The Wingularity Is Nigh

If you need proof that this blog has the dorkiest commenters on the face of the Earth, browse this thread on Peak Wingnut theory. This comment by Legalize is especially memorable.

I believe that the mistake observers make when looking for peak-wingnut is that they measure wingnuttery against a set of numbers. Wingnuttery can not be measured by any metric by which sane people would ordinarily measure other phenomena. I believe that we have always seen and known peak-wingnut. However, because of its size we are incapable of seeing all of it at one time. We are only permitted a glimpse of wingnuttery depending on its positioning relative to reality at any given time. This positioning simply can not be predicted or measured. In fact, it is irrelevant what position wingnuttery occupies relative to reality because wingnuttery is everywhere at all times. And it always has been.
Wingers will never be more or less sane, or more or less stupid. They will always be as bat-shit insane and pig-ignorant as they always have been. The only factor to be considered is our perception of them. It’s not that they get crazier and stupider. It’s that each time they say or do anything, we perceive them as advancing teh crazy/stupid ball one step further. This is not the case; we merely witness one more tentacle of an infinitely insanely stupid entity.

I will also shamelessly steal a term from Joe K: the Wingularity.

Someone alive today will make the last coherent wingnut argument.

Someone alive today will make the last coherent wingnut argument.


Someone alive today will make the last coherent wingnut argument.

This punchy term nicely captures the way that rightwing argumentation has become gradually detached from independently recognized reality and into a state of total unselfawareness. The pace of change is also accelerating. Just weeks before the election I never could guess that wingnuts would organize nationally around an act that they call teabagging. Imagine being the traveler from the future of three months hence trying to convince Americans of our semantically awkward future. How would you even start?

Thanks to the magic of talk radio and the internet, these guys can talk to no-one but each other for extremely long stretches of time, so they have no idea how crazy they sound. The time could come in the very near future when it becomes totally impossible for any ordinary person to have any idea what they are talking about. They will be beyond ordinary logic, beyond spoof. The wingularity will have arrived.






98 replies
  1. 1
    KG says:

    So, we’re going with Wingularity?

  2. 2
    JenJen says:

    The Wingularity Is Near!! Go, KG and Joe K, from just this morning. Beautiful!! I was laughing all morning over that one… I believe a catchphrase has been born.

  3. 3
    KG says:

    I am very tempted to buy the domain “thewingularityisnear.com” to start a new blog on. Or maybe I’ll just use one of the free blog platforms to start.

  4. 4
    Mudge says:

    Someone ( I think it has been attributed to Einstein) once said that genius has limits, but stupidity is infinite. If this is true, there will never be a state of peak wingnut.

  5. 5
    JenJen says:

    @KG: This is a fine, fine idea, KG. I’ve never had issues with Blogspot since Google eated them, fyi.

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    Jon H says:

    Also known as the Fapture.

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    bago says:

    Needs more timecube.

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    KG says:

    I started off many years ago on blogger, then switched to blogsome, and the last one I was using was wordpress. but since getting out of law school, blogging just hasn’t been the same.

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    Warren Terra says:

    I think I’ve seen it proposed that the Singularity will come when humans create, then merge with, thinking machines.

    Clearly the path to the Wingularity is precisely the opposite: a political machine must create, then merge with, unthinking humans.

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    Jon H says:

    @KG: Make it the Wingularity Index, akin to the Rapture Index site.

  11. 11
    Warren Terra says:

    @ #6 by Jon H
    Perfect.

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    Rosali says:

    I never could guess that wingnuts would organize nationally around an act that they call teabagging

    Don’t forget the 2M4M movement advocating for the exact opposite of their clever little abbreviated name.

  13. 13
    srv says:

    I believe Cuil Theory may be useful in modelling Peak Wingnut.

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    Svensker says:

    @KG:

    “thewingularityisnear.com”

    Is that “The Wingularity, I snear”?

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    KG says:

    @ 10: holy christ riding the FSM, how do I unsee what I have seen via the Google?

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    PaminBB says:

    The problem I foresee with a Wingularity Index (WI) is that it implies that there are finite boundaries to wingnuttia. While most of us are familiar with a WI at or near 0, the other end of the scale must be asymptotic (I may not be using the term correctly, I haven’t taken any mathematics for decades).

