However, I’ll vote for anyone promising to issue zero coupon bonds if they give all the proceeds to me.
The editor of a small weekly Alabama newspaper is facing an avalanche of criticism after penning an editorial calling on the KKK to return and stop Alabama lawmakers whom he said were plotting to raise taxes in the state.
The editorial was written and published by Goodloe Sutton, the editor of the small Democrat-Reporter newspaper in Linden, Ala. In the editorial, Sutton declared that it’s time “for the KKK to night ride again” as “Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats are plotting to raise taxes in Alabama.”
Sutton wrote that Democrats “do not understand how to eliminate expenses when money is needed in other areas,” adding that “this socialist-communist ideology sounds good to the ignorant, the uneducated, and the simple-minded people.”
Instead of stopping at the Alabama statehouse, Sutton said the KKK should “raid the gated communities” up in Washington DC.
When approached for comment about the editorial by a reporter for the Montgomery Advertiser, Sutton doubled-down on his controversial commentary while comparing the KKK to the NAACP. He added that he wasn’t calling for the lynchings of “Americans” – but of “socialist-communists”.
He said the country would ultimately be better off if the KKK could “get the hemp ropes out” and hang all of the elites in Washington.
“…It’s not calling for the lynchings of Americans. These are socialist-communists we’re talking about. Do you know what socialism and communism is?” Sutton said.
When asked if he recognized the KKK as a racist and violent organization, Sutton disagreed, comparing the Klan to the NAACP.
“A violent organization? Well, they didn’t kill but a few people,” Sutton said. “The Klan wasn’t violent until they needed to be.”
As the backlash to the editorial grows and Alabama lawmakers demand that Sutton resign from his position (which would likely be tantamount to closing the tiny 3,000-circulation weekly newspaper), the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism has removed Sutton from its Hall of Fame.
OMG! What rock did this guy crawl out from under? This editorial is absolutely disgusting & he should resign -NOW!
I have seen what happens when we stand by while people-especially those with influence- publish racist, hateful views.
Words matter. Actions matter. Resign now! https://t.co/V1V1vxDBKH
— Doug Jones (@DougJones) February 19, 2019
For the millions of people of color who have been terrorized by white supremacy, this kind of “editorializing” about lynching is not a joke – it is a threat. These comments are deeply offensive and inappropriate, especially in 2019. Mr. Sutton should apologize and resign. https://t.co/AOYYGINEdh
— Rep. Terri A. Sewell (@RepTerriSewell) February 19, 2019
Sutton’s family has owned the paper since 1917. He has worked there since 1964, and previously published an award-winning investigation back in the 1990s that led to the federal indictment of an Alabama sheriff. He published that series with his late wife, Jean, who died in 2003.
Harold L. Moody Jr., Democrat – Photo by Pulaski County sheriff’s office
A formal grand jury indictment was filed Friday in federal court in Little Rock charging Arkansas political consultant Harold “H.L.” Moody Jr. with six child pornography charges.
Moody, 37, was arrested Monday night on a criminal complaint that was filed Nov. 2 and unsealed Tuesday. A complaint is used to charge someone until a grand jury can review the case and decide whether to formally indict the person.
The complaint accused Moody, former chairman of the Pulaski County Democratic Party for two years and communications director for the Democratic Party of Arkansas for a year and a half, of using a videoconferencing application to view and share videos of adults raping children.
Moody had been a special events coordinator for Pulaski County Youth Services since February 2017, after he left the Democratic Party of Arkansas. He was working for the county at the time he was charged and was fired as a result, according to a spokesman for the county.
The spokesman noted that Moody’s job was “strictly an administrative position” and that he didn’t interact with children as part of his work.
An indictment handed up Thursday and filed Friday levels six charges against Moody: two counts of receipt of child pornography, both on Aug. 29; three counts of distribution of child pornography, on Sept. 7, Sept. 9 and Oct. 15; and a single count of conspiring with others between Aug. 29 and Oct. 12 to advertise child pornography to buy, sell or exchange.
The indictment on which Moody will be arraigned Nov. 27 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joe Volpe doesn’t go into detail about the charges.
However, an affidavit supporting the criminal complaint laid out probable cause for his arrest.
According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland and Jere T. Miles, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations’ New Orleans Division, an undercover investigation into child exploitation chat rooms led federal agents to discover Moody. The agents observed him in the chat rooms at least five times, the officials said.
