Monthly Archives: July 2010

Paul Craig Roberts and The Mark of Desperation

Paul Craig Roberts; The Voice of Conservative Conspiracy Crazy!

Crazy is endemic among right-wing bloggers. As the public continues to reject their increasingly paranoid and disjointed message, they turn to the one audience that is surfeit with people that will hungrily devour every morsel of illogical babbling: conspiracy theorists. It is therefore understandable that as attention whores like Breitbart recognize that their egotistic agendas lose traction among reasonable people, they begin to pander to a sector of people who not only believe their rantings, but actively support it with paranoid ramblings of their own.

Matt Drudge Sinking to Lower Levels

Case in point: Andrew Breitbart’s is the acorn from the Matt Drudge tree for it is common knowledge that Drudge is Breitbart’s mentor.

Drudge is now featuring articles by Alex Jones sycophant Paul Craig Roberts. Drudge has always been a darling of the conspiracy crowd, due to his willingness to publish anything and everything without an ounce of background research. Hence, paranoid articles about flouridated water or the united nations occasionally cropped up on the Drudge Report. So, it’s not entirely shocking that Drudge would reprint Paul Craig Roberts, but it’s notable as Drudge occupies a position of high respect in the conservative blogosphere. The long and short of this latest exhortation is that the US is only seven years away from the complete collapse of infrastructure, order and society– yes, the very same hackneyed premise of terrible B-Movies, survivalist wet dreams and badly-written fiction like the Turner Diaries. This meshes perfectly with Alex Jones’ newest marketing scheme of an “IMMINENT ROAD WARRIOR-LEVEL COLLAPSE” which true patriots can stave off by buying Alex Jones’ latest DVD.

The article in question is: The Year America Dissolved

Here are some bits and pieces of the lunacy rantings of the article:

It was 2017. Clans were governing America. Clans organized around families and individuals who possessed stocks of food, bullion, guns and ammunition.
Photo: A scene from the 1997 film, The Postman. *LULZ!!!*

The first clans organized around local police forces. The conservatives’ war on crime during the late 20th century and the Bush/Obama war on terror during the first decade of the 21st century had resulted in the police becoming militarized and unaccountable.
As society broke down, the police became warlords. The state police broke apart, and the officers were subsumed into the local forces of their communities. The newly formed tribes expanded to encompass the relatives and friends of the police.

But WAIT THERE’S MORE!!!

Goods reappeared in markets under the protection of local warlords. Transactions were conducted in barter and in gold, silver, and copper coins.

Under the article Alex Jones states a incomplete bio of crazy Paul Craig :

Paul Craig Roberts is an economist who served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration. He is published widely in the alternative media, including Infowars.com, and is a frequent guest on the Alex Jones Show. Dr. Roberts’ latest book is How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds.

Of course what Jones leaves out is Robert’s connections to white supremacy which has been proven with his strong ties to VDare.com, Jared Taylor and American Renaissance, Willis Carto.

So, when Breitbart’s rantings appear on well known racist media we can now understand where the connection is.

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The NAACP Letter to Jim Webb!

King Salim Khalfani is a man of guts!

Members of the Organizing Committee for a Virginia People’s Assembly hold a protest / press conference outside the General Assembly Building Dec. 17 as Gov. Tim Kaine outlines his proposed budget cuts to state legislators. From left, Breanne Armbrust of Richmond Jobs with Justice, Phil WIlayto of the Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality and King Salim Khalfani, executive director of the Virginia State Conference NAACP. The action received wide media coverage.

Virginia NAACP condemns Webb op-ed on diversity programs

King Salim Khalfani Executive Director Virginia State Conference NAACP

July 26, 2010

The Honorable Jim Webb, Senator
United States Senate
225 Russell Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Re: Op-Ed Piece in the WSJ on the Myth of White Privilege!

Dear Senator Webb:

On behalf of the Virginia State Conference NAACP, its’ over 100-Adult Branches, College Chapters & Youth Councils we greet you as a fellow Life Member of our Association as we commemorate our 75th Anniversary the Diamond Jubilee at our State Convention, October 29-31, 2010 in the place of our founding Roanoke, Virginia. Senator Webb, we have read your piece entitled, “Diversity & the Myth of White Privilege.” We vehemently disagree with your analysis and wonder if serving in the elite, rich United States Senate has skewed your vision of the world in which we live. Your opponent then and coming George Allen would not have had the gall to write about the “myth of white privilege” even though I am sure he feels that way. In African culture, it is said, when people show & tell you who they are. Believe them!” Your written word has spoken volumes for your belief system.

