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This Week In Crazy: ‘Good Thing’ The Aurora Shooter Had All Those Bullets, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

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This Week In Crazy: ‘Good Thing’ The Aurora Shooter Had All Those Bullets, 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. Orly Taitz

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Photo: FiredUpMissouri via Flickr

If you’re a California voter who wants an attorney general with an incredibly tenuous grasp of the law, and who still thinks that President Obama is a Kenyan sleeper agent, then I have some good news: Orly Taitz is jumping into the race!

As the California-based Orange Juice Blog reports, the “birther queen” has filed papers signifying her intent to challenge incumbent attorney general Kamala Harris (D) in her 2014 re-election race.

Taitz confirms the news on her website, with a message fit for a Nigerian prince:

this is my opponent CA AG Kamela Harris, former girlfriend of elderly SF mayor Willie Brown. Sign Orly Taitz for AG of ACa nominations, I need at least 63 signatures . Please, help me raise $6,250 for the candidate statement, which I need to submit to the SOS within 72 hours

You may be laughing, but California Republicans probably aren’t. Taitz is currently the only candidate opposing Harris, which should give her ample opportunity to accelerate the state GOP’s epic collapse with her genuinely crazy conspiracy theories.

Of course Harris, widely regarded as a Democratic rising star, would wax Taitz in a head-to-head matchup. But there is a silver lining for Taitz: She may not even be the birther running the most futile 2014 campaign.

Henry Decker

Henry Decker was formerly the Managing Editor of The National Memo. He is currently an Online Associate at MRCampaigns.

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  1. Michael Ross February 14, 2014

    Most likely, Gordon Klingenschmitt believes sin can lead to incontinence due to extensive personal experience with both.

    1. daniel bostdorf February 14, 2014

      NIce thought—like you posts at Examiner too!

  2. Dominick Vila February 14, 2014

    From lethal popcorn, to dangerous texting, we are now being entertained by the trial of a man who had no choice but to fire multiple shots at a car, and kill a 17 year old kid – in self-defense – because he didn’t like the loud music the thugs were playing. It is becoming increasingly obvious that state laws, such as Florida’s Stand Your Ground, have more to do with the right to kill those we do not like – and/or impose our opinion or preferences on others – by force, if necessary than what most people consider self-defense. Don’t be surprised if this latest murder becomes a sequel to the Trayvon Martin- George Zimmerman charade. These are lynchings without a rope…

    1. Guest February 14, 2014

      Yep–Michael Dunn should have been on “this week in crazy.”

    2. daniel bostdorf February 14, 2014

      Yep–Michael Dunn should have made this week in crazy too.

      From National memo:


      1. daniel bostdorf February 14, 2014

        Michael “The Thug” Dunn…

    3. Annemb February 14, 2014

      Excellent post!

      I couldn’t agree with you more. That is my thought too, that this could become a sequel to the Trayvon Martin murder, and continue throughout the country in the “name” of “justified” killing. Even his testimony is full of lies as he testified.

      My thoughts exactly, “…lynchings without a rope.”

      I still remember my thoughts when I first heard of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” … back to the wild west.

      The NRA and AIKEN have promoted this law in other states – built on fear – and are now promoting this to another level in Florida — should be a warning shot first before shooting.

      We are supposed to be a nation of laws but are becoming a nation of fear and which support gunslingers.

      Indeed, I am deeply saddened with this turn of events in our great country, all in the name of fear and injustice!

      1. archabsurd February 17, 2014

        The ”stand your ground law” is so obviously a free pass for white-racists to freely shoot and kill young black men. Florida is a haven for the political new-era KKK. This can’t be tolerated in America.

        1. Annemb February 17, 2014

          I totally agree with you.

          Our country is becoming a battleground to give a “free pass for white-racists to freely shoot and kill young black men.” This grieves me to my very soul because this is not only unAmerican, but inhuman.

          I understand that there may be a retrial in the Dunn case…they didn’t include the murder of the young black man in their verdict. To me, it’s another indication of giving a white racist a ticket to shoot a black person, who they consider to be of no value.

          We’ve got to bringing this out in the open non- stop before the whole country is taken over by these insane people.

