MOJObama Mind Control or Driving Miss Daisy Crazy

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Have you been plagued, recently, with an uncontrollable urge to sell your house and move into a subway tunnel? or a burning desire to turn over your 401K to UNICEF? how about an insatiable craving for free oral contraceptives?  If you answered “yes” to any of the above, you may be suffering from prolonged exposure to Barack Obama’s cunning exercise of the Delphi Technique of Mind Control (more on this later) designed to enslave Americans and turn them over to the cunning United Nations Overlords plotting the New World Order, i.e., UN Agenda 21.

Depending on who you ask, Agenda 21 is, as TBogg described it:

a nefarious plot that includes forcibly relocating non-urban-dwellers and prescribing mandatory contraception as a means of curbing population growth.

Sane people, on the other hand, believe that Agenda 21 is a 20-year-old UN program that attempts to address hunger, poverty and sustainability in Developing Countries.

I know that some of you are probably shaking your heads in disbelief and pooh-poohing this as a crackpot conspiracy theory straight out of the “Devil’s workshop” of the intertoobz. But not so fast!  If this were not a legitimate policy concern, would the Georgia State Senate waste taxpayers’ precious dollars, in the current economic climate, on a four hour education session for Georgia State Legislators??  I ask you???  Huh?

So.  We’ve established that this is serious business which deserves further attention . . .  and here’s how the State of Georgia got out ahead of this national security threat.

The Georgia State Senate Majority Leader, one William “Chip” Rogers (R-Woodstock) was approached by a “group of constituents” who are understandably troubled about the United Nations’ plans for World Domination, because . . . America? isn’t that our job?

I have to admit that, until yesterday, I had never heard of Georgia’s Mister Rogers, but, upon further investigation I have discovered that he is one of the more colorful species of Republican hucksters to come down the pike and things are starting to make a little more sense.

Before ascending to high public office, in the great State of Georgia, Mr Rogers was a locally well-known and somewhat flamboyant “sports handicapper,” who went by the moniker “Will the Winner” Rogers, appearing on local TV ads with a 900 number for serious bettors to call for Will the Winner’s picks.

After that, “Will the Winner” teamed up with Tea Party BFF Tom Graves (R-GA) to try his hand at flipping pricey real estate.  In 2007, while the housing bubble was still sucking up all avaible air, Rogers and Graves took out a loan for $2.3 million to buy and rehabilitate a dilapidated North Georgia hotel called the Oglethorpe Inn.

When the economy went south, Rogers and Graves defaulted on the loan and:

Five years later it appears U.S. Rep. Tom Graves and state Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers will have to pay back only about half that debt, according to public records examined by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Experts say the FDIC, the federal agency that insures bank deposits, will be on the hook for most of the loss.

For Graves and Rogers, tea party favorites and champions of fiscal responsibility, the resolution of their failed business venture opens them up to charges of hypocrisy.

None of this seems to have hobbled Rogers career in the Georgia State Senate, however, where he resides as Majority Leader and, as such, was approached by a Mr. Field Searcy who had been serving on the board of the Georgia State TEA Party until he was asked to step down for extremism and bogging down TEA Party proceedings with longwinded rants about a variety of conspiracy theories. 

Mr. Searcy was interested in presenting an educational seminar for Georgia state legislators on the evils of the United Nations, its Agenda 21 and President Obama’s use of the Delta Technique of Mind Control on unsuspecting American citizens.

Majority Leader Rogers was only too happy to host such an important meeting in the State Capitol which was attended by Sen. Jack Murphy chairman of the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee, Sen. Barry Loudermilk chairman of the Senate Science and Technology Committee, Sen. John Albers vice chair of the Science and Technology Committee, Sen. Buddy Carter, Sen. Bill Heath chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Butch Miller chairman of the State and Local Governmental Operations Committee as well as members of the Georgia Tea Party and legislative staffers.

I understand that public servants have to listen to their constituents and, that perhaps, from time to time that involves some pretty tedious and/or incoherent sessions but it’s hard to imagine any sane adult lasting 30 minutes in that room—let alone 4 hours —without running for the exits.

The meeting consisted of a 90-minute screening of the documentary Agenda: Grinding America Down (see entire video below—if you dare). In the video, Searcy calls Agenda 21 a “conspiracy to transform America from the land of the free, to the land of the collective,” and says that “our own governments are doing this. Our own local city councils and county commissions – they’re doing this.”

“Serious Pundit Points” came in the form of a bonus video cameo of conservative Dick Morris, who warns of Obama’s “War on Suburbs” in which Obama “wants to force everyone into the cities from whence our [that would be the white “our”] ancestors fled.”

