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    It on this date in 2015 that “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” had a profile of Charles Key, a former member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives who was nationally noteworthy for being an Oklahoma City Bombing Truther, who garnered a fanatical support base from right wing militia groups who believed that Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were framed, and after 1998 hearings confirmed the guilty parties were in fact, those militia goons, Charles Key denounced the jury he picked's decision. As a legislator, though, Key pushed for the 10th Amendment to be used to nullify everything from the Affordable Care Act to firearms laws, and even co-sponsored Oklahoma's attempt to ban Sharia Law in their state, as if there is a huge Muslim population there in the first place. Key was thankfully forced out of office due to term limits.



    In 2016, 2017, as well as 2018, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” presented profiles of Colorado State Senator Vicki Marble, who was first elected in 2012 with the help of Glenn Beck's 9/12 Tea Party movement. Since reaching office, she has been an utter embarrassment for the Colorado GOP. Marble's first debut in the news cycle about being, for lack of a better term, a marble-head was in April of 2013, where in a discussion over the pre-school education budget, she decided it would be a good time to rant about an MSNBC commercial promoting Melissa Harris-Perry's show, and also to compare Democrats' plans to Communism and ideas Hitler and the Third Reich had. She then had people paying attention when she spoke, and it didn't take too much longer for her to deliver. In August of 2013, when she decided to weigh in on the floor of the Colorado State Senate about the poverty levels of African Americans and Hispanics, and blamed the genetic health problems "the black race" faces on their love of barbecue and chicken. And guess what? Vicki Marble refused to apologize for her statement, even as the Chairman of the Colorado Republican Party threw her under the us for what she said. In her mind, she didn't do anything wrong, she was just "trying to start a dialogue". But as her first year in office was coming to a close, Vicki Marble brought colossally stupid to the table, instead of just her inflammatory and bigoted remarks previously when she began calling for legislation to prevent people from using food stamps to buy pot brownies from Colorado marijuana dispensaries... because she was afraid that was happening after she read an article on a parody news site about it. Marble's voting record has also seen an obsessive fascination with gun rights where even in light of the Aurora, Colorado mass shooting, she's been voting against any and all gun control bills, including co-sponsoring a bill to allow domestic violence offenders to continue to own a firearm, in spite of studies that show they are more likely to use those weapons against their accusers. On social issues... for whatever reason, Marble voted against Colorado's attempt to repeal the classification of adultery as a criminal offense in the state, and she also made news for being so anti-abortion that she sponsored a bill to amend the definition of assault and homicide to include any fetus "from conception through birth", which is the most overwhelming wide range of time in any of those end-around attempts at repealing Roe v. Wade we've ever seen from a Republican. And that's saying something.

    In spite of getting lambasted by the Denver Post for being a "hateful dissident" in opinion editorials, and having lackluster fundraising, Marble was re-elected rather easily with 58% of the vote in 2016. She has entered her second term in office, attempting to find ways to allow people to find loopholes to getting their kids vaccinated, and sponsoring a repeal of Colorado's rather modest gun control law to outlaw large-capacity ammunition magazines (the kind that was used to carry out the Aurora Massacre).

    That is, until October of 2017, when Vicki Marble went to visit a Cub Scout troop, and an 11-year old kid present asked her why she voted to allow domestic abusers to continue to have access to firearms, and why she made her comments about African Americans liking chicken back four years earlier. Now, staring a child in the eyes and admitting you made a mistake would be the human thing to do, but apparently, that sort of morality is beyond Vicki Marble, who LIED to the face of a Boy Scout and told him the story was “made up by the media. (Not according to the record in the legislature it’s not, Vicki.) A week later, she wrote an op-ed in her local newspaper, changing her story again and admitting she DID say those things, and that they were “widely recognized as true”, but her remarks were “twisted by the PC police”. Can the optics get any worse? Marble threw enough of a fit that the Cub Scout was thrown out of his troop for asking the question Marble didn’t like (another troop quickly invited him to join, instead).

    While we have noted that Marble is scheduled to remain in office until 2021, she’s quickly becoming the target of ethics investigations, because she’s blissfully unaware of the fact that it’s a conflict of interests and pretty corrupt to have the employees of oil and gas companies who donate money to your campaign also pay for town halls you host in public restaurants, then shrug and claim you had “no idea” who actually was footing the bill. Because we all know ignorance absolves you of a crime, right?

