SC League of the South Leader: John Wilkes Booth was Tardy

The League of the South likes to pretend that it’s not a racist, pro-slaver, neo-Confederate group. No, they’re just pro-Southern heritage (never mind that the heritage they have in mind is one of slavery and oppression). The leader of their South Carolina chapter just provided yet more evidence:

Appearing on Alan Colmes’ Fox News radio show, South Carolina League of the South Chairman Pat Hines told the radio host that he sees nothing wrong with celebrating the murder of America’s 16th president, calling Lincoln “the most murderous, treasonous president that ever existed.”

Asked by Colmes if he found Booth’s actions “honorable,” Hines said he was only disturbed that it took Booth so long.

“John Wilkes Booth was a Confederate agent who, sadly, he didn’t fulfill his mission for almost 2 1/2 years,” Hines said. “But he was assigned to kill Lincoln. And it’s too bad that he took as long as he did to do it.”

“Why would you favor the assassination of an American president?” Colmes asked.

Hines explained, “Well, he was a United States President. Well, he was commander-in-chief, which makes him a legitimate target immediately.”

When asked by Colmes if any commander-in-chief is a “legitimate target,” Hines didn’t pause before replying, “Well, they are.”

I can’t imagine where anyone would get the idea that the League of the South is a bunch of racist extremists or anything.

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  • StevoR

    I can! See above.

  • StevoR

    Also is it me or is the implication there about Commander in Chiefs being legitimate targets for murder something that should get this racist shithead a good thorough visit from all the govt security agencies and federal police?

  • colnago80

    It’s too bad that Lincoln didn’t have nuclear weapons available and a system to deliver them. Could have ended the Civil War in a matter of days.

  • bmiller

    To be honest, the “racist nut” side is only implicit here. what is in full display is the” Violent Un-American Traitorous Scum” aspect of Southern Tradition ™

  • theDukedog7 .

    The SCLof the S is just another racist group with deep roots in the Democrat party–hardly different from various black Democrat racist groups (Black Panthers, Nation of Islam) and hispanic Democrat racist groups (La Raza).

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    theDukedog7, all the racists are Democrats. They’re dangerous. Why do you think us Republicans work so hard to prevent the Democrat party “base” from voting?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1159674804 robertbaden

    So at what level does it stop being ok to kill enemy officers/officials during a war? Generals? Dukes? Kings/Presidents?

    Would it have been ok to assassinate Hitler during WWII? Remember what happened to Richard the Third.

    The really bad thing about what Booth did is he acted after the end of hostilities.

  • StevoR

    @5. Tedious lying troll is tedious.

    No evidence, no logic, no truth and no point in the willfully ignorant Egnor “Duke DogShit” posting here as usual.

  • Hoosier X

    Is Pat Hines a Democrat?

  • theguy

    Hey ShitDog – Little Green Footballs just ran an article about the neo-Nazi bastard who inspired Dylann Roof. You’d like the bastard – typical right-winger with a drooling hatred for liberals. That matches up with your worst only traits.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Projection is an amazing thing.

  • http://Www.metalmischief.com YOB – Ye Olde Blacksmith (Social Justice Support Person)

    deep roots in the Democrat party

    And Dog, being an American, has deep roots in Britain, therefor he’s a Loyalist. Obviously, thats why he hates America so much.

  • theDukedog7 .

    @6: [Why do you think us Republicans work so hard to prevent the Democrat party “base” from voting?]

    Requiring proof of citizenship is enough to keep a considerable portion of the Democrat base from voting breaking election law. Illegals and dead people and non-existent voters don’t “vote”–“voting” implies a legal act, which has very little to do with Democrat electoral politics.

    Democrat election lawlessness simply cancels the legitimate votes of people who vote lawfully.

    I find it amusing that you seem content to leave your “voters” without ID, rather than work hard to make sure that they have valid ID for all of the good reasons ID is necessary.

  • zenlike

    Yes yes theDukedog7, you are right. These LotS folks are indeed probably all proud and regular Democratic Party voters.

