summary from Arron Blake:

• On Black History Month: “Michelle celebrates the full month. I celebrate half.”

• “My mother loved a black man,” but “she was not a Kardashian.”

So wait, how is the GOP not tacitly condoning racism again? Post-racial society my ass.

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The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today released a video of a rally organized by anti-Muslim bigots to protest a February fundraising event held by an American Muslim relief group for relief work and charity in the U.S. 

A few hundred protesters showed up to the rally, which was sponsored by groups such as: “We Surround Them OC 912” (a local Tea Party group), Rabbi David Eliezrie of Chabad - Yorba Linda, North Orange County Conservative Coalition, ACT! for America, and Pamela Geller (whose group “Stop the Islamization of America” has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center). 

Elected officials Congressmen Ed Royce and Gary Miller, and Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly also attended and spoke at the protest rally. 

The event — held at Yorba Linda Community Center, a facility that has been frequented by Muslim families and businesses over the years — first became a target of anti-Muslim bigots over two of the fundraiser’s speakers, who were to speak on the importance of charity in Islam. Initial attempts of some groups to have the Yorba Linda Community Center and the Yorba Linda City Council cancel the fundraising event failed, followed by the protest.

This IS bigotry, plain and simple.

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Last week, the Census Bureau provided the first peek at the results from the 2010 census. 
The federal government uses these population counts to distribute federal dollars to the states. According to Andrew Reamer at the Brookings Institution, in 2008 the federal government distributed $866.5 billion in funds to the states based on the census population counts. Your state gets its share of the federal pie based on the number of people that are counted by the census. If there were $866.5 billion in funds to disperse in 2010, each person would be worth $2,807 in federal money to your state.
Note that I say “people” not “citizens.” This is where Arizona may have lost as much as three-quarters of a billion dollars annually in federal funding. The Arizona state government could have easily put this money to good use, as according to the New York Times, the state faced a $2.6 billion shortfall in fiscal year 2011.
I come to this conclusion by comparing what the Census Bureau expected Arizona’s population to be and what it really was — or at least who was counted. Throughout the decade, the Census Bureau demographers estimate each state’s population. 
So, the Census Bureau demographers projected Arizona’s population to be 6,668,079 but the actual number was 6,392,017 or 276,062 fewer people than what the Census Bureau expected to find. This was the largest shortfall of any state in absolute numbers. 
So why was the Census Bureau wrong? Or were they wrong? It is not unreasonable to surmise one of two things were contributing factors: Either Arizona’s undocumented population did not want to stick around in the state or they did not think it was wise to fill out a government form — even if their confidentiality is strictly guarded by the U.S. Census Bureau. If the shortfall was due to the latter, then at $2,708 a person, Arizona lost out on $775 million in federal grants per year.

Karma is a bitch, eh? Your whole “Papers, please” thing, Jan Brewer, just might have cost your state big. Really big. 

Last week, the Census Bureau provided the first peek at the results from the 2010 census

The federal government uses these population counts to distribute federal dollars to the states. According to Andrew Reamer at the Brookings Institution, in 2008 the federal government distributed $866.5 billion in funds to the states based on the census population counts. Your state gets its share of the federal pie based on the number of people that are counted by the census. If there were $866.5 billion in funds to disperse in 2010, each person would be worth $2,807 in federal money to your state.

Note that I say “people” not “citizens.” This is where Arizona may have lost as much as three-quarters of a billion dollars annually in federal funding. The Arizona state government could have easily put this money to good use, as according to the New York Times, the state faced a $2.6 billion shortfall in fiscal year 2011.

I come to this conclusion by comparing what the Census Bureau expected Arizona’s population to be and what it really was — or at least who was counted. Throughout the decade, the Census Bureau demographers estimate each state’s population

So, the Census Bureau demographers projected Arizona’s population to be 6,668,079 but the actual number was 6,392,017 or 276,062 fewer people than what the Census Bureau expected to find. This was the largest shortfall of any state in absolute numbers. 

So why was the Census Bureau wrong? Or were they wrong? It is not unreasonable to surmise one of two things were contributing factors: Either Arizona’s undocumented population did not want to stick around in the state or they did not think it was wise to fill out a government form — even if their confidentiality is strictly guarded by the U.S. Census Bureau. If the shortfall was due to the latter, then at $2,708 a person, Arizona lost out on $775 million in federal grants per year.

Karma is a bitch, eh? Your whole “Papers, please” thing, Jan Brewer, just might have cost your state big. Really big. 

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I’m not racist, but…

"Now, I don’t care to discuss the alleged complaints American Indians have against this country. I believe, with good reason, the most unsympathetic Hollywood portrayal of Indians and what they did to the white man. They had no right to a country merely because they were born here and then acted like savages. The white man did not conquer this country. And you’re a racist if you object, because it means you believe that certain men are entitled to something because of their race. You believe that if someone is born in a magnificent country and doesn’t know what to do with it, he still has a property right to it. He does not.

