Wingnut of the Day
Andie Brownlow. This might be the dumbest thing ever posted on the internet. Ever.
It can be argued that the destabilization of our culture and economy, magnified by policies of the Obama Administration, conform to KGB plans for the collapse of the United States. The only question remains: Is Obama masterminding the current events for economic collapse, or is he just the hapless puppet holding the hot potato?
I have pointed out the American Thinker’s need for an editor before. Fish, barrel, you know the rest.
I’m very confused. Russia is a collapsing petro-kleptocracy. They couldn’t find their way from Minsk to Pinsk. We fear their plots? And, do puppets hold potatoes?
I blame the Queen.
@Dodgerblue: They couldn’t find their way from Minsk to Pinsk. Did you just watch the movie version of “Get Smart”?
And, do puppets hold potatoes? And if they did, would they even notice the difference between a hot and cold one? And wouldn’t the Rooskies just make vodka out of it, anyway? The potato, that is.
Ah ha! Obama is trying to bring back bootlegging, that’s why his totally in the bag MSM drive by media has been featuring Joseph Kennedy so much lately….
The stoopid! IT BUURRRRNSS!
I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: where, in terms of navigating the waters of crazy, is there left for these people to go? Even the most rabid anti-Bush folks didn’t reach this level until well into the first term.
Although, Ms. Brownlow missed several critical wingnut talking points – I didn’t see any mention of FEMA camps, chemtrails or fluoridation in her piece. She has, however, apparently picked up the “terrorists will EMP us” meme, which is arguably one of the MOST idiotic things going around, apart from anything emitted by the Talibunny.
@al2o3cr: You really need Reptillian shape-shifters in high office, the Illuminati, the Queen of England and – what the hell- Jews/International bankers to go for the full on ka-RAY-zee.
Did I leave anyone off? I’m not in the conspiracy loop anymore (for entertainment purposes only) since I turned a significant portion of my online life over to Stinque and FB.
@The Nabisco Quiver: I think Joseph P. Kennedy is *the* most interesting Kennedy. I’d like to see a well-done biopic or mini-series on him. I should mention that to Mrs RML’s friend who wrote the John Adams mini-series for HBO. BTW, the “1776” mini-series is coming along nicely, he says.
Bonus Kennedy stuff: Vanity Fair article on the writing of William Manchester’s “The Death of a President”.
No chupacabra, either, which is too bad. Conspiracies are more fun with a chupacabra involved.
@al2o3cr: I work for a national enviro organization and we get chemtrails calls frequently.
@Tommmcatt Floats: Can the Yeti prove he wasn’t on the grassy knoll?
It’s Aliens from Area 51 and Reverse Vampires.
@ManchuCandidate: What the hell is a reverse vampire?
@Dodgerblue: Of course you do, come on people, chemtrails are how they administer the mind control drugs.
@Benedick: Only goes out in the day.
Following the ordeal of the funeral, Jacqueline resolved to leave the White House as quickly as possible. Before departing, she had a plaque inscribed with the words “In this room lived John Fitzgerald Kennedy, with his wife Jacqueline, during the two years, ten months, and two days he was president of the United States” and placed it in the Lincoln bedroom. (The Nixons would later have the plaque removed.)
I think we now know whose pictures are in the dictionary under “petty.”
@Prommie: That’s what the callers say. They want to know if we’re looking into it.
@redmanlaw: Great article. But plus ca change, le meme chose, no?
CAUTION: blockquote fail follows….
“In that third year of the Kennedy presidency,” Manchester wrote, “a kind of fever lay over Dallas country. Mad things happened. Huge billboards screamed, ‘Impeach Earl Warren.’ Jewish stores were smeared with crude swastikas.…Radical Right polemics were distributed in public schools; Kennedy’s name was booed in classrooms; corporate junior executives were required to attend radical seminars.” A retired major general ran the American flag upside down, deriding it as “the Democrat flag.” A wanted poster with J.F.K.’s face on it was circulated, announcing “this man is Wanted” for—among other things—“turning the sovereignty of the US over to the Communist controlled United Nations” and appointing “anti-Christians … aliens and known Communists” to federal offices. And a full-page advertisement had appeared the day of the assassination in The Dallas Morning News accusing Kennedy of making a secret deal with the Communist Party; when it was shown to the president, he was appalled. He turned to Jacqueline, who was visibly upset, and said, “Oh, you know, we’re heading into nut country today.”
