Grab-bag of Asshattery

Filed in National by on July 6, 2012

We did away with the asshat of the day posts a while ago (too much to keep up with). So today I offer a grab bag of asshattery.

First, we have New Hampshire Republican legislator Bob Kingsbury who claims that kindergarten leads to higher crime.

Last week Rep. Bob Kingsbury (R-Laconia) told fellow Belknap County lawmakers that research he has conducted since 1996 shows a connection between the state’s kindergarten program and higher crime rates, attributing it to children being taken “away from their mothers too soon.”

My guess is that he also believes women should be barefoot & pregnant and stay in kitchen.

Next up we have everyone’s favorite sheriff (no not Jeff “Constitutionalist” Christopher) Joe Arpaio. The man who Orly Taitz has wet dreams about is claiming to have “explosive new evidence” that President Obama was not born. In America that is.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “Cold Case Posse” is claiming to have explosive new proof that President Barack Obama is ineligible to serve as president. According to a recent report with WorldNetDaily, the Maricopa County sheriff’s associate said they would release the birther evidence at a press conference on July 17.

“I can’t disclose to you what we’ve discovered, but it’s going to be a shocking revelation at our press conference,” Mike Zullo, head of the “Cold Case Posse,” told a Tea Party radio program in an interview, according to WorldNetDaily.

You have to wonder what happened to this schmuck along the way for him to be this batshit crazy.

But wait, there’s more. Ginny Thomas, wife of potted plant Clarence Thomas, apparently is still making money lobbying against the ACA.

Now, just days after healthcare law was upheld (with Clarence Thomas dissenting), new financial forms show that Thomas’s wife, Ginni, continued to rake in a profit from opposing healthcare reforms in 2011—even after she previously came under fire for doing so.

According to Thomas’s 2011 financial disclosure report form, filed on May 15 and obtained Friday by Whispers, Ginni Thomas made up to $15,000 working for political lobbying firm Liberty Consulting. The firm lobbied actively against the healthcare law, according to liberal news magazine Mother Jones.

Why is it again that Justice Kagan had to recuse herself from the challenge to Arizona’s immigration law, and very loud, very public demands were made for her to recuse herself again, but Thomas gets a pass?

There is a clear conflict of interest with the Thomases whose ethics are beyond questionable at this point. But you know the other old saying, “It’s OK If You’re A Republican.”

Finally, we have Ann Rmoney Romney who claims that President Obama’s strategy is to “kill” her husband’s name and reputation.

“They’re going to do everything they can to destroy Mitt,” Ann Romney told Jan Crawford, when asked about Democratic efforts to paint the GOP candidate as out of touch. The couple were interviewed from their vacation home in Wolfeboro, N.H.

“Early on we heard what their strategy was, It was ‘Kill Romney,’ Romney said, referencing a 2011 story in which a Democratic strategist told Politico that Obama “will have to kill Romney” to win.

“I feel like all he’s doing is saying, ‘Let’s kill this guy,’” she added, and promised to protect her husband: “Not when I’m next to him, you better not.”

Say, Ann, isn’t that what Mittens did to his opponents during the rethuglican primaries? Turnabout is fair play in my book.

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  1. cassandra_m says:

    Adding on — Ted Nugent writes a column for the Washington Times thinking that the country would be a better place is the South had won.

    That somehow the United States (which wouldn’t be the United States) had lost to the traitors and seditionists who felt that the ownership of other people was a moral foundation to their idea of states rights.

    Nothing screams patriotism like secession.

  2. Delaware Dem says:

    For once, I agree with Ted Nugent. Now, mind you, the South would have never won the Civil War. The best they could have hoped for was a stalemate and then a negotiated treaty recognizing the independence of the South.

    And on that count, I agree, the United States would be a much better country today, all other things being equal, if we were separated from the South.

  3. Jason330 says:

    I love alternative histories. From what I’ve read, nobody thinks that the Confederacy would have continued as a stable state. It would have collapsed and lost most of its territory to the United States (when the idiots came crawling back), some to Spain and some to England. There would be a couple of struggling principalities, but nothing like a modern self-perpetuating state could have resulted from a southern win or draw.

