Sarah Palin

Palin Goofs: Truth Is Endangered At ‘1400’ Penn Avenue (VIDEO)

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This woman’s fatuous character is both hilarious and pitiful…

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Sarah Palin probably meant “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue” when, during a speech at the 2014 Values Voter Summit on Friday, she said there’s a lack of truth coming out of “1400 Pennsylvania Avenue.”

The comments came during a speech Friday at the Values Voter Summit. Palin was describing how conservatives shouldn’t retreat when they’re accused of being racist. Palin said “truth is an endangered species” at “1400 Pennsylvania Avenue.” The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

In the same speech Palin said she, like many people, rarely wear jewelry in Alaska where people are more often “out chopping wood or butchering a moose.”

Watch the video of Palin, via Right Wing Watch, below:

Republicans Deploy The Buffoon Squad Of Rick Perry and Sarah Palin To Save Kansas For The GOP

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The title says it all…

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Yeah, this will help. With Republicans losing both the governor and Senate races in Kansas, the GOP is deploying the dream duo of Rick Perry and Sarah Palin to the state to help their sinking candidates.

According to The New York Times, hillbilly brawler Sarah Palin is heading to Kansas to help sinking Senate incumbent Pat Roberts, “Roberts is flying in a motley crew of GOP surrogates — including former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and former Florida governor Jeb Bush — to stir suspicions about Orman and convince voters that a GOP majority hinges on Roberts’s reelection.”

Meanwhile, the flatlining gubernatorial campaign of Gov. Sam Brownback is looking for a boost from indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, “Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be in Wichita on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. rally at the Republican Party headquarters followed by two private receptions for donors.”

The only way this would make sense is if Republicans thought that the problem with Kansas was that it wasn’t conservative enough. But the very reason Republicans find themselves in jeopardy of losing Pat Roberts’ Senate seat to an Independent is precisely because Governor Brownback purged moderate Republicans from the state legislature 2012.

Those moderates want their state back. They are siding with the moderate/sane people. They are against extremists. Clearly this rules out secessionist cheering Rick Perry and Sarah Palin. Sending Perry and Palin into Kansas as fixers is the equivalence of a white flag surrender.

Yes, Perry and Palin can whip up some frothing hatred, misunderstanding of government and a dazzling ability to con voters into ignoring their own self interest, but Perry and Palin are political failures as politicians. Perry has been indicted and Palin had to quit her “job” as governor after blatantly lying about being found guilty of abusing her power on the trail.

Hate President Obama and think he should be impeached for daring to act as President even though he was elected in a landslide? Perry and Palin are your peeps. Too ignorant to understand just how ignorant these two are? Perfect GOP voter. Need to save your party due to the influence of Republicans like Perry and Palin? Don’t send Perry and Palin to fix that.

Only in the Republican Party could being one of the least popular politicians and being indicted be a bonus. If this sentence is not enough to give Republicans pause, they are never going to fix their national branding issues.

Psst, GOP: When the best solution to your problem — any problem — is Rick Perry or Sarah Palin, you have bigger problems than you know.

Palin Clan Fight Club: The TPM Investigation

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Half-term Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin | AP Photo / Ron Sachs

What would Saturday be without a Palin family drama report…

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The details that have come out from Saturday night’s party have been almost as jumbled and chaotic as the party itself. Witnesses have said Sarah Palin was there along with her husband, Todd, and other members of their family. Police have confirmed that “some of the Palin family members were in attendance” but have declined to say what their role was or what exactly transpired. Investigators continued to look into the incident this week.

Coyne stands out as the person who has provided the most detailed picture of what happened that night, quoting several eyewitnesses in a lengthy post published on Thursday. But as other news outlets have jumped into the fray, TPM has pulled the most concrete details together, along with our own reporting, for a look at what has come to be known as the “Palin Brawl.”

At least two named sources said the Palin family was at the party and members of the clan were involved in two altercations that night. Both eyewitnesses reported seeing the former Alaska governor herself at the scene. In addition, Coyne spoke to an anonymous source who said Sarah Palin became physically involved in the second altercation.

On Friday, TPM spoke to a neighbor, James Sarafin, who lives on the same street where the party took place. He said he didn’t see much and described the people who live at the house as generally “good neighbors.”

