Michele Bachmann Back on the Intelligence Committee, Still Spouting Conspiracy Theories

Last year, after Michele Bachmann launched a smear campaign against Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin and alleged that there had been “deep penetration” by the Muslim Brotherhood in high levels of government, People For the American Way launched a campaign to get Bachmann kicked out of the House Select Committee on Intelligence. On the Intelligence Committee, she has special access to sensitive national security information, which probably shouldn’t be in the hands of a fear-mongering conspiracy theorist. But this week, Bachmann announced that she had been reassigned to the Intelligence Committee, despite the protests.

In light of the news, PFAW has revived its petition drive and the campaign has been covered by USA Today, the Huffington Post, and the Ed Show:

Back in July, we published a rundown of Bachmann’s worst conspiracy theories. Since then, she’s added to her repertoire, claiming that President Obama has “enforced Islamic speech codes here in the U.S.” and is intent on imposing Sharia law at home and abroad.

You can sign PFAW’s petition to remove Bachmann from the Intelligence Committee here.

Shapiro: We Have to Stop Treating Liberal Groups with Civility

When Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News, Ben Shapiro, shows up on Glenn Beck's radio program to promote his new book, "Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans," what do you think they talk about?

Why, the need for "civility" of course!

Shapiro claimed that groups like Media Matters colluded with the White House in weekly meetings where they plotted strategy on how to destroy Beck by monitoring his program in order to find clips they could take out of context and then use to target his advertisers and ultimately drive him off the air.

"These are not pro-First Amendment people," said Shapiro. "These are not pro-free speech people. These are not pro-civility people. They're not civil and we have to stop treating them as though civility is going to win the day ... The moral high ground doesn't do us a lot of good when we're fighting people who are absolute thugs."

Shapiro justified his call to stop being civil with liberals on the grounds that there is some of a "Geneva Convention with regard to civility" whereby only those who abide by the convention deserve its protections. And since liberals basically operate like terrorists, they are not entitled to the convention's guarantees of civility; an idea that Beck thought was absolutely "profound":

Again, this was Glenn Beck and the Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News claiming that other people are uncivil and therefore undeserving of being treated with civility.

Petition: Remove Michele Bachmann from the House Intelligence Committee

Sign the petition to Speaker Boehner! Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann should be removed from her seat on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence after a series of irresponsible allegations against U.S. government employees.

Support These 3 Progressive Principles for the Next Fiscal Deal

Rep. Keith Ellison proposed some good principles for Congress to stick to.

Right Wing Round-Up - 1/9/13

Right Wing Leftovers - 1/9/13

  • I guess we can now look forward to the Religious Right freaking out over the news that the Washington National Cathedral will begin performing same-sex marriages.
  • A federal judge has ruled that a Texas school district can expel a students for refusing to wear an identity card containing an RFID chip on the grounds that it was a "mark of the beast."
  • Dick Armey claims he mistakenly granted an interview to Media Matters regarding the debacle at FreedomWorks because his thought he was talking to the conservative Media Research Center.
  • Apparently releasing the names of priests who molested children will turn into a "witch hunt [that] would negatively impact the church as a whole."
  • Finally, in March, Tim Tebow will speak at Liberty University's Convocation.

Ted Nugent Calls on Gun Owners to Channel Rosa Parks

In an interview with WorldNetDaily published today, Ted Nugent said that gun owners will channel Rosa Parks and defy any future “anti-American” law prohibiting certain assault weapons. He told WND that measures to reduce gun violence emerge from a “subhuman culture” that is “infesting our government and society.”

“If it comes to the actual implementation of an actual confiscatory directive from our president, then I do believe that the heroes of the law enforcement will defy this order. I do believe that there are enough soulless sheep within our government who would act on such an illegal order but I believe the powers that be at the local, state, and regional law enforcement would halt such an illegal, anti-American order,” said Nugent.

Nugent continued, “You are talking to a guy who talks to more gun owners in more heated and concerned conversations than anyone who lives. These are top notch heroes of law enforcement and military who understand this experiment in self-government and we will not let it [gun confiscation] happen, we will do it peaceful.

