Thursday Reads: Freedom Fried Edition

Good Morning!

graffiti_art_graphics3BB is having internet problems this morning so I’m going to try to get this quick post off this morning!

I’ve really come to believe that the Republican Party is basically the victim of the success of the Southern Strategy. The coupling of neoconfederates and religious fanatics with big business interests seems to be coming full circle.  A new poll seems to broadly indicates this as we continue to see the educated, women, minorities, the young, and most states out of the deep south turn away from Republicans. But you know, it’s all about white,straight, christian male freedom, so every one else can just go sit at the back of the bus or be thrown under the bus.

While white Southerners have been voting Republican for decades, the hugeness of the gap was new. Mr. Obama often lost more than 40 percent of Al Gore’s support among white voters south of the historically significant line of the Missouri Compromise. Two centuries later, Southern politics are deeply polarized along racial lines. It is no exaggeration to suggest that in these states the Democrats have become the party of African Americans and that the Republicans are the party of whites.

The collapse in Democratic support among white Southerners has been obscured by the rise of the Obama coalition. Higher black turnout allowed the Democrats to win nearly 44 percent of the vote in states like Mississippi, where 37 percent of voters were black. But the white shift is nearly as important to contemporary electoral politics as the Obama coalition. It represents an end, at least temporarily, to the South’s assimilation into the American political and cultural mainstream.

There are many reasons for this, but the role of right wing media is undoubtedly important.  Fox eagerly jumps on the story of “beleaguered white man”04_Graffiti_Art only to find their new hero is a secessionist, a misogynist, a homophobe, almost violently anti-modernity and law, and terribly racist.  JJ had a great post yesterday about Clive Bundy.  Well, here’s the latest interview with the old coot who thinks black folks were better off as literal slaves than they are today.  

Republican politicians began backtracking on their support of Nevada anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy after the New York Times caught Bundy making racially-inflammatory remarks blaming African-Americans for willingly submiting to dependency on federal assistance.

“They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton,” Bundy was quoted as saying to a group of supporters last Saturday. “And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

Bundy’s statements about “the Negro,” published on Wednesday, were made during his daily speech to supporters outside Bunkerville, Nevada, where a crowd gathered to support him in defiance of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) during an attempted round up of his cattle. The confrontation was the result of Bundy’s refusal to pay grazing fees on federally-owned land for more than 20 years, in spite of multiple court rulings against him. Bundy has stated on several occasions that he does not recognize the existence of the federal government.

 During the speech, Bundy said he remembered driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, which he called a “government house” with “always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch” with nothing to do.

These dudes clearly hate and misunderstand women too.  And, it’s not just southern white men.

A New Hampshire lawmaker found himself being heckled by his colleagues on Wednesday during a state House speech, which asserted that women lacked the work ethic of men so they should be paid less.

During a floor debate on Wednesday, state Rep. Will Infantine (R) argued that the “Paycheck Equity Act” was not necessary to prevent wage discrimination based on gender because women deserved to make less.

“Men, by and large, make more because some of the things that they do,” he opined. “Their jobs are, by and large, riskier. They don’t mind working nights and weekends. They don’t mind working overtime or outdoors.”

 At that point in the video clip uploaded by Granite State Progress, other lawmakers began to loudly object to Infantine’s remarks.

“It’s not me!” he exclaimed, insisting that his facts came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“Men work five or six hours longer a week than women do,” he continued. “When it comes to women and men who own businesses… women make half of what men do because of flexibility of work, men are more motivated by money than women are.”

African Tribal Graffiti Street Art Beautiful woman DesignThe poster boy for TV Ugly is Erick Erickson.  He’s the Rush Limbaugh of the internet and FOX and here’s what he’s saying about Hillary.

Red State and Fox News’ Erik Erickson makes believe he’s a big time Christian conservative politico, but when he opens his mouth about the left, he almost always sounds like nasty degenerate. I guess he is a Christian conservative active in politics after all.

