1st Amendment, Bryan Fischer, creationism, David Barton, economy, God, GOP, Individual Rights, Iowa, Libya, Muslims, Newt Gingrich, revisionist history, taxes, teabaggers, theology, unions, US Constitution, Wisconsin
This is the GOP mantra, and has been since the day after the 2008 election. Whatever the President says or does or doesn’t do, they immediately say the opposite. It’s the last part that keeps getting them in trouble.
Latest case in point:
Newty (the garden slug) Gingrich just can’t make up his mind on what to do about Libya. When we were doing nothing, he was for the US to step in. When we did, he was against it.
He said we could take care of the whole problem with air-power. Until we used air-power then he said it was a typical politician’s error to think that air power solves all problems.
In the end, Newt admits that his answers to these questions are simply “responses to what the President does.”
Ya see Newt, when the president doesn’t do something, and you say he should, it’s really bad form to then say he shouldn’t have. And then before he has done something, don’t tell him how he should do it, because when he does it, and does it that way, you end up saying he should know better not to do it that way.
Is this an Alzheimer’s moment Newt? Or are you just the hateful vindictive, wannabe that we really think you are?
Help! Infection alert!
Decontamination areas are being set up all over Iowa in anticipation of the likely bacterial infection set to enter the state.
Tomorrow gadzillions (make that a few dozen) really creepy and crazy people are set to have a day-long conference in Des Moines about who should be the GOP candidate. All manner of sleaze is attending, including M. Bachmann (crazy eyes), H. Barbour (racism is behind me), H. Cain (uncle Tom’s cousin), N. Gingrich (garden slug), R. Santorum (wontcha love me again?), J. Bolton (the stash is my cash), and well others.
All rational humans are urged to get a shower and take the recommended dosage of Tylenol to forestall bouts of insanity. Symptoms include itchy skin, double vision and the uncanny feeling that you’ve been hijacked by aliens. See a veterinarian immediately if you have any of the above.
I just love ‘strict constructionists. You know who I mean, those folks that want our country returned to its Founding Father principles, the C O N S T I T U T I O N. Now what they actually mean by this is something you might not quite get, if you ain’t one of them.
Cases in point:
Bryan Fischer, AFA leader and all around hater of everything not white and fundamentalist, claims that the 1st Amendment right to freedom of religion, does not include any rights for Muslims, since the FF could not have had them in mind. Why we don’t know, but he says that we give them rights as a “courtesy” only.
David Barton, pseudo-historian and all around wacko nutjob who shleps for the GOP and it’s business elites, has explained that the Declaration of Independence is “nothing more than a list of sermons” which might surprise Thomas Jefferson. Further the Constitution was written directly out of the Bible, and that all leads up to the fact that Jesus was and IS against the minimum wage and well anything that corporate America doesn’t find conducive to racking up profits.
Sadly, people actually get in their cars, travel to auditoriums, sit their skinny butts in chairs, and listen to this drivel, rather than say, pop popcorn and watch Monty Python’s Holy Grail. I kid you not.
Texas has been in the business of late in revising the history of the US of A, to reflect whatever it wants to be the truth. This is not news. Bill Zedler, Texas Rethuglian legislator, introduces a bill to make it “illegal to discriminate against creationists.” Yes, and next he plans to introduce one that makes it illegal to discriminate against stupid people. In both cases that would be him. [h/t to Crooks and Liars]
Discover Magazine has an interesting article, entitled “Does the Universe Need God?” This is an excerpt from a larger article, and there is a link to that. This is a thoughtful reasoned argument, not the usual atheistic meanness that we’ve come to see from to many. I don’t agree with the argument, but I find it cogent and worth considering.
Ever heard of William Cronon? I hadn’t. No reason I should. He’s a university professor at Wisconsin, and well-respected by his peers in his area of expertise, that being history. He recently did an op-ed piece in the NYTimes on the recent union issues in Wisconsin, and was critical of the Governor and Republicans who would try to take away long-standing collective bargaining rights of Wisconsin citizens.
