Psycho Talk

Samples from the farthest reaches of the Longmont Lunatic Fringe and beyond

Republican Insanity: Piece by piece

First in an occasional series of articles that defines who and what represents Republicanism in the United States of America and why, everywhere across this great land, we are in danger of losing the ability of rational self-determination, individually and collectively.

A Tea Party Manifesto: “The movement is not seeking a junior partnership with the Republican Party. It is aiming for a hostile takeover.”

Daniel Webster, Republican Florida congressional candidate:

Have you ever heard of Roach Motel Marriages? Well if Daniel Webster, candidate from Florida for the U.S. Congress has his way, that’s what we will live by. Why “Roach Motel”? — You can check in, but you can’t check out.

In the Florida Legislature, Dan Webster sponsored and supported a bill to institute “covenant marriage.” In a covenant marriage, you can’t get divorced. There is an exception for adultery, but there’s a catch. If one party (for example, an abused woman who deliberately commits adultery to get out of the marriage) finds out that the other party also committed adultery, then she’s stuck FOREVER.

There is only one place where in the entire world where both divorce and annulment are forbidden, The Taliban Government in Northwest Pakistan.

Taliban Dan wants to inflict the same on Americans. The man with the 19th century name wants to pass 13th century laws.

Dan Webster is not just a part of some lunatic fringe and someone to ignore. He’s what now passes for mainstream Republicanism and is just one example of those who would destroy our freedoms and everything else we hold dear. He was Speaker of the Florida House, Majority Leader of the Florida Senate and in the State Legislature for 28 years.

Be afraid

Walking nightmares like this will get elected this year if Dems don’t get on the ball.

GOP violence escalating

Hat tip to “Say It Ain’t So Already

An Alan Grayson Fix

This from Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL):

One day, a Republican operative offers $100 to anyone who’ll punch me in the nose.

The next day, I get a death threat.

After Fox News spewed its usual clownish hatred about me yesterday, my office received a call. The caller told our receptionist – a young intern – that “10 people are going to kill the Congressman within 24 hours.” We gave the information to the Capitol Police; they are investigating.

Fox. You’d think that they would have learned their lesson after Dr. George Tiller was killed. And they did learn a lesson: a lesson in killing.

And why? Because I told the truth: the truth that by stalling on unemployment insurance, right-wingers revealed themselves to be heartless, selfish wretches, who have been taking food out of the mouths of children.

Am I the only one who has noticed this? Because if you’re with me on this, I’d like your support. I need your support.

First threatened assault. Then threatened murder. Do you see how they ratchet up the bullying, and try to cow us?

In his poem “The Second Coming,” the Irish poet William Butler Yeats described a time like ours as the “widening gyre.” A time when “the centre cannot hold.”

A time when “anarchy is loosed upon the world.”

A time when “the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” Up to, and including, death threats on Members of Congress.

But we have to stand up, and we have to fight back. Because what is at stake is . . . everything.

Hear that Obama?!

Dan Maes will walk in the door and “start firing people”

The following Letter to the Editor appeared in The Denver Post “Perspective” on Sunday, July 18, 2010 and in the Post’s e-Letters:

Dan Maes responded to The Denver Post’s questions as a run-of-the-mill conservative Republican. But I saw the real Dan Maes at the April 22 Tea Party Forum in Longmont. I recorded the event and wrote about him and others on FreeRangeLongmont.com.

Maes spoke then as he is and not as he would like you to believe he is. He proclaimed, “You can take TABOR from my cold dead hands.” And you better watch out because “here come the unions, here come the teachers with the violins” and “is this a nanny state or what.” If elected, he’ll “walk in the door and start firing people” in the Governor’s Office, the Department of Local Affairs, and at all of the regulatory agencies.”

He’ll “beg forgiveness from every energy company that Bill Ritter chased out of the state.” And he’ll be darned if he’ll support solar or wind if there are any subsidies involved. He wants to make Colorado a police state like Arizona is about to become, and he claims this has “nothing to do with race.” It has to do with “environmental sustainability.”

