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(The New York Times)   Think Todd Akin is an aberration? Check out some of the know-nothing crackpots running House committees and you'll see he's not. If there were room for multiple tags, sad, obvious, dumbass, sick and asinine would join Scary   (opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com) divider line 447
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2012-08-25 01:00:02 AM
Sick works for me. I think back to the Republicans of my youth (1950s and '60s) and while I didn't always agree with them, they sure as hell were a lot more intelligent than the wingnuts running the GOP these days.
 
2012-08-25 01:37:11 AM

Speaker2Animals: Sick works for me. I think back to the Republicans of my youth (1950s and '60s) and while I didn't always agree with them, they sure as hell were a lot more intelligent than the wingnuts running the GOP these days.


Truth. We used to make fun of the USSR and East Germany because in batshiat countries like those, you were expected to hold certain fictions as being true, and would basically lose your rights of citizenship if you dared to question pravda (or Pravda).

How the hell did we end up further off into crazyland than them??
 
2012-08-25 01:42:22 AM

MisterTweak: How the hell did we end up further off into crazyland than them??


graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2012-08-25 01:43:49 AM
I think The Newsroom might have shamed some people into doing some actual journalism!
 
2012-08-25 02:54:53 AM

cameroncrazy1984: I think The Newsroom might have shamed some people into doing some actual journalism!


TFA's in the op-ed section. They'll do actual journalism when they stop considering both sides to be the same.
 
2012-08-25 04:08:09 AM

optikeye: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x326]


It's not just Reagan - he certainly started it, but the true nosedive into the bowels of insanity didn't start until the Tea Party began.
 
2012-08-25 04:09:36 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: optikeye: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x326]

It's not just Reagan - he certainly started it, but the true nosedive into the bowels of insanity didn't start until the Tea Party began.


Ultranationalism is an ugly word, Fawkes.

Just the little brother of fascism, and we're seeing how it gets going.
 
2012-08-25 04:11:23 AM
For fark's sake... This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2012-08-25 04:13:35 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: optikeye: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x326]

It's not just Reagan - he certainly started it, but the true nosedive into the bowels of insanity didn't start until the Tea Party began.


Would have also accept 9/11.
 
2012-08-25 04:13:40 AM
Let's not forget Bush's 150 appointments from Regent University.
For those unfamiliar with Regent, here's Bill Maher's take on it. (youtube, language nsfw)
 
2012-08-25 04:15:26 AM

Gyrfalcon: Ultranationalism is an ugly word, Fawkes. Just the little brother of fascism, and we're seeing how it gets going.


Agreed. They already remind of a miniature Nazi party.

/Apologies for the Godwin so early in the thread.
//Is it really a Godwin when some of them are already on record as saying they want to start a civil war?
 
2012-08-25 04:16:59 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: y want to start a civil war?


Isn't it just halftime?
 
2012-08-25 04:17:20 AM
Let's not forget how these people got where they are
 
2012-08-25 04:17:41 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: optikeye: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x326]

It's not just Reagan - he certainly started it, but the true nosedive into the bowels of insanity didn't start until the Tea Party began.


Orly?
newsrealblog.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-25 04:18:12 AM
WTF...
 
2012-08-25 04:18:12 AM
Don't tell Neil "both sides are bad" Tyson of this. 
I understand Republicans are better for science than the Democrats.
 
2012-08-25 04:19:06 AM
I made the mistake of reading some of the comments at the bottom. The stupid burns.
 
2012-08-25 04:20:43 AM
xtupload.com

o hai, im the numbers guy 
 
2012-08-25 04:21:29 AM
So when are we finally going to treat the Bible as a historic book of our culture and faith INSTEAD OF TREATING IT LIKE A SCIENCE BOOK?!
 
2012-08-25 04:22:07 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: It's not just Reagan - he certainly started it, but the true nosedive into the bowels of insanity didn't start until the Tea Party began.


So the major tipping point in craziness was when a bunch of people who believed this shiat their whole lives got together and wore hats?
 
