Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Order of the Whinging Wingnut: The Shrilling

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Amy Siskind, founder and president of an allegedly non-partisan women’s organization, The New Agenda, may not qualify as a wingnut in the strictest sense of the word. She might have policy differences with Whinging Wingnut Fellow Andrew Breitbart of Big Ho and prior nominee John Hinderaker of Powertool.

It’s hard to say where Siskind stands because she operates as if important national policies, including reproductive rights, are gender-neutral. But despite her craven avoidance of real policy stances, I think Siskind qualifies for the coveted Order of the Whinging Wingnut award for posting this hagiographic bucket of awful on Sarah Palin, which reads like Twilight FanFic:

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Posted by Betty Cracker on 09/02/09 at 11:52 AM
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I believe everything I read (and hear) on the Internet

I was bopping around YouTube checking out town hall videos and stumbled upon this nonsense:

It has nearly 9000 views and 177 comments.  In it George, who is working on two “totally awesome” movies about debt and inflation, lets the viewer know that he’s concerned about the “lies and deceit” the Obama “propaganda machine,” in conjunction with the complicit media, were manufacturing about the president’s recent town hall in Belgrade, Montana. George has a “source” who works at “the airport” in Montana and he told him a bunch of shocking things.  Right off the bat George, who is a very truthful man, says Belgrade is “probably the most remote location you could chose to have a presidential meeting. You could not pick a more remote location according to my source.” In addition, “there were reports on the radio station that thousands of dollars were paid to ship in lobster to eat. Why on earth would you be eating lobster when Montana is known as one of the best places in the country to eat beef?” George, who is a very truthful man, also makes several other allegations.  Watch it if you have a few minutes.

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Posted by Kevin K. on 09/02/09 at 09:53 AM
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Teabagger Moment of Zen

Words fail.

Posted by Tom65 on 09/02/09 at 09:50 AM
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Auto-Tune the News #8 w/ Michael Vick, Chuck Grassley, Joe Biden, T-Pain & geese

Posted by Kevin K. on 09/02/09 at 09:07 AM
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Beck is NOT a racist jackass; he has a black friend!

Glenn Beck is positively giddy with excitement at finding a wingnut kook of color:

The desperation is pretty thick—Beck clearly doesn’t know Pastor Stephen Broden from Adam’s housecat, but he’s already proposing regular guest appearances.

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Posted by Betty Cracker on 09/02/09 at 08:03 AM
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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

You owe me a new keyboard, but the damages are not beverage-related, if you know what I’m saying

I only read Playboy for the QOTDs.

How is education robbing a child of their innocence?

Pretty astute for someone who wears sans-a-pant belts.

And yes, I read “Broadsheet,” shut up.

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Michele Bachmann: “What we have to do today is [...] slit our wrists”

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Bachmann: “Something is way crazy out there.”
Yes, it’s name is Michele.

From The Colorado Independent [via Wonkette]:

DENVER — In a fiery speech that had her conservative Colorado audience cheering, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann railed against the dangers of health care reform and other Democratic initiatives, warning the proposals “have the strength to destroy this country forever.”

“This cannot pass,” the Minnesota Republican told a crowd at a Denver gathering sponsored by the Independence Institute. “What we have to do today is make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing. This will not pass. We will do whatever it takes to make sure this doesn’t pass.”

“Something is way crazy out there,” Bachmann said in her remarks, billed as a “personal legislative briefing” by the Golden-based Independence Institute, which bills itself as a “free market think tank.”

“This is slavery,” Bachmann said after claiming many Americans pay half their income to taxes. “It’s nothing more than slavery.”

In a speech filled with urgent and violent rhetoric, Bachmann — who proudly acknowledges she is the country’s “second-most hated Republican woman,” behind only former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin – drew a clear line on health care reform. [...]

At times, Bachmann’s legislative briefing sounded more like the plot of a slasher movie.

“Right now, we are looking at reaching down the throat and ripping the guts out of freedom,” she said. “And we may never be able to restore it if we don’t man up and take this one on.”

Posted by Kevin K. on 09/01/09 at 10:44 AM
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Joe Klein: Now with extra suck

I’ll admit it: When Time’s Joe Klein called out John McCain for disgraceful campaign tactics last year and denounced the GOP’s dishonest tactics in the health care debate as nihilism, it almost made me forget how his relentless, craven concern-trolling and Dubya fluffing gave cover to the worst excesses of the Bush administration. Well, no more.

Blogger par excellence Aimai over at No More Mister Nice Blog pwned Klein at a Cape Cod beach party and posted a fascinating account of it, which was picked up at Balloon Juice. In an encounter that reads like an extended version of the “I happen to have Marshall McLuhan right here” scene in Annie Hall, Aimai nails Klein for pretending that there’s any equivalence whatsoever between the rabid loons in actual positions of power in the GOP and the “crazies on the left” Klein imagines balances them out.

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Posted by Betty Cracker on 09/01/09 at 07:03 AM
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