    But more alarmingly, she’s shown herself unable to accept the reality that Colorado has begun trending towards being a blue state, with a Democratic Governor, and a Democratic majority in the state legislature. Twice in March of 2019, she has responded to her frustration over oil and gas tax breaks that she sponsored not getting anywhere in the Colorado State Senate, she took to social media, and twice called on Northern Colorado (the more conservative part) to “SECEDE: from the state and form its own." And that’s not a misquote, or a misuse of capitalization, when she writes the word, it’s in all caps so you know she’s serious. She then began prodding her followers to potentially commit a domestic terror attack, telling one, "Let the ‘Ambush begin….you know what I mean…. Kyle.” When a local reporter tried following up to find out if she was serious and what the hell she was playing at, she threatened HIM, saying, "I’m coming after you." After much criticism, she tried blaming it on her constituents, saying she’s being hearing talk of secession from THEM (even if that’s the case, she’s been caught throwing gas on that fire.)

    The next two years cannot fly by fast enough so that Colorado can be rid of this bigoted, brain-addled twit.
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    So should someone start an "All New Politics Thread Vol. 4- The Center Cannot Hold", then, now that we're on page 1000?
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    A thousand pages in what, just little over eight months? That's amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    A thousand pages in what, just little over eight months? That's amazing!
    Seems like the current administration provides enough headlines to make people go, "WTF ARE THEY EVEN DOING!?!?!" to keep it moving at a blistering pace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Seems like the current administration provides enough headlines to make people go, "WTF ARE THEY EVEN DOING!?!?!" to keep it moving at a blistering pace.
    That averaged to roughly 125 pages A DAY. That's not blistering, that's scorching!
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    125 pages A month, but still. That's over 4 pages, or about 60 posts a day.
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    On 11 April 2019, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been ousted from power by the Sudanese military after 30 years of being in control of Sudan.

    If only the North Korean fat boy can join him before this year has ended.

    Given how bad crisis in Venezuela is, I won't be surprised Maduro will be out in a few months.

    One dictator down, a few more dictators to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    125 pages A month, but still. That's over 4 pages, or about 60 posts a day.
    My bad. Yeah, 125 pages a month. And to think all that was AFTER the election!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriggerWarning View Post
    Bad kids with mental illness can happen to anyone and in this case the Sheriff assisted law enforcement in arresting his son without incident as he was as horrified as everyone else over what his son did.
    Bad domestic terrorists can happen to anyone you mean? Where is the national emergency to stop these people? There seems to be far more evidence they are a danger to Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriggerWarning View Post
    Bad kids with mental illness can happen to anyone and in this case the Sheriff assisted law enforcement in arresting his son without incident as he was as horrified as everyone else over what his son did.
    Earlier this year, the Anti-Defamation League released a report that found 49 of the 50 deaths caused by domestic terrorism in the United States were tied to white supremacy and anti-government extremism. trump never mentions conservative terrorism.

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    By the way, in case people didn't realize it, there's already an
    All Purpose News and Politics Thread Part IV thread now:

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriggerWarning View Post
    Bad kids with mental illness can happen to anyone and in this case the Sheriff assisted law enforcement in arresting his son without incident as he was as horrified as everyone else over what his son did.
    Huzah for the Sheriff tho for doing his job, eventually. Bad kids, mental illness, 'ties' to white supremacy and burning black churches. I hear you, it can happ with anyone... not a minority of course but anyone else.



    Real talk, why do we designate something like 'ties to white supremacy', what does that even mean? A tie maybe the guy who doesn't even have the aptitude to keep his shoes tied and likely treated as such by his fellow 'tie-ees'? 'Tie-ers' lol. Nothing is 'Supreme' about these people up to and including their ideology. More often than not it's just basic fucking jealousy, of a group. A group that has things they do not, know little about and with all measures of keeping such a group down, said group still go on.

    IDK, I feel if I were white I ain't wasting my privilege time on the court system, that's for damn sure... Then too I guess part of that privilege is not knowing, which in itself is still in the bonus.
    Beefing up the old home security, huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    By the way, in case people didn't realize it, there's already an
    All Purpose News and Politics Thread Part IV thread now:
    Perhaps we should have this thread locked for symbolism sake now that it's reached a thousand pages.
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    Never mind. Please delete.

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