Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Wingnut Wrapup

The idiocy is really out in force these days.  I'm guessing that, despite all the bluster, the wingnuts really know what is looming ahead for their malignant conspiracy against the country.  So here we go:

Allahpundit:  "Dem Rep: Uh, No, I Don’t Want To Ban All Semiautomatic Weapons"

This story is all over the wingnut world today:  Another example"

Guy Benson, Town Hall:  "House Democrat: Actually, We Should Not Ban All Semi-Automatic Weapons"

Benson continues, as you would expect, with one of the great Conservative lies of all time:

"the constitution guarantees the right to private gun ownership"

But my intention here is not to add one more drop to the ocean of words about guns and the Constitution; rather to once again point out that Republicans are so authoritarian in nature that they just cannot fathom that a Democrat would disagree for one second with the dictated party line.  This sort of capitulation to leaders is the fodder on which dictatorships are fed.

Jonah Golberg, Town Hall:  "The Child Soldiers of the Gun-Control War"

Child soldiers.  Remember them?  12 year old African kids with guns going around shooting people at random.  So now, high school students who don't want to be shot are just the same as kids who shoot people.  Talk about a new height in both siderism. 

David Limbaugh, Town Hall:  "Rumors of Conservatism's Demise Greatly Exaggerated"

Sad to say.  And as long as they have billions from human monsters like the Koch brothers and the Waltons, and as long as they own all the TV and radio stations in three quarters of the country, it will probably stay that way, no matter what might be good for the country.

Ilana Mercer, Town Hall:  "Jews Must Never Forget Trump For Remembering Our Unforgettable Jerusalem"

Yeah, for remembering to turn Jerusalem into an excuse to start a war, in which tens of thousands of Jews may well be killed.  Thanks for the favor, Trump.  And just to make it clear, if Jerusalem is unforgettable, we don't need interference from a malignant moron to help us remember it.

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "MSNBC Trashes Rick Scott For Ignoring Student Protestors...But Neglects to Mention Where He Actually Was"

Hell?  That's my hope.

Chris Reeves, Town Hall:  "Republican Congressman Wants to Strip Gang Members of U.S. Citizenship"

Curiously enough, this extends only to brown gang members, and not, say, to Nazis or white supremacists, who are valued citizens whose rights to kill must be preserved and whose opinions must lead all debates.  I bet you are really surprised by that.

Jennifer van Laar, Red State:  "Off-Duty Cop Who Was At FL School Ran Toward Gunfire While Others Cowered"

Which accomplished exactly nothing.  So much for good guys with guns getting the bad guys with guns.  However, this kind of thinking seems to be a popular take among wingnuts today:

Sarah Rumpf, Red State:  "Three Other Broward Cops Were Outside School During Shooting But Didn’t Enter"

Three more "good guys with guns" who were of absolutely no use whatsoever, because they were not interested in pretending to be heroes, and getting themselves killed for nothing.  See, the good guys with guns just waited outside while the killing went on, so now we need good guys with guns who are not cowards.  Like, say, a certain "President" who got five draft deferments, or a recent warmongering Vice President who got four.  No, it's up to someone else to not be a "coward," i.e. to sacrifice themselves by following right wing cant about stopping shooters.  It's up to someone else than Republicans whenever someone has to sacrifice something. 

And just one more piece along this line:

John Nolte, Breitbart:  "CNN’s Cillizza: Armed Deputy Who Did Nothing to Stop Parkland Massacre a ‘Good Guy’...Cillizza says of the deputy, “There was a good guy with a gun just outside the school when the bad guy with a gun started murdering people. The good guy with the gun wasn’t the solution. He didn’t stop it...to declare this deputy a “good guy” is laughable."

No, he is a bad guy because he didn't go charging into the school armed with a pistol, and try shooting it out with a maniac who had an AR-15.  He needed to die to give a little more life to an NRA lie.

Well, I'm going to skip any more on this coward thing, so let me just note that similar posts are up at practically every wingnut website I've looked at today.

Bridget Johnson, PJ Media:  "Trump Proposes Bonuses for Armed Teachers as Economical Way to Protect Schools"

No money for books and pencils in school, but plenty for guns.  Maybe they could get a bonus for everyone they shoot.

Christina Laila, Gateway Pundit:  "Obama Posts Chilling Message to Teens Marching and Organizing For Gun Control ‘We’ve Been Waiting For You’

Scary, huh?  Of course, Trump is waiting for them too, to shut them up and put them in jail.

Joshua Caplan, Gateway Pundit:  "Radio Legend Michael Savage Approached To Run Against Sen. Dianne Feinstein"

Whoo!  Hey, guys, why not go all the way and get Joseph Goebbels to run?  Oh wait, he's dead?  Too bad.

