Apr 11

The Politics of Hate for 4/11

2008 was a rough election. Not just in that it was so long and so close, but that it was loaded with hate and hate-filled attacks on people based on their race, patriotism, gender or other things. Few, if any, of these attacks had any legitimacy or were based upon anything remotely like evidence. Conservatives recognize that this happened, but they say it was done equally by both sides. Complete nonsense, this was an overwhelmingly one-sided affair. Since the election, things have gotten significantly worse, as the Republican party has devolved into the party of hate. These posts will catalog the hate-filled rhetoric of the Republican Party and its conservative allies on a daily basis.

Attacks on People With Disabilities

Attacks on Poor People and Working Families

Calling for American Failure

Comparison of Liberals or Democrats to Bad Guys

Defense of Bad Guys

Disruption of Legitimate Events

False Attacks on People’s Patriotism or Americanism

Falsely Calling Liberals Socialist or Communist

Fearmongering

Homophobia

Racism

Religious Hatred

Sexism

Violence or Threats of Violence

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Apr 09

The Day in Gun News for 4/9

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Mar 31

The Politics of Hate for 3/31

2008 was a rough election. Not just in that it was so long and so close, but that it was loaded with hate and hate-filled attacks on people based on their race, patriotism, gender or other things. Few, if any, of these attacks had any legitimacy or were based upon anything remotely like evidence. Conservatives recognize that this happened, but they say it was done equally by both sides. Complete nonsense, this was an overwhelmingly one-sided affair. Since the election, things have gotten significantly worse, as the Republican party has devolved into the party of hate. These posts will catalog the hate-filled rhetoric of the Republican Party and its conservative allies on a daily basis.

Attacks on People With Disabilities

Attacks on Poor People and Working Families

Comparison of Liberals or Democrats to Bad Guys

Disruption of Legitimate Events

False Attacks on People’s Patriotism or Americanism

Falsely Calling Liberals Socialist or Communist

Fearmongering

Homophobia

Racism

Religious Hatred

Sexism

Violence or Threats of Violence

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Mar 25

The Politics of Hate for 3/25

2008 was a rough election. Not just in that it was so long and so close, but that it was loaded with hate and hate-filled attacks on people based on their race, patriotism, gender or other things. Few, if any, of these attacks had any legitimacy or were based upon anything remotely like evidence. Conservatives recognize that this happened, but they say it was done equally by both sides. Complete nonsense, this was an overwhelmingly one-sided affair. Since the election, things have gotten significantly worse, as the Republican party has devolved into the party of hate. These posts will catalog the hate-filled rhetoric of the Republican Party and its conservative allies on a daily basis.

Attacks on People With Disabilities

Attacks on Poor People or the Working Class

Comparison of Liberals or Democrats to Bad Guys

Defense of Bad Guys

Disruption of Legitimate Events

False Attacks on People’s Patriotism or Americanism

Fearmongering

Homophobia

Racism

Religious Hatred

Sexism

Violence or Threats of Violence

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Mar 20

The Politics of Hate for 3/20

2008 was a rough election. Not just in that it was so long and so close, but that it was loaded with hate and hate-filled attacks on people based on their race, patriotism, gender or other things. Few, if any, of these attacks had any legitimacy or were based upon anything remotely like evidence. Conservatives recognize that this happened, but they say it was done equally by both sides. Complete nonsense, this was an overwhelmingly one-sided affair. Since the election, things have gotten significantly worse, as the Republican party has devolved into the party of hate. These posts will catalog the hate-filled rhetoric of the Republican Party and its conservative allies on a daily basis.

Attacks on People With Disabilities

Attacks on Poor People and Working Families

Comparison of Liberals or Democrats to Bad Guys

Defense of Bad Guys

Disruption of Legitimate Events

Falsely Calling Liberals Socialist or Communist

Fearmongering

Homophobia

Racism

Religious Hatred

Sexism

Violence or Threats of Violence

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Mar 20

The Day in Gun News for 3/20

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Mar 14

The Politics of Hate for 3/14

2008 was a rough election. Not just in that it was so long and so close, but that it was loaded with hate and hate-filled attacks on people based on their race, patriotism, gender or other things. Few, if any, of these attacks had any legitimacy or were based upon anything remotely like evidence. Conservatives recognize that this happened, but they say it was done equally by both sides. Complete nonsense, this was an overwhelmingly one-sided affair. Since the election, things have gotten significantly worse, as the Republican party has devolved into the party of hate. These posts will catalog the hate-filled rhetoric of the Republican Party and its conservative allies on a daily basis.

