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  • Dance-off between rival high school drill teams turns into massive brawl after one girl strikes [tr]

    09/24/2015 9:00:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 23, 2015 | Snejana Farberov
    What started as an impromptu dance battle between two rival high school drill teams ended with a violent melee involving dozens of teens and parents who rushed the football field in Dallas. The brawl broke out Friday night at Wilmer Hutchins Stadium at the conclusion of a football game between Wilmer Hutchins High School and James Madison High School. Grainy cellphone footage shot by an eyewitness captured the moment the schools' all-female drill teams came to blows.
  • SPLC Unveils LGBT Propaganda for U.S. Schools

    09/11/2015 3:06:05 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 09/11/2015 | Alex Newman
    The ultra-leftist Southern Poverty Law Center, described by critics as a radical anti-Christian hate group, was recently implicated in a federal terrorism case after a deranged homosexual activist, citing SPLC hate propaganda, tried to massacre employees at a pro-family group's headquarters. Now, the self-styled “civil rights” outfit is stepping up its campaign to indoctrinate your children. The controversial Alabama-based group, widely ridiculed and criticized even by left-wing leaders for shady practices and deception, recently unveiled a new Common Core-aligned “educational” campaign. It is designed to inject even more pro-homosexual, pro-transgender propaganda into school classrooms across America, along with identity politics,...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center To Create Map of Confederate Symbols

    09/06/2015 7:19:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies ^ | 9/3/2015 | Toby Sells
    Earlier this month, the SPLC launched a new initiative called "Erasing Hate," which "aims to identify and eliminate government-sanctioned symbols honoring the Confederacy." "There are numerous government-sponsored symbols of the Confederacy that are out in the public across the country, and, quite frankly, it's time for them be removed," said SPLC founder Morris Dees. "In Montgomery, Alabama, we have a Robert E. Lee High School that wasn't even named until [Brown v. the Board of Education], the desegregation case. We have government-sponsored holidays honoring Confederate 'heroes'." Flags, street names, building names, and statues honoring the Confederacy became public targets across...
  • SPLC dumps 'extremist' label on pro-lifers

    09/05/2015 9:57:57 PM PDT · by amorphous · 13 replies
    The Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that has been linked in a federal courtroom to a domestic terror attack, now has added pro-life activists to its expanding list of targets, smearing the citizen journalists who are exposing Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby body parts as “extremists.”
  • The Threat to Freedom: The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Department of Homeland Security

    08/30/2015 12:58:06 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    American Policy Center ^ | February 11, 2015 | Tom Deweese
    ....That report labeled the following to be extremists, bordering on terrorism: Those concerned over the economy; loss of jobs; foreclosures; antagonism toward the Obama Administration; Criticism of free trade programs; anti-abortion; oppose same sex marriage; believe in the “end times;” stock pile food; oppose illegal immigration; oppose a New World Order; oppose the UN; oppose global governance; fear of Communist regimes; oppose loss of US manufacturing to overseas nations; oppose loss of US prestige; and use of the internet (or alternative media) to express any of these ideas.
  • Julian Bond, Former N.A.A.C.P. Chairman and Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 75

    08/16/2015 1:24:51 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 16, 2015 | By Roy Reed
    Julian Bond, a charismatic figure of the 1960s civil rights movement, a lightning rod of the anti-Vietnam War campaign and a lifelong champion of equal rights for minorities, notably as chairman of the N.A.A.C.P., died on Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was 75. He died after a brief illness, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in a statement Sunday morning. Mr. Bond was one of the original leaders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee while he was a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He was the committee’s communications director for five years and deftly guided the...
  • Julian Bond, civil rights leader and former NAACP chairman, dies at 75

    08/16/2015 2:04:22 AM PDT · by Greg123456 · 42 replies
    USA Today ^ | Faith Karimi, CNN
    ulian Bond, a civil rights leader and former board chairman of the NAACP, has died. He was 75. Bond died Saturday night after a brief illness in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which he served as founding president in the 1970s.
  • FLASHBACK: SPLC Founder Says Confederate Flag Is ‘Part Of My Heritage’

