Muslims and Dirty Socialist Liberals Need Not Apply

Derp.

Some jackass in Texas who teaches concealed hand gun classes ran radio advertisements telling socialist liberals, people who voted for President Obama, Arabs, and Muslims that they shouldn’t apply for his class because he’s not having it:

A central Texas gun dealer ran radio ads advising “Socialist” liberals, those who voted for President Barack Obama, Arabs and Muslims that they need not apply for his concealed gun license class.

Crockett Keller, who owns Keller’s Riverside Store, ran the ads on the radio station in his rural hometown of Mason, Texas, which is 120 miles west of the state capital of Austin.

“If you are a Socialist liberal and/or voted for the current campaigner in chief, please do not take this class,” Keller said in the ad. “You have already proven that you cannot make a knowledgeable and prudent decision as required under the law.”

“Also, if you are a non-Christian Arab, or Muslim, I will not teach you the class,”
Keller said in the radio ad.

Keller said he is simply exercising his freedom to teach concealed handgun license classes to whomever he wants. He said he has received “hundreds” of calls from Americans who support his stance.

“I should have had the class next week instead of this week, I could have had 500 people in it,” Keller said on Friday.

He said he was not joking when he put the lines about socialists in his commercial, because he knows some socialist liberals and did not want them to enroll in the class.

“I didn’t want them to show up and have to tell them no,” he said.

While it is unclear how Keller plans to weed out the undesirables from his class (perhaps he has some special “socialist liberal” radar technology), I do believe the right to teach gun classes to whomever you want is in the Konstatushion. Freedom of Teach, I think it’s called.

[cross-posted at ABLC]

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109 replies
  1. 1
    El Cid says:

    ‘Guess he don’t want none of them armed libruls and Kenyonesians walkin’ around.

  2. 2
    The Moar You Know says:

    I’m fine with it, actually. A guy raging asshole like this is the last person in the world you want instructing you on gun safety.

  3. 3
    Jenny says:

    people who voted for President Obama, Arabs, and Muslims

    I guess he didn’t hear the latest, apparently Obama was a secret Jew raised in a Kenyan Kibbutz all along.

  4. 4
    Guster says:

    Crocket Keller.

  5. 5
    Stefan says:

    Fucking 14th amendment and 1964 Civil Rights act- how do they work?

  6. 6
    Moonbatting Average says:

    No lie: my family lived next door to his in the early eighties, until I was seven. My sister and I used to play with his kids. My dad sent me this story a few days ago, and he wasn’t the least bit surprised that Crockett would do something like this.

    It made me pine for the days when I was young and had no idea that a good portion of the adults in the world are complete nutjobs.

  7. 7
    JPL says:

    What about Nazi’s and fascists? Are they allowed in his class.

  8. 8
    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    I think he’s going to use an IQ test to determine if the applicant is a liberal or God Fearing Christian Conservative(TM). If they agree and ask for a pen to fill it out then he’ll reject them.

    If they get pissed and start threatening him then they get to take the class.

    Remember, this is in Texas. Fail is a way of life there.

  9. 9
    jl says:

    So, I gather word on the neocon GOP ‘muslin watch’ street is, Perry can’t sign up. Too bad. Heard Perry has a natural talent at plinking killer rabbits, them kayote varmints.

  10. 10
    Mark S. says:

    The Texas Department of Public Safety, which oversees the concealed carry program, and licenses instructors, said in a statement that “certified instructors are required to comply with all applicable state and federal statutes, and conduct by an instructor that denied service to individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity, or religion would place that instructor’s certification at risk.”

    That’s blatantly unkonstatushional!

  11. 11
    Zifnab says:

    It’s shit like this that makes me want to march into his class wearing a ten gallon hat, spurs, and an “I voted for George Bush Three Times” t-shirt, then write him a rubber check.

  12. 12
    Steve says:

    Hey, at least he’s honest. You have to give him that.

  13. 13

    It’s Texas. Like Molly Ivins used to say, except for Austin, liberals pretty much need a visa for touring most places in that state.

