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Friday, September 30, 2016

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. Starting with number five:

5. Steve Stockman

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Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr.com

Genuinely crazy representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) took his anti-gun-reform zeal to a whole new level this week, when he introduced a bill to protect students’ imaginary Second Amendment rights.

The Houston Chronicle explains:

Texas Rep. Steve Stockman introduced a bill entitled “the Student Protection Act” to prohibit schools from suspending these students. The proposal would cut off funding to education institutions that punish students for making their food resemble a gun, for possessing a toy gun less than two inches, for possessing a toy gun made of plastic snap together building blocks, for using their hand to stimulate a gun, vocalizing imaginary fire arms, wearing clothing that supports Second Amendment rights, drawing or possessing an image of a gun, or using a writing utensil to simulate a firearm.

Stockman may think that protecting students from actual guns is a crime punishable by impeachment, but at least students are safe from the totally-not-made-up problem of being suspended for possessing a crayon drawing of a pistol.

Rep. Stockman released a statmement clarifying the bill, noting that “Punishing children for playing ‘cops and robbers’ or taking a bite out of a Pop-Tart that makes it somewhat resemble a gun is not healthy for children.” And if anyone knows what’s healthy for kids, it’s this guy.

  • Dominick Vila

    I sincerely hope people like these continue to make bizarre statements and obtuse policy proposals until at least November 2014. We are going to need all the help we can get during the midterm election, and nothing will be as effective as the radicalism exhibited by most Tea Party supporters. In fact, I think we should encourage them to keep up the good work.

    • Bill Thompson

      The people that elect and listen to them are complicit in the stupidity that we see above. They are the fools that keep these people employed . Gerrymandering will keep these elected officials safe in their districts and unfortunately produce more of the same .

      • Dominick Vila

        I share your concerns. The recent election of Sanford in South Carolina confirms how perverse and influential ideological leanings are and how they influence our decision-making process. I have the feeling that the overwhelming majority of Republicans running for re-electing in red districts will be re-elected, and that some Democrats running for re-election in red states are going to be defeated. Hopefully we will keep control of the Senate, but if we do it is going to be by the narrowest of margins.

    • Russell Byrd

      I think the Tea Party proves that about ten percent of the American population is not only mentally ill, but has the potential for criminal insanity as well.

  • Lorr

    Just once, I would like these “so called news reporters” to ask for the proof when hot air buffoons like Erik Rush sprew their craziness.

    • Dominick Vila

      Members of a party that oppose the expansion of Reagan gun control legislation to include Internet sales and sales at gun shows to make it as difficult as possible for people with a criminal record to acquire lethal weapons don’t have to demonstrate their craziness, it is readily apparent to anyone capable of thinking logically. If that was not bad enough, they now propose arming everyone so that we can defend ourselves against the people whose right to bear arms they support!

    • jointerjohn

      Didn’t you notice? Eric Rush says that asking him for proof is an indication that his wild accusations are true? He claims that reasonable people requesting that he put up some evidence is merely a diversionary tactic, a way to draw attention away from his spot-on assessments!
      Fools like this get plenty of air-time these days, as almost anything ridiculous, brainless, childish or disgusting can get it’s own cable show in the current America TV market. Just take one look at the cable program “Man VS. Food” and then tell me I am wrong about that one!

  • Julieann Wozniak

    Teresa Heinz Kerry is universally loved in Southwestern PA, while Mr. Beck is not. People here were genuinely shocked to learn of her sudden illness. Ms. Kerry does loads of charity work in the community. What does Beck do, besides waste breathable air?

    • gvette

      Glenn Beck raised 1.7m for the people of Moore Oklahoma. The people there were very thankful to him. I’m guessing you are a demonrat.

      • CrankyToo

        Any good deeds that POS, Glenn Beck performs are (1) done primarily for his own benefit and (2) more than offset by the evil he does.

        PS – It’s obvious from your many inane posts that you’re a complete f##king dumbass. But, like Dominick Vila, I’m hoping you keep up the Tea Party bullshit until the Repugnicans are swept into obscurity.

        • gvette

          LOL..yes, the tea party. The people that want small government, and lower taxes. The opposite of what you want, big gov. and lots of taxes. That, that you want, will destroy the country.

          • Landsende

            Yes, the tea party. The people that want small government that abolishes regulations for big corporations that protect the public from dangerous products and protects the environment, wants to regulate women’s health while cutting access to safe health care and cutting programs that help the needy. The people that want to lower taxes on the 1% and raise taxes on everyone else. Yes, that tea party.

          • gvette

            LOL…and as you can see, industry left. good job!! you can’t see the forset, for the trees. Then again in your demonrat eyes, everyone can live off the government.

          • Russell Byrd

            Industry left because they found foreign nations they could exploit more easily, more cheaply, and without any dissent. Yet, most importantly, because the rich had a** kissers like you to ensure that they could not be sanctioned for their behavior.

          • metrognome3830

            I’ll go along with Landsende’s answer. Your answer, on the other hand is totally meaningless and that’s because you buy into the Tea Party/Koch Brothers flim flam. Or is it the Koch Brothers’ Tea Party? Whatever, they do have you under their spell.

