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« on: October 05, 2012, 04:28:06 pm »
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Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has written a new book in which he says slavery was "a blessing" for African-Americans, among other questionable statements.

Hubbard, a first term Republican from Jonesboro, Ark., penned a series of racially charged statements in the book, including saying that integration of schools is hurting white students, that African slaves had better lives under slavery than in Africa, that blacks are not contributing to society, and that a situation is developing the United States which is similar to that of Nazi Germany.

“… the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth.” (Pages 183-89)
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2012, 04:43:52 pm »
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Ah, Republicans.
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2012, 07:57:35 pm »
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http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2012/10/05/republican-extremists-in-their-own-words#.UG8Wr-XNpyk.twitter

Extremism is no vice among Arkansas Republicans. And, no, I'm not talking about neo-Confederate Republican Rep. Loy Mauch, who once tried to have Abraham Lincoln's bust removed from the Hot Springs Convention Center.

There's also Rep. Jon Hubbard of Jonesboro, famously unhinged, who's put some of his choicest thoughts on paper in a book available on Amazon, “Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative.”

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“… the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth.” (Pages 183-89)
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2012, 08:00:13 pm »
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District is in the east of the state. Is he being seriously challenged this year?
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2012, 08:15:54 pm »
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District is in the east of the state. Is he being seriously challenged this year?

The Dem incumbent was unopposed in 2008, lost 58-42 in an upset in 2010. Someone looking serious is running against him.
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2012, 11:49:44 pm »
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Ah, Republicans. Arkansas politicians.
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2012, 01:28:42 am »
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I had no idea Phyllis Wheatley was from Arkansas.

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2012, 08:43:35 am »
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I'm hoping this guy is like those random NH legislators who get swept in on waves even when they're not ready for prime time. Does anyone know if he's likely to get entrenched in this district?
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2012, 09:47:10 am »
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2012, 10:52:43 am »
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I'm hoping this guy is like those random NH legislators who get swept in on waves even when they're not ready for prime time. Does anyone know if he's likely to get entrenched in this district?

Jonesboro's congressional district is R+8. And Craighead County voted for McCain, 61-36.
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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2012, 05:20:44 pm »
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Good God, what is it with these AR Republicans and their books?

Another legislative candidate called for all Muslims to be expelled from America and endorsed the death penalty for rebellious children in his book.
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« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2012, 10:36:24 pm »
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Good God, what is it with these AR Republicans and their books?

Another legislative candidate called for all Muslims to be expelled from America and endorsed the death penalty for rebellious children in his book.

That man's name is all too appropriate if you pronounce it the right way.
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« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2012, 03:24:23 am »
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And now a third Arkansas Republican chimes in:

A Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives has a history of writing in support of slavery and the Confederacy, along with comparing Abraham Lincoln to Karl Marx.

State Rep. Loy Mauch (R-Bismarck) wrote a series of letters to the editor of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, defending slavery and attacking Lincoln, the Arkansas Times reports.

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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2012, 03:41:29 am »
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anyone else having flashbacks to that interracial marriage survey that got posted here not too long ago?
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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2012, 06:33:37 am »
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No the South isn't more racist than the North... How could you come to that conclusion?
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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2012, 06:37:52 am »
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I'm hoping this guy is like those random NH legislators who get swept in on waves even when they're not ready for prime time. Does anyone know if he's likely to get entrenched in this district?

To be quite fair, I don't think any of these random NH legislators we elected are as batsh**t insane as this guy. Even these random no-names who come from districts with 2000 voters have either been all sane or smart enough to keep their mouths shut.

No the South isn't more racist than the North... How could you come to that conclusion?

The South and racism is an interesting, complicated topic. Then again, [any region/area] and racism can be an interesting, complicated topic. I for one have only had very positive experiences with the American South (and experiences not necessarily as positive in other places). But then again, I'm not black.
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2012, 08:41:41 am »
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I'm hoping this guy is like those random NH legislators who get swept in on waves even when they're not ready for prime time. Does anyone know if he's likely to get entrenched in this district?

To be quite fair, I don't think any of these random NH legislators we elected are as batsh**t insane as this guy. Even these random no-names who come from districts with 2000 voters have either been all sane or smart enough to keep their mouths shut.

The worst-case scenario would have been the guy who advocated shooting cops a few years ago.
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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2012, 09:52:33 am »
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Didn't New Hampshire have some GOP legislators who advocated that every new piece of legislation should cite the Magna Charta or something along those lines a while back?

And now a third Arkansas Republican chimes in:

A Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives has a history of writing in support of slavery and the Confederacy, along with comparing Abraham Lincoln to Karl Marx.

State Rep. Loy Mauch (R-Bismarck) wrote a series of letters to the editor of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, defending slavery and attacking Lincoln, the Arkansas Times reports.

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"If slavery were so God-awful, why didn’t Jesus or Paul condemn it, why was it in the Constitution and why wasn’t there a war before 1861?"

Deep thinker this one.
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« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2012, 09:58:20 am »
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From that guy's Wikipedia article:

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Mauch believes, among other things, that Abraham Lincoln should not be honored in Arkansas and that the Confederate flag is a symbol of Jesus Christ and biblical government.

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« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2012, 12:10:09 pm »
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I suppose it has a cross on it?
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« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2012, 12:28:08 pm »
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I suppose it has a cross on it?

I mean, of sorts, but using that logic it'd be more a symbol of St Andrew than anybody else...
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« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2012, 12:36:39 pm »
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Didn't New Hampshire have some GOP legislators who advocated that every new piece of legislation should cite the Magna Charta or something along those lines a while back?

See, that's just wacky and strange. Not something horribly offensive that really makes me do a double-take.

Actually, I'm forgetting something. There was a Democrat who celebrated the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and claimed it as something good to do to more cities. But he was a Democrat, so I assumed everyone ignored it happened.
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« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2012, 01:50:38 pm »
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Another fun NH legislator: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2011/03/nh-state-legislator-resigns-after-remark-about-mental-illness-/1#.UHRx1BVJN64
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« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2012, 01:53:35 pm »
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Didn't New Hampshire have some GOP legislators who advocated that every new piece of legislation should cite the Magna Charta or something along those lines a while back?

See, that's just wacky and strange. Not something horribly offensive that really makes me do a double-take.

Actually, I'm forgetting something. There was a Democrat who celebrated the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and claimed it as something good to do to more cities. But he was a Democrat, so I assumed everyone ignored it happened.

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