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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Meanwhile in the Heartland

posted by on September 11 at 8:54 AM

Meet the flower of the white race…

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…and read all about their shocking, racist sex crime—a crime that will surely revive speculation about why the media “ignored” this crime.

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1

That looks like the "Faces of Meth" poster at the DMV.

Posted by Ziggity | September 11, 2007 9:14 AM
2

Those are great mugshots. The lady on the top left (Miss "Anal Cavity") is pure defiance. The rest all have the look of, "You mean, that was illegal?!?!?"

Posted by Mahtli69 | September 11, 2007 9:17 AM
3

@1 ha!

man, if i saw this group walking down the sidewalk i would cross the street.

Posted by infrequent | September 11, 2007 9:20 AM
4

One of my favorite things about white supremacists is how many of them look like they were scraped off the bottom of the gene pool with a putty knife.

Posted by Judah | September 11, 2007 9:20 AM
5

Faces of Meth, Faces of West Virginia, they're all the same....

Posted by Jessica | September 11, 2007 9:21 AM
6

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Country roads, take me home ...

Posted by tsm | September 11, 2007 9:23 AM
7

nice to know that dan gets his news from the supremacist anti imigrant world press.com

Posted by SeMe | September 11, 2007 9:25 AM
8

What Judah said.

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 11, 2007 9:27 AM
9

Horrific. Utterly horrific.

Posted by Michigan Matt | September 11, 2007 9:28 AM
10

Did you know that toothpaste was invented in West Virginia?

And, do you know how you can tell?

Otherwise, it would be called teethpaste.

Posted by Mahtli69 | September 11, 2007 9:28 AM
11

Damn it, Dan, you edited the post without citing the edit. It's only proper form to actually announce any changes to a post once posted with "EDIT:", except perhaps for minor typos.

Posted by tsm | September 11, 2007 9:28 AM
12

A sling-along!

"Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mtn's, Shenandoah River...Country Roads, take me home, ERRRRVCK!!
wait up, there's a reason I've never gone back to live in me ole toddler stomping grounds. The head girl and guy who humiliated the Abu Graib prisoners were from the county I lived in! EEEEEKKK! or FRREEEEEKK! that's me in the corner.

Hey, BOAT plays the triple door tonight!
Tullycraft has a new album!

I'll give a call to NPR's "Mountain Stage" in Charleston WVA and see if they have openings this winter for water vessel themed bill.

Also, word I get from some old school REI folk is that many climbers vacation/ascend Seneca Rocks near the Maryland border because they have distinct rockfaces unlike here in the NW.

But yeah, that's awful. Those mugshots were the scum I had to encounter sometimes during pre-teen years

Posted by June Bee | September 11, 2007 9:32 AM
13

And Judah @4, I'm from the bottom of the gene pool and I bear a resemblance to those asshole, you fucking pussy shit. thanks for the compliment

Posted by June Bee | September 11, 2007 9:37 AM
14

Eh, sometimes I hit post when I mean save and I'm still putting it together. Damn internets.

Posted by Dan Savage | September 11, 2007 9:37 AM
15

Since when does West Virginia qualify as the "heartland". More like the "assland" I would say.

Posted by Sean | September 11, 2007 9:38 AM
16

#4 amd #8

Pertinent comments - but - genetics is the science

and inbred is the reality in the "old"
South in poor rural areas

going back 10 generations of screwing cousins

they look alike, cause they are related and all the recessive genes are causing havoc

Posted by kelper | September 11, 2007 9:38 AM
17

The difference between West Virginia and other parts of the "Heartland" is that elsewhere, these people would have gotten away with it, and maybe the police would even have charged the victim with crimes against the perpetrators. See the recent fiasco in Louisiana.

Also, Dan, I'm curious why you apply the term "Heartland" to West Virginia, as it's never really been a beneficiary of the mythology of the great North American interior. The coasts shit on West Virginia; the Midwest shits on West Virginia just as fiercely.

It depressingly doesn't surprise me that this went down in Logan, as that place is an economic sacrifice zone for the benefit of energy companies, and the racist methheads run rampant. Any countervailing cultural force that might have once been there has escaped to greener pastures, and extremely aggressive drug commerce has become the de facto economic choice for thousands of people in the absence of any real opportunity.

I'm glad these deranged fucks got caught and will be punished, and that the victim is free from that nightmare. But really, your flippant cultural framing of this appalling travesty is lacking some serious nuance.

Posted by ol'jb | September 11, 2007 9:44 AM
18

And yes, thanks for the post Dan - as we all know Brittany Spears lack of talent is the BIG news, or is it Paris Hilton's dildo choice?

NOT horror hate crimes such as this.

Let's hope this poor woman is not now forced to bear any children from this multiple assault. Pro choice, you bet, and rape is one reason why.

Posted by kelper | September 11, 2007 9:45 AM
19

WHITE PEOPLE ARE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH. THESE METH-SMOKIN, SISTER-FUCKING CRACKER-OPIE SCUM SHOULD BE SHOT.