2012-08-25 04:24:33 AM

BMFPitt: Fluorescent Testicle: It's not just Reagan - he certainly started it, but the true nosedive into the bowels of insanity didn't start until the Tea Party began.

So the major tipping point in craziness was when a bunch of people who believed this shiat their whole lives got together and wore hats?


Also all the aids spreading. Also the leg spreading and subsequent uterus scraping.
 
2012-08-25 04:25:15 AM
"In his party, Kingston is in the mainstream. A Gallup poll in June found that 58 percent of Republicans believe God created humans in the present form just within the last 10,000 years - a wealth of anthropological evidence to the contrary."

I took an interest in dinosaurs when I was in the first grade, as many children do, and went looking for books on them. By the time I finished grade school, I think I'd read every book on prehistory my grade school had on the subject.

What's their excuse?
 
2012-08-25 04:25:55 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: Gyrfalcon: Ultranationalism is an ugly word, Fawkes. Just the little brother of fascism, and we're seeing how it gets going.

Agreed. They already remind of a miniature Nazi party.

/Apologies for the Godwin so early in the thread.
//Is it really a Godwin when some of them are already on record as saying they want to start a civil war?


It's not a Godwin--it's a genuine threat. They are one major crisis and one charismatic leader away from a Reichstag fire; and god knows they are pushing the crisis as hard and often as they possibly can. Luckily, their leaders are not personable enough yet to give us a genuine fascist movement; but it's a very fine line we're treading.
 
2012-08-25 04:29:20 AM

themindiswatching: cameroncrazy1984: I think The Newsroom might have shamed some people into doing some actual journalism!

TFA's in the op-ed section. They'll do actual journalism when they stop considering both sides to be the same.


B-b-b-but equal time!!! If were going to have a guy on who says 2+2=4, we need to remain fair and balanced and have the guy on who says 2+2=5 and let the viewers decide.
 
2012-08-25 04:30:50 AM
"Barton cited the Almighty in questioning energy from wind turbines. Careful, he warned, "wind is God's way of balancing heat." Clean energy, he said, "would slow the winds down" and thus could make it hotter. You never know."

Yeah, Joe, I do know. You are a farking moron.

""You can't regulate God!" Barton barked at the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, in the midst of discussion on measures to curb global warming."

This guy is deciding public policy?
 
2012-08-25 04:32:42 AM

NutWrench: Let's not forget Bush's 150 appointments from Regent University.
For those unfamiliar with Regent, here's Bill Maher's take on it. (youtube, language nsfw)


I used to be a medic in Virginia Beach, and had to deal with Regent from time to time along with the Christian Broadcasting Network HQ. The people there, students and faculty alike, seemed so incredibly rude and haughty. I know, anecdotal evidence and all, but you have never seen a more rude and self righteous groups of people. I won't get into specifics, so take it this for what it's worth I guess. But I hated going to either of those places just because they made you feel more like you were an inconveniencing everyone else more than you were trying to help the patient you were called for.
 
2012-08-25 04:34:51 AM

Shadowknight:

I used to be a medic in Virginia Beach, and had to deal with Regent from time to time along with the Christian Broadcasting Network HQ. The people there, students and faculty alike, seemed so incredibly rude and haughty. I know, anecdotal evidence and all, but you have never seen a more rude and self righteous groups of people. I won't get into specifics, so take it this for what it's worth I guess. But I hated going to either of those places just because they made you feel more like you were an inconveniencing everyone else more than you were trying to help the patient you were called for.


Sorry, I just woke up. My grammatical mistakes are pretty glaring on second read through. Preview is for pussies.
 
2012-08-25 04:37:19 AM
BMFPitt:

It's not just the Tea Party protesters, numbuts. The greater immediate threat are the Tea Party judges, legislators, congressmen and Vice Presidential candidates.
 
2012-08-25 04:37:25 AM

Alphax: "In his party, Kingston is in the mainstream. A Gallup poll in June found that 58 percent of Republicans believe God created humans in the present form just within the last 10,000 years - a wealth of anthropological evidence to the contrary."

