Friday, October 21, 2011

Wingnut Wrapup

Well, I can't resist devoting a large part of today's garbage collection to the wingnuts' analysis of a left-wing movement that has, in one month, and without financial support from the Koch Brothers, spread to over a thousand cities around the world.  I want to start with a true milestone in wilful self-delusion:

Pajamas Media:  "Bizarre neo-swastika reminiscent of “The Great Dictator” used as power symbol by OWS leaders...El Marco, one of the best citizen photojournalists in the country, this morning published an outstanding photo-essay about the Occupy Denver protests over the weekend, and in it he makes this highly disturbing observation:  Note how when the “leaders” put the symbol on their sleeves (as in the first and third photos), it is rotated 45 degrees just like the Nazi swastika was...Don’t these people see an echo of the swastika in their new power symbol?"

Not too familiar with Twitter hash tags, huh, guys?  Or are you convinced at this point that the morons who read your blog will believe anything, no matter how stupid?  Based on past behavior, it's a good bet.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Busted. Emails Show Liberal Media & Far Left Cranks Conspired With #OWS Protesters to Craft Message"

Hey, the liberals "conspired" to craft their message!  The abomination!  Crafting messages is a job better left to Newt Gingrich, Frank Luntz and other great American heroes.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Predictable… Obama-Endorsed “Occupy Wall Street” Goons Deface 9-11 Memorial Statue in Zuccotti Park"

Well, not quite "defaced."  Someone tied an American flag around the statue's head.  I guess displaying the American flag constitutes defacing now.  Grasping at straws there, Jim, or what?

Town Hall:  "Great: Obama Moves to Exploit "Occupy" Movement's Fury "

Another evil act.  The Republican party, to cite a more noble example of politicians, would never attempt to curry favor with the Tea Partiers, or to use them for political advantage.

Katie Pavlich, Town Hall:  "Nazi Party Supports Occupy Wall Street...The Nazi Party of America has released a statement in support of Occupy Wall Street"

Well, as usual, not quite.  Actually, I couldn't find any mention of the "Nazi Party of America," nor, in over 40 years of following neo-Nazis have I ever heard of such a group.  Here's what the American Nazi Party had to say, however:

"THE NATIVES ARE GETTING RESTLESS, AND ZOG FEARS IT MIGHT HAVE A POPULAR UPRISING ON ITS HANDS - finally! After all - JUST WHO - are the WALL STREET BANKERS? The vast majority are JEWS - and the others are SPIRITUAL JEW materialists, who would sell their own mother's gold teeth for a PROFIT. And MORE and MORE people are AWARE of this truth, are not only NOT afraid to TALK ABOUT IT - they're shouting it on WALL STREET!  I urgently URGE all of you to TAKE PART and JOIN IN when these protests hit your neck of the woods. Produce some flyers EXPLAINING the "JEW BANKER" influence"

So actually, they weren't so much supporting the demonstrators, as trying to figure out a way to use the protests to push their usual anti-semitism.  But no right winger is going to pass up an opportunity to claim that liberals are the real Nazis.  Just to continue with what real would-be Nazis think of the protests, here is a statement from the National Socialist American Labor Party:

"The Marxist-Leftist demonstrations on Wall Street over the course of the last month have clearly shown the depths to which our Nation's economic, cultural, and societal standing has fallen...Marxist-Leftists are attempting to use the current economic collapse as a means and way to bring about their doctrine of Cultural and Economic Marxism and all its glory of multiculturalism. Under their utopianism, our civil society will be destroyed, race mixing will be mandatory, Christianity will be repressed and the free market based economic system that fuels our economic system and that is also a basis for a National Socialist economic system will be abolished in favor of a the Communist textbook redistribution of wealth."

Not such a vote of confidence after all, huh?  It's so much easier for right wingers to make their points when they studiously avoid the facts.

John Ransom, Town Hall:  "Occupy Wall Street is made up of a bunch of European-style nihilists in the purest sense. Their stock-in trade is alienation, Jared Lee Loughner-style."

