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Thursday, October 21, 2010

American Idiot watch for Thursday, October 21
Posted by Jill | 5:17 AM
The late, great Jon Swift had as his tagline, "am a reasonable conservative who likes to write about politics and culture. Since the media is biased I get all my news from Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and Jay Leno monologues." It was a joke, of course, but jokes are largely funny because they mirror real life. Like this guy, featured in an article about how teabaggers are (surprise) global warming deniers:
A rain of boos showered Mr. Hill, including a hearty growl from Norman Dennison, a 50-year-old electrician and founder of the Corydon Tea Party.

“It’s a flat-out lie,” Mr. Dennison said in an interview after the debate, adding that he had based his view on the preaching of Rush Limbaugh and the teaching of Scripture. “I read my Bible,” Mr. Dennison said. “He made this earth for us to utilize.”

Or this nitwit:
“This so-called climate science is just ridiculous,” said Kelly Khuri, founder of the Clark County Tea Party Patriots. “I think it’s all cyclical.”

“Carbon regulation, cap and trade, it’s all just a money-control avenue,” Ms. Khuri added. “Some people say I’m extreme, but they said the John Birch Society was extreme, too.”

Or this one:
Lisa Deaton, a small-business owner in Columbus, Ind., who started We the People Indiana, a Tea Party affiliate, is supporting Mr. Young in part because of his stand against climate change legislation.

“They’re trying to use global warming against the people,” Ms. Deaton said. “It takes way our liberty.”

“Being a strong Christian,” she added, “I cannot help but believe the Lord placed a lot of minerals in our country and it’s not there to destroy us.”

Well, there we are folks -- the John Birch Society, formerly the province of kooks and the owner of Bowcraft Amusement Park -- is now mainstream. In fact, the John Birch Society and its flat-earther ilk, are now just another name for the Republican Party.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Right. God made th' Earth, th' Universe n' everthang JUST FOR US! An' He made it so we could blast down highways in our gas-guzzling Ford Excursions!

Reminds me of that thing Mark Twain said: "Of course, the oyster knows that he is the Crown of Creation. Just ask the oyster."

Blogger JeffS87 said...
Gee, thanks for trashing my Bowcraft memories! I had no idea!

Blogger casey said...
Hello Jill,

Since a lot of the Teabaggers state that they are Christians I have a reference for them.
American King James Version
And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.
This process will bring about the destruction of the American Empire and unfortunately chaos for the people living in the US.