The Watering Hole; Friday February 12 2016; Fear The Bern!!

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity;
and I’m not sure about the universe.”
(Albert Einstein)

Apparently Iowa and New Hampshire have substantially elevated Bernie Sanders’ candidacy in the eyes of a bunch of those vocal right wing nutcases. Not sure what it is that fuels the typical wingnut loudmouth, whether it’s irrational fear or ordinary stupidity. Maybe some of each? That would explain a lot.

Anyway, here are a small handful of recent vocal nonsensicals which make a pretty solid case for the three (wingnut-only) levels of dumb, dumber, or dumbest ever. You choose!

Alex Jones: Bernie Sanders ‘Is The Final Plague’ Upon America

Alex Jones once again lit into Bernie Sanders and his supporters, this time warning that the Vermont senator represents “the final plague” that will bring down America. . . .

“You won’t learn from history. You won’t learn from the nightmare of socialism and collectivism and communism when it puts all these nobodies on top of you who revel in black uniforms and checkpoints and making your wife have sex with them so you can have a job.”

‘First They Came For The Rich’: Michael Savage Predicts Bernie Sanders Will Start Killing Americans (as Savage borrows an idea or two from Martin Niemöller):

. . . conservative talk radio host Michael Savage voiced his rage over . . . the growing popularity of Bernie Sanders.

“First they came for the rich, but you were not rich and you did not stand up for the rich; then they came for the middle class, but you didn’t stand up for the middle class because you were not even of the middle class; and then when they started to come up for the poor there was no one else to stand up for you because everyone else was taken out.”

That wasn’t quite enough for Michael the Wiener, so he added this:

Michael Savage: Bernie Sanders’ Wife ‘Looks Like Stalin’s Housekeeper’

“When I saw the beautiful Trump family on the stage last night, I said, ‘America is back again.’ I said, ‘Camelot is back again.’ I said, ‘My God, wouldn’t it be beautiful to have a first lady like Mrs. Trump? Wouldn’t it be beautiful to have a first family like the Trump family?’

“Can you imagine what this county would look like if Bernie Sanders became president? His wife looks like Stalin’s housekeeper. And if you want an America with a first lady that walks around looking like Stalin’s housekeeper, well my friends, vote for Bernie Sanders.”

I don’t know what Stalin’s housekeeper looked like, but I seriously doubt she was anywhere near as cool as Jane O’Meara Sanders! Bernie’s got MY vote for sure!!

Louie Gohmert: We Got Sanders Because We Let ‘Hippies From The ’60s’ Become Teachers

“. . . we let some of the hippies from the ‘60s who created such chaos then start teaching the teachers, and teaching them how great socialism is and just rewriting history and keeping them from realizing socialism has never worked, it will never work in this world, in this life, because if you’re going to pay everybody the same thing then they’re going to quit working.”

And here’s Glenn Beck’s prediction of the ultimate consequence for all of us if someone like Sanders should be the voter’s choice instead of God Cruz:

Glenn Beck Says Only Ted Cruz Can Save America From Revolution

“. . . the election of a ‘socialist’ like Bernie Sanders . . . will inevitably result in revolution engulfing America.

“You don’t have to believe me. I’d ask you to read history, I’d ask you to do your own homework. I tell you these things and I usually tell you these things with most of the audience and definitely all of the educated class making fun of me. I’ve done this a million times; I’m right probably 80 percent of the time on these big things where I stand on them, maybe a higher percentage. I know, because I read history.”

Glenn Beck notes that he’s right probably 80 percent of the time on these big things. Who knew?? Guess I’ve  only watched him or read him that other 20% of the time when he’s always wrong. Oh well. Live and learn.

In fairness to idiot loudmouths everywhere, though, I feel duty bound to toss them the Biblical bone verse that perfectly describes the ultimate consequence of such brashly stupid behavior.

