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This year, once again, CPAC has banned gay conservative group GOProud from attending, while accepting the sponsorship of a white nationalist hate group, so nothing has changed. But then, that’s the whole point of being a conservative, isn’t it?
I went to their website to check the schedule, but here’s what appears when you click the “Agenda” tab:
But here’s the lineup for today (some of these loons have already ranted as I write this):
8:40a - Dr. Ben Carson
9:00a - Sen. Mike Lee (Utah)
1:00p - Gov. Chris Christie (NJ)
1:20p - Carly Fiorina
1:40p - Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas)
5:00p - Gov. Scott Walker (Wisconsin)
5:20p - Gov. Bobby Jindal (Louisiana)
5:40p - Gov. Sarah Palin (Alaska)
Gov. Bobby Jindal: “Obama’s Failure to Respond to Radical Islam Has Disqualified Him to Be President”
Here we see Bobby Jindal going all out to pander to the Fox News audience.
Tonight, @SeanHannity and I talk about how Pres. Obama’s failure to respond to Radical Islam has disqualified him to be President. Tune in.
Maybe Sean Hannity should also interview Osama Bin Laden about Obama’s “failure to respond to radical Islam.”
Media reports on Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s “prayer rally” made it seem completely unremarkable. Just some religious folks praying, that’s all. Good clean fun for the whole Christian family!
But Right Wing Watch supplies us with a video clip that shows the true intention of this religious right crowd — they literally want to control every area of American life, including the government.
Gene Mills, president of Louisiana Family Forum (an official state affiliate of the Family Research Council) spent his entire ten-minute speech at Jindal’s prayer rally this weekend openly preaching Seven Mountains Dominionism from the stage.
Christians have been tasked to take control of “the sphere of influence around civil government,” Mills said, because all areas of culture “belong to God.” Jindal’s prayer rally, Mill’s declared, was a key component of their effort “to reclaim territory that rightfully belongs to God” because “these seven spheres of influence are under enemy occupation right now.”
After revealing that last month, he and other prayer rally organizers knelt in prayer with Jindal “asking God to break unholy alliances” over these areas of society, Mills led the gathering in a similar prayer.
“Father, we cry out for the seven mountains of influence today,” Mills said. “We pray that you will give us government, arts and entertainment, education, the church, and the family. That our ambassadors would occupy the high places. That you would bring us into a place of understanding that they need to be occupied by the body of Christ because it’s rightfully His.”
Creationist Gov. Booby Jindal is hosting a prayer rally in Louisiana today, co-sponsored by the homophobic hate group known as the American Family Association. Yes, that’s loony Bryan Fischer’s gang of religious right wackos. Jindal is trying to stake out a position as the most fanatical far right Christian in the 2016 race, apparently, but he’s got a lot of competition for that slot.
This Rachel Maddow segment does a good job of showing how completely batshit nuts the AFA is.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal just keeps proving over and over that the Republican Party really is the “stupid party,” going all the way to London to spew discredited far right talking points about nonexistent “no-go zones” in Muslim areas that even Fox News had to retract:
When Jindal said there are dangerous parts of London where people are uncomfortable, Foster explained that there are areas with higher crime rates, but “it’s not because there are too many Muslims there.”
Jindal replied, “I know the left wants to make this into an attack on religion and that’s not what this is.”
The projection in that last sentence is absolutely massive; the guy is viciously smearing and attacking Muslims with flat out lies… but it’s the left that’s attacking religion?
Jindal, of course, is the Republican governor who’s done more than any other to legitimize the teaching of creationism, climate change denial, and all manner of religious right pseudo-science in Louisiana. For him to idiotically repeat these debunked “no-go” claims is just par for the Jindal course.
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Yes, it’s that time of the year again; the time when religious fanatics, creationists, fundamentalists, homophobic bigots and social conservatives with raging persecution complexes gather to share their psychoses at the right wing loonfest known as the Values Voter Summit.
