Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wingnut Wrapup

Man, it's been tough lately, finding anything these assholes have to say that doesn't make me want to hit them with a baseball bat several hundred times, but here goes:

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "Ranking House Democrat On Intel Committee: No Definitive Proof Of Collusion Between Trump and Russia"

And there you have their strategy, in the face of treason that even an idiot could see:  No matter how many connections have turned up between Trump and the Russians, no matter how much money has changed hands, no matter how many actions Trump takes to alienate our allies and strengthen Putin's hand, it would never be "definitive proof" in the eyes of Conservatives who still see "definitive proof" that Hillary is running a child rape business in the nonexistent basement of a pizza parlor.  If Trump gave Putin a blow job on national TV and then did a Cossack dance around the stage singing the Russian national anthem, it would "prove" nothing to these people, because to them, "proof" consists only in things being the way they want them to be.

Ed Klein, Town Hall:  "Prince Jared Takes Charge"

Prince Jared.  So that is what we have come to as a country.  Imagine what would have happened had the press taken to talking about princesses Malia and Sasha.

Dennis Prager, Town Hall:  "It's Time for Conservatives to Celebrate This President"

Hurry, Dennis, before you won't be able to find a person on earth who will do that.  Here is a specimen of a truly grotesque rant from Dennis:

"Do conservatives -- or non-leftists, for that matter -- appreciate just how terrific Donald Trump has been as president? And how lucky we are that he won the presidency?

I don't know the answer.

What I do know is that they ought to be deeply appreciative of him, and deeply grateful for luck or providence, and certainly for Trump himself, that he was elected president... he has not only surpassed many of our expectations but also thus far governed in a manner more consistent with conservative principles than any president since Ronald Reagan, and arguably Calvin Coolidge."

Calvin Coolidge's policies caused the Great Depression, and Ronald Reagan's policies caused the 2008 near depression.  That seems to have slipped Dennis's mind.  I have said for decades now that Dennis Prager is the most intellectually dishonest pundit in the country; well, here is some excellent proof of that.

Katie Pavlich, Town Hall:  "Senator Cornyn: Susan Rice Should Testify Under Oath About Unmasking"

A crime that, as far as I can tell, did not even exist a few weeks ago, but now should be the subject of months of Republican witch hunts.  Remind you of anything Republicans in Congress have been up to the last few years?

Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall:  "White House: Syria Attack Is Thanks to Obama Admin's Weakness"

As always.  Of course, it was Republicans in Congress that would not let Obama respond when the "red line" was crossed, but why bring that up now?

Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall:  "Gohmert Claims Ryan, Priebus Ruined the Freedom Caucus's Meetings With Trump"

So sad.

Andrea Ruth, Red State:  "Melania Trump’s Official Portrait Is Different From All Others; Here’s Why"

Oh, let me guess.  She posed nude, in the arms of another nude woman?

Cristina Laila, Gateway Pundit:  "CNN MELTDOWN! Chris Cuomo on Rice-gate: ‘Another Fake Scandal Being Peddled by Right-Wing Media"

It's a meltdown to tell the truth.

Chip McClean, Renew America:  "It starts with Rice: What did Obama know and when did he know it?"

Anything to cover up the Trump treason scandal.  And it seems to be working.

Dan Popp, Renew America:  "God is light"

Whatever.  I wouldn't even care if he was 100 pounds overweight.  That's his problem, not mine.

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "So, The Obama Administration Knew Syria Didn’t Hand Over All Its Chemical Weapons, But Lied To Us Anyway?"

Well, except for the fact that the Obama administration did not know that, and didn't lie to us, a pretty clear statement from Matt, who backs it up as follows:

"Apparently, even as the Obama administration and its allies were peddling the notion that “100 percent” of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles were removed and destroyed"

Apparently.  You know what "apparently" means in Republican speak, don't you?  It means "I don't have one shred of evidence to say this, but I'm going to blurt it out anyway."  And of course, yes, he had to go there:

"In keeping with the administration’s record post-Benghazi, is this another lie from the Obama administration?"