    07/09/2015 8:41:10 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 9, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    News footage from 1989 has surfaced which shows Morris Dees, the founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil rights organization that tracks hate groups, acknowledging that the Confederate flag was part of his southern heritage.
  • What Happens When a Millennial Goes Fascist? He Starts up a Neo-Nazi Site

    07/01/2015 4:33:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Matt Pearce
    Andrew Anglin, 30, the publisher of the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, wouldn’t say where he was. He wouldn’t even say if he was in America. Anglin has gotten a lot of media requests after the Southern Poverty Law Center said Dylann Roof, the man accused of killing nine black parishioners in Charleston, S.C., last week, was possibly a commenter on the Daily Stormer, Anglin said in a Skype audio interview Tuesday. Anglin decided to respond to a Los Angeles Times interview request because -- it’s a small world -- he saw the reporter tweet Monday night about reading “The Forever...

    06/25/2015 6:38:09 AM PDT · by Fay · 16 replies
    WND ^ | 6/24/2015 | CHELSEA SCHILLING
    An extreme leftist organization has issued what critics contend is a “starter kit” for jihadists and a “hit list” that paints a target on the backs of a dozen high-profile women who are outspoken in their opposition to jihad and Shariah law. The list, which includes unflattering sketches of the ladies it vilifies, is titled “Women Against Islam” and was compiled by Mark Potok and Janet Smith of the Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC. Upon learning of her inclusion on SPLC’s newest list, columnist and prolific author Ann Coulter was delighted. “It’s an honor just to be nominated for...
  • SPLC Issues Hit List of U.S. Women Against Sharia Law

    06/24/2015 2:42:51 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Jun 18, 2015
    The Obama-tied leftist group that helped a gunman commit an act of terrorism against a conservative organization has assembled a starter kit for Islamists to attack American women who refuse to comply with Sharia law... It’s the summer special from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an extremist nonprofit that lists conservative organizations that disagree with it on social issues on a catalogue of “hate groups.” A few years ago a gunman received a 25-year prison sentence for carrying out the politically-motivated shooting of the Family Research Council (FRC) headquarters after admitting that he learned about the FRC from the...
  • First black female GOP representative Mia Love returning Holt donations

    06/22/2015 1:39:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2015 | Tom LoBianco and Sara Murray
    Washington (CNN)—The first black Republican woman elected to Congress is returning $1,000 in donations from Earl Holt, the alleged white supremacist whose writings have reportedly inspired Charleston shooter Dylann Roof. A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Mia Love said Monday that she would be returning the three donations Holt made to her campaign immediately, after being contacted by CNN. Love made history last November when Utah residents selected her as the first black Republican woman to serve in Congress. Holt, who is president Council of Conservative Citizens, donated thousands of dollars to Republican candidates Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Rick Santorum...
  • Molon Labe, Pornai. SPLC Issues Fatwa/Hitlist… and I’m on it!

    06/19/2015 1:16:55 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 26 replies
    BarnHardt ^ | June 19, 2015 | Ann Barnhardt
    It’s a red-letter day when an operational arm of the Washington D.C. regime puts out a fatwa/hit on you. The SPLC is hand-in-glove with both the DC regime’s so-called Department of Justice (snorf), and the musloid Caliphate (but I repeat myself), and what this is is a very, very thinly-veiled (pun intended) call for the jihadis already in place to hunt and kill me and the other eleven ladies on the list. The DOJ and FBI will look the other way should the retards (not a mere slang pejorative – their family trees are straight lines) actually get lucky, and...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center: Hate On The Rise Because Obama Is In The White House

    06/19/2015 12:48:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies ^ | June 18, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) president Richard Cohen responded to the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting by saying that hate groups are on the rise because President Obama is a black man in the White House. Cohen’s official statement on the June 17 massacre at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church called the shooting “an obvious hate crime by someone who feels threatened by our country’s changing demographics and the increasing prominence of African Americans in public life.” But apparently President Obama’s election had something to do with it according to the SPLC, a decidedly leftwing nonprofit legal advocacy group.
  • SPLC Issues Hit List of U.S. Women Against Sharia Law

    06/18/2015 2:18:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 18, 2015
    The Obama-tied leftist group that helped a gunman commit an act of terrorism against a conservative organization has assembled a starter kit for Islamists to attack American women who refuse to comply with Sharia law, the authoritarian doctrine that inspires Islamists and their jihadism. It’s the summer special from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an extremist nonprofit that lists conservative organizations that disagree with it on social issues on a catalogue of “hate groups.” A few years ago a gunman received a 25-year prison sentence for carrying out the politically-motivated shooting of the Family Research Council (FRC) headquarters after...
  • Clarice Feldman: Can We Talk?

