Wingnuts Still Tilting at Windmills


They’ll never give up:

A Supreme Court decision apparently isn’t enough for Tennessee lawmakers in the House.

Despite the fact that the Court rejected an effort to contest President Barack Obama’s citizenship in a case earlier this year, four Tennessee lawmakers are still pushing a legal action to force the president to turn over his birth certificate and other documents to prove his citizenship.

I’d always assumed that Oklahoma’s congressional delegation was the stupidest – after all, it includes Senator Inhofe.  Now I’m not so sure.

Tennessee Republican congressmembers Eric Swafford, Stacey Campfield, Glen Casada and Frank Niceley have agreed to join a Russian immigrant in California’s case against Obama — which contends he’s not eligible to be president, the Tennessean’s Theo Emery reported Friday. Casada is the chairman of the House Republican caucus.

How do you say “wingnut” in Russian?

The Defend Our Freedoms Foundation hasn’t yet filed the suit, Emery adds.

“I agree to be one of the plaintiff’s in a legal action filed by Dr. Orly Taitz, Esquire for a Writ of Mandamus to obtain birth certificate, immigration records, passports and other vital records for Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Hussein Obama,” Rep. Eric Swafford said in a letter written on official House stationery.

Adds Emery: “Democratic lawmakers ridiculed the action Thursday at a weekly press conference, with one lawmaker asking, ‘Who’s Eric Swafford?’ and another answering, ‘He’s from Mars.'”

No, he’s from Tennessee, which is now officially the stupidest state in the Union.

Unrest in Tennessee: House GOP Chairman Joins Suit to Overturn Obama’s Presidency [Raw Story]

I am I, Eric Swafford,
The Wingnut from Pikeville!
My destiny calls, I alone must obey,
I am bringing teh stupid,
To the halls of the congress,
Though my cause and my logic they blow!
I’m an asshat so onward I goooooo!

I’m still banging my head against my desk thanks to rptrcub letting us all know that the Jeebus freaks think that lesbians are responsible for Octopussy/Catorcepussy, and now I have to read this? I am going to have a very large bruise on my forehead.

@Tommmcatt Yet Again: bra-fucking-vo. +1.

Is Swofford still bitter over the TN State House Dems tricking his caucus with the lone moderate Republican and then taking over after they kicked that moderate out? Signs point to “Yes.”

@SanFranLefty: In other fucked up shit out of TN, the Knoxville paper has released Adkisson’s manifesto.

@SanFranLefty: I had not seen that lesbian thing. So … fires caused by gay guys, sociopathic breeders caused by lesbians. We might need a chart.

@blogenfreude: No, no, no, it’s bushfires caused by pro-death abortionists, Wasilla church fires caused by the gheys, sociopathic breeders caused by lesbians, and Adkisson brigades caused by libtards in general. Too right, a chart is needed.

@SanFranLefty: You’re from Texas, surely you remember, the fundies and baptists, they do believe that the mere presence of sinners in a society “infects” it, and causes other wierdness and sin almost as if through osmosis. I debate a very very high-level cognitive right-wong supercatholic, for example, who claims that the priests molest boys because they have been infected by the general atmosphere of liberal amorality and atheist permissiveness in the country. Its not a rare chain of logic for them at all, its why they hate teh ghey, its why they think they have to “defend” their marriages from ghey marriage, the mere existence of the ghey marriages will somehow infect their marriages.

People who think fuzzy, I guess, see everything as fuzzy, and fuzzy things, well, you never know where they begin or end, so you never know if you are getting any of it on you, whether its atheism or teh ghey itself. Only by eliminating the threat entirely can you be sure you are safe. I guess thats their attraction to black and white, they need that.


Didn’t Pope John Paul Dos already declare that the kiddie sex abuse was the result of the chidrens leading the priests on? Infallibility and case closed, verdad?

Stay klassie in el infierno, Juan Pablo!

See, I’m not willing to crown Tennessee as being the stupidest state yet. Tenneessee does have some redeeming qualities. Music in Nashville and Memphis, for one thing. If you can recite one redeeming quality about, say, Alabama, then I would be impressed.

@chicago bureau: Chick I met on my very last spring break, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the redneck riviera, who was from Alabama and was going to some strangely named school, like Auburn of Birmingham or Alabama of Auburn, something like that. Cathy, was her name. She was redeeming.

@chicago bureau: Alabama has a great coastal area, Utah has national parks, Arizona has Taliesin West. But those states are still filled morons.


Of course not. What sad little people they are.

@blogenfreude: Thats why I like the beach. When you go to the beach, you are only surrounded by morons on three sides.

@chicago bureau: Jim Nabors, to confirm the stereotype. Talulah Bankhead, but she is old (and dead). Courtney Cox? KATE JACKSON!?

TJ/ Any Stinquers closeted bowlers? I peaked at 12 when I got my name in the paper for rolling a 209.


My Grandmother (87) is a once-a-week bowler. Not sure what her average is, but hey, at that age, who cares?

@nabisco: I joined a bowling league just recently, actually. Eight to a team, but only the top four scores of each game count, and afterward everyone flocks to the nearest bar. I also took bowling for P.E. credits in college, which was both absurd and wonderful.

@nabisco: Again with the closet…

I was a league bowler in junior high, peaked at 225 or something. Our family gained a dog during one of my walks home from the alley.