Here he is on Rush Limbaugh’s airwaves, discussing the upcoming election and Charlie Cook’s analysis when he went into his goatf*&king child molester routine on Hillary.

Erickson…it’s very, very hard for incumbent parties to win three in a row no matter how it goes. Look at Bill Clinton going into 2000. I could be wrong. All my Democratic friends are salivating, yea, I have a couple of them.

They’re all salivating at the idea of Hillary Clinton running in 2016. She’s gonna be old. I don’t know how far back they can pull her face, can I say that on the air? I don’t know…There’s gonna be an age factor there and does she wanna go out and be like John McCain in 2008, the Democrats were playing up the old card

Oh, my God. This is what qualifies as top notch Conservative policy analysis. This is what Hillary has to look forward to when she runs for 2016. It’s not about her policy ideas or issues, but her face, her age, her clothes, her smell, her bitchiness, her sexual preferences, her ____ (Fill in the blank)

It’s really difficult for me to understand how these men can live with all this anger, rage, and pent up hatred.  What’s worse is that they all seem to come equipped with guns. It also is beyond me how these guys can be so completely duped into supporting the very people that are picking their pockets daily.  Here’s a great interview with Michael Lewis on the nature of our Wall Street billionaire problem.

IC: How much has Wall Street behavior sparked the inequality conversation that is going on now?

ML: They are very connected. If you go back and look at the boom in CEO pay, it is tied directly to Wall Street compensation. Social norms changed. And they changed first on Wall Street. This bothers me a lot. What do I want to tell people coming out of school? I want to tell them about noblesse oblige, which has just died. There is an absence at the top of the culture.

IC: Have you read the new Thomas Piketty book?

ML: I just downloaded it because it’s impossible to get copies of the hardcover any more. It is sold out.

IC: I had the same experience. You would have more luck getting The Satanic Verses in Iran. The reason I ask is because Piketty and others talk less about noblesse oblige than things such as higher tax rates. The government has to step in.

ML: I feel such despair at how the government responded to the financial crisis. It did a lot of good things to prevent a depression. But the Wall Street firms ended up even more of a problem. They got bigger. I thought they should be broken up in one way or another.

IC: So you think they are worse now?

ML: Probably not worse in the sense that they are probably more afraid to do bad things. More skittish. But as a market problem they are worse because they are bigger. The effect of a lot of the regulation has made it harder on would-be-competitors who could challenge them. And Dodd-Frank throws decisions to the regulators, and then that discussion ends up being run by banks. I just hate it. I have given up on the government. I wrote this book because I feel like these guys in my book have figured out a market version of Occupy Wall Street. This may be the way we have to deal with this. People ask me what the SEC should do. Well, there are things I’d like them to do, but for now they may ned to just get the hell out of the way. Maybe they can force some transparency. People at the SEC have said that they are counting on these market solutions.

IC: What are your thoughts about the culture on Wall Street? I don’t know if you saw Wolf of Wall Street, but it seemed to me that the movie was arguing that the culture there inspires bad behavior.

ML: I did see it. I know too many people there and love too many people there so I have mixed feelings about this. They are not all bad people. The problem is that the incentive system is really screwed up and that screws up the behavior.

great-graffiti-art-20Meanwhile, SCOTUS is still working very hard to make sure that our political system is rigged.

There’s a first amendment case going in front of the Supreme Court right now that’s very, very dangerous. Why? Because it might allow religious opinion to become legal fact, corrupting the intent of our constitutional rights, if not the specific wording. As you’re probably well aware, the decisions handed down by SCOTUS as of late have shown remarkable intention to broadly change United States law to fit a conservative, activist agenda, that of the five right-wing justices (seen below). The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), an anti-choice and anti-family planning group, is suing because they believe they have a right to publicly advertise lies if they have sufficient reason to hold the advertised opinion. Paradoxical, yes, but if you’re familiar with American culture, you’ll completely understand. Cognitive dissonance and bold denial in the face of proof are defining characteristics.

