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Saturday, March 09, 2019

A Pennsylvania man who says he isn't a bigot paid for a billboard that refers to civil rights activist John Lewis as a "black racist" and declares that "Whites have rights, too!" The billboard's owner John Placek, who is white, told WPXI in Pittsburgh that he's using the billboard to create a dialogue, which he has certainly done.

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"Pennsylvania is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between." James Carville

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-03-08 11:08 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 4

Billboard in PA declares 'Whites have rights, too'

Not anymore.

#2 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-08 11:25 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

yeah, poor white people. lol

#3 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-03-08 11:27 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Yeah we are reminded of the rights whites have everytime a nutjob waving a gun around a Costco doesn't end up in the morgue within five seconds of police arriving on the scene.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-03-08 11:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Wanna bet this guy is a Feral Trump Humper?

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-03-08 01:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

I've always been ambivalent about albinos. On the one hand, they creep me out. On the other hand, I wonder what they taste like.

#6 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-03-08 07:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

On the other hand, I wonder what they taste like.
#6 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

Not funny considering what's taking part in Africa, currently.

#7 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-03-08 07:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Billboard in PA declares 'Whites have rights, too'

Not anymore.

#2 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-08 11:25 AM |

Oh, come on SNIPER no one is discriminating against you because your white, people discriminate against you because you're a complete dumb ass

#8 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-03-10 03:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

Not anymore.

#2 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2019-03-08 11:25 AM | REPLY | FLAG:PPPPPPFFFFFFFFTTTTTTT

You don't need them ... you're white... it's a given... stop whining loser.

#9 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-03-10 05:55 AM | Reply

Wanna bet this guy is a Feral Trump Humper?

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson

So, you have to be a Trump supporter to think whites have rights too?

#10 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-10 10:21 AM | Reply

"So, you have to be a Trump supporter to think whites have rights too?"

No, but you have to want to be a victim if you think you need a billboard to tell people white people in America have rights.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2019-03-10 10:30 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

We should all take a moment to praise how far racebaiting has progressed in this country.
--JeffJ

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-10 11:03 AM | Reply

Whites are being told they aint ---, told they are racist when they havent done anything racist and democrats wonder why they put up billboards like this?

#13 | Posted by boaz at 2019-03-10 11:37 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#13 Which white was "told they are racist when they haven't done anything racist?" Please provide specific examples. Thanks!

#14 | Posted by JOE at 2019-03-10 12:01 PM | Reply

#14 | Posted by JOE, Let's see. I was an elder in a black church, raised four black kids, was married to a black woman for 28 years, had many black supervisors and subordinates while in the army, lived in black neighborhoods for years, my friendships include many long relationships with black people and I have been called a racist on this site because I tell the truth as I have seen it in my experience. I have been called a race traitor, "mud puppy", n---er lover, and thanks to this site I can add being called a closet Klansman, racist and a member of the alt-right. My insensitivity to the labels others apply to me by anomalous keyboard operators not withstanding. Forgive and remember.

#15 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-03-10 12:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

Good for this guy!

#16 | Posted by Merovigan at 2019-03-10 12:33 PM | Reply

"had many black supervisors and subordinates while in the army"

Thanks to liberals.

If right-wingers had their way the military would still be segregated.

And you'd be saying mixed race units are bad for morale.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-10 12:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#17 | Posted by snoofy Your ignorance is astonishing. First it was Wilson, a Democrat who resegregated the services in 1919. Secondly while Truman signed an executive order desegregating the services in 1948, it was Eisenhower that enforced it. Neither Truman or Ike were liberals.

#18 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-03-10 12:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

Brought to you by Statetheobviousbillboards.com. Other popular signs: The sky is blue. Sex is fun. & Republicans are hypocrites.

#19 | Posted by Jasper at 2019-03-10 01:16 PM | Reply

"Your ignorance is astonishing."

