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Rush Limbaugh makes an ass out of himself as usual. 

From the 08.12.2014 edition of Premiere Radio Networks’ The Rush Limbaugh Show:

H/T: John M. Becker at The Bilerico Project

National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent hyped his August 8 appearance at The Toledo Blade’s food and music festival by attacking the “stinkyass unclean dipshit protestors” that attended a rally organized by an American Indian group at his August 6 concert.

Nugent’s summer tour schedule has been filled with controversy, protests, and cancellations. At least four concerts have been cancelled because of Nugent’s history of racially inflammatory commentary, while activists — representing both American Indian and progressive groups — have staged protests at other concerts. American Indian groups became involved in protesting Nugent after two American Indian tribes cancelled Nugent concerts scheduled at their casinos after learning of Nugent’s past comments and appropriation of American Indian headdresses during concerts.  

In April, The Toledo Blade announced that Nugent would perform at the paper’s four-day “Rib-Off” food and music festival in August. At the time, employees of The Blade told Media Matters investigative reporter Joe Strupp that the paper was receiving “quite a few” calls from angry readers and that the paper would “think long and hard about inviting him next year.” Controversy over The Blade’s invitation to Nugent spurred gun violence prevention group Coalition to Stop Gun Violence to launch a petition calling for the concert’s cancellation. On July 27, The Blade’s owner sent a letter to the editor where he declined to cancel Nugent’s appearance but apologized for the invitation and wrote he would “not support inviting him again.”

On August 7, Nugent took to his Facebook page to hype his “Rib-Off” appearance, but also to argue that American Indians upset about land being taken from them by white settlers need to learn about the American Dream.

Nugent wrote, “WE ARE ON OUR JET NOW HEADING FOR TOLEDO RIBFEST JAM AFTER AN INSANE INCREDIBLE OUT OF BODY ULTRAROCKOUT at the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis SD! Simply astonishing gig! 4 stinkyass unclean dipshit protestors that admitted they hate me AND ALL WHITE PEOPLE THAT STOLE THEIR LAND BULLSHIT!! See, it aint me they hate, they hate all Americans that produce & live the American Dream. Simply insane!”

The protestors that Nugent attacked as “stinkyass unclean dipshit[s]” were reportedly from the United Urban Warrior Society in Rapid City, SD.

Nugent made other inflammatory comments in the discussion thread on his Facebook post. One fan wrote that “Maybe the natives shoulda had better weapons …” to which Nugent responded, “less peyote less whoopin & hollerin.”

To another fan complaining about the “‘Mexican’ population,” Nugent responded, “poor communication challenged liability babys.”

Despite outrage in the American Indian community against Nugent, he insists that he is not a racist and that American Indians are his “BloodBrothers.”

h/t: Timothy Johnson at MMFA

Radio host Anthony Cumia, who was fired from SiriusXM after a series of racially charged tweets, appeared on the “pro-white” Political Cesspool radio show hosted by white nationalist James Edwards. During the appearance, Cumia defended white males against diversity concerns, agreed that the black community has become like a “petulant” child, and praised Edwards for his views on race.

Cumia was part of SiriusXM’s The Opie and Anthony Show until he was fired in early July after he went on a Twitter tirade against the black community following a street altercation. The shock jock claimed he was “taking pix in NYC & a black girl who was in frame punched me in the face.” He added the “automatic jump to violence in that community is astounding. No discussion. It’s start punching at the least little thing. Uncivilized!!” SiriusXM fired Cumia “after careful consideration of his racially charged and hate-filled remarks.”

Cumia was then a guest on the August 2 broadcast of the Memphis-based The Political Cesspool, whichdescribes itself as representing a philosophy that is pro-White … We wish to revive the White birthrate above replacement level fertility and beyond to grow the percentage of Whites in the world relative to other races.” The show also states it has rallied to support “pro-Confederate” causes against “black malcontents.” 

