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     I’m taking another semi-break today.  The weather is gorgeous and too many Philly teams are playing!

    To the writer of the comment posted this morning, did you read Saturday’s Intell editorial, “Morons at a parade,”:

    The Southern Poverty Law Center lists 28 hate groups in Pennsylvania, including the Creativity Alliance, a neo-Nazi group based in Wrightsville.

    And when I said the return of the Klan, I was referring at that time to LNP’s Trashback forum where two known Klan members absolutely were posting for several years. 

    Forums are their new recruitment method and their primary podium to spread their messages of hate.  And “morons” is not an apt description for these very sick and dangerous individuals!  There will be more on this and the other topics listed this morning coming this week.


    What is scarier than being forced out of your home?  The mortgage companies are now on the defensive to prove their paperwork is in order and accurate.  Click here for today’s article, “Foreclosure figures headed for record.”

    Mitchell Sommers, an attorney in Ephrata and Lancaster, is quoted in part:

    “I would tell a client that we need to look at these securitization issue, with an eye on going to the bank and saying, ‘If you’re not going to modify this [mortgage], you may have some problems.’”

    I know Mitch, and if you want to talk to him about foreclosure issues, you can reach him here.  Most initial consultations for bankruptcy related issues – which foreclosure might be – are free. 

    Go Phillies and Eagles!  Okay, so I have to give a shout-out to the Steelers for my confused friends – or I will never hear the end of it!

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11 Responses to A TIGHT GRIP & WHO’S IN CONTROL?

  1. Aaron says:

    You can edit out those bad words if you’d like Becky.

  2. Aaron says:

    Has it been classified as a hate crime though?

    Their motive may have been just to get a rise out of people. Because you call someone a beaner, or spic, or nigger, or cracker or Chinc does not classify you as a racist.

    You can say those words and it can still be dismissed as any form of discrimination or hate crime.

    You can spray paint those select words all over someones house, and it can still be dismissed as a hate crime.

    If you don’t believe me, look up the FBI definition along with investigating a hate crime. It’s all in the motive.

    Yes what they did was stupid and uncalled for, but I won’t call it any form of hate crime until they claim they did it because they hate black and latino people.

    As for learning….They don’t have to be raised in a racist home to pick up the same behavior. I’ve got plenty of friends who have the most racist family, but hate racism. I also know plenty of racist people who’s family consists of the nicest people I’ve ever met.

    Along with that, how do we know they were all racist and not just going along with the group? We can bring up Philip Zimbardo to suggest this point as well. Actions in certain groups does not prove character or morality. Especially with a group of adolescents.

  3. Concerned says:

    And where do you think that teenagers that throw rocks and yell racial rhetoric learn that kind of behavior? I’m going to guess that it isn’t in school. Next option is? Where they hang their hats, perhaps?

  4. Aaron says:

    I didn’t say hate groups are adolescents (although they do have the logic of an adolescent).

    I’m saying the people who chucked rocks at colored band members were only teens.

  5. Yikes says:

    Seriously Aaron, are you playing with a full deck? The majority of the membership of many of these groups is young men. Maybe you ought to do some research and reading before you post again and continue to expose your ignorance.

  6. Aaron says:

    Weren’t those “people” who did that adolescents themselves (people from 13-about 25)?

  7. Yikes says:

    Aaron, did you get hit in the head with one of those rocks? To suggest that hate groups are “annoying” but not “scary” might be one of the dopiest things you’ve written yet.

  8. Aaron says:

    Why can’t hate groups accept that they are not scary and are more annoying than anything? lol. As a person of Mexican decent ( I can speak on behalf of plenty of Latinos and even African Americans) and am not at all afraid of them as well as others are not.

    I guess they forgot we life in the year 2010 going on 2011.

    • Becky says:

      You are wrong, Aaron. Ummmm… people who throw rocks at teenage band members because of their race/ethnicity are not simply annoying. They have far worse things (if you can imagine) in their plans. Sorry, you are dead wrong on this. Have you been to a Klan site lately?

  9. a confused friend.. NOT says:

    HEHE THE STEELERS WON>>> BIG BAD BEN IS BACK!!!!! “confused friend’s” SAY WHAT??? 🙂 .

  10. Jim says:

    In all fairness (and NOT to endorse the abhorrent hate groups), PA isnt even in the top 10 in that demographic of number of groups. They are #6 in total population. Just sticking up up for my beloved state of PA!

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