    05/10/2015 10:58:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 10, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    The really big news this week for many would be voters is who won the least dressed award at the Metropolitan Museum’s Gala opening -- Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, or Jennifer Lopez? Fortunately for people like me who are sick of this stuff, a new app is being developed called KardBlock which disappears from every story and feed you read online any mention of the Kardashians. Take that, Luddites who claim technology doesn’t really improve our lives. This new development got me to thinking about how best to respond to those pundit morons on the left and right who attacked Pam...
  • Cartoonists are Controversial and Murderers are Moderate

    05/06/2015 4:28:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies ^ | May 6, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Controversial, intolerant and provocative. Mainstream media outlets broke out these three words to describe the “Draw the Prophet” contest, the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Pamela Geller.
  • Muhammad cartoon organizer called 'Islamophobic, hate-monger' (Supports Cruz, went after Norquist)

    05/04/2015 4:31:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    KPHO-TV ^ | May 4, 2015 | Tom Ensey
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The founder of the organization that sponsored the Mohammad cartoon contest in Garland, TX, has long been in the news as an incendiary spokeswoman for anti-Islamic causes. Pamela Geller is the founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization also known as Stop Islamization of America, which was formed in 2009 to oppose the building of a mosque and community center near the site of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. That controversy propelled Geller into the national spotlight. AFDI has been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Geller, who is Jewish, has been denounced...
  • Justice Dept.: Inmate’s gender condition should be treated

    04/03/2015 11:30:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2015 2:00 PM EDT | Kate Brumback
    The Justice Department says prison officials must treat an inmate’s gender identity condition just as they would treat any other medical or mental health condition. The department stated its position Friday in a court filing in the case of Ashley Diamond, a transgender woman. The Southern Poverty Law Center in February filed a lawsuit against Georgia Department of Corrections officials on Diamond’s behalf. The lawsuit says prison officials have failed to provide adequate treatment for Diamond’s gender dysphoria …
  • Watchdog Group Releases Anti-Christian-Bigotry Map

    03/04/2015 4:37:12 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 3 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/2/2015 | Matt Barber
    See Map Here: In 2007, and with that same nauseating arrogance that has come to define him, then presidential candidate Barack Obama duplicitously quipped, “I am absolutely convinced that culture wars are just so ’90s. Their days are growing dark.” Dark, indeed. America’s soon-to-be cultural-Marxist-in-chief would then spend the greater part of a decade waging war against our nation’s Judeo-Christian culture and heritage at levels, and in ways, unseen in our storied history. Today, his anti-Christian crusade continues unabated. In fact, and with less than two years left to complete his baleful conspiracy, this neo-pagan extremist has begun to...
  • America’s Anti-Christian Groups Exposed by Watchdog Organization

    03/02/2015 7:44:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | March 2, 2015 | Matt Barber
    In 2007, and with that same nauseating arrogance that has come to define him, then presidential candidate Barack Obama duplicitously quipped, “I am absolutely convinced that culture wars are just so ’90s. Their days are growing dark.” Dark, indeed. America’s soon-to-be cultural-Marxist-in-chief would then spend the greater part of a decade waging war against our nation’s Judeo-Christian culture and heritage at levels, and in ways, unseen in our storied history. Today, his anti-Christian crusade continues unabated. In fact, and with less than two years left to complete his baleful conspiracy, this neo-pagan extremist has begun to rapidly accelerate his unravelings....
  • Homeland Security Warns Right Wing Extremists Are An Equal Or Greater Threat Than ISIS

