July 20, 2015 7:00 pm -


The Klan were even more late and more dollars short than South Carolina’s legislature this past weekend when they showed up to the capitol to protest the removal of the Confederate flag, which came down last week. About 50 members of the Loyal White Knights of the Klu Klux Klan (The Largest Klan in America!) showed up in Columbia, SC  on Saturday to vent their butthurt over the removal of their beloved Lynyrd Skynyrd fandom-signifiers, drawing counter-protesters and a counter-rally earlier in the day.

Despite entreaties by Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) to just ignore the whole thing, a reported 2,000 people or so showed up to get their piece in, and while there were five minor arrests and several medical crises due to the sweltering heat, the real star of the show was water, or more specifically, the inability to get water, and the inability to hold it.

One of the great images to emerge on Saturday was that of Officer Leroy Smith, a black policeman who helped one of the Klan supporters who was overcome by the heat…READ MORE



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.