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THE CRACKZOT CAUCUS
New York Times ^ | 8/23/12 | Timothy Egan

Posted on 08/27/2012 8:13:02 AM PDT by Inconvenient Truthteller

Take a look around key committees of the House and you'll find a governing body stocked with crackpots whose views on major issues are as removed from reality as Missour's Representative Todd Akin's take on the sperm-killing powers of a woman who's been raped.

On matters of basic science and peer-reviewed knowledge, from evolution to climate change to elementary fiscal math, many Republicans in power cling to a level of ignorance that would get their ears boxed even in a medieval classroom. Congress incubates and insulates these knuckle-draggers.

Let's take a quick tour of the crazies in the House. Their war on critical thinking explains a lot about why the United States is laughed at on the global stage, and why no real solutions to our problems emerge from that broken legislative body.

We're currently experiencing the worst drought in 60 years, a siege of wildfires, and the hottest temperatures since records were kept. But to Republicans in Congress, it's all a big hoax....

Jack Kingston of Georgia, a 20-year veteran of the House, is an evolution denier, apparently because he can't see the indent where his ancestors' monkey tail used to be....

A handful of Republicans have tried to fight the know-nothings. "I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming," said Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor, during his ill-fated run for his party's presidential nomination. "Call me crazy."

And in an on-air plea for sanity, Joe Scarborough, the former G.O.P. congressman and MSNBC host, said, "I'm just tired of the Republican Party being the stupid party." I feel for him. But don't expect the reality chorus to grow. For if intelligence were contagious, his party would be giving out vaccines for it.

(Excerpt) Read more at opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: akin; birthers; gop; junkscience; zotworthy
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Akin is only the tip of the stupidity iceberg -- now even the Presidential candidate is introducing Birther twaddle....
1 posted on 08/27/2012 8:13:16 AM PDT by Inconvenient Truthteller
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

Moderator! We have a troll!!

What an idiot. Go back to Dummies Underground where you belong.


2 posted on 08/27/2012 8:16:05 AM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country., Really! NOW!!!)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller
Well, Okie Dokie then.

Have a nice ZOT.

3 posted on 08/27/2012 8:16:04 AM PDT by red-dawg (If muslims are exempt from Obamacare, then my name is Mohammed Suks.)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

IBTZ


4 posted on 08/27/2012 8:16:17 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

IBTZ!


5 posted on 08/27/2012 8:18:40 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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To: RightOnTheBorder

IBTZ?


6 posted on 08/27/2012 8:19:31 AM PDT by Inconvenient Truthteller (www.RomneyPlan.org)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller
Die.

No, seriously, die.

Actually, don't. I want you alive so that you can watch me eat your children.

I shall sup on your young, and you shall watch, your mouth gaping open in a silent scream, as every fiber of your being cries out in pure, crystalline anguish.


7 posted on 08/27/2012 8:19:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

In your case, IBYZ - In before YOUR zot.


8 posted on 08/27/2012 8:21:10 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: dirtymac

This actually is hilarious because the dims had a card carrying KKK leader in the Senate for decades. Nothing on the R side comes close to The Swimmer or Kleagle Byrd. Nothing.


9 posted on 08/27/2012 8:21:35 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

It means “in before the zot”. You have been zotted and in only 6 minutes, troll!


10 posted on 08/27/2012 8:21:37 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

“many Republicans in power cling to a level of ignorance that would get their ears boxed even in a medieval classroom.
Congress incubates and insulates these knuckle-draggers.”

If you disagree with liberals all you get is a lower level of discourse from these zealots.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 8:21:48 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

Welcome to Free Republic

Since 2012-08-15

Are you the tip of the troll iceberg???


12 posted on 08/27/2012 8:22:31 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

13 posted on 08/27/2012 8:23:24 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Which means he is not on to read your post.


14 posted on 08/27/2012 8:23:39 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller
I have taken a very special interest in you. I have appropriated your IP address, and have a good sense of your geological location. I also have the email account you registered with. Further, from capturing your previous websites visited, I have a very solid sense of your actual identity. Finally, there is the matter of your MAC id, which I have also captured, that uniquely identifies your machine.

I am coming for your children.

15 posted on 08/27/2012 8:23:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

IATZ


16 posted on 08/27/2012 8:24:14 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

buh bye now


17 posted on 08/27/2012 8:24:27 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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18 posted on 08/27/2012 8:24:45 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does....)
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19 posted on 08/27/2012 8:25:22 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller
"We're currently experiencing the worst drought in 60 years, a siege of wildfires, and the hottest temperatures since records were kept."

Yet with regard to recent record cold winters we are told that has nothing to do with climate change and is just weather not climate. And we're supposed to take this kind of "science" seriously.

20 posted on 08/27/2012 8:25:50 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller
I am coming for you. I shall eat your children.


21 posted on 08/27/2012 8:26:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller
Your children. They nourish me.


22 posted on 08/27/2012 8:28:29 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

Inconvenient Truthteller is even thinking he is smart.


23 posted on 08/27/2012 8:28:57 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

Guam tipping over, Flag planted on Mars by our Astronauts!! Sound familiar?