It appears that you and U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul are kith and kin. Do you really believe that affirmative action has hurt white, Anglo-Saxon Protestants or are you pandering to the divisive, conservative, Tea Bagger types whose votes you will need in 2012? The true beneficiaries of affirmative action programs are white, Anglo-Saxon women…overwhelmingly. If a white, republican, ultra-right winger, or Rush, Beck or O’Reilly had written or spoken it, the world would have known about it. But, you have written it and it did not go unnoticed but it did not garner the attention that it should have. After the race baiting of the past week concerning the U.S.D.A. and the right-wing blogger who doctored the tape and the statistics that show the African (Black) community’s suffering disproportionately during this economic depression, one would think that you would have more sensitivity than to pen that science fiction. Have you advocated for the funding for the long overdue settlement for the Black farmers? John Boyd and the farmers need some help.

You have given cover & solace to those “who want to take their country back (from whom?), who want to reload not regroup, who think it is ok to spit on and use racial epithets against African members of the House of Representatives. Senator Webb, we need to meet to discuss your philosophy and other relevant issues like: bailouts for the rich and sellouts for taxpayers, the unethical profits of the oil companies at the expense of citizens, the Iraq & Afghanistan wars that are killing our soldiers and the economy, the outsourcing of jobs to India, China & Brazil at the expense of U.S. workers and a plethora of other life and death issues that you could have championed in the Wall Street Journal. Oh, did I forget…JOBS, JOBS, and more JOBS for the citizens of this country!

Does your colleague, Junior Senator Mark Warner concur with your belief? We will ask him as well. Well, fellow member of the NAACP, we look forward to your timely response and we can’t wait to meet you!

Sincerely,

King Salim Khalfani
Executive Director

CC: Senator Mark Warner

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Webb And “White Privilege”…Again!

Senator James Webb has been a questionable public figure since the release of a cartoon with anti-Semetic undertones during his nomination race against Democrat Harris Miller.

Jim Webb Portrays Harris Miller as a Stereo Type Jew Obsessed With Money.

He has had our radar up since and we were waiting for him to pop up with another racist bit of tripe, and low and behold, there he wrote up a disaster of a whopper for the Wall Street Journal titled “Diversity and the Myth of White Privilege” where he basically stated a Pat Buchanan based argument with fluffy rich white liberal language.

And then a choir of pathetic yay sayers piped up in their party playing pander:
The Pathetic Party Panderings:
1. Donald McEachin

2. Chap Peterson

3. And of course the most obvious of who would sing Webb’s praises the neo-Nazis on Stormfront

But, through the BS there is one person with a clue who has hit the nail on the head on the moronic rantings of Jim Webb.

ADAM SERWER has become the new hero here at the LLL for the day with his honest and upfront article that knocks the Webb rants down to the sewer where they belong:

Webb And “White Privilege.”

There are a number of things about Senator Jim Webb’s op-ed “The Myth of White Privilege” to dislike, starting with the fact that one of the awesome things about the existence of white privilege is that you can be part of a body like the U.S. Senate, which has a total number of zero elected black members, and write something titled “The Myth of White Privilege” without anyone batting an eyelash. That said, Webb’s op-ed is considerably more nuanced than the title, acknowledging that “The injustices endured by black Americans at the hands of their own government have no parallel in our history,” although he makes the same mistake as Ross Douthat in repeating the conservative frame of zero-sum competition between whites and people of color.

For some reason, Webb sees the existence of poor whites as proof white privilege doesn’t exist, when it’s largely a non sequitur. The existence of Southie or Appalachia does not change the fact that a white man with a prison record has an easier time than a black person without one. But what I find really remarkable is this:

