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Honor Roll of American Hate Groups, Racists, Nativists, Militia-men, Homophobes, Anti-Semites and other Extremists

Updated on August 9, 2012

Honor Roll of Racists, Nativists, Oathkeepers, Anti-tax Activists, Militia Men, et al

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The current issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Intelligence Report" provides a useful inventory of current American racists, nativists, anti-tax protests, militias and assorted other extremist whack jobs.

Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Lou Dobbs and Joe Wilson head the list. Dobbs called President Obama a racist. Congressman Joe Wilson called the president a liar. Limbaugh blamed Obama for an attack by black kids on white kids saying it was par for the course in "Obama's America."Former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough and columnist Tom Friedman warned that using such poisonous language could lead to deadly consequences.

In November, Bill Sparkman, a federal census taker, was found hanging naked with "Fed" scrawled across his chest. [Note, The Kentucky state police have concluded that Sparkman's death was a suicide, staged to look like a hate crime so that his insurance policies would pay death benefits to his beneficiaries. Apparently he had discussed suicide several times before his death.] Mark Potok, the publication's editor pointed out that the last time the political scene seemed this overcharged was in 1995 when years of anti-government rhetoric, (not unlike now found in some quarters on HubPages) culminated in the Oklahoma City bombing by anti-government extremists causing the death of 168 government workers.

Other hate group members, extremists, nativists, Anti-tax activists, militiamen listed by the publication include:

John Joe Gray will soon mark the tenth anniversary of his heavily armed standoff with law enforcement in the hills of East Texas.

James Edward McCrink of Las Vegas quietly funds groups like the holocaust-denying Institute for Historical Review and the racist New Century Foundation. McCrink's Do Right Foundation once even backed a group led by a former principal of the American Nazi Party.

Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad (a.k.a. Carlos Bledsoe, a U.S. citizen who converted to Islam as a teenager), a 23-year-old opened fire outside a military center in Little Rock. Muhammad fired 30 rounds from a Russian-made SKS assault rifle from inside his vehicle on June 1, 2009, killing one soldier and seriously wounding another. Muhammad told the AP the killing was justified because the U.S. military has targeted Muslims in the Middle East. (Sound familiar?)

HATE IN THE MAINSTREAM

Tom Tancredo--"La Raza is a Latino KKK without the hoods or nooses," criticizing Sonia Sotomayor on May 28, 2009.

Rusty DePass, former South Carolina State Election Commission Chairman, referring to the escape of a gorilla, "I'm sure it's just one of Michelle Obama's ancestors," June 12 in a Facebook comment.

Brian Kilmeade, Fox and Friends, Co-host--"The Swedes have pure genes, because they marry other Swedes...Finns marry other Finns, so they have a pure society. In America, we...keep marrying other species and other ethnics."

Anonymous comment posted July 15 on Domelights.com, a Philadelphis police officers' website about 60 mostly black children with advance reservations turned away from a private swimming pool--"Maybe the people who work for a living didn't want to swim with a bunch of ghetto monkey faces."

Pat Buchanan, MSNBC political commentator--"This has been a country built mostly by white folks." July 16 MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show."

Justin Barrett, Boston police officer, suspended after saying "If I was the officer he verbally assaulted like a bannana-eating jungle monkey, I would have sprayed him in the face with [pepper spray]."

Glenn Beck, Fox News Host--on July 28 edition of Fox and Friends "This president has exposed himself as a guy, over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture."

HATE CRIMES

DOJ Probes 'Discriminatory Policing' in Suffolk County, New York, protests of SCPD's handling of crimes reported by Latinos. The police allegedly fail to investigate crimes against Latinos and discourages victims from seeking assistance.

In Lynn, Massachusetts, six boys, age 11 to 14 were charged in September with severely beating a Guatemalan immigrant with bricks, bottles and rocks as he slept near the railroad tracks.

In Staten, Island, N.Y., three men beat a Latino immigrant with a baseball bat, splitting his head open.

In Huntington Beach, California, four white supremacist gang members were indicted for attempted murder after they allegedly stabbed, punched and kicked a Mexican immigrant in a predominantly Latino neighborhood where they "went hunting for a non-white" on July 3. A day later, a 45-year-old Latina working as a custodian in a gated community in Ladera Ranch, CA, ws stabbed and robbed by two men who yelled racial epithets."They told me I wasn't worth anything. They said they didn't like me and they didn't like Mexicans," Maria Guadarrama told the Orange County Register. One of the men reportedly had a swastika tattooed on his shoulder.

Dennis and Daniel Mahon, who have long histories in the white supremacist movement--were arrested June 25 in a raid of their home in Davis Junction, ILL, which yielded assault rifles, bulletproof vests, two improvised explosive devices and a large assortment of white supremacist literature and other racist paraphernalia. Dennis was taped in the squad car after his arrest saying that if the authorities had arrived at 3a.m. instead of 6 a.m. they would have needed body bags. "We should have had a shootout." Daniel reportedly agreed.The brothers are accused of constructing an mailing a mail bomb which blew up and injured the hands of a black official in Scottsdale, AZ.

Tom Metzger, former Klan leader and White Aryan Resistance (WAR) in which the Mahon brothers were active was also raided but not arrested. The Mahon brothers' indictment accuses them of carrying out the mail bombing to "promote racial discord," on behalf of Metzger's organization.

Robert Joos, long-time white supremacist organizer, was also raided on the same day and is being held on federal weapons charges including one for being a felon in possession of firearms. Joos's property in McDonald county Missouri has long been used for training underground white supremacists.

RACIST SKINHEADS

Michael John Parrish, white supremacist prison guard, in Effort, Pennsylvania, has been charged with the shooting murder of his girlfriend an her 18-month-old daughter in a fit of rage. Parrish is a probationary member of the Vinlander Social Club, a racist skin-head gang with a propensity for violence. Despite a tatoo of the word "HITLER" on his left forearm Parrish was employed by the Monroe County Correctional Facility. A search of Parrish's apartment turned up Nazi memorabilia, several firearms and "Celtic pride" symbols. An acquaintance told police that Parrish began stockpiling ammunition, guns and food after Barack Obama's election. Victoria Adams, the slain woman, was also apparently a part of the white supremacist movement, despite her part Puerto Rican ethnicity.