The retired lawyer said he never saw the Palins but he did see the stretch Hummer limousine they reportedly arrived in. Saturday’s party was so loud, Sarafin said, he “could hear the music thumping through the walls of our house.” He looked out at one point and said there were about “20, 25 people out there” who were “mobbing around the front of my house.”

“It was probably after midnight when I heard a bunch of shouting outside,” he told TPM.

The party was held at the home of a man named Korey Klingenmeyer, according to Coyne’s report. It was thrown to celebrate the birthdays of twin brothers Matt and Marc McKenna, who run a paving company in Anchorage where Klingenmeyer worked along with another man named Eric Thompson.

Thompson spoke on-the-record to Coyne about the party and the chaos that later ensued, and he later also spoke to ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“It was a really nice, mellow party,” Thompson told Coyne. “Then it turned into the Jerry Springer show.”

Thomspon told the Alaska journalist he saw two girls walking around the party wearing sunglasses, which he found odd since the party was at night. He told Coyne his wife said the girls were Sarah Palin’s daughters, Bristol and Willow Palin.

The Palins had arrived earlier in the night in a stretch Hummer limousine, and Todd Palin also happened to be celebrating a birthday that night, the man told Coyne.

Shortly after everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to the McKenna brothers and Todd Palin, the chaos began.

Coyne spoke to multiple witnesses who agreed to talk on the condition of anonymity and apparently saw the first of two physical confrontations begin.

The first one involved Sarah Palin’s son, Track Palin, who apparently became upset about the presence of his sister Willow’s ex-boyfriend, Connor Cleary, according to Coyne’s report.

Witnesses told Coyne that the Palin son started the fight and that Cleary’s father, Steve Cleary, moved in to try to break it up. That’s when Todd Palin jumped into the mix and allegedly tried to choke the other father, according to the Alaska journalist’s report.

Thompson told the journalist that the fight eventually subsided and that the Cleary family gathered near him after it was over.

Soon, he said, he saw the two Palin daughters walk straight toward Conor’s mother, Melissa Cleary. But before they could get there, the host of the party, Klingenmeyer, tried to intercept them.

Coyne wrote that Thompson and other witnesses saw what happened next. According to Thompson, Bristol “stood straight up, brought her arm back and cold-cocked him right in the face.” She allegedly punched Klingenmeyer six more times before he pushed her aside.

“It was an assault if I’ve ever seen one,” Thompson told ABC News. “It wasn’t a light punch either. She was really hitting him. I’m surprised he just sat there and took it.”

Todd Palin arrived again as the second confrontation broke out, according to Thompson.

The report of Sarah Palin’s involvement in the second confrontation was based on a single anonymous source who spoke to Coyne. The source said the former Alaska governor was “nearly crawling on top of people” during the second melee in an attempt to get into the mix, all while screaming and shouting profanities.

Thompson told “Good Morning America” the ex-governor was yelling “Do you know who I am?” during the commotion, but he stopped short of saying she became physically involved in the fight.

After the second fight was broken up, Thompson told ABC News, the Palins were asked to leave.

Another eyewitness, neighbor Charles Fryer, told the Alaska Dispatch News that he also saw Sarah Palin at the party but that he didn’t know who was involved in the fights.

“I’m too old to fool with that stuff,” Fryer told the Dispatch News.

In her report, Coyne wrote that the Palins got back into the Hummer but didn’t leave until after Track was reportedly seen standing with his shirt off in front of the house, flipping off other departing partygoers.

The Anchorage Police Department told TPM in a statement on Thursday that officers were called to the party a little before midnight because of a “verbal and physical altercation taking place between multiple subjects.” The statement said “alcohol was believed to have been a factor.” A spokeswoman also confirmed members of the Palin family were at the party but did not say whether they were involved in the altercation.

The police were still investigating the fight as of Thursday and no charges had been filed.

The Palins have not released a statement about the ordeal. However, Palin made two Facebook posts that weekend. One, early on Saturday morning, hours before the party took place, mentioned that she had spent time speaking at a faith-based event in Houston.

