Dose the Miami New Times actually give this guy a pay check? He really would fit in at CNN. What a nut! I didn't know Miami was so liberal! This guy should move to California. He would fit right in.
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Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke calls for a federal crackdown on the Tea Party and its leadership.
People, don't give Sarah Palin and the Tea Party a pass for their hateful rhetoric. It has energized some very disturbed, racist individuals in this country to shoot and kill innocent people in the name of "Take America Back."
Who are they taking it back from? Last time I checked, we were all Americans... black, white, green, yellow, Jewish, or Catholic. When we go to war, we go as one. When terrorists bomb a building and kill Americans, we all mourn. When a natural disaster devastates an American city and loved ones perish, we all grieve. When teams win championships, black and white fans come together to cheer for their home cities.
Palin, the Tea Party, and right-wing pundits like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Bill O'Reilly have blood on their hands. The bodies in Tucson are on them. Palin's assertion that she's a victim of "blood libel" is reprehensible and ridiculous. Everyday this lady and those conservative talking heads are on the radio, cable television, Facebook, and Twitter gassing people up with directives to take back the country. They make false claims, including the trope about the black U.S. president not being a citizen. Sick, racist folks listen to this shit, believe it, and are motivated to take violent measures.
The federal government should treat the Tea Party like it does other extremist militant movements. The feds need to shut it down just like they shut down the Ku Klux Klan, the Black Panthers, and the Nation of Islam. The government needs to investigate these radical right-wingers, even it means taking down a few Congress members and governors who help fuel the hate.
Can you imagine if democrats came together to counter the Tea Party and used media to demand Tea Partiers be expelled from the U.S.? Maybe democrats would organize a rally and show up with guns? Man, you'd have the National Guard ready to stop everyone from killing each other.
Expressing an opinion and inciting someone to commit violence are two distinct things. Palin and her ilk are brainwashing people into doing things that place every American in danger. If we don't shut the Tea Party down, we are going to end up in a civil war.
Dose the Miami New Times actually give this guy a pay check? He really would fit in at CNN. What a nut! I didn't know Miami was so liberal! This guy should move to California. He would fit right in.
Is this guy High when he writes this stuff? OMG and he wants to be Mayor? Dude stick to the Booty music and jumping around like a fool, you're better at it and more entertaining.
And in addition, the FBI really needs to help the women ---victims of deranged Christian Terrorists and strutting anti-abortion thugs and murderers --- in the Republican-Occupied state of Kansas--- a place where poor women cannot get decent medical care without extraordinary measures by Planned Parenthood FLYING IN A DOCTOR SO WOMEN CAN GET WHAT IS BY LEGAL RIGHT THEIRS. But of course if you draw a Venn diagram of Tea Baggers, and anti-abortion Christian Terrorists, the connecting circle is called the GOP.
Wow, I am so disgusted with the comments below. Whilst Mr. Campbell is indeed being an extremist by wanting to expel this radical republican sect, he does make a good point-- these people are intolerant--same thing goes for several of you down there. Intolerance and hate seem to have been the only emotional reaction we have received from the right wing since we (THE MAJORITY OF US CITIZENS) elected a black president. As is dually shown by the onslaught of racial slurs listed proudly below. Palin & Co. have been drumming up support from every frustrated, poor, racist white person in this county and have found their population of uneducated and intolerant US Citizens with ease.
I believe at the root of all this hatred and "take your country back" attitude lies an education system in shambles. Instead of using blacks, muslims, mexicans, or any immigrant population as a scapegoat, I urge you to become educated and introspective. I highly recommend travel and experience as part of this process. Everyone is always worrying about that other guy and what he's doing. I'll tell you what he's doing - while you sit at home and wallow in hate, they are sending their first generation to college. While you make construct your misspelled cardboard signs, they are laughing at your minuscule capacity to understand that outside of Main Street there lies a bigger picture. One that does not restrict nor discriminate and its called the world! While the rhetoric simmers in the pit of your hateful stomach like the 40 hot wings you just ingested, the entire world is passing you by with a peace sign in hand and a smile on their face.
FYI jerk offs, this country was built by intellect and fact not caveman emotions. The US has always been a haven for those persecuted and now has ironically become quite the opposite.
