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MTG Claims The Phrase ‘Jewish Space Lasers’ Hurt Her Feelings As A Christian

If you’ve followed the bizarre and often offensive rantings from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), you may recall that she once blamed the wildfires in California on “lasers.”

Back in January of last year, Media Matters reported on Greene’s claim regarding lasers, which she posted on Facebook:

Rep. Greene is a proponent of the Camp Fire laser beam conspiracy theory. She wrote a November 17, 2018, Facebook post — which is no longer available online — in which she said that she was speculating “because there are too many coincidences to ignore” regarding the fire, including that then-California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) wanted to build the high-speed rail project and “oddly there are all these people who have said they saw what looked like lasers or blue beams of light causing the fires.” She also speculated that a vice chairman at “Rothschild Inc, international investment banking firm” was somehow involved, and suggested the fire was caused by a beam from “space solar generators.” 

Greene added: “If they are beaming the suns energy back to Earth, I’m sure they wouldn’t ever miss a transmitter receiving station right??!! I mean mistakes are never made when anything new is invented. What would that look like anyway? A laser beam or light beam coming down to Earth I guess. Could that cause a fire? Hmmm, I don’t know. I hope not! That wouldn’t look so good for PG&E, Rothschild Inc, Solaren or Jerry Brown who sure does seem fond of PG&E.” 

Now, however, Marj wants us to believe that reporting on what she posted has hurt her feelings, so she went and whined to fellow right-wing asshat Mike Huckabee, telling him:

“Terrible attacks, especially about silly things about something called ‘Jewish space lasers.’ That was a term I had never used in my life but someone wrote an article and then they copied and pasted and put it all across the media.

“That really hurt my feelings. Because I’m a Christian and I would never say anything against any group of people, especially Israel. I would never do that.”

Hurt her feelings? Really? Don’t you have to be a living, sentient being to have those?

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Gets Mocked For Whining That She’s Being Attacked

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is whining because the House GOP leadership won’t do whatever she tells them to, failing to realize that as a freshman member of Congress who doesn’t serve on any committees (thanks to her own big mouth and offensive, anti-Semitic statements), she has zero credibility.

Appearing on Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) podcast this week, Greene lamented her plight:

“Kevin McCarthy has a problem in our conference. He doesn’t have the full support to be speaker, he doesn’t have the votes that are there because there’s many of us that are very unhappy about the failure to hold Republicans accountable while conservatives like me, Paul Gosar, and many others just constantly take the abuse by the Democrats.”

That led MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart to expertly mock Greene on his show Sunday, remarking:

“Oh, boo-hoo, so much victimhood here.”

Capehart then turned to former GOP political consultant Stuart Stevens and ex-Republican National, Committee head Michael Steele, asking Stevens:

“Stuart, what she says, again, is not untrue ; Kevin McCarthy has a problem. To my mind his being silent on all these things, he might think it might help him if Republicans get the majority. But if he thinks he can control them, if indeed Republicans become the majority, he’s got another thing coming, doesn’t he?”

Stevens replied:

“You know, for years when Mike and I were involved in the party, we always said that it was a mistake to try to negotiate with terrorists. And that’s what Kevin McCarthy’s trying to do. If these Republicans take over the House next year, which odds are they are, they’re going to put Kevin McCarthy’s head on a spike.”

Stevens then added:

“They’re not going to elect him speaker. He isn’t what they want to be. He is like a chairman who wants to make everybody happy and it’s not going to work. They want a warrior, somebody like a Jim Jordan, to be Speaker of the House.”

Jim Jordan as Speaker of the House? Can you imagine the danger that would be to this country? He’s a man who allegedly allowed male college students on the wrestling team he was a coach for to be routinely molested by the team doctor without ever reporting the abuse those wrestlers say he witnessed. Putting such a person third in the line of secession to the White House would be a massive national security risk.

If Marjorie Taylor Greene is so damn unhappy in Congress, here’s a free bit of advice for her: Don’t run for reelection next year. No one but the knuckle-dragging troglodytes on the far right of the Republican Party will miss you in the least.

 

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Redistricting In California May Cost Devin Nunes His Congressional Seat

 

While Democratic challengers have been trying (and failing) for years to defeat Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), redistricting could well send Nunes into early retirement as soon as the 2022 midterm elections.

The Fresno Bee reports that the California redistricting commission has just unveiled a map which would put Nunes in a new district which went heavily for President Joe Biden in 2020:

An editor for The Cook Political Report, which tracks elections, wrote on Twitter that Nunes’ district would turn from having voted for former President Donald Trump in 2020 by five percentage points to one that backed President Joe Biden by nine.

 

While the maps could be changed as a result of constituent feedback, the redistricting commission has the final say in the matter.

There are few members of Congress from the Golden State who are more despised than Nunes, a loyal supporter of Trump who even went on what later became known as “Devin’s midnight run,” a late night meeting at the White House in 2017 where he was given access to a confidential source and shared classified intelligence with Trump.

