Friday, May 8, 2015

Wingnut Week In Review

What’s The Matter With Texas?

Terrance Heath
In the end, ISIS and Geller’s group of Islamophobes were probably the only ones pleased with how things turned out. Local Muslim leaders, familiar with Geller’s attacks on Islam, decided to simply ignore her. They refused to take the bait.

U.S. Invades Texas!
The right has always harbored paranoid fantasies of government conspiracies. Deep in the dark heart of Texas, those fantasies have grown big enough to generate events that seem to justify them; so big that they’ve metastasized to afflict elected officials.
Last week, hysteria over the “Jade Helm” military exercise let to conspiracy theories that the federal government was preparing to launch an “invasion” of Texas. It got serious enough that governor Greg Abbot had to monitor the military exercises, just to calm people down. One week later, the hysteria still hasn’t died down. 

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said that he understands where the conspiracy theorists are coming from, blaming the Obama administration for “disrespecting the liberty of the citizens.” 

Looney-Tunes Lawmakers
Here’s the rest of the best of the worst in wingnuttia this week:

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