Conrad Jankowski, 23, fellow racist skin-head was arrested along with Parrish in New Hampshire. Parrish was in possession of a .357 Glock pistol. Jankowski, who has a swastika tattooed on his chest, was charged with "hindering apprehension."

BLACK SEPARATISTS

New Black Panther Party--a black separatist, anti-white, anti-gay, anti-semitic hate group--The Department of Justice has launched an internal investigation into the dismissal of voter intimidation charges against members of the NBPP for their actions at Philadelphia polling place in November 2008. The national leadership of NBPP has suspended the group's Philadelphis chapter indefinitely. No doubt we'll be hearing more about this groupl

LOU DOBBS TOUTS CONSPIRACY MONGER, BIRTHER, JEROME CORSI AS "IMMIGRATION EXPERT"

Dobbs introduced conspiracy hound Jerome Corsi as a guest on his program September 15. "We're going to be talking about, obviously, illegal immigration. We're going to be talking about border security. And...Jerome Corsi is a pretty good guy to talk to about all of that. FAIR, the anti-immigrant hate group presented Dobbs with it's "We the People" media award.

NATIONAL SOCIALIST MOVEMENT

The NSM meeting in Greensboro was entertained by the skin-head band, Empire Falls, which includes members of the "Old Glory Skinheads." The NSM claimed that 70 members attended the one-day Greensboro converence aimed at expanding the movement. The NSM is the largest neo-Nazi group in the U.S., claiming 70 chapters in 30 states.

EXTREMISM AND THE LAW

Paul Huss, 38, Hammerskin Nation, racist skinhead group member arrested in Endwell, New York. a year after being released from six years in prison for bank robbery and assault. He also belongs to a motorcycle gang The Chosen Few. Nineteen of his associates were arrested in western New York for possession of assault weapons and hand grenades.

Byron O'Neal Willenberg, a member of the racist European Kindred gang was arrested in Multonomah County, Oregon, on multiple counts of rape sodomy and burglary.

Mark Goslyn, member of the Inland Empire Skinheads, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery. He was arrested along with 7 others in a mass sweep in San Bernardino and Riverside, CA of racist skinheads. One arrestee was a woman who tried to induce labor so that her baby would be born on Hitler's birthday, April 20.

Penelope Phelps-Roper, an arrested member of the Westboro Baptist Church, whose members picket military funerals, claiming "God is killing soldiers because America is a "fag enabling" nation. Penelope was arrested for flag desecration by encouraging her 10-year-old son to stomp on an American flag outside a veteran's funeral in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Allen Michael Goff, 17, a member of the Creativity Movement, was arrested for shooting a Latino teenager in the knee in an altercation outside a mall in Billings, Montana. Goff had a 9mm pistol and a patch for Montana Front, another white supremacist group.

TAX PROTESTERS

Tax protesters, Elaine Brown, 68, and her husband, Ed Brown, were sentenced to 35 years in prison, October 1, after being convicted of conspiracy and weapons charges. Elaine Brown helped her husband accumulate an arsenal of explosives and weapons including booby traps and .50 caliber sniper rifles after they refused to surrender to serve prison terms for their 2007 convictions for tax-related felonies. They avoided prison for nearly nine months, holed up in their fortified concrete home in Plainfield, NH. They became celebrities in the anti-government "Patriot" and tax-protest movements.

Their arsenal included 22 pipe bombs, gunpowder grenades, dozens of firearms and 50,000 rounds of ammunition.

Robert W. Wilson, in his 80s, philanthropist is giving his $800 million fortune away to many worthy causes and to anti-immigration organization FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform). FAIR was founded 30 years ago by John Tanton, patriarch of the modern nativist movement. It is the most important organization fueling the backlash against immigration. FAIR stands to benefit from nearly one million $ from Wilson. FAIR has employed members of white supremacist groups in key positions and some FAIR board members write for hate publications. FAIR has promoted racist conspiracy theories about Mexico's "secret designs on the American Southwest."

WHITES ONLY PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE PROPOSED BY WHITE RACIST DON, "MOOSE" LEWIS, "COMMISIONER" OF WHITE LEAGUE



What you can do to promote tolerance and fight hatred--from the Southern Poverty Law Center

WHAT YOU CAN DO

There are many ways that you can promote tolerance and fight hate. Try some of the folowing for starters.

* Speak up when you hear slurs. Let people know that biased speech is unacceptable. Apathy is as dangerous as hate.

* Cross social boundaries. Seek out opportunities to interact with people who are different from you. Eat lunch with someone new.

* Complain to media outlets when they promote stereotypes.

* Look inside yourself for hidden biases. Take a test at www.hidden bias.org

* Encourage your local po9lice force to identify bias-motivated criminal acts as hate crimes

Hutaree Members Arrested by the FBI 3-28-10 for Plot Against the Government
Hutaree Members Arrested by the FBI 3-28-10 for Plot Against the Government

Hutaree Conspiracy Theories

Report spurred probe

The FBI called for a full investigation of the Hutaree in 2008, after a confidential informant infiltrated the group and reported an attack appeared imminent.

The informant, court records show, met with Stone Sr. regularly at a restaurant to address the Hutaree's goals and attended the group's shooting exercises in the woods. The informant said the militia members spoke openly about having explosives and preparing for "the upcoming war."

The informant also admitted to being scared by the "cult-like behavior of the group."

The informant learned Hutaree members had several conspiracy theories, such as:

• The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and Oklahoma City bombing were orchestrated by the government.

• Hurricane Katrina was caused by Army Rangers who went into New Orleans and set explosives on the levees.

• The movie "The Matrix" is based on facts.

[From the Detroit Free Press February 12, 2012.]

Shameful Teagaggers Torment Man with Parkinson's in Columbus

Troy Newman CEO of Operation Rescue
Troy Newman CEO of Operation Rescue
Anti-Tax Tea Party Sign
Anti-Tax Tea Party Sign
SKS Assault Rifle
SKS Assault Rifle
David Patrick Kennedy, founder of European Kindred
David Patrick Kennedy, founder of European Kindred
Westboro Baptist Church Pickets at Military Funeral
Westboro Baptist Church Pickets at Military Funeral

If Fascism Comes to America

"If fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross."  The quotation has been variously attributed to Sinclair Lewis and Huey Long. Apparently it's not clear whether either of them actually said it.

