10 facepalm-inducing moments from the right — just this week! – Salon.com

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Take it away, Michele Bachmann: "Obama is part of Al Qaeda and end times are near"

1. Michele Bachmann: ‘Obama is part of Al Qaeda and end times are near.’

To the extent that she is capable of rational decision-making, Minn. Rep. Michele Bachmann decided this week might be a fitting time to remind the public that she is batshit crazy. During a radio interview, she spun out her theory that, A) President Obama is arming terrorists, generally, and Al Qaeda, specifically. And B) This is cause for rejoicing because it is a sign that the end times are near.

Yay.

In the case of A., she was referring to Obama’s decision to provide small arms and anti-chemical weapons gear to certain Syrian rebels, or as Bachmann put it, “the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists.”

Then the holy spirit must have filled her, or something, and she got all mystical. She said: “As I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times . . . we are to understand where we are in God’s end times history.”

Panic not, Christians, she continued. “Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah.”

Better get those arks ready.

2. Some of Antonin Scalia’s best friends are gay—and yeah, the devil exists.

As Bill Mahrer pointed out, people are certainly welcome to hold whatever crazy religious beliefs they choose. The trouble is when those people, like Bachmann, and say, a Supreme Court justice, are making decisions that impact the rest of us. In a different time, the high court’s glibbest right winger might have felt the need to be more circumspect about his religious beliefs, what with separation of church and state, and all. But Antonin Scalia let it all hang out in a recent interview with New York magazine’s Jennifer Senior, telling her, “I even believe in the devil.”

Not one to be plagued with pesky self-doubt, Scalia went even further on the topic of Lucifer: “He’s a real person. Hey, c’mon, that’s standard Catholic doctrine! Every Catholic believes that.” For those not following the recent exploits of Satan, he has evolved since biblical times, no longer making pigs run off cliffs, for instance. “What he’s doing now is getting people not to believe in him or in God.” Scalia explained. “He’s much more successful that way.”

The justice assured Senior that he, not she, was in step with the mainstream of America on this, and also in-line with Christ the lord our savior. “I mean, Jesus Christ believed in the Devil! It’s in the Gospels! You travel in circles that are so, so removed from mainstream America that you are appalled that anybody would believe in the Devil! Most of mankind has believed in the Devil, for all of history. Many more intelligent people than you or me have believed in the Devil.”

Also, and this is very reassuring, Scalia is pretty sure he knows some people who are gay, although he reckons that they are not sharing this fact with him, especially seeing as how he is the most outspokenly homophobic member of the high court, who made his displeasure known about the court’s landmark decisions in support of legalizing same-sex marriage last spring.

Written By: Janet Allon
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      • Yes these things happen but the way Salon and others “report” on them is awful.

        In reply to #2 by Quine:

        In reply to #1 by debaser71:

        Less snarky articles please.

        I wish it were just snark; unfortunately, all those things really did happen.

        • In reply to #3 by debaser71:

          Yes these things happen but the way Salon and others “report” on them is awful.In reply to #2 by Quine:In reply to #1 by debaser71:Less snarky articles please.I wish it were just snark; unfortunately, all those things really did happen.

          It’s not awful when it’s fact! It’s just reporting the reality… it’s awful because it is outrageously rediculous and stupid…

        • In reply to #3 by debaser71:

          Yes these things happen but the way Salon and others “report” on them is awful.

          But not as bad as the moronic ideas put forward by these galactic bell-ends, surely.

          I don’t really care, they deserve all the scorn and ridicule. The Salon is dominantly left-wing. Nothing wrong with that, but a satirizing tone comes with the territory.

    • In reply to #1 by debaser71:

      Less snarky articles please.

      Really? You know that for us on the outside of the US this is really fucking scary! It is like having a trusted family member going batshit insane.
      Get some more snarkiness in there until someone starts to notice.

  1. Less fuckheads running things, please. Or with better grammar, Fewer fuckheads running things, please.

    I watched an engaging TED talk earlier, where the speaker (I’ll look up his name, it escapes me), but he proposes that every decision making body should employ a person who is in poverty. A person who has nothing and nothing to gain from their input. Volunteers might be hard to find, but it is fuel for thought….

    It was Rory Sutherland. The talk is called “sweat the small stuff”… I strongly encourage everyone to check it out.

  2. Fun – but a shame the writer has been sucked in by all the lies about Russia and the anti-homosexual propaganda law (actually no worse than Maggie introduced with Section 28 in the 1980s). All that pretension about the right being idiots, she should know what she is talking about.

    • Really?
      You need to read a bit more about what is going on in Russia. No one died over section 28.

      In reply to #10 by MickeyDroy:

      Fun – but a shame the writer has been sucked in by all the lies about Russia and the anti-homosexual propaganda law (actually no worse than Maggie introduced with Section 28 in the 1980s). All that pretension about the right being idiots, she should know what she is talking about.

    • In reply to #10 by MickeyDroy:

      Fun – but a shame the writer has been sucked in by all the lies about Russia and the anti-homosexual propaganda law (actually no worse than Maggie introduced with Section 28 in the 1980s). All that pretension about the right being idiots, she should know what she is talking about.

      You must be kidding.. Section 38 (or 2A) affected very little and was (mostly) repealed later.. I can assure you that most of us saw very little in the form of arrests and harrassment because of it…
      Even the people passing it regretted it later.
      In Russia things are somewhat different you might say.. I’ll leave it to you to actually look it up..

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  3. I got this news in an email from WEIT: Why Evolution Is True.

    It couldn’t be made up, it must be true that these things were said by these individuals; only, did they realize that they were saying it out loud?

  4. You can keep up with the latest from these loons on the Right Wing Watch website.

    Apart from the basic stupidity, there is another and more dangerous aspect to all this – the assumption of many Americans that their country is the world, or all of it that matters.

    Bachmann raves about the End Times, obviously believing that the only human behavior God cares about it that of Americans. Germany in the Nazi era was a Christian country, so why didn’t the heavenly Fuhrer launch the Last Days in the 1930s?

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