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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2012 12:59 pm

SANDPOINT — An outspoken white supremacist who’s running for Bonner County sheriff contends his views on race will not color his approach to the office if elected.

Shaun Patrick Winkler is competing with incumbent Sheriff Daryl Wheeler and Ponderay Police Officer Tim Fry for the Republican nomination on May 15. The winner in the primary will face independent Rocky Jordan in the general election in November.

Winkler, 33, has links to the Aryan Nations and Church of Jesus Christ-Christian, and has been involved in high-profile, race-related protests in Kootenai County.

But Winkler said his motivation to run is not to advance a white supremacist agenda if he’s elected.

“Whether people will believe me or not, it will be entirely up to their own discretion,” said Winkler, a Hoodoo Valley resident.

Winkler admits his personal beliefs could cast a long shadow during the campaign. He also makes no apologies for those beliefs.

Winkler, who has not held political office in the past, said he was motivated to run because of the increasing federal reach into Bonner County. He also has hard-line stances when it comes to drugs and sex offenders.

Winkler contends not enough is being done to combat federal influence in the county or drug and sex offenses.

“I don’t look at myself as a vigilante; I look at myself as a concerned citizen,” said Winkler.

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48 comments:

  • drivy19a posted at 8:25 am on Sun, Mar 25, 2012.

    drivy19a Posts: 180

    For quite some time northern Idaho has labored with a reputation of being some kind of "safe haven" for every make and manner of white separatists, white supremacists, Aryan Nations members, KKK organizations and the like.

    Times are changing and "good people" are no longer content to just dismiss these radical "tribes", much less fear to speak out against them because of subtle intimidation of outright threats. These organizations, as well as the "mentalities" associated with them, are a direct reflection of the "darker times" in our history when such organizations carried on however they chose without fear of reprisals, making asinine assertions regarding their racial superiority.

    In the case of Mr. Winkler, who admittedly has no experience to qualify him for the position he is seeking, he readily admits links to the Aryan Nations, whose basic tenet is set forward as:

    "That for which we fight is to safeguard the existence of our race, the purity of our blood and the sustenance of our children."

    The above statement reads like the credo of the Totenkopf "Death's Head" SS and Reich Marshall Himmler and the requirement of it's members to be able to show a lineage of "racial purity" for some five generations to be "acceptable" to be a member of that military organization.

    The "idea" of racial "superiority is in the least an insult to intelligent beings since, as in our instance of being a nation of "We the People.." where ALL are deemed equal, without regard to "skin color", such racial distinctions are as primitive as Neanderthal man and should have NO place in modern society.
    That Mr. Winkler chooses associations with the like mentioned above, casts a strong light on exactly the nature of his character. He indicates that his associations and views will have no bearing on his ability to perform the duties of Sheriff. That in itself seems to be deceptive since he makes no apologies for those associations.

    Well, with all due respect, one cannot be a racial supremacist and advocate that he will be responsive equally to the needs of all persons, no matter their skin color....that logically does not follow a sensible path of reason.....

    Dr. John Ivy

     
  • WhiteDude posted at 6:20 pm on Sat, Mar 24, 2012.

    WhiteDude Posts: 1

    Asia for Asians, Africa for Africans, White countries for everyone?

    Everybody
    says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will.
    be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY.
    into White countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are more.
    crowded than Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve.
    this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote.
    assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final.
    solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY White.
    countries to "assimilate," i.e., intermarry, with all those non-Whites.

    What
    if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be.
    solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into.
    EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries? How long would it.
    take anyone to realize I'm not talking about a RACE problem. I am
    talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem? And how long.
    would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho.
    black man wouldn't object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious.
    truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the White.
    race, Liberals and respectable conservatives will just say that I'm a.
    naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

     
  • Joseph Jr posted at 10:17 pm on Fri, Mar 23, 2012.

    Joseph Jr Posts: 512

    Are these people "natives?" I guess they could be.

    Question: "When" did their ancestor's arrive?

    Any inbreeding in the past few generations? Hey, just sayin'...

    Here's what's scary. (scarin' myself...) I was not laughing, but now I am laughing hysterically. This is seriously so bizarre. AOL or MSN will get ahold of this story and ruin tourism for the next 10 years.

     
  • babydriver posted at 6:48 pm on Mon, Mar 19, 2012.

    babydriver Posts: 1393

    Oh Barf!

