His fighting spirit continues, as evidenced in an op-ed this week in the Jonesboro Sun.
Why does he rage? That evil Barack Obama is why.
Perhaps the most valuable lesson I learned as a result of the 2012 election was that you cannot expect to win, or even survive, a political campaign when you are totally committed to playing by the rules when your opponent refuses to do so. The same is true when it comes to saving our nation from the clutches of an obsessed, liberal-socialist-globalist agenda.
A little more than four years ago, the people of this country sat quietly by as we were informed that America was no longer a Christian nation.
...A few weeks ago Barack Obama publicly called upon his god to “bless” the abortion providers he so proudly refers to as Planned Parenthood.
...When Obama was promoting the virtues of same-sex marriage, I couldn’t help but wonder where in the Holy Bible he found evidence to show that Jehovah God, the God of Abraham, Moses and Daniel, sanctified this abominable lifestyle?
...We are also now learning of the targeted attacks by Obama’s IRS Gestapo against not only tea party groups, but also against Jewish organizations.
...Obama has systematically gone about his primary objective to destroy America...
...There is no doubt that the Arkansas branch of the liberal-Democrat-socialist propaganda machine will come out in full force to try to discredit both this message and the messenger, but let’s not forget that Adolf Hitler also had his own well-oiled propaganda machine working around the clock to deceive and masquerade his true intentions of evil and world subjugation.
...Does America still have any chance of surviving Obama and his anti-American agenda? Of course we do, but only if those who really love this country are willing to come to her defense in this, her greatest hour of need!
If only the propaganda machine was as well-oiled as Hubbard imagines.
It's Monday. If we're lucky, we have only 36 more hours of extremist Republican lawmaking (Obamacare approval excepted) at the Arkansas Capitol. And speaking of extremists:
Excerpt from Nogy comment, said to be posted by Leigh Nogy:
When you read the entire letter, you will see that I am a very frustrated Benton County member of the Committee, voter, and politically active husband and father of three who has seen what I believe to be a critical breakdown in the proper process of representative government in our county, and felt the need to speak out not only with a complaint but with a solution. The section of my editorial explaining the 2nd amendment and how it works was added as punctuation, defining the tool as functional only if the threat of it's use is credible, and then going on to say that the tool we must develop, applying political, social and civil pressures, must also be credible or it will be worthless.
Uh, OK. Whatever that means.
His wife commented:
I made a bad decision in publishing this letter. I was stressed beyond my norm and was on a deadline. My heart told me this letter sounded scarey... I admit that, but because I had read the whole content of the letter, I got what he was saying. Unfortunately, in my rush I didn't even begin to think about the possibility of the media taking it out of context.
Out of context?
The most telling thing about the episode is the mealymouthed response from many Republican elected and party leaders. ... We're looking into it ... I defend his right to unpopular speech ... Not my view .... It's a local matter. .... Yadda yadda
PS — State Police are investigating. Not only Nogy, but also the case following.
UPDATE: Benton County Republican Chair Tim Summers finally clears his throat and issues a statement. 27 lines into it, he gets around to saying he "personally rejects" the suggestion of violence as a response to legislative vote. Well .... with this kind of pussyfooting, it's no surprise the right-wingers trounced Summers in 2012. And that could explain his timidity now.
* AGAIN WITH THE 2ND AMENDMENT REMEDY: More fun with guns was reported by House Speaker Davy Carter on his Twitter account overnight. He posted this:
seanonymous @seanonymous 11h
@davycarter is a very persuasive gun advocate. I'd like to buy a gun and shoot him with it.
After another reader said the State Police should be called, Carter commented:
I'd rather him come here for an ass kicking
* AGAIN WITH THE PARTISAN POLITICS: I'm no fan of Democratic Rep. Nate Steel's bill that made prosecuting attorney elections non-partisan. It was a solution for a non-existent problem and, at its core, was a smear of prosecutors. He did it again last night, by trying to score political points over the potentially terroristic threats in the talk of people using guns to settle scores with elected public officials. Steel commented on Twitter:
Awfully close to terroristic threatening. Puts a same-party prosecutor is in an awkward position.
