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There are cranks and then there are cranks. And then there are these people. 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. Jim Inhofe

Infrastructure, environment, Jim Inhofe, politics, Congress, climate change, Keystone XL, pollutionYou might remember Senator Jim Inhofe as the instigator of the shortest snowball fight to ever take place within the U.S. Capitol.

The logic-proof Republican from Oklahoma announced this week that he was opposed to the Pentagon’s new policies that will allow transgender troops to serve openly. And just as a single clump of snow disproves the overwhelming consensus of climate scientists, Inhofe thinks that the expansion of transgender rights “wouldn’t work” because of a single tween’s innocent question.

Regarding the inclusion of transgender troops, Inhofe explained his opposition to Politico with the following parable: “I had a 10-year-old,” spake Inhofe the Wise, “not my son, but a friend of mine’s grandson — say, ‘All right, which bathroom would they use?’”

Pack it in, folks. Inhofe says we got a confused kid here. Checkmate, civil rights.

Via Politico

Next: Michele Fiore

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Sam Reisman

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. ps0rjl July 24, 2015

    Yes, when men like talk show host Michael Savage talk about taking up arms to fight some imaginary cause, just remember these are the same guys who took a powder doing Vietnam.

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    1. TZToronto July 24, 2015

      It’s amazing how President Obama seems to be involved in everything! I’m sure that if Savage’s morning bacon isn’t crispy enough, it’s President Obama’s fault. . . . Perhaps that type of thinking, that President Obama is some kind of absolute dictator, comes from the fact that, despite GOP efforts to obstruct everything President Obama has championed, he has accomplished more than anyone could have expected. To do that, he must be a tyrant. Oh, and he’s still coming to take your guns.

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      1. dtgraham July 24, 2015

        Obama will never pry the gun from Michael Savage’s cold dead mind.

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        1. stcroixcarp July 24, 2015

          Michael Savage contracted rabies from a skunk he was sleeping with.

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          1. TZToronto July 24, 2015

            If all he was doing was sleeping, that wouldn’t be so bad.

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        2. idamag July 24, 2015

          He’s got a mind?

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      2. stcroixcarp July 24, 2015

        There was a movie theater shooting in Bobbie Jingle’s state last night. The shooter and two others dead, 6 more wounded. Obama and the muslim brotherhood, along with Hilary Clinton and her mistress did it. 😉

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        1. TZToronto July 24, 2015

          Too soon?

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    2. Buford2k11 July 24, 2015

      this guy is a coward…he would be the first one to hide behind a woman…

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  2. dtgraham July 24, 2015

    So Nevada Republican Assemblywoman Michele Fiore thinks cancer is a fungus huh. Funny, I’ve been thinking for a long time now that the entire Republican party is a fungus on the American body politic. Normally they say that laughter is the best medicine when it comes to politics but, in this case, I think you’d need an extensive program of x-strength penicillin, Fungicure, and Dermisil to get rid of that fungus from this body. The whole broad spectrum. An entire regime. Oh well. Like the Koch brothers said about the Republicans, “we liked them so much, we bought the party!”

    As to Pat Robertson, that guy needs to take a long look in the mirror and do some serious lengthy soul searching. You never know, if spends enough time doing this, he may actually find one.

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    1. Allan Richardson July 29, 2015

      Philosophically, Democrats are herbivores and Republicans are predators.

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      1. Paul Bass July 30, 2015

        A more pertinent comparison might be republicans are war mongers and democrats try to be diplomats.

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        1. Allan Richardson July 31, 2015

          True, but I get the impression that Democrats’ focus on diplomacy comes from a “non-predatory” or herbivorous psychology (not literally; as a counter example, Hitler was well known to be a vegetarian), while Republicans’ warmongering comes from a predatory attitude, both within society and in the larger world arena.

          Conservative economic policies and “law and order” policing policies are based on a predatory mindset.

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  3. jamesowens July 24, 2015

    imagine that anther republican medicaid / medicare cheat saying the government is targeting them for no reason–$6million in fraud for fake healthcare is not crime if a republican does it

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    1. Eleanore Whitaker July 24, 2015

      Actually, check out who was JEB’s bosom buds in the early days of his brother’s presidency…two men who went to jail for bilking Medicare out of $2 million. Their names are Padreda and Recarey. Note how Adelson, big time billionaire media and casino mogul doesn’t allow a single publishing of JEB’s misspent youth?

