#Hoekstroika Is Dead – UPDATED!

And here’s what killed it:


You can put our wingnuts up against anybody’s, anytime, anywhere.  On the other hand, if he was seeking attention (what, that guy?  Surely NOT!), he got it. Nice job, doofus.

UPDATE: The obligatory “Shut up you fool!” entreaty from on high is nigh:

N.C. Republican Party Chairman Claude Pope said Monday that Sen. Bob Rucho should apologize for a tweet that compared the Affordable Care Act with Nazis and terrorists.

“The tweet is highly offensive and he should apologize,” Pope said in a statement Monday.

On Sunday, Rucho tweeted, “Justice Robert’s pen & Obamacare has done more damage to the USA then the swords of the Nazis, Soviets & terrorists combined.”

The tweet created a firestorm online and in the Twitter-verse. Rucho, reached Monday, was unrepentant.

“I have no need to respond to Claude Pope because I don’t owe him and he doesn’t owe me,” said the Matthews Republican.

“What I stand on is the truth. The bottom line is I still believe fully that the negative impact on the finances of North Carolina and its people is going to be significantly impacted even in comparison to any of those wars that occurred. … People need to open their eyes. This is a serious problem.”

Rucho, who co-chairs the Senate Finance Committee, said the tweet was referring to the cost of American conflicts, but called the program known as Obamacare a “socialist” system like that of the old Soviet Union.

Is anyone really surprised that Rucho countered with the KFC maneuver (AKA the Double Down)? C’mon, it wouldn’t have been authentic wingnut gibberish if he hadn’t!  Rock on, blockhead…


Portrait Of A Chickenhawk

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), draft dodger, chickenhawk, corrupt to the core, Teabagger through and through.

Also, a bully who picks on girls.

Extra asshole points for bravely running away when a male bystander calls him out for giving the park ranger the business over a closure that HE and the rest of his party caused, while drawing a paycheck that SHE isn’t.

How To Negotiate With Domestic Terrorists

You put their garbage in the street for all to see, and then tell them to pound sand:

They got the first part right.  Let’s see if they get the rest…

(h/t Alex from Balloon Juice)

Round And Round We Go


Only one appropriate response to this:


The Tea Stooges Go To Egypt

(via Anne Laurie at Balloon Juice)

So you ask yourself, “How in the world could the situation in Egypt become any more of a clusterf*ck?”  BEHOLD:

Sure, let’s allow arguably the three stupidest people in the United States Congress (and quite possibly the dumbest on the planet as a whole) jet over to Egypt (at whose expense, BTW) and spread their pearls of wisdom crap all over the Egyptian rug:

During Saturday’s press conference, Gohmert praised Egyptian coup-leader General Abdel Fatah el-Sissi by comparing him to U.S. President George Washington.

We met with for a long meeting General el-Sissi and many of the military leaders, and my friend Steve King mentioned again about our heritage in America,” he explained. “George Washington, doing what no one had ever done before him, led a military in revolution, won the revolution, and then resigned and went home.”….

So in Gohmer(t)’s world, Washington never served as President? I wonder if he started deep into el-Sissi’s eyes and saw his soul too?

Not to be outdone (as if that was even possible!), Michele, Queen of the Bug-Eyed Beards, reached down deep and brought the derp:

Together, we’ve gone through suffering. Together, the United States and Egypt, have dealt with the same enemy,” Bachmann explained. “It’s a common enemy, and it’s an enemy called terrorism.”

We want to make sure that you have the Apache helicopters, the F-16s, the equipment that you have so bravely used to capture terrorists and to take care of this menace that’s on your border,” she continued. “Many of you have asked, do we understand who the enemy is? We can speak for ourselves. We do.”…

Ladies and gentlemen, there is only one proper response to stupidity such as this:

"...nor logic, nor intellect of any kind..."

(h/t gnomedad for inspiring the title)