It would be awkward to prosecute someone who threatens to kill a public official because you might share a political party? Really? It's silly to think partisan labels in elections mean much anyway except as a handy guide to voters. A prosecutor who runs without party label still retains his party proclivities. You could argue it's easier to judge a prosecutorial decision in the extremely rare cases where party is a factor when such connections are on the table for all to see.
* LIGHTS ON THE ARKANSAS RIVER: Unrelated to guns, nuts and Republicans, I have a small update on the Entergy news conference this morning. It will be to announce plans to have three bridge crossings over the Arkansas River lit by the end of this year and, we expect, a plan to continue the lighting whenever the Broadway Bridge replacement is built (sometime after I expire from two years of traffic aggravation).
UPDATE: The announcement is a $2 million Entergy gift to celebrate its 100th anniversary and will put LED lights on the Main Street bridge and the Junction and Clinton Library pedestrian bridges. No info about the future for the Broadway Bridge, however. Long time off, that one. Entergy Arkansas, the Clinton Foundation, the Pulaski County Bridge Authority, Philips Lighting Company, Koontz Electric, and the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock are all investing in the $2.4 million project. These agencies will split $400,000 of the cost, Mayor Mark Stodola said: LR, NLR, LRCVB, NLRCVB, Pulaski County Bridge Authority and Clinton Foundation. Exact amounts have yet to be decided. Phillips Lighting, which has decorated famous structures worldwide, will lead the installation.
When the world blew back on Bell, he did NOT apologize for his remark, only for its "timing."
Now comes Chris Nogy, an extremist Republican from Benton County (redundant, I know), whom I wrote about last night. He's the one who put a letter in the Benton County Republican newsletter in which he said, among other threatening remarks about Republican legislators who'd voted to implement Obamacare in Arkansas:
The 2nd amendment means nothing unless those in power believe you would have no problem simply walking up and shooting them if they got too far out of line and stopped responding as representatives.
He added, at one point, a Nixonian, "but hey we can't." Hard to shake the feeling he said that very regretfully.
Anyway, Larry Henry at 5 News in NWA adds more to the Nogy saga today:
Like Bell, a writer to the 5 news website, identifying himself as Nogy has issued further remarks that are well short of repentant for the initial comments.
In the “clarification” published in the comments section, the person identifying himself as Nogy says he “didn’t advocate violence” and “most likely won’t try to kill them or harm their families.”
“I mentioned violence to get people’s attention, and it worked,” he writes.
"most likely" ? Using threat of violence to get attention is a valid political tactic?
Official Republican response has been timid and wholly unsatisfactory. Rep. Charlie Collins even responded initially by saying that, while he disagreed with what Nogy said, he defended his right to say it.
This isn't on-the-one-hand/on-the-other-hand kind of rhetoric. It's just wrong. Nothing but definitive repudiation is in order.
Collins should have said: "I abhor what this person said and want no one like him as part of my Republican Party."
Don't hold your breath. The Republican Party of Arkansas was similarly wishy-washy about several extremist legislative candidates. Remember the Three Stooges — Hubbard, Fuqua and Mauch?
Tim Summers, the former legislator who chairs the Benton County committee, said it did not "approve" the letter and that it would be discussed at a future meeting. Does he really have to have a meeting before disavowing this diatribe?
The party's avoidance of strong criticism tells you everything you need to know about how important top Republicans think extremists are to their base of support.
