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This Week In Crazy: Never Forget Sodom And Gomorrah

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Global warming is good for your lawn, Texas paranoia abounds, and we found the most adorably deranged complaint ever filed in federal court. 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. Ted Cruz

TedCruzLast week I wrote about Lone Star State governor Greg Abbott summoning the Texas State Guard to monitor Operation Jade Helm 15 — essentially an act of capitulation to the delusional paranoia of certain constituents. And this week, that paranoia has spread even higher up the political food chain — from dissenters at a risible small town hearing all the way up to GOP presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz.

Jade Helm 15, you may recall, is an eight-week training exercise conducted by four branches of the U.S. military. A vocal gaggle of unhinged Texans, goaded on by talk- radio hosts, think the exercise is the opening salvo in an attempt by the federal government to declare martial law in the Republic of Texas, seizing guns and letting ISIS soldiers roam rampant.

Part of the insanity can be attributed to a misreading of this map, which indicates that Texas was to play the role of hostile territory in the war games. This misunderstanding, compounded with a long-simmering mistrust of the federal government and a particular animus for the current administration, has blown up beyond anyone’s expectations and made Texas a national laughingstock.

Which brings us to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Rather than throwing water on the flames, Cruz signaled his support for Abbott and his fellow kooky Texans, expressing his empathy with those who fear and hate the federal government — you know, the one he wants to lead.

“I understand the concern that’s been raised by a lot of citizens about Jade Helm,” Cruz said. “We have seen for six years a federal government disrespecting the liberty of the citizens and that produces fear. When you see a federal government that is attacking our free speech rights, our religious liberty rights, our Second Amendment rights, that produces distrust as to government.”

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Sam Reisman is the former managing editor at The National Memo, where he still writes the weekly "This Week In Crazy" column. His writing has appeared in Flavorpill, The Huffington Post, Columbia Daily Spectator, and Bwog. He was the publisher of the 2010 edition of Inside New York, an annual guidebook to the city for students and young professionals.

Since 2011, he has co-curated and hosted Peculiar Streams, a showcase for NYC-based writers, musicians, comedians, and filmmakers. He is a staff writer at Mediaite, and blogs at SamReisman.com.

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  1. Alvin Harrison May 8, 2015

    See what happens when we cut funding for mental health programs.

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  2. Carl Sdano May 8, 2015

    I maintain that if Nick Loeb implants those embryos in his womb, he has every right to bring them to term.

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  3. sgsimpson May 8, 2015

    JESUS – – – PLZ HURRY UP AND RAPTURE – THESE EVIL GREEDY CHRISTIANS – OUT OF OUR LIFES!!!

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    1. no doubt,, and they laugh at muslims. In the end, christian and muslim, all the same.

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      1. jmprint May 8, 2015

        Yes they both want to be superior to God.

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        1. highpckts May 8, 2015

          No! Just the “Christians” want to be superior to God! I know several Muslim couples that I would much rather spend time with than my “Christian” relatives!!

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          1. jmprint May 8, 2015

            I guess what I wanted to get across was the radical side of both of them, but I know what you mean, I have Southern Baptist in my family, and they are soooooo righteous they can’t see straight.

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          2. CrankyToo May 8, 2015

            If you don’t mind my hitchhiking on that thought, I’d like to add that I spent 13 months in Turkey back in 1982 and never met a Muslim there or since that I didn’t like. I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that most Muslim communities are, like our own, mostly inhabited by good people who struggle daily against the evil influences and the viciousness of the bad people among them.

            In fact, having spent many years in a number of other foreign countries, as well (Italy, Germany, England and South Korea), I can tell you with absolute certainty that it’s pretty much the same wherever you go – people just want to live their lives in peace and in relative comfort. There’s so much despair precipitated on the good people of the world by fundamentalist Muslims and Christians alike.

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      2. Independent1 May 8, 2015

        Please – Muslims and Fake Christians – are all the same. People who support the GOP, just like those who went off on crusades and over the centuries have committed atrocities in the name of Christianity, were not ‘true’ Christians. They were people who have clearly ignored the teachings of Jesus and who continue to live in the Old Testament; although God through the writer of Hebrews, made it clear at the end of chapter 8 that the Old Testament should have long faded away. True Christians would never be constantly bringing up dictates from Leviticus which should have long sense been forgotten.

