published Saturday, April 26th, 2014

The Message

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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MasterBlaster said...

Cue the mewling Bundy bum lickers...

April 26, 2014 at 12:14 a.m.

Cue the mewling DNC drones accusing anyone anyone who isn't a Democrat of being a racist.

April 26, 2014 at 12:30 a.m.

What does Bundy have to do with this?

April 26, 2014 at 12:31 a.m.
SeaSmokie59er said...

Bundy is the keynote speaker.

April 26, 2014 at 12:50 a.m.

Yeah, sure he is.

It's too bad racists like this group, the kkk,, and other race baiters like Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, BO and Jeremiah Wright have to exist, but that's the situation.

April 26, 2014 at 1:26 a.m.
fairmon said...

Perhaps we can all sing later "Let it rain, didn't it rain lord didn't it rain". We can hope the news report is that there was a vicious storm accompanied by thunder and lightening which struck many among those in a hate based racist group. They seek attention and the media accommodates them.

April 26, 2014 at 1:56 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

If everyone would just ignore these guys (citizens, politicians, news outlets, etc.) and not give them any attention, that would lend more credence that any type of protest and/or violence. That's all these guys want, is five minutes of the limelight.

Fister, you are some piece of work. To attempt to lump the P.O.T.U.S. with "this group and the kkk" shows you must have the I.Q. of a pre-schooler. You are truly an idiot.

April 26, 2014 at 7:39 a.m.
fairmon said...

GaussianInteger, we are in agreement on this issue. It would be best if their presence was not even acknowledged.

April 26, 2014 at 8:17 a.m.
alprova said...

Z-man has the President on his mind 24/7/365, and every single event around the world, no matter how remote, is the fault of the President.

Although I haven't seen him pin the disappearance of Flight 370 on the man, YET.

I'm sure that since the President is in Malaysia today, he will come up with a tie somehow.

April 26, 2014 at 8:18 a.m.
alprova said...

Well I'm going to do my part to not give them any attention. After all, if I want to see what white supremacists have to say, I can read some of the comments in this forum, which I am sure will come today.

April 26, 2014 at 8:21 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

^No joke, just read Caddy's comments the other day and you can probably hear the gist of what their message is.

April 26, 2014 at 8:39 a.m.
LibDem said...

According to the LA Times, Mr. Bundy has apologized for his racist remarks. Apparently he was embraced by Sean Hannity and skewered by Stephen Colbert. It's a little pathetic that a competition between two comics creates news.

April 26, 2014 at 10:53 a.m.

No, Alprova blaming one person for everything, even when he's not arouund, is what you libs do with Bush.

I don't blame BO for the economic situation when he came into office, Bush, who I voted for, spent irresponsibly. Decades of irresponsible spending and policies by both parties are to blame. I do blame BO for making everything worse and pushing his agenda no matter how much damage it's doing. I don't blame BO for a host of other things either, but he's a crappy president with a socialist agenda. He said in some interview that he blames racism for his not so high poll numbers. Six years after being in office and after being elected twice?? That's tossing race out there as a smokescreen. Could it possibly be that at this point many people are unhappy with him??? But, no it's racism. Very passive aggressive way of fanning the flames. How many times has he met with that openly racist pig Al Sharpton over the years in office? A ton. Eric Holder squeals racism stating that he and BO are treated worse than anyone before them. Booohoooohoooo. Whhhhhaaaaaaa. By tossing out charges of racism left and right makes everything worse.

April 26, 2014 at 11:34 a.m.
limric said...

Zableedofisterix,

I don't care for Mr.Obama for a host of reasons.

However, your accusation that he has a "socialist agenda" is bogus. There is NO EVIDENCE to back such a claim.

Overwhelming evidence points to his being a corporate robot - plain & simple. Look into the TPP. And that's just for starters.

April 26, 2014 at 12:18 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Zableed, I would like for you to elaborate on this "socialist agenda" of Obama that you are talking about. You and the other right-wingers keep whining about what a "socialist" he is but you obviously don't have a clue what that word even means. You seem to think that anyone who doesn't wholeheartedly embrace unregulated capitalism is an evil socialist, bent on ruling and controlling all businesses and the public at large, like some dictator. If anything, Obama is closer to being a "corporate robot," like limric says, than a socialist. He doesn't even dare to talk about finance or banking reform, in even the slightest degree! He is as much in the pockets of big business and Wall Street as any Republican.

If Obama were a socialist he would have expressed some intent of government OWNERSHIP of businesses, not just putting in place certain regulations. Please tell us where and when he has ever expressed such a desire of ownership and control? Even when he came to the aid of GM he did not come close to trying to RUN or OWN that business.

And as far as Obamacare is concerned, that is practically the LEAST socialistic health care policy he could have come up with. It is nothing but corporate friendly, with plenty of power (too much, in fact) still in the hands of the private insurance companies. And the mandate is not for the purposes of controlling or dictating the populace but for ensuring that everyone pay their fair share in order to make it work. Funny how conservatives had no gripe whatsoever with Romneycare, which is almost identical to Obamacare, but now that it has Obama's name to it it's somehow "evil socialism."

