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  • Protecting the U.S. border [Security system can sense crossings]

    03/05/2012 11:36:30 AM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Jonathon Shacat
    Glenn Spencer, president of the nonprofit border watch group American Border Patrol, is hopeful the state will pursue a new border security system, known as the Sonic Barrier, which can sense people, vehicles, aircraft and even tunneling within 200 yards of the U.S./Mexico border. On Thursday, Spencer appeared before the Arizona Senate’s Committee on Border Security, Federalism and States Sovereignty in Phoenix to present details on the system. He did so in his role as founder and president of Border Technology, an Arizona corporation. Components of the Sonic Barrier, including batteries, solar panels and analog/digital convertors, could be linked into...
  • Southern Preposterous Lie Center has a new employee, and they gave him an assignment: me.

    02/06/2012 6:47:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/6/12 | Mike Vanderboegh
    <p>I'm a freelance journalist, currently doing magazine work for Southern Poverty Law Center's "Hatewatch" news blog and "Intelligence Report" magazine. My current assignment is to write a half-dozen. 400-word profiles, including one on you, for the IR magazine.</p> <p>Obviously I can find a lot about you on the Internet, but would like to extend this opportunity for you to say something about yourself -- what you represent and what you don't represent, some biographical background, place of birth, military experience, college, work experiences, political-religious philosophy, etc..</p>
  • Leftist Southern Poverty Law Center was underground partner of Clinton FBI

    01/10/2012 10:48:48 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/10/2012 | Doug Book
    In a January 5th 1996 teletype to select FBI field offices, FBI Director Louis Freeh revealed that the Southern Poverty Law Center, the radical left wing group run by civil rights lawyer Morris Dees, had an informant living in Elohim City, a white supremacist compound whose inhabitants have been closely linked to the Oklahoma City bombing. And that informant was dutifully reporting to Bill Clinton’s FBI. (1) It’s thanks to Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue that we have this information, which proves “…the SPLC was engaged in an undercover role where they monitored subjects for the FBI believed to...

    10/21/2002 5:54:44 PM PDT · by tarawa · 88 replies · 1,103+ views
    Pravda - English Version ^ | 18 October 2001 | BILL WHITE
    BILL WHITE: GUN GROUPS SEE STEADY BLEED INTO MILITIAS; DOMESTIC UNREST STILL GROWING IN UNITED STATES When agents of America’s US Marshals surrounded the Indiana Baptist Temple, accusing the church and its parishioners of violating US tax laws by refusing to pay social security taxes on non-clergical employees, they didn’t charge in with guns blazing, as they did at Waco. Concern about bad publicity was there, but there was a more serious concern just under the surface – the Southern Indiana Regional Militia, a 250-man “unorganized” citizen’s militia unit, had pledged to defend the church – and their threats were...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center files suit seeking right for residents to marry regardless of....

    10/19/2011 5:56:14 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    The Huntsville Times - (blog) - ^ | October 19, 2011 | By The Birmingham News
    <p>MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit today challenging policies that require non-citizens to provide proof of their legal immigration status before marrying.</p>
  • Truth, media bias, and the collectivist dialectic as practiced by "Media Matters"(Gunwalker)

    09/30/2011 5:29:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 29 September, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh
    "Th newspaper does ivrything f'r us. It runs th' polis foorce an' th' banks, commands th' milishy, controls th' ligislachure, baptizes th' young, marries th' foolish, comforts th' afflicted, afflicts th' comfortable, buries th' dead an' roasts thim aftherward". -- Finley Peter Dunne (1867 — 1936), Chicago journalist, writing as "Mr. Martin J. Dooley," Writing in the golden age of "muckraking journalism," Finley Peter Dunne was acutely aware of the power of institutions and their susceptibility to corruption at the expense of justice and truth. The passage above was, and remains, a caution about his own institution -- journalism --...
  • Mexico, several other countries seek to halt Georgia's new anti-illegal immigration law

