Kellar stands by 'proud racist' remark

Kellar stands by 'proud racist' remark

There are 341 comments on the LA Daily News story from Jan 26, 2010, titled Kellar stands by 'proud racist' remark. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Citizens for and against statements made by Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar, get into a spirited discussion about immigration issues, and comments made by Kellar.

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Mark

Anaheim, CA

#21 Jan 26, 2010
HMMMM wrote:
Keller is a closet racist ...he was widely known as a racist and drunk while on the LAPD ..just ask a few veteran officers.
His bloated face and greasy hair looks so scary on my plasma tv, he is a egomaniac who's supporters are old white Santa Clarita fools.
His ethics are very questionable and he can be seen at local taverns plowing them down..his nickname around town is " Bourbon Bob!!!!! He earned the title. Loser ,,he needs to go home and iron his KKK robe.
Yeah, and it's white people who are destroying Los Angeles.
chris biller

Simi Valley, CA

#22 Jan 26, 2010
This but another example of the left,trying to distort words to suit their own political agenda. These hispanic,proimmigration groups have set up theiir agenda to inandate out communities, take over the political forum to achieve political power in order to promote their advance into our government.Bob Keller whom I have known thirty five years is probably one of the most non judgemental humans being that I have ever known.If being anti illigal immigration is racist, so be it. So am I.
jimmy

United States

#23 Jan 26, 2010
HMMMM wrote:
Keller is a closet racist ...he was widely known as a racist and drunk while on the LAPD ..just ask a few veteran officers.
His bloated face and greasy hair looks so scary on my plasma tv, he is a egomaniac who's supporters are old white Santa Clarita fools.
His ethics are very questionable and he can be seen at local taverns plowing them down..his nickname around town is " Bourbon Bob!!!!! He earned the title. Loser ,,he needs to go home and iron his KKK robe.
you seem to know alot about keller, i'm sure we can all check your so called facts. you are a big liar!!
American

Philadelphia, PA

#24 Jan 26, 2010
Paul Shively Wdlnd Hills wrote:
Racisim in any form, cannot be tolerated by people who truly beleive in the ideals of patriotism. And in a country where all are created equal the racist minority should never be allowed to come into power. Their lack of tolerance will only oppress the inherent rights of all of God's people to care for one another. No matter the color of your skin, it's time to stop blaming others for your own short comings.
Don't get racisim confused with fact. If Canadians started flooding the border into the US looking for free housing, handouts, etc. And Americans realized we can't afford to keep them, we would send them back to Canada...no racisim..just the fact that we can't support them, and they don't belong here because they did not go through the proper channels.
Scott in Saugus

Glendale, CA

#26 Jan 27, 2010
jimmy wrote:
what a season of diversity really means, "persecute the white man"
Kellar changed it to "proud racist" followed by another quote which he stated "It doesn't mean I'm going to saddle up the horses at midnight" Is this a sample of his stream of consciousness? Wow!
mike from san pedro

Gardena, CA

#27 Jan 27, 2010
I'm facing loosing everything because I cant get hired due to affirmitive action
I have a great work history.great communication skills.
Then I learned that no matter what level you've worked hard to get to
its the actions of immigrants that have hurt whites and blacks in the daily struggle to get a job.I'm not talking about latinos ,I'm talking about the fact that affirmitive action
was made to to equal out the jobs.So how come I'm still unemployed?
somethings not right.I thought the national langauge was english ..
so how is it that an employer tells me that I HAVE to be bi-lingual?
I was brought up with english.So my work skills arent enough?would it help if I pretend that I cant talk?
Chris

Santa Clarita, CA

#28 Jan 27, 2010
No one should ever use the words "proud racist" together, no matter what the context. Our young children pick up on words we say, and like to repeat them. i hope none of the youngsters are around and repeat it. Undocumented aliens in the US is an issue, there is estimated to be over 11 million in the US from Mexico, but lets not forget Canada, the Europe and Asia.
Economically we cannot afford to arrest and deport them back to their native country, US Citizens won't do the work for the same wage, and if they did do the work most of us could not afford it. I believe something needs to be done, but we need to make sure it is feasible.
It is to bad the City Council is being distracted from other issues. I myself don't agree with either side, no free walks, yet we can't afford to deport them. Mr. Keller should not have used the word "Racist", it is an ugly word, no matter the context, and neither side should condone it in any form.
Ego te absolvo

