Monday, November 29, 2010

Wingnut Wrapup

These guys have really been getting on my nerves lately, but we can't afford to just ignore them, sad to say.  Here's a sample of their hate-filled lunacy from the last couple of weeks:

World Net Daily Exclusive:  "Are Americans playing around with the end of civilization?    For a long time it was an article of faith among Christians, conservatives and other traditionalists: They believed that when homosexuality becomes widely accepted and even celebrated in a society, that society starts to die.
But such a notion, at least according to today's secular progressive culture, is worse than a bad joke. It's bigoted. It's paranoid. It's insane.

Or is it?"

Well, yes it is.  On to the next nonsense:

World Net Daily Obama Watch Special:  "Is Obama unhinged?  On the flight home from the European Summit today, Barack Obama stopped in the press cabin of Air Force 1 and joked that he was stopping the plane in South America to see Hugo Chavez.  Quip about landing Air Force 1 in Chavez backyard stuns press "

He's crazy!  He told a joke!  Oh my God, he's off his rocker!

"Pundits and talk-show hosts, including Rush Limbaugh and top-rated Sean Hannity, have cited White House sources as saying the president is "unhinged," "detached," "bored," "losing it" and obsessed with critics. "

Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, huh?  I bet they have really great White House "sources."  And they certainly couldn't be distorting what they heard, right?  I mean, they are so truthful.

Monte Kugliowski, American Thinker:  "Why Obama Should Lead the Charge to Repeal ObamaCare...if Obama wishes to revive his agenda and have any chance of reelection, his top priority ought to be the repeal of government-controlled health care."

Go ahead, Barack, why not take advice from wingnuts?  They have nothing but your best interests at heart.

Robert Eugene Simmons, American Thinker:  "When it comes to violating the separation of powers and seizing executive power, no president has done more since FDR than Obama"

Well, maybe except for Nixon, Reagan and the two Bushes.

Joseph Lipana, American Thinker:  "It's amazing how the far Left author of the piece, John Nichols, just took it for granted was a widely accepted fact that a 91 percent tax rate was a great policy."

Yeah, particularly considering that the only pathetic evidence for that notion is the fact that the period when the top tax rate was 91% coincided with the greatest economic growth and stablility in the last eighty years.

Phil Boehnke, American Thinker:  "Taking advantage of a loophole which allows weekend schools to operate without government oversight, the Saudi Students Clubs and Schools in the UK and Ireland have established a network of over 40 schools which are teaching children age 6-18 Sharia law"

The brutal monsters! This is nothing like the tens of thousands of  "weekend schools" operating  without government oversight in this country, also teaching religious orthodoxy, otherwise known as Sunday School.  But no, that's just fine, because the kids who go to Sunday School are being taught to hate in the name of Jeeeesus!

Mychael Massie, Pajamas Media:  "Censure: How the Other Half Punishes"

Re-election of the guilty: how your side punishes.

Jonah Goldberg, Town Hall:  "From what my dad could tell, he liked Pope Benedict XVI, explaining, "We need more rocks in the river"

Hey, Jonah, how about loaning him some from out of your head?

Kevin Fobbs, Renew America:  "Liberals who threatened Bristol Palin's life are cowards"

And they might be, too, if they existed.  Unfortunately, we will never know, because Mr. Fobbs was unable, in his article, to cite a single incident in which this happened.  He was angry at a man in Wisconsin, who claimed to have shot his TV with a shotgun, to stop Bristol's nauseating spectacle.  I do not believe that shooting your TV constitutes a death threat, but you never know what might happen if the case came to the corrupt Republican Supreme Court, so I'm witholding final judgement.

Michael Filozof, American Thinker:  "Has U.S. Foreign Policy Ever Been This Screwed Up?"

Remember when we attacked the wrong country, Michael, and then lost?  Now, that's what I call screwed up Foreign policy.

Town Hall:  "CBO: Bailout Clipped Taxpayers For $25B"

The horror!  But wait, there's more...

"Congress' independent budget agency says the cost to taxpayers of the contentious $700 billion financial rescue has dwindled down to $25 billion."

Oh, I see.  Obama got back all but 4 percent of the money Bush gave away to the banks.  Still, he "clipped" the taxpayers.  Democrats can't do anything right.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "It begins… A Florida school not only banned Christmas but banned everything associated with Christmas including Christmas colors…Because someone might be offended."

Just what begins, Jim?  The lying?  Because of course this story is a total lie.  Just right for the Gateway Pundit, huh?

World Net Daily Breaking News:  "Is Harry Potter in cahoots with hell?  Hit movie renews concerns that children are being lured to Satan"

 Listen, guys...Harry Potter is a fictional character, so he's not in cahoots with anyone.  Still, keep on top of this story.  It may not show who is in cahoots with anyone, but it still tells us something about who has way too much time on their hands.

Enough, already.


magpie said...

J K Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, on whether she is a Christian:

"Yes, I am. Which seems to offend the religious right far worse than if I said I thought there was no God."

Infidel753 said...

It's curious that the people who claim that tolerance of homosexuality destroys civilizations never seem to cite any mechanism whereby this could happen (aside from occasional vague references to falling birth rates, as if the mere tolerance of homosexuality would lead to its widespread adoption).

Empirical evidence doesn't support the idea either. The Roman Empire awash in perversion and paganism lasted half a millennium, but once it adopted Christianity as its official religion, it collapsed within a few decades.

mastercynic said...

Jesus Christo es el hombre!

Grung_e_Gene said...

Hannity and Limbaugh so desperately want an angry Obama moment that Faux could endlessly loop for the next two years. Then Limbaugh will snicker on his radio program about how angry those people get...

Thank goodness Obama is as cool as the other side of the pillow and won't be their ***slur***.

Grung_e_Gene said...

you would think the scrapping and bowing of every presidential candidate, the obsequious praise lavished on high profile christian hatemongers and nutjobs would be enough. but, no christians are so scared about their religion they must savage aanything which might diminish their fairy tale. And Harry Potter is a much better crafted and internally consistent story than any in the bible.

johninOregon said...

Just a note to let you know how much I appreciate the Green Eagle site - and the "Wingnut Wrapup" feature in particular.

Green Eagle said...

John, thanks very much. I try to make this stuff palatable, but the truth is that these people brought us the worst president in history, who destroyed the country militarily and economically, and now they have brought us a Supreme Court decision "legalizing" open bribery of political figures by foreign companies and countries. And all the while, ninety percent of the rest of us just sat on the sidelines sucking their thumbs and doing everything they could to ignore the subversion of our country by the Republicans.

It may be too late already to start showing an appropriate sense of anger at their behavior, but I am doing what I can to see that as many people as possible at least know what has been going on in American since at least Nixon.

JohninOregon said...

I share your frustration, and I hope you find avenues to publicize your site so the widest possible number of people benefit from your talent for succintly, and often bitingly, exposing the evil and the deluded assumptions that prop it up.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Ah, the wingnut wrap-up. You'll never run out of material.

If we could only run our cars and electrical appliances on the unlimited idiocy that is wingnuttia, we'd never have a energy crisis.

What no one wants to say, but what is the 800 pound gorilla in the room is that the people who swallow the dreck put out by Hannity, Limbaugh, Palin,, suffer from (how can I put this delicately?) neuron-firing deficiency.

I've been amazed at how readily the stupids accept what these cynical asshats feed them day after day.

Was it Jesus (or someone) who said that the asshats will always be with us?

Green Eagle said...

The saddest thing I have heard in weeks:

"Ah, the wingnut wrap-up. You'll never run out of material."