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Think Progress » Days after saying ‘leave peoples’ families alone,’ Beck attacks Malia Obama’s intelligence.

 

I’m going to refrain from commenting on this at the moment, for obvious reasons.  Maintaining some semblance of objectivity, when reporting on a blog is important to me.  I will have a commentary post sometime this week-end. 

Think Progress 

Earlier this week, rodeo clown Glenn Beck became incensed when he learned that journalist Joe McGuinniss has moved next door to Sarah Palin in Alaska, calling it “harassment.” “Leave peoples’ families alone!” Beck exclaimed, arguing that he said the same thing during the Clinton and Bush administrations. “You don’t go after Chelsea Clinton! You don’t talk about the Bush kids!” he said. Yesterday during his press conference on the Gulf oil spill, President Obama said that his daughter Malia had asked him, “Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?” So today, Beck dropped his rule of leaving the families alone and took a shot at 11 year-old Malia. Mockingly replaying the conversation between the President and his daughter, Beck attacked Malia’s intelligence

BECK: This is such a ridiculous — this is such a ridiculous thing that his daughter– (imitating Malia) Daddy? 

GRAY: It’s so stupid. 

BECK: How old is his daughter? Like, thirteen? 

GRAY: Well, one of thems, I think, thirteen, one’s eleven, or something. 

BECK: “Did you plug the hole yet, daddy?” Is that’s their — that’s the level of their education, that they’re coming to — they’re coming to daddy and saying ‘Daddy, did you plug the hole yet?’ ” Plug the hole! 

  

more about “Glenn Beck Mocks Malia“, posted with vodpod

 

GOP Website Brings Out The Crazy: The Funniest Quotes From ‘America Speaking Out’

“Sorting out the crazies…”

The Huffington Post

It’s not too often that our minds are blown this badly and this early in the day. A Washington Post article pointed us to the Republican party’s new forum-based website called America Speaking Out. The site allows users, regardless of political affiliation, to post their own ideas “for a new policy agenda” and vote for others.

Unfortunately (or is it fortunately?) the site’s poor moderation has provided for some of the craziest “ideas” we’ve ever seen. Republicans wanted a healthy debate, but instead they’re getting plans for a dinosaur/robot army and requests to reinstate slavery (what?????). We couldn’t help but compile the most ridiculous of the bunch. And we’re lucky we did; looks like moderators have finally caught on and have begun to remove the extremely inane, leaving only the slightly inane.

Huffington Post has a slideshow of some of the comments.  They’re sad, funny, ridiculous, idiotic and inexplicable.

Tea Party Leader Defames Islam In The Meanest And Most Vile Way

It’s hard not to notice the blatant assault on minorities, non-Christian religions and sexual preference.  It seems that it’s ok to attack certain groups with impunity these days.  I personally think its a direct assault on the nation voting in it’s first “minority” president.

Of all the fowl-mouth, lowlife creeps who utter some of the most vile things about the above groups, Mark Williams is by far the lowest of the low.  This man is a very sick individual looking for attention.  No doubt he wants to be the next Beck, Limbaugh or probably dwell in the same cesspool with Michael Savage and his ilk.

I wrote about him a few months ago when Dylan Rattigan threw him off the air

TPM Muckraker

A top Tea Party leader, enraged by a plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero, has referred to the Islamic deity as a “monkey-god” and to Muslims as “the animals of allah.” His Tea Party group, meanwhile, tells TPMmuckraker it’s not concerned abut the rhetoric.

Mark Williams, the conservative talk radio host who is listed as chairman of the Tea Party Express and acts as a frequent spokesman for the group, wrote on his blog Friday:

The animals of allah for whom any day is a great day for a massacre are drooling over the positive response that they are getting from New York City officials over a proposal to build a 13 story monument to the 9/11 Muslims who hijacked those 4 airliners.The monument would consist of a Mosque for the worship of the terrorists’ monkey-god and a “cultural center” to propagandize for the extermination of all things not approved by their cult.

