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2014-04-20 03:52:07 PM  
GoSlash27:

//partisanship is a mental illness

You said it, I didn't.

http://www.salon.com/2013/06/05/tea_partier_backtracks_on_gop_doesn% e2 %80%99t_want_black_people_to_vote_comments/

Just his personal opinion, of course, which does not, of course, reflect the consensus in the Tea Party, much less the GOP.
 
2014-04-20 03:52:23 PM  

bobothemagnificent: Great_Milenko: Huh?  I thought the Tea Party was the rebranding of the KKK.

I could say that the American Communist party is the rebranding of the democratic party.  Of course if you bothered to research or attend some tea party events, you probably wouldn't post idiotic comments like that.


Yeah because Democrats fall all over themselves touting their Communist Party cred exactly the way mainstream Republicans suck up to the Tea Party.

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2014-04-20 03:57:46 PM  

bobothemagnificent: I could say that the American Communist party is the rebranding of the democratic party. Of course if you bothered to research or attend some tea party events, you probably wouldn't post idiotic comments like that.


I did attent a meeting in early 2010.  A guy started complaining about how much Obama had raised his taxes and how much harder life was for him.  I pointed out that Obama had not increased Taxes.

I was told point blank "we repect all opinions here."

This same guy later said we should rename White House to "the Black House."
 
2014-04-20 03:59:46 PM  
GoSlash27:
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/Did I break your concentration? :D


Take a look at this.  School A gets twice as much state and federal funding as School B.  Yet school B gets more than twice as much total money than School A.  Why? Because School B is rich (630k median home value) and gets tons of local tax money and School A is poor (115k median home value) and gets very little local money.

http://www.kentucky.com/2014/01/04/3018252/tale-of-two-kentucky-scho ol s-barbourville.html

School funding is so much more complicated than what the feds do.
 
2014-04-20 04:08:08 PM  

GoSlash27: First example that comes to mind is the welfare system that is designed to break up families and force people into dependency so they will vote a certain way.


Stopped reading there.

Do you really think that if the Welfare System wasn't in place, then these families would magically no longer be broken and start voting Republican? Usually when right-wingers say tripe like this, they actually don't give a shiat about the families in question.
 
2014-04-20 04:18:37 PM  

GoSlash27: *crickets*
 Yeah, that's what I thought.
/farkit
//partisanship is a mental illness


you clearly made all of the detractors go away with your strawman snowman arguments.

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2014-04-20 04:29:41 PM  

DrBenway: bobothemagnificent: Rann Xerox: FTA: The Klan could change its name, get a smooth-talking spokesperson, replace the robes with suits and take off those ridiculous hats, but underneath, people would recognize its message is the same.

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Yep.

Dude, I'm not that big of a fan of Pat, but not even he is that bad.  Seriously.  He's mellowed a lot in his old age.

Yeah, now he just writes swoony paeans to that hunky Vlad Putin.


I listened to an interview with Pat a few weeks ago.  Pat is, if anything, pro "Christian Values" first and foremost.  No, I don't believe Putin is pro-Christian values.  He's pro-Putin first and pro-Russia second.  He's anti-communist second and tied for second is pro-1st and 2nd amendment.  He will back up your right to say what you want regardless of your point of view.  Pat is also a leftover of the Fark Liberals/Progressives refer to as "the religious right" from the 80s and early 90s.  The religious right isn't a big a force in republican politics as it used to be.  Oh its trying to make a comeback, but thanks to people like Pat and Robertson and a host of others, there is a major turn-off for those who are socially liberal and fiscally conservative and constitutional conservative and they actively work to keep them on the fringes of the republican party.

The point is while Pat might not like how Putin is going about dealing with some social issues, he is pointing out that his stance (wide?) on homosexuality, from Pat's point of view, is "pro-Christian".  If he means pro-Christian as in the Crusades, then yes.  If he means pro-Christian as in actual Christianity, then I think Pat needs to lay off the sacramental wine a little bit.

I'll repeat myself again: The fundies need to STFU and STFD about homosexuality because most Americans 1) don't care and 2) don't care.  As a matter of fact, they are the only ones who do care.  I'm quite certain that if God disapproves of homosexuality, he's perfectly capable of handling it himself.  Hence the word GOD, as in the all powerful all knowing being responsible for creating the universe.  I don't think he needs your help, wants your help, or even solicited your opinion on the matter.  If you don't approve, keep you mouth shut, its none of your business.  If you approve, keep your mouth shut, its none of your business.  If you don't care, well, then you'll keep your mouth shut about it anyways.
 
