Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wingnut Wrapup

I know I more or less promised to cool it with the wingnuts, but they have reached such a climax of screeching lies lately, due to the simultaneous unraveling of Trump, Jeff Sessions and their poster boy, Roy Moore, that they are really on a tear these days.  I can't even begin to get to it all.  The following is too much for a sane society, but I am really only scratching the surface here.

Angry Patriot:  "Clinton Foundation Taxes Reveal Just How Little They Give To Charity"

The Clinton Foundation is a charity, dumbass.

"In its IRS filings, the Clinton Foundation paid out over $91 million, but only roughly $5 million of that actually went to charitable grants!"

The Clinton Foudation runs its own programs.  It doesn't pay other groups to do its work, except where it cannot provide the services; thus the $5 million paid to others.  Anyone with even the most superficial knowledge of the Clinton foundation knows this, including, I am sure, the anonymous writer of this smear.

Angry Patriot:  "JUST IN: Hillary Just Got Bad News From DOJ"

Ooh, that's scary:

"We have our hopes up that (new FBI director Christopher) Wray is going to see through any deception on Mueller’s part and see through this nonsensical investigation as smoothly as possible. Once that situation is out of the way, he can proceed to take them down once and for all. We suspect that when Clinton falls, the Democratic Party is going to fall behind her."

In other words, she didn't get bad news from the DOJ; they've got nothing.  They hope that their hateful wet dreams come true, but they do not have a shred of evidence that they will.  That's the "bad news" for Hillary: right wingers hate her.  Somehow, I think she didn't need any news from the DOJ to figure that out.


Angry Patriot, and its anonymous smear merchants, are new to me.  Let me just leave you with this incisive historical analysis from them:

"The big lie the Left is intent on hiding is that Hitler learned his most potent strategies–strategies that resulted in horrific events–from the Democrat Party of the United States. It was from the Democrats that Hitler learned how to create a progressive racial state. The Democrat legacy is one of racism, oppression, and violence!

... all the dictatorial systems that made up the Axis Powers, including Hitler’s Nazis and Mussolini’s fascists, were Progressives. Their ideologies were deeply rooted in Leftist Socialism."

There's lots more like this, but readers of Wingnut Wrapup have heard it all before.  No lie too big, no lie too small, and never will they take a shred of responsibility for the horrors that the right inevitably causes. 


And of all the reactions to the (inevitable) revelation that Alabama Republican (and Christian saint) Roy Moore is a pervert, it's going to be hard to top this one from Republican Representative Ed Henry of Hartselle, Alabama:

“If they believe this man is predatory, they are guilty of allowing him to exist for 40 years. I think someone should prosecute and go after them. You can’t be a victim 40 years later, in my opinion,”

A fourteen year old girl molested by a 32 year old Republican assistant district attorney...She is the guilty party who belongs in jail.  Of course.  Because Republican.

Steve Bannon:  "[Trump] is the least racist guy I’ve ever met."

Knowing, who you hang out with, Steve, I expect you are telling the truth, for once.

The Federalist:  "Media Covered Up Sexual Assault To Score Points For The Left"

So we can ignore anything that turns up about Roy Moore, or Donald Trump, for that matter.  The evidence of the coverup?

"if you want to talk about Senator Waitress Sandwich, who was the lion of the Senate, because much of the media here kept quiet about those things over the years, or Bill Clinton,” she said. “Two weeks ago NBC covered up the Weinstein thing"

"The Lion of the Senate," presumably being long dead Senator Teddy Kennedy, who was involved in the tragic traffic death of a girl 49 years ago, and which, whatever the circumstances, had nothing to do with sexual assault, and Bill Clinton, who had a consensual sexual relationship with an adult woman.  The press, egged on by Republican smear merchants, never let the Kennedy story die, and Clinton's affair became the centerpiece of the biggest news orgy in the history of the country.  Some coverup. 

And most importantly, please remember that the Federalist society, which is behind this smear and many others, is the organization that Donald Trump turns to for recommendations for whom to appoint to lifetime Federal judge positions.

