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Friday, February 12, 2010

A Teabagger AND a 9/11 Truther

A longshot rightwing candidate for governor of Texas has alienated her fellow extremists. Debra “Funky Cold” Medina is a strong believer in the Teabagging philosophy. You know: Spending trillions of dollars on wars, prisons, corporate welfare — GOOD. Spending one billionth of that amount on job creation or the infrastructure — EVIL.

But she combines her teabagging with that wacky America-hating tinfoil-hat-wearing blasphemy that the Reichstag Fire, er, ahem, I mean the 9/11 terrorist attacks, might have been a little more complicated than we were led to believe. The “official story” just might possibly have, uhh, omitted a few things. And she even alluded to this theory on the Glenn Beck Program.

OOOPS!!! This is one of those volatile subjects that you probably shouldn’t mention in front of young children, the elderly, Republicans and other groups that get confused easily.

Needless to say, the Beckerheads had a mass tantrum. That loud rumbling sound you heard was millions of simple-minded Foxsuckers all going “UUGGHH!!!” at the same time.

On his TV show, Glenn Beck asked her: “Then let me be more frank and ask you the question. Do you believe the government was in any way involved with the bringing down of the World Trade Center on 9/11?”

Debra Medina responded: “I don’t have all of the evidence there, Glenn, so I’m not in a place — I have not been out publicly questioning that. I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard, there are some very good arguments and I think the American people have not seen all the evidence there, so I have not taken a position on that.”

Aside from using too many big words, she raised questions — insinuations — that you simply do NOT raise against the President of the United States; unless he’s black, a Democrat, was born in Kenya…

Prior to her appearance on the Glenn Beck Program, Debra Medina seemed to be going places in her campaign to be governor of Texas. She had been gaining ground on Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison in recent polls. But she went Off Message, thereby causing millions of Texas Teabirthers to get all confused and riled up. And now her political career is toast.

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Blogger J. Marquis said...

Hey, the truth hurts. I will always believe it was simply too much of a coincidence that the administration needed an excuse to invade Iraq and eight months after they took office they suddenly had a giant, smoking one in downtown Manhattan.

February 12, 2010 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Annette said...

Sounds like she has been watching or listening to the 9-11 truther himself Alex Jones.. He even thinks Glenn Beck is crazy.. Now that is the Pot calling the Kettle black.

This is the problem with the Tea Baggers and the Republican Party.. (well maybe not a problem for the Democrats) it divides the party and divides the voters.. That's what happened in 2000 with Nader and the Democrats and that's what happened in NY23rd with the Tea Party and the Rethugs.. So let them just divide and we the Dems can conquer...lol Or so I hope.

February 12, 2010 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

I heard 9/11 was masterminded by Tone Loc.

February 12, 2010 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Teeluck said...

I think the problem lies in trying to get everyone to eat more healthy foods...it is having adverse effects on them, the Repuglickers, causing their brains to actually start working a little...I don't know if that is a good or bad thing for the Country.

February 12, 2010 at 10:45 AM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

the FOX "News" lackeys did what their RNC masters pay them to do. They knocked off one of those irritating "rogue" voices.

February 12, 2010 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

I wouldn't make too much of this. She is still just another Reich Winger tooting her whistle on their big Crazy Train.

February 12, 2010 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

J: You're right, too many coincidences and too many things that just don't add up.

Annette: I hope this is true, that the GOP is tearing itself apart with a civil war between the moderates and the teabaggers. I liked what happened in NY 23rd; hope it keeps happening. It's the Republicans' turn to get Ralph Nadered.

Randal: Aha, you picked up on my secret message.

Teeluck: Uh oh, that makes sense. As in "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing." Maybe there should be a campaign to persuade conservatives to eat nothing except Big Macs and KFC.

JR: Kind of ironic, huh. They pride themselves on being "grass roots," "leaderless," "rogues," but as soon as there's a real rogue voice, it gets squelched.

February 12, 2010 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Dave: True, but it's still fun to see the wingnuts turning on each other.

February 12, 2010 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

I think in the coming months there might a little more in-fighting on the Republican side, should be interesting and not to mention entertaining.

February 12, 2010 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Holte: Yup, interesting and entertaining. I hope we'll see a lot more repeats of that upstate New York congressional race, where the Far Right Republican caused the Democrat to win.

February 12, 2010 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Suzan said...


You're joshing us, right?

They already do.

Love ya,


Maybe there should be a campaign to persuade conservatives to eat nothing except Big Macs and KFC.

February 12, 2010 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Suzan: But that's an interesting possibility Teeluck brings up, that maybe eating healthier foods is causing Republican brains to ignite the tiniest spark of intelligence, just enough to make them dangerous.

February 12, 2010 at 3:38 PM  
Anonymous S.W. anderson said...

I suspect Medina can pull off a quick recovery with some good ol' secession talk. Maybe she and Texas' logical follow-up to George W. can get in a bidding war, as to whom can get Texas out of the Union faster.