    I think the rest of us need to teach fuckers like this asshat, the meaning of equality under the law, before we give the lone star back to Mexico. I wouldn’t pass off an uneducated Zombie to a friend. won’t do that. Scruples.

  14. 14
    Sherean says:

    Stations have the right to reject ads with questionable, or controversial, content. All kidding aside, I don’t care how rural the community, I’m surprised this ad was allowed.

  15. 15
    John Weiss says:

    @Odie Hugh Manatee: Fail is a way of life in Texas?! Are you trollin’ or just full of shit?

  16. 16

    I can’t speak to TX but there tends to be some rather important things presented in a CCW class … maybe being disqualified from this guy’s class isn’t such a bad thing.

  17. 17
    TooManyJens says:

    @Zifnab: I’m the opposite — I want someone to take his class, never talk about politics, do really well, then show up to pick up her certification wearing big “Obama 2012” and “I am the 99%” buttons. “What are you going to do about it now, asshole?”

  18. 18
    John Weiss says:

    @General Stuck: General, though I loved Molly, she wasn’t right all the time. Dallas, Houston and San Antonio for three other cities are rather blue!

  19. 19
    kth says:

    Since I’m guessing the Islamic community of rural West Texas wasn’t actually clamoring to take his gun class (though, given the political climate in that part of the country, Muslims in the region might want to think about taking one from someone), this is pretty much a publicity stunt to grab all the rube traffic for himself.

  20. 20
    Waldo says:

    @The Moar You Know: Also the last guy you’d want to give money to.

  21. 21
    Jim C. says:

    “Smart and well-educated people need not apply to be in my class either.”

  22. 22
    MikeJ says:

    @Sherean:

    Stations have the right to reject ads with questionable, or controversial, content. All kidding aside, I don’t care how rural the community, I’m surprised this ad was allowed.

    Most stations accept any ad that anybody pays for until somebody else complains about it, and even then it’s not easy to get them to say no to anybody with cash.

  23. 23
    RSA says:

    “Also, if you are a non-Christian Arab, or Muslim, I will not teach you the class,” Keller said in the radio ad.

    No love for gays or atheists?

  24. 24
    Moonbatting Average says:

    @Sherean: This is Texas. I’ve been back as an adult for a couple years for my graduate degree, and, for example, seeing the Stars and Bars displayed doesn’t even shock me anymore. And I live in fucking AUSTIN!!

    I can’t even imagine what the Louisiana – Georgia corridor is like.

  25. 25
    Calouste says:

    @JPL:

    What about Nazi’s and fascists? Are they allowed in his class.

    Every third lesson free for them.

  26. 26
    Brian R. says:

    @John Weiss:

    Fail is a way of life in Texas?! Are you trollin’ or just full of shit?

    I assume you’re a Texan? Tell you what — you stop foisting talents like George W. Bush and Rick Perry on us, and we’ll stop mocking your state.

  27. 27
    Josie says:

    @Odie Hugh Manatee: I fear that your experience with Texas and its inhabitants is sadly limited.

  28. 28
    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:

    So Mr Keller says he is more than happy to teach his gun class to Mexican Drug Cartels? (Yes, Mr Keller, that is what being a douche looks like)

  29. 29
    Brachiator says:

    I thought that all good liberals were afraid of guns and hate concealed gun laws.

    I’m joking. Mainly.

    Apart from this, the guy is an obvious dope looking to get attention, and stupidly putting his ability to do any classes at risk, since he is clearly violating Texas Public Safety Department rules.

    So, aside from a lame attempt at insults and political sarcasm, there ain’t much going on here.

  30. 30
    Reality Check says:

    Speaking of campaigns, the latest Rasmussen Poll has Mitt Romney in a statistical dead heat with Obambi.

    Scared yet?

  31. 31
    Josie says:

    @Brian R.: Obviously, intolerance is not only found in Texas. I have lived here all of my 68 years and never once voted for Bush or Perry. I plead not guilty on all counts.

  32. 32
    Zifnab says:

    @TooManyJens: Ha! That would be a good one, too.

