It’s Thursday Threatcon, your intelligence briefing on right wing activity. Below are the best reports, investigations, exposées, and debunkery of the wingnutosphere this week. Due to the new X-Men movie trailer, our Threatcon Color Code is BOX OFFICE GREEN

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  • Anthony Loera

    MATT OSBORNE you just shit all over the Irish, saying that the sun cross proves the lady in the picture is racist…. what an asshole

    • muselet

      The woman in the photo also has an “88” tattoo on her left hand, the white supremacists’ not-so-clever code for “Heil Hitler.” It’s reasonable to conclude that she’s racist.

      The Celtic cross has acquired any number of symbolic meanings. It’s not fair to blame Matt because a bunch of racist knuckleheads appropriated the thing as a symbol of white supremacy, just as it’s not fair to blame the Irish (or, for that matter, piano makers, since a standard keyboard has 88 keys) for those racist knuckleheads.

      –alopecia

  • muselet

    • I wouldn’t have noticed the white power symbols, either. It’s hard to pick any one tattoo out of the visual noise on that woman’s arms and hands. (Commenter “Livi_O” at Talking Points Memo has the best reaction to the story: “Nothing says ‘proud of being white’ like turning yourself mostly blue.”)

    • As awful as Ted Cruz’s foreign policy advisers are—and boy howdy, aren’t they a bunch of crazies?—his team isn’t nearly as disturbing as Donald Trump’s (“I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things.”).

    • The Alabama senators voting to eliminate marriage licenses basically threatened to hold their breath until they turn blue. This is what happens when grown-ups aren’t in charge.

    • Bigots will go to remarkable lengths to deny rights—even basic humanity—to people they consider lessers.

    • The Koch brothers created the VA scandal.

    • The FBI Hostage Rescue Team really screwed the pooch in Oregon. I begin to wonder if there’s a single competent person in the entire FBI.

    –alopecia