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Paul Hellyer was Minister of Defence.
Posted: October 25th, 2013 under Wingnuttery.
These are actual insults posted on the Facebook page of a Republican: House Speaker John Boehner, who committed the unforgivable sin of allowing the vote which ended the recent government shutdown and prevented default– without succeeding in killing Obamacare.
(RINO = Republican In Name Only, i.e., not far enough to the Right, more usually applied [...]
Although most of the recent craziness and detachment from reality in Washington has been concentrated among Congressional Republicans, it isn’t limited to them.
The “antiwar” Code Pink people demonstrated in front of the White House to protest a meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, whom they apparently believe were plotting to start a [...]
No, I’m not talking about the late Ralph Miliband, father of Labour party leader Ed Miliband; I’m talking about Rafael Cruz, father of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the de facto leader of the Republican party.
But the elder Cruz wasn’t speaking 50 or 60 years ago; he was speaking last Friday at a Republican dinner [...]
While Vladimir V. Putin tries to come across to the outside world as reasonable, moderate and even concerned about Israel, the TV station funded by his government plumbs new depths of craziness.
I forced myself to watch this disjointed parade of half-truths, lies, conspiracy theories and (above all) Israel-bashing on Russia Today, hosted by one Daniel [...]
Texas Senator Ted Cruz, engaged in not-technically-a-filibuster against funding Obamacare, compared opponents of defunding to appeasers of Nazi Germany in the 1930s.
And if that wasn’t historically resonant enough, he compared himself and his fellow defunding advocates to the Rebel Alliance against the Empire in “Star Wars,” complete with a Darth Vader impression.
Update: And speaking [...]
I try very hard to ignore Glenn Beck these days. I really do.
But sometimes the guy makes it pretty near impossible.
For one thing, his campaign against the nonexistent threat of the United Nations Agenda 21 (including a dystopian novel) convinced my representative in the Virginia House of Delegates, Republican Ben Cline, to waste his time, [...]
Posted: July 7th, 2013 under Wingnuttery.
Remember Cynthia McKinney, the conspiracy-minded former Democratic congresswoman from Georgia?
McKinney is the 9/11 truther who took seriously a claim that the US government dumped the bodies of 5,000 executed prisoners in a Louisiana swamp during the week of Hurricane Katrina; who ran as the Green Party candidate in the 2008 presidential election and finished [...]
For some reason the BBC Sunday Politics program featured renowned nutjob Alex Jones (in the UK to expose Bilderberg’s world domination), along with our friend and conspiracy-theory debunker David Aaronovitch (who of course could barely get a word in edgewise).
It tells you all you need to know about Jones that he is proud to feature [...]
Posted: June 9th, 2013 under Wingnuttery.
As it happens I think both Sarah Palin and Tom Brokaw have a point about how glittery, celebrity-obsessed and overly-cozy the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner has become.
Nonetheless President Obama did his annual shtick at the event last night.
The bit toward the end about the new Spielberg film “Obama” starring Daniel Day-Lewis is pretty [...]