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That Other McCain

Posted in divisiveness, evil, mental, pastelike, politics, slavery, tacky with tags , , , , , , on September 3, 2013 by Qritiq


Excerpted from “That Other Times” by Michelangelo Signorile in the December 17, 2002 issue of New York Press:


Let’s take a look at the views and not-so-hidden agenda of one of the actual editors of the paper [The Washington Times], specifically, assistant national editor Robert Stacy McCain, who has a habit of posting commentary on message boards and elsewhere around the Internet:


“The media now force interracial images into the public mind and a number of perfectly rational people react to these images with an altogether natural revulsion.

The white person who does not mind transacting business with a black bank clerk may yet be averse to accepting the clerk as his sister-in-law, and THIS IS NOT RACISM, no matter what Madison Avenue, Hollywood and Washington tell us.”


Yes, you read that right: a “natural revulsion” and “THIS IS NOT RACISM.”

That was posted by Robert Stacy McCain (who has contributed to New York Press in the past) on a website called Reclaiming the South. The Washington Times editor posts a lot on the right-wing FreeRepublic.com as well, using an assumed name (BurkeCalhounDabney) but often linking back to his personal website, where there are photos of him and the rest of his large family of Seventh Day Adventists (and which identifies him by his real name and as a Washington Times editor). Editor McCain, who hails from Rome, GA, is one of those Confederate types who still hasn’t gotten over the Civil War and is trying to get the South to secede. He’s a member of a Southern secessionist organization called League of the South.

… McCain has written, in a piece he posted on the Web titled “Down On Dixie: The Confederate Cause and the South’s Scalawag Press,” that “We may never all agree that The South Was Right!…but the least we owe our ancestors is a fair hearing and a balanced portrayal to our readers.”

McCain … believes that Abraham Lincoln was a “war criminal” who should have been tried for “treason.” (His reasoning, he writes, is that Lincoln and the Northerners were the true racists; something tells me–actually, studying his other comments and affiliations is what tells me–that that is not the real reason at all.)

In his Web postings McCain has stated that Harvard president Lawrence Summers should be “persecuted and run out of town” for supporting gay rights. He also believes that the civil rights movement directly resulted in “black criminality” because people were encouraged to break the law by getting arrested at demonstrations!

“I am disturbed…by [Jesse] Jackson’s idea that ‘breaking white folks’ rules’ was somehow inherently just,” he wrote on FreeRepublic.com. “If rules were to be broken merely because they were work of white folks, then hasn’t Jackson gone a long way toward explaining the explosion of black criminality that began in the 1960s? This shows how the civil rights movement, to a great extent, represented a direct assault on tradition and law.”

These viewpoints offer background for and insight into some of McCain’s pieces in The Washington Times. This past October he warned about the “Backlash Building in White America,” as the headline of his article blared, and he interviewed and promoted an obscure professor who claimed “that society should combat white nationalists in part by acknowledging the legitimacy of some of their grievances” and that white nationalism is “the monster that identity politics created.” (Yes, blame it all on blacks themselves!)

Some of McCain’s Washington Times articles are reprinted, presumably with his and his paper’s permission, on a creepy website called American Renaissance (to which McCain has written at least one letter to the editor, offering “warm congratulations” on an article). Here’s what the respected Southern Poverty Law Center has to say about that site: “Edited by white separatist Jared Taylor, American Renaissance is a magazine with a highfalutin tone that links IQ levels to racial groups and promotes eugenics, the ‘science’ of improving the human race through selective breeding.”


Michelangelo Signorile (@msignorile) can be reached at www.signorile.com

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Michelangelo Signorile (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




Admitted Liar

Posted in do the right thing, Doh!, illegal, politics, reality check, sockypuppets, tacky with tags on March 23, 2013 by Qritiq





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“Adios!… Bloomberg out.”

Posted in politics, reality check, tacky with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2013 by Qritiq

 

from N.Y.Times:

Bloomberg Builds His Own British Empire

Michael R. Bloomberg, imagining life after City Hall, is exporting vast quantities of financial, social and political capital to London, where he has long yearned for influence.