Here's trouble! Mike Vandenboegh

4-9-10 Free Press--Hutaree Leader WAR NECESSARY

Hutaree militia leader: War necessary

As he practiced vitriolic speech, it was recorded

BY DAVID ASHENFELTER
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER


David Stone, the leader of the Hutaree Christian militia in Lenawee County, thought he was trying out a speech on his supporters during a car ride to a national militia meeting in Kentucky on Feb. 6.


Instead, he was speaking into a federal microphone.


http://www.freep.com/article/20100409/OPINION05/4090320/1318/">Terrorism in the name of God

One of his traveling companions, identified only as "Other Individual" in a federal transcript of the conversation filed this week in U.S. District Court in Detroit, encouraged Stone to read the speech aloud during the trip.

"Yeah, we got time," the mystery man told Stone. "Yeah, a captive audience."

The unidentified man, who is believed to have been an undercover federal agent who infiltrated the group, even turned down the car radio so everyone could hear the 700-word address.

The U.S. Attorney's Office declined Thursday to say whether the unidentified individual was a federal agent, but Stone's criminal lawyer, William Swor of Detroit, said it is "a reasonable assumption."

During the speech, Stone said Americans were waiting for people like militia members to decide to go to war against the New World Order, a group of international power brokers he said had taken over the U.S. government.

"We outnumber them," Stone said. "They forget, they live in our neighborhoods. They shop at our grocery stores. They eat at our restaurants. We are the ones who control everything in this nation from preparing the food that they eat to running the power stations. ... "

Federal prosecutors played a recording of the speech last week during a detention hearing in Detroit, where a judge ordered Stone, 45, of Clayton and seven other suspected members of the Hutaree detained pending trial.

But prosecutors wouldn't release the recording or a transcript to the news media, saying it would jeopardize Stone's free trial rights.

Yet the transcript was filed in federal court in Detroit on Monday with paperwork from last week's detention hearing in Hammond, Ind., for a ninth suspect: Thomas Piatek, 46, of Whiting, Ind.

Stone never delivered his speech because a Feb. 6 snowstorm forced his group to turn back in Indianapolis.

The nine are charged with seditious conspiracy, attempting to use weapons of mass destruction and possession of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. The weapons of mass destruction charge is the most serious, carrying a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Swor said Stone had a legal right to express his views: "There is nothing he said that's illegal. U.S. citizens have a right to criticize the government. Wasn't the whole Tea Party movement and health care debate based on 'We can't trust the government?' "

Stone, his wife, Tina Stone, 44, and son Joshua Stone, 21, are appealing their detention without bail. A judge is expected to hear their appeals next week.

Contact DAVID ASHENFELTER:

dashenfelter@freepress.com

Lyndon LaRouchers at Birmingham, Michigan Post Office 4-20-10 deedsphotos

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      Ralph Deeds 3 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      1. I almost never delete comments except for spam.

      2. Perhaps I have lumped too wide a variety of groups together. Some are clearly worse than others. We can debate whether some of the evangelical Christian groups qualify as hate groups or not. They aren't nearly as offensive as the neo-nazi and militia groups. However, I find their rhetoric quite offensive and harmful (e.g., "stop murdering babies," or "stop killing children." This kind of rhetoric, in my opinion, tends to encourage unbalanced individuals like Scott Roeder who murdered abortion doctor George Tiller in his church.

      3. Perhaps I should follow St. Thomas Aquinas admonition "Never deny. Seldom affirm. Always distinguish." I accept your comment that there are significant distinctions among the groups cited in my hub.

      4. I am a strong supporter of the First Amendment.

      5. Thanks for your comment.

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      slcockerham 3 years ago from Tallahassee, Florida

      Hey Ralph,

      Quite an in depth hub. Aren't you wrongly associating right wing conservative speakers with actual hate speech or groups. Just came here to see what you are about, after the name-calling you displayed on the hub about Bundy.

      I'm not a hateful person, but have to note that hate speech is Constitutionally protected speech according to the Supreme Court.

      It would seem that some people and groups want to silence all speech that doesn't agree with their own views. I'm just saying!

      SPLC does expose hate groups, they also wrongly label Christian groups as hate groups; such as the Family Research Council or pro-life Christians. Hmm? You can delete this as soon as you read it, since it doesn't promote your viewpoint!

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      Ralph Deeds 4 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Just curious, how does SPLC "victimize the poor by perpetuating poverty?" My impression is that the Koch brothers and their ilk are responsible for perpetuating poverty and growing inequality of income and wealth in this country. In my opinion, SPLC performs a useful function of exposing ignorant hate groups and a variety of nutcases in this country.

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      Gerry Nance 4 years ago

      The SPLC exists by victimizing the poor by perpetuating poverty, while getting rich. The SPLC does nothing for the poor, but does everything to get rich off the poor."

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      Ralph Deeds 5 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      8-9-12NYTimes--OPINION--"The Sikh Killer's Music of Hate"

      The Sikh Temple Killer’s Music of Hate - NYTimes.com

      Law enforcement and anti-racist activists should pay close attention to the neo-Nazi music scene as a motivating force for hate crime.

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      Ralph Deeds 5 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      8-8-12NYTimes Hatecore Music Style Is Called Supremacist Recruiting Tool

      Hatecore Music Is Called White Supremacist Recruiting Tool - NYTimes.com

      The shootings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin shined a light on “hatecore” and an obscure cultural scene that is helping keep the white supremacist movement energized.

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      Ralph Deeds 5 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Fair question: As you probably know, the result was disappointing for the U.S. Attorneys. Most of the charges were dismissed by Judge Victoria Roberts. Two who pleaded guilty of gun violations will serve terms in jail.

      http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=201...

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      Tom 5 years ago

      so a...., what was the outcome of the Hutaree trial?(pause for effect,then pin drop)-lol Tom

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      Ralph Deeds 5 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Hutaree Trial Starts Monday in Michigan

      The FBI called for a full investigation of the Hutaree in 2008, after a confidential informant infiltrated the group and reported an attack appeared imminent.

      The informant, court records show, met with Stone Sr. regularly at a restaurant to address the Hutaree's goals and attended the group's shooting exercises in the woods. The informant said the militia members spoke openly about having explosives and preparing for "the upcoming war."

      The informant also admitted to being scared by the "cult-like behavior of the group."

      The informant learned Hutaree members had several conspiracy theories, such as:

      • The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and Oklahoma City bombing were orchestrated by the government.

