On December 8, 2014, President Obama met with students participating in an “Hour of Code” event at the White House, which is really cool and all that, but somebody in the room is playing Angry Birds and the sound effects are louder than the people’s voices, and I have to admit I cracked up every time the birds won a round.
There are so many deranged stories coming out of the right wing these days that it’s hard to keep up; so I just caught up on the latest ridiculous allegations by former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson.
Attkisson released a video that she says shows her computer being “hacked” by super-secret government agents, trying to stop her courageous reporting on Benghazi. There’s her video, up above.
Attkisson’s claims are utterly ludicrous, folks. If some unknown entities actually had access to this computer, they’d simply wipe her files — not simulate the Delete key right in front of her eyes while she was working. In fact, this is such a brain-dead claim that I’m amazed anyone actually takes it seriously.
What’s probably happening in this video is a stuck Delete key. Maybe she was eating too many potato chips and crumbs got lodged in her keyboard. Or maybe there’s some kind of software conflict. Or maybe she outright faked this video; it wouldn’t be difficult. But this is not how “hacking” works.
Yes, folks, we have our inadvertently hilarious right wing post of the day, courtesy of Breitbart “News,” where ace journalist Kate O’Hare is sounding the alert about… demons. Yes, I said demons. Watch out, the threat from them is real. This is nothing to play around with.
A quick Google search shows that the image O’Hare lifted from the Associated Press without attribution was taken in 1967, and it probably came from this Russian website.
Yep, they really are getting this crazed over there. Demons, for Pete’s sake. I think it’s a law of the universe that all right wing “news” sites eventually devolve into clones of World Net Daily.
Today we find right wing racist smear artist Chuck C. Johnson totally freaking out because he was criticized by Salon writer Joanna Rothkopf in this article about his character assassination of Michael Brown: This Michael Brown Character Smearing Is Particularly Awful.
In the course of his inadvertently hilarious meltdown, Johnson brags about his “150+ IQ” and says he reads two whole books a week! And he threatens to destroy anyone foolish enough to criticize him by digging into their personal lives.
Right wing journalism at its finest, ladies and gentlemen!
We can also now reveal Johnson’s violent tendencies, with a picture of him brandishing a firearm with a menacing, malevolent smirk; clearly, we’re dealing with a thuggish, violent gangbanger here.
Loony Bryan Fischer: Michelle Obama Should Start a ‘Fight Obesity, Go Straight’ Anti-Lesbian Campaign
I haven’t done a post about religious loony Bryan Fischer in a while, because he’s so predictably hateful and dim-witted it gets boring, but this one made me laugh: Bryan Fischer Wants Michelle Obama to Start a ‘Fight Obesity, Go Straight’ Anti-Lesbian Campaign.
“I would suggest that if Michelle Obama really cares about obesity,” Fischer said, “she should be out there leading the charge against normalizing lesbianism. She should be at the head of a campaign to convince women not to get into lesbianism. Her slogan ought to be ‘Fight Obesity, Go Straight.’”
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.
Here’s a segment of tonight’s Twitter timeline from far right ex-Congressman Joe Walsh, who apparently is in trouble with his radio station because he insisted on spewing racial slurs over the air.
Here’s a screenshot, in case these tweets disappear.
The Onion’s AV Club zeroes right in on the Mighty Greenwald: Glenn Greenwald Loves Sony, Now That They’ve Bought the Rights to His Edward Snowden Book.
This is how you do “scathing.”
“I’m very happy to be working with Amy Pascal, Doug Belgrad and the team at Sony Pictures Entertainment, who have a successful track record of making thoughtful and nuanced true-life stories that audiences want to see,” said Greenwald of the same executives he had previously accused of producing “the ultimate hagiography of the most secretive arm of America’s National Security State” when they made Zero Dark Thirty, but now heartily endorses, because they’re giving him lots of money.
“We are extremely proud that […] Glenn chose Sony to bring this riveting story to the big screen,” added Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, the Sony subsidiary Greenwald likened to the Nazi propaganda machine a year and a half ago, but which now owns the rights to Greenwald’s book.
Goofing around on Twitter today with suggestions for the inevitable movie to be made from Glenn Greenwald’s new book:
And then, something occurred to me:
And I didn’t know how right I was. Because the resemblance really is more than a little eerie:
Meanwhile, Breitbart “News” is covering the vital issues of the day, from the bizarre parallel universe where they live:
Again with the bowing thing. One of those distorted yet revealing right wing memes that refuses to die.
And wow. The comments.
This puke would bow to a picture of Mohamslice on a toilet seat, in fact I herd he got one in the white house. Course I got specialty 2 ply Mega Role Toilet Paper with Mohamslices picture printed on it.
That was the top one of more than 4000 when I loaded the page. Had to just stop right there.