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    2. idamag May 8, 2015

      Amen.

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  4. Grannysmovin May 8, 2015

    5. Ted Cruz: Which talking snake told you about the Jade Helm 15 “invasion of Texas by the U.S. Government.
    4. Dr. Keith Ablow: “If he wants to bring these embryos to term, good for him.” Yeah doc, so he can than sue her for child support, which very well may be his plan.
    3. Jim Inhofe: That fertilizer you talk about is what comes out of your mouth on a daily basis – all natural BS.
    2. Pamela Geller: Nothing but an angry hate monger. Suggestion when you meet your maker wear something light, it may be very warm where he sends you.
    1. Sylvia Ann Driskell: , “Without fear and anger and hate who would fill the collection plates?” Source – poster Ken Gallaher

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  5. rvn_sgt6768 May 8, 2015

    Wait until she finds out the real “sin” of Sodom and Gomorrah was inhospitality something very similar to what she is now doing to anyone not exactly like her.

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    1. Tex May 8, 2015

      Really? Inhospitality?? What sort of bible are you reading???
      The Holy Bible states it was lewd, lascivious male-to-male sex that angered GOD, saving only Lot and his kin from the sulfur fires raining down from the sky, sans volcanoes, so you might want to recheck whatever ‘scriptures’ you read. Isaiah was hung upside-down and sawn in half while alive by Pharaoh for the exact same thing Sylvia does (identifying wrong from right, as in “HOMOSEXUALITY PROLIFERATES HUMAN EXTINCTION”) but I guess Inhospitality was Isaiah’s demise in your bible, ehhh?

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      1. Michael Ross May 8, 2015

        Only in that passage is sex allegedly referred to as “know.” Everywhere else, it is called “be with” or “lie with.”

        The simple reason being, plain and simple, that it was NOT originally about gay sex. It just got lobbied into being gay sex by a bunch of xenophopbic bastards that didn’t want anyone pointing out how thoroughly un-Christian they actually were being.

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      2. TZToronto May 8, 2015

        It’s a good thing there are homosexuals. If there were no homosexuals, the world’s population might be well over 10 billion by now!

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      3. highpckts May 8, 2015

        I know! why don’t you leave your holy scripture out of it and try acting like a member of the human race!!

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      4. Allan Richardson May 8, 2015

        If you want to quote and analyze scripture, the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was in their extreme committing of MULTIPLE serious sins and crimes against all others. The two “men” (angels) who came to warn Lot and his family to leave Sodom were seen going into Lot’s home by a crowd of rapists. When they pounded on his door to send out the visitors so they could attack them (possibly including homosexual rape, but also, very likely, killing them afterward), Lot felt that his duty as a host overruled his duty as a father, and offered to send his virgin daughters out in their place. The crowd of men refuses (they probably wanted to abuse BOTH the visitors and the daughters later), and the angel visitors cite this as one of the reasons for Lot to take his family out of town.

        Basically, the Sodomites in this story were going to RAPE unwilling men, not merely have sex; otherwise, they had ONE ANOTHER as willing partners. Their sin was a cruel, heartless, coldblooded hate for anyone not of their “kind” (Lot’s entire family was probably next on their list to torture, rape and kill, because obviously he was not one of them; his wife only wanted to live in a city, probably because the “good” things about city life appealed to her and she believed the bad things were tolerable).

        As far as applying scripture to civil laws, those guys outside Lot’s door would be violating the civil laws of almost every nation today. What they wanted to do to UNWILLING victims is, and ought to be, against the law everywhere, regardless of religion. But having sex with other WILLING partners, while it may anger God, is not a matter for a government to punish by law.

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        1. Sand_Cat May 8, 2015

          A good summary of the case, but do you think it will do any good?

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      5. jmprint May 8, 2015

        It says men were going into women, it was all about rape.