    06/16/2011 12:18:17 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | July 16, 2011 | Jeremy Redmon
    The Anti-Defamation League, Mexico and the governments of several Central and South American countries filed court papers Wednesday in support of efforts to halt Georgia’s tough new immigration enforcement law. The other countries joining on the side of those seeking a preliminary injunction in the case include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru. The American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and several other civil and immigrant rights groups filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Georgia's law this month and are now asking a judge to halt the measure pending the...
  • Alabama's Tough New Immigration Law Can Withstand Legal Challenges, Experts Say

    06/11/2011 2:44:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11, 2011
    Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants will likely survive legal challenges from advocacy groups that say it is unconstitutional and racist, analysts told Fox News. The law, which takes effect Sept. 1, empowers police to arrest people suspected of being an illegal immigrant if they are stopped for another reason and requires businesses and schools to verify whether workers and students are in the country lawfully. It also makes it a crime to knowingly transport or shelter illegal immigrants. As soon as Republican Gov. Robert Bentley signed the bill into law Thursday, the ACLU and Southern Poverty Law...
  • (Alabama) ACLU to challenge new Alabama immigration law

    06/10/2011 2:09:27 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 39 replies ^ | 6/10/2011 |
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama, in conjunction with several other civil rights groups, is planning to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the immigration policy Alabama Gov. Robert J. Bentley signed into law Thursday. ..civil liberties activists are up in arms and preparing to mount their legal challenge. “This law is an outrageous throw-back to the pre-Civil Rights era, going beyond the discriminatory and unconstitutional police practices that we’ve seen in other states,” Cecillia Wang, director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project.
  • The Threat to Freedom: The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Department of Homeland Security

    03/18/2011 4:35:36 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | Feb. 17, 2011 | Tom DeWeese
    Briefing to the Tea Party Caucus of the US House of Representatives February 17, 2011 By Tom DeWeese: My name is Tom DeWeese, President of the American Policy Center, and according to the Southern Poverty Law Center I am a right wing extremist, a racist and a potentially violent terrorist. In March, 2010, SPLC issued a report entitled “Rage on the Right: The Year in Hate and Extremism,” in which groups opposed to issues like the Obama health care plan and illegal immigration were lumped with white supremacist groups like the National Socialist Movement and Skin Heads. In August, 2010...
  • Can we trust the Southern Poverty and Law Center?

    03/10/2011 11:22:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 10, 2011 | Christopher Taylor
    Morris Dees and Joseph J. Levin Jr created the Southern Poverty and Law Center (SPLC) in 1971. It was intended to be a civil rights law center, and SPLC focused initially on the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist groups. As time went on, it began to include other civil rights topics, and has become a go-to group for journalists writing about "hate groups." And over time, its information and slant on issues has become more and more misleading, and often outright false. Over the years, the SPLC has shifted emphasis from its legal work to "educating the general...
  • Group blasts 3 state legislators for "radical" stands

    03/09/2011 10:59:03 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 3/9/2011 | WAYNE GREENE
    Three Oklahoma lawmakers who advocate stricter immigration controls are among a dozen U.S. legislators targeted by the Southern Poverty Law Center for their “radical” beliefs.Republican state Reps. Sally Kern and Charles Key of Oklahoma City and Randy Terrill of Moore are highlighted in the “Attacking the Constitution: State Legislators for Legal Immigration & the Anti-Immigrant Movement” report. “It’s astounding how far outside the mainstream they are,” Heidi Beirich, research director for the center, said of the legislators. “These folks are flat-out extremists.”
  • Southern Poverty Law Center lists anti-Islamic blogger Pamela Geller, followers a hate group

    02/25/2011 2:41:24 PM PST · by OddLane · 31 replies
    The Daily News ^ | February 25, 2011 | Corky Siemaszko
    Manhattan blogger Pamela Geller and her posse of anti-Islamic protesters have been branded a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Stop the Islamization of America was included in the civil rights organization's annual roundup of extremist groups - a rogue's gallery that includes everything from the Ku Klux Klan to white supremacists and Nazis. Geller's group was one of the most vocal opponents of the proposed Islamic Center near Ground Zero. The group was also behind ads that were placed on city buses urging Muslims to leave "the falsity of Islam." Geller, who runs a blog called Atlas...
  • Conservative Organizations Slam Law Center for Labeling Them 'Hate' Groups

