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Obama is Going To Seize Power and Rule Us Like a King

In editorial, kooks, republicans, treason, Violence on October 20, 2009 at 4:00 pm

A Sad Website from Sad People

The fact we have a democratic and (more importantly) African American president has been fueling a murderous rage for almost a year now. Since the election of Barack Obama, this rage has driven the far right to an obsession with the idea of a bloody revolution in the United States. This is a hypocrisy which I’ve pointed out many times, so I won’t dwell on it here. However, I have found another over the top example of this treasonous fantasy I’d like to share.

The United State of Earth – 2011 Obama’s Failed Coup: The site features a future time line starting with Obama’s attempt to permanently seize power, a second civil war, fake news, and a game where you can lead a revolutionary army against the legitimate and duly elected government. The war is fought county by county across the United States.

The fake news section offers a tale of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh being found dead in a liberated FEMA concentration camp. You can read about right wing talk radio hosts, bloggers, former military officers, and Ted Nugent leading armies against the president and liberal members of congress. They are all essentially the same story. [Right Wing Kook X]’s army captures [Liberal Y] who is an freedom-stealing-America-hating-marxo-commie-facist-Hitler-lover and is subjected to [Sadistic Humiliation Z]. Of course, getting to the outlaw liberals is never easy as they are often guarded by the armies of Hamas, Americorps volunteers, intercity children, homosexuals, and Obama loyalists.

Where were these people when President Bush was actually taking away American liberties, expanding the federal government, and doubling our national debt?

At home. Why? It’s about race.

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Bachmann Warns of Abortion Field Trips

In healthcare, kooks, politics, republicans, stupid people on October 1, 2009 at 7:24 pm

MN-Rep. Continues to Say Anything to Preserve the Status Quo

Glenn Beck Blames Atheists for America’s Problems

In atheism, glenn beck, kooks, religion, republicans on October 1, 2009 at 5:02 am

Serious Concern Over Political Motives in Census Workers Hanging

In hate, kooks, neanderthals, republicans, Violence on September 24, 2009 at 5:07 pm

Fears are growing that the death of a teacher, cancer survivor, father, and part-time census worker, Bill Sparkman, was a politically motivated homicide. In my option inflammatory rhetoric from the right is partly to blame. Though they will never acknowledge it, or stop.

Via Huffingtonpost

Associated Press reporter Devlin Barrett was on MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow” show Wednesday night to discuss the shocking death of a census worker in Kentucky.

“Obviously the details — the few details we know at this point are very disturbing,” said Barrett, “and could feed a larger political argument if this ends up being the result of anti-government sentiment. But they don’t know that for absolute certain yet. And part of the investigators’ job is to rule out any other explanation for what happened.”

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Federal Census Worker Hung in Rural Kentucky

In hate, kooks, republicans, stupid people, Violence on September 23, 2009 at 10:14 pm

“Fed” Was Scrawled on His Chest

Just a few months after Minnesota rep and national embarrassment Michelle Bachmann decried the census as a plot by the government ‘brown shirts’ to invade your home and deport you to internment camps with other “real Americans”. A census worker has been hung in deep red Kentucky. While it is unknown if it was murder or a suicide, I think we can all figure what happened.

Again I ask, at what point does someone using fiery rhetoric, grossly false claims, and race baiting become responsible for the violence it incites?

Via Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating the hanging death of a U.S. Census worker near a Kentucky cemetery, and a law enforcement official told The Associated Press the word ‘fed” was scrawled on the dead man’s chest.

The body of Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old part-time Census field worker and occasional teacher, was found Sept. 12 in a remote patch of the Daniel Boone National Forest in rural southeast Kentucky. The Census has suspended door-to-door interviews in rural Clay County, where the body was found, pending the outcome of the investigation.

GOP Senator Falls Asleep During Health Care Negotiations

In healthcare, politics, republicans, stupid people on September 23, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Shows Contempt for Efforts to Craft a Bi-partisan Bill

Via The Washington Post

After regurgitating the cliché talking points that dominated the first half of the health care debate, Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) promptly fell asleep. His disinterest in reform is indicative of the republican opposition, which is only fighting to preserve the status quo.

Also, what would happen if you fell asleep on the job? I would get fired. This idiot clearly has forgotten what it is like to be in mainstream America. He displayed a complete lack of respect for the office he holds.

The Senate Finance Committee was barely an hour into its consideration of health-care reform on Tuesday morning, but Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) already knew where he stood.

“I do not support a government takeover of the health-care system,” he railed. The proposal “confiscates more money from the taxpayers,” he went on. “It tramples on American freedom and liberties.”

After this vigorous display of open-mindedness, Bunning was spent. About an hour later, spectators noticed that the senator, who had been resting his chin in his hand, had fallen fast asleep. As giggles rippled through the chamber, an aide shook Bunning, who woke with a start.

