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Must-see VIDEO: The way it wasn't... but should have been.

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imagineI included this video in last night's post, Newspaper commenter: “Get rid of all the n****rs, the spics, the kikes and the wops.” I added it because writing that hateful racist pig's words was so painful that I needed something to get his ugliness and ignorance out of my brain.

But the video deserves a post all its own because it's just that good, just that beautiful, and just that poignant. The concept is so touching, the fantasy so stirring, the vision so heartfelt... I dare you to not tear up:

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Why couldn't it have been like this? (Rhetorical, we all know why). Imagine how we as a country could have benefited from these heroes and others whose lives were cut short by people who were as toxic as the deranged bigot in my post.

Imagine a world without hate. Just for a moment. If you can.

hate bigot god hates fags god hates no one"God hates no one."

Via Gawker

Big h/t to AMERICAblog's John Aravosis for the video.

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VIDEO- Newspaper commenter: "Get rid of all the n****rs, the spics, the kikes and the wops.”

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racist voice mail west virginia paper

Video via WCHS-TV.

A West Virginia newspaper thinks it's okay to print the following despicable homophobic, racist, bigoted (I'm running out of adjectives) comments (transcripts from a voice mail) from a clearly deranged reader who responded to a report about a lesbian teacher who had been fired:

“We were really glad to hear that School Board is getting rid of them queers. The next thing is we need to get rid of all the n****rs, the spics, the kikes and the wops.

“You know even them Catholics, they are wrong as baby eaters. We need to clear them people out and have good, white, God fearing Christians and everybody else needs to be put to death for their abominations.

“We’ll keep Lincoln County white and right. Thank you.”

Just as appalling is the man in the video who agreed with those sick, vile remarks.

Marshall University School of Journalism interim dean Janet Dooley:

“It is not only offensive, but it goes beyond that to threaten certain groups of people.”

More details at Raw Story.

If the Republican party is struggling to remake their image, they might want to start with attempting to, you know, lead. How about speaking out about language and attitudes like this reader's? They have their work cut out for them, especially because a few of those who should be setting a good example need to clean up their own acts first.

Via art.1stdibs.com

Via art.1stdibs.com

ADDED: We need a palate cleanser, and this one is simply amazing. I wept. I may give it its own post. Big h/t to AMERICAblog's John Aravosis:

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VIDEO: Man (allegedly):“Shut that n*gger baby up,” slaps him. Child was crying during flight from "pressure in his ears."

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A drunk 60-year-old man schmuck got irked because a 19-month-old baby was crying during a Delta Airlines flight to Georgia. Or, hmm, it just might have been because an African American 19-month-old was crying.

The toddler was in tears because of air pressure causing pain in his ears. So what's a full-grown, inconvenienced Idahoan to do? Why, call a little defenseless child "n*gger baby" and provide even more pain by slapping him, what else?

Every conscientious parent knows that nothing quiets down a distressed baby in agony more quickly than a swift smack to the face.

Little Jonah's mom:

"His eye was swollen... and it was bleeding."

Be proud, Mr. Violent Drunk Racist. You, a male adult, traumatized a tiny, unsuspecting, distraught, innocent small fry and his mother.

Via Raw Story:

The 60-year-old man told Bennett to “shut that (‘N word’) baby up,” and slapped the 2-year-old boy in his face as the plane prepared for landing, according to an affidavit.

“I said, ‘What did you just say?’” Bennett explained to ABC News. “And he was so drunk that he fell onto my face, and his mouth moved over to my ear and he said it, just directly into my ear.”

Sidebar: I wonder if Mr. Violent Drunk Racist has kids of his own, and if so, how often he slaps them (or worse). And I also wonder if Mr. Violent Drunk Racist is an avid gun owner.

H/t: @PennDragonArt

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Roger Ailes. ClusterFox. "Those gays." 'Nuff said.