The old South was a three-tiered society, with blacks and hard-put whites both dominated by white elites who manipulated racial tensions in order to retain power. At the height of slavery, in 1860, less than 5% of whites in the South owned slaves. The eminent black historian John Hope Franklin wrote that “fully three-fourths of the white people in the South had neither slaves nor an immediate economic interest in the maintenance of slavery.”
Webb cites President Franklin Roosevelt’s study of poverty and the region and notes, “Generations of such deficiencies do not disappear overnight, and they affect the momentum of a culture.” How true. The gaping hole in Webb’s argument, however, is that, as Ira Katznelson has written, the entire force of the American state spent decades helping the white people of the region to the exclusion of African Americans, at the behest of their representatives in the Democratic Party. The Social Security Act’s three major provisions were constructed to deliberately exclude blacks, and previous programs with federal money aimed at the relief of poverty also gave discretion to the states for how to spend them precisely so Southern states could make sure they weren’t being spent on black people. The National Labor Relations Act was constructed to exclude blacks, the GI Bill gave fewer benefits to black soldiers than to white soldiers, and the Federal Housing Authority’s discrimination helped build the modern wealth gap between blacks and whites. These efforts “treated whites as a fungible monolith,” to borrow Webb’s own language, and in concert with other economic factors, helped speed the integration of white ethnics while maintaining a caste-system based on skin color. As if it isn’t also obvious, the price for maintaining a system of apartheid in the South was diminishing the potential economic impact of these programs by excluding a large part of the region’s residents.

I’m not uncomfortable with the government using its power to help poor people of any color, or people who are discriminated against. But to write about the poverty of the South without acknowledging the decades of massive government effort geared exclusively toward aiding white people is rather astonishing. More astonishing, perhaps, is that Webb, like all affirmative-action opponents, seems to forget the rather large number of white people helped by affirmative action. Webb notes that Johnson’s “initial program for affirmative action” was grounded in the 13th Amendment. Sure. But arguing that Johnson meant for affirmative action simply to address the unique history of discrimination faced by African Americans is incorrect. It was Johnson, after all, who included “creed” and “national origin,” along with “race” and “color,” and in 1967 expanded his original executive order to include women. It’s one thing for Republicans, who oppose government efforts to help the disadvantaged on ideological principle, to focus on race in arguments about affirmative action (or FinReg, or Health Care, etc.) because they think that this is the quickest way to get white people angry. But it’s surprising to hear from a Democrat, especially one so clearly concerned with the stark racial injustices of the U.S. prison system.

Johnson’s decision hints at affirmative action’s real purpose, one that has been muddied by the legal arguments that have been necessary to keep it alive. The purpose is not merely the “compelling state interest in diversity,” it is to help correct the societal biases, conscious and unconscious, that continue to curtail opportunity for certain groups of Americans. The fact that affirmative action, which is a relatively mild form of government action compared to the Democratic Party’s deliberate creation of a modern whites-only welfare state, arouses so much anger is evidence of how powerful such biases continue to be.

In general, the argument over affirmative action is broad and non-specific, and we don’t discuss whether we mean college admissions, employment, or allocation of government contracts. I’m comfortable with moving to a more class-based system of affirmative action in college admissions, and I think a more aggressive class-based system might actually work better at creating diversity. But the fact remains that no one knows a white person is an Irish Protestant or a Baptist when they walk into a job interview. They do know when someone is black, and they know when someone is a woman, and we all know that still matters.

Finally, Pat Buchanan did not get into trouble merely for “pointing out that if Elena Kagan is confirmed to the Supreme Court, there will not be a single Protestant Justice.” That remark was received in the context of Buchanan being someone whose definition of whiteness excludes white Jews and whose definition of Americanness excludes anyone who is not white. He believes any social advancement for people of color or non-Christians is necessarily to the detriment of white Americans, who are the people to whom America truly belongs. That perhaps, explains why Buchanan didn’t resign from the Reagan administration in protest when Justice Antonin Scalia was picked because Reagan thought, “We don’t have an Italian American on the court, so we ought to have one.” After all, if there’s any lesson from history in all this, it’s that certain forms of affirmative action aren’t very controversial.

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Gays Rights Activists to Protest “Academy” Encouraging Youth to Hate Gays

On August 4th a group which calls itself Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) is hosting a banquet / lecture to kick off what they call an “academy” to “train young people (as well as older pro-family advocates) how to answer ‘gay’ activist misinformation and fight the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda.”

Call to protest!!

Who:Gay Liberation Network (GLN),
What: Has initiated a 5:30 PM, August 4 protest against AFTAH’s opening banquet lecture
Where: At AFTAH’s headquarters, 25W560 Geneva Road, Carol Stream, IL.