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      1. jamesowens July 24, 2015

        and bush IIs military record was wiped as well to cover his awol and cocaine arrests

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        1. Eleanore Whitaker July 24, 2015

          Actually, the only reason Bush was accepted into the Texas Air National Guard was his father’s collusion with then Texas Lt. Governor Ben Barnes and Brigadier General James M. Rose, then commander of the Texas Air National Guard. For the Bush sons, it was never a problem to push ahead to the front of the line. This is the same thing that got GWB into Yale’s Varsity baseball team and Yale’s Skull and Bones. From there, it was a hop,skip and jump to joining Eric Prince of Blackwater, Rev. Skirt Chaser Ralph Reed and Karl Rove in the Young Republicans Club.

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    2. latebloomingrandma July 24, 2015

      I’d like to know how in the world this woman got reimbursed by Medicaid for fraudulent/snake oil treatment. There is no insurance I’m aware of that pays for accupuncture, despite its success rate. A needy patient can’t even get Ensure paid for without a prescription. Who is prescribing IV saline for cancer and how is it coded?

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    3. Steve Batchelor July 24, 2015

      All you have to do is ask Gov Skelator of Florida that ? and you will hear their answer to everything…I take the 5th!

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  4. jamesowens July 24, 2015

    an ancient has been exrocker trying to be relevant when only NRA members older than him will listen to him. hes as bad as the kardashians and palin in their need to be in the spotlight. hey ted suicide will get you headlines

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    1. idamag July 24, 2015

      And it might increase his popularity.

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  5. Eleanore Whitaker July 24, 2015

    If there is anything you learn as a Republican of 33 years, it’s this: NO Republican man will EVER take responsibility for what they say or do. It is an inbred ideological genetic breach that they must never be held accountable. Since Warren Harding’s 5 mistresses, one of whom was blackmailing him for spawning and illegitimate child to GWB’s misspent youth as a boozer, JEB’s Miami thug cronies and Neil’s financial crooking, each time they screwed up, someone hid it or bailed them out.

    The problem with the right wing today is that they are growing ever closer to Gestapo tactics. They have a lock hold on the media, banking and politics. They foolishly believe it will always all go their way. They miss entirely that they will get slapped back down to size the minute Americans realize just how much of their rights and freedoms they’ve lost thanks to the GOP gestapos.

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    1. idamag July 24, 2015

      I see what you are talking about in your last paragraph.

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  6. Dominick Vila July 24, 2015

    The only positive thing I can say about the statements made routinely by Donald and his disciples is that they are making a powerful case for greater investment in mental health.

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    1. hicusdicus July 24, 2015

      Yeah! But who could afford the medical bill for straightening out the thinking of all the liberals?

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      1. Dominick Vila July 24, 2015

        By focusing on mental care to straighten out the thinking ways of the neo-conservatives.

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  7. Buford2k11 July 24, 2015

    Actually, Mr. Reisman, you are going to have to pick up your pace…the Crazy is in full bloom, and a weekly list no longer covers the entire Galaxy of Insanity that is infecting our Nation…the Daily Five, or when it gets closer to the election, it could be the Insanity Hour, with your host Charles Manson….

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    1. jrj1701 July 24, 2015

      Charlie Manson is starting to look sane in comparison to the RWNJs

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      1. Independent1 July 24, 2015

        The entire Republican Congress should be in jail for intentionally doing everything they could over the past 6 years to sabotage the American economy in order to make an American president fail. How is that not considered Treason?? The GOP is a bigger enemy of America than ISIS ever will be; they’ve already caused far more Americans to die prematurely (potentially over 25,000; by refusing to extend Medicaid benefits; failing to promote ACA in red states and by doing everything they can think of to deprive people in need of unemployment, SNAP and other benefits they need to survive) than ISIS has probably killed people in the mid east.

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  8. jamcrky July 24, 2015

    OH Gee, Nugent is back, I thought he was suppose to be dead or in jail

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    1. idamag July 24, 2015

      No such luck.