As a sign-off, Maes rallied the group’s hatred of President Barack Obama, proclaiming, “In 2012, this idiot is so gone.”

Supremely crazy

2nd Amendment + idiots = civil war

Photo courtesy of Geekolgie.com

One of our Chief Justices has a wife that’s a hard-core political activist (just like our skinless mayor!) and her think tank Liberty Central is saying some very alarming things (that have nothing to do with Coke bottles but are even more revolting).

Here’s the call to war:

“I sincerely hope that enough people have crossed the personal line in the sand where they will join forces with the rest of us,” Badnarik says, “so that a small number of us are not required to use force and use of arms.”

Go read the entire article at AlterNet. Then tell your friends.

This is successionist talk and people need to be arrested, regardless of who their hubby is.

The Glory of White-Wing Politics

“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress… but then, I repeat myself.” —Mark Twain

Much has been written — argued heatedly by ideological TV pundits — over the past several years about the inability of members of Congress to agree on anything. Republicans stomp around like elephants in a china closet, shouting “No! No! Hell No!” no matter what legislation comes before them. Democrats, in a timid effort to reach across the aisle, stumble and fall down, where they just sit, plaintively begging, “Please don’t hurt me…”

Both parties are adrift; cut loose from their moorings — in total disarray. Much of the chaos is a result of the previous administration lighting a myriad of fuses before slinking into the shadows, setting off a string of political and financial explosions designed to blow this republic all to hell. What they failed to consider — and what the bumbling members of Congress have yet to realize is — when the ship of state sinks, everybody on board is going down with it.

Which appears to be what the race-baiting Rush Limbaugh, the self-appointed “leader” of the Republican Party, is feverishly attempting to provoke. Anybody who doubts that Limbaugh hasn’t been in racist meltdown since 2007 when it became obvious that Barack Obama was a threat to White-Wing Limbaughesque “values” just hasn’t been paying attention. Throughout the campaign — from constantly airing the insulting Barack, the Magic Negro jingle to calling Obama and actress Halle Berry “Halfrican-Americans,” to accusing Obama of “disowning his white half and deciding to go all in on the black side” — Limbaugh led the pack.

And he still does. Republicans are united in support of the “I Hope He Fails” Limbaugh Doctrine which El Rushbo announced as millions of relieved — even giddy — Americans gathered at the nation’s capitol for Obama’s inauguration. Just a day later, Limbaugh hit the racist trail, telling Fox’s Sean Hannity…

“[r]acism in this country is the exclusive province of the left. We’re witnessing racism all this week that led up to the inauguration. We’re being told that we have to hope he succeeds, that we have to bend over, grab the ankles. Bend over forward, backward, whichever, because his father was black, because this is the first black president. We’ve got to accept this. The racism that everybody thinks exists on our side of the aisle has been on full display throughout their primary campaign. So I think they’ve done a great job, the media has, of covering up his deficiencies.”

So, it’s all the Democrats’ fault. The Democrats are militantly racist. If we buy into Limbaugh’s rationale, none of his hateful, cruel, racist remarks would have been necessary if the Democrats hadn’t selected a Halfrican-American who threw his grandma under the bus and then backed over her before going over to the black side as their candidate for president. On his October 12, 2009 show, Limbaugh explained just how innocent and colorblind he is…

“I’m interested in people’s hearts and their souls, because that’s what animates us as human beings. Not our skin color. I’m colorblind. I have reached the point where everybody professes we need to go. I treat everybody equally. Nobody is — in the political arena — I don’t care. Male, female, black, white, gay, straight, bisexual. If you are opposed to the things I think are great for the country, I’m going to say so. I’m going to criticize you. Not because of whatever it is distinguishes you from me on a surface basis, but because of ideas. I’m just a lone guy here, in the arena of ideas, sharing mine.”