    12/24/2010 1:01:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies · 5+ views
    Conservative Organizations Slam Law Center for Labeling Them 'Hate' Groups By Stephen Clark Published December 24, 2010 | Conservative groups and lawmakers are firing back at the Southern Poverty Law Center for releasing a new report labeling some mainstream conservative organizations as "hate groups" for their opposition to gay marriage. In its latest report, the center added 18 "anti-gay groups" to its list of active hate organizations, including Concerned Women for America, the Traditional Values Coalition, the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage. They join the center's list of more than 900 hate groups, including the...
  • Duke lacrosse accuser convicted of child abuse

    12/18/2010 4:16:51 AM PST · by Islander7 · 47 replies · 2+ views
    WaPo ^ | Dec 17, 2010 | By EMERY P. DALESIO
    DURHAM, N.C. -- A woman who authorities said falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape four years ago has been found guilty by a North Carolina jury of misdemeanor child abuse and damaging property.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center: Social conservative organizations are hate groups

    12/06/2010 10:11:13 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/6/2010 | John Rossomando
    The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) says it will not back down from its decision to label the Family Research Council and other socially conservative groups as hate groups, on par with the Ku Klux Klan and the Aryan Nations, for their views about homosexuality. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins recently asked SPLC to retract the hate group designation, but SPLC Intelligence Project Director Mark Potok told The Daily Caller that will never happen. SPLC’s Winter 2010 edition of its “Intelligence Report” magazine lists the Family Research Council as a hate group alongside the American Family Association, the Traditional...
  • Pro-family leaders warn that ‘hate group’ label defines Christianity as bigotry

    12/01/2010 1:50:31 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies · 2+ views
    cna ^ | December 1, 2010 | Kevin J. Jones
    Maggie Gallagher and Prof. Robert George Washington D.C., Dec 1, 2010 / 12:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Southern Poverty Law Center’s classification of pro-family groups as hate groups is the “next phase” of a gay rights movement which seeks to redefine Christianity as bigotry and to shut down honest debate, pro-family leaders warned.The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a well-funded civil rights organization which began in 1971 in opposition to racism and white supremacist groups.Last week the center published an article classifying the Family Research Council and several other organizations as a “hate groups.” The SPLC also criticized...
  • Hate under cloak of religion (yes, it is a barf alert)

    12/01/2010 2:21:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/1/2010 | Tim Rutton
    The Southern Poverty Law Center is an organization with deep roots in the civil rights movement. Its ingenious lawsuits helped break the back of the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist factions, and in recent years, it has joined the Anti-Defamation League as a reliable monitor of hate groups. The Family Research Council is an influential Washington-based advocacy group with deep roots in the religious right. Its annual political forum, the Values Voter Summit, has become a nearly obligatory stop for ambitious Republican office-seekers hoping to win the support of so-called values voters. In recent years, the council has...
  • 18 Anti-Gay Groups and Their Propaganda (new additions to SPLC's Hate Group registry)(barf)

    12/01/2010 2:28:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Even as some well-known anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family moderate their views, a hard core of smaller groups, most of them religiously motivated, have continued to pump out demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals and other sexual minorities. These groups’ influence reaches far beyond what their size would suggest, because the “facts” they disseminate about homosexuality are often amplified by certain politicians, other groups and even news organizations. Of the 18 groups profiled below, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) will be listing 13 next year as hate groups (eight were previously listed), reflecting further research into their views;...
  • Dan Savage Slams CNN, On CNN, For Giving Airtime to Hate Groups

    11/30/2010 8:28:19 AM PST · by tricksy · 5 replies
    ...In an interview/piece about the new hate crime statistics and the fact that gays are the most likely to be targeted in hate crimes of ANY minority, Dan Savage said the following, to a CNN anchor: "There are no 'two sides' to the issue of LGBT rights. Right now one side is really using dehumanizing rhetoric. The Southern Poverty Law Center labels these groups as hate groups and yet the leaders of these groups, people like Tony Perkins, are welcomed onto networks like CNN to espouse hate directed at gays and lesbians. And similarly hateful people who are targeting Jews...
  • First, They Came for the Restrictionists . . .