    Maybe quote some Sal Alinsky to really twist the knife.

  33. 33
    Mark S. says:

    @RSA:

    Naw, Crockett’s down with them.

    Seriously, imagine being a right wing bigot and fitting everyone you hate into a 30 second ad.

  34. 34
    Cermet says:

    The man is brilliant at advertising – what a great way to get noticed and have the people (pro-gun, anti-everyone) hear about your company (training) – can’t really see an issue here except that the guy had a smart approach.

  35. 35
    John Weiss says:

    @Brian R.: No, Brian, though I lived in Dallas for most of my adult life, I’m an Oregonian now. Too damned hot in N. Texas. But, I assure you, no one whom I know in N. Texas voted for Gdub. I resent your representation of the residents of the whole state as ignorant rubes! That is not the case.

    Your prejudice is showing boy-o.

  36. 36
    Reality Check says:

    He just doesn’t want to be held liable for training the next Fort Hood shooter or the next Jared Laughner, though I’d instead just exclude anybody seriously religious period for that reason.

  37. 37
    Jager says:

    Christian graduates of Crockett Keller’s Gun School in action:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....playnext=2

  38. 38
    Brachiator says:

    @Reality Check:

    Scared yet?

    Nope.

  39. 39
    The Other Chuck says:

    What does Tubbs have to say about this?

  40. 40
    pika says:

    It’s stuff like this that makes me realize all over again that all the gun rights stuff really is just “just-us” dog whistling.

  41. 41
    KG says:

    @El Cid: falls nicely in line with whichever douchetastic asshole was saying a couple weeks back that they have all the guns and when the next civil war comes, they’re going to kill ’em some libruls!

  42. 42
    Reality Check says:

    @pika:

    Yeah surely it has nothing to do with a constitutional right at all! Certainly not the Second Amendment! Nope, it’s just racism cause..uh…cause yeah!

  43. 43
    Sherean says:

    @MikeJ: I worked in TV and radio for a long time and yes, we were whores for money, but I can recall a number of times when we rejected ads that were controversial. I honestly am surprised they didn’t reject it.

  44. 44
    JGabriel says:

    @Reality Check:

    Speaking of campaigns, the latest Rasmussen Poll has Mitt Romney in a statistical dead heat with Obambi. Scared yet?

    Bahahahahaha!

    With Rasmussen, you always have to correct for the right-wing bias by about 10 points. If the best Ras can do is get Romney tied with Obama, that means that — in the real world — Obama is leading Romney by ten points.

    Nice try, Republican Hack.

    .

  45. 45
    Grumpy Code Monkey says:

    @Brian R.:

    Hey, we also gave you LBJ, Barbara Jordan, and Anne Richards.

    I’d say we come out about even.

  46. 46
    Reality Check says:

    Fed downgrades growth forecasts sees YEARS of mass unemployment ahead.

    So hows that hopey-changey thing working out again?

  47. 47
    Sherean says:

    @Moonbatting Average: LOL! I live in Atlanta!

  48. 48
    Reality Check says:

    @JGabriel:

    Rasmussen got the closest to the actual result in their final polls in both 2004 and 2008. It’s a very trusted pollster. I guess reality has a conservative bias.

  49. 49
    Grumpy Code Monkey says:

    @Reality Check:

    A WELL REGULATED MILITIA, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    Funny how all the 2nd amendment absolutists never talk about those first four words.

  50. 50
    Litlebritdifrnt2 says:

    @Reality Check: Nope, next question.

  51. 51
    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @John Weiss:

    Neither, just stating fact. I know, truth hurts, life’s a bitch and such.

  52. 52
    Mnemosyne says:

    @Reality Check:

    So hows that hopey-changey thing working out again?

    It was working out great until the Republicans took over the House and decided that nonbinding resolutions re-re-re-re-declaring “In God We Trust” to be our national motto (you know, in case no one ever bothered to look at our currency) are way more important than, like, jobs and shit.

    You do remember that it’s your guys that are in charge of the purse strings right now, right?

  53. 53
    Grumpy Code Monkey says:

    @Reality Check:

    Working great for me.

