First, from Yahoo, the right wing terrorist news of the day, because what would a day be in Obama's America without a couple of Republican traitors:
"OKLAHOMA CITY – Frustrated by recent political setbacks, tea party leaders and some conservative members of the Oklahoma Legislature say they would like to create a new volunteer militia to help defend against what they believe are improper federal infringements on state sovereignty.
Tea party movement leaders say they've discussed the idea with several supportive lawmakers and hope to get legislation next year to recognize a new volunteer force.
"Is it scary? It sure is," said tea party leader Al Gerhart of Oklahoma City...
"Tea party leader J.W. Berry of the Tulsa-based OKforTea began soliciting interest in a state militia through his newsletter under the subject "Buy more guns, more bullets."
"It's not a far-right crazy plan or anything like that," Berry said. "This would be done with the full cooperation of the state Legislature."
Oh, no. Organizing a "militia" to wage war against a government over imaginary grievances isn's a far-right crazy plan or anything like that. No, of course not.
Ever heard of anything like this before? Here's a picture of another voluntary militia, organized by out of power political leaders:
And don't give me any crap about Godwin's law. If you can't see the beginnings of this sort of thing in what's been going on in the American right, you need to read some more about 1920's Germany. Maybe these teabag geezers are really too lazy to get up off their asses and march around like the guys in the picture, but if so, it's the flesh that is weak, because the spirit is sure willing.
And if you still think I'm getting carried away, consider this: An inventory of things found in the house of one of the Hutaree Christians included crack and a book of speeches by Hitler. Crack, guns and Hitler- that's just got to turn out well.
And from the New York Times, this story about the Republican governor who is in love with the Confederacy:
"Advertently or not, Mr. McDonnell is working in a long and dispiriting tradition. Efforts to rehabilitate the Southern rebellion frequently come at moments of racial and social stress, and it is revealing that Virginia’s neo-Confederates are refighting the Civil War in 2010. Whitewashing the war is one way for the right — alienated, anxious and angry about the president, health care reform and all manner of threats, mostly imaginary — to express its unease with the Age of Obama, disguising hate as heritage...We cannot allow the story of the emancipation of a people and the expiation of America’s original sin to become fodder for conservative politicians playing to their right-wing base."
How can this not be so obvious that it even needs to be said?
And let's not forget those nice men in dresses. They are still hard at work. From Buzzflash:
"On Monday the Vatican published an online guide to rules for handling sex abuse charges against priests. It made clear high up that bishops must report crimes to the police, saying that "civil law concerning reporting of crimes to the appropriate authorities should always be followed."
Well, that was so righteous. I guess Catholic priests need an occasional reminder that the criminal law applies to them too; otherwise they would naturally assume that any despicable act they wanted to commit was just fine, them being so close to God and all.
And this also from Buzzflash:
"Florida ordinance targets people who give to beggars and peddlers"
I wonder when the Florida legislature is going to target people who give money to Catholic priests. I think that might be a better idea.
Finally, if you are not gagging yet, how about guessing who might have said this yesterday:
"There were a lot of people, particularly Democrats, who were declaring after the 2008 election that we were beginning a period of Democratic dominance that would go on for decades. Now, all of a sudden, the momentum is with the Republicans. And that's -- thank God -- that's the way people have spoken, you know? That's our democracy."
Newt? Liz Cheney? The Ghost of Ronald Reagan? No, it's our own lovable moppet, the saintly Holy Joe Lieberman, champion of the Democratic party. Thank God the momentum is with a pack of crazy, raging lunatics. Thank God that, only two years after they wrecked the economy, they may get another chance to do more damage. Thank God we may get to start another criminal war of aggression.
Thank Lieberman's God, anyway. I think it might be the same one that Pope Ratso prays to.
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