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Saturday, December 10, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Obama Plots Human Extinction, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

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. Glenn Beck

Right-wing carnival barker Glenn Beck makes his triumphant return to the list this week, by sharing a slew of wacky theories on the developing situation in Syria (including, among others, that President Obama wants to launch military strikes to cover up the horrible truth about Benghazi.) But he claims the #4 slot for his Wednesday show, in which Beck marked the September 11 anniversary by flatly accusing the president of treason.

“That makes him a traitor,” Beck said of Obama’s threat to strike Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Obama “doesn’t think like an American, he thinks like a guy in the Middle East, he thinks like a foreigner,” Beck added, before asking “How dead inside does he think we are to ask us to go along with it on the eve of September 11?” You tell us, Glenn — after all, isn’t that the point of your “bizarre gift“?

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57 Responses to This Week In Crazy: Obama Plots Human Extinction, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

  1. I am really glad to say I did not have a mouthful of coffee when I read these, otherwise I would have had to repeatedly clean off my monitor screen!
    Do these people ever really listen to what they say? If they did, they would run away screaming from themselves. Either that or they are some of the greatest actors around, being paid to act like a bunch of “Latkas” from Taxi.

  2. Why haven’t I heard about the merging of man and machine into a new species? Have I been watching the wrong news shows? And I thought the official version of September 11 was that Al Qaeda was behind it, and now I learn it was the Muslim Brotherhood all along? . . . I gotta get a new TV because the one I’m watching now just doesn’t have the right news.

    • Sorry to tell you this. But it’s way too late to buy a new T.V. set. You really
      need to get your bunker in order! What?! You have no bunker? What about
      Ammo? Dynamite? AKs? Hand grenades? No hand grenades? Solar powered water purifiers? Surely you have water purifiers? Lubrication oil? Well then, what pray tell are you going to use to keep the machine half of your body from rusting solid?

    • Merging man and machine has been discussed often: on “The Big Bang Theory”, CBS’s and network television’s top sitcom. And it is apropos since these character surely qualify as a sitcom for just being themselves. Only they are not that funny HaHa, just funny pathetic.

      • While the merging of man with machine would SEEM to be in the area of science fiction (Six Million Dollar Man, Robocop, “Elysium”, etc.), the process of creating truly bionic limbs is already a reality. When children can be fitted with sensors that give them hearing where none existed before and those blinded can be given at least partial sight, then the idea of the bionic man is not that far fetched.

    • I wonder sometimes if there even is an “Al Qaeda.” I know there are plenty of terrorists that hate us, but the one, all encompassing organization of evil sounded just a little too Orwellian.

      • If anything, it’s probably a really malignant version of Facebook Friends. There’s no one all-powerful leader whose commands are followed with suicidal loyalty. I think it’s just a very loose bunch of like-minded people intent on causing mayhem to people they feel are causing misery in the world or supporting those who are causing misery in the world (read as the U.S. and its allies or perceived allies). One person has an idea of how to “get back” at America for . . . something, and then somebody else goes out and actually tries it. (On the other hand, IF nineteen people actually hijacked four airplanes on September 11, 2001, with the intention of flying them into iconic American buildings, that would have taken more coordination and financing. Who could have done that? The Saudis, perhaps?)

        • I very much agree. As for your last question, you do know that radical fundamentalist Islam pretty much walked out of the Arabian Desert a couple of centuries ago.

          Wahhabism, has been around maybe 2-3 centuries. I know it was named for a Saudi Cleric, Wahhab (I imagine). I do know his followers are well represented in Saudi Arabia and are concerned with what they see as the “purity” of Islamic practice. I guess I should look this up as it seems to be important. Anyway, lots of people in Arabia hate us as evil infidels.

          I think the major reasons why they hate us, are our presence (as infidels) on sacred soil and the lack of popularity of the king with these people. They see our military hardware and personnel as blocks to the king’s removal. Admittedly, the Regime in Saudi Arabia has been rather corrupt. The USA seems to support stable corruption for economic gain over fair play with the local citizenry. The anti-Regime Saudis see that we keep the king propped up, as well as we support Israel. So, I do not like them much, but I can understand their angst.

