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Wingnut Wrapup

And let me just start out with this age-old question: Susan D. Harris, American Thinker:  "How is it that leftist mockery of conservatives became a staple of popular culture?" Well, Susan, as it just happens that Green Eagle is a world authority on that subject, let me explain it to you:  You just make it so easy for us. John Ransom, Town Hall:  "Who Made Krugman the Expert? Cronies Did." No, I think Princeton University and the Nobel Prize Committee made Krugman an expert- or at least they recognized that he is one.  This was a funny article- it's about a thousand words long, and doesn't even mention Krugman until six sentences from the end, and then to refer to him casually.  The rest is about some rich Russian guy.  Go figure- I guess meaningless attacks on Krugman get hits in the wingnut internet world. Katie Kieffer, Town Hall:  "Capitalism glorifies God" Yup, that's enough from this Town Hall resident numbskull.  Where do rich pe

Conservative Master Class In How To Deliberately Not Get It

S. E. Cupp, on CNN today, speaking about the Pope: "I know liberals are real excited about what they perceive as a progressive message coming from this pope. But his goal with the church in limiting his authority is actually considerably conservative. He wants to make a smaller church, a church with a small "c." That's right, the Pope is trying to do to the Church what the Republicans are trying to do to the government- make it smaller!  That's the message you should take away from all he has had to say the last few months about the poor, etc.  I guess he wants to drown the Church in a bathtub, just like the Republicans are trying to do with the government. How can these people be so malicious with the truth, and why on earth are they allowed a free forum to spread their crap around the country?  Doesn't anyone in charge see or care what they are doing to us? These are the self-professed defenders of religion- only the "religion" they are d

Well, Well, Isn't This a Surprise

From the New York Times, the following news: "Months of investigation by The New York Times, centered on extensive interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had direct knowledge of the attack there and its context, turned up no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault. The attack was led, instead, by fighters who had benefited directly from NATO’s extensive air power and logistics support during the uprising against Colonel Qaddafi. And contrary to claims by some members of Congress, it was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam." So, in keeping with right wing tradition, Republicans have battered the Obama Administration for over a year, based on complete falsehoods.  Their normal propensity for devastating the truth was not hampered in the least by the most vital issues of national security. I wonder if anyone will have the decency to demand an account of how much Darryl Issa and his


Just a brief comment, but isn't it funny that the Pope is infallible until he says something that the Republicans don't agree with?

Knockout Game- It's Real After All

Green Eagle has written a couple of times about the racist mirage that is the so-called "knock-out game," in which invariably gangs of minority males attack innocent whites.  Well, to Green Eagle's great surprise, there are apparently some legitimate examples of this phenomenon: 'Knockout game' attack leads to hate crime charge...HOUSTON (AP) — A white Houston-area man was arrested Thursday on federal hate crimes charges for allegedly shooting video of himself sucker-punching a 79-year-old black man in a "knockout game"-style attack." And here he is: Well, there you go- a knockout game attack by a white guy on a 79 year old black man. Green Eagle is so sorry to have been wrong about this whole thing.

For The Love Of Money

I saw an opinion piece in the New York Times today that, while inoffensive enough, seemed to be a perfect example of the way that all public discourse today has come down to discussion between the "center" and the heartless views of the right.  Here is an excerpt: His family drove "...down to the valley, where sketchy-looking people lived in vans by the river, in plywood shacks with rusted appliances on the front lawn, their laundry frozen stiff on wire lines. The rich, my mother explained, were lucky. The poor were unfortunate. Dissenting voices rose from the back seat. But didn’t the poor deserve their fate? Didn’t they make bad decisions? Weren’t some of them just moochers? And lazy?  Well, yes, in many cases, my mother said... As the year ends, this argument is playing out in two of the most meanspirited actions left on the table by the least-productive Congress in modern history...These actions have nothing to do with bringing federal spending into line, and

Wingnut Wrapup

Things Conservatives are outraged about these days: Leah Barkoukis, Town Hall:  " Those who have been following the story of Saeed Abedini, the American pastor who was sentenced to eight years in a brutal Iranian prison for his Christian faith, were shocked to learn his name was not even mentioned during negotiations with Iran last month.  Secretary of State John Kerry was pressed on the matter during a hearing on Tuesday, but said the United States didn’t link Abedini’s case “directly to the nuclear issue..." Maybe that's because this guy's case has absolutely nothing to do with the nuclear issue, and Kerry was unwilling to destroy a groundbreaking and vital agreement in order to pander to a pack of screaming wingnuts.  Or maybe the Communist Obama administration just hates Christians.  Take your pick. Carol Platt Liebeau, Town Hall:  "Ed Schultz Collecting Union Money... Department of Labor records appear to show that MSNBC television personality Ed Sch

