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kookbreaker 28th January 2021 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Babbylonian (Post 13377063)
That's a good theory, but IIRC the party did fund her primary opponent and she still won. Her district wanted a dangerous loon and they got one.

Thatís an election, however. In this case if the Democrats are getting ticked that a woman who talks gleefully of killing them along with belief is several conspiracies that are just embarrassing the GOP may decide defending her against removal is not a hill worth dying on.

Skeptic Ginger 28th January 2021 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by smartcooky (Post 13376879)
Further confirmation (if any was needed) that she is a total whackjob!

She was running around the Capitol hallways (caught on the news) insisting legislators had to swear in using the Bible and not the Koran and she was going to track them down and see if they would swear in on the Bible.

Maybe she expected they would shrink away in fear lest they burst into flames. The reporters tried to tell her there was no requirement they had to swear in using a Bible but like all these nut-jobs she simply insisted they were wrong.

I wished the reporters had followed up because I'd like to have seen the legislators the woman was trying to find laugh in her face.

Skeptic Ginger 28th January 2021 06:45 PM

Here we go (sorry if it's already posted):

The Independent: Marjorie Taylor Greene tried to force Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to retake their oaths on a Bible in a resurfaced video
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Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon-supporting Republican who is known for pushing conspiracy theories and making racists comments, previously tried to force Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to retake their congressional oaths on the Bible.

Video footage surfaced on Wednesday of Ms Greene walking through the halls of Congress prior to being elected as a Georgia representative.

In the footage, she was claiming that Ms Omar and Ms Tlaib were illegitimate Democratic representatives because they took their oaths of office on the Quran instead of the Bible.
It doesn't say what happened.

Minoosh 28th January 2021 06:57 PM

I wonder if she's going to do a good job for her constituents. I wouldn't think so, but a good staff can help.

kookbreaker 28th January 2021 07:28 PM

If they don’t all quit.

alfaniner 28th January 2021 08:10 PM

I'd think David Hogg (the young man she accosted in the video) could develop a massive following. I haven't seen him in the media for quite some time, but the recent interview shows him with a Moses-level head of hair and practically channeling the WASP idealization of Jesus. He's articulate, charismatic, and obviously highly tolerant of ********.

dudalb 28th January 2021 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger (Post 13377103)
She was running around the Capitol hallways (caught on the news) insisting legislators had to swear in using the Bible and not the Koran and she was going to track them down and see if they would swear in on the Bible.

Maybe she expected they would shrink away in fear lest they burst into flames. The reporters tried to tell her there was no requirement they had to swear in using a Bible but like all these nut-jobs she simply insisted they were wrong.

I wished the reporters had followed up because I'd like to have seen the legislators the woman was trying to find laugh in her face.

No one tell her that Jewish members are usually sworn in on Bibles containing only the Old Testament.....

dudalb 28th January 2021 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Minoosh (Post 13377119)
I wonder if she's going to do a good job for her constituents. I wouldn't think so, but a good staff can help.

She is going to make her district the laughing stock of the country, ....

dudalb 28th January 2021 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger (Post 13377107)

Anyone tell her about the Dem from Hawaii who is a Buddhist and was sworn in on the Buddhist Scriptures?

Stacyhs 28th January 2021 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 13377239)
No one tell her that Jewish members are usually sworn in on Bibles containing only the Old Testament.....

That's OK because it's still "Godly".:rolleyes:

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 13377241)
She is going to make her district the laughing stock of the country, ....

They already are for having elected her.

smartcooky 28th January 2021 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 13377242)
Anyone tell her about the Dem from Hawaii who is a Buddhist and was sworn in on the Buddhist Scriptures?

You mean Mazie Hirono? Well, she's not the only one!

Firestone 29th January 2021 12:11 AM

So that's why "Jewish Space Laser" is trending on Twitter this morning.

The Great Zaganza 29th January 2021 12:17 AM

as so many like her, Marjorie is running around naked in a thunderstorm blaspheming, hoping to get struck by lightning to prove that God exists.

Stacyhs 29th January 2021 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 13377314)
as so many like her, Marjorie is running around naked in a thunderstorm blaspheming, hoping to get struck by lightning to prove that God exists.

Hopefully, God will oblige her.

The Great Zaganza 29th January 2021 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13377316)
Hopefully, God will oblige her.

no, because that would prove her point.

Better for her to get pneumonia.

smartcooky 29th January 2021 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Firestone (Post 13377312)
So that's why "Jewish Laser beam" is trending on Twitter this morning.


Yeah, next thing you'll be trying to tell me is that she is a 9/11 Truth "no planer"....

