The NRA owns the Republican Party

The National Rifle Association had its convention in Houston last week. I originally didn’t bother to find out anything about it because I already know what the message is. Nothing in the U.S. Constitution matters other than my right to have any kind of killing machine with a firing pin that I want.

But, I thought I’d take a look at the speakers lineup:

Glenn Beck
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska)
Former Rep. Asa Hutchinson (R-Arkansas)
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton (R)
Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas)
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania)
Gov. Bobby Jindl (R-Louisiana)
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)
Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin)

So, the NRA meeting was really the Republican National Convention. And let’s stop pretending that the NRA is a bipartisan group. It’s the militia arm of the GOP.

And while we’re at it, this is not amusing (from Jonathan Capehart at the Washington Post):

I read with interest about Adam Kokesh’s outrageous plan for July 4.

The 31-year-old former Marine and radio talk show host wants to lead armed demonstrators on a march across Memorial Bridge from Arlington National Cemetery around the Capitol, Supreme Court and the White House. Kokesh is calling on the thousands he hopes will join him (as of this writing, the count stands at 2,673) to march “with rifles loaded & slung across our backs to put the government on notice that we will not be intimidated & cower in submission to tyranny.” …

While Kokesh insists that violence isn’t the protest’s aim, the threat of it lurks on his blog.

“This will be a non-violent event, unless the government chooses to make it violent. Should we meet physical resistance, we will peacefully turn back, having shown that free people are not welcome in Washington, & returning with the resolve that the politicians, bureaucrats, & enforcers of the federal government will not be welcome in the land of the free.”

We already know these domestic terrorists have a death fetish. They see nothing wrong with shooting up theaters and churches and schools, because the right of a psychopath to have a gun outweighs my right not to be shot by a psychopath with a gun.

I just plan to be somewhere else when this circus comes to town.


An 11-year-old, packing heat

I hate to link to anything that comes from a Fox News source or affiliate, but:

KEARNS, Utah – A 6th grade student brought an unloaded handgun to West Kearns Elementary School Monday.

The 11-year-old boy allegedly told other students his parents encouraged him to bring a gun to school for protection following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday.

The boy reportedly pulled the gun, a .22-caliber pistol, out of his backpack during recess Monday morning.

“At recess, he pointed a gun to my head and said he was going to kill me,” said Isabel Rios, one of the boy’s fellow 6th grade students.

Granite School District officials say students didn’t notify teachers about the weapon until 3 p.m.

News Corp. is partly responsible for today’s gun insanity (Remember Glenn Beck and the “Obama concentration camps” or any “Fox & Friends” psychosis involving Obama taking your guns away?). And now its Fox affiliates report with horror that it has gotten to the point where parents (I’d bet any amount of money longtime Fox News watchers) are telling children to bring guns to school.

It going to get worse.


Hey, is Glenn Beck still alive?

What’s America’s favorite crazy uncle up to these days? From Wonkette:

The media giant is reacting to controversy over a painting of President Obama resembling Jesus Christ on a crucifix by putting a bobblehead doll of President Obama into a container of what appeared to be urine.

“I like to call this ‘Flobama,’” Beck said with a false French accent, as he played the role of a freedom-loving artist expressing himself on his television program Tuesday evening.

He titled his artwork, “Obama in Pee Pee” and put a price tag of $25,000 on it. Ebay has since pulled the item, despite the proceeds slated for charity.

Turns out the “urine” was really beer. An Obama bobblehead in beer that looks like piss?

Nope. Still brain dead.

The insanity plea and political awareness

If I was a Tea Party supporter, my head would explode:

Speaking on Friday to Fox News’ Judge Napolitano, Beck had some harsh words for the tea partiers who are now apparently rallying to the former House Speaker’s side in the wake of Herman Cain’s implosion.

“I issue a challenge to the tea party members,” Beck said. “You look at his record, you read his words… see what he believes.” If they do, he claimed, they would see “this man is a progressive, he knows he is a progressive.” His conclusion seemed to startle even Napolitano:

“So if you’ve got a big government progressive or a big government progressive in Obama, one in Newt Gingrich, one in Obama, ask yourself this Tea Party: Is it about Obama’s race? Because that’s what it appears to be to me. If you’re against him but you’re for this guy, it must be about race. It’s the policies that matter.”