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      6. rvn_sgt6768 May 8, 2015

        From the Hebrew Bible reprinted from Wikipedia

        Rictor Norton views classical Jewish texts as stressing the cruelty and lack of hospitality of the inhabitants of Sodom to the “stranger”.[35] The people of Sodom were seen as guilty of many other significant sins. Rabbinic writings affirm that the Sodomites also committed economic crimes, blasphemy and bloodshed.[36]
        One of the worst was to give money or even gold ingots to beggars,
        after inscribing their names on them, and then subsequently refusing to
        sell them food. The unfortunate stranger would end up starving and after
        his death, the people who gave him the money would reclaim it.

        A rabbinic tradition, described in the Mishnah,
        postulates that the sin of Sodom was related to property: Sodomites
        believed that “what is mine is mine, and what is yours is yours” (Abot),
        which is interpreted as a lack of compassion. Another rabbinic
        tradition is that these two wealthy cities treated visitors in a
        sadistic fashion. One major crime done to strangers was almost identical
        to that of Procrustes
        in Greek mythology. This would be the story of the “bed” that guests to
        Sodom were forced to sleep in: if they were too short they were
        stretched to fit it, and if they were too tall, they were cut up
        (indeed, in Hebrew and Yiddish, the corresponding term for a Procrustean bed is a “Sodom bed”).

        In another incident, Eliezer,
        Abraham’s servant, went to visit Lot in Sodom and got in a dispute with
        a Sodomite over a beggar, and was hit in the forehead with a stone,
        making him bleed. The Sodomite demanded Eliezer pay him for the service
        of bloodletting,
        and a Sodomite judge sided with the Sodomite. Eliezer then struck the
        judge in the forehead with a stone and asked the judge to pay the
        Sodomite.

        The Talmud and the Sefer haYashar (midrash)
        also recount two incidents of a young girl (one involved Lot’s daughter
        Paltith) who gave some bread to a poor man who had entered the city.
        When the townspeople discovered their acts of kindness, they burned
        Paltith and smeared the other girl’s body with honey and hung her from
        the city wall until she was eaten by bees. (Sanhedrin
        109a.) It is this gruesome event, and her scream in particular, the
        Talmud concludes, that are alluded to in the verse that heralds the
        city’s destruction: “So[37]
        said, ‘Because the outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah has become great, and
        because their sin has been very grave, I will descend and see…'”[Gen 18:20-21]

        A modern orthodox position is one that holds, “The paradigmatic
        instance of such aberrant behavior is found in the demand of the men of
        Sodom to ‘know’ the men visiting Lot, the nephew of Abraham, thus
        lending their name to the practice of ‘sodomy’.”[38]
        The scholar and activist Jay Michaelson
        proposes a reading of the story of Sodom that emphasizes the violation
        of hospitality as well as the violence of the Sodomites. “Homosexual
        rape is the way in which they violate hospitality—not the essence of
        their transgression. Reading the story of Sodom as being about
        homosexuality is like reading the story of an ax murderer as being about
        an ax.”[39]
        Michaelson places the story of Sodom in context with other Genesis
        stories regarding Abraham’s hospitality to strangers, and argues that
        when other texts in the Hebrew Bible mention Sodom, they do so without
        commentary on homosexuality. The verses cited by Michaelson include
        Jeremiah 23:14,[Jeremiah 23:14]
        where the sins of Jerusalem are compared to Sodom and are listed as
        adultery, lying, and strengthening the hands of evildoers; Amos 4:1-11
        (oppressing the poor and crushing the needy);[Amos 4:1-11] and Ezekiel 16:49-50,[Ezekiel 16:49-50]
        which defines the sins of Sodom as “pride, fullness of bread, and
        abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she
        strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and
        did toevah before me, and I took them away as I saw fit.” Michaelson uses toevah in place of abomination to emphasize the original Hebrew, which he explains as being more correctly translated as “taboo”.[4″”

        My ex-wife is a Hebrew Bible PhD. Scholar and I would take her readings of the ancient and Rabbinic Hebrew before any of your nonsense. That is the “Bible” I use.

