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.)
We obviously need a post about right wing nut case Michele Bachmann deciding not to run for re-election in Minnesota: Michele Bachmann Retiring Under Fire.
She isn’t doing well at all in the polls, and Minnesota’s approval of gay marriage this month must have been a real shock to her fragile psyche, but those aren’t the only reasons God told her it was time to bail out:
Bachmann’s decision comes as she faces a growing swirl of investigations into her campaign finances, with the The Federal Election Commission and the Office of Congressional Ethics opening investigations into whether her campaign concealed payments to an Iowa state senator who did work for her 2012 presidential bid. Last week, the FBI reportedly joined the inquiry.
If you’re feeling nostalgic, here’s a look back at Bachmann’s long history of batshit insane statements:
You may think you’ve seen some incredible batshit crazy right wing rants, but this one deserves some kind of award. Maybe we should call it the Wacko Award.
Larry Pratt of the NRA’s less politically correct alter ego Gun Owners of America went on the Talk to Solomon Show with wingnut blogger Greg W. Howard yesterday, to push a fear-mongering fantasy about President Obama confiscating guns because he wants to provoke a violent response so that he can round up right wingers and imprison them, en masse.
That’s insane enough on its own to warrant the award, but then host Stan Solomon took it all the way into weapons grade Wacko territory with a bizarre, ugly racist fever dream: Gun Activists Warn Obama Is Raising a Private Black Army to Massacre White Americans.
Pratt predicted that President Obama may begin confiscating guns in order to provoke a violent response to justify further oppression, which host Stan Solomon feared would lead to the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of people.
Pratt once again insisted that Obama is acting like King George III, a sentiment with which Solomon concurred, saying, “That will happen quickly and they will wipe those people out to set an example.”
But Solomon wasn’t finished: “I believe they will put together a racial force to go against an opposite race resistance, basically a black force to go against a white resistance, and then they will claim anyone resisting the black force they are doing it because they are racist.”
Howard agreed: “You may be right because he has been sowing the seeds of racial hatred; we were healing quite well as a nation on racial issues until Obama came along and now we have a lot of racial discord.”
Gun Owners of America president Larry Pratt then proceeded to agree, and threatened the families of Obama’s imaginary black soldiers.
Pratt agreed with their insane ramblings: “I do agree that the Obama administration would definitely be capable of something as evil as you were suggesting.”
However, Pratt warned that “a lot of people resolved, ‘no more free Wacos,’” and that if Obama “starts playing the massacre game the way you did at Waco, well, you’re going to get surrounded, you won’t be able to go home safely, your family won’t be safe.”