Friday, December 20, 2013

Wingnut Wrapup

Things Conservatives are outraged about these days:

Leah Barkoukis, Town Hall:  " Those who have been following the story of Saeed Abedini, the American pastor who was sentenced to eight years in a brutal Iranian prison for his Christian faith, were shocked to learn his name was not even mentioned during negotiations with Iran last month.  Secretary of State John Kerry was pressed on the matter during a hearing on Tuesday, but said the United States didn’t link Abedini’s case “directly to the nuclear issue..."

Maybe that's because this guy's case has absolutely nothing to do with the nuclear issue, and Kerry was unwilling to destroy a groundbreaking and vital agreement in order to pander to a pack of screaming wingnuts.  Or maybe the Communist Obama administration just hates Christians.  Take your pick.

Carol Platt Liebeau, Town Hall:  "Ed Schultz Collecting Union Money... Department of Labor records appear to show that MSNBC television personality Ed Schultz collected at least $177,000 from labor unions last year -- and has received $75,000 from the AFL-CIO this year alone.  Coincidentally (or not!), Schultz is an outspoken supporter of unions..."

Let's be clear here.  By "collecting union money," what they mean is that unions bought some ads on his show.  Nothing to say here about the thousands of talking heads, employees of phony think tanks, and other willing tools like Carol who are paid huge salaries to vomit out an endless stream of corporate lies, or the Republican politicians who are "collecting" hundreds of millions of dollars from the Koch Brothers alone, in return for trampling our interests.  No, it's only an outrage when people support liberals.

Mike Shedlock, Town Hall:  " The Rich Don't Pay Most of the Taxes... They Pay All of Them "

Hey, next April 15th, I'm just going to tell the IRS to send all my withholding money back to me because some rich guy already paid my taxes.  Let's see if that works.

And I couldn't resist this remark in an unrelated wingnut post:

Jerry Bowyer, Town Hall:  "Interesting also, that Ehrlich was not an economist, agronomist or even demographer but rather an etymologist, an expert in insect biology. Malthusianism is, indeed, the philosophy of the bug heap, of man as devouring swarm rather than ennobling angel. "

Sorry, Jerry.  A person who studies insect biology is an entomologist.  An etymologist is someone who studies the origin of words.  Sort of makes me think that the only thing devoured by that swarm was your brain.  I have to tell you that this quote comes out of an article which purports to prove that Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was actually a stirring defense of free market capitalism.  But just thinking about that makes me want to bang my head into the wall, so I'm going to drop the whole thing.

Kathy Shaidle, World Net Daily:  "Did Obama imply U.S. Founders were communist?  When it came to covering the Nelson Mandela memorial, most commentators focused on President Obama’s tacky “selfie” or his handshake with Castro. Dr. Savage, however, was more concerned about Obama’s speech, in which he compared Mandela to America’s Founding Fathers (Free audio).  “That’s like saying our Founding Fathers were communists,” said Savage."

Maybe Obama was just making the point that Mandela was the leader of the forces that ended British domination of his country, just like our founding fathers.
 
On the other hand, perhaps he was trying to claim that the United States was founded by Communists.  If so, that would be interesting, coming 60 years before the publication of the Communist Manifesto.  That would make Washington, Jefferson, etc. the inventors of Communism, and make Communism our founding fathers' gift to the world.  Perhaps we should be commemorating that every July 4th.  How about it, wingnuts?

John Ransom, Town Hall:  "Judge Takes Steps to Criminalize the Rich"

If only.

Star Parker, Town Hall:  " Give Low-income Earners Exit from Social Security"

That's a great idea.  Let them starve when they retire.  Or maybe they could invest in a hedge fund with the money left over from their low incomes, and end up rich like Mitt Romney.

