Mark Twain on Politics and Immigration, 1872

March 10, 2013 Independent Press 0

"They are a kindly disposed, well-meaning race, and are respected and well treated by the upper classes, all over the Pacific coast. No Californian gentleman or lady ever abuses or oppresses a Chinaman, under any circumstances, an explanation that seems to be much needed in the East. Only the scum of the population do it–they and their children; they, and, naturally and consistently, the policemen and politicians, likewise, for these are the dust-licking pimps and slaves of the scum, there as well as elsewhere in America."

The Scottish Rite’s KKK Project

March 8, 2013 Independent Press 0

In his newspaper, The Memphis Daily Appeal for April 16, 1868, publisher Albert Pike (33rd Degree Scottish Rite Sovereign Grand Commander) wrote: “…. We would unite every white man in the South, who is opposed to negro suffrage, into one great Order of Southern Brotherhood, with an organization complete, active, vigorous, in which a few should execute the concentrated will of all, and whose very existence should be concealed from all but its members.”

Anti-Masonic Party- September 11, 1830

March 7, 2013 Independent Press 0

“The lion’s grip of the order was upon our courts, and loyalty to that, displaced fealty to the state. If freemasonry ought to be abolished, it should certainly be so abolished as to prevent its restoration. No means of doing this can be conceived so competent as those furnished by the ballot boxes. These means are commended to our adoption, by the most urgent considerations, by their mildness, their safety, their sufficiency, and the tested insufficiency of all others.”

Maher, Huffington: Pro-Bush Censorship Propaganda 101

March 5, 2013 Independent Press 0

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, attacking a straw man is to create the illusion of having refuted an argument by misrepresenting the original argument, without ever actually refuting it. It’s practice is the shameful solace of pedants, debate team drop-outs and scorned ex-girlfriends; and you see it a lot in media punditry and politics.

A Reality Check: Blacks Didn’t Love Slavery

March 5, 2013 Independent Press 0

The South gave us Virginian George Washington, the "father" of our country. Thomas Jefferson, who drafted our Declaration of Independence, was also from Virginia. They gave us many key figures in the Revolutionary War. So it is a pity that so many in the South wish to honor those who, in defending slavery, fought to destroy the house their greatest leaders had built.

No One Has an IQ

March 3, 2013 Independent Press 1

"Did you know that a psychologist can make your IQ score higher or lower depending on the test selected? For a number of years I conducted the IQ testing for people applying for membership in , a society for highly intelligent people. I administered an intelligence test supplied by the Mensa headquarters for testing people in groups. The test was the Cattell and it had an unusual feature. Instead of having a standard deviation of 15 or 16, it had a standard deviation of 23…"