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Today, we have received word that during former Arkansas State Representative Jim Bob Duggar's 2002 US Senate GOP primary run, he said that rape and incest were crimes worthy of death.

Compare that to now, with reports that his son Josh did the same activities that he once said was "worthy of death." The family and its sycophants (Mike Huckabee, et al.,) have provided cover for his dangerous actions and doing a disservice to victims of his sexual abuse by saying "he made a mistake," "playing doctor," or any other excuse trotted out there.

Hemant Mehta at The Friendly Atheist:

When Jim Bob Duggar was running for U.S. Senate in 2002, his campaign website explained his positions on the issues.
Turns out he called for the death penalty for those who committed incest.
That’s gotta be awkward now that we know his son Josh Duggar molested five little girls, including four of his sisters, when he was a teenager.
Allie Jones at Gawker's Defamer:
Jim Bob’s platform on his campaign website—preserved via web cache—states that he believes “rape and incest represent heinous crimes and as such should be treated as capital crimes.” Jim Bob offered this belief to explain his position on abortion (only acceptable if both the mother and the baby were going to die anyway, of course).Jim Bob lost the Republican nomination for Senate to Arkansas’ incumbent Senator Tim Hutchinson. His son Josh remained very much alive and went on to molest several underage girls including some of his sisters from 2002-2003.
Duggar later lost the primary to Senator Tim Hutchinson (R), and the then-incumbent lost to now-former Senator Mark Pryor (D) in that year's general.
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In the wake of Josh Duggar's child molestation allegations and charges, Discovery Communications-owned TLC has temporarily pulled 19 Kids and Counting off the airwaves. Just last night, the network irresponsibly aired marathons of the show.

Here's some precedent: Another TLC show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, was cancelled over similar allegations; however, unlike the Duggar family, Honey Boo Boo's family is supportive of LGBTQ rights.

Travis Gettys at The Raw Story:

TLC has pulled the plug on its long-running reality show, “19 Kids and Counting,” over revelations that stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar covered up their son’s molestation of his sisters and other girls.

The network has canceled all airings of the program from its lineup, reported TMZ, after Josh Duggar – the eldest son of the 21-member evangelical Christian family – admitted this week to “inexcusable” actions 12 years ago, when he was a teenager.

[...]

It’s not clear whether TLC knew of the allegations against the Duggars until this week.

Sources told TMZ that no long-term decision had been made about the show, but a General Mills representative said it had removed “19 Kids and Counting” from the company’s advertising schedule.

Kate Stanhope at The Hollywood Reporter:
TLC refused to comment on the incident Thursday, but the network sparked outrage later that evening when it ran a 19 Kids and Counting marathon. As of early Friday, the show had been scheduled to air on the morning of May 27, but it has since been taken off the schedule.

[...]

The move is no surprise considering that TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo shortly after allegations surfaced about a romantic relationship between series matriarch June "Mama June" Shannon and a man convicted of child molestation.
On Friday, Shannon told TMZ that she is prepared to sue TLC if they do not act swiftly about 19 Kids and Counting, citing unfair and inconsistent treatment. Shannon claims she has lost hundreds of thousands of dollars since the sudden October 2014 cancelation of her series.

The long-term fate of the show is currently uncertain. I am hoping that this show finally gets cancelled for good.

If it gets cancelled, it is a cause for celebration; however, like with what happened when A&E suspended Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty temporarily back in December 2013, at least some of the Religious Right will be screaming mad over the show's cancellation by playing the usual victim card and falsely claiming "we're being persecuted for being [Conservative] Christians."

#CancelTheDuggars

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It sounds like Family Research Council Executive Director (or right-wing Spokesbigot) and 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar has been a very naughty boy. He's very lucky that he's not in jail right now.

In Touch Weekly:

Rumors about Josh have swirled for years, but In Touch’s investigation has uncovered the secret he has been hiding. “I saw and read the report and it clearly stated that Jim Bob brought his son Josh into the Arkansas State Police and spoke to a state trooper about Josh’s involvement in alleged inappropriate touching with a minor,” one source told In Touch.

