Hundreds Of Nazis March On Virginia Campus

The Washington Post reports:

Chanting “White lives matter!” “You will not replace us!” and “Jews will not replace us!” several hundred white nationalists and white supremacists carrying torches marched in a parade through the University of Virginia campus Friday night.

The fast-paced march was made up almost exclusively of men in their 20s and 30s, though there were some who looked to be in their mid-teens. Beginning a little after 9:30 p.m., the march lasted 15 to 20 minutes before ending in skirmishes when the marchers were met by a small group of counterprotesters at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson, the university’s founder.

Last night was just the warmup. From the New York Times:

Thousands of people — many from out of town — are expected to descend on the city to either protest or participate in a “Unite the Right” rally on Saturday convened by white nationalists who oppose a plan to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general, from a city park.

“People are angry, they’re scared, they’re hurt, they’re confused,” said the Rev. Seth Wispelwey of the local United Church of Christ. “White supremacists rallying in our town is an act of violence.”

City officials and the police said they were prepared for possible unrest; the Virginia National Guard put out a statement saying it would “closely monitor the situation.” The University of Virginia Medical Center has canceled all elective surgery — standard procedure in preparation for events that could lead to mass casualties. Around town, some businesses plan to close.

  • Dan M

    Hey Canada! Any vacancies up there?

  • JoeMyGod
  • JoeMyGod
    • margaretpoa

      Ah! The old “I-wasn’t-a-hater-until-you-made-me-hate” excuse. We should be ashamed for breathing….

    • popebuck1

      Well, *I* for one am ashamed. I promise never to make racist idiots do a Nazi march again!

    • Uncle Mark

      Weak abusive personalities that refuse to acknowledge or take responsibility for their awful behavior ALWAYS blame their victims or others for their bad behavior.

    • Daveed_WOW

      All abusers use the same rhetoric.

    • Tom G

      Thanks obama!

    • Jeffg166

      I blame bad toilet training. It’s starts in the home early.

    • Taylor Bixler

      These poor, constantly aggrieved snowflakes are just a bunch of misanthropes lashing out against a world which justifiably rejects them.

    • Elagabalus

      This is exactly the same argument that’s been given as a reason people voted for Trump: the Left MADE us vote for him. As though their free will was somehow zapped from them.

    • Carl

      I guess they’re sort of half right. Our ethics expose their lack of ethics.

  • TexasBoy

    Spoiled little snowflakes whose Mommies never taught them about sharing, or being a decent human being.

    • vorpal 😼

      Losing special privilege may feel like persecution. Hopefully one’s privilege has provided them with the insight to be educated enough to realize that it isn’t.

      Apparently not.

      • Silver Badger

        Not. The real fear is that they will be treated as they want to and have treated everyone else.

  • Slippy_World
  • Ninja0980

    But remember folks, it’s all about economic anxiety right?

    • BearEyes

      where are the new coal mines when you need them?

  • Joe in PA

    I’m sure Trump will take a break from his golfing to condemn this, right? RIGHT?

    • OdieDenCO

      i think he is speaking at one of their rallys tonight

      • Silver Badger

        The timing of his “vacation” is awfully convenient.

  • John Ruff

    Virginia is for haters.

    • Gerry Fisher

      From what I’ve been reading, that’s what makes these actions unnerving: Charlottesville is an academic center and reasonably liberal. It’s under siege (persistent protest from the Alt Right).

      • John Ruff

        I lived in no. Va for 9 years. Believe me, the state sucks.

  • TrueWords

    “You will not replace us.”

    OK, how about a repeal?

    Also why are white nationalists always the least supreme amongst us?

    • Silver Badger

      Don’t underestimate the enemy. He is armed, dangerous and evil.

      • Bonobo

        … and not very bright.

        • Silver Badger

          Don’t have to be to shoot good.

  • TexasBoy

    These are students on a weeknight? Shouldn’t they be studying, or at least working, so they can get enough money to move out of their parents basement?

    • ArchiLaw

      These are not (or mostly not) UVA students.

    • JohnJay

      UVa is not yet open for the fall term. The school was basically closed.

      • Tomcat

        Too bad the media was not also absent.