Your attitude towards Philando Castile is the embodiment of the racist beliefs of a Social Darwinist.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-10 01:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#20 | Posted by snoofy Getting shot by law enforcement does not automatically make the deceased a martyr. Getting shot by a cop usually indicated stupidity on the part of the individual who gets shot.
#17 | Posted by snoofy "And you'd be saying mixed race units are bad for morale", I have never seen a segregated unit, and neither have you. I have seen good and bad soldiers, their race had nothing to do with their performance, their behavior did. I expected the same performance and standards from all my soldiers, which was shocking to some female soldiers who who played the female privilege game.(It does exist).
BTW, Social Darwinism was a notion held by liberals and progressives up till WWII and afterwards, along with eugenics. As one of the heroes of the left, Margaret Sanger stated "We do not want the word to get out that our objective is the extermination of the black race", as she was speaking to the Klu Klux Klan.

#21 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-03-10 01:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Note, Sanger is on the short list of the heroes of Hillery R. Clinton.

#22 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-03-10 02:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Jesus ... Margaret Sanger was kind of a monster...
My Way to Peace by Führer Sanger

#23 | Posted by Merovigan at 2019-03-10 02:08 PM | Reply

Sanger was a repug icon.

tucson.com

#24 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-03-10 02:11 PM | Reply

Hillary is a Repug?! www.weeklystandard.com

#25 | Posted by Merovigan at 2019-03-10 02:13 PM | Reply

Eugenicist Margaret Sanger was a card carrying repug.

tucson.com

#26 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-03-10 02:19 PM | Reply

#13 I will say this,

You are no longer though of as an honest broker ......... on anything.

#27 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-03-10 02:24 PM | Reply

thought

#28 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-03-10 02:24 PM | Reply

#26 | Posted by reinheitsgebot, Lest you forget, most progressives at the time were Republican. The Democrats were known mostly for being status quo conservatives. Remember TR the trust buster?

#29 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-03-10 02:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Neither Truman or Ike were liberals." - #18 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-03-10 12:53 PM

"It is a real pleasure to speak before the national convention of the ADA--Americans for Democratic Action. The ADA was set up in January 1947. Those were dark days for the liberal forces in America. But you people had the courage to take up the fight and go forward. You dedicated yourselves to fight for progress and against reaction." - Harry S. Truman
"So that here we have, really, the compound, the overall philosophy of Lincoln: in all those things which deal with people, be liberal, be human." - Dwight D Eisenhower

#30 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-10 05:16 PM | Reply

"#20 | Posted by snoofy Getting shot by law enforcement does not automatically make the deceased a martyr. Getting shot by a cop usually indicated stupidity on the part of the individual who gets shot."

That's irrelevant.

You lied about the circumstances under which he waa shot.

Now you're papering over those lies with a broad brush.

I thought you were an honest man, Docnjo.

It's a disgrace that you are not.

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-10 05:30 PM | Reply

No, but you have to want to be a victim if you think you need a billboard to tell people white people in America have rights.

#11 | Posted by danni

Is that worse than having a protest and carrying sighs?

#32 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-10 05:39 PM | Reply

14 | Posted by JOE, Let's see. I was an elder in a black church, raised four black kids, was married to a black woman for 28 years, had many black supervisors and subordinates while in the army, lived in black neighborhoods for years, my friendships include many long relationships with black people and I have been called a racist on this site because I tell the truth as I have seen it in my experience. I have been called a race traitor, "mud puppy", n---er lover, and thanks to this site I can add being called a closet Klansman, racist and a member of the alt-right. My insensitivity to the labels others apply to me by anomalous keyboard operators not withstanding. Forgive and remember.

#15 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

And yet you're a member and support the politcal party of racism. Your hero (Orange Adolf) is a an out in the open racist, and yet you support him even though he hates your "wife" and your "children" because they are black. ...and you have zero problems with that????

Something isn't jiving in your story. Odds are you are lying your ass off "Boazo style" if you catch my drift.

