That’s right, folks, here’s one of the Republican Party’s top politicians, a Congressman no less, going on the batshit crazy Alex Jones show and agreeing with him that legal abortion has caused God to put a curse on America.
The Denver Post’s John Frank and Lynn Bartels have a jaw-dropping report on the debate between gubernatorial candidates Gov. John Hickenlooper and his batshit crazy Republican rival Bob Beauprez, a microcosm of the sheer insanity that has taken over the GOP, not just in Colorado but across the nation.
Beauprez has clearly been advised by his media consultants to avoid openly opposing contraception (even though he obviously does). So he said:
When it was time for the candidates to ask each other questions, Hickenlooper pressed Beauprez about personhood, abortion and birth control. He asked whether Beauprez would support using public money to reduce abortions and teen pregnancies.
“I have no problem with people using contraception,” Beauprez said.
But then, he said he considers IUDs to be the same as abortions.
“I have a big problem publicly funding contraceptives that are actually abortifacient.”
He said he considered intrauterine devices, a common form of birth control known as IUDs, the equivalent to a drug that causes an abortion.
Just for the record, IUDs work by preventing sperm from reaching eggs in the uterus. Anyone who equates this with an “abortifacient” is, not to put too fine a point on it, a complete anti-choice fanatic, and someone who has no freaking idea how the biological process of conception works.
Gov. Hickenlooper pushed back against this crazy opinion with some facts that I’m sure went completely ignored by Beauprez’s right wing audience.
Hickenlooper touted a state program that helped lower teen birth rates drop by 40 percent in five years after more than 30,000 IUDs and other implants were provided to low-income women at 68 family-planning clinics across Colorado since 2009. The cost was covered by a private anonymous donor.
And then, the subject turned to climate change, and you can probably guess what happened next; yes, Beauprez thinks “powers bigger than us” (read: God) are determining whether climate change destroys the human race, so we should just, I don’t know, pray harder or something.
Asked whether humans were “contributing significantly” to climate change, Beauprez said no. He later quibbled with the word “significantly,” as he acknowledged humans should do everything they can to reduce their impact.
“But are we going to end or alter the path that Earth’s evolution is going to take? I don’t think so,” he said. “I think the Earth’s already figured that out and powers bigger than us have figured that out.”
Dr. Ben Carson is a complete lunatic; a hard core young Earth creationist who thinks America is becoming Nazi Germany and abortions are the same as human sacrifice, and who’s now warning that the country is on the brink of such massive anarchy that we’ll be forced to cancel the 2016 elections.
Carson: If in fact we continue to have all these decrees being made the way they’re being made, if in fact we don’t fight the kind of war that needs to be fought in order to really put and end to the threat that is brought on ISIS, if we continue along a pathway of financial irresponsibility, if we continue along a path of envy, greed, hatred, what happened with Occupy Wall Street will be a cakewalk compared to what will begin to happen in this country.
Colmes: What do you mean though when you say there won’t be an election in 2016?
Carson: There may be so much anarchy going on.
Colmes: Anarchy? You think really risk having an anarchic America to the point where elections may be put on hold or some kind of emergency is declared with such anarchy that there wouldn’t be a presidential election in a couple of years.
Carson: I don’t want to find out, I really don’t want to find out. I don’t want to continue down this pathway that we are going down. This pathway where everything is framed in a political sense and our representatives are not working for the people, they’re working for their party.
And this raving loon is considered one of the Republican Party’s front runners for the presidential nomination. A picture of a party that’s completely off the rails.
Oklahoma Republican Tim Murray was defeated in the state’s Congressional primary this week, but he’s not finished fighting, folks. In fact, he has a BOMBSHELL announcement about his opponent, Rep. Frank Lucas: he’s been replaced by an “artificial or man-made” replicant.
According to the press release posted at Murray’s site, Lucas and “other States’ Congressional Members” were “executed by The World Court on or about Jan. 11, 2011 in Southern Ukraine,” and replaced by some kind of freaky man-machine hybrid.
