Skip to comments.Dobbs, Beck, Palin, Bachmann Share Blame For Rise in Right-Wing Extremism, Says Activist Group
Posted on 03/03/2010 3:34:36 PM PST by STARWISE
Southern Poverty Law Center Cites Violent Incidents; Lou Dobbs Calls SPLC Director 'Paranoid'
Anti-government sentiments in the U.S. have reached levels so high they could result in another attack like the Oklahoma City bombing, according to a report released Tuesday by an organization that tracks right-wing extremists and the authors of the report place part of the blame on Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, Rep. Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin.
A host of recent attacks on law enforcement, plots against President Obama, and a shooting at Washington, D.C.'s Holocaust museum are "signs of the times," said Mark Potok, ...
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Southern Poverty Law Center - just another POS communist subversive group, with the usual suspects running it.
Just like the American Communist Lawyer’s Union - ACLU.
Deal with them like the toilet paper that they are.
WHAT, WHO, WHERE AND WHEN .. THESE 'RECENT PLOTS AGAINST PRESIDENT OBAMA' ???
Southern Poverty Center is a libtard progressive outfit whose primary goal is to spotlight....you guessed it....right wing activism and then place it in the same light as...you guessed it, right wing extremism....all the while, ignoring blatant left wing-oriented extremism. Astonishing, huh? Not, especially from this libtard and progressive dominated organization flying under the flag of ‘Southern Poverty Center.’
Here’s a thought: Frak the Southern Poverty Center...
Looks like anyone who opposes communism is a “right-wing extremist”! LOL Please put me on that list too!
But, well never know for sure, that had to be the quickest execution in recent history.
Sure was .. I’ll always be suspicious of that one.
And it's not Sarah, or Glenn or Rush.
It's the commie Kenyan whose sole purpose is to destroy this republic and whose name I will not write.
This is just a bunch of leftie lawyers trying to drum up some business.
They infer that Sarah Palin is fanning the flames but thought this was interesting. From MARK POTAK the EDITOR of the SPLC Mag:
These three strands of the radical right the hatemongers, the nativist extremist groups, and the Patriot organizations are the most volatile elements on the American political landscape. Taken together, their numbers increased by more than 40%, rising from 1,248 groups in 2008 to 1,753 last year.
Although the tea parties and similar nascent groups are not fairly described as extremist, they are laced with extreme-right ideas, conspiracy theories and racism, in part thanks to certain ostensibly mainstream commentators and politicians. One example: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who was to speak at the Nashville tea party convention but withdrew after a House ethics committee raised questions about how profits from the event would be used. Bachman has proposed that the Congress be investigated for anti-Americanism, suggested that Obama is trying to create mandatory political reeducation camps for youths, and accused her enemies of harboring a “socialist, globalist worldview.”
Don’t forget the commie that flew his plane into the Internal Ripoff Service building.
For those who haven’t seen it, the original discussion of Miz Suzy’s book review is here:
So, we see a report by a left-wing journalist being reported by another left-wing journalist. For crying out loud, Potok writes at Huffington Post when he's not being a left-wing activist. What a pant-load of propaganda.
The next thing you know Leon Czolgosz, Sirhan Sirhan and Lee Harvey Oswald will have been seen at Tea Parties.
“remember how there used to be folks here like stinkie, dane and prnd321 that used to defend Dees and his race pimps?”
Yeah, they all slipped into FReeper ZOT Folklore ;-)
They seem to be his star cases ~ yet we know they were both as far to the left as Mark.
Did he have something to do with their actions? Did he conspire with either of them to do something that he could later blame on Conservatives?
I think those questions need answers.
Did I wake up in an alternate reality again? Since when is the Constitution right wing extremism?
He was one of those Florida guys you occasionally encounter in the rural NC mountains, dealt drugs, still had what was described as a lucrative business growing and selling marijuana leading up to those bombings in Atlanta.
He came here like many of them eventually do only to wander back to Florida or off to parts unknown, but in this instance he came with his mother and siblings, after the death of his father, and so he remained. He was at least mentally adrift, though, with an empty, stoned head waiting to be filled with something, and it was.
I think the SPLC trying to associate Joe Stack with the Tea Party was a lame attempt at trying to make a Reichstag Incident out of it. The SPLC really jumped the shark on that one.
