Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wingnut Wrapup

Greetings from Baton Rouge!  Well, I want to start out today with a wonderful picture circulated on the internet, by that sterling Conservative intellectual, Dinesh D'Sousa.  Yes, just a couple of weeks out of prison and he's at it again.  And here's the picture:

Of course, the photo was not online for more than about ten minutes before someone found the original, which naturally didn't have the Confederate flag.  But that wasn't fast enough to keep it from spreading to a whole bunch of other right wing sites.  As to why Hillary, when she was a student at Wellesley who grew up in Illinois, would have a Confederate flag in her dorm room, well, who knows?

And while we are on the subject of right wing lies, get ready for an avalanche of coverage about a video made by a friend of professional liar James O'Keefe, purporting to picture a person from Planned Parenthood, selling baby parts from aborted fetuses for $30-100.00.  I'm not going to waste your time explaining what a miserable smear this is, but I will tell you that it has been picked up by just about every right wing website I looked at today.

Well, on with the rest:

Katie Pavlich, Town Hall:  "Party in New Hampshire: Romney Hosts Rubio and Christie "

Boy, that must have been one hell of a shindig.

Michael Brown Town Hall:  "Oregon Declares War On Christian Faith"

That's right, troops are massing in the streets in front of churches, waiting for the order to start shooting...oh wait...this is actually about a court upholding a fine against a right wing Christian.  Guys, you really ought to look up the word "war" in the dictionary.  I don't think it means what you think it does.

Leah Barkoukis, Town Hall:  "By the Way: More Than 42 Million Muslims 'Support ISIS' "

Well, that amounts to less than 2.5% of all Muslims in the world.  I wonder how many right wing Christians support attacking Iran?

And now for some really unexpected news:

Katie Pavlich, Town Hall:  "Bill O'Reilly Rips San Francisco Politicians, Obama Administration"

Who would have ever expected that?

Byron York, Town Hall:  "Some conservatives have seen efforts to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina, and also from other public places around the South, as the beginning of a slippery slope in which roads and landmarks named after Confederate figures are changed, monuments are removed, and a significant part of American history is obscured from view."

How about the fact that the Civil War having been about slavery has been "obscured from view" for 150 years by Byron and his friends?  Let's deal with that one first.

Bill Kristol, Twitter:  ""The Left's 21st century agenda: expunging every trace of respect, recognition or acknowledgment of Americans who fought for the Confederacy"

Well, you've almost got that right, Bill.  We'll leave them with the same amount of respect and acknowledgment that we give to Heinrich Himmler's personal office staff.   How's that for a fair compromise?

Bob Barr, Town Hall:  " Is Trump America’s “Strongman”?

Well, only in the sense that he is a sideshow act.

Moe Lane, Red State:  "Republican heroes go after horrible, Democratic-imposed, school lunch restrictions...The GOP is gearing up to go after the Democratic school lunch horror-show."

And there it is- what Obama has reduced the  Republicans to.  This is the issue that is supposed to outrage their base.  Democrats want kids to eat healthy food.  Not really as scary as wanting to annihilate them with weapons of mass destruction.  Still, to a Conservative, pretty frightening.

Seton Motley, Red State:  "Democrats Want Big Government Crony Socialism – Why Are Some Republicans Giving It to Them?"

Only mentioning this item for the first occurrence I have ever seen of a new meaningless Republican insult:  "crony socialism."  Man, that's really scary.

Brad Jackson, Red State:  "How to Fix America’s Public Pension Crisis"

By stealing trillions from retired government workers.  Hey, who is going to stop them?

RopeGate: Vintage Video Emerges of Clintons Corralling Press in 1992...Now we know where Hillary's aides got the idea."

Well, stop the presses!  Hillary's campaign is over now!  She corralled the press!

Sorry, guys, this isn't going to register with anyone until she starts using a branding iron on them.

Michael van der Galien, PJ Media:  "Ted Cruz Makes Waves: Raises $51 Million in Second Quarter"

Does that make him sane?  I don't think so.  It does mean, however, that some suckers just threw $51 million down the sewer.

Jordan Debbink, Renew America:  "Jindal has sharpened tool for 2016"

Watch out, Bobby.  Don't stick it in your eye.

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "Medicaid Is A 'Humanitarian Catastrophe'

It's actually much more humanitarian to just let poor people die.

John Hawkins, Town Hall  "The Fight Over the Confederate Flag Has Turned Into a Hateful Smear Campaign Against Millions of Southerners"

Not enough hate on earth to give them what they deserve.

David Limbaugh:  "Hillary's Tired, Demagogic Economic Proposals"

As opposed to the new, never heard of before, Republican economic proposals- cutting taxes on the rich, and less regulation of business.

Erick Erickson, Red State:  "We already know what is going to happen with Iran. In a few years, there will be an underground nuclear detonation signaling that Iran has learned to make a bomb and is deploying a nuclear arsenal. It will destabilize the region and provoke a war that is even now foreseeable."

This from the same people who suggested that the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage would cause God to hit the United States with an asteroid.

Streiff, Red State:  "Obama caves to Iran on every issue"

Of course, the text of the agreement has not been released, but Streiff already knows what is in it.  Mental Telepathy, I guess.  And by the way, since Russia was in on this also, I guess Conservative hero Putin caved to Iran on every issue too.

Erick Erickson, Red State:  "Did you see Hillary Clinton’s press conference yesterday?  She claimed to be in favor of a tomorrow and future, but then attacked tech companies like Uber and AirBnb..."

Uber and AirBnb are tech companies because you reach them online?  That's like saying your supermarket is General Motors because you get to it in your car.

Gavin McInnes, The Greg Gutfield Show:  "Trump Is a Snowplow Who Will Move Out and ‘BOOM! Ted Cruz, President!”

Ha ha.  Fairy tale time.  Then, we'll all drink some chocolate milk and take a nap.

Michael Walsh, PJ Media:  "Slain L.A. Football Player’s Dad: Trump Is Right on Immigration"

Slain L.A. football player's dad...boy they are really going for the government policy experts now.

James Jay Carafano, PJ Media:  "How Twitter Can Get You Killed"

Maybe if you go on twitter and threaten a Mexican drug lord?

Chuck Baldwin, Renew America:  "Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that what we see happening in the United States today is an apt illustration of why the Confederate flag was raised in the first place. What we see materializing before our very eyes is tyranny...The Confederate flag needs to be raised, not lowered"

Right, Chuck, you go with that.  Pig.

Newsmachete, American Thinker:  "What will happen to our military when it's led by soldiers with gender dysphoria?"

Whatever it is, it couldn't be worse than what happened to it when it was led by Republicans in Iraq.  Deal with that, sucker.


Poll P. said...

Bob Barr, Town Hall: " Is Trump America’s “Strongman”?

Well, only in the sense that he is a sideshow act.


Marc said...

Would that make Lindsey Graham the bearded lady?

Professor Chaos said...

D'Souza is exhibit A in the case for no conservative will ever argue honestly about anything,

Anonymous said...

Those girls should be getting paid then for their abortions