    11/30/2010 4:11:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 29 November, 2010 | Mark Krikorian
    The Southern Poverty Law Center has made a thriving business of pretending to identify “hate groups,” seeing vast, malicious conspiracies in pathetic clusters of anti-social losers living in their mothers’ basements. But with the transvestites of the Klan an increasingly improbable stand-in for the SA, the SPLC needed new enemies to keep the cash registers ringing. So, after the collapse of the Bush/Kennedy/McCain amnesty push in 2007, it joined with La Raza and other open-borders groups that wanted to effectively criminalize disagreement with their positions to find new “hate groups” among immigration skeptics, designating the Federation for American Immigration Reform...
  • ‘The Social Contract’ exposes Southern Poverty Law Center

    11/29/2010 3:57:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 November, 2010 | David Codrea
    “Profiteers of Hate,” the cover of the Spring 2010 issue of The Social Contract accuses. “The smear-mongering agenda of the Southern Poverty Law Center…” In this special issue The Social Contract presents an unsparing indictment, and a timely debunking, of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Acclaimed expert on America’s political fringes Laird Wilcox skewers the bogus scholarship and smear tactics by which SPLC has successfully sold itself to government and media as an impartial arbiter of “hate,” in an exclusive, keynote interview with Peter Gemma. TSC’s team of accomplished contributors from the left, right, and center exposes SPLC’s unsavory...
  • Nonprofit [race-baiting hate group] will designate the Family Research Council a 'hate group'

    11/26/2010 11:51:14 AM PST · by roses of sharon · 41 replies
    Washington (CNN) - The Southern Poverty Law Center will designate the Family Research Council, a powerful conservative advocacy organization, as a hate group next year because of its anti-gay views. For its part, the council is already firing back in a statement calling the announcement a "smear campaign." In the most recent edition of its publication "Intelligence Report," the SPLC included its analysis of 14 years' worth of hate crimes data. The study concluded that gays were more likely to be victims of a violent hate crime than any other minority group. As part of its study, the SPLC made...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Adds Am. Family Assoc. to "Hate Groups" List

    Even as some well-known anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family moderate their views, a hard core of smaller groups, most of them religiously motivated, have continued to pump out demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals and other sexual minorities. These groups’ influence reaches far beyond what their size would suggest, because the “facts” they disseminate about homosexuality are often amplified by certain politicians, other groups and even news organizations. Of the 18 groups profiled below, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) will be listing 13 next year as hate groups (eight were previously listed), reflecting further research into their views;...
  • Anti-Government Movement Discovered in Middle Tennessee

    11/22/2010 6:42:57 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 31 replies · 1+ views
    News Channel 5 ^ | 11/22/2010 | News Channel 5
    They call themselves sovereign citizens, and they're part of a growing anti-government movement that rejects state and federal law. The Southern Poverty Law Center tracks extremist groups and estimates there are 300,000 sovereigns nationwide, but a NewsChannel 5 investigation reveals the movement is thriving here in middle Tennessee. The Southern Poverty Law Center is warning police departments across the country about the growing movement. It has produced a video which shows officers how to identify sovereigns. In May, two men who belonged to the movement, shot and killed two West Memphis police officers after the officers pulled them over for...
  • Violent leftists agree with SPLC and 'Waco Jim' on threat from the armed right

    11/10/2010 11:31:02 AM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 43 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | November 10, 2010 | David Codrea
    On Monday, we asked, in the context of the Southern Poverty Law Center conflating Constitutionalists with haters, if a video warning law enforcement to cue their behavior in citizen encounters off of bumper stickers could either chill free speech or endanger Americans expressing political sentiments. We followed up yesterday asking if video co-narrator/former ATF Special Agent in Charge James Cavanaugh was a credible SPLC spokesperson. Here’s someone—a leading “respected” academic and activist who agrees with “Waco Jim” and the SPLC about the armed political right: "It's racist, it's armed, it's hostile, it's unspeakable," she said. "White people armed, demanding an...
  • Did SPLC just make it dangerous to have a ‘conservative’ bumper sticker?