Oh, wait

https://thehill.com/policy/technolog...spiracy-theory

Dragon 29th January 2021 12:37 AM

This is why I've enjoyed the JREF/ISF forums over the years - learning stuff. Often directly but also when branching off to other sources, Wikipedia in this case has an interesting page on the issue of taking the oath.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quran_...tates_Congress

How is it that prominent commentators or, worse, members of Congress can be so ignorant of the US Constitution? More likely they actually know that "no religious test shall ever be required..etc" and they are playing to a particular audience.

Elagabalus 29th January 2021 12:57 AM

Not a huge fan of Bill Maher but this is funny. Also NSFW.

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Goto 6:00

tl;dr

https://youtu.be/dPimd9W0jnE?t=359

.... "Marjorie Taylor Greene the Congress woman who makes most people say 'how is she not a teacher from Florida who ***** her students?'"...

Susheel 29th January 2021 01:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Dragon (Post 13377326)
How is it that prominent commentators or, worse, members of Congress can be so ignorant of the US Constitution? More likely they actually know that "no religious test shall ever be required..etc" and they are playing to a particular audience.

They (at least most of them like Hawley and Cruz) aren't ignorant. They are willing to lie because they know that their primary base is dumb enough to believe their lies. Also, the thing about politics is you don't really have to be smart or competent to get elected to office. You need a good team of PR guys and just tap into the collective psyche of your base and feed their paranoia and insecurities.

smartcooky 29th January 2021 01:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Elagabalus (Post 13377339)
Not a huge fan of Bill Maher but this is funny. Also NSFW.

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Goto 6:00

tl;dr

https://youtu.be/dPimd9W0jnE?t=359

.... "Marjorie Taylor Greene the Congress woman who makes most people say 'how is she not a teacher from Florida who ***** her students?'"...



Bwhahahha. "Lauren Boebert is someone you may have already thought about if you ever wondered what would happen if Michelle Bachmann smoked bath salts!"

Stacyhs 29th January 2021 02:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Elagabalus (Post 13377339)
Not a huge fan of Bill Maher but this is funny. Also NSFW.

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Goto 6:00

tl;dr

https://youtu.be/dPimd9W0jnE?t=359

.... "Marjorie Taylor Greene the Congress woman who makes most people say 'how is she not a teacher from Florida who ***** her students?'"...

Loved the whole clip. :thumbsup:

Captain_Swoop 29th January 2021 03:29 AM

GOP Congresswoman Blamed Wildfires on Secret Jewish Space Laser

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Axios has a small squib about “The Mischief Makers,” a handful of idiosyncratic congressional backbenchers who make trouble for their respective party leadership. The leading Democratic mischief-maker is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who advocates some left-wing views I consider simplistic and impractical and, in some cases, poll badly. The top example of a conservative mischief-maker, presented in perfect symmetry, is Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Greene’s views are just a bit more controversial. They include, but are by no means limited to, the following:

• The QAnon conspiracy theory, which holds that Donald Trump is secretly fighting a worldwide child-sex-slavery ring that was supposed to culminate in the mass arrest of his political opposition, is “worth listening to.”

• Muslims don’t belong in government.

• 9/11 was an inside job.

• Shootings at Parkland, Sandy Hook, and Las Vegas were staged.

• “Zionist supremacists” are secretly masterminding Muslim immigration to Europe in a scheme to outbreed white people.

• Leading Democratic officials should be executed.

The most recent Greene view to be unearthed comes via Eric Hananoki. Just over two years ago, Greene suggested in a Facebook post that wildfires in California were not natural. Forests don’t just catch fire, you know. Rather, the blazes had been started by PG&E, in conjunction with the Rothschilds, using a space laser, in order to clear room for a high-speed rail project.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/amp/...d-execute.html

The Don 29th January 2021 03:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13377386)
GOP Congresswoman Blamed Wildfires on Secret Jewish Space Laser



https://nymag.com/intelligencer/amp/...d-execute.html

Is she alone in believing some or all of those things or are there other GOP House and Senate members who are on record saying similar things ?

Captain_Swoop 29th January 2021 06:28 AM

Caelum non sufficit

Motto of the Jewish Space Laser Command

Firestone 29th January 2021 06:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13377439)
Caelum non sufficit

Motto of the Jewish Space Laser Command

You think (((we))) have a Latin Motto? :eek:

Also, who leaked this? :mad:

SuburbanTurkey 29th January 2021 07:25 AM

Greene is scrubbing past social media posts.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene's account has deleted 19 tweets in the last 12 hours.

Greene is also scrubbing her Facebook of old posts and videos from 2018 and 2019 where she spread conspiracies and endorsed violence against Democratic lawmakers.
https://twitter.com/KFILE/status/1354821456811630596

pgwenthold 29th January 2021 07:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Minoosh (Post 13377119)
I wonder if she's going to do a good job for her constituents. I wouldn't think so, but a good staff can help.

In what respect do you think she doesn't represent her constituents?