  • daved

    The Black Panthers dissolved in 1982. However, Eldridge Cleaver ran for office in 1984 — as a Republican.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1159674804 robertbaden

    You need id to register to vote, and need to be registered to vote. I don’t see what was wrong with me showing up at the polls with two utility bills showing name and address to prove I was the person registered to vote.

    All the actual vote fraud I am aware of involved government officials overseeing the vote, not just individual voters.

  • daved

    I find it amusing that you seem content to leave your “voters” without ID, rather than work hard to make sure that they have valid ID for all of the good reasons ID is necessary.

    It’s a pervasive myth amongst the right-wing morons (like Egnor) that voter fraud is endemic. They believe this because they lose elections they feel they should be winning. Therefore, it must be fraud — it couldn’t be that people didn’t want to vote for Republicans. However, as Ed has repeatedly reported here, these so-called wide-ranging frauds are essentially non-existent.

  • theDukedog7 .

    @10: Ahhh-Dylann Roof, whose “manifesto” was basically the Democrat party platform for a century, walks into a Church and kills 9 Christians, something that was also basically part of the Democrat party platform for a century.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_Street_Baptist_Church_bombing

    Attacks by Democrats on blacks in churches were an epidemic in the South from Reconstruction up through the 1960’s.

    And Roof chose the church because it was a gun free zone–which is where virtually all of the spree shootings since 1950 have occurred in the US.

    So who’s to blame? Republicans of course, and opponents of gun control.

    Logic is not a big part of being a progressive Democrat.

  • StevoR

    Also Duke’sDog’sShit – still no answers from you here :

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2015/06/27/chief-justice-roberts-dissent/#comment-434877

    To nobody’s surprise. What a vile bigoted coward you are.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    Hey Ed! Can we get a Bryan Fischer award for the Dukester for this one?

    Logic is not a big part of being a progressive Democrat.

    Weapons-grade projection in that one.

  • theDukedog7 .

    @17:

    Bullshit. Democrat voter fraud is epidemic. Democrats almost always win close elections–they just keep finding “votes” until they win.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/11/why_democrats_always_win_the_c.html

    And the IRS attacks on consevative republican groups skewed the 2012 election. Obvious Obama and the Democrats were involved in a scheme to rig the election by illegally denying tax-emempt status to conservative groups. That Lois Lerner and her comrades aren’t in federal prison is a scandal.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    theDukedog7 “Requiring proof of citizenship is enough to keep a considerable portion of the Democrat base from voting breaking election law. Illegals and dead people and non-existent voters don’t “vote”–“voting” implies a legal act, which has very little to do with Democrat electoral politics.”

    Weird that it doesn’t apply to voting areas that disproportionately skew Republican (Absentee Ballots, concealed carry cards, etc), though, innit?

     

    “Democrat election lawlessness simply cancels the legitimate votes of people who vote lawfully.”

    What does disenfranchising people because you’re punching at shadows do?

     

    “I find it amusing that you seem content to leave your “voters” without ID, rather than work hard to make sure that they have valid ID for all of the good reasons ID is necessary.”

    If the State changes the rules, it’s the State’s duty, a duty for its People, to help them and ensure that they get it. From what I’ve seen, Voter Integrity bills typically go out of their way to avoid that duty (“Yes, you can use a valid college ID that meets our standard, but no we won’t tell you what the standards are until after the cards are issues and, no, we won’t tell you if the cards can be updated with a sticker afterwards and, yes, the answer to that last one will be ‘no’.” or “Yes, you can pick up voter ID at the DMV but, no we don’t know if your DMV has the cards and, no the DMV employees have been directed not tell you about the IDs and, yes, DMV hours have been extended to deal with the increased traffic and, yes only in Republican-leaning districts and, yes to pay for the increased hours Democratic-leaning areas hours have been cut.”