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 9:21 pm on Sun, Mar 18, 2012.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    "I (supposedly/somehow) must be endorsing their illegal beahvior, as you do"

    I don't recall endorsing illegal behavior. I do however remember questioning your blind patronage of industries that traditionally and willingly participate in a dynamic that you claimed to be "fully against"

    To eat American produce while claiming to be completely against illegal immigration is like being anti-gay and in a loving same sex relationship. - Your positions are diametrically opposed.

    In other words, those who you seem to despise are coming here for your money and they will keep coming until you stop paying their way.

    Now, if we could only find us some Americans who are willing to pick lettuce... I know, bad joke.

     
  • JoeIdaho posted at 6:32 pm on Sun, Mar 18, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    Got it, GM, according to you, IF ANY of the food I eat comes from ILLEGAL immigrants, than I (supposedly/somehow) must be endorsing their illegal beahvior, as you do, right?

    Sure, GM, the effect of 12 MILLION ILLEGAL immigrants has a net effect of what did you say; 1%?

    Keep believing that GM, it's YOUR kool aid, not mine.

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 4:35 pm on Sun, Mar 18, 2012.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    "The food I don't grow comes from Farmers Markets here, most of them small farms that don't use ILLEGAL immigrants.

    I don't want to assume anything, that's why I mostly asked questions. Like how did you know that the produce at the Farmer's Market was the product of immigrant free labor? What quality system did you use to determine that? Also, you said that "most" didn't use illegal immigrants. Please define "most" - Is it 51% don't and 49% do?

    "I am FULLY against illegal immigration, you are fullty FOR it because in your world illegal immgrants are a bonus"

    I thought that you were against assuming things yet you went and did it right there yourself. The old "Do as I say, not as I do" routine. Dad, is that you?

    If you're interested, when averaged over the entire American economy, the effect is quite small - A net increase of less than 1% as per Harvard's George Borjas. Your assumption seems to have overlooked that I knew that.

     
  • yarply posted at 4:25 pm on Sun, Mar 18, 2012.

    yarply Posts: 506

    I didn't gather from the thread so much anti immigrant as anti "illegal" immigrant, and without knowing someone on an intimate basis it's near impossible to come to a conclusion about anyone's true motivation for their stance on anything.

     
  • JoeIdaho posted at 3:54 pm on Sun, Mar 18, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    What is REALLY hypocritical is Liberals who were AGAINST war when Bush was in office but have nothign to say about it when a Liberal is there.
    Just THINK if Bush was bombing Libya; Libs'd be having MONSTER protests about it; buty when their anointed one does it, well, not such a big deal.

    THAT is what makes Democrats H Y P O C R I T E S......

     
  • JoeIdaho posted at 3:51 pm on Sun, Mar 18, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    GM, you ASSume a lot of things.
    For example, I said that the majjority of my food comes form me. This is fact.

    You then ASSume that I "enjoy the ability to buy cheap fuits & vegetables that come from ILLEGAL immgrants" thus making me a hypocrite.

    Again, your ASSumptions are inaccurate. The food I don't grow comes from Farmers Markets here, most of them small farms that don't use ILLEGAL immigrants.

    I am FULLY against illegal immigration, you are fullty FOR it because in your world illegal immgrants are a bonus, and not a negative. We; as a society pay their way, and they cost us a ridiculous amount of money. Your insinuationg that we somehow "make it up" by using their cheap labor is wholly inaccurate.

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 3:01 pm on Sun, Mar 18, 2012.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    "Everyone is guilty of that.. In some manner or form. Isn't hypocrisy that universal quality of all mankind."

    That is a great point. Yes, hypocrisy seems to be a component of human nature.

    The hypocrisy of being anti-immigrant labor while literally enjoying the low cost fruits of said labor is one thing. What I struggle to understand is why one would be so vocal about a byproduct of their own shortcomings. Is it it guilt? Maybe shame?

    I would love to hear your take on it.

     
  • yarply posted at 2:47 pm on Sun, Mar 18, 2012.

    yarply Posts: 506

    Well.. hypocrisy... Everyone is guilty of that.. In some manner or form.
    Isn't hypocrisy that universal quality of all mankind.

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 12:51 pm on Sun, Mar 18, 2012.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    "He said the majority, not the totality."

    That's the hypocrisy. Somebody who willfully supports that which they are so against whenever it suits them to do so. Especially when they have the capability to grow the majority of their own food!

    Talk about bend to fit...

     
  • yarply posted at 11:44 am on Sun, Mar 18, 2012.

    yarply Posts: 506

    Or was your question rhetorical?