The Democrats quake with fear at the thought of being labeled “racist.” When Mark Halperin and John Heilemann in their January 2009 book, Game Change, wrote that, during the campaign, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was delighted that Obama was the Democratic presidential candidate, and had said privately that “Obama, as a black candidate, could be successful thanks, in part, to his “light-skinned” appearance and speaking patterns “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,” all hell broke loose.

Reid immediately apologized to the media, to “any and all Americans,” and personally called President Obama, as well as “House Democrats Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and Barbara Lee of California; the Rev. Al Sharpton; CNN political contributor and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile; NAACP chairman Julian Bond; and the head of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Wade Henderson.”

If there is evidence of Limbaugh or any of his White-Wing cohorts in the media, in Congress, or in the dangerously leaderless, out-of-control Teabagging movement offering even the semblance of an apology for their hateful rhetoric, I am unaware of it. Just last week, on July 2, Limbaugh was in full, bouncing racist fervor. According to Media Matters…

Rush stated that President Obama is “no different than Castro, in the sense that neither will be stopped by a governing document.” He also asserted that “[w]e are not a Third World country here, putting up shacks and huts like the president’s brother lives in.” And if that wasn’t bad enough, Rush “speculate[d]” that Michelle Obama did not attend the late Sen. Robert Byrd’s funeral because of her “authentic slave blood.”

Is anybody, other than a bunch of Dittoheads or his obedient followers in Congress, listening to this guy? As if we didn’t have history to remind us, racism rots the soul of a nation, and the upheaval in Congress has its roots in racism.

This is about so much more than destroying one man, or even one party. Americans — not just Democrats — must find the courage to shout “No! No! Hell No!” to the destruction planned for this republic. Unless we stand up, shake ourselves off, and dare to fight back, the evil glory of White-Wing Politics will devour us.

We have no choice. Because this ship is going down.

Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is an OpEd editor, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

AZ GOP losing its head

Gov. Brewer Claims Illegal Immigrants Are Beheading People

posted by: Nicole Nuss on Care2

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has opened her hate-spewing mouth yet again.

Last month Brewer appeared on Fox News in yet another attempt to defend SB 1070 — her anti-immigration law set to take effect in Arizona on July 28. On the show, Brewer said the law was necessary to combat the crime seen in her state, including kidnappings, extortion and BEHEADINGS?!

When questioned about her beheading accusation on a local Arizona political show, 12 News’ Sunday Square-Off last week, Brewer had this to say:

“Our law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert, either buried or just lying out there, that have been beheaded,” said Brewer.

One problem: officials from six county medical examiners around the state could not back Brewer’s claim, saying they’ve never seen or heard of such attacks.

Hm. Sound familiar? Accusations, threats and loads of that good-ole steaming Arizona dung that’s been the GOP’s fame for years. Just like Longmont’s crop of gibbering wingnuts. Nothing to get attention with? Make shit up! Lie! Make it lurid as crap!

Stopping the Sockpuppets

Bush called it catapulting the propaganda

Multiple personality disorder is apparently rampant in the right-wing blogosphere

Several local websites have been overwhelmed with a flood of anonymous comments or spurious registrations.

The Boulder Daily ran an article about model planes being restricted at the airport and there were suddenly dozens of comments, most in the same timeframe. One of them, “NextVoiceUHear” is very possibly Dan Martin, teabagger candidate for Boulder County Clerk. Why does he feel a need to wear a mask to attack Boulder? Could it be that he might lose votes from a town he’s bashing? How heroic.

ColoradoPols reported an effort to skew the poll to select their next front page editor. They reported:

UPDATE: Multiple new accounts have been registered in the last few hours. A large number of them have been traced back to one of the candidates for this election. The user “triguardian” has been banned from Colorado Pols, and is disqualified (obviously) from this election. We are closely monitoring new accounts today as we have during prior elections, please don’t bother trying this.

Bush called it catapulting the propaganda

Traced back? I wonder how? Could it possibly be their IP address? Darn that internet! Funny how right-wingers claim they can track who’s visiting their sites… how could they do that? Via IP address? Why! That’s terrorism! And… and… (clutch pearls) they’re busted. yeah.

