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Star Parker: Hug a Psycho, Stop the Next School Shooting

they said whatWhen you don’t have anything intelligent to say, the best thing to do is JUST NOT TALK. Conservatives have yet to master that type of self-control, even after decades of making fools of themselves. Today’s case in point: Star Parker, who recently weighed in on the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, as reported by Right Wing Watch:

Conservative activist Star Parker blamed the survivors of the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school for helping to bring about the massacre by not making friends with the future gunman, saying in a television interview yesterday… …we can call for gun control if we want to as a nation, we can call for more federal laws if we want to as a nation, but usually when you’re faced with tragedy, you first check yourself. We have forgotten how to just look inwardly. We’ve become such a nation of victims that we’ve forgotten to say, ‘Wait a minute, what could I have done?’

When asked what the students could have possibly done to prevent 19-YEAR-OLD DOMESTIC TERRORIST Nikolas Cruz from committing mass murder, Parker replied, I kid you not:


Well, perhaps say ‘hello,’ perhaps say ‘I’m sorry to hear your dad died… This is not the responsibility of Washington, D.C., or the NRA. This is the responsibility of people that are closest to someone to be able to look them in the eye as an individual. … this is a very small community, someone must have saw [sic] his sadness, someone must have known his dad died. …they expelled him probably because he was acting out, and he was acting out probably because he didn’t have any friends—you know, whoever sat next to him in class, they’d better not be the ones who are protesting out there today.

WOW. That’s a new one, putting the onus for a school shooting on the students; we have plumbed the depths of callousness. Here are a few highlights from Cruz’s teenage years, courtesy of the Miami Herald; I wonder if Parker would have wanted her child to bring this kid home for dinner:

  • Nikolas hit his Mother with a vacuum cleaner hose and threw her against a wall
  • Shot his neighbor’s chickens
  • threatened to kill another boy over a girl
  • “talked about killing Mexicans and gays and chaining up and killing black people”
  • “referred to white women in interracial relationships as traitors”.
  • wrote about his birth mother: “My real mom was a Jew. I am glad I never met her.”

And nobody wanted to be this guy’s BFF? Stuck up little high school students; if only they’d said hello to him…


You might also want to read about Republicans gutting coverage for mental health care, how Trump made it easier for the mentally unstable to get guns, how the late Phyllis Schlafly railed against routine and comprehensive” testing and mental health screening in schools, or how the 1996, Republican-majority Congress prevented the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from funding research into firearm injuries and deaths in the ensuing decades.

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They Said What? Latest RW Idiocy

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Sometimes there’s such a smorgasbord of RW idiocy out there, the posts can’t come fast enough; for those times, pulling a quote or two from the drivel can say it all.


Idiot Supreme Alex Jones:

Palin“Palin says she’s very interested in a 2016 campaign. Hey I’ll say it, Palin is a lot better than Jeb Bush or Chris Christie, she’s the real deal… the “winning ticket is Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin or Rand Paul, Sarah Palin.”

The ONLY thing the Wasilla Hillbilly is “very interested in” is keeping the rubes donating to her PAC so she can maintain her Clampetts meet Beverly Hills lifestyle. While her PAC donated a paltry 5.5% of $3.6 million to actual candidates, they spent $10,885 buying her books, and most of the rest on lavish travel and speech writers.

This comes to us from Media Matters:

Fox Hosts Promote Scott Walker As The “Sexy” Republican 2016 Hopeful

I think pictures speak for themselves:

Walker collage

Yeah, I’m just not seein’ it. A President should at least look like he’s passed the puberty stage. I guess he might be sexy if you’re into that dufus look.

From Crooks & Liars:

terrorist laughingNewly elected GOP Sen. Thomas Croci of Islip introduced legislation this week to create the “New York State Terrorist Registry” to track evildoers who have taken up residence in the Empire State. The registry, which would be accessible to the public on the Web, would be modeled after the one now used to track registered sex offenders living in New York and would require the terrorists.

“It will discourage terrorists worldwide from entering New York, require those already in New York to register and be monitored,” Croci told the Daily News. “Most importantly, it will provide our law enforcement with an important new tool, to immediately arrest a terrorist who has not registered and submitted to monitoring once their presence in New York State is discovered.”

Some Tennessee Religious RW idiocy courtesy of Squatlo Rant:

holy-wordsState Rep. Jerry Sexton’s first official proposal at the Legislative Plaza was a motion to consider naming an official state book for the Volunteer State, and you’ll never guess which book he’d like his colleagues to consider: The Holy Bible.

Undeterred by the failure of similar proposals in both Mississippi and Louisiana, Sexton has filed a motion to debate making the Bible Tennessee’s official state book. We already have a state tree, flower, fruit, song, and dance… hell, we’ve even got a state salamander. Surely we need ourselves an official state book, right?

And as Squatlo reports, not to be outdone:

WTF?Rep. James Van Huss (R-Jonesboro) has filed a motion to have new language inserted into Tennessee’s State Constitution, language that will make it clear who’s running the show. Here’s the phrase he wants the legislature to add to the constitution:

“We recognize that our liberties do not come from governments, but from Almighty God, our Creator and Savior.”

There you go! See how easy it is to make sure everyone knows you’re a fine, upstanding Christian taking care of the state’s business in Nashville? So what if some other panderin’ fool beat you to the low hanging fruit by going on the record with the Holy Bible as the state’s official book? There’s still plenty of fruit dangling around if you know how to reach it!

Speaking of God and politics, one of Rick Perry’s “financiers” recently told the Daily Mail:

perry talks to God


‘He and his wife believe they are touched by God, and that this is his time,’ the donor said. ‘It’s like – they can’t lose – that’s the sense of it.’

Rick Perry’s been touched by something alright, but I’m pretty sure it’s not the hand of God.
Think Progress had this:
rocksDuring a House Education and Workforce Committee proceeding on Wednesday to reauthorize the nation’s elementary and secondary education law, Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) said, “Socrates trained Plato in on a rock and then Plato trained in Aristotle roughly speaking on a rock. So, huge funding is not necessary to achieve the greatest minds and the greatest intellects in history.”
FYI: Virginia got a grade of C+ on the Education Week 2015: State Report Cards Map.

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