#33 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-03-10 09:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

America is mostly white. Therfore, this billboard makes no sense

#34 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-03-10 10:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#33,

Yea, Donald is racist.

scontent.fhhr1-2.fna.fbcdn.net

#35 | Posted by boaz at 2019-03-11 08:41 AM | Reply

The racist child rapist was sued along with his klansman father for housing discrimination in the 70s.

www.cnn.com

#36 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-03-11 08:56 AM | Reply

#35 | POSTED BY BOAZ

bring your fancy ideas down here to Bama where i live and i'll show you some racists. You will certainly change your mind about supporting them.

#37 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-03-11 08:57 AM | Reply

#37,

I'm right next door here in GA on the border with Bama right now. How about we get together for dinner Kudzu?

#38 | Posted by boaz at 2019-03-11 09:04 AM | Reply

scontent.fhhr1-2.fna.fbcdn.net - #35 | Posted by boaz at 2019-03-11 08:41 AM

I suppose that just like Trump, you lie when the facts are against you.

Contrary to what that Photoshopped picture says, Donald Trump did NOT get an award from Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali for "contributing to inner-city black youths."

Trump was one of 80 recipients of the annual Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1986, which included Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali, Joe DiMaggio, Victor Borge, and Anita Bryant... which is what the non-Photoshopped picture shows

Hillary Clinton received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1999.

But, apparently, it is easier for you to lie about it, boaz.

#39 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-11 10:41 AM | Reply

To steal other countries resources.

#40 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-03-11 10:53 AM | Reply

The racist child rapist was sued along with his klansman father for housing discrimination in the 70s.
www.cnn.com
#36 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-03-11 08:56 AM

And were they found to have acted inappropriately? The fact that they were sued doesn't mean they were guilty, or are you a believer that the government is always right when it charges or sues someone?
In case you're too lazy to look, no neither he, his father, nor the company was found guilty. Ho-hum.

#41 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-03-11 11:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ho Hum. It's a given that the bloated child rapist and Klansman Fred discriminated against black renters.

www.nytimes.com

#42 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-03-11 11:56 AM | Reply

What's absurd is that this billboard makes sense. What makes it even more absurd is that some people are actually against it.

#43 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-03-11 02:54 PM | Reply

But, apparently, it is easier for you to lie about it, boaz.
#39 | POSTED BY HANS

Snopes thinks you're a liar, Hans. Why is it so important to try to convince people smarter than you that Trump is a racist? Trump is not a racist and it's obvious. The real problem is that the Leftists want to keep lying about it. I really don't care, but Obama won on this kind of nonsense and now other Leftists are winning. Lying is bad, dude! More Democrats would win if they didn't lie. Are the Democrats that morally bankrupt that their leadership now consists of people like AOC?

#44 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-03-11 03:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#44

Hilarious. Great spoof account. Keep up the good werk!

#45 | Posted by Corky at 2019-03-11 03:02 PM | Reply

Trump is not a racist

#45 | Posted by Corky at 2019-03-11 03:02 PM | Reply

Of course he is. He needs to be because his base is.

#46 | Posted by Zed at 2019-03-11 03:05 PM | Reply

"Snopes thinks you're a liar, Hans" - #44 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-03-11 03:00 PM

The information (and my linked picture) came from Snopes (hint: look at the first part of the URL for my linked picture: https:/ /www.snopes.com).

Oops.

Snopes knows you're a liar, jordy.

#47 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-11 03:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"...their leadership now consists of people like AOC?" - #44 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-03-11 03:00 PM

AOC is a leader in the Democratic Party in the exact same way that Steve King is a leader in the Republican Party.

#48 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-11 03:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

43 | POSTED BY JORDYPETE
44 | POSTED BY JORDYPETE

Look at what just dropped from Tom Tancredo's turd cutter. It's Special Eddie.

