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Friday, January 18, 2019

Death Panels await those who don’t throw out their food on time! The “suffragents” are losing the war against women! Rejoice — for the Apocalypse is nigh! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. 

5. Peter Lloyd

PeterLloydFox News’ hand-wringing over the erosion of marriage continues. If it isn’t “The Gays” destroying the institution, apparently it’s the feminists, who have contorted it into a demoniacal scheme to filch funds from emasculated grooms. 

Fox & Friends ran a segment Tuesday to discuss why people are getting married less. Enter Peter Lloyd, self-proclaimed “suffragent” and author of Stand By Your Manhood: A Gamechanger for Modern Men, a how-to for embattled males to negotiate this world of predatory women. “I feel pretty safe,” Lloyd says, referring to the Atlantic Ocean buffering him from any stateside hostilities, and perhaps also to the fact that he was speaking on a news network that generally welcomes such views.

Marriage is the “Fraud of the Rings,” according to Lloyd. “It’s a legally binding contract,” he says, “and it serves men not at all. … Men need to be wise to it and avoid it at costs.”

Feminism? “It’s done some wonderful things.” but it has also “prioritized the safety of women over men even though we are all supposed to be equal.”

Fox has the video:

Via Salon

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94 responses to “This Week In Crazy: If You Drink Spoiled Milk, There Will Be Death Panels”

  1. Carl Sdano says:

    I really fear for the sanity of the folks at Right Wing Watch, who listen to these crazies daily, so that the rest of us don’t have to.

    • rvn_sgt6768 says:

      I don’t fear for their sanity after all they deserve their insanity, they have worked hard to get to be that insane. I fear the fact they are all packing weapons and looking for an excuse to use them.

      • dtgraham says:

        Well, you know what the political right says. Every American’s god given right to open carry a fully loaded automatic machine gun into any place they want to shall not be infringed, but gay Americans can be kicked out of any establishment that Jesus doesn’t want them in.

        • idamag says:

          Good one.

        • hicusdicus says:

          What is an automatic fully loaded machine gun? Jesus, that SOB all he does is stir up trouble.

          • Independent1 says:

            Well you sure made it clear with that comment that you’re no Christian. And in case you’re really interested, here’s what “an automatic fully loaded machine gun” looks like:

            https://youtu.be/F09xFM0wmPI

          • dtgraham says:

            Thanks for the backup Independent. I always thought that the right to own a machine gun should probably be trumped by the right not to be shot by one, but what the hell do I know?

          • Independent1 says:

            I’ll completely agree with that!!

          • Dominick Vila says:

            I stopped going to one of our favorite restaurants when we saw the pawn store owner next door walking around displaying a handgun. If his business is so dangerous that he feels compelled to walk around with a lethal weapon he should consider closing it. In the interim, we have the right to go elsewhere.

          • jmprint says:

            Exactly, my sentiment.

          • idamag says:

            We had an incident, here, where the concealed weapon caused the damage and endangered everyone else in the store. A woman, in Hayden, Idaho was carrying a loaded gun in her purse with the safety off. Her two-year-old took the gun out and shot and killed the woman. It could have been an innocent by-stander. We have a lot of paranoid people, in our state. The funny thing is the crime rate is low and moist murders are people who know each other killing each other. So maybe not seeing the weapon is not good, either.

          • dtgraham says:

            I hear he was a trouble maker back then too. A regular sh*t disturber.

  2. ps0rjl says:

    My sister has a neighbor who when Dish stopped carrying Fox for a while, she immediately switched to Direct TV so she could get the only true news network, Fox. The followers of Fox may be a little unhinged, but they are definitely loyal. So when these crazies start speaking, they have at least a loyal if not slightly unhinged group of ardent followers.

    • jmprint says:

      What is so funny about these people is, you confront them with facts, and they flat out tell you, they don’t want to hear about it, or, they don’t want to argue about it. They would rather just be true blind followers. It’s pathetic!

      • dtgraham says:

        I remember someone once saying the same thing more or less:

        “I like that about the Republicans; the evidence does not faze them, they are not bothered at all by the facts.” — Bill Clinton.

      • idamag says:

        They throw out some dippy thing like Obama was not born in this country and when you start to explain why you know he was, they immediately, “I don’t discuss politics.”

        • jmprint says:

          I had someone tell me, “nobody voted for him anyway!”
          So when I proved to them that he won by a landslide his response was: well you have me on this one, but he is still a bad president, he is not a us citizen! All I can do is shake my head, people are so naive about politics, if their brother says it’s bad, then it’s bad.