Some Real Jackassery From the Duck Dynasty Guy

From the same interview.  I find this far worse than his comments about gays: "The blacks worked for the farmers... They're singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, 'I tell you what: These doggone white people' — not a word!"  Robertson continued, "Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues." No, you son of a bitch, you never heard of a black person singing the blues.  No, never.  Blues?  That's got nothing to do with rural black people. Why, who ever heard of a black person singing the blues?   I guess the blues is white people's music, just like Jesus is white. Man, this pissed me off.  I'm ready to string the guy up now.

Seasons Greetings from Green Eagle

Here's the traditional Green Eagle best wishes for the holidays: And this year with something extra, if you haven't seen it yet.  In case you haven't decided what to serve for Christmas dinner, here is a suggestion from the Los Angeles Times, called cthulken:   Yum!  I can't wait!

About That Duck Dynasty Guy

Man, have I seen a lot of outrage because Phil Robertson, one of the Duck Dynasty guys, was suspended for making some piggish comments about gays. Having spent a pretty good part of my adult life working in TV, I would like to tell you something.  It's never about the principle- it's always about the money.  Here are two recent examples of this phenomenon, from either side of the political divide:  Paula Deen and Alex Baldwin.  Both were supposedly fired for unacceptable utterances, but here's the truth:  Paula Deen's ratings had been falling for a year and a half, and the network was looking for a chance to dump her; Baldwin's show, just a few weeks old, was obviously not working, and the network wanted out of it too.  They just gave the suits an excuse to do what they wanted to do anyway. As for Robertson, remember he is a successful businessman and part of the most popular cable show on TV, not the ignorant cracker he is made out to be.  His network doesn&

Happy 70th Birthday!

How did he make it this long? Update:  Okay, you go- the world's greatest rock song:

A Must Read from Daily Kos

The horrors of the Bush administration are growing faint to so many people.  Some polls see his approval rating preposterously positive these days.  Here is an article from Daily Kos today, concisely reminding us of what a disaster that eight years was, and what a sickening legacy it has left us.  I strongly suggest that you take a few minutes to read it, to remind yourself that a repeat of the Bush years is just one bad election away. The right wing blogs I follow are constantly ablaze with posts declaring that Obama is the worst President in history.  This is nothing but an attempt to blot out the memory of the real worst President in history, their darling George W. Bush.  We must never allow ourselves to forget his legacy, or, to paraphrase Santayana, we will be doomed to repeat it.

Justice North Korean Style

Some of you may have heard of the trial and execution yesterday of Kim Jong Un's uncle, and the number two guy in the Korean government (well, until now, I guess.)  The North Korean press agency issued a lengthy release commenting on this, and Green Eagle thinks it is only fair that, in a spirit of- well, whatever makes Green Eagle post this ridiculous stuff- he bring you a pretty good sample of it.  I am going to quote quite a lot of it, I'm afraid, because it is all so stimulating, but if you want to see the rest, well, here it is.  It is so reminiscent of Western characterizations of Stalinist show trials that it takes a bit of the edge off the humor, but still, I think it is worth seeing, because it is really a window on what a delusional and violent bunch of people that the world is dealing with over there in North Korea. "Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) -- Upon hearing the report on the enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Worker

Obama Murders Again

Here's the latest news from Hawaii: "The Hawaiian health official who verified the authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate died in a small plane crash. The plane, carrying a pilot and eight passengers, went down Wednesday in the water a half mile off the Hawaiian island of Molokai, the Maui Fire Department said. The lone fatality was Loretta Fuddy, who has served as state health director since January 2011. Tom Matsuda, the interim executive director of Hawaii's health insurance exchange, confirmed Fuddy's death." Any bets on who will be the first right winger to accuse Obama of having this woman murdered?  Jim Hoft?  Larry Klayman?  Wing Nut Daily? Green Eagle will keep you posted. Update (from five minutes later:)  By the way, the bet applies to actual posts.  Commenters by the hundreds over at the wingnut blogs are already claiming that Obama had her killed.