So, let’s be very clear again that the Republican “Freedom” agenda seems to be very clearly aimed at a few people.

Any way, that’s it for me this morning!  Let me know what’s on your reading and blogging list while I brew up some coffee!


65 Comments on “Thursday Reads: Freedom Fried Edition”

  1. Fannie says:

    Cliven Bundy becomes more patriotic by the hour, doesn’t he.

    • Oh yeah…you bet.

      And a bit more of that bull shit freedom:

      Behold the right’s new cult hero in his glory | Jay Bookman | http://www.ajc.com

      There’s your shining example of American manhood, Mr. Hannity. I particularly admire the way Bundy expresses some of the latest conservative thought on the subject, stripped of the sophisticated rhetoric that attempts to hide the underlying racism.

      Oh, and one more thing: Remember all of Bundy’s romantic rhetoric about how his family had ownership of that land because they’ve been working it for generations, all the way back to the 1870s, and thus had earned some vague kind of “ancestral rights” to the property?

      Um, no. A search of local property records by a local TV station found:

      “Clark County property records show Cliven Bundy’s parents bought the 160 acre ranch in 1948 from Raoul and Ruth Leavitt. Water rights were transferred too, but only to the ranch, not the federally managed land surrounding it. Court records show Bundy family cattle didn’t start grazing on that land until 1954.”

      Mr. Bundy has been feeding his admirers some of what drops off the south end of his bull.

      Link to the local news at the ajc link above.

      Roger Ailes owns Cliven Bundy now: How dumb opportunism became a right-wing nightmare – Salon.com

      No shit!

      Bob Dole says the GOP is way more conservative than it was even 20 years ago. He’s right.

      Double fucking no shit!!!!!! Chillizza.

      And Dak, you mention Erik the assholeson…who was made one of the head honcho of my states new pro life nazi lobby group.

      Here is another shit stain on Georgia: Nathan Deal signs broad gun rights expansion | Political Insider blog

      Critics have dubbed it the “guns everywhere” bill for its broad scope, and opponents including former Rep. Gabby Giffords have tried to block its passage. Supporters have flooded Deal’s office with pleas to sign the measure, which the National Rifle Association called “the most comprehensive pro-gun reform bill in state history.”

      […]

      The bill, which takes effect July 1, also legalizes the use of silencers for hunting, clears the way for school staffers to carry guns in school zones and lets leaders of religious congregations choose whether to allow licensed gun holders inside. And it allows permitted gun owners to carry their weapons in government buildings – including parts of courthouses – where there is no security at the entrance.

      To some groups, though, even word of Deal’s impending signature wasn’t enough. Georgia Gun Owners, one of the more strident Second Amendment groups, told members on Facebook they shouldn’t feel obligated to attend the Ellijay signing ceremony with Deal and House Speaker David Ralston. It called the duo “ethically-challenged Big Government moderate Republicans.”

      Moderate? Please someone give me the power to put up with this shit…ugh.

    • dakinikat says:

      Yeah. I imagine he will get a show next to the duck dicks shortly.

  2. bostonboomer says:

    I’m back on for now. Thanks, Dak!!

  3. bostonboomer says:

    The Red Sox and Yankees played last night, and in the second inning the Yankee pitcher was ejected for trying to doctor the ball with pine tar that he had put on his neck. LOL!!

  4. Fannie says:

    Three Americans killed in Kabul, Afgahnistan at the CURE Hospital that is run by a faith based organization out of Penn.:

      • Fannie says:

        I am sorry to hear about the lost of American Lives. How many times have we seen Afghans who are dressed as police or soldiers, and they come in US army secured stationed and start firing away at Americans? Plenty.

        The right wingers are out blaming Obama, Hannity is up and running. The hospital is a CURE hospital run by a Christians out of Penn. “Cure is a network of charitable hospitals and surgical programs that delivers life changing medical care and the good news of God’s love to the children and families with treatable conditions. (Hey, wonder if they could come to Idaho and set up a program to deal with those who believe it is God’s will and not modern medicine that heals. The Followers of Christ are allowed by law to let their children die with treatable illnesses).

