Arizona’s Bullheaded Connor alleged to have set 432 Jerry Sanduskys free

Rick Perry kisses Joe Arpaio's ring

Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff Joe Arpaio should find the nearest time machine and return to Birmingham 1954.

Assistant Atty. Gen. Thomas E. Perez described businesses raided when Latinos gathered out front, inmates mocked with racial epithets and 432 cases of sexual assault and child molestation, often involving Latino victims, that investigators botched. The Justice Department is expected to file suit in U.S. District Court in Arizona asking a federal judge to order changes in the sheriff’s office.

Rick Perry determined to win over dumbass bigots

This could get you killed in Uganda, Gubnor Peary

At best, a desperate attempt to regain relevance with the ever-expanding lunatic fringe wing of the GOP:

Rick Perry unleashed a furious response to a White House memo urging the State Department to promote LGBT rights in foreign countries on Tuesday.

“This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop,” he said in a statement. …

“Promoting special rights for gays in foreign countries is not in America’s interests and not worth a dime of taxpayers’ money,” he said. “But there is a troubling trend here beyond the national security nonsense inherent in this silly idea. This is just the most recent example of an administration at war with people of faith in this country. Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many Americas of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong.”

Here’s the nut graph (click here for the complete memo):

“I am deeply concerned by the violence and discrimination targeting LGBT persons around the world,” President Obama said in the memo. “Whether it is passing laws that criminalize LGBT status, beating citizens simply for joining peaceful LGBT pride celebrations, or killing men, women, and children for their perceived sexual orientation.”

Did Perry even read the memo? Good question, since we know he’s ain’t one for books.

If he did, then let the record show the Ricker has tacitly endorsed the incarceration, beating and even murder of gays. Are these the traditional American values supported by Gov. DumbAss Redneck?

 

I think we can safely call Herman Cain a religious bigot

If the pattern continues Cain will apologize for these comments and say something similarly ignorant a week from now:

He did have a slight worry at one point during the chemotherapy process when he discovered that one of the surgeon’s name was “Dr. Abdallah.”

“I said to his physician assistant, I said, ‘That sounds foreign–not that I had anything against foreign doctors–but it sounded too foreign,” Cain tells the audience. “She said, ‘He’s from Lebanon.’ Oh, Lebanon! My mind immediately started thinking, wait a minute, maybe his religious persuasion is different than mine! She could see the look on my face and she said, ‘Don’t worry, Mr. Cain, he’s a Christian from Lebanon.'”

“Hallelujah!” Cain says. “Thank God!”

The crowd laughs uneasily.

Crooked governor defends appointment of bigoted plagiarist

It’s impossible to defend the appointment of a bigot like Phil Kent to the newly created Immigration Enforcement Review Board , and Gov. Nathan Deal, interviewed by 11 Alive’s Doug Richards, doesn’t even try.

Asked whether Kent’ views on multiculturalism (he’s called Barack Obama “a dangerous, anti-white multiculturalist” and claims that Obama’s success in attracting support from younger white Americans is “testimony to the growing number of whites brainwashed by incessant diversity propaganda”) should disqualify him from serving on such an important state panel, Gov. Deal responded:

“I don’t know what Mr. Kent’s views are on that. And I don’t think that has anything to do with [the immigration review board].”

Phil Kent, in his own words (or someone else’s — Kent was forced to resign as The Augusta Chronicle ‘s editorial page editor after admitting to lifting a quote from Pat Buchanan without attribution):

This year could be the “tipping point” when minority babies outnumber white babies.

If this trend is not reversed– and it could be if an immigration moratorium were imposed– what Vassar College author Hua Hsu labels America’s white “centrifugal core” will slowly disappear. This leads to big questions: What will be the values and ideas of a multicultural America? What will it mean to be white after “whiteness” no longer defines the cultural mainstream?

Hsu notes that a glimpse is seen with the popularity of black-originated hip-hop. It opposes the pop mainstream and isn’t assimilating into a traditional, single white iconic image of style— and growing numbers of young whites purchase such music.

Television and movies will increasingly have diverse casts– with whites downgraded. New York radio personality Peter Rosenberg gushes that it is “now very cool and in to have multicultural friends.” The advertising world will radically change. Brown Johnson, a Nickelodean [sic] executive speaking before the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies, touts TV characters who don’t conform to “the white, middle class mold.” Hispanic marketer Rochelle Newman-Carrasco further notes “it has become harder for the blond-haired, blue-eyed commercial actor.”