Here’s a live feed from this insane event. As I write this, Kelly Shackelford is warning the audience that the government is turning into a totalitarian dictatorship that plans to strip them of religious freedom. It’s utterly delusional.
Coming up in the afternoon session:
AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION - Regency Ballroom
Kelly Shackelford, President and CEO, Liberty Institute*
Senator Rick Santorum, Co-Founder, Patriot Voices*
Marriage in America: The Road Ahead Panel
Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.)*
Aaron and Melissa Klein, Owners, Sweet Cake Bakery*
Dr. Jerry Johnson, President & CEO, National Religious Broadcasters*
Eric Teetsel, Executive Director, Manhattan Declaration*
Gary Bauer, President, American Values*
Rep. John Fleming (R-La.)*
Governor Sarah Palin, Political Commentator, FOX News*
David Limbaugh, Political Commentator, Syndicated Columnist; Best-Selling Author*
Governor Bobby Jindal (R-La.)*
So, over the weekend this happened: a sitting Republican governor in a major state openly advocated sedition against the US government.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday night accused President Barack Obama and other Democrats of waging wars against religious liberty and education and said that a rebellion is brewing in the U.S. with people ready for “a hostile takeover” of the nation’s capital.
Jindal spoke at the annual conference hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a group led by longtime Christian activist Ralph Reed. Organizers said more than 1,000 evangelical leaders attended the three-day gathering. Republican officials across the political spectrum concede that evangelical voters continue to play a critical role in GOP politics.
“I can sense right now a rebellion brewing amongst these United States,” Jindal said, “where people are ready for a hostile takeover of Washington, D.C., to preserve the American Dream for our children and grandchildren.”
This is why we’re seeing a pronounced uptick in violence committed by right wing “sovereign citizens” — because even the Republicans elected to our highest offices are spouting incredibly irresponsible evil bullshit like this.
Remember when Bobby Jindal called on Republicans to “stop being the stupid party?”
Well, after doing his best to destroy the Louisiana public school system and allow religious charter schools to receive state funding, Jindal has now decided to withdraw Louisiana from the Common Core educational standards program.
Simmering tensions over the Common Core State Standards in Louisiana erupted into an intramural battle as Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) declared he was withdrawing his state from the national education standards while the state’s top education officials insisted Louisiana would keep them.
He said Wednesday he was opposed to the standards because he came to see them as a “federal takeover” of state educationIn a hastily arranged public announcement Wednesday, Jindal said he had issued an executive order to remove Louisiana from a consortium of states that is creating new standardized tests based on the Common Core standards in reading and math for grades K through 12.
Jindal, a possible presidential candidate, was an early supporter of the standards. But as they came under fire by critics, including tea party groups, Jindal’s support dissolved.
Also see Wikipedia for a table of wingnut efforts to roll Common Core back.
Before yesterday, I lived in a state of bliss, ignorant of Duck Dynasty and its glorification of redneck culture. I would have been perfectly happy to continue in this blissful ignorance, but then one of the main rednecks on this brain-dead “reality show” happened to spew a whole bunch of ugly homophobia and patronizing racism, and got suspended from the show by A&E.
Here’s what this cretin actually said, just so we all know what the baseline is here:
“It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” he said. “That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying?
“But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”
“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field…. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”
Pretty awful, right? Nobody could possibly defend this kind of rancid, blatant anti-gay hatred and racism masquerading as religious piety, could they?
Of course they could, silly! Never underestimate the right wing’s affection for truly awful people.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal:
“Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.”
And the always incredibly dim-witted Sarah Palin had to weigh in too:
“Free speech is an endangered species. Those ‘intolerants’ hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us.”
It’s kind of pointless to point it out, because the wingnuts aren’t listening and don’t care, but this suspension has absolutely nothing to do with the First Amendment, which lays out the limits on government restriction of free speech. Last time I checked, A&E wasn’t a branch of the government.
For people who elevate the US Constitution to the status of holy writ, the wingnut crowd seems to have almost no understanding of what it actually says.