Daily Kos Week in Review: Getting Mighty Crowded

One expects a lefty blogger to be pro-choice on abortion, but pro-plague? It's true. This past week, one Kossack rooted for the emergence of a deadly pandemic as a corrective for a "wildly overpopulated" Earth. Others, less extreme in their views, merely accused conservatives of stupidity, insanity, neurosis, and refusal to accept their homosexuality.

As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

Jon Stafford: I see dead people...or at least I'd like to
 
...I often describe myself as "Not Pro-Choice, Pro-Abortion.  There are too many goddam people already."  And while this is meant to be facetious, nevertheless there is a seed of truth in it, because I believe that the world is wildly overpopulated and that we must take steps as a society to reduce it.  This will undoubtedly be met with accusations of callousness, but we would could really use is a global superplague. The Black Death may have been horrible, but without it there would never have been a Renaissance...
 
xxdr zombiexx: The Tea Party requires a pooper-scooper
 
...MOST teabaggers - I'm not about to refer to you politely you fucking dimwits - are dumber than dogshit...

Lefties are[n't] on their well-financed TV station encouraging near-psychotic losers to shoot up rightwing establishments. Noooooo - that's you all...

You all believe this shit SO much you were willing to fuck the entire country by killing our credit rating. Even al Queda didn't attempt anything like that...

Big Chuck: Perry's candidacy is a barometer of right-wing rage

...[I]t is not just the Tea Baggers who seem deranged...
 
The alienation against the rest of America and our government...includes others who will threaten havoc to save their tax cuts, and it includes the legions who want to somehow head off the coming of pluralistic America.
 
If Governor Rick Perry enters the Republican primary, his following will provide some measure of how many people share his deep, destructive anger...
 
Hunter: Paul Revere, hostage-taker

...Let's take [Mike Lee's] supposition that the Tea Party is like Paul Revere at face value, or hat value, since the hat seems to be the defining thing in any of these comparisons. That would make Wall Street the British, or perhaps just the credit ratings agencies are the British—it's not entirely clear, but close enough.

I suppose, then, that the debt ceiling situation could best be compared to the time when Paul Revere, hearing from his friends that the British were coming, holed himself up in a tavern with fifty hostages and swore he would shoot them all, then burn down the entire town and surrounding countryside unless he was paid off handsomely...

Hunter: GOP = OCD
 
...[The Republican presidential candidates] are all insane, or have to pretend to be in order to not be driven out of the race by crazier rivals...
 
The low point of the [Iowa] debate, for anyone hoping for a shred of sanity: every candidate says that they would refuse even a 10-to-1 ratio of spending cuts to tax increases. That, my friends, is not a policy. It is an obsessive compulsive disorder...
 
Vintage Dem: Bachmann's the opening act for headliner Romney

...The powers behind the right, the money behind the right...[are] expecting us, and rightly so, to be distracted by the shiny-scary thing that is Bachmann's crazy eyes. To focus on the Tea Party. It's a calculated move to eventually bring in someone who will look good on camera, speak softly and calmly, and appear to be more centrist...
 
Leftwing Noise Machine: Right-wing homophobes should just admit they're gay
 
...[C]onservatism is less a political philosophy than a sexual dysfunction. Isn’t it time that homophobic conservative males embrace their inner gayness and stop this gun-toting, mock-macho family-values drum beating that so transparently veils their own self-hatred? That or at least shut up and stop attacking sexual minorities, of which they are unsuccessfully pretending not to belong.
 

Tom Johnson
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