Beck denies evolution: “I haven’t seen a half-monkey, half-person yet”

Keep in mind that Beck’s position on “evolution” is echoed by the conservative party and most notably, the Christian Right.

I must admit, the sheer ignorance and lunacy of his statement is mind boggling…

Little Green Footballs Deliberately ignorant anti-science boneheaded throwback stupidity, from the Fox News raving freakazoid nut sandwich.

Media Matters

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Right wing and a prayer: Michelle Obama attacked for appreciating prayers

I have concluded over the past few years that right-wingers are just plain nuts!

Media Matters

Right-wing media figures have attacked recent comments by Michelle Obama in which she thanked people for their prayers, calling her words “spooky” and accusing her of “feeling entitled to America’s pride and prayers.”

Michelle Obama thanks “prayer circles” and “people who are keeping the spirits clean around us”

Obama: “Everybody I know in our communities are praying for us.” On October 13, Michelle Obama appeared on the nationally syndicated The Tom Joyner Morning Show:

OBAMA: So, once again, we have the power. We’ve got this man in office. I think we’re all proud of Barack and his accomplishments. Everybody I know in our communities are praying for us. Every day we feel that. And let me just tell your listeners that it means all the world to us to know that there are prayer circles out there and people who are keeping the spirits clean around us.

TOM JOYNER (host): Yes, they are.

OBAMA: So, that means a great deal. So, we’ve come a long way, but we got to keep it coming.

Beck invokes The Omen and says Michelle Obama is creating “spooky phrases” that he has “never heard from a Christian.” On the October 14 edition of Premiere Radio Networks’ The Glenn Beck Show, Beck invoked the horror film The Omen while attacking Michelle Obama for her comments. Beck said, “I’ve never heard that. I’ve never heard that from a Christian — I’m not questioning her Christianity, here.” Later, executive producer Steve “Stu” Burguiere said, “Thank you, Michelle Obama. Creating jobs.” Beck replied, “Jobs? Spooky phrases.”

Malkin accuses Michelle Obama of “feeling entitled to America’s pride and prayers.” In an October 13 blog post titled “Bitter Half Watch: Mrs. O needs you to clean the ‘spirits’ around her,” Michelle Malkin wrote, “In an interview to rally black voters on the Tom Joyner Show, Michelle Obama chose some rather odd words to motivate black voters of faith.” After excerpting part of Obama’s comments, Malkin wrote:

“Keeping the spirits clean around us?” Huh? She sounds like the liberal caricature of Christine O’Donnell. Bubble, bubble, toil, and trouble.

As for the “prayer circles” and “Everybody I know in our communities is praying for us” and “we’re all proud of Barack and his accomplishments” jabber, have the Obamas learned nothing about the price of arrogance and the value of humility over the last two years.

Question: Does Michelle O ever pray for anyone other than Barack?

Instead of feeling entitled to America’s pride and prayers, why doesn’t the First Lady show some pride and say prayers for Americans outside the White House, not seeking office, not calling on her to raise campaign funds for them, and not expecting her to clean up their problems.

Ah. Forget it. Being the “most powerful woman in the world” means never having to apologize for one’s galactic hubris.

Savage says he finds comment “somewhat questionable, in terms of the biblical literature.” On the October 13 edition of Talk Radio Network’s The Savage Nation, Michael Savage aired a portion of Michelle Obama’s comments and said, “The Bible, in Leviticus, says, ‘You shall not practice divination nor soothsaying.’ ” Savage later said, “[I]f Ms. Obama — or the first lady, whichever you wish — believes that the black churches should be praying for the president, she’s certainly entitled to suggest that. But if she’s telling them to keep — they should do so to keep the spirits clean around them, I find that somewhat questionable, in terms of the biblical literature.”

Limbaugh: “I’ve never heard of prayer circles and keeping the spirits clean around us.” On the October 14 edition of Premiere Radio Networks’ The Rush Limbaugh Show, Limbaugh mocked Michelle Obama, saying, “I’ve never heard of prayer circles and keeping the spirits clean around us. I mean, I’ve been praying for things like my family and friends’ health, the country, things of this nature, and now I learn that we’re supposed to be praying for the hygiene of the spirits?”

