"Klan, Klam, and Oyster" bar in Georgia displays racist sign calling President Obama the n-word

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56 Responses to “"Klan, Klam, and Oyster" bar in Georgia displays racist sign calling President Obama the n-word”

  1. PhosPhorious says:

    Today’s Special: Klans on the half-wit.

  2. Guest says:

    Bless their hearts

  3. LinkMan says:

    I actually find this story paradoxically reassuring. 

    Sure it’s disturbing that racism like this still exists.  But more important than the racist message itself is the fact that it’s so out of the ordinary as to warrant national news coverage.

  4. planettom says:

    Potential best future episode of the Spike TV reality show BAR RESCUE…ever!

  5. gtrjnky says:

    Oysters  and a martini sound perfect right now. Too bad I am land locked and in the north. No racism here though, yeah right.

  6. BonzoDog1 says:

    Wednesday is mullet night.

  7. Antinous / Moderator says:

    But he says that he’s not racist.  So, never mind.

  8. RJ says:

    Paulding County administrator Mike Jones says he’d like to do something about it if he could. Well Mike, I’m pretty sure the n-word qualifies as hate speech. We have laws prohibiting hate speech, so why don’t you use those laws to force that white trash loser to take down his sign and pay a hefty fine?

    Or maybe Mike Jones is also a bigot and doesn’t want to hurt that racist he’s friends with. Maybe Governor Nathan Deal ought to start an investigation into Mike Jones and his ties to known white supremacists.

    • Phoc Yu says:

      > We have laws prohibiting hate speech
      No, that would be unconstitutional.  

      The sign may be unpleasant and offensive, but it’s not using any of the Seven Dirty Words that would qualify it as outright obscenity in most jurisdictions, nor is it calling for violence against the Commander in Chief.  That pesky first amendment gives him the right to voice his opinion, provided that all the other local laws (zoning, lighting, etc) are followed in displaying the sign.

      • Donald Petersen says:

        You make a good point.  I wonder what redress I could expect if my neighbor put up signage on his lawn that reads, “I really don’t care for that ignorant, misbegotten, ill-dressed, lazy, foul-smelling, hellbound, doghumping, plug-ugly cracker ne’er-do-well across the street.”

        Could I at least compel him to remove “doghumping” in the absence of a conviction?

  9. Teller says:

    Their slogan certainly delivers.

  10. JontKopeck says:

    It’s a shame to give them publicity, but just think of what this attention is going to do to their hosting fees. 

  11. Saunt Feynman says:

    I keep reading the domain name as “gape…”

  12. chgoliz says:

    “…and the inability to correctly spell the word “original”…”

    Or “give them” (I’d accept give ‘em) or “something” (I’d accept somethin’) or “clam”.

  13. They also misspelled “Gay Peach Bar”.

  14. King_Rocket says:

    These people may be evil, but at least they’re stupid.

  15. One time, at a concert, my friend was wearing a shirt with the rebel flag that said, “You lost. Get over it.” A bouncer said to him, “It’s only halftime.” We all laughed at how stupid he was.

    As time goes on, though, and I see bigotry like this pervading conservative culture, I begin to think maybe that bouncer was right. The Civil War has not ended, and was merely smoldering, waiting for folks to politicize their racism, fanning the flames for another horrible American struggle.

    Sadly, it’s not simply divided by geography anymore, either.

    • petsounds says:

       The embers that grew into the flames of the Civil War were already smouldering during the construction of the U.S. Constitution. Even then, the delegates knew that the largest conflicts were not between the large and small states (though these were potent), but between the Northern and Southern states. And though they used euphemisms, slavery was already a contentious issue between the states as they were drafting our founding document.

      The Civil War happened because the Constitutional delegates failed to provide a civil recourse for conflicts between the state and federal governments. They basically ignored the issue of slavery in order to get a Constitution passed. But using Federal troops to force states to remain part of the Union against their will was not something I believe any of the delegates would have foreseen or approved of, except perhaps King-loving Alexander Hamilton or James Madison. Most had a very uneasy relationship with the idea of a strong Federal government, and surely the southern delegates would’ve never signed the Constitution had they known what lay ahead.