No, I would have to say Obama has the most to do with it. Then on down the line with the congressional leaders. Communists have a way of stirring up emotion in freedom loving people.
SPLC attorney Gloria Browne candidly admitted that the Center's programs were devised to cash in on “black pain and white guilt.”
Dees once boasted, “I learned everything I know about hustling from the Baptist Church. Spending Sundays on those hard benches listening to the preacher pitch salvation — why, it was like getting a Ph.D. in selling.”
One of his group's tactics is suing the leader of a group for the independent actions of one of its members.
Between 2001 and 2004, SPLC was the recipient of 59 foundation grants totaling $3,326,425. The donors included: the Ford Foundation (run by SDS Commie Tom Hayden), the Open Society Institute (George Soros) and the Public Welfare Foundation.
I would suspect that the race card playbook is being studied very carefully by the Obama Regime to put forth a full court press on the Tea Party Movement.
Not to mention the sheer chutzpah of accusing conservatives of stirring up “baseless” fears and then turning around and linking them to the possibility of “another Oklahoma City.” It’d be breathtaking, if it wasn’t so routine these days.
SPLC = Socialist Pervert Lying Crapholes
I am not ashamed, embarrassed, or afraid at being called a RWE by people.
I am and proud of it! My voice, view, and principles have been trampled by left wing extremists for year. My philosophy of live and let live is hypocritized by them.
So yeah...I am a RWE.
They forgot Rush Limbaugh
this is a list of true patriots—King George said George Washington was a terrorist.
They consciously reject logic, and are speaking to people who weren’t taught it.
The dufus that wrote this crap WISHES obama had loonies riled up and out for blood. The only thing obama has riled up is america’s embarassment and laughter.
Obama is a pathetic excuse for an american. He’s a joke. He’s the best thing in the world for the republican party. Obama is making utter fools of all those that voted for him.
Getting rid of him would be a mistake in my opinion. I’m not done watching him ruin the democrat party. I’m not tired of watching democrat voters made fools of. I’m not yet tired of giving dems the SMACK DOWN.
OH YEAH! BABY!
This is the MAIN EVENT and I don’t want the chump knocked out in the first round with the first punch. Keep him up on his feet for the whole ten rounds and make sure everyone watching is completely aware that he is a pathetic excuse for a human being and that no one will EVER desire to be in his corner again.
Make sure that the whole world knows exactly WHO IS CURRENTLY IN HIS CORNER. and make sure those scum are made to look as foolish as the chump is.
When this fight is over...I want it to be OVER for a very very long time with no possibility of a rematch. I want a unanimous decision and I want judges to be so disgusted with the performance of the chump that they wont even look at the camera or utter a single word. I want the ref to wish he was in another profession. I want the boxing commission to pull his license and blackball his trainer.
I want the name “obama” to be worse than “benedict arnold”, worse than “mike fink”, and worse than “guy fawkes”
Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search The two Ali versus Liston fights for boxing's world heavyweight championship were among the most anticipated, watched and controversial fights in the sport's history. Contents [hide] 1 Background 2 The first fight 3 The second bout 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links  Background At the time of the first Liston-Ali fight in 1964, Liston was the world heavyweight champion, having beaten Floyd Patterson by a first round knockout in September 1962. With an impressive knockout record to that point, Liston was a fighter whom many other heavyweights were reluctant to meet in the ring. For example, Henry Cooper said that if Cassius Clay [Ali's name at the time] won, he was interested in a title fight, but if Liston won, he was not going to get in the ring with him. Cooper's manager Jim Wicks said, "We don't even want to meet Liston walking down the same street." Liston was an ex-con with ties to organized crime whose ominous, glowering demeanor was so central to his image that Esquire Magazine caused a controversy by posing him in a Santa Claus hat for its December 1963 cover. Cassius Clay, on the other hand, was a glib, fast-talking 22-year-old challenger who enjoyed the spotlight. He had won the light-heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics and had great hand and foot speed not to mention a limitless supply of braggadocio and confidence. Nevertheless, Clay had been knocked down by journeyman Sonny Banks and by the hard-hitting Henry Cooper in 1963. Though Clay won both of those fights by TKO, few observers and fans believed he could beat