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(KFOR Oklahoma City)   John Bennett (R)etarded, Oklahoma, proposes if you remove confederate statues, therefore you must remove all mosques, because 9/11. Residents of Qhahog nod accordingly   ( kfor.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, American Civil War, Rep. John Bennett, Oklahoma lawmaker, Confederate monuments, Facebook post, Rep. Bennett, OKLAHOMA CITY, Civil War  
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2017-08-18 05:37:06 PM  
He's got a point - shame it separates his ears.

Still, extrapolating: Get rid of all the xtian churches because of The Inquisitiion.

What else goes?
 
2017-08-18 05:52:45 PM  
Christ, what a f*cking moron
 
2017-08-18 05:53:34 PM  
Yes, lets remove all Mosques built with public funds and that exist on public property and parks.
 
2017-08-18 05:53:54 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Christ, what a f*cking moron


Problem being that this sells to the idiot racist trash base. You should see my father in law's Facebook feed. It's this kind of illogical, inapposite BS day in, day out.
 
2017-08-18 05:54:30 PM  

jasonvatch: He's got a point - shame it separates his ears.

Still, extrapolating: Get rid of all the xtian churches because of The Inquisitiion.

What else goes?


Pretty much everything built since 1492.
 
2017-08-18 05:54:31 PM  
Close down every Subway shop because Jared.
 
2017-08-18 05:55:19 PM  
Shut down NFL because Janet Jacksons nipple.
 
2017-08-18 05:58:48 PM  

kronicfeld: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Christ, what a f*cking moron

Problem being that this sells to the idiot racist trash base. You should see my father in law's Facebook feed. It's this kind of illogical, inapposite BS day in, day out.


Yeah, I know

/I forgot to use the exasperated font
 
2017-08-18 06:00:57 PM  
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2017-08-18 06:08:50 PM  
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2017-08-18 06:14:50 PM  
The White House was built by slaves.

TEAR IT DOWN NOW.
 
2017-08-18 06:18:37 PM  

Godscrack: The White House was built by slaves.

TEAR IT DOWN NOW.


Well, I hear it's a dump.
 
2017-08-18 06:22:38 PM  
Holy farking shiat I have seen way too much of this kinda of apples and cars comparisons lately. It just reminds me how farking stupid most people are.
 
2017-08-18 06:22:59 PM  
We're not at war with fundamentalist Islam.  Fundamentalist Islam is at war with us, but still.  Not the same thing.
 
2017-08-18 06:23:32 PM  
I think there are only 2 confederate memorials in OK, one being on the AR border.

And for the last time, Oklahoma (Indian Territory) was not part of the CSA dumbass.
 
2017-08-18 06:24:42 PM  
I am so glad to have secured a case of Lagunitas ale before 6pm.  Looks like I'll need it.
 
2017-08-18 06:24:58 PM  
Well, anyone wearing an American flag tie clearly has the highest respect for the flag and the principles for which it stands.
 
2017-08-18 06:25:07 PM  
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2017-08-18 06:25:13 PM  
It's almost like President Joffrey and Gollum and the Nazi assholes they love aren't the only racists in America.
 
2017-08-18 06:26:04 PM  
It'll be interesting watching right-wingers pretend to be pro-mosque.
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2017-08-18 06:26:18 PM  
BURN IT ALL DOWN!!!

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2017-08-18 06:26:57 PM  
Conservatives, man.... conservatives.
 
2017-08-18 06:26:58 PM  
The GOP hyena, when injured, will irrationally lash out in all directions and can be an extreme danger to all including themselves. Be sure to tranq them first before approaching with extreme caution...
 
2017-08-18 06:27:35 PM  
The "therefore Muslims are bad" line of every GOP counter-argument is getting still getting less play than this asshole's mom.

/or this asshole's asshole
 
2017-08-18 06:29:52 PM  
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2017-08-18 06:30:14 PM  

thehobbes: I think there are only 2 confederate memorials in OK, one being on the AR border.