          • GreginPottsville

            If the Tea Party irritates these leftist loons so much, the Tea Party must be a good thing then!

          • Russell Byrd

            I would offer that the Tea Party wants no functional government whatsoever. Or rather, the government they envision knows instinctively that they are special, i.e. the ubermensch, and exempt from all law. In turn, laws are made to keep all those they see as untermensch under total control. And then of course, there are the rich, or let’s be honest, the capitalists that have used their money to buy what little brain power these cretins have. They are their “gods” and must be allowed to do as they please.

            In short these wackos are “have your cake and eat it too” people. They want total freedom to do as they will, without contributing anything, on any level, to our society. Unfortunately, they do want to rule the lives of anyone they differ with.

            As I write this, the idea has suddenly occurred to me that there is a parallel between the Tea Party and another, equally crazy and dangerous group from the middle of the last century.

          • S.J. Jolly

            From what I’ve read and observed, the Tea Party is made up of 3 main groups: (1) Sensible, sane people genuinely concerned for the future of this country. (2) The perpetually fearful — those who continually see dangers in every shadow. And, (3) the outright crazy. The second and third groups make most of the noise, and get most of the media attention. The real danger to our democracy is from the hard-right billionaires supplying the 2nd and 3rd groups with money and political guidance.

          • Russell Byrd

            I think you have simply and concisely explained the Tea Party and its dangers. If we could communicate with them I think there might be some chance of reconciliation, but as it is, I fear the nation is in for a rough ride. The biggest question for me is, how many of the first group are there? You do have a point for me to consider. The other two groups are the ones we “notice” the most.

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          • CrankyToo

            Your answer is an oversimplification of a distortion of the truth (as Landsende so eloquently points out). You don’t want “small” government, you want “no” government, except for those activities or components which may be required to provide you with the things you think are precious, while simultaneously denying all service and benefit to everyone who’s not like you. In other words, just like all the other xenophobes, homophobes, racists and sundry avaricious fucks who think they own this country, you only want government to work for you.

            This country is being destroyed by the pervasive greed and breathtaking ignorance of people like yourself. But keep doing what you’re doing, dipstick, and keep pushing your so-called “leaders” further and further to the right because this democracy will not recover its footing until that fascist entity commonly known as the Tea Party lies in the graveyard of history alongside its cousin, the Nazi Party.

          • gvette

            God you’re funny. do you know where true wealth starts? easy question.

          • CrankyToo

            You and I are done here. I make it a point to never engage in a battle of wits with someone who’s unarmed.

          • gvette

            That’s ok to. An easy question, and you can’t answer it.

          • Russell Byrd

            As CrankyToo is now unlikely to answer, I will posit that yours is a question that does not need to be answered. Your technique is little more than a slight of hand. It is a simple-minded parlor trick does not even address the truth of what CrankyToo wrote. You are fighting a fire with “fairy dust.” Just more “legend in your own mind,” Teatard posturing.

          • gvette

            It’s an easy qustion. And being a true dem, you name call.

          • Russell Byrd

            If telling the unvarnished truth is name calling, then you can chalk one up. And your “qustion” so oversimplifies the entire discussion and so avoids the real issuesis as to be meaningless and irrelevant. As CrankyToo said, you are unarmed. The only thing you have is stubborn hate and a pervasive stupidity that veils the truth from your eyes. I feel no sorrow for you, only contempt, as you willfully intend and enjoy being that way.

          • Russell Byrd

            Yeah, find a bunch of people to work for you. Pay them half what it is worth and put the rest in your pocket. Exaggeration? Maybe, but I am closer to the truth than you will ever get.

          • gvette

            I guess your answer is government is where wealth starts.

          • Russell Byrd

            You answered your own infantile question. Wrongly as it turns out. I would have to write a small book explaining how things really work. Of course, that is a total waste of my time. You will not, likely cannot read anything over a couple of sentences. As well, as you cannot conceive of anything that Beck, for instance, has not spoon fed you, it would be a total waste of potential knowledge.

            But some things are clear. Letting your racism, bigotry, pedantry, and sickening toadying run things is udder madness.

          • gvette

            geee, i wish i was as smart as you…not. Try to be nice to you folks on the left, and you just like to insult people. That comes from being a legend in your own mind!

          • Russell Byrd

            Gee, I wish you were as smart as me too. Then we could have a rational, coherent, and meaningful conversation, instead of an ongoing rebuttal of a meaningless troll, such as yourself.

            YOU have made few, if any posts, that were not insulting, trolling attempts at disruption. You just begin a little more “quietly” than I often do. You do nothing but carp, lie, spin, and interject off-topic drivel in order to get your sick jollies by destroying the coherent conversations of the other posters. If you have not noticed, I rarely post until I see one of you “useless wastes of skin” start your bullying malarkey. Don’t want to hear my SUPPOSED insults, go somewhere you are welcome. At the very least, post your say and BE DONE. Then let everyone else, have theirs. Is that fair or not?

          • gvette

            That’s fair!

          • angelsinca

            The left is so ‘smart’, gvette, they STILL can’t understand why no one wants to work with them in Congress, or pay attention to their biased media, or be subjected to their abuse in blogs. So smart.