Posted by BLACK POWER Y'ALL | September 11, 2007 9:45 AM
20

@15. I kind of thought the same thing. Indiana, where I'm from, is the Heartland. West Virginia is someplace else. The Spleenland, perhaps.

Posted by Michigan Matt | September 11, 2007 9:46 AM
21

West Virginia is one of the most beautiful states in the Union. It, like almost all other states, including Washington, has undesirables. How many of you who are passing snobbish, presumptious judgement on the state as a whole have spent time there?

Posted by adam smith | September 11, 2007 9:49 AM
22

Looks like the cast of Rob Zombie's movie, The Devil's Rejects. Kinda sounds like them too.

Posted by monkey | September 11, 2007 9:50 AM
23

If anyone else wants to make a comment about West Virginia, I would be glad to go on and on and on. Arguing on there internet is like the Special Olympics - I even find this snarky witticism offensive, so bring it on. C'mon Sioux Judah, let's analyze your blog, a bunch of stupid shit that this retard would love to get a crack at. Blow it out your asshole ... I got to get back to choco graham crackers...with milk!

Posted by June Bee | September 11, 2007 9:54 AM
24

See, every time I start to believe people who say I'm too hard on the South, something like this comes along.

Posted by Orv | September 11, 2007 10:06 AM
25

@ 24

Uh, West Virginia is NOT the South. In fact, they became "West" Virginia when Virginia wanted to secede and they wanted to remain in the Union.

Posted by sahara6126 | September 11, 2007 10:12 AM
26

Orv, you can never have too much of a hard-on. Doesn't the package say to consult a doctor if it persists after 24 hrs?

What do you think of that Roches song on my blog? Before that album, when Suzzy came along, the other two sistahs put out "Seductive Reasoning" in the '71 or some year, about the time that Paul Simon discovered these Park Slope-ish girls. Roy Halee produces a lot of their albums like the S&G miss robinson stuff. Facts, reason, Proof, blah blah, anyway, Seduc Reas is a album that's kind of an ode to Appalacia. enjoy

Posted by June Bee | September 11, 2007 10:14 AM
27

Isn't W. Virginia where Deliverance was filmed?

@ 21,

Yeah, Washington State definitely has it's share of undesirables as well, and meth. To point to all of W. Virginia is ridiculous. It's like saying everyone at the Stranger is into bestiality and getting fucked by barn animals.

Posted by squeal! | September 11, 2007 10:15 AM
28

What I meant by heartland...

Politicians use the term to mean "Anyplace in the United States that isn't 'urban,' with 'urban' roughly defined as a city with more than 250,000 residents."

Posted by Dan Savage | September 11, 2007 10:17 AM
29

you guys are just not looking @ these photos and this story with the "correct ideological equipment"

what it really means is....
cue banjo
baw da daw daw daw daw daw dawwwww!

and the cultural oppression colonialism has wrought upon the hegelian void in our souls.

--hipsterlite

Posted by hipsterlite | September 11, 2007 10:20 AM
30

I love that every urban islander in the United States has formed a permanent impression of the South based on a Burt Reynolds movie.

Posted by Judah | September 11, 2007 10:27 AM
31

Also, not to sidetrack this atrociousness, but Zoo got a funny review today on AICN.

Posted by Squeal! | September 11, 2007 10:30 AM
32

I appreciate the explanation.

Just as some interesting, if tangential background info on the location; Logan County actually went for Kerry three years ago. Its public health profile (longevity, disease rate etc) is similar to that of Tajikstan. It was the site of the Buffalo Creek coal-slurry dam collapse 35 years ago that killed 118 people and obliterated three towns.

Posted by ol'jb | September 11, 2007 10:34 AM
33

@16. that's racisism there. what, white trash are bred that way? nice. the other comments were jokes.

Posted by infrequent | September 11, 2007 10:44 AM
34

Nope, that wasn't on the news because we've been totally enthralled by some Brits who "lost" their blond-haired little girl in Portugal.

Yeesh...we should know by now that only sex-crazed politicians and missing blond white girls get the press.

Posted by Kaija | September 11, 2007 11:12 AM
35

@7

It's hilarious how they manage to work in the phrase "illegal immigran" into virtually every news headline on their homepage.

http://readthis.wordpress.com/

I'd love to see their report on other news:

"In sports, 8,600 illegal immigrants were among the 28,572 on hand to see the Mariners defeat the Orioles 5-3. Tonight's weather, overcast with a chance of thunderstorms, most likely caused by negroes."

Posted by Bont | September 11, 2007 11:17 AM
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Posted by Paulus | September 11, 2007 11:19 AM
37

@28. Thanks for the clarification, Dan. I can never figure out what people mean by "the heartland."

Posted by Michigan Matt | September 11, 2007 11:19 AM
38

I have to agree with #19 here. Never saw such a compelling six-way argument for post-natal abortion.

Posted by Geni | September 11, 2007 11:24 AM
39

you should see all the crazy racist hate comments (and at least one video) from whites that go along with the christian/newsom murder videos on youtube. they outnumber the reaonable ones 10 to 1. scary. and yes, they are conveniently overlooking THIS crime, and always will.