Many whites “will flee into whiteness.” They will move to where other fair-skinned brethren are to retain their identity— nostalgically yearning for an American authenticity where everyone speaks English. Politically, the country will become more balkanized, with white leaders forming and breaking alliances with their black and Hispanic counterparts. (An example: Gwinnett County— outside of Atlanta, Ga.— will turn into an Hispanic/Muslim enclave if present trends continue. Whites there are already moving to “friendlier” areas.)

Speaking of people I don’t want to have dinner with …

John Rocker, a titanic asshole without peer, is writing his biography (self-published).

Pimping his upcoming tome in Atlanta magazine, Rocker says he rarely speaks with reporters, adding, “I’ve sworn off doing print interviews.” Jeff Schultz quips, “In Rocker’s world, I guess this means a magazine doesn’t qualify as print.”

Like most blowhards, it appears Rocker is still playing the victim. He is responsible for one of the most objectionable quotes ever, and it’s not the one you think.

I’ve taken a lot of crap from a lot of people,” the left-handed relief pitcher told ESPN.com in 2005. “Probably more than anybody in the history of the sport. … I know Hank [Aaron] and Jackie [Robinson] took a good deal of crap, but I guarantee it wasn’t for six years. I just keep thinking: How much am I supposed to take?”

Sharia law in Tennessee?

That’s Tenn. GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Ramsey’s defense for opposing a new Islamic Center in Murfreesboro, where such a facility already exists. As is the case with the so-called Ground Zero mosque, there’s been no evidence presented linking the Murfreesboro mosque to radical Islam.

Now, I’m all about freedom of religion. I obey the first amendment as much as I obey the second amendment, as much as I obey the tenth amendment, and on and on and on. But you crossed a line when they start trying to bring Sharia Law into the state of Tennessee — into the United States. We live under our Constitution. …

You could even argue whether being a Muslim is actually a religion or is it a nationality, way of life, or cult, whatever you want to call it. But we do protect our religions, but this is something we’re going to have to face.

You’re more likely to hear “Rocky Top” in Syria than see Sharia law imposed Tennessee, but with an election upcoming, scaring voters takes precedence. Do Republicans really want to keep flirting with such outright religious bigotry?

Refudiate?

Refudiate screenshot

The so-called Grand Zero mosque is two blocks away from the former Twin Towers. Even if it was next door, I fail to see the problem.

Is this mosque  linked to radical Islam? Not that I’ve read. So that would qualify its members as “peaceful Muslims,” right? Either Palin knows something the rest of us don’t or she’s a craven opportunist supplying the real radicals with talking points (“see, America does hate Islam”).

I understand how this mosque makes some relatives of 9/11 victims uneasy, but you can’t let emotion overrule principle. Politicians who exploit such fears are the ones who should be, ahem, refudiated.

(And who made Coach Palin the spokesmaton for “the Heartland”? If that twit can invent words so can I.)

And the Lord did smite their ratings

A Christian news site is making headlines by claiming Ellen DeGeneres is responsible for the ratings erosion of Fox’s “American Idol.”

Christian Newswire director Gary McCullough says the sexual orientation of the newest “Idol” judge was the reason “Idol” ratings were down about 9% this season.

Funny — viewers never seemed to have a problem with Ryan Seacrest.

Hitler hated homosexuals, too

When hyperbole and bigotry collide:

A small group of German officers opposed the loyalty oath to Hitler despite great political pressure. They courageously honored and respected the moral and institutional values they represented and knew to be right. We who are Marines are proud to see that our commandant has shown similar courage in the face of political pressure to allow avowed homosexuals to become Marines.

A cold chill shivers down the spines of men when they contemplate the physical acts of homosexual behavior. It is important the American people know that their Marines, and our commandant, have spine enough to notice and oppose this folly. I hope they will honor the many generations of Marines who sacrificed for American freedom and will remember to vote for and support those who will work to “keep our honor clean.”

hate on mexicans day at the capitol

The Georgia House overwhelmingly approved legislation Wednesday calling for prosecution of local governments that harbor illegal immigrants. Of course, there are no municipalities in Georgia harboring illegal immigrants; supporter James Mills calls the measure “pre-emptive.”

I’m surprised Mills knows what the word means. According to Creative Loafing, the Gainesville representative proposed police be allowed to seize the vehicles of illegal immigrants charged with minor traffic violations.

Where are the illegal immigrants coming from? “Iraq, Iran, Irania, Jordan,” he was quoted in the AJC as saying to members of the House.