In a series of Facebook posts obtained by ThinkProgress, the senior adviser for policy and communications to Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) posted racial comments and endorsed gentrification of his neighborhood.
Benjamin Cole, a former Baptist pastor and energy industry spokesman, posted a series of videos and comments on October 13, 2013 mocking two African Americans outside his DC apartment. In the first, he compared them to animals escaping from the National Zoo engaged in “mating rituals.” That message included a video of a woman, shouting and seemingly engaged in an argument with someone not visible as she walked. In each of his posts, he used the hashtag “#gentrifytoday.”
The National Zoo was closed that week due to a federal government shutdown.
The posts appeared to have been removed Wednesday.
Later that year, Cole described witnessing a shooting of “one of the hood rats on my street” by “another hood rat.”
DOOFUS of the DAY: ‘Hyper Religious’ Newspaper Photoshops Women Out of Paris March, Hopes No One Notices
Paris - A Haredi newspaper removed the image of German Prime Minister Angela Merkel and the Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt from a picture of global leaders marching in Paris.
The women were both taken out of the photograph but Netanyahu remained.
The newspaper, called “HaMvaser,” is published by MK Meir Porush of United Torah Judaism. It reworked the image to remove the women in following with Haredi spiritual rules that ban publishing pictures of women, since it considers the female body to be immodest.
Some Haredi newspapers also refrain from publishing the names of women.
A similar Photoshop disappearance was committed several years ago, when then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and another woman were digitally removed from the iconic “Situation Room” photo of the Osama Bin Laden assassination operation.
There is no basis in halacha (Jewish law) for removing female figures from images, this is yet another example of ignorant fanatics running amuck. At least they are using Photoshop and not machetes or machine guns.
At the very least, these stupid people could have chosen to not include any photograph at all, and spare the rest of us the embarrassment of their idiocy.
- See more at: viciousbabushka.com
Well, it looks like the bloom is off the rose, she is getting Colin Powelled hard.
Well folks, 2014 is quickly coming to an end and a new year is all but upon us. 2015 beckons, and with it, another year just brimming with the potential for conservative buffoonery. The right wing will surely find new and innovative ways to embarrass itself in the new year, new ways to spew asinine and incendiary commentary across an array of themes ranging from race to climate science.
Pat Robertson will come up with some new way to blame a human tragedy or natural disaster on gay people. Ted Nugent will make some new, veiled threats of armed violence. Ann Coulter will pioneer some novel technique for verbal repugnance that leaves us all scratching our collective heads and wondering just how any one person can be so vile. And, of course, an undisclosed number of Republican politicians will find new ways to rephrase their timelessly inappropriate rape commentaries.
But before we wade in to a brand new year full of right wing depravity, let’s have a look back at the The Top Ten Most Vile Conservative Tweets of 2014.
10) Ann Coulter thinks WHITE PEOPLE are being oppressed:
Yes, you read that right. In the wake of the grand jury’s failure to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown, Coulter took to Twitter to claim that whites were somehow being deprived of free speech.
9) Randy Weber, heir to Ron Paul’s congressional seat, calls Obama a “socialist dictator”:
Weber has a giant tinfoil hat to fill taking over for Dr. Paul. So at this past year’s State of the Union address, he promptly decorated his Twitter account with aluminum. Listen, if Obama is a socialist he’s the worst one in recorded history, considering that his fiscal policies fall somewhere to the right of Richard Nixon. And last I checked, Randy Weber hasn’t been shipped off to the Gulag. So enough with the “dictator” nonsense already.
8) Dana Loesch doesn’t get it; thinks Garner died over a cigarette tax:
Eric Garner died over a cigarette tax. It had nothing to do with poor officer training or questionable judgment in using a banned choke-hold technique on an unarmed suspect.
7) Donald Trump calls for Obama’s resignation over the Ebola “epidemic” that never actually happened:
What would an end of the year list chronicling right wing stupidity be without everyone’s favorite comb-over connoisseur, “The Donald”? Trump took to Twitter to help fuel this year’s rampant Ebola paranoia and, right on cue, used it as an occasion to call for the President’s ouster.
And now, for the most VILE thing tweeted by a conservative in 2014…
1) Charles C. Johnson extorts the alleged UVA rape victim:
Johnson’s claim to the most vile conservative tweet of 2014 is owed entirely to the fact that it’s down right criminal. This isn’t reporting; this isn’t journalism. This isn’t even internet trolling. This is the criminal extortion of an alleged victim of GANG RAPE. Regardless of the inconsistencies that have come to light regarding “Jackie’s” story as told to Rolling Stone, the fact remains that this is potentially the victim of a horrific sexual assault. Congrats, Chuck. In a year chock full of conservative online douchebaggery, you stand alone as the single-most nauseating, vile douchebag of them all.
Aaron McNamara, an auxiliary officer at the Fairview Park police department in Ohio, has resigned after the Cleveland Scene revealed some of his posts on social sites. McNamara dreamed of becoming a federal agent, but that aspiration was dashed out by his own views which were made public.
