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Is this the face of the future?

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So this 48-year-old virgin (well, if I had to bet on it, I’d put my money on his still being a virgin) was arrested by the FBI yesterday for allegedly having harassed and threatened Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi via telephone.

The Associated Press reports that

Several federal officials said [the man] made dozens of calls to Pelosi’s homes in California and Washington, as well as to her husband’s business office. They said he recited her home address and said if she wanted to see [her home] again, she would not support the health care overhaul bill that since has been enacted.

The wingnut, Gregory Lee Giusti, of San Francisco, at least actually resides in or around the district that Pelosi represents…

The AP gives some interesting tidbits about Giusti, such as that he apparently managed to speak directly to Pelosi via telephone at least once, but I found this one to be the most interesting:

Sister Lorna Walsh, community operations manager of the Mercy Housing complex where Giusti lives, said he had lived in the subsidized housing for almost 10 years.

Subsidized housing?

Um, isn’t that socialism?

What kind of follower of Ayn Rand is this guy?

But seriously, this guy seems to have significant emotional and social issues, and he’s just the kind to be riled up by the right wing, with its talk of “reloading” and fighting the “tyranny” (um, democratically elected lawmakers and leaders democratically passing legislation is democracy, not “tyranny,” just because you disagree with them ideologically).  

Of course, when one of these wingnuts really goes off the deep end and kills someone, or maybe blows some shit up, killing many, the right-wing noise machine will claim no responsibility whatsofuckingever.

Yet all you have to do is go over to the Repugnican National Committee’s website and see things such as a PhotoShop job of Nancy Pelosi engulfed in flames, reminiscent of the good old days of witch burning, or see her on the RNC’s home page (as I type this sentence, anyway) portrayed as a wicked puppet master.

Pelosi isn’t the democratically elected speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, you see.

No! She’s an uber-villainess who must be destroyed!

Hey, I’m all for free speech, but if anything serious happens to Pelosi or to President Barack Obama or to one of the other favorite targets* of the Trinity of Wingnuttery — the Repugnican Party, the “tea party” and FOX “News” (I’ll include Rush Limbaugh and all of the other wingnut commentators with FOX) – then we have that unholy trinity to blame. Squarely.

I don’t peruse the wingnut blogosphere — I find that idea as palatable as taking a trip to the bowels of hell — but my guess is that the wingnuts already are making a martyr out of Giusti, ignoring the fact that threatening the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is a federal offense, and are asserting that she-tyrant Nancy Pelosi will have the FBI come get you next!

Pelosi and Obama are the two Democrats the wingnuts hate the most; Pelosi’s main crime is that she presides while possessing ovaries, and Obama’s, of course, is that he presides while black.

I’m not sure which one of them the right-wingers hate more, and perhaps it’s a quandary for them as to whom they should hate more: the liberated woman or the black guy. (The RNC, at least, seems to use hatred of Pelosi more than it uses hatred of Obama in order to raise money. I mean, isn’t “Pelosi” Italian for “Satan”?) 

What this nation really needs is a black lesbian president.

Then, the wingnuts will just spontaneously combust.

*Speaking of targets, I just can’t post this graphic from Repugnican and “tea party” queen Sarah Palin-Quayle’s Facebook page often enough:

And I find it interesting that Palin-Quayle has been involved with all three branches of the Trinity of Wingnuttery, the “tea party,” FOX “News” and the Repugnican Party.

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I just gave Repugnican Joe Wilson’s 2010 Dem opponent $20.10 — no lie!

I have dial-up (don’t laugh) and so I haven’t watched President Barack Obama’s nationally televised speech on health-care reform from tonight. It’s a bit late, so nor have I even read the transcript, but I’ll do one or the other or both soon.

But, of course, the big news from tonight’s speech is that Repugnican U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina — the first state that seceded from the Union, even before Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated (I’ll never tire of repeating that historical fact) — shouted during Obama’s speech, “You lie!” when Obama was talking about how his health-care reform plans would affect illegal immigrants.

I did watch a clip of that, however, as the clip is only half a minute long (dial-up, remember!), and while Wilson’s “You lie!” shout-out sounds like just another stupid white man being a dick, I find Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s facial expression in response to Wilson’s unprecedented presidential interruption to be much more interesting.

Pelosi understandably is aghast at the incredibly inexcusable outburst, and my guess is that there will be hell to pay. If I were Wilson, I’d fear the wrath of Nancy right about now.

Wilson later issued a statement regarding his pathetic behavior unbefitting an elected official: “This evening I let my emotions get the best of me when listening to the president’s remarks regarding the coverage of illegal immigrants in the health care bill,” he said in the statement.

I doubt that Wilson truly was so overcome with emotion that he felt the need to interrupt a president’s nationally televised address. Especially with, “You lie!”

I mean, whenever “President” George W. Bush’s lips were moving during a nationally televised address, he actually was lying, but not once during the unelected, mass-murdering dictator Bush’s eight long years of ruinous rule did any Democrat (or independent, for that matter) yell out during one of Bush’s nationally televised addresses, “You lie!”

Wilson, I think, rather than having experienced an episode of Tourette’s, took a political gamble and lost. I suspect that he thought that he’d be viewed as hot shit, at least in his first-to-secede home state of South Carolina, for trying to humiliate the nation’s first black president before a national television audience.

Again, he gambled — and he lost.

I just gave Wilson’s 2010 Democratic opponent Rob Miller a donation of $20.10 for his 2010 race against Wilson. If you are as pissed off as I am at what South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson did tonight and you want to help Miller out, you can donate too by clicking here.

Wikipedia notes: “In the 2008 general election, [Wilson] faced his stiffest competition to date: Rob Miller won 46 percent of the vote to Wilson’s 54 percent, the closest race in the district in 20 years.” So yes, you could make a difference for Miller in 2010!

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