Another Fightin’ Mad White Woman

11 08 2009

Adding to our unfortunate litany of armed, dangerous and fighin’ mad white women is John Richardson in Esquire:

Then there’s Orly Taitz, queen of the “birthers,” who brings outrageous thinking to a whole new level. This was her at the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot in Kentucky, which I touched on here last week, well before the town-hall tirades took over the airwaves.

This was her four months ago, shouting over the gunfire in a thin, shrill voice:

“I am extremely concerned about Obama specifically because I was born in Soviet Union, so I can tell that he is extremely dangerous.

I believe he is the most dangerous thing one can imagine, in that he represents radical communism and radical Islam: He was born and raised in radical Islam, all of his associations are with radical Islam, and he was groomed in the environment of the dirty Chicago mafia.

Can there be anything scarier than that?”

Earlier he wrote this too, also strange and scary but true. I found it looking for more on the “Kentucky Machine Gun Show,” which I shudder to think could be a real thing at which anybody’s children much less America’s lunatics and psychotics can roam free. . .

Others argue that the whole thing is getting overblown because it’s August. . .

But it also obscures a troubling truth: By focusing on the “news hook” about our president’s birth certificate, we are ignoring the broader mixture of paranoid apocalyptic fantasies that feed this troubling — and growing, perhaps into the tens of millions — group of people.

People who told me they’re not just looking for the president’s birth certificate. They’re looking for his death certificate. . .

Swensson chuckled. “If you cut off the head of the snake, the rest of the serpent is pretty much gon’ die.”

Another man stopped to talk up the tea parties. “You know what the Patriot said: Trust in God and keep the powder dry.”

“I’m getting a lot of that,” Swensson said.

Swensson was a tall man with a long, earnest face. The sole proprietor of a computer store in the suburbs of Atlanta, he told me he was just a regular John McCain supporter — pro-choice, not very religious, working on his third marriage — until he discovered on the Internet that the government was lying about the oil crisis.

. . .Swensson was an amiable guy. I liked him. He told me about growing up in Florida, poking around lagoons with his dad and marveling at all the beautiful coral fish. But now his father was dead and the ocean off the Florida coast was like I-95 and it all felt like the end. Obama was breaking the bank. Soon China would stop buying T-bills. Food shortages were sure to follow. He expected martial law by September.

In walked Orly Taitz, “birther” extraordinaire, with stiletto heels and a spectacular pair of Tammy Faye Baker eyelashes. . .

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13 08 2009
JJ

Where is the change of corporate control of politics as usual that *I* voted for and was promised? Looks I may be a fightin mad white woman in my own right any day now:

I happen to be one of the lucky ones. I don’t carry a balance on my credit cards, my home is still worth more than my mortgage, and I still have a job. But if Americans are starting to turn populist anger toward a White House that has doggedly refused to focus that anger where it belongs — toward the banks, the mortgage brokers, the regulators who failed to regulate, the oil companies that have blocked energy reform for decades while racking up record profits, the health insurance companies that make their profits by denying coverage and discriminating against the ill, the pharmaceutical companies whose lobbyists have negotiated away the right to negotiate, and the Republicans who bankrupted the treasury during the eight long years of the Bush Presidency and crashed the economy on their way out — I can understand why.

The American people did not vote for “bipartisan” solutions that split the difference between the failed ideology of the last eight years, which continues to cost thousands of people their jobs and homes every day, and the change the President and the super-majorities they elected in both houses of Congress promised.

14 08 2009
Nance Confer

We did vote for smart solutions though.

My first thought when the lying Senator from Iowa took Sarah Palin’s advice and dropped the end-of-life provision from his committee’s health care bill — http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/finance-committee-to-drop-end-of-life-provision-2009-08-13.html — was: “Good.”

Well, my second thought. My first thought was something about his mother. . .

But the “good” is that I think President Obama will just work to get that bit of the legislation done separately and this will remove an obstacle to passage of a vital bill. And it gives the Rs a “win” that they can focus on as the rest of the world deals with reality.

Nance

14 08 2009
JJ

[laughing] It’s good we have each other so we can take turns talking each other down — with reason and humanity and maturity. Appeal to our own better angels, like that other president from Illinois said.

[not laughing] I just want to be sure those better angels aren’t gullible, that they’ve learned from what happened to THAT president (and our nation) when militia-crazed enemies plotted against him and his administration for a “win” —

22 07 2011
JJ

Here is yet another fightin’ mad white woman hopped up on pro-gun, anti-government GOP dope. And she’s not some faux-American heritage self-aggrandizing loon like Orly Taitz, not even a southern or western American as we expect when gun extremism rachets up. She is a sworn, elected government official representing Americans in one of the original 13 colonies, very north, very east, the state of New Hampshire:

Today I got to be the gunner which was fun. The .50cal is quite a gun! I was never ascared [sic] of the unions but they better not F#%k with me again!!! Just saying.

I have mastered hand to hand combat as well.

26 07 2011
bpbproadrunner

If she were really that concerned with Obama being this dangerous character, then she should have done better by her plan and not aligned herself with paranoid survival groups that espouse racism and religious bigotry.

My unhappiness is not due to the ridiculous notions that Obama is a socialist nor a Muslim. Mine is his obvious improper relationships with corporate powers. To me, those are by far more dangerous to democracy than anything else.

26 07 2011
bpbproadrunner

And Obama is just the latest and greatest. The Corporatization of America has been ongoing. Their ties with the Republicans are even more obvious. Obama has disappointed many of us, because we thought perhaps he might resist the temptation to be their lap dog.

Sadly I see no where to turn in this matter. Neither to the left or the right. Orly Taitz is simply a yapping dog distracting us from real problems that need to be dealt with. And it’s not Obama, it’s revolving door politics and the corporate strangle hold on our Supreme Court and our Legislature. All three branches are beholden to Corporations. They are the one insidious thing that negates checks and balances.

26 07 2011
JJ

All three branches are beholden to Corporations. They are the one insidious thing that negates checks and balances.

Yep. Money is power and you know what we say about power. So money corrupts and absolute money corrupts absolutely. That is America today.

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