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Racist domestic terrorist and Rand Paul hero Cliven Bundy on “the Negro”

Rand Paul, the man who has dedicated himself to wooing African Americans back to the Republican Party, even in Detroit, defended Cliven Bundy, the self-proclaimed American “patriot”, deadbeat rancher, and domestic terrorist, by saying the federal government is to blame for his lawless squatting on federal land in Nevada because they are “violating the law”.

When people wonder why we are dubious about Paul’s actual feelings about African Americans, it’s because he supports people like Bundy who are unmitigated racists. Here’s Bundy on “the Nego”:

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said.…
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UPDATED: Crain’s Detroit Business editor uses slave plantation imagery: “Maybe Detroit needs a permanent overseer”

Dude, are you for real?

Keith Crain, editor-in-chief of Crain’s Detroit Business, has an op-ed out this morning titled “Maybe we need a permanent overseer”. The “we” in this case is the city of Detroit.

This is not to cast aspersions on our current politicians. But we don’t know how long they will be in office and who will replace them. Certain members of the Detroit City Council have already proved to require oversight for their personal conduct. We don’t have any idea about financial conduct.

It is time to consider a permanent, independent executive who permanently oversees city finances and operations.

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Religious and personal liberty: It’s not just for Christians

What’s happening in Kansas is particularly reprehensible, but discriminatory laws in the name of religion are a troubling national trend.

I admit, I don’t know much about Kansas aside from The Wizard of the Oz. Dorothy was sure eager to get out of there. The good-hearted girl would be even more desperate to escape these days, I’d wager.

The eyes of the nation are on Kansas, thanks to vile anti-gay legislation that was forced through the state House last week. Simply put, it’s state-sanctioned discrimination. It’s not the first time a law like this has been proposed and, sadly, it won’t be the last.…

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Oregon Republicans “celebrate” Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Lincoln by auctioning an assault rifle

Oh, stop it with your “cynical misinterpretation”

It’s hard to tell if the Republicans of the Multnomah County Republican Party in Oregon are tone deaf or hideous racists. This past week, to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Abraham Lincoln, both killed by an assassin’s bullet, they auctioned off an AR-15 rifle.

Their press release was nearly unbelievable:

Portland, OR — January 13, 2014: Multnomah Country Republicans recognize the incredible time of year we are in. In successive months to start the year, we celebrate the legacy of two great Republicans who demonstrated leadership and courage that all of us still lean on today: Martin Luther King, Jr and Abraham Lincoln.

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Michigan Republicans continue with GOP effort to rebrand themselves as the party of choice for African Americans

I hate to tell you this, but it’s not going to work

The Republican party is in desperation mode trying to ingratiate themselves with the African American community. Having spent the last several decades using race-baiting techniques to drum up support with southern whites, they’ve suddenly seen the light and know that, unless they can begin appealing to the black people in American and other non-white groups, they’re destined to become a party that is irrelevant and unelectable.

Which explains this:

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The Michigan Republican Party is attempting to co-opt Rosa Parks, champion of civil rights and a hero to the left, and her message of courage in the face of adversity.…

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Detroit CFO who asked if he could “shoot someone in a hoodie” resigns

Hallelujah and take your racist crap with you when you leave

Photo by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog

Detroit Chief Financial Officer Jim Bonsall, the man who asked if he could “shoot someone in a hoodie” on Angels’ Night patrol in the city, has resigned from his $225,000 a year position.

Bonsall, an appointee of Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, was under intense pressure to leave after making racist remarks and creating what city treasurer and former finance director Cheryl Johnson described as a hostile work environment. He had issued what Daily Kos front page writer Meteor Blades calls a “nopology” after his remarks made the news, claiming it was never his “intention to offend anyone”.…

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(Not) Joe the (not) plumber: “Admit it. You want a white Republican president again.”

Aye, aye, aye…

Photo by Chris Savage | Eclectablog

Remember Samuel Wurzelbacher? Let me refresh your memory: he was the stooge the Palin/McCain campaign trotted around the country under the name Joe the Plumber. He was neither a “Joe” nor a “plumber”, typical of the blatant lying that took place in 2008.

Well, (not) Joe is back and hoo-boy is he one racist dude:

Admit it. You want a white Republican president again.

Now before you start feeling like you’re a racist, understand you are not.

Wanting a white Republican president doesn’t make you racist, it just makes you American.

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Detroit Emergency Manager appointee: “Can I shoot someone in a hoodie?” Yeah, he’s a white guy.

Gee, why would ANYONE be offended by THAT?

After several years of rampant vandalism and arson on Devil’s Night (the night before Halloween) in Detroit, Mayor Dennis Archer created “Angels’ Night” in 1995 which enlisted the help of Detroit citizens in the evenings around Halloween to help law enforcement stem the tide. As part of Angels’ Night, city officials have traditionally participated by riding around the city as part of the neighborhood patrols to help keep the peace.

When recently-appointed Detroit Chief Financial Officer Jim Bonsall learned of this and learned of his expected role, he had no interest.…

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As Al Jazeera rolls out its American television news network, bigots go on the attack

Never could have seen this coming…

It’s pretty hard to miss the fact that Al Jazeera America is in roll-out mode for their new television news network. They are marketing nearly everywhere. Ads on the web (including this site, in fact), billboards, taxi cab signs, they’re even sponsoring National Public Radio. The network purchased Al Gore’s “Current TV” network and, from everything that I have seen, they promise to be a serious contender. I have already appeared on one of their programs and found the content and analysis to be above average.

Predictably, the American bigots have emerged from the mud under the stones they live beneath to call it “Jihad TV” and “Terror TV”.…

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Hillsdale College president interrupts thoughtful House hearing to let everyone know he’s a racist embarrassment

The 1960s called, they want their racist rhetoric back

I know we’re not a true “post racial” society. I want us to be. But I know we aren’t. But, at least in most public discourse, it’s definitely no longer acceptable to say racist things or to make derogatory remarks about specific races. Call it ‘political correctness’ if you want but most people know that making racist comments in public will only bring down a whole heap of woe upon you, particularly if you are public figure.

Most reasonably thoughtful, reasonably intelligent people know this. However, the president of Hillsdale College, Larry Arnn, clearly and unequivocally does not.…

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