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    It was on this date in 2015 that “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” posted a profile of John Ludlow, the Clackamas County Chairman of the GOP who has literally asked the question, "Do you want a piece of me?" while bullying colleagues on county board, and without a vote, trying to throw people off it without a second thought. He also has a tendency to comment on the record when tragedies happen to blame them on a minority group, like when he declared the Boston Marathon bombing was the "work of an A-rab", or asking a police officer about a recent shooting and telling him it was his "bet they were Mexicans". Ludlow also makes inappropriate sexual comments, like when he volunteered his opinion about a female legislator receiving an appointment because "she shoves her perky titties in people's faces". Not surprisingly, Ludlow’s ascent into GOP politics was halted, the more his name made the papers.

    On this date in 2016, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” posted a profile of Dennis Hedke, a former member of the Kansas House of Representatives who prior to taking office, was geophysicist who worked for oil and gas companies, and his main focus in Kansas politics was centered around climate change denial. Hedke doesn't just possess your regular brand of climate change denial, oh no, he takes it to a whole other level. Dennis Hedke wasn't content to be the only one questioning the science of climate change, but he wanted all public school teachers to do so as part of their curriculum, and filed legislation to try and make that happen. If we're not being plain enough... Hedke wanted to disseminate lies to young, impressionable minds, to agree with his own worldview. In February of 2013, Dennis Hedke led the charge in Kansas to produce a bill to prohibit the implementation of the United Nations' Agenda 21 environmental treaty. When it failed, he instead targeted environmental sustainability itself, submitting legislation to prohibit the use of public funds to promote sustainable development. When critics pointed out that his long-established ties to the oil and gas industry might be causing a conflict of interest for him, Hedke played dumb, and said "the possibility never crossed his mind". But we can't say that Dennis Hedke is just a kook based on his voting record and his will to ignore scientific evidence about the dangers of climate change. No, he's also delightfully Islamophobic as well, as was evidenced when he raised a stink about the Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet School having an educational display which included the Five Pillars of Islam. Never mind the fact that the school also has displays to give the basic tenets of Christianity (including a painting of the Last Supper), Buddhism, Judaism, and Hinduism, because their history department liked to teach a history of those five religions and their impact on the world. Just the one for the Islamic faith seemed "appalling" in Dennis Hedke's mind. Hedke chose not to run for re-election in 2016, and has faded from view.

    It was on this date in 2017, as well as 2018, that “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day published profiles of Corey Stewart, a former Trump 2016 campaign staffer who ran for office to be the Governor of Virginia as a Republican here in 2017. That was honestly a pretty surprising development, though, considering Corey Stewart went off the reservation in his role with the Trump campaign, and posted some staggering race-baiting online to "support" his candidate that was beyond the pale. And yet, Stewart still wasn't held accountable for any of that, and got fired in October of 2016 from the Trump campaign after he took part in a protest by Trump voters outside the Republican National Party headquarters, angry at the perception that the GOP wasn't doing enough to prop up Donald Trump after the "Access Hollywood" tape surfaced. To give you an idea of how much acrimony Corey Stewart had/has for his own party, this was his explanation for joining that protest was “I called them establishment pukes because that’s how they make everybody feel." Thus, when long time Bush administration and former RNC head Ed Gillespie entered the campaign to be the next Governor of Virginia when the election would be held in 2017... Corey Stewart threw his hat into the ring to challenge the stalwart in the Republican primary. So how does one paint themselves as a true conservative when they're running agaist a former RNC Chairman? Well, in an AMA thread on Reddit that he was hosting, Corey Stewart decided to outright call Gillespie a "cuckservative" to win the Alt-Right, Pepe-Lovin' demographic, and "RINO" is apparently too nice of a thing to say. Stewart of course, panders to racists and xenophobes as much as possible, including not just on his staunch anti-immigration views, but in the key issue in his campaign to differentiate himself from Gillespie... he LOVES the Confederate flag. Bizarrely, Stewart, who grew up in Minnesota, has made Confederate heritage the cornerstone of his campaign. The strategy helped Stewart get the backing of White Nationalists and Neo-Confederates, as if that's supposed to be a good thing. And, that nearly was enough, as Stewart came within 5,000 votes of winning the GOP nomination for Governor of Virginia. We hthought that Corey Stewart getting narrowly beaten would be the end of our profiles of him, and he’d quickly fade from view… however, he inexplicably turned around and filed for office again in 2018, this time hoping to knock of Senator Tim Kaine to be elected to U.S. Senate. What was Stewart’s strategy in that race? Well, for starters, he’s decided to revive the Birther Conspiracy about Barack Obama not actually having been a citizen of the United States and defending noted racist pedophile Roy Moore, claiming that the girls Moore was trying to prey on when he signed their high school yearbook while in his thirties and trying to date them was a forgery. In February 2018, Stewart rallied outside the Virginia State House of Delegates, outraged that the Virginia GOP worked with Democrats to pass the expansion of Medicaid in the state. Of course, Stewart could not voice his grievances tastefully, instead waving around a roll of toilet paper and attacking the virility of his fellow Republicans, calling them “garbage”, “flaccid”, and saying he “felt sorry for their wives”. Corey Stewart narrowly won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in 2018 by 5,000 votes, only to get trounced by Tim Kaine by half a million in November. We’re hoping this is the last he factors into an election, and we’re going to go ahead and set aside his profile at this time and go ahead and take a look at a different wacky Republican today instead. (Current crazy/stupid scoreboard, is now 753-40, since this was established in July 2014.)
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    Bob Nonini
    Welcome to the 753rd original “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” profile, where today we’ll be taking a look at Bob Nonini, a candidate to be the Lieutenant Governor of Idaho in 2018 after he had served fourteen years in both the House and Senate of the Idaho state legislature. His voting record was hard to the right on anti-choice and pro-gun mentality, he also supported unconstitutional bills to try and nullify the Affordable Care Act, and to try and make English the official language of the state. That… is the tame part of his story.