Attacks on Poor or Working People

Comparison of Liberals or Democrats to Bad Guys

Defense of Bad Guys

False Attacks on People’s Patriotism or Americanism

Fearmongering

Homophobia

Racism

Religious Hatred

Sexism

Violence or Threats of Violence

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Mar 13

The Politics of hate for 3/13

2008 was a rough election. Not just in that it was so long and so close, but that it was loaded with hate and hate-filled attacks on people based on their race, patriotism, gender or other things. Few, if any, of these attacks had any legitimacy or were based upon anything remotely like evidence. Conservatives recognize that this happened, but they say it was done equally by both sides. Complete nonsense, this was an overwhelmingly one-sided affair. Since the election, things have gotten significantly worse, as the Republican party has devolved into the party of hate. These posts will catalog the hate-filled rhetoric of the Republican Party and its conservative allies on a daily basis.

Attacks on Poor or Working Class People

Comparison of Liberals or Democrats to Bad Guys

Disruption of Legitimate Events

False Attacks on People’s Patriotism or Americanism

Falsely Calling Liberals Socialist or Communist

Fearmongering

Homophobia

Racism

Religious Hatred

Sexism

Violence or Threats of Violence

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Mar 12

The Politics of Hate for 3/12

2008 was a rough election. Not just in that it was so long and so close, but that it was loaded with hate and hate-filled attacks on people based on their race, patriotism, gender or other things. Few, if any, of these attacks had any legitimacy or were based upon anything remotely like evidence. Conservatives recognize that this happened, but they say it was done equally by both sides. Complete nonsense, this was an overwhelmingly one-sided affair. Since the election, things have gotten significantly worse, as the Republican party has devolved into the party of hate. These posts will catalog the hate-filled rhetoric of the Republican Party and its conservative allies on a daily basis.

Attacks on People With Disabilities

Attacks on Poor People

Calling for American Failure

Comparison of Liberals or Democrats to Bad Guys

Defense of Bad Guys

False Attacks on People’s Patriotism or Americanism

Falsely Calling Liberals Socialist or Communist

Fearmongering

Homophobia

Racism

Religious Hatred

Sexism

Violence or Threats of Violence

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Mar 12

The Day in Gun News for 3/12

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Mar 07

The Politics of Hate for 3/7

2008 was a rough election. Not just in that it was so long and so close, but that it was loaded with hate and hate-filled attacks on people based on their race, patriotism, gender or other things. Few, if any, of these attacks had any legitimacy or were based upon anything remotely like evidence. Conservatives recognize that this happened, but they say it was done equally by both sides. Complete nonsense, this was an overwhelmingly one-sided affair. Since the election, things have gotten significantly worse, as the Republican party has devolved into the party of hate. These posts will catalog the hate-filled rhetoric of the Republican Party and its conservative allies on a daily basis.

Attacks on Poor People

Comparison of Liberals or Democrats to Bad Guys

Defense of Bad Guys

Fearmongering

Homophobia

Racism

Religious Hatred

Sexism

Violence or Threats of Violence

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Mar 07

The Day in Gun News for 3/7

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Mar 06

The Politics of Hate for 3/6

2008 was a rough election. Not just in that it was so long and so close, but that it was loaded with hate and hate-filled attacks on people based on their race, patriotism, gender or other things. Few, if any, of these attacks had any legitimacy or were based upon anything remotely like evidence. Conservatives recognize that this happened, but they say it was done equally by both sides. Complete nonsense, this was an overwhelmingly one-sided affair. Since the election, things have gotten significantly worse, as the Republican party has devolved into the party of hate. These posts will catalog the hate-filled rhetoric of the Republican Party and its conservative allies on a daily basis.

Attacks on Poor People

Comparison of Liberals or Democrats to Bad Guys

Disruption of Legitimate Events

Falsely Calling Liberals Socialist or Communist

Fearmongering

Homophobia

Racism

Religious Hatred

Sexism

Violence or Threats of Violence

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Mar 06

The Day in Gun News for 3/6

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Mar 05

More Changes

Media Matters has created a great new site, Mythopedia that accomplishes the same goal that I was trying to get at with the daily “The Facts” posts, and they have funding, so I’m going to abandon that series. It will be replaced with “The Day in Guns,” since gun control is one of my key issues and there is always a good flood of relevant news.