    11/09/2010 4:13:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 November, 2010 | David Codrea
    The Southern Poverty Law Center has produced a video, “’Sovereign Citizens’ and Law Enforcement: Understanding the Threat,” warning police that traffic stops involving “right wing” citizens could end up as deadly encounters. I’ve embedded it in the sidebar video player. Go ahead and watch it before reading on. There’s no question the officers were murdered. The question is, do we blame an ideology or the individuals who committed the act? And if the former is a factor, what responsible actions have the finger-pointers taken to limit the blame to a narrow spectrum of violence initiation advocates—as opposed to conflating their...
  • Will 'fusion center' accept 'militia enthusiast's' challenge?

    10/25/2010 4:54:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 October, 2010 | David Codrea
    Almost two weeks ago we discussed an "Intelligence Brief" by the Kansas City Regional TEW Inter-Agency Analysis Center focused on Mike Vanderboegh and his in-development novel "Absolved." Relying heavily on Southern Poverty Law Center talking points that conflate patriots with haters (indeed, we've seen the relationship between SPLC and "homeland security" enforcement solifidify into one of quasi-official symbiosis), the report claimed: Vanderboegh’s novella is very similar in nature to a 1978 novella, The Turner Diaries. In The Turner Diaries, an overthrow of the U.S. government and race war was depicted. The novella became, and is still considered, a staple of...
  • It’s Official: Southern Poverty Law Center Is Now Part of DHS

    10/08/2010 9:54:00 PM PDT · by FromLori · 25 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | 10/8/2010 | Stewart Rhodes
    As the below document makes clear, Southern Poverty Law Center is Now Officially Part of DHS. The CEO of SPLC now sits on the DHS “Working Group on Countering Violent Extremism” along with the leaders of other So-called Non Government Organizations (but can we really call them such now that they are part of the government?) And select “law enforcement” officers such as the Clark County Nevada Sheriff, Doug Gillespie. What does the working group do? Make recommendations on training and how to use all of the local resources – police, social services, media, NGO’s, you name it – to...
  • Obama’s ‘Outreach’: Millions to be Spent Restoring Islamic Sites Worldwide

    08/25/2010 10:08:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies
    Un:dhimmi ...: Washington Post ^ | August 25th, 2010 | Un:dhimmi ...:
    As US President Barack Hussein Obama continues on his seemingly endless quest to appease Muslims, with instructions to NASA to ‘find a way’ to reach them, Iftar dinners at the White House and the US State Dept.’s sponsorship of Ground Zero Mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s forthcoming ’speaking tour’ of Muslim countries (without knowledge of what exactly he’ll be talking about); it emerges that that his administration is also planning to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on the restoration of dozens of Muslim sites around the world... Throughout his administration, Obama has been fervent in his support of Islam and...
  • When a Civil Rights Group Hires All Whites… What do You Have?

    08/09/2010 9:51:34 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 14 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/09/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    As we are sonorously and endlessly told, the Southern Poverty Law Center is all about exposing the "hate" and working for "civil rights" in America. But a new website, Watching the Watchdogs, has tracked down the salaries and identities of SPLC's top officers and it is interesting to note that they are all white people. Not a "minority" in the bunch. And they are all making a pretty penny, too. So, what do you have when a "civil rights" organization that tries to fight the "hate" out there, an organization that claims it is all about protecting America's minorities, hasn't...
  • TEA Party has nothing to fear from SPLC’s Morris Dees: he’s the little man behind the Oz curtain

    07/26/2010 7:42:46 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | July 26, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Among the skunks, who will be attacking us for attending TEA Parties and standing up for our rights this campaign cycle will be Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center. He will continually call us a racist Hate Group. But who is this little twerp and where does he come from? Morris Dees Dees is phony hustler who used to defend the Klan but switched sides for the money involved in fleecing sappy liberals. He labels patriotic groups as Hate Groups and liberals throw money at him. It makes them feel good. As George Wallace’s Coordinator of Youth Activities...
  • Wash. Post Cries: White 'Hate' Groups Increasing! Says Who?