Sarah Palin Launches Online Subscription Channel

NEW ORLEANS, LA – MAY 29: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 29, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yes, TFC friends, apparently there are people who still want to see and hear from Sarah Palin on a regular basis.  Go figure…

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For $9.95 a month or $99.95 a year you can have access to Sarah Palin’s new online channel. Palin will oversee all content on the channel, which will feature her take on “important issues facing the nation,” and a behind-the-scenes look at her life as a “mother, grandmother, wife and neighbor.” This way you don’t need to filter through the lame stream media to access her pearls of wisdom: “I want to talk directly to you on our channel, on my terms — and no need to please the powers that be. Together, we’ll go beyond the sound bites and cut through the media’s politically correct filter.”

Palin created the channel with Tapp, the online-video venture formed by Jeff Gaspin, former chairman of NBCUniversal Television, and Jon Klein, former president of CNN U.S.

Channel members will have the ability to post their own videos to the Sarah Palin Channel, submit questions to her and participate in online video chats with her and other subscribers. Active U.S. military members can subscribe free of charge, according to TAPP.

 

Now read this:

10 things you need to know today: July 28, 2014

Palestinian girls celebrate the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, the festival to end Ramadan.

Palestinian girls celebrate the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, the festival to end Ramadan. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

The Week

Violence declines under Palestinian-Israeli truce, Congress reaches a deal on veterans’ health care, and more

1. Strikes ease under Palestinian-Israelis humanitarian truce
Israeli air strikes and Palestinian rocket fire declined sharply on Monday as a humanitarian ceasefire took hold at the start of Eid al-Fitr, the three-day Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Hamas said it wanted a 24-hour truce. Israel said it would respect “an unlimited truce” but would respond to any attack. Palestinian health officials said the death toll in the Gaza Strip had reached 1,032, most of them civilians. [The Wall Street Journal]

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2. Politicians agree on a plan to improve veteran health care
The leaders of veterans’ affairs committees in the House and Senate reached a deal to fix the health-care system for the nation’s veterans. The Veterans Affairs Department has been gripped by scandal for months since reports surfaced of patients waiting months for care at VA facilities and attempts to cover up the failings. VA committee leaders scheduled a 1:30 p.m. news conference Monday to announce their proposal. [Bloomberg News]

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3. Ukrainian separatists agree to let Malaysian investigators see crash site
Ukrainian troops launched an offensive to retake the area where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, stalling international investigators’ efforts to reach the site hours after Malaysia reached a deal with pro-Russian separatists to let 68 Malaysian police officers visit the site. Officials in Australia and the Netherlands, where some of the victims were from, also plan to send officers. [The New York Times]

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4. Judge overturns Washington, D.C., handgun ban
A federal judge has ruled that Washington, D.C.’s ban on carrying handguns in public is unconstitutional. The overturning of the city’s ban marked a setback for local politicians who — faced with the nation’s highest murder rate two decades ago — imposed gun laws once seen as some of the toughest in the country. City officials plan to ask for a stay while they decide whether to appeal. [Al Jazeera America]

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5. Liberia closes borders to keep Ebola from spreading
Liberia closed most of its border crossings on Sunday as part of a campaign to impede the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Ebola has killed at least 660 people — including two Americans — in West Africa. Only Liberia’s main entry points will remain open, and people there will be subject to inspections and testing. Ebola can kill 90 percent of those it strikes, but the current outbreak has killed about 60 percent. [Reuters, CBS News]

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6. Beach goers hit by lightning at Venice Beach, California
A 20-year-old man was killed and nine other people were injured in a lightning strike at California’s Venice Beach on Sunday. A witness said the jolt blasted roof tiles off of nearby buildings. Around the time of the afternoon incident the National Weather Service tweeted a warning, urging people to stay indoors if they heard thunder. Three other people were injured by the same rare lightning storm elsewhere in Southern California. [Los Angeles Times]

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7. Washington says it has proof Russia is shooting at Ukraine
The U.S. released satellite images on Sunday indicating that Russia was shooting rockets and artillery at Ukrainian forces from across the border to support pro-Russian separatists. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke on the phone with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about the need for an immediate ceasefire. Kerry also reportedly told Lavrov that Russia must stop shooting and sending weapons over the border. [The Washington Post]