Something for Leno and Letterman to have fun with, anyway.

February 12, 2010 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Beekeepers Apprentice said...

They really can't help themselves can they? To answer my own question, it has been my experience that Crazier-than-a-shithouse-rattiness can't be hidden for long. It can be masked, but not hidden, it usually can't be controlled well enough to be hidden for long. It's a bit like paranoid-schizophrenia that way.

Tom, you always do snark so very well - you cracked me up with the Funky Cold Medina line...that was classic! :)

February 12, 2010 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: If she's a shrewd enough politician she'll spin herself out of this. But I was still surprised that one of those teabaggers actually marched out of lockstep for a brief moment. You don't see that on the Right very often.

Bee: Nope, they can't keep their craziness hidden forever.

For some reason, when I first read that linked article, her last name made me flash back to that '80s song, so I just had to put it in there.

February 12, 2010 at 6:02 PM  
Anonymous Carlos said...

Being a Texas resident, I watched the Republican gubernatorial debate. Medina was there with Hair Hat Perry, and old whatshername.

That was the first time I'd ever heard anything Medina had to say or write. Wow. She is a Grade-A whack job. Totally Teabag, and totally fucking nuts. I couldn't believe the shit coming out of her mouth.

February 13, 2010 at 4:15 AM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Between the birthers, the tea baggers and the truthers, you almost need a scorecard and a site map just to tell them apart, or to determine who's the crazy and who has an argument based in truth. (Hint:Two are the exclusive province of right wing nuts like Beck)

February 13, 2010 at 7:33 AM  
Anonymous Kvatch said...

And now her political career is toast.

Would that G.W. Bush's career had ended as early!

February 13, 2010 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Carlos: I hadn't heard of her until I saw that Raw Story article. Between her, Hutchison and Perry, I hope for your sake that the Democratic candidate (whoever it is) becomes the next governor.

Lew: Until this article, I hadn't heard of any overlapping between the teabirthers and the truthers. It seems ironic, since teabaggers hate everything government-related (they claim), the birthers think there's a huge government conspiracy, and both of those groups lash out at the truthers with "how dare you question what the government tells you?!?!"

Kvatch: The only difference between Dumbya and Debra Medina is that Medina probably doesn't have a shrewd handler like Karl Rove to keep her on message.

February 13, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

While there are indeed things about the official account of 9/11 that raise questions, such as how did a subsidiary of the Carlyle group, a holding company in which both the Bush and bin Laden families are heavily invested, know to sell short, at historically unprecedented levels, the stocks of the companies worst hit just days before 9/11. However I think it more likely that the Bush cabal suspected it, based on intelligence received and publicly rejected, and opted to do nothing to prevent it. But if we ever truly know, it will be long after I'm dead. I thought our 'truthers' were a bit wing-nutty due to their willingness to adopt mutually exclusive conspiracy theories with equal vigor. But these tea baggers leave them in the dust.

February 13, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Thomas said...

Did he ask her if she actually read the 9/11 report? You know, the one that was easily available at bookstores all over America or did she just peruse a handful of blogs written by alien abductees?

February 13, 2010 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

TomCat: I agree there are some unanswered "questions" about 9/11, without necessarily thinking there was a massive conspiracy involved. The Carlyle Group and the close ties between the Bush and bin Laden families are perfect examples. But some of those Internet rumors were a little off the deep end.

Thomas: I'm guessing Glenn Beck just wanted to ambush her and take her out of the contest. She went Off Message, which is an unpardonable sin among the Far Right.

February 13, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

I fully agree, Tom. At the time, I claimed to have questions, but never the 'truth'. Sadly, our own lefty nut bags were as quick to attack anyone who questioned their ideology as the tea buggers are today. The difference is, that then, ours were a fringe group. The extreme conspiracy theorists on the right have become today's GOP mainstream.

February 14, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

I have to admit to some laughing at this one. King of the Beckerheads talking about how he could just French kiss governor goodhair sent all kinds of wingers into head spinning mode. They all think he did this on purpose to get a progressive elite(governor goodhair) into office. AYUP, GGH is now a progressive elite according to the wingnuts. Erick, son of Erick at RS is getting it from birthers and truthers after he said, he does not want talk of it on his site. I can't go back there anymore under my old winger ID, they have blocked my IP address. They are just all back biting each other right now, in a way that is making me just sit back and watch the show. I will be investing in popcorn and easy chairs to kick back in, with the sane among us. Palin is getting hit by them for endorsing governor good hair, Beck is getting hit from their right flank and tea partiers. They are just eating their own in time for the midterms this year.

February 14, 2010 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

TomCat: Good point. The leftwing extremists are still on the fringe; the rightwing extremists are part of the mainstream GOP.

Jess: I hope you're right about the Republicans factions all tearing each other apart. I want that party to be totally fractured and fragmented by the time November rolls around.

February 14, 2010 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger thetruthnews.info said...

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” -- Arthur Schopenhauer

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February 21, 2010 at 11:19 AM  

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