T.K., News Politics:  "NATIONAL POLITICS Trump Gets A Message From Putin Following Horrific Mass Shooting At Texas Church"

What, "next time, make sure some of your enemies are in the church before the shooting starts?


And, could the lies get any more preposterous?

Sean Adl-Tabatabai, Your News Wire:  "Mueller Files 294 Sealed Indictments Against Elite Pedophile Ring Members...This is not dis-info, it is fact. Sealed indictments are verifiable public record. We don’t know whats in them yet, but you can see they are there and it’s sure as heck not normal, it’s unprecedented. There has never been this many at once . . . ever."

294!!!  Indictments!!!1!!!1!!!!  Pedophiles!!!    Believe that?  You really are a sucker.  Funny, not a single news source except Your News Wire, and White Supremacists and holocaust denier Hal Turner.  But just wait!  More to come, I guarantee you.  Right wingers in the year 2070 (if anyone is still alive) will still be hearing about this story, during recesses in the latest Benghazi hearings.

Sean Adl-Tabatabai, Your News Wire:  "Alt. Media Vindicated: Congress Holds Hearings On ‘Weather Manipulation’

Yeah, "hearings" conducted by three Republican climate lunatics in the Senate, led by king loon Lamar Smith.  Chemtrails!!!!  See my remark above about lies that never die. 


This is apparently based on a story from the "Activist Post," which posts articles like this one:

Chris Kanthan, Activist Post:  "Stop Saying, “Putin Invaded Ukraine and Annexed Crimea”

Stop!  STOP SAYING THAT!!!!!  Stop, I tell you!  Stop!  Now back to the elite pedophile ring!

Or how about this?

Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post:  "Leaked Documents Reveal Israel Attempt To Capitalize On Hariri Resignation"

Israel tried to "capitalize" on events in an adjacent, barely functional country!  Way outside decency.  If you are Jewish.  And how did Israel do this?

"(A) cable said: “You need to stress that the Hariri resignation shows how dangerous Iran and Hezbollah are for Lebanon’s security.  “Hariri’s resignation proves wrong the argument that Hezbollah participation in the government stabilizes Lebanon”

Ha ha.  Would anyone disagree with that simple, obvious statement of plain facts?  But when you are Israeli, telling the truth is a treachery beyond measure.  They must all be Democrats over there, because the same is true for Democrats.

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "Total Losers: Yep, Anti-Trump Voters Just Threw A Nationwide Tantrum On Anniversary of 2016 Election"

A tantrum involving winning a bunch of off-year elections.  Voting is throwing a tantrum.  If you're a Democrat, anyway.

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "ICYMI: You Can Probably Guess What ABC, CBS, and NBC Did When The Hillary-DNC Rigging Story Broke"

Reported that the story was just one more Republican lie?  No, they didn't do that, so they still have a long way to go before they are even close to doing their duty.

And now, how to lie in a cartoon:

The truth:  The VA routinely receives the highest quality ratings from its patients of any health provider in the country.  The one thing it is criticized for is wait times, which are one hundred percent the result of Republican funding cuts.  Of course, that's the Democrats' fault somehow, and serves as one more proof that the government fails at everything it does- if it's left to the Republicans.

Ariana Grossu, Town Hall:  "Sen. Cassidy Was Right: Most Planned Parenthood Businesses Are in Urban Areas"

The stupid crackers in rural areas stabbed themselves in the back again by doing away with the clinics that serve them.  But see, we all know that this whole story is code language for "Planned Parenthood only serves black people, so let's crush it."

Guy Benson, Town Hall:  "First Question: Are Roy Moore's Accusers Credible?  Next Question: If So, Then What?"

Guy means, "Next Question:  How do we shout them down with more lies about Hillary?"

Rick Moran, PJ Media:  "Moore Fumbles Defense on Appearance with Hannity...Moore claimed to remember one of his accusers, but couldn't make up his mind whether he had dated her or not"

He didn't lie big enough.  What kind of Republican is he, anyway?