Bunning’s nap was a fitting comment on how he and his Republican colleagues had received the efforts of the committee’s chairman, Max Baucus (D-Mont.), to craft a bipartisan compromise on the mammoth legislation. Baucus made major concessions to Republicans: He dropped the “public option” for a government-run health plan; he tossed aside the mandate that employers provide health coverage; he cut the bill’s cost and made sure it was all funded by revenue from within the health-care system; he stipulated that government funds would not go for abortion or to illegal immigrants; and he included efforts to curtail medical malpractice awards.

And what does Baucus have to show for his concessions? One by one Tuesday, Republicans delivered the same thanks-but-no-thanks message.

Creationist Wins GOP Presidential Straw Poll

In creationism, Culture Wars, evolution, kooks, politics, religion, republicans on September 20, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Via Huffington Post

Well the “Value Voters” (or bigots) have cast their valued votes. In a time of war and 10% unemployment, what are the Value Voters biggest concerns? You guessed it, abortion, “protection” of religious liberties, gay marriage and tax cuts. What do “religious liberties” need protection from anyway? I thought religious liberties just meant being able to force creationism on school children and to openly hate gays without the stigma of being a classic bigot.

Mike (the Earth is only 6000 years old) Huckabee continues to make the case that he is the front runner for the GOP’s 2012 presidential nomination. The pious evangelical beat out republican heavyweights such as Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, and my old drinking buddy, Mitt.

Mr. Huckabee is also the guy that used the governor’s office to block an animal cruelty investigation after his son hung a dog while working at a boy scout camp. What kind of family values are those?

Here is Mr. the-guy-I-raised-for-18-years-and-share-half-of-my-chromosomes-with-hung-a-dog denying evolution in a republican presidential debate.

Nice choice, teabaggers.

Top GOPer’s Son Pulls a Michael Vick

In animal rights, neanderthals, republicans on September 18, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Also, I’m Told He Thinks Lisa Lampanelli is Hilarious

I had never heard this. True, it may be an old story, but I am still appalled.

David Huckabee found a stray dog while working as a camp counselor for the Boy Scouts of America (a Christian organization, no less). Naturally, he did what any reasonable person would do, strung it up Old West style for his entertainment (like serial killers do as kids). Watching animals struggle as they die is the best. Man, if only I was there to water board, or take a power drill to it. I’m just kidding, that isn’t realistic, its not like that dog was being held at Gitmo. Apparently lack of empathy from the right isn’t limited to humans.

The dog executioner’s father and front runner for the 2012 Republican nomination, Mike Huckabee, tried to cover it up. Oh, and he used his office to pressure the prosecutor not to open an investigation. On par for a theist, I’d say.

Via Newsweek

Special thanks to @tllanes for bringing this story to my attention.

As Mike Huckabee gains in the polls, the former Arkansas governor is finding that his record in office is getting more scrutiny. One issue likely to get attention is his handling of a sensitive family matter: allegations that one of his sons was involved in the hanging of a stray dog at a Boy Scout camp in 1998. The incident led to the dismissal of David Huckabee, then 17, from his job as a counselor at Camp Pioneer in Hatfield, Ark. It also prompted the local prosecuting attorney— bombarded with complaints generated by a national animal-rights group—to write a letter to the Arkansas state police seeking help investigating whether David and another teenager had violated state animal-cruelty laws. The state police never granted the request, and no charges were ever filed. But John Bailey, then the director of Arkansas’s state police, tells NEWSWEEK that Governor Huckabee’s chief of staff and personal lawyer both leaned on him to write a letter officially denying the local prosecutor’s request. Bailey, a career officer who had been appointed chief by Huckabee’s Democratic predecessor, said he viewed the lawyer’s intervention as improper and terminated the conversation. Seven months later, he was called into Huckabee’s office and fired. “I’ve lost confidence in your ability to do your job,” Bailey says Huckabee told him. One reason Huckabee cited was “I couldn’t get you to help me with my son when I had that problem,” according to Bailey. “Without question, [Huckabee] was making a conscious attempt to keep the state police from investigating his son,” says I. C. Smith, the former FBI chief in Little Rock, who worked closely with Bailey and called him a “courageous” and “very solid” professional.

Bigot Claims Her Ignorance is God’s Will

In kooks, neanderthals, republicans on September 18, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Via Politico

Carrie Prejean told a conservative audience Friday that divine forces provided her with the platform to publicly voice opposition to gay marriage.

Prejean, speaking at the Values Voters Summit in Washington, insisted that “God had a plan for me that day” when she voiced her opinion during the 2009 Miss USA contest.

GOP Rep. Laughs off Those Who are Losing Their Insurance

In healthcare, neanderthals, politics, republicans on September 18, 2009 at 3:58 pm