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    2. Michael Ross July 24, 2015

      Once an oath breaker, always an oath breaker.

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    3. jamesowens July 24, 2015

      was gonna leave the country if Obama won reelection

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  9. idamag July 24, 2015

    Jim Inhoff: Get your nose out of other people’s crotches. The idea that you are discussing sex with a ten-year-old boy (who is not your child) seems kind of suspect to me. Michelle Fiore, you should be charged with endangering people’s lives with your snake oil. Michael the savage: As soon as you fascists destroy democracy there won’t be freedom of speech that allows you to disseminate hate. Ted nugent: the guy with enhanced flatulence, P.U! Pat robertson: I remember a few years ago, a woman told me she listened to the 700 club all the time and did I know that there were people who gave birth to babies so they could sacrifice them to satan? You are the shepherd of nuts. I also remember about those who wore sheet with hoods to fit the shapes of their heads, on Saturday night. They terrorized. The bombed churches and homes. They hung people. They burned crosses on lawns. Sunday morning they passed the plate in the Baptist Church.

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  10. Michael Ross July 24, 2015

    If a guy has a heart attack at Fatburger, nobody accuses the restaurant of killing him for not having an in-store defibrillator.

    If a man walks into a store naked, nobody says there wouldn’t have been any public indecency if everyone there had been wearing blindfolds.

    Yet whenever someone enters a business of any kind with a gun and starts shooting, the first reflex of the Far Right Reich is always to try and shame the victims for not having guns themselves.

    If somebody breaks into my house and shoots me, my official cause of death will not be listed as “suicide by not having a gun.”

    No, I do not own a gun. And while I’ve thought about it in the past, I now have absolutely no intent whatsoever of ever letting the Far Right shame me into owning one.

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    1. Independent1 July 24, 2015

      Good choice. Numerous studies have proven that carrying a gund is an invitation to get shot and possibly killed. According to a couple studies, possessing a gun increases the carriers likelihood of being shot about 4.47 times over not having a gun. And of the more than 162,000 homicides that occurred between 2000 and 2011, only 1,300 of them were jusitied for the reason of self defense by someone other than a police officer. That’s using a gun as self defense in less than 1% of the homicides; that’s not very encouraging to me. Carrying a gun is more of a liability than it will ever be a means of self defense in the hands of the average American.

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  11. the kick is good July 24, 2015

    His name is Michael Weiner,not Michael Savage. And his followers are Weenie Nation.

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  12. the kick is good July 24, 2015

    Nugent word salad is a hot mess.

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  13. ps0rjl July 24, 2015

    Ted Nugent is a blight on America. His resume includes draft dodger, druggie, one hit wonder, and multiple pedophile incidents. His being on the board of the NRA is enough to drive people like me away from it. I know a man from where I grew up who turned eighteen on Guadalcanal. My father-in-law spent from August 1941 till early 1946 in the Army. Both these men if alive would despise Ted. I was a member of the SDS, a member of the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, and a protestor at the 1968 Democratic Convention. Yet when my country drafted me, I proudly served as a US Marine. I despise people/Chickenhawks like Ted. Vietnam veteran 1969-1971,

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  14. Meg July 24, 2015

    After reading the postings on this site, I have to agree with the person who said that liberalism is a mental disorder. You people look at the faults of others but fail to recognize your own.

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    1. idamag July 25, 2015

      Since this is a discussion site and people do comment on the discussions that were public discussions, to begin with, maybe you should take your sainted self off it and to to the 700 club site instead.

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      1. Meg July 25, 2015

        Last I heard it is still a free country.

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        1. jrj1701 July 27, 2015

          True Meg, it is really a free country, you have the right to make unproductive statements instead of contributing something to the topic being discussed and you have to accept somebody exercising their freedom to suggest you go somewhere else where you comments would be appreciated, instead of looking like a RWNJ troll.

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          1. Meg July 27, 2015

            Maybe you should go somewhere else.

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          2. jrj1701 July 28, 2015

            Ah Meg you can be a better troll than that.

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  15. etta.bartlett2 July 26, 2015

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  17. idamag July 26, 2015

    ettabartlet2 + scam

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