I’m almost beyond capable of being shocked any more. I’m trying to imagine what a teabagger politician would have to do to surprise me, and I’m drawing a blank. Felonies, I suppose.
Rich Iott is the Republican Tea Party nominee for the congressional seat in the 9th district of Ohio. And he doesn’t like what’s going on in America, no sir. Bailouts?
There is no getting around this core fact – there is no Constitutional authority for Congress to bail out any industry.
Actually, the General Welfare Clause of the Constitution gets around your ‘core fact’ quite nimbly. At the very least, it walks right by whistling “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” Healthcare reform?
It was an unprecedented power grab by Washington, and it will destroy what is now – without a doubt – the best health care system in the world.
The American healthcare system is probably the worst in the first world. Really, you’d have to be remarkably stupid or some sort of asshole to think it’s done a terrific job of taking care of American citizens, with so many people getting crappy care and those without insurance dying every day. Wow, teabag brain.
So, while you can see Rich is not particularly bright, he is plenty enthusiastic. Which is probably why he ended up in the Nazi SS, those guys were pretty much the same way. Rich likes to ‘re-enact’ being a member of the Third Reich’s Wiking Division. See:
That’s him third from left. I guess we’ll avoid mentioning that SS officers had a minimum height requirement (5 feet 10 inches — what color is the sky in your part of the Eastern front?).
Anyways, doesn’t that look like a lot of fun? Yes! Hooray! Please enjoy the recruitment video for his beloved Wikings:
That music does not make me want to annex the Sudetenland and imprison Jews at all. Not one bit. I am not planning a Luftwaffe fire-bombing of the British couple next door, no sir.
National Socialism was seen by many in Holland, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and other eastern European and Balkan countries as the protector of personal freedom and their very way of life, despite the true underlying totalitarian (and quite twisted, in most cases) nature of the movement.
Yes, well, some of the totalitarianism got a little off track. That’s when the twisting started, and, unfortunately, just look at the bad name Nazism has had ever since. BTW, know of any other political movements that would pretend to be a ‘protector of personal freedom’? Be a shame if that ever got . . aw, heavens to heck.
Regardless, thousands upon thousands of valiant men died defending their respective countries in the name of a better tomorrow. We salute these idealists; no matter how unsavory the Nazi government was, the front-line soldiers of the Waffen-SS (in particular the foreign volunteers) gave their lives for their loved ones and a basic desire to be free.
Wtf? WOW. So a Finn who joined the Wiking Division and shot Poles or Czechs did so ‘for their loved ones and a basic desire to be free.’ What the fuck did those people ever do to Finland? I’m missing a few chapters in my favorite History books. Rich, you and your buddies are completely out of your History-hating minds. You just can’t be so complimentary of the Waffen SS, no way.
The Commie fighting — is that the reason for the stunning affection? Well, you’ll love the Kaminski Brigade of the SS, they were Russians with a virulently anti-Soviet obsession. During the Ochota Massacre in Warsaw, those brave SS volunteers stole anything that didn’t move, and murdered or raped, or often both, anything that did. Thousands died. Kaminski was executed for the crimes . . by the Nazis. Read the nightmarish details for yourself and, frankly, STFU.
And while I’m annoyed, I’ll mention I’m a little puzzled by those Wiking video re-enactments. Where was the part where you and your buddies round up a few dozen Ukrainian Jews, force them to run a gauntlet and viciously beat them, then kill them all and toss their bodies into a crater? I missed that bit.
Or the part where three of you brave volunteers, annoyed at having to drag even more of the Juden from one place to another, simply shoot them all? Didn’t see that in the clip either.
And I didn’t see your war buddy Josef Mengele in there. The gob-amputating Angel of Death was an officer in your super-kewl Wiking Division. Go on, throw him a little Heil Hitler, he outranks you (he doesn’t get up on his tippy-toes to fix his helmet). Don’t expect him to return the salute, he’s busy taking one twin’s eyeballs and attaching them to the back of the other’s head.