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AZ GOP Lawmaker Suggests Law Requiring Church Attendance

Separation of church and state, what a concept
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Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen, who is a Republican if you can believe that, suggested this week (while explaining her vote for a bill that would allow people to carry guns basically everywhere) that Arizona lawmakers should debate a bill to force citizens to attend church on Sunday. You can’t make this stuff up.

Republican Arizona Senator Sylvia Allen suggested this week that lawmakers should debate forcing people to attend church services once a week.

Allen acknowledged such a law would never be allowed, but floated as an idea to create what she described as a much-needed “moral rebirth of this country.”

“How we get to back to a moral rebirth of this country, I don’t know, since we are slowly eroding religion at every opportunity that we have,” Allen said. “Probably we should be debating a bill requiring every American to attend a church of their choice on Sunday to see if we can get back to having a moral rebirth.”

Sylvia Allen also believes the Earth is 6,000 years old, and therefore we don’t need any environmental laws to regulate uranium mining.

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And Allen believes strongly in the whacked out far right “Agenda 21” conspiracy theory, and thinks it’s replacing the US Constitution with a commie government. Yes, she really does.

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This has been your daily glimpse at how insane the Republican Party has become.

(h/t: wrenchwench.)

Right Wing Bloggers Desperate to Blame Germanwings Crash on Muslims

Crazed
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By now everyone’s heard about the reports that a French prosecutor has alleged that copilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed a Germanwings A320 into an alpine mountain late Tuesday. Key word, of course, being “alleged,” because nothing has been determined for certain yet.

But that doesn’t stop the Stupidest Man on the Internet, the inestimable Jim Hoft, from screaming: PHOTO—- the Copilot Who Murdered 149 People on a Germanwings Airbus A320 | the Gateway Pundit.

DERPPhotos were released today of the copilot who murdered 149 people on a Germanwings Airbus A320.

The copilot would not let the pilot back into the cockpit after he left to use the restroom.

28-year-old German Andreas Lubitz trained in the [sic] Phoenix, Arizona and is pictured here in San Francisco.

Somehow Hoft managed to refrain from automatically blaming the crash on Muslims, as he normally would — probably because he knew his knuckle-dragging readers would do it for him. And they responded like Pavlov’s dogs:

News of recent conversion to Islam in 3…2…

[…]

the PC crowd will never ‘reveal’ his true ‘ties’

[…]

another pilot “…trained in the US.” —
but- this was not a terrorist- attack -
NO-
islam is a religion of peace-
Right

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Andreas Lubitz, peace be upon him, is no more Islamic than the Sharpton is hustling.

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“Not known” just means he was smarter than the stupid (liberal) people running Germany.

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Time that we start testing every pilot before every flight. Hand them a bacon sandwiche and throw any that don’t eat it off the dam plane.

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Showing pix of him at San Francisco proves his communist leanings.

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This tragedy should be blamed on muslims anyway ! : without 9/11, and other arab/muslim “air terrorism” (highjacking etc), the cockpit door would have been normal (not reinforced etc) and it could have been opened by the locked out pilot/crew who then could have retaken control of the plane.

[…]

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Was he a Muzzie who changed his name or had converted recently?

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Photographed at a sodomite mecca.

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Could this be the new ingenious tactic the terrorists are using to down planes?

This crazed response isn’t unique to Jim Hoft’s hate site; if you look at comments on any right wing blog or media site today you’ll find similar Islamophobic rants. For example, from the story at Breitbart “News:”

Accommodations to Islamic pilots could allow them room for a prayer rug in the cockpit and allowing them to navigate towards Mecca for Prayer Time before readjusting heading for final destination.

[…]

No Qu’rans allowed signs posted

[…]

yelling Allah Akbar while downing a plane is so yesterday..

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The ACCELERATING demographics in Europe show that the ‘NO-GO’ areas of ISLAMIC CULTURE are GROWING and, as they MERGE, there will be FEWER and FEWER places to LAND.

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Does O-hole allow Muslims to pilot AF One?

It would be interesting to know, how many times AF One has been flown by a Muslim?

[…]

I think andreas last thoughts went to Allah

At Breitbart there are thousands of comments like this. There’s a deep, deep sickness running amok in the right wing base.