The affidavit said that on Aug. 29 agents saw Moody through his webcam in a chat room when child pornography was being displayed. It said his face was clearly visible and he appeared to be in an office. Later that same day, he was again observed in the same chat room while in the same office, it said.
An investigator wrote that on Sept. 7, Moody was seen on camera distributing child pornography, including a video of an adult male performing oral sex on two pre-pubescent males. The complaint said he followed the video with a message to all participants of the chat room saying, “not the version i thought.”
When another user asked Moody to play more videos, he responded, “I do not play on demand,” according to the affidavit.
It says he was again in the chat room distributing child pornography Sept. 9 and Oct. 12.
The affidavit didn’t indicate whether Moody was visiting the chat rooms from his county office, or where the office was. The officials said that federal law enforcement officers briefed the county Monday afternoon and they decided to fire him immediately.
His job involved planning fundraisers, such as a Champions of Youth event last month, according to county spokesman Cozetta Jones.
His personnel file, which was provided by the county in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, shows that while in college, from 2010 until 2014, he served as an intern for the Democratic Party of Arkansas, where he worked on “party building and fundraising events.”
It shows he was chairman of the county party from 2015 until 2017, and then worked as communications director for the state party from July 2015 until he was hired by the county.
His Facebook page indicates he was also the campaign manager for Tippi McCullough of Little Rock, who is poised to represent Arkansas House District 33 after winning a primary and facing no opponent in the general election.
Moody’s personnel file at the county shows he was given a raise five months after he started, with his supervisor noting in a memo that he was “exceptionally well-qualified.”
If convicted of distribution of child pornography, Moody faces five to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
Left-wing Occupy ICE PDX protesters left massive amounts of garbage and “human waste piled high” for the city to clean at taxpayers’ expense outside Southwest Portland’s US Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters.
Cleanup has begun at what, for five weeks, was the Occupy ICE PDX camp. Portland Police Bureau officers limited access to the site earlier [Wednesday], calling it a biohazard.
The mayor’s office confirmed to FOX 12, the city will pay for a portion of the cleanup bill, as will TriMet. Both are part of the consortium that owns the land on which protesters set up their camp.
Frank Savage, who lives across the street from the site, says, “It was pretty disgusting that that’s how they were living back there.”
Where protesters once stood, now trash litters the ground. But Savage says he’s relieved for things to go back to normal.
“Getting tired of waking up to the bullhorn and the sounds and the cussing,” he said.
Portland police let the squatters go without any repercussions:
Even after receiving orders from Mayor Ted Wheeler to leave on Monday, Occupy ICE PDX leaders affirmed they would not.
Though the occupiers didn’t manage to permanently shut down ICE, they did succeed in shutting down a family’s food cart which they used to help feed the homeless:
When the police cleared out the camp the Occupy ICE protesters called them “Nazis” and “killers” and shouted, “f**k you,” adding, “you’re a f**king traitor!”
According to the modern left, anyone who doesn’t want to live in a third world s***hole is a “fascist” and a “Nazi.”
Two weeks ago, Judge Jeannine Pirro hit it out of the ballpark with her stunningly honest and frank monologue that “there’s an insurrection coming” and that “the American people are sick and tired of crony capitalism.”
Overnight, she followed it up with another striking rant, this time explaining why the Republican Party’s mantra has suddenly become that “Donald Trump must be stopped. “Why?” she asks rhetorically:”why would Republicans try to sabotage their own front-runner and risk a Democrat winning the White House?” Her answer, which is absolutely accurate: “The Republican establishment, elected officials and party leaders are in bed with the Democrats!”
And the full transcript:
So, you don’t like Donald Trump. You’re going to create a “unity ticket” of other candidates to make sure he doesn’t win.
Say again? You want to stop one of the biggest vote-getters in your own party’s Republican Party primary history?
Yet ‘Donald Trump must be stopped’ is the Republican Party’s mantra! Hey, I didn’t always like my party’s choice for president, but I generally supported him.
Good that Trump is a white male otherwise they’d be accused of being racist, and lucky Trump’s not gay otherwise the Republican Party would be accused of being homophobic.
So let me see if I understand this. The guy who keeps winning, despite his being called a misogynist, a racist, and a xenophobe, who has more than 50 percent of the delegates, with even as many as 17 other Republicans in those primaries and the Republican Party’s mission is to block Trump’s nomination?