Matt Barber, Town Hall:  "America’s Chief Export: Immorality"

Really?  Well, as far as I can tell, here are the top ten U.S. exports in dollar value:

Civilian aircraft,  Semiconductors, Passenger cars, Medicinal, dental and pharmaceutical preparations,  Other vehicle parts and accessories,  Other industrial machinery, Fuel oil, Organic chemicals, Telecommunications equipment, Plastic materials.

Immorality didn't even make the list.  Matt, you should really do some research before writing your column. Unless you think cars and medicine are immoral.  Of course, given the Republican position on Obamacare, they do think one of those things is immoral.

Barry Rubin, Rubin Reports:  "Israeli Soldier Murdered on Lebanese Border. Will U.S. Act?"

By doing what, exactly?  Drop some bombs?  Kill a bunch of Arabs?  What exactly are we supposed to do?  Barry doesn't seem to have an idea about this, but we MUST ACT!  Preferrably involving  violence, and in a way that just makes everything over there worse, so we can look forward to causing even more violence.

Walter Hudson, PJ Media:  "Why So Courteous?  Might helping others be selfish?"

Yeah, that's the answer, Democrats are just being selfish when they want to help others.  A truly selfless person only takes care of himself.   That's the Republican way.  And I wish I were being sarcastic. That's what a lot of them really claim to believe.

Howard Nemerov, PJ Media:  "From Sandy Hook to Malpractice?  Doctors use dead children to promote civilian disarmament."

Right.  It should be a crime to mention dead children when talking about guns.  They are irrelevant to the issue of FREEDOM!!!  Kill, kill, kill.  That's okay, but if a doctor talks about this, it should be a criminal offense.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Harvard Evacuates 4 Building on Campus After Bomb Scare...It could be another leftist attack"

It could be lizard people from Mars too, for all the evidence Jim has.  By the way, "another" leftist attack implies that there was a previous one.  When was that, Jim?

Well, here is the obvious villain in all that, from one of Jim's commenters:

"The bomb was placed in the building that keeps all the student records, in an attempt to give Jug Ear Putzalot the opportunity to claim he was a straight A student in Harvard law"

Obama placed the bomb!  Who else could be responsible?  ...Oh, wait, there was no bomb.  Never mind.  And it turned out to be a student who didn't want to take his exams.  Jim will be apologizing to the liberals any day now.

Cliff Kincaid, Renew America:  "Is Mandela the biggest liar in history?"

Cliff, he can't even match the pack of pathetic no-accounts that write for Renew America.  How could you possibly think he could compete for the world title?

Daniel Doherty, Town Hall:  "Barbara Walters: “We” Really Thought Obama was "the next Messiah," or Something"

Who is "we," Barbara?  You and your pundit friends, who have never been right about anything in your lives?  The rest of us out here thought we were voting for a politician who was relatively well-informed and honest by Washington standards.  We weren't living in your fantasy land, and by and large we got what we voted for.

Jonah Goldberg, Town Hall:  "Obamacare: Silence of the Insurers...When will the insurers revolt?"

Never, Jonah.  Obamacare is bringing them millions of new customers that they would never have otherwise.  So don't hold your breath, idiot.

Michael Schaus, Town Hall:  "Santa is Not Only White – He’s Also Republican!   ...he definitely belongs to the NRA and votes a solidly Republican ticket."

Oh, grow up, guy.  And another of Michael's proofs that Santa is Republican:

"(Santa is) lawfully evading taxes by setting up his headquarters in a foreign land"

Dude, Santa is not an American citizen, so he is not evading anything.  Besides, moron, how much tax would he owe when he gives everything he makes away?

Pat Buchanan, Human Events:  "Is Putin one of us?"

From the guy who never met a dictator he didn't love.  He's all for Hitler, why not Putin?

1 comment:

Magpie said...

"Santa is Not Only White – He’s Also Republican! ...he definitely belongs to the NRA and votes a solidly Republican ticket."

I think I just heard a fairy fall down dead. Maybe he got shot.

Personally... I’ve seen Santa ride a surfboard every summer, but never once did I see him carry a gun.