Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Quote of the Day

"As I am a lifetime music lover of all genres, I always have some sort of song that can fit almost any occasion or situation. Coincidently the song “Spicks and Specks” by the Bee Gees had been on my player. I made the reference to the song not stopping to think of the era that it was produced and taken out of context could be offensive to some people."
-- Sonny Thomas, founder of the Springboro (Ohio) Tea Party, in defense of a recent tweet in which he rails against the prevalence of illegal hispanic immigrants and wonders where his firearm is. As quoted in ThinkProgress.

Yessir, no racism there.

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UPDATE:

Insteada the Bee-Gees, dude shoulda been humming McCartney's "Man on the Run".

Also in the TPM Article:

"The tweet wasn't the first evidence that Thomas may be unusually preoccupied with race. Among the links to the Springboro Tea Party site is one to a site called white-pride.org, which sells t-shirts expressing pride in various European ancestries. CNN found a picture on Thomas's MySpace page -- no longer available -- of him wearing a "white pride" t-shirt. The "White Pride" slogan is frequently used by white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

As police searched for him yesterday, Thomas tweeted: "Did You Know There are Over 300 Fema Concentration Camps in The United States". He linked to an extremist website telling readers to "resist the new world order." He also tweeted: "Professionals advise 'Arm yourself' When Seconds Count - Cops are minutes away.""

Hey 'baggers, lemmee ask you sumpthin': if your movement doesn't have an intrinsic problem with racism, why then is it *so* easy to find examples like this guy?

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