B-word, B-word, Pardon His French

Chris Christie apparently called some Republicans bigots (via) at a Ramadan evening dinner at Drumthwacket:

He said that two of his actions have “drawn the ire” of some conservatives around the country. The first was the nomination of a Sohail Mohammed, a Muslim attorney, as a superior court judge. Conservative web sites have criticized the appointment, saying Mohammed has defended terrorists and will employ shariah law. But Christie called Mohammed a friend and said that those who create hysteria about his appointment because are “bigots.”
[…]
Christie also noted that he has been called out for his relationship with Imam Mohammad Qatanani, who is often described online as a “Hamas-linked cleric.”
“The fact of the matter is that in all my interactions over the years with the imam, he has attempted to be a force for good in his community, in our state, with law enforcement, with those of us who have gotten to know and work with us over the years,” said Christie, who worked with the Muslim community as a U.S. Attorney in the aftermath of Sept. 11. “So I hope what you see is a consistent strain of conduct. I will judge people based on their relationships with me and how they conduct themselves.”

Christie is to Muslims as Bush was to Mexicans: both understood that a set of generally religious and conservative brown people are a natural fit for the Republican party. But neither can get any traction with the xenophobic base, for whom having an object of brown hatred is far more important than winning elections. Christie’s got a tougher row to hoe than Bush, since he’s a Yankee and the current Republican party is a hell of a lot less tolerant than it was when Bush was elected. Even though this remark hasn’t made much impact, and the video is now private on YouTube, the winger blogs are lit up like a Jersey refinery over this. If Christie keeps this up, his next gig will be guest appearances with Snooki in the “remember when” show at some boardwalk casino.








Donald Trump is embarrassing himself and the Romney campaign again.

Donald Trump has never gotten over the fact that President Obama smacked him down at the White House Correspondents Dinner in April 2011, and then the next day, announced that he had shot bin Laden in the face (not personally, obviously.)

The fact that President Obama mocked him so thoroughly, and that the entire country –except for the 27% of idiots who believe that Donald Trump is relevant, and also that Jesus and the dinosaurs were contemporaries — pointed and laughed at him is more than Trump can stand. As such, he has made it his mission in life to prove that the Kenyan-in-Chief is illegitimate. Trump is convinced that Obama was born in a foreign country, but since those Hawaiian bastards won’t just admit it, Trump is focusing on Obama’s school records. Obama must have cheated his way through college and law school, and probably brainwashed the entire student body of Harvard Law into electing him president of the Harvard Law Review. So goeth the syphilitic mind of Donald Trump.

The bottom line is, there is a black guy in the White House who clearly doesn’t belong there, and Donald Trump is going to figure out how to get him out.

How does he plan to do this? With good old-fashioned stupidity. Trump wants Mitt Romney to hold a press conference and offer to release his tax returns if President Obama will release his school records. How does that make sense?

Shut up, that’s how.

[full post at ABLC]








Ha, Ha. Very Funny. It Is To Laugh. alternate post title “WOLVERINES!”

Whichever one of you prick bastards put my email address on the “Nutcase Rightwinger Bunker-Builder” forum, may I issue to you a hearty “DIAF, Motherfucker!”

For those who do not wish to read the LATEST whole spew of crazy (there have been more that 10 in two days) can simply read my response to the original writer, some guy with “canada” in his gmail address:

I’m afraid I can’t help you.  May I respectfully suggest that you seek the assistance of a qualified psychiatrist?  Since your email address marks you as someone from Canada, you’ll be happy to know that unlike the US, the care you seem to need will be covered for you.

God Bless,

Soonergrunt

The whole glorious spew of off the rails/off the meds crazytalk after the jump.  In addition to our subject of black helicopters, Russian troops in Colorado, and theraputic doses of Seroquel, Risperdal, and Haldol, and to remind you all that these fuckers vote, please consider this an open thread.

