Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Michele Bachmann posted this on Facebook on March 31:

Bachmann is being denounced as a uniquely extreme goggle-eyed lunatic. But this isn't even an original idea.

Here's Legal Insurrection cartoonist A.F. Branco on March 30:

And here's HopeNChange Cartoons ("Proudly conservative -- fiercely funny") on March 27:

That one is accompanied by a post whose author goes by the name "Stilton Jarlsberg." It reads in part:
Lubitz, in his single-minded madness, couldn't be stopped because anyone who could change the jet's disastrous course was locked out.

It's hard to imagine the growing feelings of fear and helplessness that the passengers felt as the unforgiving landscape rushed up to meet them. Hard - but not impossible.

Because America is in trouble. We feel the descent in the pits of our stomachs. We hear the shake and rattle of structures stressed beyond their limits. We don't know where we're going anymore, but do know it isn't good. And above all, we feel helpless because Barack Obama has locked us out.

He locked the American people out of his decision to seize the national healthcare system. Locked us out when we wanted to know why the IRS was attacking conservatives. He locked us out of having a say in his decision to tear up our immigration laws, and to give over a trillion dollars in benefits to those who broke those laws.

Obama locked out those who advised against premature troop withdrawals. Locked out the intelligence agencies who issued warnings about the growing threat of ISIS. He locked out anyone who could have interfered with his release of five Taliban terror chiefs in return for one U.S. military deserter.

And of course, Barack Obama has now locked out Congress, the American people, and our allies as he strikes a secret deal with Iran to determine the timeline (not prevention) of their acquisition of nuclear weapons....

It was only near the end of the 8 minute plunge that everyone finally understood what was really happening. Only near the end when they began to scream.

Like those passengers, a growing number of Americans feel a helpless dread as they come to the inescapable conclusion that our nation's decline is an act of choice rather than of chance. The choice of one man who is in full control of our 8 year plunge.

A man who has locked everyone out.
You think someone like Bachmann represents the rightmost point on the bell curve of crazy, and it turns out that she's not alone at the far edge, because of plenty of others are right there with her. At this point, the right is so deranged that she may be closer to the middle of the curve than the far end.


UPDATE: Oops, one more -- from right-wing Net-radio talker Teri O'Brien on March 27:
Barack Obama: America’s Andreas Lubitz. Is it too late to keep our great country from slamming into the side of a mountain?
You can pretty much guess the rest.


UPDATE: And I also missed this, from Roger L. Simon at PJ Media on March 27:
Obama the Crazy Pilot

... Obama and his minions are huddled wherever they’re huddled, busy destroying the Western World with their bizarre policies and eagerness to make a deal with Iran that is so desperate it makes the word pathetic seem pathetic. The results of this desperation have been wretched, a fascistic new Persian Empire emerging from Libya to Yemen with Obama auditioning for the role of Cyrus the Great – or is it Ahmadinejad Junior? Whatever the case, it’s horrible....

It’s hard to know why Obama is doing it all. I know it sounds like a rude overstatement but in a way he reminds me of that crazy German pilot flying that plane into that alpine cliff, only the plane is us (America and the West). Does he hate us all that much – or is it just Netanyahu? ...
(Hat tip: nancydrew in comments.)


The New York Crank said...

These comments prove only one point. It only takes one lunatic baying at the moon to bring out all the others.

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

nancydrew said...

I'm fairly certain that Roger L. Simon at Pajamas Media went there first. What a loon. From March 27:

Steve M. said...

I just updated the post -- thanks!

Joey_Blau said...

These people are deranged. I used to think they just say these things to piss me off (and piss off other normal people who know that things are not easy or simple)

But more and more I believe they truly hold these beliefs. Scary. The cheese guy has just about everything wrong in his claims, but he thinks he has it all figured out.

Vixen Strangely said...

And the dazzling thing is, Obama is actually pulling us back from policies and situations that very well would be a crash. The "no deal" deal with Iran looks potentially like either they work on a bomb and get one, or either Israel or the US bombs Iran (which sounds so stupid, that only the US media or John McCain could back it). No chance that would be a one-off without any blowback.

What they really seem to be saying has nothing to do with cause and effect at all--it's just "He's not one of us! Not one of us!"

Aunt Snow said...

Well, they all get their talking points from the same source, so it's hardly a surprise.

Jim Sweeney said...

Didn't Cyrus the Great liberate the Jews from their Babylonian captivity?

Cranky Fan said...

It's been six-plus years and the Great Destruction of America has yet to happen. Maybe it's that THIRD term that we talk about with Soros where it finally happens.

Professor Fate said...

So not paying attention to the advice given by crazy people means said crazy people call you crazy. Did I get that right?

Victor said...

You can't tell these loons anything - but Obama's the Captain who came through the cockpit door, and saved America from prior Captain W and Co-Captain Cheney.

If they spent as much time reading and thinking as they do dreaming-up insane scenario's, we'd all be better off.

But insane scenario's are all they've got in their delusional echo-chambers!

Gaydurhamnc said...

Is it just me, or is Obama's skin darkened in the second image? I'd like to see a side by side comparison with the image that was taken from because it looks like something was done to it.

Unknown said...

Fun fact about Hope'N'Change's "Stilton Jarlsberg" - I discovered a few years back that the name is a pseudonym for TV writer Stephen White (adopted for a very unfunny-looking parody book called "Who Cut The Cheese" but seems to have hung onto it for some reason - maybe because his cartoons are so vile & racist that he's worried about jeopardizing his "real" job?)

Stephen White has a personal website at where you can read about his experience as a co-creator and long-term writer for Barney & Friends on PBS (he's written more episodes than anyone else who worked on the show, according to a Barney wiki).

In a delicious irony for a guy who makes homophobic clip-art webcomics, he also starred as "Rainbow Beard the Pirate" on the show:

Weirdly, his personal site has a pretty level-headed editorial piece aimed at Barney's detractors on that personal site, where he makes some very non-conservative points:

"Other people thought that the show was "too sweet," as if saying positive, encouraging things to toddlers was a sin. (...) I wonder if the many critics and cynics who preferred to teach 2-year-olds that "the world is a bad place, and the sooner you learn it the better" have that same sense of pride about what they've accomplished? I wonder if they even have a clue how the world they live in got to be such a bad place? With a little bit of introspection, they might find the answer uncomfortably close to home."

I wonder if Rand Paul voters and Tea Party fans of his awful cartoons know about this shocking expression of empathy and basic human decency. Maybe that's why he uses the pseudonym.