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The Republicult™ On Parade

Started by Brother Mythos, June 30, 2023, 10:52:49 AM

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Brother Mythos

"GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn Floats Conspiracy Theory On Titanic Sub And Hunter Biden"

As per the article:

"Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has appeared to suggest that an announcement about the fate of the missing Titan submersible was somehow planned to distract from accusations against the president's son Hunter Biden.

"If the U.S. Navy suspected that the Titan Submersible imploded just hours after it began its voyage, why did the Coast Guard wait until Thursday—the same day the IRS whistleblowers testified before Congress—to make their announcement to the public?" asked the senator in a Friday night tweet."

The Titanic is a conspiracy theory magnet, and the Republicult™ loves them some conspiracy theories.

Here's the link:   https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gop-sen-marsha-blackburn-floats-conspiracy-theory-on-titanic-sub-and-hunter-biden_n_6496ff86e4b08f753c2c5720
Discordianism is fundamentally mischievous irreverence.

I've upped my game. So, up yours.

Brother Mythos

'I don't take medications': Marjorie Taylor Greene says TV turns on 'by itself' to spy on her

As per the article:

"In a message posted to Twitter on Sunday, Greene cited strange behavior from her home electronics.

"Last night in my DC residence, the television turned on by itself, and the screen showed someone's laptop trying to connect to the TV," she wrote.

The lawmaker offered assurances that she was not in mental distress."

Perhaps Greene should take some medications. Given her current condition, what harm could they possibly do?

Here's the link:   https://www.rawstory.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-smart-tvs/
Discordianism is fundamentally mischievous irreverence.

I've upped my game. So, up yours.

Brother Mythos

"Biden ribs GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville for touting broadband funds he voted against"

As per the article:

"President Joe Biden trolled Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., on Wednesday for touting the arrival of federal funds to his state from a bill he voted against.

"See you at the groundbreaking," Biden tweeted at Tuberville after the senator praised the news that Alabama was set to receive $1.4 billion to improve broadband access in the state.

The funds are from the $555 billion infrastructure bill Biden campaigned for and signed into law in November 2021. Tuberville was one of 30 Republican senators to vote against the legislation, but he praised the arrival of the funds on social media this week."

I suppose it's no wonder the majority of Alabama voters love this guy. Hypocrisy and the Republicult™ are joined at the hip.

Here's the link:   https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/joe-biden/biden-ribs-tommy-tuberville-touting-funds-voted-rcna91629
Discordianism is fundamentally mischievous irreverence.

I've upped my game. So, up yours.

Brother Mythos

"Republicans reignite the red scare in service of Trump"

As per the article:

"Conservatives have been screaming about socialists scheming to destroy everything Real Americans hold dear for as long as anyone alive can remember. Going back more than a hundred years to the first Red Scare in 1919, when the government rounded up thousands of socialists, anarchists and communists during the Palmer raids, there have been periodic paroxysms of outrage aimed at this perennial boogeyman."

Further along in the article:

"For instance, just last year, when the Democrats were hammering out the details of President Biden's Build Back Better bill, the GOP caterwauled constantly about it. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham wailed that it was "paving a path to socialism" while Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., whined: "The American people didn't vote for a massive socialist transformation." And this guy couldn't shut up about it:

Suffice it to say that the old cudgel is still in use."

Still further along in the article:

"Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene appeared at White Nationalist conventions referring to the "Democrats, who are the Communist Party of the United States of America." South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem wrote an op-ed in which she said, "the idea that Georgia, of all places, could elect two communists to the United States Senate was ridiculous." And then there's Trump, of course, who told his ecstatic followers at a rally in Ohio in 2020:

"The choice in November is going to be very simple. There's never been a time when there's been such a difference. One is probably communism. I don't know. They keep saying socialism. I think they've gone over that one. That one's passed already.""

Some things never change.

Here's the link:   https://www.salon.com/2023/06/28/reignite-the-red-scare-in-of/
Discordianism is fundamentally mischievous irreverence.

I've upped my game. So, up yours.

Brother Mythos

"GOP declares war on ... Barbie"

As per the article:

"In a Barbie world, who controls the South China Sea?

That's the question a handful of Republican lawmakers — not to mention much of Southeast Asia — is asking thanks to a background detail in the upcoming "Barbie" movie due out later this month.

The detail in question is a dashed line drawn on a map off the coast of Asia that critics have identified as the nine-dash line, a contested maritime boundary that Beijing draws more than a thousand miles off its own coast to claim the vast majority of the South China Sea as its territory.

GOP lawmakers accuse filmmakers of pandering to Chinese censors. But Warner Bros. Film Group, which produced the movie, said Thursday the map is not intended to "make any type of statement."

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), who leads a select House panel aimed at countering the influence of China, said the map "illustrates the pressure that Hollywood is under to please CCP censors.""