Saw a bit this morning on how someone interviewed people from her district. They were asked how they felt about the conspiracy theories. The response? Noah was accused of believing in conspiracy theories, too. Who can tell what's right?

turingtest 29th January 2021 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13377386)
GOP Congresswoman Blamed Wildfires on Secret Jewish Space Laser



https://nymag.com/intelligencer/amp/...d-execute.html

Jesus ******* christ. We're in a time when this-
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-doesn't even work as parody anymore; we really are through the looking glass here, people.

Bob001 29th January 2021 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Susheel (Post 13377348)
They (at least most of them like Hawley and Cruz) aren't ignorant. They are willing to lie because they know that their primary base is dumb enough to believe their lies. Also, the thing about politics is you don't really have to be smart or competent to get elected to office. You need a good team of PR guys and just tap into the collective psyche of your base and feed their paranoia and insecurities.

Let's just note that Hawley graduated from Yale Law School, Cruz from Harvard, and they both clerked for Supreme Court justices. They do understand the Constitution. They just don't like it.

turingtest 29th January 2021 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey (Post 13377493)
Greene is scrubbing past social media posts.



https://twitter.com/KFILE/status/1354821456811630596

Honestly- why would she think that would help? It's bad enough to have said (and believed) stupid things that make you look like a fool; but trying to erase them from an internet that never forgets is just admitting loudly that you know they were stupid things and that you're a fool.

Wudang 29th January 2021 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 13377239)
No one tell her that Jewish members are usually sworn in on Bibles containing only the Old Testament.....


I'd like to see her try to get Kustoff and Zeldin to swear on the Christian bible and see how that played.

Skeptic Ginger 29th January 2021 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by pgwenthold (Post 13377494)
In what respect do you think she doesn't represent her constituents?

Saw a bit this morning on how someone interviewed people from her district. They were asked how they felt about the conspiracy theories. The response? Noah was accused of believing in conspiracy theories, too. Who can tell what's right?

So Noah conspired with God? I don't think they understand the difference between a prediction (not that it's any less insane) and a CT.

Once one of these memes gets started, everyone of that ilk uses it, like Rand Paul claiming the impeachment trial of Trump is unconstitutional.

Skeptic Ginger 29th January 2021 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Bob001 (Post 13377528)
Let's just note that Hawley graduated from Yale Law School, Cruz from Harvard, and they both clerked for Supreme Court justices. They do understand the Constitution. They just don't like it [give a rats ass about lying about it].

ftfy

Regnad Kcin 29th January 2021 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by turingtest (Post 13377535)
Honestly- why would she think that would help? It's bad enough to have said (and believed) stupid things that make you look like a fool; but trying to erase them from an internet that never forgets is just admitting loudly that you know they were stupid things and that you're a fool.

I've found the trouble with your carburetor, Mrs. Ferguson.

pgwenthold 29th January 2021 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger (Post 13377724)
So Noah conspired with God? I don't think they understand the difference between a prediction (not that it's any less insane) and a CT.

No, I interpreted it as "God is going to destroy the world" is the conspiracy theory that Noah believed, and all his friends mocked him.

They put "Jews used lasers to start wildfires" as equivalent to the claim "God is going to destroy the world." Granted, so do I, but they actually think the second one is true so we can't rule out the possibility of the former.

Horatius 29th January 2021 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Susheel (Post 13377348)
They (at least most of them like Hawley and Cruz) aren't ignorant. They are willing to lie because they know that their primary base is dumb enough to believe their lies. Also, the thing about politics is you don't really have to be smart or competent to get elected to office. You need a good team of PR guys and just tap into the collective psyche of your base and feed their paranoia and insecurities.



But then, at least some of them really are just that stupid. Watch this guy go into brain freeze for several seconds when trying to process the idea that there is no law requiring swearing on a bible:

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That right there is a deeply, deeply stupid man.

TragicMonkey 29th January 2021 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Horatius (Post 13377745)
But then, at least some of them really are just that stupid. Watch this guy go into brain freeze for several seconds when trying to process the idea that there is no law requiring swearing on a bible:

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That right there is a deeply, deeply stupid man.

I find it cutely ironic that so many of the people who have the deepest faith in the Bible pronounce it as the "Babble".

dudalb 29th January 2021 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Firestone (Post 13377312)
So that's why "Jewish Space Laser" is trending on Twitter this morning.

Damn, that would make a great card in the "Illumanatti" card game.

dudalb 29th January 2021 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey (Post 13377752)
I find it cutely ironic that so many of the people who have the deepest faith in the Bible pronounce it as the "Babble".

I despise Moore, but poking fun at his regional dialect is a bit much.
Unless you are trying to be Professor Henry Higgins...

dudalb 29th January 2021 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13377301)
That's OK because it's still "Godly".:rolleyes:



They already are for having elected her.

I would not bet money on that.


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