More mail arrives on Nate Bell's use of the Boston bombing and police slayings to take a crack at liberals and gun control. I received this letter by e-mail:
I am a proud Arkansas native, and I am a proud Bostonian...three years now. I, like all Americans, was shaken to the core last Monday when two bombs ripped through the streets of my city, our city, killing three, injuring more, and devastating millions. A result of this tragedy has been something for which I am certain these terrorists did not bargain: that these brave people would run toward the blast of bombs so that they might help save others, the displays of kindness shown by complete strangers to those affected, and the knitting-together of a nation in support of its home city. Sadly, after a night and day of a manhunt for the people that did this, I read with utter embarrassment of the communication sent out by Arkansas Representative Nate Bell from his Twitter account in which he politicized a tragedy and insulted a people in pondering "how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they had an AR-15 with a high capacity magazine." You, sir, should be ashamed. While I have sense enough to know that this opinion is only yours and in no way reflects on the people of my home state, it represents an almost sociopathic disregard for human suffering and rightly casts you as the embodiment of a political culture more concerned with scoring points at any cost than actually serving others. Know this, Mr. Bell: You would not be able to stand in the shadow of these amazing people—they are too large for the pettiness and coldness that you have displayed. Know that you are a shameful representative of the great people of Arkansas that suffer right along with us. Go home, Mr. Bell. Arkansas does not need your brand of leadership.
Some in the media continue to report erroneously that Bell apologized for his remark. He never did. Only for the 'timing.' The quality of that "apology" is noted in this letter from a retired judge in Paragould.
I am a 61 year old lifetime resident of the Great State of Arkansas. For almost 15 years, I had the privilege of serving as an elected Circuit Judge in the Second Judicial Circuit in Arkansas, and now sit as a Retired Circuit Judge as assigned by the AR Supreme Court.
I have never been as appalled by a statement made by an Arkansas elected official as the one you made today. You have caused untold scorn to be heaped upon this wonderful state.
I certainly understand your rights under the First Amendment. However, your shallow attempt to then try and make an apology falls far short of what I would expect from an elected State Representative under these circumstances.
At this point, the only course of conduct I feel you can take in order to rectify your callous and cavalier behavior is to immediately resign your position.
Prove to the citizens of Arkansas you have the ability to do the right thing!
Circuit Judge (Retired)
Bell, meanwhile, has something approaching 8,000 comments on his Facebook page to his original comment and his non-apology apology. Vituperation rate is high. His own Twitter account has been relatively silent. But one comment he re-tweeted after the furor erupted over his remark was this remark sympathetic to his advocacy of high-capacity magazines:
Dana Loesch @DLoesch ==
Majority of my family lives in a rural area where response time is 20+ minutes. Rounds count when help isn’t available.
Really? Are there places in the country — Polk County? — where shootouts with hundreds of rounds of ammo are common, akin to a cowboys-and-Indians shoot-em-up movie? Wonder how many @danaloesch or @natebell4ar have engaged in?
A comment on the top of Facebook comments to Bell this morning was typical:
One is tempted to suggest that the fiddlin' demagogue stick a vaginal probe in it.
Or maybe Matthew 7:1 would be a more appropriate response.
Climate change hasn't come up at the Guns and Fetuses Session of the Arkansas legislature. But if it did, it would most likely be in the form of unanimous Republican consent that climate change is a liberal fiction. Didn't it snow a lot here on Christmas?
Anyway, the prevalent Republican dogma against climate change comes up as I read a news release from the Walton Family Foundation, which is a product of the billions created by Walmart. Waltons and Walmart are generally held holy by the Guns and Fetuses Caucus and Republican Chowder and Marching Society. So get a load of this:
In December, the Bureau of Reclamation released a major federal study on the impact of climate change on the Colorado River Basin. The study concluded that the projected future demands for water in the basin exceed projected supplies and included a range of options for addressing this demand imbalance. Foundation grantees, including the Environmental Defense Fund, Trout Unlimited and Western Resource Advocates, made the most of the study’s release to spotlight common-sense, cost effective water conservation approaches that make the most economic and ecological sense for the Basin and for the River.
The Basin Study was a wake-up call that we need change in the way the Colorado River is managed. The foundation and its partners are working to promote solutions that will protect river flows while ensuring the region’s communities and agricultural traditions can thrive.
Nate Bell, your help is needed at the Walton Family Foundation — STAT. They continue to believe in climate change.