FOCUS ON YOURSELVES - WORK IN UNISON - INVENT THINGS THAT WILL ALLEVIATE OUR DEPENDENCY ON FOSSIL FUELS!
But wait - most of you don't even accept Climate Change. Actually some of you reject science entirely. GO TO SCHOOL!
Mr. Campbell, lead by example and if that doesnt work, use the stick.
Excuse me, RosiePosie, i absolutely love how you accuse us "frustrated, poor, racist white person" of PROFILING mexicans, muslims, and blacks while you type up a lovely dissertation on how hateful everyone is.......WHILE YOU PROFILE THEM. Excuse me if i take slight vexation to your "GO TO SCHOOL" in all capitals, possibly because not only have we recieved the same education as you, we are doing something with that education, and that seems to make someone's head spin. Also, i blelieve we DO accept climate change. I seem to remember hearing about an ice age or two....or twenty. I also seem to recall hearing about how earth's climate was once WARMER than it is now, seemingly without use of excessive manufacturing, etc. But wait! it gets better! You vividly describe how "hateful" all of us are....i can then OF COURSE assume that your comment to "use the stick" has a nonviolent, unhateful inner meaning ;)
Sincerely, the man with the striped coat
this coming from one of the most hate driving forces in Florida and the country. I love to read things like this from uneducated, street thugs who think they know politics and people. The only thing this guy knows is how to pay off college players....Stick to that you hate-monger
Are you forgetting the right to free speech? Are we going to behave as a communist society that supress everybody that is not agreeing with the government/? Shame on you!!!!!!! If you would listen to what they say you will not find any mention of violence to anybody. On the contrary the only people talking about violence are people like you with a rhetoric that is trying to divide and incite people against each other. Using a tragedy, like the one in Arizona, to move along your political agenda is a very old tactic used by Hitler, Stalin and Castro among others, is nothing new if you just study a little bit of history. We are all AMERICANS, we may have different opinions and that is the beauty of this country. Chirpie
This vlog on right-wingers in the wake of Tuscon is great:http://tv1.com/vlogs/213/posts...
Last time I checked the "Tea Party" included everyone. What happened in Tucson was a horrific act of violence by some young kid who didn't like Congresswomen Giffords to blame Palin and Beck is idiotic and dangerous; if it was Sarah Palin who was shot you would be dancing in the streets your a hypocrite and that makes you dangerous not them!!
So let me hear you right Uncle Luke..It's okay for the Muslim scum to march, throw rocks and call for the ousting of their president, but Sarah and Tea Party can't voice their opinion. The dirt bag sheriff in Tuscon blaming the right before he had a shred of evidence. Then we find out from the shooter's friends that he is a left winged anarchist. The Tea Party march in Washington was videoed by the scum left looking for violence but couldn't find any....They even cleaned up after themselves and left the place the way the found it.Unlike the left with that fat slob Ed Shultz who was a complete failure, left the grounds in an udder mess. Definition of Udder: an organ found on the belly of a female cow. Oh Wait! That's a liberal under there. The Tea Party is sick and tired or the socialist lying administration who at every turn has credited the most divided nation to date. Well America fought back and rejected the left winged agenda and through your arses out. Now we see left winged lunes aligning themselves with Hamas supporting the "Brother Hood of Islam" claiming they want their freedom. You know who it is... Cindy Sheehan... If I were her son and alive today, I'd spit in her face. What a disgrace the left winged radical has become. The we see the current rally with some left winged lune calling for "revolution baby" With the liberals in Washington sticky to their guns on health care bill, 2012 can't come soon enough when we wipe out the rest of the liberals in Washington. So I say Uncle Luke, give it up and go back to tap dancing or picking cotton because that's all you are good for. Muslims must go, period. All of them. They are like cancer.