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    gbear says:

    unselfawareness

    I like that word too, but would ‘self-awarelessness’ keep the grammarists happier?

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    bago says:

    Not the exact opposite. They still think threesomes among mormons are heathen.

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    Jon H says:

    @PaminBB: Nono, the Wingularity Index would be a measure of how close we are to the Wingularity, like how the Rapture Index site tries to track ‘signs’ of the impending Rapture.

    The Rapture Index has two functions: one is to factor together a number of related end time components into a cohesive indicator, and the other is to standardize those components to eliminate the wide variance that currently exists with prophecy reporting.

    The Rapture Index is by no means meant to predict the rapture, however, the index is designed to measure the type of activity that could act as a precursor to the rapture.

    You could say the Rapture index is a Dow Jones Industrial Average of end time activity, but I think it would be better if you viewed it as prophetic speedometer. The higher the number, the faster we’re moving towards the occurrence of pre-tribulation rapture.

    Rapture Index of 100 and Below: Slow prophetic activity
    Rapture Index of 100 to 130: Moderate prophetic activity
    Rapture Index of 130 to 160: Heavy prophetic activity
    Rapture Index above 160: Fasten your seat belts

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    WereBear says:

    I adore this.

    Wingnut physics. We need a Theory of EveryWing!

  21. 21

    I just wonder if this wingularity is essential, isolated or removable? Anyone know? DougJ?

  22. 22
    Roger Moore says:

    @Mudge:

    The most common form of the quote is:

    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.

    This is probably one of those clever quotes that’s attributed to somebody who never said anything like them.

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    JGabriel says:

    @KG: I am loving “thewingularityisnear.com”. Go for it!

    .

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    El Cid says:

    Can teh wingularity be weakened by the loss to liberalhawking radiation?

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    JGabriel says:

    @srv:

    I believe Cuil Theory may be useful in modelling Peak Wingnut.

    That should work, as long as we modify it to handle the Aleph and succeeding orders of infinity as per Cantor’s Transfinite Numbers Theorem.

    Because I don’t really see how you discuss the wingularity with bringing transfinite numbers into it.

    .

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    devopsych says:

    Okay, just as long as I don’t have to see no naked wingularity.

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    El Cid says:

    @JGabriel: I was just wondering if there could be high Aleph numbers of paths to the wingularity.

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    Bas-O-Matic says:

    devopsych
    Okay, just as long as I don’t have to see no naked wingularity.

    Do not click on this link.

  29. 29
    devopsych says:

    Which is why god abhors a naked wingularity.

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    gbear says:

    So does Glenn Beck have the density to become a black hole in the fabric of Wingnularity? Or is he just their Death Star?

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    burnspbesq says:

    This is, I think, one of the best things Ahn-drew has ever written. Concise, to the point, and obviously heartfelt. And also completely correct.

    http://andrewsullivan.theatlan......html#more

  32. 32
    burnspbesq says:

    @Bas-O-Matic:

    That’s gruesome on more levels than I can ever hope to name.

  33. 33
    bago says:

    The Dilduzi ranks among the best.

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    El Cid says:

    Can I just say, as I can finally head out of work, that I love these Hubble telescope repair missions? And we’re going to see some really, really cool shots once this is all up and running again.

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    DougJ says:

    I just wonder if this wingularity is essential, isolated or removable? Anyone know? DougJ?

    It’s essential.

  36. 36
    gocart mozart says:

    The term “teabagger” is offensive. The more correct phrase is “scrotum licking American”.

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    Dave C says:

    If the wingularity is truly as enormous you say, do you think its near-infinite stupidity could be harnessed and used to do political work? For instance, suppose that the change in rationality (call it &Delta R) experienced when going from a statement made by Joshua Micah Marshall to a statement made by Michelle Malkin is a very large negative number. Could this negative &Delta R be coupled with a statement whose &Delta R is positive but of a smaller magnitude (for instance, most of what President Obama says) to produce a rational statement or argument that might not otherwise have been made? In other words, can we take a statement that is extremely exo-rationalistic and use it to create a one or more endo-rationalistic statements?

    Somebody should really look into the thermodynamics of wingnuttery.

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    El Cid says:

    Could God make a wingularity so dense that even He could not teach it anything?

  39. 39
    burnspbesq says:

    @gocart mozart:

    Is it safe to go outside?

