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43SB: Send Message To Race Pickets

Last week, white supremacists associated with the Aryan Nations decided to picket two Mexican restaurants in Coeur d'Alene with signs which encouraged passerby's to "Honk if you want Idaho White.” The organizer, Shaun Winkler, is an odious little toadie well known to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He opted to join the ever popular Phelps family when they protested against teh gay last October in Coeur d'Alene. Now I dunno why Winkler decided to target Messicans with his hate. Perhaps Winkler was encouraged from the open hostility shown Hispanics by one of the local Republican parties who objected to the word "Fiesta" used by the Bonner County Fair committee during the contentious debate surrounding Arizona's race baiting immigration reform attempt. Maybe it was the thinly veiled dog whistle race baiting ads in our last congressional election/Sisyphus, 43rd State Blues. More here.

Question: Sisyphus goes on to encourage his readers to support the two Mexican food stands picketed by racists last week. Or similar ones in the Boise area. Which Mexican food stand in Coeur d'Alene is best?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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