  • Rebecca Gardner
  • Joe in PA

    I have mixed feeling about making fun of the tiki torches…if they could they absolutely WOULD have real torches. This is some scary shit.

    • Ginger Snap

      Yes this shit scares the fuck out of me.

      • Jerry Kott

        That is exactly what they want. They get their Power from your fear, that is how it works. I am not saying their is reason to not have concerns but surrendering to their madness is how they get and keep power.

        They are disgusting creatures who thrive on your fear.

        • Silver Badger

          Just like the current president.

          • David Walker

            Just like Westboro Baptist…used to be you shuddered at the very mention of their name; now it tends to be the punchline for a joke, which they are. They always were, but it took time to understand that. I’m not sure how much time to wreak effective mockery on these young dudes, however.

    • Stogiebear

      It’s not as if there aren’t instructions on the innertubez on how to do it:

      http://www.artofmanliness.com/2014/03/05/how-to-make-a-torch-an-illustrated-guide/

      • Ernest Endevor

        Exactly.

      • Silver Badger

        Thank you. Did you find one on IED’s? Asking for a friend who is worried about self defense.

    • Gustav2

      Honey, I’m going out with the guys tonight, can I use the patio tiki torches?

      • TampaDink

        More likely are request to borrow the tiki torches from mom & dad’s patio.

    • Jerry Kott

      It is cause for concern. What I have learned is they only power they have is the Power we give them. The real concern is that this mentality has penetrated all branched of government, esp. Local Police, who will put their finger on the scale to give these creatures all the wiggle room to further their cause.
      Courage is not the absence of fear.

      • Buford

        The fact that they were able to march like this at all suggests you’re right. If the National Guard is monitoring the situation and the local hospitals are canceling elective surgeries to free up capacity in anticipation of an influx of injuries, maybe they shouldn’t have received a permit to march…???

        • David Walker

          ACLU would have made sure they received the necessary permits. It’s part of the freedom bargain, and it sucks, but these hooligans feel the same about us, and the ACLU makes sure we get our marching permits, too.

          • Buford

            I understand, but there’s a limit… if violence seems inevitable, the permits can be canceled until everyone can convince the authorities that it’ll be peaceful. That’s the point… they are expecting violence, so why allow it?

        • vorpal 😼

          Let them march, so we can see their faces and know who the enemy is.

    • TheManicMechanic

      It is scary. They are basically little Molotov cocktails. I had one fall over and it made for an exciting evening.

  • TrueWords

    Vanilla ISIS

    Y’all Qaeda

  • TrueWords
  • Michael R
    • TampaDink

      What does one wear to a hate rally?

      • Uncle Mark

        I’m guessing an outfit (or bed sheets & pillow cases) one really hates?

        • Silver Badger

          But not pink or floral. Space men and cowboys are OK. No ballerinas unless you’re female. Even then…

          • TampaDink

            Real space men & real cowboys would not be caught dead at this hate rally.

          • Karl Dubhe

            I thought he was talking about the bedsheets they were going to wear to tonite’s rally?

          • Silver Badger

            He was.

          • TampaDink

            Ooops, my bad.

        • Kenneth Sean Campbell

          Laura Ashley, perhaps?

        • TampaDink

          Hopefully their mom’s went heavy on the starch.

          • Uncle Mark

            I’m hoping microfiber sheets. From my experience, they get too hot and don’t breathe…and hopefully neither will the vermin wearing them.

          • TampaDink

            It would be wrong for me to hope for record numbers of heat stroke victims…so I won’t.

          • David Walker

            You’re such a good person…my hero.

          • TampaDink

            My goodness has been inspired by so many in this community.

      • David Walker

        Untucked fitted black T-shirts stop just above one’s “member,” as I recall. Girdles OK, I guess, but you can’t be overweight. Apparently, black isn’t slimming for everybody…or every body. What seems to be the official photo does not display a unanimity in fitted black Ts. They were also warned about acne, to cover it up much like they do their hatred when forced to deal with US citizens.

        WalMart may not have done land office business on the black Ts, but they made a killing on citronella Tiki lamps.