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    burnspbesq says:

    @El Cid:

    He has. It’s called the Roman Catholic Church.

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    wasabi gasp says:

    Would a theory of wingnuts involve a religious leader? Some kind of ignorant designer or immaculate cheeto?

  42. 42
    El Cid says:

    @burnspbesq: God made that? Looks pretty man-made to me. Though maybe they got some help on the Sistine Chapel.

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    gocart mozart says:

    Could God make a wingularity so dense that even He could not teach it anything?

    Yes. Jonah Goldberg, Sarah Palin, Fox news, et al.

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    tripletee (formerly tBone) says:

    I have just one question – who is the prime wingularity? Who is the overstuffed gasbag that will go supernova first, collapse, and then begin siphoning in mass from other nearby gasbags, causing a chain reaction that will eventually end with the supermassive Wingularity? The obvious choice is Rush, but I don’t want to rule anyone out too early.

    It’s fun to think of Rush and Co. being black for all eternity, isn’t it?

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    El Cid says:

    @wasabi gasp: Just think of all the ways that the illogic would lead you to a theory of Unintelligent Design — ‘I mean, you expect us to believe that it was just chance, some sort of accident that led to this sort of perfect display of wingnut density? That’d be like a hurricane blowing through the world’s largest library of different editions of the works of Shakespeare (more than 3!), Darwin, and Newton, and the page pieces all recombined into Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fatcysm! That cain’t be no damn accident!’

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    dmsilev says:

    @Dave C:

    Somebody should really look into the thermodynamics of wingnuttery.

    To do that properly, I fear it is necessary to start with the statistical mechanics of wingnuttery. I think there’s a promising avenue of approach using the tools of renormalization group theory and critical phenomena. Any theory which is based on increasingly wild fluctuations on all size scales is perfect for understanding the hot-air production of the modern wingnut.

    -dms

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    El Cid says:

    Is there a historiography here? Did pre-Newtonian Cartesians philosophize about the possibility of infinite stupidity in infinitely small spaces?

    Did some ancient Greek philosopher define the elemental nature of wingnuttia such that when you cut it, divided it, cut it again, in infinite sequence, eventually it would collapse from elemental wingnut stupidity into gibberish, and even then it would be hard to tell what had changed?

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    devopsych says:

    Does the whole process become repulsive when it reaches the splank limit?

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    OriGuy says:

    @tripletee (formerly tBone): A wingularity would generate a powerful gravity well, not just in a physical sense, but such that anyone who tried to escape it using reason and logic would tend to be pulled in toward it. I think we’ve see plenty of examples of that with Rush.

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    JGabriel says:

    tripletee (formerly tBone):

    Who is the overstuffed gasbag that will go supernova first, collapse, and then begin siphoning in mass from other nearby gasbags, causing a chain reaction that will eventually end with the supermassive Wingularity?

    It doesn’t really work that way. What happens is that each of the gasbags steal gas from other less pure gasbags, rendering them non-wingnut, through a process we don’t quite understand yet, though we know it involves spinning – which is why it’s called the Purity Spiral.

    As fewer wingnuts become more bloated they spin faster and faster, violently expropriating gas from each other and expelling less pure gasbags ever more rapidly until only only one is left, which collapses in upon itself it, becoming a naked wingularity, or if there isn’t enough mass, a furiously spinning Wingnut Pulsar.

    There are some who claim that the latter has already happened to Limbaugh in the early 90’s – which, frankly, would explain quite a lot.

    .

  51. 51
    gocart mozart says:

    Is it safe to go outside?

    The weather chart says yes.

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    tripletee (formerly tBone) says:

    Does the whole process become repulsive when it reaches the splank limit?

    I think it became repulsive well before that. And you’re also assuming that there is a splank limit, which I believe to be false – unless a supernatural entity intervenes and causes the Fapture, they’ll be content to continue splanking until the heat death of the universe.

  53. 53
    burnspbesq says:

    @gocart mozart:

    Cool. What time is Earlie Pearlie picking us up?

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    JGabriel says:

    dmsilev:

    I think there’s a promising avenue of approach using the tools of renormalization group theory and critical phenomena.

    Yes, well, it certainly suggests a whole new approach to Lie Groups.

    .

  55. 55

    Is there a historiography here? Did pre-Newtonian Cartesians philosophize about the possibility of infinite stupidity in infinitely small spaces?