Should you care about the Colorado River, there's more here. If climate change denial is more your thing, you can tune into KNUT and Elswick any afternoon.
Prediction: If Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporters are required to file extensive reports every time Denny Altes or another wingnut Republican threatens to file an idiotic piece of legislation, they are going to find themselves short of sufficient hours in the day.
Take today: about 40 column inches on a patently unconstitutional idea that Altes may or may not pursue to require federal law enforcement officers to obtain prior approval from local sheriffs before making criminal arrests in their counties.
Pay wall. But you hardly need to bother. This is vintage Denny nonsense. DBI, the floor is open.
Arkansas goes international.
The extremists' views have been repudiated by Democrats and Republicans alike. But the Republicans have not demanded their money back from the candidates nor have they withdrawn electoral endorsements of any of the three. Sen. Davy Carter's endorsement of Fuqua's Democratic opponent James McLean in Batesville has been a lonely Republican action worthy in response to what the trio stands for. I suspect support for the Trio is wider than you might care to believe among base voters and thus Republicans dare not give too much offense by standing up more bravely against warm words for slavery, religious bigotry and the rest of their nuttiness. Mauch's support of a neo-Confederate group that has endorsed secession would get far too many amens, I fear.
Still, the shape of the story is clear enough. But then I read in the DOG a comment from Phillip Finch, the chair of the Independence County Republican Party, one of Charlie Fuqua's backers. Rather than avoid comment, like the cowardly leader of the Craighhead Republican Party, which supports Jon Hubbard, Finch said:
“The county party is distressed. We all think highly of Charlie ... we realize it is a provocative book. Would we agree with everything he said? No. But Charlie wrote a book on some important topics that our country needs to deal with and he wrote it with a Biblical view.”
So there's nothing to do but provide more this morning from Charlie Fuqua's hit book:
We must require all parents to support their children. Any parent that does not support his or her children should be sterilized so that they cannot produce more children that they do not support. Any parent that has his or her parental rights terminated by a court because they have abused or neglected their children should be sterilized ...
Docs could set up profitable referral desks at the county courthouse if sterilization became required for failure to pay child support. At least Fuqua doesn't call for capital punishment, as he did for rebellious children.
Remember former Republican legislator Charlie Fuqua, running again for legislature with financial support from the Arkansas Republican Party and U.S. Reps. Tim Griffin and Steve Womack, among others? We've mentioned some excerpts from his book, "God's Law: The Only Political Solution."
I have more for you today. To save space, I've omitted the Biblical citation for Fuqua's endorsement of the death penalty for rebellious children. Fuqua doesn't think execution would have to be used often on children who defied their parents, but suggests the deterrent effect of its legality would be beneficial. Verbatim, from the writing of Charlie Fuqua, a former lawyer for the Arkansas Department of Human Services:
The maintenance of civil order in society rests on the foundation of family discipline. Therefore, a child who disrespects his parents must be permanently removed from society in a way that gives an example to all other children of the importance of respect for parents. The death penalty for rebellioius children is not something to be taken lightly. The guidelines for administering the death penalty to rebellious children are given in Deut 21:18-21:
This passage does not give parents blanket authority to kill their children. They must follow the proper procedure in order to have the death penalty executed against their children. I cannot think of one instance in the Scripture where parents had their child put to death. Why is this so? Other than the love Christ has for us, there is no greater love then [sic] that of a parent for their child. The last people who would want to see a child put to death would be the parents of the child. Even so, the Scrpture provides a safe guard to protect children from parents who would wrongly exercise the death penalty against them. Parents are required to bring their children to the gate of the city. The gate of the city was the place where the elders of the city met and made judicial pronouncements. In other words, the parents were required to take their children to a court of law and lay out their case before the proper judicial authority, and let the judicial authority determine if the child should be put to death. I know of many cases of rebellious children, however, I cannot think of one case where I believe that a parent had given up on their child to the point that they would have taken their child to a court of law and asked the court to rule that the child be put to death. Even though this procedure would rarely be used, if it were the law of land, it would give parents authority. Children would know that their parents had authority and it would be a tremendous incentive for children to give proper respect to their parents.