          • Russell Byrd

            I did not know that comedy was one of your strong points. Oh yeah I forgot, you are just stupid and pathetic. That way, you don’t choke when you tell those whoppers. . . .

            Your mob has sworn not to play well with the other kids. Like any group of bullies, they want everything their way. You goons won’t “play” if you do not get your way exclusively.

            CrankyToo said it so much better than I do. Please keep telling these lies. The public is not as stupid as you think nor as stupid, on average, as you are. They are “waking up” as trikegirl has it. They just are not waking up like you think. If it were not for bigotry and latent racism, no white person would even vote for your trash.

          • plc97477

            That’s not what it sounded like to me, but then I do have a brain.

          • progressiveandproud

            Let me interject an answer.

            True wealth (in the monetary sense) begins with labor. Hence, the working man needs protections from exploitation to create a functional society.

          • Russell Byrd

            Love your answer. Did you ever read any Arendt? You sound like someone that understands the philosophical implications of “labor.”

          • Russell Byrd

            I have to make something of an apology. Though I wrote something entirely different, I said very much the same thing that you have. I guess I should have read the entire thread. I would have found my post was largely unnecessary. So, I guess it is not a surprise that I wish to compliment you on your post. Well done!

          • CrankyToo

            No flag, no foul, Bro. And morons like gvette need to be told everything more than once anyhow (not that telling them twice is likely to turn on any lights.) Is that guy/girl dumber than a bag of ball peens or what?

          • Russell Byrd

            You are so right. Yeah, definitely dumber. And, if every hammer in the bag had a broken handle, they would still be more useful, too.

            Sorry, if I offend at times. I arrived late and I was irritated to find that stupid dirtbag here. The only thing I hate worse than a bully, is a liar. Liars generally are bullies, too, and almost always stupid. That is their “modus operandi.”

          • plc97477

            It also looks like all lying, stupid bullies are also republican.

          • Russell Byrd

            Truly!

          • angelsinca

            “all lying, stupid bullies are also republican”

            Subtle, yet painfiully inaccurate.

          • CrankyToo

            No shame, Bro. I’ll never be offended by anything you say; I know where your heart is.

          • Mark Forsyth

            You are in good company,Russ.

          • angelsinca

            Bullying applies to everyone that harasses others for their own amusement. The common tools of the bully are ad hominam attack with name calling, discreditiing and accusation based on lies. You hit the trifecta, champ.

          • Russell Byrd

            Same back atcha, “champ.” You guys constantly make up any story you can, i.e. lie, to keep disruption going. When you get caught, you just keep going: “Over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, . . . .

          • angelsinca

            I came here to read the comments. I find you pulling the SAME CRAP of bullying and intimidation toward Lorr above that you do to EVERYONE you don’t agree with. A ten foot pole isn’t enough berth to avoid you’re despicability to others. I’ll try twenty.

          • Russell Byrd

            Then get to gettin’. You did not have to start with your off-topic bullying again. Let’s say I will be kind tonight. I already know that a total lack of moral runs in your family. Whining and carping about it do too.

            If I went to a normally right-wing group. Oops, right-wing and normal do not mix well, but if I went to such a group, and told the exact truth, with citations and ample evidence, I WOULD STILL EXPECT TO GET FLAMED. Why should you or gpet expect to come here to stir up the posters with inane falsehoods and expect to be treated differently?

            FOR ONCE IN YOUR DISGUSTING, TREASONOUS, CRIMINAL LIFE, ANSWER THE QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • GreginPottsville

            Glad to see you spend your Sunday helping those in need. Wait, you didn’t, you are a liberal.

          • Russell Byrd

            Actually, unlike yourself, I did spend some of it helping others. Of course, that is why I did not waste my time in church praying for more hate against my neighbors. Unlike what you think, life is not about me and my self-centered entertainments. As I said, not like what a creep like you thinks.

            What did you do good for anyone on Sunday? What good have you ever done for anyone? You spend your time judging and disrupting decent activities. As well, you hate American and its people. You hate its government. And you dodge every responsibility you can.

            But what can you expect from a self-centered, egotistical bully. So do not take it amiss if I tell you to perform a solo unnatural anal penetration. So, carry on the trolling and the waste of the group’s time.

          • Russell Byrd

            You know you stupid FU. You have to steal my posts in order to have something coherent to say. Pitiful and pathetic. Maybe, before long you will be in the big house with your _____. Taught ___ everything ___ knows. Don’t like getting bullied, stop being one. Like any FU bully, you think you have a right to do it with impunity. You picked on the wrong guy this time. The stories the right-wing tells with pride about Liberals being easy prey are wildly exaggerated. And we are getting meaner everyday we see trash like you in action.

            Why don’t you get over to the “Conservatives For Kissing Rush’s Ass group where you belong.”

          • Russell Byrd

            If Obama, or any Democrat, Progressive, Liberal, etc. were revealed to be the second coming of Christ, you would be building shrines to Satan. . . .

          • angelsinca

            “If Obama, or any Democrat, Progressive, Liberal, etc. were revealed to be the second coming of Christ, you would be building shrines to Satan. . . .”