          • hicusdicus says:

            He did not win by a landslide.

          • Independent1 says:

            Not sure why I bother responding to someone as clueless as you are but a 332 to 206 electoral vote win CAN BE CONSIDERED A LANDSLIDE!!!! THE WIN CERTAINLY WASN’T CLOSE!!

          • jmprint says:

            First President since 1956 to win over 51% TWICE, impressive enough! You are a great example of the people that I speak of that are in denial and keep digging to uncover nothing.

          • hicusdicus says:

            Since when did 51% become a land slide? Nixon 61%, Ronald Reagan 59%,and 51%, Lyndon Johnson 61%, George Bush 53% GW Bush 51%, Jimmy Carter 50%, Eisenhower 57% By the way Clinton never got over 50% in two tries. Hows that for digging ? Did you lose your shovel? I think you do a lot of speaking with out thinking.

          • jmprint says:

            President won by over 5 million votes, that is a landslide, he got over 51% of the electoral vote. 5 millions vote is not shabby, and 5 millions more votes speaks for itself.

          • hicusdicus says:

            You were wrong try to be mature enough to live with it.

          • jmprint says:

            No! YOU ARE WRONG, admit it and go about your business. I think you would be happier trolling a republican lover’s sight.
            FACTS are FACTS.

          • hicusdicus says:

            No I am not a republican. I am not going to let some sniveling little twit hide behind his key board I gave you the facts and you are wrong as usual. Try being mature and admit you are in over your head. If You can’t do that go to the room with a vent fan and flush your troubles away.

          • jmprint says:

            Who is hiding, when did giving facts and calling out ignorance become childish?. So you don’t think winning by 5 millions votes is a landslide?

          • Ruby says:

            1980 Reagan 51%, 1984 Reagan 59%. Popularity went UP.
            2008 Obama, 53%, 2012 Obama 51%. Popularity went DOWN.
            Perhaps you need to brush up on your arithmetic rounding rules so you will know how to correctly round numbers.

          • jmprint says:

            So what part of 5 millions more votes do you not understand?

          • Ruby says:

            There is no formal definition of a political landslide, but various sources use this rule of thumb: The winning candidate getting 10% to 20% more of the popular vote than his opponent can claim a “landslide”. Google search time, dude.

        • hicusdicus says:

          You know this because you were there.

          • Independent1 says:

            She didn’t need to be. His birth is recorded in a blue book in Hawaii:

            HONOLULU (AP) — Lost in the renewed scrutiny into President Obama’s birth records is the fact that anyone can walk into a Hawaii vital records office, wait in line behind couples getting marriage licenses and open a baby-blue government binder containing basic information about his birth.

            Highlighted in yellow on page 1,218 of the thick binder is the computer-generated listing for a boy named Barack Hussein Obama II born in Hawaii, surrounded by the alphabetized last names of all other children born in-state between 1960 and 1964. This is the only government birth information, called “index data,” available to the public.

            So far this month, only the Associated Press and one other person had looked at the binder, according to a sign-in sheet viewed Wednesday in the state Department of Health building. The sheet showed about 25 names of people who have seen the document since March 2010, when the sign-in sheet begins.

            http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2011-04-23-obama-birth-certificate.htm

            – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

            Say, why don’t you run over and play in the sandbox with the rest of your RWNJ friends?? They’re over there looking for the toys they think you ran off with.

          • idamag says:

            I don’t even bother to read what that immature cretin says.

          • Dominick Vila says:

            …or trying to redefine the natural born citizen clause to ensure a man born in Calgary, Canada, whose father was born in Cuba and is a former member of the Castro regime qualified to be POTUS…while denouncing the eligibility of a man born in Hawaii to be President of the United States. Their hatred is not the result of ignorance, even though there is plenty of it around, but the result of ethnic and cultural prejudice, and the need to discredit the accomplishments of a man that made a mockery of Republican values, policies, and preferences.

          • Independent1 says:

            Exactly!! That was a great capsulation of what the majority of today’s Republicans are: Despicable Hypocrites!!

          • awakenaustin says:

            I hate it when you get all factual.

  3. pisces63 says:

    Can we say 1978, New England Patriots vs Oakland Raiders, Darryl Stingley hit by Jack Tatum and paralyzed him for life, died in 2007.

    • dtgraham says:

      God got distracted. There were too many basketball players praying to make their foul shots right at that moment. Then when he got back to the Raiders/Patriots game, it was…oops.