Ted Cruz Compares Himself to Galileo, Gets Literally Everything Wrong About Galileo

Bad craziness from the GOP
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Good grief. There’s so much idiocy about climate change coming from conservatives today it boggles the mind (and we all know how painful that can be).

Let’s start with this absurdly stupid comment from GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz:

“On the global warming alarmists, anyone who actually points to the evidence that disproves their apocalyptical claims, they don’t engage in reasoned debate,” Cruz said in an interview with reporter Jay Root on Tuesday. “What do they do? They scream, ‘You’re a denier.’ They brand you a heretic. Today, the global warming alarmists are the equivalent of the flat-Earthers. It used to be [that] it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier.”

There’s so much ignorance in these few sentences it’s a bit amazing.

First, it was never “accepted scientific wisdom” that the Earth was flat. This was an unscientific viewpoint that came from the Bronze Age, and it was science that debunked it.

Second, Galileo wasn’t branded a heretic because he argued against a flat Earth; he argued against geocentrism, the idea that Earth was the center of the universe and everything else revolved around it. In Galileo’s time, a round Earth was already well established.

Third, scientists don’t “scream ‘You’re a denier!’” They point out with voluminous facts and evidence that climate change is real and it’s happening now, and conservatives like Ted Cruz ignore the facts and evidence. That’s why they’re called “deniers” — because they deny mountains of scientific evidence and an overwhelming consensus.

But Ted Cruz wasn’t the only top GOP politician being stupid about climate change today; our old friend Bobby “Don’t Be Stupid” Jindal put on his clown makeup too. The creationist Governor of Louisiana is upset because FEMA is planning to require states to deal with climate change in order to receive disaster relief funding: Jindal: WH Shouldn’t Use FEMA to Push Climate Change Ideology.

Bobby has decided to try to paint the science of climate change as a “left wing ideology,” because of course he is.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Tuesday slammed a new FEMA rule that could force states to recognize climate change in order to receive disaster preparedness funds.

“This preparation saves lives,” Jindal said in a statement to the Washington Times. “The White House should not use it for political leverage to force acquiescence to their left-wing ideology.”

It’s easy to mock these people, but what they’re doing borders on criminal behavior; they’re deliberately misleading the public to try to get us to ignore an existential threat against the entire human species. I try not to use this word in front page posts, but these people are the very definition of ignorant, lying assholes.

Phil Robertson Fantasizes About Atheist Family Being Raped and Murdered

Sick
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Here’s the guy who was invited to give a speech at CPAC this year, and was awarded the “Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment” prize.

I hesitated about even posting this, because it’s unbelievably deranged. This is what the right wing has devolved into.

“I’ll make a bet with you,” Robertson said. “Two guys break into an atheist’s home. He has a little atheist wife and two little atheist daughters. Two guys break into his home and tie him up in a chair and gag him. And then they take his two daughters in front of him and rape both of them and then shoot them and they take his wife and then decapitate her head off in front of him. And then they can look at him and say, ‘Isn’t it great that I don’t have to worry about being judged? Isn’t it great that there’s nothing wrong with this? There’s no right or wrong, now is it dude?’”

Robertson kept going: “Then you take a sharp knife and take his manhood and hold it in front of him and say, ‘Wouldn’t it be something if this [sic] was something wrong with this? But you’re the one who says there is no God, there’s no right, there’s no wrong, so we’re just having fun. We’re sick in the head, have a nice day.’”

“If it happened to them,” Robertson continued, “they probably would say, ‘something about this just ain’t right.”

Kneel Before the “Climate Moron of the Day,” Earth Beings

Clown show
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Yes, dear readers, I have arrived at long last. Climate change denying right wing performing clown “Steve Goddard” (real name: Tony Heller) has named me his “Climate Moron of the Day,” after a rather hilarious Twitter fight.

The James O’Keefe Scandal Gets Worse: Ex-Staffer Says He Crossed a Line With Vile ‘Kill Cops’ Stunt

Right wing undercover incitement
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I have to confess that I’m totally unsurprised by the latest news on James O’Keefe’s creepy subterfuge: Ex-Staffer Slams James O’Keefe: He Crossed a Line With Vile ‘Kill Cops’ Stunt.