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Mar 05

The Politics of Hate for 3/5

2008 was a rough election. Not just in that it was so long and so close, but that it was loaded with hate and hate-filled attacks on people based on their race, patriotism, gender or other things. Few, if any, of these attacks had any legitimacy or were based upon anything remotely like evidence. Conservatives recognize that this happened, but they say it was done equally by both sides. Complete nonsense, this was an overwhelmingly one-sided affair. Since the election, things have gotten significantly worse, as the Republican party has devolved into the party of hate. These posts will catalog the hate-filled rhetoric of the Republican Party and its conservative allies on a daily basis.

Attacks on People With Disabilities

Attacks on Poor People

Comparison of Liberals or Democrats to Bad Guys

Defense of Bad Guys

False Attacks on People’s Patriotism or Americanism

Fearmongering

Homophobia

Racism

Religious Hatred

Sexism

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Feb 28

The Facts for 2/28

  • With just 41 votes, Republican senators block veterans benefits bill
  • National Academy Of Sciences Delivers Highly Readable Climate Change Warning | ThinkProgress
  • Income Inequality Hurts Economic Growth, But Fixing It Doesn’t
  • Indiana House Votes To End An Innovative Energy Efficiency Program | ThinkProgress
  • PolitiFact Finds NRA’s Ted Nugent Greatly Exaggerated His Law Enforcement Credentials | Blog | Media Matters for America
  • 5 Tea Party Myths Debunked As Movement Marks 5 Years Of Dysfunction | Right Wing Watch
  • Christie aides joked about causing ‘traffic problems’ at rabbi’s home
  • New Documentary Exposes Sinister Judge Who Sent Thousands of Innocent Youths to Jail for Money | Crooks and Liars
  • Eight Charts That Prove Obama’s Right About Young Black Men’s Chances In The Economy | ThinkProgress
  • South Carolina Cop Shoots 70-Year-Old Reaching For His Cane During Traffic Stop | ThinkProgress
  • 6 Steps The President And Congress Can Take To Help Young Men Of Color | ThinkProgress
  • Nature Stunner: As Climate Change Speeds Up, The Number Of Extremely Hot Days Is Soaring | ThinkProgress
  • Exonerated Inmate: No One, No Matter The Crime, Can Endure Solitary Confinement For Very Long | ThinkProgress
  • State Department Watchdog Finds No Problem With Oil Industry Contractor Writing Keystone XL Report | ThinkProgress
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    Feb 28

    The Politics of hate for 2/28

    2008 was a rough election. Not just in that it was so long and so close, but that it was loaded with hate and hate-filled attacks on people based on their race, patriotism, gender or other things. Few, if any, of these attacks had any legitimacy or were based upon anything remotely like evidence. Conservatives recognize that this happened, but they say it was done equally by both sides. Complete nonsense, this was an overwhelmingly one-sided affair. Since the election, things have gotten significantly worse, as the Republican party has devolved into the party of hate. These posts will catalog the hate-filled rhetoric of the Republican Party and its conservative allies on a daily basis.

    Attacks on Poor People

    Disruption of Legitimate Events

    Fearmongering

    Homophobia

    Racism

    Religious Hatred

    Sexism

    Violence or Threats of Violence

    See the full archive

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    Feb 27

    The Politics of Hate for 2/27

    2008 was a rough election. Not just in that it was so long and so close, but that it was loaded with hate and hate-filled attacks on people based on their race, patriotism, gender or other things. Few, if any, of these attacks had any legitimacy or were based upon anything remotely like evidence. Conservatives recognize that this happened, but they say it was done equally by both sides. Complete nonsense, this was an overwhelmingly one-sided affair. Since the election, things have gotten significantly worse, as the Republican party has devolved into the party of hate. These posts will catalog the hate-filled rhetoric of the Republican Party and its conservative allies on a daily basis.

    Attacks on Poor People

    Comparison of Liberals or Democrats to Bad Guys

    Disruption of Legitimate Events

    False Attacks on People’s Patriotism or Americanism

    Fearmongering

    Homophobia

    Racism

    Religious Hatred

    Sexism

    See the full archive

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    Feb 27

    The Facts for 2/27

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    Feb 26

    The Facts for 2/26

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    Feb 26

    The Politics of Hate for 2/26

    2008 was a rough election. Not just in that it was so long and so close, but that it was loaded with hate and hate-filled attacks on people based on their race, patriotism, gender or other things. Few, if any, of these attacks had any legitimacy or were based upon anything remotely like evidence. Conservatives recognize that this happened, but they say it was done equally by both sides. Complete nonsense, this was an overwhelmingly one-sided affair. Since the election, things have gotten significantly worse, as the Republican party has devolved into the party of hate. These posts will catalog the hate-filled rhetoric of the Republican Party and its conservative allies on a daily basis.

