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    Sam Seder, of The Majority Report, just said that he has no idea what 'cultural Marxism' is. He's never heard of it. He's been around the block a few times when it comes to politics.

    Clearly, he hasn't been spending any time in 'alternative' media/communities.

    I got accused of 'cultural Marxism' years ago. Right here.

    It's another bogeyman, of course.

    Just like the suddenly popular replacement theory. Folks have been glomming onto fear over 'critical race theory' in schools.

    It's not taught in schools.

    It's studied in Law School.

    Where grown-ups go.

    Of course, when you use vague words like 'school' you can steer folks into being angry about something that's not even happening.

    And do more grift, or get more votes. Or both.

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    "There's a storm coming."

    How long has Stormfront been around?

    The 'Storm' is a theme and a meme for the right wing.


    I don't understand how so many folks who should know better can get drawn in so easily.

    31 million think violent solution is good.

    Wow. 31 million folks who have no excuse for not knowing better.


    Which nations will benefit from this?

    Which nations would push propaganda to promote this?

    It ain't just the church leaders.


    The religious aspect is easily understood. There's no need for logic or rational thinking when you can just point to God and look at your own special salvation.

    It really appears that many American Christians see Satan as having more power than God or Christ.

    Another thing turned on its head.


    "Recipe for disaster."

    True that.

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    The crazies are gaming the system to make 'poll takers' think they believe this stuff. I believe in the existence of Satan, but he doesn't visit often and he certainly doesn't do organizing work. The only way on that road is to fully believe that we are in the end-times. This belief itself is predicated on a biblical fantasy. It has always cracked me up that fundamentalists believe that the great swooshing will take all good people to Heaven and the New Agers believe that the great swoosh will take all bad people away. Well, that leaves nobody ... hmm, now that I think about it, it could happen that way.

    When entertaining fantasies, I think that the AntiChrist and the False Profit will come from the fundamentalists ... well, if we are entertaining fantasies, let's just say we have plenty of empirical evidence for that one.
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    “Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren't they? They're all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you're born, you're on your own. Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don't want to know about you. They don't want to hear from you. No nothing. No neonatal care, no daycare, no head start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you're preborn, you're fine; if you're preschool, you're fucked.”

    Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day

    Your daily dose of GOP conservatives showing how their party has lost their collective minds.

    (This all started when a forum I frequent had a political discussion, and whenever a news story popped up where a Republican politician talked about rape, insane conspiracy theories about birth certificates, fluoridated water, Benghazi (etc.), was found to have ties to some sort of hate group, denied climate change exists, or generally said something without any logic or comprehension... they would respond, "Whatever. You know both sides are just as bad."

    Well, I threw down a gauntlet. I didn't believe that was the case, so I challenged the individuals who threw this argument out to go ahead and match me, crazy moron for crazy moron from either party, one a day, to prove their point. The only rules were that they had to only include people who had held or run for public office within the past 5 years, or at the very least, helped write the party platform within that time. This ruled out most media pundits and celebrities, and let us focus simply on the actual members of the party.

    And lo and behold, day one, two, three came and went, and they just whined about how it was still just as bad... but never would name a single insane person from the left. Meanwhile, as I kept profiling members of the modern GOP, and "ran up the score" into double digits, I became distressed. Because... it really was easier than I would have wanted to spot kooky conservatives than I wanted it to be. I thought it was bad... but WOW, has the party I once respected with Reagan, Dole, and the like has lost their collective minds.

    With the encouragement of others who thought that "Both sides are just as bad" argument was ridiculous, the final tabulations ended up putting it at a ratio of almost 35-1, leaning to crazy/stupid Republicans being far worse. Of the handful of Democrats we looked at, the severity of "crazy" was not as staggering as for Republicans (and with the exception of two, I was the one who profiled what Democrats were discussed, as well).

    They encouraged me, though, to share the profiles of these politicians as much as I can. Because... frankly, it's shocking how overwhelming how pervasive the problem in the modern GOP is, and there really are psychos you probably haven't heard of, because they're not in your state, or not representing your district. I can only hope you read this, and reconsider your vote in elections when you see an "R" next to someone's name.)

    This is just one but there are many ... posting them up would be a full-time job, so anyone that cares to help is welcome. There is a site for it that can easily be found.


    It was on this date in 2017, 2018, 2019, as well as 2020, that “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” published profiles of Mike Moon, a member of the Missouri House of Representatives since 2013, and the only person we’ve profiled whose name can be spelled by Tom Cullen. Moon first took office in 2013 after a special election and spent eight years in the lower chamber making himself a polarizing figure in Missouri politics. That was probably because of his tendency to have made some of the most embarrassing remarks from a Republican anywhere in the country regarding abortion over the past few years, and that truly is saying something.