What are you guys smoking?
Okay, you like Ted Cruz. Good for you. But he needs to win 80% of the remaining Republican delegates. Keep dreaming guys – it ain’t gonna happen.
John Kasich. Nice guy. Absolutely no path to the nomination.
So I say to myself, ‘Self, why?’ Why would Republicans try to sabotage their own front-runner and risk a Democrat winning the White House? And I keep coming up with the same answer: the Republican establishment, elected officials and party leaders are in bed with the Democrats!
So if Hillary wins, nothing is lost for them, it’s business as usual.
The lobbyists keep their offices on K Street, the pharmaceutical companies keep paying them, the unions keep adding to their pensions and the lawmakers get their reelection bribes – I mean contributions – while we the underclass work two and three jobs and rack up a debt our children and grandchildren will have to pay for generations!
To scare you into submission, they predict Trump cannot win the general election. If not, pray tell why does he keep winning primaries and drawing crowds like we’ve never seen in American primary history?
An election note primer: Trump already has 678 delegates. He needs 1237 to win. He’s won 6 closed and 13 open primaries and caucuses – one where Independents and Democrats – or just Independents vote. Why is this important?
It tells you Trump, besides winning the base, appeals to Independents and Democrats as well. Does that not bode well for the general election, especially against an establishment politician most consider untrustworthy and dishonest.
They say he’s divisive. Yet the looting and burning and riots in Ferguson happened long before Trump! Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, moveon.org – all before trump. The ‘what do we want – dead cops, when do we want them – now’ chant, all before Trump.
It’s astonishing, Republicans plotting against their own front-runner!
If the establishment had exercised this energy to get evangelical votes to Romney in 2012 he might have won! But then again, it wasn’t that important because either way, either party the establishment wins – their jobs, their offices, their lifestyles intact – as they continue on their treadmill of DC money and power.
The party elders are petrified of Trump. The man is beholden to no one. He wins and it’s game over for the elite. With Hillary, the game goes on.
Heads up, Washington. We’re not listening to you anymore because we’re fed up. You haven’t fixed a damn thing. We can’t take it anymore: the lies, the corruption, the debt, the taxes, the invasion, the freebies, the lack of accountability, sanctuary cities, religions forced to violate their own faith, by providing birth control and abortifacts at the altar of Obamacare and your saying one thing and doing another.
The patronage games and the free ride on our backs are over. You’re not listening. For us, it’s not just an election – it’s the selection of Supreme Court justices and the direction our country takes for generations.
We don’t want anything more than what our Founding Fathers intended. The slippery slope into socialism doesn’t work for us. We want an America where law enforcement, the military and our allies are not the enemy.
Boys, your arrogance is astonishing. And your condescension and scorn for the will of the American people is both mind-boggling and reminiscent of another time in our history.
From the beginning, we knew this would be a political revolution. Be careful boys, be very, very careful. You don’t want to make this a different kind of revolution.
Two weeks ago, in a stunningly honest and frank rant, FOX News’ Judge Jeanine unleashes anchor hell upon Mitt Romney and the GOP establishment hordes.
“There’s an insurrection coming. Mitt Romney just confirmed it. We’ve watched governors, the National Review, conservative leaders, establishment and party operatives trash Donald Trump. But Mitt Romney will always be remembered as the one who put us over the edge and awoke a sleeping giant, the Silent Majority, the American people.
Fact. The establishment is panicked. Mitt essentially called for a brokered convention where the Republican nominee will be decided by party activists and delegates irrespective of their state’s choice… You want a brokered convention? A primer Mitt. Whenever we have a brokered convention we lose.
Dewey and Ford emerged from a brokered convention to lose the general election. So why? Because the party elites and elders want to protect us and stop of from falling into the abyss?… Most of us working two or three jobs think we’re already in the abyss. The Obama abyss…
We are sick and tired of legislators of modest means who leave Congress multimillionaires, whose spouses and families get all the contracts from selling the post offices to accessing insider information so they can buy property and flip it. You’re so entrenched that you’re willing to give Hillary Clinton a win. It doesn’t matter to you which party, crony capitalism and its paradigm will not change for the elite.”
And that is just the introduction… Grab a coffee (or something stronger) and watch…