26 June, 2010

Dumbfuckery du Jour

Courtesy of TPM, a triplet of wild-eyed conspiracy theories trumpeted by two elected Cons and a wanna-be Senator.  And here I thought this sort of frothing-at-the-mouth crazy was reserved for wee-hour radio shows and poorly-written photocopied "news"letters.

First up: Rep. Sue "Psychotic" Myrick:

Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC), who we last encountered exposing Muslim intern spies on Capitol Hill and terrorists in the nation's convenience stores, has issued her most startling warning yet: Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, she has come to believe, is partnering with Mexican drug cartels in the U.S. borderlands and may be planning "Israel-like car bombings of Mexican/USA border personnel or National Guard units."

In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Myrick calls for a task force "to engage US and Mexican law enforcement and border patrol officials about Hezbollah's presence, activities, and connections to gangs and drug cartels."

Her "evidence"?  Tattoos, tunnels and terrain.  Seriously.

Next up: Rep. Louie "Loco" Gohmert:

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) went to the House floor Thursday night, to warn of a diabolical terrorist plot -- with a 20-30 year timeline.

The plot involves arranging for a child to be born in the United States -- then training them in an isolated environment abroad, ready to dispatch them back here to commit violence after a quick two or three decades.
Um.  Okay.  That's like totally plausible - for a really badly-plotted thriller.

And finally, we have the woman who replaced Sue "Chickens" Lowden as the Woman Who Would Dethrone Harry Reid, Sharron "Screwy" Angle:
The far-right third party that Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle called home in the 1990s supported abolishing "the debt money system" and ran a vitriolic anti-gay insert in state newspapers that portrays LGBT people -- or, as Angle's party called them, "sodomites" -- as child-molesting, HIV-carrying, Hell-bound freaks, according to documents obtained by TPM. 

This is a 1992 petition, signed and circulated by Angle, that was part of a successful push to get the Independent American Party on the ballot. It features the Independent American manifesto -- including the acknowledgment "That many Americans have ignored the Laws of God."

The petition says that party members support a proposed Constitutional amendment called the Liberty Amendment, which would "compel the Federal Government to halt its unconstitutional programs and wasteful expenditures such as foreign aid and welfare corruption. It will prohibit the financing of the New World Order with American taxes."

The amendment would also "eliminate the debt money system and restore Constitutional money to the people. It will thus eliminate the contrived purposes for income taxes and will abolish the Marxist graduated income tax and the fearful I.R.S. It will transfer public lands in the West to State ownership and control. It will restore freedom and prosperity to America."

That was a petition she signed, mind you.  I'm sure she'll say she didn't read it first, and will have further words on how clueless she was about the rabid uber-homophobia and conspiracy-mongering of the party she belonged to for six fucking years, but you don't belong to a fringe party for six years without knowing something about their frothing insanity.

For bonus lunacy, we have wanna-be Rep. Lou Ann Zelenik proclaiming that Muslim community centers = teh terrorists are taking over Amurika!11!1!!!

This is unconscionable.  These people have health insurance, which presumably includes mental health treatment, and there are a number of excellent anti-psychotics on the market.  So what's the excuse for leaving what are obviously full-blown psychoses untreated?

1 comment:

RBH said...

Gohmert stole that plot from Sleeper. Not a bad read if you're a Puller Monk fan and don't pay much attention to character development.