The first report was filed shortly before 2005. Josh and his wife, Anna, have three children and live in Washington, D.C., where he is a lobbyist for the Family Research Council.

Treva Bowdoin at Inquisitr:
Josh Duggar allegedly did something terrible when he was a teen, according to a recent report. However, he majorly lucked out, and his parents are likely thanking God that the 19 Kids and Counting star isn’t being shunned by the fans who worship the Duggar family.

In Touch Weekly alleges that Josh Duggar “was named in a police report as the ‘alleged offender’ in an underage sexual abuse probe.” It’s important to point out that In Touch didn’t provide any documentation of this probe, instead citing “multiple sources who have seen the police report and are familiar with the case.”

The police report allegedly said that Josh was turned into the police by his own father, Jim Bob Duggar. Jim Bob told the cops that his then-underage son was caught leaving a minor girl’s bedroom, and Josh potentially could have been charged with sexual assault in the fourth degree. According to the Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault, a person commits sexual assault in the fourth degree by engaging in “sexual contact with another person, not the person’s spouse, who is less than sixteen (16) years of age.”

[...]

Josh Duggar avoided potentially being prosecuted because it was discovered that the cop who took the police report was in possession of child pornography. By the time Josh’s case started getting attention again, the statute of limitations was up. This means that he could no longer be prosecuted. In other words, Josh wasn’t ever charged with anything. Jim Bob Duggar has never spoken about this incident, and it seems as though he never bothered pursuing legal action after initially turning his son in.

Emily at Starcasm:
According to a new report, 19 Kids and Counting‘s Josh Duggar was investigated by the Arkansas State Police in 2005 for the alleged sexual abuse a female minor. Josh would have been 16 or 17 at the time.

In the new issue, InTouch cites “multiple sources who have seen the police report and are familiar with the case” who said Josh was turned into cops after dad Jim Bob Duggar found him leaving the minor’s room and “learned something inappropriate happened.” A source added the incident involved “inappropriate touching,” which could have resulted in a sexual assault in the fourth degree charge.

[...]

It has been previously reported that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar sent Josh to ALERT, a bootcamp-style training camp designed by controversial IBLP founder Bill Gothard. A short time after he returned, he met and married Anna Duggar.

Could this finally be the end of 19 Kids and Counting on TLC? Let's hope so.
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Yesterday at Kennesaw State University, a black student by the name of Kevin Bruce (@IAmKB_ on Twitter) was falsely accused of "harassment" by a white faculty member named Abby Dawson for merely waiting in the waiting room.

Al-Jazeera:

A video showing a university employee telling a black student he was harassing staff by sitting in a waiting room went viral after he posted it to Twitter on Wednesday.

Kevin Bruce, a student at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, said he went to his academic advisor's office after repeated attempts to set up an appointment. According to Bruce, he told an assistant that he would wait to talk to his advisor. A staff member later told Bruce he was harassing his advisor.

Bossip:
A black student at Kennesaw State University is drawing national attention after he says he was treated unfairly by staff at the Georgia college.

Kevin Bruce drew attention to the issue Wednesday when he posted the below video to his @IamKB_ Twitter account.

In it, we see a woman tell Kevin “you’re not going to harass Mrs. Tilly like that,” and he responds, “I’m just waiting to talk to someone, I’m not harassing no one though.”

The woman then says, “Sitting here until somebody is available is harassment” and threatens to call campus security.

Complex:
Video footage has emerged of a Kennesaw State University student being told that the police are being called as a result of him waiting to meet with his advisor.

In the 30-second video, a woman can be seen telling student Kevin Bruce that he's committing an act of harassment. When Bruce contends that he isn't harassing anyone, she responds with, "Sitting here until someone is available is harassing them" before retreating to contact campus security.

University Herald:
Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Georgia acknowledged it received and is looking into a complaint from a student who was accused of harassment for waiting on an academic advisor to meet with him.

