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Right Wing Leftovers - 5/7/13

  • The Government Is Not God PAC has "very publicly refused to endorse" Mark Sanford or, as they describe him, "the confessed adulterer who as Commander-in-Chief of South Carolina deserted his post for several days for a 'hook-up' he had arranged online."
  • Is Mike Huckabee already thinking of ending his daily radio show?
  • Rick Scarborough, the anti-gay activist who believes that AIDS is God's punishment for homosexuality, will be on Glenn Beck's television program on Thursday.
  • Another Religious Right tale of Christian victimization bites the dust.
  • Finally, CWA's Penny Nance doubled down on her claim that the Enlightenment led to the Holocaust: "Atrocities including Hitler’s anti-Semitism, Stalin’s Marxism, or Mao’s communism — all of which inflicted pain upon millions — resulted from the destruction of a clear moral order, a reliance on capricious human wisdom, and an addiction to power. Had their morality been attached to a faith rooted in a higher, universal standard, they could not have believed what that did." Sadly, her case was so convincing that CWA seems to have removed the post.

Glenn Beck Is and Is Not a Journalist

On his radio program today, Glenn Beck criticized the media for supposedly failing to properly investigate the attack in Benghazi, Libya last September during which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and several others were killed, saying that if the media had covered it, it would have turned the tide of the presidential election and Congress wouldn't be having to hold hearings on it now.

Claiming that everything he had originally reported about the incident has now been revealed to be true while the media and reporters ignored what The Blaze was originally reporting, Beck said that he "wears it as a badge of honor that I am not a journalist."

That is kind of an odd statement coming from Beck since just last week he declared that "as a journalist" he had ordered The Blaze to investigate whether the man responsible for the shooting incident at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, TX was carrying out some sort of Reichstag-like false flag operation orchestrated by the "uber-left" to undermine the NRA convention taking place in the same city at the time:

Recall that Beck said he could almost "guarantee" that if the guns used in this incident were stolen then the entire thing was tied to Occupy Wall Street because the official story that the shooter, Carnell Marcus Moore, simply walked into the airport, fired off a few shots and then killed himself just "doesn't make sense to me."

But according to all reports, that is exactly what happened:

Both of the guns, Harris said, had been bought in Beaumont last year. Investigators were tracing the history of the guns but neither had ever been stolen. One of them was purchased at a pawn shop.

A Gideon's Bible taken from a Houston hotel room where Moore had stayed and a suicide note were also found in the suitcase. The portion of the note released does not reveal what pushed Moore to want die but it does show that he appeared determined to end his life while not hurting other people, Harris added.

"Here in the last hour," the note states," I yield to mercy when this could have turned bad. Jehovah found a path to my heart, that love would conquer anger. The monster within me was getting stronger and while I could not save myself I could spare others. [redacted] Peace is within sight. I ask that authorities handle my disposal – Carnell Marcus Moore"

The note included references to several Bible verses including Genesis 12:1 and Pslams 83:18. The verses have to with the glory of God, Harris said.

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Officials with the Jefferson County District Attorneys office said Carnell Moore had no criminal record in the county, and the Sheriff's Department confirmed there were no outstanding warrants or criminal referrals for him.

Moore's odyssey that ended at the airport began Tuesday when he kidnapped a woman he worked with and tried to force her to drive him to Houston, said Fil Waters of the HPD Homicide Division. Waters said Moore had become infatuated with the woman, who worked as an office manager at the apartment complex where he was a maintenance man. However, there had been no romantic relationship between them.

Waters said the woman was able to talk her way out of the abduction and fled. He did not reveal what she said to Moore or why Moore wanted her to drive him to Houston. The woman reported the incident to Beaumont police on Wednesday.Waters said Moore then drove to Houston and checked into the Hotel Derek alone. So far, investigators have little information about what he did after he got to the hotel and later went to the airport. However, they know he made several posts on his Facebook page and on Wednesday spoke by telephone with his brother ... Waters said investigators so far have not determined what, if any, mental health concerns Moore may have had. But, he said, it seems clear from his actions and his suicide note that he was troubled.

"What it was a desperate act committed by a confused young man who had lost all hope," Waters said.