Socialism in itself is not inherently evil and you neo-cons need to stop reacting in knee-jerk fashion to it, with your pathetic hand-wringing. Anyway, no liberal (especially not Obama) is calling for an all-socialist agenda. Most sensible people realize and accept the fact that capitalism, left to its own devices, is not healthy. It has greed and self-interest built into it. Regulation is absolutely necessary in order to maintain a balance between private profits and the public good. Most liberals today don't want a dismantling of the free market, just a healthy balance between socialism and sensibly regulated capitalism. We pretty much had that for the three decades after WW2 and it worked best for the most number of people. We had a strong middle class, and the rich still managed to get richer, too.

Instead of just regurgitating what you hear from the lying lips of Limbaugh or Hannity or Coulter or Faux News in general, why don't you do a little serious reading or take a basic course in Socialism 101? Once you educate yourself a little you just might see what a fool you are being when you speak without knowing what the heck you're talking about.

April 26, 2014 at 1:38 p.m.
fairmon said...

Socialism driven by the principle of "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need" or redistribution of success merits a high level of concern on the part of everyone.

To each according to his contribution is a good principle but we fall short by not assuring each child is prepared to make the greatest contribution possible therefore enjoying the success of their contribution without government assistance. The incentive to not work is equal to or greater than the incentive to pursue success.

April 26, 2014 at 3:03 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

"The incentive to not work is equal to or greater than the incentive to pursue success."

That is complete and unadulterated bullsh#t. Nobody is living a cushy life off of welfare, food stamps, or unemployment benefits. There might be some few people who are making a little more from them than what they would make from a minimum wage job but the difference is negligible. Most people want desperately to make more money but it is a simple FACT that there are not enough good, decent paying jobs out there. I guarantee you that if there were more jobs that paid a decent wage, most people would show up at those jobs tomorrow and would gladly say goodbye to welfare, food stamps, and UI.

Sure, there will always be those who are content to live off the bare minimum and eke out an existence, but most people want much more than that, in terms of job satisfaction and having the freedom and flexibility to do the things that having more money provides. You libertarians and teabaggers just like to perpetuate the myth of the "hammock" that the safety net programs lull people into. Again, what a load of crap.

Furthermore, you are sill under the false notion that success is defined entirely by the amount of money one amasses. Until we discard that simplistic, primitive, and erroneous gauge of success we will never be able to have a society that recognizes and appreciates the true worth of individual goals and accomplishments.

April 26, 2014 at 3:47 p.m.

limric, he is a corporate robot, and a statist. He's an elitist as well. One standard for the people, and another for him and his cronies. He's in bed with certain corporations. Many of his friends, donors, and certain companies, are exempt from Obamacare. The POTUS will always be an elitist in a few ways, it goes with role, but he's over the top. He ran for POTUS as an outsider, and it turns out that he's as corrupt as anyone else. Bush was attacked for being a corporate robot, I guess one can argue that he was, but BO is the same, and probably worse.

April 26, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Zableed, you are talking nonsense. You admit that he's a corporate robot but then you turn around and accuse him of having a socialist agenda. Make up your mind! He can't be a corporate robot and a socialist at the same time. If you think he's pretending to be a socialist for the poor and the disadvantaged, he's doing a mighty poor job of pretending. Most true liberals see right through him. It's readily apparent to us that he's pretty good at talking the talk but he does not walk the walk. If he can be accused of being a socialist in any way, it is in defaulting to a form of socialism that Republicans ought to give him credit for instead of attacking him - namely socialism for the rich, and strict capitalistic principles for the poor and the middle class. And as for Obamacare, that does not even come close to being socialistic, in any shape or form.

As for being an "elitist," that is nothing more than an attitude that is highly subjective in the eyes of the person forming that opinion. Anybody can be an elitist, regardless of party affiliation or ideology. There are plenty of Republican elitists who think that a person's wealth automatically confers upon them some sort of privilege.

April 26, 2014 at 6:11 p.m.

About as offensive as most evangelical street preachers, if the group I saw of pretend Nazis are the future of the caucasian race, whitey's in trouble.

As regards the bikers that showed up to support them, soap and water is cheap, deodorant costs less than a PBR, and please remember to change the oil in your hair and clothes every 3 months or 5000 miles.

April 26, 2014 at 9:35 p.m.
squatch6 said...

What were people saying on the other side of the NAZI rally?http://youtu.be/sMPLcneJeFE http://youtu.be/y-82Qnri4O4

April 28, 2014 at 6:19 a.m.
caddy said...

On Voter ID:

How are voter ID Laws Racist ? The real racists are liberals who think only White people are capable of getting an ID.

May 14, 2014 at 10:17 a.m.
caddy said...

A racist is a man who honors his race, reveres his ancestry, prefers -- like virtually everyone -- to be with his own kind, and believes that his genetic inheritance is worth preserving in the same way that liberals believe that the spotted owl, snail darter, American Indians and Australian aborigines are worth preserving." John Bryant

”If you choose to lump all flowers together, lilies and dahlias and tulips and chrysanthemums, and call them daisies, you will find that you have spoiled the very fine word daisy… [I]t is barbaric and reactionary to destroy cultural distinctions between one thing and another; because it is like rubbing out all the lines of a fine drawing.” ~ G.K. Chesterton, incorrigible racist

May 14, 2014 at 10:18 a.m.
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