To date, Congressman Griffin and Republican Party Chair Doyle Webb have criticized some of the things Fuqua has said. Womack has said nothing. But no party official has demanded money back or urged Fuqua to withdraw from the race. Majority control of the legislature is far too important for Republicans to abandon a candidate, no matter how extreme. Which tells you a little something about Republican majority governance.
Still waiting for Republican leadership, too, on the question of endorsement of sitting Republican Rep. Loy Mauch of Bismarck, who we've quoted repeatedly in defense of slavery and harshly critical of GOP patron saint Abraham Lincoln. Mauch scorns Lincoln as a Nazi and Marxist. The Republican representative is a follower of the neo-Confederate League of the South.
Republican officials also haven't pulled endorsements and financial support for slavery apologist Republican Rep. Jon Hubbard of Jonesboro.
UPDATE: Columnist John Brummett asked U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin if he'd like to add Loy Mauch to his list of regretted campaign contributions (to be distinguished from withdrawal of party endorsement). He got this response (
pay wall; apparently it isn't pay feature):
The congressman wrote back, “I read a sample of Rep. Mauch’s statements, and they range from outrageous to historically inaccurate and anachronistic to downright odd. As we all know, both parties have folks that say ridiculous things, but I would not have financially supported Mauch had I known about these statements. And yes I am requesting that he give the money to charity.”
Note the weasel words "financially supported." Griffin presumably would vote for Mauch over Jesus, were Jesus to run in the party to which his philosophy is most naturally inclined these days, the Democrats. Of course, as Mauch tells us, Jesus condoned slavery, too.
UPDATE II: U.S. Rep. Steve Womack's staff, which normally ignores requests for information from the Arkansas Times, hastened to volunteer that they HAD made a statement about Hubbard and Fuqua, but not Mauch:
I am disheartened by Jon Hubbard and Charlie Fuqua's recent statements and do not support or agree with their views. Offering donations to their campaigns—and to all other Republican candidates seeking office in the Arkansas Legislature this fall—should not suggest otherwise.
In light of their new agreeability I've asked two followups: 1) what about Loy Mauch? and 2) does the congressman urge votes for these candidates despite their pronouncements? A campaign spokesman responded to Question 1, but not Question 2 (which is an answer in itself):
The congressman does not support the comments made by Mr. Mauch in the least.
UPDATE III: Congressmen Griffin and Womack, this is the more appropriate statement, Twittered this morning by Republican Sen. Davy Carter:
I am proud to endorse Rep. James McLean for State Rep. Dist. #63. It has been an honor to work with James the past four years, and I look...
McLean is Fuqua's Democratic opponent. Carter would earn Hall of Fame status if he endorsed Harold Copenhaver, who's opposing Hubbard, or David Kizzia, who's opposing Mauch. Neither of them are legislative colleagues, but a stump would be better in either case.
UPDATE IV: When I did my rundown early Saturday morning of Republican Party contributions to extremist candidates, Fuqua had not filed his latest campaign report. It came on-line yesterday. Add as financial supporters:
* House Republican Leadership PAC — $2,000.
* Independence County Republican Party — $500
* Michelle and former Republican legislator Jim Bob Duggar — $250. (Fine thing for the reality TV family show stars).
Does Republican Rep. Terry Rice really want to be House speaker bad enough that he'll send $2,000, the maximum, to a total nut rather than let a proven, conservative Democrat hold the seat?
First, from former Republican Rep. Charlie Fuqua, running again for the House from Batesville, who we noted has a book in which, among others, he calls for expulsion of all Muslims from U.S. and execution of repeat criminal offenders and says U.S. monetary policy is contrary to the Bible. He was quoted here:
"I think my views are fairly well-accepted by most people," Fuqua said before hanging up, saying he was busy knocking on voters' doors.
Alas, he's right, certainly insofar as the Republican base is concerned. Witness party officials refusal to withdraw endorsements and financial support from him or from Rep. Jon Hubbard of Jonesboro or Rep. Loy Mauch of Bismarck, both slavery apologists.