     
  • yarply posted at 11:27 am on Sun, Mar 18, 2012.

    yarply Posts: 506

    He said the majority, not the totality.

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 11:15 am on Sun, Mar 18, 2012.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    "The majority of my food comes from me; I grow it.

    Are you saying that you grow 100% of the fruits and vegetables that you and/or your family eats?

     
  • JoeIdaho posted at 10:52 pm on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    I didn't avoid anything, GM.

    The majority of my food comes from me; I grow it. As for "supporting the problem", that folks like you, who think that it's a wonderful thing that America is being overrrun. You don't/won't stand up for America or her laws in any way, ESPECIALLY if it's doing anything for the "white people".

    You're just too isolated, GM.

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 9:02 pm on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    "Like I said, you hate white people."

    Not true. What is true is that you avoided my question.

    Regarding Mexican immigrants... Do your high standards permit you to eat fruits and vegetables? Or do you occasionally compromise your stance every now and then for a nice apple of orange?

    Because if you do, you are a part of the problem which you complain about. You actually fund it!

     
  • JoeIdaho posted at 7:10 pm on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    Like I said, you hate white people, GM.

     
  • NoName posted at 4:31 pm on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    NoName Posts: 253

    ""....Taco Belarus, Jose Ruski's, Casa de Iron Curtain""........ that was awesome. Still laughing.... :)

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 4:02 pm on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    "It wouldn't matter what I said, GM, because in your mind if a perosn is conservative, or Constitutionalist, they MUST be a racist."

    Oh Joe... Even if that was true, I wouldn't stop you from posting your racist opinions.

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 3:59 pm on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    "Have something not nice to say about a minority?"

    Why would you want to do that, what is there to be gain? How 'bout saying something nice instead, you might gain a friend.

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 3:57 pm on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    "... you are correct, I don't ask Ukrainians where they are from. I haven't bumped into any since...... well, never."

    How were you able to tell? They're moving into the immediate area in large numbers. Rumor has it that there's even an active Russia Mafia.


    "Did you know the city counsel of Oakland tried to make Ebonics an official language?"

    Free people do stuff like that in America. Did you know that today just happens to be an Irish holiday that is openly celebrated in America? Again, free people do stuff like that in America.


    "If that makes me a bigot then I am what I am"

    Popeye meets Archie Bunker... nice technique! By the way, do you boycott the Mexican restaurants or is the "Power of the Burrito" just too much to keep you away, even if indulging means compromising your values? If it is, I understand, burritos are pretty good.

    Perhaps what is needed, is way to make an authentic Mexican burrito with non-authentic people... Wait a minute, is that possible? Taco Bell says that it is not.

    Idea: Train the Russian immigrants to cook Mexican food!!! Suggested Russian Mexican Restaurant Names - Taco Belarus, Jose Ruski's, Casa de Iron Curtain

     
  • Uncle Guido posted at 3:43 pm on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    Uncle Guido Posts: 65

    Sweet! Adam & Shawn, The next Step Brothers motion picture comedy coming to theaters near you.

     
  • NoName posted at 3:23 pm on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    NoName Posts: 253

    Golden Mean, you are correct, I don't ask Ukrainians where they are from. I haven't bumped into any since...... well, never. The strength of our once great country was that we had people come here and assimilate into our melting pot. Now, "we" have to be PC and acknowledge everyone's differences and make special provisions for them to take drivers tests in their language, not English. We have to change the SAT tests because they are designed by the man to be racially biased against inner city yutes. Did you know the city counsel of Oakland tried to make Ebonics an official language? Anyway, my point is... is that there's too many foreign nationals in our Mexican restaurants here in town, most of them are here illegally. I don't like that. If that makes me a bigot then I am what I am and I can live with that just fine.

     
  • JoeIdaho posted at 3:17 pm on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    It wouldn't matter what I said, GM, because in your mind if a perosn is conservative, or Constitutionalist, they MUST be a racist.

    I laughed out loud when you talked about "playing the race card" when that's the PRIMARY thing that liberal/commies do consistently. Have something not nice to say about a minority?
    You're a RACIST.
    Say somethign that could in ANY WAY be taken out of context?
    You're a bigot.

    Circumvent a free election by using Black Panthers at the doors to a polling place?
    Oh, that's OK.

    Have an "equal" day.