    • TZToronto says:

      How many football players, going back to the beginning of the sport, have suffered traumatic injuries that were never reported? How many head injuries were suffered with those leather helmets? (Heck, even Lou Gehrig may not have had the disease named for him. He may have suffered undiagnosed head injuries while playing football at Columbia.) West should also remember that football players were not always as big as they are now. It used to be that a 210- pound lineman would sack a 185-pound quarterback. Now the 210-pound quarterback gets sacked by the 360-pound lineman. And in between, the huge players are crashing into other huge players. This has nothing to do with lack of religious fervor. It has to do with making money by hiring the biggest, fastest players that are available and making them play when they’re injured..

      • pisces63 says:

        Exactly. As a Cleveland Brown fan and a nemesis of the Steelers, it hurt my heart to see what Jack Snow and other Steelers went through because of the head traumas. It really says something when professional players past and present are hesitant about allowing their children to play little league or peewee league. The most pathetic part, the NFL refuses to acknowledge this and their role in the tragedies. The amount paid for just medical care is embarrassing if not criminal.

      • dtgraham says:

        Of course. This goes back a long ways. In 1931 the American Football Coaches Association initiated the first annual survey of football fatalities and catastrophic injuries, and this research has been conducted at the University of North Carolina since 1965. This kind of thing is just talked about publicly and widely known now, but devastating injuries didn’t just start with some imagined lack of prayer in recent times. What kind of a brain dead idiot would even suggest such a thing?

        • TZToronto says:

          West, that’s the idiot. The right-wing crazies aren’t concerned with making sense. They think with their mouths. They are unconcerned with the stupidity of what they say or even whether their remarks will be totally shot down by facts. They know that it’s the attention-grabbing first strike that will be swallowed whole by the True Believers.

        • Independent1 says:

          I think West’s comment goes to show, just how desperate these fake Christians of the GOP are, in searching for just some way that they can pretend to be more Christian – in order to play up to their very misguided base of low intelligence, completely gullible conservative voters.

          • Charles van Rotterdam says:

            Also doesn’t say much about the US military that a guy like West can get as far as Colonel! Or was he Captain. I reckon he should have been rejected at the recruiting office

          • Independent1 says:

            You almost got it. West made Lt. Colonel and was discharged for having been involved in the beating and simulated execution of an Iraqi police officer he thought was involved in a plot to ambush his unit. He agreed to pay $5,000 and take a discharge into the reserves as a Lt. Colonel. After leaving the military he moved to Florida and taught high school for a year.

            Maybe being in Iraq did something to his brain because as you point out, the things he comes out with today don’t sound like someone who was competent enough to lead soldiers in Iraq and teach high school.

  4. FireBaron says:

    I am truly disappointed that this week’s list didn’t include Ted Cruz’ tirade on the Senate Floor against his fellow Republicans. He decried that there were no real differences between a Republican Majority and a Democratic Majority when the President’s nominees were approved. He then went on against their approval of Loretta Lynch, especially as she promised to continue to break the law and undermine the Constitution.
    The real problem is even if Mitch McConnell refuses to recognize Cruz, Mike Lee would be recognized and then would yield the floor to Cruz!

  5. Grannysmovin says:

    Peter Lloyd: Perhaps there is a decline in marriage because men and women just don’t want to be married for a variety of reasons.

    Michelle Bachman: How do you know that the Founding Fathers “wanted the U.S. to be honoring to God” and that the nation was “built on Biblical principles …” http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/07/04/35-founding-father-quotes-conservative-christians-will-hate/

    Tony Perkins: “According to the Bible — sodomy — you will burn in hell for this!” Does that mean that heterosexual couples participating in sexual intercourse involving anal or oral copulation are going to burn in hell? If homosexuality is a sin and if we are mad in God’s image is God gay?

    Allen West: So pray keeps our boys safe on a football field, than what is West’s excuse for his mental paralyzation.

    Rush Limbaugh: The whale says “It’s so bad the USDA is asking Americans to eat garbage.” Well the FCC asks us to listen to garbage while he is on the air.

  6. pisces63 says:

    Bachman needs to read Matthew 24:36 and get a clue.

    • TZToronto says:

      She’s allowed to make an educated guess, I suppose. She’s probably wrong, though. And even if she’s right, she should be grateful that the Rapture is coming. . . . Will she be “left behind?”

      • dtgraham says:

        Bachmann is really going to hate the fact that Jesus was probably black. I hear he called everyone brother or sister, seemed to like gospel, and apparently didn’t get a fair trial.

        • TZToronto says:

          It’s almost for sure that he was a lot darker than the western religious artwork shows. She probably would have enjoyed living in the 1st century AD. When people got sick, they had to rely on miracles to heal them–kind of like the Republican health care system today.