        • TampaDink

          Hopefully they’ll all take their torches home and enjoy them inside of their parents basements.

          • Silver Badger

            They can fire up a charcoal grill for snacks.

          • David Walker

            Tailgating a nazi rally. Why didn’t Hitler think of that?

          • Silver Badger

            I was thinking of a basement party.

          • TampaDink

            So long as they remember to keep the windows & doors secured so that no “undesirables” can break in.

    • Silver Badger

      Now that’s just mean. Lovey and Thurston would never attend such a classless rally.

      • Uncle Mark

        The. Irony is that Lovey & Thurston may have voted for Drumpf for the tax breaks, but would not likely suffer the boorish man in person…and certainly would NEVER hang with this inbred, low class rabble of the unwashed.

        • Silver Badger

          Thurston, maybe. Lovey was with Her.

        • Joe in PA

          They are more Romney types. 🙁

      • JCF

        They have dementia, saw the tiki torches, and thought they were back on Gilligan’s Isle…

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      You know, looking at it, I may be able to work with that cardigan! Perhaps late summer, early fall evening in the Hamptons sort of flare. I wouldn’t go with green shirt for me personally. First, it blanches the face and second it looks like shit when used as a green screen. Sorry love, that hat and its brim has got to go. But do I detect a hint of salmon in the trousers? Touché! Could work with that. Oh, and perhaps a nice glass of Pims! Big question; help a gurl out: Got any ideas for Pride?

      Great meme! Thanks Nazis! You just gave this Jewish Queer some fine fashion tips! I’ll be certain to use your tiki torches to add to festivities. You should lighten it up a bit, though. White, grey, and black shirts: really hon, are you in an early 90’s Gap ad or a Nazi rally?

  • GayOldLady

    And here’s their leader, Commander Bone Spur Shitler https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COY5hJJUcAA16dg.jpg

  • TrueWords
  • AtticusP
  • Bluto
  • Leo

    Even if the judge decides to keep the statue up, it’ll come down at some point in my lifetime.

    There’s always an argument to be made about symbolism and the long-term damage of this protest happening (and near the statue no less thanks to the ACLU) but my sense is the NAACP, etc. are expressing there’s bigger fish out there to fry right now then responding to basement dwellers wanting a second civil war.

  • Jerry Kott

    Nothing says power like a Tiki Torch! At least these dick spent time trying to coordinate their looks. I wonder if a Party Planner advised them that consistency of
    presentation says Power .I hope no one forget to bring the French Vanilla Coffee Creamer .

    • Ernest Endevor

      I just hope they recycled properly.

  • SoCalGal20

    Here are the groups that are supposed to be part of the big Unite the Right rally today. (And I was wrong in a previous comment about the KKK not being there, though last night’s march was all Nazis, I think)

    https://twitter.com/JackSmithIV/status/896178257615351813

    • Karl Dubhe

      I hope that University has evacuated their rare books, and their prized collections.

      • SoCalGal20

        The rally today is at a park so hopefully there won’t be any other actions on the UVA campus. I do understand your concern, though.

  • Tomcat

    All the decent people should have just left campus and ignored them.
    They cannot survive if they don’t get notoriety. Just smile and walk away from them.

    • SoCalGal20

      I want their faces known. I want people to ID them as their coworkers or family or whatever. I get not giving them attention but I want a big floodlight shined on them.

      UVA is not in session. There was a small group of counterprotestors who surrounded the Thomas Jefferson statues and then I guess some people filming them and such.

    • Gerry Fisher

      I wondered about lining their parade route or their protest site with the protesters turning their backs on them. Silent protest.

    • Vista-Cruiser

      No, what decent people should do is resolve to vote for Democrats in every single election, whether or not the candidates are “inspiring enough”.

  • Ninja0980

    Racism is dead though, John Roberts and Clarence Thomas have said so!

    • Tomcat

      As long as they live there will still be at least two racist.

    • David Walker

      Isn’t Semi-Justice Thomas one of today’s speakers? Him and Tom Sowell?

  • JoeMyGod
    • SoCalGal20

      Imagine anywhere in America if this was a group of brown and black people walking with weapons in the open like that.