Here’s that gloriously insane press release, still visible at his website:
I, Timothy Ray Murray, am a human, born in Oklahoma, and obtained and continue to fully meet the requirements to serve as U.S. Representative when honored to so. I will never use a look alike to replace my (The Office’s) message to you or to anyone else, as both the other Republican Challengers have.
Rep. Frank Lucas, and a few other Oklahoma and other States’ Congressional Members were depicted as being executed by The World Court on or about Jan. 11, 2011 in Southern Ukraine. On television they were depicted as being executed by the hanging about the neck until death on a white stage and in front of witnesses. Other now current Members of Congress have shared those facts on television also. We know that it is possible to use look alike artificial or manmade replacements, however Rep. Lucas was not eligible to serve as a Congressional Member after that time.
The World knows the truth and We must always display and communicate the truth. I will always share public information with the truth when honored to serve as your Representative.
June 24, I need your vote. The vote cannot be overlooked by the Judicial Branch, however the vote must be there and in order to be heard as the will of The People and not cast-off.
But it gets even weirder! Another press release, just posted today, shares more details on the nefarious replicant plot; it involves DNA, the Defense Department, Senators from Kentucky, and that sinister white stage.
The election for U.S. House for Oklahoma’s 3rd District will be contested by the Candidate, Timothy Ray Murray. I will be stating that his votes are switched with Rep. Lucas votes, because it is widely known Rep. Frank D. Lucas is no longer alive and has been displayed by a look alike. Rep. Lucas’ look alike was depicted as sentenced on a white stage in southern Ukraine on or about Jan. 11, 2011.
This is a situation similar to the Senators’ from Kentucky situation in the 2012 election. I am contesting that this matter has happen since his election was blocked, because of the U.S. Defense Department’s use of Mr. Murray’s DNA. To my knowledge, the U.S. Defense Department has not released to the public that information, as it is their confidential information about many people. Congress is likely wanting me to state that all my DNA used will not result in benefits to people I have never had relations with of a family nature. I have been bound to protect that information unless it causes harm to The People.
The contest of election and or petition will be correctly filed with county election boards and with federal offices. I, Hon. Mr. Timothy Ray Murray, fully meet all Constitutional, Federal and Oklahoma requirements for election and for holding Office if the voters’ results show that is the case.
Thank You for your service in giving Oklahomans great current news and information.
(Digital signature was recorded)
Hon. Timothy Ray Murray
Don’t worry, Tim — those men in white coats with butterfly nets are election officials, coming to take you to your swearing in ceremony.
In a classic right wing screw-up, the Southern Poverty Law Center reports that the publisher of batshit crazy conspiracy website World Net Daily, birther loon Joseph Farah, was caught trying to carry a loaded .38-caliber handgun through security at Washington DC’s Dulles Airport. Farah has been charged with a class 1 misdemeanor.
Birthers with loaded guns getting on airplanes. What could go wrong?
Never let it be said that young Earth creationist neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson doesn’t know how to compromise. Just yesterday, he explained on a Newsmax TV show his idea for a grand compromise on gay marriage, and it’s amazingly simple: gay people should not be allowed to get married.
This man is a compromisin’ fool. Get him into the White House right away!
Would you be surprised to learn that Tea Party heartthrob Dave Brat’s campaign manager has a Facebook page with loony comments about abortion, racism, and links to extreme right wing websites?
Well, it did before yesterday, when he scrubbed it.
From comparing George Zimmerman’s shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin to abortion to calling for the abolition of the Food and Drug Administration and encouraging the adoption of the silver monetary standard, Zachary Werrell - one of just two paid staffers for the upstart campaign of Randolph-Macon College economics professor Brat - in 2012 and 2013 sought to build a public profile as a socially conservative libertarian voice. The Facebook postings were either taken down or made private overnight Tuesday in the wake of Brat’s win, but Yahoo News took screeshots of some of the remarks before they were removed from view. A cached version of Werrell’s page remained available on Google as of mid-Wednesday.