Tap dance and pick cotton. That's as racist as it gets. Get off it. Besides who listens to a woman who says Africa is a country? Tea party taking about take the country back but let's be honest here it wasn't minorities that put Obama office cause last I checked white folks outnumber minorities by millions!! So what are you taking back if it was YOUR numbers that put him in power? Didn't the Christians terrorize(DESTROYED) the Indians to get this country? During slavery did the Christians use scripture to validate slavery? Not all Christians aren't guilty of that just like not all Muslims aren't guilty for whats going on today. Keep an open mind bitch!!!
you are a racist peice of shit. It is people like you that make me sick and give America a bad name. You think you are the good guy think again. I hope one day when you look back on your pathetic life you see how small and worthless you really were. I would give my eternal soul to see you stand before your god and watch him cast your sorry ass into the lake of fire assuming you call yourself christian.
i agree 100 percent. the same way we come together to support the red, white and blue flag with 50 stars that represent americans, we should destroy the past and create a new visions for all americans.
There will be a day when Tea Partiers will be represented by an educated, experienced person who will be held responsible for their comments as Reps,Dems and Libs do, until that day comes we are doomed to hear angered, free-mouthing-no consequence-even though-there is an agenda, T P'ers bs/remarks.
I understand when Tea Partiers are described as ordinary people who support lower taxes, smaller government and freedom from the Big Brother, that's fine (I'm not a T.P.) what I don't understand is how a TP from Utah or Colorado can start a recall for someone in Tucson ARIZONA, and movilize T P'ers to remove from office in this case Sheriff Dupnick for his personal comments. Don't T P'ers have anything better to do, like help lowering taxes, etc., This guy from Utah or Colorado should concentrate all his efforts in his state thus, keeping goverment smaller !! Maybe not all, but some of the T P'ers are full of you know what .....
For the record, Republicans attack Obama's citizenship because he's liberal, not because he's half black. If there was some doubt about Bill Clinton's citizenship, he would have been attacked similarly. I hate to say it, but with the exception of the tiny fringe whackos, it is NOT about race.
And, who in hell, mr. Campbell gives you the right to demand the feds shut down the Tea Party? First, who is the Tea Party...they are ordinary Americans who have a different view of what America is than maybe you. They are no different than millions of blacks who marchedin the 60's demanding the feds listen to their demands for freedom from segregation. Tea Partiers have no leader. We are all individual with the same theme: smaller government, less taxes and freedom from Big Brother controls. The people you mention did not cause the shootings in Tucson. The one that pulled the trigger was not a Tea Partier, not a conservative and not one that any gun control in the country could not stop from doing what he did. The libs and Dems running this country need to learn that we are sick of big government spending and taxes and we are slowy voting the bums out. You can count on that!
Charles and David Koch are the founders of the tea party movement and there are several De Facto leaders (Rand Paul, Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck just to name a few) most Tea Partiers are ignorant of the real agenda of the far right wing that they support and as the officials that they elect destroy education even further the level of ignorance is this country grows. George W. Bush expanded the government more than any other previous president when he created the Department of Homeland Security and hundreds of other agencies which previously did not exist but now all report to DHS.
The republican party (which the tea party is absolutely an offshoot of) talk out of one side of their mouths while campaigning then the other side while in office. The Tea Party favors corporate control of government in the same way that Italy did from the beginning of World War 1 until they were defeated in World War 2. Look up Fascism, Wikipedia.
The people causing the most harm in this country are not the Tea Party leaders, the harm is coming from the people who are easily led by them and do not bother to check the facts before supporting an agenda which has already had 8 years to prove what a failure it is.
At what point did anyone on the right encourage gun violence against their political opponents in a manner not consistent with political rhetoric from both factions? Both political parties tend to let their words get ahead of them, but when even Olbermann can only call the influence of these blowhards (Beck and Palin) "tangential" -- it's hard to see how the responsibility for the crime committed is at all shared. It rests on the shoulders of the person who fired the shots, not your political opponents. That you're allowing yourself to publish such drivel just shows how far hate can take someone...
If there was ever a Civil War, then it would result from precisely the type of government activities you're promoting: squashing political dissent and grouping peaceful Americans -- who in your eyes for their philosophical disagreements with the two ruling parties should be arrested and imprisoned -- in with the maniac from Tucson. How someone can come down on violence and in the same foul swoop advocate *state* violence against a large group of Americans based on a vague principal of guilt by association: nauseating. How you personally see it as the only thing keeping us from civil war: puzzling. How much like your painting of Beck and Palin you've become in less than a page: disgusting.
