Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, Donald Sterling, and Holding Them to Account

By: Saturday May 3, 2014 9:05 am

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore — he of the 10 Commandments monument fame — appears to be possibly following in the footsteps of the LA Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling, as a recording of his speech to a group of Alabama clergy is becoming widely available. It seems Moore thinks the first amendment only applies to some people — you know, the Christians that founded this place. In listening to Moore’s speech, I couldn’t help but think of the disgraced-and-banned-for-life-but-still-the-owner-for-at-least-a-while-longer of the LA Clippers, Donald Sterling. Both Moore and Sterling exhibit the same sense of arrogance and entitlement, and the views of both Moore and Sterling were not some secret thing that just emerged. Both Moore and Sterling operate in a sheltered and rarified world — Moore atop the Supreme Court of Alabama, and Sterling amongst the 30 owners of the NBA teams — and seem to think that this insulated world allows them free reign to hold their narrowminded views with little accountability to anyone.

Hearing each of them put his bigotry front and center with no apologies, it’s hard NOT to connect the two. So I did . . .

 

Republican Campaign Was Always Going to Highlight a Race-Based Appeal

By: Monday August 27, 2012 12:52 pm

Lots of people are talking about Chris Matthews teeing off on Reince Priebus today, accusing the GOP of “playing the race card” against the President. Mitt Romney’s birther joke, their blatantly false ad accusing the President of removing the work requirement from welfare and the framing of the debate over Medicare, that “you paid into it” and now your benefits are being “stolen” for those other people to get Obamacare, seem calculated to play into this.

Arizona Sheriff Joe Sends Two Guys To Arrest Entire State Of Mexican Hawaii

By: Tuesday May 22, 2012 4:21 pm

Arizona’s birther-curious Secretary of State Ken Bennett has been getting jerked around like a Daily Caller “reporter” by the strangely un-American named Jill T. Nagamine, who is Hawaii’s Deputy Secretary of State, in his quest to discover if President Barack Obama was really born in America or if he is actually the muslim pharaoh baby killer from Kenya that most people who still haven’t gotten over the idea of a black man in the White House, much less can’t be lynched for ‘eyeballin’ ” white women, think he is.

AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Media Conspiracy Against Birthers Is ‘Bigger than Watergate”

By: Monday March 19, 2012 12:40 pm

Arizona’s nutty Sheriff Joe Arpaio wonders why the media is isn’t all worked up over claims about President Obama’s birthplace. This man and the rest of the birther crowd are in serious need of time on the couch. Especially Arpaio, who holds a position of power. While on the AZ taxpayer’s dime, his power-mad, paranoid behavior surely needs to be addressed, but no, he’s going off half-cocked ad nauseum, egged on by WorldNetDaily.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Continues His Off-the-Rails Birther ‘Investigation’ – The President Is Kenyan

By: Friday March 9, 2012 5:17 pm

Oh, please. Will he ever give it a rest? Who the F cares what this fool digs up? “News site” WND publishes every breathless utterance by Arizona’s barely-tethered-to-reality Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County.

A Brief Note on Birtherism

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 7:17 pm

People want to disparage this whole thing as not a “real” issue – present company included. But what it says about America circa 2011 is very real.

After Being Proven Delusional and Wrong, Republicans Declare Victory

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 10:30 am

And now that the mass ignorance of the Republican Party has been confirmed yet again, who wins? Why, Republicans of course!

Obama Releases Long-Form Birth Certificate

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 7:00 am

It’s come to this in America.

Conflict at Fox over Birtherism

By: Tuesday April 26, 2011 8:00 pm

Glenn Beck comments on the new passport form, which may go into effect for people who don’t have birth certificates:

“Why don’t you just put nipple clamps on Americans over this?”

Actually, the proposed “biographical form” is intended for those people who are unable to provide the usual proof of citizenship required for a US passport – namely, a birth certificate, consular report of birth abroad or naturalization certificate.

NYT/CBS Poll: Nearly 70% of Republicans Still Ignorant about Obama’s Citizenship

By: Thursday April 21, 2011 10:30 am

Not that we needed more empirical evidence that proves Republican voters are a bunch of wackadoos, but…

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