A student named Kevin Bruce posted a video to Twitter Wednesday night with the message: "Rude advisors at Kennesaw. [Shaking my head]." In the video, an advisor Bruce identified as Abby Dawson approaches him and tells him he is harassing her and her assistant and leaves to call campus security.

This is a disgusting display of white privilege and racism incompetence and rudeness, and hopefully Ms. Dawson is fired.


The university responds:

Hashtag: #ItsBiggerThanKSU

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This week, a Dallas Morning News writer by the name of Tod Robberson moronically wrote that using a transgender person's correct name and their preferred set of pronouns is "political correctness." He thinks misgendering a transgender person is "proper journalism" and "truthful," which in fact is lazy, hurtful, defamatory, and insulting journalism.

Todd Robberson's insensitive column at Dallas Morning News:

The New York Times and Associated Press, among other news organizations, have decided that they will recognize the gender preference of transgenders in news copy. Which is to say, when a male who has yet to undergo gender reassignment surgery nevertheless calls himself a female and is the subject of a news story, he will be identified as a female in all references.

Thus, if I were to correctly rewrite the previous sentence to conform to AP and New York Times style, I should have written: “Which is to say, when a female who has yet to undergo gender reassignment surgery nevertheless calls herself a female and is the subject of a news story, she will be identified as a female in all references.”

[...]
Does our devotion to the language of acceptance require us to misinform the public? The Army service member who dumped thousands of classified documents onto the Internet via Wikileaks was not Chelsea Manning. It was Pfc. Bradley Manning. (And Manning’s action did not legally constitute whistle-blowing. It was a massive theft and document-dump, for which Manning is now serving time in prison.)

If the act in question was undertaken by an individual who had yet to change his/her name or declare his/her sexual identity, it undermines our integrity as journalists to alter the facts just to suit a newfound sense of social justice in support of transgender rights. If Bruce Jenner decides tomorrow that he wants to change his name to Beverly, that would not justify future journalistic references to 1976 Olympic decathlon gold medalist Beverly Jenner. To do so would be a misstatement of fact. Bruce Jenner, and only Bruce Jenner, won the 1976 Olympic decathlon gold medal.

Robberson is WRONG on this issue.

Carlos Maza at MMFA:

An editorial writer for The Dallas Morning News offered an embarrassing defense for not bothering to correctly identify transgender people, arguing that widely accepted journalistic guidelines for talking about the transgender community are "confusing" and  "misinform[s] the public."

In a May 4 column in The Dallas Morning News, editorial writer Tod Robberson criticized The New York Times and Associated Press for recognizing "the gender preference of transgenders in news copy." According to Robberson, identifying trans people using the pronouns they prefer "distort[s] the truth" in order to embrace "the politically correct transgender language of the day."

NYT Editorial Board:
A generation ago, transgender Americans were widely regarded as deviants, unfit for dignified workplaces, a disgrace for families. Those who confided in relatives were, by and large, pitied and shunned. For most, transitioning on the job was tantamount to career suicide. Medical procedures to align a person’s body with that person’s gender identity — an internal sense of being male, female or something else — were a fringe specialty, available only to a few who paid out of pocket.

Coming out meant going through life as a pariah.

Being transgender today remains unreasonably and unnecessarily hard. But it is far from hopeless. More Americans who have wrestled with gender identity are transitioning openly, propelling a civil rights movement that has struggled even as gays and lesbians have reached irreversible momentum in their fight for equality. Those coming out now are doing so with trepidation, realizing that while pockets of tolerance are expanding, discriminatory policies and hostile, uninformed attitudes remain widespread.

They deserve to come out in a nation where stories of compassion and support vastly outnumber those that end with a suicide note. The tide is shifting, but far too slowly, while lives, careers and dreams hang in the balance.•

[...]