    06/29/2010 7:38:30 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 06/29/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    It’s time once again for some more left-wing hand wringing over the supposed rise of "white militias" in the era of Obama. This time it is the blather of Metro Columnist Courtland Milloy claiming that white-based hate groups have increased substantially because we have a black president. Milloy also rails about the "racial double standard" in evidence because no one is all that upset about this business. If it were black racists increasing their militia activities because of a white president, Milloy gravely writes, why the whole country would be alarmed. Milloy isn't the only denizen of the Old Media...
  • Agents Provocateurs Fuel Anti-Right-wing Propaganda [Please read!]

    05/12/2010 12:09:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,958+ views
    The New American ^ | May 12, 2010 | William F. Jasper
    On August 9 Hal Turner is scheduled to go on trial in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, for allegedly threatening three federal appeals court judges in an Internet blog post. For the past several years, Turner, an Internet radio shock jock, has been one of the top purveyors of incendiary racist bombast. He has been dubbed the “Host of Hate” by the Southern Poverty Law Center and has provided the SPLC and other left-wing activist groups with a handy image to use in smearing conservatives. The major problem for prosecutors is that Turner was on the payroll of the...
  • The Myth of the Menacing Militias

    05/12/2010 5:20:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies · 1,128+ views
    Reason ^ | 5 May, 2010 | Jesse Walker
    Flash back to the end of March, when the authorities hauled in nine members of the Hutaree, a Christian paramilitary group, and charged them with plotting a mass assassination of police officers. The media quickly added the arrests to the ongoing narrative of "rising right-wing violence," with the Michigan-based militants cast as the leading edge of a smoldering paramilitary threat. Newscasters and columnists touted a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) claiming that the number of anti-government "Patriot" organizations is skyrocketing. An "astonishing 363 new Patriot groups appeared in 2009," the center declared, "with the totals going from...
  • Are You On SPLC's 'Hit' List?

    04/27/2010 12:44:04 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 9 replies · 303+ views ^ | 24 April 2010 | Ron Ewart
    The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) (a very, very, very left-leaning organization) has taken it upon itself to "point out" just who these right wing "patriot" groups really are and their definition of the word patriot is equivalent with sedition, or acting with intent to overthrow the government of the United States. If you just happen to be vocal about criticizing the government (or God Help you, Obama himself) and equate his and their policies to the acts of a tyrant, a dictator, or a socialist/Marxist, you are, no doubt, on the SPLC's list, for all to see, even the...
  • ALERT! News Outlet to Smear Gun Owners, Militia Groups

    04/26/2010 8:43:43 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 14 replies · 616+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/25/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    A special report on militia groups and gun owners who support Second Amendment rights and the Constitutional concept of citizen militias is scheduled to be aired on a major news outlet this Thursday evening. The report has all the markings of a smear job due to the fact that its main source of information is the leftwing front group, the Southern Poverty Law Center. In a series of ads announcing the upcoming report, News Channel 7, WSPA-TV, which serves one of the top 30 television markets in America, states that 'militia groups are growing and they are even right here...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center’s ‘Enemies List’ a Fantasy

    04/26/2010 12:51:48 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 10 replies · 1,024+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 26 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Catherine Bleish is a 26-year-old libertarian who was a Ron Paul delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention. She is a leader of the Liberty Restoration Project which, among other things, opposes the federal “War on Drugs” and denounces the Patriot Act as “an assault against the civil liberties of Americans.” Perhaps you disagree with those views, but is Bleish dangerous? The Southern Poverty Law Center seems to think so.....
  • The Hidden Agenda of the Southern Poverty Law Center