      • Tomcat

        I did, and they were soon surrounded by heavy police vehicles and swat teams.

    • MBear

      It has begun

      • Silver Badger

        It’s been here a while.

        • vorpal 😼

          Yeah, but until Trump was reigned the Orange King, they were mostly in the closet about it and kept to places like Breitbart.

          Now they’re enabled and openly proud of their hate.

          • Silver Badger

            Yet they still call themselves Americans. Sad.

          • vorpal 😼

            I enjoy reminding them online that they are no more American than a black lesbian transwoman who voted for Hillary.

          • David Walker

            Now that their well-regulated militia has arrived, we should be able to see competitive hate games as part of the day’s festivities. “I hate faggots!” “Yeah? Well, I hate faggots AND Jews!” “You’re both a bunch of fuckin’ wussies.” “You take that back!” “I hate more than the two of your put together.” And then the well-regulated shooting begins, first with the arguers and then amongst the spectators. When that discussion is officially settled, another starts up. Fueled by beer and greaseburgers, it’s practically as Murkan as apple pie and NASCAR.

    • Tomcat

      Anyone in their right mind needs to just get out of town for the weekend.
      Let them fight it out with the cops. That is if the cops don’t join them.

      • Silver Badger

        I envision a stream of refugees leaving at all exits. People pushing wheelbarrows, small children lost and old men with huge packs.

    • TrueWords

      Unidentified militia…please STOP…they are EXTREMIST nothing more…

      • David Walker

        I think we can work “thugs” and “assholes” and “fucking deranged” in there, too.

      • jerry

        Yes, that’s either Y’all Qaeda or Vanilla ISIS…have trouble telling them apart.

    • Joe in PA

      I’m surprised they aren’t protesting the name of the park. Oh wait, they are. 🙁

    • Gustav2

      …because they were not allowed to play ‘army’ by their liberal single mothers.

    • SoCalGal20
      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        OT, but that unsafe support cable right across the sidewalk needs to be removed. Bet that thing clips four or five kids on bikes everyday.

        • Silver Badger

          That’s the whole point. Keeps the sidewalks safer.

          • Dreaming Vertebrate

            LOL – kids should not be on the sidewalk with their bikes – but they are. That cable is a broken neck, arm or leg just waiting to happen. It would be completely invisible in the early evening.

    • Adam King

      Unidentified terrorists.

      • Acronym Jim

        “Oaf Tea-pers”

    • pj

      what the fuck

  • Ernest Endevor

    I’m really not understanding the uproar about Jefferson. And yes, I do tend to be clueless on account of spending so much time in front of a mirror but would like to understand.

  • Gustav2

    Tiki torch owners unite!

    Is synchronized tiki torches an Olympic sport now?

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      These Nazis have the same “goldfish mouth” that Dumpf has. Weird!

      • JohnJay

        Comes from inhaling Cheetos right from the bag.

      • Tomcat

        Welcoming mouth isn’t it.

    • Karl Dubhe

      If they were obviously impoverished white people who marched for economic justice, they’d also have had the experience of Alternative Southern Hospitality.

    • Acronym Jim

      It looks like Kip has infiltrated the rally and is about to kick some racist ass.

      http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1399622/images/o-KIP-DYNAMITE-facebook.jpg

  • Tomcat

    Rise up FAT NAZIS, now they even hate you.
    You are not PURE ENOUGH for them.

    • David Walker

      Rise from your Hoveround and march with us! Here’s your Tiki torch.”

  • margaretpoa

    I wonder if those Tiki torches are the tropical scented or the mosquito repellent variety?
    Seriously guys….how can you say that you’re not Nazis while giving Nazi salutes?

    • JohnJay

      Are you kidding… August in Virginia after weeks of rain… got to be the mosquito repellent.

    • Buford

      Citronella Nazis.

      • OdieDenCO

        goes well with the tangerine donny all part of ivanka’s new line

        • Buford

          Tangerine Donny sounds like a cocktail… a bitter, weak, little cocktail that one regrets getting WAY before one finishes it.

  • Stogiebear

    There is no reasoning with these people. Aside from my revolver should they decide to enter my home the only other weapon I have against them is utter unrelenting mockery.