As prominent transgender people have come out in recent years, their revelations have been a source of fascination, much of it prurient. There was the actress Laverne Cox, the Army whistle-blower Chelsea Manning and most recently, Bruce Jenner, the gold-medal Olympian. Their stories have brought attention to the plight of a segment of the population that continues to confound many Americans. One challenge lies in semantics, a complex and fraught subject given the extraordinary diversity of experiences within the transgender community. The term transgender covers a broad range of people who do not identify with the gender listed on their birth certificate.

A far more compassionate take on transgender rights than Robberson's rubbish column.

GLAAD has the list on how to properly cover transgender issues.

Some examples:

DESCRIPTIONS
Always use a transgender person's chosen name.
Many transgender people are able to obtain a legal name change from a court. However, some transgender people cannot afford a legal name change or are not yet old enough to change their name legally. They should be afforded the same respect for their chosen name as anyone else who lives by a name other than their birth name (e.g., celebrities).

Whenever possible, ask transgender people which pronoun they would like you to use.
A person who identifies as a certain gender, whether or not that person has taken hormones or had some form of surgery, should be referred to using the pronouns appropriate for that gender.

If it is not possible to ask a transgender person which pronoun is preferred, use the pronoun that is consistent with the person's appearance and gender expression.
For example, if a person wears a dress and uses the name Susan, feminine pronouns are usually appropriate.

It is never appropriate to put quotation marks around either a transgender person's chosen name or the pronoun that reflects that person's gender identity.

The Associated Press Stylebook provides guidelines for journalists reporting on transgender people and issues.

According to the AP Stylebook, reporters should "use the pronoun preferred by the individuals who have acquired the physical characteristics of the opposite sex or present themselves in a way that does not correspond with their sex at birth. If that preference is not expressed, use the pronoun consistent with the way the individuals live publicly." (see AP & New York Times Style)

When describing transgender people, please use the correct term or terms to describe their gender identity.
For example, a person who was assigned male at birth and transitions to living as a woman is a transgender woman, whereas a person who was assigned female at birth and transitions to living as a man is a transgender man. If someone prefers a different term, use it along with an explanation of what that term means to them.

Avoid pronoun confusion when examining the stories and backgrounds of transgender people prior to their transition.
Ideally a story will not use pronouns associated with a person's birth sex when referring to the person's life prior to transition. Try to write transgender people's stories from the present day, instead of narrating them from some point in the past, thus avoiding confusion and potentially disrespectful use of incorrect pronouns.

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In the news this past week, Miami PD Assistant Chief of Police Anita Najiy was falsely accused of "not being sufficiently patriotic" by the conservative media, Islamophobia peddlers, and Javier Ortiz, the Miami Fraternal Order of Police head for allegedly not doing a "proper" flag salute by their standards.  

These smears against Najiy for alleged "insufficient" salutation to the American Flag are Islamophobic and racist.

Amanda Batchelor at WPLG:

The Miami Police Department said Assistant Chief Anita Najiy followed proper code when deciding not to salute the American flag while in uniform during a recent promotional ceremony.

Maj. Delrish Moss said the military code of conduct supersedes police code and that Najiy properly followed that code.

[...]

The Miami Police Benevolent Association released a statement Wednesday afternoon that said in part, "Racism cloaked in patriotism is a huge insult to the American flag, the city of Miami Police Department, and the countless hate and anti-Muslim filled rants generated by the recent antics of the FOP president; those two things seem to be the genesis of the current false controversy."

The statement continued, "A person who calls attention to Assistant Chief Najiy's decision to stand respectfully at attention during the Pledge of Allegiance, while he himself video taped the proceedings rather than pay the proper respect to the flag, is acting like a hypocrite."


Charles Rabin at Miami Herald:
Fraternal Order of Police President Javier Ortiz wants Najiy reprimanded for not saluting the flag or covering her heart during the Pledge of Allegiance.

“Since she clearly has no respect for the flag or the United States, on behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police, I am requesting that Assistant Chief Najiy is removed as the commander of the MPD Honor Guard Detail,” Ortiz said in a letter Monday to Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes.

