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Andy Holt's idea of "civil rights" and Tennessee's sexist DUI campaign

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Pig Wizard
Poor Andy Holt seems to be unclear on the meaning of many words, including, but not limited to, "civil" and "rights." Last week, the outspoken Tennessee State Representative, in what some are describing as a strong bid by Holt to become the next Stacey Campfield, described Nathan Bedford Forrest (a slave trader, Confederate general, and the original Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan) as being one of "the South's first Civil Rights leaders ... a man, redeemed through Christ, that fought for the rights of black West Tennesseans." It's helpful to remember that Holt, who's currently being eyeballed by the feds for allegedly releasing 800,000 gallons of pig feces into fields and streams near his farming operation, once described the Humane Society as being nothing but a bunch of "fraudulent" and "reprehensibly disgusting" corporatists "intent on using animals the same way human-traffickers use 17-year-old women."

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Blaming Victims
According to a wide range of Tennessee media sources including The Commercial Appeal, The Tennessean, and Nashville Public Radio, the state of Tennessee canceled an anti-drunk-driving outreach campaign because it had been "criticized as sexist." After reviewing slogans about poor judgment and the effect of alcohol on clingy, marginally attractive women, The Washington Post published a more accurate story headlined, "Sexist drunken driving campaign canceled on account of being really, really sexist."


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