At first, McNamara denied the posts were made by him, telling the Cleveland Scene that they were not his accounts. Immediately after, those same accounts were deleted. On his letter of resignation, he claims those comments were made in his “youth,” which means he was a youngster in February of this year.
McNamara refers to blacks as “spooks,” “N[word]” and “jungle monkeys” but he insists in his letter of resignation that he’s not “prejudice” [sic].
A few examples via the Cleveland Scene:
On Feb. 28 of this year, McNamara comments on a video called “Hood fight”:
“Abolishing slavery was the worst thing we could have done. These people should be exterminated.. Unbelievable.”
On a video called “State park fight”:
“I wish I could go back to their age and beat the living shit out of that [N-word] with the tapout shirt.”
On a video called “Cameras capture brutal cop taking down agent Derrick while bicycling home”:
“THE COPS WERE DOING THEIR JOBS!
YOU WANTED TO BE MR. FUNNY GUY AND NOT STOP!
AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE FUCKING PATHETIC AND IGNORANT FOR ASKING THE SAME QUESTION OVER AND OVER ‘WHY IS HE BEING ARRESTED?!’ BECAUSE THE FEMININE F*GGOT WAS ELUDING THE POLICE AND FAILING TO STOP! DUMB ASS GENERATION!”
On a video called “Seattle Police: ‘You are going to die’”
“YOU CAN TAKE THE SPOOK OUT OF THE HOOD BUT YOU CAN’T TAKE THE HOOD OUT OF THE SPOOK. BY SPOOK I MEAN THAT TALL [N-WORD] IN THE WHITE TEE WHO LOST HIS GANG BANGING BROTHER WHO OBVIOUSLY DID SOME SHIT TO GET HIS BITCH ASS SHOT UP.”
On Ferguson protesters, he wrote, “You’ll burn the American flag but you’re quick to cash that Obama check! Parasites.”
He has many more tweets of that caliber, according to the Scene.
McNamara’s letter of resignation via NewsNet5:
I, Aaron McNamara was recently informed of the racial remarks I posted on youtube.com in my juvenile years. The comments I made in those particular videos were a product of my youth and immaturity; by no means am I a prejudice individual. I am an advocate for equality, and I am highly disappointed in myself for the statements I had previously made. I cannot recollect of the most recent comment I was accused of making in February, 2014, but I am not denying the claim.
By no means do the comments I had previously made represent the beliefs of the Fairview Park Police Dept. I have striven to the best of my capabilities to support the city of Fairview Park, and help better community relations with all individuals, from all walks of life.
At my current age of (20), I am ashamed of myself for making those particular remarks, and I am extremely regretful of it. if there was any way possible I could retract those statements, I would be glad to do so.
All prejudice remarks were strictly on youtube.com. I have a Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and I have never made a racial slur on any of those networks.
I am also confirming that I am resigning from the Fairview Park Police Auxiliary Unit.
The President announced normalization of relations with Cuba, predictably the wingnut cadre on Twitter spewed out the Firehose Of Derp Rage:
Last night President Obama announced an executive order granting amnesty to a certain class of undocumented immigrants. The #tcot responded with their usual eruptions of rage and racism, turned up to 12.
You’d think by now the idea that Rush Limbaugh is an offensive, racist, homophobic, bigot would be pretty uncontroversial. Apparently, that’s not the case with many of his conservative fans.
While it may not be possible to get a scientific consensus on this, there is a good chance that, at least in terms of offensive idea per sentence spoken out loud, Rush Limbaugh is the most offensive human being on Earth. Nobody has had a longer, more shameless career of spewing vile hate-mongering than he has. It’s made Rush extremely wealthy and, for reasons that may be hard to fathom, extremely popular with a certain segment of the population who respond to his unique brand of hatred.
So it was that when writer and comedian John Fugelsang composed a tweet which lampooned the way that Limbaugh interweaves casual racism with a seething hatred of the Obama administration, Rush’s fans went into full-on defensive mode.
Eric Holder resigns; or as Rush Limbaugh puts it, 'black guy doesn't want to work.'
It’s a good joke in the “funny because it’s true” kind of way, but conservatives weren’t laughing. Instead, to the amazement of anyone who has ever happened to listen to Limbaugh talk, they said that Limbaugh wasn’t the racist and John Fugelsang was the real racist for thinking up that joke.
Twitchy, a conservative website with nine full-time staffers with jobs exclusively devoted to getting pretend-offended by liberals and reposting unfunny, sarcastic tweets by conservatives who also happen to be pretending to be offended by liberals, ran with the story.
@JohnFugelsang Nice of you to put your racism on full display.
In which white liberal wants to make racist joke so says it's a joke someone else would say https://t.co/AyJ60yTctp
@JohnFugelsang you're quite literally one the stupidest individuals in existence today. Keep reaching for the top spot though, John!
@JohnFugelsang For 25 yrs I've seen people like you take Rush out of context. He is no more racist than you are.