Made out with a girl from ‘Bama in SF of all places. Only female I (sort of) seduced with my (ashamed) knowledge of 70s era CW music. She was no dummy as she also left ‘Bama for NYC.

I bowl like Barry (very very bad.)

@ManchuCandidate: There’s nothing better than a woman saying filthy things in a southern accent.

Before that moment, I would have to have disagreed with you (Italian or French accent…) but yes. Something about honeysuckle, yes?

For some reason the parking lot at Silva Lanes near my house has been the scene of a few post-midnight homicides (shooting, stabbing and getting run over). OK place in the day time. My son and his friends were all about the cheezy fries and nachos at his birthday party a few years ago. None of them could bowl for shit. I haven’t really bowled since jr high.

Magazine sales guys kill another guy at Santa Fe bowling alley:

Here is the quote of the day; this guy deserves some kind of award for stating the obvious: “Obviously, this is the worst form of domestic violence possible,” Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III said today.”

This was his comment on a case involving a husband who cut his estranged wife’s head off.

@Prommie: My single regret at not having one (though I unconsciously mimic it when in the company of real Southerners).


The entire Retardican Party has officially filed for a mental Chapter 11.

@chicago bureau: If you can recite one redeeming quality about, say, Alabama, then I would be impressed.

Southern Poverty Law Center is headquartered in Alabama.

Ta-ta, my Stinquers! I just had a wonderful lunch with Benedick, Cynica, Ewalda, and Hose Manikin and am taking off to the aeropuerto. Will check in when Mr. SFL lets me use his laptop.

@chicago bureau: Nazi rocket science for US America at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.

Based on RML’s selection.

The Tuskeegee Airmen.

@nojo: Dude. I never got out of the 155 average, but could always be counted on to beat my handicap and anchor the team. It was a rite of passage to get your own ball and shoes in my family, and yes I had a “crying towel”. I only miss keeping score with those wax pencils.

@mellbell: Bowling for p.e. credit is hilarious. The only time I go now is when the kids have b’day parties. Austin had a great alley that served chicken fried steak and Shiner on tap.

@SanFranLefty: Oooh, buen viaje! Try the lamb (no, really).

@nabisco: I think my average was 180-ish, and while there was no bowling tradition in my family, I did get my own ball & shoes & towel.

The other nice thing about the wax pencils: the damn lanes didn’t automatically meter your progress, and you could slip in a free frame or two.

Oh, and I have to add a pearl of wisdom from the proprietor that I’ve treasured for years: “Never get a job where you have to deal with the public.”

@SanFranLefty: I <3 Morris Dees and the SPLC! They do good work.

@nojo: My towel said something like “It’s good form that counts”. There was a classic illustrator of bowling kitsch; I have a deck of cards from my parents’ younger days that were “mature” i.e. lots of double entendres about drinkin and bewbies illustrated by the same guy.

The British kid thing is very unusual, but it’s kind of touching, and I think it might turn out OK. The baby and the parents will grow up together.

Actually in much of the world, it isn’t even that unusual

I tried to take bowling for University P.E. credit, but it was the most popular course at the school and I never got into it. Ended up taking Figure Skating, Swimming, and Badminton.
I wonder just how many states had a P.E. requirement for a degree. I did my undergrad in Ohio, and they required 3 quarters of P.E.. Anyone know other states that required it?

@mellbell: I am glad I am not the only one! I lived in Florida for 10 years, and not Miami, I lived in cattle and citrus country, and the locals had the accent, and I definitely picked it up, its gone now, except I say “y’all” constantly, but when I run into an old friend (rare) or talk to any other southerner with a real accent, I start drawling away, it actually scares my wife, she’s like “who are you, stop making fun of him,” but I am not, it comes back so fast.

@Ewalda: The whole idea of a PE requirement in college, how quaint is that, a faint trace of the greek classical idea of mind and body being equally important. I am willing to bet it survived as long as it did to provide employment for the athletic team coaches, teaching those classes.

I hope we cool, I was not attacking you last night, I was totally putting on that intellectual arty shit, vis a vis bewbies and real pron, I am a dirty minded adolescent in real life, completely.

the class the columbine shooters took right before the rampage…. bowling.


Not sure about a PE requirement but some schools require a swim test:

Mrs Fupduk slips into a southern drawl whenever she talks to her old East Carolina girlfriends. Drives me batshit, but I gotta admit, when I’m at a gas ‘n go anywhere south of VA, I’ll go inside and buy a pop just to hear the counter girl say something..

@fupduk: Swim tests are going the way of the dinosaur, I think. Not ADA-compliant, you know?

I speak Hispanic, Pueblo and Navajo dialects of “homie”.

SanFranLefty: Wait a minute. Let me run through my tax receipts.

“Southern Poverty Law Center. 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery AL 36104.”

[flip page]

“Our 501(c)(3) disclosures. Let us show you them.”

I am teh suck. OK. Alabama can stay. Is there a state for which there is zero excuse which I may hammer? Plz advize kthx.

@chicago bureau: Mississippi? or its that too easy? And I’d still argue for the topnotch stupidity of the Oklahoma congressional delegation. Remember, you’ve also got Sen Coburn and Rep Fallin. After airlifting some cool people out, it could be dropped and good riddance.

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