The longest, most heavily researched and footnoted chapter in my book is about the fruit baskets and nut wads that gravitate to Islam and why it attracts such mental cases…

And he posted an image of the prophet Muhammad with a swastika on top of his head.

The building at issue is a project of the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Initiative. It will include a community center, a mosque, a gym, and other public spaces. The local community board voted unanimously to approve it, though such approval was not technically necessary, since the Islamic groups own the land.              More Here>>>   

Texas lawmaker: Obama is ‘God’s punishment on us.’

I know this sort of talk from lawmakers, televangelists and just plain crazies across the country should not alarm me at this point, but it still does.   I still have to wonder what color is the sky on their planet?

Talking Points Memo:

On Saturday, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and several other elected officials boosted Fox News host Glenn Beck at an event at the Oil Palace in Tyler, TX. The day was full of right-wing flame-throwing, including Perry saying that he was “proud” to be in an “army” of anti-Obama Americans. Another prominent theme during the event was that the country has “drifted far away from its founding values”:

Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, and state Rep. Leo Berman also spoke, all delivering similar messages.

Berman told the crowd, “I believe that Barack Obama is God’s punishment on us today, but in 2012, we are going to make Obama a one-term president.”

Gohmert said, “The longer we go, the more we see how important it is to stick with principles.”

Beck later stated that the U.S. Constitution was “divinely inspired” and our rights “come from God.” “If God is with us, who can possibly stand against us?” Beck asked. “The answer is no one.” On his radio show last week, Beck claimed that he was carrying out God’s “plan.” Berman, a Republican representing Tyler, controversially told Chinese-American immigration lawyer Harry Joe from Dallas to “go home” and “kiss my ass.” The exchange came when Joe criticized Berman’s proposal to require all undocumented immigrants to located to self-designated “sanctuary cities.” (HT: Jackson Williams)

Have Conservatives Gone Mad?

In a word: yes!  The push for an ultra conservative GOP has, in my opinion gone beyond the pale.

The Atlantic: 

Serious thinkers on the right have finally gotten around to a full and open debate on the epistemic closure problem that’s plaguing the conservative movement. The issue, to put it in terms that even I can understand, because I didn’t study philosophy much in college: has the conservative base gone mad.  More>>>

 

Oliver Willis, Talking Points Memo: Racial Slurs Hurled At Lawmakers

I’m too disgusted with those Tea Partiers who swore up and down that their protests were solely about “government spending and taxation”, yet now in the final hours of the health care reform battle, their true colors surface.  Most Americans knew what this was about anyway.  The media never really covered the “racist” aspect of the Tea party movement.  They were leading the American public to believe it WAS about big government spending and taxes.  Way to go Teabaggers.  Stay classy, you freaks.  (Yes I am pissed!)

Oliver Willis:

They are who we thought they were. These people are the lowest of the low. And they prove it, time and time again.

There are people in America who want to make this country better, a greater place, and they are always opposed by knuckle-dragging savages. And they always, eventually, lose.

TPM:

Tea partiers and other anti-health care activists are known to get rowdy, but today’s protest on Capitol Hill–the day before the House is set to vote on historic health care legislation–went beyond the usual chanting and controversial signs, and veered into ugly bigotry and intimidation.

Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and fellow Congressional Black Caucus member Andre Carson (D-IN) related a particularly jarring encounter with a large crowd of protesters screaming “kill the bill”… and punctuating their chants with the word “nigger.”

Standing next to Lewis, emerging from a Democratic caucus meeting with President Obama, Carson said people in the crowd yelled, “kill the bill and then the N-word” several times, while he and Lewis were exiting the Cannon House office building.

