Saturday, April 5, 2014

This Week In Right WIng CrazyLand


By Jeff Simpson

*  We arrested an Anti-American terrorist, thus making our country much safer and IT DIDNT MAKE NEWS!  

But Robert James Talbot, Jr. gets arrested for terrorism and I don’t see a thing about it until days later, until this weekend when I happened upon this article from the Southern Poverty Law Center. So weird! In fact, most of the other articles I’ve been able to find are from local Texas news sources. Very few national outlets have even bothered with the story.
Talbot is a white, radical right-wing conservative who was arrested by the FBI on charges of “attempted interference with commerce by robbery, solicitation to commit a crime of violence and possession of an explosive material.”
He set up a Facebook page, “American Insurgent Movement” in order to recruit five or six like-minded folks for what he called a “a Pre-Constitutionalist Community that offers those who seek True patriotism and are looking for absolute Freedom by doing the Will of God. Who want to restore America Pre- Constitutionally and look forward to stopping the Regime with action by bloodshed.” People, whom he said, must be willing to walk away from their lives to “stop the regime.” His plan was to rob banks to fund his revolution, and then also blow up mosques. He claimed to have already cased several Bank of Americas.


A right wing terrorist is arrested and the people who whined when the Southern Poverty Law Ceneter pointed out that these people are terrorists, have remained incredibly quiet! 

*   National republicans still holding firm against actually helping Americans by refusing to extend unemployment benefits!

Cantor was asked directly on the House floor by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) whether Senate action on its bill next week might prompt the House to act. Cantor did not explicitly say yes or no, but strongly indicated Republicans would not consider it. .

"It doesn't create any jobs, and right now we are in the business of trying to see how we can get people back to work, for an America that works for more people," he said.
 Apparently the law of Supply and Demand does not exist in right wing world.  Besides the 2.2 million Americans who are hurting and desperate because of this should just be more like Robert Marcus!  

Robert D. Marcus, the chief executive of Time Warner Cable, is set to receive an $80 million payout if the company goes through with its planned acquisition by Comcast, the company said in a regulatory filing Thursday.

Comcast announced the deal six weeks after Marcus took over as CEO, meaning he will receive more than $2 million per day for his time as CEO prior to the deal. That is the equivalent of receiving $1,300 per minute during that period.
Other Time Warner executives are on track to receive large payouts if the merger goes through. Time Warner Cable's chief financial officer will receive $27 million, Michael L. LaJoie, the company's Chief Technology Officer, will get $16.3 million, and Philip G. Meeks, the company's COO, will receive $11.7 million.

The record for a “golden parachute” payout is currently held by former General Electric CEO John Welch, who got $417 million when he left the company. Other executives who received notable “golden parachute” payouts include former Exxon Mobil head Lee R. Raymond, who got $321 million when he left the company in 2005, and William McGuire, who got $286 million when he left UnitedHealth Group eight years ago.

*  If people in Wisconsin are not making money, how will we keep paying Leah Vukmir's legal bills?
  Taxpayers are paying $15,000 in attorneys fees and damages and state Sen. Leah Vukmir is turning over documents to a liberal group as part of a settlement over a lawsuit under the state's open records law.
The case deals in part with official records on Vukmir's personal email account. The settlement avoids a showdown over when legislators are immune from open records lawsuits.
The documents stem from Vukmir's involvement with the American Legislative Exchange Council, which works with corporations and conservatives to write model legislation that can be introduced in state legislatures throughout the country. Vukmir serves as ALEC's second vice chairwoman, the third-highest position on the board.

Maybe, just maybe, right wing philosophy and politics- doesn't work!

 For the sixth consecutive year, Mississippians were the most likely in the U.S. to report struggling to afford food. In 2013, 25.1% report there was at least one time in the last 12 months when they did not have enough money to buy the food they or their families needed. Residents in West Virginia, Louisiana, and Alabama were also among the most likely to struggle to afford food. Residents of Alaska, New Hampshire, and Minnesota were among the least likely to have this problem.

 Confederate Gladsen


  1. Folks in the state Republican 6th Congressional District caucus last month passed a resolution stating "we strongly insist our state representatives work to uphold Wisconsin's 10th Amendment rights, and our right to secede..."
    Republican conservative thought has been highly influenced since the 1960s by an agenda they dubbed the "Southern strategy," which in turn has changed national social and economic politics. William F. Buckley had a lot to do with this, naming his publishing company Arlington House, after Robert E. Lee's old plantation residence which became Arlington National Cemetary after the Civil War. You could see where Buckley was coming from.
    What ALEC stands for is all cloaked in what they see as 10th Amendment rights.
    It's no coincidence that those southern red states have continually had the worst records for education systems, average incomes, etc.
    Why legislators in Wisconsin would work to promote this southern red ideal is crazy and misguided.

  2. The wing nuts are twisting so hard to the right they have stripped the threads of the Republican Party.

  3. Talbot appears to be mentally ill. Advertising on Facebook for recruits to wage war against the state is just asking for FBI agents to come to your door. Note that like in most FBI terrorism arrests the agents themselves provided the fake explosives and probably egged Talbot on to wilder and more violent fantasies. Clearly he belongs in a highly-secure mental health facility for a very long time.

    Most FBI terrorism arrests involve mentally ill or developmentally disabled people who are baited and set-up by agents looking to make a name for themselves. In this case Talbot actually advertised his intentions, which puts him a notch above the usual helpless fools the FBI latches on to.

    But, you are right, if he had a darker skin tone he would have made the front page of newspapers and been all over TV news, so that Americans would have one more reason to shit themselves. In truth he is probably off his meds and watches Glenn Beck.

    Meanwhile, the US government continues to ship tons of weapons to Al Qaeda forces fighting in Syria. Remember, material support of terrorism is a felony, unless you work for the government. The War on Terror itself is nothing but a cynical manipulation of the American public, designed to provide a steady supply of cannon fodder for the forced globalization of Anglo-American finance capital.

  4. gareth, i do agree that the FBI seems to push people into committing these crimes. The point im trying to make here is if they saw anyything even remotely liberal in this guys house it would be the lead story for weeks. "liberal terrorist" ...

    Secondly, these loons being pushed to this is also how the kochs were able to get tea party racist anger so fired up in 2010....