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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:18 AM

Racist fliers target Sandpoint mayor (Idaho)

SANDPOINT – Of the caches of racist fliers that have littered Sandpoint neighborhoods since April, the city’s mayor, Shelby Rognstad, has been the primary target.

A Photoshopped depiction of Rognstad in a gas chamber – a Nazi-clad cartoon frog, Pepe, manning the switch – was the most recent on-paper assault by what he believes is a tiny faction of white supremacists.

Other fliers had broader hate-filled messages, including “Keep Idaho safe…Keep Idaho clean …Keep Idaho white,” words draped over racist caricatures of three men, Hispanic, African-American and Jewish.

But since the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12, Rognstad said, there has been an uptick in distribution.

“It’s almost been on a daily basis the last couple of weeks,” said Rognstad, a white man who believes he struck the ire of the hate group because of his support for low-income housing projects and a false rumor he is Jewish.

“My hunch is that it’s just one or two people trying to get as much attention as possible,” he said. “Intially, the attitude was to ignore them. But now, since Charlottesville and these fliers now being distributed every day, it‘s time to speak up.”



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Reply Racist fliers target Sandpoint mayor (Idaho) (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Sep 2017 OP
kimbutgar Sep 2017 #1
JI7 Sep 2017 #2
Behind the Aegis Sep 2017 #15
Rhiannon12866 Sep 2017 #3
Dave Starsky Sep 2017 #4
Raster Sep 2017 #5
OregonBlue Sep 2017 #6
treestar Sep 2017 #7
dalton99a Sep 2017 #8
Dave Starsky Sep 2017 #9
treestar Sep 2017 #10
dalton99a Sep 2017 #11
treestar Sep 2017 #13
dalton99a Sep 2017 #14
haveahart Sep 2017 #12

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:40 AM

1. That area of Idaho has been notoriously white supremist since forever.

Hayden Lake is also a white power enclave. The only place I have ever been where I've been afraid being there.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:44 AM

2. he is wrong about it probably being just one or 2 people

 

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 01:19 PM

15. Excatly!

This is more than a case of "a few bad apples", there is a barrel full of rotten ones!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:30 AM

3. Good Grief!

Have we learned nothing in 241 years???

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:02 AM

4. Idaho, in general, is a backwards bigoted shithole.

Beautiful state. Backwards bigoted shithole, nonetheless.

I say this as a straight white guy who was born and raised there and couldn't fucking wait to leave.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 06:17 AM

5. Don't hold back, Dave...

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:13 AM

6. You are correct. It always pisses me off when I'm travelling through Idaho, especially the

Sandpoint area because it is so incredibly beautiful but it is filled with such awful, hateful, bigoted, Neanderthals.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:18 AM

7. What are these assholes afraid of?

Is there any indication that nonwhite people are moving into the area? I wish a million Mexicans would just move there.

Unfortunately, it works, because if you are not white, you're not going to be motivated to move there after hearing this, in the event you wanted to for some reason.

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Response to treestar (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:40 AM

8. There is a lot of self-selection in the rural Northwest

Despite protestations to the contrary, many if not most white people move there because of its reputation as a white haven. And conversely, non-whites stay away because of it.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:24 AM

9. That's exactly right.

Even white gay people have been flocking to the relatively "cosmopolitan" Boise to try to create some sort of haven for themselves. Yeah, right. Good luck with that, guys.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:15 PM

10. There's a documentary I saw

where April Gaede, the mother of the twin girls in a racist band when they were kids, moved to Montana, because Bakersfield, California was getting too diverse.

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Response to treestar (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:50 PM

11. Oh yes, the Prussian Blue girls

I wonder what happened to them

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 09:05 AM

13. Backing off

on the racist bit:


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Response to treestar (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 09:14 AM

14. That's interesting.

Thanks!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:00 PM

12. Is there anyway we in blue states can stop our taxes from going to Idaho?

 

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