            You make no sense. When you spew lies, try them in the mirror first. You might be surprised how many of the disparaging remarks actually apply to yourself. You have the bullying nailed.

          • Russell Byrd

            “If Obama, or any Democrat, Progressive, Liberal, etc. were revealed to be the second coming of Christ, you would be building shrines to Satan. . . .” Do you have the Pentagram in yet?

            It makes perfect sense. You cannot make one post without bringing up Obama or telling lies. Generally both at the same time. Generally multiple quantities of each. As now, you cannot make a post that is remotely on-topic. Ask yourself, what is the topic of the article, and what does it say? Yeah I know, reading is for inferior folks.

          • Russell Byrd

            HEY EVERYONE! This the troll that would not quit hounding me. When I adopted a tactic that was hurtful to him, he changed nicks and gave me an all out, vicious, profane cussing. He wrote an entire page, cussing me. TWICE. I called him on the carpet for it. I told him I knew. He replied, “you don’t know everything you think you do.” And then he left. I guess he thinks that a few weeks will make me forget all about it. Some morals this SOB has.

          • angelsinca

            Please check your the activity logs on the Disqus dashboard, Byrd. If you are going to LIE, at least try to spread around a hint of truth, every now and then.

          • Mark Forsyth

            These trolls are all the same.Call them out for a bald face lie and they will call you a liar.They are pathetic and the truth means nothing to them.They are so worthless that they won’t even serve as bad examples.

          • angelsinca

            You must first identify the lie, if one exists. Then try to make sure you aren’t the one lying. You clowns are too easy.

          • CrankyToo

            You’re a dumbass. And that’s no lie…

          • angelsinca

            “You’re a dumbass. And that’s no lie…”

            Normally, I would kindly ask someone like you to GFY. But, with the warped perceptions and hateful passions you cling onto, it appears you already have.

          • GreginPottsville

            You sure do hate a lot. But that is what liberals do.

          • Russell Byrd

            I only hate haters scumbag. By your own admission, you hate 80% or more of the American population. You hate women, gays, all minorities, liberals, and probably kittens too. Keep on wasting everyone’s time with useless off-topic trolling. Trolliinca has claimed to have turned us all in for abuses, so you may not be here much longer.

          • Mark Forsyth

            Seems as though the bastards want to resurrect the old Morgan/Dupont attempt to replace the government with a fascist coup,further it seems those attempts have been fairly constant since that time.The T/repugs certainly employ the same methods that were used to gain support in 1930’s Germany.Appeal to the disaffected,point to plausible causes for their plight and pump it up with propaganda,then demonize a scapegoat.After all the efforts of my parents generation to rid the world of such crap,to see its threat again from U.S. citizens no less,is astounding.

          • CrankyToo

            We’ll never rid the world of evil, which is why we must remain ever vigilant – and prepared to respond to it as did “The Greatest Generation” eight decades ago.

            Fortunately, we have an opportunity to strike a blow against the forces of evil every two years – peacefully, with our ballots. Unfortunately, many among us, like this gvette moron, have been consigned to the dark side by dirtbags like the Texas congressman who is the subject of this piece. They use their ballots to perpetuate the evil. But everywhere we look, we see evidence that this battleship is turning, and I’m absolutely convinced that within the next eight years, the Tea Party scourge will be overwhelmed by good and reasonable people and American Democracy will flourish anew.

          • Mark Forsyth

            I would like to subscribe to your certainty but I confess to being worried by the willful ignorance of these people and the dark money that props them up.

          • angelsinca

            Clever, yet overtly condescending and willfully spiteful. A tip of the hat to the expected arrogance with a dash of insult.

          • Mark Forsyth

            Allow me to be more generous -Go Fuck Yourself!

          • angelsinca

            Mark Forsythe wrote: “Allow me to be more generous -Go Fuck Yourself!”

            If this is the way you want passerby to remember you, my permission isn’t needed. You and your friends seem to grow indignant when strangers stumble onto your Republican bashing. It’s a public forum here. You may want to consider reddit or youtube, where civilty and decency don’t interfere with inhibitions.

          • Russell Byrd

            You may want to consider: “I Love to Kiss Rush’s Posterior.com,” it would fit your desires to a “tea.” You just are not profane in most of your posts, but your smug, sickening hatred and hypocrisy always come shining through.

          • Russell Byrd

            There was nothing condescending or at all spiteful in either post. Mark is merely worried that filth like you will steal some more elections. As for as dark money, most Pub contributions come from dark money. That is why you can out fund many Democratic candidates five and ten to one. (You check out the truth. It is easy to find.) Most Democratic donations come from working citizens. Soros is just one Democrat amongst a hundred Pubs.

            I realize if you had any real conscience, any real morals, were forced to tell the truth, you would not have anything to post. Ooops, you don’t have anything anyway. Without your senseless hatred, you would have no reason to live.

            Please don’t trifle with me. I only bully the bullies, as I have said repeatedly. I am not a prolific poster, except when I read lies and see injustice being done. Laugh, because I know you are too stupid to understand there is nothing to be gained here.