    You see, what’s interesting was that Nonini pulled off a fourteen year career in spite of being arrested in 1983 for cocaine possession with intent to deliver. While Nonini tried claiming the arrest was because he was in a car with a friend with some marijuana under his seat, and not cocaine, further media research showed that Nonini had the charges dropped because he became an informant on, John Wayne Clark, the other man in the vehicle. However, the idea that Nonini was just caught up in someone else’s activities goes out of the window when an airplane he owned crashed due to pilot error… and that pilot was also known to be running cocaine into the country from Mexico. That… is a lot to unpack. (Not unlike a kilo, we would wager.) Bob Nonini somehow was the Tim Allen of Idaho politics.

    But it’s still not the only wild story we have about Bob Nonini in 2018. Because after the public learned of Nonini’s sordid past, he thought maybe he could survive being labled a coke dealer and still win office if he could win over the GOP electorate by declaring that women who have abortions should be punished, and when asked what that punishment should be, he offered up the mild sentence of ”the death penalty.

    Bob Nonini’s anti-choice extremism proved to be a foolish gambit, as he finished a distant fourth in the GOP Primary with only 15% of the vote. We can only hope his career is over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    I said think of themselves that way not that he actually is. He's posted accordingly before.
    Wait you mean when he was advocating for the extermination of people in Africa or implementing a forced one child rule for everyone outside of Europe and North-North America wasn't in keeping with liberal ideology?

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    In depressing news.

    Study finds climate change now more politically polarizing than abortion in US

    We went pages going over why the abortion arguments never going to be resolved because it's more philosophical than objective, yet here we're divided something that should be objective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kusanagi View Post
    In depressing news.

    Study finds climate change now more politically polarizing than abortion in US

    We went pages going over why the abortion arguments never going to be resolved because it's more philosophical than objective, yet here we're divided something that should be objective.
    There is scientific consensus on this problem. Unfortunately, despite climate scientists saying that we really need to start moving fast on this issue, we have a president that not only derides any serious effort to address the problem (which certainly emphasizes to his supporters that Democrats are far too concerned about the issue and we shouldn't be going as heavy on the issue) but actively denies that it even occurs at all (which is just putting the fork in the people who are skeptical of both the actions Democrats want to take and about the entire enterprise of climate science).

    For all the problems we are discussing, if we don't have a planet to actually reasonably live on, none of this project actually matters. It is such a shame that we have ended up in a position where we can't find basic agreement that even something needs to be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kusanagi View Post
    In depressing news.