They Can't Be Bothered to Hide It Any More

Bryan Fischer, prominent wingnut expert and spokesman for the Christian right: "If by 'religion,' the founders, and the founders of the state of Oklahoma, meant Christianity, then you can ban a monument to Satan because that's not Christianity ... You can say 'no, we're not going to let you do it. Our Constitution protects the free exercise of the Christian religion; yours is not a Christian expression, we're not going to have that monument.' If we don't understand the word 'religion' to mean Christianity as the founders intended it, then we have no way to stop Islam, we have no way to stop Satanism, we have no way to stop any other sort of sinister religion practice that might creep onto the fruited plains" Well, there it is.  By "religion," the founders meant only Bryan Fischer's religion, i.e. the hateful, mean-spirited mockery of the words of Jesus that seems to pass for Christianity in the country today.

Patty Murray's Very Bad, Rotten Day

Talk about making a deal with the devil.  Patty Murray has gotten together with one of the most shameless liars in the whole Republican barnyard, Paul Ryan, to come up with a "deal" which averts another Republican tantrum to shut down the government.  Despite anything that you will be hearing about this agreement, it is very bad for Democrats and Americans.  Here's why: 1.  Paul Ryan is one more Republican front man for the rich who the press has spent years trying to build up into a serious policy maker.  All that work was, thankfully, pretty well undone as people got to know what a slimy, corrupt liar he was during the last Presidential campaign.  Now, Patty has ensured that we are going to have to endure years more nonsense from the press about what a great leader he is.  That alone is enough to turn my stomach. 2.  Nothing in years has succeeded in impressing on the American public what a bunch of disloyal, seditious crooks the Republicans are like the last attemp

Wingnut Wrapup

Kurt Schlichter, Town Hall:  " ‘Tis The Season For Militant Atheists To Whine.  There’s nothing like the holidays for laughing at anti-religious malcontents being driven to madness by the thought of Christians and Jews celebrating their faiths." More hallucination from the wingnuts.  I never heard of an atheist in my life who gave a damn about people "celebrating their faith."  What a lot of people do care about is self-righteous jackasses trying to shove their stupid, primitive beliefs down our throats. Star Parker, Town Hall:  "... it was not by accident that President Obama chose a theater in a poor black neighborhood in Washington, DC, where the average income is barely half the national average, to speak this week about economic opportunity and fairness.  What exactly was the President trying to achieve by sharing with a low-income black audience that “today’s CEO now makes 273 times more” than the average worker?" What do you think he was trying

Checking In With Larry

Well, it's time to see what Larry Klayman is up to- after all, this man holds the fate of our country in his hands, after his march on Washington last month, to force Obama from office, mobilized and astounding 130 people in front of the White House.  Now, he's preparing the next major step in his revolution: "We will soon be announcing the date to convene the Third Continental Congress in Philadelphia early next year where, taking a page from the Founding Fathers, we will meet to plan the next steps of our Second American Revolution, with delegates from all 50 states. We will also use the occasion to appoint committees to coordinate the revolution and to elect a government in waiting to take over on the day when our current corrupt leaders are forced by the citizenry to leave their thrones and freedom is restored to our shores. Like our Founding Fathers in 1776, the time is now to risk all we have to save the nation from government tyrants before all is los

The True Nature of Centrism

Anyone (after we got to know Joe Lieberman, anyway) who thinks that the so-called centrists or bipartisans in this country are really well-meaning people just trying to find a middle way to solve this country's problems, is so delusional that maybe at this point they cannot ever be reached by facts.  Nevertheless, here's a little diagram that's been making the rounds lately that should do the trick if you ever start to hear the siren song of this phony propaganda.  It's a chart of the trustees of an organization known as "Third Way,"  which is currently the leading group pushing the "grand bargain," in which ordinary Americans will give up their pensions, Social Security and medical care in return for a vague promise from the rich to do something nice, some day.  This copy of the list has had the occupations of the trustees marked on it, and it makes interesting reading: Of the 25 trustees whose occupations could be discovered, 20 of them are &qu

Wingnut Wrapup

While we wait for Conservatives to spend a day and a half or so throwing off their inhibitions and get down to smearing Nelson Mandela, here is some of the usual, garden variety lies and hatred that they specialize in: Katie Kieffer, Town Hall:  "Barack Obama, is not forwarding health; he’s forwarding cancer. He’s on “one more campaign” to pitch ObamaCare, which is quickly metastasizing into ObamaCancer. Where’s our hope for a cure?" Where is our hope that malicious liars like Katie will just shut up, already?  Obama is forwarding cancer by giving people health care.  That makes so much sense.  I guess people have stopped paying attention when the Republicans throw out all the other scare words they can think of- Communist, Islamofascist, Satanist- so they are trying the last scare word they can think of.  Will people fall for this idiotic smear?  Sad to say, if history is any indication, a lot of them will. Katie Pavlich, Town Hall:  "Impeachment Over Obamacare? &q

