Friday, June 19, 2009

Wingnut fail

So my iPhone dings to indicate that I got mail, and I open it up and find an email from... World Nut Daily ("We're batshit crazy and so are our readers!"). Which proudly proclaims a historic news item that I'm sure will be touted on all the news shows this evening, a news item so shocking in its implications that surely nobody could ignore it. And that news item is...

The Antichrist has been revealed.

Seriously. No, I'm not joking. That's exactly what the headline said!

I pine for the days of conservatives like Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley and William Safire. They were smart, intelligent men who could argue their points with precision and logic and did not engage in flights of fancy just to engage in flights of fancy. Unfortunately, today's Republican Party is the Party of Reagan -- the party of shallow actors pretending to be conservatives as they rabble-rouse what H.L. Mencken called the boobery in exchange for fame and power. They are quite content to cynically throw out just any BS if they think it can rouse some furor amongst their followers that can in turn be channeled into yet further fame, power, and/or money. Unfortunately they lack even the barest semblance of the mental fortitude of a Goldwater or Buckley, and the results are often... laughable. Which is nice and all, except for the fact that these men still have some power, even if they've been temporarily shoved to the sidelines for a while...

-- Badtux the "You gotta be kiddin' me!" Penguin


  1. This is what happens when you allowed extremists to control your party. Facts never get in the way of hysterical rhetoric.

  2. Well, damn, BT, don't keep us in suspense! Since I'm not about to go anywhere near WND, ya gotta tell us who the anti-Christ is! Obama? Sotomayor? Michelle Obama? Bo? Ted Kennedy? Michael Moore (did you know the wingnuts say he's fat?)? The Gay Agenda? DFH's?

  3. Did they happen to identify said Antichrist?


  4. So, who got to be the anitchrist this time?


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