Edwards wrote that he had Cumia on The Political Cesspool to discuss “the next phase of his career and his plan to talk openly and honestly about racial issues. This is what a REAL conversation about race sounds like.” During the hour-long interview, Cumia complained about how white males are treated as “the abomination of the United States” despite their “astounding” historical achievements. He continued, citing the NASA Apollo program: 

CUMIA: When you watch any of the footage of any of the Apollo programs over the years and you look at the control room of mission control, what do you see? Do you see diversity there? Honestly, let’s be honest. You’re seeing white males smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee at the console and putting people on the moon. How is this a horrible thing? How is this something to look at and say, “We need to change this by injecting people that do not pay attention to the laws of this country, do not assimilate to the cultures, do not work and contribute to this nation”? Why is this a good thing to then add these people into the formula to make this a great country? Diversity for the sense of just diversity is not a good thing. And when I talk about race and try to be open and honest about it in this day and age, you’re chastised, you’re looked at as the racist. 

Cumia explained that liberals ”don’t want open and honest dialogue [on race] … They want the continued victimization and excuses that go out. The second you literally bring up the real problems that are happening in this country as far as certain communities go, you’re chastised, you’re given that scarlet letter which is now R — ‘racist.’ And there’s no way to discuss this as a white, especially male American without being called a racist.”

Edwards later claimed ”a significant percentage of the black community, let’s just put it that way, have become like a petulant child,” prompting Cumia to reply, “yes.” Edwards added that the black community is “someone that just thinks that they can throw a fit and get what they want” and “they’ve gotten the shakedown thing going here.”

Cumia was clearly found of Edwards. At one point, Edwards lamented that “‘racist means white person now. If you say anything other than what is approved speech, you are a racist. It means everything, it means nothing.” Cumia responded by saying, “I really want to just hang out with you and drink a few beers and talk for a while. We are on the same page, my friend.” Edwards ended the show by imploring his pro-white audience to support Cumia’s new radio program, stating: “We’ve got to support the honest people. We’ve got to support the truth tellers. Political correctness is a disease.”

The Anti-Defamation League has criticized Edwards for having “white supremacist views” and interviewing “a variety of anti-Semites, white supremacists, Holocaust deniers, conspiracy theorists and anti-immigrant leaders.” The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) wrote that Edwards “has probably done more than any of his contemporaries on the American radical right to publicly promote neo-Nazis, Holocaust deniers, raging anti-Semites and other extremists” and that his program “has become the primary radio nexus of hate in America.” The SPLC notes that The Political Cesspool’s guest roster reads like a “Who’s Who” of radical racists, with guests like “Holocaust denier Mark Weber, Canadian white supremacist Paul Fromm, American Renaissance editor Jared Taylor, neo-Nazi activist April Gaede,” and “anti-Semitic professor Kevin MacDonald.”

Edwards’ hero and repeat guest is anti-Semite and former KKK leader David Duke, of whom Edwards claims: “Contrary to the false image of a drooling ‘racist’ that the MSM would like to paint, David is a very thoughtful, intelligent, and gracious individual.” Edwards adds that he counts Duke ”as a friend” and “I can honestly tell you that there is not a single negative thing that I can say about the man.”

His thoughts on social issues are clear on his blog, where he’s written of the black community: “For blacks in the Americas, slavery is the greatest thing that ever happened to them. Unfortunately, it’s the worst thing that ever happened to white Americans” and ”MLK’s dream is our nightmare.” Edwards also warns against interracial relationships, writing that “Interracial sex is white genocide.” 

Image of David Duke and James Edwards via Edwards’ website

From the 08.02.2014 edition of Liberty News Radio Network/Accent Radio Network’s The Political Cesspool:

h/t: Eric Hananaoki at MMFA  

mediamattersforamerica

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Ohio State University marching band director Jonathan Waters was abruptly fired this week, following a two-month investigation of the band’s rumored hazing rituals that found he witnessed and silently approved of the deeply offensive, disgusting and blatantly homophobic conduct happening among its members.

According to the report, obtained and published by Deadspin, band members kept a physical booklet that included the lyrics to the vulgar parody “fight songs” they wrote. While many of the songs are directly inspired by the fight songs of rival schools (“Come blow us, Michigan, Our cocks are waiting for you”), some of the most vulgar songs are totally out of left field.