The last Civil War was caused by Secessionists, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck have certainly supported Rick Perry's remarks about seceding as have Rand Paul and Michelle Bachman. Another example of Tea Partiers making things up is when you state that this article advocates the state promoting violence against a large group of people.
"Can you imagine if democrats came together to counter the Tea Party and used media to demand Tea Partiers be expelled from the U.S.? Maybe democrats would organize a rally and show up with guns? Man, you'd have the National Guard ready to stop everyone from killing each other".
If saying that a group of people showing up at a political rally with guns is advocating violence then certainly the tea party is already guilty of that several times over. Is having the National Guard present to stop people from killing each other a way of "advocating state violence"?
Is it only okay to bring a gun to a rally only if you're an under educated hot tempered hillbilly?
You most definitely are a member of the Tea Party, it is obvious since you promote as truth things that are contrary to the facts when any "reasonable" person can easily find out that what you are saying is all a load of crap.
When someone says a movement and its followers should be "shut down" -- what is it you take that to mean? Is it paranoid that police and other agencies would be responsible for dismantling it -- with violence if necessary? Because that's what he's advocating... When the state dismantles a "movement" -- because of the alleged connection between idiots or psychopaths and that movement to shut it down and restrict legitimate political speech: I consider it unjust state violence.
Saying that what I'm saying is a load of crap only carries water if you actually cite something I said that isn't factual. You're claiming that the aim of the Tea Party is violent insurrection -- which is ridiculous...
And please read before assuming you understood what was written: I even called Beck and Palin blowhards! But they call none of the Tea Party's core beefs with the Federal Gov't into question. Anyone not concerned with the debt, civil liberties and immigration policy has their head in a very sandy place indeed.
Luther, where were you during the "8" years of the Bush Administration??? What? (silence), that's what I thought hypocrite!
The writer does not bring up the prophet 'Mohammed', but technically speaking that prophet was just as much off his meds as the freak that did the shooting in Fort Hood. There is a shared responsibility, you can not possibly be so blind as to not see the corollary between the violence preached by Right Wing Radicals like Beck, Palin, Limbaugh, Angle, O'Donnel and Bachman to the violence in Tucson. If you keep using violent rhetoric about a group of people someone on the fringe is almost certainly going to act on your words, they know it and they wanted it, now you would have us excuse it.
Had the target been from the party that you 'obviously' support you'd have grabbed your gun and gone out trying to seek vengeance, (I'm gonna' git that guy) that's what you "weak minded kind o' folk" do, it is not entirely your fault (though you should be prosecuted to the extent of the law) those that treated your weak mind like a playground should answer for it as well. Nidal Malik Hasan will serve the sentence that Jared Loughner should, in cases like this I do not want the Death Penalty for the perpetrator. Justice for a multiple murderer is spending the rest of your life paralyzed and in prison. Justice for those who surreptitiously convinced Loughner to act may not include Paralysis but they should certainly be sent to prison.
So, by this writer's benchmarks, the shooting at Forty Hood should be laid solely at the feet of the prophet Mohammad.
If the shootings in Tucson are the responsibility of people who've NEVER met, talked with or encouraged the shooter... then it only seems right and proper that the religion of Islam should bear the weight of the shootings of a Muslim cleric.
Sound about right?
I sure am glad NO fact checking was done, of course facts would destroy the opinion of the writer, who thinks any of his ideas are good.
Even though the shooter was an atheist, flag-burning, Bush-hating, 9/11 Truther who enjoyed joking about abortion (The exact opposite of a Palin, tea party, or Glenn Beck supporter), lets not let annoying things like FACTS get in the way of blaming them for everything. LOLOLOL!!!
After reading Campbell's column on Tuscon two things are clear1. He's a moron2. The Miami New Times is run by morons because they give him a platform.
