Friday, March 06, 2015

Conservative lunacy was on a roll this week (I can’t help myself)

“The grey wolf in fact is a predator that’s killing the cloven hoof animals,” Rep. Don Young (R-AK) told Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday. “And we’ve got 79 congressmen sending you a letter, haven’t got a damn wolf in their whole district. I’d like to introduce them to your district. I introduce them in your district, you wouldn’t have a homeless problem any more.”

Snowball lobbing Senator Jim Inhofe, one of Senate’s most vocal critics of man-made climate change, explains why in his book, The Greatest Hoax. "I take my religion seriously," Inhofe writes. "[T]his is what a lot of alarmists forget: God is still up there, and He promised to maintain the seasons and that cold and heat would never cease as long as the earth remains. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous."

Kris Kobach, Secretary of State of Kansas, said on his local radio show, "It's not a huge jump" to believe President Obama intends to suspend the laws of the country in order to make sure African Americans cannot be prosecuted.

At a news conference on Monday, New York Police Department commissioner Bill Bratton blamed a slight uptick in violence in the city (45 homicides at this point last year, versus 54 this year) on marijuana. “The seemingly innocent drug that’s been legalized around the country. In this city, people are killing each other over marijuana more so than anything that we had to deal with [in the] 80s and 90s with heroin and cocaine . . . In some instances, it’s a causal factor. But it’s an influence in almost everything that we do here.”

Tea Party radio host Andrea Shea King said in a clip of her radio show on Monday that Democratic lawmakers, especially members of the Congressional Black Caucus, who don’t attend Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday should be put to death. “Obama doesn’t have to run for reelection again, a lot of these guys do. Listen, I would like to think that these guys could pay with their lives, hanging from a noose in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.”

Scores of U.S. lawmakers are converging on tiny Selma, Alabama, for a large commemoration of a civil rights anniversary. But their ranks don’t include a single member of House Republican leadership. None of the top leaders — House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy or Majority Whip Steve Scalise — will be in Selma for the three-day event that commemorates the 1965 march and the violence that protesters faced at the hands of white police officers.

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