Any journalist who spent two days baselessly speculating that this incident was an elaborate anti-gun false flag operation tied to Occupy Wall Street would probably be professionally obligated to correct the record once literally everything they said turned out to be demonstrably false. 

Fortunately for Beck, he is not a journalist so he apparently has no such obligation.

'Coach' Dave Outraged That President Obama Called Jason Collins

We owe our thanks to Peter LaBarbera for bringing "Coach" Dave Daubenmire back to our attention a few weeks ago because he has proven to be a regular source of great content for us, mainly because of his willingness to post videos of himself ranting about a variety of things, including the news that NBA player Jason Collins is gay.

Seizing on the news that Collins was once engaged, Daubenmire wanted to know how that could be, declaring that "if Jason Collins is gay, what's he doing having sex with a woman? I'm confused here."

But Daubenmire's main point was that this is "all part of the queering of America" that is happening "because men like you and men like me are letting it go on and won't stand up and push back and say anything about it." After boldly declaring that he hates homosexuality, Daubenmire eventually began screaming in outrage over the fact that President Obama called Collins to offer his support, fuming that "the President of the United States calls him and tells him he's proud of him, he's proud of a man who does what? Has butt sex with other men! I know that's rough, but that's what they do": 

'As A Journalist,' Glenn Beck Wants To Know If Airport Shooter 'Ever Attended Any Occupy Wall Street Stuff'

Glenn Beck kicked off his radio program this morning by reiterating his theory that the shooting that occurred at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, TX yesterday was some sort of Reichstag-like false flag operation orchestrated by the "uber-left" to undermine the NRA convention taking place in the same city.

"As a journalist and somebody that runs a journalistic organization," Beck explained, "I want to find out if this guy has been unemployed, if he was a union worker, if he's ever attend any Occupy Wall Street stuff."

Beck then tied this theory to his other theory involving the Boston Marathon bombing, saying that just as the Tsarnaev brothers were supposedly guided into carrying out the bombing by their Saudi national/al Qaeda "control agent," this shooter may likewise have been guided into this act by some "uber-left" revolutionary he met at an Occupy Wall Street rally.

"I only jumped to that conclusion that it needs to be looked into," Beck said, "because I've studied revolutions and this happens all the time in the beginning of revolutions. In Germany, it was the Reichstag fire and something happens, everybody goes into a panic and then laws are passed and all of a sudden, it's lights out":

Beck Demonstrates The NRA's Commitment To Safety

Glenn Beck broadcast his television broadcast last from Houston, TX where is he in town to speak at the annual NRA convention. Prior to telling his audience that the shooting that occurred earlier that today at the Houston airport was a false flag "set-up" tied to the "uber left," Beck was extolling the virtues of the NRA and the organization's dedication to gun safety.

In making the point, Beck pointed to a table full of historical weapons he had gotten from the NRA museum that he is going to be using in his speech tomorrow and recounted how, all day long, NRA staff had been reminding him how to safely pick up and hold a firearm, all of which Beck said he already knows because he took a NRA safety course.

In fact, the NRA is so concerned about safety that staffers even taped a large "T" on the wall of the auditorium to mark the spot at which all of the guns lying on the table were pointed, signaling that nobody should ever be standing in that area.

But when Beck went to point it out, he first had to ask one of his staff members to move ... because she was standing right in front of it:

Beck On Houston Airport Shooting: ' I Could Guarantee You This Is A Set-Up'

Tonight, Glenn Beck broadcast his television program live from Houston, TX since he is in town for the annual NRA convention where he will be speaking on Saturday.

During his opening monologue, Beck informed his audience that earlier in the day a man had entered Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston with an AR-15 assault rifle and fired off a round before being confronted by security and reportedly taking his own life.

But Beck wasn't buying that storyline because "that doesn't make sense to me." What does make sense to Beck is that this man was probably some unemployed and depressed individual who had been wound-up by some shadowy figure on the "uber left" to go out and "make a statement."

Despite the fact that he literally had no evidence whatsoever, Beck was pretty certain that this was some sort of false flag operation because "the idea that this is a coincidence ...  is too much to believe."