D. C. McAlister, Gateway Pundit:  "Even Roy Moore Is Innocent Until Proven Guilty"

I only bring this up to harangue you about one of my major pet peeves:  A person is PRESUMED innocent IN THE EYES OF THE LAW until found guilty.  That does not mean that they are innocent.  If they committed the crime, they are guilty, regardless of the outcome of any trial, or regardless of whether there is a trial at all.  We all know, for example, that O. J. killed his wife, no matter what was the outcome of his botched trial, and we all (if we are honest) know that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are war criminals who murdered a million people without a shred of justification, even though no one had the honesty and courage to hold them responsible.  Anyway, end of rant, and back to our regularly scheduled rant:

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Alabama TV Station Can’t Find a Single Person Who Believes Vicious WaPo Hit Piece on Judge Roy Moore "

Alabama.  I rest my case.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Arrogant NeverTrump Hack Who Urged Christians to Abandon Trump Is Now Urging Christians to Abandon Roy Moore"

Go figure.  The guy who turned against Trump because he was a sexual predator, turned against Roy Moore for the same reason.  What the hell is he thinking?

Lucian Wintrich, Gateway Pundit:  "CHINA VISIT: President Trump Praised As “UNCLE TRUMP”

You know, like this uncle:


Joseph Farah, World Net Daily:  "WHY BIBLE PROPHECY SHOULDN'T BE SCARY"

Because it's all bullshit?  That's my guess.

Norman Rogers, American Thinker:  "Tell a Big Lie and Keep Repeating It...Mother Nature is not cooperating with fake global warming science because the Earth has failed to warm for the last two decades."

Of course, we all know this is a malignant lie, but I thought you would like to see these two charts; first, one showing real global warming:

And one that is all over the right wing world, which is a complete phony:

One more demonstration of how utterly lost these people are, and how futile it is to try to discuss anything with them, or really do anything except remove them from the earth, or perhaps just the country, and send them to Somalia or Russia, where they belong.

Peter Coyne, Daily Reckoning:  "Is the president purposely tanking the U.S. dollar?  The greenback is down 7.5% since he took office — and the trend doesn’t show any signs of stopping.

But could that all be according to his plan?  That’s why by Jan. 1 2018, he is almost certain to give the U.S. dollar a much-needed “reboot”.

A reboot.  Well, he is already giving the dollar a boot, after it soared against the Euro under Obama (something that Peter forgot to mention.)  But it's all part of the seventy-eleven million dimension chess that Trump, the smartest man on earth, is so famous for.  So, Peter, you keep telling yourself that it's all part of the great cosmic plan.  Me, I'm checking out to listen to some Howling Wolf.




Joshua Caplan, Gateway Pundit:  "EPIC! Roy Moore Attorney Calls CNN Host: ‘Don Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy’ 

Epic!  This is what passes for good news for Republicans these days.  Unless they are really happy to see their President kissing Vladimir Putin's ass, which a lot of them seem to be.

And if it is in a chart, it must be true, right?  Congressman Louie Gohmert once again demonstrates why he is the most insane person in Washington:

If you think you can make any sense of that, maybe you should get some counseling too.

Bryan Fischer, Renew America:  "According to Jesus, not one valid accusation against Moore"

And this is a man who spends his whole life claiming to speak for God.  The sheer gall of it all is breathtaking.  And by the way, I don't think we need Jesus' opinion to know that it is wrong for a grown man to molest a 14 year old girl.  Call me crazy, but I think decent people can figure that out by themselves.  Here is Bryan's claim, in somewhat more detail:

"When it comes to sin, and suspicions of sin, the Master was quite clear. "Every charge," he said, every accusation of wrongdoing, must be "established by the evidence of two or three witnesses" (Matthew 18:16). In other words, if there is just one witness, that accusation cannot be considered a valid accusation, cannot be considered a fact..."

Of course, since most rapists do not invite people along to watch, that would pretty much put an end to all rape prosecutions, but is that what Jesus said?  No, it is not.  Here is the relevant passage of Matthew, from the New International Bible:

"15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector."

