Comment thread for Breitbart obit for Mandela devolves into racist hatefest pretty much immediately.
From the comment thread to Nelson Mandela’s obit at Breitbart.com:
- One less commie in this world.
- Will his estate still get royalties for the use of his image on boxes of rice?
- Another One Bites The Dust !
- Prepare to see whites fawn all over this man for the next few days.
- Nelson Mandela: Communist, Terrorist, Liar …
- I heard he had the AIDS…
- This guy was more zero than hero. South Africa use to be an advanced society and is still the only country to have ever given up nuclear weapons. They have been taking the farms from the white s and now the country can’t even feed itself. You should see the pictures I have from SA. They aren’t pretty and we’ll have the same thing here very soon. People will be living behind barb wire, electric fences, and have weapons always at the ready.
- Fawning, whining and gnashing of teeth from “white guilters” in 3…2…1…
- The Prawn of District 9 have lost their greatest advocate.
There’s much more, but you get the idea. If these are the sort of people who celebrate your passing, then you’ve lived a very good life.
Stories to Watch: 12/2/13.
A prominent Tea Party activist writes that “Jesus Christ is weeping in heaven" over Pope Francis’ criticism of unregulated capitalism and unending greed. Once again, I’m struck by how panic-stricken these pious phonies get when someone talks like an actual Christian, instead of like the rightwing revisionist kind.
ThinkProgress has a nice recap of labor news over the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend.
It’s illegal to wait for a bus in Rochester, NY… Scratch that: it’s illegal to wait for a bus in Rochester, NY if you’re a black teen. Imagine how much worse this story would seem if Rosa Parks hadn’t ended racism.
Extremely stupid people are “pulling stunt maneuvers" on the stretch of road where Fast and Furious star Paul Walker died in a car crash — apparently to “honor” his memory by driving like idiots. Local authorities are less than pleased.
The Obamacare repeal movement is pretty much done with.
The real War on Christmas is waged by Republicans. Case in point: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tells his supporters to send his campaign lots and lots of donations, instead of wasting their money on”electronics or toys that will undoubtedly be outdated, broken, or lost by the next Holiday Season.” In other words, don’t get your kids presents; that way you can afford to give more to Walker. What a dick.
Somewhat related: a mining company closely associated with Gov. Walker and Wisconsin Republicans has been formally accused of poisoning an aquifer in Spain with arsenic — a criminal offense. This same company is having a mine in northern Wisconsin fast-tracked by Walker and the GOP-controlled legislature. That ought to work out well. Who needs pristine wilderness anyway, when you can have an arsenic-choked industrial wasteland?
The extremely obvious reason why Amazon’s drone program is a BS marketing gimmick and not something that will ever actually be a real thing.
Finally, compared to others in the industrial world, the American minimum wage is disgustingly low.
[cartoon via McClatchy Newspapers]
There will always be dissident voices heard in the land, expressing opposition without alternative, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side and seeking influence without responsibility. Those voices are inevitable.
But today other voices are heard in the land — voices preaching doctrines wholly unrelated to reality, wholly unsuited to the sixties, doctrines which apparently assume that words will suffice without weapons, that vituperation is as good as victory and that peace is a sign of weakness. At a time when the national debt is steadily being reduced in terms of its burden on our economy, they see that debt as the single greatest threat to our security. At a time when we are steadily reducing the number of Federal employees serving every thousand citizens, they fear those supposed hordes of civil servants far more than the actual hordes of opposing armies.
We cannot expect that everyone, to use the phrase of a decade ago, will ‘talk sense to the American people.’ But we can hope that fewer people will listen to nonsense. And the notion that this Nation is headed for defeat through deficit, or that strength is but a matter of slogans, is nothing but just plain nonsense.
John F. Kennedy, from the speech he was scheduled to give the day he was assassinated.
It could easily be applied to the Tea Party of today.