No further comment needed on that one.

Guy Benson, Town Hall:  "Inside Look: How McConnell Thwarted Obama, Then Saved the Gorsuch Nomination"

By destroying the democratic process that we are supposed to use in this country, but as long as they get what they want, which in this case is one more corrupt tool of the rich on the Supreme Court, who cares, right?

Todd Starnes, Town Hall:  "Why Is Half Marathon Race Charging Men More than Women?"

We'd better get to the bottom of this RIGHT NOW!  Before we waste any time worrying about our treasonous President and his phony bombing raid, or anything like that.

Joseph Bilello, Town Hall:  "Remember When “White Privilege” Was Called “The Protestant Work Ethic”?

No, but I do remember when it was called racism.  In fact, it still is.  But of course, to Joseph it is all about how lazy those brown people are.  Let's not turn away from what this guy is saying here, which, to be brief, is that "niggers are shiftless."  Not quite sure what that has to do with Protestantism, but I guess that's where white people think they got the idea from.

Lauretta Brown, Town Hall:  "Watch: Ivanka Trump’s Adorable Children Sing in Mandarin for Chinese President Xi Jinping"

No thanks.  I'll stick to cat pictures.

Christian Toto, PJ Media:  "Why the Upcoming Cheney Biopic Will Be a Hit Piece"

A Cheney biopic?  How could it be anything else?

Michael Bresciani, Renew America:  "Stop calling our God-given faith and morality 'loveless and biased'

No.

World Net Daily:  "Faith Healing: Does it Work"

No.

Unless you are asking if it works to make a lot of money for con men who prey on the religious.  Then the answer would be, yes.

Paul Gottfried, American Thinker:  "Burton Yale Pines’s work America’s Greatest Blunder: The Fateful Decision to Enter World War One is hardly a new book. (It came out in 2012.)"

Too bad he didn't wait until November 8, 2016.  Then he could have called his book, "America's Second Greatest Blunder."  Oh wait, there was electing George W. Bush, and not impeaching Ronald Reagan, or letting the Republicans run the economy in the 1920's.  Okay, maybe " America’s Fifth Greatest Blunder: The Fateful Decision to Enter World War One."

Cameron Kinvig, The Federalist:  "Trump’s Surgical Strikes In Syria Are The Right Strategy"

"Surgical" strikes.  As in "plastic surgery."  On his approval rating.

Before It's News:  "Is Jared Kushner The AntiChrist?"

I've heard about the AntiChrist.  I never heard that he was somebody's  son in law.

World Net Daily EXCLUSIVE!  "Solar eclipse across U.S. called 'a sign from God'

Uh huh.  Do I need to point out again, that when World Net Daily uses the term "exclusive," it means that the story is so idiotic even the other right wing websites wouldn't touch it?

And now, I want to turn for a moment to the following heap of idiocy:

John Ehrett, The Federalist:  ‘Big Little Lies’ Hauntingly Portrays The Moral Vacuum Inside The Left’s Dream World

What happens when a community is obsessed with self-actualization at any cost? This new HBO series shows us the worst of progressive utopia... the community is diverse (discrimination seems to be a total non-issue), everyone’s successful and highly educated, and they all have more money than they know what to do with."

Everybody is rich!!!  Progressive utopia!  Man, that sounds more like a wingnut wet dream to me.

"Everyone knows everyone. The community is deeply invested in the lives of its children, in its community art projects (a theatrical production of “Avenue Q” is a major plot point), and in its commitments to health and localism. Ironically,”Big Little Lies”’ Monterey checks virtually all the boxes of standard conservative rhetoric about community building."

Well, except the standard Conservative part about rich people stealing everything from everyone else, which explains how they get to live in $20 million dollar houses on a cliff above the ocean.

Enough of this nonsense, already.  I wanted to post this for two reasons: first, it is a perfect example of how Conservatives try to suck the life out of anything anyone else does in life, to bend it to their own messages, and second, because it comes from the online publication of the Federalist Society, which is responsible for picking virtually all Republican nominated Judges, including Neil Gorsuch.