That’s not likely to happen. Though the police department’s code of conduct allows for a reprimand if an officer doesn’t salute the flag, it makes no mention of covering your heart during the Pledge of Allegiance. And not a single member of the command staff standing next to Najiy last week saluted the flag during the ceremony.

[...]

The city’s code of conduct for police officers clearly states that an officer in uniform, unless engaged in police duties, “will face the approaching flag and render a sharp military salute. Members in civilian clothes will stand at attention, holding right hand over left breast.”

Olivia Marshall at MMFA:
On the April 27 edition of Fox & Friends, the hosts reported on a controversy in Miami over a police officer, Assistant Chief Anita Najiy, who did not put her hand over her heart during the Pledge of Allegiance. Co-host Steve Doocy noted that military guidelines require that military personnel "stand at attention, remain silent, and face the flag; and that's what she's doing." Nonetheless, the Fox & Friends hosts brought up a baseless accusation by Javier Ortiz, president of the local Fraternal Order of Police, that the reason Najiy didn't put her hand over her heart is because she is "Muslim" and "has no respect for the flag or the United States."

[...]

But Miami Police Major Delrish Moss said it had "nothing to do with personal beliefs" and that Najiy was following military conduct guidelines, which "supercedes police code." And the Miami Community Police Benevolent Association, which represents black police officers, blasted Ortiz claims as racist:

"Racism cloaked in patriotism is a huge insult to the American flag, the city of Miami police department," MCPBA President Ella Moore said in a letter she intends to hand personally to Miami Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes.
From the 04.27.2015 edition of FNC's Fox and Friends:

Hemant Mehta at The Friendly Atheist:

So she was following military rules… and that, in Ortiz’s eyes, makes her un-American. What he has against her, I don’t know, but even if she sat down during the Pledge, it wouldn’t make her any less patriotic. If you equate being a True American with participating in a mindless ritual, your priorities need adjustment.
Thankfully, it looks like no one is taking Ortiz seriously. After all, he’s the same guy who went to Ferguson, Missouri to show solidarity… with the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.
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Last night, the Washington Post revealed the full unedited racist emails sent by various Ferguson police officers and city officials during a period between 2008 and 2011. Several of the emails sent contained disparaging anti-Obama and anti-minority (esp. anti-Black and anti-Islam) vitriol.

Brendan James at TPM:

Emails published by the Washington Post on Friday show the racist jokes and email chains that Ferguson, Missouri police and city officers exchanged over several years, including comparing President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee.

The emails were described by the Justice Department in its report detailing the widespread racism in the Ferguson police department. But the actual contents of the emails were not public until the Washington Post got them through a public records request.

The three officials connected to the emails were Ferguson police Capt. Rick Henke, Sgt. William Mudd, and court clerk Mary Ann Twitty. They sent racist material back and forth between 2008 and 2011.

Wesley Lowery and Kimberly Kindy at the WaPo:
City officials in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday evening released the full, unredacted content of racially charged and religiously insensitive e-mails sent by the city’s former court clerk as well as two former supervisors in the police department.

[...]

Several of the e-mails focus on President Obama, and the majority of them speak disparagingly of him or minorities more broadly.

In a message dated Tuesday, April 19, 2011, Twitty forwarded a message titled “Very Rare Photo” that included an image of former president Ronald Reagan feeding a baby monkey. Beneath the photo is the caption: “Rare photo of Ronald Reagan babysitting Barack Obama in early 1962.”

Another e-mail Twitty sent both men on March 1, 2010, included a short story titled “Leroy’s last child support payment.”
In an e-mail that Mudd forwarded to Twitty — which she then forwarded to others — in May 2011, the body of the message declares:

“A black woman in New Orleans was admitted into the hospital [for] pregnancy termination. Two weeks later she received a check for $5,000. She phoned the hospital to ask who it was from. The hospital said, ‘Crimestoppers.’”

Another, sent by Mudd on June 7, 2011, included a photo of two dogs and compared them to welfare recipients.

