THE NEWS BLOG

 
Steve and Jen bring you this daily review of the news
Premium Advertiser

News Blog Sponsors

News Links

BBC World Service
The Guardian
Independent
Washington Post
Newsday
Iraq Order of Battle
Agonist
NY Times
LA Times
ABC News
CNN
Blogger

 
Blogs We Like

Daily Kos
Atrios
Digby's Blog
Skippy
Operation Yellow Elephant
Iraq Casualty Count
Uggabugga
Media Matters
Talking Points
Defense Tech
Intel Dump
Soldiers for the Truth
Margaret Cho
Juan Cole
Tbogg
Corrente
Gropinator
Just a Bump in the Beltway
Baghdad Burning
Wonkette
Howard Stern
Michael Moore
James Wolcott
Cooking for Engineers
There is No Crisis
Whiskey Bar
Rude Pundit
Driftglass
At-Largely
Crooks and Liars
Amazin' Avenue
DC Media Girl
The Server Logs

 
Blogger Credits

Powered by Blogger

Archives by
Publication Date
August 2003
September 2003
October 2003
November 2003
December 2003
January 2004
February 2004
March 2004
April 2004
May 2004
June 2004
July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004
January 2005
February 2005
March 2005
April 2005
May 2005
June 2005
July 2005
August 2005
September 2005
October 2005
November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
June 2006
July 2006
August 2006
September 2006
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007
February 2007
Comments Credits
Comments by YACCS
Monday, April 24, 2006

So this isn't about race?


So this isn't about race, I guess they're just waving
hello

Nutjobs add sinister side to debate
By Diane Carman
Denver Post Staff Columnist


Maybe it was just an over-the-top e-mail, a trash-talking empty threat. Then again, maybe not.

Scare tactics have become so common as the immigration debate rages, it's hard to know what to fear and what to dismiss as merely the ravings of the ignorant.

After Rep. Terrance Carroll joked that Colorado should build a wall to keep the Minutemen out, he received a barrage of angry e-mails from Minuteman supporters. But one anonymous message warning him that he was "SOOOO lucky lynching and firing squad for treason aren't available punishments anymore" was creepy enough to spur an investigation by the State Patrol last week.

Similarly, Denver's Mexican Consul General Juan Marcos Gutierrez-Gonzalez regularly receives profane, hateful voice mails and e-mails from anti-immigrant activists. But a caller threatening to stalk him and his family went too far.

"We alerted the proper authorities," Gutierrez-Gonzalez said.

Protection was provided, but the effort to intimidate continues.

Sen. Ken Salazar's office notified the police when a white supremacist website rallied anti-immigrant activists to attack lawmakers who support any path toward citizenship for illegal immigrants.

Among the tactics suggested: "Fire-bomb their district offices as a warning, then their private homes if they go ahead with the plan;" "park several Timothy McVeigh-type truck bombs next to the House and Senate office buildings and detonate them;" and "pull a fire alarm in the U.S. Capitol and machine gun them to death as they evacuate."

.................

Neo-Nazi radio talk-show host Hal Turner posted this message on his website recently: "I advocate using extreme violence against illegal aliens. Clean your guns. Have plenty of ammunition. ... Go to the area well in advance, scope out several places to position yourself and then do what has to be done."

On the neo-Nazi Vanguard News Network, one nutjob admitted to being sexually aroused by his delusions. "The bad news is many whites will die." But "if you have a good defense line and lots of ammo, the carnage will be orgasmic."

These sickos are so bad that Rep. Tom Tancredo, who has attracted support from a wide range of viewpoints for his proposals to deport all illegal immigrants, has tried to distance himself from them.

"Any time he gives a speech in a room where he has a suspicion people are there for the wrong reasons, he says the same thing," said spokesman Will Adams. "He says, 'If for you this debate has anything to do with skin color, country of origin or how a last name sounds, get out of the room. You don't help me."'

Tancredo calls them "racists and bigots who pose as patriots."

Still, the slurs and the threats keep coming, and many in the immigrant-rights movement wonder how long it will be before violence erupts.

"We really need to watch our backs," said Donna Lipinski, an immigration lawyer and activist. "We need to remember never to take anything for granted when we are speaking, traveling in rural communities or going anyplace alone.
........


Tancredo is full of shit. The White House came up with the plan to criminalize illegal immigration,he signed on, and he wasn't too shy in using racial code words to make his point., But the idiocy doesn't stop there.

Black Activists Join To March With Minutemen

(CBS) LOS ANGELES Several black activists plan to join members of the Minutemen Project to protest illegal immigration, which organizer Ted Hayes touted as the "biggest threat to blacks in America since slavery"

.....................

"While all Americans are suffering from this invasion, we blacks are suffering the most," Hayes said. "We feel like the leaders promoting this issue are being insensitive. This country wasn't built on the backs of immigrants like (Villaraigosa) says. It was built on the back of West African slaves."

Immigrant activist Nativo Lopez believes Hayes is out of step with most black leaders and that both blacks and Hispanics face the same problems.

"Unfortunately, (Hayes) thinks that way," Lopez said. "He has a right to express his opinion, but I don't agree with him. Many and most African American leaders think otherwise and we're appreciative of their support. I'm not interested in Latinos being pitted against African Americans," he said. "We are all in the same boat. We will pull ourselves up together."
...............
"I've been down to the border with them. They're not racist," Hayes said. "They don't care what color you are."


Hayes is an idiot. He thinks he's better than Mexicans? Please. You don't help black people while working with racists and know nothings. So he shows up with five black guys. Maybe they'll give him a confederate flag to wave.

One of the founders quit because of the attraction of white supremacists.

Sure,the East was built on slavery, but California wasn't.

Besides, who does he think is gonna pick crops. We did that. The only thing he did by joining with these people is lose his credibility.

This has brought racists out like roaches into a lightand if Hayes wants to join them, that's fine.

posted by Steve @ 12:02:00 AM

12:02:00 AM

The News Blog home page





 

Editorial Staff
RSS-XML Feeds

Add to My AOL

Support The News Blog

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More
News Blog Food Blog
Visit the News Blog Food Blog
The News Blog Shops
 
 
 
Operation Yellow Elephant
Enlist, Young Republicans