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April 29, 2014

Parents call cops on teen for giving away banned book; it backfires predictably

Parents in Idaho called the cops last week on junior-high student Brady Kissel when she had the nerve to help distribute a book they’d succeeded in banning from the school curriculum.

The book in question was Sherman Alexie’s young adult novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” Published in 2007, it won the National Book Award and has become popular with young teens, supposedly for its universal themes of fitting in, making sense of race, and sexual discovery.

The sex part (and let’s face it—probably the race part) led parents to lobby Junior Mountain High School to remove it from the syllabus, citing its sexual content (it discusses masturbation) and supposedly anti-Christian content.

More: http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/219767/parents-call-cops-on-teen-for-giving-away-banned-book-it-backfires-predictably/

April 29, 2014

Cliven Bundy makes me think of this Bill Burr video

Bundy's "Negro" speech was a classic chloroform moment!

April 29, 2014

Isn't it a felony to point a gun at someone? So why hasn't the law gone after this guy?

There are plenty of photos closer up showing his face so I would think he could be tracked down.

April 27, 2014

Dear Cliven, there is almost exactly the same number of Caucasians on welfare as African-Americans

You racist, ass hat, bastard piece of shit!

This fucking racist perception that it's only African-Americans on welfare just chaps my hide! It's so fucking full of racist shit I feel like screaming! Here are the actual stats!

Snip> The margin between Caucasians and African-Americans who are on welfare is extremely narrow — 38.8 percent of Caucasians, and 39.8 percent of African-Americans are on welfare.

Link: http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2013/07/02/poverty-in-america-myths-about-welfare-recipients/

Just had to get that off my chest!

April 22, 2014

Spot On!

April 20, 2014

Even Fox News legal analysts say Cliven Bundy is in the wrong.

I love these kind of links because they shut right wingers up cold. How can they argue against their favorite propaganda outlet?

Video at link:


April 18, 2014

TYT Bundy Ranch Conspiracy Debunked

This is really nicely done!

April 14, 2014

The Gov. was smart to back off and not get into a gun battle with the Bundy nuts

That would have gone over like a lead balloon and a lot of naïve people would have ended up killed needlessly. Here are some other options they may pursue:


Don’t be surprised if the cattle disappear from public land anyway. Bundy is a criminal, a bully, a border-line seditionist, with multiple court orders against him, and opposition within his own community. He may withdraw his now smaller herd back to his own property. Then the Feds may choose to continue to use contracted cattleman gather the cattle up, only more slowly and discreetly, maybe even one at a time. There are other options as well, and these could be worse for Bundy now that the round up has been temporarily abandoned — the Feds now have the option to wait until his new, radical, Militia friends go home, and then pursue criminal charges against him for obstruction of governmental administration and menacing. They may seize his bank accounts and the property that actually belongs to him because of his mounting debts ($1.1 million in unpaid fees, fines, and interest, plus nearly another million for the cost of the aborted round up, plus however much that cost was inflated because of the need to increase the law enforcement presence since he threatened to start a range war). Bundy fought the law, but ultimately the law will win. And as romantically as the cowboy and the outlaw are often viewed in our culture, in this case the law should prevail. http://www.allthingscrimeblog.com/.../nevada-squatter.../

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