Jesus was saying not one damned thing about witnesses to the act, but merely about confronting the malefactor with multiple people to inform them that their behavior is unacceptable.  Well, so far, we have had several million people state that Roy Moore's behavior is repugnant.  Like all of these right wing Christians, getting their way even justifies mangling the word of their infallible God.  That's how much they really believe in the sanctity of Christianity when it stands in the way of their real religion, tax cuts. 

And how about some more from Renew America, which mangles the very concept of the word "dishonest:"

Lloyd Marcus, Renew America:  "Black Christian Conservative Republican Lloyd Marcus here. I call upon all my fellow Christians not to abandon our brother Roy Moore who is running for US Senate Alabama. Attacking Judge Moore's morality is a dirty leftist trick...Judge Moore is hated by Leftists and establishment Republicans because he is an outspoken character driven Christian conservative; a faithful courageous defender of our Constitution, principles and values which have made America great."

A character driven Christian conservative who is fine with raping children; a "defender of our Constitution" who was twice kicked off of the Alabama Supreme Court for refusing to follow that Constitution.  It's a dirty leftist trick to point that out: the dirtiest leftist trick of all; telling the truth.

Reverend Austin Miles, Renew America:  "Dems responsible for Texas church murders...communists and the Democratic Party are one and the same. We have Communists in virtually every area of the government of The United States. It strains credulity as to how they were able to get into those positions. Simple – now that you've wondered – they had inside help....from our own countrymen.  

It was known from the beginning that Communists saw Christians and the church as a foe they had to abolish since a Christian's mind cannot be enslaved. So in the beginning, Lennon and Stalin began closing churches to get them out of sight proclaiming that Christianity is the opium of the masses and this sabotages their usefulness to the Party."

Lennon and Stalin. 


I think that is all I have to say about the Reverend Austin Miles today.

Cliff Kincaid, Renew America:  "Who wrote the Roy Moore dossier?  The so-called Trump Dossier, financed by the Hillary campaign and provided by the KGB through a former British intelligence agent, has fizzled out. It has been supplanted by the Moore Dossier, concocted by Washington Post reporters working for their billionaire owner, P.T Barnum-like Jeff Bezos. This variation of the ploy, with a new target, seems to have legs. Many Republicans and conservatives are falling for it.

But is there really any reason to believe the Moore Dossier has any more validity than the Trump Dossier?"

Well, leaving aside the fact that the "Trump Dossier" has so far proven to be true at every point that it could be tested, the reason I brought this up is to point out a common tactic of right wing smear merchants- to use Pavlovian techniques to cause certain words alone, shorn of any meaning, to stimulate rage in their followers: e-mails, Benghazi, swift boat, all re-purposed to drive wingnuts into a state of sputtering fury, even when they cannot speak two coherent sentences about what crimes these words are supposed to denote.  And now the use of this term, "dossier," to suggest that any reporting on the left is a partisan hit job, no matter how carefully researched.  We are up against a mindless vomiting forth of sourceless rage, which knows no truth, no bounds and no decency.  There is absolutely no way to meaningfully combat this by normal methods.  It would serve all of us well to consider what other means might be available to put this monster back in its cave.

Enough's enough.  Believe me, this sort of thing goes on and on; the wingnuts are really on a spasm of lies and smears these days, to try to shut up what is, at this point, the obvious disgusting corruption of everyone in their world.  Too bad we have to pay attention to this, but we do.

2 comments:

Zog said...

"Bad News From DOJ"

For some reason, DOJ made me think of a certain episode of The Red Green Show.

Infidel753 said...

They've all been parroting that Hitler-was-a-liberal thing ever since Jonah Goldberg's stupid book came out. I wonder if they're actually starting to think Lennon and Lenin were the same person. It's not any sillier.

Alabama TV Station Can’t Find a Single Person Who Believes Vicious WaPo Hit Piece on Judge Roy Moore

They sure didn't look very hard. I've seen polling showing that 38% of voters there think there's at least some credibility to them.

If Roy Moore reads your blog, he's probably wanking himself dry over that "uncle" picture at this very moment.