Confirmed: Rosie O’Donnell is still a full-on nutball 9/11 truther

Yesterday, Twitchy reported that Rosie O’Donnell mentioned 9/11 on her Twitter feed.

The now-deleted tweet was noteworthy because of Rosie’s past embrace of the “fire can’t melt steel” brand of trutherism. But when the Twitterverse took her to task, Rosie’s replies confirmed that she still feels sanity is highly overrated.

Behold the truther crackpottery she tweeted on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks:

Wait for it …

But, but … frying pans!

Good thing Rosie has an authoritative, trustworthy link to prove her “points.”

Drugs are bad, m’kay?

Everything.

Your eyes, they lie! How ’bout more links from Rosie?

But please don’t broad-brush Rosie. She’s a truther, not an animal.

Since Rosie’s big on sharing links, here’s one for her:

Popular Mechanics | Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Special Report – The World Trade Center

  • cmerlo1

    Since a celebrity is saying it, it must be true, because they’re far more intelligent than the rest of us. Besides, she has inside information since she’s famous.

    • AudreyPH

      There are plenty of celebrities with college degrees and/or high IQ’s, (Rosie I don’t know about) but I think that some of them are thinking with their egos more often than their brains.

    • trixiewoobeans

      It’s hard to be “edgy” when you’re so round.

      • Ohiobob69

        That’s Funny, btw, I expect you to stop by and help me clean the fried rice out of my keyboard…LOL

        • trixiewoobeans

          Silly wabbit. You should never read Twitchy while eating or drinking!

      • Ohiobob69

        That’s Funny, btw, I expect you to stop by and help me clean the fried rice out of my keyboard…LOL

  • Jake Wilde

    I pity this woman for her stupidity yet honor her about her career. How someone with such little talent can garner the fame she has IS extraordinary.

    • BoltUp

      I pity the children unfortunate enough to have ended up with her as their mother…

      • grais

        I just hope she doesn’t home school them.

        • QueenB

          Oh don’t worry, I’m sure they go to a nice, armed guard protected private school.

          • AudreyPH

            I wonder what she thinks of school choice and vouchers, speaking of private school?

  • grais

    frying pans??
    lololol

    • Tigerspike

      Rosie’s an idiot. My mother-in-law melted a frying pan by accident when my wife was growing up…without burning down the house.

      • Maxwell

        I’ve done the same to pots. It may take a while, but they will start to melt eventually.

        • grais

          She should use her frying pan over a nice jet fuel fire.
          Or build a skyscraper with frying pans.

        • Charie

          Did the same thing myself. Twice.

      • grais

        Well, didn’t you know there’s only one grade of steel and only one temperature of fire?
        lol
        ah, the poor thing…bless her heart.

        • Tigerspike

          It’s pretty interesting that she’s having this argument with someone who is intimately knowledgeable on fires.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            ….and citing other Truthers as evidence.

      • Cyborg3K

        I bet her frying pan wasn’t even holding up 50,000 tons of concrete and bricks, either.

        • Tigerspike

          Nor had it been struck by airplanes, debris, or jet fuel.

    • World B. Free

      Rosie obviously gets her science lessons from Al Gore, who thinks the Earth’s core is “several million degrees”.

      I’d like to suggest she visit a steel foundry and ask what temperature is really required to melt steel. Or, easier still, just search the web:

      http://education.jlab.org/qa/meltingpoint_01.html

      The money quote:
      Many sites refer to the difference in the melting point of steel and the
      burning temperature of jet fuel as proof that the World Trade Center
      could not have fallen from the aircraft fires. What those authors fail
      to note is that while steel melts at around 1,370°C (2500°F) it begins
      to lose its strength at a much lower temperature. The steel structure of
      the World Trade Center would not have to melt in order for the
      buildings to lose their structural integrity. Steel can be soft at 538°C
      (1,000°F) well below the burning temperature of jet fuel.

      • grais

        As if anyone but nutjobs has claimed that the steel had to literally “melt” in order for those buildings to collapse.
        These folks are hopeless.

