Remember a few weeks ago when Rick Santorum got into some hot water with the Dutch because he made a ridiculous claim that the Dutch euthanize their old folks willy nilly? He claimed that old Dutch folks are so scared that they wear Livestrong bracelets (rimshot) that say “Don’t euthanize me bro!”
Well, of course it turned out that Frothenstein was full of fecal matter, but when you’re a wingnut, “fact” has no meaning. In Wingnutsylvania, fact is merely whatever one happens to believe at the time:
The Patriot Freedom Alliance, which is based in Hutchinson, Kansas, posted a photo of a skunk on its homepage, stating it had replaced the eagle as a symbol of the president because “it is half black, half white and almost everything it does stinks.”
The image appeared on the group’s website on Saturday but was gone on Sunday, said Darrell Pope, president of the Hutchinson chapter of the NAACP. It was also not on the site Monday, the day after an article about it appeared in the Hutchinson News-Leader newspaper.
“They tried to pass it off as satire, but it was hurtful and malicious,” Pope said on Monday. He said the depiction was racist in its reference to Obama, who was born to a white mother and black father. Continue reading →
Well, Michigan isn’t quite done humiliating its underprivileged residents. Beginning next month, many Michigan residents will no longer qualify for food stamps after a new law goes into effect which tightens eligibility requirements.
Louisiana Republican and giant asshat John Fleming appeared on MSNBC this morning to bitch about how hard is life is because he has to live on a meager $400,000 a year.
Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) appeared on MSNBC with Chris Jansing this morning to attack President Obama’s new deficit reduction plan, which includes some tax increases on the wealthy. Taking up the typical GOP talking point, Fleming said raising taxes on wealthy “job creators” is a terrible idea that kills jobs because many of these people are small business owners who pay taxes through personal income rates.
Fleming is himself a businesses owner, so Jansing asked, “If you have to pay more in taxes, you would get rid of some of those employees?” Fleming responded by saying that while his businesses made $6.3 million last year, after you “pay 500 employees, you pay rent, you pay equipment, and food,” his profits “a mere fraction of that” — “by the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left over.”
The CNN debate last night was wretched. It was everything that is wrong with this country — including feckless media and pundunces who should be ashamed for mainstreaming Teabilly bullshit — crammed into a studio so laden with patriotic lights, flags, and other Americana that even the creators of South Park and Team America were likely shocked and awed.
Then came the “cheering for Rick Perry’s high execution rate” moment: The Tea Party audience cheered — actually cheered at the notion of letting an uninsured man die if he didn’t decide for himself to buy Liberty Health Insurance from Liberty Health Associates, using his Liberty cell phone:
Walsh, a tea party-backed freshman from McHenry, issued a statement today saying he’ll be in Illinois on the night of the speech to host a small-business forum. A Walsh aide said he expected details of the forum to be known Friday morning.
Talking about avoiding Obama’s address, Walsh said in his statement: “I don’t see the point of being a prop for another of the president’s speeches asking for more failed stimulus spending and more subsidies for his pet projects.”
He added: “The president needs to stop the speeches, get out of his office and away from all the White House academics and start talking to real people out there. They’re the ones who are going to create the jobs, not White House paper-pushers and bureaucrats.”
Joe Walsh is acting like a petulant child. Who does he think he is? If the President addresses Congress, and you are a member of Congress, you suck it up and you go. It’s really that simple. Could you imagine the outcry from the right if a Democrat up and decided he or she just didn’t feel like attending a Bush address?
Shery Lanford Smith posted the joke on her public profile Thursday afternoon, according to a screen-capture taken by the Sumter Item’s Nick McCormac. Smith removed the post after being asked about it.
In the joke, the Obamas’ helicopter pilot says to his co-pilot, “I could throw both of them out of the window and make 256 million people very happy!” Smith also posted, “If you’re one of [the] 256 million, pass it on,” implying she herself would be happy to see the Obamas killed.
The joke has been circulating for years in various forms which have included the names of multiple political figures. “It’s just a joke,” Smith told the Item when contacted about her post. “I had no idea it would be an issue.”
Smith was elected chairwoman of the Sumter Tea Party in February 2011, according to the organization’s now-defunct website.
LOLOLOLOL. It’s so funny! Why aren’t you laughing? You get it? Because the pilots of Air Force Helicopter (or whatever it’s called, I’m not a Secret Service expert, you know) would throw the Obamas off the plane, likely sans parachutes, thus causing them to be not alive anymore!
The other day on Twitter, I was challenged to provide “the other side” of the Kymberly Wimberly story. This challenge came from a Breitbart-affiliate — some person called “A.R. Ward” who touts himself as ““Combating racialism and Defending Colorblindness.”
See, the Breitbart troll [pictured here] didn’t like how “the left” rushed to judgment on the story about Kymberly Wimberly being stripped of her sole valedictorian status. In his view, the left’s rampant racialism (whateverthefuck that means — the only time I’ve ever heard the term “racialism” was in connection with a punchline to a joke delivered by David Brent on The Office UK) is the cause of baseless allegations of racism. And such injustice against innocent white folks will not stand, man.
The troll wanted to take a “wait and see” approach, and said he wanted to hear what “the black superintendent” had to say about this so-called racism: Continue reading →