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Romney Claims to Sidestep Abedin Controversy, but Meets with a Pro-Bachmann McCarthyite

Mitt Romney was asked to weigh in on Chick-fil-A and on the McCarthyite campaign against Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and he refused, telling reporters, “Those are not things that are part of my campaign.” However, I see he’s hanging out with some folks who aren’t quite as shy about expressing opinions on these issues:

Mitt Romney took time on Thursday during a trip to Denver to meet with a group of well-known social conservatives, including Gary Bauer, James Dobson and others, POLITICO’s Jonathan Martin reports.

The group assured Romney they are firmly behind him, according to a source familiar with the conservation.

… Thursday’s meeting … also included former Sen. William Armstrong and Lt. General William Boykin….

Boykin? I expect a Republican presidential candidate to meet with Bauer and Dobson, who are bad enough, but Jerry Boykin? Seriously?

You probably know this about Boykin:

A Pentagon investigation in 2004 concluded that Boykin had violated “internal regulations” by giving speeches marked by fiery religious rhetoric while in his U.S. Army uniform….

In one instance, Boykin mocked a Muslim adversary in Mogadishu for believing he would be protected by Allah. “I knew that my God was bigger than his,” Boykin said. “I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol.”

… Despite the controversy, Boykin remained deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence under Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld, and retired in 2007.

But he was recently one of the signers of a letter to House Speaker John Boehner endorsing Michele Bachmann’s call for an investigation into Muslim Brotherhood influence in the U.S. government.

… If our country and its people are to be spared potentially grave harm, it is essential that we establish the nature, extent and impact of … influence operations aimed — to borrow the Brotherhood’s own words — at destroying us from within, by our own hands.

We urge you to acquaint yourself with the background and status of the Muslim Brotherhood’s civilization jihad in America. Should you do so, we are confident you will agree with us that the requests for formal inspector general investigations into this matter by Reps. Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, Trent Franks, Lynn Westmoreland and Tom Rooney are both warranted and needed….

And no, these aren’t just a couple of blemishes on an otherwise exemplary record.

Boykin has maintained that “Islam is evil” and a “totalitarian way of life,” and therefore its adherents should not receive First Amendment protections. Boykin even wants the U.S. to ban mosques, telling fellow mosque-banner Bryan Fischer, “no mosques in America.” But his conspiracies don’t end there. He believes that a “cabal” led by George Soros and the Council of Foreign Relations is trying to “create a global government,” and that Obama, who may or may not be a member of the Muslim Brotherhood himself, is using the health care reform law to build his own version of the Brownshirts to impose Marxism on America. He also seems to think that the only difference between Islam and Marxism is that Muslims believe in a God.

… Boykin in an interview just this week on TruNews with Rick Wiles praised McCarthy and said he wishes “we could find a McCarthy-like individual today that was willing to stand up and proclaim very boldly that we do have a problem with a Marxist cabal in America, which are now in powerful positions, influencing our policies and the direction of our country,” including Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

Wiles: Little Leon Panetta, he’s got some Marxist relationships in his closet too, if you go back far enough, Mr. Panetta, he’s palled around with no communists.

Boykin: That’s right. He certainly has, as have a number of the people who are in the administration right now….

Boykin went to agree with the host that Joe McCarthy “was a great American.”

Why is it acceptable for a major-party presidential candidate to meet with a guy like this, and to accept his endorsement? Why isn’t this a scandal? It would be scandalous if Romney met with Orly Taitz or Alex Jones or some other conspiratorialist. Romney gets grief when he hangs out with Donald Trump. Why isn’t this on par with that?

(X-posted at No More Mister Nice Blog.)








Conspiracy Nut Alex Jones thinks the #AuroraShooting was Staged by Obama

Alex Jones — whose name is practically synonymous with “9/11 Truther” — is known for being one beer short of a six-pack, so it’s unsurprising that he thinks the Aurora shooting was planned by Obama.

Strap on your tinfoil hats, people, and keep your arms and legs in the vessel at all times.

We’re taking a trip to Crazytown, population: Alex Jones.

[full post here]