      • Hurricane Katrina was caused by Army Rangers who went into New Orleans and set explosives on the levees.

      • The movie "The Matrix" is based on facts.

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      Ralph Deeds 5 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Great comment. Thanks. Mel Gibson is a rat. I did a Hub on him--

      https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/BOYCOTT_M...

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      bill yon 5 years ago from sourcewall

      Yeah...As a black man from the south I have experienced plenty of racism.I have learned that racism is and forever will be a part of AMERICA. Racism will never die because it is taught. Hate is handed down from generation to generation. These hate groups you have listed are of no real danger to me as a black man. I can see them coming. The most dangerous hate groups are the ones that hide in plain sight. Like IBM who helped finance HITLER when the nazis tried to pull gencide on the jews. It is the secret racist that sit in positions of power like MEL GIBSON a superstar actor worth over 900 million dollars who is as bout as racist as one can get. It is the ultra rich racist who financed the tea-party movement, it is the powerful murdering shark who uses his media empire to spread seeds of hate through out the GLOBE like RUPERT MURDOCH, I bear no ill will towards O'reilly or the other Fox "newscasters" they are merely speaking from a script written by their master. The funny thing is me being black I thought jews did not behave in the fashion that MURDOCH behaves with our past being so similar and everything the whole holocaust/slavery black holocaust thing. But I was wrong. Black people read white-power books and visit white- power sites too. You have to know what these killers is talking about when you are the number one target. It is a shame but the truth of the matter is when the almighty NAZI'S KKK and what ever else These bigots call themselves decides to "Put the boot on their kneck...." We are going to destroy all of existence. Apocalypse now. So let the evil racist hate and strategize and plan for their holy race war because if that day ever comes we will all be talking to god face to face.

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      Ralph Deeds 5 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Two new books were published recently on the political power and religious roots of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s when the Klan was more popular north of the Mason-Dixon Line than south of it.

      "In the early 1920s, the K.K.K. became a national phenomenon, more popular north of the Mason-Dixon line than south of it. At its peak in 1924 there were probably 35,000 Klansmen in Detroit, about 55,000 in Chicago, 200,000 in Ohio, 240,000 in Indiana and 260,000 in Pennsylvania: a veritable army of proud Anglo-Saxons kluxing in their local klaverns. Ten bucks a head for membership, another six and a half for those fine flowing robes."

      http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/books/review/the...

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      Ralph Deeds 6 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      There is no shortage of hatred and prejudice in this country. The groups I've listed in this hub are unique in that they are based solely or primarily on appeals to hatred based on ethnicity, race, ignorance, irrational suspicion of government and the like. Sounds like you might be a member or sympathizer of one or more of these groups????

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      paul jones 6 years ago

      There are lots of blacks who hate whites, feminists who hate men, Jews who hate Christians, liberals who hate conservatives, Communists who hate priests, and so on. I get the feeling you are all in favor of hate if it's directed at "haters." At any rate you sound like you would want to take their first amendment rights away. For my part I am grateful there are groups ready to stand up to the government if it gets too big for its britches. A lot of extremists have been set up or entrapped and murdered by the government for the crime of holding extreme views e.g. Randy Weaver's wife or the Branch Davidians. That's hate and murder in its own right, a criminal abuse of the FBI, and thoroughly un-American. These men will be brought to justice one day.

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      Ralph Deeds 6 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks.

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      acs123 6 years ago

      nice post

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      Ralph Deeds 6 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      mythbuster, thanks for your comment.

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      mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      This is a most interesting hub you have here, Mr. Deeds! Kudos *thumbsup* To tell the truth, I will be back... goin' back to the top to read some more in a few minutes because there's SO MUCH here that I couldn't take it all in during one sitting...Very interesting photo collection here. Wow EK/European Kindred. I also have to look up the Recovering Skinhead article posted in comments. Excellent. I will be so busy for the next hour or so... Thanks for putting together a great hub!

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Jason Ready, neo-Nazi, is leading a Minute Man group patrolling the Mexican border in Arizona.

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      iamqweenbee 7 years ago

      Hi Deeds,

      As you probably know, Braudboy slants a little too much to the right! HOwever, he is a good guy! LOL

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      iamqweenbee 7 years ago

      Braudboy...While I do agree with some of your post, allow me to point out fatal errors.

      1. Illegal immigrants are also getting into this country via Visa or tourists passes and not returning home. Its not just the borders.

      2. Every Hispanic in Arizona is NOT an illegal immigrant. So patrolling them to monitor if they are a citizen or not would be violating the rights of the ones who are citizens.

      3. It becomes about RACISM when you are focused solely on a particular race to profile.

      4. America is not only a nation of laws, but, also a nation of immigrants! I personally have no problem with them being here if they come the right way (legally)! However, if they come the wrong way (illegally), I feel it is not fair to the citizens of this country to have to take on the burden.

      5. Its not just illegal immigrants causing a problem. America has always had her share of criminals and a good many of them are AMERICAN.

      6. For those illegal immigrants who have been here for a long time and have had children on American soil, I say give them their papers. Since their children are natural born citizens, then why separate the child from the parent. AND as you know, anyone born here, has a right to be here...

      7. Lastly, how have you been? I haven't been on hubpages for awhile and you are one of the characters I thought about. LOL

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      The origins of the new Arizona Law is to address the many immigrants who are breaking the immigration laws of our country and entering our country illegally. This causes many problems, such as the spread of disease, violent crimes, strain on school systems and hospitals, and the list goes on and on. This is not about racism, it is about having law and order. It is about a country's right to control its borders and culture. It is about a state's right to keep its citizens safe and secure. It is about taxpayers rights to have its resources properly allocated to the citizens of the United States and to the citizens of that state.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      Try a google search on union problems. There are too many to state. It ranges from union leaders going to jail for election tampering, misallocation of union funds, and so forth. The real problem with unions is that we have actually legalized their intimidation tactics (or at least looked the other way) because of their political clout. Deeds, my only artistry is in exposing leftist idiots as yourself.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      If you know of any illegal activities by union leaders why don't your cite them, Bozo, instead of just making vague assertions? I see articles about criminal activities by politicians, policemen, Catholic priests, Goldman Sacks and so forth, but I can't remember the last time I saw one involving a union officer. You strike me as nothing more than an ignorant bullshit artist.