RING MONKEY,I HATE THIS PART WHEN I TOLD YOU "WAR, CHILDRENS, IS JUS A SHOT AWAY, IS JUST SHOT AWAY"!!![GIMME SHELTER BY ROLLING STONES] EVEN THEN IT WAS TO LATE!!!!!! YOU ARE IN A LIFE WITH DANGEROUS FUTURE, BLACK PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE ALMOST EXTERMINATE, YOU HAVE BEEN USED!!!! A WAR ID NOT GOOD FOR THERE IS NO WINNERS, ONLY DEATH AND TERROR!!! BUT IS OUT OF CONTROL!!!!I SEE YOU FINALLY ARE OPENING YOUR VISSION. YOU ARE RESPONSABLE FOR THE OPINION OF BLACK PEOPLE, YOUR ARE F@#$K!!!!, IF IS THERE ANY HUNANITY, YOU MUST THE BEST YOUR MONKEY BRAIN TELLS YOU FOR, EVEN DO IT IS NOT MUCH IT CAN BE DONE AT THIS STAGE. I WILL BE BY YOUR SIDE, I HAD TOLD YOU BEFORE, MAYBE I WILL DO DO GOOD AND THERE ARE MORE LIKE ME, I AM NOT A NEGRO, BUTI AM A HUMAN THAT THAT HAVE SOME DATA THAT YOU MUST ANALYSE AND LIKE ME,OTHERS!!! YOU ARE GUILTY OF A CRIME "KILLING MUSIC FOR MONEY" BUT YOU DID NOT PUT A WEAPON IN NOBOBIES HEAD, AND THE MONEY WAS GOOD!!!!! BOY , YOU WILL CARRY THIS FOR A LONG TIME!!!!! MOVE FAST, YOU ARE SO GOOD AT THIS, AND DO THE BEST YOU CAN!!!!!!GODFATHER
uncle fluke --- if you really like living in a country where the government oppresses and censors free speech and dissent why havent you applyed for citizenship to the democratic peoples of north korea where there is no free speech whatsoever?--and dissentors are sent to "labor camp" to get rid of those pesky individual thoughts--better yet reeducation--even better reeducate the whole family line going back 2 generations in a labor camp. wow what if the whole country was run like a labor camp then surgically remove their voice boxes- of course neurolinguistic programming professors would be exempted and a great dear messiah as leader-hell just call him 'god' and no guns except government officials--utopia
big man you are luther, attacking a woman who is a mother and are you like your psychophants in the media who even attacked her chidren. i could give you a pass if you were gay and merely jealous and would demean a woman. your lies and accusations reek of a lack of wisdom. you are a tunnel visioned hater.or have an agenda. which is it? we want to take our country back from what? from socialist and progressive lies--- and deception--- and propgandists like yourself. the comunist philosophy is killing the golden goose. the corruption in the democratic party is unparelled. hypocrats. NOW lets talk money and since you seem to care for the poor and disdvantaged. do you realize how much your democrates have taken from the poor, disabled and senior citizens and compensated veterans? under BUSH everyone got raises in their monthly checks every year--- under obama no increase for 2 years --so obama threw them a bone 250 dollars but stole that much a year for the rest of their lives. so in a 10 year period recipients will have approximately 2500 less income for each year they are denied an increase--so for the first 2 years under obama and your democrat party communist masters have screwed the poor of all races out of 5000 dollars in future benefits in that 10 year period!!!!---oh oh i fogot bush threw a 300 bone and and an increase in the same year --BOOM!!!--now you can get back to writing your lies--but one more thing the arizona shooter was a democrat and a bush-hater just like you and your fellow libs---that is the real reason of your blood libel against sarah palin to distract from your own democratic guilt onto a human being that is exercising free speech. your attempt to censure through through the mask civility will not succeed. your lies are exposing you as a hypocrite--foool!!---the biggest fool is he who think another foolish enough to swallow ones regurgitated lies and party propaganda...funny when i read MLK i am inspired---with you pity---may god take your hate and libel and enlighten others to the same degree.
Really? Are you serious or joking? I don't like Pain but the only thing she's killed is a moose. That crazy guy killed those people in Tucson, nobody else.
maybe you should read your constitution. like you, i dont like what alot of groups have to say out there, but being american i also realize that it is their right to say what they would like under the first ammendment. also, the original tea party was founded by ron paul supporters, that included democrats, conservatives, and many blacks. also, allowing the government to silence certain groups and individuals, would also allow them to censor and silence you. moreover, the federal government through diffusion centers under the current administration have admitted on television that they watch and follow trends within the black community. meaning in other words you and your brethren are seen as possible security threats. do your homework and stop watching mainstream media, 3rd party people come from all walks of life, and want to end the illegal wars we are fighting, take back our country from offshore banks, and bring back production from china and india, end the federal reserve, and put an end to the biggest drug dealer of all the CIA. unlike you i have facts to back up anything i post on here. i dont get my info from the drive by media. so if you or anyone on here would like to challenge what i post by all means i invite you.
