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Sat May 12, 2012, 11:11 PM

I bet YOU never had a sheriff's candidate in YOUR area hold regular cross burnings!

http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com/news/local/article_3c019a74-999b-11e1-8924-001a4bcf887a.html

Background: Shaun Winkler is running for sheriff in Bonner County, Idaho, a beautiful area north of the town I currently live in. He is also a white supremacist and a high-ranking mucky-muck in the local KKK klavern. Anyway, it turns out he holds Friday-night "cross lighting" ceremonies at his house just outside Priest River. At these meetings they have a nice little barbecue, then spend half an hour talking about who they hate, and finish after dark by igniting a cross.

If anyone wants to know why I refuse to go into Bonner County...well, as bad as Shaun Winkler is, they got guys who are worse.

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Reply I bet YOU never had a sheriff's candidate in YOUR area hold regular cross burnings! (Original post)
jmowreader May 2012 OP
BiggJawn May 2012 #1
onehandle May 2012 #2
XemaSab May 2012 #3
zeemike May 2012 #4
Thinkingabout May 2012 #5
babylonsister May 2012 #6
AndyTiedye May 2012 #7
LeftyMom May 2012 #9
AtheistCrusader May 2012 #10
LeftyMom May 2012 #8
im1013 May 2012 #11
Volaris May 2012 #12
jmowreader May 2012 #14
socialist_n_TN May 2012 #13
MadHound May 2012 #15
zappaman May 2012 #16

Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:19 PM

1. J. T. Ready was running for Sheriff, too.

Is this going to become a trend, White Supremacists trying to become Sheriff?

I need more ammo...

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:23 PM

2. I'm from Georgia, so it's likely.

The Klan held an annual picnic nearby at Stone Mountain Park until the 1970s. Protected by the sheriff's department.

I remember white supremists running political commercials.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:30 PM

3. In my neck of the woods?

I wouldn't be surprised.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:31 PM

4. Well the Klan and racism never went away

they just went into the closet...and now they feel safe to come out sense the GOP went nuts over Obama.
They want to fight the Civil War all over again...and they believe the GOP is with them.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:36 PM

5. Never caught the sheriff but knew some of his workers to do so

I am from David Duke country and saw many crosses burning in the 60's. Probably going on in other ways.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:38 PM

6. Holy mackeral! Ugh. But I'm glad you know what's going on.

I am living in GA and appalled at all the so-called opinions by 'experts' who don't have a clue but like to exhibit their dumbness. Thick skin here!

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 12:07 AM

7. I Think This "Cross Lighting" Ceremony Went a Bit Wrong


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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #7)

Sun May 13, 2012, 12:10 AM

9. Looks like it went just right to me.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #7)

Sun May 13, 2012, 01:45 AM

10. No it didn't.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 12:10 AM

8. Not here. Next county over wouldn't shock me.

And anywhere upstate would shock me even less.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 03:32 AM

11. I live in Mississippi, enough said.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 10:53 AM

12. you know what I took from this (no, really)...

..Cross burnings in Priest River...even outright racist idiots can't be so dumb as to miss the irony of that action....then I thought about my thought, and, well I guess you can figure out where this is going heehee....

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Response to Volaris (Reply #12)

Sun May 13, 2012, 10:44 PM

14. The weirdest thing about an Idaho cross burning...

We have very few black people in Idaho, so if you want to hold a cross burning up here you have to do it on YOUR OWN LAND. Which is what this asshole did. Our racists aren't even good at being racist, but they're prolific: we've probably got ten white supremacists for every black person north of Lewiston.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 11:45 AM

13. Well growing up in Mississippi and Alabama ......

in the 50s/60s, the odds would probably say that this would be a safe bet for me to take.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 10:48 PM

15. It's Idaho,

 

A state that was populated by Confederate refugees, many of whose descendants hold onto the "old ways" to this very day.

But yes, I know a sheriff who held regular cross burnings back in the late sixties, early seventies. It was in the county next door to where I lived, a county that didn't officially rejoin the Union until the late nineties.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 10:50 PM

16. You'd win that bet!

Jeezus...

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