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      A typical liberal response....lets just try to excuse bad behavior by citing other bad behavior. Nice one Ralphie boy.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      There are also numerous examples of politicians, cops, stock brokers, etc., in the news for criminal proceedings. Only a tiny percentage of union leaders are corrupt, probably about the same as school board members, Catholic priests and Hubbers.

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      I am not equating the mafia with the unions....I am pointing out the obvious truth that unions are corrupt and an easy target of the mafia or of "organized crime". THere are numerous examples in the news of union leaders with criminal proceedings against them, misappropriation of union pension funds, election tampering of union elections, etc,

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      You are mistakenly equating unions with the mafia. Nothing could be further from the truth. Most unions never had anything to do with organized crime. Exceptions are the Teamsters whose pension and healthcare funds attracted the mob and some of the unions around New York City. Again you are displaying your near total ignorance for the world to see. Keep it up, Bozo.

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      Deeds- OH! the mafia got cleaned up long ago! Well.....that is a relief. I am glad to hear that organized crime has been eliminated in America. So, now the union is being run by the boy scouts or some other honest group of upright citizens, I guess. This is good stuff, Deeds. It is no wonder that you are able to swallow the whoppers that Obama is trying to force-feed America. ...and if you dont think Obama isnt throwing some major bones toward the unions, you have missed the recent events at government take-over of GM that gave some serious ownership to the unions and in the recent health care bill that exempted unions from many of the increased expenses of the our new "socialized" medicine.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Yes. What evidence do you have. At one time the Teamsters union had ties to the Mafia, but that has been cleaned up long ago. I doubt that Jimmy Hoffa,Jr. would have anything to do with the people who murdered his father.

      Of course the unions usually support the Democratic Party. You said that the unions are bought and paid for by the Democratic Party. The unions and their members contribute money to many Democratic candidates, and they expect support for legislation which benefits their members--increases in the minimum wage, more effective enforcement of OSHA rules, unemployment compensation extensions, etc. The Democrats and Obama aren't providing much support for the unions' card check recognition proposal as far as I can tell.

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      Deeds- Criminal activity by unions are rare????? Are you suggesting that the major unions are not influenced by organized crime????

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      Deeds- You dont even realize that the democratic party have the unions in their back pocket???? Or it could be said that the unions have the democratic party in their back pocket! I think it works either way. Anyway, what in the world does anyone care about "skin heads"! They are idiots! They have no relevance to the TeaParty movement and the awakening of the "silent majority" of hard-working Americans who are fed up with a corrupt government who is promising giveaways to gain power and have no means to pay for the entitlements except to take away the hardearned money of the workers in America.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Here's the link to the piece entitled "Recovering Skinhead"--

      http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?story...

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      BB, Unions are "bought and paid for by the Democratic Party?" Criminal activities by unions are rare. When they occur they should be prosecuted like any other crimes.

      Your comments are heavy on opinions, light on facts or reasoning. Your insults aren't getting you anywhere, BTW. I don't mind having you show the world where you are coming from, i.e., Nowheresville.

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      Deeds, there are volumes of info on the corruption, violence, and criminal activities of unions and how they are bought and paid for by the democratic party. If you pop that liberal bubble you are living in, you might catch up on some reality.

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      Deeds...you are so sold out on the left and it clouds your vision and your intellect. The real whack jobs are running our country right now, and you are just ignorant to what is going on, or someone who enjoys the freebies and dont care that government does not have the ability to pay for it. Your real haters are Obama, Pelosi, and Reed....they hate achievers and hard-working Americans. They hate those who have prospered in this country and want to take down the free market system that has enabled the prosperity of our country. They also hate our country's status of "super power" in the world and are trying to weaken us at a time when our enemies are getting stronger. You try to discredit Tea Partiers by trying to associate them with hate groups, but this old liberal trick fails. THe silent majority of ordinary, hard-working, tax paying, patriotic Americans are fed up with the foolishness in Washington, and, frankly we are fed up with the ingorance of people like you, Deeds, who enable them to ruin our country.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Recovering Skinhead

      "That school was what did it for me. Growing up in South Philly, where we just had this Irish pride thing, I never really thought of the other races or the other races who lived around us as inferior or as much trouble because most of the kids — and most of the fistfights you got into — were with other Irish kids. We all knew each other. So it wasn't this big 'I hate them.' It was just an us-them. Once I got out there and noticed that the 'us' was very, very small and the 'them' was very, very big — and there was no one helping me — and I think that's where it started."

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Jon, it would be great if you could bring your self to say that you disapprove of any or all of these hate groups. I get my information from a wide variety of sources. I'm not familiar with the incident where "union thugs roughed up a black guy at a townhall meeting." I certainly don't approve of anybody roughing up people at public meetings or anywhere else for that matter. If you give me a link, I'll be happy to post information about it on this site. Politics in this country is getting pretty toxic which is unfortunate in my opinion. The Tea Party promoters are encouraging this trend. The groups have attracted a fair number of ignorant people with extreme views.

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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa

      Ralph Deeds

      Pretty strong reporting. where are you getting the info and what are you watching? YOU FORGOT TO MENTION THE UNION THUGS THAT ROUGHED UP THE BLACK GUY AT A TOWNHALL MEETING.

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      Wiz 7 years ago

      Seeing how you're so fast, braudboy, why don't you address the real point rather than trying to get around it with a false premise.

      Palin, Limbaugh and Beck are "lumped" into the mix because they're always stirring up and inciting the "whackos" to hate and act out in anger--demagoguery for profit--and you're in denial of the the obvious.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      1. Palin, Beck and Limbaugh are encouraging the Tea Partiers' big tent of hatred--there's room for everybody--Jew haters, white racists, gay haters, government haters, immigrant haters--whatever your hatred come one come all. There's plenty of room for you in the Tea Party! I wouldn't call Palin or Limbaugh whackjobs, but Beck is certifyable.

      2. The Obama administration is perhaps the best controlled administration in recent history. Not at all out of control.

      3. There are only one or two legitimate conservatives left in the Party of NO.

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      I Know you guys are slow, so I will try to keep it simple! Here we go. There are certainly some extreme groups you have pictures of and have listed here. Where you go wrong is trying to lump Limbaugh, Beck, Palin, and many other good conservative-leaning leaders in with the whackos. Liberals are trying to discredit a legitimate conservative back-lash to the radical behavior of an out-of-control Obama administration. Ok, maybe that cleared it up for you.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      I suspect BB may be a member of one or more of them.

