Monday, July 4, 2016

Wingnut Wrapup

And what better way to start a Wingnut Wrapup than a quote from Sarah Palin"

"the 'splodey heads keep 'sploding"

They sure do, Sarah. In reference to which political luminary:

Joe Cunningham, Red State:  "Sarah Palin Presents Us With A Really Easy Choice"

Yeah.  Ignoring her or getting sick to our stomachs.  Well, on we go:

David Limbaugh, Town Hall:  "No, Hillary, It Is Not Time to Move On"

Of course not.  With the wingnuts, it's not even time to move on from the claim that Hitler was a liberal.

AP News:  "Gingrich, Christie being vetted for Trump VP"

Forget it.  We're not that lucky.

Daniel John Sobieski, American Thinker:  "Dem Platform Embraces Climate Change...The Democrats are the direct descendants of those who put Galileo on trial in 1633 for questioning the “settled science” that the Sun revolved around the Earth"

People who believe in science are exactly the same as people who didn't.  People who want to cram their religion down other people's throats are just the same as victims of that sort of thing from long ago.  Why, what could be more obvious than that?

John L. Podczerwinski, American Thinker:  "Time to Deputize America...picture if the U.S. had 3,000,000 more properly trained, thoroughly screened defenders around the country."

From the party of limited government- a proposal to double the size of the Federal government in one step!  And not a single park ranger or teacher or fireman or anything else on the list, except for three million more semi-trained armed enforcers roaming the country.  John makes this point:

"Admit it: when driving through a high-crime neighborhood, you feel safer with a police car driving next to you."

If you're white, anyway.

"What if, rather than debating whether to reinstate the ridiculously flawed and statistically useless 2004 Assault Weapon Ban, Congress approved a "Public Defender" law allowing citizens who meet specific criteria to carry their weapons anywhere and at any time?  Once trained and certified, these card-carrying Public Defenders would be allowed to protect not only themselves, but their neighbors whenever and wherever a dangerous situation arose.  Much like police officers, qualified individuals would be permitted to bring their weapons into buildings currently labeled gun-free.  Those qualified under the federal program could carry their weapons throughout the country without having to navigate the ridiculous maze of state regulations currently in place."

Just like police, only not really police, simply people "who meet specific criteria." One of which, I am sure, is that they are white.   Three million of them.  What could go wrong?

Tyler O'Neil, PJ Media:  "Was a Weapon Used in the Paris Terror Attack Linked to a 'Fast and Furious' Gun Dealer?"

I post this item becaus it has become a topic of great interest in the wingnut media the last couple of days.  I hardly need say that there is not one shred of evidence to support this claim, but since when did that stop a Republican?

J. Christian Adams, PJ Media:  "Bill Clinton Up to No Good Visiting Attorney General Loretta Lynch...The AG doesn't typically meet with family of an open investigation target. Why did she?"

Well, first of all, Hillary is not " an open investigation target," except in the fevered imaginations of right wingers.  And second, families of such a target rarely include a massively popular ex-President of the United States, who has known Lynch for over a decade and a half, and appointed her to the federal bench.  And third, I guess we have to point out that, as far as is known, Bill Clinton was "up to" nothing but saying hello.  The likelihood that he was up to some sort of conspiracy on the open airport tarmac in front of the whole press corps is probably pretty slim, really.  But this latest "scandal" has resulted in screams of furor from all over the right wing world, just proving once again how little they really have to complain about.  The mainstream press is eating it up, though.

Ken Blackwell, Town Hall:  "Green Energy Policies May Haunt Democrats this Fall"

Trying to save the world- who would vote for that?

"The raw deal that American taxpayers are getting is nothing short of scandalous. “Green energy remains an inconsequential source of energy in America despite more than $80 billion in direct federal taxpayer subsidies under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama,” write authors Stephen Moore and Kathleen Hartnett White in their new book Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy.”

A book brought to you by the Heartland Institute, i.e. the Koch brothers. Oh,incidentally, Federal and State subsidies of the oil companies amount to over $20 billion a year, given to the world's most profitable business.

Kyle Foley, Red State:  "Veteran Saves Bald Eagle In The Most Amazing Way"

Oh, really now.  How nice.  Did he save an apple pie too?