    All those filibustering assholes in the Senate could use a solid whacking with a clue-by-four, though.

    Obama’s been doing his job, it’s time for the weasels in Congress to do theirs.

  54. 54
    Reality Check says:

    @Grumpy Code Monkey:

    “Well-regulated” in 18th Century English meant “Well-armed”. Militia is the body of all adult citizens.

  55. 55
    Reality Check says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    If that’s true, then YOUR GUYS (i.e. Pelos et al.) were in charge of the pruse strings during the collapse in 2008.

  56. 56
    Moonbatting Average says:

    @Sherean: Awesome! How are things on your side of The Confederacy? Sorry about the Braves.

  57. 57
    pika says:

    @Reality Check: I know the Constitution very well, m’dear. I will rephrase to “a lot of gun rights rhetoric fetishizing the 2nd amendment until a lot of the rest of us exercise our own 2nd-amendment rights.”

  58. 58
    Mnemosyne says:

    @Reality Check:

    Sorry, when was Pelosi puttering around declaring “In God We Trust” to be the national motto while the banks collapsed? You’ll have to find that link for me.

  59. 59
    JGabriel says:

    Reality Check:

    Rasmussen got the closest to the actual result in their final polls in both 2004 and 2008.

    I’ll Nate Silver speak for me:

    Rasmussen Polls Were Biased And Inaccurate:

    Rasmussen’s polls — after a poor debut in 2000 in which they picked the wrong winner in 7 key states in that year’s Presidential race — nevertheless had performed quite strongly in in 2004 and 2006. And they were about average in 2008. But their polls were poor this year.

    Moreover, Rasmussen’s polls were quite biased, overestimating the standing of the Republican candidate by almost 4 points on average. In just 12 cases, Rasmussen’s polls overestimated the margin for the Democrat by 3 or more points. But it did so for the Republican candidate in 55 cases — that is, in more than half of the polls that it issued.

    .

  60. 60
    Moonbatting Average says:

    @Reality Check: Yes I do so remember the “Use the Purse Strings to Cause Massive Defaults on Over-Leveraged Exotic Financial Instruments Act of 2008”.

  61. 61
    Catsy says:

    @Reality Check:

    A well fed Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bake Pies, shall not be infringed.

    I know these are random, but this was entirely too appropriate.

  62. 62
    Death Panel Truck says:

    I think the rest of us need to teach fuckers like this asshat, the meaning of equality under the law, before we give the lone star back to Mexico.

    When the Texas tourism commercial used to come on the teevee, the announcer would proudly say: “Texas: It’s Like a Whole Other Country.”

    To which my wife would respond: “Yeah. Mexico.”

  63. 63
    JGabriel says:

    Moderated again (no idea why this time), please release.

  64. 64
    Ann B. Nonymous says:

    Isn’t “Reality Check” the guy who proudly admitted to masturbating to those photographs of dead Norwegian liberals?

  65. 65
    Brian S says:

    @Moonbatting Average:

    I can’t even imagine what the Louisiana – Georgia corridor is like.

    Nuttier the farther you travel east, with brief areas of sanity interspersed in there.

  66. 66
    Brian S says:

    @Moonbatting Average:

    I can’t even imagine what the Louisiana – Georgia corridor is like.

    Nuttier the farther you travel east, with brief areas of sanity interspersed in there.

  67. 67
    SensesFail says:

    @Reality Check:

    So hows that hopey-changey thing working out again?

    I couldn’t tell you, since we haven’t experienced that. You see, the Executive Branch does not comprise all of the government, and a few other branches contain a large number of petulant children with an “R” after their name, who want to do nothing but stop the President from effectively governing.

    So either you are too stupid to realize this or you are quoting Sarah Palin to piss us off; I’m thinking it’s the former.

  68. 68
    Cain says:

    @Moonbatting Average:

    I can’t even imagine what the Louisiana – Georgia corridor is like

    Strip joints as far as the eye can see.

  69. 69
    JWL says:

    Same old same old.