Greensburg, KY

#29 Jan 27, 2010
La Raza are proud racists. The NAACP are proud racists. Those people rely upon and focus on race much more than any white person. It's perfectly OK, because people should be proud of their race and from where they come. Keller being taken out of context and then people not paying attention to his follow-up doesn't show his problem, it shows theirs.
Scott in Saugus

Glendale, CA

#30 Jan 27, 2010
Ego te absolvo wrote:
La Raza are proud racists. The NAACP are proud racists. Those people rely upon and focus on race much more than any white person. It's perfectly OK, because people should be proud of their race and from where they come. Keller being taken out of context and then people not paying attention to his follow-up doesn't show his problem, it shows theirs.
I can not see racism as a prideful thing. I believe if Kellar sounded nationalist we would not be doing this now. Being a proud American is a good thing.
Torchwood

Hesperia, CA

#31 Jan 27, 2010
Brian K Mcclung wrote:
What an ignorant statement.
Don't listen to what I say, only what I tell you I meant.
I think it is about time we expect our politicians to say what needs to be said in a way that doesn't generate another angry demonstration.
I have a problem with illegal immigration too, but his statement should be condemned, and he should leave politics and make room for those who can bring up issues without creating a mob scene that ultimately will bear no other fruit but anger disguised as patriotism.
Brian K Mcclung
San Pedro, Ca
I think his statement was stupid and stupidly made, but if you notice that the organization that is against him is a communist organization called ANSWER LA!

This is how the article displayed it!
"Kellar, who has served on the council for 10 years, made the remarks at a Jan. 16 rally in Santa Clarita, attended by anti-illegal immigration groups and posted on YouTube.

He first referred to a statement from President Theodore Roosevelt that said the United States only has room for one flag and one language. He said he had quoted it at a past city council meeting.

"The only thing I heard back from a couple of people was `Bob, you sound like a racist'," Kellar said.

"I said,`That's good. If that's what you think I am because I happen to believe in America. I'm a proud racist. You're darn right I am'."

The rally was attended by members of several groups that are against illegal immigration, including the Santa Clarita Valley Independent Minutemen.

Also speaking at the rally was Jamiel Shaw Sr., an African-American whose 17-year-old son was gunned down two years ago, allegedly by a 19-year-old illegal immigrant and gang member.

Shaw made remarks similar to Kellar's about illegal immigration, saying: "If this makes me a racist, then hey, I'm going to be the best one I can. It's not racist to be pissed off, and I'm a pissed-off dad. I miss my son."
Torchwood

Hesperia, CA

#32 Jan 27, 2010
Noel D wrote:
I didn't know we had more then one flag! and as far as our language ,yes people speak many different languages but this country was founded on the english language and it should be made the official labguage an end this bs.i came to this country in 1953 legally and learned english and saluted the american flag( not the italian,mexican,french,russian or any other countries flags) for I am an American.--------AN IF BY BELEIVEING IN ONE FLAG AND ONE LANGUAGE THOSE MORONS THINK THAT MAKES ME A RACIST THEN I'M PROUD TO BE CALLED ONE. thats one of the biggest problems we have in this country the minute someone stands up for this country and his beliefs he's called a white racist and the media picks right up on it and puts it on the front page to make money.---so in closing in closing kellars statement was not about race but love of country ( you have nothing to apolligize for
But you do have to admit he said them stupidly and even he was really saying that he was proud of America that it did not come out right!
Torchwood