I took an interest in dinosaurs when I was in the first grade, as many children do, and went looking for books on them. By the time I finished grade school, I think I'd read every book on prehistory my grade school had on the subject.

What's their excuse?


You know what drives me nuts here, 58% of one of the parties controls 100% of the agenda.

Granted I'm sure that those numbers probably reflect the growing number of people like me who finally give up on the vain hope that "Oh shucks, they're not reaaaaaaaally going to go full Derp......I'm sure I can help save them from that."

The answer is no, if you're a moderate republican, or even a conservative who more or less just wants conservatism to live in his house and doesn't much care what you do it yours, leave the party. Let the thing die its agonizing death.
 
2012-08-25 04:37:27 AM
They have a solid financial interest in ratcheting up the crazy. First, it attracts crazy dollars. Second, pushing the crazy agenda weakens science and education, further strengthening the crazy dollars as more and more people grow up ignorant. It's a positive feedback loop.

This nation is going to be ratcheting up the derp for many years to come.
 
2012-08-25 04:37:54 AM
... Somehow, it ate my quote. Oh well.
 
2012-08-25 04:38:12 AM

Shadowknight: Sorry, I just woke up. My grammatical mistakes are pretty glaring on second read through. Preview is for pussies.


*high five* Too much morning, not enough coffee. Amirite?
 
2012-08-25 04:38:25 AM
Just one more straw among countless ones. It's a goddamn shame we're in idiocracy now
 
2012-08-25 04:39:51 AM

Cpl.D: It's a positive feedback loop.


For THEM, maybe. For the rest of us, it's very, very negative.
 
2012-08-25 04:40:52 AM

BMFPitt: So the major tipping point in craziness was when a bunch of people who believed this shiat their whole lives got together and wore hats?


There have always been and always will be crazy people. The tea party movement just legitimized, mainstreamed, and even exalted them to the point that they now feel entitled to actually drive the bus instead of just sitting in the back mumbling and peeing on themselves.

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2012-08-25 04:41:37 AM

Cpl.D: Shadowknight: Sorry, I just woke up. My grammatical mistakes are pretty glaring on second read through. Preview is for pussies.

*high five* Too much morning, not enough coffee. Amirite?


Especially right now. I just got back home to Spain after taking the kids back to the States for the summer to visit family in Michigan, and I'm still on day 1.5 of trying to switch my schedule back to the European timezone.

It's not going well.
 
2012-08-25 04:42:34 AM

KrmtDfrog: It's a goddamn shame we're in idiocracy now


In related news, Linda McMahon is now leading in the polls in her Connecticut senate race.
 
2012-08-25 04:43:38 AM

WizardofToast: So when are we finally going to treat the Bible as a historic book of our culture and faith INSTEAD OF TREATING IT LIKE A SCIENCE BOOK?!


When are we going to start treating the bible like book of parables and mythology INSTEAD OF A HISTORICAL ACCOUNT.
 
2012-08-25 04:43:41 AM

Shadowknight: For THEM, maybe. For the rest of us, it's very, very negative.


Farking right, man. As a republican, I'm freaking *horrified* by the turn my party has taken. I don't *believe* in evolution, simply because it isn't a matter of belief. It simply is. The evidence is freaking overwhelming.

What these jack-holes don't realize, is the universe is definitive. Something either is, or is not. Something that is not is going to become an is if you wish for it hard enough. If it did, my home would have been awash in naked writhing female gymnasts the moment my first pube sprouted.
 
2012-08-25 04:44:01 AM

Shadowknight: Especially right now. I just got back home to Spain after taking the kids back to the States for the summer to visit family in Michigan, and I'm still on day 1.5 of trying to switch my schedule back to the European timezone. It's not going well.