In an e-mail written Nov. 14, 2008, Henke wrote to a recipient whose identity was redacted in the records, that “we shouldn’t worry about him being president for very long because what black man holds a steady job for four years.”
Jon Swaine and Oliver Laughland at The Guardian:
Senior police officers and a city official in Ferguson, Missouri, exchanged emails that likened ethnic minority welfare recipients to dogs and joked about stoning Muslim women, it emerged on Friday.

The previously undisclosed messages were released along with full copies of emails referenced in a report by the US Department of Justice that led to the dismissal of a series of senior city officials last month.

One of those emails depicted Barack Obama as a chimpanzee, another doubted his ability as a black man to hold a job for four years, while a third labelled a photograph of a black tribal gathering “Michelle Obama’s high school reunion”.

[...]
Included among a series of “one-liners” forwarded by Twitty to Mudd and Henke was a joke about a man who discovered his wife had an affair. “But, by turning to religion, I was soon able to come to terms with the whole thing,” it said. “I converted to Islam, and we’re stoning her in the morning!”

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Yet another chapter of the conservatives' War On The EPA continued this past week, as Fox "News", conservative blogs, and Missouri State Senator Eric Schmitt led the charge in lying about the EPA's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s study on reducing emission from BBQ grills in order to gin up anti-EPA sentiments.

St. Louis Business Journals' Ben Unglesbee:

Under the hashtag #PorkSteakRebellion, Schmitt has taken to Twitter to denounce the EPA for backing the study, which won the initial grant last July. While the EPA notes on its website that perspectives and conclusions by project winners don’t represent the agency’s views, Schmitt has voiced concern that the government might soon look to regulate backyard grills.
Schmitt told the Washington Examiner this week, “The idea that the EPA wants to find their way into our back yards, where we’re congregating with our neighbors, having a good time, on the 4th of July, barbecuing pork steak or hamburgers, is ridiculous and it’s emblematic of agency that’s sort of out of control.”
Not stopping there, Schmitt has preemptively introduced a resolution discouraging the EPA from regulating barbeques and has started an online petition asking the “EPA and government bureaucrats to stop wasting taxpayer dollars trying to regulate backyard grills and barbecues.”
An EPA spokesman said the agency does not regulate backyard grilling and has no plans to.
Facts from EPA:
To perform research and develop preventative technology that will reduce fine particulate emissions (PM2.5) from residential barbecues. This technology is intended to reduce air pollution as well as health hazards in Southern California, with potential for global application.
Sean Nicholson at Progress Missouri:

Amazing Ribs's Facebook Page debunks the lies told by Fox and the RW media apparatus:

Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association (HPBA):
HPBA is not aware of any initiative by EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) that would involve or contemplate the regulation of grills in the U.S.

[...]

In the U.S. and other developed countries, most grilling and barbecuing enthusiasts cook outdoors in a well-ventilated area. In parts of the Third World, many people cook on open fires indoors in very poorly ventilated areas. Groups like the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves are working to address this problem and also host the annual Cookstoves Future Summit. The EPA makes it clear on their website that this is largely an issue in the developing world.

There is a bigoted t-shirt on Teespring depicting anti-Islamic and anti-EPA sentiments in support of the #PorkSteakRebellion.
I, like most all of us Americans, love our cherished barbecue cookouts... but to say that the "EPA's coming for our grills" is a burnt pork steak full of lies ginned up by the conservative media apparatus and a Missouri State Senator.
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There's a song that has gone viral all over the Conservative Media Apparatus recently, and it's a country song called Pissed Off Rednecks Like Me by Jamie Jones.

The song has all the elements of right-wing lunacy: Conservative Christian privilege ("don't try to tell my children when and where to pray"), Islamophobia ("If you wanna serve in a Muslim church, go and take your ass back home"), anti-immigrant xenophobia ("Hell No, I won't push one for English", "We need to lock down all the borders"), attacks on Obamacare ("This damn Obamacare is a joke"), imaginary gun confiscation rhetoric ("If you want to come and try to take my gun, well you better be bulletproof"), and shaming welfare/food stamp recipients ("Take yourself to work if you're able, instead of living off our dime. This 'give me a hand out' generation is gonna bleed this country dry").

