Here’s today’s Bulletins from the Asylum in which I try to pull together all of the insanity of the Republican Party in one place.
Ted Nugent considers himself a 2016 Presidential candidate. And he says some really crazy ****, too.
Fox Business Analyst thinks Obama will resign before end of his second term. And he can prove it with math.
RWNJ radio host claims that the recently released 911 audio from the Sandy Hook Massacre were faked.
Pastor Rick Warren says that making companies provide insurance that covers contraception is like forcing a Jewish deli to sell pork.
According to Sarah Palin, calling her mean and derogatory names might scare people away from starting businesses. If that business is a Palin Slander Enterprises, Inc. then probably.
In an ongoing effort to better reach out to minority voters and overcome the image of the GOP as racist, Eric Cantor’s aides called the police when scary, brown-skinned children began singing in his office. It went equally well at Speaker John Boehner’s office.
Georgia Republican Insurance Commissioner believes that people with pre-existing medical conditions are at fault for having them. Compares pre-existing conditions to car wrecks.
Pennsylvania’s new Dept of Environment Protection Commissioner, a Republican, doesn’t believe climate change is harmful.
Republican staffers and candidates are taking classes in how not to offend women. I wonder how it’ll go?
Phyllis Schlafly said stuff. It was crazy.
Florida Confederates plan to win the battle to prevent a Union memorial. There has got to be a Republican amongst these braincramps somewhere.
States like Florida and Texas will lose billions because they refuse to expand Medicaid.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is known for saying ridiculous, over-the-top things. This time she appeared on Fox News because the Republican-controlled House will be holding hearings on President Obama using executive orders as part of the effort to fix the healthcare.gov rollout. They accuse him of abusing them.
But not Bachmann. Bachmann always takes it to another level.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Tuesday accused President Barack Obama of “rewriting the constitution” for his political agenda, particularly in the case of his signature health care law.
“He has rewritten the Constitution for himself as a part of his effort to fundamentally transform the United States of America,” Bachmann said on Fox News on Tuesday.
Oh, really? Please explain further.
More than a month ago, I created a petition asking the Minneapolis Star Tribune to stop publishing letters from climate change deniers. The LA Times instituted a policy that they would no longer give voice to those who deny that climate change is real. I think the Strib should join them.
The problem is that the climate denial cranks get more coverage than they deserve. The science shows that climate change is real. By science I mean peer-reviewed scientific study. There is no peer-reviewed scientific data that casts any doubt at all.
So I was surprised that over 1,000 people have signed the petition.
Please sign the petition!
I apologize to all three of you who have come to rely on my bulletins from the asylum. I got sick. Then I was lazy. I hope you’ll forgive me.
Anyway, here’s a round up of all the insane behavior from Republicans that I could find. I do this because nobody aggregates all of the cray cray in one place.
I’ll start with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). Republicans are unhappy that President Obama is using executive orders as part of the effort to fix healthcare.gov. They accuse him of abusing them. But not Bachmann. Oh, no. She says he has rewritten the Constitution. Her claim is actually crazier than it initially sounds.
A middle school principal in Texas banned students from speaking Spanish. She claimed her order would “prevent disruptions.”
Wing Nut Daily (WND) shrieks about lifting the ban on gay men donating blood. Because only gay men can contract HIV/AIDS. At least in their feeble minds.
In Michigan, a Republican radio host and activist failed to appear in court to face criminal charges for threatening his ex-wife because he had been arrested over the weekend for extortion, stalking and possession of illegal drugs. No that’s an example of Republican family values in action.
Rush Limbaugh: The Pope is ripping America … Obama is having an orgasm.
Lives in St. Louis Park
Tufts University (Political Science)
University of Minnesota Law School
Wife and kid
Legislator since 2004
Chair of House Elections Committee
Assistant Majority Leader under Margaret Anderson Kelliher
Treasurer of DFL House Caucus
“I’ve been in the trenches fighting for voting rights for years,” said Rep. Steve Simon. “The heart and soul of the Secretary of State’s job is protecting voting rights.”
“When I had my first debate with Mary Kiffmeyer (current State Senator, former MN Secretary of State) over the so-called “Voter ID” constitutional amendment, it was going to pass with 70% support,” Simon continued. “But as we talked about the amendment, we got people thinking. In the end the support was a mile wide but an inch deep.”
“Just like the marriage amendment, we went from being on the defensive to winning to going on the offensive,” he said. “If I never accomplish anything else, on my tombstone, it could read ‘he passed the No Excuses Absentee Voting law.’ I really think that voting at your kitchen table is that much of a step forward.”
The DFL-controlled legislature passed a bi-partisan No Excuses Absentee Voting bill. Gov. Dayton has set a requirement that he’ll only sign election bills that have bi-partisan support. Simon was the bill’s chief author.