Posted by ellarosa | September 11, 2007 11:26 AM
40

you should see all the crazy racist hate comments (and at least one video) from whites that go along with the christian/newsom murder videos on youtube. they outnumber the reaonable ones 10 to 1. scary. and yes, they are conveniently overlooking THIS crime, and always will.

Posted by ellarosa | September 11, 2007 11:26 AM
41

"I love that every urban islander in the United States has formed a permanent impression of the South based on a Burt Reynolds movie."

Yeah, just like everyone else in the United States has formed a permanent impression of Seattle based on a Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan movie...

Posted by COMTE | September 11, 2007 11:48 AM
42

would you rather it be singles? the monorail is doomed.

Posted by infrequent | September 11, 2007 12:19 PM
43

Did anyone else notice that the first two people pictured (frankie and bobby) have the same last name and a huge age difference. So, are they mother and son? And together they sexually tortured this woman? I can't think of anything sicker than that.

Posted by f-ingsick | September 11, 2007 12:34 PM
44

Eww. Ewwwwwww. Ewwww! I don't even care how gross they look... ANYONE who perpetrates that kind of vile crime is uglier than sin. Automatically.

Posted by Katelyn | September 11, 2007 1:13 PM
45

you know thinking about it maybe it wasn't the hegelian void, 'cause isn't that the one after all that dialectical material stuff???

holy crap!! I think I meant the Kantian void, but perhaps Schopenhauer... in any case.

cue banjo

---hiptsterlite

Posted by hipsterlite | September 11, 2007 1:14 PM
46

@41

Not so much, in my experience. At least not in the US. Though I will admit that a shocking number of people in the EU did make that association.

Posted by Judah | September 11, 2007 1:54 PM
47

#36, that ROCKS!

Posted by monkey | September 11, 2007 1:55 PM
48

Naw, infrequent. I LOOOOVE it when tourists come up to me when I'm volunteering at CWB on Lake Union and ask if they can rent a boat to row to the Statue of Liberty at Alki...

Posted by COMTE | September 11, 2007 1:57 PM
49

Comte: I think the obvious answer to that question is, "Yes."

Posted by Judah | September 11, 2007 2:19 PM
50

In other Virginia News--a gay man was brutally beaten to death by a two men and two women on the property of my friends grandmother...while his cousin attempted in vain to save the boys life. In response to the local police force doing absolutely nothing, thus allowing these murderers to walk away unpunished, my friends 81 y/o grandmother got on the horn the A.C.L.U among others. Here is hoping that this crime also comes to light--I know us gays already had Mathew Shepard...but this shit is still happening! Um, and Virginia? Fucking Scary Town.

Posted by brdford | September 11, 2007 2:37 PM
51

Knock out one of Danís teeth, slap a tuckers hat and overalls on him, whom does he look like? The protagonist in Deliverance. But I doubt Dan would be so course in the mounting of that blubbering guy, he would take him to queen ann for grub first.

Posted by gj | September 11, 2007 2:55 PM
52

is anyone else [even more] disturbed by how upper right corner looks like a young timothy mcveigh?

Posted by from cali | September 11, 2007 3:12 PM
53

Dateline Earth!!! (cue spinning newspaper) People of all races/genders/orientations suck!

Posted by misanthopolooza | September 11, 2007 4:36 PM
54

Dan,

That wordpress site was horribly offensive. I know you were just linking to the story but the comments on that page were so disturbing that that site shouldn't get a boost in web traffic from you. The blog owner might think that all the new traffic comes from like-minded people, and Slog readers surely are not.

Posted by clarity | September 11, 2007 5:22 PM
55

An excellent example of the dark souls within all goyium. I'm sure these idiots practice toxic Christianity.

Judaism simply never creates killers or any kind of ugly evil human beings. Muslims must denounce their religion, as must Christians. Judaism is the only religion of justice and peace on this planet.

Posted by Issur | September 11, 2007 6:28 PM
56

@55

Issur -- Son of Sam says what?

Posted by Kat | September 11, 2007 6:54 PM
57

I am going to throw up.

Posted by Luis | September 11, 2007 6:57 PM
58

Well, I'm sure they're dog owners! Cat owners never produce this sort of criminal, nor do they leave messes all over the sidewalk.

uh huh...

Posted by Kiru Banzai | September 11, 2007 7:13 PM
59

Issur's an anti-Semite troll fixture on the slog. Just ignore him/her.

Posted by Judah | September 11, 2007 7:48 PM
60

@23
I was all for upholding your logic until you decided to use the word "retard" and refer to the Special Olympics in a less than respectful manner.

You want to complain about how people talk about the state you love and stereotype the people who live there, and yet you decide to act like a hypocrite and do the same of mentally impaired and disabled individuals. Shame on you.

Posted by MissDotti | September 11, 2007 10:09 PM
61

Hey!!!!! The young chick's mugshot, is kinda hot...

Posted by JimBob | September 12, 2007 10:08 AM

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