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      7. rvn_sgt6768 May 8, 2015

        And from your Bible I presume anyway “Now this was the sin of Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant,
        overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were
        haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with
        them as you have seen.” —Ezekiel 16:49-50 Again from Wikipedia.

        Maybe what you need is for someone who can read the ancient texts in their original languages and in context explain the real meanings to you to help you understand.

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      8. Wellis1947 May 10, 2015

        Actually, the original JEWISH text did, in fact, say ‘inhospitality’. When the meeting was called to get all the myriad ‘Christian’ bible versions in line, it was ruled over by a homophobic Bishop who felt that the word ‘inhospitable’ wasn’t nearly strong enough so he jiggled the wording around to more nearly match his own bigotry – so the Jewish sect called Christianity got male to male sex, instead.

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  6. adler56 May 8, 2015

    Every week I think well- that’s as bad as they can get they must be done and yet every following week they outdo themselves as the wackiest group of people on the planet- Republicans need to be hospitalized.

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    1. CrankyToo May 8, 2015

      For some of them, a little Kevorkian therapy would be in order.

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  7. jmprint May 8, 2015

    I trust Cruz as much as I trust Stalin. two peas in a pod.

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    1. Rippie May 8, 2015

      Oh, come on now. At least Stalin didn’t defer all responsibility for analytical thinking to an imaginary invisible silent super best-friend and a real document being intentionally misinterpreted in the modern era.

      Crudz may end up being FAR more dangerous if we’re stupid enough to give him even more access to destroy everything we know and love, here and around the world.

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      1. The_Magic_M May 11, 2015

        The typical dictator will do anything to protect himself.

        The typical religious zealot will burn the world and himself if he thinks it’s justified.

        That’s why the latter is much more dangerous than the former.

        A typical dictator is like a business. It will try a lot of things to dominate the market but will always try to protect its assets and the criminal slate of the CEO.
        A typical religious zealot would blow up the company with all workers inside because God told him to cash in on the insurance.

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        1. Rippie May 13, 2015

          Religion has repeatedly proven to be a terrible way to rule, but there is no shortage of self-aggrandized monsters within or outside of religious spheres.

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    2. idamag May 9, 2015

      I don’t know, Stalin was a despot, but he was more intelligent and better looking than Cruz.

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  8. Elliot J. Stamler May 8, 2015

    The federal judge has just thrown out Driskell’s suit and not merely dismissed it but mocked it. Wanna bet this crazy ignoramus is invited on some conservative talk shows?

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    1. johninPCFL May 8, 2015

      At the very least she’ll be on Hannity.

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      1. Rippie May 8, 2015

        And the 700 Club, naturally.

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    2. ericlipps May 9, 2015

      Yes, to blast those wicked liberal courts (packed with lots of judges nominated by Ronald Reagan and both Bushes).

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  9. idamag May 8, 2015

    Cruz, (I am trying to keep a straight face when I say this) have you considered the army a plus when isis comes to texas through Mexico? geller, you ignorant grandstanding broad, just because you are brave because the tiger is still a mine way, you might not be so brave, later. of course, inhoff, I am going to take the word of a senator over a scientist any day when it comes to scientific matters. As for the diptin suing gays, I wish God would take all you religious fanatics to heaven.

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  10. Michael Ross May 8, 2015

    Somebody should file a counter-suit against God and Jesus for making violent threats, targeted harassment and defamation. If only to see how this insufferable twit and anyone else taking part in this glory-whoring publicity stunt would respond to it.

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  11. Michael Ross May 8, 2015

    Even if Jesus does come back, America’s atheists need not worry. The G.O.P. will scream their heads off about him taking away jobs from natural-born prophets until he gets deported.

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    1. idamag May 9, 2015

      If Jesus did come down and tell them it was either their ideology or him, they would choose their party over their Christ.

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  12. Julieann Wozniak May 8, 2015

    Ahhh, my weekly rundown in the latest of unintentional political comedy. Although I was a bit disappointed that there was no mention of the end-of-the-worlder in the kiddie-diddler van. Is this a caption contest, lol?