See, at least you have a reason. Mine is "Woke up at 4 pm." :P
 
2012-08-25 04:46:18 AM

Speaker2Animals: Sick works for me. I think back to the Republicans of my youth (1950s and '60s) and while I didn't always agree with them, they sure as hell were a lot more intelligent than the wingnuts running the GOP these days.


Well, we're also seeing a recent trend in prideful ignorance among politicial candidates. For awhile there - career politicians had been successful physicians, lawyers, naval captians, and so on. Now, professional success and higher education has become stigmatized as eliteism. Candidates are actually running on the fact that they're under educated.

Remember those people who suggested all career politicians be replaced by every day people? This is what happens. "Every day people" includes fringe belief systems, poor educational foundations, a terrible understanding of important politicial relationshops (like debt ceiling limits), and the desire to place ideology above compromises.
 
2012-08-25 04:46:18 AM
Thank you x 1000 for this post subby. I owe you.
 
2012-08-25 04:47:44 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: Gyrfalcon: Ultranationalism is an ugly word, Fawkes. Just the little brother of fascism, and we're seeing how it gets going.

Agreed. They already remind of a miniature Nazi party.

/Apologies for the Godwin so early in the thread.
//Is it really a Godwin when some of them are already on record as saying they want to start a civil war?


Uhm - points for you for appropriate usage!
 
2012-08-25 04:48:57 AM

Bontesla: Remember those people who suggested all career politicians be replaced by every day people? This is what happens. "Every day people" includes fringe belief systems, poor educational foundations, a terrible understanding of important politicial relationshops (like debt ceiling limits), and the desire to place ideology above compromises.


I see repeating bears.
 
2012-08-25 04:50:46 AM

Goodfella: o hai, im the numbers guy 


Qualifications:
1. Can count to potato
2. Does not believe in the number "0"
3. Considers "math" to be a liberal conspiracy. What he does is, "counting"
4. Must love Supply-side Jesus
5. Must hate the actual Bill of Rights
 
2012-08-25 04:51:04 AM
Wow. I'm more agnostic than atheist, but I still can't believe there are people that believe in a book written second, third, well multi-handed, by ancient people and still think it can dictate how modern people live. believe the book if you choose, but realize there are people out there who won't believe in some ancient text just because, If these people subscribe to these biblical theories and morals rather than all the social and technological advances made in the past 2000 years or so....seriously, it's like me finding a cave painting and telling you that you can't mow your lawn on odd numbered Saturdays because it's wrong. Seriously. God spoke to me. Let that shiat grow on the first! I guess I just wish people believed in what they wanted, but didn't force it on the general public for the sole reason of "this is what this book told me to believe."
 
2012-08-25 04:51:41 AM

Cpl.D: What these jack-holes don't realize, is the universe is definitive. Something either is, or is not.


Well, you could argue quantum physics. Things can be and not be, all at the same time, and may change just because you observe it. But since the smartest of the smart can barely scratch the surface, you could cause the Teajadist to start bleeding from the ears.

Cpl.D: Something that is not is going to become an is if you wish for it hard enough. If it did, my home would have been awash in naked writhing female gymnasts the moment my first pube sprouted.


I like the way you think.
 
2012-08-25 04:55:35 AM
I meant to say, "Something that is not, is not going to become an is, if you wish for it hard enough."

Too much morning, not enough coffee, etc.
 
2012-08-25 04:56:23 AM
My ex-laws are kool-aid drinking fundies. Anti-government, the end-times are upon us, and the world is 5000 years old and all.

The funny/scary part is that he works (semi-retired) for Social Security and she was a Nurse. Oh yes, and he does people's taxes on the side. So it's not for lack of intellect, these folks are just being willfully stupid. (Not to mention benefitting from the very devils, both government and science, that they despise.)

I don't get it. Good news is, it's not my problem anymore. Well, except that my ex lives with them now and I have to de-program my daughter on the weekends.

/No dear, Jesus is not the answer to everything
 
2012-08-25 04:56:26 AM
This is crossposted to both Politics and Main, so I expect we'll see more examples of know-nothing thinking once the sun comes up.
 
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