    Comparison of Liberals or Democrats to Bad Guys

    Defense of Bad Guys

    False Attacks on People’s Patriotism or Americanism

    Fearmongering

    Homophobia

    Racism

    Religious Hatred

    Sexism

    Violence or Threats of Violence

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    Feb 25

    Changes

    Okay, I know this blog has become dormant, but I’m about to change that. From this point, it’ll be an aggregator for several key issues that I think are of vital importance–dispelling the myth of false equivalence between left and right, and showing that the supporters of right-wing issues are extremists who are engaged in hate speech and activity at a level unprecedented since the civil rights movement. Expect a daily round-up of links to stories on these issues. The last one, which will be in a separate round-up will involve setting the story straight and giving the facts about specific political issues. That is all.

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    May 14

    Nope You’re Stupid

    Two of the biggest things that bother me are people who say that the two parties (or worse when they say the two ideologies) are the same and engage in the same practices and politics AND the idea that people, particularly the media, treat people on the right who are insane as if they were serious people. Towards rectifying those misconceptions, I’m going to post a daily quote/action/etc. (on Facebook) from a mainstream conservative (no Fred Phelps’ here) who says something ridiculously inaccurate/hateful/wrong. I challenge any Republicans or Independents who think the things I’m arguing against up there to try to keep up with me. I will literally have no problem ever finding something from a mainstream conservative to post every day. So, by mainstream, I mean an elected official, a major member of the Republican party, or a media professional (or regular guest) who appears on television, non public-access radio or on the Internet in a big enough forum that they would have a similar audience size to television and radio. So these aren’t the kooks. These are the people driving opinion, politics and policy on the right. And to reinforce that the media shouldn’t be taking these people seriously, I will offer no further comment than a simple “Nope, you’re stupid.” These things aren’t worth further responses than that, they’re saying things that are crazy and/or evil.

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    May 10

    Your Handy Guide To -Isms (Racism, Sexism, etc.)

    So on a daily basis, I find myself interacting with people (mostly on Facebook) who don’t understand racism, sexism, homophobia and other similar concepts. They aren’t really that difficult to understand, I don’t think, but I’ve made it a career choice and a personal interest to understand people who are different from me and the history that has led to the present state of discrimination, prejudice and negativity that affects those groups. I know not everyone has the time to minor in women’s studies or learn the material sufficient to teach black history classes like I did, so I’m going to give you a handy guide to how to avoid being racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic and other things that you might want to avoid being if you want to have a productive life in a modern society.

    So here you go, if you do any of these things below in connection with your interactions with or discussion of a particular group of people based on their demographic characteristics (race, gender, age, religion, sexual identity, ethnicity, national origin, etc.), then you are entering into territory where you are being offensive and morally wrong. This doesn’t make you a racist, sexist, etc., automatically, but it does push you in that direction and you should examine your actions, words, etc.

    1. Directing physical or emotional harm or wishing harm upon the group

    2. Saying or acting as if you hate, dislike or fear the group

    3. Denying rights to members of the group

    4. Refusing to hire, associate with or otherwise interact with members of the group, including segregating the group in society

    5. Opposing government programs that disproportionately help a group that faces a history or present marked by discrimination or mistreatment

    6. Treating members of the group differently than you treat members of your group

    7. Treating everyone in the group the same–even if the treatment is positive

    8. Saying you know better than the group does what is happening to them or what is best for them

    9. Denying real-life experiences or statistically-proven challenges that the group disproportionately faces

    10. Use of language that is derogatory towards the group, even if you don’t agree that it is derogatory or that you didn’t know was derogatory

    11. Ignorance of the history, challenges, language and culture that causes the group problems

    12. Being blind to the differences between the group and other groups

    13. Stating that your group faces the same problems as a group that statistically faces more of the problem or more intense versions of the problem

    14. Telling members of the group that they shouldn’t be “sensitive” about problems that they face

    15. Using the term “politically correct” (or some variation) to dismiss complaints from the group about discrimination or prejudice directed at them

    16. Use of words that specifically or through implication imply that the group is inferior or disfavored

    17. Failure to include members of the group in your media portrayals (unless warranted), focus groups, advertising targets, voter outreach, etc.

    This list is probably not complete and I’m more than open to suggestions of things to add to it. Contact me on Facebook or at quinnelk@hotmail.com for additions or leave them in comments.

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