It never ends with The Republicult™. I can't help but wonder who, or what, they'll go after next.

Here's the link:   https://www.politico.com/news/2023/07/07/gop-declares-war-on-barbie-00105154
Discordianism is fundamentally mischievous irreverence.

I've upped my game. So, up yours.

Brother Mythos

"MTG Ousted From MAGA-Loving Freedom Caucus"

As per the article:

"Marjorie Taylor Greene has been booted from the MAGA-loving, far-right House Freedom Caucus after calling caucus member Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) "a little bitch" on the House floor last month.

"A vote was taken to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House Freedom Caucus for some of the things she's done," Rep. Andy Harris (R-Colo.) told Politico's Jordain Carney on Thursday.
 
"I think the straw that broke the camel's back was publicly saying things about another member in terms that no one should use," Harris said."

So, that's what it took to get wacko MTG voted off the island. Who knew? Anyway, in their far-right world of performance art and reality TV, a really realistic name for that gang would be "The House Takeaway Your Freedom Caucus."

Here's the link:   https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/marjorie-taylor-greene-ousted-freedom-caucus-1234783965/
Discordianism is fundamentally mischievous irreverence.

I've upped my game. So, up yours.

Brother Mythos

"What would the GOP have prosecutors do with evidence against Trump?"

If prosecutors have evidence of Trump committing felonies, what do Republicans think they should do? It's a question the GOP doesn't know how to answer.

As per the article:

"When it comes to the events surrounding the Jan. 6 attack, former Vice President Mike Pence has a unique perspective. After all, the Indiana Republican was one of the key targets being hunted by rioters who intended to do him harm, and as Pence himself has explained, Donald Trump's lies put his own family in danger.

But as the former president faces the prospect of another criminal indictment, his former right-hand man still isn't on board with the idea of legal accountability."

And, further in the article:

"It's not just Pence. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sat down with CNN's Jake Tapper last week, and the host asked effectively the same question that Pence dodged yesterday.

"If [special counsel] Jack Smith has evidence of criminality, should Donald Trump be held accountable?" the host asked. The GOP presidential candidate responded by denouncing "criminalizing political differences," which was an answer to a different question."

As we get closer to the 2024 election, the talking heads are going to ask The Republicult'stm remaining presidential hopefuls whether or not they'll pardon TFG for his numerous crimes if they're elected. And, if they're squirming now, they'll be soiling themselves over that question. So, it may not be too early to think about filling the ol' popcorn silos.

Here's the link:   https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/gop-prosecutors-evidence-trump-rcna95900
Discordianism is fundamentally mischievous irreverence.

I've upped my game. So, up yours.

Brother Mythos

#7
"House Republicans aren't done slashing food assistance and fighting over social issues"

As per the article:

"After clamping down on food stamps in the debt ceiling deal, House Republicans now want to take a whack at WIC, the food assistance program for low-income women, infants and young children.
GOP lawmakers have proposed curtailing funding for WIC in the chamber's version of the US Department of Agriculture's annual spending bill. The legislation could force some families to wait for aid for the first time in years, as well as limit their ability to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.

It's among the party's latest efforts to cut federal spending by limiting benefits, reducing enrollment and adding work requirements to the nation's safety net."

Nothing more clearly shows The Republiculttm is the willing tool of the oligarchs than this type of legislation. Tax cuts are more important to THEM than feeding poor women and their children. 

Here's the link:   https://www.cnn.com/2023/07/31/politics/wic-benefits-cut-culture-war/index.html
Discordianism is fundamentally mischievous irreverence.

I've upped my game. So, up yours.

QuestionsTheSoil

It sucks seeing family sucked into this cult. God dammit, why couldn't you be a part of something cool, like a sex cult?
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Brother Mythos

Quote from: QuestionsTheSoil on August 25, 2023, 11:43:50 PM
It sucks seeing family sucked into this cult. God dammit, why couldn't you be a part of something cool, like a sex cult?

It occurred to me that if it were based upon the behavior of their adored leader, a Republicult™ sex cult would condone nonconsensual sex, and much of the consensual sex would be quite expensive.
Discordianism is fundamentally mischievous irreverence.

I've upped my game. So, up yours.

Pergamos

Quote from: Brother Mythos on August 01, 2023, 08:08:05 AM
"House Republicans aren't done slashing food assistance and fighting over social issues"

As per the article:

"After clamping down on food stamps in the debt ceiling deal, House Republicans now want to take a whack at WIC, the food assistance program for low-income women, infants and young children.
GOP lawmakers have proposed curtailing funding for WIC in the chamber's version of the US Department of Agriculture's annual spending bill. The legislation could force some families to wait for aid for the first time in years, as well as limit their ability to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.

It's among the party's latest efforts to cut federal spending by limiting benefits, reducing enrollment and adding work requirements to the nation's safety net."