    02/20/2015 6:00:32 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 93 replies
    A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security this month and reviewed by CNN, focuses on the domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists and comes as the Obama administration holds a White House conference to focus efforts to fight violent extremism. Some federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to — and in some cases greater than — the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS, that garner more public attention.”
  • Bigger Liars than Brian Williams

    02/15/2015 7:50:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | February 15, 2015 | Matt Barber
    This gem from John Nolte came across my Twitter feed the other day: “Met Brian Williams once in DC. Starting to wonder about that story he told me about saving all those hostages at Nakotami Plaza. Barefoot.” Brian Williams is a liar. I don’t mean that as an insult. He seems nice. I feel sorry for the poor sap. People who lie are called liars. Once you’re caught in a lie, or multiple lies as the case may be, your credibility is shot. You’re now open to ridicule and scorn. You can, and should apologize, as Williams has done, but...
  • SPLC—Sliming Ben Carson, Smearing Pro-Life Christians

    02/14/2015 5:42:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | February 14, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editors' note: this column was co-authored by Bob Morrison.The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has taken Dr. Ben Carson’s name off their “list” of extremists. Isn’t that charitable? The idea that SPLC gets to sit in its comfortable offices and make lists of Americans to smear ought to be offensive. Liberals are forever re-living the horrors of Joe McCarthy’s “list-making,” but seem to have little problem with SPLC. Maybe that acronym for that outfit, SPLC, should stand for “Smearing Pro-Life Christians.” Dr. Carson is the very kind of person for whom SPLC was founded, or claims to have been founded....
  • The SPLC Owes Me an Apology Too

    02/13/2015 8:24:20 AM PST · by aimhigh · 18 replies ^ | 02/13/2015 | MICHAEL BROWN
    I'm pleased to see that the Southern Poverty Law Center has come to its senses and apologized to Dr. Ben Carson, removing him from their "extremist" list. But they need to apologize to me too, since I'm still on their list, along with a number of other Christian leaders whom they have branded anti-gay extremists. To be sure, I have considered it a badge of honor to be on the SPLC's list, actually writing an article in 2012 thanking them for placing me in their elite category of "30 New Activists Heading Up the Radical Right." Several years ago, I...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center issues totally unconvincing apology to Dr. Ben Carson

    02/12/2015 6:47:22 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 2/12/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) apparently realized its primary goal, fundraising, was in danger by its placing of Dr. Ben Carson on its “Extremist File” list. But the apology it has issued is the least convincing pretense of remorse that I have ever seen. Our of 1248 words in the document, only 52 -- 4.1667% -- are an actual apology: In October 2014, we posted an “Extremist File” of Dr. Ben Carson. This week, as we've come under intense criticism for doing so, we've reviewed our profile and have concluded that it did not meet our standards, so we...
  • DEVELOPING: Hate Group SPLC Connected To Radical Leftist Shooter At UNC Chapel Hill

    02/11/2015 1:45:29 PM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies ^ | 2-11-2015 | Andrew Marcus
    What is it about the Southern Poverty Law Center that drives leftists to murder? More information is coming in about the gunman who reportedly murdered three innocent Muslims in North Carolina yesterday, Craig Stephen Hicks.Hicks is a raging Progressive leftist who fed on a steady diet of liberal media. Then he killed people. #RuhRoh The guy who murdered innocent #Muslims is a radical athiest fan of #Progressive extremists @Maddow @splcenter— Progressives Today (@ProgsToday) February 11, 2015 Pajamas Media reports: A review of the Facebook page of the man charged in these murders, Craig Hicks, shows a consistent theme of...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center places Dr. Ben Carson on its extremist watch list

    02/09/2015 9:25:52 AM PST · by servo1969 · 38 replies ^ | 2-9-2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The Southern Poverty Law Center has descended to the level of self-parody (though it has a lot of company on the left) with its posting of Dr. Ben Carson on its “extremist files” list. Dr. Carson, a world-renowned brain surgeon, has served as inspiration for generations of African-Americans, and was portrayed on screen by Cuba Gooding in the movie version of his autobiography Gifted Hands. But to SPLC, desperate to find targets and keep the donations coming in to support the lavish salaries of its executives, apparently no convoluted reasoning is too bizarre. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson rapidly ascended...
  • Obama quietly hands out names of Muslim leaders he met with privately