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      Wiz 7 years ago

      Instead of trading insults, braudboy, why not trade some non-biased ideas of your own and some facts to back them up? Use your mind for a change, instead of ignoring the issues in the debate!

      You can't even admit that these groups are violent and hateful; so what do you think they contribute to America?

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      Ralph and Wiz having a meeting of the minds. THose mental giants of the liberal wing in America are sure impressive.

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      Wiz 7 years ago

      Uncultivated minds are like uncultivated fields--lots of toxic weeds and toads.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Ha! I doubt that he's making many converts to his viewpoint.

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      Wiz 7 years ago

      The gist of braudboy's argumentation:

      You dumb! Me smart! So there!!

      Ralph, you have a saint's patience.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      The fruit of hate:

      Senator Patty Murray's Life Threatened Over Her Vote for Health Care Reform Bill

      Suspect Arrested After Threats to Senator Murray

      By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN

      Federal agents on Tuesday arrested and charged a man with threatening to kill Senator Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, because he was angry about her vote in favor of the major health care legislation.

      According to a criminal complaint, the man, Charles A. Wilson, 64, of Selah, Wash., made a series of threatening phone calls to Senator Murray’s Seattle office between March 22 — the day after Congress approved the health care law — and April 4, including a recorded message in which he said, “I want to kill you.”

      Read the full post at The Caucus.

      http://prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/06/...

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Yep. I get a Social Security check on the 27th of each month like clockwork. Medicare works great also.

      Just curious, do you think the hate groups I've honored on this Hub are RED, WHITE and BLUE, just like you? What's your problem?

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      I definitely show my true colors Deeds....they are RED, WHITE, AND BLUE! How did you get so gullible as to blindly follow a corrupt government??? You must rely on them for a government paycheck!

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Keep it up B.B. You're showing your true colors. What was on your picket sign?

      Jack Lessenberry pins the tail on the GOP elephant.

      They filled up voice mail systems with hate-filled messages. One spat on Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri. Another called Georgia Congressman John Lewis a "nigger" — Lewis, a 1960s hero who had his skull fractured for daring to think he should be able to vote.

      They waved a sign that was arguably an illegal call to violence, saying, "If Brown can't do it, a Browning can."

      Their goddess, the leering, defiantly ignorant Sarah Palin, stopped scribbling on her hands long enough to lend her name to a campaign commercial showing rifle cross-hairs targeting a number of Democratic congressional districts. Her slogan: "Don't retreat, just reload."

      http://www.metrotimes.com/news/story.asp?id=14924

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      Wiz- You are a fool!You show the true colors of liberalism. YOu dont know me but have me categorized. Idiots like you give democrat politicians free license to ruin our country because you do not have the intellect to see thru their madness.

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      Wiz 7 years ago

      braudboy-

      His point was that you're a reactionary fool who can't effectively debate an issue because you haven't the capacity to think or reason your way beyond your own bigotry, paranoia, intolerance and ideology. You think "pushing buttons" is cool, but it's only infantile.

      I can just imagine what you're feeding your granddaughter for breakfast . . .

      http://home.comcast.net/~wizardofwhimsy/honeynutbe...

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      If your point is that Obama is steering our country in the wrong direction, then I am glad to help.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Keep your comments coming. You are proving my point.

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      Deeds- you speak alot of Nazi hatred in your comparison to Beck, Limbaugh and Tea party events. You probably forgot that Hitler took power much the way Obama did, winning an election in a country going thru tough economic times. Hitler was a socialist, promising to take care of the German people and gaining his power thru government take over of the economy. That scenario turned out real well for the German people.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Davidson Loehr: Beck, Coulter and Limbaugh are Avatars of Julius Streicher

      "Avatars of Julius Streicher" doesn't sound quite sober - hardly anyone recognizes his name today, but Streicher's spirit is alive and well in Beck, Coulter and Limbaugh. Streicher was one of the 11 Nazis sentenced to hang by the Nuremberg Trials on October 16, 1946. Only ten were hanged because Hermann Goering committed suicide with some cyanide capsules the night before. Of the 11, Streicher was the only one who was not in the military, not in any significant position to command anything regarding the treatment and execution of millions of people who didn't fit the Nazi mold. But Streicher may have been the person most responsible for implanting the spirit of anti-Semitism that let Germans dehumanize and slaughter millions of people. Between 1923 and 1945, Streicher published "Der Stuermer" ("The Stormtrooper"), and spoke wherever he could to instill this deadly spirit into everyone he could reach. He especially liked to address schoolchildren, and would get them so conditioned that when he asked if they knew who the enemy of Germany was, they would shout, "The Jew! The Jew!" Streicher was hanged with the Nazi leaders for publishing this fact-free newspaper that did more than anything else to prepare the way for the Nazi death machines.

      More:http://hnn.us/roundup/entries/124297.html

      Julius Streicher wikibio http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Streicher

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      Wiz 7 years ago

      This is revealing . . . cowards with guns in their holes . . .

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5ttDmFPB40

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2RyMmX3ipQ

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      Wiz 7 years ago

      More right-wing extremist bile & denial.

      You can't defend that kind of behavior so you ignore it -- as in ingnore-ance!

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      I think Obama has a case of road rage and wreckless driving as he drives our economy and our country into the ditch.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Tnx, Wiz.

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      Wiz 7 years ago

      Road rage, accident centers on Obama bumper sticker

      Posted: Mar 26, 2010 12:38 AM

      Harry Weisiger is charged with felony reckless endangerment.

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Nashville man says he and his 10-year-old daughter were victims of road rage Thursday afternoon, all because of a political bumper sticker on his car.

      Mark Duren told News 2 the incident happened around 4:30p.m., while he was driving on Blair Boulevard, not far from Belmont University.

      He said Harry Weisiger gave him the bird and rammed into his vehicle, after noticing an Obama-Biden sticker on his car bumper.

      Duren had just picked up his 10-year-old daughter from school and had her in the car with him.

      "He pointed at the back of my car," Duren said, "the bumper, flipped me off, one finger salute."

      But it didn't end there.

      Duren told News 2 that Weisiger honked his horn at him for awhile, as Duren stopped at a stop sign.

      Once he started driving again, down Blair Boulevard, towards his home, he said, "I looked in the rear view mirror again, and this same SUV was speeding, flying up behind me, bumped me."