The Longmont Times-Call’s website has been a thick, gooey slurry of hate comments coming from a group of commenters that never seem to get banned, regardless of how many times they violate the rules.

During an email exchange with staff this fact popped out:

Bush called it catapulting the propaganda

If we agree with the abuse report it goes on their total and if their posts are taken down more than 3 times we block them. Of course that doesn’t stop them from coming right back with a different address, as many of them have. (emphasis FRL)

Paula Aven Gladych
Internet Manager/Web Editor
Longmont Times-Call
303-684-5357
www.timescall.com

Free Range Longmont has been kept free of this kind of abuse by controlling registration and pre-moderation, which the Times-Call refuses to do, claiming lack of manpower.

Bush called it catapulting the propaganda

I think it’s more of a lack of willpower than manpower.

Progressives won the last election by using the internet and activating millions of new volunteers and ultimately new voters.

Conservatives, stuck with a base that’s largely computer-illiterate or compu-phobic have clearly gone the route of dishonesty to increase their apparent numbers.

If someone is too cowardly to put their own name on a statement, by definition said statement should carry less weight. Far less if they’re a known agent for smear and slime, like the ever-increasing number of ‘outlets’ being created by the far right hard-core partisan Longmont Lunatic Fringe.

Others are seeing this trend clearly too – one article (ironically by an author dubbed ‘anonymous’) has this to say:

Conservatives now live in the political-party equivalent of Mad Max. Law and order inside the Republican Party has deteriorated, leaving regional warlords to scavenge over what’s left. The trouble is that some of the regional warlords are nuts or crooks. Among the better-known scavengers is Eric Odom’s Tea Party-related PAC, Liberty First, which I believe will be able to raise and spend millions this fall.

Millions.

Bush called it catapulting the propaganda

Keep that in mind during the next election and make sure the voices you’re hearing are real, not just echoes of the mad gibbering inside a wingnut’s head.

So much material, so little space

Deciding which of the statements that were made at the June 8th council meeting is most worthy of the Free Range Longmont Psycho Talk honor has been a huge challenge. So many qualified.

I’ve finally settled on the most preposterous of them all.

Mayor Bryan Baum addresses Council Member Brian Hansen stating, “I think more deeply that you do.” That, my friends, is truly the most worthy of Longmont’s Psycho Talk.

The super-secret spy network

This is shocking, chilling and un-American for any City Council member to be affiliated in any way with the Longmont Area Democrats’ political spying machine and intimidation functionaries. Holy smoke,if they can track the Mayor and his wife’s IP addresses and discriminate this to political spy masters they can do it to YOU! These people are far more dangerous than the Watergate plumbers because they are here and now spying on the very people the sworn an oath to protect. With this revelation a Mata Harri spy network run possibly by someone sitting up there on that dais is either controlling the probing the lives and privacy of their fellow Council members or they are receiving the fruits of the possible crime. The corruption of the liberal progressives gets deeper the stronger the political power of the Council members involved. If this spy ring can tap the mayor and his wife’s computers they can and probably are spying on you or will if you don’t agree with them.

KC, Longmont, 6/8/2010 2:40 PM

This is just silly.

Whenever a person posts a comment on a website, their IP (Internet Protocol) address is also posted – it’s public knowledge.

Corruption?

The real corruption is the mayor and his wife having secret meetings with attack bloggers and running a nonstop smear campaign with the eager help of far-right teabaggers.

These people are just plain nuts.

Goofy Old Party

From Square State:

CO GOP Resolution Results? You Guessed It! Pure Hypocrisy

by: Fong
Tue May 25, 2010 at 22:30:45 PM MDT
( – promoted by Fong
)

The Colorado GOP has released the approve/disapprove numbers of their utterly contradictory platform.

Psst… check out the crazy:

30. It is resolved by Colorado Republicans that life begins at conception and is deserving of legal protection from conception until natural death.

