Posts tagged: Neo-Nazis
Mark Salmon, of SpoCOOL, checked out El Chiludo's at 3000 Government Way, to see why the Mexican food stand was giving picketing local neo-Nazis such heartburn: “The result of our research: They were, in fact, neo-Nazi-Jackasses. I suppose the Jackass-signs they were carrying around had already given them away, though it's probably transparent that we just wanted to try Chiludo's tacos. In that sense the Jackass-picketing backfired, seeing how it's now bringing Chiludo's—a truck we weren't aware of—customers. Which they deserve. This is not a bad little taco truck. Their lengua—beef tongues—might be the best in the region, in fact. They're nicely tender, great texture, and have a good flavor to them, with some nice subtle seasoning. Definitely a hit.” (Courtesy photo: Stebbijo's Place)
Question: Has the picketing by neo-Nazis of the two Mexican food stands off Appleway (Taco Works is at Best & 6th, next to Lyle's) backfired? It seems as though the pickets are bringing customers to the stands.
Human rights activists in Coeur d’Alene have decided to fight flags with flags. For months, people have been walking into the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene asking what they can do about two nearby residences flying white supremacist flags, said Rachel Dolezal, the institute’s education director. The institute’s staff and volunteers brainstormed a response and decided to create a flag of their own, this one emblazoned with a human rights message. They are encouraging residents to fly the flags in their neighborhoods and use them to establish “hate-free zones” throughout the region/Alison Boggs, SR. More here.
Question: Would you be interested in flying a human rights flag at your home in an attempt to establish a ‘hate-free zone’ in your neighborhood? Or do you think this idea will fly?
I just saw (1:15 p.m.) a group of about 10 neo-Nazis, men and women, on a 4th Street sidewalk adjacent to the Coeur d’Alene High parking lot (south of Coeur d’Alene Bible Church), waving two large red-white-and-blue flags with swastikas. A couple of women were holding signs with too much print to read on a drive by. But one close-cropped blond male had a sign that said: “If diversity wins, we all lose.” He waved. But I didn’t wave back. All in all, it wasn’t the type of think you’d want to see returning home from church. Or any other time in Coeur d’Alene. However, I wondered why they’d choose that location instead of one with higher traffic, like Sherman Avenue or Northwest Boulevard. Or somewhere near City Park. BTW, I did notice what happened to minorities and the world and Germany when Nazism won out for a decade of so. (AP File Photo)