Oh yeah, and this:

"John Ehrett, a native of Dallas, Texas, and a graduate of Patrick Henry College, is a student at Yale Law School. His academic interests include civil liberties issues, international legal structures, and private law theory."

Well, Green Eagle  can hardly claim to have graduated from a right wing Christian college founded as far back as the year 2000, nor can he claim to be a student at Yale law school, so maybe he is not qualified in any way to opine about the meaning of a TV show.  On the other hand, Green Eagle did happen to work on "Big Little Lies," and during his time on the show, he never heard a single person have one God damned thing to say about garbage like this.  Take that for whatever it's worth.

9 comments:

Zog said...

"No matter how many connections have turned up between Trump and the Russians, no matter how much money has changed hands, no matter how many actions Trump takes to alienate our allies and strengthen Putin's hand, it would never be "definitive proof" in the eyes of Conservatives who still see "definitive proof" that Hillary is running a child rape business in the nonexistent basement of a pizza parlor." - Green Eagle


Have you seen Marc Cuban's hypothesis of what's going on? According to him, Trump isn't colluding with the Russians, but almost everyone around him is colluding with the Russians, and Trump is too stupid to realize he's being played.

According to Cuban, "No chance this is a DJT led conspiracy. He isn't detail oriented, organized or big picture enough to pull off any type of conspiracy." I don't think he's able to keep his big mouth shut about such things, but that would fall under "organization," perhaps. He's bragged about nearly every type of crime under the sun.

What do you think about Cuban's idea?

Green Eagle said...

Well, first of all, Mark Cuban is a very smart guy, and I think it's a good idea to listen to what he has to say.

My guess is not that Trump cooked up some gigantic traitorous scheme with Putin, like, say, Quisling did with the Nazis. I agree with Cuban that, in my observation, Trump does not have the ability to pull something like that off. I think, rather, that he was a classic sucker, who thought he was such a great businessman that he could go swimming with the sharks and not get eaten. What happened was that Putin compiled an encyclopedia of compromising and in the end downright humiliating material about Trump, correctly perceiving that Trump's ego would cause him to do anything to avoid becoming a world wide laughingstock, for being a cheesy pervert and really incompetent criminal. And so Trump fell well and truly into Putin's net. And as usual with things like this, every act of collaboration sunk Trump further into the trap.

And, it is not smarts that prevent him from talking about this now, it is fear, something that the dumbest animal can understand.

Any comment about that suggestion?

Zog said...

"And, it is not smarts that prevent him from talking about this now, it is fear, something that the dumbest animal can understand." - Green Eagle

It's another good possibility. However, we already know Trump's a "cheesy pervert and really incompetent criminal" because he's said so. Given everything Trump has said and done, I can't think of anything that would humiliate him and alienate his supporters.

Green Eagle said...

Zog, I think there is no humiliation that he wouldn't risk just because it stood between him and what he wanted, but I still feel that humiliation, probably dating from his childhood, when no matter how much money his family had, they were still looked down on by the real movers and shakers in New York, is a major factor in his thinking. Having a very low ability to stand disgrace is not necessarily proof against a willingness to risk it to get what he wants.

Loopy Lenny said...

"I can't think of anything that would humiliate him" - Zog

Homosexual Necrophilia?

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Green Eagle said...

Homosexual necrophilia? Not if the corpse was a 10.

Green Eagle said...

Say, Lenny, you don't happen to be any relation to my tax guy, Loophole Louie, by any chance?

Dikran Hagopian said...

"Say, Lenny, you don't happen to be any relation to my tax guy, Loophole Louie, by any chance?"

How cute. Green Eagle and Donald Trump share the same philosophy towards paying taxes.

Green Eagle said...

Actually, our brilliant tax guy, who just retired last year, was named Louis, and used to jokingly call himself Loophole Louie. He was an entertainment tax expert. I never knew him to cheat or break the rules ever, in all the years we went to him, but he really knew what was allowed and what wasn't. He saved us hundreds of dollars every year, over what we would have known about, without ever doing a thing wrong.