        CURE has 29 hosptials all over the world, more in Africa than any other. Wonder why they don’t have a hospital in USA? They heal the sick, and proclaim the Kingdom of God. What’s his name, the football player, T Bo is one who donates to the CURE. I am not sure if they are the same Christians who went to Uganda promoting the killing/prisonment of Gays.

        This hospital in Kabul started up in 2005, under Geo. W. Bush, (did they get funds from his faith based programs?), and has 27 doctors, 64 nurses, and 100 beds. They are trained to work under God’s love. I wonder if this hospital will close down when our soldiers come home?

  5. bostonboomer says:

    Good grief!!

    “I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

    “And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

    Why hasn’t this awful excuse for a human being been arrested?

    • Fannie says:

      That pissed me off, fuckin’ Bundy had nothing better to do than ride around looking for negro’s. (Of course who ever was with him didn’t use the word negro, we know the words white Christians use). The thing is those public housing are always built so that they are “out of sight, out of mind”.

      The Mormon church has refused to let blacks, latino’s, and women to have a share of power, not in their church, and not in their communities. Did you notice any black patriots? This is a pattern that dates back before the civil war. We are still in a power struggle in this country, and we know that they want to control the power, and take it away from the middle class, the poor, people of color, and women. Clive is part of elite telling us to stay in our place. Fuck him, and that damn horse he rode in on.

      • He has lied big time about owning the land as well…Crackpot Cliven Bundy waves the flag and flouts the law – latimes.com

        Bundy justifies his two-decade-long refusal to pay the Bureau of Land Management for grazing rights on the public land where he runs his cattle by claiming his ancestors gained livestock water rights in the 1870s, long before the federal government horned in on the deal. Now, it turns out, that is not exactly true.

        KLAS, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, checked out the Bundy family’s history with the land and found Bundy’s grandmother was born in 1901 to parents who had moved a few years earlier from Utah and farmed, not in Bunkerville, but in neighboring Mesquite County. All his other relatives came to the area years later from Arizona and other states. Although Bundy says water rights were somehow handed down to him, records show Bundy’s ranch bordering the BLM land was not purchased by his family until 1948.

        In 1998, a federal judge ruled that whatever inherited rights Bundy claimed to have were specious since the Bundys did not even begin grazing cattle on the public lands until 1954. The judge said the rancher should be barred from grazing his cattle on federal rangeland until he paid fees to the BLM, just like all the other ranchers.

        Bundy sees things differently — very differently. Not only does he believe he has some special inherited right that cannot be proved in court, he has said he does not accept that the government of the United States has any legal authority in the great state of Nevada. Defying the court, he continued to let his cattle roam wherever they wished until federal officers attempted to confiscate the herd.

        Famously, that action inspired a small army of so-called militiamen to come to Bundy’s aid. The gun-toting volunteers scared off federal police and are now encamped near the ranch, consumed with the belief they are bravely defending a noble, self-reliant rancher from the heavy fist of tyrannical government. The sad truth is, they are just a bunch of oddball rebels in search of a fight who are protecting not a patriot, but a crackpot who believes he should be able to pick and choose which laws he will obey.

        Bundy hops on his horse and parades around carrying the flag of the government he says he doesn’t believe in. He boasts that he is just like one of the founding fathers. He apparently has not figured out that most of his countrymen are starting to see him as a deadbeat who, for 20 years, has fed his cattle for free on land that doesn’t belong to him — land that, in law and in fact, belongs to the people of the United States.

    • bostonboomer says:
      • ANonOMouse says:

        Fox News will never learn whose ass to affix their lips too! Every time they pick one of these folk heroes he turns out to be a racist, sexist, homophobic pig. The paradox of bitching about government subsidies to the poor while annexing Federal property, for 20 years, to graze your cattle, free of charge. Cattle that no doubt he sells for a handsome profit. What a ass-smacking hypocrite.

