Category Archives: Racism

The Running Embarrassment in Mississippi

State Senator Chris McDaniel (R-MS) is something of a running embarrassment for the Republican party. As we’ve discussed long before, McDaniel has dubious ties to the neo-Confederate white supremacist community. Mississippi Republican party chairman Joe Nosef has now asked McDaniel … Continue reading
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Posted in Racism, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Colbert Responds to #CancelColbert

After being off the air for three days, Colbert was resurrected like Jesus. When I saw the tweet with no context, I understood how people were offended. The same way I, as an Irish American, was offended after reading only … Continue reading
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Posted in Comedy, Racism, Stephen Colbert | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

When Hashtag Activism Totally Lost Its Narrative

One of my biggest gripes with the extreme flanks of the political debate is this: neither the far-left nor the far-right appears capable of modulating their respective screeching. This not only self-marginalizes both wings, but all of the indiscriminate shouting … Continue reading
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Posted in Racism, Stephen Colbert, The Daily Banter | Tagged | 2 Comments

Dan Snyder’s Outreach Campaign Continues

When it comes to conservatives and outreach, you really can’t make this shit up as they say. Dan Snyder, the owner of the Washington D.C. professional football team, announced the creation of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation earlier this … Continue reading
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Dan Snyder Attended the GOP School for Outreach

Washington D.C. professional football team owner Dan Snyder has apparently concluded that establishing an outreach campaign with a racial slur in its title is a good way to bring people over to his side. Snyder’s letter announced the creation of … Continue reading
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Posted in Racism | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

Outreach

The finance co-chair of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s reelection campaign, billionaire Latino Mike Fernandez, has resigned from the campaign because Scott’s staffers just can’t keep their racist innuendo to themselves. Tensions between Scott’s campaign staff and Fernandez had been building … Continue reading
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Posted in Racism, Rick Scott | Tagged | 17 Comments

Rush Limbaugh Nominated For Author Of The Year

Oh, good grief. (CNN) - The Children’s Book Council and its Every Child a Reader program released on Thursday their author-of-the-year finalists for their annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards. Limbaugh is one of the four finalists, and his nomination … Continue reading
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Posted in Books, Drugs, Far-right Intellectual Violence, History, Lying Liars, Misogyny, Racism, Republican Party, Rush Limbaugh, Stupid Party, Wingnuts | Tagged | 6 Comments

“You Said What You Meant”

I love this. Watch House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) get confronted by one of his constituents at a town hall meeting who told him his comments were “code word for black.” via ThinkProgress Ryan continues to swear that … Continue reading
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Charles Murray Was Just Putting it Out There

When House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) cited the work of Charles Murray, author of The Bell Curve, while denouncing the shiftless lazy men of the inner city, it brought fresh scrutiny to the idea itself and the work … Continue reading
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Posted in Racism | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Quote of the Day

Indeed, race is the Rosetta Stone that makes sense of many otherwise incomprehensible aspects of U.S. politics. -Paul Krugman on That Old-Time Dogwhistle This may be the most poignant and relevant thing Krugman has written in quite some time. Calling … Continue reading
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Posted in Economy, Quote, Racism | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

GOP State Senator: The Market Shall Overcome

According to South Dakota state Senator Phil Jensen, the government has no business telling anyone they can’t discriminate because the invisible hand of the free market has a way of shutting that whole thing down. “If someone was a member … Continue reading
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Posted in Bigotry, LGBT, Racism | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

The Alternative

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, according to interviews conducted by Bloomberg Businessweek, Target was informed that they were experiencing a data breach when over 70 million customer accounts were compromised, but they did nothing. They didn’t even investigate … Continue reading
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Posted in Healthcare, Open Thread, Racism | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Paul Ryan: I Didn’t Say That Thing I Said

Speaking to Crew of 42, Paul Ryan stood by the poor-shaming portion of his ‘inner city men are lazy’ line, but he adamantly denied that this has anything to do with race. In fact, Ryan says this has nothing to … Continue reading
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Posted in Racism | Tagged , | 9 Comments

Conspiracy Theory

Is President Obama covering up the true fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370? Floyd Brown of the Western Journalism Center and the newly-formed Takeover Super PAC seems to think so. And then there’s this: I believe the right wing has … Continue reading
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Posted in Birthers, Conspiracy Theory, Racism, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , , | 19 Comments

Paul Ryan’s Prosperity Gospel: Inner City Men Are Lazy

Paul Ryan is here to spread the gospel of prosperity to the inner city and apparently the gospel says inner city men are shiftless and lazy and if they would stop being shiftless and lazy they may discover what success … Continue reading
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Posted in Racism | Tagged , | 23 Comments

Who Wants an Autograph From an Admitted Child Killer?

Racist gun fetishists were in for quite a treat this past weekend as George Zimmerman signed autographs at an Orlando gun show. Zimmerman greeted people and autographed photos of him posing with his dog. He appeared at a scaled-down version … Continue reading
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Posted in George Zimmerman, Gun Fetishists, Racism | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Chalkboard Fail at CPAC

The Conservative Political Action Conference wrapped up this weekend, bringing out the craziest of the crazies for a hate-filled week of paying tribute to ignorance and white superiority. But just in case you thought they forgot about racism and inequality, the booth … Continue reading
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Posted in Crazy Caucus, Diversity, Elections, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Misogyny, Poll, Racism, Rand Paul, Republican Party, Sarah Palin, Stupid Party, War On Women, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Worst Person in the World

It looks like Arizona’s own Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a long-lost brother living in North Carolina. Alamance County, North Carolina Sheriff Terry S. Johnson has some explaining to do to the Department of Justice, his constituents, and possibly the court. … Continue reading
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The Only Anti-American Person in the Room is Pat Toomey

During his speech at CPAC — the GOP’s version of vacation bible school — Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) said one of the most distinctly anti-Americans I can think of while accusing Debo Adegbile of being anti-American. “This was always about … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Ethics, Justice, Racism | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Meeting of the Minds

Daily Caller honcho and Fox News host Tucker Carlson appeared on the Alex Jones radio show on Friday of last week and, during this meeting of the minds, Jones and Carlson agreed that minorities are the new KKK. “And the … Continue reading
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Posted in Alex Jones, Racism | Tagged , , | 11 Comments