"If I were an honest journalist," Beck said, "I would find out where these guns came from; were they purchased or were they illegal.  Oh, if they're illegal, I could guarantee you this is a set-up. Someone knows history. I do.  At least I know enough history to know about the burning of the Reichstag":

Right Wing Round-Up - 5/2/13

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/2/13

  • Buster Wilson is in a contest with colleagues to see who can gain the most Twitter followers by the end of the month.  We'd be happy to help ... but he's blocking us.
  • Is Karen Handel preparing for a Senate run from Georgia?
  • Bryan Fischer seems to be convinced that it is somehow effective for him to just keep repeating his call for a ban on Muslim immigration and mosques.
  • Glenn Beck is partnering with a Hollywood filmmaker on an art curriculum that he hopes to get into public schools.
  • Finally, the Justice Department is appealing a judge's decision striking down limits on Plan B, which only makes Matt Barber's incoherent conspiracy theory even more laughable.

Barton: Right-Wing Vote-Rigging Scheme Gives 'the People a Greater Voice'

After watching the Republican presidential candidates lose the last two elections, right-wing activist Ken Blackwell cooked up a scheme whereby states would move away from winner-take-all allocations of electors to a system in which Electoral College votes would be assigned according to congressional districts.

The result would be that a Republican presidential candidate who does not win the overall popular vote in the state could still end up receiving a majority of that state's electoral votes simply by virtue of winning the popular vote in more individual districts.

Today, Blackwell appeared on "WallBuilders Live" to promote this scheme, where it was met with enthusiastic support from Rick Green and David Barton. As Blackwell explained, if every state had implemented this plan for the 2012 election, Mitt Romney would have won despite the fact that he lost the overall popular vote by nearly 5 million votes.

That, of course, is ridiculous ... and the fact that people think it is outrageous is, according to Blackwell, a sign that it is a good idea:

Blackwell: There's an old farmer's tale that if you throw a brick at a pack of pigs, the one that squeals is the one you hit.  Well, when we put this out there, the Left started squealing, the New York Times started squealing, so we must be on to something.

Green: You must be on to something. No doubt about that.  I haven't had a chance to look, I don't if anyone has done a map, I'd be real curious to know if every state did this, how would the last few elections [have gone]? Have you had a chance to look?

Blackwell: I already know. If every state did it, Romney would have won the election.  And so that's another reason that the Left just instinctively dislikes it.

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Barton: This actually is a way to give the people a greater voice rather than just having the majority slap it to the minority every time you turn around. And I really like what he's proposed here with reverting back out of the winner-take-all philosophy of the states, going back to congressional district take all, which is a good way to do it.

Only to David Barton could a scheme designed to ensure that a Republican candidate who loses the national popular vote would still win the election be a good idea because it supposedly give "the people a greater voice."

Beck: 'Get Ready For More Blood in the Streets, America'

Yesterday, The Daily Mail ran an article reporting that Saudi government had delivered a written warning to the Department of Homeland Security about accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev and had even been so concerned about his radical views that it had denied him a Visa to enter Saudi Arabia.

Later in the day, the article was updated to reflect the fact that the Saudi embassy denied the claims entirely:

But the Middle Eastern nation's embassy in Washington denied that account on Wednesday.

It issued a statement which read: 'The Saudi government had no prior information about the Boston bombers. Therefore, it is not true that any information, written or otherwise, was passed to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or any other US agency in this regard,' an embassy statement statement claimed.

'The Saudi government also does not have any record of any application by Tamerlan Tsarnaev for any visa to Saudi Arabia.'

But it didn't really matter, because people like Glenn Beck had already seized on the original story and were running with it.  Even though Beck's own The Blaze reported on the Saudi government's denial of the claims, Beck never once bothered to even mention it as he instead just continued to cite the original Daily Mail story last night because it fit into his narrative that there is some conspiracy at work behind the bombing.

Ignoring the fact that his new belief that the Saudi government warned the US government about Tsarnaev is seemingly at odds with his other theory that Saudi Arabia was somehow behind the Boston bombing, Beck eventually wound up screaming at a video of President Obama, yelling that "if allowing terrorist attacks to happen after ignoring specific warnings is what the FBI and DHS is supposed to be doing, Mr. President, I want my tax dollars back! Get ready for some more blood in the streets America":

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