    02/06/2015 9:49:49 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 40 replies ^ | February 6, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    The White House has finally divulged the names of American Muslim leaders who met with President Obama this week, including Imam Mohamed Magid, who has advised the administration on formulating responses to incidents that Islamists consider offensive. After stonewalling journalists for two days about the names of the participants at the meeting Wednesday, the White House quietly attached the list of attendees to the end of its daily press briefing transcript Thursday evening. The guest list identified Imam Magid as a representative of the Adams Center, a large mosque in Sterling, Virginia. He has also served as president of the...
  • Top 10 Reasons George Soros is Dangerous

    04/02/2011 4:34:49 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 2, 2011 | Human Events
    Human Events’ readers, in an online poll, recently voted billionaire financier George Soros “the single most destructive leftist demagogue in the country.” Here are the Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous1. Gives billions to left-wing causes: Soros started the Open Society Institute in 1993 as a way to spread his wealth to progressive causes. Using Open Society as a conduit, Soros has given more than $7 billion to a who’s who of left-wing groups. This partial list of recipients of Soros’ money says it all: ACORN, Apollo Alliance, National Council of La Raza, Tides Foundation, Huffington Post, Southern Poverty...
  • The SPLC and the Homosexual Hate Movement

    01/30/2015 4:02:45 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 11 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 30, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    Just returned from a very productive evangelization project in the Monadnock area. But I'm back. In the news, Patrick Vaughn, Legal Counsel for the American Family Association, correctly observes that, "The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) calls the American Family Association (AFA) a 'hate group' because AFA promotes traditional Biblical views on homosexuality and marriage. SPLC does not have a standard for who they label as a 'hate group.' They apply the label to whomever they want to dehumanize and attack." See here. The Southern Poverty Law Center has even included Mass Resistance in its list of hate groups because...
  • ‘Gay’ DNC Bundler, Founder of HRC Charged with Raping Boy

    11/23/2014 2:27:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | November 23, 2014 | Matt Barber
    “It seems to me that in the gay community the people who should be running interference for NAM/BLA are the parents and friends of gays. Because if the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old kids need more than anything else in the world.” – Harry Hay, founder of the modern “gay rights” movement None of it matters: Neither common sense, nor an abundance of victim testimony, peer-reviewed studies, nor their own loathsome admissions and actions....
  • David Ruenzel, Who Made Living Excusing Black Criminals Murdered by...

    12/05/2014 11:00:15 AM PST · by Veto! · 79 replies ^ | December 4, 2014 | V. Saxena
    A prominent writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center was gunned down by two black males while hiking in Oakland, reports NBC Bay Area News:
  • Irony knows bounds: Black Crime Claims Life of Apologist for Black Crime

    12/03/2014 5:52:42 AM PST · by bestintxas · 148 replies
    am thinker ^ | 12/3/14 | c flaherty
    David Ruenzel knew, better than most, about the white privilege that killed him. As a writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center, one of this favorite topics was rooting out racism. And how white racism is permanent. White racism is everywhere. And white racism explains everything. This mantra of the Critical Race Theory and the Southern Poverty Law Center applied to all white people because, even if they were not personally cracking the whips, or breaking the skulls, white people benefitted from a racist system that did all that — and a lot more. Ruenzel was writing about white privilege...
  • Safeguards in Place to Protect Identity of Jurors in Ferguson Case

    11/22/2014 7:04:35 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 11/21/2014 | Brett Blume
    Once the grand jury makes its decision on whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, members will go back to their everyday lives. KMOX News wanted to know about the safety of those jurors given the high-profile case and the strong emotions surrounding it. Washington University law professor Peter Joy says despite safeguards, no system is 100 percent fool-proof.
  • Missouri KKK Leader: Ferguson Protests Are Boosting Recruitment [UPDATED]

    11/12/2014 8:59:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Daily Riverfront Times ^ | November 12, 2014 | Danny Wicentowski
    The head of Missouri's most visible KKK group claims his "Klanline" is being flooded with calls from prospective recruits angered by the continuing protests in Ferguson. "Missouri is definitely on fire right now," says Frank Ancona, the imperial wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. In the past the group made headlines by passing out fliers for a KKK neighborhood watch program, but Ancona tells Daily RFT the Ferguson protests are attracting a new wave hopeful hood-wearers. He says he's inducted 50 new members to the group's Missouri chapter this month, and numbers are up in...
  • Travis Childers (D) pledges allegiance to SPLC designated hate group(SPLC to advise Thad campaign?)

