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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Right Wing Review: 9/18 - 9/24, 2011

If readers have the stomach for it, and since I don't focus on the GOP candidates - or Fox News for that matter - click the images on the right to review the myths, misstatements and lies that came out of the debate on Thursday night.

Assault on Women

ALERT: Utah governor Gary Herbert signs controversial law that charges pregnant women and girls with murder for having miscarriages caused by "intentional or knowing" acts.

Pro-birther Mike Huckabee spoke before the Personhood Mississippi campaign last week and touted the group’s effort to amend the state constitution to criminalize all abortions and outlaw some popular forms of birth control. "Science has affirmed what God has been trying to scream to us."

Think Progress:  The GOP’s concerted campaign against women’s health has resulted in about 1,000 anti-abortion bills in state legislatures across the country and numerous federal attempts to eradicate a woman’s right to choose. . . . But while they smother women’s rights with one hand, Republicans insist “we are not attacking women” on the other. “This is not a war against women,” said Republican founder of WomanTrend Kellyanne Conway. Texas GOP Rep. Wayne Christian, however, begs to differ.

Blessed Ignorance/Blessed Hate

A western Pennsylvania school district decides not to stage a Tony Award-winning musical "to avoid controversy."  Members of the community complained about performing Kismet on the heels of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The notorious sheriff of Maricopa County has already assigned members to his "Cold Case Posse" in Arizona to investigate the authenticity of Barack Obama's birth certificate. Tea Party constituents in Florida and New Jersey have asked sheriffs in their states to meet with Jerome Corsi, author of "Where's the Birth Certificate?" May all their saddles have burrs.

Maybe there's something more to this comic book thing than just indoctrinating kids. Maybe it has more to do with the average reading level of most Tea Party members. GOP presidential hopefuls Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney and the Tea Party will be featured in upcoming comic books.

In what has been called a hate crime, state and local officials are working together to investigate graffiti scrawled on three African immigrant homes in Concord, N.H.

Islamaphobe Pamela Geller accuses the Southern Poverty Law Center of being a "Communist front" in her new book, "Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.”

Accuracy in Media, a conservative watchdog group, is targeting Casa de Maryland, an immigration right's organization, accusing them of having Communist ties and working outside of the law. Their report is entitled "Casa de Maryland: The Illegals' ACORN."

NumbersUSA announced that they will air television ads during the next GOP presidential candidate debate that advocate further restrictions on the level of documented (so called "legal") immigrants.

The National Rifle Association claims a "massive Obama conspiracy" not to ban guns.

In the Name of God

Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, believes if a Republican is elected president next year, military leaders will start telling the truth about the negative consequences of allowing homosexuals to openly serve in the military. "The American people must elect a new president."

All around pastor John Hagee, who believes God killed the millions of Jews during the Holocaust, says hate is the only way to save America.  I'll take Politicususa's word for it as the video is over 20 minutes long.

One Million moms, an offshoot of the American Family Association is boycotting Ben and Jerry's limited edition Schweddy Balls ice cream.

State Asylum

Kentucky religious Republican lawmaker Mike Harmon is pushing a bill that would allow students to bully other students for their sexual orientation or for their support of another student’s sexual orientation, and that would allow concealed weapons in schools. Harmon is a Baptist deacon.

The Massachusetts Republican Party has asked Harvard University to reconsider paying Elizabeth Warren a salary while the law school professor runs for US Senate.

The Florida Tea Party convention agenda this year lists Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pat Bondi, and features G. Edward Griffin, a life member of the John Birch Society. Griffin is billed as the “author of The Creature from Jekyll Island.” Griffin is an anti-Federal Reserve, anti-United Nations and anti-communist conspiracy theorist. Charming.


  1. @John: Ha! You know, I really would prefer closing these depressing articles by acknowledging something good and decent a Republican did the previous week but it just ain't happening.

  2. A thousand anti-abortion bills? Well, now we know what they're obsessed with. Just imagine what could happen if the next few Supreme Court appointments are made by a Republican President.

  3. @Infidel: They're obsessed alright. I saw where someone referred to Perry as having "electile dysfunction" and I had to wonder if he and his fellow travelers don't have another kind of dysfunction. Just the thought of a Republican being able to appoint another member of the Supremes should motivate people to get out and vote.

  4. Holy cow! Didn't realize I used the wrong dates in the original post. Asleep at the switch or just naturally confused?

  5. Blessed Ignorance/Blessed Hate: "Author" Jerome Corsi isn't a lunatic, he's just a con man who makes his living catering to lunatics. If pursuing this nonsense keeps these crackpots off the streets and contributes to the tea party crowd's increasingly bad name, I'm all for it.

    Comic books? How appropriate! Bachmann's should be titled, "Blunder Woman." Romney's should be titled, "The Swiveler." Perry's should be titled, "Hairo Man."

    The National Rifle Association has a legitimate beef with the Obama administration's slacking. It's costing the organization and its fat-cat officers and executives big bucks.

    In the Name of God: Pastor John Hagee and Dr. Richard Land obviously have a curious notion the golden rule should apply to me but not to thee. A few seconds' thought reveals how that defies logic.

    State Asylum: Kentucky religious Republican lawmaker Mike Harmon needs counseling — from a six-foot-one, 250-pound gay ex-Marine who has no patience with bullies and those who cheer them on.

  6. @SW: You ain't just whistling Dixie, my friend. Maybe I should have called this series, The Lunatic Asylum.