        • Charie

          What gets me is they actually believe the president and vice president of the United States would connive at murdering almost 3,000 of our own people. For oil. Wha’? Too many lunatics running loose in Hollywood.

    • descolada9

      ‘Cause, yeah, my stove really gets up to 1,000 degrees, lol.

  • notenoughtime

    The best way to end lunatics like Rosie is to not give them the attention they are obssessed with getting. As a native New Yorker, it is a disgrace and disrespectful to the families who lost loves ones. Like with Pres. O, Rosie and her pop culture pundits cannot call out those who mean and meant to do great harm to this country and its people!

  • Lotte Lenya

    So according to this mental midget, the same people behind JFK assassination are connected to 9/11? Awesome. Haven’t heard about that connect-the-dot theory.

    • thebigguy128

      Haven’t heard about that connect-the-idiot theory.

      FIFY

    • therealguyfaux

      See, in Truther Land, all conspiracy theories are probably interconnected because it’s the same evil cabal behind them (*Bwahahahaha!*). Some Truthers are adherents to one “alternative scenario” and cabal, while others of them go for a different alternative scenario and different cabal. And some Tin Foilers think it is a deliberate attempt on the part of the PTB, to sow the seeds of dissension in the Truther community, by having all different scenarios.

      It is a total non-sequitur to claim that there are still unanswered questions about the murder of JFK (which there are, and for which I have NO pet theories), and link that to 7 WTC.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Yeah, think about that. Events about 40 years apart are committed by the same people. How old were they in ’63 or ’01?

  • Medicinewoman2

    stick her back where she was, don’t bring her out. Life is peaceful without her mouth!

  • http://deadbuffaloblog.blogspot.com/ DeadBuffalo Blog

    This goes a long way in proving that homosexuality is a mental disorder.

  • Andy from Beaverton

    “Confirmed: Rosie O’Donnell is still a full-on nutball 9/11 truther”
    Well… yes and she is still ugly, fat, annoying, crazy, misguided and wrong.

    • World B. Free

      OMG…. Thank you, now I have to gouge out my eyeballs with a rusty spoon.

      Please PLEASE remove that photo before other hapless victims have to suffer the same fate.

      • o0Nighthawk0o

        Too late X_X

    • Maxwell

      Thanks for sharing that. It’s not as though I wanted to be able to see for the rest of my life.

    • Right Wired

      my eyes!

    • QueenB

      Here’s a round of brain bleach for all of you.

  • cmerlo1

    This goes back to the conundrum that truther liberals find themselves in. George W. Bush can’t be a blithering idiot, and yet be the mastermind of what would be the most diabolical mass-murder in American history, but to them he’s both. ‘South Park’ portrayed this brilliantly years ago.

  • seek456

    Dear Rosie:
    Keep up the insanity. Building #7 was not hit by a plane, you are correct, it was hit by a tall building. Ever play janga?

  • Doreen Beisel

    Go away you fat sow

  • NRPax

    I suppose that the article Popular Mechanics posted in regard to idiocy like hers would have no chance in getting past her reality filter.

    • QueenB

      I’m sure she doesn’t consider Popular Mechanics a “reliable source”.

      • NRPax

        I remember reading comments about that article. Some Truther said “We need to find out who is paying off Popular Mechanics.”

        • Spiny Norman

          They’re still looking.

          They also claim that the PM article was “debunked” years ago, and cite even more complex conspiracies as “proof”.

          • NRPax

            There are none so blind as those who will not see.

            It’s kind of a shame that the Mythbusters crew won’t have fun with this. It would be hilarious to have them slap each and every myth down and the show ending with Jamie going off on conspiracy nuts for being so damn stupid. Heck, they took on the moon landing conspiracy nuts already…

          • Spiny Norman

            The moon landing conspiracy nuts screamed that they got it all wrong, too.

            Conspiracy loons (JFK, moon landing, Area 51, October Surprise, 9/11, what have you) all wear the magic cloak of Invincible Ignorance. Occam’s Razor itself is a conspiracy! It’s like a religious cult, and there is just no getting through to them.

          • NRPax

            Sad but true.

  • jeanie6

    Rosie aside…I had forgotten the horror of watching those buildings crumble before your eyes. Awful then, still awful. All those people….still makes me cry.