And for the last time, Oklahoma (Indian Territory) was not part of the CSA dumbass.


They passed plenty of Jim Crow laws despite that:

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 Oklahoma[edit]

1903: Mining-bath facilities [Statute] "The baths and lockers for the Negroes shall be separate from the white race, but may be in the same building." (Martin Luther King, Jr. NHS)

1904: Education-Teaching [Statute] "Any instructor who shall teach in any school, college or institution where members of the white and colored race are received and enrolled as pupils for instruction shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not less than ten dollars nor more than fifty dollars for each offense." (Martin Luther King, Jr. NHS)

1907: Voting [Constitution] In 1907, an amendment passed requiring electors to read and write any section of the state constitution. Exempted were those who were enfranchised on Jan. 1, 1866, and lineal descendants of such persons. (Declared unconstitutional in 1915; however, the provision for literacy was upheld.) NOTE: The Amendment allowed Persons of Indian descent to vote.

1907: Funerals [Statute] Blacks were not allowed to use the same hearse as whites.

1908: Voting [State Code] In 1907, inmates of institutions were excluded from voting. "Any person kept in a poorhouse at public expense, except federal, Confederate, and Spanish-American ex-soldiers or sailors."

1928: Recreation-Fishing, Boating, and Bathing [Statute] "The [Conservation] Commission shall have the right to make segregation of the white and colored races as to the exercise of rights of fishing, boating and bathing." (Martin Luther King, Jr. NHS)

1937: Telephone Booths [Statute] "The Corporation Commission is hereby vested with power and authority to require telephone companies...to maintain separate booths for white and colored patrons when there is a demand for such separate booths. That the Corporation Commission shall determine the necessity for said separate booths only upon complaint of the people in the town and vicinity to be served after due hearing as now provided by law in other complaints filed with the Corporation Commission." (Martin Luther King, Jr. NHS)
 
2017-08-18 06:33:20 PM  

Godscrack: The White House was built by slaves.

TEAR IT DOWN NOW.


This entire country was built on stolen land with stolen labour. Time to tear it down.
 
2017-08-18 06:33:53 PM  

paygun: We're not at war with fundamentalist Islam.  Fundamentalist Islam is at war with us, but still.  Not the same thing.


The problem with fundamentalist islam is not a religious one. It is a fringe movement like the neo nazis. But like the neo nazis they prey on impressionable young men from difficult backgrounds who are aimless and see no future in normal society. The idea of religious war between the west and Islam only perpetuates this nihilistic view. Creating a just and fair society of opportunity would basically eliminate recruits to these fringe violent movements. If you have a career, a spouse, children, property, you're not gonna throw your life away for some preacher or whatever. Marginalizing Islam, marginalizing young men in general, is what leads to these acts of violence.
 
2017-08-18 06:35:15 PM  
Stopping supporting Saudi Arabia might be a good idea.

/But Trumpy loves his orb of power.
 
2017-08-18 06:35:24 PM  
A mosque is a statue?

Okay, since we're doing non sequiturs, everyone living in a mobile home now has to pay an additional 1% income tax.

You wanna keep playing this game? No, i need to know, because I'm going have a 5 year old kid pinch hit for me. YER NOT THE BOSS OF ME MY DAD CAN BEAT UP YOUR DAD
 
2017-08-18 06:35:31 PM  
Counter-proposal, we remove all statues and ALL churches and all links between state and any religions. Deal?
 
2017-08-18 06:35:53 PM  

paygun: We're not at war with fundamentalist Islam.  Heretical groups claiming to be Fundamentalist Islam is at war with us, but still.  Not the same thing.


FTFY

/Groups like Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and ISIS are part of Islam in the same way that the Nazis were socialist and the DPRK is a democracy.
 
2017-08-18 06:36:23 PM  

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He's probably a creationist. He is an Oklahoma Republican, after all...
 
2017-08-18 06:36:55 PM  

HerptheDerp: Counter-proposal, we remove all statues and ALL churches and all links between state and any religions. Deal?