24 posted on 08/27/2012 8:29:22 AM PDT by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller; darkwing104; TheOldLady; 50mm; DarthVader

25 posted on 08/27/2012 8:29:54 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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To: Admin Moderator

26 posted on 08/27/2012 8:32:15 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

27 posted on 08/27/2012 8:32:29 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller; TheOldLady; darkwing104

IATZ!

28 posted on 08/27/2012 8:33:16 AM PDT by Semper Mark (EAT MOR CHIKIN!)
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To: dirtymac
The jets are inbound now. They got about thirty seconds to bomb station. Get your people back. This is gonna be a big one.


29 posted on 08/27/2012 8:34:07 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

Man, that isn’t all. We still have people in Congress stupid enough to believe in the redistribution of wealth, in the efficacy of welfare, in the privileged status of sundry Oppressed Peoples, in class warfare, in internationalism, in following every European social and economic failure, in unrestricted immigration, in placing medical care in the same hands that have wrecked student loans - it goes on and on and on...


30 posted on 08/27/2012 8:34:24 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller
Do your children taste like pork, or like chicken?

I shall find out.


31 posted on 08/27/2012 8:35:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

Yeah, but I’d bet that Romney knows how many states are in the country, what language they speak in Austria, and how to spell “Ohio”.


32 posted on 08/27/2012 8:39:17 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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33 posted on 08/27/2012 8:40:05 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller; Lazamataz
We have Laz temporarily "dialed down."



But should you show your trollish face here again, we'll remove his restraing bolt and then .....

.....well ... at least we won't have to feed him ourselves for a few days.

34 posted on 08/27/2012 8:43:30 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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It means “in before the zot”. You have been zotted and in only 6 minutes, troll!

That could be a record.
35 posted on 08/27/2012 8:44:27 AM PDT by PA Engineer (What if the rabbit hole is endless?)
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To: Lazamataz

Hungry today, are we?


36 posted on 08/27/2012 8:44:52 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

I started reading the comments.

It’s amazing how ignorant the Left is about conservatives and Republicans.

But what really jumps out at me is their fear of people in power believing differently than they do. Ironic, really.

If the Left hadn’t built this monster that is the Federal government - an entity that now is approaching total control of our lives thanks to them - then none of us would care about the personal beliefs and conviction of those in power. Washington said it best two centuries ago: “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”

The Left has spent the better part of the last century forging the government of this country into a power unlike any the world has ever seen before, with little thought as to what might happen if “the right people” weren’t in charge. It’s somewhat encouraging to see them finally realize what a danger that power could be, even if there fear is based on delusion and ignorance.

Of course, even with their fear, they still can’t let go of their god that is the state. Everything will be skittles and unicorns as long as their boys and girls are in charge, despite the constant examples in history to the contrary.


37 posted on 08/27/2012 8:47:18 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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Hungry today, are we?

Only for "Inconvenient Truth's" children, and only for their hearts.

I like to crack through the rib cage and feast, as their diminutive hearts take their last final beats.

38 posted on 08/27/2012 8:49:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

39 posted on 08/27/2012 8:50:03 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: shibumi
We have Laz temporarily "dialed down." But should you show your trollish face here again, we'll remove his restraing bolt and then .....

REMOVE THE BOLT!!!! PLEASE!!! REMOVE THE BOLT!!!!!!!!

40 posted on 08/27/2012 8:50:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller
I HATSES TROLLS!!
41 posted on 08/27/2012 8:51:45 AM PDT by mardi59
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller; TheOldLady; darkwing104
"IBTZ?"

Yes, IBTZ. It means In Before The ZOT!

Here's an example:


IATZ means In After the ZOT!

Here's an example:


42 posted on 08/27/2012 8:52:49 AM PDT by Semper Mark (EAT MOR CHIKIN!)
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To: Lazamataz

Okay, Laz, now you’re creepying ME out, and I like you!


43 posted on 08/27/2012 8:56:05 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: Lazamataz
Is this your family, by any chance?


44 posted on 08/27/2012 8:57:55 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

“...he can’t see the indent where his ancestors’ monkey tail used to be.... “

Speaking of stupid, the author should really study the theory of evolution before he makes an utterly ignorant comment like this one.


45 posted on 08/27/2012 8:58:15 AM PDT by CityCenter
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To: Lazamataz

One of the greatest paintings of all time - growing up, I was taken to see it twice a week in the summer. The impact stays with you forever.


46 posted on 08/27/2012 8:58:55 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

IATZ; darnit!


47 posted on 08/27/2012 8:59:33 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller; 50mm; darkwing104; Arrowhead1952; Darksheare; TheOldLady; Lady Jag; ...

I SHALL SMITE THEE WITH SUCH AWESOME MIGHT,
THY ANCESTORS SHALL FEEL MY WRATH!!

48 posted on 08/27/2012 9:05:08 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: maine-iac7

Funniest GIF ever in the history of the entire internet. Still makes me laugh every time I see it.


49 posted on 08/27/2012 9:05:34 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Lazamataz
They favor this bunch a bit more -



Damn! The bolt slipped out ..... Again!

50 posted on 08/27/2012 9:06:47 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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