    • dakinikat says:

      He is a well armed angry white man that will probably shoot the police and it will be Ruby Ridge again.

      • ANonOMouse says:

        They should pull the border patrol agents off the Mexico border and put them around the Federal Land that Cliven’s cattle are grazing to keep them off. If he shoots first, then it’s SWAT TIME for Cliven.

        • ANonOMouse says:

          Mind you, I’m not promoting violence against Cliven, but since we can’t gather him up and send him to Mexico we should send him to prison.

          • ANonOMouse says:

            Maybe a few drone passes?

          • ANonOMouse says:

            Or maybe we could gather Cliven up and deport him. We should find out where his ancestors came from and send him on back. He says he doesn’t believe in the Government of the U.S. and doesn’t recognize that it or it’s authority. That would make Cliven NOT A U.S, Citizen since you can’t be a citizen of a Country you don’t acknowledge exists. Of course he says all this while on horseback waving the Stars & Stripes.

            The more I read about him the sicker I get.

          • dakinikat says:

            Frankly, I wish they’d go Full Metal GEORGE WASHINGTON on his ass like with the Whiskey Rebellion.

            http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/gwproc03.asp

            And whereas, James Wilson, an associate justice, on the 4th instant, by writing under his hand, did from evidence which had been laid before him notify to me that “in the counties of Washington and Allegany, in Pennsylvania, laws of the United States are opposed and the execution thereof obstructed by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings or by the powers vested in the marshal of that district”;

            And whereas, it is in my judgment necessary under the circumstances of the case to take measures for calling forth the militia in order to suppress the combinations aforesaid, and to cause the laws to be duly executed; and I have accordingly determined so to do, feeling the deepest regret for the occasion, but withal the most solemn conviction that the essential interests of the Union demand it, that the very existence of government and the fundamental principles of social order are materially involved in the issue, and that the patriotism and firmness of all good citizens are seriously called upon, as occasions may require, to aid in the effectual suppression of so fatal a spirit;

            Therefore, and in pursuance of the proviso above recited, I. George Washington, President of the United States, do hereby command all persons, being insurgents, as aforesaid, and all others whom it may concern, on or before the 1st day of September next to disperse and retire peaceably to their respective abodes. And I do moreover warn all persons whomsoever against aiding, abetting, or comforting the perpetrators of the aforesaid treasonable acts; and do require all officers and other citizens, according to their respective duties and the laws of the land, to exert their utmost endeavors to prevent and suppress such dangerous proceedings.

            In testimony whereof I have caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed to these presents, and signed the same with my hand. Done at the city of Philadelphia the seventh day of August, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, and of the independence of the United States of America the nineteenth.

            Let fucking Scalia argue with the nation’s first president.

          • ANonOMouse says:

            Full Metal George Washington, Love it!!!!

        • Fannie says:

          Oh Dak, you got it on the Whiskey Rebellion…….same lines I mentioned in the 1851 Mormon Rebellion.

  6. bostonboomer says:

    Mississippi governor signs new anti-abortion low. Women are now presumed to be pregnant until they prove otherwise. Will they have to go to a government office and have someone document that they are menstruating?

    Mississippi Governor Signs 18-Week Abortion Ban

    • Fannie says:

      Until Mississippi women get up off their asses, and stop this nonsense, nothing will ever change, they will be made to stay in their place. I betcha, Marsha Blackburn is going home and running for governor.

      • RalphB says:

        I agree that women will have to get out and loud to have any effect. Why that hasn’t already happened is beyond me. The law is clearly unconstitutional though.

      • ANonOMouse says:

        A lot of younger women just don’t see this as affecting them, UNTIL IT DOES! What drives all people to taking a stand is self interest. After these laws begin to take a toll on the lives of real women, then they’ll get up off their ass

        • Fannie says:

          Those women are badly abused, badly. It’s like the lady who was raped by her husband, who was president of Louisiana Parish, same thing in Mississippi. They are scared to death, because they will be hurt, and worst their children hurt by the abusers. It’s a cycle, and until they stand together, the laws won’t change. I am afraid for the young girls and women, all over this country.

