Criticizing candidate for Hitler costume is just being too politically correct


Kyle Biedermann, right

“Defined benefits must go. Way too expensive. But teachers don’t want to hear the truth.”

That’s what Kyle Biedermann, a candidate for the Texas House, wrote on his Facebook page.

Biedermann is running against Rep. Doug Miller (R-New Braunfels), who isn’t conservative enough for the self-described “conservative Christian Republican.”

Yes, that’s the problem in Texas. Teachers throughout the state are overpaid.

“Why do we still have sanctuary cities in Texas?” Biedermann wanted to know.

We don’t.

Oh, and that Nazi uniform he was photographed wearing?

He told the San Antonio Express News that it wasn’t an issue until he entered the campaign and everyone got so politically correct.

“What would be offensive about that photograph?” he wanted to know.

Hey, the costume party was for charity and nothing says giving like Hitler.

—  David Taffet

Never, ever forget


A scene from “When Night Falls”

Today (Wednesday, Jan. 27)  is International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp. Today also marks the premiere of When Night Falls, a new documentary featuring video footage taken by a British film during the liberation of Auschwitz and other concentration camps. Watch a trailer for the film below.

The British Army sent the film crews along to document the atrocities of the camps, to be used — with the help of director Alfred Hitchcockm in a documentary called German Concentration Camps Factual Survey. To “prove that this had actually happened, to be a lesson to all mankind, as well,” says Sidney Bernstein, chief of the film section at the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force.

But, as The Jewish Standard explains, “as the war came to a close, the governments that had once supported exposing German crimes had a new interest in reconciliation and plans for the film were scrapped.”

Today, more than 70 years later — as the leading GOP contender for the presidency calls for all Muslims to be banned from this country and for a wall to be built along our border, as so-called leaders in the political and religious arenas bleat loudly against providing refuge to men and women and children fleeing genocide in their homelands; as pastors build their flocks by preaching hatred — the message of this new documentary rings loudly in our ears.

Watch for When Night Falls. Find out when it will be screening somewhere near you. Go see it. And take someone with you — someone you feel needs to see these images, hear these stories. Someone who needs the lesson Bernstein said the footage was intended to convey.

We can never forget, because if we do, night will fall again. And we are already seeing it happen.

Suppressed Footage From Auschwitz Finally ReleasedWhen Auschwitz and other camps were liberated, the British army sent along a film unit. With the help of supervising director Alfred Hitchcock, the shocking footage was meant for a documentary called German Concentration Camps Factual Survey. However, as the war came to a close, the governments that had once supported exposing German crimes had a new interest in reconciliation and plans for the film were scrapped. 70 years later, a new documentary, Night Will Fall, tells the story of how the footage came to be, and what happened to it. Night Will Fall premieres today. Source: World Jewish Congress

Posted by The Jewish Standard on Monday, January 26, 2015

—  Tammye Nash

Ontario Catholic school board member compares gay-straight alliances to ‘Nazi groups’

Now she’s denying, a la Rick Warren and the infamous DOMA brief, that she meant to “compare” gay clubs and the Nazis. Then why invoke them at all?


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World Net Daily trying to exploit criticism of book linking gays to the Nazi party

crossposted on Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters

Last week, it was discovered that the right-wing site World Net Daily is selling a discredited book which accuses the gay community of being behind the Nazi Party in Germany during World War II.

This week not only is World Net Daily continuing to sell the book, The Pink Swastika, but it is also trying to capitalize on the recent controversy by claiming that the gay community is trying to silence the book's “findings.” The site calls The Pink Swastika:

 a book that is disturbing, compelling and persuasive on its major point – that homosexuals dominated the German Nazi Party from its birth through its catastrophic demise.

It's a book that is vilified by America's “gay” activist establishment.

The Pink Swastika hasn't just been vilified by the the so-called “homosexual establishment.” It's been vilified by everyone with a working brain and seen for what it is – the latest attempt by a homophobe (i.e. Scott Lively) who has carried his vendetta against the lgbt community to the corners of the globe.

The biggest criticism of  The Pink Swastika is that Lively and co-writer Ken Abrams committed several distortions in formulating their theories. According to the site Box Turtle Bulletin:

Dr. Warren Throckmorton, an associate professor at the Christian-based Grove City College, has continued to add to his online series debunking The Pink Swastika. His latest installment is probably the most devastating, where Throckmorton catches Lively lying about his source information virtually red-handed. Throckmorton was joined in this endeavor by associate professor of history, Dr. Jon David Wyneken, whose Ph.D. is in modern German history with a focus on the period between 1933 and 1955. Together, they have undertaken a methodical exposé of Lively’s shoddy scholarship.

Throckmorton has written extensively regarding the errors behind The Pink Swastika, all in devastating detail.


Of course World Net Daily editor Joseph Farah  would probably disagree with Throckmorton. He claims to have read the book and found it to be accurate:

They say this book has been discredited,” Farah says. “But I've read the book and I've read all the criticism. The book more than stands up to all the attacks I've seen, most of which are completely baseless.”

However, based on Farrah's past and present history of exploiting conspiracy theories, one could easily guess that his vouching for The Pink Swastika has less to do with its supposed veracity and more to do with how much money it could potentially put in his pocket.

According to an article in the Huffington Post,  in 1996, Farah helped to promote a video pushing conspiracy theories about the death of Clinton White House counsel Vincent Foster at a pop.

The same article also says that Farrah is behind a cottage industry of exploiting birther conspiracies regarding President Obama (i.e. the notion that Obama is not a United States citizen) including the sale of bumper stickers, yard signs, postcards, and videos.

To put it in cynical terms, Farrah can be described as a sort of degenerate P.T. Barnum, seeking to reap the benefits of fear, xenophobia, and homophobia.

No doubt he will probably make his money and there is really nothing anyone can do about that. But the question should be asked just how many Congressional leaders will show up should Farrah and World Net Daily put on another “Taking Back America” conference.

We should all pay attention to that. It would definitely give new meaning to the term “lying down with dogs.”
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