          Thanks for your post.

      2. adler56 June 6, 2014

        and racism which never went away- just went underground
        until Barack Obama was elected president- twice- and racists just couldn’t be quiet any longer.

        1. Annemb June 6, 2014

          You’re absolutely correct. I wish they would all go away.

    4. Mikey7a February 14, 2014

      I used to brag about being a native Floridian, now I’m just ashamed of it. If this man is found to be not guilty, it will be my last straw. No matter the financial burden it will cause, we will leave the state.

      Off Topic Note to NM: I don’t mind having to click off an Ad per article, but having to do so, on all five pages of a five page article, is a bit much!

      1. awakenaustin February 14, 2014

        Re: Off Topic Note to NM – I feel your pain.

      2. Allan Richardson February 17, 2014

        If you leave the state, there will be one LESS (or two, assuming your wife/partner shares your beliefs and is a registered voter) progressive voter and volunteer activist.

        Support Charlie Crist for Governor, and if you live in the 13th district, Alex Sink for Congress, along with all the other Dems.

        1. Mikey7a February 18, 2014

          Sadly Allan, we live in District1. You might as well say it’s Alabama. Jeff Miller beats the drum to the Republican Party line. District1 , due to Gerrymandering, is four counties long. Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa(mine), and Walton. ALL are Republican owned. I live in Hell sir!

          1. Allan Richardson February 18, 2014

            My condolences. I spent my elementary school years in Pensacola, and Escambia is the perfect storm of gung-ho Navy and Marines around the base, and the redneck morons in the rest of the Panhandle, which has been referred to as L.A. or Lower Alabama.

            Before you leave, whenever that may be, you may be able to work, support, and/or vote for the next Governor and U.S. Senator (isn’t that Bill Nelson, running for re-election?); and you might like to know that there are other, much bluer, parts of Florida.

    5. latebloomingrandma February 14, 2014

      I wonder if there would have been the same result with 4 good ole white boys playing loud country music?

    6. howa4x February 14, 2014

      Gun violence is everywhere. We just hear about the egregious cases. My son pointed out to me that during the time of the Zimmerman trial 34 people were killed by black men in gun violence. It is so endemic it doesn’t even get reported except locally. Sections of our cities have become warzones. That is the real tragedy.

      1. stcroixcarp February 14, 2014

        Did your son also note how many women and kids were murdered with guns by husbands and boyfriends? A lot of men, especially white ones, kill women.

        1. howa4x February 14, 2014

          We live in a country of murder by gun violence. Our urban areas are hotbeds of gun violence and no one pays attention. I was trying to make that point

          1. archabsurd February 21, 2014

            Howa4x – It seems to me that the point you were trying to make was that black men kill more people than whites do. These are black on black crimes – not widely reported because they’re ”just”black men. Can you site one instance where a black man shot a white, using the stand your ground law as a defense? Young black men are constantly threatened and harassed by white bigots and have valid reasons to feel that their lives are in danger but they know that no Florida jury would ever exonerate them using the same defense.

          2. howa4x February 21, 2014

            No that is not the point. I’m trying to bring attention to a national crisis in our urban areas where young gang bangers are killing each other at a higher than average rate. I’m sure that black men and women used a stand your ground defense also. It gets more publicity when it involves an inter racial killing. The Tampa shooting is a similar case where a white senior shot a younger white man for texting. WE have people being shot everyday in our gun culture and that is my point

  3. disqus_fsqeoY3FsG February 14, 2014

    It must be true that God protects children and FOOLS!!!!

  4. disqus_ivSI3ByGmh February 14, 2014

    I am very disappointed with this week’s list. Neither Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter or Sarah Palin was featured. What happened to these four? Did someone superglue their lips shut? Were their Twitter accounts cancelled? Surly at least one of them must have done something Crazy enough for the list. Speaking of Crazy, what ever happened to the Queen of Crazy, Michelle Bachmann? Have she and her formerly-gay-but-cured husband dropped off the face of the Earth?

    1. Michael Ross February 14, 2014

      I’m inclined to agree. Orly Taitz is a really sorry inclusion on such a list, especially when I can personally testify that there were PLENTY of other lunatics this week they could have chosen from.