  • ee1774

    “…no – just like building 7 – no plane hit it…”
    Correct.
    But it WAS hit!
    It was hit with debris from the falling North Tower.
    It suffered damage when it wa……Christ…..why am I wasting my time arguing with that broad……

  • capisce

    I’m no scientist, but I know there’s no fire hot enough to melt the rocks in her head.

    • Spiny Norman

      Even Mount Doom?

  • MarcusFenix

    Frying pans? Because yes…the ability to melt a pan on your stove absolutely compares when you take a building and ram a commercial jet loaded with volatile fuel into it. What’s a few thousand degrees difference going to make? /sarc off

  • RockThisTown

    Rosie doesn’t believe the ‘official story’ on 9/11, but she believes everything Obama says is gospel.

  • arttie

    I would like to have a share of the mine where they dig up the properly sized and fully formed steel columns and girders used in heavy construction. I’ll be rich I tell you!

    She has only seen the faked films of steel foundries. Can she show me the Hollywood sets where the moon landings were filmed? She must be a flat earther too.

  • Claire

    Everything you ever wanted to know about the 9/11 conspiracy theory in under 5 minutes:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuC_4mGTs98

  • Right Wired

    Someone call the Betty Ford Clinic and reserve a room for 1.

  • therealguyfaux

    OK, here’s a bit of history for you: Prior to April 1912, no large ocean liner had ever been sunk by an iceberg, and the doomsday scenario design for Titanic was for a broadside hit amidships by another similar-sized ship, a la the Andrea Doria. And even at that, the design, taking into account the availability of radio, was for the ship to be able to remain afloat till evacuated, if it could not remain afloat indefinitely.

    Buildings are designed with much the same sort of doomsday scenario– “What’s the worst that could happen, and how can we prevent loss of life?” Thus, the buildings are designed to hopefully remain standing till evacuated, to the extent that evacuation is possible; a high rise fire in New Orleans a year before the Towers opened, which was fresh in people’s minds at the time of the opening of the WTC, showed that, above the fire, there really wasn’t much hope of survival, whereas the floors beneath could be evacuated fairly easily. It was pointed out by Mayor Giuliani, at the time, in what some may now look upon as a thank-God moment (but which then was a Mrs-Lincoln-and-the-play” moment), that the WTC was possibly the greatest example of loss-of-life-avoidance in history.

    Rosie seem to think that a building stands forever if not demolished. NEWS FLASH, Rosie– they’re not even built to do that! Anything can happen, says Murphy, and you plan for it to the extent possible, given what you know or can reasonably infer. When the WTC was designed (1964), jumbo jets were still years away, and the likelihood of a strike of a building from one so remote, nobody sadly ever gave it a thought– just like with a glancing blow from an iceberg. FACT.

    • Claire

      “the likelihood of a strike of a building from one so remote, nobody sadly ever gave it a thought”

      Not true. Here’s an interview with one of the building’s designers from 1993:

      February 27, 1993

      Twin Towers Engineered To Withstand Jet Collision

      By Eric Nalder

      “We looked at every possible thing we could think of that could happen to the buildings, even to the extent of an airplane hitting the side,” said John Skilling, head structural engineer. “However, back in those days people didn’t think about terrorists very much.”

      Concerned because of a case where an airplane hit the Empire State Building, Skilling’s people did an analysis that showed the towers would withstand the impact of a Boeing 707.

      “Our analysis indicated the biggest problem would be the fact that all the fuel (from the airplane) would dump into the building. There would be a horrendous fire. A lot of people would be killed,” he said. “The building structure would still be there.”

      Although Skilling is not an explosives expert, he says there are people who do know enough about building demolition to bring a structure like the Trade Center down.

      “I would imagine that if you took the top expert in that type of work and gave him the assignment of bringing these buildings down with explosives, I would bet that he could do it.”

      http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19930227&slug=1687698

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        The difference was, the plane that hit the Empire State Building (1945) was a B-29 that was lost in a fog bank. And, it was the “Steel Skeleton” of that building and a quick response from New York’s Bravest that kept it from collapsing. Jawamax 8<{D}

        • Spiny Norman

          B-25, actually. A much smaller aircraft.

