Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wingnut Wrapup

This edition of Wingnut Wrapup is respectfully dedicated to the editors of the Washington Post, who managed to publish an article about climate denial on Monday:

"FOR MORE than a century, scientists have understood the basic physics of the greenhouse effect. For decades, they’ve realized humans can affect the climate by burning coal, oil and gas. But the country’s leaders remain divided on the need to curb greenhouse emissions, let alone how to do it.  Among mainstream scientists, this paralysis is mind-boggling."

An article in which they said that " the country’s leaders remain divided on the need to curb greenhouse emissions," without ever once mentioning that the divide is strictly along party lines, with virtually every Democrat concerned about the issue, and virtually every Republican determined to corruptly follow the orders of the energy industry and do nothing.  Another perfect example of the "both sides do it" political narrative which beltway pundits use to try to hide the fact that, no, only one side does it.

And now, the definition of "you can't win..."

Kevin Glass, Town Hall:  "Corporatist Barack: POTUS Pushes Ex-Im Renewal"

Now the Communist is a monster because he's doing something the Republicans want.  Kevin makes the patently absurd claim:

"the American people need to understand that the Democratic Party has been the bigger friend of big business than the Republican Party."

Well, except for those couple of thousand families that actually finance the Republican party today, and are not really interested in business so much as they are in heading a religious dictatorship.  You see, for big business, it's enough just to get obscenely rich.  These people can't really savor the experience unless they can make everyone else desperately poor in the process.  Now, that's real Republicanism.

Bruce Bialosky, Town Hall:  "Solution for ISIS: Obliterate Them"

Great idea, Bruce.  Any idea on how to accomplish that?  No?  Okay, how about you get back to us when you think of something.

Leah Barkoukis, Town Hall:  "Sen. Inhofe: ISIS Developing Plan to Blow Up Major US City...It is a serious warning coming from Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe as he warns of the potential of another attack on American soil. The senator sat down with Fox 25 to talk about a variety of topics, but as ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the top issue was national security.  “We're in the most dangerous position we've ever been in as a nation,” Senator Inhofe told Fox 25's Phil Cross."

Let's first deal with the issue of how you blow up a major US city without nuclear weapons.  The most powerful non-nuclear weapon in the U.S. arsenal is the CBU-55 fuel-air bomb, which has been used once.  It is dropped from a C130, and can devastate an area of 4 acres, or about 160,000 square feet.  The area of the  Chicago metropolitan area (the city that Inhofe, probably in an example of wishful thinking, mentions in his interview)  is about 10,800 square miles, requiring about 1.7 million fuel-air bombs to destroy, and a pretty amazing fleet of C130's to get them over here.  I'm going to guess that ISIS will be stockpiling them for a while before they are ready for the attack.

Now, as to the "most dangerous position we've ever been in as a nation" nonsense, I suppose that this pack of terrorists halfway around the world is more of a threat than the U.S. faced in 1863, when it looked like a traitorous army might destroy the country, or in 1941, when we were attacked by one of the world's great military powers.  I hope you are proud of yourselves, Sen. Inhofe, and Leah too.  If the point of terrorizm is to terrorize people, it certainly worked on you two.

Michael Schaus, Town Hall:  "Feds Claim Freedom is Bad For Your Health"

That would be the freedom to sell you a deadly poison, i.e. tobacco, if it makes someone a profit.  Yes, according to Michael, it is absurd to think that dying of cancer is worse than having your "freedom" to be addicted taken away.

Streiff, Red State:  "Obama’s mess in Iraq"

Obama's mess.  Yeah, as usual, Obama's mess to clean up, after you guys made it.  Isn't there ever a point where right wingers accept responsibility for anything?  Speaking of which:

Patricia Dickson, PJ Media:  "How Responsible Are Michael Brown’s Parents for His Demise?"

Yeah, they loaded the gun and stood behind the cop yelling "Shoot the N****r.  That's the story.

Aaron Gardner, Red State:  "Lt. General Calls for DEFCON 1 Over ISIS 9/11 Threat"

That would be a RETIRED Lt. General, on Fox News.  Take it for what it's worth.  The same retired Lt. General was featured on Fox News not that long ago telling us that the missing Malaysian airliner was in Pakistan, where it had been hijacked.  He also went on Fox News to accuse Obama of "dereliction of duty" over Benghazi.

Rob Longley, PJ Media:  "Romney Having Fun With Political Resurrection"

Resurrection?  Not like this:

More like this:

Anyway, Republicans, if that's your game plan, bring it on.  Let's see if he can make it through another campaign without revealing his tax cheating.