    10/03/2014 10:43:46 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    U.S. Senate candidate Travis Childers made a naked play pandering for Chris McDaniel voters Thursday by signing the same FAIR anti-amnesty pledge as the Republican state senator. Childers is hoping the news overshadows the fact that the liberal noose of the Democrat Party remains securely tightened around his neck. Rabid McDaniel voters seized on the news, sending a tingle down their legs. Some attempted to make the leap that somehow it showed that Childers is more conservative than Thad Cochran, the Republican nominee, as if this one bit of news alone gave them the reason they needed to crossover.
  • Bundy bunch ought to face justice for their crimes

    07/16/2014 7:15:20 AM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies ^ | July 16, 2014 - 12:01am | By STEVE SEBELIUS
    If the Southern Poverty Law Center got one thing right in the report it released last week about the standoff involving ranting racist rancher Cliven Bundy, it’s this: Those who broke the law need to be held to account
  • Online rants, anti-government radicals fuel fear of U.S. cop killings

    07/15/2014 2:20:06 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 11 replies
    The celebrating began before the coroner could collect the bodies of Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo, the Las Vegas patrol officers ambushed and executed while eating at a pizzeria last month. “The good news is, there are two less police in the world,” read an entry on the Facebook page for The post was visible for less than a day, but it attracted at least 6,300 likes and comments by the time the page’s administrators removed it. Jerad Miller — who along with his wife, Amanda, gunned down the Vegas police officers before dying during a shootout with police...
  • Bundy ranch standoff highly coordinated, reflecting threat of larger far-right militia movement

    07/13/2014 5:59:25 PM PDT · by equalator · 62 replies
    SPLC ^ | 7-10-2014
    “The Bundy ranch standoff wasn’t a spontaneous response to Cliven Bundy’s predicament but rather a well-organized, military-type action that reflects the potential for violence from a much larger and more dangerous movement,” said Mark Potok, senior fellow in the SPLC’s Intelligence Project. “This incident may have faded from public view, but if our government doesn’t pay attention, we will be caught off guard as much as the Bureau of Land Management was that day.”
  • Bundy ranch standoff ‘invigorated’ anti-government groups, report says

    07/10/2014 2:53:47 PM PDT · by dware · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07.10.2014 | Mark Berman
    The standoff between rancher Cliven Bundy and federal agents, which escalated into a national news story earlier this year as armed supporters of Bundy gathered at his Nevada ranch, “invigorated an extremist movement” in the country, according to a report issued Thursday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • Report: Extremists emboldened after Nevada ranch standoff

    07/10/2014 9:19:48 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 10, 2014 | Madison Gray
    Far right wing extremists have been emboldened by the standoff earlier this year between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal government, according to a study released Thursday by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The report, entitled "War in the West" examines the conflict between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and militiamen who supported Bundy, who owed more than $1 million in grazing fees and fines to the government, despite insisting that he had "preemptive rights" to let his cattle graze on the federally owned land.
  • The Heritage Hate Panel Features Two Leading Islamophobes (Unbelievable!)

    The controversial panel included two of America’s leading Islamophobes. Could you imagine a panel on Jewish issues featuring Mel Gibson?Why has hate become a part of mainstream conservatism? We saw an example of this Monday at The Heritage Foundation, a one-time quasi-respected conservative think tank. It appears that those days are gone, as Heritage has now become a platform for people denounced by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center for their hate-filled rhetoric. So what happened Monday? You may have read Dana Milbank’s column in The Washington Post about the panel—on the “unanswered questions” around Benghazi—that turned...
  • Gowdy Names Capitol Hill Veteran to Benghazi Probe (Free Republic mentioned)

