Monday, December 30, 2013

Wingnut Wrapup

And let me just start out with this age-old question:
Susan D. Harris, American Thinker:  "How is it that leftist mockery of conservatives became a staple of popular culture?"
Well, Susan, as it just happens that Green Eagle is a world authority on that subject, let me explain it to you:  You just make it so easy for us.
John Ransom, Town Hall:  "Who Made Krugman the Expert? Cronies Did."
No, I think Princeton University and the Nobel Prize Committee made Krugman an expert- or at least they recognized that he is one.  This was a funny article- it's about a thousand words long, and doesn't even mention Krugman until six sentences from the end, and then to refer to him casually.  The rest is about some rich Russian guy.  Go figure- I guess meaningless attacks on Krugman get hits in the wingnut internet world.
Katie Kieffer, Town Hall:  "Capitalism glorifies God"
Yup, that's enough from this Town Hall resident numbskull.  Where do rich people find these assholes to write crap like this?
Heather Ginsburg, Town Hall:  "Doubling the Minimum Wage Actually Hurts Employees"
Sure it does.  No one wants a raise- it only damages us.  Well, Merry Christmas to you too, Heather.  Heather poses this question:
"...why on earth would a restaurant like McDonalds choose to double the wages of their employees? Have we never studied economics or the idea of supply and demand?"
Well, I've got news for you, Heather: if they had the choice, these places would pay their employees nothing.  That's why we have to force them to pay some sort of a decent wage, instead of working their employees to death like Nazi slave labor camp victims, keeping all the profit for themselves, and then just hiring new employees when the old ones die.  The minimum wage is not about what employers want, which is to be rich regardless of the cost to others.  It is about what allows the rest of us to live, and frankly, I for one don't give a damn what the employers think about it.  If you can't afford to pay your employees decently, you have no right to be in business.
Erick Erickson, Red State:  "Phil Robertson gave a pretty frank and candid explanation of what the Bible says about sin"
Well, if he did, all the more reason to toss the damned thing in the trash and get on without it.
Bridget Johnson, PJ Media:  "Rand Paul Airs His Grievances for Festivus"
Rand Paul airs his grievances.  Not while I'm listening he doesn't.
Breitbart:  "EXCLUSIVE--LIBERTY INSTITUTE: VETERANS AFFAIRS BANS CHRISTMAS CARDS TO TROOPS OVER RELIGIOUS CONTENT...According to the Liberty Institute, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is refusing to allow school children to give Christmas cards to veterans if those cards say “Merry Christmas” or “God bless you.” 
I'll tell you what- I know nothing about this story than what you see right here.  Oh, excuse me- I know that it is a lie, because right wing stories like this are always lies.  And I also know that when it is officially disproved, rather than apologize, wingnuts will just move on to the next lie.  That's just the way they are.

Update...Well, I checked a little further, including on the website of the so-called "Liberty Institute," which is apparently dedicated to the liberty to tell bald-faced lies without consequence.  Here is what they had to say:
"VA Admits Censorship of School Children's Christmas Cards and Confirms Nationwide Policy that Unlawfully Discriminates Against Religion"
Now, here is a quote from the actual letter the VA sent to the Liberty Institute:
"We regret that Ms. Chapman was incorrectly informed by a Department of Veterans' Affairs employee that the VA could not accept donations of holiday cards with a religious theme on behalf of veterans...VA Texas health care system accepts religious cards and distributes them to Veterans on a regular basis throughout the year."
Now, the only question left is whether the people at the "Liberty Institute" were really misinformed, or if this is just one more smear concocted by the right to feed the rage of their stupid, ignorant followers.  I know which one of those alternatives I believe to be the real one.  And I have never been wrong yet.

And boy, are the right wingers mad about that New York Times Benghazi report:
Guy Benson, Town Hall:  "NYT: No, Really, the Benghazi Attacks Were Fueled by That Obscure Video"
No, really, Guy- you fell for a total lie and pushed it for a year.  Aren't you proud of yourself?
Bridget Johnson, PJ Media:  "Issa: Evidence Still Proves Benghazi Was a ‘Planned Attack That Came Quickly’
He's been lying in your face, Bridget, for over a year now.  What makes you think he is ever going to stop?
Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Sources on Ground in Benghazi Call NY Times Propaganda Piece ‘Completely False’
Of course, the Dumbest Man on the Internet had to weigh in on this one.  As you would expect, these are unnamed "sources on the ground" who have related the real truth to Jim and Fox news.
World Net Daily:  "News giant joins cover-up for Barack Obama"
A cover-up.  Carried out by telling the truth.  An interesting concept, you must admit.  As usual, this article is full of things that right wingers absolutely know about Benghazi, apparently by telepathy, because no credible named source for any of their assertions is ever mentioned.
AWR Hawkins, Breitbart:  "WITNESSES: BENGHAZI ATTACK COORDINATED BY TERROR COMMANDERS ON GROUND"
"Witnesses to the attack anonymously told Fox News...An unnamed special operator added...As one source said... various reports show... sources say..."
And there you have it- a collection of unimpeachable testimony from highly reliable and confirmable sources.