 

London

Photo credit: @Doug88888

 

more from the story…

It is the biggest development in this city’s buzzing financial district, and even Olympics-jaded Londoners call it grandiose: two bronze-and-stone towers, connected by sky-bridges atop the ruins of a 2,000-year-old Roman temple.

Bloomberg Place, roughly the size of a Manhattan city block, is the future home of Michael R. Bloomberg’s company… only one piece of the mayor’s growing British empire.

He is underwriting a major expansion of one of England’s most prestigious galleries.

He has the ear of London’s mayor, who dispatches aides to City Hall in New York.

Bloomberg and his aides court the London’s elite, holding expensive dinners for Downing Street officials. Bloomberg — an Anglophile with a taste for English Regency style — is exporting his vast quantities of financial, social, and political capital to this city, where he has long yearned for influence.

Bermuda is a weekend escape, but no place has captured the mayor like London

 

Exception-al Tweet

Posted in bitching, blogosphere, divisiveness, Doh!, spin, tacky on April 1, 2012 by Qritiq

I take exception(s) with this tweet:

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because:
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1. There’s a lot of things you could call Ron;  “idiot” prolly not one of them. And I don’t believe for a second that the author of this tweet honestly thinks Ron an idiot.
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2. Ron “makes too many mistakes”? I’d agree if you’d said this in the summer. Now – hmmm – to me he seems to be on target a lot, though I will say I think he tends to make a totally correct analysis of a situation, but then take it a step or two too far, imo.
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3. A “traitor” to what exactly? You? Your political beliefs? How can an editor be a “traitor” to a political movement or ideology?
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4. On “zero ethics” – I found out a couple of things recently that make me dispute this. I also have reason to believe that at least some of Ron’s former detractors would also dispute it.
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5. Ron has “no cause”. Uhh – wouldn’t he be a bad journo/reporter/editor/etc,  if he did promote a cause?
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#tweetFAIL – no foolin’.
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*Can’t Touch This* Serial Twitter Harasser OxyConservative and #p2 Pals

Posted in blogosphere, evil, mental, sockypuppets, tacky with tags , , , , , , , on November 10, 2011 by TheCryingWolfeBlog
OxyConservative
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@GregWHoward Instead of binge drinking, why don’t you teach your kid how to be a financially responsible adult? @GomerWHoward @GregWBlowhard
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RT @GregWHoward: @GregWBlowhard You keep saying crap and libtards keep RTing you. So, you’re going to pay dearly. #p2
                                                                                                                                        POSTED BY: itsgettingbleeker

Partners?

Posted in politics, tacky on October 18, 2011 by Qritiq

From p. 204 of the 2005 CineEco Film Festival Catalog :

HOWARD STERN
Título original: Howard Stern Realização: Scott DePace [EUA, série de TV, 1994-2005);
Argumento: Benjy Bronk, Ken Danieli; Intervenientes regulares: Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Fred Norris, Artie Lange, Gary Dell’Abate, K.C. Armstrong, Beetlejuice, A.J. Benza, Benjy Bronk, Crazy Cabbie, Richard Christy, Ralph Cirella, Yucko The Clown, Ken Danieli, Hank The Angry Drunken Dwarf, High Pitch Eric, Vinnie Favale, Mike Gange, Doug Z. Goodstein, Steve Grillo, Isaac Mark, Jackie Martling, ‘Stuttering’ John Melendez, Ronnie Mund, Gary the Retard, Gay Rich, Scott Salem, Sal the Stockbroker, Billy West, etc. Na edição de 2 de Agosto de 2004, convidado M. Night Shyamalan; Duração: 60 min (3 episódios); 30 min (2280 episódios).

(“Argumento” means – subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie)

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Benjy Bronk at a senior center shouting in front of a crowd of disappointed senior citizens upset by their congressman’s decision to resign.:

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Howard Stern – against the World Trade Center Mega-Mosque; ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner – for it; current congressman Bob Turner – against it.  (Howard is originally from Queens.)

I suppose if he’d wanted to, Howard could certainly afford to bankroll a couple of trolls and a honeypot or two.

sleaze

Posted in Doh!, evil, tacky on September 14, 2007 by Qritiq

Does everyone know that Noam Chomsky had an affair with one of his students?  Well, he did.

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