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Obama Is Turning Iraq Over to Iran"

I think Bush did that, you dumb shit.

Bryan Fischer, Renew America:  "Transgenders in military: impeachable"

Only six months to go.  They promised themselves a nice impeachment, and they're really getting desperate for a reason now.

Reverend Austin Miles, Renew America:  "ISTANBUL 6/30/16 – There were more than the 3 Muslims involved in the Turkey Airport massacre as first reported after the carnage. Now it has been discovered that there were at least 20 Muslims involved in the murderous rampage that killed 44 and left 230 seriously injured. And all of them are related to Obama who was raised Muslim"

God, what can you say about something like this, other than, "get back on your meds, guy."  Reverend Miles continues:

"Obama is in the pocket of Muslims. When two Muslim kids, whose parents, had migrated to this country with refugee status, settling in Idaho, sexually abused a little 5 year old girl, there was absolutely no punishment. According to News Sources, The State Attorney General, an Obama appointee, refused to agree to a charge against them. Figures!"

Who even knew that Obama got to appoint the Attorney General of Idaho?  Or how about this horrible revelation?

"People are stunned to learn that the head of the U.S. CIA is a Muslim! Do hope this wakes up some! Until it hits you like a ton of bricks read it again, until you understand!"

And they should be stunned, because there is not one shred of evidence that he is, even though right wing assholes have been spreading this rumor since 2013.

And one more smoking gun horror:

"It's questionable if Obama ever officially took the oath of office when he was sworn in. He did not repeat the oath properly to defend our nation and our Constitution. Later the Democrats claimed he was given the oath again, in private. Yeah, right."

The reverend forgot to mention that (presumably Muslim, I guess) Chief Justice John Roberts read the oath to him incorrectly, and he repeated what Roberts said.  So I guess Roberts was in on the conspiracy too. No, the masterful Obama hypnotized Roberts and made him read the oath wrong, so that Obama wouldn't really be President, and then...well, I don't know what, but this was surely a dastardly plot.

Allahpundit:  "Corey Lewandowski: The media uproar over Trump’s anti-Hillary tweet with a Star of David shape is “political correctness run amok”

Aren't you proud of yourselves, CNN, for hiring this guy, a "reporter" who is contractually obligated to say nothing negative about Trump?  But then, every side gets a voice at CNN, right?  Except the left, of course.

Rick Moran, American Thinker:  "Major coal company will cut workforce by up to 80%...More fallout from the Obama administration's war on coal as Murray Energy, a large supplier, announced it may have to lay off up to 80% of its workforce. While stiff competition and low coal prices are also to blame. the driving force for coal layoffs are the draconian rules drafted by the EPA regarding carbon emissions."

I BLAME OBAMA!   The rich owners of coal mines can't make a living anymore selling their deadly product- it's all Obama's fault, of course!  And it's particularly the fault of regulations to prevent them from killing us all off.  How dare we value our lives over their profits?  Corporations are people too, you know.  We survive when we have air to breathe that is not poisoned, and they survive by making money.  One is exactly the same as the other.  Except of course, that making money is just a little more important.

Not disgusted enough, yet?  Rick continues:

"Low coal prices were inevitable once the fracking revolution took hold. Huge amounts of natural gas have been drilled and, with the new anti-coal government rules, have forced a conversion by coal electrical plants to natural gas. This has created a coal glut that has cut prices catastrophically.

Was this necessary? Absolutely not. What are driving the carbon rules is a belief in catastrophic global warming."

Well, it's all market forces, not Obama- natural gas is cheaper.  But Rick is going to blame it on regulation and global warming fanatics anyway, because rich people are entitled to make a profit regardless of the fact that nobody wants their products any more.  Rick counts on his readers not to remember anything he said for more than two sentences, except when it fits in with their hateful preconceptions, in which case they will never forget it (case in point: Vince Foster.)


A knack for not doing anything illegal.  A concept unknown to Republicans.

Larry "I'm As Big A Liar As Jerome Corsi" Klayman:  "This 4th of July: 2nd revolution overdue!  On a rainy windy day, Nov. 20, 2013, along with Gov. Sarah Palin and Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, on the National Mall and standing near the World War II Memorial before hordes of patriotic veterans, I called for a Second American Revolution...I called on the Muslim king to “get off up his knees, put the Quran down and to come out with his hands up!”