Enough of that, already.  Let's move along:
Star Parker, Town Hall:  "Help Wanted: Principled, Conservative Leaders"
No such thing, baby.  And, by the way, what are "Principled, Conservative Leaders" in Star's opinion?  Why, ones that would slash Social Security and Medicare, of course.
Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "OBAMA CALLS FOR DIVIDING JERUSALEM – TELLS ISRAEL TO MOVE BACK TO 1967 BORDER"
Well, of course, no Obama did not.  And the speech which Hoft twists like a pretzel to pretend that Obama said that was from 2007.   Hardly an example of "Obama calls for...."
Lloyd Marcus, Renew America:  "Congrats to Phil and America!  Congratulations America, we did it! Thanks to your passionate push back, A&E networks rescinded its suspension of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson."
Black man congratulates old white dude for getting away with claiming that black people were perfectly free and happy before the civil rights movement.  Renew America, how many pieces of silver did you have to pay for this betrayal?
Alan Caruba, Renew America:  "The nation has reached a point when the President must be told to resign."
Just because.  They couldn't vote him out of office, their mighty marches on Washington were ludicrous failures, their lies about Benghazi and the IRS and Obama's citizenship have long ago been revealed to be vicious garbage, so now, he must be "told to resign."  Go ahead, Alan, tell him already.  My prediction:  he won't agree.
Jonathan F. Keller, American Thinker:  "The Left and Holocaust Denial...The so-called anti-Zionist Left long ago descended into outright anti-Semitism. So it is only matter of time before that debasement becomes complete and Left goes all in on the most pernicious modern anti-Semitic trope of all -- Holocaust denial."
I bet you won't be one bit surprised that this disgusting subhuman does not cite one single example of left wing holocaust denial in his entire article.  Instead, it's about someone who wrote a piece for Haaretz, claiming that the Warsaw Ghetto uprising hastened the extermination of the 50,000 Jews in the Ghetto.  You may not agree with that, but it is sort of the opposite of holocaust denial, being as how it tells of Jews being taken to death camps.  Nevertheless, it was enough to induce this guy to claim that holocaust denial is a left wing phenomenon- just illustrating two characteristics that you need to be a right winger- no shame, and an inability to accept responsibility for anything your right wing buddies do.
David Lawrence, Daily Caller:  "'It should be a crime to speak up for Obama"
Well, lay it right out there, David.  If your buddies take control of the government again, I'm sure they will take care of abominations like this.

4 comments:

Paul Avery said...

"Witnesses to the attack anonymously told Fox News...An unnamed special operator added...As one source said... various reports show... sources say..."
This is why I hated those pointy-headed professors I had in college. They actually wanted me to cite my sources in term papers. Otherwise they thought I was just making shit up.

Anonymous said...

more drivel

Grung_e_Gene said...

Replies:
- Home Despot founder is mad that the Pope is bowing down to the Rich as he has come to expect from the conservative adulation of the Rich here in America.

- Doubling the minimum wage hurts workers, but not giving billions of taxpayer welfare to the Rich hurts workers as well!!

- Hey Jim Hoft went to Libya to find the real killers!

D. Lawrence, must be ecstatic that another traitors retired general has called for an overthrow and military putsch against the President, just like the Founding Fathers intended.

Magpie said...

I’m not sure that was quite enough from that Town Hall resident numbskull - Katie Kieffer...

Is there such a thing as a Nobel Prize for "WTF?"

“Squirrels scamper about and get frisky in public parks. Squirrels are also feral; they will never cultivate the land, own property, develop iPhones or create a monetary system. I think humans who reject reason by acting like squirrels have no business preaching about God.”
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Thanks Katie for warning me about the insidious evil of squirrels. When you graduate to kangaroos, do let me know...