      Duren said he applied his brake and the SUV smashed into the back of his car.

      He then put his car in park to take care of the accident, but Weisiger started pushing the car using his SUV.

      Duren said, "He pushed my car up towards the sidewalk, almost onto the sidewalk."

      Police say Harry Weisiger is charged with felony reckless endangerment in the incident.

      Video link:

      http://www.wkrn.com/global/Category.asp?c=175880&a...

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Mark Potok: "I think it's very clear that you see ideas coming out of all kinds of sectors of the radical right, from the immigrant radical right, from the so-called Patriot groups, the militias and so on — and you see it spreading right across the landscape at some of these Tea Party events," he says. "I think it's worth saying that much of this is aided and abetted by ostensibly mainstream politicians and media members."

      [Courtesy of my friend The Wizard of Whimsy.]

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      SO...it is OK to spout hatred and insults, as long as you believe you are right and others are wrong. Well, maybe that is what they are doing as well, and feel justified in their strong language in doing so. You see Deeds, you only see life thru your liberal prism and therefore cant understand other points of view. YOU have much hatred in your writings but you think it is OK because you hold the correct postion. Well, I hate to shed light on that ignorance, but you are way off base as are most liberals.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      I believe in all cases I pointed out hate speech by Beck, Limbaugh and the Tea Baggers. I don't owe any apologies to anyone. Calling attention to hate speech isn't hate speech. Glenn Beck is a pathetic loser, and Limbaugh isn't stupid, but he has no respect for the truth. Not all the Tea Partiers are guilty of hate speech, but enough of them are, and I haven't heard many apologies for their outrageous signs and shouted insults and spitting on congressmen. I'm sure you are familiar with them without repeating them here, bozo.

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      Let's see...any current liberal hate speech....YOu might want to check some of your own writings as you plainly express your hatred for Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, the TEA party movement, and anything that speaks out against liberalism.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Hate group activities have multiplied ten fold since Obama's election. He gets 30 death threats a day.

      What did you think of Congressman Randy Neugebauer, Republican of Texas yelling "Baby Killer" at Congressman Bart Stupak of Michigan? Pretty over the top IMHO.

      Feel free to call my attention any current liberal hate speech you encounter. And I'll do the same for the right-wingnuts.

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      Did you happen to notice any hate going on at the anti-Bush rallies over the past 8 years??? DO you know what political group they belong to???? The extremists are on both sides of the political isle. You try to align Beck, Limbaugh, and others with the extremists and it is just not true. The extremists are there but it is not what these guys are speaking about. The TEA parties are also a great movement that is much needed in this country and they are not promoting hatred. Sure, some lunatics show up just as they do when the left rallies its troops.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      I'm glad you agree these people are lunatics. That's what I've been saying. I agree that the worst of the bunch are in the minority at Tea Parties. However, the leaders seldom seem to try to weed them out or disavow them. If I were running a parade or demonstration I would do my best to ban the hate signs which has not been the policy of the Tea Partiers. And the GOP has been cozying up to these people. Did your hear the jerk yell "baby killer" on the House floor yesterday at a supporter of the reform bill. He did apologize today as he well should have. I haven't seen any hate signs in news reports at gay rights rallies. I went to a gay parade once in DC near DuPont Circle, and I didn't see a single offensive sign. Everybody seemed to me to be having a good time in their outlandish costumes. And there were no comments from the crowd lining the sidewalks.

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      Deeds- you are no better than any other bigot. YOu try to profile and paint with a broad brush when it involves a political idea you disagrre with. There are certainly some people with extremist views whenever you have a large gathering for political rallies. THis also applies(probably more so) when the left organizes their pep rallies. Check out the characters at any gay rights gathering, or moveon.org function, or Cindy Shehan function, or any anti-Bush fiasco, and so on and so on and so on. I doubt that you condemned any of their functions because of some of the lunatics in their crowds. It just show the hypocracy of the left in our country.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      The new self-described National Socialist group — Battalion 14 Michigan — hosted a White Pride Worldwide march from Jackson’s Loomis Park to downtown Jackson. And the group managed to muster up 17 souls to march for white pride — leaving at least a dozen women and children back at the park.

      http://michiganmessenger.com/35972/white-pride-adv...

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks, Mr. Wizard!

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      Wiz 7 years ago

      Thanks Ralph. And here's yet more hate and racism on parade . . .

      From The Hill:

      CBC member: Health bill protesters called lawmakers the N-word

      By Roxana Tiron and Lauren Victoria Burke - 03/20/10 03:27 PM ET

      Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) claimed Saturday that healthcare protesters at the Capitol directed racial epithets at him Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) as they walked outside.

      Carson, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus along with Lewis, told The Hill that protesters called the lawmakers the N-word.

      Tea Party protesters held a rally outside the Capitol on Saturday, which included speeches by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and actor Jon Voight, and then proceeded into the halls to lobby members at the 11th hour.

      Lewis was one of the leaders of the civil rights movement alongside Martin Luther King. Jr.

      Asked if racial epithets were yelled at him, Lewis responded, "Yes, but it's OK. I've heard this before in the '60s. A lot of this is just downright hate."

      And if that's not disgusting enough, Barney Frank was called a "f****t," today too.

      Gay.AmericaBlog:

      Everything you needed to know about this hateful movement is expressed in this one story. It wasn't just one bigot. The entire crowd of teabaggers erupted in laughter. Hell of a movement Dick Armey has created - after all, he called Barney Frank the same thing, "fag," back in the 90s.

      Rep. Barney Frank got an uglier version of the treatment. Just after Frank rounded a corner to leave the building, an older protestor yelled "Barney, you f****t." The surrounding crowd of protestors then erupted in laughter.

      At one point, Capitol police officer threatened to throw a group of protestors out of the building but that only seemed to inflame them more; and apparently none were ejected.

      Meanwhile the gun freak teabaggers are threatening to shoot people if health care is passed.

      Tea Party activists have gathered on Capitol Hill today for a “Code Red” rally against health care reform. Speakers at the event included Republican Reps. Steve King (IA), Michele Bachmann (MN), and Mike Pence (IN). The gathering was organized by Tea Party Profiteer organizations like FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity. ThinkProgress attended today’s rally and spotted a sign threatening violence if health care passes. The sign reads: “Warning: If Brown can’t stop it, a Browning can,” referring to Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) and a Browning firearm

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Your link to video of the shameful Teabaggers tormenting the man with Parkinson's works. Here it is again just in case.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ik4f1dRbP8

      And I'll put the video up on the hub also.