Well, that pissed off the GOP, and it, the state GOP that is, has launched a legal action to get to his e-mails to uncover whether they can prove that he’s been active in protests. This all aimed to of course intimidate and discredit him. This is what I guess the GOP calls democracy. We call it Joe McCarthyism. How low can you limbo Wisconsin GOP? [h/t to Daily Dish]
I know you all read Moe at Whatever Works, and I’m stealing this “entire” post, but she posts usually several a day, so please don’t miss her stuff. She does a great job of keeping us all aware of all the nefarious goings on, everywhere. But this is precious and so true:
“Other than telling us how to live, think, marry, pray, vote, invest, educate our children and, now, die, Republicans have done a fine job of getting government out of our personal lives.”
– Editorial Page, Portland Oregonian
It’s leftovers today!
- American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer: Deny First Amendment Rights to Muslims (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- “Obama derangement syndrome, Newt Gingrich edition” and related posts (mnpublius.com)
- Wisconsin university critic of Walker gets a Velderman. (preaprez.wordpress.com)
- My World’s Collide (talkingpointsmemo.com)
- Scott Walker’s Office Seeks Access to Critical Professor’s Email (blogs.forbes.com)
Michael Hart said:
Wow; that was great, Sherry; I saw your tweet, came right over, and now I feel up to date; you’re awesome!
Haha, oh gee…praise me! please! I just love the GOP, they are soooo readily criticisable!
“Help! Infection alert!”
We have to help! Let’s ship antibiotics and copies of Mother Jones magazine to Iowa in haste!
Oooh, I good idea…I love MJN!
Um, you have the wrong link for Whatever Works. It should be http://maureenholland.wordpress.com
Crap, you are so right…The minute I saw it, I realized it…thanks I’ll change it..
Wowzers…. just delved into the whole Cronin thing…..the only response I tcan think of is heavy ddrinkingggg.e
Aint dat the truth! Sorry about Wisc losing last night in the NCAA. Butler is one tiny but powerful dynamo!
Boston Margy said:
Man, these people are dangerous. *shudder*
They seem increasingly so Margy. We need to be vigilant.
Snoring Dog Studio said:
How in the world did anyone let Gingrich believe he had redeemed himself or that we’ve all forgotten what a turd he was way back when – & now to let him have all this air time? Even turds, though, decompose and eventually go away. And Fischer? He has to be the only human alive without a heart.
Good news here in Idaho: the guns on college campuses bill failed. Of course, if the Republicans are still with us next year, it will come back even though the imagined “threats” still won’t be there.
People are very angry here in Idaho – referendums and recall efforts are under way. It’s about time that the actions rose to the occasion.
Looks like the legislators here are trying to run out of town on April 1. How apropos. Of course, they passed a very despised education reform bill that leaves it up to the local schools to make the tough firing and budgeting decisions. Explains their urgency to leave town and hide out.
Fischer is a cypher, but as long as the GOP keeps bringing him in as a speaker at their events, they own him and his filth.
glad to hear it about the crazy campus gun law. We are not so lucky here in Iowa…now you can carry concealed weapons almost everywhere except where you are actually put through a metal detector. Scary crap.
I think the GOP is going to pay a very high price for all this. They ran on job creation and cutting deficits, and the only thing they have done is social injustice and cutting services to the middle and lower classes, while cutting taxes for the rich.
People are angry everywhere, and I think the Dems will make huge gains in 2012. Lets hope.!
Ah Sherry, you lifted my spirits sufficient for me to make it through the weekend – even if you did put me in the same post with Mr. Bobble-head, the neckless Newt.
lol..sorry for the company I put you in. You are the best
I’ve posted 4 complete Scintific, factual refutations of “Does the Universe need god” major Blog: about postings 104-107. Sean will be unable to rationally or factually answer his own false Premised idea. God was not invented by man; God Created the Universe, Everything. Thanks for the lead, Sherry.
Good for you tony, I thought you would be interested in that article.
Great Posting again, Sherry. If Anyone Ever reminds the Nation that Teabaggers, Hiddeen Biggest Finance, and GOP are For Laying off Teachers, Security: Firemen/Policemen, Regulations, and Pre-school education, Basic Food needs of Children, the poorest, etc., etc., then Teabaggers/GOP Will Self Implode. But the Democratic Party/Obama have Never pointed trose out, especially Before the Last elections.
I agree Tony, the teabaggers are gonna be gone quickly and so may the GOP…they tried to pull a fast one, and people are furious all across the country.