      • GaryTheBrave

        There is a difference of force from a plane going slow, such as landing, versus a plane at full power. Their design was likely using a scenario of a jet landing at an airport and getting off course rather than intentional impact.

      • therealguyfaux

        A bit of editing for length, going on inside my head, stopped me from going even further into specifics. I did not mean to imply they never took any airplane strike into account. What I meant to say was that they did not take into account a plane larger than a 707, (757’s and 767’s are a bit larger and heavier, to accommodate more passengers, and carry a bit more fuel as well) and the more likely airplane strike scenario would be that of a “wounded-duck” descending nose-down diagonal strike, similar to a crash in Brooklyn in 1960, which was probably a much fresher memory in the minds of the designers than the 1945 military plane.

  • gman213

    “There is more hope for fools than for people who think they are wise.”

  • lazypadawan

    This is the same moron who said that terrorists were just moms and dads and we had nothing to worry about from them.

  • Barry A. Brewer

    Yeah, Rosei, no plane hit building 7 – but a LARGE portion of the South Tower DID

  • Emily B

    1. The WTC is not a frying pan.
    2. Burning jet fuel is probably hotter than a stove.

  • Acethepug

    For all the good that the internet has done, giving us information on virtually every subject with just a few keystrokes, how in Holy Hell do monumentally stupid people like Rosie O’Donnell get away with their comments?

    Apparently things like massive collisions, insulation knocked off supports, loss of structural integrity and the like are too much for her to look into. Now, Twitchy made it easy for me with the link above, but that took about 30 seconds to check and skim just for those few points.

    O’Donnell couldn’t even be assed to do THAT. Think about that for a moment, let it swirl around in the old skull. Rosie O’Donnell, who has more of an audience than you or I will ever have, is not only hideously stupid and not at all intellectually curious, but she speaks with an authority she not only does not have, but does not deserve, either.

    People like THIS are why Barack Obama is in office. Despite the Media’s figurative fellating of Teh Won, had more people taken five or ten minutes of their lives to research the Chicago Messiah instead of listening to the shills on television, we wouldn’t be in the mess we are now.

    Sorry for the rant, but — this is some weapons-grade stupidity Rosie posted. I feel as though I have lost IQ points just READING it!

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      I’ve learned, through working Construction with my big Brother, that you don’t need heat to bend metal (Re-Bar, used in Construction, reinforcing block walls with concrete)…You can also Cut through it. AND, I have seen in several instances, using a Torch Welding device, you can Melt and/or cut through steel.
      Now, what was your “point” again, Rosie? Jawamax 8<{D}

  • QueenB

    Rosie, when will you lead the charge against every union that has welders? According to you, they are liars and their fire doesn’t even do anything. So why are these poor workers, you know the people, being forced to pay union dues to keep up the unions facade that fire can melt steel? I thought you were a woman of the people!

    • bicentennialguy

      God, don’t tell her what a blow torch can do to metal.

      • Corey Dennison

        Seriously…where does Rosie think the steel beams used in the construction of the towers came from? The I-Beam trees of Southern Sri Lanka?

        How the hell does she think they were formed in the first place? Tender loving care?

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    Rosie is a simple animal to dissect. She’s a homosexual in a straight world so she’s mad and contrary to everything. Straights, Christians, people who believe Muslims committed 9/11. If the Flat Earth Society were still around she’d belong to that .

    • bicentennialguy

      She’s a member of the Fat Earth Society.

  • Axelgreaser

    YANK YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE CEREAL BOX, GET OUT OF YOUR ROBE, TAKE A SHOWER AND SEEK HELP. I nominate this woman for the ‘Nancy Pelosi Stupid Award.’ If she wins (If!? She’s a shoo-in!) She’ll join the ranks of other illustrious dummies, ie, ‘Avowed socialist’ Maxine ‘Flounderpuss’ Waters, ‘Freed Slave’ Shelia Jackson Lee, ‘Bored Tweeter’ Cher, the ‘Titular Tweeter’ Bette Midler, crotch grabbing slaughterer of the National Anthem and Zimmerman Tweeter The ‘Real Roseanne’, news horror Andrea Bitchell (sic?) and Al ‘Tawana Brawley’ Sharpton whom I suspect is a woman and therefore worthy.