Take, for instance, this one called “Proud to be a Homosexual”. Set to the tune of “God Bless the USA”, the chorus reads:

And I”m proud to be a homosexual,
Where at least I can run free.
And I won’t forget the fags with AIDS,
Who gave that right to me.
And I’ll gladly bend over,and spread my cheeks,
So you may sodomize me.

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The lovely “Pieces of Baritone Shit” is even more shocking:

Bite my ass and lick my balls you mother fucking queers,
Get on your knees and tell me how the megaphone fits up your mother-fucking ass YOU GAY FAGS!
Lick my balls and lube up your ass,
Anal sex gives you nasty gas.
Fuck you, you big gay fags.
You pieces of Baritone shit!

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Another song, titled “Brigham Young is a Goddamn Queer”, is…well…here:

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The report also reveals the disgusting nicknames given to underclassmen, almost all inspired directly by sexual acts. A female student “pretending to be a vibrating sex toy” was named “E Row Vibrator”; a male student “conducting a full-body demonstration of a flaccid penis becoming erect” was “Jizzy.”

Other names given to students included “Jewoobs,” “Squirt,” “Testicles,” “Twat Thumper,” and “Twinkle Dick.”

As expected, the news has led to media hunt in search of Waters’ all-time lows. Early this morning, Ohio State University released an audio clip of Waters “disciplining” a band member:

The public, understandably, is outraged:

This Illini fan HATES Ohio State, and this is yet more reason I HATE them. 

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Many may have forgotten, but Tea Party Congresswoman Michele Bachmann got her start in politics by being one of Minnesota’s most anti-gay activists. Like many, the school board was her stomping ground, and Bachmann quickly gained a strong base among the radical religious right. 

Bachmann claimed “the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage. It is personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement.”  She insisted it is “child abuse” to even discuss homosexuality with children. And she’s called being gay “the very real issue of sexual dysfunction.”

LOOK: Michele Bachmann’s Top Ten Anti-Gay Quotes

After Rep. Bachmann’s disastrous 2012 presidential campaign, for which she, her husband, and her campaign have been the target of several ethics investigations by several entities, including the Office of Congressional Ethics, the nation heard less and less from the four-term, 58-year old, Evangelical Christian Congresswoman, who announced last year she will not be seeking a fifth term.

Less and less, until now.

This week Bachmann announced, “there’s a chance I could run" for President.

And on Wednesday, Rep. Bachmann gave an interview with the conservative radio show, “Faith & Victory,” and harkened back to her extremist anti-gay roots.

Calling it “the rise of tyranny,” Bachmann claims there is “legislation being pushed all across the United States to punish people who don’t agree with” LGBT equality.

"It’s the basis for hate speech laws across the United States," Bachmann said. "This is an effort to have government coerce, force, speech and behavior, and it’s being pushed and advocated by the gay community."

Bachmann, who has spent decades railing against the LGBT community, same-sex marriage, and even gay people raising children, now claims that she supports a “diversity of opinion,” but the LGBT community does not.

"Today," Bachmann continued, "the big push is on transgender."

"I believe we’re going to see coming an effort for multiple in marriage. Not just tow, but multiple in marriage. I think they want to legalize that."

"Also, they want to abolish age of consent laws. We would do away with statutory rape laws, so adults would be able to freely prey on little children sexually. That’s the deviance that we’re seeing embraced in our culture today.”

Listen:

Editor’s note: This is the first in a short series of excerpts from Bachmann’s interview — stay tuned for more later in the day.

Image by Gage Skidmore via Flickr
Hat tip and audio: Right Wing Watch

I don’t trust Jews who change their names.
Right-wing radio host Mark Levin goes after Jon Stewart with an anti-Semitic smear after once likening Obamacare supporters to Nazis.  (via mediamattersforamerica)

(via mediamattersforamerica)

thenewrepublic:

In the 1830s, cholera was described as an “Irish disease.”

In the late 1800s tuberculosis was portrayed as a “Jewish disease.”

