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Gun nuts … always wanting more

Someone tell the NRA that nothing is worse than a whiny winner. They get everything — EVERYTHING — they want and still they maintain a persecution complex.

Victory in November would mean a “pro-Second Amendment” Congress, said [NRA leader Chris] Cox — as if the current arrangement of Congress can or would do anything anti-gun.

I suspect they won’t be satisfied until the presidential election is decided by a duel. Long live Aaron Burr!

Why is this man laughing?

Meet Pastor Rodney Harold Browne, the latest boob to endorse Newt (along with Todd Palin, Chuck Norris and Rick Perry).

Actually, “boob” is too kind a description for this con man:

When the Holy Ghost Bartender (who also refers to himself as the Holy Ghost Hitman) arrived at my seat, he began threatening to have me thrown out of the sanctuary. “I’m telling you right now,” he hissed, “you’ll drop dead if you prohibit what God is doing!” Dramatically he gestured toward the crowd and warned them that those like me, who would dare question that what he was doing was of God, had committed the unpardonable sin and would not be forgiven in this world or the next.

The following day he crowed, “The last time I had a confrontation like that…was…with a bunch of Mormons… you could see their spirit, y’know…just a really religious, pharisaical spirit, that’s what it is. Amen?…And I smelt it — y’know, I can smell them religious devils from about a hundred yards —- I could smell them blindfolded, man….You could see, last night we meant business.” He labeled his critics “idiots” and warned that they were about to experience either “riot or revival.”

Browne introduced Gingrich Monday at a rally in Tampa. Somehow, he refrained from laughing.

Pick a side

Racists or religious fanatics?

Protesting members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church were met with an unlikely group of counter-protesters Monday at Arlington Cemetery. …

Among those counter-protesting at the cemetery’s main entrance: About 10 members of a group that claims to be a branch of the Ku Klux Klan from Virginia called the Knights of the Southern Cross.

Hitler or Pol Pot? Red Sox or Yankees? Glee or American Idol?

The insanity goes both ways

Politico’s Ben Smith reminds us partisan delusion isn’t limited to just one party.

“How likely is it that people in the federal government either assisted in the 9/11 attacks or took no action to stop the attacks because they wanted the United States to go to war in the Middle East?” the [2006] poll asked.

A full 22.6% of Democrats said it was “very likely.” Another 28.2% called it “somewhat likely.”

That is: More than half of Democrats, according to a neutral survey, said they believed Bush was complicit in the 9/11 terror attacks.

Two distinctions:

  1. Accusing someone of murdering 2,752 innocents is much worse than lying about another’s birthplace.
  2. None of the Democrats running for president in 2008 sought to appeal to the lunatic fringe by claiming Bush engineered the 9/11 attacks.