    In January of 2016, he sponsored legislation called the “All Lives Matter” act (uh oh). But don’t worry, it didn’t have anything to do with police violence, it was just a slap in the face to folks in Ferguson, Missouri added on to a Personhood bill he filed. It was even more of a bit of an eyebrow-raiser back in March of 2016 when during debate on a bill that would ban abortion at any stage of development, Moon was laughed out of the room when he compared abortion to the enslavement of African Americans for a moment before he claimed to be a “reproductive expert” based on his qualifications of being a “former embryo”.

    Alas, Mike Moon did not learn his lesson about looking like a boob for trying to get high and mighty about fetal development without knowing what the hell he was talking about. In February of 2017, Missouri Republicans were again looking to pass some form of Personhood legislation, even though it would obviously be overturned. And this time, Mike Moon didn’t just compare abortion to slavery. We mean, he did that, mentioning the Dred Scott ruling during the debate, but this time, he also compared legalized abortion to “Jews being slaughtered by Nazis”, because why not add Godwin’s Law while we’re at it? But he STILL wasn’t done. He then began to argue that life begins farther than people think, comparing sperm to tadpoles, rhetorically asking, “Is a sperm alive?” Moon, an Ash Grove Republican, asked during a hearing Tuesday night on a bill that would enshrine in the Missouri Constitution the statement that life begins at conception. “Have you ever seen a tadpole? Is a tadpole alive?”

    So, since Mike Moon cares so much about life at all stages, you would think he would care a lot about saving the lives of refugee children fleeing war, right? HA HA! Trick question! Are those kids Muslims? Because if so, Mike Moon wrote a nice letter in November of 2015 where he explained he would like those kids placed in camps, and sent back home at the first opportunity, especially because you can’t trust ‘em because they lie so danged much.


    ”I do realize that the refugees we should be scrutinizing most are ones who profess the Muslim faith. Unless I’m mistaken, a practicing Muslim can do whatever is necessary for the ‘good’ of the faith - telling ‘fibs’ is a small part of what they might do. Our preference, as a nation, should be to place the refugees in camps so that they can be properly cared for and returned safely home when the time is right.”


    Mike Moon doesn’t like the idea of special protections in schools for transgender youth, and in his arguments against them, he cites the work of Dr. Paul McHugh, who classifies being transgendered as a “mental disorder”, even though the American Psychiatric Association stopped classifying “gender dysphoria” as a mental disorder years ago. He also introduced a resolution that he and his fellow legislators should appeal to Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act with “manly firmness” as if they would be able to pull it off if they just took an extra-large dose of Viagra or something? As you’d expect, Mike Moon’s whole voting record is pretty “out there”, including a vote to try and block the implementation of the United Nations’ Agenda 21 Environmental Treaty, votes to attempt to nullify federal firearms laws, and a vote for the unconstitutional HB 499, which would have forced schoolchildren to recite the pledge of allegiance… specifically in English.

    In June of 2017, how he decided to put up a video on his Facebook page to announce he was introducing new anti-choice legislation in Missouri, and he did so by discussing it as he decapitated a chicken. That is not a typo, Mike Moon cut off a chicken’s head and started to pull its innards out while discussing abortion.

    Now, if that isn’t crazy enough, there’s also the matter of former Governor of Missouri Eric Greitens, who resigned in disgrace after he was accused of taking nude photos of his mistress without her consent, assaulting her during rough sex, and threatening to release the nude photos of her if she ever exposed him as an adulterer. After Mike Moon spent four years trying to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon without any real cause when a governor comes along who isn’t just a sexual predator but is caught breaking the law in multiple campaign finance violations and abusing charitable organizations to further his own political career, can you guess what Moon wants to do? NOTHING. Mike Moon thought it would be unfair to impeach Gov. Greitens for ANY of his moral, or legal failings.

    In 2019, Moon’s focus turned to a direct theocratic bent, as he voted for legislation to have public schools teach Bible courses, and voted for a bill that prohibits all abortion in Missouri “if Roe v. Wade is overturned”.

    In 2020, Mike Moon was term-limited in the Missouri House of Representatives and took on the former Chairman of the Missouri GOP, David Cole in a primary that he narrowly won with 52% of the vote. It seems that Cole struck a nerve in that primary, as Moon has currently been throwing a strop in the Missouri State Senate and is feuding with Gov. Mike Parson after he named Cole to a position as a circuit judge in Southwest Missouri.

