One day I was walking down the beach with some friends when one Of them shouted, “Look at that dead bird!” Someone looked up at the Sky and said, “Where ?”
Rusty Humphries: A Conservative radio talk show host, Humphries is the Rabid Right’s perfect combination of arrogance, ignorance, and holier-than-thou self-righteousness. Besides conflating President Obama with Mao Xedong for having the temerity to use the term “forward,” Humphries also compared Liberals to dogs.
I wonder what it is that allow some Conservatives to hold themselves above other mortals, regarding them as less than human, without redeeming value, and worthy only of destruction, in order that moral, godly Conservatives may rightly inherit the Earth. Rather than display a willingness to engage in an intelligent, lucid discussion about the direction and future of America, Conservatives like Humphries have convinced themselves that their beliefs and flavor of God are so superior as to render any other view of the world irrelevant and barely worth discussing. Why would you discuss anything with people you hold in utter contempt…when you consider them at all?
[Sometimes] you just “have to treat these liberals like dogs; grab them by their collar [and yell] ‘bad Democrat, no!’”
I’m not sure I possess the vocabulary to adequately address the depth of ignorance and arrogance displayed by Humphries. In demeaning Liberals, by displaying such a disturbingly self-superior attitude, and by comparing Liberals to dogs, Humphries has demonstrated himself to be the lowest sort of Right-wing “Christian.” Just the sort of American we want determining the future and direction of our country, eh?
Susan Fleming: There are a few things that can happened when you combine alcohol, a loaded shotgun, and an argument over gun control…and few of them are good. In the case of Fleming, a resident of suburban Portland, she managed to combine all three of those items with a compelling argument for the efficacy of natural selection.
….Fleming argued with her 55-year-old boyfriend Friday night after learning he had brought his loaded 12-gauge shotgun into their Aloha home. Part of the argument included a discussion on gun safety, including how to properly handle a loaded firearm.
Police say Fleming intentionally fired the shotgun and blew out a hole in a wall about the size of a softball. They say she wasn’t trying to shoot her boyfriend, who was in the room.
I know; I would have assumed this happened in Texas, but it was in Aloha, just a few miles southwest of Portland. I think Fleming should be named an honorary Texan.
Jon Voight: There’s a school of thought which holds that it’s better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove any and all lingering doubt. Clearly, Voight didn’t get the memo. Though clearly a talented actor with an impressive body of work behind him, Voight is one of the most unhinged Conservative loose cannons out there. His celebrity gets him noticed, which means that all manner of media outlets are willing to help him spread his brand of unmedicated lunacy. His latest tour de farce?
The President is of the Marxist, socialist root: from his dad, his mother encouraged his following through on his dad’s Marxism and his dad’s view of America which was of an imperialist state. Then he had the influence of Frank Marshall Davis, who was a communist who was a mentor as a young man, then as he got older he fell in with the work of Saul Alinsky and Alinsky became his mentor. That’s who he is, you should know that.
It’s hard not to come to the conclusion that Voight is just another unreconstructed racist who can’t stomach the thought of a Black man in the White House. Ready, willing, and more than able to toss all manner of unsubstantiated and scurrilous accusations at the President, Voight seem to feel he has the absolute right to engage in cheap character assassination whenever anyone sticks a camera and/or a microphone in his face. He does, of course; this is still nominally a free country, and as an American, Voight has the inalienable right to demonstrate himself to be a jackass of the first order whenever called upon to do so. And I have the absolute right to ridicule him for his detachment from anything resembling reality and decency.
If GOP leaders had any brains, they’d kidnap Voight, dose him with Thorazine, and dump over the Mexican border somewhere in the Sonoran desert. At least then they wouldn’t have to wonder when he’d say something embarrassing.
Sheldon Adelson: When you have far more money than decency, when you see nothing wrong with buying elections…well, you must be arch-Conservative Sheldon Adelson, who’s expressed a willingness to spend millions of his own money to defeat Barack Obama and secure a government completely beholden to him. He’s even willing to drop $500k into a single House race.
Sheldon Adelson, the multi-billionaire casino mogul who already spent at least $5 million to help keep Republicans in control of the House next year, reportedly pledged $500,000 to just one House candidate, New Jersey Republican candidate Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. While half-a-million dollars sure sounds like a lot of money, it is chump change to Mr. Adelson. The casino czar’s net worth is just shy of $25 billion, or more than the gross domestic product of nearly two dozen nations) put together. Indeed, Adelson is so rich that if he decided to give half a million dollars to every single Republican nominee for every House and Senate seat in the country, and to do so every single election cycle until his vast fortune ran out, he would have enough money to fund the GOP’s election machine for the next 186 years
Hey, what are mere millions to a man with BILLIONS at his disposal and not nearly enough things to spend his fortune on?
Something is very, very wrong when one man can legitimately entertain buying a national election, but with the current Supreme Court constituted as it is, unlimited campaign is and will continued to be considered free speech. Evidently, some of us are FAR more equal than others.
Neal Boortz: Truly one of the most hateful and incendiary Conservative talking heads extant today (he makes Rush Limbaugh look like a Boy Scout), I normally just ignore Boortz. After all, why provide publicity to a man consumed by hatred and intolerance, and who cares nothing for democracy if it means those who think differently have a place at the table? Boortz’ latest idiocy is his version of Get Out The Vote: do everything you can to get like-minded people to the voting booth, even if it means bribing them.
After blaming “government schools” for bringing America “to the point that a man like Barack Obama could be sworn in as president of the United States,” conservative radio host Neal Boortz told attendees at the Tea Party Unity Rally that the “Democrats, the looters, the moochers, [and] the parasites” were all going to vote to give themselves “access to your pocket.”
As such, it was vitally important for every Tea Party activist and Republican to find somebody who shares their views but who does not normally vote and convince them to vote in this election … even if you need to bribe ‘em….
That’s right; committing a felony is acceptable if it elects reliably Conservative candidates who will then work to oppress Liberals, Muslims, homosexuals, and non-Christians.
Don’t you just LOVE democracy?