Cliff Kincaid, Renew America:  "Why won't Putin help Middle East Christians?"

Who cares?

Clarice Feldman, American Thinker:  "The Foley execution may turn out to be just as convoluted, perplexing, and damaging as Benghazi"

Which is to say, not at all.

Sierra Rayne, American Thinker:  "The Absurdity of Linking Ferguson and Climate Change"

This was really a classic of wingnut thought, since Sierra was unable to come up with a single example of anyone sying such a thing.  But she still got paid to write the article.  A silver lining in every cloud and all that...

Town Hall:  "Our JV President: Never Saw ISIL Coming"

At least he didn't try to give them arms a few months ago like the guy you ran against him in 2008.  And by the way, I guess you couldn't say that Bush didn't see Al Qaeda coming before 9-11, because he was warned about it over and over again.  He just didn't care because he couldn't figure out a way for rich people to make money out of the situation.

Liz Shield, PJ Media:  "One in Three Adults Think Libertarian Means the Opposite of What Libertarian Means"

What, a greedy bastard that doesn't want to pay taxes but thinks he is an intellectual?  That's what I think it means.

Dennis Prager:  "Does Suffering Prove God Doesn’t Exist?"

Sorry.  Green Eagle had a chance to find out by suffering through Dennis' latest piece of garbage, but he passed on the opportunity.  So now we'll never have this age-old question settled decisively by Dennis Prager.

Daniel Doherty, Town Hall:  "Mission Creep? Obama Approves "Surveillance Flights" in Syria"

So now, the same wingnuts who have been attacking Obama incessantly for not going to war right now, are attacking him for going too far with a couple of surveillance flights.  You can't win.

Thomas Sowell, Town Hall:  "The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising that they are now arguing that heavily armed or aggressive police forces only inflame protesters and thus provoke violence."

How could they be so stupid as to think that?  That's no way to run a country.  Heavily armed and aggressive police forces- it worked for Hitler.  (Sorry, Godwin- Green Eagle can't resist a cheap shot. Not when it's this appropriate.)

Cal Thomas, Town Hall:  "If ISIS Attacks Again, What Will U.S. Do?  What about American cities? If ISIS attacks one or more U.S. cities, as it has threatened to do, what then? We can't bomb ourselves. How would we counter a nosedive in the stock market or the ensuing chaos and fear?"

Hey, here's an idea, Cal:  How about this time we don't go into a carefully orchestrated twelve year panic?  How about if this time we bomb the hell out of the actual people who attacked us instead of an innocent foreign country, and then get on with our lives?

Nah, that doesn't make any sense.  No one stands to make any money off of calm.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "…In the last 40 years, California’s non-Hispanic white population has been cut in half, from 80 percent to 40 percent. Meanwhile, the Hispanic population has exploded from less than 10 percent to nearly 40 percent — mostly poor Mexicans.
And with that change, California went from being the state that produced anti-tax initiatives, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan to a state that is absolutely untouchable by Republicans (see Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina) and just enacted the highest tax rate in any state."

And balanced its budget without slashing every program that helps ordinary people.  It's funny, going from the State of Nixon and Reagan to what we are now is a bad thing in Jim's opinion.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit (yeah, the same one.  You didn't expect Jim to confine himself to one stupid thing per day did you?):  "Celebrated Ferguson Capt. Ron Johnson Pulls Gun on Unarmed White Kids on Bikes"

Of course, he didn't shoot them six times, did he, Jim?  Jim's photo, shown below, only shows Ron Johnson, with no sign of these alleged "kids," who turn out to be a motorcycle gang whose violent behavior had already resulted in two deaths in Ferguson in previous days.  A little more than stealing a cigar, but since they were white, no excuse for a policeman to draw his gun.

Bryan Fischer, Renew America:  "Will the armies of Allah be the rod of God's wrath against America?"

Not bloody likely.  You can go back to sleep now, Bryan.

Kelleigh Nelson,  NewsWithViews:  "MARX AND SATAN...During one particularly beautiful spring day last week, while on my daily walk, into my head popped the verses from Ephesians 6:12 to 17."

Get a life, Kelleigh.  And all of your friends, too.


Anonymous said...

" Isn't there ever a point where right wingers accept responsibility for anything?"

Nope. Next question, please.

Green Eagle said...

Well, thanks for the answer on that one. I'm pretty sure you nailed it.