Liston. Furthermore, the brash Clay was not liked by most reporters. Lester Bromberg's forecast in the New York World-Telegram was typical. Bromberg predicted, "It will last almost the entire first round." The Los Angeles Times' Jim Murray observed, "The only thing at which Clay can beat Liston is reading the dictionary," adding that the faceoff between two unlikeable athletes would be "the most popular fight since Hitler and Stalin--180 million Americans rooting for a double knockout." The New York Times' regular boxing writer Joe Nichols declined to cover the fight, assuming it would be a mismatch. By fight time, Clay was a seven to one betting underdog. The television series "I've Got A Secret" did multiple segments about the title fight. Panelists Bill Cullen, Henry Morgan and Betsy Palmer predicted that Liston would win in the third, second, and first rounds, respectively. Host Garry Moore was even more pessimistic about Clay's chances, estimating a Liston Knockout "in the very early moments of round one," adding, "if I were Cassius, I would catch a cab and leave town". Actor Hal March went a step further: "I think the fight will end in the dressing room. I think [Clay] is going to faint before he comes out." The night before the first fight, on February 24, 1964, the show featured Clay and Liston's sparring partners as guests.  Harvey Jones brought with him a lengthy rhyming boast from Cassius Clay: Clay comes out to meet Liston and Liston starts to retreat, if Liston goes back an inch farther he'll end up in a ringside seat. Clay swings with a left, Clay swings with a right, just look at young Cassius carry the fight. Liston keeps backing but there's not enough room, it's a matter of time until Clay lowers the boom. Then Clay lands with a right, what a beautiful swing, and the punch raised the bear clear out of the ring. Liston still rising and the ref wears a frown, but he can't start counting until Sonny comes down. Now Liston disappears from view, the crowd is getting frantic and our radaring stations have picked him up somewhere over the Atlantic. Who on Earth thought, when they came to the fight, that they would witness the launching of a human satellite. Hence the crowd did not dream, when they laid down their money, that they would see a total eclipse of Sonny. Cassius Clay, As read on CBS' I've Got a Secret Jesse Bowdry brought a much terser written message from Sonny Liston: Cassius, you're my million dollar baby, so please don't let anything happen to you before tomorrow night. Sonny Liston, As read on CBS' I've Got a Secret The following week, "I've Got a Secret" brought on two sportswriters, whose secret was that they had been the only writers to correctly predict Clay's victory. During training, Clay took to driving his entourage in a bus over to the site where Liston was training, and repeatedly called Liston the "big, ugly bear". Liston grew increasingly irritated as the motormouthed Clay continued hurling insults ("After the fight I'm gonna build myself a pretty home and use him as a bearskin rug. Liston even smells like a bear. I'm gonna give him to the local zoo after I whup him... if Sonny Liston whups me, I'll kiss his feet in the ring, crawl out of the ring on my knees, tell him he's the greatest, and catch the next jet out of the country."). Clay insisted to a skeptical press that he would knock out Liston in eight rounds. Clay's outbursts continued at the pre-fight physical the day before the event. Clay worked himself into such a frenzy that his heartrate registered an astonishing 120 beats per minute. Many observers took this to mean that Clay was either terrified or not in the proper shape. However, Clay's heartrate was back to normal by the official weigh-in.  The first fight Clay vs. Liston Date February 25, 1964 Title(s) on the line WBA/WBC Heavyweight Champion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston The Louisville Lip The Big Bear Tale of the tape Louisville, Kentucky From Sand Slough, Arkansas 19-0 KO 15 Pre-fight record 35-1 None Recognition WBA/WBC Heavyweight Champion Liston's title defense against Clay was held on February 25, 1964, in Miami Beach, Florida. The fight began with Clay showing a lot of movement, using a fast, effective jab and quick flurries of combinations. This made it difficult for Liston to score with his slower armspeed and heavy punches. In the third round, Clay opened up his attack and hit Liston with several combinations, causing a bruise under Liston's right eye and a cut under his left. During the fourth round, Clay coasted, keeping his distance. However, when he returned to his corner Clay started complaining that there was something burning in his eyes and that he could not see. It has been theorized that a substance used to stop Liston's cuts from bleeding (possibly Monsel's solution) may have caused the irritation, but this has never been confirmed. In any case, Angelo Dundee