Amanda Marcotte at The Raw Story:

Yep, no one is trying to take his gun away and they certainly aren’t banning his children from praying. Indeed, from what we can tell from the demographic information, the likelier story is his kids aren’t praying because they see through Dad’s pious bullshit. There’s a lot of other mythical oppressions he lays out, including the myth that Obamacare is stealing medication from old people (read: taking medical care from older, white people and giving it to younger people of color, which is not happening—there’s enough to go around), the false claim that people are on welfare and refusing to work (in fact, most people on assistance work but just don’t make enough to make ends meet), that sort of thing. But most of the time on places like Fox News and whatnot, they are careful to avoid being overtly racist, knowing that audiences will fill in the blanks for them. That allows the myth that racism is dead to persist, because it’s conveyed in most spaces through raised eyebrows and implication.

But not with this dicknozzle! No, he goes there:

No, I won’t push one for English
I just as soon hang up the phone
If you wanna serve in a Muslim church
Go and take your ass back home
Also, the chorus is, “This is coming from real America, son/And pissed off rednecks like me”.
All three of these statements are pure, unvarnished racism. The excuse for complaining about “press 1 for English” is that immigrants “should” learn English. But that argument assumes that learning a language is easy and takes no more than a couple of weeks, when in reality, it’s a long process, especially for adults, to become conversant enough in a language to conduct personal business in it. Of course, the vast majority of people making this argument cannot speak a second language themselves, because they know full well it’s fucking hard, showing that this argument is disingenuous and simply a cover for the belief that this country should be reserved for Anglos and should be formally racist against Latinos. Jones doesn’t even hide this, singing, “They need to lock down on the borders.” Don’t think he’s talking about Canada there.
Youtube link to Jones's racist Islamophobic right-wing garbage "song":youtube.com

Lyrics:

Mr. stick-head politician
I got some news for you
If you want to come and
Try to take my gun
Well you better be bulletproof
And don't try to tell my children
When and where to pray

[...]

Hell No, I won't push one for English
I just as soon hang up the phone
If you wanna serve in a Muslim church
Go and take your ass back home
Take yourself to work if you're able
Instead of living off our dime
This 'give me a hand out' generation
Is gonna bleed this country dry

Yeah, I think it's time that we change your policy
This is coming from real America, son
And pissed off rednecks like me

[...]

Old folks say can't afford medication
This damn Obamacare is a joke
If it will help you with your sickness
I say fire it up and take a toke
We need to lock down all the borders
Throw away the keys and
Let's help our own right here at home
And stop sending it overseas

But right now raise your glasses
If you agree, Yeah
This is coming from real America, son
And pissed off rednecks like me
This is coming from real America, son
And pissed off rednecks like me

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On this morning's edition of Tribune-owned Fox affiliate WJW's Fox 8 News In The Morning in Cleveland, Ohio, 2006 Miss Missouri winner Kristi Capel made a very insensitive racist remark about Lady Gaga's Oscars performance by saying “It’s hard to really hear her voice with all the jigaboo music — whatever you want to call it — jigaboo!”

David Edwards at The Raw Story:

“Lady Gaga, surprising a lot of people last night with this tribute to Sound of Music,” Dawson said, adding that actress Julie Andrews called it “wonderful.”

Capel remarked that she had also been surprised by Lady Gaga’s performance.

“It’s hard to really hear her voice with all the jigaboo music — whatever you want to call it — jigaboo!” Capel opined.

“She has a nice voice,” Dawson, who is black, said after a nervous laugh.

Vince Grzegorek at Cleveland Scene:
In the midst of this morning's Fox 8 morning show, during a discussion of Lady Gaga's performance at the Oscar's last night, Kristi Capel dropped "jigaboo" into the conversation as an adjective to describe Lady Gaga's music. Not good, ladies and gents.
Capel did later apologize (even if it was seen as more of a nonpology apology); however, I'd expect WJW bosses to suspend her or even fire her.