Glenn Beck, the founding father of tea baggery, is raising the question of whether tea baggers are racist? Glenn Beck? The guy who said Obama hates white people? Glenn Beck? The guy who said Obama was building concentration camps?

What planet is this coming from?

A few weeks ago, David Frum, the former speechwriter for George Bush the Dumber (remember him?), wrote a column in New York Magazine asking “When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?”

Plenty of people were saying that it lost touch when David Frum was writing speeches for Bush II. But no one was listening then because the people who were saying that the right was insane were people on the left. Since the right had created an alternate reality, anything said by the left was treated as insanity or treason in the “mainstream,” while everything said by the right was treated as gospel. But the left was dealing with reality.

So now, Beck says tea baggers are racists and Frum says the GOP is insane. And we’re supposed to smack our foreheads and say, “Of course! That explains everything!”

We’re deep into a presidential selection that includes a gay-hating, history-mangler from Minnesota; a flip-flopping, wealthy weasel from Massachusetts; a man-on-dog obsessive from Pennsylvania; a pizza selling, Pokemon quoting, sexual harassing Georgian; a Texan who can’t count to three (or nine) without going into brain freeze, and an ego-maniacal serial adulterer from Georgia.

So now, the folks on the right are saying, “Hey, maybe the people I’ve surrounded myself with are loons, and they want to put one of these guys in the White House?”

Maybe there is a glimmer of sanity breaking through: A new Fox News poll says most voters think Obama will win the 2012 election. But here’s how insane that is: This is coming from Fox News.

Inspiring a psychopath

The psychopath in Norway who bombed an Oslo government building then went on to an island where he shot to death a bunch of kids attending a youth rally wrote a 1,500-page manifesto.

Here, in Anders Behring Breivik’s own words, is his inspiration:

We, the European Revolutionary Conservatives know very well that it will take many years, even decades before we successfully manage to consolidate to a degree where we can seize political and military power in the first Western European country. In the US, the Tea party movement is one of the first physical, political manifestations which indicate that there is a great storm coming. The creation of similar conservative organizations, even the creation of revolutionary conservative movements … is about to materialize. The cultural Marxists are losing their momentum to our advantage.

And he said this:

Let us hope that the US (Democratic and Republican party) allows us, their European cultural and economical crown vassals, to liberate ourselves and deport the Muslims without them militarily intervening. We shouldn’t forget that we have many allies in the US including a sizable faction of the Republican Party.

And he believes this:

Additionally, we are calling for President Barrack Obama’s Impeachment for actually saying he was a Marxist, as well as not being able to provide proof of American citizenship. ….

We’ve been force fed this Tea Party/GOP bull for almost 2 years now. And this is what it leads to: a massacre in Norway with 76 people dead and a nation in shock.

People say you can’t judge the influence of a group by the actions of a madman. If it was just a rare occurrence, maybe they’re right. But there are a lot of gun toting psychopaths who only needed the Tea Party tantrums to set them off.

Oh, and what does America’s King of Crazy have to say about the victims?

GLENN BECK: And then there was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler youth or whatever. I mean, who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics? Disturbing.

So, the victims are Nazis?

I wonder what other demented group would gather children in a political camp?

Here’s another option now that the kids are out of school: a weeklong seminar about our nation’s founding principles, courtesy of the Tampa 912 Project.

The organization, which falls under the tea party umbrella, hopes to introduce kids ages 8 to 12 to principles that include “America is good,” “I believe in God,” and “I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.”

And who, pray tell, came up with the concept for the 912 Project? (Do you really have to think about the answer to that question?):

The 9-12 Project (or 9/12 Project, 912 Project) is a political group created by American television and radio personality Glenn Beck. It was launched on the Friday 13 March 2009 episode of Glenn Beck, the eponymous talk show on Fox News Channel. A website was launched to promote the group, and several local 9-12 groups formed soon after in cities throughout the United States.

CORRECTION: I just realized that I never refer to Glenn Beck as a schitzoid cokehead in this post. I apologize for the omission.