The head of the House Intelligence Committee secretly went to the White House grounds to meet with a source, before he surprised his colleagues by briefing the president — and the press — on information they hadn’t seen.

In other words, Nunes broke with protocol in an attempt to curry favor with Trump and short-circuit the investigation of possible ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russian officials, meaning he directly helped benefit the Russians as they sought to hide their connections to Trump.

Under the proposed redistricting plan, the city of Fresno would be split three ways, with Nunes getting a slice of the city but seeing his new district turn considerably bluer than it is now, which could be the end of his political career.

About the only option Nunes would have is to run in a more Republican district, though those are few and far between in California as Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report noted:

Nunes has represented the 22nd congressional district since 2013.

As of today, Nunes is already facing four Democratic challengers in next year’s election, and if redistricting makes the 22nd even more Democratic, Nunes appears headed for an almost certain loss.

 

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Whines That There Are Too Many ‘Self-Absorbed Jerks’ In Congress

Shortly after the House of Representatives voted on Friday to hold former Trump administration adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for ignoring a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) reportedly called Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WI) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) “a joke,” and then continued to rail against the vote to charge Bannon.

On Saturday, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta said he spoke with Greene as she was leaving the Capitol on Friday evening, and showed video of that encounter.

In the video, Acosta asks Greene:

“What about that confrontation with Congresswoman Cheney, why did that happen?”

Greene replies:

“She’s a traitor.”

Acosta also noted that he caught up with Greene a second time and asked why exactly she had voted against holding Bannon in contempt considering that he had violated the law, To that, the Georgia Republican hissed:

“The rationale behind my vote is I’m not self-absorbed like the rest of these jerks here in Congress. They’re all ignoring inflation, people can hardly buy food, gas has gone up—”

“Why call them jerks?” Acosta asked.

Greene:

“Because they’re self-absorbed. All they care about is Congress. They don’t care about the American people—”

The CNN reporter reminded Greene:

“There was an attack on the Capitol—”

Growing more agitated by the moment, Greene whined:

“All you want to talk about is your Trump Derangement System, and all you want to talk about is Jan. 6 where there’s a riot here.”

Before she was urged to walk away from Acosta by Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), Greene got one last deranged remark in:

“What about all the people who are rotting in jail? Why don’t you worry about them?”

Self-absorbed? Jerks? Sounds like Ms. Greene has been looking in the mirror.

Here’s the video from CNN:

 

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Marsha Blackburn: Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Agenda Is A Plot To Control Kids And Close Churches

Proving that being a Republican requires you to abstain from logic and reason while completely shutting down your brain, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) sounded like a raving lunatic Sunday during an appearance on Fox News.

Ostensibly, Blackburn was speaking with host Maria Bartiromo to discuss the two pieces of legislation that are the centerpieces of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.

Instead, Blackburn began ranting about controlling kids and closing churches, neither of which has anything to do with the president’s legislative proposals:

 “We know that the build back better agenda has become the Biden build back broke agenda, and the American people have figured out what they’re trying to do is institutionalize socialism. They’re trying to do a takeover of the country in one vote.” 

Socialism? Rebuilding crumbling roads and bridges is socialism? If so, then the vast majority of Americans must be socialists, because polls show they support the president’s plan.

But Blackburn was just getting warmed up. She then decided she’d double down on her message of fear and loathing to add:

“They want government control of your kids, they want to look at your bank account for every transaction over $600, anything that you do on Venmo and PayPal, they want a part of that transaction. They want government control of health care, they want to demoralize the military, close the churches, destroy your faith in the American system, and then here they’re gonna come with the socialist program to run your life from cradle to grave, daylight to dark.”

WTF?! How does infrastructure and investing in people have anything do with going to church?

As for the mention of banking and transactions, Blackburn’s conspiracy theory has already been debunked, with USA Today noting:

“Biden’s Treasury Dept. Declares IRS Will Monitor Transactions of ALL U.S. Accounts Over $600,” reads the headline of a Sept. 10 InfoWars story that has been shared widely on Facebook.

The same claim popped up in various iterations on social media, like a Sept. 22 Instagram post claiming Biden’s proposal would give the IRS “direct access to your bank transactions.” It accumulated several thousand likes within the first day. 

We rate the claim that the Treasury Department ‘declares’ the IRS will monitor transactions in all U.S. bank accounts over $600 as PARTLY FALSE, based on our research. The Biden Administration has proposed monitoring accounts over $600, but the only figures reported to the government would be the total inflows and outflows for the year – not the size and nature of each transaction. And the Treasury can’t simply “declare” this measure, it must be approved by Congress.

Under the Patriot Act, which was passed after the Sept. 11 attacks, the government already has a certain amount of oversight of financial transactions. You cannot open an account with valid ID and any suspicious activity in an account is immediately reported to Homeland Security and the Treasury Department.

Marsha Blackburn — like nearly every Republican — has no solution to any of the problems this country faces. They only have fear, lies, conspiracy theories, and gibberish. It’s no wonder voters gave control of Congress and the White House in last year’s election.