“But there will come a time when the gun owners of America, the law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks and we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed.”

Nugent has been a long-time champion and outspoken defender of the Constitution and Second Amendment. He told WND the media narrative after the Sandy Hook tragedy in Newtown, Conn., has been shameful.

“The shock and dismay and heartbreak, then just the specific gun issue, but there is a subculture, dare I say subhuman culture, infesting our government and society that would zone in on hardware and inanimate objects instead of people’s conduct and the justice systems failure,” he said.

He hammered the Obama administration for going after the constitutional right to bear arms, as he said, “The media and the government is hell-bent on convincing that water is dry and we should all reconsider our conclusions about the dampness of H20. These people are out of their cotton-picking minds and they scare Americans who are committed to logic, truth, and common-sense, and real solutions instead of the insanity that I witness from our government and media.

“If you were attempting to write an offensive script to a new ‘Planet of the Apes’ movie, I couldn’t come up with a dumber and [more] unbelievable insanity than our government and our media is perpetrating on the American public,” Nugent said.

Fischer: Natural Disasters are God's Spankings

As is his custom, Bryan Fischer began today's radio program with a reading and discussion from the Bible, in this case a passage from the book of Joel which Fischer said revealed that all natural disasters were sent by God in order to correct humanity just as parents have to spank disobedient children in order to teach them a lesson:

Tim Wildmon Exposes Obama's Devious Plan to Collapse the Economy

American Family Association president Tim Wildmon appears to be convinced that President Obama is planning to destroy the economy in order to create “some kind of national emergency or something” that will allow him to take absolute power.

Wildmon wrote a column last week attacking Obama for seeking to raise taxes on top earners and chided him for ignoring the Simpson-Bowles plan. Of course, that plan calls for steep tax increases.

Speaking to fellow AFA radio host Dan Celia today, Wildmon contended that Obama wants to “see the economy collapse on purpose.” Celia added that Obama is a “radical Marxist” who “is desperate for more social control and power.” He further revealed his economic expertise when he struggled to describe Keynesian economics as he clearly has no idea what Keynesian economics is.

Wildmon: I’m just throwing the questions out there because the actions of the President lead me to believe he may in fact see the economy collapse on purpose. To what end, I’m not sure exactly, maybe so he can do something at that point. Probably about three to five percent of the American public actually believes what I suggested here. Do you have any logical explanation? There is something a “legitimate” economic ideology that’s taught in even schools, called Keynesian, is that what it’s called, Keynesian economics. I guess more people would say that’s what he subscribes to rather than this idea of intentionally trying to bankrupt the country. How do you explain his actions or inactions with all this?

Celia: I don’t disagree with when you look at the fruit, that’s what you see. I think it could be also that this is someone who is desperate for more social control and more power. Obviously one way you get that, the way that radical Marxists—which I believe he is—history shows that once you get everybody standing in a breading, you can accomplish pretty much anything you want with false promises or false ideology.



Wildmon: I’m just going on the facts that President Obama, his actions and his inactions lead me to suspect that he doesn’t have a problem with our country going bankrupt because then he can do things that he wants to do because of some kind of national emergency or something.

Robertson Troubled that 'Hard-Nosed' and 'Slatternly' Women are Ruining Marriages

Televangelist Pat Robertson is dishing out more useful marital and family advice to 700 Club viewers, including one who asked how to rekindle the relationship between his parents. In a question to Robertson, “Maxim” said that he “noticed that there has been a change in my father’s behavior” as he “spends too much time at the computer playing a war game,” which is making his mom feel alone. After suggesting that Maxim bring his parents to a “romantic resort,” Robertson promptly blamed the mother.

“You know it may be your mom isn’t as sweet as you think she is, she may be hard-nosed,” Robertson said. “It’s easy to blame the mother.”

Robertson then recounted a story about how a fellow pastor told an “awful looking” woman who was upset that her husband started to drink, “Madam, if I was married to you I’d start to drink too.” He added that women can’t expect their husbands’ love if they are “slatternly looking.”

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