In 1900, San Franciscans quarantined Chinatown and threatened to burn it down.

In 2005, Lou Dobbs’s CNN show falsely reported that there had been 7,000 leprosy cases.

In 2006, Pat Buchanan claimed that that “clearly the illegal aliens” were to blame for the rise in bedbug infestations.

And now, a Republican is predicting a pandemic because of migrant kids.

Bradlee Dean has it ass-backwards. 

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW

On what planet is Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid an “atheist Mormon?” 

Only In David Barton’s world. 

H/T: Kyle Mantyla at RWW

Texas Values president Jonathan Saenz agreed with a right-wing radio host that gay activists are trying to put Christians in concentration camps, asserting that the gay rights movement wants “to put people in jail” if they disagree with marriage equality and “the homosexual lifestyle.”

In a June 20 interview with Raging Elephants Radio, Saenz condemned a recent Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruling affirming that a Denver-area baker had violated the state’s non-discrimination law by refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex couple. Host Claver Kamau-Imani asked Saenz whether the ruling was tantamount to sending the baker to a “concentration camp.” Saenz agreed, asserting that there’s “no question” gay rights supporters ultimately aim to imprison opponents of LGBT equality:

KANAU-IMANI: Alright, let’s get back to Colorado. So you have a baker that does wedding cakes and they say they don’t want to do a two-man wedding cake or a two-woman wedding cake with the little figurines on top or whatever. And so the homosexual couple, whether it’s man and man, woman and woman, whatever, they go to this specially created commission to deal with this, file a complaint against the business, and so the commission says ‘No, you’re gonna make this cake, plus, you’re going to go to concentration camp,’ essentially. Is that what you’re telling us, Jonathan?

SAENZ: That’s right, that’s right. You know, they tried to do something like that here in Texas - I think it was a bill by Sen. Rodney Ellis that dealt with hate crime stuff, where they would’ve forced you to participate in an event of the quote-unquote community that you had offended. And so we testified against this legislation and it ended up dying on the Senate side. But I mean, this is what they want. I mean, there’s no question. I’ve seen it. I’ve seen them try to do it with legislation here in Texas at the state level. It is a goal of theirs to put people in jail that disagree with homosexual marriage, without question - or the homosexual lifestyle. [emphasis added]

This isn’t the first time Saenz has resorted to extreme rhetoric to attack LGBT equality. A prominent opponent of local efforts to combat anti-LGBT discrimination in Texas, Saenz has also predicted “polygamy and polyandry" and marriage between step-parents and step-children as a result of marriage equality. A vocal proponent of discredited “ex-gay" therapy programs, his solution to the problem that gay people exist is telling them that "it’s never too late" for them to "change."

As the debate over LGBT rights in Texas intensifies, Saenz’s latest remarks and his history of inflammatory rhetoric underscore why media outlets shouldn’t take him seriously.

h/t: Luke Brinker at MMFA

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson explained over the weekend that people had misunderstood the intent of his homophobic comments because he was just “trying to help those poor souls and turn them to Jesus.”

Speaking at the Rock the South festival Cullman, Alabama on Saturday, Robertson defended comments he made to GQ magazine last year comparing homosexuality to bestiality and adultery.

Robertson had argued that “a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” and said that LGBT people “won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

On Saturday, Robertson told the crowd that he was “actually a nice man,” according to the Birmingham News.

“I’m trying to help those poor souls and turn them to Jesus,” he said.

Robertson also shared his thoughts on marriage, saying that any woman older than a teenager was too old to marry.

“You don’t wait for ‘em to be 20 yrs old to marry ‘em. That’s too old,” he reportedly remarked. He also said that a Southern man needed “a wife he can stand,” who would pick the feathers off his ducks.

At the conclusion of his talk, the Duck Dynasty founder urged the audience to register to vote.

“Hey, Alabama, whatever you do, register to vote for this presidential election!” Robertson exclaimed. “Go vote for the House and the Senate, too. Vote this ungodly bunch out of Washington, D.C!”

Watch the video below from the Rock the South festival, recorded on June 21, 2014.