And now, a Conservative "comedy" break:

Keep telling yourselves that he's got nothing, guys.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "It Never Gets Old=> CPAC Crowd Chants “Lock Her Up!” During POTUS Trump Speech"

No, apparently it does never get old.  Jim seems to think that this is a good thing, rather than a sign of depravity.

Kristinn Taylor, Gateway Pundit:  "CNN Fixed 1992 Election Eve Town Hall Ambush Question From Clinton Operative Stephanopoulos to Pres. George H.W. Bush"

Fixed a question!  In 1992!!!  Let's see, that's a quarter of a century ago.  They fixed a question!  That's so much worse than Trump committing treason.

Cliff Kincaid, Renew America:  "The 'new' conservatives: Pro-gay, pro-pot, pro-Russia"

They'll claim to be for anything, as long as you don't notice that they are still pro-stealing the entire wealth of the country for their rich backers, which is all they really care about.  So, smoke all the weed you want while Republicans rob you blind.

Devin Stone, Return of Kings (recently awarded a designation as a SPLC hate site):  "WHY WOMEN WILL NEVER BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS MEN...They don't have it in them..."

Devin, if you want to make that argument in front of my wife, you might need this website:
Just sayin'.  I mean, she is from New Jersey.


And just in case you thought you had heard every sort of idiotic conspiracy theory on earth, here's one from the above mentioned website:

John Augustine, Return of Kings:  "THE MAIN PURPOSE OF LARGE CORPORATIONS IS TO SERVE AS THE SPEARHEAD OF MARXISM"

Corporations are Marxist. Exactly what we all remember from reading Marx, right?

Joseph Farah, World Net Daily:  "Now Dems see Russians under every bed"

Not every bed, Joseph.  Just Trump's.  Why do you think Melania won't sleep in the same room with him?

And now a little more right wing humor:


Dear me, what a laugh I got out of this one.  They really captured the essence of Colbert there, didn't they?  And the cartoon looks so much like him too.

C. A. Mackintosh, American Thinker:  "We Don't Need a National Conversation about Guns (or Anything Else)"

Just in case you were wondering.  C. A. continues:

" we should replace the norm of interest in national affairs, created by excessive devotion to national news by mass media outlets, with an interest in the local affairs of our own state, county, community, and family."

I.e. just shut up and let the Republican party do whatever it wants.  A formula for a better country, yes sir.

And then there's idiocy like this:

Robert Turner, American Thinker:  "Why does it take President Trump – whom the "resistance" vilifies, depending on the mood of the moment, as ignorant, unqualified, insane, immoral, or dictatorial – to actually start a serious conversation regarding student safety?"

Yes, Trump started that serious conversation.  Oh well, he already has claimed credit for everything on earth that someone else did, why not this too? By the way,  "ignorant, unqualified, insane, immoral, or dictatorial" - sounds about right to me.  Robert continues:

"Prevention, however, creates its own problems, for without an occasional public massacre, the hyper political anti-gun lobby might be forced to disband."

Without the "occasional" gun massacre, we might not need the "hyper political anti-gun lobby."

"Instead of defending itself against straw men set up by Democrats and their media masters, Republicans are becoming the party of solutions."

Solutions, yeah.  Teachers with guns.  Tax cuts for the rich.  Nuclear war. Those are the solutions.  Good work, guys.

Michael Berenhaus, Daily Caller:  "Guess What - The U.S. Can Recognize Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel If It Wants To"

And guess what else- the U.S. can recognize Hueytown, Alabama as the capital of France if it wants, too.  So, who cares?

Just for the information of the ignorant boob who wrote this, Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel since the day that it was founded; its seat of government has always been there, and nobody doubts that.  The question is not where the capital of Israel is, it is whether it's a good idea for Trump to risk starting a war in which people from other countries will die, just to prance around in front of his adoring fans.

Just for your information, here is a map of Jerusalem:

You can see the Knesset, the Israeli Supreme Court and many of its ministries in the parklike area a ways west of the old city, where they have been ever since the founding of the country.

John Brown, Daily Caller:  "'Black Panther' Is A Quasi-Religious Atonement For White Guilt"

Black Panther is a commercial product, designed to make money, which it has done, in very large quantities.  End of story.  Anyone who thinks differently is too stupid and blinded by right wing ideology to have a thing to say about Hollywood.

