News Roundup for 12/17/09

Man in straitjacket
Typical John Bircher

-Headline of the day-
"Look Who's Coming to CPAC."

OK, so what's CPAC? CPAC stands for the "Crazy People's Action Conference" and they meet yearly to decide which whacked-out, paranoid weirdness all conservatives are going to fall for next.

So who's coming to CPAC? The John Birch Society, which specializes in whacked-out, paranoid weirdness. The entry at RationalWiki tells us that Birchers "posited the conspiracy theory that the environmental movement, the peace movement, womens libbers, the mainstream media, international Soviet Communism, the United Nations, and the Book of the Month Club (no mention of water fluoridation though, surprisingly) were all in cahoots with the Rockefellers who sought to control the world through the Council on Foreign Relations." Birchers, with a conspiracy theory that fluoridated was a commie plot, were also the inspiration for General "Buck" Turgidson in Dr. Strangelove -- a character who became obsessed with an imagined communist plot to steal Americans' precious bodily fluids.

Yup, totally loopy. Which puts them right in the mainstream of Glenn Beck-addled teabaggers, birthers, conspiracy theorists, and people who think Obama is the antichrist.

And they aren't just coming to CPAC, they're going to help run it. According to the report, "[T]he 2010 CPAC gathering will be co-sponsored by the hyper-conservative John Birch Society."

They ought to fit right in. (Political Animal)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, wondering what you can afford to get everyone for Christmas? Yeah, me too!

But some people don't have that problem, thanks to Bonusmas... Yay for them!

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Sucks to be you, doesn't it kid? (MarkFiore.com)

-That's it-
I've been Xmas shopping and now I'm tired and didn't finish the roundup and I'm done anyway, so shut up you.

Happy Holidays! (My Life)

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