    I don’t know about Pre-Newtonian, but I think it was covered in Deliverance.

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    wasabi gasp says:

    @El Cid: Your grasp of the illogical is impressively wrongheaded, manly, and white.

  57. 57
    Radon Chong says:

    Note: We are following a trial the Editors blazed over five years ago, folks. For all of you who keep asking what turned Cole around, click the link.

  58. 58
    gocart mozart says:

    Cool. What time is Earlie Pearlie picking us up?

    Some all hot half shot heading for her hot spot, snapping his fingers and clapping his hands has made Earlie Pearlie upset and she can’t find her keys now.

  59. 59

    English Civil War, much? None of this is less than four hundred years old. These are the people who were with Cromwell, giving false information against their neighbors. As long as you think any of this is new, you can’t begin to understand it. Look up John Pym. Look up William Prynne. Change the names and no one can distinguish them from today’s Republican demagogues. And each of us is Charles I, drifting towards the block.

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    tripletee (formerly tBone) says:

    @JGabriel:

    It doesn’t really work that way

    I’m going to need to see some numbers on that.

    which is why it’s called the Purity Spiral.

    I thought that’s what happens to the purity-bracelet types once they leave home and move into a sorority.

    if there isn’t enough mass, a furiously spinning Wingnut Pulsar.

    Obviously not Limbaugh then. Maybe Michael Savage.

  61. 61
    gocart mozart says:

    Frank Wilhoit says politicians will be political !!11!!
    Although, I do agree that Dick Cheney should “drift towards the block.”

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    KT says:

    Tim F: The time could come in the very near future when it becomes totally impossible for any ordinary person to have any idea what they are talking about.

    So would that be a new language, Winglish?
    Or a dialect, Wingbonics?

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    KG says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, I present…

    The Wingularity

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    eemom says:

    @Radon Chong:

    wow, that is good stuff. Never heard of that place before.

    It is heartening to keep finding good blogs. Ghod knows I was about to give up before I stumbled upon this one.

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    Steve says:

    Looking over the Wingularity, I actually think what we can expect is this:

    The Wingnuts will get Wingnuttier over time because they do live in their own tight culture. They are completely unable to understand the larger picture and have chosen to be deliberately ignorant. Their contacts with the real world either result in denial, or anger as it doesn’t line up with their perceptions.

    However, anger is part of the Wingnut mentality. Wingnuts think ENTIRELY in negatives. They only know how to be against, as the things they’re for are hopelessly abstract, stupid, immesurable, or both.

    So at some point, a part of Wingnuttia is going to snap hard. We can’t predict this easy since its hard to measure deliberate crazy. At some point though there will be some crazed wingnut act, group meltdown, complete freakout that will probably be violent.

    At this point, the Wingularity will dissolve – some will back the act, some be against it, and the Wingnuts will turn on each other. They won’t go away, but they will be less unified.

  66. 66
    Genine says:

    I just want to say that the commenters here are awesome.

    That is all.

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    JGabriel says:

    @tripletee (formerly tBone):

    Obviously not Limbaugh then.

    Touche. Good point.

    .

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    different church-lady says:

    Slight problem here: nobody can ever make “the last coherent wingnut argument,” because wingnut arguments are incoherent by definition.

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    wilfred says:

    these guys can talk to no-one but each other for extremely long stretches of time, so they have no idea how crazy they sound

    This is how Homeland itself sounds when you’ve been away for a long time.

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    Svensker says:

    @Radon Chong:

    Note: We are following a trial the Editors blazed over five years ago, folks. For all of you who keep asking what turned Cole around, click the link.

    That is hilarious. “Sully the Pooh” is pure gold. And beautiful mocking of Le Cole. Genius.

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    They only know how to be against, as the things they’re for are hopelessly abstract, stupid, immesurable, or both.

    The second clause of this sentence is pure gold, whether intended or not.

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    Peak Wingnut.

    It ain’t just a mountain in Alaska.

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    scarshapedstar says:

    ACORN! ANSWER! Nancy Pelosi’s big plane! Birth certificates! Whitey! Objectively pro-Saddam! Aluminum tubes! Countertops! Headscarves! PBUH!

