Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wingnut Wrapup

I want to start today's Wingnut Wrapup off with an announcement.  I used to count the number of articles posted on World Net Daily every day about Obama's birth certificate.  As I remember, they peaked at 26, and then declined.  Well, I am here to tell you that in the wake of its spectacular humiliation on this issue, World Net Daily has smashed through the old barrier, and has today run 28 stories about this fabricated garbage.  Just thought you would like to know.  Here, in my opinion, is the least likely to gain much traction:

World Net Daily Exclusive:  "Birth Certificate Conflicts With Father's Real Birthday?"

I suspect that this story is going to remain a "World Net Daily exclusive."  Well, on with the rest:

Steve Chapman, Town Hall:  Unwelcome Surprises in Libya..."Is it too early to declare our intervention in Libya a failure?

After one month, it's a failure, huh, Steve.  Well, I can see your point.  If we had succeeded, we would have seen something like this after one month:

How a Real Man celebrates his "victory"

Steven Hayward, Power Line:  "As it happens, this is a subject I've written quite a lot about, including a lecture entitled "Is 'Conservative Environmentalist' an Oxymoron?"

No, Steven, just an ordinary moron.

John Hinderaker, Power Line:  "It is getting hard to keep track of all of the disgraceful things Barack Obama is doing"

That must be why you guys spend so much of your time making them up.  This time, John is claiming that Obama has committed some sort of (presumably impeachable) crime, because gas prices have risen.  Go figure.

Pajamas Media:  "Obama Visits the S(lush) F(und) Bay Area"

Because when the Koch brothers buy Republicans, that's free enterprise, but when people donate to Democrats, that's corruption.

Sarah Hoyt, Pajamas Media:  "Obama's preserved in the amber of an echo chamber where the romanticized version of the 1930s, seen through the new-age gauze of the 1970s, is paradise."


Tom Blumer, Pajamas Media:  "End the Life Expectancy 'Handouts' and Encourage Post-Retirement Work"

Yup, you read that right.  The Republican answer for Social Security?  Work till you die.

James Lewis, American Thinker:  "Obama Thinks You're an Idiot: Is He Right?"

If you believe what you read at American Thinker, he probably is right.

Lee Habib, Town Hall:  "The O' Gallon: President Obama's Lack of Action on Gas Prices Hurts America's Seniors and Poor "

"Obama's lack of action on gas prices" of course being his failure to immediately do away with all environmental protections so the oil companies can do anything they want- a guaranteed way to lower their extortion of the American people, oh, yes sir.

Wes Vernon, Renew America:  "Gang of Six: Munich again?...This will be a "Munich" surrender, my well-informed veteran of the Washington wars insists — seeing Coburn as Chamberlain and Durbin as Hitler."

Yes indeed, folks, Senator Dick Durbin, who is so far to the right for a Democrat that he has already indicated his willingness to sell out the American people on social security, is Hitler!  God knows what that makes Waxman or Bernie Sanders, being as how Obama has already been discovered to be Satan.

Sher Zieve, Renew America:  "Obama says will take more than one term to destroy USA...Obama is still convinced it will take him another term to complete his planned but, still unfulfilled chaos amidst the American public so that their lives, homes, work, God, country and all else they hold dear will be completely and utterly destroyed."

Well, I guess it's a good thing that he's such an incompetent Democrat, huh, Sher, or we'd be destroyed already.  Of course, he must have something going for him if he can destroy God.  Think about it, girl.

Melissa Clouthier, Red State:  "Obama’s Business Blackmail...Business leaders better kowtow to the Obama administration or else his bureaucrats will cut off the company’s ability to do business with the government. "

And?  What's your point, Melissa?  I thought the customer was always right.  That's free enterprise- meet the customer's needs or he will go somewhere else.  I guess you guys aren't really into capitalism that much, after all.

Barry Rubin, Pajamas Media:  "How the West Is Being Turned into a Version of the Middle East"

What, you mean with crazy religious fanatics threatening violence all the time if they don't get their way?  No, I guess that's not what you are talking about.

Jom Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "It Begins… Bitter Libs Insist ‘Birther’ Issue Is About Race"

It begins, Jim?  What the hell are you talking about?  It's been about race since day one.
Kyle Olsen, Town Hall:  "Americans Discern Correctly Public Schools are Poor “Investment”"

You see, that's how ignorant I am.  I never thought of public schools as an investment, but as a responsibility we all have to the next generation.  Well, now that I know better, I will be anxiously awaiting next year's annual report to see how big a profit my public schools made, and if they don't make me some money, I'll sell them and buy Exxon.

Tabitha Hale, Red State:  "Think Progress: The south deserved to be destroyed by tornados"

Not all of them, Tabitha.  Only the ones who voted Republican.  Hope that cleared things up for you.

Confederate Yankee:  "it’s important to understand that when I use the term “Conservative,” I’m referring to every day Americans"

Yankee, it's important for you to understand that when I refer to "deeply delusional,"  I'm referring to you.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "2,500 Turn Out For Tucson Tea Party"

Those of you who follow Wingnut Wrapup will know that I like to report on the inevitable serial lying about the size of teabag rallies.  Here's another great example, from the king of teabag liars himself, Jim Hoft.  Once again, I give you the picture of Jim's showing the largest number of people at the rally:

Look like 2500 to you?  Just to be clear, here's a photo of what 2500 people at a rally really looks like:

Recent New Hampshire Labor Rally

Lloyd Marcus, Renew America:  "Time to pull the cloak of invisibility off of black conservatives"

Black conservatives?  I remember the cloak of invisibility, from Harry Potter.  It was big enough to hold three people.  Sounds about right to me.


Shaw Kenawe said...

Of all the asshats you've documented in this Wingnut Wrapup," without question, Jim Hoft is the asshattiest.

Here's what has to be done with these serial liars--as you so aptly describe them--mock them! And mock them again.

Like Obama did with Trump last night at the WH correspondents' dinner.

Trump sat there with just the faintest of grins. Like all bullies and narcissists, he doesn't like it when people, brighter than they make them out to be colossal fools.

Green Eagle said...

Shaw, after forty years plus of following and arguing with conservatives, I agree with you 100%. Discussing things rationally with them only validates the notion that their "positions" are the result of some sort of rational process, rather than whatever they need to say to justify what they intend to do anyway; on the other hand, failing to engage them allows their lies to grow like cockroaches in the walls.

Only a heavy dose of ridicule, in my experience, has any hope of penetrating the facade of self-righteousness which they have erected around themselves, and getting them to just possibly see the damage they are doing by allowing themselves to listen to the siren song of the rich.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Is Green Eagle really a Mocking Bird? GE is the Atticus Finch of the internet! These wrapups have always been a highlight of my blog reading day!

Anonymous said...

I did that once. A neighbor, a retired army recruiter, told me he didn't want anyone other than a republican in office. When I asked him why he said "Because I don't want my grandkids praying to Allah." He meant it and he was pissed. Just then his son who was with us in that field said "LOOK! There's a deer!" His father, a hunter, got excited and said "Where? Where?" I pointed and said "Look. There on the edge of the woods. Oh my god! He's wearing a turban".
At that point he bristled. I could see the back of his neck turn crimson. That was during Geo W's first term. This neighbor did not speak to me again until this year. No regrets. It was fun.