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Rep. Sue Myrick’s Crazy Conspiracy Theories

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you,  just one of the dozens of loony toon representatives from the GOP in the House and Senate.  Don’t get me wrong, we have a few wack-a-doodles on the Democrat’s side as well.  However today we focus on the GOP.  Tomorrow we’ll focus on the Dems.  Here is Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC).

Huffington Post – Jason Linkins

Anyone remember the terrible 1997 movie The Jackal, in which Bruce Willis played an international assassin with a secret identity and the propensity for dreaming up the craziest, most super-complicated ways of doing the simplest things? Here, let’s allow the great Roger Ebert to remind you:

“The Jackal” is a glum, curiously flat thriller about a man who goes to a great deal of trouble in order to create a crime that anyone in the audience could commit more quickly and efficiently. An example: Can you think, faithful reader, of an easier way to sneak from Canada into the United States than buying a sailboat and entering it in the Mackinaw to Chicago race? Surely there must be an entry point somewhere along the famous 3,000-mile border that would attract less attention than the finish line of a regatta.[…]

There was never a moment in “The Jackal” where I had the slightest confidence in the expertise of the characters. The Jackal strikes me as the kind of overachiever who, assigned to kill a mosquito, would purchase contraband insecticides from Iraq and bring them into the United States by hot air balloon, distilling his drinking water from clouds and shooting birds for food.

I immediately thought of this movie, and this review, when I heard this latest nutlog conspiracy theory from the utterly zany Representative Sue Myrick (R-N.C.).

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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>>>   

NY Times poll reveals Fox News’ influence on tea partiers

There’s no real surprise here.  However, it’s interesting to see the effects of Fox News Channel’s propaganda machine on display.

Media Matters:

A New York Times poll has revealed that a majority of “Tea Party supporters” named Fox News as the television network they “watch most for information about politics and current events.” It should come as little surprise then that the tea party supporters polled also held positions that reflect misinformation pushed by Fox News on a variety of topics including socialism and the federal budget deficit.

NY Times poll: 63 percent of “Tea Party supporters” name Fox News as network they “watch most for information about politics and current events.” Results from an April 5-12 New York Times/CBS News poll of “Tea Party supporters” found that 63 percent said that Fox News is the television network they “watch most for information about politics and current events.” The poll also asked whether respondents “think of shows hosted by people like Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity more as news shows or more as entertainment.” Fifty-three percent of tea Party supporters said they consider such shows to be “news shows.” The poll surveyed the opinions of 881 people it identified as “Tea Party supporters” and 1,580 people overall.

Reflecting Fox News’ attacks on Obama and Dems, vast majority of tea partiers believe “Obama’s policies are moving the country more toward socialism.” The Times poll found that 92 percent of Tea Party supporters — compared to 52 percent of respondents overall — said that “Obama’s policies are moving the country more toward socialism.” Fox News has repeatedly attacked Obama and other Democrats by linking them with socialism:

[…] Tea partiers’ unfavorable view of Democrats reflects Fox News’ frequent attacks. The Times poll found that 6 percent of Tea Party supporters have a favorable opinion of the Democratic Party, while 92 percent held a “not favorable” opinion. By contrast, 42 percent of respondents overall held a favorable view of Democrats and 50 percent held an unfavorable view. Fox News has repeatedly attacked President Obama and other Democrats on its programs:

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Think Progress: Tancredo says Obama won because we lack a ‘literacy test before people can vote in this country.’

I am shocked! Shocked I tell you!   Why didn’t someone think of this earlier?  A literacy test before one could vote!  Great idea Mr. Tancredo!  Oh…wait…there was such a process at one time.  Many years ago, until The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed.  Whoaaa.  Well I guess Tea partiers are into all things “retro”, so Tancredo’s suggestion probably seems a fitting idea to them. 