    I think we’re already beyond the Event Horizon of the Wingularity. Not only are we accelerating towards it (and the third derivative is positive as well!) but as we look backwards, light from a non-wingnutty time no longer reaches us. The region of spacetime we inhabit is a closed curve. The further you look back, the wingnuttier everything is.

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    pdbuttons says:

    hi/ i think u mite find me to be a wingnut
    so/ i’ll engage…mmmm

    for the last forty / fifty years
    every inner city
    schoolboard/ mayor/school committee[sp)
    has been controlled by democrats
    and then the dc voucher program
    has been deee/funded
    my question is..
    y do u hate black people so much?
    power?be nice/ i will be
    thanks

  75. 75
    Johnny Pez says:

    It’s all because of that Large Hardon Collider they got in Europe. I warned you all that thing was bad news!

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    Matthew Hooper says:

    As fewer wingnuts become more bloated they spin faster and faster, violently expropriating gas from each other and expelling less pure gasbags ever more rapidly until only only one is left, which collapses in upon itself it, becoming a naked wingularity, or if there isn’t enough mass, a furiously spinning Wingnut Pulsar. There are some who claim that the latter has already happened to Limbaugh in the early 90’s – which, frankly, would explain quite a lot.

    Oh, thank you so very, very much for putting the image a naked, spinning, flatulent Rush Limbaugh in my head. That completely made my morning. Pepcid AC, anyone?

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    demimondian says:

    DougJ is right: the Wingularity is essential. More than that, though, those who are discussing Contorian transfinites are also right. It is clear that the remnant of the Wingularity will be supercompact .

    This suggests a new “Wingnut Setback Theory”, an alternative theory of everything political, functioning by analogy with alternative set theories in Mathematics…and, interestingly, having about as much relationship to the important questions of the day as they do.

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    IndieTarheel says:

    I don’t have anything to say as witty as what has already been posted.

    I just wanted to say this is the most jaw-droppingly awesome thread EVAR.

    Nice job, everyone.

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    beergoggles says:

    I like Legalize’s comment that was quoted. It’s similar to how I’ve always seen the wingnut – like the blind men and the elephant. It is why so many people exposed to different wingnuttia end up disagreeing as to what exactly wingnuttia is and how far it goes. We’re the blind guys; we cannot comprehend the vastness of the wingnut.

    The only reason it appears to be infinite, is that the human mind grants us infinite ways in which to tie ourselves up in a loop to avoid reality from destroying our preconceived notions. Based on that I posit that the vista of wingnuttia isn’t infinite, merely ever changing.

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    snetzky says:

    I had a conversation with my brother-in-law the other night and we both agreed that the wingularity will not truly occur ever, as the response to defeat by the wingnuts is to simply believe harder.

    The wingnut view point is to pick a position and then find evidence to support that position, regardless of how they get it.

    Torture is the penulitmate step toward just making stuff up and then executing anyone who presents to the contrary.

    I’m sure that Cheney would have liked to do that, had he had the opportunity.

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    snetzky says:

    @beergoggles

    The blind men and the elephant is extremely apropo to the discussion, as wingnuttery is infinite and each person’s perception is finite.

    I think part of the problem is that wingnuts are completely incapable of conceiving that they might be wrong about anything, which is why they react with such anger and vitriol when doubted or questioned.

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    demimondian says:

    @pdbuttons: Troll alert — pushing de buttons, that one is.

    That said, pdb’s comment would be a beautiful example of the reflexive narcissism of the Wingnuts — they hate African-Americans, but lie about it, so they project that onto everyone else. They are cowards, but lie about it, so they project *that* onto everyone else. They are crooks, but lie about it, so they project *that* onto everyone else.

    (This, by the way, is a classic example of narcissistic projection that one sees in the psychological literature. Narcissists are deeply insecure, fearing that a certain modesty on their parts would be more than justified. Thus, in any case where they fail of the ideals that they demand others achieve, they use misdirection to distract viewers.)

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    Sidelights says:

    Behold, the Wingularity…

    Behold, the Wingularity……

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    Fierce Pika says:

    @80: You’re completely right about how wingnuts pick their position, but this is the ESSENCE of the wingularity: all time and space is relative, meaning that normal physics and certainly reasoning do not apply. This aspect is INCREASED as you approach the wingularity. Think of the end of “2001”. That is the world that the wingnuts occupy.