2014-04-20 04:55:23 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: blastoh: GoSlash27: *crickets*
 Yeah, that's what I thought.
/farkit
//partisanship is a mental illness

"no one is paying attention to my trolling anymore... waaaaaa"

That he never responds when questions are posed to him- or if he does it's two bit woo- doesn't help.bobothemagnificent: Great_Milenko: Huh?  I thought the Tea Party was the rebranding of the KKK.

I could say that the American Communist party is the rebranding of the democratic party.  Of course if you bothered to research or attend some tea party events, you probably wouldn't post idiotic comments like that.
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I'd ask you to explain why they have the exact same policy platform, or how the platform of the Tea Party differs from the KKK.


Hmm, let me think.
15 Non-negotiable Core Beliefs
1. Illegal aliens are here illegally.
2. Pro-domestic employment is indispensable.
3. A strong military is essential.
4. Special interests must be eliminated.
5. Gun ownership is sacred.
6. Government must be downsized.
7. The national budget must be balanced.
8. Deficit spending must end.
9. Bailout and stimulus plans are illegal.
10. Reducing personal income taxes is a must.
11. Reducing business income taxes is mandatory.
12. Political offices must be available to average citizens.
13. Intrusive government must be stopped.
14. English as our core language is required.
15. Traditional family values are encouraged.
http://www.teaparty.org/about-us/

From the official TEA party site.

Now, looking at those core beliefs, which is their platform, I fail to see anything about "the white man is superior" or "blacks and Jews are the cause of all our problems so lets lynch them", which is a pretty accurate summarization of the KKK platform.  Actually, I see nothing about racism in their platform.  I actually looked and saw nothing about discrimination, or subtle racism, or overt racism, or anything racist.

Furthermore, they have denounced racism.  They denounced it 4 years ago.
http://www.thenationalteapartyfederation.com/uploads/NTPF_CBC_Announ ce ment.pdf

Racism, despite what Fark Liberals think, is not a principal of the tea party movement.  Having other members of congress and the press repeatedly lie about this just goes to show how ignorant they are or they are attempting to stop a grass roots movement that has had enough of the DC shenanigans.
 
2014-04-20 05:01:44 PM  

GoSlash27: Racism is not a prerequisite for siding with the conservative viewpoint.



True.
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It doesn't hurt, though.
 
2014-04-20 05:05:00 PM  

CorporatePerson: bobothemagnificent: Great_Milenko: Huh?  I thought the Tea Party was the rebranding of the KKK.

I could say that the American Communist party is the rebranding of the democratic party.  Of course if you bothered to research or attend some tea party events, you probably wouldn't post idiotic comments like that.

Yeah because Democrats fall all over themselves touting their Communist Party cred exactly the way mainstream Republicans suck up to the Tea Party.

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I see that, like a blind sniper, you missed the point entirely.
 
2014-04-20 05:18:33 PM  

bobothemagnificent: Crotchrocket Slim: blastoh: GoSlash27: *crickets*
 Yeah, that's what I thought.
/farkit
//partisanship is a mental illness

"no one is paying attention to my trolling anymore... waaaaaa"

That he never responds when questions are posed to him- or if he does it's two bit woo- doesn't help.bobothemagnificent: Great_Milenko: Huh?  I thought the Tea Party was the rebranding of the KKK.

I could say that the American Communist party is the rebranding of the democratic party.  Of course if you bothered to research or attend some tea party events, you probably wouldn't post idiotic comments like that.
[img.fark.net image 600x480]

I'd ask you to explain why they have the exact same policy platform, or how the platform of the Tea Party differs from the KKK.

Hmm, let me think.
15 Non-negotiable Core Beliefs
1. Illegal aliens are here illegally.
2. Pro-domestic employment is indispensable.
3. A strong military is essential.
4. Special interests must be eliminated.
5. Gun ownership is sacred.
6. Government must be downsized.

7. The national budget must be balanced.
8. Deficit spending must end.
9. Bailout and stimulus plans are illegal.
10. Reducing personal income taxes is a must.
11. Reducing business income taxes is mandatory.
12. Political offices must be available to average citizens.
13. Intrusive government must be stopped.
14. English as our core language is required.
15. Traditional family values are encouraged.

http://www.teaparty.org/about-us/

From the official TEA party site.

Now, looking at those core beliefs, which is their platform, I fail to see anything about "the white man is superior" or "blacks and Jews are the cause of all our problems so lets lynch them", which is a pretty accurate summarization of the KKK platform.  Actually, I see nothing about racism in their platform.  I actually looked and saw nothing about discrimination, or subtle racism, or overt racism, or anything racist.

Furthermore, they have denounced racism.  They denounced it 4 years ag ...


Bolded are issues with which the KKK agrees with the Tea Party. Note that the gun ownership worship (really, calling it "sacred?" that's creepy as fark, nothing is to be sacred in America) is mostly as they want to be armed when they get around to starting their little race war. The other issues are well known dog whistles within the white supremacist community. Note that to them "traditional family values" includes disallowing interracial marriage.