    • dakinikat says:

      We have a bill in the hopper right now to force hospitals and families to keep dead women on machines to incubate anything that might look like life clumping to the uterine wall. We have come a long way baby! Incubators to nonviable fetus.

      • ANonOMouse says:

        Your State is definitely in the running along with my State and JJ’s State as the most disgusting State Legislators in the U.S.

        Of course Jindal will sign that if it becomes law because he’s a friggin kook!!

  7. RalphB says:

    theweek: Why Texas Republicans may want to cool the anti-Obama land-grab talk

    Greg Abbott is trying to stir up a BLM battle for his campaign. Seems stupid to me and likely to come back and bite him.

  8. bostonboomer says:

    Must read article by photographer who covered the Bundy militia confrontation with the feds yesterday. Very scary.

    Several armed men came to where I was taking pictures and stationed themselves on both sides of me. As I began transmitting photos of them to my editor he told me to fall back if I felt threatened, but I explained that I seemed safe.

    It was already a surreal moment, here on a random stretch of highway in the Nevada desert, where men with weapons had taken up tactical positions on government officers – something not seen in this country in decades – as traffic whizzed by unaware. Sometimes cars would stop and people would step out to take pictures of the scene with their phones, as if it were just another roadside attraction.

    Then I heard the words, “I’ve got a clear shot at four of them,” and to my right found one of the men pointing his weapon in the direction of the BLM. For me, time had stopped.

    “I’m ready to pull the trigger if fired upon,” said another man on the bridge. That was what other Bundy supporters said too – they wouldn’t shoot first, but they would return fire.

    Were we really at the moment where weapons were being aimed by Americans at other Americans? I grew up hunting and for the most part of my adult life I have owned a firearm. Guns are a fact of life in the American west. But I have never found myself in a situation where I was next to someone pointing a firearm at law enforcement.

      • dakinikat says:

        Well, every Democratic Media consultant working for a campaign this year should be ready to cue up the support of those Republicans and what they were saying and juxtapose that on what Clive has said. That includes those who like the Duck Douches. They should be juxtaposed next to that ass saying to marry underage girls so they’ll be more will to pick your ducks. Maybe George Soros can start an ad pack that does a Koch Brothers on them. Show them supporting these armed extremists who say hateful things and basically break the damned law or suggest it.

        • Will they? Or will they just pass it up…I guess I am just jaded with the party so much so that I doubt they will make use of this shit. I mean, it isn’t like this is something that has never happened before?

      • ANonOMouse says:

        The GOP/TP creates this racist, anti-woman, anti-gay and anti-government environment then they are shocked when the hero-come-lately says shameful things off-the-cuff? They can’t run away from Bundy because It’s hard to hide from your shadow in the light of day.

    • dakinikat says:

      Again, two words: WHISKEY REBELLION.

      • Fannie says:

        Yes indeed, what you say! Dak can you reference the Duck Dynasty pages that you and others posted here back in January. I remember you had old post cards of “darkies dancing” and “being happy” like Phil Robertson said. It was about that time that Cruz, Palin, Graham, Jindal, and Bachmann and Fox news came to his rescue and defended the Ducks.

        You also did a great blog on the Southern Poverty law center showing all the KKK groups that have increased since Pres. Obama has been in office. I remember Texas was the largest, and Mississippi, and Tenn. and NC, and Louisiana. It would be very good reference for our Cliven Bundy and Duck Dnasty Expo.