For Immediate Release – July 23, 2010
For Information – Bob Schwartz, Gay Liberation Network,
Andy Thayer, Gay Liberation Network: LGBTliberation@aol.com

Gays to Protest “Academy” Encouraging Youth to Hate Gays

Carol Stream, IL — On August 4th a group which calls itself Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) is hosting a banquet / lecture to kick off what they call an “academy” to “train young people (as well as older pro-family advocates) how to answer ‘gay’ activist misinformation and fight the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda.”

Advocates for legal equality for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people (LGBTs) counter that the gathering is aimed at promoting continued legal and social discrimination against gays, and worse, aims to promote this bigotry among young people.

“AFTAH has a long history of telling lies about LGBT people and recently was designated a ‘hate group’ by the Southern Poverty Law Center,” said Bob Schwartz of the Gay Liberation Network (GLN), the group which has initiated a 5:30 PM, August 4 protest against AFTAH’s opening banquet lecture at their headquarters, 25W560 Geneva Road, Carol Stream, IL. Joining GLN in the protest will be DuPage NOW, Woodstock/McHenry County PFLAG and La Voz de los de Abajo.

“Using typical far-right scare rhetoric about gays, AFTAH’s literature about their forthcoming ‘academy’ calls the LGBT rights movement ‘destructive to America’ and invites people to donate money to fund scholarships for people as young as 14-years-old to attend their event,” said Schwartz. “What they are really trying to do is inculcate the next generation with a religious, sectarian-based hatred of gays.”

“Particularly in difficult economic times, it is vital that opponents of discrimination remain vigilant and forthrightly oppose any attempts to scapegoat any group for the failings of society,” said GLN co-founder Andy Thayer. “Youth should not be taught to hate their peers and thus fuel the cycle of self-loathing, depression and suicide which too many LGBT youth experience. Bigotry must be vocally and publicly opposed, especially when haters like AFTAH try to recruit young people.”

Recently AFTAH announced that one of the “instructors” at its forthcoming event will be Cliff Kincaid, who has been a vocal proponent of a notorious Ugandan bill which not only would proscribe the death penalty for gays, but also imprisonment non-gays who fail to report the gay people whom they know.

“With the inclusion of a ‘kill the gays’ spokesperson like Kincaid, the AFTAH youth academy is an attempt to legitimize a set of politics so vile that even leading figures on the religious right have felt compelled to condemn them,” said Schwartz. “If AFTAH’s Executive Director Peter LaBarbera were just a lone kook, then I would say just ignore him. But to say that would be to ignore the fact that LaBarbera was the leading proponent of two attempts to get anti-gay referenda on the Illinois state ballot.”

“Harvey Milk and other pro-equality activists defeated Anita Bryant and her anti-gay referenda a generation ago not by ignoring, but by highlighting and making infamous her anti-gay bigotry,” said Thayer. “This is what needs to be done against LaBarbera, and which is why we have called this August 4th protest. Learning from the failed, polite campaigns to defeat California’s anti-gay Proposition 8 and Maine’s Question 1, we must instead loudly highlight the bigotry of our opponents as Milk and others did, and thus politically marginalize them.”

For more information about the August 4th protest, email the Gay Liberation Network at LGBTliberation@aol.com

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No Tea 4 BNP

Poor British National Party Nicky Griffin, he was so excited about his potential Cinderella moment and *WHAM* his pumpkin is still a pumpkin, his duds are still rags and all the rats around him are still rats.

PWND!

Poor poor little Nicky…remember how excited he was?

But, there was no tea for Naziboy Nicky after all…

From The Sun

BNP leader Nick Griffin was banned from having tea with the Queen yesterday after being branded a security risk.

Furious royal aides withdrew the far-right politician’s invite to a Buckingham Palace garden party after he used it for political ends.

He went on GMTV to brag about meeting Her Majesty “over sandwiches”. He also posted a message on the BNP website, asking supporters to suggest questions he could put to Her Majesty.

The Queen … garden party host
Griffin, who was entitled to be invited as an MEP, boasted on the internet that he was taking “a million nationalists to the Palace”.

The Palace said “blatant” use of the invite for party political purposes increased the security risk and posed possible “discomfort” for other guests.

Griffin’s ban from yesterday’s bash came at the 11th hour and he later appeared on Sky TV while wearing his morning suit.

His guests, thought to be his wife Jackie and children, were also barred from the event, hosted by the Queen and Prince Philip.

Griffin, 51, moaned: “At no time was I informed I wasn’t allowed to talk to the media about attending.”