Since the Indians did not have the concept of property or property rights—they didn’t have a settled society, they had predominantly nomadic tribal “cultures”—they didn’t have rights to the land, and there was no reason for anyone to grant them rights that they had not conceived of and were not using. It’s wrong to attack a country that respects (or even tries to respect) individual rights. If you do, you’re an aggressor and are morally wrong. But if a “country” does not protect rights—if a group of tribesmen are the slaves of their tribal chief—why should you respect the “rights” that they don’t have or respect? The same is true for a dictatorship. The citizens in it have individual rights, but the country has no rights and so anyone has the right to invade it, because rights are not recognized in that country; and no individual or country can have its cake and eat it too—that is, you can’t claim one should respect the “rights” of Indians, when they had no concept of rights and no respect for rights.

But let’s suppose they were all beautifully innocent savages—which they certainly were not. What were they fighting for, in opposing the white man on this continent? For their wish to continue a primitive existence; for their “right” to keep part of the earth untouched—to keep everybody out so they could live like animals or cavemen. Any European who brought with him an element of civilization had the right to take over this continent, and it’s great that some of them did. The racist Indians today—those who condemn America—do not respect individual rights.”

- Ayn Rand, delivering West Point’s Commencement Speech, March 6, 1974

This explains quite a bit of Tea Party/Conservative thought regarding immigration laws like SB1070, and the rights of immigrants, whether or not they are here legally, the rights of Muslims, or the rights of Hispanic people in the U.S. I’m getting increasingly sick of people claiming they aren’t racist for “just asking the question” or whatever. It’s like Glenn Beck explaining away his statement about Barack Obama having a deep hatred for white people or saying to Congressman Keith Ellison in 2006, “I have been nervous about this interview with you, because what I feel like saying is, ‘Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.’ And I know you’re not. I’m not accusing you of being an enemy, but that’s the way I feel, and I think a lot of Americans will feel that way.” 

Conservatives are increasingly playing the “you’re discriminating against me because I’m white middle class” card without understanding there’s still privilege inherent in being a white, middle-class, straight, cisgendered American (especially male). I know I’m a white female, and I will acknowledge that in and of itself carries privilege. But I won’t stop calling out the bullshit surrounding this new victim class of Tea Party, Ayn Rand devotees who are desperate to “reclaim” the civil rights movement for themselves. THEY MADE IT NECESSARY IN THE FIRST PLACE.

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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glossylalia:

stfuconservatives:

blogonthe:

the best billboard ever, put up in colorado

Good god, even beyond the outright offensiveness I have never seen anything more busy in my life. This is a billboard, and while driving by I’m supposed to make out a bible, an Uncle Sam figurine, the Liberty Bell, an eagle, Justice, and what appears to be that yellow thing that sang in Jabba’s palace in Return of the Jedi.
Also those rats don’t appear to be interfering with the game, I mean they’re just there hanging out and sneering. Not totally sure of the metaphorical significance of the Vultures.
Also the whole “DemocRAT” thing would read better if the Obama’s were rats… ya know, rather than a terrorist, nazi gangster, communist mexican, or gay. Just trying to help you guys out from a graphic design standpoint.
-Joe

What in the actual hell is this?! Whoever did this was high on crystal meth, right? That’s the only explanation. 

So, Colorado…way to make Wyoming seem a little more normal.

glossylalia:

stfuconservatives:

blogonthe:

the best billboard ever, put up in colorado

Good god, even beyond the outright offensiveness I have never seen anything more busy in my life. This is a billboard, and while driving by I’m supposed to make out a bible, an Uncle Sam figurine, the Liberty Bell, an eagle, Justice, and what appears to be that yellow thing that sang in Jabba’s palace in Return of the Jedi.

Also those rats don’t appear to be interfering with the game, I mean they’re just there hanging out and sneering. Not totally sure of the metaphorical significance of the Vultures.

Also the whole “DemocRAT” thing would read better if the Obama’s were rats… ya know, rather than a terrorist, nazi gangster, communist mexican, or gay. Just trying to help you guys out from a graphic design standpoint.

-Joe

What in the actual hell is this?! Whoever did this was high on crystal meth, right? That’s the only explanation. 

So, Colorado…way to make Wyoming seem a little more normal.

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Alotta white guys say, “Hey man, that’s not fair. You can say whatever you want. You can say nigger!” Yeah, when I last checked, that was the only advantage I had to being black. You wanna switch places? You scream nigger and I’ll raise interest rates.

Chris Rock, Kill the Messenger (2008) (via spokenbeats) (via so-treu) (via robot-heart-politics) (via savagemike) (via stfuconservatives)

Dr. Laura went off on her show today. For reference:

CALLER: So it’s OK to say “nigger”?

SCHLESSINGER: — and not enough sense of humor.

CALLER: It’s OK to say that word?

SCHLESSINGER: It depends how it’s said.

CALLER: Is it OK to say that word? Is it ever OK to say that word?

SCHLESSINGER: It’s — it depends how it’s said. Black guys talking to each other seem to think it’s OK.

CALLER: But you’re not black. They’re not black. My husband is white.

SCHLESSINGER: Oh, I see. So, a word is restricted to race. Got it. Can’t do much about that.

There, Dr. Laura. THERE’S your ANSWER, you ragged old hag. 

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