    • Christopher

      I’m not really a gun guy, but I do have a lot of stabby-stabby, poke-poke things all over my house. Some in plain sight, others not so much. And most of them are sharpened to a razors edge. Not kidding, I’ve cut myself a couple of times just moving them out of the way.

  • Christopher

    I’m failing to see their genetic superiority in those photos.

    They are definitely superior troglodytes.

  • TampaDink

    Musical satire just for this occasion.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj9dLksw2p0

    • Christopher

      Early Bo Burnham! J’adore!

      He’s a genius. Truly! His performances are more like intellectual art than comedy sets.

      • TampaDink

        I fully agree….saw one of his shows a few years ago. Glad that he’s found success.

      • vorpal 😼

        Bo Burnham is comedy gold. Love that guy.

        Anyone who hasn’t listened to his songs needs to fix that right away. He’s an extremely talented musician and lyricist.

        He’s also an atheist and cute as can be, which doesn’t hurt.

  • Gigi

    I’m not a violent person but I have to admit, Spencer does have a very punchable face. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9d1dd9bc9ced8e432e265c2ca0421615382be94bcb1dc21de92d70279ec6c9c6.jpg

    • OdieDenCO

      given the choice of to punch or to be punched, I always go to punch.

    • BearEyes

      it’s the smug smirk

    • Dazzer

      The weird thing is that I’m pretty sure I fucked him or his twin brother about ten years ago (I was very, very, very drunk).

      • Silver Badger

        His doppelganger perhaps?

  • Ish
    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      LOL – on my screen, Chelsea Manning’s foot is right over Spencer’s smirking Nazi mug. Stomp away!!

  • Tomcat

    This is probably the closest these guys ever got to college.

    • Karl Dubhe

      I’m sure a fair few drank their way out of first year…

  • MBear

    Couldnt get a date for friday night?

    • TampaDink

      Or any other night of the week…ever.

    • BoyLovesDaddy

      Spencer gets lots of “dates” this way. The boys get all riled up and then later, back at the clubhouse, he gives them a happy ending.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    The hoods are off. They are no longer hiding their faces. Trump’s America.

    • SoCalGal20

      These guys are Nazis, they don’t hide. The Klan guys at the rally today might still be wearing hoods.

      • David Walker

        But that’s honoring their rich heritage of hate and violence. I’ve noticed, though, that at rallies around here in the last few years, the hood is no longer required. Purple dresses, white dresses with badges over the nipples, rifles…OK. I suppose this means they’re proud of their anti-humanity. Poor babies.

    • popebuck1

      Why should they hide? The US Justice Department is headed by one of their own.

      • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

        True. It’s not MAGA, it’s MAWA..make America white again. These fascists have been given legitimacy by their King.

  • barrixines

    Oh to have UVA’s Herbalife concession. Are you to fat to be a fascist? Too übergewicht to be an Übermensch? No more Lebensraum in your underpants? It doesn’t have to be all tiki no nookie with Herbalife.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/13a02b39176b183edf3ad3416c90c8dfedc50c60e318df022f45ca6f059b101d.jpg

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Special discount for Nazis! One for the price of two!
      Hurry!!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Joe in PA

      Up vote just for “5 Stars-Piers Morgan”. Good job Jon! 🙂

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        I do try.

    • Joe in PA

      I’m surprise Piers has time to review movies…he stars in his own doc…

      (this is real)

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/34da8a4a499a2ad6e2aaa6a58fc409ad531f404acbee4e2d537912eacddd42b0.png

      • Dazzer

        Piers was recently a morning show host in the UK. He “resigned” last month.

        This is good for Britain. Sadly, for the US, he announced that he was moving back to America to re-build his career there.

        Sorry for that America. If we’d diagnosed his rabies earlier, we’d never have let him leave the country.

        • David Walker

          Your efforts and concerns are appreciated, however.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR
  • TrueWords
  • Buford

    The ‘some’ who “appeared to be in their mid-teens” were really in their 20s-30s, also… it’s just lack of testosterone that makes them look so young.