  9. dakinikat says:

    Jon Stewart rips ‘hypocritical, corrosive’ Sean Hannity: ‘You’re the Arby’s of news’
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/24/jon-stewart-rips-hypocritical-corrosive-sean-hannity-youre-the-arbys-of-news/

  10. dakinikat says:

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/cliven-bundy-racism-042414

    Let us leave the dusty plains of Camp Moocher for a moment and check back in with Jayson Veley, the shy and retiring Coldplay avatar from Eastern Connecticut State who was so crushed by his creative writing professor’s suggestion that people like Cliven Bundy, and his enablers in conservative politics far and wide, might be stopping by the Nathan Bedford Forrest Rest Area on Liberty Highway that he felt compelled to tape the professor surreptitiously. Jayson, you may recall, was said to be so upset that he “wished to remain anonymous” while finking on his teacher. This lasted until Megyn Kelly batted her eyes at him and dragged young Jayson gleefully into the spotlight. What are we to make of our reluctant freedom fighter?

    Well, it turns out there’s more to Jayson than meets the eye. Oh, he’s quite the aspiring little wingnut, our Jayson is.

    For years, we have seen a decline in small government republicanism among the youth. Junior Factor Nation believes that this is primarily due to liberal indoctrination in high school and college classrooms, as well as over-exposure to liberal philosophies from television and the media. As a result, we are seeing an increasing trend towards liberalism, atheism, and big government ideologies. The problem with this is that liberal policies are not in line with our founding principles. Therefore, if we allow this trend to continue, future generations may not even know the true meaning of the words “we the people.” That is our battle – to ensure that our children grow up with just as much, if not more, freedom than we have in America today. It is time for a revolution of the heart and mind, and Junior Factor Nation is prepared to bring that revolution to light, one broadcast at a time.
    Here are the rest of the Teen Titans. (I don’t know which is my favorite. The one who “rights article”, or the one who am very opinionated.) Wait a second, here’s our boy.

    Jayson Veley started his broadcasting career in July of 2009 with The Junior Factor, a local access television show that he co-hosted with his friend, Connor Mullin. The goal of The Junior Factor was to spread the conservative message to as many members as the youth as possible and aired for a total of three years, ending in the summer of 2012. Shortly after, Veley took on an even bigger project – a network called Junior Factor Nation which he co-founded with Caiden Cowger. The network consists of several different conservative radio programs, all hosted by kids in their teens and early twenties. Veley’s show, Factor Talk Radio, started on April 26th, 2012 and currently airs from 7-8 PM on Monday and Thursday nights. Each broadcast features in depth conservative commentary, political analysis, humor, and of course, sarcasm, In the past, Veley has been criticized for being too aggressive on the air, but what some call anger he likes to call passion. The future of America is at stake, and if it’s a war the liberals want, it’s a war they’re going to get.
    Not actual war, of course. That’s for suckers without their own cable-access programs. Anyway, Jayson seems to have a rather elastic concept of “anonymity.”

    (And, not for nothing, but Jayson also has a few thoughts on The Negro that he’d like to share.)

    The point of it all is to point out (again) that there is a very sophisticated propaganda operation being conducted on one side of the political debate. Once you wander into that world, you notice that almost everything is a shuck. It’s a completely artificial universe that has unfortunate real-world consequences for the rest of us. Nothing there is ever truly what it seems and P.T. Barnum was born a couple centuries too early.

  11. And it just gets better and better: Ex-KKK Leader Was Given a New Identity Years Before Shooting – ABC News

    In 1998, Miller was a key witness in a high-profile federal trial that charged more than a dozen white nationalists in an alleged conspiracy to levy war against the United States government. The Department of Justice had called it Operation Clean Sweep. Miller testified that he had received two payments totaling $200,000 from a leader of the alleged conspiracy, but in the end all of those accused were acquitted and, incredibly, one of the jurors later married one of the defendants.

    “His testimony was extremely weak,” says Leonard Zeskind, who tracked Miller’s activities in the 1980′s as research director for the Center for the Democratic Renewal, a civil rights group fighting Klan activities.