    We don’t know at what point Mike Moon’s sheer lunacy and personal crusade end up with people within his party trying to force him out, but he’s targeting some pretty big fish within his own party.
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    Mo Brooks has finally been served.

    Mo Brooks has been hiding everywhere to avoid being served. He even went to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to hide. But Swalwell sent his process server there and told him, “Git Mo!”
    lol

    So a guy who thinks he did nothing wrong and has been hiding from authorities and failing to show up to do his job in Congress finally got served.
    But they had to serve his wife.

    And now he's whining and moaning and calling the authorities, after running from them for weeks.

    But the true extent of his ineptitude is demonstrated by his own hand on twitter.


    "Dude, is that your gmail account and password in that picture? Asking for a friend," one user tweeted. Another noted, "You tape your passwords to your laptop? And then take a picture and tweet it to the world? And, wait - hang on! - you’re on the Armed Services subcommittee for Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems? Surely not! Even Gohmert’s not this dumb."

    One user dryly noted Brooks was "Not a criminal mastermind for sure." Another jokingly replied, "Sir, can you post your bank account number, that pin is just dying to be put to use." One person commented, "Real top notch IT security practices you've got going there, putting your passwords on a sticker right on your laptop."

    One user tweeted, "Republicans: these cyber attacks are getting out of control!! We must stop them! Also republicans: a republican sitting member of congress tweets a photo of his Gmail password." Another said, "While ranting like a lunatic and claiming to be a victim because his wife was handed a piece of paper, Mo Brooks accidentally tweeted his Gmail password and pin numbers. He's Mr. Underhill from Fletch." One said, "Thanks for sharing your passwords with all of Twitter, dumbass." One more said, "What. An. Idiot. Thanks for sharing your password with the world. Glad to know you are on the committee responsible for our nation’s cyber security. I feel much safer knowing you are on the case."
    Lol and Yikes! All at once.

    Stable Geniuses are everywhere!

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    I finally got it! I can't believe it took so long.

    Problem, Reaction, Solution.

    It's the Republicans, David Eike! Not the Reptilians!

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    I finally got it! I can't believe it took so long.

    Problem, Reaction, Solution.

    It's the Republicans, David Eike! Not the Reptilians!
    Amen, and we said it before David Elke did ...
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    Quote Originally posted by BeastOfBologna View Post
    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    I finally got it! I can't believe it took so long.

    Problem, Reaction, Solution.

    It's the Republicans, David Eike! Not the Reptilians!
    Amen, and we said it before David Elke did ...
    Just for the record, it's David Icke ─ I C K E.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    Have you ever read any of Steve Schmidt's twitter tirades, BOB? I don't post them and I'm not on twitter but I run across them now and again. He does not mince words. He used to campaign for Republicans and has been disgusted with both Trump and the party he helped to gain power for so many years.

    You may enjoy the frank passion, and he's no slouch. He knows his (now former) party inside and out.

    It's weird for me, observing these people, because so many different feelings emerge. A little schadenfreude watching how angry they are at the beast they helped create, a little gratified that one or two seem to have learned maybe a couple lessons, a little baffled by their apparent blindness to the direction the party was going in. When you spend years saying it's just fear-mongering and not looking into the actual problem, it tends to come bite you in the butt.

    The longer you hide behind claims of fear-mongering, the worse it'll be.

    And now we have an uncontrolled beast with politicians kowtowing to a one-term loser who's not even the president anymore and a rabid base who's been deluded into believing that he is.

    **Note the timing of the new August claim. That's about when the court proceedings will reach the point of indictments and more. Looks like somebody needs an insurrection or revolution to start so that he doesn't have to be held to accounts for his crimes.

    What in the world did they think would come out of courting the Christian right, bolstering voices like Limbaugh, and not standing up for actual truth?




    Thank you, Aragorn. I suspected I spelled Icke wrong and I definitely did not double check.

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    I would like to take the opportunity of savoring the reality of having been accused of 1984 style double-plus-good speak, and now witnessing my own countrymen/women embrace full-throated, obvious lies regarding stolen elections, voter fraud, audits, and pedo conspiracies.

    It's a really empty and sucky victory.

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    I'm going chaotic ... this is a picture of my adoptive father after WWII and before getting married (I think) ... We never had guns around when was little chillens ...

    I've been trying to upload as attachment a photo ... the add files button is not getting the picture ... Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk!
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    You really kinda make me maybe but not really want to send off my DNA to find family members.

    But not in this moment...

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    You really kinda make me maybe but not really want to send off my DNA to find family members.

    But not in this moment...
    I can guarantee some interesting times and that's for sure ...
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    Have a question for the Mod Squad:

    Is there a graceful way to post a podcast?

    thanks the BOB
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