Online bigots beware: ‘Hello Racist’ is going to expose you on the Internet

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While social media can be an absolute cesspool — seemingly overpopulated by anonymous trolls spewing their special brand of hatred against anyone who is not like them — there are also those who have no qualms about making bigoted comments under their own names on Twitter or Facebook.

That is where the “Hello Bigot” website comes in, reports the Huffington Post.

With an assist from members of the Hello Racist Facebook community, Hello Bigot shines a light on the racists among us — allowing followers to spread the word via social media of the not-so-secret lives of folks who can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to posting hateful memes and horrific comments.

With a helpful submission button, Hello Bigot followers must provide their own names and other personal information, along with a link to the offending post and screenshots.

Case in point: Danny Clayton of Texas who posted an old black and white photo of “Legal Italian immigrant” children holding American flags, with the comment: “That’s because they are white and have common sense and loved being American citizens not like the n****rs, sandn****rs or wetbacks we have in this country now.”

In an interview with Nancy Laws of HuffPo, the founder of Hello Bigot  — who wishes to remain anonymous — explains why they feel the need to, as they call it: “Expose a racist.”

“There are still so many people and segments of society who are still stuck in a place where, for whatever reason, be it hate, ignorance, how they were raised, where they live, etc., racism is still acceptable behavior. It’s still systematically a part of some people’s cultures, lives, and mindset,” they explained, before adding that those people need to be “confronted with their actions.”

“There are still a surprising number of people who are racist who really shouldn’t be because of who they are and what they do professionally. Who, if they are racist, they have the potential to ruin people’s lives when they let their racial biases and prejudices creep in and affect their professional decisions and judgments in ways that are completely incomprehensible and illegal. And that really shouldn’t happen in today’s society,” the site founder continued. “I’m speaking about people who serve society in roles as police officers, teachers, public officials, doctors, bankers, realtors, judges, CEO’s, and others. It’s very critical information to understand if people filling important roles in society are racist and are making decisions and judgments that affect people of all races.”

Asked how the site can make a difference by “outing” bigoted or racist commentary, the answer was fairly simple.

“I think when some people are confronted and called out about their racism, it actually does change them. They become ashamed and embarrassed. But they learn not to do it again. People learn to be racist. And I like to believe that most people at heart don’t really believe in racism or subscribe to it. They just are because that’s what they learned to do and were never told not to or confronted by anyone to tell them that it’s wrong”

Pressed about their own anonymity, threats and lawsuits came to mind, they explained to Laws.

“Legal threats. Threats of violence. Some are laughable. Some are very real and concerning. To the extent possible, I’d like to keep these threats out of other aspects of my life. Being anonymous allows me do that.”

Forensic experts: Zimmerman was not crying for help on 911 tapes

Trayvon’s mother was adamant about the voice crying out for help.  She said a mother knows her child and the cries for help were Trayvon’s.  Now, it appears that George Zimmerman lied when he  told police that he was “crying for help and no one came“.

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Sybrina says she believes that voice on the line is her son, telling Anderson, “I believe that’s Trayvon Martin, that’s my baby’s voice. Every mother knows their child, and that’s his voice. “

“He was afraid for his life,” says his father, “He saw his death coming. He saw his death coming. The screams got more frantic.”

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Two forensic voice experts have told The Orlando Sentinel Saturday that neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was not the voice crying for help in the 911 calls after he shot Trayvon Martin.

Tom Owen, a forensic consultant for Owen Forensic Services LLC and a court-qualified expert witness, used software called Easy Voice Biometrics to compare Zimmerman’s voice to the 911 calls with cries in the background after the shooting on February 26th.

“I took all of the screams and put those together, and cut out everything else,” Owen said. “As a result of that, you can say with reasonable scientific certainty that it’s not Zimmerman.”

Another expert, Ed Primeau of Michigan, used audio enhancement and human analysis to also determined that it was the slain teenager’s voice instead of his shooter.

“I believe that’s Trayvon Martin in the background, without a doubt,” Primeau told The Orlando Sentinel. “That’s a young man screaming.”

Sleepy kitten grooms his friend

Happy Saturday friend!

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If your [Saturday] afternoon could use a moment of near-perfect stillness and quiet along with a big dollop of cute to go with it, have we got a video for you. In this video, one of two intertwined kittens discovers that his bunkmate missed a spot or two in their bedtime bath routine.

Watch the video, embedded via YouTube, below:

HBO’s ‘Game Change’ in 43 seconds

Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin from HBO's 'Game Change'

I think the following synopsis from HBO’s Game Change says it all…

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Perhaps, having lived through the 2008 election and, like many people, read Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s book Game Change less than a year later, you might feel that reliving the events of that election cycle a third time by watching the HBO film Game Change is a bit more than you can be prevailed upon to bear.