“We dodged a bullet,” Simon explained returning to the so-called “Voter ID” amendment. “Most conservative states passed laws instituting their restrictive Voter ID requirements. But we would have been forced to pass the harshest laws in the country. No exceptions. For example, there was no exception for people living in assisted living. Even the conservative states’ laws allowed for assisted living exceptions. We were going to write it in permanent ink.”
The logic-defying insanity continues …
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) will not give up her quest to stop Obamacare. Her latest tactic is unique; she’s going to sue President Obama.
You probably recall how Obama promised that we could all keep our health insurance plans under Obamacare. Many are getting canceled because they suck so bad. Either because co-pays are too high or they cover too little. NPR reports that many of these people who are getting their insurance canceled are finding much better plans under Obamacare.
You probably also recall that Obama reversed this by executive order so that Americans can keep their crap plan.
But that won’t stop Bachmann:
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann may be readying a new line of attack on the federal health care overhaul by filing suit against President Barack Obama for his reversal on letting some Americans keep their health coverage.
Politico reported last week that Bachmann, R-Stillwater, is talking with other, unnamed lawmakers about the move. The report was based on Bachmann’s remarks at an event sponsored by the conservative Heritage Foundation.
(St. Cloud Times)
Let me get this straight. Bachmann is going to sue Obama because he tried to appease Republicans like Bachmann who shrieked about Americans losing their insurance. If she wins, then Americans are forced to lose their crap insurance plan … something that Bachmann said was bad? Have I got her logic right?
I think I just gave myself a headache.
Hide the stuffing, protect your potatoes and cover your turkey’s eyes — here is the Tuesday, November 26, 2013 edition of Bulletins from the Asylum. All the Republican crazy I can find. Somebody has to compile it all and I volunteer.
This edition of the United States House of Representatives is the laziest ever. So lazy, it’s crazy. They are so lazy under Speaker John Boehner that there likely won’t be enough time between now and the end of the year to pass an ongoing resolution to fund the government. Congress is on Thanksgiving break right now. Both the House and Senate are both in session only on December 10-13. I can see the Tea Party Republicans doing something stupid/crazy and shutting down the federal government again.
Fox News Sean Hannity says Obama negotiating with Iran is just like the appeasement of Hitler.
Fox News blames Obamacare for fictional Cleveland Clinic layoffs.
When conservatives try to be funny. This time it’s the Heritage Foundation.
Christian patriot gives himself permission to shoot Obama.
Republicans were busy this weekend. Just like every weekend, they continued drink their kool-aid and say all kinds of crazy stuff. So here are the bulletins from the asylum for Monday, November 25, 2013.
Fox News host tried to discuss the impact of Obamacare. She said that “unlike the Iraq War or Hurricane Katrina“ this will impact many peoples lives.
God blessed Sarah Palin by giving her the platform of Fox News from which to spew her crazy. Or at least if you ask her.
Bill Kristol says JFK would be more comfortable in today’s Republican Party. What? JFK was batsh*t insane? Hmmmm …
House Majority Leader John Boehner tried to sign up for Obamacare to show how difficult it was. He failed … he successfully signed up!
Republicans don’t take Fridays off from being crazy, so neither do I. Since nobody compiles all the cray cray they dish out every day, I’m going to try. So enjoy all the batsh!ttery I could find for this Friday, November 22, 2013.
Best of all, a Minnesotan Republican appears on the list and it isn’t Rep. Michele Bachmann. Stewart Mills III is the Fleet Farm heir and running unopposed as the Republican candidate to face MN-08′s Rep. Rick Nolan (DFL-MN). Who knew that Mills the Third is an Axl Rose impersonator, beer bong aficionado and woman licker. So much talent!
The Senate Conservative Fund is attacking the man who has done everything in his power to make President Obama’s life a living hell. The SCF says: “What’s stupid is for Mitch McConnell to think that appeasement is a winning strategy.” I love it when the GOP eat their own for doing exactly they do what they want them to but lose. What’s crazy is that the Tea Party politics the SCF represents supported a plank of RWNJ candidates for US Senate who lost winnable elections in conservative districts denying McConnell more votes in the Senate.
Rush Limbaugh compares filibuster reform to allowing women to be raped.
Limbaugh also thinks that women in the military should synchronize their menstrual cycles. Or something.
||Stewart Mills III
Fleet Farm heir Stewart Mills III is not just a conservative family values Republican. According to City Pages, he’s also the life of the party. It’s not enough to have earned his money the old-fashioned way (inherit it), he represents the kind of family values the Republican Party is known for: Axl Rose impersonations.
Mills the Third is running unopposed and will likely face Rep. Rick Nolan (DFL-MN) in the MN-08 race in 2014.
But Mills the Third isn’t just an Axl Rose Impersonator, he’s also a beer bong aficionado. Who knew he was so talented? Here he is on his knees practicing his version of Republican Family Values:
And it’s not like this is back from his partying Junior High, High School or College days. According to City Pages, these are from Christmas 2008.
Oh … one more thing: he likes to lick women.