Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I'm Back! What'd I Miss?

Oh, a lot?

First, another Republican went on record urging sedition:

I have a question for all my friends who have served or are currently serving in our military … having not put on a uniform nor taken any type military oath, there has to be something that I am just not aware of. But I cannot and do not understand why no action is being taken against our domestic enemy. I know he is supposedly the commander in chief, but the Constitution gives you the authority. What am I missing? Thank you for your bravery and may God keep you safe,”[Debbie] Dunnegan said in her post from early last week

Wow, that's really even so much worse than the last couple of sedition-promoting Republicans.
At least when Brian Kilmeade suggested that generals "put their stars on the table and walk out" on the President, he didn't pretend that the Constitution granted them the authority to "take action against" their Commander in Chief.
I'd really like to know what part of the Constitution this nutter thinks gives the military the authority to "take action against" any US citizen, let alone the President!

In other news, these guys are actual, honest-to-God, members of the United Staes Congress:

Rep. Steve Stockman Wonders If Obama Is Using Ebola To Take Over Government

How is that a thing that a sane person would wonder? How is it possible that, instead of  standing on a milk crate with a bullhorn, on La Cienega this man is a member of the United States Congress?

Rep. Steve Stockman yesterday chatted with End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles, telling the “Trunews” host that President Obama may be delaying the government response to the Ebola epidemic because he wants the virus to spread. Once it spreads, Stockman argued, then Obama will use the Ebola outbreak as a justification to declare emergency powers.
The Republican lawmaker insisted that was simply just asking the question: “It’s just bizarre there’s not enough action up front and I’m wondering if that’s — I’m not saying this — but I’m wondering if that’s intentional in order to create a greater crisis to use it as a blunt force to say, well in order to solve this crisis we’re going to have to take control of the economy and individuals and so forth.”

How would that even work? How would an outbreak of Ebola (which is NOT going to happen, no matter tepid the response) lead to a takeover of the economy? I mean, sure, of course we'd all be herded into FEMA camps and of course they'd take all our guns away, but how would a takeover of the economy be justified? Like "My fellow Americans, there is a horrible epidemic of a hellacious disease, so I have no choice but to declare that all the monies now goes to me?" It doesn't make sense.

Stockman 2014!

But as insane as that is, at least it's not just a blatant lie:

Rep. Duncan Hunter Claims 'At Least' 10 ISIS Fighters Apprehended On Texas Border 

 The San Diego Republican said U.S. Border Patrol "sources" told him that "at least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas."

 Why was I not informed of this?
Why was everyone not informed of this?
Why would they keep this secret?
Why would the border patrol not be screaming from the rooftops "we need more funding! We need more cool tanks and shit! ISIS is coming!"?
Because, of course that's exactly what would happen if there were any tiny little modicum of truth to this. Border Patrol, the CIA, the FBI, the Military, they would all be trumpeting this new threat to our safety.

"ISIS doesn’t have a navy, they don’t have an air force, they don’t have nuclear weapons," he added. "The only way that ISIS is going to harm Americans is by coming through the southern border -- which they already have."

They have no airplanes, they have no boats, yet they are able to get from Syria to fucking Mexico?!?!
Damn, that is scary!

"If you really want to protect Americans from ISIS, you secure the southern border -- it’s that simple," he said. "They caught them at the border, therefore we know that ISIS is coming across the border. If they catch five or 10 of them then you know there’s going to be dozens more that did not get caught by the border patrol," he said on Fox News’ "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren."

How is it that you're just allowed to go on TV and just blatantly lie like that? It's one thing for nut jobs like Gohmert or Steve King to worry about how terrorist theoretically could go to Mexico and then sneak across the border and then kill us all in our sleep!!!! but to sit there and say that this has actually happened? How do you get away with this shit?

Oh, well it is FOX. I mean, it's not like a legitimate news source would allow him to . . .

ABC Gives Rep. Hunter A Pass For Lying About ISIS On The Southern Border

The pundits on This Week refused to call Rep. Duncan a liar for his evidence-free claim that ISIS members had been apprehended at our southern border.

Oh, Jesus Christ!

And speaking of legitimate journalists. . .

October 15, 2014, 11:32 am
Chuck Todd 'sick' to be in McConnell ad

A new ad released Tuesday for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) uses Todd's comments last week that McConnell's challenger, Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, "disqualified herself" by refusing to say if she voted for President Obama

Wow. Really, it just makes you sick, does it? Maybe if you had done your "job" as an "impartial" "journalsit" instead of going on to Morning Joe to offer your stupid, shitty opinion about who should and shouldn't be running, this wouldn't happen. No one is going to put you in their ad if you're saying "recent polls show McConnell and Grimes running neck and neck" or whatever. When you go on tv to basically endorse one candidate over another, you've pretty much already done an ad for McConnell, you hack.

Is there more? I'm sure there's plenty more, but the game is starting.