Republicans' Rather Casual Relationship With the Truth

It is a source of endless amazement to people on the left to see the utter disregard that Republicans have for the truth; extending to a total lack of concern when their own statements utterly contradict things they have said only days earlier.  It is hard for us to understand how anyone can be so tolerant of what, to us, would be a massive humiliation when we were caught in this shameless behavior.  And yet they show no concern at all as they go on, repeating the most unbelievable lies as though they are proven fact. I have watched this strange behavior since the 1960's, and I would like to offer the only explanation for it that I have ever found.  So, here it is.  To us, discussion or argument is an attempt to consider ideas, to see which are viable and which are not- which can be reconciled with known facts and which cannot.  This seems to us to be so obviously the purpose of political conversation that the vast majority of liberals are unable to imagine any other way of think

Obama- Just Like Hitler

Well, I can't resist this.  Here's and article entitled "Top 50 reasons people keep comparing Obama to Hitler," by a guy who says: "...anyone who dares to notice the similarities between our Constitution-shredding Black Panther-in-chief and other racist dictators is still being met with the same hysterical shrieks, convulsions and fainting as always from the book-burning tyrant-worshipers of the left...Here are the top 50 reasons that sensible people cannot help but make this painfully obvious connection:" Well, we're not going to sit through all fifty of them, so Green Eagle will do you the favor of offering a selection.  Here we go: "50) He blatantly violated bankruptcy laws to force through payoffs for unions." Because Hitler was so well known for giving payoffs to unions, and violating bankruptcy laws too.  Why, if you ask a hundred people what Hitler was most famous for, probably 90 of them would answer "for violating ba
I thought I'd try a little change of appearance for a while.

Another Dirty Trick

Out here in California, we've been having a pretty smooth time with Obamacare.  However, if you like, you could consult with this helpful looking website: Read down and you will discover all sorts of useful information, like how you will be losing your doctor under Obamacare, and how you will probably lose your health care coverage too, or how you are a really stupid sucker if you fall for Obamacare at all. Yep, this is a troll site brought to you by the California Republican party, which can't win a damned thing fair and square, but is willing to stoop to anything to screw the Democrats up. Just par for the course with Republicans, but you never see Democrats doing anything like this.  I wonder why? A note:  I stole this story from Crooks and Liars, but I think it is important enough that it bears repetition. 

Who Really Wants Sharia Law?

If you've followed the lunatic idiocy of the right the last few years, you will know that one of their most frequent baseless claims is that Obama is working to force Americans to live under Sharia law.  Here are just a few random samples of this nonsense: Breitbart:  "Obama Administration Paves the Way for Sharia Law...The most terrifying danger Americans face from a second Barack Obama term isn’t the economy, which is scary enough.  The most harrowing prospect is the Obama Administration’s passivity in the face of attempts to introduce aspects of sharia law into our legal system.  Now there is strong and open evidence of the Obama administration collaborating with Islamist activists to ensure the path toward sharia law is accelerated." World Net Daily:  "The most terrifying danger Americans face from a second Barack Obama term isn’t the economy, which is scary enough.  The most harrowing prospect is the Obama Administration’s passivity in the face of attempts

Wingnut Wrapup

Today's Wingnut Wrapup is respectfully dedicated to Steven Joshua Dinkle, who was arrested with his mother for cross burning in black neighborhoods.  Steven claims to be a former Exalted Cyclops of the Klan.  Apparently, you can reach that position of great responsibility but still have to have mommy along to commit crimes.  Here's Steven, giving what I assume is a secret Klan signal to his many followers: Attractive, no?  Really, it's not so different from the rest of the belligerent garbage that the right continually pumps out for the benefit of Green Eagle.  Well, on with the idiocy. The great Conservative outrage over the last few days may have escaped your attention.  It's the current Obama Administration plot to attack the Catholic Church by closing our embassy to the Vatican!  Here is a (very small) sample of the anger swirling around the wingnut world about this: Washington Times:  "Obama’s call to close Vatican embassy is ‘slap in the face’ to Roma