Event host, Field Searcy, also presented a voluminous 83-slide PowerPoint presentation that included such gems as this:

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I fully agree with those who say that this is a colossal waste of taxpayer money and that our lawmakers, even in Georgia, have far more pressing business at hand—but the fun doesn’t stop here!  You see, among the many hats that our man, Chip Rogers, wears is Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC, the conservative legal mill that is responsible for pumping out a goodly portion of model legislation on issues dear to conservative hearts such as reducing corporate regulation and taxation, tightening voter identification rules, minimizing environmental protections and promoting gun rights.

By sheer coincidence, I’m sure, in May, the Kansas Legislature approved a resolution blocking Agenda 21 from being implemented in its state, following in the footsteps of Tennessee. Our man Rogers, the Georgia Senate majority leader, introduced legislation in January that would have blocked the nonbinding UN resolution from being applied to his state but failed by two votes.

Among other things, the resolution noted that, “according to the United Nations Agenda 21 policy, social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people to benefit equally from the resources afforded by society and the environment which would be accomplished by socialists and communist redistribution of wealth.”

As Tim Murphy of Mother Jones points out:

If it seems as if Rogers is just repeating John Birch Society conspiracies, he is—literally. As in Tennessee, large portions of his 2012 bill, SR 270, were lifted word-for-word from draft legislation prepared by the Birchers.

The good news is that Chip Rogers, who was running unopposed for another term as Georgia Senate Majority Leader, has suddenly removed his hat from the ring.

The bad news is, in the inimitable words of TBogg at FireDogLake:

Where an unsophisticated, buffoonish belief system like this becomes a problem is when a gang of aging low IQ baby boomers—the kind who believe in ACORN plots, birtherism and tax cuts for oligarchs—get riled up by Glenn Beck and decide that anything dubbed “sustainable,” mentioning “smart growth,” “climate change” or god forbid, cutting down on pollution or trying to preserve the environment, must mean it’s a plot against freedom, the Founding Fathers and Jeebus and so they turn up at local zoning hearings to shout down rational discussion with their paranoiac drivel and drown out sane people.

I have nothing further to add to that . . . .

Posted by Bette Noir on 11/16/12 at 02:40 PM • Permalink

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And hey, what about those colored stickers on the mailboxes, huh? Huh?? HUH???

>>>“according to the United Nations Agenda 21 policy, social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people to benefit equally from the resources afforded by society and the environment which would be accomplished by socialists and communist redistribution of wealth.”<<<

So I downloaded Agenda 21 and did a search on the entire document - none of the words redistribution, justice, equally or wealth show up anywhere, except that “equally” shows up in a comparison between two statements, not as a value judgment about human conditions. I didn’t try communist or socialist, figuring that the ones I searched on would be sort of entry level communist key words and if they weren’t there, then my job was done.

Just another day in your basic right wing fact free world. These people are the dumbest assholes on earth and the fact the they keep getting elected is not a good sign for the future of our country.

Regular “Sadly, No!” commentor bbkf sent a great e-mail to her mother’s wingnut husband regarding Agenda 21.  Wingnuts and facts just don’t mix. 

Thom Hartmann had that Searcy fellow on his show, and the guy really couldn’t explain the nefarious “Delphi technique” very well.  I still have no idea how the hell it’s implemented, but I have a sudden urge to move into a larger building.

Comment by Big Bad Bald Bastard on 11/16/12 at 08:08 PM

but I have a sudden urge to move into a larger building.

Me too, B4.  One that’s close to public transportation.

Socialist!!!

One that’s close to public transportation.

  Just watch out for those bike sharing programs - wouldn’t wanta get caught up in that black helicopter/red bike shit ya know??

And, yes, that is not a joke - the actual Republican party candidate for guv believed that Denver’s bike sharing program was some kinda UN plot to do ????  After Maes expressed his, uh, interesting views on this many CO repubs who had actually thought they could WIN the governorship crapped their pants and tried to get Maes to withdraw.  But he was all TEA PARTY MANDATE BITCHEZ!!! and stuck it out.  Allowing current Gov. Hickenlooper to more or less romp to victory.  (Yes, I love saying Gov. Hickenlooper but not as much as I loved saying Mayor Hickenlooper which he was before he ran for the guvship.  Mayor of Denver, that is.)

@Mar re: the bike-sharing—all any American needs to know about that can be learned by spending 24 hours in Amsterdam where there are crazy Socialist two-wheelers EVERYWHERE!!  Crazy EUROPEENS!!!  That’s why they’re all such UNHAPPY people also, too.

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