    And can I just say: between the physics/math dorkdom and not one, but AT LEAST TWO catchy terms (“wingularity” and “the fapture”), this is officially the best thread EVAH.

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    Joe K says:

    OMFG, I think that was my 15 minutes!

    Cannot stop grinning at the headline. I believe my face is stuck.

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    Joe K says:

    I think there’s a real sense in which the Wingularity is modeled by a very simple logical formula: A -> ~A (that is, “A implies not-A”, a direct contradiction and obviously false).

    Well-known fact: any theorem follows from a contradiction. I tend to strongly associate wingnuttery with Christian social conservatism, which bases its view of reality on a text riddled with factual errors and inconsistencies. (Any text that can offer moral support for both the statements “God is love” and “Bombing abortion clinics is a Good Thing” isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on, logically speaking.)

    Ergo, the wingnut leadership has the freedom to advance any agenda that fits their interests, while remaining fully within the letter of what many of their base consider their foundational document.

    Further, mathematically, the statement A->~A is closely related to the notion of an algebraic singularity: it represents a situation that cannot be represented by the system under consideration, and once you’re there, you have no idea WTF is gonna happen.

    QED

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    pdbuttons says:

    hi/ back again/
    just had…y’know..shit to deal wit
    like
    mmm
    how can i make a sarah palin ice sculpture in july?
    eehhh/
    tea bags somehow work…
    so…
    y are inner city/ utes so screwed up?
    dick cheney?
    u obama lam bots got…til…
    june next year…
    btw/ i hate big govt/
    but i like ballons/ ha

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    pdbuttons says:

    by the way
    i’m donald rumfee comin here in
    mmm good heart/
    just wanna know how now brown cow can

    understand each other [loser talk
    u win/
    so the cycle begins
    we all suffer!
    well/ some of ouu less melatony …
    peace/ lets talk nicely
    i will ignore insults/ unless they be funny

    then i’ll torture u
    thanlks again

    0

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    pdbuttons says:

    my buttons have escaped from the
    zoo…
    i’ve tried to zipper his pie hole
    but he keep blabbin’
    about 4 horses,,,
    repent/ juicy ballons!

  91. 91
    pdbuttons says:

    demo dian
    u can’t deny that inner shitty schools/ the commitee board
    the mayors…
    the…hole process/ has been a lefty power grab…it worked
    congrats!
    but to.. phycoli-conform me…
    if u can’t even steven come near me
    go huddle

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    pdbuttons says:

    every 4
    i say bobby orr

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    Gerald Fnord says:

    Quick. Someone pay Stross to write a book titled Wingularity, Why?…may the publisher will re-title it Festival of Fools.

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    Leisureguy says:

    You’re right on target with your observation that wing-nuts mostly talk to each other, reinforcing their insane ideas and drifting further and further from reality as most people know it. James Fallows quotes this column by Don Rose in the Chicago Daily Observer:

    Out of towners often ask me how it is that folks in Chicago and Illinois put up with all the hanky and panky that goes on in our political snakepits.

    I tell them about my cat litter box.

    Currently I have two cats—once I had nine. In any case, I used to think I kept their potty clean and odor free. Then, every so often someone would come to the door, sniff the air and whisper in confidence, “I think your cat box needs changing.”

    They were right, of course. They came from cat-free environments and could sense a drop of urine at 30 paces, while I had grown so desensitized to the aroma that my schnozz would tell me I was romping through a fresh pine forest.

    So it is with the denizens of our city and state.

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    Ron Sullivan says:

    the last coherent wingnut argument

    And the last shall be first.

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    coolgeek says:

    The Theory of Infinite Wingnuttery.

    The Wingularity.

    I just don’t see how a Nobel Prize can ever again be awarded that doesn’t build off of this post.

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    Jim says:

    For the untimate experience Google “The Rapture Index (Mad Theology)” and “Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty.” Definitely not recommended by LaHaye, Lindsey, or Van Impe. Jim

  98. 98
    Joel says:

    PRETRIB RAPTURE RUSTLER

    While you’re wondering why everyone featured the “Tribulation Index” (using the essence and not the title) for 1800 years before a Nebraska “rustler” changed it into the “Rapture Index,” check out “Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty” on the “Powered by Christ Ministries” site. But gulp down some tranquilizers first!

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  2. Sidelights says:

    Behold, the Wingularity…

    Behold, the Wingularity……

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