Hubbard issued a statement late yesterday to KAIT-TV in Jonesboro. He said he's been taken out of context by "left-wing liberal bloggers." The statement said, in part:
Obama-Pelosi-Beebe Democrats, led by left-wing bloggers, have attacked me over a book I wrote in 2008. They attacked me because I’m a conservative, and they’ve taken small portions of my book out of context, and distorted what was said to make it appear that I am racist, which is totally and completely false. These liberals offer no positive plans for dealing with the issues which are of major concern to the people of our state, and all they can do is to launch these negative attacks on those of us who do have legitimate and workable solutions to these problems. The one thing that scares the life out of them is losing their political stronghold they have had on our state for the last 138 years, and this is what keeps them awake at night. They will do anything to steer the conversation away from the real issues, and that is why they try to make me and other conservatives spend our time defending ourselves against their false accusations, instead of addressing these real issues the people of this state desperately want answers or solutions for.
I didn't call Hubbard a racist. But I have noticed his pungent remarks over the years on immigration (he's on an unending tear against the UA, for example, for allowing a program on campus about the plight of undocumented students) and about black people and slavery. Integration has brought down white folks, slavery was a blessing in disguise, etc. As he says, it's all in his book. The fuller context doesn't mitigate Hubbard's extremism in my view or, apparently, the views of several Republicans who've distanced themselves from the quotes — if not from Hubbard the candidate. But if you want to buy it and decide for yourself, it's on Amazon.
No defense heard yet from Republican Rep. Lloyd Mauch of Bismarck, who's written for years in defense of slavery, saying, among others, the practice was condoned by Jesus and must be OK because none of the Gospels weighed in against it. He's also repeatedly rapped Abraham Lincoln, spiritual father of the Republican Party, as a Nazi and Marxist.
In an earlier post on extremist Republicans (repetitive, I know), I mentioned I was planning to peruse House Republican candidate Charlie Fuqua's book, "God's Law: The only Political Solution."
Now that Lindsey has done a quick scan, I think some excerpts he found deserve a blog post of their own.
The minimum wage should be set at zero. It is simply a lie that raising the minimum wage helps people at the low end of the pay scale.
We cannot continue to sustain the percentage of our population that is in prison. No prison term should be longer than two years. Prison should be unpleasant and rehabilitative. Anyone that cannot be rehabilitated in two years should be executed. [emphasis supplied]
Education is inherently religious activity. Some religion will be taught in schools. Because God has been banned from public schools by our court system, the religion taught in public schools is secularism. If we decide to continue to fund education with public funds, the only way to have an educational system that gives parents the freedom to have their children taught the religion they desire is to have a voucher system that enables the parents to select the school the parents desire.
THROW THE MUSLIMS OUT
I see no solution to the Muslim problem short of expelling all followers of the religion from the United States.
Also recommended: Fuqua's Q&A with himself as part of the "media kit" for his book. In it, he explains why today's money system violates two of the Ten Commandments: against stealing and false witness. You'll have to read it.
BTW: Fuqua is a fruitcake of long standing. When he served as a Republican representative from Springdale, even Republicans didn't have much good to say about him. He made the Dem-Gaz's worst legislators list. Republicans were quoted as saying Fuqua was an embarrassment. Gov. Mike Huckabee said at the time: "I will say that we had some difficulty with only one Republican, that being Charlie Fuqua..."
CORRECTION: Fuqua's Democratic opponent, James McLean, is no liberal. The Koch billionaires have even praised his vote against Obamacare. But they'd be happy to see Fuqua win. Why? An automatic vote is an automatic vote, nutcake or not. The Republican Party has completed transition to automaton Koch-run Tea Party. The remaining few sane, if they dared depart from the company line, know they'd be expelled quicker than Fuqua would boot a Muslim by a Koch-backed nutcake in a primary.