    “I believe that Miller was essentially playing a game with the feds. And I don’t think he had any intention of becoming a good witness. The guy was a stone-to-the-bone Nazi,” Zeskind says. “He never gave that up. I am on the record as saying the man should have died in prison.”

    But McCullough says that nothing would have changed what happened last week in Kansas. Even if he had refused to deal with Miller back in 1987, he would have spent no more than fifteen years in prison.

    “We made the deal that we could make at the time and whether it’s right or wrong, it’s really kind of immaterial at this point,” McCullough says. “Human beings are unpredictable. I don’t think there is anybody who could know what he was capable of doing,” he said of the shootings in Kansas. “I certainly never saw that in his personality. He was a blowhard who liked to be in front of a crowd. He liked to whip the crowd up and get the emotions running high.”

    Very little is known of the years Miller spent in Iowa and Nebraska living as Frazier Glenn Cross.

    “He asked for protection from both the White Patriot Party people and blacks in prison because he had alienated both groups,” says McCullough. ”Obviously once he served his sentence he couldn’t go back to where his old compatriots were because he would be at risk. So we had to put him somewhere safe.”

    It’s clear that Cross eventually discarded his assumed identity provided by the federal government and resumed his life as the belligerent, unapologetic white supremacist, Frazier Glenn Miller.

    And no one, it seems, could predict the tragic consequences that would follow.

    • bostonboomer says:

      Whoa!!

    • Fannie says:

      Richard Cohen said no one could have predicted that Frazier Glenn Miller would blast three people, , but that is bullshitt……..We have shown who and what violence they will use to make points, why can’t they see it coming?

      • bostonboomer says:

        Jewish centers murder suspect F. Glenn Miller Jr. was once caught with a black male prostitute, former prosecutor says

        The white supremacist accused of shooting to death three people outside Jewish centers in Overland Park was caught in the mid-1980s in a car with a black male prostitute dressed as a woman, a former federal prosecutor said Thursday.

        Police in Raleigh, N.C., filled out an incident report after finding F. Glenn Miller Jr. in the car, said Douglas McCullough, who in 1987 prosecuted Miller on charges of possessing hand grenades and mailing a threatening communication.

        “It was a male prostitute in a vehicle, and it was a Raleigh Police Department incident report,” said McCullough, now a judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He told The Star that the details in the report were “salacious” and that the male prostitute was known to police.

  12. dakinikat says:

    Q: ARE WE NOT MEN? A: WE ARE DEVO 5:01 PM APRIL 24, 2014
    ACADEMIC FREEDOM TO TEACH BIBLE AS SCIENCE UPHELD IN LUCKY LOUISIANA

    http://wonkette.com/547520/academic-freedom-to-teach-bible-as-science-upheld-in-lucky-louisiana

  13. ANonOMouse says:

    Cliven doubles down in Thursday News Conference

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/cliven-bundy-comments_n_5208399.html

    “Cliven Bundy’s a-wondering about these people,” said Bundy, referring to himself in the third person. “Now I’m talking about the black community. I’m a-wondering. Are they better off with their young women aborting their children? Are they better off with the young men in prison? Are they better off with the older people on their sidewalks in front of their government-issued homes with a few children? Are they better off, are they happier than they was in the South in front of their homes with their chickens and their gardens and their children around them, and their man having something to do? Are they better off?”

  14. bostonboomer says:

    Bundy held another press conference to defend his “Negro” comments.

    Bundy took questions from the press after first pretending not to know why so much additional media had arrived at his ranch this afternoon. He defended the comments he made about “negros” by stressing the fact that he was just “wondering” if African-Americans were “better off as slaves,” and is still “wondering.” He said he does not know for a fact that they were.

    The rancher also addressed reactions from conservative media figures like Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity, who both repudiated his remarks on the radio earlier today.

    Watch the video at Mediaite.

  15. RalphB says:

    Perry aides offered Lehmberg a job for resignation

    If this doesn’t constitute a quid pro quo, I don’t know what does, and a quid pro quo is a direct violation of state law. I think this may merit an indictment.