  4. socialistic ben says:

    But like all spoiled children, they need to learn that lesson on their own.

  5. cassandra_m says:

    More asshattery — file this under We’ll Stop Calling You Racist When You Stop Acting Like It:

    A group of pastors in Alabama says that they are not racist even though only “white Christians” were invited to their three-day conference, which will include a cross burning and be attended by Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members.

    So, wait:

    Collier insisted that the “Sacred Christian Cross Lighting Ceremony” to be held on final day of the event symbolized an “opposition to tyranny.”
    “We are not burning a cross, look at the word is says it says light a cross,” Christian Identity Ministries Reverend Mel Lewis told WIAT. “If you light a light in your house do you burn down your house. We often use fire. Our ancient fathers said fire was a cleansing element. Even the Bible says the earth will be purified with fire what purer element can we use as a symbol of our worship.”


    This is the thing that makes me see red with modern conservatives — they rewrite what we know, even language. And somehow the rest of the world is wrong for calling them on it. And when did this *lighting* business start? Summer of 2009.

  6. puck says:

    Down in Louisiana – can open, worms all over the place:

    WATSON — Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Watson, says she had no idea that Gov. Bobby Jindal’s overhaul of the state’s educational system might mean taxpayer support of Muslim schools …

    ‘I liked the idea of giving parents the option of sending their children to a public school or a Christian school,’ Hodges said.

    Hodges mistakenly assumed that ‘religious’ meant ‘Christian.’

    HB976, now signed into law as Act 2, proposed, among other things, a voucher program allowing state educational funds to be used to send students to schools run by religious groups …

    ‘Unfortunately it will not be limited to the Founders’ religion,’ Hodges said. ‘We need to insure that it does not open the door to fund radical Islam schools. There are a thousand Muslim schools that have sprung up recently. I do not support using public funds for teaching Islam anywhere here in Louisiana.'”

  7. liberalgeek says:

    W. T. F?

    Now I want to open a madrassa in Louisiana. I’ll be down there in a few weeks, maybe I’ll call her office to inquire.

  8. puck says:

    With an oud on your knee?

    “Lousiana Madrassa” – isn’t that a Tom Waits song?

    Lousiana is about to become, literally, an educational Mecca.

  9. Jason330 says:

    By Zeus! I’m currently accepting applications for my Louisiana based necromancy school.

  10. Another Mike says:

    Rep. Valarie Hodges also sponsored a bill in Louisiana that is now law.

    “Sponsored in the Senate by Democrat Sharon Weston Broome and in the House by Republican Valarie Hodges, S.B. 708, drafted by the pro-life Bioethics Defense Fund and aggressively supported by the Louisiana Right to Life Federation, will require abortion facilities to allow a mother to hear the beating heart of her unborn baby at least 24 hours prior to ending the baby’s life, unless she signs an opt-out form. Additionally, the law will require an abortionist to place an ultrasound screen in view of the mother as he performs the ultrasound procedure, thus giving the mother an opportunity to view her pre-born baby if she wishes.”

    Apparently, Muslim babies are exempt from this requirement. Hodges has offered to perform those abortions herself.

  11. puck says:

    Republicans finally found something they hate more than government.

  12. MJ says:

    Here’s one more who’s actually a local asshat, “Dr.” Michael Hurd.

    With the recent Supreme Court decision, Obama and the advocates of socialized medicine have won.

    Proponents of Obamacare sold their idea on a promise. The promise was that healthcare will be as good, or better, than ever – only now, for everyone. But the federal government is already $15 trillion (that’s 12 zeros, folks) in debt because of Medicare and Medicaid. Now that trillions more will be spent on Medicaid and Medicare in another few years, the debt will grow exponentially.

    So can someone explain to me how being a “personal life coach” qualifies one to claim they’re a healthcare provider?

    BTW, there were 11 letters to the editor tearing Mr. Hurd a new asshole in today’s Cape Gazette.

  13. MJ says:

    Cass – is that a picture of Collier on your link? If so, ’nuff said.