“People have been just downright mean,” Lewis added.  More>>>

Palin attacks Family Guy’s ‘satire’ after excusing Limbaugh’s

It’s not just the GOP hypocrisy that is blatant and for the most part unchallenged by the weak-kneed media and opposition party.  It’s Sarah Palin’s ridiculous hypocrisy which she displays for her dumbed down, brain-dead supporters.  They can’t see the glaring duplicity of going after Rham Emanuel (who, by the way,  apologized to the Dems that he attacked and called “f..k..g retards”)  and giving the bloviating Rush Limbaugh a pass based on her interpretation.  Palin claimed that Limbaugh was just being satirical.  Think Progress challenges Palin’s judgment when she  turns around and attacks Fox’s animated comedy program: Family Guy.

Think Progress

In recent weeks, Fox News analyst Sarah Palin has waged a high-profile war on the “r-word,” calling for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s resignation after he called liberal activists “f-ing retarded.” Her latest target is the Fox cartoon Family Guy. In a recent episode, the character Chris Griffin dated a girl with Down Syndrome. “My mom’s the former governor of Alaska,” she told Chris. Calling it “another kick in the gut,” Palin and her daughter Bristrol took to Facebook to attack the show

People are asking me to comment on yesterday’s Fox show that felt like another kick in the gut. Bristol was one who asked what I thought of the show that mocked her baby brother, Trig (and/or others with special needs), in an episode yesterday. Instead of answering, I asked her what she thought. Here is her conscientious reply, which is a much more restrained and gracious statement than I want to make about an issue that begs the question, “when is enough, enough?”:

When hate radio host Rush Limbaugh used the word “retarded” over 40 times on a recent show, Palin gave Limbaugh a pass because “he was using satire.” “I agree with Rush Limbaugh,” Palin told Fox News host Chris Wallace, referring to Limbaugh’s belief that he was just joking. Family Guy is “best known for combining controversial topics with off-color jokes.” Indeed, the show has distastefully satirized mental disabilities in the past, but Palin never objected until now.

Whacked Out “Pastor” Advocates Violence Against President Obama

manning-02This is absolutely incredible.  “Pastor” James Manning, an ex-con and  self-styled “preacher” has been around for a while.  He first began to get notice when he started making videos deriding  Barack Obama, stating that “Barack Obama is nothing more than a ‘long-legged mack daddy’ “.    He has also promoted the likes of Larry Sinclair, another ex-felon and “self styled” author who penned a book about a sexual and drug liason with Barack Obama in 1999, as well as “birther queen” Orly Taitz..  

Manning has only a fringe following.  His videos, which appear on You Tube are extremely hard to watch for the rational  majority in this country.

BadFiction: 

James Manning, the “ATLAHWorldwide” African-American minister so beloved by the birthers, has been in the birther movement for a while. A Hillary Clinton supporter, he once said Obama’s father was “a-whoring for a trashy white woman” and called Obama a “Long-legged Mack Daddy”. Considering that he seems to have some distaste for non-Blacks, I suspect his hatred of Obama is race-based as well. One of the things he’s said before is Obama isn’t a “real black man” because he “didn’t come out of the American Slave experience and could not qualify for reparations”.

But he managed to outdo himself in his 16 October video where he’s calling for a million members to do a “work stoppage” and boycotts against Obama supporters.

And maybe just a bit more than simple stoppages and boycotts……

2:28 to 2:40

“If Obama lives, then the constitution, and America dies. Now listen to me very carefully, please hear me, please hear me: If we let Obama live, America dies…”

 5:12 to 5:35

“What we need to be focused on, if we allow Obama to live, in his present state as a criminal, then America is torn apart. God knows America is gone. America is gone, if we allow Obama to continue, then the nation is gone, so which, which is it? Obama lives and America dies?

 10:08 to 10:43

“Now what’s it going to be? What’s it going to be? Is it going to be Obama? He will live and ride off into the sunset as America’s first African-American….President, which is a lie from the pit of hell. But are you gonna let that lie stand, and then the Constitution and America. I can tell you now. Five months from now America will no longer be. We must take immediate and decisive action now.”