While many tea party people have legitimate complaints, you don't seem to be aware of the Tea Party Express ...and who's behind it. The tea party movement had their voices stolen by Billionaire brothers named Koch (pronounced Coke) and sadly they don't even know it.
That's why there are some power struggles between the established GOP and the Tea Party Caucus. While the GOP has traditionally (ever since Reagan anyway) been pro-corporate because of their lucrative donations, even the established Republicans don't want the Koch's to take over Congress. Daddy Koch made his money working for Stalin and was a founder of the John Birch Society. The sons have some pretty radical views that I doubt even tea party people would agree with.
http://exiledonline.com/how-fr... "The suckers in the Tea Party movement have no idea that while their anger is genuine, they’re doing the king’s bidding, not their own."
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10..."Thomas and Scalia have flouted ethics rules by attending seminars sponsored by Koch Industries, an energy and manufacturing conglomerate run by billionaire brothers that has donated more than $100 million to far-right causes."
Some left wingers are having a hard time with the Tea Party people because they are showing all what kind of agenda and spending the Democrats are wanting and are doing. The left wingers are using scare tactics as they always do then blame everyone but themselves for the short comings. Americans are finally waking up the the show that never ends!! Uncle Luke pull down your zipper and breath and really look at whats going on around you!!
the movement to end slavery in the US was considered extreme. so was the movement for women's rights, and the civil rights movement.
as a woman and a minority, i am glad that neither of those movements allowed themselves to be silenced.
some good ideas can infact be extreme. Ending the Federal Reserve, and no longer have the worth of a dollar be backed by toxic assets. Ending the Federal take over of state governments and the militarizing of the local police. Kick the tsa out of our airports, bring our troops back from the middle east and have them on our borders, just like everyother country on the planet does to protect their citizens. Ending the patriot act. levy high taxes on those corportations that choose to use chinese and indian labor and bring back production jobs to the u.s. get rid of the CIA, and the DHS. have the dollar backed by gold and silver.
Wow, from your other posts that I read before this I thought you were a brainwashed Republican puppet suffering from years of Republican rape of the education system in America. I can see now that you are against almost everything the Republicans have done. Do you know who put the TSA into our Airports? Do you know who took our troops from our borders and sent them to the middle east? Do you know who implemented the Patriot Act? Do you know who gave insane tax breaks to corporations that chose to send American jobs to China and India? Do you know who directed the CIA to break international treaties? Do you know who created the Department of Homeland Security?
It was the previous president who allowed Ben Bernanke to travel out of the country for secret (illegal) meetings with his Wall Street cronies for the direct purpose of destabilizing the worlds currency by inflating the presumed value of unsecured assets and using a Ponzi scheme like a game of Hot Potato to see who would get caught holding the bag.
Without the Federal Reserve this country would have already defaulted on its debts and you'd be trying to learn to speak Chinese.
Stupid people should not comment on public forums.
This is the most idiotic commentary about blaming Tea Party folks and the "right wing" for inciting violence I have read in a long time. This idiot must have the worst case of cranial rectum inversion I have seen since the last time I watched Keith Olbermann.
Luther Campbell can't even bother to do his own research on the Tea Party - he apparrently relies on other b.s. artists for his "facts". If he'd ever bothered to investigate and go to a Tea Party rally, he'd know we're not racist, nor extremists. We'll, I guess maybe we are extreme to the degree that we pretty much agree we pay too much taxes to support too much crap VS those who think the government should take everything we own and "redistribute the wealth" - yeah, I don't think that's written anywhere in the Constitution.
This guy is so full of crap, I can't believe I'm even taking the time to respond - who reads his B.S. anyway? He's more racist than those he thinks he's criticizing.
Oh , I almost forgot ,after calculating your protruding forehead and flat skull cap, I think you have at most a 1200 CC brain which classifies you as a Neanderthal.