  • gman213

    Rosie a moron…worst than that, she has 686,766 morons following her Twitter account

    • Jeff Coil

      I’m sure some of them are following her just to make fun of her.

  • $8203344

    Rosie is a loon. But seriously, is anyone listening to her much anymore.

  • bicentennialguy

    If I needed a lesson on cunnilingus, I would consult Rosie O’Donnell. Structural engineering, not so much.

    • World B. Free

      Eeeewwwww…. I wouldn’t eat that with Clinton’s tongue (Bill’s OR Hillary’s)!

      • QueenB

        Please stop. With the pic of Rosie in fishnets below, I don’t know if I can handle any more.

  • VerminMcCann

    I wonder how Rosie thinks the horseshoes she’s wearing right now were made.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Even my oldest Nephew (born 9/11/1989) is turning into a :Truther” (GOD FORBID!)! Thinks the Pilots flew the planes into the Towers, and thinks we “shouldn’t hate ANY Muslims”…. But I don’t know how to tell his mom (my Sister-in-Law) someone has been giving him the Grape Kool-Aid… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • lainer51

    Plane tearing through a building leading to collapse
    = Rosie sitting in a chair leading to collapse.

  • Dan Snelson

    Rosie is living proof the beauty may only be skin deep but UGLY go clear to the bone

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    In relation to the recent Denis Leary article on Twitchy I read an interview he did with Glenn Beck. In it he said he had firefighter buddies that actually saw debris hit the structural support of building 7 and that there were definitely no explosives. Basically he said the Truthers are morons. Here is the full transcript: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0707/04/gb.01.html

    • Eric D. Mertz

      I was always convinced the explosions heard were the transformers and generators (don’t even get me started on the Con Edison Substation built underneath it which was NOT designed to support that building’s weight) for the government offices (Including Secret Service, IRS, and New York City Office of Emergency Management) in WTC 7 going after they clogged with debris, compromising an already damaged building which had been hit with debris from both impacts and both collapses. That Leary has this first hand knowledge shored this up even further. Would like to see what they said about the generators.

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        Here is what Leary had to say:

        “And this whole theory that there were explosives and everything else, talk to the guys who were there. There weren`t any explosives. What they heard was the building just coming down because the foundation was already, you know, damaged, you know.”

        • Eric D. Mertz

          I read that, but I have also heard stories of explosions from not long after WTC 2 collapsed but well before WTC 7 fell. The description always reminded me not of collapsing foundation as the ceiling of the substation gave in but rather that of a generator which had clogged. Similar to the descriptions given for the Twin Towers (which is what I always assumed they were – if the witnesses didn’t imagine them in shock that is…).

          I’ve been debating twofers on this subject for so long, but no one has ever addressed that officially, and I have always wondered what the FD guys heard.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            It could have very well been that and I’m probably not as schooled on the subject as you are. I’ve debated Truthers in the past too and all the evidence they have is easily refuted by facts.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            It could have very well been that and I’m probably not as schooled on the subject as you are. I’ve debated Truthers in the past too and all the evidence they have is easily refuted by facts.

  • Guest

    bath salts

  • Sonus

    You’re correct Rosie, WTC 7 was not hit by a plane.

    It was hit by a few thousand tons of flaming debris.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Obviously a flame can either melt steel or it can’t. I’ve tested this with matches and it was an inside job. You have to prove to ME (TO ME!!!) that somehow these “magic flames” got hotter than normal flames.

  • Richard Jefferies

    Rosie is deeply embedded in her position and she’ll never change it. 300 million Americans could not believe the official story but that wouldn’t make any less true you fallacy flinging floozy. If a person can read the Popular Mechanics article and walk away completely sure it was an inside job, then they can’t be helped. Their a priori assumption is the government did it, and no amount of evidence is going to change that.

