Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan says Israel is more barbaric than Hitler.
“Because if you go back to 1933, with different words, this is what Hitler was saying in Germany. You don’t survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy.”
Ken Langone, billionaire founder of Home Depot and huge Republican donor, on income inequality.
So if you hate carried interest and want to raise the minimum wage and extend unemployment benefits, well, heil to you, you despicable Nazi.
We’re going to give the Senate back to these people in November? Really? But of course they’re emboldened — they brought down our whole economy and no one went to jail.
From Charles Hurt today at The Washington Times, referring to President Obama at Monticello:
“With his hands clasped behind his back as a fuehrer surveying his troops or his kingdom….”
“Pope Benedict XVI quit. Good. He was utterly bereft of charm, tone-deaf and a protector of priests who abused children. He’d been a member of the Hitler Youth. In addition to this woeful résumé, he had no use for women.
“Benedict has not been idle. He has put in place a lot of other old guys who have no interest in sharing power with anyone outside the club. The last pope we had who showed signs of spiritual vision was John XXIII. That was a long time ago. He had humility and a good heart. These more recent appointments have been disheartening in the extreme.
“When I was a kid at St. Anthony’s in the Bronx (one of the schools that the archdiocese of New York is now closing), there were boxes for the poor. The people of the East Bronx worked hard and made little. Everybody put money in those boxes. I put money in those boxes. As far as I’m concerned, that money was stolen.
“I have watched the wealth of the Catholic Church turned into a subsidy for wrongdoing and a prop for the continuing campaign against women’s rights and homosexuality. Neighborhood churches, built with the hard-earned money of working-class people, are being sold off. The sacrifices that were made to build these churches were significant and local. The decision to close them has been made antiseptically, by remote control. The men who make these decisions are at a remove, very much involved in protecting their power and comfort.
“I have little reason to hope that the Church of Rome will suddenly realize that without women, the Catholic Church is doomed, and should be doomed. I think of those good nuns who educated me, of their lifelong devotion and sacrifice. They have been treated like cattle by a crowd of domineering fools. In Benedict, the Catholic Church got the pope it deserved. I can only hope, for the sake of my parents, who loved the church so much, that a miracle of divine grace alters the writing on the wall. If not, the Catholic Church will suffer the fate it deserves.”
Matt Drudge has one of his big red headlines up — “White House Threatens ‘Executive Orders’ on Guns”
You might expect a photo of President Obama accompanying that headline. But noooooooo. Drudge has photos of Hitler and Stalin.
If the far-left Syriza party had won in Greece, they were going to tell Angela Merkel where she could stick the harsh terms of her bailout. The conservative New Democracy party, which will form a coalition with the Socialist PASOK for 162 seats in the 300-member Parliament, will tell Merkel they support the bailout, but ask “pretty please” if she can just ease the terms.
Different approaches, but the same result. Merkel isn’t going to save Greece.
Greeks hope the election results can lead to further negotiation because they fear the unknown of leaving the euro. Bad as things are, they fear making them worse, although worse seems unavoidable. But trying to negotiate with Merkel fiscally is like trying to negotiate with Hitler militarily. The only way Merkel will help is if Greece completely cedes its fiscal sovereignty to
the EU Germany.
It seems inevitable that at some point soon Syriza will take power. It finished a close second to New Democracy with 27% of the vote, having won only 12% in the May election. New Democray and PASOK, the “mainstream” parties, have brought Greece to her knees and five years of recession.
West Virginia GOP Senate candidate John Raese is campaigning against anti-smoking laws. He claims that his having to put No Smoking signs up in his buildings is just like Hitler making Jews wear Stars of David:
“Remember, Hitler used to put Star of David on everybody’s lapel, remember that? Same thing.”
In this guy’s defense, it is West Virginia, so I assume his parents are also siblings.
Pre-emptive strike on Right Wingers leaving “shocked, shocked” comments — your guy Dick Cheney made a West Virginia incest joke back in 2008.