Again: I know I risk this item being printed and distributed in a Koch flyer to the delusional who think Charlie just might be onto something. But when they come for me, I don't want to say I'm sorry I didn't speak sooner.
There's also Rep. Jon Hubbard of Jonesboro, famously unhinged, who's put some of his choicest thoughts on paper in a book available on Amazon, “Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative.” I'd heard a lot about this book and was talking to Lindsey Millar this morning about ordering a copy. But Michael Cook at Talk Business has already written about some choice excerpts. I confess that publicizing thoughts such as these might only serve to encourage the Republican voter base. But the truth will set someone free. Excerpts selected by Cook and others:
Slavery was good for black people:
“… the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth.” (Pages 183-89)
If you think slavery was bad, you should have seen Africa:
African Americans must “understand that even while in the throes of slavery, their lives as Americans are likely much better than they ever would have enjoyed living in sub-Saharan Africa.”
“Knowing what we know today about life on the African continent, would an existence spent in slavery have been any crueler than a life spent in sub-Saharan Africa?” (Pages 93 and 189)
Black people are ignorant:
“Wouldn’t life for blacks in America today be more enjoyable and successful if they would only learn to appreciate the value of a good education?” (Page 184)
Integration was bad for white people
“… one of the stated purposes of school integration was to bring black students up to a level close to that of white students. But, to the great disappointment of everyone, the results of this theory worked exactly in reverse of its intended purpose, and instead of black students rising to the educational levels previously attained by white students, the white students dropped to the level of black students. To make matters worse the lack of discipline and ambition of black students soon became shared by their white classmates, and our educational system has been in a steady decline ever since.” (Page 27)
It's basically hopeless.
“… will it ever become possible for black people in the United States of America to firmly establish themselves as inclusive and contributing members of society within this country?” (Page 187)
Immigration is bad.
..the immigration issue, both legal and illegal... will lead to planned wars or extermination. Although now this seems to be barbaric and uncivilized, it will at some point become as necessary as eating and breathing." (Page 9)
Don't forget Nazi Germany.
"American Christians are assuming a similar stance as did the citizens of Germany during Hitler's rise to power." (Page 158)
Any wonder why the Arkansas Republican Party endorses mass mailings that emphasize the evil being done to America by black men, particularly the one in the White House or one dressed up like a doctor? FYI: Hubbard has a great Democratic opponent, church stalwart businessman Harold Copenhaver of Jonesboro.
I'll have some book excerpts shortly, but this is from his own website:
Q. Do believe that the law of the U.S. is inconsistent with the principles stated in the Ten commandments?
A. Abortion, failing to use the death penalty, Socialism, graduated income tax, and our entire economic system is in violation of God’s law.
Again. This might be a winning ticket. But here I stand. I can do no other than report it.
UPDATE: I have some excerpts from Fuqua to add, but they're deserving of their own special attention. Evict all Muslims from the U.S.; monetary policy violates the Ten Commandments, etc. Check it out here.
A nice little piece of work from The New Yorker's Jack Hitt, which would be riotously funny if it wasn't so painfully true.
It's an encyclopedic roundup of utterances on the American experience from Republicans and conservative sources. The misinformation is epic. Mike Huckabee makes several appearances. Examples:
1775: New Hampshire starts the American Revolution: “What I love about New Hampshire… You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world.”—Michele Bachmann
1776: The Founding Synod signs the Declaration of Independence: “…those fifty-six brave people, most of whom, by the way, were clergymen.”—Mike Huckabee
1787: Slavery is banned in the Constitution: “We also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States.”—Michele Bachmann
1801: “Thomas Jefferson creates the Marines for the Islamic pirates that were happening.”—Glenn Beck
...2011: President George W. Bush kills Osama bin Laden: “Thanks to George Bush…. Because if Obama had his way we wouldn’t have gotten bin Laden, you know that.”—Sean Hannity
"When Christians refer to "the Lord," they refer to their messiah, Jesus ("my Lord and…
Speaking of "doe in the pie" how is Lt Gov Mark Darr coming along with…
What kind of pie?
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