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Archive for 'Wingnuttery'

The BBC and Annie Machon

The poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia is grim and frightening. Though nothing has been proven, eyes have inevitably turned on the murky world of Russian intelligence.
Careful, balanced, and informed people who know the murk very well are best-placed to provide analysis.
That said, such people are of course deemed entirely undesirable in [...]

Who’s going?

In conjunction with the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week:
A real thing that is going to actually happen in the real world.
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) July 13, 2016

Pam Geller (depicted on the right), co-founder of Stop Islamization of America, once referred to the authors of Harry’s Place as “these proud Jew-hater boys.” Milo [...]

Another journey to the center of Ted Nugent’s mind

And this one isn’t even slightly amusing.
Old-timers may recall Nugent as the guitar whiz for the 1960s band the Amboy Dukes, who had a hit with the quasi-psychedelic “Journey to the Center of the Mind.”
More recently the mind of Nugent– a member of the board of the National Rifle Association and an ardent “gun rights” [...]

Birtherism has risen from the grave (again)

Yep. Only this time it’s not Rick Perry making insinuations about Barack Obama.
It’s Donald Trump (and Carly Fiorina and John McCain) making insinuations about their fellow Republican Ted Cruz.
For those who came in late: The United States Constitution requires US presidents to be “natural born” citizens of the US. Unlike the Hawaiian-born Obama, Ted Cruz, [...]

“Even among the Jews”

While it’s nice, I suppose, that Israel gets so much support these days from evangelical Christians in the US, it’s important to remember the real basis for much of that support.
As Jeffrey Goldberg wrote in 2011, when then-Congresswoman Michele Bachmann briefly appeared to be a serious candidate for the Republican presidential nomination:
Bachmann has built her [...]

Mitt finally gets it

As Donald Trump continues his successful effort to make the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination all about Donald Trump, one of the Republicans who has finally got around to denouncing him is 2012 GOP candidate Mitt Romney.
This came after Trump suggested that John McCain, who spent six years as a POW in [...]

“Pandering to idiots”

The good news is that there are still some sane and sensible Republicans.
The bad news is that they tend not to hold elective office anymore.
Talking Points Memo reports:

A former Republican state lawmaker wrote a scathing letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Thursday that slammed him for “pandering to idiots” who believe that a [...]

Ebola and ODS

This is what ODS* can do to people. And sadly, there are at least hundreds of thousands of Americans, and some others, who live (virtually) within this particular echo chamber. One or two of them may even comment here.

I can only express my gratitude once again to Fox News’s Shepard Smith for his willingness to [...]

Shepard Smith: again the Voice of Sanity at Fox News

No, Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin: The possibility of Islamic State agents infecting themselves with the Ebola virus and traveling to the US is not a “real and present danger.”
No, Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona: We were not told there would never be a case of Ebola in the United States.
No, Republican Congressman [...]

Rowan Williams Hails the Khomeinist IHRC

The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is one of the most absurdly named organisations in Britain. It is a band of Khomeinist extremists, not a legitimate rights group.
Its activities include staging the annual “Al Quds Day” march in London, which is one of the nastiest Israel hatred demonstrations you will ever find outside the [...]