He that digeth a pit shall fall into it.
(Ecclesiastes 10:8)

Actually nah, go ahead, proceed, ignore that pit fluff. Finish your pit and then jump in. Improve the quality of the world up top — Bernie’s world!

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38 thoughts on “The Watering Hole; Friday February 12 2016; Fear The Bern!!

  1. Funny how the RWNJs never get that people who become teachers do so for altruistic reasons, and no RWNJ ever had enough empathy for upcoming generations to become teachers. They’re too busy chasing that almighty dollar to bother.

    • There are RWNJ teachers. They’re probably more predominant in evangelical christian private schools than in public schools, but they’re definitely out there.

  2. I couldn’t get past “nobodies on top of you who revel in black uniforms and checkpoints and making your wife have sex with them so you can have a job”. Mr. Jones needs some serious help.

    • Alex Jones is beyond mentally ill and well into “just plain fucked up in the head” territory. That man needs serious psychological help, and so do any of his fans who think he’s totally right.

      • Amen to that. Right here in this little town there are several absolute devotees of Jones and his crackpot fuckedupidness, and wow do they need help! Pinnacles of craziness aren’t even that much fun to watch. Amusing, sure, but potentially dangerous as well.

          • Indeed. And it’s not only Mr. Obama — his wife Michelle has been working diligently to destroy the nation’s educational system by insisting they all make their lunch menus healthy!

    • And I said, I don’t care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I’m quitting, I’m going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they’ve moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married… But then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn’t bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it’s not okay because if they take my stapler then I’ll, I’ll, I’ll set the building on fire…

    • Thanks for that. Seems to me, though, that if she’d change her hair a bit and dress as if in 2016 NYC she’d look (and prolly sound, come to think of it) a lot more like Melania Trump. I could be wrong, of course, since I only know all these people from their pix, but still . . .😉

    • Stalin had overseen the arrest, imprisonment and murder either directly or indirectly of the majority of those close to him. Being “friends” with him was a lethal enterprise. He was brutal, cruel, controlling and highly suspicious of everyone he came into contact with, either via his professional (i.e. political) or personal life.

      Fred Koch seemed to have survived his acquaintance with Stalin to make the millions he bequeathed to his soulless sons.

  3. Watch As American Company Tells Workers It’s Moving 1400 Jobs To Mexico

    Suffice to say, the news was not well received. The decision likely will not help with mounting tensions many Americans are feeling towards Mexico (thanks in part to Donald Trump), as one person immediately shouts out, “That’s why you brought all those [expletives] here!” The executive announcing the news likewise doesn’t help by continuously and insultingly referring to the layoffs as “a transition,” telling the disconcerted employees, “I want to be clear, this is strictly a business decision.”

