Local Media Punts on White Supremacism

Have a look at this social media post by ABC7 Sarasota:The post features a picture of a flier featuring a young blond girl and this text: The greatest con-job of the 20th century was allowing America's enemies to convince whites that it's morally wrong to love and support their own race. #whitelivesmatter These fliers are similar to other "alt right" white supremacist literature that has been found in many areas of the country since Donald Trump moved the Overton window on race last y … [Read more...]


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And the Best Twitter Thread of the Week Goes to … the Chicago Police Department!

Tweets from the Chicago Police Department don't usually have me in stitches, but twitter users' responses to a tweet CPD posted on a recent gun confiscation had me on the floor. The CPD posted a picture of what appear to be two antique guns and two bags of marijuana with the text "Great intel lead to a positive search warrant for the 1063 team in the 10th District. Weapons and drugs recovered." Twitter users who saw the tweet were not impressed---and they let the CPD know in styl … [Read more...]


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Muslim Theocracy Bad, Christian Theocracy Good?

Several days ago, Tiffany Trump posted the following to Facebook:Image description: Jesus, robed in white, is hugging Donald Trump in a protective manner in the Oval Office, surrounded by wisps of cloud. We pride ourselves on being a secular nation. Where does this fit in? We often compare ourselves to Muslim nations that function as theocracies, and declare ourselves different. We are not like them. Or are we?Images like the above are typically created by conservatives and by ev … [Read more...]


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Halal Lunches and Fish on Fridays

Conservatives tend to get upset about Halal meat. If a grocery store sells Halal meat, even alongside non-Halal meat, many conservatives see that as an expansion of Sharia law. Even Halal food pantries garner objections. And last week Right Wing Watch posted these comments by Michele Bachmann about Halal lunches in public schools: Last week on “Understanding the Times with Jan Markell,” ex-Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) warned that “the United States is embracing more and more of Islamic Sharia la … [Read more...]


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Nationalism Does Not Unite. It Divides.

In 1942, French police rounded up 13,000 Jews, gathering them in the famous Vel d'Hiv stadium in Paris, and then turned them over to German authorities to be transported to Auschwitz. But Marine Le Pen, a far-right French presidential candidate, doesn't think France should be criticized for this. “I don’t think that France is responsible for the Vel d’Hiv,” she declared Sunday on French television. “I think that in general, more generally, if there were those responsible, it was those who were i … [Read more...]


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“The Upcoming Demographic Tsunami”

Many have derided a recent article on The Federalist in which Hans Feine argues that men and women can never (and should never) be "just friends" for its regressive ideas about gender, but few have focused on its scare tactics about demographics. Here's the relevant quote from the article: The latest numbers on American birth rates are in, and they yield only one reasonable conclusion: All of us need to start having more babies or else the upcoming demographic tsunami will consume our nation, cr … [Read more...]


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So Much for Free Market Conservatives

Check this out, from an article about the economic boom wind is offering farmers: Still, not all windy states have a turbine-friendly climate. In Wyoming, for example, coal-loving legislators passed a tax on wind energy in 2010 and are also considering penalizing utilities for including renewables in their portfolios. According to Michael Webber, deputy director of the University of Texas' Energy Institute, the next few years will see a showdown between "rural Republicans who really want to get … [Read more...]


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