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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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

2. Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, and Steve King

Bachmann makes a rare double appearance on the list, for joining her fellow This Week In Crazy favorites, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Rep. Steve King (R-IA) in graduating from spreading irresponsible conspiracy theories to actively undermining U.S. foreign policy.

At the end of last week, the three stooges traveled to Cairo to meet with General Abdel Fatah el-Sissi, then held a press conference praising the government overthrow and crackdown against protestors he led. True to form, Bachmann led the charge to the fringe.

“We were cheering in front of our televisions back home in the United States,” Bachmann said of the violent upheaval, which killed hundreds and drew an official rebuke from the U.S. government. “We were cheering for you.”

Bachmann went on to falsely suggest that the Muslim Brotherhood was responsible for the September 11 attacks, saying “We’ve seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood posed around the world. We stand against this great evil. We remember who caused nine-one-one in America.”

King and the ever-incoherent Gohmert also offered their unconditional support for the military regime, with the Texas congressman even comparing el-Sissi to George Washington.

Video of the press conference, which can also be found in Secretary of State John Kerry’s nightmares, can be seen below via The Washington Post:

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  • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

    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.

  • TZToronto

    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.

    • charleo1

      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?

      • TZToronto

        Olive oil

        • stcroixcarp

          Olive Oil? Do you mean Popeye’s goil friend?

          • TZToronto

            I think she spells it Olive Oyl.

      • Sand_Cat

        WAIT A MINUTE! HE CAN’T USE “SOLAR POWERED” WATER PURIFIERS! Don’t you know solar power is an Obama-sponsored plot to waste your money and help the Muslim Brotherhood seize control of the country?

        • charleo1

          Oh God, you’re right! Now I feel like such an idiot!

    • ThomasBonsell

      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.

      • RobertCHastings

        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.

    • Russell Byrd

      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.

      • TZToronto

        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?)

        • Russell Byrd

          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.

  • JDavidS

    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.

  • WestHollywoodDissident

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

    • Robert Haugh

      Now that she has served, they will no doubt rename it the lack of intelligence committee.

      • Sand_Cat

        Can we really call it “served”?

    • plc97477

      Not much longer though. Celebrations are going to happen when she walks away for good.

    • idamag

      Using Michelle Bachmann and intelligence in the same sentence is an oxymoron.

  • Dominick Vila

    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.

    • charleo1

      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.

      • progressiveandproud

        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.

        • Sand_Cat

          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.

    • RobertCHastings

      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.

  • tobyspeeks

    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.

    • Sand_Cat

      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]

      • idamag

        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.

        • The_Magic_M

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

  • Lynda Groom

    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.

    • Sand_Cat

      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.

  • LotusJoan

    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.

    • Sand_Cat

      Why not send in the ACORN storm troopers to destroy the Fox studio ;>)

      • plc97477

        Say that louder. It should keep Issa busy investigating for a few days.

    • idamag

      I agree that a constant diet of dumb causes mental malnutrition.

  • Mortalc01l

    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.

  • progressiveandproud

    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.

  • GeoffLeo

    Dat hair in Bachmann’s picture is giving me the jeebies

  • Sand_Cat

    Michelle Bachmann needs professional help in more than her campaign planning.

  • Michael Coello

    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.

  • Ford Truck

    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!!

  • Elisabeth Gordon

    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?

    • idamag

      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.

      • Elisabeth Gordon

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

  • Pamby50

    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.

    • plc97477

      I’m sorry but that would be a horrible thing to do to Egypt.

  • geraldhoey

    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.

  • DJD11

    That’s just fucked up thinking.

  • centerroad

    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.

  • nirodha

    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!

  • Peter Davio

    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.

    • The_Magic_M

      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.

  • lambypie

    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!

    • idamag

      It would be nice if we could muzzle them. Can you imagine what image the people in Egypt have of the American people?

  • idamag

    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.

  • RobertCHastings

    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.

    • The_Magic_M

      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.

      • RobertCHastings

        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.