  4. I recommend keeping all liquids away from your keyboard as you read this:

    For years the left-wing has been saying that Fox News viewers are “uneducated” or “misinformed”, but now a study has come out that might confirm those suspicions.
    According to a new survey of Fox News viewers by Reuters, this is what Fox News viewers believe:
    67% Believe Barack Obama’s name sounds suspicious.
    45% Believe that homosexuals are polygamists
    2% Believe that science is more important than faith
    90% Believe that all of the Founding Fathers were born in the United States of America, even though it had not yet been created when the Founding Fathers were born.
    56% Believe Sarah Palin went to an Ivy League Law school.
    99% of Fox News viewers who were Medicare recipients said they opposed “socialized medicine.”
    94% Believe Reagan lowered the National Debt.
    15% Believe that George Washington defeated the King of England in a duel for America.
    88% Believe that Bill Clinton failed as a President, because of his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
    75% Believe that people on welfare are lazy.
    24% Believe Santa Claus is real.
    36% Believe the “Bill of Rights” is legislation introduced by the Republican Party to stop “Barack Obama’s socialist agenda.”
    99% Believe that communism, socialism, fascism and tyranny are all the same.
    70% Believe Barack Obama was born in Kenya
    38% Believe Barack Obama was born in Indonesia
    85% Don’t think Hawaii was even a state when Barack Obama was born
    76% Believe Sarah Palin has an “Alaskan accent.”
    92% Believe that Bill Clinton left Barack Obama with a surplus, which he spent.
    96% Believe the economy was doing great when Barack Obama took office.
    84% Believe the Tea Party is a grassroots movement without any corporate sponsorship.
    94% Believe the Constitution mentions Jesus Christ as America’s savior.
    23% Believe FEMA is building concentration camps.
    63% Believe Glenn Beck is a healthy weight
    37% Believe Nancy Pelosi is a witch, and that she can cast spells.
    25% Believe Hillary Clinton’s resignation was good for the economy.
    74% Believe that unemployment is higher now than it was during the Great Depression.
    92% Couldn’t find Iraq on a map.
    9% Believe that homosexuals are trying to take over America with glitter.
    93% Couldn’t name the 7 continents.
    12% Believe John Quincy Adams was a Founding Father.
    99% Believe that the Government doesn’t create jobs, but 95% of those surveyed credit Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) with creating 1 million jobs as Governor of Texas.
    While some of these might seem comical, the most shocking result from the study was this:
    100% of Fox News viewers said they wouldn’t care if the entire country fell apart as long as Barack Obama doesn’t get anything he wants

  5. Speaking of paranoid rightwhiners… Will this gal lose her membership card for revealing that she’s afraid that Beyonce’ will “overthrow white domination”?

  6. First Nevada Poll In Weeks Shows Sanders Tied With Clinton

    A Washington Free Beacon/TargetPoint Consulting poll released Friday shows between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sander (I-VT) in Nevada. It’s the first poll conducted in the state this year.

    The poll showed support for Clinton and Sanders tied at 45 percent of respondents.

    This is the first poll of Democratic voters in the state by this pollster, as well as the first conducted there since December. Most previous polling showed Clinton holding a double-digit lead in the state, indicating a collapse in her support consistent with the rapid tightening of the race following Clinton’s narrow win in Iowa and substantial loss in New Hampshire.

    Whoa!

  7. I have an update on the adventures of my neighbor, Peckerhead Pete. I believe the last time I wrote about Pete he had travelled to Palatka, Florida where Comcast has an office. Pete wanted a land line phone for a machine to accept debit, credit and EBT payments from customers of his shrimp and crab business. Before Comcast would schedule a technician, Pete had to pay off an old bill and put down a deposit.

    Once the new phone was installed Pete contacted the credit card servicer to bring his machine. Meanwhile, I was given the digital antenna he had been using in case I wanted TV, and I in turn gave it to a friend of my sister who lives where there is no cable service.

    The agent who serviced Pete wisely sold him on a portable machine that has its own cell connection. (I recall suggesting that option once but Pete wanted a strictly cash business then.) Now Pete can go anywhere and accept plastic! Now Pete didn’t need a Comcast phone and without the need for a landline he didn’t want the TV service. Without cable Pete needed a digital antenna!

    Pete purchased a new antenna, supposedly stronger than the first one, and had it installed higher than the first one had been. Meanwhile, my sister’s friend returned the first antenna to me, it being to weak to be useful to her. I returned the antenna to Pete who has given it to the kid that installed his new one!

    At this point everyone should be satisfied and was, until something else entered the equation. In this day and age with a cell phone, some business cards and a couple magnetic signs for your vehicle you can operate a variety of cash based businesses, many of them legal. In Pete’s case he’s licensed by the State to sell non-processed fresh food, seafood and produce. These sales require no taxes to be collected, an ideal situation for a cash business. The situation Pete now faces is the bank’s requirement of a tax ID number to associate with the transactions made on the new machine. They will not accept a SSN of a self employed person. Pete is 65 now and hasn’t filed taxes for at least 15 years! I’m thinking this may prove to be a sticky wicket for him!

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