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 3:11 pm on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    "... maybe we don't ask Russians for ID because there's not MILLIONS OF THEM PER YEAR blasting through our borders"

    I would not challenge your claim that Russians are not arriving by the millions each year, but I'm sure you'll agree that they are arriving. Therefore, what is your annual tolerance number for Russian new comers and is it the same, less than or equal to your tolerance level for other groups?

    In particular, what is your annual tolerance number for the group of people who work "for cheap" so that you may enjoy low priced produce... That is unless you refuse to buy produce because it is not ethical to support an industry that allows, as you say, millions to "Blast" their way through our borders?

    Tell me something Capt America, do your high standards permit you to eat fruits and vegetables? Or do you occasionally compromise your stance every now and then for a nice apple of orange?

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 2:39 pm on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    "And there's about a million more that I could list..."

    I wouldn't ask you to do that. But since you mentioned it, perhaps you wouldn't mind listing only the top 1/2% (that's 5000 in case math isn't your thing) of your immigrant spotting techniques?


    "Bottom line: You hate white people,"

    What?!? I don't hate White People. I have lots of friends who are White People, including your best pal, my reflection in the mirror.

    What I don't like is the tired old pity the poor White Man line. This is the easiest place on earth for a White Man to become successful, yet you want me to pity the poor White Man?!? Next up, maybe we can pity the New York Yankees of the New England Patriots for losing a game or two?

    Give me call when you need somebody to high five the White Man for all that he has done to make this country great!

    I'm also hopeful that White People will resit playing the race card. It is intellectually lazy to do so and no sustainable benefits are realized in using such a lame method to justify failure in the greatest country on earth.

    Have a tolerant day!

     
  • JoeIdaho posted at 2:34 pm on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    GM, maybe we don't ask Russians for ID because there's not MILLIONS OF THEM PER YEAR blasting through our borders....hmmm........

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 2:20 pm on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    "Warning Will Robinson!"

    Very funny Doctor Smith...

    I'm curious, do you ask people who appear to be Russian if they are from the Ukraine? I'm sure you know that there are more Ukrainian immigrants in the immediate area than those from Mexico.

    Or perhaps your focus is on those who bring you your chips and salsa?

     
  • NoName posted at 1:08 pm on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    NoName Posts: 253

    Golden Stream, it's easy... I speak English, Spanish and German. I just ask them where they are from..... most are from Mexico, some from other countries, but mostly Mexico. Now you're right about one thing, I don't ask to see their green cards...... but it quickly becomes clear that they aren't following the legally required process to work in the Gem state, or this country. I invite you to go down to any of the Mexican restaurants in the area and check for yourself should you doubt me.


    Warning Will Robinson!
    Warning Will Robinson!
    Warning Will Robinson! lolol......

     
  • JoeIdaho posted at 1:03 pm on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    You know what, GM, you CAN tell when someone is illegal.
    When you look at them, they avert their eyes.
    They don't speak any english
    And there's about a million more that I could list....

    Now, on your stupid "white people in the front of the bus" comment, nobody alive today rode in the front of the bus while minorities rode in the back. You're minimally a generation off, so tell me; HOW LONG do you think it's going to be OK to continue to use "white guilt" & have ut retain ANY of it's effectiveness?

    Bottom line:
    You hate white people, just like all liberals do. That's why anything Christian or white gets ridiculed by you.
    BUT.....I NEVER seem to hear you say ANYTHING ridiculing a minority....wonder why?

    Maybe it's because ONLY white people can be prejudiced, bigoted, or racist?

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 12:32 pm on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    "They are prejudiced against ONE group of people, white people."

    Poor white people, all of those years spent riding in the front of the bus must have been so difficult.

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 11:30 am on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    "Control over the amount of illegal's in our area- doubters go out to eat in any Mexican restaurant"

    Because one can tell if somebody is an "illegal" just by looking at them?

    Warning Sign!
    Warning Sign!
    Warning Sign!

     
  • yarply posted at 10:57 am on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    yarply Posts: 506

    Nonames right. Many of the Mexican restaurants are, how would one say it,, just a little too authentic.

     
  • capnbutch posted at 10:16 am on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    capnbutch Posts: 729

    Got another frantic call this morning from an Indian friend in Missoula. He insisted that I not say his name on the phone as he was being watched by the cops. The man suffers severe paranoia and happens to be, technically, a racist who has called for violence. He "has links to" some folks you wouldn't like.