          • angelsinca

            Russell Byrd wrote: “Without your senseless hatred, you would have no reason to live”

            You just crossed the line of bullying, Sport. Sorry, but it looks like the moderators will have to be notified of your repeated violation of the TOS. Don’t bother replying to me, please. Explain it to the moderators. Bye.

          • Russell Byrd

            Please, please, please, please, please, please, please do! I warned you that I log all posts. Explain to those moderators why you continue to engage posters that do not wish to speak with you. Please explain your way out of being a textbook definiton of TROLL.

            I wish you would go ahead and commit posting suicide. However, I believe that you are just getting tired of having someone stand up to your trolling and bullying. That comment of mine is very TRUE and very benign. I have admittedly said much worse. So wipe your tears after you finish your pity party, and go on to bed. Keep your lies and hateful nonsense out of my way and you will not hear from me. Unlike yourself, I do not follow people around to snipe lies at them. As I told you, I only bully . . . bullies. I am only rude to the rude. I am only hateful to those that come to propagate hate. I only abuse liars. You damn Ninth Commandment breaker!

          • angelsinca

            Love you too, snookums. bye. My eye got wet. JK.

          • Russell Byrd

            Yes, sweetums. I see you are still practicing your troll and lying techniques. Nothing you say can be trusted. No surprise there, but again, I just note it for the logs.

            Ninth Commandment bites the dust again, Mr. non-Christian hypocrite.

          • angelsinca

            Hitler called his political opposition evil too. When you find yourself wishing containment and harm of your critics, you have become the bile you profess to abhorr.

          • Mark Forsyth

            I don’t think you’re trying hard enough to be convoluted much less ignorant,I guess you’ll have to settle for stupid.

          • angelsinca

            Typical. If you don’t understand, Forsyth, try asking.

          • Mark Forsyth

            I understand that you are fucking stupid and that Hitler was one of the most vicious haters ever.He deserved to be killed much less opposed.Go sell your crap somewhere else.

          • angelsinca

            When you pidgeonhole republicans and conservatives as fascists of 1930’s Germany, you may to 1) get your facts straight, 2) pull your head out, and 3) turn that mirror back on yoursel;f to see the hate and lies you are spewing. You can do better, Forsyth, much better. The world is watching.

          • Russell Byrd

            ASK … YOU … ??? Bwwwwwwwaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh! Why would anyone want to hear more lies.

          • angelsinca

            You remain immature AND unpleasant. Don’t crap your pants again Russy Pooh.

          • Russell Byrd

            Since you are a dishonest poster.
            Since you have demonstrated you are dishonest in your personal life as well.
            Since you proved yourself as a bully long before I arrived. (Just not competent at it.)
            Since you have shown that you are a compulsive personality.
            Since you show a propensity for cruelty to those less fortunate.
            Since you lack empathy for your fellow man.

            YOU ARE NOT OF ENOUGH VALUE FOR ME TO CONSIDER.
            So, “I honor thee most highly.” Though I realize there is no reason for you to understand what that means, but it gives me great satisfaction to know what it means, and to say that to you.

          • Russell Byrd

            It is odd that you are such a disciple of Hitler and you want to invoke his name in connection with those that love freedom.

            If you haven’t noticed, we do not care about your opinions about much of anything.

            If you had made any attempt to respectfully disagree, AND SPOKE TRUTH, you would not be so REVILED now. The fact is you would probably would not even have heard from me. But look a what you have wrought. You are mad because I speak to you in the same tone you speak to others. The difference is I turn to volume up and I use truth. Truth is fatal to the right-wing.

            So, as Mark said, “GO FUCK YOURSELF.”

          • angelsinca

            Russell Byrd wrote” “GO FUCK YOURSELF.”

            No, Russy, I’m not mad. I’m just disappointed in how low on the scale of integrity you have placed yourself this time. Aren’t you the SAME Russell Byrd that LIED earlier today that I was attacking your sensibilites with vulgarity? IF you are going to call someone a liar, you will earn more credibility you don’t fabricate the dispersions. Refer to the ten commandents for clarification of this and other wrongdoings.

          • Russell Byrd

            First, that is profanity and not blasphemy.

            Second, maybe you should become familiar with the Ten Commandments yourself. In their normal order, the eighth to some degree, the tenth very generally, and absolutely the ninth. You break the Ninth Commandment for multiple offenses nearly every time you show up.

            Garbage like you proved to me that my formerly fervent faith was totally misplaced. You are nothing but a hypocrite that has consigned himself, with his hate and lies, to eternal damnation. I do not believe in Satan at all. There is too much hate and evil in the human heart to justify the existence of a devil. There are too many people like you. The fact that you continue to spew your filth proves that fact for me.

            Is there a God? Maybe, maybe not, I no longer am very concerned. But I do sometimes pray to him to get back into practice by lighting up a few asses of garbage like you.

          • angelsinca

            Keep talking like that and we should probably get a room. It’s late. Work beckons. Enjoy your Monday. Tuesday too. Wednesday we can hate again…until then, XOXOXO

          • Russell Byrd

            I am not into what you propose, though as a Liberal, you are welcome to the freedom to do so. As far as hate, unlike you I only hate . . . YOU. You love to hate on anyone your cowardly a** can snipe at from behind a keyboard.