        • plc97477 says:

          And he was killed by the law inforcement of the day.

          • Linda Bullock says:

            Ouch! Yeah, but most ZEALOTS fast-forward pass that part. In fact, they pretty much miss the fact that Christ even had a childhood, was a Prophet (a GNOSTIC) who traveled across the land (desert, really) teaching…to EVERYONE, thieves, the adulterous, and yes, even homosexuals.

            Zealots don’t know of Jesus as a child, because “those” scrolls were left out of “their” good book. All writings that portrayed Jesus as a mere MAN, we’re left out. Pity.

      • idamag says:

        I guess because you are not under oath, you can use the word “educated” loosely.

      • stcroixcarp says:

        If she goes, I’m staying!

        • TZToronto says:

          LOL! In any case, I’m sure I won’t be going. Apparently the Rapture will take only the uber-faithful, and I don’t count myself among that group. And I don’t think I’d like to be sharing a taxi to Wonderland with her and her crowd. As Billy Joel says, I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.

  7. dtgraham says:

    Jesus was supposed to have died for our sins. If he could have seen Michelle Bachmann and the rest of the Republican party, he wouldn’t have bothered. In their rage against gay people, I wonder if they ever considered that Jesus had two fathers and yet seemed to turn out alright.

  8. Alvin Harrison says:

    Rush does not look like he has missed any meals….or has anything in his fridge that survived past the expiration date.

  9. The_Magic_M says:

    Allen West with his “it was better in the days when we prayed more” fantasy, like those pre-Civil Rights Act days when God loved people more because they prayed more and showed uppity blacks their place in the back of the bus.
    Sheesh, this guy is truly demented, like a woman cheering for pre-19th Amendment days.

    • Allan Richardson says:

      Which, inexplicably, Ann Coulter DOES. She has said many times that women (including herself?) should never have been given the vote. Yet Ann has not, at least publicly, announced her intention not to use that franchise. Hypocrites, hypocrites, hypocrites.

  10. The_Magic_M says:

    How does Rush even know about “old and tasteless food”? I doubt any food survives more than a minute in his household.

  11. Buford2k11 says:

    Apparently these Bible Torturers haven’t read the fine print at the end of Revelations…way down at the bottom of the last page, under all of the thee’s and thou’s there are two statements that they totally ignore in their ignorance….the first one is, God will be pissed and will hurt anyone who changes a word of HIS BOOK, and two, in which all of the Armageddon and Hell Fire and Brimstone, and the End of Dayz and all of the usual False Christian Profits who Prophet off the Proffits folks always don’t talk about, is that GOD promised that all of the misery, death, destruction, end of days etc, will not happen if there is only ONE, I repeat, ONE pious person left on Earth….don’t know who it is, but rest assured this person is not a republican….

    • Independent1 says:

      I’m not sure I remember all of what you posted but you sure got that last part right – “rest assured this person is not a republican”. Certainly not a republican who is an adamant conservative and supports the GOP. The phrase “Conservative Christian” is an oxymoron. Jesus was clearly a liberal, and most conservatives find it very hard not to constantly denigrate liberals;thereby denigrating Jesus. Virtually everything conservatives and the GOP stand for are anti God, and sadly, these misguided people are too blind and too infatuated with themselves to see it.

  12. idamag says:

    Peter Lloyd, don’t just stand by your manhood. Protect it with both hands. Did you cultivate that five-oclock shadow to make people think you are manly? It isn’t working. Michele the nutjob Bachmann: You wouldn’t recognize Jesus if he sat down beside you in church while you are feeling so holy. Maybe Jesus could cast your demons into a herd of pigs. Perkins, I was always told two things about hate: Acid destroys the container, eventually and “Judge not that Ye be judged.” Allen West: When they prayed in the schools, we had lynchings, cross burnings, beatings, and castrations. Them “praise the Lords and Amens,” would have killed you in a minute. Rush Limbaugh: nuts, hateful and a liar – nuff said.

  13. BU_Alum says:

    “They’re gonna ration health care and they’re gonna ration medicine!
    They’re gonna use the expiration date! And there are gonna be death
    panels.”

    All dubious and far-fetched predictions. What is certain, however, is that there’s a strong audience of scared, old white folks tuning in daily for Rush’s rants filled with lies and fear-mongering. Limbaugh has mastered the “new alchemy”–turning hate and lies into gold.