#49 | Posted by Reinheitsgebot at 2019-03-11 03:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Lying is bad, dude!" - #44 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-03-11 03:00 PM

A different kind of March Madness pool: When will Trump tell his 10,000th lie?

this year he's let loose with an average of 22 whoppers a day

President Donald Trump passed an ignominious milestone during his weekend speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference over the weekend. According to a tracker kept by the Washington Post, Trump made more than 100 "false or misleading claims" over a span of two hours, a performance that pushed him over 9,000 lies in the first 773 days of his presidency through Sunday.

Which raises the question: When will Trump utter his 10,000th lie?

Well, this year he's let loose with an average of 22 whoppers a day. Looking at the calendar and doing a little doodling math, I'll take April 15 in the office pool, which has a lovely synchronicity since that's the day the bill literally comes due for taxpayers.

"Lying is bad, dude!"

#50 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-11 03:21 PM | Reply

" Look at what just dropped from Tom Tancredo's turd cutter." - #49 | Posted by Reinheitsgebot at 2019-03-11 03:15 PM

JordyPete and nobiasposter101 are the offspring of sniper and auntiesocial.

Home schooled, natch.

#51 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-11 03:35 PM | Reply

#15 That's cute. Did Boaz know about it when he started pulling lies from his ass?

#52 | Posted by JOE at 2019-03-11 03:50 PM | Reply

All kidding aside this billboard represents a serious problem for how white men are feeling... especially those without a college degree. Their suicide rates are astronomical because there are few well paying jobs... white men tend to kill themselves over financial difficulties.

This has to do with the disappearance of manufacturing jobs sent abroad and automated away leaving only service jobs which are done by lower paid emigrants. There is an attitude about doing those jobs too... like they are too good to do that sort of work.

Emigrants survive on those jobs because they are fine with extended families and communal living all hands on deck everyone contributing to the common good. The white guys are pushed to be individualistic and head of nuclear families when it is hard to earn a living like that especially with the lower pay scale.

Its fine that everyone is working but if work is not lifting them from poverty there are some serious issues that need to be addressed. Its a shame they look to the clown brigade for this when the clowns are doing everything they can to undermine paying living wages or raising the minimum and freaking about about single payer health care.

#53 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-03-11 05:17 PM | Reply

#53 is correct.
These kinds of whites think they're entitled to the American Dream.
They think immigrants are eating their lunch.
Capitalism is what's eating their lunch.

#54 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-11 05:25 PM | Reply

Snoofy,

Do you blame Capitalism because you don't have a job?

#55 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-11 05:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Funny flag!

#56 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-11 05:34 PM | Reply

The problem with the whine, "Whites have rights too", is that it falsely implies that minorities enjoy rights that whites are denied.

#57 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-03-11 06:17 PM | Reply

White folk have had such a hard time. Maybe a hug would help.

#58 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2019-03-11 07:25 PM | Reply

"is that it falsely implies that minorities enjoy rights that whites are denied." MODER8

minorities (including women) do enjoy advantages that whites don't; government job incentives, education grants / loans, healthcare and especially BUSINESSES bidding on government projects. I know many companies that are run with the wife / minority as the President just to get Local, State and Federal jobs... ... ... ... .this is nothing new

where have you people been?

#59 | Posted by Maverick at 2019-03-11 08:25 PM | Reply

"minorities (including women) do enjoy advantages that whites don't"

Also, women aren't even a minority. 50.8% of Americans are women.

But women are in the Republican Congressional Caucus. A tiny minority. Far smaller than the minority women hold in the Democratic Congressional Caucus.

#60 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-11 10:19 PM | Reply

#59???!!!

News to me... I know lots of government workers and the one's in high paying jobs are white... the government janitors, TSAs, etc aren't... and they aren't getting paid all that much... ergo they are getting the dreg jobs... just like in the private sector... nice try tho.

#61 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-03-11 10:23 PM | Reply

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