But here’s the thing: Rush Limbaugh is a racist and, while he hasn’t said that exact quote (hint: that’s the joke), he has said many, many things that are much, much worse. There is no amount of context that can help Limbaugh pretend he isn’t fundamentally bigoted in ways that make it shocking to think he still has advertisers willing to put up with him.
After marveling at the backlash he had gotten for his tweet, Fugelsang went to work exposing how silly it was to claim Limbaugh wasn’t a racist in the most effective way possible: Limbaugh’s actual words.
I told a joke abt Limbaugh; was subsequently accused of lying & fabricating a Rush quote. So I shared some actual Rush quotes.
"Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?" - Rush Limbaugh
“The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.”- Rush Limbaugh
[To an African American female caller]: “Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.” - Rush Limbaugh
“Let the unskilled jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do — let stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work.” -Rush Limbaugh
"Holocaust?" Ninety million Indians? Only four million left? They all have casinos — what's to complain about?" - Rush Limbaugh
If you’re paying attention to the events unfolding in Ferguson—and by God, you better be—then you probably already know there is a group of people in this country of ours who are determined to change the focus of the conversation about the murder of Mike Brown and the subsequent protests, attempting to shift the lens away from the Constitutional rights of U.S. citizens and the shooting of a black teenager.
If you’re reading this, you probably already know the folks I’m talking about. But here they are.
1) The Full-Blown Racist Troll
Block on sight. Some of them are friends of your Facebook friends—block them. Some of them are your Facebook friends. Many of them are accounts like this one: anonymous and relying on blatantly racist language, such as blackface imagery, “monkey” references, use of the “N-word,” etc. These have exploded over the last week. We’re talking hundreds. I’ve been using Twitter avidly for years, and I can’t recall ever seeing quite this much racist bile taking over an event-related hashtag (#Ferguson) as I have this week.
Block them and report them for spam immediately.
2) The “Wait for Evidence” Troll
This troll may or may not be anonymous and pretends to be focused on respecting and upholding the law. “We don’t know what happened yet,” they say. “Wait for evidence before you lambast an officer of the law.” They pretend that things like racism, police brutality, and police corruption don’t exist and insist that if concrete evidence is released, they will be swayed to feel “sympathy” for Mike Brown.
But they won’t. When evidence arises, they find objection to its relevance or veracity. They then transform into The “Mike Brown Shouldn’t Have [insert human action here]” Troll, our next entry.
3) The “Mike Brown Shouldn’t Have [Insert Human Action Here]” Troll
This troll (and the others as well) will go great lengths to justify the taking of black life, using justifications like “he shouldn’t have run,” “he shouldn’t have been sagging,” and “he shouldn’t have been walking down the middle of the street,” and “he shouldn’t have stolen something.”
These trolls come in all races and will insist that when a police officer (or a homeowner, or a security guard) assaults a person of color, that person must have done something to deserve it. The fact that Mike Brown was shot at least six times doesn’t register as overkill, even when two of those shots were in the head.
They will also extend effort to paint Ferguson as a ghetto, where this kind of thing happens all the time. Nope. Ferguson, Missouri had zero murders until Officer Darren Wilson killed Mike Brown.
4) The “Police Are the Good Guys” Troll
These folks have a blissfully naïve version of police in their heads, the one fed to them since they were children that says police are the good guys and that no matter what they do, they must have had a reason. These people have no concept (or pretend to have no concept) of the depth of white supremacy and the way it is ingrained in every facet of our culture—even our police. Because they believe the police are always right—and usually because they also believe that groups of black people are inherently violent—they have no qualms about police dressed in military gear, sitting on tanks and tear-gassing American citizens.
You may also hear these trolls say, “What about due process?” Well, we would proceed with due process. If they would actually arrest Darren Wilson. Which they haven’t.
We have seen them all.
And to prove it James O’Keefe crossed back and forth across the Rio Grande in an Osama Bin Laden costume.
The investigation took place in Hudspeth County, Texas, at a crossing commonly used by illegal immigrants and drug smugglers.
Via Project Veritas.
Okeefe says in the video: “If the president or Senator Reid or anyone else tries to tell you that our borders are secure, they are lying to you.”
Investigative filmmaker James O’Keefe exposes the U.S.-Mexico border’s vulnerability to terrorism in his latest undercover project, obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller.
O’Keefe’s Project Veritas video reminds viewers of recent statements by the president and Obama administration officials that the southern border is secure. O’Keefe then proceeds to Hudspeth County, Texas, to easily cross back and forth cross the Rio Grande wearing the costume of modern history’s most recognizable terrorist.
“I see no border patrol. I see no security,” O’Keefe said in the video before donning a bin Laden mask. “Thousands of people have stood in my footsteps right now. They’ve come from South America, Honduras, Guatemala, and they’ve all crossed the border. And if they can cross, anybody can cross.”
Considering that Osama Bin Laden is dead, his costume should have been Zombie Bin Laden.
This is TEH DUMBEST STUNT IN THE HISTORY OF DUMB & CUNNING STUNTS.
James O’Keefe wins the Bronze in Dumb Journalism Olympics.