    04/26/2010 4:53:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies · 1,380+ views ^ | 23 April, 2010 | Tom Tancredo
    With the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, many liberals exploited the actions of one deranged individual to tar millions of patriotic Americans as extremists and potential terrorists. Bill Clinton said that it was legitimate to draw "parallels to the time running up to Oklahoma City and a lot of the political discord that exists in our country today." The mainstream media and liberal commentators are awash with news stories like “Hate: Antigovernment extremists are on the rise—and on the march” in Newsweek. In an excellent piece “What's behind the anti-Tea Party hate narrative?” the Washington Examiner’s Chief Washington...
  • Beck, Farah, Bachmann, Ron Paul on 'patriot' hit list

    04/21/2010 6:57:25 PM PDT · by Man50D · 105 replies · 2,271+ views ^ | April 21, 2010 | Joe Kovacs
    What do Glenn Beck, Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann and Joseph Farah have in common? They're all prominently featured in a new list of 40 "patriots" and "enablers" that a left-leaning group thinks Americans should be concerned about. In its new report titled, "Meet the Patriots," the Southern Poverty Law Center states: "In the last year and a half, militias and the larger antigovernment 'patriot' movement have exploded, accompanied by the rapid expansion of other sectors of the radical right. This spectacular growth is the result of several factors, including anger over major political, demographic and economic changes in America, along...
  • The Hidden Agenda of the Southern Poverty Law Center

    04/23/2010 7:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies · 1,024+ views ^ | April 23, 2010 | Tom Tancredo
    With the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, many liberals exploited the actions of one deranged individual to tar millions of patriotic Americans as extremists and potential terrorists. Bill Clinton said that it was legitimate to draw "parallels to the time running up to Oklahoma City and a lot of the political discord that exists in our country today." The mainstream media and liberal commentators are awash with news stories like “Hate: Antigovernment extremists are on the rise—and on the march” in Newsweek. In an excellent piece “What's behind the anti-Tea Party hate narrative?” the Washington Examiner’s Chief...
  • Laura Ingraham SHOW: Mark Potok SPLC will be on shortly- callers can ask HIM questions...

    04/21/2010 7:27:49 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 10 replies · 407+ views
    Laura Ingraham ^ | April 21 | PghBaldy
    1 800 876 4123 She will have Mark Potok on shortly, who says another McVeigh to be spawned by Tea Partiers. Streams for show:
  • What's behind the anti-Tea Party hate narrative?

    04/20/2010 11:17:22 AM PDT · by neverdem · 91 replies · 1,760+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 20, 2010 | Byron York
    (AP File) There's a new narrative taking hold in the wake of the recent Tea Party protests and the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing: The Tea Partiers' intense opposition to the Obama administration has led to overheated political rhetoric, which could in turn lead to violence, perhaps as devastating as Oklahoma City.Former President Clinton is the leading voice of this new narrative. In newspaper interviews, television appearances and a widely discussed speech Friday, Clinton said it's "legitimate" to draw "parallels to the time running up to Oklahoma City and a lot of the political discord that exists...
  • Leftwing Extremist 'Southern Poverty Law Center' Smears Conservatives, Patriots

    04/18/2010 12:02:33 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 8 replies · 557+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/18/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    The Leftwing extremist group called 'The Southern Poverty Law Center' of Montgomery, Alabama has with one stroke of the pen smeared conservatives and Patriots in its new, infamous 'blacklist' it entitles, 'Meet the Patriots.' Among those it includes in the blacklist are some of the most reputable conservative Patriots in America today, such as U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN), federal judge and Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano, U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX), Gun Owners of America (GOA) chief Larry Pratt, Fox News personality Glenn Beck, and U.S. Representative Paul Broun (R-GA), among others.
  • Fodder: Tea Party set noted as radicals in Southern Poverty Law Center report; Fodder links