    A couple of interesting things didn't happen: No journalists showed up to malign the man in print. Nobody ostracized him. Nobody tried to keep the man from working. Nobody tried to keep the man from having a home. Nobody tried to litigate against him to take away his (very) small wealth. Nobody discriminated against him. Nobody feared that he would infect others with his beliefs.

    Instead, several people got together to get some money to him so that he could survive a little longer.

    This case and the story above each demonstrate debilitating paranoia. Each demonstrates tragedy. In the case above, it is society's paranoia that is most hurtful.

     
  • JoeIdaho posted at 9:23 am on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    Agree with noname, 10000000%.

     
  • NoName posted at 8:56 am on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    NoName Posts: 253

    What we need: Control over the amount of illegal's in our area- doubters go out to eat in any Mexican restaurant in Kootenai County. We don't need a KKK member, we need laws on the books enforced!

     
  • JoeIdaho posted at 6:53 am on Sat, Mar 17, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    What I think is funny is what HYPOCRITES liberals are.

    In the last Presidential elecyion, Black Panthers stood outside of polling stations throughout America, OBVIOUSLY having an effect on the outcome of the election.

    And where were the liberals who are OBVIOUSLY so against this hate filled racist organization?
    huh??
    Nowhere to be FOUND????

    And....
    When WHITE people were/are targeted in flash mobs throughout the United States over the last year by RACISTS the liberals were INCREDIBLY upset.......
    WHAT? They WEREN'T??????

    That's because LIBERALS ARE RACISTS. They are BIGOTS.
    They are prejudiced against ONE group of people, white people.

    Betcha none of the communists posting here live in Bonners Ferry or Bonner County....

    I wish the what (2) of you reds that post here would just move back to Cali. Best thing for Idaho, a communist free state. Worry not, Cali will welcome you with open arms. Then again, most of you are probably from Washington State, where the govunment' can support you.

     
  • jmowreader posted at 11:16 pm on Fri, Mar 16, 2012.

    jmowreader Posts: 1495

    For the irony-impaired: I do NOT want Shaun Patrick Winkler anywhere within a thousand miles of a sheriff's badge in Bonner County, or any OTHER county in the United States.

    Nor do I want Bonner County's economy to collapse.

    I DO, however, want anyone who thinks "Sheriff Winkler" is a good idea--and there are undoubtedly a few--to do a serious search of their soul.

     
  • jmowreader posted at 11:02 pm on Fri, Mar 16, 2012.

    jmowreader Posts: 1495

    I kinda hope he wins. And then, when Bonner County's economy collapses because two mail order clothing companies and a sauce factory can't support a tourism-based economy that has no tourists because no one wants to vacation in a county where the sheriff's in the Klan, a long period of soul searching (well, however long it takes to recall a sheriff in the State of Idaho) will follow.

    On second thought...what's wrong with the sheriff they have now?

     
  • NAS4AH2 posted at 6:12 pm on Fri, Mar 16, 2012.

    NAS4AH2 Posts: 71

    haha I can't really add much... everyone has hit the nail on the head on this one!

     
  • yarply posted at 3:48 pm on Fri, Mar 16, 2012.

    yarply Posts: 506

    Winkler, who has not held political office in the past,


    Oops. Was that a Freudian slip. Surely you meant "Public" office not political office.

     
  • IMI-UBU posted at 2:57 pm on Fri, Mar 16, 2012.

    IMI-UBU Posts: 98

    WOWW!! Well at least he's honest to admit he's a KKK member.
    To bad the rest is just one big lie.
    Stay away from KKK country.
    We in Idaho do not need you or your philosophy Mr. KKK
    This coming from a white heterosexual.
    Again, we don't need you or your ideas.
    Creep out somewhere else. Try Alabama

     
  • CClavin posted at 2:50 pm on Fri, Mar 16, 2012.

    CClavin Posts: 221

    I will bet dollars to donuts Winkler can't spell Sheriff. Ugh....SHARE-IFF.....Ugh...SHEAFIF, yeah thats it.

     
  • JonnyQPubic posted at 2:22 pm on Fri, Mar 16, 2012.

    JonnyQPubic Posts: 325

    And we thought Adam Johnson was a stretch.

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 2:08 pm on Fri, Mar 16, 2012.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    Anti-Gay KKK member says that his personal views won't play a role in doing the job?!?

    Warning Sign!
    Warning Sign!
    Warning Sign!

     
  • My2sence posted at 1:22 pm on Fri, Mar 16, 2012.

    My2sence Posts: 317

    "his views on race will not color his approach to the office if elected" .......promise?..pinky swear.?

     
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