            As I have said several times, since you wanted to make it an issue, you are some humdinger of a Ninth Commandment breaker. I would say farewell, but do not take it to amiss if I just say, burn in Hell. . . .

          • Russell Byrd

            So, I will be more polite: Please perform an unnatural act of
            penetration with yourself. Hopefully, you hypocrite, that will please
            you.

          • CrankyToo

            Over the weeks and months, I’ve seen some genuine stupid shit emanate from your keyboard, but this comment is right up there with the dumbest of it.

            “Wishing containment”? You’re not paying attention, Squire. If you read my other posts attending just this article alone, you’ll understand that I want you dumbasses to continue to spout your nonsense. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times – I want you to keep doing what you’re doing. I want every thinking person who reads this rag to understand just how stupid you really are. So, don’t contain yourself – sing your vitriolic bullshit loud and proud because you’re doing more than I ever could to bring about the demise of the much-despised Tea Party.

            And by the way, I don’t “claim” to revile people like you. I genuinely, honest-to-God, no-shit do revile you. That’s not a “claim” – that’s a fact.

          • Russell Byrd

            AMEN!

          • angelsinca

            Calm down genius, I don’t belong to your beloved TEA Party. Instead of hurling dumbass insults, innuendo and assumption at every passerby that doesn’t agree with you, how about showing some character by trying to enlighten. The internet doesn’t need any more tough guys that thrive in hate.

          • Russell Byrd

            Well genius, if it walks like a duck, etc. And if you were not a troll, you would not make a reference to our beloved Tea Party.

          • angelsinca

            “And if you were not a troll, you would not make a reference to our beloved Tea Party.”

            Thanks. Never would have thought of that. Appreciate a troll’s insight; it makes life easier.

          • Russell Byrd

            I guess you cannot even tell the truth once. You said you were gone, but you are still trolling. I am not at all surprised or dismayed. I expected you. I am just noting it for the record.

            And for the record, that is a direct quote of your own fine work. (gag)

            Ninth Commandment breaker. . . .

          • Sand_Cat

            How enlightening has anything you’ve ever posted been, other than revealing what we already know: your complete moral blindness where your political beliefs are concerned.

          • angelsinca

            Can’t enlighhten you Sand_cat. You know it all already. You even claim to know things about me simply because I am not a democrat. The discriminating stereotypes of republicans would be alarming if they weren’t so amusingly off target nearly everytime.

          • Sand_Cat

            So because some bad guy said something false, I guess that means everyone who says it must be lying, regardless of context (unless, of course, it’s you).

          • Russell Byrd

            Wasn’t that the bunch of capitalist gangsters that wanted General Butler to lead the new government? I tried to interest trikegirl in read up on him, but of course, learning is no fun for “it.”

            I think, without writing a book, that we really should take our rich and just shoot them. For instance, Butler told about the conspiracy, but with all the big money arraigned against him, nothing stuck. These people commit treason of the highest kind and then laugh at any attempt to punish them. The greatest insult is they are literally spending the money they made off our backs to keep the process of screwing us going.

            The only reason we have any Democracy left, is this rich scum has not figured out a more lucrative racket yet.

            If I were to cry, with both fear and pride, it would be over your last sentence. My parents were from that very same generation and I understand exactly what you are saying. “They” want to throw all that sacrifice away. Of course, throughout history “they” always have.

          • Mark Forsyth

            Yeah Russ,I posted a response to your above post yesterday but either the Memo or Disqus deleted it.Someone definitely does not like my fascist bashing.Anyway the big corporate guns at that time opposed F.D.R.’s New Deal and favored a military coup to be led by Butler and install a fascist administration. Of course Hitlers atrocities were still to come to light.

          • Russell Byrd

            Thanks Mark. These are the kinds of discussions that these forums were designed for. They are not for the continual right-wing historical re-writes that have become so common.

            I think that if Hitler’s atrocities had already been known, and I believe we did have an inkling, would it have mattered to Ford or Dupont, etc.? I realize that if there was a groundswell of anti-Fascism from the general public, they would have dropped Hitler in a heartbeat. Yet, that would only have been due to an effort to protect their “brand,” not to do what was right.

            As with our trolls, the rich see doing right as doing what benefits them alone. If you do not do what we demand, then you must be punished. Only “they” have that right to judge . . . at least in their own tiny minds. Like the disgrace of “trickle down,” we get to live off the crusts they so magnanimously discard.

          • Russell Byrd

            Angelsinca for instance. Last night “it” claimed that I had insulted it and was seeking a moderator to proclaim this to. Also, it told me that as I was so mean and nasty, that it would not continue to reply. This after one of the most benign posts I had made. I strongly advised, no begged, it to cease posting and seek a moderator. Amongst other things, I reminded it of all the off-topic disruption and trolling it had done. Within an hour or so it was back with no recollection of the earlier exchange.

            That dirtbag even had the gall to suggest I familiarize myself with the Ten Commandments. At first, I was a little stunned, but after I thought about it, I was literally laughing so hard that I couldn’t finish one of my replies. So from now on I an going to include a jab about the Ninth Commandment. If I remember correctly, that is the one about false witness.