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8. Man killed by plane crash landing on Florida beach
A father walking with his daughter was killed on a Florida beach on Sunday when a single-engine plane crash landed in the sand. The pilot and passenger in the 1972 Piper Cherokee sent a distress signal before bringing the plane down. Neither person on board was hurt as the plane came to a bumpy stop, but Ommy Irizarry, 36, of Georgia was killed, and his 9-year-old daughter, Oceana, was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition. [New York Daily News]

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9. Sarah Palin Channel launches online
Sarah Palin launched a subscription-based online video network — the Sarah Palin Channel — that she said would allow her to reach Americans with no “politically correct” media filter. “I want to talk directly to you on our channel on my terms,” she said in a video greeting viewers, “and no need to please the powers that be.” The site promises video chats, interviews, and clips from Palin’s events. Access costs $9.95 per month. [MarketWatch]

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10. Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour de France
Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday. The 29-year-old Sicilian — who calls himself “a flag-bearer of anti-doping” — was the first Italian to win cycling’s biggest race in 16 years. He won by picking up a second on his rivals wherever he could, then dominating in the grueling mountain phase, where he took three of the four stages he won in the tour. [CBS News]

Joan Walsh On John McCain: ‘Cowardly’ Is Putting Palin A ‘Heartbeat Away’ from Presidency

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I’m not an Al Sharpton fan but I am a Joan Walsh fan.  Joan had some critical words for Sen. John McCain when she appeared on Sharpton’s MSNBC show…

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On MSNBC’s Politics Nation with host Al Sharpton, Salon columnist Joan Walsh addressed Sen. John McCain’s (R) claims in which he said,, “It’s just been cowardly. It’s a cowardly administration that we failed to give the Ukrainians weapons with which to defend themselves.”

“You don’t say that about the commander-in-chief,” Walsh said.

Walsh went on to say, “This is a man, I respect him for his service, but if we’re going to talk cowardly, somebody tried to put Sarah Palin a heartbeat away from the presidency so that he hoped to hold onto his right-wing base.” Walsh added, “I mean, somebody that has a lot to atone for and a lot to think about and shouldn’t be tossing around words like cowardly.”

Walsh also slammed McCain for calling the President AWOL, saying, “You know what they do to people who are AWOL. This is, again, the extremism of this rhetoric.”

 

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Attorney General Eric Holder Obliterates Sarah Palin With Just Two Sentences

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On ABC’s This Week, Attorney General Eric Holder dealt with Sarah Palin’s calls for Obama impeachment by using two sentences to call her a bad VP candidate, and even worse judge of who should be impeached.

Video:

Transcript:

STEPHANOPOULOS: One person who did stand up this week, Sarah Palin, calling for impeachment over this issue.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

SARAH PALIN, FRM. GOVERNOR OF ALASKA: Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis for me it’s a last straw. It makes kind of a battered wife say no mas. That’s enough. It’s time to impeach.

HOLDER: She wasn’t a particularly good vice presidential candidate. She’s an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

As much as it felt good to hear somebody from the Obama administration push back against Palin’s endless campaign of hate and jealousy against this president, Attorney General Holder did violate rule number one when dealing with her. The rule is that anyone in an official government position should never ever feed the bridge troll of politics known as Sarah Palin. The former half-term governor lives for the kind of attention that Holder gave her.

Palin, with the help of Fox News, will now try to turn this into her taking on the Obama administration. Holder could barely hide his contempt for Palin because she represents much of what he has been calling out during his time as attorney general. For years, Holder has been speaking about the racism in American culture. Sarah Palin has been one of the most shameless practitioners of race-based attacks against this president that date as far back as the 2008 presidential campaign.

Attorney General Holder was correct about Palin. She is nothing but a failed vice presidential candidate. She doesn’t have the qualifications or the judgment necessary to be determining if anyone should be impeached. All officials in government would be wise to ignore Sarah Palin, but Eric Holder deemed it necessary to knock the bag lady of American politics on her can.
Holder hit Palin where it hurts most. He reminded her that she lost. Palin will try to mine Holder’s remarks for attention and profit, but his dismissal of the political flop from Alaska demonstrated why she wasn’t even worth an afterthought.