rinsed Clay's eyes with a sponge and pushed him off his stool to begin the fifth round, telling him to stay away from Liston. Clay managed to survive the fifth round. By the sixth his sight had cleared, and he resumed control of the fight, landing combinations of punches seemingly at will. On his stool following the sixth round, Liston told his cornermen that he couldn't continue, complaining of a shoulder injury. He failed to answer the bell for the seventh round and Clay was declared the winner by technical knockout. Sensing that he had made history, Clay sprang to the center of the ring, did a victory jig and then quickly ran to the ropes to remind sportswriters that he had told them so all along. In a scene that has been rebroadcast countless times over the ensuing decades, Clay repeatedly yelled "I'm the greatest!" and "I shook up the world!" The day after the fight, Clay announced that he was changing his name to Cassius X, adopting the name Muhammad Ali the following week.  The second bout Ali vs. Liston Date May 25, 1965 Title(s) on the line WBC Heavyweight Champion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston The Louisville Lip The Big Bear Tale of the tape Louisville, Kentucky From Sand Slough, Arkansas 20-0 KO 16 Pre-fight record 35-2 WBC Heavyweight Champion Recognition Because of the unexpected ending of the first bout, the World Boxing Council ordered a rematch, this time with Liston as challenger. The World Boxing Association disagreed, as immediate rematches were against its rules, and stripped Ali of its title. Originally scheduled for Boston, Massachusetts in November 1964, the fight was postponed six months when Ali needed emergency surgery for a strangulated hernia. However, since the promoters did not have a license in Massachusetts, the fight eventually was moved to a small auditorium in Lewiston, Maine, the state's second largest city. Due to the remote location (140 miles north of Boston), only 2,434 fans were present, setting the all-time record for the lowest attendance for a heavyweight championship fight. (It remains the only heavyweight title fight held in the state of Maine.) The ending of the second Ali-Liston fight remains one of the most controversial in boxing history. Midway through the first round, Liston fell to the canvas, in what many have argued was not a legitimate knockdown. Referee Jersey Joe Walcott, a former world heavyweight champion himself, appeared confused after Ali refused to retreat to a neutral corner. Instead, Ali stood over his fallen opponent, gesturing and yelling at him, "Get up and fight, sucker!"
3 years ago, dissent was the most patriotic thing you could do.
Now it’s “dangerous extremism”.
And the people telling us this claim not to have an agenda....even as they refuse to call Muslims who do violence “terrorists”.
Liberals can kiss my ass.
Lovin’ every minute of it
That's the less biased headline that ABC could have written, had it been willing to be balanced.
But noooooo. The Southern Poverty Law Center cannot possible be a left-wing extremist activist group because, well, bi-golly, they're liberals.
>> Mark Potok
This guy’s riding a revenue wave.
AS opposed to that LEFT wing normal nut mode everyday thinking like Sen Byrd and the KKK, That was started as the Democratic terrorist wing of that party. (google it and see)
I know people who know people who have a lot of inside scoop about what happened in OKC on 4/19/95, and I can tell you what I think about it: the Murrah Building bombing was mostly a Reichtag Fire, with a little Middle-Eastern terrorism thrown in.
Who cares how or why as long as it’s happening.
BING! We have a winner. My source says Iraqi help that connected directly back to Salman Pak and the terrorist training center there, complete with jet fuselage.
Dees is a pederast and sorta incestuous fellow according to court depositions and purveyor of drugs to underaged girls
and he is not Jewish btw...Seligman notwithstanding
Potok is though admittedly
I knew Dees cousin....in Montgomery...a colorful character himself
OMG! I don’t remember reading their review!
“This isn’t the first angry novel...” LOL.
“Oversexualized herorine...” (What’s that? How can that be?) LOL.
Thanks for the ping, I just located, Trav!
I'm feeling a bit left out myself!
It takes a bit of digging but check out who runs this august group... Big Pink...
Yeah, and there’s a total lack of “left wing extremism”.....LOL!
Frak... is that a military term?
That's my favorite line from her review, and tells me she must be a total shrew. I don't ever remember mentioning Ranya's chest in the novel. Must have happened in Suzy's imagination. Or she was just trying to come up with a cheap shot slam. Anyway, it's my favorite line.
I checked on her at the center, and she reviews and writes despairingly about top people, like Sheriff Joe, so you're in GOOD company. Susy
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