“Can someone who was outraged that George Zimmerman was found not guilty of ‘SOMETHING ANYTHING’ and who is simultaneously pro-choice explain the logical dissonance there? Ie. Why its not ok to kill someone who is banging your head into concrete but its ok to kill someone for simply existing who, through your conscious actions, you brought into the world?” Werrell had written in an Oct. 24, 2013 posting.
The month before, the campaign manager for the likely next congressman for Virginia’s 7th District - no Democrat has represented that district since 1971 - questioned whether existing state lines were defensible. “Should sections of States be allowed to secede from a State if they feel they are un/underrepresented in the State Government?” Werrell asked. “I say yes. I derive that opinion from our first foundational document - the Declaration of Independence. What say you?”
On Oct. 25, 2013, he called for an end to the regulation of prescription drugs, citing a story from the Ludwig von Mises Institute. “Abolish the FDA!” he wrote.
On Oct. 29 of that year, it was a piece by Fred Reed from Lew Rockwell’s website on “The Wussification of Boys” that set him off. “There is a war on boys!” Werrell wrote. “Rough housing, playing soldier, etc, are all punished or medicated away. And we wonder why there is gender inequality in the classroom and in college/attendance/graduation rates.”
The Reed piece called for the end of women teachers in co-ed or boys’ schools. “It is time to get women out of the schooling of boys,” wrote Fred Reed. “It is way past time. Women in our feminized classrooms are consigning generations of our sons to years of misery and diminished future.” The piece further argued that “women should not be allowed within fifty feet of a school where boys are taught” and that “Women are totalitarian. Men are happy to let boys be boys and girls be girls. Women want all children to be girls.”
But don’t worry! Dave Brat may be anti-gay, anti-immigrant, and anti-choice, but Vox Media’s Timothy Lee says he’s going to be fantastic for civil liberties because NSA.
Bill Moyers takes on radical-right Republicans for denying the science behind evolution and climate change, showing a video clip of Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), chairman of oversight and investigations for the Science, Space and Technology Committee of the US House of Representatives, who says evolution is a lie “straight from the pit of hell” and climate change, a hoax.
In today’s episode, Texas wingnut par excellence Louie Gohmert says the Supreme Court’s DOMA decision is “against the laws of nature and nature’s God,” and now America’s really in for it. We’re talkin’ total collapse of civilization, people. It’s bad.
(Via Right Wing Watch.)
Texas Republican Louie Gohmert needs no introduction.
Let the kids be innocent. Let them dream. Let them play. Let them enjoy their life. You don’t have to force this sexuality stuff into their life at such a point. It was never intended to be that way. They’ll find out soon enough. And, in fact, … mankind has existed for a pretty long time without anyone ever having to give a sex-ed lesson to anybody. And now we feel like, oh gosh, people are too stupid to unless we force them to sit and listen to instructions. It’s just incredible.
And there is a natural law that parents should be involved in education, they should know about, they should be part of the training - that’s a law of nature; Alan Keyes was just talking about it this weekend when we were together. That is such an important part of nature and yet that is the very thing that some of these liberals want to take away.
And it reminds me so much of the summer that I was an exchange student in the Soviet Union back in the Seventies and I was shocked when they were saying ‘no, the children don’t belong to parents, they belong to the state.’ And if any parent said anything in front of their children negative about the wonderful Soviet Union, then we will take their children away and give them to somebody more deserving. And I just thought how horribly shocking that was, that of course parents were the ones who love the children, not the state. And I thought thank God that we don’t have that in our country.
And now I’ve seen this coming with a lady from MSNBC saying “hey, children belong to the state” … and it just sent chills because it took me back to the Seventies when that’s what the Soviet Union used to say and we know how well that worked out.
(Via Right Wing Watch.)