Kristol, Navarro: ‘Nobody of Relevance’ Is Talking Impeachment

Bill Kristol and GOP strategist Ana Navarro (Screen shots)

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In an on-air subtweeting Sarah PalinWeekly Standard editor Bill Kristol and GOP strategistAna Navarro dismissed the talk of impeaching President Barack Obama bubbling up on the right, arguing that it was limited to the irrelevant fringes, while GOP leadership is focused on House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) lawsuit against the president.

“No responsible elected official has called for impeachment,” Kristol said. “The Republican task is to elect a Republican Senate and elect a Republican president in 2016, not create a phony issue which allows Democrats to make Republicans look extreme.”

“Nobody of responsibility, nobody in leadership, nobody of relevance has talked about impeachment,” Navarro said. “The lawsuit is about constitutional powers and separation of powers. So can we stick to talking about what people who actually can make something happen say, as opposed to what what folks who want to make headlines say?”

Besides, Kristol added, “One problem with [impeachment] is you’d just get Joe Biden as president.”

Watch the clip below, via ABC News:

Wingnuts Gone Wild: Calls To Impeach Obama After Crazy Lady Scribbles A Word Salad On Breitbart

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I love this headline…

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Half-baked former Governor of Alaska has had ‘enough” and is fed up with “the years of abuse from this president.” She took to Breitbart.com to scribble out a word salad which states, “His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, ‘no mas’.”

No mas! No mas! She has had it, dammit!

La mujer estúpida continued to say,”Because of Obama’s purposeful dereliction of duty an untold number of illegal immigrants will kick off their shoes and come on in, competing against Americans for our jobs and limited public services.”

The crazy lady added, “There is no end in sight as our president prioritizes parties over doing the job he was hired by voters to do. Securing our borders is obviously fundamental here; it goes without saying that it is his job.”

While she was drawing funny pictures on Breitbart, this happened. 

Today Obama has asked for help in what he has called a humanitarian crisis. President Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to confront a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. southern border, straining immigration resources and causing a political firestorm in Washington.

Meanwhile, it was  1George W. Bush who allowed more undocumented children into the United States. Sadly, it was Obama who wanted them deported.

But never mind all the fact-y stuff.

“President Obama’s rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here,” she declares.

Sarah’s ghost writer concludes “It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment. The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is.”

600 upvotes on Breitbart for this comment, so it must be true:

Or maybe Obama will be so afraid that he’ll quit halfway through his second term.

IMPEACH! Also, apparently Sarah doesn’t have a vajayjay. I’m not judging though.

 

Impeach our twice elected President for freedom and stuff:

 

Because he’s the boss of all the cops, that’s why:

 

Because Fascism:

 

 

Obama did this deliberately because a half-term Governor said so.

8 worst right-wing moments of the week — Bill O’Reilly is so smug it hurts

8 worst right-wing moments of the week — Bill O'Reilly is so smug it hurts

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The Fox News host mansplains inequality to Megyn Kelly, while Joe the Plumber makes disgusting UCSB comments

1. Joe the Plumber: Your dead kids don’t trump my right to have a gun.

Now seems like a good time to once again call Sen. John McCain on the carpet for unleashing, not only the plague that is Sarah Palin on the country, but this scourge that is Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as “Joe the Plumber.”

Someone really needs to permanently clog up the drainpipe through which the sewage of “Joe the Plumber’s” ideas flow.

Even the NRA decided to lay low after the Santa Barbara stabbing and shooting spree, and the heartrending calls by Richard Martinez, a victim’s father, for “craven, irresponsible politicians” to stand up to the gun lobby. Not Wurzelbacher. No. He went right ahead and wrote a letterpublished on Barbwire Monday, containing these sentences. “I am sorry you lost your child. I myself have a son and daughter and the one thing I never want to go through, is what you are going through now. But: As harsh as this sounds — your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.”

Delusional and unbalanced would be too nice a characterization for this. Despicable is closer. Ah hell, the man is a colossal d*ckhead.

He said other things, like how gun-nuts really care about kids, their own and other people’s. To which we’re going to just have to say bullsh*t. He also said that gunman Elliott Rodger was most likely an Obama voter, based on, of course, nothing. Then he counseled Richard Martinez to back off. “Any feelings you have toward my rights being taken away from me, lose those,” he wrote.