A Unite Against Fascism spokesman said: “It’s a fantastic decision. He was excited about being invited because it gave him the chance to legitimise himself.”

a.france@the-sun.co.uk

By DICKIE ARBITER
Former Palace spokesman
NICK Griffin was trying to the use the invite for political capital. In my view it was the correct decision to ban him.
He has nobody to blame but himself.
He made a point of inviting questions he should ask the Queen, who must not be dragged into the political arena.
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July 18-22 Protests Against HLS Radio Broadcast from WSQT

This video is friggen AWESOME!!!

WSQT has classic radio broadcasts of actions around town. Their MP3s kick ass!

Intro to Huntingdon Life sciences and the campaign to shut them down

Coverage of the July 18 home demos that stirred up a Georgetown hornets nest

Extended coverage of July 19 HLS protests in which Bristol-Myers Squibb got their lobby stormed

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This Week: Empowering Classes and Workshops at Parcel 42Tent City

The Tent City DC continues to bring the community together with workshop classes for everyone!

This Week: Empowering Classes and Workshops at Tent City
July 19, 2010
A variety of workshops by and for Shaw residents are being offered at Tent City DC this week! These workshops focus on community empowerment, helping to beef up the skills and talent of the community. All workshops are held at Tent City, on the corner of 7th & R St NW in Washington DC. Here is the lineup:

MONDAY, 7/19

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. KID POWER! Faith, 8-year-old Shaw resident, teaches us how to stop-drop-and-roll in case of a fire emergency.

TUESDAY, 7/20

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. “Know Your Rights!” class with Ann Wilcox, DC lawyer. Class will focus on your rights, protecting yourself against unlawful search and seizure, what the law says on when you have to obey a police officer and when you don’t, and what questions a police officer can and cannot ask you.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Hand-sewing class. Learn the basics of how to make clothes, including using a garment you already have as a pattern for cutting cloth, and using basic stitches. Some sewing materials provided. Bring needle and thread if you have it!

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. KID POWER! Faith, 8-year-old Shaw resident, teaches us her favorite step and dance moves!

WEDNESDAY, 7/21

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Urban Gardening class with Gregory, Shaw resident, and Paul, a farmer from the mountains. Class will focus on how to grow plants and vegetables in pots and on small plots of land. How to save money by growing your own food!

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. KID POWER! Kelvon, 10-year-old Shaw resident, teaches us the rules to kickball and demonstrates how it’s done, then leads a fun game of kickball!

THURSDAY, 7/22

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Storytelling. How do the stories of Shaw residents get told? How can we better voice our hopes, visions, triumphs and testimonies? This storytelling workshop will focus on finding our voices and telling our stories.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Wellness & Spirituality for DC residents, by Ron Harris, lifelong DC resident. How to stay healthy here in Washington DC.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. KID POWER! Drumming class, by Charles, 14-year-old Shaw resident.
Bring drums or drumsticks if you have them!

FRIDAY, 7/23

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM. Yoga with Andrea Christie, yoga instructor of the Shaw neighborhood. Gentle stretching and muscle exercises for people of all shapes.
Please bring a mat if possible! Some mats will be provided.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Bringing it together! An arts presentation and celebration of the week.

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HLS Protesters Storm Bristol-Myers Squibb/And 30 Show to Protest at Home Demos!


Huntington Life Sciences is an evil company who makes their profits from animal torture.

They are proof of how horrible the capitalist system is.

On the wane of the big annual Animal Rights National Conference it was imperative for activists to confront all those who do business with HLS.

From DC Direct Action News

HLS Protesters storm Bristol-Myers Squibb after protesting other HLS customer offices
On Monday, the 19th of July, as the big Animal Rights 2010 conference was wrapping up, dozens of animal rights activists swarmed into DC to protest at the offices of DC’s Huntingdon Life Sciences customers.

Protests began at 701 Penn Ave, home of Bayer, Novartis, and Astra-Zenica before moving on to Sanofi_aventis at 801 Penn Ave, other side of the same building. Finally the entire crew of 30-50 activists marched to 655 15th st NW, Metropolitian Square. This is the home of Bristol-Myers Squibb, notorious HLS customer and scene of many a past confrontation over their puppy-killing ways.

Bayer and Sanofi-Aventis were again called out for their past as parts of Nazi Germany’s notorious I.G. Farben, the firm that built Auschwitz. Being called out for this by a Jewish activist cannot be good public relations.