    Many Georgians today proudly bequeath the ax handles given them by Lester Maddox in protest of LBJ’s civil rights legislation.

  70. 70
    BruinKid says:

    @Reality Check: Wrong. Rasmussen was not the closest in 2004. While he did well, others did just as well if not slightly better. And when looking at just battleground states, Mason-Dixon performed better than Rasmussen. You’re only correct about 2008, though he was not the most accurate when it came to the presidential primaries.

    Oh, and you didn’t include 2000? Is that because Rasmussen was about the worst pollster in that cycle?

    Or how about the most recent cycle, 2010? Why not use the most recent election, or do midterms simply not count in your book? Because Rasmussen’s polling went off a cliff in 2010, producing some of the WORST results in the last 10 years of polling, including a Hawaii poll that was 40 points off the mark.

    Funny how you left that information out.

    And I know you’re going to say that the presidential race and a midterm election are different. But why should it matter in state by state polling results, unless you admit that Rasmussen does a horrible job polling individual states?

  71. 71
    Jebediah says:

    @Reality Check:

    Scared yet?

    Not really. If Romney gets the nomination, an ad detailing how much money he made for himself while shipping gobs of American jobs overseas will do nicely. Then a super-pac starts in on how he thinks animal cruelty is funny and cute, and he’s left with only the tea-tards, who don’t cotton to no damn Mormons.

    Scared isn’t really the right word.

  72. 72
    Lojasmo says:

    @Reality Check:

    Scared because a ras poll is fluffing a republican.

    Sure. Also scared of wet water, and the easterly sunrise.

    Fool

  73. 73
    Lojasmo says:

    1) To control or direct by a rule, principle, method, etc.
    2) To adjust to some standard or requirement as for amount, degree, etc.

    3) To adjust so as to ensure accuracy of operation.

    4) To put in good order.

    [obsolete sense]
    b. Of troops: Properly disciplined. Obs. rare-1.

    1690 Lond. Gaz. No. 2568/3 We hear likewise that the French are in a great Allarm in Dauphine and Bresse, not having at present 1500 Men of regulated Troops on that side.

    The moar you know.

  74. 74
    El Cid says:

    @Reality Check:

    “Well-regulated” in 18th Century English meant “Well-armed”. Militia is the body of all adult citizens.

    Oh good lord, it’s not like ‘the 18th Century’ was 10,000 years ago and English was in some sort of protosemantic moment.

    “Well-regulated” means — in its basic sense and not the fully implicating legal interpretation — exactly what “well-regulated” sounds like, just as it would for a steam engine.

    …the adjective “well-regulated” implies nothing more than the imposition of proper discipline and training. See Johnson 1619 (“Regulate”: “To adjust by rule or method”); Rawle 121–122; cf. Va. Declaration of Rights §13 (1776), in 7 Thorpe 3812, 3814 (referring to “a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms”).

    U.S. Supreme Court, DC v Heller. 2008. They quote a lot of old stuff like the Founding Fathers from 8,000,000 BC, too.

    And this was in the context of emphasizing that the clear meaning was that of individuals’ rights to possess firearms.

  75. 75
    mark says:

    no blacks allowed.

    …perfectly constitutional if you ask me

  76. 76
    Brian R. says:

    @Reality Check:

    Speaking of campaigns, the latest Rasmussen Poll has Mitt Romney in a statistical dead heat with Obambi. Scared yet?

    Of a Rasmussen poll? The ones that were consistently the outlier in favor of the Republicans during the 2008 campaign?

    No, not scared at all. You might as well be citing Karl Rove’s opinion.

  77. 77
    gnomedad says:

    I’m fascinated by this notion that people who voted for Obama because of what he promised should now, out of disappointment, vote for the people who blocked many of these promises.

  78. 78
    Brian R. says:

    @John Weiss:

    I resent your representation of the residents of the whole state as ignorant rubes! That is not the case.

    I never said that. But someone said your state leans to failure, and those are the failures your state has given us.

    Texas can start counterbalancing Dubya and Perry with some more Ivins and Hightowers, or it can just fucking secede already.

