Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Crazies in our midst
I know that one should not casually call another person crazy. Crazy means insane and that's a rather serious label to slap on someone without the authorization of the American Psychiatric Association, or the National Association of Pathological Psychologists.
So, I won't do it. The people mentioned below are crazy and I'm not saying that in a casual sense. I'm going to speak in a causal sense - they're crazy because they really are insane.
First off, Glenn Beck. Mr. Beck may have been demoted from the FAUX Network to a gig as a "conservative radio host" but he's still a cocaine-addled nitwit. He's just as crazy/insane as ever. One of the signs of insanity is that facts and reality never impinge upon the worldview or opinions of the insane person. Thus Beck goes off on a crazy rampage to try to prove that President Obama is a Muslim at the same time Mr. Obama is in church praying to Jesus for the salvation of Beck's soul. Another of Beck's causes involves creating "factoids" that "prove" our founders founded a Christian nation, in spite of the fact that most of them were not Christians in any traditional sense and, except for a brief nod to the deity, they specifically avoided any mention of God, Christianity, Jesus or Billy Graham in our founding documents.
Beck's latest rampage, though, is a bit off-the-wall even for this former druggie. You may have heard about the brouhaha at the WWII Memorial. It was shut down because of the government shutdown. Aha, said Beck, this is a sign and proves that Obama is getting ready to set up mass killings across the country. Yes, it is a sign that Obama will lead a communist revolution which will leave millions dead.
Beck is crazy!
Rafael Cruz is the father of Ted so it isn't a big surprise to hear crazy talk coming out of his mouth. Not so long ago, at a GOP rally in Colorado, Rafael (a right-wing fundy Christianist clergy), warned his listeners about the president. "So Barack Obama said, 'If the winds shift, I will side with the Muslims.'"
Of course, Obama said no such thing, but reality is irrelevant to these crazy folk. But Cruz went on creating factoids, much as does Mr. Beck. He said that "55 million babies have been murdered by abortion since 1973. At the other end, Obamacare, with denying care to the elderly, with care being rationed, with care being postponed for 12 to 18 months, with care being controlled by a group of bureaucrats, that on the basis of cost/benefit where you get a medical procedure or not, they're destroying our end of life. As a matter of fact, one of the things in Obamacare is that the elderly, every five years you must have end-of-life counseling. Translation: suicide counseling!"
None of that is true and by telling these outrageous lies and for comparing Obama to Fidel Castro Rafael has denied his Lord and publicly rejected his faith and should resign any position in any Christian organization!
Rafael is crazy!
Rep. William O'Brien (R-NH) is about as unhinged as they come for he had the indecency to compare Obamacare "to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which made it illegal not to return runaway slaves to their owners."
How could he say something like that? Well, he's batshit crazy and facts mean nothing to him. Batshit crazy people make up historical facts. Thus from the mouth of this nutcase: "Just as the Fugitive Slave Act was an overreach by the federal government, so too we understand that Obamacare is an assault on the rights of individuals."
Where does stuff like this come from? Inside the head of a crazy person.
William O'Brien is crazy!
Brenda Barton - Republican legislator from Arizona is also crazy. Mr. Obama, she thinks, is like Hitler because he had the national parks shut down during the government shutdown. "Someone," said Barton, "is paying the National Park Service thugs overtime for their efforts to carry out the order of De Fuhrer...where are our Constitutional Sheriffs who can revoke the Park Service Rangers authority to arrest??? Do we have any Sheriffs with a pair?"
Ms. Barton wrote on a Facebook post that she was "FURIOUS" when she heard the memorials in Washington, DC, were closed. She said Obama held the country "in contempt" and charged that the president kept his "excessive staff" while hurting Americans.
In her own words: "While the POTUS continues to punish the American people; he keeps open his golf course, he keeps open Camp David, and he retains his and his wife's excessive staff and stable of Czars! I'll bet he has kept in service his 3 food tasters!!!"
Wow, a whole stable of Czars!
Brenda Barton is crazy!