    • Cowicide says:

      The Civil War has not ended

      If they want to step up again, we’ll decimate them again… but this time we won’t let them build those 2nd place trophies up on Monument Avenue in Richmond, VA after they’ve been leveled to the ground.

      •  Frankly, I’d just let them go and say good riddance.

      • testpattern says:

        Who is the “them” that you’re referring to? The idea that the South is home to a racist monoculture, not only to the people fighting for change, but disempowering to the minorities who are the objects of said racism. Or are they not Southerners?

        • Cowicide says:

          The idea that the South is home to a racist monoculture

          Not my idea.  Hyperbole will get you nowhere with me.

          Who is the “them” that you’re referring to?

          Well, if you actually read the post I’m responding to, it makes it clear who the “them” is.  Racist idiots that want “the south to rise again” under the banner of racism and bigotry.  You have now been spoon-fed.

  16. I’m disappointed that the news report stopped at calling the sign “controversial,” and didn’t have the guts to say, “offensive.”

    • travtastic says:

        In a just world, news reporters would feel comfortable describing things as ‘fucking racist‘, when warranted.

    • Cowicide says:

      didn’t have the guts to say, “offensive.”

      They reserve that word for Occupy Wall Street protestors.

    • retepslluerb says:

      I think that’s a result of the rather paradoxical view on neutrality most of the US press seems to have.  

  17. Jim Saul says:

    In AZ those brainiacs would be calling themselves a “border patrol.”

  18. bcsizemo says:

    Monday, Rush Limbaugh spends all day “discussing” this…

  19. Petzl says:

    Keep it classy, Georgia!

  20. Wayne Dyer says:

    They also seem to have a dual case of contactus and aboutus.

  21. zantony says:

    Gape Achbar . com?  It’s a trap, indeed!

  22. ill lich says:

    All I can figure is that this is what passes for hipster irony in the deep south, like it’s “slumming” or something:  “Hey, let’s go down to the faux-Klan bar, put on some white hoods and get drunk listenin’ to Skynyrd!”

    Please tell me that’s what this is, although I don’t see how that makes it any better.

    • atlantan says:

      i’m pretty sure that Paulding County is both hipster- and irony-free.  Shit like this makes me hate this state sometimes.

  23. David Witt says:

    Southern Fried Goatse!

  24. Keith Hoerig says:

    a

  25. heeesh says:

    I have never felt the need to comment here before, but as a native born Southerner, I feel like commenting and asking for help (FYI: Born NOLA, lived elsewhere for awhile. I’m kind of old and don’t know what the “kids” are into right now, but I think they have the potential to change things. I don’t care if you agree or disagree).

    I would love to do anything legal to show my disapproval of this establishment, but I am currently geographically far from GA.

    Does anyone know how we can legally protest this establishment from a distance? Try and revoke their liquor license? Make an inordinate number of requests to have the health department inspect their kitchen? Tie up their phone lines with non-threatening legal, but still prank, inquiries?

    Any creative (but legal) ideas are welcome. Thank you very much, I appreciate it!

    • Jim Saul says:

      Ridicule. That shitheel is doing more for progressive causes than any hundred of the rest of us, just by giving a reality check to people who don’t understand what’s out there. Here in Kentucky, you see bumper stickers like that constantly.

  26. Bob Hendren says:

    So proud to live in Georgia just a few miles from there.

  27. Beezy says:

    I’m truly horrified. That mouse trail effect should be illegal.

  28. Teller says:

    Unbelievable, the tininess of doctrinaire minds.

  29. Oli Newsham says:

    Why does he have a scan of his membership to the “National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People” on this page 
    http://www.gapeachbar.com/founder.html

  30. CLamb says:

    Did anyone notice that the website shows the owner is a member of the NAACP?

    I am reminded of the Simpson’s character “Ku Klux Klam”.

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