Are you a wizard?
 
2017-08-18 06:37:09 PM  

Summoner101: The "therefore Muslims are bad" line of every GOP counter-argument is getting still getting less play than this asshole's mom.

/or this asshole's asshole


Even his Mom's asshole?
 
2017-08-18 06:39:19 PM  
He is a disgrace to the fine name of Bennett.

So shut up, Bennett, you cock.
 
2017-08-18 06:39:55 PM  
Would ya look at the reach on that guy!

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False Dumb equivalence is, well, dumb.
 
2017-08-18 06:40:50 PM  
Where's Patsy Ramsey when you need her?
 
2017-08-18 06:41:27 PM  

thehobbes: I think there are only 2 confederate memorials in OK, one being on the AR border.
And for the last time, Oklahoma (Indian Territory) was not part of the CSA dumbass.


Heritage, not hate.
 
2017-08-18 06:42:23 PM  

berylman: I am so glad to have secured a case of Lagunitas ale before 6pm.  Looks like I'll need it.


Lagunitas is holding a tap takeover at my work tonight. 12 beer taps; 7 limited releases and 5 of the standards. I'm stoked about the beer, and looking forward to some free lagunitas swag

/hoping for a t shirt
 
2017-08-18 06:42:53 PM  
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2017-08-18 06:43:23 PM  
How about we remove him, because Trump?
 
2017-08-18 06:47:08 PM  
We should make a big list of things compared/equated to the confederate statues.

I've personally seen the Iwo Jima statue and Mount Rushmore put out there by whiny clowns wondering when the LIBS will come for those.

I also love the "no statues dedicated to people who thought it would be ok to own other people"=ISIS comparison. Because that makes perfect sense.
 
2017-08-18 06:47:17 PM  
Islamic leaders tell NewsChannel 4 they hope that God will open his heart to show that they are equal citizens

That's a classy response, and while I - as an atheist - might be a bit dismissive of the religious aspects of it, the central message is "don't be a dick".

Such a shame that so many people these days seem to ignore that message.
 
2017-08-18 06:48:11 PM  
Tear down all statues of Muhammad!

Wait, what? Anicon-what now?

Well, build a statue of Muhammad and then tear it down!

What? The Muslims want to take down the statue of Muhammad?

We must protect the statue of Muhammad!
 
2017-08-18 06:50:56 PM  

berylman: I am so glad to have secured a case of Lagunitas ale before 6pm.  Looks like I'll need it.


Ugh, that stuff gives me the nastiest gas
 
2017-08-18 06:52:53 PM  
Not an American, but doesn't 'wearing a stars & stripes tie violate

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/4/8 ... para.D or J ?

or does the code refer to the flag as an entire flappy-in-the-wind thing
 
2017-08-18 06:55:17 PM  

betty swollocks: Not an American, but doesn't 'wearing a stars & stripes tie violate

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/4/8 ... para.D or J ?

or does the code refer to the flag as an entire flappy-in-the-wind thing


See, real patriots who are OK with Nazis think that draping themselves in cheap-ass Chinese made printed American flags shows just how much better they are than the libs.
 
2017-08-18 06:55:22 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: berylman: I am so glad to have secured a case of Lagunitas ale before 6pm.  Looks like I'll need it.

Lagunitas is holding a tap takeover at my work tonight. 12 beer taps; 7 limited releases and 5 of the standards. I'm stoked about the beer, and looking forward to some free lagunitas swag

/hoping for a t shirt


Its tasty stuff

Just not $10 a six pack tasty
 
2017-08-18 06:56:00 PM  

betty swollocks: Not an American, but doesn't 'wearing a stars & stripes tie violate

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/4/8 ... para.D or J ?

or does the code refer to the flag as an entire flappy-in-the-wind thing


As I understand it, creating clothing with patterns of the flag is not a violation. Taking an actual flag and tailoring it into a wearable garment is a violation.
 
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