Richard Valdes, the former director of special operations for O’Keefe’s organization Project Veritas, told TPM on Thursday that the guerrilla filmmaker wanted an undercover operative to infiltrate a rally held by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in mid-January. At the time, Black Lives Matter demonstrators were still taking to the streets of New York City to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Valdes said O’Keefe dictated a script to him and then told him to email it to the operative for use at the rally. Here’s the full text of that script, according to emails provided to TPM by Valdes’ attorney:

As a minority and a Muslim, I know what it’s like when the police treat me unfairly. They have even searched my little daughter’s body. Can you believe that? Do you know what it’s like to have your rights violated because of the color of your skin or because of your name? -PAUSE-

Sometimes, I wish I could just kill some of these cops. Don’t you just wish we could have one of the cops right here in the middle of our group? -PAUSE-

What would you do if we could get Officer Pantoleo (who killed Eric Garner) right here in this crowd? What would you do to him?

In a Jan. 9 email addressed to Valdes, O’Keefe, and other top Project Veritas employees, the undercover operative, Mohammed Alhomsi, apparently declined to carry out the assignment. The email cited both legal concerns and concerns about the language of the script in turning down the project. That email was among those provided to TPM by Valdes’s attorney.

American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer: Atoning for Abortion Will Mean “American Blood in the Streets”

Bad craziness
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Folks, we haven’t written about the American Family Association’s resident Old Testament loon Bryan Fischer recently, because he’s like a broken record repeating the same idiotic hate speech over and over.

But today he posted a video that breaks new ground for him. Because in response to a call from a guy named “Jerry,” Fischer went on a rant about abortion in which he called outright for 56 or 57 million Americans to die and blood to run in the streets — to “balance the scales of God’s justice.”

I can’t embed the video, but you can click through if you want to check my transcription. This is absolutely beyond the pale even for the insane Bryan Fischer; he’s openly inciting violence and murder in the name of God, on a massive scale.

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Caller: Well, this nation has murdered, what 52 million unborn babies?

Fischer: Yeah, 56 or 57 now, actually.

Caller: OK well then, the scales of justice are at a tremendous imbalance against the entire nation.

Fischer: That is correct.

Caller: And for an unrepentant nation to level the scales, 56 or 57 million lives will have to be shed to level the scales.

Fischer: Well, you know it is interesting that you would say that, Jerry, because that is a Biblical concept. You know, you go back to the Old Testament books and God talks about the fact that the shedding of innocent blood defiles the land. And the only thing that can atone for the shedding of innocent blood is the shedding of blood, there’s no other way to cleanse the land of the pollution of the shedding of that innocent blood.

You know and Abraham Lincoln referred to that in his second inaugural address when he said, “You know in God’s justice it may be that every drop of blood that was drawn by the sword is to repay a drop of blood that was drawn by the lash, that is of the slaveholder.” And he said it may be that this war is going to last until the scales are balanced, until every drop of blood drawn by the lash is repaid by another drawn with the sword.

So I agree with you Jerry, and you know Thomas Jefferson said about God that I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just and his justice cannot sleep forever. And Jefferson was talking about slavery. He was talking about the shedding of innocent blood through human bondage, and that led to the Civil War. Thomas Jefferson could look down the corridor of history and say look, this is coming. It’s got to happen. God’s justice is not gonna overlook this forever.

And I agree with you Jerry, God’s justice cannot overlook the shedding of innocent blood through abortion forever. And what that’s gonna mean, ladies and gentlemen, it’s gonna mean exactly what Jerry’s talking about. It’s going to mean American blood in the streets. There is no other way that this thing can go. That’s what it’s gonna mean. American blood is going to have to be spilled on American soil to serve God’s justice for cleansing the land.

Wow.

Life With Gohmert: “Stop Slapping Israel Around, Obama! It’s Time to Bomb Iran!”

Good Christian Louie wants some killin’ done
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Our favorite batshit crazy Republican Congressman, the wonderfully loony Louie Gohmert, went on the radio show of anti-gay hate group leader Tony Perkins yesterday and declared that President Obama should stop slapping Israel around and just start a war with Iran right away! Bomb them back to the Stone Age, right now! God wants it, and who are we to say no to God?

