A Handful of Idiots …

The upcoming mid-term elections in November are drawing all manners of idiots out of the woodwork.  We the sensible, we the intelligent, we the humanitarians, we who wish sanity in our government, are going to have our work cut out for us in the next nine months!  In a brief visit to one of my ‘go-to’ news aggregators, trying to find something more interesting to write about than Devin Nunes trumped-up memo, I came across the following idiots.  Before reading on, I must insist that you be sure you are sitting down and also have a firm grip on your jaw so that it doesn’t drop to the floor, possibly causing physical damage for which you might be inclined to sue me.

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Cynthia Dunbar is a Virginia republican who will be seeking a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in November.  Dunbar believes that the proper biblical role for government is that it should have no role in providing for those in need, as that is a task that God has assigned to the church. “We have to realize that when we hand that  over to an ungodly government, without a heart, without a soul, that is not how God intended it to be done.”

Where do these people come from?

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Michele Bachman is a former representative to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota. You all remember her, right?  She won the Third Place prize in the 2016 Idiot of the Year contest.  She interviewed with televangelist Jim Bakker earlier this month.  During that interview she told Bakker that she plans to run for the Senate seat vacated by Al Franken, if God tells her to.  But take heart, for it would appear the people in her home state are not that crazy about the idea of her sitting in the Senate, having placed this billboard:

Bachmann-billboardOkay, Michele … you’ve got your answer, now go back to whatever it was you were doing.

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Gloria Copeland isn’t running for any office … at least not yet, though in this circus, anything is possible … but she nonetheless participates in the idiocy.  She is the wife of televangelist Kenneth Copeland, and apparently has her own television program, where she announced earlier this week …

“Listen partners, we don’t have a flu season. And don’t receive it when somebody threatens you with, ‘Everybody is getting the flu.’ We’ve already had our shot, He bore our sicknesses and carried our diseases. That’s what we stand on.”

Just a note to my friends and readers:  the flu is taking a heavy toll this season, and not just on non-Christians.  If I were you, I would ignore Ms. Copeland’s advice.

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I came across these three in under five minutes … it is frightening to imagine how many more are out there.  And what’s even scarier is to imagine how many people believe this b.s. that they promulgate. In a saner time, I might have said that they are such obvious idiots that they don’t stand a chance, but I said that about Trump, and look what happened.  I really do need to get my crystal ball back out of the shop!

28 thoughts on “A Handful of Idiots …

  1. Dear Jill,

    I say let them all go for it. The Senate republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be backing more competent republicans. This combo will allow more democrats or independents to win. This would help democrats to win more red state seats in the US Senate.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • You are right that it shouldn’t be hard to beat these fools. But then … look at who sits in the Oval Office, and look how close Roy Moore came to taking a seat in the Senate. Sigh. I’m afraid I am not very trusting of the American voters to exercise good sense and good judgment. Hugs!!!

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  2. It seems as though these crazies have been percolating below the surface just waiting for the kind of encouragement the present people in the Whitehouse have given. Perhaps it’s a 7-year-locust type of happening. The least bit of encouragement and they pop up. We just have to find some type of discouragement to send them scattering below the surface again. 😀 — Suzanne

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    • I was raised by a Catholic mother and a Jewish father, so I had my fill of religion at an early age, but never did I see the bigotry that comes from the ‘evangelicals’. To me, given what I have seen in the past decade, the term “evangelical Christians’ is an oxymoron, for there is nothing Christian in the hate and bigotry they spew.

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  3. The sad part of gerrymandering as Republicans have now realized is it allows the lunatic fringe to have a good shot at winning. They only needed to win a primary. We have too many beyond-the-pale folks in legislature. It is imperative that Dems field a good candidate in every election. Let’s hope Michelle reads the sign.

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    • Yes, I think the two most important things for democratic candidates this year is to have a clean slate, no scandal in their past, and also to stay focused on their message, their platform, and not give in to the temptation to turn the campaign into a mudfest. Let us hope.

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  4. I am worried about the loony left that will come out in force to be in primaries. Yes they won’t go far, and will only attract mocking, but if I worry that people will associate wacked out ideas with legitimate candidates. I have seen it happen. Fox news deliberately merges or fudges the line between people and who said what, next thing a large segment of the population thinks a person running for office is running a child sex ring out of the basement of a pizza shop. That the shop has no basement and the story was not backed up in any way did not stop a man with a loaded weapon from going there to save the kids while firing of a round or two. We will have to keep our wits if we want to win the house and senate back this year. Hugs

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    • What “Looney Left”? Where did they come from. I know the looney right doesn’t have a monopoly on craziness, but so far I have not seen any examples of your so-called looney-left running for office. Is there something I am missing?

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      • There is a portion of radical left people on college campuses I have been reading of. I seen some videos of young social warriors screaming at guys. They take great ideas and then run them far past reasonable into crazytown. Hugs

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    • Like rawgod, I was a bit confused by what you meant by the ‘looney left’, but after reading your explanation to him, I understand. Agreed, that democrats must avoid wallowing in the mud and muck with the republicans, or as Michelle Obama cautioned us, “when they go low, we go high”. I hope we have learned that lesson. I think most have, and I am almost certain we will take the higher ground. However, the thing that concerns me is that democratic candidates will base their campaign on mud-slinging, rather than staying focused on communicating their platforms and ideology . That was, I believe, one of Hillary’s mistakes, and it is an easy trap to fall into.

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      • I should have been more clear. I have been learning more about what is going on at college campuses and the intersectional movement. Where ideological purity comes before common sense. Where no disent is allowed in the name of “freedom”. These people, mostly young, can not see how they are doing to themselves what the right wanted to do so many years ago. If there is no freedom to dissent, there is no real freedom. They seem to want a lock step only our way culture of who is more wronged. Best wishes. Hugs

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      • Ah, now I realize you are a Democrat, which explains some things. When reading your comment I thought to myself, but to [quote] “communicate(ing) their platforms and ideology” you have to have a platform, and as to ideology, from my bird’s eye view of American politics, I have to ask, what ideology? One’s a bald eagle nest, one’s an osprey nest… both feed on fish.

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  5. I’m sorry Jill, but I’ve already phoned my lawyer. I have to sue you, my jaw dropped on a hard surface and I’ll need serious surgery now. But don’t worry, we can easily settle for, say, a half million? Save us all a heap o’ trouble.
    Seriously, seriously, I do like the billboard. Thanks for that emphatic “NO” God, even if you took your grand ol’ time about it.

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  6. There’s also the Missouri guy who called feminists “she-devils” and said that he expects his wife to have dinner on the table for him at 6 pm every night. The parade of lunatics just doesn’t end….

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