Nothing more clearly shows The Republiculttm is the willing tool of the oligarchs than this type of legislation. Tax cuts are more important to THEM than feeding poor women and their children. 

Here's the link:   https://www.cnn.com/2023/07/31/politics/wic-benefits-cut-culture-war/index.html

This doesn't have anything to do with tax cuts, making sure poor people starve is important to their agenda, tax cuts are too, and they will sometimes pretend starving poor people is to make them possible.

Brother Mythos

Quote from: Pergamos on September 18, 2023, 07:20:30 PM
Quote from: Brother Mythos on August 01, 2023, 08:08:05 AM
"House Republicans aren't done slashing food assistance and fighting over social issues"

As per the article:

"After clamping down on food stamps in the debt ceiling deal, House Republicans now want to take a whack at WIC, the food assistance program for low-income women, infants and young children.
GOP lawmakers have proposed curtailing funding for WIC in the chamber's version of the US Department of Agriculture's annual spending bill. The legislation could force some families to wait for aid for the first time in years, as well as limit their ability to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.

It's among the party's latest efforts to cut federal spending by limiting benefits, reducing enrollment and adding work requirements to the nation's safety net."

Nothing more clearly shows The Republiculttm is the willing tool of the oligarchs than this type of legislation. Tax cuts are more important to THEM than feeding poor women and their children. 

Here's the link:   https://www.cnn.com/2023/07/31/politics/wic-benefits-cut-culture-war/index.html

This doesn't have anything to do with tax cuts, making sure poor people starve is important to their agenda, tax cuts are too, and they will sometimes pretend starving poor people is to make them possible.

Some of the low and mid-level MAGAt cultists I have the misfortune of knowing are into this type of intentional cruelty. I suspect the oligarchs make good use of those members inclinations, when selling their tax cuts to The Republicult™. Then again, the oligarchs don't really need to make much of a sales pitch to the cultists when it comes to tax cuts. So, that really does make the intentional cruelty a feature of the cult.
Discordianism is fundamentally mischievous irreverence.

I've upped my game. So, up yours.

Brother Mythos

"Senate Republicans watch McCarthy ouster with alarm, disbelief"

As per the article:

"The growing strength of far-right populists in the House raises disconcerting questions about how next year's primaries will play out for the GOP and whether candidates with more appeal with swing voters can advance to the general election.
 
"These insurgents have no plan and now they've created even more chaos and it's not good for the House, it's not good for Republicans and they have no clear path forward," fumed Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a member of the Senate GOP leadership team.
 
"A handful [of] House members just want to blow up the institution and themselves in the process. Sad," Cornyn posted on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, immediately after the vote to ouster McCarthy."

This is a long article, but it's mostly just more cultists complaining about their cult.

Here's the link:   https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/4236826-senate-republicans-watch-mccarthy-ouster-with-alarm-disbelief/
Discordianism is fundamentally mischievous irreverence.

I've upped my game. So, up yours.

Brother Mythos

"The MAGA Zombie Apocalypse Is Upon Us"

As per the article:

"The Daily Show has finally returned and with it, Jordan Klepper hit the Trump Trial, er, I mean, Trail, to put his finger back on the pulse of America.

I don't know about their pulse, but the MAGAts that Klepper interviewed sure as hell were brain dead. From the moron that couldn't understand that Trump's mugshot was in fact photographic evidence that he surrendered to the guy complaining about the economy even though he admitted that he spent thousands of dollars on Trump clothing and Trump swag."

My favorite part of the included video is the interview of the guy wearing a "TFG Never Surrender" tee shirt at about the 1:01 mark. But, there are some other gems in the video as well.

Here's the link:   https://crooksandliars.com/2023/10/maga-zombie-apocalypse-upon-us
Discordianism is fundamentally mischievous irreverence.

I've upped my game. So, up yours.

Brother Mythos

"Were there baby dinosaurs on Noah's Ark? New House Speaker Mike Johnson worked for organization that pushes extreme creationist claims"

"Johnson sued the government on behalf of a life-sized creation of Noah's Ark."

As per the article:

"Speaker Johnson actively worked to advance and help fund the belief that the earth is an infant on the geological scale, and that humans and dinosaurs peacefully coexisted.
 
Before his election to the House, Johnson worked as a spokesman and senior attorney to what's now known as the Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal advocacy group working to erase the boundary between church and state. In this capacity, Johnson—a Louisiana state senator at the time—filed suit against the state of Kentucky on behalf of Ken Ham, who runs the same Answers in Genesis website, which serves as a "scientific" backstop attempting to justify the validity of YEC."

For what it's worth, YEC stands for "Young Earth Creationism." What a guy.

Here's the link:   https://www.dailydot.com/debug/mike-johnson-noahs-ark-dinosaurs/
Discordianism is fundamentally mischievous irreverence.

I've upped my game. So, up yours.