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Rolling Stone:

Murdoch installed Ailes in the corner office on Fox's second floor at 1211 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. The location made Ailes queasy: It was close to the street, and he lived in fear that gay activists would try to attack him in retaliation over his hostility to gay rights. (In 1989, Ailes had broken up a protest of a Rudy Giuliani speech by gay activists, grabbing demonstrator by the throat and shoving him out the door.) Barricading himself behind a massive mahogany desk, Ailes insisted on having "bombproof glass" installed in the windows - even going so far as to personally inspect samples of high-tech plexiglass, as though he were picking out new carpet. Looking down on the street below, he expressed his fears to Cooper, the editor he had tasked with up-armoring his office. "They'll be down there protesting," Ailes said. "Those gays."

If I could stop sputtering, I'd say something intelligible. I can't, so I won't. Feel free to sputter more articulately in Comments.

H/t: TPM

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Margie J. Phelps scrubs anti-gay, forged tweet about dead soldier

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I'd like to share this tweet by someone who calls herself MargieJPhelps on Twitter (It looks as though she deleted the tweet, so I am sharing a screen grab of my retweet):

RT is an abbreviation for "retweet", or essentially a copy and paste of an original tweet. So she's claiming her RT is a copy of my original tweet. It wasn't. She clearly changed the wording drastically and attributed the revision to me.

She left this one up:

Tim, by the way, is gay.

My original tweet read, VIDEO: Gay soldier’s “sexual orientation was the least interesting thing about him” plus a link to the post.

Margie (if indeed it is the actual Margie J. Phelps, and I suspect it is) is the despicable daughter and  lead counsel of despicable disbarred lawyer and pastor of Westboro Babtist "Church", Fred Phelps. You might remember that group from vile events like this:

westboro baptist church signs gays obama

Apparently, those associated with this "Christian" organization feel it's okay to forge tweets and use bigotry and slurs to win people over to their way of thinking.

I posted a number of tweets saying that very thing to her, so I suppose she felt obligated to scrub her forgery (before she could get kicked off Twitter) of my original tweet about Andrew, who was killed in Afghanistan only six weeks ago. His parents, Jeff and Lori Wilfahrt, were on the Tim Corrimal show with me today.

Exposure of this kind of slime is one way to make even a minimal difference. The deletion was only a tiny victory, but at least it was something.

Afterthought: She doesn't appear to have exactly honed her lawyer (or Christian) skills.

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VIDEO: Tea Party candidate Marg Baker says immigrants should be sent to 1940s style "camps"

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Marg Baker got applause for this:

Speaking at a rally sponsored by Glenn Beck’s 9/12 Project, GOP state house candidate in Florida, Marg Baker, endorsed building concentration camps for undocumented immigrants.


"They put them in the camps, and they shipped them back. We can do that."

We Dems get howls from the righties when we dare accuse them of Hitleresque policies, posters, comments, references, you name it. Sometimes both sides do go over the top with accusations, and (over)use of the name "Hitler" is often all too casual and inappropriate.

But when a candidate, or anyone for that matter, throws around the idea of building concentration camps, that's going way, way too far.

Once again, the GOP-- the party that wraps itself in the American flag the way Former Half-Gov Shooty McGunHappy wraps herself in wolf pelts-- crosses the line.  Memo to Marg: "Camps" are UN-American. Got that?

Hypocrisy is too weak a word. Despicable is too gentle a description. Seething is too mild an adjective to describe the way I feel.

Here's how she describes her platform:

  • >  >  >  > Issues: <  <  <  < 
  • Laws based on the constitutions
  • Pro Life
  • Ban Earmarks
  • Support Florida Sovereignty--
    HM19 state rights, HB21 state gun rights,

    HJR 37 State health care
  • Illegal aliens: ‘0’ TOLERANCE!!!
  • Reverse legislation on Bullet Train
  • Reduce Property Tax
  • One Day Vote

Update: I just noticed... (not capitalized) "constitutions"?  With an "s"? We have more than one?

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Massey Denies It Prevented Miners From Attending Funerals

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By GottaLaff

Earlier, I posted about Massey Energy refusing to allow time off for miners who wanted to attend their loved ones’ funerals.

They're denying it.

Massey spokesman Troy Andes:

“We know of no instances when miners were denied a request to attend a funeral.”

They know of no instances. Maybe someone simply forgot to tell them. Or they did this:

The Washington Independent also reminds us that even if this wasn't a Massey policy, it might have been enforced by subsidiaries who actually run the mines and have their own rules.

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