You win Joe. You are the vilest right-winger-of-the-week. Hands down. Time to crawl back into your hole, or armed bunker. Whatever.

2. NRA’s Chris Cox: Why would we listen to doctors when it comes to the effects of firearms?

The NRA’s chief lobbyist penned some twaddle in the Daily Caller just a few days before the Santa Barbara killings. He was disputing the validity of the pro-gun control group Doctors for America, who have had the nerve to endorse a ban on certain types of semi-automatic firearms and buyback of others. What do they know about firearms, he asked?



Right, what the hell would doctors who treat people with gunshot wounds know about guns and their effects?

The piece: “We Love Our Moms and Trust Our Doctors, But We Don’t Want Gun Control,” was basically a paranoid screed directed at two of the more vocal groups trying to fight the epidemic of gun violence in this country: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and, what Cox calls “the dubiously named Doctors for America.” Yeah, wow, that does sound dubious. People with medical training. These two groups, writes Cox, are just rebranding gimmicks for what he calls the “civilian disarmament advocates.”

Nobody gets to disarm civilians, Cox rants, while trying to sound like a reasonable man. Not moms, not doctors, nobody. Only more heavily armed civilians can do that.

We love you Mom, Cox assures. Hope you don’t get shot. If you do, the solution will be obvious. Not a doctor. More guns.

3. Phil Robertson: Bibles in classrooms will prevent school shootings.

The Duck Dynasty patriarch likes guns just fine—they’re useful for hunting ducks—but you know what he likes even more? The Bible. Speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference this week. (Sidenote: Great call, GOP leadership! Rebranding yourself with this bozo. That’ll draw those women and minority votes to your candidates like moths to a torch.) No lesser light than Sarah Palin herself (another brilliant GOP strategy to win women voters over) introduced Phil Robertson, saying he should be called “Duck Commander in Chief.”

Ummm, okay, Sarah. Nice pinwheel hat, too.

Anyhow, Robertson is a simple man and he had a simple message for the crowd. “Get godly.”

What does that mean, you ask? Well, Robertson suggests starting out by putting Bibles back in classrooms, because if you do so, children might think twice before shooting up their schools. “Education is useless without the Bible,” he told the assembled. Certainly, the Bible has been immensely useful in “science” classes where they study the origins of the universe, and have creationism shoved down their throats, as it is now in several states.

h/t: Rawstory

4. Iowa GOP senate candidate: UCSB Shooting was an “unfortunate accident.”

Joni Ernst, an Iowa state senator who is a frontrunner for the nomination for U.S. Senate, is a proud gun owner. So proud, she ran an ad of herself at a shooting range symbolically aiming at Obamacare. That’s how tough she is. When she was asked about the tastefulness of that ad in light of the Santa Barbara killings, she called them a “tragedy” that in no way affected her firm “commitment to the Second Amendment,” because nothing ever does affect a gun nut’s commitment to the Second Amendment, ever. Especially the way they misconstrue that amendment to mean everyone should have as many guns as they want, or more.

Pressed again, Ernst referred to the Santa Barbara murders in a way that absolutely no one else in the entire world has referred to them: as an “unfortunate accident.”

An accident? How so? Oh, maybe she means it was accidental that her tasteless, asinine ad ran just before the mass murder. We wonder. Maybe Mitt Romney, who hit the campaign trail with Ernst the next day will explain.

5. Sarah Palin revives the lie of “death panels” for the VA scandal.

The little wheels in Sarah Palin’s head are always a-turning, and lately she’s been cranking them up about this whole Veterans Administration healthcare scandal. She met up with Fox’s Sean Hannity at the Republican Leadership Conference this week, and together they came up with a way to describe the problem that miraculously revives a lie Palin was telling about Obamacare five years ago. “Is the VA a death panel for many?” Hannity asked her. Crazily enough, Sarah ran with that idea. Even farther than Sean thought possible.“That is what government-run health care will result in,” she said.

There was more fun to be had with this one. Like Hannity pointing out that prisoners at Gitmo get better care than veterans. It takes quite a few doctors to hold down a hunger-striking inmate and force-feed him, after all. Who doesn’t envy the prisoners in Gitmo?