Ted Yoho (R-FL) came out of nowhere to win election to the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a veterinarian and represents the worst of the teapot crackpots. He's crazy as a loon and stupid as well. When asked about not raising the debt ceiling, Yoho said no problem. If America defaults it would "bring stability to financial markets." Not so, you yahoo! What it will do is cause a terrible disruption in the financial markets. But the crazy yahoo Yoho has no intention to vote to raise the debt limit.
Ted Yoho is crazy!
Steve King (R-Ia) is another batshit crazy wingnut who is noted for his wingnuttery. About the shutdown, King said this: "Even if there is a political price to pay ... we'll recover. But we'll never recover from 'Obamacare.'"
What we may not recover from are people like Steve King.
Steve King is crazy!
Todd Rokita (R-IN) crawled out from the woodwork this week to sound off on the government shutdown. He merely wants to be of assistance to his fellow Americans says he. "We just want to help the American people to get through one of the most insidious laws created by man, that is Obamacare."
Insidious law, my ass! Insuring 30 million Americans who currently have no health care is "insidious"? Republicans like Rokita know they have nothing. They haven't passed one significant piece of legislation in the past several years. They have NO healthcare plan. The Affordable Care Act offers some hope to the American people. And either Rokita does not know that or he does know that and doesn't care.
I'd guess it's the latter.
Todd Rokita is crazy!
Rick Joyner, "Christian" Television host. He's not a lawmaker, but Joyner pulls a lot of weight with the fundamentalist crazies in our country. He believes that now is the time for a revolution of sorts. It's time for the imposition of martial law in this country!
There is no hope for this country, says Joyner, because of all the dirty deeds done by the Muslim-in-chief, President Obama. Democracy is "doomed" and because tyranny is upon us and "the Kingdom of God is coming" we need the Lord to impose marital law. A god-led Christian coup is the answer!
I'm be writing more about this kook in the future, but for now, I'll just say:
Rick Joyner is crazy!
Michele Backmann (R-MN) I've saved the worst for last, the craziest for the end. When asked about the government shutdown Bachmann said she and the other Republicans in the House were "very excited."
"It's exactly what we wanted and we got it.!
In spite of the fact that 70% of the American people oppose the shutdown and blame Republicans like Bachmann for it, Bachmann thinks its a wonderful thing and that ultimately folks in the hinterland will see the light and correctly blame the Democrats and Mr. Obama and God will work a miracle and Obamacare will disappear.
But with Bachmann it always gets crazier. She is feeling absolutely giddy because we are living in the "end times." The proof she cites is to be found in the president's decision to support the rebels in Syria. Bachmann believes the rebels are al-Qaeda terrorists.
"This happened," explained Ms. Goofy to Jan Markel, radio host of "Understanding the Times," "and as of today the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists, now what this says to me, I'm a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God's end times history.
"Rather than see this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand. And so when we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this: that these days would be as the days of Noah. We are seeing that in our time. Yes it gives us fear in some respects because we want the retirement that our parents enjoyed. Well they will, if they know Jesus Christ."
If you've had first-hand experience with Christian fundies like Bachmann, you know how they can just prattle on and on and make absolutely no sense. It doesn't matter, though, because it's rather like speaking in tongues: you can't understand it but so long as the "right" words come out along with some Biblical references, it must mean something.
It doesn't mean anything other than these are ignorant fools who know nothing of scripture or what the scriptures are all about. Bachmann uses the Bible to bolster her crazy beliefs rather than the other way around and while that's true of a lot of Christians, it's true of all fundamentalists.
Michele Bachmann is crazy!
These crazies are just the tip of the iceberg; ones that have been in the news the past few weeks. Unfortunately, there are thousands more in charge of our governments. We haven't even mentioned Ted Cruz or James Inhofe or Louis Gohmert or Rick Santorum or Sarah Palin, or just about everybody connected with FAUX News or Bill O'Reilly, or Rush Limbaugh, or David Vitter or ... well, fill in the blank with the name of any Republican or religious right nutcase.