“We need to make clear to Iran: You can play these silly games with our president that buys into them and our secretary of state, but the American people aren’t buying it and you’re going to pay a price,” Gohmert said.

“I’m hoping and praying the president will realize, despite the agenda he has that has put Christians in jeopardy around the world, that he will not want to leave the Democratic Party so devastated that they won’t recover for many decades,” Gohmert continued, “that maybe he’ll start being more helpful to Israel instead of slapping them around as an unwelcomed visitor and start treating them like a friend. And maybe once he starts doing that he’ll realize we do need to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities that we know of and anything that they move to fix, we bomb that as well.”

Gohmert also pushed the completely bogus conspiracy theory that Obama “threatened to shoot down Israeli planes if they had gone to take out Iran’s nuclear capability.” The allegation is based on a Kuwaiti outlet’s spurious report which cited an anonymous source in the Israeli government.

“I’m just grateful that Netanyahu had announced there will be no two-state solution because, as you mentioned, [End Times author] Joel Rosenberg, he loves to point out in his favorite book, Joel, that Chapter 3, God says I am going to bring down judgment on nations that divide Israel. So I’d kind of hate to be a part of the nation that divides Israel,” he added.

Rick Santorum Meets the Crazies at the “South Carolina National Security Action Summit”

Wut?
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Did you know President Obama tried to nuke Charleston? Yes, he really did, honest! It’s amazing how well the left wing media covered this up!

The look on Santorum’s face is classic, as a “retired schoolteacher” rambles on and on spewing one batshit crazy World Net Daily talking point after another. And then he proceeds to just carry on as if nothing weird happened, and doesn’t even mention the whole nuking Charleston thing.

Here we see the right wing base in its natural habitat.

Capitol Police Detain and Question Chuck C. Johnson About Stalking Behavior

They asked him about his infamous photo in front of Sen. Cochran’s private home
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Our stalker pal Chuck C. Johnson has told his story about being detained and questioned by Capitol Police at a fundraiser for John Boehner in Bakersfield last weekend, to Daily Caller hack Betsy Rothstein: Capitol Police Detain Charles Johnson For Attending Boehner Fundraiser.

This is the most interesting bit:

Police asked if he’d ever approached a member of Congress. “I said no, thinking that they meant like, walked up to and talked to them on the street,” he said. “I have gone to members of Congress’s homes before, both invited and uninvited.”

Johnson explained, “The ‘uninvited’ question brought us to the Sen. Cochran affair. I said there was some real questions as to whether or not he lived in that house in D.C. and that I had gone there.”

They then asked him about Mississippi. “I said that I had investigated a voter fraud incident in Mississippi involving Senator Thad Cochran and the Barbours buying black votes to defeat Tea party challenger Chris McDaniel,” he said. “I said that I had been present in Mississippi and had witnessed some of the corruption and been chased out of the state by two goons.”

Johnson said police told him that going to a senator’s home is illegal. “I said that it was not and that I had filmed the entire episode on camera with a friend and that we spent a total of ten minutes at the home,” he said. “They said it was in a legal gray zone. I said that it was not, especially as I was reporting on the incident. They said it was illegal if I was harassing them. I said, well, there’s no evidence that I harassed anyone and he [the officer] said that it was inappropriate to visit the home.”

Alluding to Cochran’s marital situation, Johnson told police that “it was inappropriate to live with a mistress and staffer and that I had no intentions of going to members of Congress’s homes. We agreed to disagree.”

Here’s the photo Johnson posted on Twitter of himself standing outside Thad Cochran’s home in disheveled clothes with his shirt untucked:

It’s pretty clear that this little stunt — standing in front of a US Senator’s private residence — got Chuck onto the radar of the Capitol Hill police force. They take this kind of stalking behavior very seriously, and now they’re obviously keeping a file on this psycho, judging from the questions he was asked. And there’s plenty to set off their alarms — Chuck’s pictures of himself posing with guns, for starters.

Chuck has now crossed over into John Hinckley territory, and if he shows up on Capitol Hill at some point, he’ll undoubtedly be stopped and questioned again. Nice work, Babycakes.

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