So it has now become even clearer than it appeared to me on Nov. 20, 2013. On this anniversary of our Declaration of Independence, I have only four words to declare: “Time for another revolution!” If it was good enough for our Founding Fathers, it is good enough for we 21st century Americans whose freedoms are even more abridged today than in 1776."

Larry writes this, counting on the fact that nobody remembers as far back as November of 2013. Unfortunately, Green Eagle does remember this event, which I wrote about at the time, and which you can read here.

In fact, his "hordes of patriotic veterans," predicted in advance by Larry to number in the area of two million, turned out to be less than 100 actual attendees.   Maybe the time for the revolution isn't quite yet. The historic record does not report that they succeeded in storming the White House and lynching Obama, as was their intention.

World Net Daily EXCLUSIVE!  "CHANCE TO JOIN ISRAEL 'SUPERTOUR' FADING QUICKLY...'Harbinger Man' Jonathan Cahn says it will be life-changing...WASHINGTON – The window of opportunity to join hundreds of others on the 2016 WND Israel tour, described as a “supertour” because of the amazing features it includes, is closing quickly.  The deadline that originally was announced is past, but the extension of time to join what “The Harbinger Man” Jonathan Cahn describes as a life-changing trip is coming soon."

Translation, in case you couldn't figure this one out yourself:  We set up this tour, but not enough suckers fell for the bait, so w're panicking!  HELP!  Because there's nothing people want to do more than touring the holy land with a lying right wing con man.  Send us money!

Tyler O'Neil, PJ Media:  "Unreal: Mother Commits Post-Birth Abortion, Gets Life in Prison...Chilling case of infanticide raises questions about "abortion rights."

A mother killing her baby raises "questions" about abortion rights.  What it has to do with abortion, I am not entirely clear, but I do know that 30,000 people getting "post-birth abortions" in this country every single year by guns, most emphatically does not raise any questions about "gun rights."

Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall:  "GOP Senator Sounds Off on Russian Law That Would Prevent Christians From Evangelizing"

That's nice.

Autry J. Pruitt, Town Hall:  "Associated Press Hides Democrats’ Hatred of African Americans"

Helpfully illustrated with this picture:

Which dates from 1939, 77 years ago.  Sorry, asshole, you guys bought and paid for the white racists in this country around the time of your great hero Nixon.  You own racism now, whatever lie or smear you try to spread. and everyone knows it.  And extra points for evil to Autry J. Pruitt, because he is a black man who takes white supremacist money to spit out their hatred.

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "Romney: My Family Wants Me To Run For President"

So what?  Green Eagle's family wants him to run away to a SRO hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota. Green Eagle's not going anywhere, and neither is Romney.  Not unless he would enjoy another humiliation.

And now, a comment from a right wing blog Green Eagle can wholeheartedly agree with:

Susan Wright, Red State:  "Speculation Around the Trump Veepstakes Intensifies...Speculation into who the poor slob will be that’s forced to try and keep Donald Trump’s campaign alive is popping"

Can't argue with that.  GE is rooting for Newt Gingrich, but I suspect that Trump's ego couldn't take the competition from a guy who is as big a liar as he is.

PJ Media:  "Doctors left speechless:  A secret so powerful it was banned from the Bible"

And you can be in on the secret too, if you are willing to pay for it.  Why do left wing blogs constantly deny us this kind of life-saving information?

And while we're on the subject of God:

Quin Hilyer, PJ Media:  "God Has Granted Us a Happy Fourth of July...And our freedom depends on God"

And here I thought it depended on owning assault rifles.


Poll P. said...

AP News: "Gingrich, Christie being vetted for Trump VP"

I wouldn't want to be that vet! Yeeech.

Marc said...

I blame Obama for not running again. If President Obama had repealed the 22nd Amendment, he'd be able to run again, and we would not have this horrible political campaign to suffer through for the next few months.

Who am I kidding - it would be about the same, the names would just be adjusted to fit the narrative.

Green Eagle said...

Why would he have to repeal the 22nd amendment? We all know that he is the Muslim Communist gun grabbing King of America, so he can do whatever he wants.