The real surprise was later, as protesters moved against Bristol-Myers Squibb. With protesters at one door, a team was dispatched to the second door, found it unlocked-and pounced! Activists suceeded in storming the building, though they quickly came boiling back out at security guards with cameras counter-charged the activists in the lobby and screamed for cops to arrest them-which did not happen.

As the day wound down, there was talk of going back to Sanofi-Aventis, to be followed by yet another round of home demos…

Also, on July 18th activists did home demos at the investors of HLS and are keeping HLS in the animal torture and killing business.

From DC Direct Action News

Washington DC-On July 18, at least 30 protesters descended on the homes of Keith Carr (Legg Mason) at 500 Mass Ave, and John Richardson(Abbot Fund) at 2732 P st NW,to protest their role as executives of corporations crucial to the continued existence of puppy-killing Huntingdon Life Sciences.
This was the second of two days of protests at the homes of executives with ties to puppy-killing Huntingdon Life Sciences. he first round was in the Friendship Heights area on Saturday, July 17.


Camera Duel with aggressive neighbor with a past history of violence

Audio coverage of the home demos courtesy of WSQT Direct Action Radio

Due to police repression at and after past HLS demos, some activists asked not to be photographed, so there will be no videos showing protesters other than myself posted as part of this story unless organizers vet their own security video and post their own video.
I do not know if protesters went to other HLS execs before I linked up with them for the march on Keith Carr’s home, or after the march on John Richardson’s home

Keith Carr of 2500 Mass Ave NW, a big condo or apartement building,, is an executive with Legg Mason, which owns 1/6 of all shares in Fortress.
Loans and loan reschedulings from Fortress are the reason HLS still exists today.
Therefore, all executives with Fortress’ own investors are subject to the “Seige of Fortress,” the campaign to force Fortress to call in the loans and sink HLS forever.

Four or five cop cars showed up at the protest against Keith Carr, but took no adverse action.

Next, protesters marched into Georgetown to the home of John Richardson, President of Abbot Fund.
He lives at 2732 P st NW in Georgetown.
Abbot, the Big Pharma that Abbot Fund lobbies for, is a notorious Huntingdon Life Sciences customer.
Again, for as long as I was present the cops seemed to be on their best behavior, watching but taking no action as there was no illegal activity of any kind for them to act against.

Wealthy Georgetown residents do not seem to like protesters, and one of them came outside aggressively videotaping protesters-and screaming for cops when reminded that the October Rebellion/IMF protests kicked ass on his wealthy neighbors and the cops in Fall 2007, and that since he was seen emerging from his house his address (2728 P st NW) too was of course known to protesters.
He tried to sic the cops on me for responding to his aggressive videotaping of the very people whose wish not to be photographed I was respecting.
This jerk has previously broken another photographer’s camera and seems to have a history of violence.

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Arizona’s Sam Crump Get’s PUNKED!!!!!!

We are huge fans of the brilliant videographer Dennis Gilman aka Humanleague002.

He is amazing at exposing the BS the good people of AZ are facing right now and puts his work together brilliantly.

In his latest video he confronts joker Sam Crump, who is running for congress, on his made up “facts” *cough* *cough* about “TERRORISTS!!!!”

We would laugh, but it is AZ and we know how stupid AZ politics are, so we just feel sorry for the sane people down there.

Report from Humanleague002

I caught former State Rep. Sam Crump doing interviews with the media outside Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse last week while waiting for the first Lawsuit against SB 1070 to finish. Since KTAR and others lacked the integrity to challenge Crump on his info, I felt obligated to at least try.

Crump boasts he co-sponsored SB 1070 and also is proud of supporting Arizona’s Employer Sanctions law which has cost tax payers almost 6 million dollars and netted only 2 convictions in 3 years. He is now running for Congress in CD3. Like most Republican Politicians he uses fear to motivate people to vote for him and disregards facts about the Arizona border and immigration. So far they’ve misinformed the public on murder, rape, welfare, kidnappings, beheadings, disease and even terrorism. But what disturbs me the most is the lack of respect they show towards human life…..unless it’s one white rancher.

Political opportunists like Russell Pearce, Jan Brewer and others cannot stop exploiting the unsolved murder of Robert Krantz yet never mention the murders of 9 year old Brisenia Flores and her father by Minutemen or the more recent murder of Juan Verela now listed as a hate crime. White privilege is alive and well in Arizona. It has become perfectly acceptable in most circles.