Think Progress:

Yesterday was the start of the National Tea Party Convention, which is “aimed at bringing the Tea Party Movement leaders together from around the nation for the purpose of networking and supporting the movement’s multiple organizations’ principal goals.” One of the featured speakers during the convention’s kickoff was former Republican congressman Tom Tancredo. Tancredo told the audience that the country had elected “a committed socialist ideologue in the White House” because “we do not have a civics, literary test before people can vote in this country“:

The opening-night speaker at first ever National Tea Party Convention ripped into President Obama, Sen. John McCain and “the cult of multiculturalism,” asserting that Obama was elected because “we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote in this country.”

The speaker, former Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., told about 600 delegates in a Nashville, Tenn., ballroom that in the 2008 election, America “put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House … Barack Hussein Obama.”

Raw Story:

Southern states used literacy tests as part of an effort to deny suffrage to African American voters prior to Johnson-era civil rights laws.

“Prior to passage of the federal Voting Rights Act in 1965, Southern (and some Western) states maintained elaborate voter registration procedures whose primary purpose was to deny the vote to those who were not white,” a website for civil rights veterans explains. “In the South, this process was often called the ‘literacy test.’ In fact, it was much more than a simple test, it was an entire complex system devoted to denying African-Americans (and in some regions, Latinos) the right to vote.”

“Because the Freedom Movement was running “Citizenship Schools” to help people learn how to fill out the forms and pass the test, Alabama changed the test 4 times in less than two years (1964-1965),” the site adds. “At the time of the Selma Voting Rights campaign there were actually 100 different tests in use across the state. In theory, each applicant was supposed to be given one at random from a big loose-leaf binder. In real life, some individual tests were easier than others and the registrar made sure that Black applicants got the hardest ones.”

White applicants could be approved even if they didn’t pass the test.

“Your application was then reviewed by the three-member Board of Registrars — often in secret at a later date,” the site continues. “They voted on whether or not you passed. It was entirely up to the judgment of the Board whether you passed or failed. If you were white and missed every single question they could still pass you if — in their sole judgment — you were ‘qualified.’ If you were Black and got every one correct, they could still flunk you if they considered you ‘unqualified.'”

Tancredo, who is known for his sharp anti-immigrant rhetoric, also attacked what he called the United States’ “cult of multiculturalism,” and tore into 2008 Republican Presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).

“Thank God John McCain lost the election,” Tancredo told the Tea Party crowd, citing his positions on government spending and immigration.

“This is our country,” he added. “Let’s take it back.”

OMFG!  I would contend that these people are batshit crazy to the tenth degree.

Conservatives4Palin Blog Scrubs Incorrect Critique Of Obama

This one definately fits in the “batshittery” category.  It seems Conservatives 4 Palin decided that parts of  President Obama’s Nobel Prize Speech were lifted directly from Sarah Palin’s book Going Rogue.  How the hell can these people really believe that the President would lift phrases from Palin’s pack of lies called a “book”?  The intelligence  quotient between the two is as wide as the Grand Canyon.  Needless to say the POTUS is on the highest end of the spectrum.

Oliver Willis:

Earlier today, Daniel Terrapin at Conservatives 4 Palin claimed that President Obama was cribbing notes from Sarah Palin

While reading President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, I was struck by how similar some of the sentiments he presented are to those in a certain best selling book I’ve recently read. In his speech, Obama stated:

I face the world as it is, and cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the American people. For make no mistake: Evil does exist in the world. A non-violent movement could not have halted Hitler’s armies. Negotiations cannot convince al Qaeda’s leaders to lay down their arms. To say that force may sometimes be necessary is not a call to cynicism — it is a recognition of history; the imperfections of man and the limits of reason.


That post went down the memory hole (image here), I guess because this was a sentiment Obama has expressed for some time, and the charge that Obama copied from Palin is about as laughable as it gets. One example of this sentiment from Obama is this speech from 2006:

And in a world where evil lurks and terrorists plot, let it be said that we will conduct a smart foreign policy that matches the might of our military with the power of our diplomacy. And when we do go to war, let us always be honest with the American people about why we are there and how we will win.

Barack Obama isn’t copying Sarah Palin. Barack Obama is intelligent, thoughtful, and able to make executive decisions. In almost every way President Obama is the Anti-Palin.