          I rather think these “terroists” are mostly small “cells,” or individuals, that occasionally communicate at some level. Certainly, some are supported by wealthy interests for purely ideological reasons. Certainly, some are probably well-financed. Osama was the poster child for this entire movement and its operations.

  3. Quite frankly, Michele, I don’t think God gives a fuck about the 2016 election.
    And congratulations on being insane enough to make this weeks’ list twice. You’re in rare company…Beck and Limbaugh being the only others that I can recall that have been nuts enough to managed this feat.

  4. Worst thing about this list of carnival geeks, B C (batshite crazy) Bachman is a member of Congress and on the Intelligence Committee. Priceless.

  5. This is what happens when a party, and its supporters, have nothing constructive to offer. Unfortunately, the bizarre claims, lies, and hyperbole that passes for discourse or debate in the Tea Party world actually resonates among the faithful. My Facebook page was filled with comments ranging from CNN not devoting enough time to Benghazi to side by side pictures of Reagan and Obama asking people to press “like” if they approve of Reagan’s performance and “comment” if they approve of Obama’s.
    Part of the problem is that we don’t know how to fight, or that we are unwilling to get down to the same level that has been the exclusive domain of the Beck’s, Bachman’s, Palin’s, Limbaugh’s and the rest of the new breed of conservatives. We better wake up and fight fire with fire. There is plenty of ammunition in the GOP record to last many lifetimes.

    • Well said! I agree 100%, with both Dominick, and Robert Haugh.
      But, as embarrassing as they are to the U.S. As to Robert’s comment.
      I agree their actions could very well be construed as treason. But, I
      doubt if the Executive Branch holds the authority to prevent this kind
      of undermining of our very crucial relationships in that part of the world.
      Especially Egypt, where we are urging the people there to choose a
      democratic form of government. Who could blame them, if they were
      to conclude these three are the results of representative government.
      It could cause a stampede into to the arms of the first Imam they see.
      There was a time, when those elected to government offices, would
      never pull stunts such as this. Back when people of substance, with
      a respect for the offices they held. And, their actions reflected a clear appreciation of the responsibilities entrusted to them. I don’t know what
      the people of Egypt thought about these three. I do know this clown show
      was telecast across the wider Middle East. Where after Bush, we continue
      to struggle to reestablish our credibility, as a Nation that thinks, and acts rationally, and intelligently. And in that respect, they have done their Country
      no favors.

      • It’s called treason, my friend. All of these people should be jailed for their hate speech. They truly do make me embarrassed for my country.

        • The First Amendment and the Constitution’s definitions of treason don’t agree. If we had a halfway-decently educated and informed public, their own words would doubtless undermine them as the founders probably intended.

    • Support Corey Booker, and get online with Progressive Radio. Al Franken got into politics first supporting progressive talk radio. We do have our own talk programs, and we don’t have to listen to the right just to imagine what the left is thinking.

  6. Nine-one-one? That’s an emergency phone number, dingbat! Just a little more proof the woman is insane and couldn’t care any less about America or its people. She’s a greedy narcissist who only cares about having her mug in the spotlight and corporations lining her wallet. Jail can not come too soon for this horrible, treasonous letch.

    • Actually, the sad truth is probably that she really believes the crap she’s spewing, and is probably really trying to do what she thinks best for America.
      [edit] The problem is emphasized in the foregoing verbs referring to her mental processes.[End-edit]

      • Remember when we used to laugh at these wackos and twirl our fingers against our temples. I pray we are not getting used to them.

        • You better pray this gesture won’t become outlawed because these nincompoops have actually gerrymandered and vote-suppressed themselves into real power.

  7. Do people still listen to Beck? I would like to think that my fellow Americans are too intelligent to follow such a loon, but I’ve been disappointed before.

    • H.L. Meinken said it best: “No one ever lost money by underestimating the public taste.” Just change that last word, and you’ve got your answer.

