Here’s Some Stupid for Your Mid-Morning Coffee

“How can I be racist against Muslims or Islam when the ethnicity is actually Arab? This is kind of confusing.”

[The goal of all Muslims is] “the destruction of Western civilization from within. This is a cancer in our nation that needs to be cut out. The media is playing right into their hands.”

—Oklahoma state Senator John Bennett, a proud member of Y’all Qaeda.

Here’s Your Saturday Bottomless Mug of Stupid, Sarah

Sweet Baby Jeebus: Mooselini opposes and supports putting troops in Iraq? And some poor schmuck is paying $10/mo for this sort of insight.

Once again, we must thank Grandpa Walnuts for bringing this dingbat to our nation’s attention, and suggesting that she should be one heartbeat away from the nuclear codes.


Let’s not give them ideas…


Following its significant gains in last month’s local elections, the French Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, swiftly announced that school cafeterias would no longer serve non-pork substitution meals to children living in towns won by FN candidates. Targeting Muslims for another ritual round of public humiliation, while also excluding Jewish children, Le Pen declared: “There is no reason for religion to enter the public sphere.”

Of course, the Xristian Xrazies would take offense at the last line while loving the proposal. I can already hear Sean InSannity braying on and on.

(The Guardian)

“Will there be a quiz?”

The Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy announced on Monday that it would no longer sponsor a course for law enforcement officers which was ostensibly focused on counterterrorism, but which would have been taught by an anti-Muslim activist with a history of spreading conspiracy theories.

It seems, however, that they have let this class be taught for credit in the past. (Police officers are required to take a certain number of hours of on-going education and training, which is a good thing.)

According to a letter from 15 civil rights organizations and religious interest groups, John Guandolo, a former FBI agent and the featured speaker at the training event, “is closely affiliated with ACT! for America, a known anti-Muslim hate group, and he makes baseless, irresponsible and dangerous statements revealing his animus about the American Muslim community” — including claiming that “American Muslims ‘do not have a First Amendment right to do anything.‘”

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Guandolo accused Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan of bringing “known Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood leaders into the government and into advisory positions,” and claimed that Brennan did so because he “converted to Islam when he served in an official capacity” in Saudi Arabia. Weeks later, Guandolo expanded this conspiracy to include President Obama, claiming that the president has “made a significant effort to protect known members of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood inside this government.”

So, um, what took them so long to figure out that this guy is a grifter with an agenda?

(Think Progress)

The Afternoon Quote

“Let me tell y’all a story. I went through the screening of an airport not too long ago and right in front of me there was an elderly lady. TSA pulled her off to the side and patted her down. And then right behind her was a little kid and he got pulled to the side. I went through and right behind me was somebody dressed in eastern dress —man, single guy, traveling by himself. That’s typically [described] as middle eastern and he went right through.”

–Rep. Paul “Science is a lie from the Pitt of Hell” Broun (R-GA)

Was there a point to this story, cracker? Why are all the dogs barking?

The care and feeding of Pammygram


On the terrorism in Kenya, CNN reports:

Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the carnage and vowed not to negotiate with Kenyan authorities. It claimed that “all Muslims” were escorted from the mall before the attack — suggesting that its targets were people who didn’t believe in their extreme form of Islam.

…which naturally led Pam Geller of Atlas Shrugs to say (no link, you can find it on your own):


I have not read any credible source that confirms this. Nevertheless, it is spreading like vilefire throughout the Wingnuttian blog-o-sphere (Weasel Zippers, Gateway Pundit, Scared Monkeys, Jihad Watch, Vox Popoli–who also take the opportunity to suggest everyone be armed because they are convinced it is coming here and specifically to the Mall of America).

What else ya got, Pam?

Where is the media coverage? This is Obama’s native land — where is his condemnation of the vicious sharia? His silence is sanction and support.

Oh, nice bit of smearing going on there. She’s a pro, kids. Don’t try that at home.

From the White House:

The White House on Saturday condemned a terrorist attack at a Kenyan shopping mall that has left dozens dead.
“The United States condemns in the strongest terms the despicable terrorist attack on innocent civilians today at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya,” said Caitlin Hayden, a National Security Council spokeswoman, in a statement.

So let’s recap: The Somalia-based Al Qaeda spinoff group Al Shabaab claims responsibility for a terrorist attack in an upscale (and decadent western style mall) in Kenya; Wingnuttia invents that the terrorists tested people for being True Believers and killed everyone else; somehow Obama is to blame; carry guns because the jihadists are coming to the Great Mall.

The Day John McCain Wept

Iran hints at nuclear compromise

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gives sign that new president Hassan Rouhani may hold direct talks with US.

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has given the clearest signal yet that the country’s newly elected president and moderate cleric, Hassan Rouhani, has the authority to conduct direct talks with the US and offer compromises in nuclear talks.


Quick! Someone bring Sen. Huckleberry Closetcase his smelling salts, a cold compress for Traitor Joe, and get The C-word into a shelter, STAT!

(The Guardian)

This exists…

Pork-laced Bullets Designed To Send Muslims Straight ‘To Hell’

The company making and selling them? Jihawg. Get it?

“With Jihawg Ammo, you don’t just kill an Islamist terrorist, you also send him to hell. That should give would-be martyrs something to think about before they launch an attack. If it ever becomes necessary to defend yourself and those around you our ammo works on two levels,” the company said in a press release earlier this month.

Other than not being on secure theological grounds, Jihawg also appeals to our better angels:

Nevertheless, the ammo has plenty of supporters, with more than 4,300 people liking it on Facebook. One fan, Ted of California, said he planned to buy 500 rounds. Another, Jeffrey, said he hoped someone would smuggle the bullets into U.S. military troops.

(HuffPo via Scissorhead Karen Zipdrive)