Seems to me a pretty direct threat.

Now, with those quotes in mind:

Secret Service Contact Information

YouTube Abuse

Thank you Bad Fiction for the heads up on this clown.

Documenting Rush Limbaugh’s Racist Statements

rush-limbaughI remember about twenty years ago, Rush Limbaugh had a short lived television show.   I honestly forget what the format was but I believe it was about “pop culture”.  The one thing that stood out to me was the stuffed gorilla he had on his desk.  The gorrilla always faced the camera.  At that time, knowing his extreme views on race, I wondered why he was allowed to get away with that.   One could argue that the mood of the country was far right of center at the time.  Bush Sr. had just gotten elected and Reagan had already gutted the ‘Fairness Doctrine’.

Rush Limbaugh has always made some outrageous remarks, mostly to rile the opposition and to rally his base.

Media Matters 

  • “The days of [minorities] not having any power are over, and they are angry.” On June 4, Limbaugh said, “This has been the argument the Reverend Jackson has proffered throughout my life — that it’s impossible for minorities to be racist because they don’t have any power. Well, president of the United States. We’re talking now about a Supreme Court justice. The days of them not having any power are over, and they are angry. And they want to use their power as a means of retribution. That’s what Obama’s about, gang. He’s angry; he’s going to cut this country down to size. He’s going to make it pay for all the multicultural mistakes that it has made — its mistreatment of minorities. I know exactly what’s going on here.”
  • “[M]inorities never do anything for which they have to apologize.” On April 12, 2007, Limbaugh criticized Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson for refusing to apologize to three former members of the Duke University men’s lacrosse team who were accused of rape in March 2006 — all charges were dropped on April 11, 2007 — and asserted that “minorities never do anything for which they have to apologize.” Presumably referring to the decision by CBS Radio and MSNBC to stop airing Imus in the Morning following controversial comments by host Don Imus, Limbaugh stated: “Everybody’s demanding that everybody apologize in this country for simply breathing. It’s getting to the point some people are not allowed to breathe or exhale, or make syllables.” Limbaugh went on to complain about the protests Sharpton and Jackson led condemning Imus’ remarks, saying: “They’re members of the minority. Don’t ever forget that this is the case. Minorities, victims, members of groups, are allowed to do anything to address their grievances and to get noticed, because … they’re so oppressed.”
  • Limbaugh: “The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well.” In 2003, Limbaugh resigned from his job as an ESPN commentator after saying that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb hasn’t “been that good from the get-go” and “got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn’t deserve,” because “[t]he media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well.” After the Eagles reached Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005, Limbaugh returned to making racial comments about McNabb, saying, “There’s no question McNabb has improved and I’m happy to see it,” but that “when the defense … was propping the Eagles up,” the media “were still giving McNabb credit — because there’s this social hope.”
  • Limbaugh says “NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips.” On January 19, 2007, Limbaugh stated: “Look it, let me put it to you this way. The NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There I said it.”
  • Limbaugh declares basketball “the favorite sport of gangs.” Discussing the government’s attempts to curb violence, Limbaugh told a caller on October 7: “It’s not reasonable that you should understand the insanity that local and state and federal bureaucracies are doing. It’s perfectly normal and understandable that none of what they do would make sense to you. My question — OK, a 1 cent sales tax to fight gang violence. What do you spend the money on to fight gang violence? Afterschool program — don’t we already have afterschool programs? Don’t we already have — what do you call it, extracurricular events? Midnight basketball — I mean, we’ve done it all. We’ve taken the favorite sport of gangs, and we put it at midnight to get them on the basketball court. We had 100,000 new cops with Clinton — we’ve done it all. And the problem still is out of control. Liberalism doesn’t work.”
