KKK group wants to sponsor anti-litter sign

Monday, June 11, 2012 8:19 AM
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BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. — A Ku Klux Klan group wants to join Georgia’s “Adopt-A-Highway” program for litter removal, which could force state officials to make difficult decisions on the application.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that state officials could be forced to choose between approving the request, denying it and facing a likely legal fight or ending the state’s 23-year-old Adopt-A-Highway program. The program features road signs for groups who volunteer to help beautify state highways.

At issue is an application filed by International Keystone Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Union County involving a one-mile stretch of Georgia Highway 515 in the Appalachian Mountains.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is reviewing the request. State officials plan to meet with lawyers from the state Attorney General’s Office today to decide how to proceed.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/11/12 - 07:40 am
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haha

Hey...I thought they were gone with the wind....well let them do it.....clean the dang roads.....we have banners for EVERYTHING.....look at the discussion on here about that..:)

The robes will get in the way of cleaning ...

bigclaude
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bigclaude 06/11/12 - 07:40 am
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Let the KKK clean one side of

Let the KKK clean one side of the road and the Black Panthers clean the other side. Maybe we will get lucky and they will just wipe each other out.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/11/12 - 07:42 am
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Believe it or not but there

Believe it or not but there are some fine people in Blairsville.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/11/12 - 07:44 am
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Funny

Now that is funny Claude.......you might be surprised what you will find in the North Ga mountains......some are getting ready for the showdown they say is coming in the USA.....guns-bullets & etc.:)

blues550
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blues550 06/11/12 - 08:10 am
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Works Both Ways
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No reason they should not be able to do this, the Consitution works both ways and they are equally protected. And those dunce hats will be great safety markers, you'll be able to spot them coming over a hill.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/11/12 - 08:13 am
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Claude, we could let the

Claude, we could let the skinheads sweep the middle of the road at the same time. May they all take the eternal celestial dirt nap sooner than later.

Retired Army
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Retired Army 06/11/12 - 08:30 am
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KKK picking up trash? They

KKK picking up trash? They ARE the trash.

urright
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urright 06/11/12 - 08:38 am
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Double Standard

Would there be this uproar if the Black Panthers or the NAACP wanted to do the same thing? I think not...

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/11/12 - 08:43 am
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urright

I don't think it is fair to put the NAACP on the same plane as KKK and Panthers.

bigclaude
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bigclaude 06/11/12 - 09:00 am
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Very good imagination

Very good imagination Itsanotherday.

I do like how you managed to include the skinheads in the plan, but I'd hate to mess up my car by running over one them who is cleaning the middle of the street.

Granddaddy John
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Granddaddy John 06/11/12 - 09:04 am
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Sorry folks they have a
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Sorry folks they have a right,just like anyone else.

Granddaddy John
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Granddaddy John 06/11/12 - 09:07 am
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Seenitb4 They are not the
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Seenitb4 They are not the only ones that are prepairing for what is to come.

madgerman
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madgerman 06/11/12 - 09:25 am
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I have an idea. Why not
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I have an idea. Why not abolish the Adopt program and replace it with a program that would require mamas who get free breakfast, lunch and snack for their kids to volunteer to clean the streets. If they are not working and the kids are really hungry it should not be a problem for a mama who trully loves her kids.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/11/12 - 09:25 am
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Banners

Now that the city of Augusta is selling space on the new light poles for groups to display banners, maybe the Klan would like to put some banners up in downtown Augusta. The city government needs the rent money.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/11/12 - 09:28 am
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Parking

Hey, speaking about downtown Augusta, I was downtown last Friday running a bunch of errands at multiple locations from the Marble Palace up to 13th Street. I stopped a several locations on Broad Street and there were parking spaces available everywhere. I am so thankful that our commissioners drove a stake in Margaret Woodard's idea to put parking meters downtown. There is no parking shortage, take it from me.

urright
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urright 06/11/12 - 10:14 am
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itsanotherday

At least you are concurring that the KKK and Black Panthers are in the same group...mission accomplished.

allhans
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allhans 06/11/12 - 10:28 am
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Not in the same groups,

Not in the same groups, maybe, but has similar distasteful reputations.
White sheets. Black clothes and batons. Neither is flattering.

iLove
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iLove 06/11/12 - 11:35 am
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Kkk vs. Black Panthers
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Really? Who started hanging people first?

