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Archive for 'Wingnuttery'

“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 [...]

Jesse Ventura hides from drones in Mexico

Former professional wrestler Jesse “The Body” Ventura, who actually served a four-year term as governor of Minnesota in the not-too-distant past, now says he is “off the grid” and hiding from “the drones” in an undisclosed location in Mexico.
I’m not sure why Jesse thinks that hiding out in Mexico will save him from the drones. [...]

Wingnut alert

President Obama is about to nominate Stanley Fischer– a dual US-Israeli citizen who was governor of the Bank of Israel from 2005 to 2013– as vice chair of the Federal Reserve to replace Janet Yellen, who was nominated as the Fed’s new chair.
You don’t think the antisemites and conspiracy nuts have had anything to say [...]

Reason to be thankful that Canada had no nuclear weapons in the 1960s

Paul Hellyer was Minister of Defence.

Tea Party Insult Generator

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 [...]

Code Pink at the White House

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 [...]

Father of party leader says stupid and indefensible things

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 [...]