John D. O'Connor, Daily Caller:  "James Comey's Pursuit Of Crimeless Cases Against Trump Is Eerily Familiar"

You mean like Whitewater, Vince Foster, Benghazi, the e-mails, Pizzagate, the birth certificate, and on and on?  Oh no, not like those.  Those were not crimeless cases.  It is a crime to do anything if you are a Democrat.

 Before It's News:  “Soros Busted! Scheme to Start Civil War Exposed! Next Step a Citizen’s Arrest!..."I’m going to bring down the United States by funding Black Hate groups. We’ll put them into a mental trap and make them blame white people. The Black community is the easiest to manipulate- George Soros”

Just a little sample of the lying smears that make up most of right wing journalism.  This obviously phony quote has been circulating on the right since 2016.  It would have taken the authors of this article less than one minute to find out that it is false, but of course telling the truth is not the goal of any right winger.

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "Let's Be Honest, The Latest Gun Control Bill Is Pretty Much A Total Ban On Firearms"

No lie too big, like I said.  But, got to keep up the right wing panic. 

Dennis Prager, Town Hall:  "Why the Left Opposes Arming Teachers"

Dennis Prager, the most intellectually dishonest talk show host in America, and that is against some heavy duty competition.  This should be good.  Okay, why, Dennis?  I'm sure your reasoning is going to be very persuasive:

"The left doesn't fight evil; it fights those who do...it hates those who wish to see teachers and others voluntarily armed take down the murderers of our children."

Hate! Hate, I tell you! The left hates everyone, or at least everyone who is not a Communist or a Muslim!  Yeah, that's the reason why it doesn't want teachers to carry guns in school.  And Dennis is what Conservatives try to pass off as an intellectual.

Arthur Schaper, Town Hall:  "Democratic Lunacy on Full Display in California"

What, you mean the sixth biggest economy in the world, a balanced budget, more money for education and infrastructure and approximately an eighth of both the gross domestic product and foreign trade for the whole country?  No, Arthur means this:

"since 2016 the Democratic Party has moved further left than anyone would have anticipated since 2016. They...want to repeal the Second Amendment, abolish the First, get rid of the United States Constitution. They pretty much want to resurrect Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin and have them both run for President/Vice-President in 2020. Unless they can get Che Guevara and Mao Ze-Dong for diversity’s sake, then they will go for that tag team."

No word about the Republican party having already resurrected Hitler, bloating him up to about 350 pounds, giving him a blonde dye job and putting him in the White House.

John Ellis, PJ Media:  "Your Tax Dollars Are Helping to Pay for a Clown College in Nancy Pelosi's District"

They're paying for one in Washington DC, too:


Larry Klayman, Renew America:  "Why I should be appointed special counsel"

Because the country is so close to complete madness that we might as well push it over the edge and enjoy the show?

World Net Daily EXCLUSIVE!  "House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is blaming former President Obama for being in cahoots with Russia for eight years"

No bottom line of shame for this guy.  And another typical example of blaming the Democrats for  what Republicans are in actual fact doing every day.  A decent House would have thrown this guy out long ago, but of course, we do not have a decent House; we have a Republican one.

Renew America:  "Student parrots teacher's gun-control views in MSNBC video "

See, 17 year olds are not capable of thinking on their own, so if they do not want to be gunned down in school, it must be because they have been brainwashed by their liberal teachers.  Of course, in the case of Republicans, thinking on their own about gun control is a capital offense.

Alice Powe, World Net Daily:  "'THERE'S ENOUGH TO ARREST HILLARY NOW'...'People want justice'

And with Republicans in charge of the Justice Department, there is enough to arrest Hillary, since all it takes is being a Democrat, or speaking up against Trump.  That's coming soon, and believe me, Hillary will be the first high profile prisoner they go for.  Alice acts like that is a good thing.  Just like Heinrich Himmler did.

Lewis Dovland, American Thinker?  "How leftists plan to use Parkland's dead"

Door stops?  Cat food?  I don't know; I couldn't be bothered to read the article.  Sorry.

And just in case you still don't have enough to worry about, we'll just finish on this:

Your News Wire:  "Rivers Turning Red All Over The World As Biblical End Times Prophecy Fulfilled"

Maybe.  Who knows?

2 comments:

Professor Chaos said...

Does the cartoonist really not understand how these investigations work? You start with the small fish and leverage them to get to bigger and bigger fish. You don't begin by arresting the godfather, you arrest street-level goons and get them to roll over on their bosses.

Green Eagle said...

Well, of course, the point of the cartoon was to suggest that there is nothing but small fish there; i.e. the Republican party line that Mueller isn't laying a glove on Trump. And they appear to be preparing to insist on that, no matter what comes out, so in a way this cartoon is as indicative of their behavior as anything in Wingnut Wrapup.