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  13. donking7 May 8, 2015

    Pamela Geller, I agree with. Like Helen of Troy, the Islamic faith and movement purports olive branches of peace and understanding. Yet using such smokescreens, plant their saboteurs and soldiers throughout their “enemies” (anyone not Muslim) lands and areas just waiting for adequate resources to wage their form of prostylization. Either turn Muslim or be beheaded. Don’t you see what ISIS is doing?

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    1. Bren Frowick May 8, 2015

      How did someone as ignorant as you ever get allowed out in public long enough to voice such a repulsive, perverted bit of hate speech?

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      1. idamag May 10, 2015

        It is s result of building something to fear and some people buy right into it. Back in the Medieval ages, people were afraid of what they could not see and that was the darkness and the forests. Enterprising knights dreamed up dragons that they would accept gold to keep the populace safe from. They would ride off into the scary forests and be gone for a long time. They came back with epic tales of their heroism and the populace bought it and gathered up more money. Politicicans, religious leaders, and others stand to profit from the fear they build. It is not a new concept.

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      2. The_Magic_M May 11, 2015

        You can’t control someone who has no fears.
        You can’t control someone if there are no problems you can offer a solution to.
        You can’t control someone if you can’t blame all your faults on a scapegoat.
        You can’t tell an idiot he has a worth if you can’t give him someone to look down on.

        Conservatives have understood that.

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    2. The_Magic_M May 11, 2015

      Oh gee, it’s the McCarthy scare all over again.
      Better don’t move, there may be scary Muslims under your bed RIGHT NOW!

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  14. rome44 May 8, 2015

    It’s disheartening for me a native Texan to be counted along with these paranoid, conspiracy theorists whackos. Although Texans vote these whack jobs into office I believe they are mostly conservative wing nuts. It’s unfortunate the sane don’t vote so the rest of us have to live with these people running our State and the rest of the country think we are all that way. Had that Canadian run for the senate in some other State I doubt he’d been elected. I hope he’ll be a one term senator can’t wait to see him out of our State for good.

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    1. idamag May 9, 2015

      I know how you feel. I am a native Idahoan. I think we are so far back in the sticks, that those here, fail to make the week in crazy. We had Rex Rammel running for governor. He fenced in 6 acres, of his property, filled it with elk and fed them until they lost their fear of man. Then rich “hunters” from California, Texas, and New York (to name a few) came and shot the fenced elk to take home a rack and probably stories of how they managed to shoot a wild animal. Then his elk developed a disease and some of them got loose and infected the wild elk. The governor ordered Rammel’s elk destroyed. Rammel sued for damages and lost. In retaliation, he became the gubernatorial opposition to the governor and lost. Then he ran for senator. During this time he was caught poaching and fined. Three of our holier than thou senators walked out on a man giving a Hindu Prayer (one out of thousands of Christian prayers) in the senate. They voted to opt out of the deadbeat father law because “It could lead to Sharia law.” One of them cut timber out of the national primitive area to build a cabin. Now, see if you can beat that in Texas.

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      1. rome44 May 9, 2015

        I thought you’d never ask. Have you heard of Jade Helm 15 “NO” well let me tell you but it’ll be pithy.
        The US army is conducting exercises here in southern TX and the wing-nuts are so paranoid they’ve got rumors floating around that Obama is sending in the military to confiscate guns and imprison Texans. So our governor another big WING-NUT is calling on the Texas National Guard to monitor the exercises. I’m telling you these people are completely off their freaking rockers. Top that in Idaho. LOL

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        1. dtgraham May 10, 2015

          That’s a tough one to judge. Idamag does make a very strong case for Idaho, but with all due respect, I think I’m still going to have to go with Texas. Idaho should get more love though on this week in crazy. You’ll have to give her that.

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          1. idamag May 10, 2015

            Well, one of ours did want to keep Obama’s name off the ballot until he proved he was born in the U.S., but a few other dingbats in other states did the same.

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          2. dtgraham May 11, 2015

            Nevertheless, still impressive. Texas can’t take this for granted. Idaho is right there as a challenger.

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        2. idamag May 10, 2015

          Give me some time. My legislators will come up with something to top it.

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        3. dpaano June 15, 2015

          First of all, why would ISIS WANT Texas anyway? I don’t know of any other country or group that would take it….even with the wingnuts!