            As far as religion is concerned, that is why I see it as so evil. A vicious nit-wit like angelfromhell can think they have salvation and sin with abandon. They are always forgiven . . in their own mind.

            By the way, when I was growing up I was very religious. It was a choice I made on my own. Yet, I was never an overt, in your face type of guy. I never proselytized like these self-forgiven hypocrites we so often meet. Yet, I have always been a thinker. A good one, well maybe not, but a thinker nonetheless.

            However, I watched the infighting, fire and damnation, lying, and sinful hypocrisy that, as it turned out, was normal for that crowd. Now a days, intelligent, educated people are increasingly throwing in the towel on that stupidity. So, the so-called Christians are getting even worse today. You might look up the warnings Goldwater made about them back in the 60’s. Admittedly, my knowledge is a little sketchy on the topic, so you may know a lot more about this than I.

            Anyway, I conclude with the fact that I feel that my faith was misplaced and this sinful scum stole the peace and good feeling I should have been able to enjoy. Of course, they woke me up and really, I love truth so much, it was a good trade.

          • Sand_Cat

            Don’t worry, our angel is one of those “Christians” who’d be shouting “crucify him” in minutes if he ever met his supposed lord and savior.

          • Russell Byrd

            That is absolutely the unadulterated truth. Unfortunately, angel being that way does not give me any satisfaction.

      • Lorr

        “Beck suggested that Teresa Heinz Kerry faked her recent medical crisis to distract from the “huge scandal” of her husband, Secretary of State John Kerry” So because he raised 1.7 million for the people of Moore Oklahoma, that gives him the right to accuse this woman of faking her medical crisis? Calling her Mrs. Ketchup is just rude, and he proclaims to be a Good Christian? If his behavior is that of Good Christian, than that explains why so many our leaving religion behind.

        • Russell Byrd

          The scary thing is, as decent, intelligent people leave, or refuse to join, the “gene pool” of our religious brethren will continuing to deteriorate. They will only get dumber and meaner.

          The Kerry incident was just another manufactured scandal. In other words, there isn’t one. So Kerry was on his boat. So what. That is probably why he owns a boat. Remember, Beck was, at one time, part of the same “family” that accused Michael J. Fox of being a fake.

          Anymore, I hate to even hear the name Beck. Looking at that sorry, sneering sack makes me ill. If someone just admits that they watch him, I do not want much to do with them. Beck is rather clever, but he is a little light in the reality department, and anyone that swallows his nonsense is abnormal.

  • howa4x

    The Right wing is doing everything else but governing. All these absurd theories are humorous but those on the Right haven’t come up with one alternative to Obamacare, or the student loan crisis, or the food stamp debacle, or an immigration plan. Although sea levels are rising and storms are more violent these knuckleheads still cling to the Koch theory that it is all a hoax. Instead they pass anti Sharia law bills with anti abortion underpinnings, and propose stupid stuff like not being able to wear your undies above your pants line. They are using all this as a diversion as they repeatedly attack the middle class with right to work for less laws and turning public education into a giant voucher program. If they weren’t so dangerous to this country they would be humorous

  • michaelross

    Aaron Klein and Larry Klayman should be on the list too.

    If you missed it, Aaron Klein wrote an article in which he accused George Soros of supporting Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, then this week wrote an article in which he accused George Soros of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood’s opposition (and yes, he does indeed write for WorldNetDaily).

    Meanwhile, Larry Klayman (who also writes for WorldNetDaily) might as well just come right the hell out and admit that he hates democracy, because he’s now calling for Obama to be overthrown militarily.

    • njguy54

      Gotta wonder if WND is a front that’s actually operated by liberals to make everyone think that conservatives are all bats*** crazy. Or do liberals really have to go to all that trouble?

    • plc97477

      National memo needs to profile the top ten idiots of the week. There are too many to limit it to 5.

      • BDC_57

        It would be the top 20

      • angelsinca

        “National memo needs to profile the top ten idiots of the week. ”

        If they did that, they’d have to include Democrats in the mix. For every seemingly dumb GOP-supported legislation, there seems to be a dumber action by a Democrat or liberal that prompted the need for a bill.

  • latebloomingrandma

    I call people like this “side effects” of a free society.

  • JohnDoner

    I’m flabbergasted by all the hatred toward Obama, all of the conspiracy theories, etc. It’s crazy! Did the same kind of stupidity come from leftists during the G.W. Bush administration? I remember being very negative toward his administration, but I don’t remember the same kind of vitriol being spouted against him as there now is against Obama. Can anyone enlighten us in this regard?

    • CrankyToo

      Don’t try to wrap your brain around false comparisons, JD. Dubya was an ignorant puppet of the entitlement class who earned and deserved every jeer and sneer. And he’ll be reviled in the annals of American history as one of the absolute worst of our Presidents.

      Barack Obama, on the other hand, is already respected and admired throughout the world, and will be remembered as one of the best American Presidents – right alongside Washington, Lincoln, both Roosevelts and Jack Kennedy.