      Just to name a few:

      Mat Staver & Matt Barber, who insist “high crimes and misdemeanors” can mean whatever the hell they want it to mean:

      Tony Perkins, who says marriage equality will lead to a level of inequality never before seen in America:

      Jim Garrow, who advises everyone to join a militia and have an escape
      plan before Obama tries to exterminate the entire U.S. population again:

      Ann Coulter, who believes undocumented immigrants are no different from rapists and murderers:

      Erick Erickson, who threw a massive temper tantrum about how journalists must not be calling for Obama’s impeachment because they are gay for him:

      And Michele Bachmann, who claimed John Kerry was calling for “actual war” against Israel:

      1. Independent1 February 14, 2014

        I believe I just saw a Tony Perkins article where he claims because he paid a million dollars in taxes he should get a million votes. Like votes are for sale @ a dollar apiece!!!

    2. howa4x February 15, 2014

      They are lurking just beneath the surface

  5. Daniel Jones February 14, 2014

    Dudes at the Memo:

    An ad every ten minutes. TV standard. Learn it, because once EVERY page is just flat stupid.

    Thank you.

    1. Independent1 February 14, 2014

      In addition, the system should remember the email Ids that have already signed a petition, and not keep bringing up that petition every time a blogger brings up a page. Sometimes I’m asked to sign the same petition 2 dozen times.

  6. latebloomingrandma February 14, 2014

    For all those Americans lamenting the loss of “liberty” in this country, all they have to do is read This Week in Crazy, to see that freedom of speech even applies to the unmedicated psychotics among us. It also points to the sorry state of mental health care the country.

    1. Independent1 February 14, 2014

      Some of these idiots comments make me wonder why they’re not in a mental institution.

  7. Annemb February 14, 2014

    I subscribe to “The Schwartz Report”, a very reliable news and information resource. It would do folks good to acquaint themselves with what is happening, by reading today’s “The Schwartz Report”, “Religious Conservatives Behind Push to Rewrite U.S. Constitution Using Obscure Maneuver” by TRAVIS GETTYS – The Raw Story. Very telling about what the right-wing extremists are surreptitiously doing in their attempts to change our secular nation to a theocratic one, and the states they are pushing their agenda.

  8. howa4x February 14, 2014

    Orly Taitz reminds me of Tammy Bakker a little. It is interesting that most of these people are older white Christian men so this is the new norm in Republican land.

    1. stcroixcarp February 14, 2014

      She reminds me of a rabid raccoon.

    2. latebloomingrandma February 15, 2014

      Isn’t she an immigrant? How on earth did she get citizenship status?

      1. howa4x February 15, 2014

        I think she might be an extra terrestrial. Yikes!!

  9. Jambi February 14, 2014

    Every time these people open their mouths or pull a trigger they spew vile hatred and bigotry upon us all – The sad thing is that some people approve of their actions!

  10. dpaano February 14, 2014

    I can’t believe there are THAT MANY crazies in the world! Where do these guys crawl out of for heaven’s sakes!!! A bigger bunch of idiots could NOT be found anywhere else by within the GOP!

  11. JDavidS February 14, 2014

    Ya know, every week I keep hoping that at the end of the article I’m gonna read…”Ha! Gotcha! Just kidding!” Sadly, I never do.

    1. plc97477 February 15, 2014

      I know what you mean. I check the calendar every time to see if it isn’t April first. I still half way expect them to say “April fools”.

  12. Gary Graves March 8, 2014

    I enjoy reading Dominick Vila, he or she has a way with words, I am jealous, keep writting. To bad they don’t listen to you, the words of wisdom..

  13. adler56 June 6, 2014

    I worked in the Florida prison system for 12 years and it’s easy to see why so many blacks have HIV or AIDS. A disproportionate number of black males are in Florida prisons and no doubt that’s true across at least the southern states.
    In prisons usually blacks prey on the weaker whites some of whom are gay.
    There are no condoms so HIV spreads quickly. The blacks- who are not gay- are eventually released and resume sex with women- further spreading the disease- it’s not rocket science.


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