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Hypocrite Arizona Spits in the Face of American 3rd Position Party and Intends to Return Donation

Despite the fact that the Arizona SB1070 law was created by white supremacist Russell Pearce, Arizona got caught with their hands in the donations cookie jar holding funds from the racist American 3rd Position Party for their defense of the Federal government’s law suit against them.

Now word has it they are frantically sifting through their donor cache to find this donation with the intent of returning it to the group.

Pueblo Politics: Hate donations to 1070 legal fund prompt inquiry

Rhonda Bodfield | Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2010 9:56 am

Gov. Jan Brewer’s office is poring through thousands of donations to the legal defense fund she set up in the wake of challenges to the state’s new immigration law, looking for contributions from hate groups.

The search is coming after the white supremacist group, American Third Position — whose mission statement says it “exists to represent the political interests of White Americans because no one else will” — announced on its website that it made a “triple-digit donation” to the fund.

“We support all constructive endeavors by private citizens, businesses, local governments — or in this case a sovereign state — to stem and reverse the browning of America,” the site states, adding Arizona’s statute represents the best opportunity to reduce this number.

“We will reject any funds from racist organizations,” said Brewer spokesman Paul Senseman, adding the governor has dedicated several staff to the effort and hopes to complete the search “as quickly as possible.”

The difficulty, of course, is ferreting those donations out, since the roughly $1.2 million in funding has come from 24,000 individuals from nearly every state.

Pima County Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Rogers said he’s not surprised at the reported funding. “For people to suggest there’s not some sort of prejudice and hate faction out there that’s enjoying this immigration debate is ridiculous,” he said. “That’s not to say everyone is like that, but certainly there are hate groups that are part of the immigration debate.”

He said that’s why it’s incumbent on mainstream Republicans to speak out against hatred, especially since he added “the tea party has been problematic in this area as well,” although he clarified the local tea party has been “pretty tolerant.”

Bob Westerman, the head of the local GOP, said it’s a stretch to say those elements are a natural outgrowth of the legislation. It’s clearly a fringe group, he said, that is “not indicative of the main body of Americans who support 1070. It’s something both parties have to be aware of and it sounds as though the governor is working to identify those donations to take care of that.”

The amusing part of this whole ordeal it that the SB1070 law was created by white supremacist Russ Pearce!

Let us look at some of Pearce’s history:

Controversy

In October 2006, Russell Pearce forwarded an email from National Alliance, a white separatist group, to a group of supporters.
The email titled “Who Rules America” criticized black and white intermixing and Jews in the media for promoting multiculturalism and racial equality, for depicting “any racially conscious White Person” as a bigot, and for presenting the Holocaust as fact.
He quickly apologized. The article reports, “He does not agree with the sentiments in the article, but that the title and the first paragraphs about media bias appealed to him. He said the article had been forwarded to him by someone else and he would not have sent it if he had read it in its entirety.” He stated in one of his apologies, “Ugly the words contained in it really are. They are not mine and I disavow them completely. Worse still, the website links to a group whose politics are the ugliest imaginable.”

Pearce was also criticized for his association with white supremacist J.T. Ready.
Pearce endorsed Ready for Mesa City Council in 2006 and appeared with him at several rallies.
Pearce has since indicated he was unaware of Ready’s neo-Nazi affiliations at the time he made the endorsement.

In April 2008, Pearce sponsored a measure, Senate Bill 1108, that would prohibit students of Arizona universities and community colleges from forming groups based in whole or part on the race of their membership. Pearce said he didn’t want students indoctrinated with progressive ideologies. Critics have stated that the bill would ban groups that serve minority interests such as the Mexican American study program and the Black Business Students Association.

(Addendum: SB1108 did pass and has been sign by Gov. Brewer)

As an added note, Pearce, like many other white supremacists is a wife beater:

Russell Pearce “is possessed of a violent temper,” according to a 1980 court document signed by his wife LuAnne.

“Further, the husband, RUSSELL KEITH PEARCE, is possessed of a violent temper, and has from time to time hit and shoved the wife, the last time being on February 3 [1980], when he grabbed the wife by the throat and threw her down.”

We reported on the American 3rd Position Party’s recruitment of olympic gold medal winner Bob Richards in an earlier post

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