Her "apology" tweets to some users who complained about her language seems more like a nonpology to me.


From the 02.23.2015 edition of WJW's Fox 8 News In The Morning:

And note to Capel, "Jiggaboo" IS a derogatory and racist term used against African-Americans-- the very same term that Don Imus got his butt fired from MSNBC back in 2007, along with other racial slurs used.

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Prior to yesterday's 1-1 draw between BPL side Chelsea FC and Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in an UEFA Champions League game at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, racist Chelsea fans shove a Black man out of the Paris Métro and then proceed to chant "We're racist, we're racist, we're racist, and that's the way we like it, we like it, we like it." Thankfully, the Chelsea FC officials have condemned the racist behavior of some of its fans.

Kevin Draper at Deadspin:

You can see a black man attempt to board a car that has a bunch of singing Chelsea fans in it, only to have "Chelsea! Chelsea! Chelsea!" chanted in his face, and he is physically shoved out of the car multiple times.

But the kicker? The douche nozzles then sing "We're racist, we're racist, we're racist, and that's the way we like it, we like it, we like it" in the tune of a common soccer chant. (You may recognize it, for instance, from the American Outlaws's "We Love Ya" chant.) Chelsea is far from the only soccer club to have had big problems with racism—though theirs were particularly bad—but they have struggled more than others to completely stamp it out, with some incident or another involving the London club's fans seeming to pop off every season.

The Mirror:

A club spokesperson said: “Such behaviour is abhorrent and has no place in football or society.

"We will support any criminal action against those involved, and should evidence point to involvement of Chelsea season-ticket holders or members the club will take the strongest possible action against them, including banning orders.”

Chelsea are also likely to face a UEFA investigation into the conduct of its fans.

Football, sadly, is the focus of attention again for all the wrong reasons despite continued attempts to eradicate racism from the sport.

Justin Baragona at Politicus Sports:
A bystander at a Paris metro station captured video Tuesday evening of a group of soccer fans pushing a black man out of a metro train as he attempted to board it. The group then shouted “Chelsea!” in the man’s face after they pushed him out, identifying themselves as fans of Chelsea FC, who were in Paris for a Champions League match. The man, obviously shocked by the shove and shouting, again attempted to board the train. And, again, he was pushed out and taunted.
At this point, the bystander filming the encounter, Paul Nolan, recorded the Chelsea fans gleefully chanting the following:
“We’re racist, we’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it, we like it, we like it!”
Video of the disgusting incident:

This type of behavior is typical from Chelsea's hooligan fanbase,  and reinforces my loathing for them. I hope Chelsea lose their lead atop the BPL table after this incident and Arsenal find a way to stay in the Top 4 and finish above Tottenham.

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On today's edition of The Rush Limbaugh Show, lunatic sexist Rush Limbaugh (aka Sexistbaugh) suggests to 2016 GOP Presidential candidate Scott Walker that he say left college to avoid being "[falsely] accused of rape."

From the 02.12.2015 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:

Travis Gettys at The Raw Story:

Rush Limbaugh suggested that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announce that he quit college to avoid being accused of rape.

The likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate dropped out of Marquette University during the spring of his senior year with little explanation and never completed his degree.

Limbaugh urged Walker offer an explanation that was sure to outrage liberal academics, reported Media Matters.

“Just ram it right down their throats,” Limbaugh said. “They’re trying to create this rape culture on the campus – well, (he should say,) ‘I quit because I don’t want to be accused of rape down the road.’”

Walker has claimed for years that he left just short of graduation, after losing a bid for student body president, to pursue a job opportunity.

[...]

“It seems like any man that goes to college could randomly be accused of committing rape,” Limbaugh said.

This confirms what we know of Boss Limbaugh: a low-life sexist piece of shit cretin!
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