  • grada3784

    Let’s all remember that whenever anyone in history leaned on the Jews, they also leaned on the gays.

    • Silver Badger

      What a pleasant way to describe slaughter.

      • grada3784

        Covers from slaughter to just legal dumping.

  • ceeenbee

    Don’t they all look like really special nazi’s.

    This is what the shitgibbon has wrought. Happy?

  • leastyebejudged

    They’re coming for us next.

    • JohnJay

      Yeah, well, Trump’s getting rid of the T (of LGBT) in the military. You know what’s next is the LGB part. Then just wait till the next Supreme Court appointment: Good bye Obergefell.

      • Ninja0980

        But hey, once we get economic equality like Bernie and company want, all of our rights will magically come back!

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      That’s tautological. They ARE Nazis after all.

      • Silver Badger

        That is an excellent word. Thank you.

  • SoCalGal20

    And..some of the counterprotestors.

    https://twitter.com/Suarez_CM/status/896353843302322176

    • Ninja0980

      Cornel West helped put Trump into office with his attacks on Obama and Hillary for not being “pure” enough and makes excuses for his pal Robert George.
      He can go to hell.

      • SoCalGal20

        Cornell West pisses me off too, but he’s there and there’s nothing I can do about and he just happened to be in this tweet. So, it is what it is.

  • TrueWords

    Chanting “White lives matter!”

    When in human history has this NEVER not been the case?

    • Tomcat

      I am white and I am ashamed of white people.

      • SoCalGal20

        I’m white and I’m sick of self-centered white people and their privilege and self-centered white straight men in particular. Lots of white folks, even if they don’t fully understand their privilege, want what’s best for everybody, recognize they have an advantage in our society, etc. But these douchebags are so tiresome and I’m just done with them

      • Silver Badger

        Me too, but I’m just ashamed of the crazy white people.

    • Karl Dubhe

      In the times before the fall of the Roman Empire.

      If you listen to some nutty bonkeroids, until Drake came along we were all slaves. Or something…

    • Ninja0980

      When they were gay or jewish.

      • Silver Badger

        or female

      • TrueWords

        Considering that Nazis are vehemently opposed to Jews and gays (no matter their skin color)…they have been excluding by default…

  • Thorn Spike

    Jefferson is rolling in his grave.

    • Adam King

      Jefferson had every confidence in the superiority of white people. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind.

      • Igby

        President Thomas Jefferson, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, December 29, 1813

        “This unfortunate race, whom we had been taking so much pains to save and to civilize, have by their unexpected desertion and ferocious barbarities justified extermination and now await our decision on their fate.”

        Referring to the American Indian.

        • Adam King

          A racist, a rapist and a slaver. A bundle of contradictions.

  • Tomcat

    Remember our forefathers regulated militia does NOT mean you shit everyday.

  • Robincho

    Thomas Jefferson was sufficiently proud of having founded the University of Virginia that he put it on his epitaph, right there next to President of the United States. The sound you hear is his simultaneous explosive diarrhea and projectile vomit…

    • Ernest Endevor

      I don’t understand why he’s become involved.

      • Tomcat

        Because he cannot get up and leave.

      • JohnJay

        Yeah. I assume these Nazi’s are also high minded Christianists. Jefferson did not believe in Christianity, and thought Jesus just a man with a few good ideas. From his writings, many today would call TJ close to being an atheist or Deist.

      • stuckinthewoods

        Jefferson isn’t really, UVA’s just nearby. This started over the removal of a Lee statue from a small Cville park and the nazis keep coming back. The City wanted this demonstration moved to a larger (non-controversial) park…nazis sued, won..and tensions have escalated. Richmond is also having this discussion about Reconstruction Era monuments and I’m sure hopes the nazis don’t take notice. The problem for Richmond is that the monuments punctuate the very upscale residential Monument Avenue which is a tourist attraction .

        • Ernest Endevor

          Thanks so much. Now I understand.

        • jerry

          And Monument Avenue is a little different…those statues weren’t erected in response to the Civil Rights movement. I think they were all completed by the 1920s, other than a more recent addition of city native Arthur Ashe in 1996.