If so, then the clip below is just what you need. Comedian Joe Mande has been kind enough to watch Game Change for you and condense the whole business down into a tight, neat 43 seconds. Enjoy!

Watch the clip.


Georgia lawmaker compares women to cows and pigs

There’s gotta be something in the water, or the red dirt or some other anomaly that make some of  these “southern gentlemen” say the most batsh*t crazy things!

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Republican Georgia state Rep. Terry England says that his experience with cows, pigs and chickens has proven to him that women should be forced to have their babies after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

In a debate over Georgia House Bill 954, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks even if the baby is not expected to live, England recalled the time he had spent with livestock.

“Life gives us many experiences,” he explained. “I’ve had the experience of delivering calves, dead and alive — delivering pigs, dead and alive. … It breaks our hearts to see those animals not make it.”

England continued: “You know a few years ago, I had a man come to me in our store, it was when we were debating, talking about dog and hog hunting, I believe, and at that point there was some language inserted in there that dealt with chicken fighting. And the young man called me to the side and he said, ‘I want to tell you one thing.’ And y’all, this is salt of the Earth people I’m talking about, someone I would have never in a hundred years expected to tell me what he told me that day.”

“He said, ‘Mr. Terry, I want to tell you something. You tell those folks down there when they quit killing babies, they can have every chicken I’ve got.’”

House Bill 954 easily passed last week by a vote of 102-65.

Opponents have said that the so-called “fetal pain” bill would force women to carry stillborn fetuses or to have a Cesarean delivery. Doctors could also face 10 years in prison if they are involved in illegal abortions.

Watch this video from the Georgia State Assembly, uploaded March 6, 2012.

(H/T: Better GeorgiaPoliticusUSA)

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Police club young woman riding bike at Oakland protest

From what I could see on the video, the Oakland Police Department have lost their friggin’ minds…

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Police officers knocked down and clubbed a young woman during an anti-police march in Oakland late Saturday night, and arrested six people.

Video of the incident uploaded to YouTube showed the young woman riding her bicycle towards a small group of officers. As she approached, officers shoved her to the ground and at least one clubs her with his baton.

Protesters quickly rushed to her aid, and dragged her away from police.

An “Occupy Oakland” press release said the “Fuck the Police” march was held to protest the “brutal campaign of repression” conducted by Oakland police to prevent protesters from re-establishing their camp in Frank Ogawa Plaza. It describes the City of Oakland as a “war zone.”

About 100 people marched from Frank Ogawa Plaza to the Oakland Police headquarters at 7th and Broadway, where more than 50 officers stood guard.

Police clashed with the protesters after some people threw bottles at the officers. Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said the protesters also broke patrol vehicle windows and vandalized a media van.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below:

Obama’s first-ever TV appearance in 1991 uncovered

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Long before he became the President of the United States, Barack Obama made his first television appearance while he was the editor at Harvard University’s Law Review, over 20 years ago in a Black History Month segment for Turner Broadcasting Station (TBS).

The future leader of the free world’s segment was on civil rights lawyer Charles Hamilton Houston, who was a key figure in the Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 case of Brown v. Board of Education.

WATCH: Video from Youtube, which was published on November 16, 2011.

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GOP Rep: ‘We can’t allow’ more coverage of Occupy Wall Street | The Raw Story

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Add another Republican to the growing list that loathe the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is upset at the growing movement and the media’s coverage of it, hoping that a modern day version of protests from five decades ago isn’t being recaptured now.

“It’s really important for us not to give any legitimacy to these people in the streets,” said King on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Friday evening. “I remember what happened in the 1960s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy. We can’t allow that to happen.”

LISTEN: Audio from Think Progress, which happened on October 7, 2011.
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Keith Olbermann: Media ‘too corrupt or too dense’ to understand ‘Occupy Wall Street’

I think that some in the media “get it” when it comes to OWS.  However, there is a majority in the media that identify more with the one per cent than the ninety-nine percent.   One case I can recall immediately is CNN’s Erin Burnette who KO mentions in his commentary.

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Keith Olbermann blasted the mainstream media on his show Wednesday night for being either “too corrupt or too dense” to understand the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.

Numerous media outlets repeated the criticism that the protest had no specific purpose or demands.

Fox News host Charles Gasparino called the protest “idiotic” and CNN anchor Erin Burnett mocked the demonstration in her debut. The New York Times had described the protest as a “noble but fractured and airy movement of rightly frustrated young people” whose purpose was “virtually impossible to decipher.”

“Here is what Occupy Wall Street says and wants,” Olbermann said.

He then read the “Declaration of the Occupation of New York City.” The declaration was approved by the New York City General Assembly, the decision-making body for the “Occupy Wall Street” protest, at the end of September.

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, HERE…

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