To follow that, Palin asserted, based on nothing: “In many respects, illegal aliens in our country today are receiving better health care, more benefits than some of our troops.”

That’s right, illegal aliens and Gitmo detainees are getting the gold-plated bedpans, as Wonkette says. The rest of us real Amurricans: annual physicals with death panels.

Speaking of which, we need to schedule ours.

h/t: Wonkette 

6. Bill O’Reilly doesn’t get why Megyn Kelly doesn’t realize that inequality is a “fabricated, political thing.”

It’s a world gone mad when your one fellow Fox Newsian turns all Marxist on you by admitting that inequality is an actual thing, with numbers and everything to support it.  Megyn Kelly actually said this week on Fox News that the issue of income inequality “is a good one for Democrats because there is no question that it exists.”

Heresy!

“It’s always existed,” Bill O’Reilly shot back.

“It’s worse now that it’s been since 1920, according to the stats,” Kelly pointed out. “Both parties agree with that.”

Well, tough. Because Bill O’Reilly does not agree with that. And whose side is Kelly on, anyway. “You’re buying into this fraud, Kelly, and I am very disappointed, so listen to the master.”

Yeah, what evil left-wing mastermind is controlling Megyn Kelly’s brain? When O’Reilly clearly demonstrated that “inequality is a myth” because Megyn Kelly herself worked her way up from the bottom. Kelly pointed out that not everyone had the advantages of education and the two-parent home she had. “You can’t get out of this inequality situation by saying it doesn’t exist,” she said.

A non-insane statement on Fox? The end times are near.

h/t: Salon

7. Pat Robertson: Have sex with your husband to reward him for doing the dishes.

Men only do dishes for one reason. If you said it’s because the dishes are dirty, you’re wrong. They do it for sex. Same for vacuuming, laundry, cooking, scrubbing, picking up socks. You get the idea.

That is why, Pat Robertson counseled a “700 Club” viewer who wrote in this week, she must reward her husband with sex if he does the dishes.

“You’ve got to understand the male psyche,” the preacherman preached. “The male wants to do something for his wife. He wants to provide for his family, he wants to provide a home, he wants to provide shelter, and food. That’s what he feels his male obligation is. And when he cleans up, it’s saying, I love you.

“If you understood that,” he continued, “you say, ‘Darling, I’ve got a treat for you… wait until we get behind closed doors, and you’ll see the treat I have for you.’”

His co-host, another one of those women who apparently is under the mistaken belief that keeping the house neat is everyone’s job, had a hard time suppressing a laugh. But Uncle Pat did not understand her laughter. Silly woman. Don’t you know anything about the male psyche?

8. Birther Jerome Corsi wants Obama impeached for immigration reform—Because, why not?

Right-wing conspiracy nutcase Jerome Corsi has a wonderful resume. You could say he “birthed” the birther movement. And hasn’t that greatly enhanced the national dialogue? Since the birther thing didn’t really work out in terms of getting Obama impeached, Corsi’s taking a new approach to dislodging the president he loathes: immigration reform. Sure, that will work.

A quick review of his other attempts. In September, Corsi and TeaParty.org  put out a video demanding Obama’s removal from office, mainly because the president was considering U.S. involvement in Syria, but also abortion, LGBT rights, and immigration “amnesty.” So, basically everything. This was a resounding success.

In December, Corsi was at it again with  two more calls for Obama’s impeachment for the treasonous act of Obamacare. Then  three weeks ago, TeaParty.org called for Obama’s impeachment over the “Benghazi scandal,” which is just ongoing. Just keep throwing stuff at that wall. Something will stick.

Now, Corsi and TeaParty.org have a new, or a newly recycled, rationale for demanding the president’s ouster: his push for comprehensive immigration reform.

Such reform is just a thinly disguised, diabolical scheme to give undocumented immigrants all of our money, Corsi believes. Not even the fact that Obama has overseen record levels of deportations has won over Corsi and his merry band of nitwits.

No, foreign-born Obama obviously wants to turn the good ole U.S. of A. into a Spanish-speaking, welfare-seeking paradise, for criminals, of course, probably with “ cantaloupe calves.”