  79. 79
    Brian R. says:

    @Reality Check:

    “Well-regulated” in 18th Century English meant “Well-armed”.

    No, it didn’t. Christ, you are a shitty troll.

  80. 80
    Brian R. says:

    I love how Reality Check likes to call Obama “Obambi”

    Obama is the one who killed Osama Bin Laden, half the al Qaeda leadership, and a shitload of Somali pirates, and who finally took out Gaddafi.

    George W. Bush, meanwhile, was a former cheerleader who liked to play dress up and pretend he was a tough military man. (The missing year in the Alabama Air National Guard excluded.)

    Call him Obambi all you want, but he’s the one who brought the fucking high heat while your boy pissed his pants on 9/11 like a fucking child.

  81. 81
    JD Rhoades says:

    No worries. I already have my CC permit, largely because of death threats from assholes like Crockett Keller.

  82. 82
    Lysana says:

    Just so long as we remember that “militia” includes people outside the armed forces, mmkay? Lots of people think it’s the National Guard, which didn’t exist back then and still isn’t part of the “unorganized militia” as defined in Federal law.

    @Brian R.:

    Obama is the one who killed Osama Bin Laden, half the al Qaeda leadership, and a shitload of Somali pirates, and who finally took out Gaddafi.

    Actually, the Libyans took out Gaddafi. We helped NATO make it easier for them to do so. Let’s not overblow this.

  83. 83
    JGabriel says:

    @Brian R.:

    Christ, you are a shitty troll.

    Isn’t s/he? Dude doesn’t even try. It’s like his/her heart ain’t in no mo’.

    .

  84. 84
    Bex says:

    @Steve: No I don’t.

  85. 85
    El Cid says:

    @Brian R.: “Shitty troll” in the 18th Century simply meant “spiced dessert cake of plums with a crusted tea leaf and butter coating.” Stupid liberal.

  86. 86
    El Cid says:

    @Lysana: As far as I can recall, Reagan’s bombing of Libya and attempt at Ghadafi in 1986 was cheered by conservatives (among others) as an attempt by Reagan to destroy him. By air. Bombing. So if it counted with Reagan, as unfair as it might be when taken too literally, it counts for Obama.

    Therefore, Obama took out Ghadafi while Reagan tried and failed in 1986.

    Whenever you’re talking to a Republican, just say that a lot.

  87. 87
    Jebediah says:

    @El Cid:
    Love it!

  88. 88
    AxelFoley says:

    @Reality Check:

    Speaking of campaigns, the latest Rasmussen Poll has Mitt Romney in a statistical dead heat with Obambi.
    Scared yet?

    Using Rasmussen? Desperate yet?

  89. 89
    jurassicpork says:

    What we’ve needed from the beginning was a liberal manifesto. Luckily, my alter ego Mike Flannigan wrote one.

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    @JPL:

    What about Nazi’s and fascists? Are they allowed in his class

    Hell, that is the class.

  91. 91

    @Reality Check:
    Your name is meant ironically right?

  92. 92
    Cacti says:

    @Brian R.:

    Call him Obambi all you want, but he’s the one who brought the fucking high heat while your boy pissed his pants on 9/11 like a fucking child.

    I have a feeling that Royalty Check would crap its pants if ever dropped off in the south side of Chicago, where a certain POTUS was a community organizer.

  93. 93
    The Republic of Stupidity says:

    He said he has received “hundreds” of calls from Americans who support his stance.

    And that would be in addition to the “thousands” of calls from Americans who laughed hysterically until they hung up…

  94. 94
    Uncle Clarence Thomas says:

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    Fortunately, the graphic used for this post, with the crybaby whining “Libruls! Libruls! Libruls!,” is the Original Balloonbagger Poster Child, so everyone feels right at home. Solidarity, bitchez!
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  95. 95
    honus says:

    @Brian R.: Fuck Texas. It’s a shithole full of tin can assholes. I’m really tired of hearing about how tough Texans are. In West Virginia you have to go a mile underground and blow up dynamite to make a living. God had to invent oil because Texans were too dumb to make a living selling beef to the army. I wish they’d take Texas and shove it up somebody’s ass somewhere.

