26 January 2016

When wingnuttery meets reality

Reality has suddenly punctured the wingnut parallel world of delusion, and the results can't be very comfortable to those inside.

First, a grand jury in Houston, which was charged with investigating the local branch of Planned Parenthood in the wake of those doctored videos we've all been hearing about, not only refused to indict Planned Parenthood, but did indict two of the guys responsible for the smear videos.  Apparently our justice system does actually work, at least some of the time.  This is a Texas grand jury, unlikely to be packed with scheming liberals, but they fingered the bad guys instead of their victims.  Good job.

Second, while early reports are sketchy as always, today the FBI and the Oregon State Police began operations against the "militiamen" (or whatever they're calling themselves) preposterously "occupying" a bird sanctuary visitor center in eastern Oregon (much to the annoyance of local townspeople and the local Paiute Indians).  The nutbars resisted, shots were fired, and now one of them is dead and five of them under arrest -- here's the FBI press release.  It turns out that seizing federal property and threatening the police when they try to stop you has consequences after all.

I expect the wingnut internet to erupt in fury at these events, both of which demonstrate, to their discomfiture, that the rule of law and reality itself have a way of persisting and asserting themselves no matter how much squid-ink gets sprayed around them.


Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

The nutters are just waking up to something Stephen Colbert stated long ago:

"Reality has a well-known liberal bias."

Meanwhile their "hero" ran away, tail between his legs, from the next Fox debate, proving once again that the yellow thing on his head is made of chicken feathers.

27 January, 2016 06:35  
Blogger Kevin Robbins said...

It met reality in Oregon, too.

27 January, 2016 10:05  
Blogger Green Eagle said...

The wingnuts seem to be coalescing around a preposterous story that LaVoy Finicum never pulled a gun on law enforcement agents, but was gunned down in cold blood. Of course, if he was black, I would believe that in a second, but he wasn't. The story supposedly came from a phone call that Ammon Bundy made to his wife from the back seat of a police car after he was arrested; this being the first time in known history that a suspect in a deadly incident was arrested and placed in the back of a police car without being handcuffed, and with his cell phone not being taken, and then allowed to pull this object from his pocket and make calls on it.

Nevertheless, that's their story.

27 January, 2016 15:23  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Shaw: Or maybe it's that liberals have more of a bias toward reality?

Kevin: Yep -- and still ongoing.

Green: One can never uncritically accept early reports about a situation like this. Given the restraint the authorities have shown so far in this incident, I certainly find it hard to imagine them gunning down one of these loons with no provocation.

28 January, 2016 07:05  
Blogger okjimm said...

sorry....when reality hits politics...I either laugh or cry....or try to laugh so much I cry.....

So Hilary, Sanders and Trump walk into a bar. Clinton argues that the punchline was not in her emails. Sanders has a five-year plan to fix American humor. Trump tells the woman bartender she has nice tits.

01 February, 2016 10:30  

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