***clueless and the others who feel these groups are the same need to read up on this subject. Of course there are racist blacks, just as there is racist people of all races. My point is that the Panthers were not formed on this principal. Hoover, and his covery op, COINTELPRO, illegally set the Panthers up. The FBI used tactics to smear and corrupt this group. The Panther teamed up with many whites to spread the message of equality. The Panthers never ran around with rope trying to lynch white people. The Panther were simply a militant group formed to protect blacks and other peaceful protesters from racist bigots cops, and other oppressors at the time.
3 years ago

iLove
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iLove 06/11/12 - 11:39 am
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Support
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There have been and are white people who supported support the panthers.....how many black people can you find that support the klan?

Know your history, FIRST, then speak.

bigclaude
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bigclaude 06/11/12 - 11:39 am
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Kkk vs. Black Panthers new

Kkk vs. Black Panthers new

Really? Who started hanging people first?

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And your point would be.......????????

Murderers are murderers regardless of what reason they are doing it for.

urright
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urright 06/11/12 - 11:50 am
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iLove

And they are now standing outside polling places in militant uniforms with bats attempting to keep people from voting. Yup--gotta watch out for those racist bigot cops.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 06/11/12 - 12:28 pm
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Little Lamb is on the money.

Little Lamb is on the money. I was scrolling down to post the same.

City of Augusta, you are next. You allow Gay Pride groups to rent your banner space then you've got to allow anyone else to rent it, too. Don't be surprised when the KKK, 'hetero pride' or religious groups want the space now that you have set precedent. I'm not an advocate of any one group, and I do believe in everyone's right to free speech, but this is a can of worms that's gonna get rotten before long...

allhans
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allhans 06/11/12 - 12:39 pm
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This is so unbelievable

This event being held in Augusta GA is so unbelievable that it is hard to comment.

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shenyse86 06/11/12 - 01:08 pm
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They are a group like all

They are a group like all others... As long as they are not going to be dressed in their regalia while cleaning the side of the high way or burning crosses in the bush, I say let them do it. As for the comment by Doublestandard...smh.

Shea_Addams
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Shea_Addams 06/11/12 - 01:38 pm
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shenyse86.....why can't they
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shenyse86.....why can't they wear their "regalia?" Do they not have the same 1st amendment rights of freedom of expression as anyone else?

Shea_Addams
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Shea_Addams 06/11/12 - 01:43 pm
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Fed up with WHAT? Getting
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Fed up with WHAT? Getting preference in job promotions because of their race? Getting preference in College admissions because of their race? What exactly are they fed up with, iLove?

Shea_Addams
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Shea_Addams 06/11/12 - 02:24 pm
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This seems like an open and
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This seems like an open and shut case. It's not illegal to hate. As a matter of fact it's a constitutionaly guaranteed right to think any way you want. You don't have to like these people, but you can't deny them their rights because of it.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 06/11/12 - 02:31 pm
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Boy Scouts in sheets
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The Klan is into litter clean up now? Too funny. Maybe they can help out the Boy Scouts.

They're nothing but a bunch of blowhards with a fondness for costumes and dressing up.

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CobaltGeorge 06/11/12 - 02:36 pm
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All Members

of the KKK and the Black Panthers should be forcibly cleaning up Roads with stripes suits on without asking to represent a road.

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Just My Opinion 06/11/12 - 02:57 pm
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Yeah, I think this is so

Yeah, I think this is so ironic that the KKK will probably have to be given the go ahead on this. The way for them, the rights they have to participate in this, has been paved by civil rights groups such as the NAACP! The numerous Gay coalitions with their agendas have also benefitted from the civil rights groups before them. I honestly would like to see how the leaders of this town would handle the KKK wanting to purchase one of those downtown banners! Their heads would probably explode from the legalities involved...and then the inept city law department would tell them to deny the group their right to purchase the banner and be represented. Man...this would be better than all of those reality shows combined!

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