  8. They are partially the product of a
    24/7 media which gives no sway to thoughtful discourse or factual explorations.
    Fox Noise has gone a long way to devaluating critical thinking in this
    country. If our President were truly the tyrant they claim he would immediately jam the Fox Noise signal.

  9. Since when did being a paranoid delusional become the sole qualification for being a Republican??? Seriously, these people should be under professional psychiatric care and on HEAVY medication.

  10. I love this segment of National Memo! I wait each week to read it and laugh at the crazies. Where else can you get so much comedy in one place?

    Unfortunately, there are those among us who believe all the bull and vote accordingly.

  11. I think the USA needs to follow the advice of Jon Stewart and actually apologize to the people of Egypt for exposing them to the 3 stupidest people in the world over there.

  12. I used to really enjoy reading the “This Week In Crazy…” segment in the National Memo and getting a laugh. Kind of like reading the Onion, or Mad magazine. Now after reading it week after week, I find it less enjoyable and more troubling, because these people are not trying to be funny or satirical, they are dead serious when they say such stupid things. The worst part is not that they say these things, but rather that there is a significant percentage of the American population that actually believes them, and that scares the holy hell out of me!!

  13. Once again, I thank you for my weekly dose of insanity and throes of hysteria….oops, here come’s my boss, I better stop giggling and figure out how I can save myself from Obama’s red carpet wrath….are these people for real? No, seriously, are they?

    • I have a theory: Back in the 70s there was a study on the world population. They exponated where the population would be in 10 years at the rate it was going and mentioned depleting natural resources as well as continuing food supply. The really intelligent people pondered it and decided it could come to pass. They limited the sizes of their families. The dingies kept right on producing so now we are overrun with the less intelligent people.

      • Yes indeed…that remains a fear of mine while discussing these imbeciles and their collective idiocy….they walk amongst us AND they breed! arrghhhh!

  14. I am still of the mindset that we should have revoked their passports and left them in Egypt to deal with the Muslin Brotherhood. Alex Jones is just copying the Terminator 3 movie, Rise of the Machines. All of them need the ACA mental health services.

  15. Thank God he’s back! I thought maybe Glenn Beck had died and I missed the news since he’s been missing from the “This Week In Crazy” for several weeks. Good to know he’s still out there spouting his usual idiocy.

  16. Glenn Beck is aiding and abetting gassing women and children. Is that what you believe in Glenn, gassing women and children? Do you want to gas the Jews next Glenn, or the blacks or the immigrants? you said you wanted to hunt down the libs, are you going to gas them too?

    See how easy it is to play the stupid logic game, and I’m not even a college dropout.

  17. And this is just part of the gang which believes that both zygotes and corporations are human beings. Hmmm…maybe there IS something to this 1/2 human, 1/2 machine revelation!

  18. Bachman didn’t falsely accuse the Muslim Brotherhood of being involved in the 9-11 attacks, she is not smart enough to discern the difference between Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda.

    • Another proof that to her (and other right wingers), all Muslims are the same. I shudder to think of an administration running on the over-simplified world view that conspiracy theorists espouse.

  19. Would someone PLEASE put a muzzle on these idiots. I agree that this kink of blathering is nothing more than “treason”. They are out there supposedly representing our country. God save us they scare the hell out of me!

  20. The worst thing about Glen Beck? Nuts are born all the time. Or are they made? Well, no matter, beck is a nut. The sad thing is that anyone listens to this piece of crap.

  21. According to Beck’s reasoning, George W Bush must be an off-world alien. Or is his issue that Obama is trying to AVOID a war, a very un-American thing to do in the conservative cosmos.

    • His reasoning is simply “whatever Obama does is the wrong thing”. First he was evil for not going to war quickly enough, “making us appear weak”, then he was evil for wanting to go to war “without Congressional approval”, then he was evil for getting Congressional approval because he was “weak” again, then he was evil for the imaginary possibility he might ignore a Congressional “no”, and now he is evil for not having done what Beck wanted at the very minute Beck wanted it.

      • One of the finest and clearest assessments of Beckian logic I have ever seen. Thank you for so simply straightening out his convolutions and etch-a-sketch flip flopping.

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