    • Jeff Coil

      That’s the problem with these conspiracy nuts. They are so emotionally invested in their “theory” because it makes them feel superior to everyone else. They ignore facts, and anyone, no matter what their credentials, that tries to explain reality to them becomes a “government shill”. Most of these “truthers” will tell you the editors of Popular Mechanics are “in” on the conspiracy.

      • Richard Jefferies

        To them everyone is in on the conspiracy. Wouldn’t you think, if George Bush was behind all this, that the Obama administration would have brought it to life? No, because…. they are in on the conspiracy. See how easy it works? My friend once said “it must be liberating be a zealot.” I think he was right.

  • lisanemo

    Aside from why would GWB want to do this and how could people set secret detonation devises in the building without anyone noticing, why do these truthers remind me of a philosophy student I once knew?
    Why is that burger good? How do you find it so good? What is better about that burger than any other burger? Why?
    I had to quit going out for burgers with this person because despite giving adequate answers he just kept asking why.
    Conspiracy freaks do drive me a little nutty, especially when I have done my best to debunk with hard facts.
    Like the Sandy Hook school shooting. *sigh*
    I guess these people are here to keep us challenged.

  • drw

    Yep, they grow all of those metal parts for your “mister buzzy” in a forest in southeast Asia.

    • Cajun

      Good one.

    • Cajun

      Good one.

  • Chris Chambers
  • Pam Boland

    I’ve never used jet fuel in my gas stove or gas oven.. Who does that.. Nor have I ever has a jet explode on my stove! WTF

  • gary4205

    I’m I the only one who thinks Rosie’s avatar looks just like S E Cupp?

  • Jeff Coil

    I’ve always said the proof that these conspiracy theories are bogus is the simple fact that those people spreading them are still alive. You don’t think a government big and evil enough to do something like 9-11 would think twice about arranging an “accident” for these people in order to silence them?

  • World B. Free

    Alex Jones is no more a part of the Tea Party than Lyndon LaRouche is a mainstream Democrat.

  • therantinggeek

    Rabble-rouser, yes. Affiliated with the Tea Party?

    *gigglesnort*

  • grais

    Does he claim that ‘fire can’t melt steel’?

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    I don’t recall the Tea Party having any membership requirements.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    He has millions of followers and writes in support of the Tea Party every single day.

  • therantinggeek

    HAHAHAHAHA!!! xD

    Oh my sides!!! LOL!!!

  • Jill

    Except when he is disrupting their events with bullhorns and calling them globalist neocons and rubes who are being ‘controlled’ right?http://www.infowars.com/the-tea-party-deception/

  • Jill

    He also calls their prominent members neocons/globalists/illuminati controlled rubes. Is that particularly supportive? Out of curiosity, how often do you listen to his show? Can you really speak with such authority?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH-zRrutJ_Q

  • World B. Free

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t David Duke (KKK Grand Wizard) run for office on the Democratic party ticket?

  • MarcusFenix

    So, I can call myself a liberal. Then, I can write a lengthy essay on women taking personal responsibility for their lives instead of using abortion as a late term method of birth control, and HuffPo would pick that right up, eh?

    Sometimes, I really pity you. I genuinely believe you don’t actually know how sad some of your posts are at all.

  • Jill

    Do you recall the fact that Tea Party chapter after Tea Party chapter has rebuked him, especially after he took to disrupting events with bull horns to spread his ‘vision’ of America? http://www.aim.org/aim-column/msnbc-works-with-alex-jones-to-discredit-tea-party-movement/

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    I guess Twitchy doesn’t like people pointing out Alex Jones’ relentless banging of the crazy drum for the Tea Party. “This comment was deleted.” Heh.

  • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

    But the Dems do? Wiener, Spitzer,Filner….interesting.

  • Corey Dennison

    Neither do the Dems. What’s your point, dumbass?

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    What are the requirements for membership in the Tea Party movement? (Don’t say “not be crazy.”)

  • MarcusFenix

    Well, depends on where you’d like to join. Like any political party, they pretty much ask you hold at least some, if not most, of the same core values. Do Democrats not ask questions about where you’re standing politically?