Hesperia, CA

#33 Jan 27, 2010
Real Deal wrote:
Have you noticed @ alot of protest marches and meetings that the pro-illegal immigration signs are pre-made. The supporters appear to be hired by groups such as La Raza,S.E.I.U., Mencha,and the Democratic party. The other group appears like real American people that are angry with their government over the lack of enforcing Immigration laws.
ANSWERLA is a communist organization that was a major factor behind all the illegal aliens marches. You will notice besides the pre-made Mexica Movement signs that this communist organization was there pushing for amnesty!
Ego te absolvo

Greensburg, KY

#34 Jan 27, 2010
Scott in Saugus wrote:
<quoted text>
I can not see racism as a prideful thing. I believe if Kellar sounded nationalist we would not be doing this now. Being a proud American is a good thing.
He did sound nationalist. He was goaded by racists and taken out of context by race baiters. If a person is goaded by people who throw their baby's diapers in the streets, they deserve to be stood-up-to using their street language.
Torchwood

Hesperia, CA

#35 Jan 27, 2010
John wrote:
Iím sick and tired of people using MECCHA to prove their point. MECCHA is a small insignificant group whose views are not representative of Latinos in general. But anti-immigration and extreme right wing groups associated with the Republican Party keep bringing up MECCHA in order to discredit ALL Latinos. I do believe our immigration system is broken and in need of repairs. The current atmosphere of hatred and hostilities towards LEGAL and ILLIGAL Latinos will prevent any meaningful reform to the immigration system. Like other ethics groups in the past (Irish & Italians), it will take a generation or two for Latinos to fully assimilate into mainstream America.
Obvious you were not a member as you would know the name of the group which is MeCHa! Most anti-illegal supporters are against illegal immigration and thus, illegal alien Latinos, not against all Latinos. But you need to crawl out of your bigoted and bias hole that you are in to see that fact!
Torchwood

Hesperia, CA

#36 Jan 27, 2010
John wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, ILLEGAL are the ones that keep our economy going. Plus all the taxes they pay every year (Sales Tax, Personal Property tax, all the state fees)- It's a windfall for the stateís coffer.
Boy, you are a clueless socialist or are you from ANSWERLA and a communist instead?
Torchwood

Hesperia, CA

#37 Jan 27, 2010
chris biller wrote:
This but another example of the left,trying to distort words to suit their own political agenda. These hispanic,proimmigration groups have set up theiir agenda to inandate out communities, take over the political forum to achieve political power in order to promote their advance into our government.Bob Keller whom I have known thirty five years is probably one of the most non judgemental humans being that I have ever known.If being anti illigal immigration is racist, so be it. So am I.
But have to admit he made some stupid remarks to which the hateful pro-illegal protesters used to their advantage!
Torchwood

Hesperia, CA

#38 Jan 27, 2010
American wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't get racisim confused with fact. If Canadians started flooding the border into the US looking for free housing, handouts, etc. And Americans realized we can't afford to keep them, we would send them back to Canada...no racisim..just the fact that we can't support them, and they don't belong here because they did not go through the proper channels.
I would be the first to demand the illegal alien Canadians be sent back!
Scott in Saugus

Glendale, CA

#39 Jan 27, 2010
Torchwood wrote:
<quoted text>
Obvious you were not a member as you would know the name of the group which is MeCHa! Most anti-illegal supporters are against illegal immigration and thus, illegal alien Latinos, not against all Latinos. But you need to crawl out of your bigoted and bias hole that you are in to see that fact!
Your baby diaper comments are ignorant and could be a problem caused by legal white trash in KY just as easy so if you want to be taken seriously then get a grip on reality. Morons litter our streets.
Scott in Saugus

Glendale, CA

#40 Jan 27, 2010
Ego te absolvo wrote:
<quoted text>
He did sound nationalist. He was goaded by racists and taken out of context by race baiters. If a person is goaded by people who throw their baby's diapers in the streets, they deserve to be stood-up-to using their street language.
Your baby diaper comments are ignorant and could be a problem caused by legal white trash in KY just as easy so if you want to be taken seriously then get a grip on reality. Morons litter our streets.
Provocateur

San Francisco, CA

#41 Jan 27, 2010
Don't you mean the commies?

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