          Like the sudden return of the Confederate battle flag, so many of the southern cities decided to honor CSA leaders only in response to desegregation and civil rights, and it’s passed time to remove them.

          • stuckinthewoods

            Removing them has been ruled out because it would empty the Avenue. One of the solutions was to add information to give the statues better historical context, and frankly, accurate education about that time period is sorely lacking. The truth of slavery and the War should be made clear even if it’s gruesome to today’s sensibilities. I wish there had been more information when I was young and those statues were just something to bike around. Well, I avoided biking Monument because of the cobblestones but…I hope they find a working teachable solution.

          • jerry

            I agree with adding information and context. Growing up, we usually visited an aunt and uncle living in Richmond, and another set living in Chester…so I’m familiar with the historic sites, museums, capitol, and monuments throughout the area.

    • stuckinthewoods

      Jefferson didn’t consider having been President to be one of the 3 things he wanted to be remembered for on his epitaph. (Dec. Ind., VA Statute R.F., UVA) Politics was vicious then. It wasn’t a pleasant time for him.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    A reminder of what these sad men are like when they are confronted. Alexander Jennes Downing. The guy who racially attacked a Muslim American family in Texas. Once he was confronted, he cried like a baby.:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/03f4b27daa3cebf67810abd66dbcaefb483430b1d9f9a28ffa9f465fbf4f3093.jpg

    • Chucktech

      Doesn’t look so tough in his mugshot, does he?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I’m all about the visuals and last night provided plenty…..

    Seriously, this is too easy for me, but it keeps my mind off other things for a bit
    *my boo is sleeping again

    https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/896376254747869185

    • vorpal 😼

      I know that “thoughts and prayers” don’t mean much, but I’m thinking of both of you and hoping for the best possible outcome and that you are getting the love and support you need in this very difficult time.

      • Silver Badger

        We here at JMG are doing our best!

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Your kindness is greatly appreciated. Although I am of the same mind regarding thoughts and prayers, Esteban is a man of faith, so either way, good vibes is good vibes. Thank you again.

  • Gustav2

    The worst thing about these idiots is they allow other whites who are part of the racist system to say, “I’m not like them!” thus ending any self examination.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      True. I bet that Google guy and people like him are saying to themselves, “Since I don’t march with torches, I’m not racist.” Google guy doesn’t realize or give a shit that it’s people like him banging the “inferior” drum that keep women & other minorities from getting promotion.

  • Uncle Mark

    The brutal irony is that this was probably the first and only time that most of these white “supremacists” were ever at a college.

  • greenmanTN

    One of the things I think Obama did wrong was not shutting that Cliven Bundy bullshit down HARD! Send in the National Guard or whatever, but by not confronting them directly he/we legitimized their power. It was a battle worth fighting and we didn’t do it.

    • Gustav2

      The law is what the law is:

      Bundy standoff supporter sentenced to more than 7 years in prison

      http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bundy-standoff-supporter-gerald-jerry-delemus-sentenced-7-years-in-prison/

      • greenmanTN

        There were “white nationalists” and “militia” members set up to defy government forces, setting up sniper placements to protect that asshole. By not taking them down by force they were given the message they a are valid force in this country to be negotiated with, coddled to, which empowered them, when they should have been shown the true force against them.

        The alt-right of today was encouraged by that lack of action IMO.

  • Al Kaseltzer
  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Happy_Housewife

    Douches gonna douche. And I’m actually all for letting people air their hate, rather than just hate surreptiously.

    Let ’em do their little parade, and let ’em know we’re watching.

    • Gustav2

      Douches gonna Tiki!

  • don’t even think i’m being snarky. folks, women, all yall… it’s time to step up and do your duty for country and freedom.

    i don’t live in the south anymore. but i really think almost all of these guys need one thing, and then they will calm down. which is a good blowjob. don’t expect them to be able to perform in an insertion way, that scares them and they can’t keep it hard enough and long enough to prove they are Real Men. but they will come after a good blow job, and most of us know how to do this.

    since forever, various groups of humans have understood: when a man is angry, acting stupidly, drunk or high, on the verge of a killing spree? a blow job will calm him down. make him sleepy. add a little pot or food or alcohol or some combo of those before the BJ, and he’ll be down for the count until late the next morning.

    no, i certainly don’t want to blow any of these guys. yes, i am very good at giving head. if this kind of shit starts popping up here in my fair city, i will pick three of them and seduce them into doing something else than being nazis. like i said, i’m not even kidding. it’s all they really want. give it to them, and they’ll go back to their video games and dvds and dumb internet boards.

