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Thursday, October 27, 2016

3: Ben Shapiro, Breitbart News

Shapiro, the Editor-at-Large of Breitbart News, set off a right-wing firestorm with a report quoting “Senate sources” who linked Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel to a group called “Friends of Hamas.” Hagel’s opponents immediately ran with the story, which was referenced by such notable names as Senator Rand Paul and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

There’s only one problem: there’s no evidence that “Friends of Hamas” actually exists. As Dave Weigel reports at Slate, the group is not designated by the State Department or Treasury Department, and does not return any results in a LexisNexis search. When Weigel asked Shapiro to clear up the mystery, Shaprio responded “The original story is the entirety of the information I have.”

Somewhere, Glenn Beck is wondering why he didn’t think of that.

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  • Given that the guy now more openly running the show after Armey was finally removed runs a FOR PROFIT chain of cancer treatment, I can honestly say that regardless of what they find–and Sad Panda leaving Saint’s Row the Third to get involved in a bizarre political porno is right up there on my weird-o-meter–worse is yet to come.

    Pay attention to this investigation. It’ll show us all what to investigate on these clowns in turn.

    “Meet the new boss; same as the old boss..”–excerpt from *We Won’t Get Fooled Again*, a anthem for these days.

    • mah101

      Now I have Pete Townsend’s guitar riff running endlessly through my head, followed by a prolonged scream from Roger Daltrey. Good choice for an anthem for our times.

      “Change it had to come, we knew it all along, we were liberated from the fall that’s all”

  • It is becoming increasingly apparent that instead of learning from the consequences of pursuing a radical agenda and demonization efforts, they are now mor determined than ever to go over the cliff of political extremism. Bring it on, the crazier their behave the more irrelevant they become. At this rate they will soon become tabloid fodder.

    • The law states that people with mental illness are not allowed to own guns. Yet, we
      read about people every day making remarks that certainly sound mentally unstable.
      How do we prevent those people from possessing firearms?

      • TheSkalawag929

        Have you noticed that most of the people making the kind of statements you referenced are republican and in government where the laws that could rectify these situations are written?

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  • tobyspeeks

    I’m reminded of the split second scene in The Shining where the furry is going down on the previous owner of the hotel.

  • latebloomingrandma

    Thus is the sad state of health care for the mentally ill in our country. For those old enough—do you remember “What a revolting development this is.”?

    • TheSkalawag929

      Do you remember this? When you buy cheap you get cheap.

      Republicans have become so enthralled with saving money that they are willing to spend every penny YOU have to save them money.

    • 101strac

      Does Chester A. Riley ring a bell? The life of Riley?

      • latebloomingrandma

        Yep—that’s it!

  • elw

    Can they possibly get any crazier?

    • Whenever I think they’ve reached a new low, they do something even more crazy than the last time. Hopefully there’s an end to their mindless nonsense somewhere.

      • elw

        If I were you, I would not hold my breath. They honestly do not know the difference between utter nonsense and what is real. My greatest wish is they are soundly voted out of office in large enough numbers they cannot shut down the workings of Congress they way they have.

  • Fairplay4

    The GOP has taken gutter politics to a new low. What has happened to the Party of supposed values? Right wingers are making donations to certain so called religious organizations to promote their anti-free mammogram agenda, they fabricate outrageous campaigns against their political adversaries, distort facts, hold females as being inferior to males ( and even get women in Congress to vote against their own interests), and would like to decimate aid to the poor. They have no social conscious and have launched a campaign to portray the unemployed as being lazy. They oppose a living wage and would like to expand the private ownership of prisons. They all of this with piety. Look at La Pierre’s face when he preaches against back ground checks for gun ownership.

  • You just can’t fix Tea Qaida crazy and stupid.

  • emadis41

    It is the era of the bizzar and the unbelievably crazy, The more they defy the logic, the more thay find support among the GOP and the radical “Right”.

  • mah101

    At what point does a sane rational society stop paying attention to delusional idiots? Certainly there must come a time when we can collectively respond with “thank you for your opinion… Next!”

    This is not just a political problem. There is clearly something wrong in our Nation if (and I shall pull no punches here) paranoid, delusional, raving, stupid idiots such as these get any attention at all, let alone rise to positions of authority and influence. The problem is not with the Tea Party, or the NRA, or even Glen Beck, it is with a society that even provides them any consideration at all.

    Stop listening to these people. Media, stop covering the controversy and pull the discussion back to some degree of sanity. People, stop voting for these idiots – they do you no favors.

  • Hey Wayne; only a good guy with a meteorite can stop a BAD guy with a meteorite; arm all Russians with their own personal meteorite, now!!!

    • Be careful!! This guy is wacky enough to try anything.

  • Pamby50

    You just can’t fix this kind of crazy. Can’t wait for them to just disappear as a political party.

  • I am stunned! Just Stunned, I would be afraid to vote for any of that party ever!

  • Oh my! Five crazies who wear their propeller beanies as nightcaps!

    Can we citizens have them committed to asylums for their own sake?

  • tman000

    WOW!!! these guys are so “goofy” that if Walt Disney lived today he would redraw his animated character.

  • amazonfan

    Beck constantly proves himself to be a disgusting Islamophobe. He’s horrible. However, I am surprised that he doesn’t trust Brennan; I thought he would love someone who tortures and murders Muslims.

    I also wish Repubs would stop pretending that they oppose Hagel because of Israel. They couldn’t give a damn about Israel. They are anti-Arab and Islamophobic, and in many cases anti-Semitic as well.

  • Arakiba

    Does Glenn Beck suck horse c*ck? I’m just asking questions!

  • curiousspectator

    Actually, the Nazis and Hitler accepted gay Nazis, as long as they were Nazis that didn’t threaten his leadership. However, to gain acceptance with the German Conservative Party and the military leadership(Reichswehr) they had to drop this tolerance. Hence, the “Night of Long Knives” – known homosexuals within the Nazi party were murdered in one evening along with many others who didn’t deify him..

  • That panda suit was an inside joke? Just coincidence that its also a well known form of porn for degenerates? Think the jokes on the idiot staffer who put it on.

  • Re: Wayne LaPierre

    His is very effectively using his “crazy talk” to become the lead story intstead of the daily carnage of gun violence. We really should not allow him to distract us from the real issue.