    04/16/2010 2:34:45 PM PDT · by suthener · 25 replies · 645+ views Mobile Press-Register ^ | April 16, 2010, 4:17PM | Press-Register staff
    Consider this quote from a report issued last month by the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center: "The 'tea parties' and similar groups that have sprung up in recent months cannot fairly be considered extremist groups, but they are shot through with rich veins of radical ideas, conspiracy theories and racism."
  • On NBC, Boy Scout Scandal Merits Story, But Club's 100th Anniversary Didn't

    04/01/2010 8:07:48 PM PDT · by 198ml · 29 replies · 586+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/1/10 | Anthony Kang
    When it comes to socially-conservative groups media outlets like to cover the scandals instead of the celebrations. That's exactly what NBC did to the Boy Scouts of America which had its 100th anniversary Jan. 25. NBC "Nightly News" completely ignored the anniversary, but did remember to cover Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day during that broadcast. But NBC will find time for scandal. On April 1, NBC's "Today" reported that the Boy Scouts are at the center of a $25 million lawsuit tied to an alleged cover-up of thousands of sexual abuse cases. The same network that found the group so unimportant...
  • Active 'Patriot' Groups in the United States in 2009 [as per SPLC]

    03/31/2010 8:37:39 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies · 527+ views ^ | Spring 2010 | Southern Poverty Law Center
    Intelligence Report, Spring 2010, Issue Number: 137 The Intelligence Project identified 512 "Patriot" groups that were active in 2009. Of these groups, 127 were militias, marked with an asterisk, and the remainder includes "common-law" courts, publishers, ministries and citizens' groups. Generally, Patriot groups define themselves as opposed to the "New World Order," engage in groundless conspiracy theorizing, or advocate or adhere to extreme antigovernment doctrines. Listing here does not imply that the groups themselves advocate or engage in violence or other criminal activities, or are racist. The list was compiled from field reports, Patriot publications, the Internet, law enforcement sources...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Targets The Mexican Mafia For Racist Attacks

    03/07/2010 9:55:36 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 17 replies · 163+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/07/10 | Friends of Ours
    Latino gangs tied to the Mexican Mafia are running a racist terror campaign against blacks in Los Angeles, CA: Federal and Los Angeles county prosecutors have spent the past couple of years successfully charging Los Angeles-area Latino gangs with targeting African-Americans in an effort to drive them out of neighborhoods they claim. All of those gangs have direct connections to the Mexican Mafia, and no less an authority on racist groups than the Southern Poverty Law Center reported the Mafia has ordered their street-level associates to intimidate African-Americans at all times. Last week two members of Florencia 13 which is...
  • Prof. Carol Swain on the Southern Poverty Law Center

    03/31/2010 11:37:20 AM PDT · by sthguard · 10 replies · 449+ views
    Center for Immigration Studies/Youtube ^ | March 25, 2010 | Dr. Carol Swain
    This is a good presentation by Dr. Carol Swain, a law professor at Vanderbilt, about the effects of the Southern Policy Law Center on public debate; she argues that shutting down conservative voices in the name of political correctness actually encourages extremism rather than moderating it. It's part of a panel discussion put on by the Center for Immigration Studies at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Part 1 of her remarks is about five minutes long; part 2 is about nine minutes.
  • Timing on Hutaree Raid Troubling

    03/30/2010 7:17:56 AM PDT · by johnqueuepublic · 93 replies · 2,337+ views LLC ^ | March 29, 2010 | PLN Staff
    Timing on Hutaree Raid Troubling - Is this the long anticipated beginning of Obama stifling "right wing" dissent? March 29, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - - In this administration nothing happens by accident, at least at the public relations level and DOJ's widely reported raid this last weekend on a group with extremely limited previous public visibility [the Hutaree, a tiny Michigan based group] might well be similarly tainted. The defendants, David Brian Stone, David Brian Stone Jr., Joshua Matthew Stone, Tina Mae Stone, Joshua John Clough, Michael David Meeks, Thomas William Piatek, Kristopher T. Sickes and Jacob...