I see. Jared Lee Loughner, a right wing lunatic  sovereign citizen who carried out a murderous attack against a liberal ccongresswoman, is the archetypical leftist.  That makes a lot of sense.

Walter Hudson, Pajamas Media:  "By definition, a government bailout is the seizure and redistribution of wealth to insulate bad actors from malinvestment. In that way, bailing out Wall Street is fundamentally no different than bailing out student loans (one of the Occupiers’ demands). One cannot be against the bailouts and for socialism, as they are one and the same."

Oh yeah?  I can understand how you are unable to see the difference between helping out poor people who are working hard to advance themselves, and thieving the nation's wealth to see to it that the rich who destroyed our economy don't have to pay a penny of the cost- that's just standard right wing thinking.  But don't try to tell us what we are allowed to believe.  Hopefully, we're past that stage now.

Enough.  Now, some miscellaneous trash:

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:Flashback: Gaddafi Says Obama Is a Blessing to Muslim World… “He Is a Friend”   It wasan’t that long ago that Muammar Gaddafi heiled Obama as a Muslim and a friend.
Now he’s dead.

Not a mention of Obama's role in driving Gaddafi from power, or George W. Bush taking Gaddafi off of the terror list, and hailing him as a friend in the fight against terrorism.

I bet Gaddafi didn't see Obama as such a friend lately.  But Jim is so intent on smearing Obama that he simply ignores reality to make his sick accusations.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Hillary Clinton Arrives in Afghanistan to Push Peace With Taliban – After They Firebombed the US Embassy Just Last Month"

Yeah, why isn't she in Britain, negotiating peace with the English?  Oh wait, we already have peace with them.  That's right, now I remember- negotiating peace is something you do with your enemies.  Makes sense when you think about it.

Michael Ledeen, Pajamas Media:  "I'm Baffled. What's He Up To?  Every time I think I’ve got a grip on this administration, they do something I just can’t deconstruct. "

Like tell the truth about something.  I mean, how crazy is that?

Star Parker, Town Hall:  "Herman Cain: Rocket Fuel for America"

This kind of rocket fuel, I think:

Jonathan Spyer, Pajamas Media:  "Syria Proving the Hollowness of 'Arab Spring'"

Because removing three dictators means nothing, I tell you, if there is still one dictatorship left.  You see, right wingers are still entitled to spout their cant, even after it has nearly destroyed the country, and produced nothing but colossal foreign policy disasters.  But, liberals have to keep their mouths shut about what they believe until they have ushered in a golden age.

Susan Brown, Town Hall:  "The response to president Obama's October 14, 2011 announcement that U.S. military boots were on the ground in Africa to assist in another "overseas contingency" "non-war" operation in Africa is another example of the left's ever-evolving definition of war based upon which political party is in control."

Something which is very evil, I take it.  Like, if it would be wrong to overthrow, say, the government of Canada, it was wrong to shoot at the poor soldiers who were only trying to defend Hitler's right to rule the world.  Yes, I can certainly see how right wingers would think that.  Using the word "think" in a very loose way.

Dianne West, Town Hall:  "... if nationalized health care is a demonstrably Bolshevik program, "stimulus spending" is what you might call a genuine Bolshevik plot"

In fact everything to stop the economic collapse of the country is a Bolshevik plot, until everything has collapsed so much in value that the whole nation can be bought by the Koch brothers and a few of their friends.  Then, it will be a great idea to have a few trillion more in "bailouts" to corporations.

And finally, this analysis from our friends at News Cottage Two, who we can always count on to help us see where the Republican party is heading:  


And here's the evidence:

“For many of us, social justice is where we find our Judaism,” said Regina Weiss, the communications director for the Progressive Jewish Alliance & Jewish Funds for Justice. “For many there is no more important way to stand up and express Judaism on the holiest night of the year [Yom Kippur] than to stand with people who are hurting and to stand up for greater equality in the country.”

What a bunch of evil, malignant bastards, huh?  Standing up for greater equality- the most contemptible Jewish plot of all.

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