Local KKK leader Frank Ancona's recent spate of media appearances has attracted the lulz-seeking hooligans of hacker collective Anonymous -- a loosely affiliated network of self-identifying activists with a very particular set of skills. Ancona, the imperial wizard of the Missouri-based Traditiona ... More >>
You'd think the Ku Klux Klan would be on the same page when it comes to Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson cop who shot and killed an eighteen-year-old black teenager named Michael Brown on August 9. Yet, it seems even cross-burning, hood-wearing white supremacists disagree on officially supporting ... More >>
The fliers began turning up Tuesday night, left in plastic bags weighted with rocks near an apartment complex near Fenton in Jefferson County. "Are there troubles in your neighborhood?" The question is printed beneath an illustration of a hooded figure pointing outward, like a racist version of an ... More >>
Before Frazier Glenn Miller allegedly attacked two Jewish community centers in Kansas City on Sunday, he was gambling in a Missouri casino near his home outside of Springfield. Miller called his wife, Marge, Sunday morning to say his winnings were up, she tells the Southern Poverty Law Center, whic ... More >>
Predictably and annoyingly, the Westboro Baptist Church has set its sights on the University of Missouri after football all-star Michael Sam announced his plan to become the first openly gay man to play in the NFL. On the upside, Westboro, a few anonymous NFL staffers and the predictable homophobes ... More >>
"9/11-Truthers" believe a lot of things that make most of us deeply uncomfortable. But at least we'll get a cleaner highway out of their latest publicity stunt. The Missouri Department of Transportation has reluctantly approved a local 9/11 Truth group's application to adopt a stretch of Olive Bou ... More >>
Updated with response from Akin's spokesperson Rick Tyler. In 1995, a month before the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people, Todd Akin sent a local militia group what he later called "a courtesy letter." The now-defunct group, the 1st Missouri Volunteers militia, had invited Akin to spea ... More >>
Last week a federal judge made permanent an injunction prohibiting officials in Cape Girardeau from interfering with the flier campaign of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. In his ruling, Judge John Ross sided with the white-supremacist group based out of Park Hills, Missour ... More >>
Educators and politicians are demanding that Rex Sinquefield apologize for a statement he made yesterday tying public schools to the Ku Klux Klan. Sinquefield, who has spent tens of millions of dollars trying to repeal income taxes in Missouri, was giving a lecture at Lindenwood University in sup ... More >>
Robert E. Lee's 1863 portrait. Residents in several neighborhoods in Sedalia, Missouri, found fliers promoting the Ku Klux Klan on Monday morning, which happened to be the observed holiday to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, who was born January 15, 1929.But three states - ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, January 6. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Because CofFree Day at 7-Eleven isn't exciting enough, today's free mini waffle sundae day at Maggie Moo's (15801 Manchester Road, Ellisville; 699 F Gravois Bluffs Boulevard, Fenton; 8853 Ladue Road, Suite Q, Ladue)! They're giving away the sundaes to the first 200 customers from 3 to 6 p.m. It's ... More >>
7 p.m. Monday, August 8. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
The handiwork of St. Louis Tea Party lobbyist Gary Wiegert's has been described as "race-baiting" -- and that's a Republican who said that.We know. We know. Despite the findings of the NAACP and the curious links between its better-known mouthpieces and hate groups, the Tea Party is not a racist ... More >>
Brian Nieves earns another honor.Brian Nieves is no fan of the Riverfront Times. And, today, we're guessing the same can be said about the Southern Poverty Law Center. This week the the civil-rights organization named the Missouri state senator (R - Washington) as one of its "Dirty Dozen" associa ... More >>
biography.comThe unveiling of the Rosa Parks Highway.A couple of state reps from Springfield are trying to rename a stretch of highway in their district after a Jewish rabbi now that the roadway has been adopted by the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Movement.As the Springfield News-Leader repo ... More >>
A board member for a local union has been distributing promotional material for the KKK on a St. Louis County job site, officials with the Missouri State Conference of the NAACP alleged this morning.One T-shirt featured on www.kkk.comAdolphus Pruitt, the NAACP's vice chair for legal redress, tell ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants you to vote for Ed.The latest endorsement (not from a dead man) for Ed Martin comes from Joe Arpaio the self-branded "World's Toughest Sheriff" out of Maricopa County, Arizona. The Republican congressional candidate looking to unseat Russ Carnahan announced Arpaio's endor ... More >>
The Southern Poverty Law Center has released a report suggesting that the number of extremist groups operating in the U.S. grew by 244 percent last year. According to the report, the number of these anti-government movements went from 149 in 2008 to 512 in 2009 -- an addition of 363 new groups in ... More >>
James O'Keefe learns that pimpin' ain't easy.It keeps getting worse for political activist (and pride of the St. Louis Tea Party) James O'Keefe. Last week he was arrested for illegally attempting to access the phone lines of Lousiana Senator Mary Landrieu. Over the weekend Daily RFT voters ... More >>
A 24-year-old woman from Kennett, Missouri, is slated to go on trial tomorrow for alleged crimes stemming from a bizarre-o incident at Wal-mart more than two years ago. The Associated Press reports that Heather Ellis faces fifteen years behind bars for assaulting police officers and resisting a ... More >>
The New York Times had an interesting story this weekend about the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) and its ongoing battle with racist groups that want to adopt highways. Last year the National Socialist Movement (the neo-Nazi group that rallied in St. Louis this past April) signed on t ... More >>
It's shaping up to be springtime for Hitler -- and fiscal conservatives! -- next month in downtown St. Louis. As I mentioned earlier this month, a group of "like-minded" folks upset with the Obama administration's stimulus plan are planning a downtown rally on Wednesday, April 15. Today I received a ... More >>
Missouri's Libertarian Party got all hot and bothered this week upon learning that Missouri law enforcement considers its members to be part of the "modern militia."A February memo circulated among law enforcement agencies (and issued by Governor Jay Nixon, Department of Public Safety Director John ... More >>
In a move that's sure to cost Hallmark tens of dollars, members of the Ku Klux Klan are asking white Americans to boycott all purchases from the greeting card company. A press release yesterday from the Belleville, Illinois, chapter of the KKK, states that Hallmark is "trying to corrupt the morality ... More >>
An alleged murderer has supporters in cyberspace.
And we expect everyone else to do the same."
Sunday, May 28, at 3 p.m. Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Great performances keep this Door from slamming shut
An uneven cast undermines the return of The Producers
From maximum security in Potosi to a bungalow in Maplewood: The odyssey of Rabbit, a.k.a. Robert Driscoll
Bill Haas trumps other Blog o' the Week possibilities, a white supremacy group loses its power (literally), and we wonder if Hotel Rwanda is OK for kids; plus, everybody loves Einar!
How do you lure disaffected suburban teens into the bosom of the church? Try this unholy trinity: rock & roll, junk food and Foosball.
Who bumped Frank "Couch Potato" Weltner from the Internet? Blame it on the Jews.
Week of February 4, 2004
In The Believer, a Jewish student explores his inner Nazi
Joel and Ethan Coen's Brother hits a Homer
KKK is runt of the litter, but the state must not censor its garbage
Written and directed by Randolph Kret