     

    And that’s ignoring that these “voter integrity” projects are, again, fighting phantoms. Also, with tax dollars that could be better spent elsewhere.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Wow…how fucking stupid do you have to be to say “Democrats almost always win close elections” and think it sounds even remotely plausible? Does Dukedawg even WANT to be taken seriously? What a fucking joke. He actually seems to think ineducability is a sign of superior strength or moral fiber or something.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1159674804 robertbaden

    I bet Reconstruction era Radical Republicans are spinning in their graves at the way today’s Republicans have adopted the black voter suppression tactics of their southern Democratic opponents/murderers.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    daved “The Black Panthers dissolved in 1982.”

    They fell in a glass of cola. True story.

     

    theDukedog7 “@10: Ahhh-Dylann Roof, whose “manifesto” was basically the Democrat party platform for a century, walks into a Church and kills 9 Christians, something that was also basically part of the Democrat party platform for a century….Attacks by Democrats on blacks in churches were an epidemic in the South from Reconstruction up through the 1960’s.”

    Luckily, it’s still the 1960s, so your point is as trenchant as it is topical.

  • dingojack

    Really Lil Dookie — funny how, despite their best efforts and many long, costly investigations into the subject, the Republicans can find only a handful of fraudulent votes from 2000 onward.

    Any explanation for this?

    Dingo

  • dingojack

    See here for Ed’s take on ‘voter fraud’…

    Dingo

  • StevoR

    @21. Duke’s Dog’s Shit : “Democrats almost always win close elections–they just keep finding “votes” until they win.”

    Whelp, that sure explains the Gore Bush election where “Dubya” scraped home somehow or had it handed to him by dodgy machines and deeds in Florida eh?

    (Oh wait, I forget Dogshit is still living in the 1960’s or something. Even those he’s posting on the intertoobs somehow.)

  • daved

    Bullshit. Democrat voter fraud is epidemic. Democrats almost always win close elections–they just keep finding “votes” until they win.

    His link is to a piece that’s quoting the unimpeachable source breitbart.com.

    The piece itself is basically saying what I said: this result isn’t going the way we wanted, therefore fraud must be involved. Not to mention the “almost always” silliness from Egnor. Let’s see your numbers, bub.

  • StevoR

    @23. Raging Bee : I think Duke’s Dog’s Shit is wanting and actively trying to get himself banned here for some reason.

    Either that or see just how much utter shit he can get away with spewing and shitting out here. (All without prudishly using typing out the word ‘shit’ but while happily writing out the n-word in full, go figure.)

    (Dogshit – ed) actually seems to think ineducability is a sign of superior strength or moral fiber or something.

    Yes, seems that way. Certainly seems out to just annoy and anger and boringly troll the rest of us here. At the cost of making himself look ever uglier and more disgusting with the same offensive and utterly crap shit fecally vomited every time. Not sure if he’s actively trying to discredit himself / Egnor and make himself look utterly sad, wilfully ignorant,racist, homophobic and generally shithouse but he’s certainly managing that if so.

  • dingojack

    Which is why I prefer to highlight his moral and mental bankruptcy (as I said earlier)

    Dingo

  • StevoR

    @ ^ Dingojack : Fair enough.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    StevoR: My guess is that Dogshit has recently been banned from somewhere else, and came here simply because this is the next place he found himself able to access. He’ll probably keep on spewing his bigoted sewage here until he gets banned again, then wander on and find another place to use as a toilet. Image and credibility probably don’t matter to him, because what real friends he has are all just like him, and he really has nothing better to do online anyway.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    dingojack, too far. I went through a moral and mental bankruptcy. I was awful.

  • dingojack

    MO – ‘moral bankruptcy’ is particularly bad, they put a lien on your immoral earnings.

    Stevo – I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the interviewing style of Andrew Denton…

    Dingo

  • colnago80

    Re dingo @ #35

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Denton

    Re Raging Bee @ #33

    He may have been banned from Larry Moran’s blog where he used to comment. Haven’t seen him there lately.