      Print this out, stick it on your bulletin board and revisit it in 20 years. You’ll see I was right way back in 2013.

    • Russell Byrd

      Agreed, we complained about problems in that administration, but I do not remember anything of the vile lies, hysteria, bigotry, and hatred that the right-wing, especially the Teanderthals, have dredged up. Of course, these people are not the smartest, and generally are not the most successful in their peer groups. At least, they have not gotten what they think they have coming.

      When I think of “Tea,” two of my least favorite words come to mind. Arrogance and ignorance. In my view, the behavior described by those two words “walks hand in hand.” For example, “I am better and more deserving than you,” i.e. arrogance. Yet, I am too stupid and uncaring to understand the likely falsehood, i.e. ignorance. When the two are combined together, a man can do anything. The only problem is all those things are wrong. . . .

      • Sand_Cat

        The vile lies, hysteria, and bigotry came from Bush and his supporters.

        • Russell Byrd

          Absolutely, and they are doing it even more since their Presidential “rejection.”

    • Mark Forsyth

      I unashamedly admit to being as vitriolic as possible towards G.Dubya. I await the day when he will be just another turd on the shit pile of history.

    • BDC_57

      You are right all they want to do is get the black guy. Not do there job and the country back on track.

  • LotusJoan

    I am confounded and confused by the Republicans that push
    through legislation aimed at correcting imaginary problems such as pop tart
    guns. They remain silent or worse yet obstructionist when confronted with real problems facing our country. There are too many people who want to work out of jobs. Too many of the people who have full time jobs are not making a living wage. We are faced with the effects of severe weather and a crumbling infrastructure, including our weather satellite system. Our for profit prison system is out of control (in some states you can go to jail for being poor) and it is robbing our young people, particularly black men, of real citizenship in this country. I could go on and on and yet the only subject
    upon which the GOP wants to be vocal is its somewhat unnatural interest in a
    women’s reproductive parts. Oh and let’s not forget their dislike and distain for our dully elected President.

  • JDavidS

    Do you suppose it’s just coincidence that all of these clowns even look like they’re a couple of sandwiches light of a picnic? And as for Rush… Yeah, we all know that “proof” is nothing more than a “liberal” dodge.

  • Allan Richardson

    Radical Republicans get elected despite their stupidity because they have fixed the district boundaries so that people who generally vote Republican are slim but reliable majorities in many districts, while people who do not are overwhelming majorities in a few districts.

    Having said that, it is also because so many people who would have voted for a REASONABLE Republican over a REASONABLE Democrat have come to believe that party loyalty requires them to vote for ANY Republican, no matter how offensive, over ANY Democrat, no matter how reasonable (or even conservative). And these many reasonable Republican voters do not bother to vote in the Republican primaries, so the radicals get NOMINATED by wacko voters and ELECTED by virtue of having been nominated by the right party.

    The only way to fix this is (1) Democrats put up more candidates, (2) Democrats make more contributions to those candidates, (3) Democrats get out the vote even in the midterm and local elections, and (4) Democrats and moderate Republicans get together and point out how dangerous the crazies are to ALL AMERICANS.

  • ralphkr

    Well, you certainly lost me on the Steve Stockman blast as the only thing crazy about his bill is that there is any reason to even consider it. What IS crazy is the idea that if a kid says “Bang”, sketches a firearm, has food nibbled so it possibly might look like a gun, etc. then he or she should be suspended. I have read about some schools, not in Texas, where they have had grade school kids arrested for heinous crimes against humanity such as the above pranks or play. Ah, what fertile ground for the ACLU to get huge penalties against school districts.

  • nancyminter

    Seems to me that if Obama is the murderous tyrant that he’s accused of being, why would he kill Bo’s trainer and not these guys? If I were in Obama’s place and I decided to get rid of some folks, I would go after my enemies, and Beck and Limbaugh would be in the top 10 for sure.

  • barneybolt12

    Funny two of the five wack jobs are from Texas. Your forgot Louie Gomhert. As for Glenn Beck he will say and do anything for attention. Just as a two yr. old would do. I look forward the the week in crazy for a good laugh.

  • ridemybroom

    hopefully this will change your minds…I hope this get passed around time and time again goes to the tune of John Lennon’s song…So This Is Christmas………………
    So This Is Christmas ” 30 Years Later”
    So this is Christmas and
    what have we done… we killed our children…killed them with our guns…and i
    wish you a merry christmas and happy new year…may it be a good one never
    filled with a tear…

    And i wish you a merry merry christmas i
    hope you had fun….i hope Congress is happy killing our very young…and i wish
    you a merry Christmas and a happy new year lets hope its a good one one without
    any tears…..

    Will congress let guns rule and will we
    still be killed by fools….will they stand up to the NRA and destroy these
    guns of our day or will they simply back down and say….i wish you a merry
    christmas and a happy new year….lets hope its a good one one without any
    tears….

    so this is Christmas and what have we
    done…we killed our children…killed them with our guns…. and i wish you a
    merry merry christmas and a happy new year….may it be a good one one never
    filled with a tear….guns kills everyone…guns kills everyone….guns kills everyone
    ridemybroom