    Study finds climate change now more politically polarizing than abortion in US

    We went pages going over why the abortion arguments never going to be resolved because it's more philosophical than objective, yet here we're divided something that should be objective.
    Sadly, this doesn't surprise me. You've got Republican voters who aren't smart enough to fully appreciate the dangers of climate change while others deride the threat as just so much liberal nonsense to be ignored. As for GOP voters who are smarter than the average rock, they've probably had their mindsets warped from disinformation spread by the talking heads on Faux News to where they've been brainwashed into believing the threat is nothing more than fake news. Then there's voters in oil producing states throughout the Panhandle who've been told by shills bought and paid for by Big Oil that climate change would put their careers at risk, yadda, yadda, yadda. Yeah, it's extremely worrisome that even empirical evidence, out there for all to see is ignored or derided because it goes against political beliefs.
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    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/missi...b0547bd130004a

    Another GOPiece of Work for WBE to profile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kusanagi View Post
    In depressing news.

    Study finds climate change now more politically polarizing than abortion in US

    We went pages going over why the abortion arguments never going to be resolved because it's more philosophical than objective, yet here we're divided something that should be objective.
    I'm not the least bit surprised.

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    So his anger was even staged.

    From @WhiteHouse pooler @Tierney_Megan:

    "In the rose garden now. There’s a podium with a sign that says “no collusion, no obstruction” plus some stats about the Mueller probe."

    Mind you @SpeakerPelosi and @SenSchumer were supposed to be meeting with POTUS at 11:15 a.m.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InformationGeek View Post
    "18 Angry Democrats".

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    ...

    Ahem.
    OH WBE-EEEEEEeee..


    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/m...ife-allegation
    The Mississipi Republican Party is calling for state Rep. Doug McLeod (R) to step down if the allegation that he punched his wife in the face is true.


    Police responded to a call from McLeod’s residence on Saturday night, where they found the lawmaker drunk and his wife’s nose bloodied.

    According to the police report, McLeod punched his wife in a drunken rage because she wouldn’t get undressed quickly enough to have sex with him.
    After McLeod allegedly hit his wife, she ran to another woman’s room to hide from her husband. McLeod allegedly banged on the door and threatened the other woman that he’d “kill her [expletive] dog” if she didn’t let him in.
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    Oooooooooh.

    UPDATE: Deutsche Bank says it will abide by court order compelling it to provide Trump's financial records to lawmakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    You know, what really frustrates me in all this is when I see ostensible leftists praising Amash for his 'principled' stand. This is a guy who votes against clean water for Flint and all the other things WBE has catalogued over the years. Don't lend him credibility he doesn't deserve for doing the bare minimum. Let him sink or swim on his own. Credibility, once lent, can not easily be revoked and we don't need to build this guy up. He's horrible and awful to the highest degree and a truly terrible example of a human being. I will welcome any and all opposition to the criminal in chief but I'm not going to help Amash or Kristol or any NeverTrumper conservative rehabilitate their image in an attempt to wash,say, the blood of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis off their hands.
    To be fair to Amash, if this is the bare minimum, he was moving faster than Democratic leadership (at least openly). Hell, he might have forced Pelosi's hand, or given her the opportunity to move forward.


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    Since the potential nose dive here is something that has come up on a few occasions...

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    While there may very well be time that it does wind up happening, it does not appear that said time is now.
    There is a curiously high range at the approval ratings.

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    Quinnipiac has him at 38 percent approval. Rasmussen and Fox have him at 46; the Economist/YouGov and The Hill/ Harris at 44.

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    Should someone who's probably been described on at least a few occasions as being Black on the outside, white on the inside, really be using Oreo cookies as a prop?
    Why not? It would diminish his opponents if anyone goes and calls him an Oreo, even moreso if anyone reputable tries to defend it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kusanagi View Post
    In depressing news.

    Study finds climate change now more politically polarizing than abortion in US

    We went pages going over why the abortion arguments never going to be resolved because it's more philosophical than objective, yet here we're divided something that should be objective.
    The disagreements with climate change aren't just about whether there's a problem, but what the solution to it is. Much of what Democrats propose is ineffective (since India and China are becoming larger producers of greenhouse gasses) and costly. The response to alternatives (fracking, nuclear power) also suggests it's not something they really take seriously, and more of a method to get to what they really want (this wouldn't mean everyone on the left is acting in bad faith, but it's convenient that the solution is what they would otherwise want with stuff like the Green New Deal.)

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    In not even remotely shocking news...

    https://www.apnews.com/a6e717dc8d224706a766b759ffded030

    Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels

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