    05/19/2014 4:55:23 PM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | Friday, May 16, 2014 | James Rosen
    SNIP To lead the Republican majority staff, Gowdy selected Philip Kiko, a key aide to Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., when the latter served as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and more recently a registered lobbyist for the Smith-Free Group, a K Street lobbying firm with a diverse roster of clients. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, swiftly welcomed Gowdy’s choice, calling Kiko “a man of unquestioned integrity with a record of distinguished service” in and out of Congress... SNIP However, emails obtained by Fox News show that some conservatives are unhappy with Kiko’s appointment, chiefly because of his recent lobbying...
  • Report: Right-wing extremists use Common Core attacks to undermine public education

    05/12/2014 11:44:01 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 41 replies ^ | May 8, 2014 | VALERIE STRAUSS
    A year ago I wrote about how extreme right-wing rhetoric against the Common Core State Standards was clouding a substantive debate about the Common Core State Standards initiative. Now a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center details how right-wing extremists are using Core opposition are using conspiracy theories and misinformation to undermine the very notion of public education. The report, called “Public Schools in the Crosshairs: Far-Right Propaganda and the Common Core State Standards,” distinguishes between legitimate criticism of the standards — which comes from various points on the political spectrum — and the right-wing campaign to cast the...
  • SPLC Launches Hysterical Attack on Common Core Critics

    05/08/2014 8:01:16 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 May 2014 | Alex Newman
    SPLC Launches Hysterical Attack on Common Core Critics The Southern Poverty Law Center, in a paranoid report released this week, hysterically attacks critics of Common Core.... Full Story:
  • Amazon now urged to blacklist 'haters'

    05/02/2014 5:30:47 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 5-1-14 | Bob Unruh
    For many years, the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled groups with values it doesn’t tolerate as “hate groups,” but now the organization is taking its attacks a step further, demanding Amazon and PayPal blacklist bloggers and websites that don’t fall in line with its leftist agenda. Headlined “Financing Hate” in the group’s Intelligence Report publication, the Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, listed 91 “hate groups” ranging from those clearly on the fringe to mainstream bloggers and websites such as Catholic Family News, Atlas Shrugs, Jihad Watch, WND and the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC. Clearly stating its opposition,...
  • Star City teacher being investigated by school district for alleged racist postings

    04/30/2014 4:38:10 PM PDT · by equalator · 19 replies
    KATV ^ | 4-25-2014 | Elicia Dover
    The SPLC says they identified Star City teacher Philip Holthoff as posting racist comments on the site under a pseudonym, "David Lee Saxon." "I teach social studies in a public high school and I am racially conscious," wrote poster David Lee Saxon. The SPLC says they were able to identify Holthoff's connection to the website by a donation. "Mr. Holthoff gave money on April 20th to the site so we were taking a closer look at him and that's how he came up as a donor on Stormfront," said Heidi Beirich of the SPLC. Beirich says she reached out to...
  • SPLC Launches Hysterical Attack on Critics of UN Agenda 21

    04/21/2014 4:57:19 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 April 2014 | Alex Newman
    SPLC Launches Hysterical Attack on Critics of UN Agenda 21 The New American 21 April 2014 The Southern Poverty Law Center released a bizarre and factually challenged screed attacking critics and opponents of the United Nations plot known as Agenda 21. The self-styled “civil rights” organization Southern Poverty Law Center, which despite mounting controversy maintains some links to government agencies, released a bizarre and factually challenged screed attacking critics and opponents of the deeply controversial United Nations plot known as Agenda 21. Apparently unfamiliar with the definition of basic words such as “conspiracy” and “theory,” or with the UN plan...
  • Bait, hate & switch

    04/19/2014 6:32:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | April 19, 2014 | A.J. Castellitto
    Less than a few prominent and influential organizations have been working very diligently to advance their power of persuasion. Most notable are SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) and RWW (RightWingWatch). Sure, they expose some legitimate hate groups, but lately it's been difficult to separate the haters from the baiters. Nobody would argue that there are many groups that must rightly be considered legitimate threats to society in our day (i.e. Westboro Baptists, Nazi Skinheads ). But what are we to make of the growing tendency to falsely accuse and mischaracterize those who are simply offering factual, rational and justifiable concerns...