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          1. rome44 June 15, 2015

            I guess it’s better late than never.
            ISIS doesn’t want TX. and they are not in Mexico conducting exercises, it’s a rumor started either by Limbaugh or Hannity or one of those extremists.

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          2. dpaano June 16, 2015

            I’m aware…..I was just trying to be sarcastic….or is it facetious? Either way, I didn’t actually mean that ISIS didn’t want Texas (although I’m sure they wouldn’t want it). But, at least it ONE place where we can keep all the nuts together!

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      2. plc97477 May 11, 2015

        At least in idaho the crazy one lost.

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    2. plc97477 May 11, 2015

      The sane texans on the national memo prove that there are some sane ones in texas but without them we would have to wonder about texas.

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      1. rome44 May 11, 2015

        Believe it or not I fear these zealots. Just this morning I saw Jeb Bush on TV saying his christians beliefs will factor if he is elected.
        You all remember the movie “One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest” where the inmates took over the asylum, well my friends thats what it feels like to me here in Texas right now.
        We have this Canadian (dodo bird) pretending to be a Texan by the name of Ted Cruz who wants to be president. I swear it makes an atheist shout “God forbid”

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  15. Rippie May 8, 2015

    Ahhh… La Republica de Tejas! Where men are sheep and sheep are scared, ignorant fools.

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    1. jmprint May 8, 2015

      A token few, but they are loud.

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      1. Rippie May 8, 2015

        More than a few, and they are also almost incomprehensibly stupid and hateful.

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    2. donking7 May 8, 2015

      No. That’s where “men are men” (Texas type) and because of it, “sheep are scared”.

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      1. Rippie May 8, 2015

        Texans are too busy fisting their beefstock to pay sheep any mind. 😉

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    3. dpaano June 15, 2015

      I think we ought to give Texas back to Mexico!!!

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  16. harviele May 8, 2015

    The governor of Texas does not have to have brains. George W. is an excellent example of that. Abbot by showing his stupidity is solidifying his position as a candidate for President from the Republican Party.

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  17. geraldhoey May 8, 2015

    What, Glen Beck didn’t do something crazy enough this week to make the list? Impossible!

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    1. Bren Frowick May 8, 2015

      Since he got booted behind the pay wall, almost nobody can hear him anymore. I suspect he will eventually emerge, remade into a fanatic of the Far Left…

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  18. donking7 May 8, 2015

    The woman attempting to represent God vs. faggots,has no legal standing and the complaint itself fails to state any cause(s) of action. BTW, the reporter pointed out that the complaint doesn’t reference statute, etc.. That is correct that it shouldn’t. You never put points and/or authorities in an initial complaint.

    The case will be dismissed inside of 30 seconds.

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    1. Rippie May 8, 2015

      So should you be dismissed instantly for your bigoted reference to the “defundints,” as Judge Joe would call them.

      You are no better than this bats-in-the-belfry buffoon filing this beautifully handwritten but poorly composed whinging, I mean “complaint,” with the Court.

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      1. Bren Frowick May 8, 2015

        The case has already been dismissed. Probably setting some kind of record…

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        1. Rippie May 8, 2015

          Let’s hope the Judge also issued an order to make sure she gets back on her meds.

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    2. The_Magic_M May 11, 2015

      While the column is called “This Week In Crazy”, I don’t think certifiable loons like that woman belong here. Otherwise you could list a hundred cases every week where somebody wants to sue God or claims government stole her hamster.

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  19. Darsan54 May 8, 2015

    God is holding His face in both Hands, mumbling, “Man, man, man. Dammit, why my followers the crazeeeee ones?”

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    1. Rippie May 8, 2015

      Actually, setting aside the question of God’s existence, the few TRUE Christians in this country (and others), and they are few, are not like these moron Crischins highlighted here.

      These fakers wouldn’t know compassion, charity, tolerance or any other aspect of living a Christlike life if it came up, barked and then bit them on their asses.

      They represent God’s love about as well as the Keystone Kops represent Law Enforcement… except that instead of comic relief, they have flipped the message into abject hatred and bigotry.