  • Limbaugh invented “racial component” to Hackett’s decision to withdraw from Ohio primary race. During the 2006 Democratic primaries, Limbaugh invented a racial element to explain Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett’s departure from the Ohio Democratic Senate primary race against then-Rep. Sherrod Brown, asserting, “And don’t forget, Sherrod Brown is black. There’s a racial component here, too.” In fact, Brown is white — a point on which Limbaugh was corrected later in the program.
  • Limbaugh on Survivor series: “African-American tribe” worst swimmers, Hispanics “will do things other people won’t do.” On August 23, 2006, Limbaugh suggested that the competition in a season of CBS’ Survivor, in which contestants were reportedly divided into competing “tribes” by ethnicity, “is not going to be fair if there’s a lot of water events.” In support of this assertion, he cited a March 2, 2006, HealthDay article reporting that “young blacks — especially males — are much more likely to drown in pools than whites.” He later added that Hispanics have “probably shown the most survival tactics,” that they “have shown a remarkable ability to cross borders,” and that they can “do it without water for a long time, they don’t get apprehended, and they will do things other people won’t do.” On his September 29, 2006, show, Limbaugh claimed “[t]here can only be one reason” Survivor scrapped “segregated” competition after two episodes — “the white tribe had to be winning.”
  • Limbaugh suggested Colin Powell only supported Obama because of race. After Limbaugh asserted that Colin Powell should leave the Republican Party because of his support for Obama, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that “[i]t’s not up to Rush Limbaugh to decide who ought to be in the Republican Party.” Limbaugh responded on his May 18 show that all Democrats “had to do was nominate an African-American and [they've] got Colin Powell.”
  • Limbaugh: Gates is an “angry racist.” On July 27, Limbaugh said Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates is an “angry racist.”
  • Limbaugh called illegal immigrants an “invasive species.” Referring to an April 1, 2005, federal court ruling that prohibited shipping boats from dumping of ballast water containing “invasive species,” including some types of mollusks, into U.S. waters, Limbaugh described illegal immigrants as an “invasive species” that U.S. courts willingly permit to enter the country.
  • Limbaugh repeatedly calls Native Americans “Injuns.” Media Matters for America documented at least four separate instances of Limbaugh using this slur on his program.
  • Limbaugh says Democrats’ interest in Darfur is securing black “voting bloc.” On August 21, 2007, Limbaugh claimed that Democrats “want to get us out of Iraq, but they can’t wait to get us into Darfur.” He continued: “There are two reasons. What color is the skin of the people in Darfur? It’s black. And who do the Democrats really need to keep voting for them? If they lose a significant percentage of this voting bloc, they’re in trouble.” A caller responded, “The black population,” to which Limbaugh said, “Right.”
  • “The government’s been taking care of [young blacks] their whole lives.” On February 1, 2007, Limbaugh responded to a Reuters report about a University of Chicago study that found that “a majority of young blacks feel alienated from today’s government” by asserting, “Why would that be? The government’s been taking care of them their whole lives.”
  • Limbaugh says that if “feminazis” had remembered to oppose “affirmative action for black guys … they wouldn’t face the situation they face today.” On May 21, 2008, Limbaugh said that “one of the objectives of the feminazis over the last 20, 25 years has been to dominate the public education system so as to remove the competitive nature of boys. You know, there’s a crisis of young man-boy education in the schools. And they did this on purpose, to eliminate male competition in the work force. This is part of feminazi grand plan.” Limbaugh then said, “They forgot affirmative action for black guys. And because of that, every bit of their plan has gone up in smoke now, because they — if — they had to come out in favor of affirmative action for black guys, and that’s — see, this is one of the things that really irritates the women. And there are women all over this country fit to be tied — trust me on this. … [L]iberals eventually are going to be devoured by their own policies. And it has happened here. Because Barack Obama is an affirmative action candidate.” He concluded, “So, it’s just — they just forgot that one thing: affirmative action for black guys. And if they had remembered to oppose that, then they wouldn’t face the situation they face today.”