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White Supremacist Group Distances Itself from Tea Party

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Calling recent activities by the Tea Party disgusting, the White People’s Brotherhood released a press statement today announcing that it was no longer aligning itself with the Tea Party or any of its candidates, “We have grown increasingly disturbed by the actions of followers of the Tea Party movement.  Our group cannot afford to have its name linked to extremists or the actions of a radical fringe.  This is not why we began supporting Tea Party candidates.  We might be white supremacists, but there are lines even we won’t cross. After the events of last night, I couldn’t even look my children in the eye when I gave them the white power salute this morning,” said White People’s Brotherhood Chancellor Ray Jordan.

Calling recent violence the actions of a few misguided extremists, Jordan never the less said the following incidents has left the organization with no choice, but to renounce the Tea Party:

  • The videotaped headstomping of a MoveOn.Org activist last night by Rand Paul’s Bourbon County Coordinator Tim Profitt
  • The unlawful handcuffing and restraint of a blogger by Joe Miller’s private unlicensed security guards in Alaska
  • Sharron Angle’s repeated calls for violent overthrow of the nation’s government if not elected

“I saw that young white woman get her head stopped by that Rand Paul volunteer and I thought, is this what white power is all about?  Is this what we’ve come to.  How do I explain it to my daughter?” said Frank Dorman the WPB member who had started a movemement among the membership to ask that campaign contributions be returned and support be withdrawn from the more extremist tea party candidates.

“We still share a lot of the same goals,” said Jordan, “the phrase Obamanation–that was ours.   It’s just hard enough getting people to listen when we explain white power, we don’t need this [Expletive Deleted] too.  I’ll tell you, the Tea Party was trying to highjack our movement.”

The White People’s Brotherhood is a rather small organization, but they may just be the canary in the coal mine for candidates like Rand Paul who have been counting on larger groups like Stormfront for donations and manpower this election season.   If bigger white supremacist groups follow the WPB’s lead, it may be a rough ending to what had seemed like a great election for the GOP and its Tea Party candidates.

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October 26, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Rand Paul and John Belushi – A Double Standard

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Rand Paul has recently come under fire after an article from GQ magazine.   The article claimed that Paul and another student abducted her:

According to this woman, who requested anonymity because of her current job as a clinical psychologist, “He and Randy came to my house, they knocked on my door, and then they blindfolded me, tied me up, and put me in their car. They took me to their apartment and tried to force me to take bong hits. They’d been smoking pot.” After the woman refused to smoke with them, Paul and his friend put her back in their car and drove to the countryside outside of Waco, where they stopped near a creek. “They told me their god was ‘Aqua Buddha’ and that I needed to bow down and worship him,” the woman recalls. “They blindfolded me and made me bow down to ‘Aqua Buddha’ in the creek. I had to say, ‘I worship you Aqua Buddha, I worship you.’ At Baylor, there were people actively going around trying to save you and we had to go to chapel, so worshiping idols was a big no-no.”

Now, I must admit that this action didn’t particularly shock me.  I think abducting people is perfectly natural and if it wasn’t, God would not have given us abductor muscles.  Kidnapping, endangerment, and drug use are things that happen on every college campus across America on a regular basis.  However, I see a very serious double standard. In fact, I see this as a plus because if the US is ever going to kidnap al-Qaeda leaders and bring them to justice, it’s nice to have experience in the legislative branch telling us what will and won’t work.

At the end of the movie Animal House, the Bluto character played by John Belushi showed up at the Faber Homecoming Parade and dressed like a pirate he proceeded to abduct a blonde coed to laughter and cheers from the audience.  In fact, after showing this picture a caption came on screen to say that Bluto was later married to this woman and elected Senator.  Bluto was a hero.

Compare the reaction to what Bluto did to the scathing attacks that it has brought on Rand Paul.   Is the problem that Belushi and his friends were anti-establishment anti-military radicals, while Rand is a true blooded conservative?  Whatever the reason, there is clearly a double standard here.

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August 10, 2010 at 6:55 pm

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Every now and then, I get just a little too big for my britches.  Because of my tremendous access to Congressman Jack Kimble (R-CA), I sometimes try and get in touch with other politicians to promote them through the blog.   One politician, whose cause I have championed is Rand Paul.  Rand is the son of Ron Paul and he’s following in his father’s footsteps by running for Senator for Kentucky.

I tried to set up a telephone interview with Mr. Paul and unfortunately discovered that Rand Paul has changed his media strategy since  Paul has canceled on Meet the Press and refused to speak to non-ideological media, preferring the safe platform of Fox News. Last weekend, after a speech to Republican activists in the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Paul balked at the prospect of talking to local reporter Ryan Alessi. Paul instead instructed Alessi to “submit your questions to us and we’ll look at them”

I figure the easiest thing for me to do is to submit my questions here and alert Rand Paul’s campaign I have done so.  Maybe I will be granted some answers:

1. You have made it clear that the Civil Rights Act was a mistake and that private companies like Greyhound should be free to require black people to sit on the black of the bus, while government owned mass transit should not have preferential seating by race.  What do you think the rules should be for a company like Amtrak which is privately owned, but heavily subsidized by the government.

2. Could our government make a bureaucracy so big that it would be unable to create a government agency to untangle it?

3. How much do you believe car accidents are the results of government imposed speed limits?

4. How do we bring back sweater vests?

If you like those Mr. Paul, I would very much like to continue this dialogue.

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June 16, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Defending Rand Paul

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Rand Paul has been under attack lately since he was the victim of Rachel Maddow’s particular brand of Gotcha Journalism.   This new style of reporting ignores what your guest has carefully prepared to say on your show and instead of listening to his answers like a responsible journalist would, you throw a whole lot of facts at him so that when his statements fail to hold up to your crazy suppositions, you can say “gotcha” and make your guest look like an idiot.

In the Maddow/Paul fiasco Miss Maddow asked Paul if he believed that government should get involved in matters involving private businesses and their rights to refuse service or set their own rules for their establishment.   Being a strict libertarian of course Rand Paul said “No”.  Maddow immediately pounced on him by asking if that meant he was against the civil rights act.  Suddenly, Rand Paul’s answers seemed racist.  Nothing is further from the truth.

Rand Paul is not saying that black people should all go to the back of the bus—not all buses anyway.   What Rand Paul says is that public transportation, which is paid for by city tax dollars should allow black people to sit anywhere they please.   Meanwhile, a private bus company like Greyhound should in theory be allowed to have a black seating section on the back of the bus.   It may seem rather unreasonable to turn back the clock on civil rights 50 years, but alas that is the price of living in a Constitution Republic like ours.  Let us not forget that Thomas Jefferson said, “The price of freedom is eternal witlessness.”

Desegregation and integration would work the same ways in other areas of society.   Jim Crow laws would only be applicable in private settings and not in public buildings:

  • Restaurants: Restaurants would again be allowed to refuse service on the basis of race unless they were in a publicly funded building like a museum.
  • Schools: School integration would continue pretty much unchanged with charter schools being allowed to continue to exclude minorities, while public schools could not.
  • Bathrooms: For minorities, find a bathroom they could use would be as simple as heading to the nearest public building.

This may seem oppressive, but remember there are sacrifices to be made for true liberty.   It may be tempting to restart the protest segregation all over again, but I hope that reasonable people will wait until we have enough time to figure out where the public police department’s jurisdiction ends and the private police department’s begins.  We certainly don’t want police trying to arrest police anymore than we want both the private and public fire departments showing up at the same time.

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May 30, 2010 at 6:14 pm