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      Wiz 7 years ago

      Can you provide a like for the video, Ralph?

      I'll try here again . . .

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ik4f1dRbP8

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks, Wiz. Great stuff. Very true.

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      Wiz 7 years ago

      Here's a wonderful cartoon that also reveals the moral hypocrisy of the extreme right--it's titled "IF JESUS RETURNED AS GLENN BECK" . . .

      http://www.bartcop.com/beck-returns-as-jesus.jpg

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      Wiz 7 years ago

      I tried to embed that code above but it didn't work so the link to that youtube video is in the URL box of this post.

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      Wiz 7 years ago

      A significantly revealing moment, Ralph, captured for all to see.

      That kind of behavior is fueled by frustration, anxiety, and ignorance. These angry folks can't be reasoned with it seems. They habitually project their own unhappiness, fears and self-doubt onto others. They're cowards who can't seem to face the truth about themselves, so they conveniently scapegoat the defenseless--the sick, the different, the unfortunate. The same intolerance that all of our wars have been fought over. Will our species ever learn?

      Here's the video for any reader who wants to see what we're talking about . . .

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      I debated whether to delete these nasty and ignorant posts but decided, as Wiz did, that if a baboon wants to show his ass you may as well let him do so. I wonder if BB was one of the men making fun of the man with Parkinson's in Ohio last week? Or the guy carrying the "God Hates Fags" sign?

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      Wiz 7 years ago

      Gee, braudboy, it's kind of obvious that you've set this thread aside for humiliating yourself in public. Nevertheless, I don't care to make you look any more ignorant and angry than you've made yourself look already. Get someone to help you with your delusions. I wish you every good wish.

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      Hey WIZ! I know you are an idiot...but maybe you can answer this question. WHo has the power to put this country in debt....corporations or government? The answer is....keep guessing...you can do it.... Correct! IT is government!

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      Total idiocy! It was government officials telling you our economy would sink if we didnt save these corporations. OUR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS sold us a bunch of crap. If corporations are left to their own, they can do nothing but make their profits or go out of business. YOu have been duped by Washington. THe capitalist systme works when government stays out. Unfortunately, our corrupt politicians want a big piece of the action....at the taxpayers expense.

      And WIZ is a total idiot, by the way.

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      Wiz 7 years ago

      "Corporations have no control over your life Government does."

      HAHAHAHA! Don't look behind the curtain, Dorothy and don't bother guarding the guards.

      All of the regulations that were in place that protected our economy and democracy from the greedy weasels who exploit anything they can, were weakened, killed or ignored by the right-wing who took our government over. And the ideological imbeciles who made it happen will forever deny it

      Braudboy, I learned long ago, from a farmer friend of mine, never try to teach a pig to sing because it wastes one's time and it only irritates the pig!

      You can wallow in your ignorance, anger, hate and fear and go oink your way to hell.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Wake up! Who do you think exerts a lot if not complete control over the government? Coal, oil, pharmaceutical, power companies, not to mention the Wall Street Banksters.

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      Come on Deeds....corporations have no control over your life. GOvernment does. Any corruption and misdeeds are to be confronted right there. If you take power out of Washington, then the rest takes care of itself. DOnt fool yourself....the politicians set up the game that has opened the door for payoffs and bribes. Dont be so naive to the foolishness of progressives (liberals) putting so much stock in our government officials.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Not blame corporations who "buy" or bribe politicians as well as blaming the politicians. That doesn't compute. I agree that Rangel should be punished, but so should the Corporations. MSM didn't even bother to contact the CEOs and call them out on it. The bribers included Pfizer, Verizon, AT&T and none other than CitiGroup whose reckless speculation with deposits insured by the taxpayers contributed to sinking our economic ship and was bailed out by you and me.

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      Rubbish...you should not blame corporations for Wahsington's corruption. If politicians were not for sale, then corporations would have nothing to buy. And idiots like "Wiz" want to give these corrupt politicians all of the power to run everyone's life. Now...who is drinking the kool aid? ONce these liberal maniacs achieve full power, we will see how much the so-called "little man" accomplished in this victory. YOu will find that you are still at the bottom of the totem pole of this new witchcraft you crave. America must remain a free-market economy with limited government interference. With limited govermental powers, corporations again have nothing to buy and the markets will decide winners and losers.

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      The Wizard Of Whimsy 7 years ago

      Thanks Ralph and above should read: Big Business, not "The big business."

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Very true. (I added your latest photo of Fox news to this hub. Great work! Thanks.)

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      Wiz 7 years ago

      Someone has drunk the GreedyOldPeople's KoolAid. Dems can't keep their promises because the right-wing propaganda and fear team have effectively convinced the braudboys in this country that black is white and lies are truth.

      And I'll take Social Security and Medicare over Corporate Exploitation of the middle class, regardless of what the demagogues want to call it. The big business and their bagmen, the lobbyists, are what's corrupting government and only lazy, fear-mongering imbeciles believe otherwise.

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      The real dupes are most certainly in the democratic party. This party preys on the poor and disadvantaged. They make political promises they cannot keep to these uneducated and naive people that only stirs up class warfare and hatred. It is easy to buy votes in this manner without having any real skills on how to run the country. The result is what you are seeing in Washington where democrats try to run our country into the ground by promising socialism as the answer for the poor. The real answer is freedom and incentives for individual achievement. Governments are corrupt by nature and extremely inefficient and wasteful.

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      Wiz 7 years ago

      Thanks Ralph, though my dyslexia reared its ugly head yet again. That should have been: . . . convenient targets who simply yearn for justice and peace.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Right on, Wiz!

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      Wizard Of Whimsy 7 years ago

      Voltaire said, “No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible." What we're seeing now is a buildup of snowball-sized pockets of panic and hatred being expanded by the same old right-wing demagogues, like Dick Armey and Dick Cheny, who have always exploited the anxiety and frustrations of the foolhardy.

      These dupes project their fear and loathing onto the same old convenient targets who want who simply yearn for justice and peace. America is eating itself and it's ugly to behold.

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Glenn Beck is a crazy, ignorant cretin. Sean Penn and Alec Baldwin are very bright Democrats, not at all extreme or loony tunes like Beck and Bachman.