    You could join one of the national chapters, or other specific organizations just like it. Here’s one, in particular. Notice down the page, there are actually requirements and items you have to fulfill in order to be considered a member or affiliate.

    http://thenationalteapartyfederation.com/Membership_Registration.php

    There ya go.

  • William Kent Jenkins

    not be Bat Sheet crazy

  • Jay Stevens

    Simple. A belief that we are “Taxed Enough Already” and that government spending is out of control. The fact that we are borrowing about 40 cents of every federal dollar spent lends credence to that belief.

  • Jill

    Would you like for me to assist you with finding a chapter in your area, Joe?

  • VerminMcCann

    There aren’t any. That’s the point. If there were, your argument might have some merit.

  • Charie

    That you attend meetings.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    No thanks. If I need any crazy, I’ll stop by the Scientology table in the subway station under Times Square. They’re always there.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    He did initially attempt to seek public office as a Democrat, but party officials thwarted him so he switched to the now defunct again Populist Party, which had been relaunched for him. He then ran for the Louisiana House, the US Senate, and for governor of Louisiana as a Republican. In 1996 the now-president of the anti-gay Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, paid Duke $82,500 for his mailing list.

  • VerminMcCann

    As has been pointed out multiple times before, what people object to is your repeated invocation of the association fallacy.

  • Andy from Beaverton

    Replying to yourself again? How many times does that result in an endless argument?

    Alex Jones has never been a friend of the Tea Party Movement. FDR supported Stalin, but it didn’t make FDR a member of the Communist Party.

  • World B. Free

    Shame his name wasn’t Robert Byrd. He may have actually gotten elected.

  • Sonus

    Edwards vs Duke. Louisiana Governor’s Election.
    1991
    The state GOP was passing out bumper stickers that read, “Vote for the Crook. It’s Important.

  • Corey Dennison

    And he was thrown out of the Republican party too.

    You will always be ignorant, because that seems to be your conscious choice.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    He came pretty close as a Republican, actually.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    Oh PLEASE. The “association fallacy” is bread and butter of the Tea Party movement and this very site. ANY time a Democrat does something bad, this site invokes Obama. Shoe, meet other foot.

  • VerminMcCann

    No. Just declaring something doesn’t make it true. Try again.

  • VerminMcCann

    How, for example, does this thread invoke Obama?

  • VerminMcCann

    So nothing? Just braying like an ass wrapped in smug delusion about yourself and your positions? … Hey, maybe you are just like Obama.

  • VerminMcCann

    Got anything yet?

  • World B. Free

    You seem to be implying that the Dems rejected Duke, and then the GOP accepted him with open arms or something. If so, then how do you explain the Democrats’ support for Robert Byrd?

  • Sonus

    Edwards won 61% to Duke’s 39%.

    Totals
    Edwards…1,057,031
    Duke…671,009

    Yeah, “pretty close”.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    Because it was a different world in the 1950s, of course.

  • World B. Free

    Democrats never voted Byrd out of office. He held his Senate seat for 51 years until he died in office in 2010. Plus he was in Congress for several years before that.

    Duke’s political aspirations fizzled out in what, the late 70s or early 80s?

    Sorry, dude, that’s a fail.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    Byrd renounced the Klan in 1952 before the beginning of his first term. He later renounced his opposition to the Civil Rights Act. At the time of his death he had a 100% rating from NAACP. Definitely an imperfect man, but he did aggressively attempt to make amends.

  • Spiny Norman

    So nothing? Just braying like an ass wrapped in smug delusion…

    Of course! He’s a classic example of the internet troll.

  • Charie

    Or you could just carry your own around with you. Saves time.

  • VerminMcCann

    While I definitely agree that Joe shows up here and posts what he does to be irritating, I’m not sure I consider him simply a troll. To me a troll is someone who posts things merely to provoke a response, irrespective of whether he believes them. I think Joe, in contrast, earnestly believes everything he writes and wouldn’t write something he didn’t believe. Ultimately, though, he’s a progressive, and as such he considers any political position even slightly at odds with his own to be counter to progress. He, therefore, recognizes no obligation to defend or justify his positions or tell the truth when attacking others’ positions.