      Amen.

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      1. The_Magic_M May 11, 2015

        I don’t get why they are still being called “Christians” anyway.
        If I called myself black, no news outlet would repeat that (since I’m lily-white).
        These people belong to a cult whose only resemblance to actualy Christianity is the frequent use of words like “Jesus” or “sin” as if they knew what they mean. They are Christians-in-name-only, just like ISIS isn’t Islamic.

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        1. Rippie May 13, 2015

          I’ve been contending that for many years, and this week’s Pew Report only helps to support my analysis… Hence my use of the epithet “Crischins.”

          People like to say they belong to something that makes them not stand out… even if they do not actively or properly participate.

          We still have abortion and capital punishment, so it’s pretty obvious that the majority of so-called Crischins haven’t really achieved any traction on two key issues for them.

          I’d agree, for different reasons that are more about the nutty fundy distortions that Christianity breeds as some “prophet” latches onto and misinterprets AND misapplies some arcane Biblical passage(s) while brainwashing followers into swallowing the whole thing, hook, line and violence.

          Unfortunately, as with US Christian extremists, Islamist extremists must be known by that expression by all levels of government here and abroad. People in other countries (Islamic countries) ARE starting to wise up, finally, so there is some hope. These groups are a threat to them first, and that’s becoming apparent to them. The tide will turn.

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      2. dpaano June 15, 2015

        As I’ve said before….these so-called “evangelical” Christians are an embarrassment to those of us who are REAL Christians!!!

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    2. Independent1 May 11, 2015

      Yup! Listen to Rippie – there isn’t anything Christian about politician’s whose only focus is money and hate for those who aren’t rich (which is what the GOP is all about), and the people who support them; they’re all as fake as a $3 bill.

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      1. plc97477 May 11, 2015

        They seem to ignore the part of the bible that tells of the cleansing of the temple.

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  20. Rippie May 8, 2015

    Oh, Pamela, you dumbass… remember that “God is still up there” as we reform the world to be more desert-like, hot and stinky, rolling out the red carpet for the bogeymen of your irrational threat. Human Caused Climate Change is the best friend of you, Inhofe and Islam.

    Yo momma must be so proud you gunna be the white Rosa.

    Idiot.

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    1. The_Magic_M May 11, 2015

      Never discount the ability and dedication of conservatives to rewrite history.
      She actually thinks a 2080 school book will name her a hero for having prevented President bin Laden III, or something.
      Well, it probably will if by that time, the President is Sarah Palin jr.

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  21. ericlipps May 8, 2015

    We have seen for six years a federal government disrespecting the liberty of the citizens and that produces fear.”

    For only six years? What, did Cruz sleep through the entire George W. Bush administration? Or don’t assaults on the Constitution count when they cone from Republicans?

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  22. fortunev May 8, 2015

    Yup, religious nuts are delusional and belong under treatment. But they’ll never learn. Best to isolate the lot and ignore their histrionics.

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  23. ericlipps May 9, 2015

    “CO2 is a fertilizer,” says Sen. Inhofe. So is bullshit, and the Senator is full of that.
    He can’t be so stupid (well, maybe he can; he is in Congress, after all) as to really believe some of the stuff he says. And even if he does believe his “fertilizer” comment, someone should remind him that you can poison a crop pretty thoroughly with too much fertilizer.

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    1. dpaano June 15, 2015

      And, you can blow up buildings…..much like in Oklahoma City…..

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  24. nebulafox May 9, 2015

    Has anybody here actually been to Texas?

    Nuts exist everywhere. When you have more people, you have more nuts. End of story.

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  25. The_Magic_M May 11, 2015

    Inhofe’s argument is pretty much like claiming the BP oil spill was nothing to worry about because “oil is good, our cars couldn’t run without it”.

    At least his statement proves he’s actually stupid; or, in the alternative, that he only wanted to address constituents who are actually stupid. Or maybe his dog ate his much more convincing talking point provided to him by the companies that bribe him.

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  26. Bosda May 11, 2015

    “CO2 is a fertilizer,” Inhofe

    Well, something is.

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