@mellbell: It is times like these that I like to quote Hunter Thompson on Nixon.
I think she’s right. I haven’t been this afraid of Russians since Red Dawn
@ManchuCandidate: The Area 51 Aliens escaped?
@Benedick: Monsters that gush blood all over their victims and take over their minds and make them vote for commie, afrosupremist candidates
Wingnut stupid is aperennial affliction.
@FlyingChainSaw: Friend of mine’s grandfather (Carson Marks) worked on the H-bomb up at Los Alamos. I asked my buddy one time if gramps ever got to meet the alien who was living there. That got me a dirty look.
@Marcel Parcells: Shot in Mrs RML’s hometown of Las Vegas, NM.
@The Nabisco Quiver: Zipped over to the library after our office cookout today and scored the book, and The Price also. Son of RML is sick, so the weekend camping trip looks waaaay iffy right now, which means I may be available for Book Club.
@redmanlaw: Do you think his grandfather was The Alien?
@FlyingChainSaw: You know, he may have been a Canadian come to think about it . . .
@redmanlaw: So the vast Kennedy-Kerensky conspiracy didn’t succeed in keeping the book out of our socialist free public library system? I’m getting confused as to who is really in control anymore…oh that’s right, the aliens!
Au contraire, Madame Brownlow, everyone knows us hummuhsekshals already caused this once great and gawd fearin’ nation to collapse–sometime in the 70s, I think.
Au revoir et suce il, salope!
SC Lt. Governor outed.
Let’s see, we have an unmarried Southern Republican politician, with a lengthy anti-gay voting record, as well as public denials that he’s gay, yet at the same time he likes to spend evenings in a hotel with young men for no particular reason–and people in the media are debating if he’s gay?
I am shocked. Stunned even.
@Original Andrew: Those are just the sorts of ugly rumors un-Christian people spread about that nice Rock Hudson and Jim Nabors. I’m sure they were just playin’ cards or something.(NOTE: That should be said in my grandmother’s voice).
Oh, he’s not gay. “Gay” is a political term for an out-of-the-closet individual who has some basic self-respect. What this person is is a homosexual. Some would even go so far to say that this gentleman is a cocksucker.
I wouldn’t say that, though, because as a cocksucker myself I have too much respect for the art to attach it to a closet case.
@Tommmcatt Floats: Its become a correctness mindfield, for us gynophiliacs. Is there a man alive, who never to himself has said, “I love a good blowjob?” Yet “cocksucker ” remanins a term or opprobrium. But these same hetero men who throw the term around as an insult, wouuld they be happy if their wife or SO were a committed anti-cocksucker, or an unskilled, poor cocksucker?
Hetero men, the first insult in their arsenal, its always homosexual allegations, “you faggot, you cocksucker.” Yet at the same time it is also the most common form of freindly, comeradely ribbing, “Jim, good to see you, you old cocksucker you.” And the most outwardly homophobic, the rednecks, in particular, when they get really mad, all they seem to focus on is anal rape, “I’ll stick my boot in your ass, I’ll stick my shotgun up your ass (and we all know, that the gun nuts, they do confuse their rifle with their gun, as it were.)
Seems to me, all dudes are homosexuals, somewhere inside, its always on their mind, somehow, some way.
@Promnight: “Seems to me, all dudes are homosexuals, somewhere inside, its always on their mind, somehow, some way.”
Similarly, all dudes are either the sucker or the suckee at any given moment.
It’s important to say that being gay is about more than who you wanna secks-up.
It’s also about who you’re inclined to form romantic relationships with, which is why the whole crackpot, right-wing legal theory that “defense of marriage laws aren’t discriminatory because gay people can always marry someone of a different sex” is so deeply offensive on a human level.
Does anyone actually think this absurd shit through? If “therapy” can turn someone straight, could it also turn someone gay?? It’s preposterous. And why can’t reporters ask these simple questions?
@Original Andrew: Cue Anatole France:
“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.”
@nojo: Oh my goodness.
@Original Andrew: It’s important to say that being gay is about more than who you wanna secks-up. Well, hello sailor! How right you are.
I don’t mind ‘homosexual’, so long as it’s correctly pronounced. I had a trick cyclist here in the States who would say ‘home-ohhhh-sexshual’ and it made me want to reach across the desk and rip her eyes out. What I object to is any such term being used as a noun instead of an adjective: it is an aspect of one’s life. It does not define who one is. Any more than nojo’s obsession with the ouevre of Andrew Lloyd Webber defines who he is. Personally, I’ve never cared for ‘gay’ and its flighty overtones which I find more than a little demeaning. But they didn’t ask me when they were handing out brand-names so there’s not much I can do.