  • D. C. Sessions

    People, if I might suggest a solution to trolls that has worked elsewhere?

    They’re repetitive. Really, really repetitive. As best I can tell, Egnor has less than ten “points” that he spews, regardless of topic. Rather than refute them, over and over, as he Gish gallops along dropping road apples behind, why not just put together a wee wiki with the appropriate factual counters (e.g. shift in party alignment in the South after the Voting Rights Act) and then all that’s needed to deal with each commenturd is a link to the appropriate section.

    Far less work, far less disruption. Experience has shown that this method causes trolls to rapidly run out of their very limited attention span without reward and leave. Better yet, it’s a cumulative resource for whoever has the misfortune to be the next recipient of his … attentions.

  • StevoR

    @ ^ D. C. Sessions : Good idea. is repeating the many questions asked that this troll has refused to answer and run away from repeatedly also a good idea in your view too?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    D. C. Sessions “Rather than refute them, over and over, as he Gish gallops along dropping road apples behind, why not just put together a wee wiki with the appropriate factual counters”

    It’s not an issue for me. I’m an Expert System (my blues singer stage name is “Fuzzy Logic”). Granted, most of my tables are filled with data about how awesome I am, but can you blame them?

  • StevoR

    @dingojack : Yup. Great interviewer.

  • dingojack

    A sly reference to Enough Rope

    Dingo

  • colnago80

    For the information of commentors here, Michael Egnor aka Dukedog7, aka Schmucknor aka Egnorance has a prominent entry on the Encyclopedia of American Loons.

    http://americanloons.blogspot.fr/2010/12/119-michael-egnor.html

  • D. C. Sessions

    is repeating the many questions asked that this troll has refused to answer and run away from repeatedly also a good idea in your view too?

    Assuming that they’re related to one of his Tourette’s Talking Points (good bet) then it’s absolutely a good idea to attach them to those sections.

    Obviously, I hope: limits on editorial access.

  • whheydt

    Re: robertbaden @ #7…

    There was a plot among some German officers during WW2 to assassinate Hitler. Rommel knew some of the people involved (though he wasn’t actually in on it). After the failure, Rommel was told that he had two choices: Suicide by poison and he would be buried as a hero and his family taken care of, or go to trial and be hanged as a traitor and his family disgraced.

  • Juniper

    I listened to some of Pat Hines’s interview on Fox because those quotes are surreal. For the record, he says that he is not pro-slavery. He doesn’t know why anyone would think that he wants to feed, clothe and house other people. He just wants everyone to understand that whites “built” the U.S. for themselves and that blacks don’t like living in the U.S anyway. This is not “pro-slavery”, and it’s not really “racism”. So you’re being totally unfair, Ed!

    His remarks on same-sex marriage are just as scintillating.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    The SCLof the S is just another racist group with deep roots in the Democrat party–hardly different from various black Democrat racist groups (Black Panthers…

    Point one, the Panthers were not a racist organization. Point two, they weren’t particularly Democratic–they were to the left of the Dems. Cleaver ran for president in 1968 on the Peace and Freedom Party.

    The Black Panthers were formed to protect black citizens from the sort of murderous police brutality that’s made the news in the last few years. It was endemic in Oakland at the time (a [white] friend of mine who worked with Cleaver told me that the Oakland PD used to recruit from police departments and academies in the deep South.)

    The BPs armed themselves and made sure members were thoroughly versed in gun law. They basically used arms to counter illegal state brutality.

    In response, Governor Ronald Reagan (PBUH) and other California Republicans couldn’t enact gun control legislation fast enough.

  • marcus

    There you guys go again, clouding the issues with facts. Dumbassdog hates facts. They’re so… so…

    inconvenient. He would rather just spout his ridiculous bullshit to a captive audience of the credulist suckers and bask in their accolades. Can’t you all see what a sooper-genyus he is is? Have a little respect for his position. Very goddamn little, I think the term is “vanishingly small” like his errr…

    brain!

  • marcus

    @ ^ Make that “credulous”.