    • Adam King

      I’m sharpening my metal teeth to a razor edge right now.

  • Eddie Besketti

    I bet all these guys are good Christians and believe in Jesus too.

    • Adam King

      Some of them are fake-ass made-up-racist-religion Thor worshippers.

  • Taylor Bixler
    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Of course it was.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Just like the alt-right demonstrations in Berkeley.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Beagle

      Love the actors’ names!

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Thanks, I love puns, word play and satire. These idiots make it all so easy, like shooting fish in a barrel. You should check out #NaziTinder on twitter…it’s insane.

        • David Walker

          Del Shores gave us two drag names in “Southern Baptist Sissies”: Iona Traylor and Sheila Noya. Of course, women aren’t especially welcome at these shindigs. They’re over there making delicious eatin’s for the men folk.

  • another_steve

    Virginia is a gorgeous state with lots and lots of wonderful people – but once you’re out of Northern Virginia, it’s Arkansas.

    • Ninja0980

      No different then NY or OR.
      Rural areas are basically Alabama or Arkansas for the most part no matter where you are.

    • stuckinthewoods

      Richmond and Cville voted only 15% and 13% for trump, bluer than NoVa.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • David Walker

      No one is asking you to stop, love. Keep going. You’re mining a good bit of gold here.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Just realized there’s a woman in that pic.

  • j.martindale
  • teedofftaxpayer

    Just of group of Trump Turds trying to be relevant.

  • M Jackson

    So trump took time off from his vacation to have a rally in Virginia?

  • Ore Carmi

    What is it about men? Why are we so fucking screwed up?

    (Also, ewww! *shudder*)

  • JWC

    Thankyou Mr Trump you and Bannon have done youtrselves proud

  • ChrisInKansas

    These assholes all need to be publicly shamed. And it would be horrible if their employers announced “layoffs”.

    • Vista-Cruiser

      I’m sure that some companies will reward fascists with a promotion.

  • ColdCountry

    It’s too late now, but I had this crazy wish that some group of enterprising (probably) students would sneak out in the night and take down that statue – and destroy or hide it – prior to the big rally.

    How many will be injured, and what will Trump say? “They’re good Americans.” He might add that violence is unacceptable, but if so, he will say it is forgivable due to their passionate love for their country,. Will he pay any legal fees?

  • “People are angry, they’re scared, they’re hurt, they’re confused,” said the Rev. Seth Wispelwey of the local United Church of Christ. “White supremacists rallying in our town is an act of violence.”

    That’s certainly fucking true.

  • Mb

    I am a little disheartened by the youth of these people. Teens, twenty-somethings and thirty-year-olds. I thought we were waiting for the bulk of the rabid right to die off.

  • Tor

    I don’t know…. There’s something not quite right, using tiki torches.

  • MonochromeMouse

    Someone should have thrown a gas can or a bottle of everclear into the crowd, That would have been funny to see.

  • jsmukg

    Doxx every fucking one of them.

  • pablo

    I feel bad for the Jews. Hated by both the right and the left.

  • Halou

    The last time this many people getting agitated over the moving of a statue, it was Estonia, 2007, and the Russian population of the country was encouraged by Kremlin propagandists. The unrest lasted three days and one person lost their life.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronze_Night

  • CB

    I’ve been working all day and missed a lot! I guess someone said, “Let’s have a tiki!” These people are horrific.

  • twb6yz

    Wonder what they’d think if the knew that statue of Jefferson they’re hanging out by was done by Jewish artist Moses Ezekial

  • Gregory In Seattle

    Imagine if this had been a group of similarly angry black people marching with torches….

  • Vista-Cruiser

    Our side sat out the elections last year. That gave these thugs an opening to crawl out of their moldy crevices.