All cats look the same in the dark.
I am from the generation that reclaimed queer, which I never really cared for. Gay is a little better, but not much.
I’ve never really constructed my identity solely from my sexual preference, but it bears mention that very often the world has. When that happens, I prefer the vocabulary to be on my side.
I just wish we could find a better word.
A little flashy. I’m thinking something along the lines of floral.
@Original Andrew: I told my daughter, the gender studies maven, than I liked “What Not To Wear” and asked her if that made me gay. She thought not.
@Dodgerblue: However, if you start watching America’s Next Top Model AND Project Rungay every week, there might be some whispers…
@Tommmcatt Floats: I think the word fairy still needs to be reclaimed. I loved the fairies in all the kids books – they flit, they float, they sparkle. Why make it an insult?
I’ve met Dodger in person. He’s one of the least “gay” guys I know. And I mean that in the best of ways.
@Tommmcatt Floats: Thank you. I think.
@Tommmcatt Floats: Yeah, but his glasses are entirely too stylish. No doubt Mrs. DB or Daughters of DB were involved with the selection of them. And I know what you mean, though.
@Tommmcatt Floats: I’ve never really constructed my identity solely from my sexual preference, but it bears mention that very often the world has.
I honestly have never understood the Guy Thing, and the Gay Thing is the same notion, variations on Biology is Destiny. I’ll allow that there’s a Gay Culture, a Dude Culture, a Frat Culture — but membership in all is optional, not preordained. Unless your identity is so fragile that you run for cover.
Then again, an Ex delighted in pointing out my unknowing Guy habits — starting with my absolute aversion to asking directions, continuing with my Taurean stubbornness, and triumphantly concluding with my fashion ineptitude. Sometimes we’re just Guys despite ourselves.
@SanFranLefty: Correct as usual, SFL.
@nojo: Why did Moses and the Children of Israel wander for 40 years in the desert? Because Moses wouldn’t stop and ask for directions. [rimshot, ducks for cover]
BTW, the relentless SFL is once again kicking my hiney at Scrabble.
@Dodgerblue: And then, the Children of Israel managed to find the only piece of real estate with NO OIL.
Okay — I think I want in on this Scrabble bizness. (Please be gentle.)
@blogenfreude: Except for the olive trees, but they’ve been mowing those down.
@Dodgerblue: baked is on her way to beating me three times in a row – girlfriend is on fire!
@JNOV: I probably shouldn’t be the one to pop your Scrabble cherry. Or you need to play someone less competitive than me.
@SanFranLefty: Would someone please let me in to this scrabble playground? I am dying to play.
As to the Gay Queer Fairy Homo Faggot thingy, I have to say, I can’t but smile at anyone using any of these terms as an insult, because its all so stupid. I tend to say “gay.” I have gotten to know so many gay men, in my life, that all these terms are simply ridiculous as insults, and I appreciate that they can be empowering to adopt and coopt. We are all just people, and there are effeminate heterosexuals, effeminate homosexuals, effeminate women, and effeminate lesbians, and there are masculine hetero men, masculine homosexual men, masculine heterosexual women, and masculine lesbians.
Since I do not regard feminity as a negative attribute, I don’t regard it as as an insult to man or woman to describe them as effeminate, I really, internally, identify much more with women and feminine qualities than masculine qualities, though my spouse says I am much more a typical dude than I think I am. Which upsets me.
So, in the end, since I don’t ascribe anything negative to homosexuality, nor to femininity, I really pity those who limit themselves and reject any of the different qualities usually, and wrongly, attributed to physical gender and think men must be masculine and must only be attracted to women, thats only what, one-eighth of the spectrum, what with feminine men attracted to women, masculine women attracted to women or men, feminine women attracted to women or men, masculine men attracted to men, and whatever else there is on this dual axis continuum of being.
Throughout grammar school and high school, I am tempted to think I was called a faggot as often as any gay kid was. Fuck it, I don’t care, I embrace it.
Only insecure, scared people feel the need to apply any of these labels to anyone. I pity them.
@Promnight: Nice essay. And yes, you want to play Scrabble? I’m sure the word hounds can comply.
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