Total Votes 3008

YES 2378 79.06%

NO 630 20.94%

32. It is resolved by Colorado Republicans that pregnancy, abortion, and birth control are personal private matters not subject to government regulation or interference.
Total Votes 2984

YES 2210 74.06%

NO 774 25.94%

Yes. #30 says “no abortion” and #32 says “abortion is a private matter.” Did they get confused? I did.

These are my favorites:

17. It is resolved that Colorado Republicans support reducing the size and scope of government at all levels by limiting and reducing taxes, regulation, and government spending.

Total Votes 3266

YES 3226 98.78%

NO 40 1.22%

…And in the same breath…

18. It is resolved that Colorado Republicans fully support the United States winning the war on terrorism and furthermore support the brave men and women of our Armed Forces in defense of the United States of America.

Total Votes 3240

YES 3175 97.99%

NO 65 2.01%

And for those of you who believe the Constitution is actually a good thing, the GOP doesn’t think it should apply:

19. It is resolved that Colorado Republicans believe foreign terrorists are illegal enemy combatants who should not be treated like domestic criminals and should not be tried in civilian courts.

Total Votes 3256

YES 3190 97.97%

NO 66 2.03%

…now to the darkies…

22. It is resolved that Colorado Republicans oppose any form of amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Total Votes 3215

YES 3019 93.90%

NO 196 6.10%

23. It is resolved by Colorado Republicans that birthright citizenship not be granted to any person when neither parent is a citizen.

Total Votes 3215

YES 2927 91.04%

NO 288 8.96%

OH! BUT WAIT:

24. It is resolved by Colorado Republicans that a well-regulated guest worker program is important to Colorado agriculture and industry.

Total Votes 3201

YES 2999 93.69%

NO 202 6.31%

…because they do have their uses afterall, don’t they?

And probably my favorite bit of hypocrisy:

25. It is resolved that Colorado Republicans oppose the concept of sanctuary cities and support legislation that would prohibit public funding to any locality that refuses to cooperate with the enforcement of immigration laws.

Total Votes 3121

YES 3071 98.40%

NO 50 1.60%

What ever happened to local control?

Ooh! & WTF???:

51. It is resolved that Colorado Republicans oppose public funding, directly or indirectly, to any organization participating in voter registration drives.

Total Votes 3050

YES 2985 97.87%

NO 65 2.13%

…yeah, we don’t want people actually choosing to vote Democrat or anything.

52. It is resolved that Colorado Republicans affirm that the English language be the only official language of the United States.

Total Votes 3078

YES 3015 97.95%

NO 63 2.05%

ENGLSH??

56. It is resolved that Colorado Republicans support tort reform such as limiting non-economic and punitive damages and product and professional liability.

Total Votes 3023

YES 2916 96.46%

NO 107 3.54%

What’s the cap on this?

57. It is resolved that Colorado Republicans oppose implementation of “net neutrality” and revival of the “fairness doctrine” in any form with respect to the internet, television, radio, or other publicly available media.

Total Votes 3008
YES 2924 97.21%

NO 84 2.79%

Net Neutrality Democracy: because those who have the most $$ speak the loudest.

And don’t forget that this is all sanctioned by an invisible power that speaks specifically to WASPs.

58. It is resolved that Colorado Republicans support retaining the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Total Votes 3090

YES 3010 97.41%

NO 80 2.59%

Hate Obama? Fire your Democratic employees

The insane rhetoric from the right gets worse and worse.

As if outsourcing jobs didn’t do enough damage to America, now Lunatic Fringers are advocating businesses firing their Democratic employees:

From Neal Boortz (i.e., “Talkmaster”) on Twitter:

How un-American can you get?

This is most vicious, evil cold-blooded thing I’ve ever read.

This is why I will never stop fighting for unions – we need them because of this kind of mentality.

Thanks to Say It Ain’t So Already where I first spotted this.

Wake up Dems – this is just going to get worse.

Signs of Dementia

These are signs seen primarily at Tea Party Protests. They all feature “creative” spelling or grammar. This new dialect of the English language shall be known as “Teabonics.”

See the set (be prepared to laugh out loud)