The "English only" requirement also is a core KKK "value".

If the Tea Party was simply about the budget you might have a point, as it is it's still a back door way for the KKK to sneak their ideas into the national conversation despite the weak "denouncing" of racism a few years ago. And really, if you must renounce racism maybe you're attracting less than desirable human beings.
 
2014-04-20 05:21:41 PM  

bobothemagnificent: Racism, despite what Fark Liberals think, is not a principal of the tea party movement


No, the Tea Party doesn't want blacks to vote because they vote the wrong way, not because they're black.

http://www.salon.com/2013/06/05/tea_partier_backtracks_on_gop_doesn% E2 %80%99t_want_black_people_to_vote_comments/
 
2014-04-20 05:41:30 PM  

BMulligan: Certain brands become hopelessly tarnished and have to be sent down the memory hole. Philip Morris becomes Altria. Blackwater becomes Xe, which in turn becomes Academi. It's well past time for the Klan to come up with a new corporate identity, something less dated, something fresh and contemporary (the whole "K" thing is so lame).


Why not get the Kardashians to sue the KKK for misuse of the whole "K" thing? A lot of popcorn would be eaten as we watch two groups of stupid and ignorant people battle for supremacy.
 
2014-04-20 05:44:17 PM  
Republicans weren't racist 150 years ago, so vote Republican.
 
2014-04-20 05:55:45 PM  
I thought the New Ku Klux Klan was against slackers.
 
2014-04-20 10:26:14 PM  

globalwarmingpraiser: I thought the New Ku Klux Klan was against slackers.


No, they're for crackers. You must've misheard.
 
2014-04-21 12:47:54 AM  

Snarfangel: How about the new, friendlier Cu Clux Clan?
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That would be these guys.

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2014-04-21 12:53:19 AM  

FloridaFarkTag: 420


You sir, are an idiot.
 
2014-04-21 01:08:18 AM  

bobothemagnificent: 15 Non-negotiable Core Beliefs
1. Illegal aliens are here illegally.
2. Pro-domestic employment is indispensable.
3. A strong military is essential.
4. Special interests must be eliminated.
5. Gun ownership is sacred.
6. Government must be downsized.
7. The national budget must be balanced.
8. Deficit spending must end.
9. Bailout and stimulus plans are illegal.
10. Reducing personal income taxes is a must.
11. Reducing business income taxes is mandatory.
12. Political offices must be available to average citizens.
13. Intrusive government must be stopped.
14. English as our core language is required.
15. Traditional family values are encouraged.


OK, where to begin?

7 and 8 say the same thing.

So do 6 and 13, and they contradict 1, 14 and 15.

Liberals are all in favor of 2 and 12.

9 works for me also.  So let Cliven Bundy make some arrangement with the BLM and pay the grazing fees that all the other ranchers have to pay.

3 and 4 are contradictory.  Some of the greediest special interests in the country are makers of military hardware, some of which the Pentagon doesn't even want.

If you believe in 5, then what exactly was wrong with Operation Wide Receiver Fast and Furious?

As for racism, you know damn well that "illegal immigrants" means Greasy Spics.  Or would you deport these guys also?
 
2014-04-21 03:25:53 AM  
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2014-04-21 03:33:11 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: bobothemagnificent: 15 Non-negotiable Core Beliefs
1. Illegal aliens are here illegally.
2. Pro-domestic employment is indispensable.
3. A strong military is essential.
4. Special interests must be eliminated.
5. Gun ownership is sacred.
6. Government must be downsized.
7. The national budget must be balanced.
8. Deficit spending must end.
9. Bailout and stimulus plans are illegal.
10. Reducing personal income taxes is a must.
11. Reducing business income taxes is mandatory.
12. Political offices must be available to average citizens.
13. Intrusive government must be stopped.
14. English as our core language is required.
15. Traditional family values are encouraged.

OK, where to begin?

7 and 8 say the same thing.

So do 6 and 13, and they contradict 1, 14 and 15.

Liberals are all in favor of 2 and 12.

9 works for me also.  So let Cliven Bundy make some arrangement with the BLM and pay the grazing fees that all the other ranchers have to pay.

3 and 4 are contradictory.  Some of the greediest special interests in the country are makers of military hardware, some of which the Pentagon doesn't even want.

If you believe in 5, then what exactly was wrong with Operation Wide Receiver Fast and Furious?

As for racism, you know damn well that "illegal immigrants" means Greasy Spics.  Or would you deport these guys also?


Let me summarize:

Non-Negotiable Core Beliefs:

America is for wealthy white Christians. We get all the guns and money; everyone else gets to get the f*ck out, and as quickly as possible if you want to live.
 
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