Morris Dees. He had his fingers crossed no one would find out about the Cayman Islands account. Oops.
The House That "Hate" Built. I guess that's the Monkey God idol that Dees prays to.
Gay activist Mike Petrelis treats us TO some interesting facts about the Southern Preposterous Lie Center.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Southern 'Poverty' Law Center's Cayman Island's Bank Account
As if an unquestionable and unblemished deity was handing down tablets of absolute truth, many gay bloggers and community leaders including Dan Savage wholly embraced the release earlier this week of a new list on 18 of the menacing antigay groups stirring up trouble from the Southern Poverty Law Center.
No doubt, the groups fingered by the SPLC don't like us and contribute greatly to our political setbacks, but it's not big news to me that the groups have been corralled on to an SPLC list - one of obvious extremist enemies. The gays have more to worry about with the very mainstream Democratic Party and its affiliated gay front group, the Human Rights Campaign. Let's look beyond the scary report and peek at larger SPLC issues.
The SPLC's new 2009 IRS 990 filing shows they have a bank account in the Cayman Islands. Now, stop for a good long minute and ask yourself what the hell is a supposed poverty-fighting Alabama-based tax exempt organization doing with such an account. Then ponder this: how much money is in it.
Unfortunately, the IRS does not require SPLC or any tax exempt charity with an account in a foreign country to disclose additional details, such as the amount, and the SPLC's current 990 filing merely notes the existence of an account in a foreign country. The center's site reveals neither the existence of the off-shore account nor the total it contains.
Assets for the organization are listed at $190 million, a nice chunk of change in these economic hard times. When was the last time this group, with almost $190 million in assets, did a damn worthwhile thing about, um, poverty?
The latest 990 additionally shows founder and chief trial counsel Morris Dees had his salary raised to $350,000, and his CEO, Richard Cohen, is close behind at $345,000.
The tax filing also shows Dees traveled by air charter, and that his spouse, artist and businesswoman Susan Starr, accompanies her husband on the business trips.
Petrelis then references lefty Alexander Cockburn's critique of "King of the Hate Business."
Then he continues with an even juicier tidbit:
For Dees, the P in SPLC has nothing to do with personal poverty. That P better stands for profit or profiteering for him, and foolish donors keep sending him checks, thinking they're helping poverty-stricken blacks or whites in Alabama move into better housing.
Since we're on the subject of abodes in the Yellowhammer State, let's have a gander at where Dees lives courtesy of the May 2010 Montgomery Advertiser 60-photo feature just on his mansion, the opulent furnishings and layout, not to mention a fabulous outfit shown off by his wife:
Morris Dees' latest wife Susan Starr models a jacket she made in her studio at her home in Montgomery, Ala., Friday, March 19, 2010. (Montgomery Advertiser, David Bundy)
And here's the pool house as seen from the pool:
More scenes of the gracious living spaces of Morris "the Molester" Dees:
"Morris Dees' latest wife Susan Starr models a jacket she made in her studio"
a shower curtain, trash bags, and crappy fake fur? that's what passes for "fashion" now? or is that the results of a dumpster dive from behind "bed bath and beyond"?
the more money people have, the less common sense.
the comments under the posts under the "petrelis files" site actually has a good point..where IS the IRS in all this? how do they stay a nonprofit and keep so much money?
of course, it will NEVER be investigated. anyone who does would be tarred with the same broad "racist" brush that the SPLC uses on everyone else.
I wonder if that mansion is within range of an aircannon with a few stink bombs? or a brick for a window or two?
He has always passed himself off as doing good....
but he really is doing WELL
ahh yes, the address is right there on his new wife's website...
nice brick paved street...long driveway..
and mr.dees....nice ford SUV coming out of that driveway..and it must have been trash day..such large trash cans! does al gore know how much you hate the planet?
isn't it amazing what you can find on google streetview, and how STUPID and not security minded people can be? like posting YOUR STREET ADDRESS on your wife's website?
no matter how much money you have, you just can't buy common sense!
I thought there was nothing to respect about this guy, but... I'm afraid this REALLY changes my mind.
I mean... Imagine having to live in such deprivation. One wonders how he stands it -- the mind literally boggles.
I'm reminded of an old black preacher that used to be on TV -- "Reverend Ike."
He'd come on and say "Brothahs and Sistahs -- Senn me fitty dollahs. I needs a new die-mun fo' mah fingah..."
"Senn me fohty dollahs -- I needs me a new Lincoln. 'Da Lawd don' won't me ridin' aroun' in lass-yeahs mawdel!"
And they DID.
Any time I heard folks bad-mouthing him, I'd set 'em straight. "Look -- at least he's HONEST. He's not like most of 'em wiping fake tears from their eyes talking about how if they don't get your last "fitty" their "ministry" will be forced to close, or waving vids of starving, fly-specked kids that will see no less than 4% of whatever you send.
Nope. Dees -- whatever else he is -- is a class-A huckster. No doubt descended from P.T. "There's-a-sucker-born-every-minute" Barnum himself.
Without SPLC, would people like this be saying Tea Party members should be surveilled by their neighbors as if they were crime lords? This guy also suggests advising your local officials if your child relates hearing a teacher criticizing Commandante Zero in private conversation. If this is satire, please tell me. I know there ARE people who actually think this way, and some of them hold high office.:
The UN has for the first time removed from its regular human rights (Ha!) resolution wording prohibiting governments from abusing and executing homosexuals in particular. If conservatives hate the UN, and the UN is no longer interested in keeping gays from being executed by our Muslim "friends," who's the real bad guy and what else has the SPLC been lying about? This is exciting, to see the lies crumble and collapse.
It's great that the lefties and gays are after him now. The Greens caught on long ago, as well as many others, needless to say.
The Despicable $PLC
There are 3 kinds of communists. Those who ride in the ZIL. Those who wish they could be the one riding in the ZIL. Those who walk everywhere they go because their money went to buy somebody else's ZIL, and they hope that the ZIL doesn't run them over.
That video in that link was great. My favorite thing about youtube is the incredible discrediting power that everyone seems to ignore. Do you know how many videos are on there of "respectable" lefties saying the most insane things possible during the Bush administration that they now pretend never happened while trying to act all mature and dignified now? Amazing.
Looks like a whole lot of poverty goin' on there...
He has a concret Monkey as a lawn Jockey? How racist!
Anyone checked the salaries at the NRA lately?
That's only one reason all they get from me is $20/yr member dues. And they better pray my local gun range isn't shut down (because the new one is too far away to be of much use) and I'll not be in need of NRA membership any longer.
"I wonder if that mansion is within range of an aircannon with a few stink bombs? or a brick for a window or two?"
Such vandalism has been known to land people in jail, so please don't do that!
So how's your golf game these days? Still trying to get the hang of that fancy new driver you bought?
Any pictures of Cris Cox's or Wayne La Pierre's digs I'm sure their shacks are just as impoverished as these.
Not that the nra and splc have a lot in common other than their self-serving.
Well, I guess Morris Dees doesn't need a ribbed condom(for her pleasure). What a swinger! And a pimp-and a race baiting pimp at that.
Morris Dees had money well before the SPLC ever came into existence. Your misleading and irresponsible blogging doesn't seem to mention this.
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