  96. 96
    Lex says:

    That bitch would last 10 minutes in North Carolina. Even the journalists are packing here.

  97. 97
    Mike G says:

    @Josie:

    Obviously, intolerance is not only found in Texas.

    But it’s one of few places where people actually brag about being a bigoted, ignorant asshole.

  98. 98
    here4tehbeer says:

    Hmmm….

    Concealed Carry permit = valid form of Voter ID in Texas.

    I think this guy’s just practicing standard-issue voter suppression… though he doesn’t seem remotely smart enough to realize it.

  99. 99
    Pamoya says:

    I seriously think at least half of the country does not know what the 14th amendment or the 1964 civil rights act means today. Lunch counter protests ring a bell maybe? No, you do not get to discriminate against people by race or religion in your private business. Please continue to advertise that you are doing so, so that you can get shut down/fined/sued faster.

    Reminds me of a local story here in Minnesota where a few women were among those hired to drive a Saudi group around while they were at the Mayo clinic. The second day, their employer flat out told them they were being fired because the Saudis didn’t want women drivers. At least half the people responding to a news article reporting this said stuff like, “the customer is always right!” No, you do not get to fire people for being women, no matter what your customer wants. More/better civics classes please.

  100. 100
    ErikaF says:

    To all the folks who are hating on Texas, please take a peek at this 2010 election results map:
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/p.....008/tx.htm

    Note the blue of the largest cities. While the sea of red can be terrifying, note the actual population in the counties in the sea of red. Note how in many counties the race was actually pretty close by Texas standards – Obama won 35% or more of the vote in a lot of red areas. This is in overwhelmingly GOP-dominated Texas, too.

    We’ve got dipsh*ts, morons, rednecks, downright ignorant bubbas (and then we leave the government arena to look at everyone else), but we also have a large Democratic community that is trying to change the state. Just because our fools and idiots are so over-the-top they make Dolly Parton look flatchested doesn’t mean all of Texas needs to be dumped on. Hell, Rick Perry just proves the old adage – everything’s bigger in Texas, including the village idiots!

  101. 101
    Fulcanelli says:

    @honus: That’s some serious fucking win right there.

    After what you see in the news almost daily, I’m beginning to think we should be building that fence on the North Texas border.

    They’ve got another execution lined up for some poor bastard suposedly based on untested evidence. WTF is wrong with these people?

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    Dr. Squid says:

    @El Cid: Please accept.

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    Barry says:

    @JPL: “What about Nazi’s and fascists? Are they allowed in his class.”

    I would say that they get a discount, but I expect that everybody in his classes is one.

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    The Raven says:

    @Death Panel Truck: ““Texas: It’s Like a Whole Other Country.” “Yeah. Mexico.”

    Nah. Mexico has a significant socialist party, which has ruled. (Corrupt as hell, but still.) And Juarez nationalized the property of the Catholic Church during La Reforma.

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @Lex: You got that right.
    __
    Also, looks like DPS will wind up having a word:
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    “…Conduct by an instructor that denied service to individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity or religion would place that instructor’s certification by the Department at risk of suspension or revocation. The Department became aware of the statements in question yesterday and has begun an investigation into the matter. The Department will take appropriate administrative action based on the findings from the investigation.”

    Pretty much open and shut, if they follow the law, this dude’s done.

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    Admiral_Komack says:

    @Reality Check:

    No.

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    SectarianSofa says:

    @Brian R.:

    Hey, how about fucking off? Thanks.

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    SectarianSofa says:

    @Mike G:

    But it’s one of few places where people actually brag about being a bigoted, ignorant asshole.

    I think this counts as being an ignorant, bigoted asshole.

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    Common Sense says:

    @Brian R.:

    Shouldn’t the right wing bastion of California stop forcing nutjobs like Reagan and Nixon on the country too? I’m guessing you don’t assume all Californians are like that, though. Why is it that you assume 40 million Californians can be diverse, but 30 million Texans are all rubes?

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