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Tea Party Nation trying to incite violence in Wisconsin. Judson Phillips likens protesters to Nazi storm troopers.


Tea Party participant carrying gun, via We Are WI, Hudson, WI August 5, 2011

I'm exchanging emails with a few Wisconsin pals, and will quote from them after this, via Politico:

THIENSVILLE, Wis. -- The founder of Tea Party Nation claimed liberal ideology is responsible for "a billion" deaths over the last century during a raucous rally here Saturday in support of one of the six Republican state senators facing a recall election Tuesday. [...]

[Tea Party Nation CEO Judson] Phillips, who a day prior likened protesters of Gov. Scott Walker to Nazi storm troopers, urged a few hundred tea party supporters to turn out for State Sen. Alberta Darling, who is in a ferocious battle with Rep. Sandy Pasch to hold onto her suburban Milwaukee seat. [...]

Vince Schmuki, a leader of the Ozaukee Patriot tea party group compared the recall effort to a terrorist attack.

"This is ground zero," said Schmuki.  "You remember what the term ground zero means?  We have been attacked.... Tuesday is going to be the beginning of our takeover.  And we're going to follow it up the following week and then we're going to polish off the enemy in November 2012.  Who's with me?"

Aren't Judson Phillips and his trusty band of tea baggers swell? Phillips is the same guy who tried to politicize the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabby Giffords. USA! USA!

So. The next time some self-righteous conservative wingnut tries to deny their own and/or their cohorts' direct calls to violence, please refer them to this post, specifically the lovely "Polish off the enemy" quote.

And how about that "Nazi storm troopers" zinger? Really? Healthy and peaceful dissent and protest are tantamount to a holocaust? Democracy in action is equivalent to a dictator's mass persecution and murder of millions? Gee, that's not an extreme or deranged assertion at all. Anyone on the Tee Vee Machine picking up on that?

I didn't think so.

Now for reaction from Wisconsin Dems:

This isn't even dog-whistle material. It is violence-inciting language by out-of-state agitators, and it should be exposed as such and denounced by Republican recall candidates.

If the grassroots uprising that sparked these recalls is what Tea Party leaders are literally comparing to the 9/11 attacks on New York, what might you think is the appropriate response? This is not acceptable political discourse, anywhere. It is a deliberate attempt to incite violence. It is especially despicable here in Wisconsin, where the movement and uprising against Scott Walker and legislators in Madison has been completely peaceful, largely civil, and has had no recorded incidents of violence on our side of this battle

[E]very Republican candidate national they're touring the state to support should be on the record as either denouncing or embracing these Tea Party leaders and their rhetoric

Please share this post with as many people as you can, since the so-called "news" media aren't touching it because of their, you know, liberal bias.


Air Force Suspends Christian-Themed Ethics Training Program Over Bible Passages


LAFFY NOTE: Our dear friend Jason Leopold broke this story a few days ago, and now it's making the rounds. In fact, because of him, changes are underfoot. Please read his original report here. As I've always said, he's an excellent investigative reporter, and he nailed it with this one.


Someone once complained that I linked to a Fox News story, and I replied that sometimes they had good stories out there for the wrong reasons. Seeing all the links to this at Memeorandum, I'm guessing the wingers think this is a bad idea, while I'm of the mind "What took them so damn long?".

The course, called “Christian Just War Theory” was taught by chaplains at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., and used Scripture from both the Old and New Testaments to show missile launch officers that it can be moral to go to war.

But the watchdog group, Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said the course violated the constitutional separation of church and state and filed a complaint last Wednesday on behalf of 31 missile launch officers – both instructors and students.

David Smith, the spokesman for the Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command, said the main purpose of the class was to help missile launch officers understand that “what they are embarking on is very difficult and you have to have a certain amount of ethics about what you are doing to do that job.”

He said the class was suspended the same day the complaint was filed.

The class is currently under review by Air Force officials who will determine whether or not to revise the material or end the class.


“The use of Bible passage and other elements was just inappropriate,” he said. Mikey Weinstein, the president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, hailed the military’s decision to suspend the course. “We’re very pleased that the Air Force did it,” Weinstein told Fox News Radio. “Had they not done that, we would have filed an immediate class-action lawsuit in federal court to force their hand.”

Weinstein said the officers who complained are Protestant and Roman Catholics, noting the class was simply “unconstitutional training.”


Weinstein said he was particularly concerned about a passage of Scripture that was taught from the New Testament book of Revelations. The passage, chapter 19, verse 11, describes Jesus as a mighty warrior, Weinstein said.

But David French, senior counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice, said there is no violation of the Constitution. “Just-War theory has been a vital part of American military history for the last several hundred years,” French said, dismissing the complaints as what he called “another attempt to cleanse American history of its religious realities.”

Added- If you have a minute, go check them out. MRFF is an incredible group and Mikey Weinstein is ahem, Doing the Lord's Work you might say.


VIDEO: Porcelain Unicorn, a simply beautiful 3-minute award winning film


I had never seen this before. It's utterly beautiful, both the story and the production values.


Simply exquisite.


Focus on the Family on reducing abortion numbers: "It's a 'Schindler's List' moment for us"


Frederick Clarkson has an excellent post up that you really should read. Here's a short excerpt, but please hop over:

According to the Denver Post:

Focus spokesman Gary Schneeberger said the ministry doesn't yet have the list of abortion-rights supporters it will contact, but Focus will reach out to that movement.

"It's something (Daly) is clearly very passionate about," Schneeberger said. "It's a 'Schindler's List' moment for us: How many lives can we save on the way to our goal of ending abortion? We don't know how it will be received."

Schindler's List is of course, the famous film, based on a real life story of how a German businessman saved the lives of more than a thousand Polish Jews who would have been exterminated in a concentration camp.  If this is a Schindler's List moment, then abortion is the holocaust and abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood are Nazis.

Enough with the inappropriate Nazi references, okay Focus on the Family? Okay other conservative religious groups? Okay??

Using the Schindler's List comparison as an argument against one's (legal) right to choose is beyond wrong. It's beyond offensive.

Stop. No. Just... no. Absolutely not. Taboo.

Please read the rest here.


Video- The Daily Show: Bill O'Reilly Defends His Nazi Analogies

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Handy Dandy Chart of Radical Republican Agenda


The only despicable extremist candidate the GOP has chosen to reject is a Nazi sympathizer, because it would be pretty hard not to. However, they have no problem at all with pushing the rest of their radical agenda.

Thanks to Think Progress, we have a zippy little chart to remind you of exactly what they embrace, and what they were pressured into backing away from:

For more examples and details, go here.


VIDEO: Lewis Black on The Daily Show - "Glenn Beck has Nazi Tourette's"


Lewis Black is just the thing I needed to improve my already crazy morning. Gold:

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Nobody does it better...

"Let's see. Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa had a mustache. Hitler had a mustache. Mother Teresa is Hitler!!"