  14. ralphkr says:

    Death Panels return according to Rush! Evidently he thinks that the insurance companies shall be freed from the onerous ObamaCare restrictions that forced the insurance companies to shut down their death panels. Back in 1998 my mother suffered a series of debilitating strokes and was hospitalized. One day my mother’s nurse informed me that a doctor wished to speak to me about my mother. She introduced me to the doctor (a perfect casting choice, tall, handsome, with a deep authoritative voice) and he explained to me that I was merely prolonging my mother’s suffering. Since I would wish the plug to be pulled if I were in that condition I finally agreed after he convinced me that my mother had no chance of recovering. As soon as I signed the papers the supplemental insurance company stopped paying for her care and I later found out that the “doctor” worked for that insurance company and spent all of his time convincing people to pull the plug. And that was my experience with a death panel in 1998 and a uncle had the same type of experience with a insurance company death panel in 1949.

    • Independent1 says:

      Sorry to hear about your experience. Insurance companies shouldn’t be allowed to get away with such actions. What was also equally troubling, was the practice many insurers had with dropping coverage for healthcare benefits just when they knew an insured was about to get a very expensive treatment.

      There have been numerous recorded incidents of insurance companies exercising a right built into their small print which allows them to use any small infraction they can cook up to justify suddenly deciding not to pay for an operation like say a heart bypass. It’s called Recission; and some insurers were actually giving bonuses to their customer service people who invoked recission the most often and thereby saved the insurance company the most money.

      In some ways, recission is even worse than ‘death panels’, because if a hospital refuses to go ahead with an operation that may not appear life threatening at the moment – the patient who may be fairly young, may yet die an early death not too long after from not having say the heart bypass or a cancer operation or something else.

    • idamag says:

      Death panels? One of my best friends had heart surgery. Something went wrong and she was not recovering well. This was before ACA. She reached the insurance cap and the hospital was told to move her out. They looked for a vent ready facility as she was hooked up to life support. The nearest facility was 300 miles away. She suffered a stroke on the trip and lived 5 more days.

      • ralphkr says:

        In my mother’s case, she was no where near the annual cap on expenses but the insurance company used their death panel doctor (Yes, he was a licensed physician) to stop the drain on their profits.

        • idamag says:

          I have a grandson who was diagnosed with hip displasia. The wonderful medical staff at Primary Childrens’ Hospital, in Salt Lake City, completely fixed the problem. He is quite athletic and has no signs of ever having it. However, when his parents finished college and went into the workforce, he was denied insurance because of his previous problem. His parents were quite happy when the ACA came into effect. They can now insure their child.

          • ralphkr says:

            My favorite insurance company abuse was their practice of canceling coverage as soon as something expensive turned up. This was first brought to my attention in the late 1940s when a police captain’s son needed surgery that had to be performed by a surgeon flown in from France. The company immediately CANCELLED the group insurance for our city employees in order avoid the expense. I have since read of a number of individuals who have had their policies cancelled upon some flimsy pretext when they came down with an expensive condition. This is all prohibited by ACA.

    • Dominick Vila says:

      My experience was not as devastating, but worth mentioning. One of my grandsons is severely handicapped. A few months after his birth his Dad, my son, lost his job when his small business employer went bankrupt. He found a new job within a few weeks. When my son signed up for the company-provided health insurance he learned that my grandson was not eligible for coverage because of his pre-existing condition. My grandson, who is now in his early 20s, depended on charity, mostly from the Shriners, for medical care. He is now covered thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and no longer depends on the ignominy of depending on alms to get one of the most basic services a human being needs: medical care to be healthy or remain alive.
      The fact that so many of our pseudo Christians continue to oppose the ACA and wish a return to days that most rational people prefer to forget, highlights the dichotomy between their rhetoric and the cause and effect of the inhumane policies the GOP remains intent on taking us back to. The explanation for such destructive behavior may be found in Romney’s 47% comment, and Mitch McConnell’s rationale for the policies that caused so much pain and misery to the American people. Incredibly, or perhaps not, there are many among us who either don’t understand the meaning of those acknowledgments, or support them.

  15. KDJ54 says:

    The ” no prayer” rule doesn’t apply to the NFL, and they have all kinds of horrific injuries all the time. Apparently God is not a fan of NFL football. He must be so fickle.I guess all those NFL players praying in the end zone after the game are just wasting their time.

  16. Julieann Wozniak says:

    Oh, goody. I was afraid that Michelle Bachman had faded into obscurity, thus depriving us of her comedic value, lol.

  17. ericlipps says:

    “There are gonna be death panels”? You mean Rush admits they don’t exist now?

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