Republican Conspiracy Charts

The GOP has gone full Glenn Beck:

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has a reputation as one of the more colorful members of Congress. But he outdid himself Tuesday afternoon, putting together an essentially incoherent chart connecting various conspiracy theories about the Obama administration and holding it up during a congressional hearing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The intent of the chart is to say that the Justice Department discredited itself during the Obama years and is somehow connected to the Uranium One scandal dominating conservative media. Special counsel Robert Mueller was one of President Obama’s two FBI directors (Jim Comey, later fired by President Trump, was the other). It allegedly illustrates connections between the DOJ under Obama and various alleged scandals (e.g., “Benghazi.”)

Not to be outdone, a caffeine deprived Sean Hannity decides to have a go at it himself:

Hillary seems to have to go through a lot of channels to have a chat with her husband.

Pizza Flavored Ice Cream

THE FRANKFORD AVE TACO LIVES ON! ?? #WHQ2311

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Can I judge this without tasting it?

Little Baby’s Pizza ice cream contains crushed tomatoes, crushed red pepper, oregano, raw garlic paste, basil and salt, Circa reported.

The taste is surprisingly subtle and smooth, Circa’s Shaun Mir said. Some even grab a hot slice nearby and eat it à la mode,

Gunman Attacks D.C. Pizzeria, Wanted to Investigate Election Conspiracy

I hadn’t heard of the whole #PizzaGate thing but probably because I spend most of my time on planet earth:

On Sunday, a 28-year-old man from Salisbury, North Carolina, fired shots inside a pizzeria in northwest Washington, D.C. Armed with an assault rifle, he later told police he wanted to “self-investigate” a fraudulent election conspiracy theory connected to Hillary Clinton.

According to the Washington Post, Edgar Maddison Welch walked into Comet Ping Pong, a favorite among locals, and aimed at an employee. After the employee dashed off to call the police, Welch began shooting. Reports indicate, however, that all patrons were able to flee and no one was injured.

The incident, while terrifying, was brief. Police arrived on the scene minutes after receiving the call, and Welch was arrested in less than an hour. Upon investigation, officers located two firearms inside the restaurant and one in Welch’s car.

During the election cycle, Comet Ping Pong found itself ensconced in one of the conspiracy theories that ran rampant over the course of the presidential campaign. The owner, its employees, and surrounding businesses have been harassed by social media attacks and even death threats as a result.

Snopes has an in-depth look at the #PizzaGate conspiracy theory.

Trump voters tell CNN that California ‘allows’ illegal voting

Also, the white woman says that racism will go away if we just ignore it. With the level of ignorance on this panel alone, I no longer am wondering why Trump managed to pull out a win.

“No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.” – H. L. Mencken

Update:
Two of the women (including the main idiot that does most of the talking in this video) are Trump delegates:

A CNN video segment getting a lot of play today features Alisyn Camerota revisiting with some Donald Trump supporters now that he has won the election. This was a call back to a panel discussion a year ago, featuring five of the same Trump voters from that forum.

Obviously, what will make this one get much play on CNN over the next few days, as well as online, will be the moments where two Trump supporters claim that millions of illegal immigrants voted in California. They also claimed that you could look on Facebook and Google to find out that President Barack Obama told people to vote illegally. While Camerota tried to convince them it wasn’t true, they insisted they had heard all of this from the media. (Camerota spoke to Mediaite not long ago about how she prides herself on these panels.)

Now, the two women responsible for this exchange with the CNN host — Susan DeLemus and Paula Johnson — are more than just passionate Trump voters who CNN talked to last year. They are both veteran politicians in New Hampshire you were selected as delegates by the Trump campaign and have been featured in the news, and on CNN, over the past year and a half.

Michele Bachmann: Obama Supported ‘Genocidal Exodus’ Of Jews

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From Right Wing Watch:

After alleging that God delivered the election for Donald Trump in a divine miracle, ex-Rep. Michele Bachmann told End Times radio host Jan Markell in an interview last week that President Obama was about to commit a genocidal act against the Jewish people, which she believed motivated Christian voters in the U.S. to pray for Trump’s victory in November.

Obama, she said, “was about to separate the Jewish people from her land in, essentially, a forced genocidal exodus, a removal from the biblical lands.”

She called the alleged plot the last straw for many Christians who knew America “couldn’t go down that road” and “got so serious on their knees” and “cried out to God, they confessed their sins, and they asked the Lord to spare our land and He did in a way that is so phenomenal and so miraculous that no man can take the credit for this.”

Alabama Official: God Told Me to Ban Saggy Pants

From The Daily Beast:

He thought about it, prayed about it, and now an Alabama councilman is close to ending one local evil that’s plagued him for years: saggy pants.

Dadeville city councilor Frank Goodman told The Daily Beast that he issued an ordinance to prohibit “busting slack” after asking God how to handle the sartorial scourge ravaging his town of 3,200. The law might also banish short shorts and skimpy dresses, following a suggestion from a city councilwoman.

“We have a lot of older people here who don’t want to see it. A lot of middle-aged people don’t want to see it either,” said Goodman, 66. “They don’t want to see anybody walking around with their pants down with underwear that is showing.

“That is something that has never struck my fancy,” he added.

Goodman said he first proposed banning saggy pants when he took office in 2008, but the legislation fell by the wayside. Still, he couldn’t take the low-riding trousers any longer. Every time he goes to the grocery store or department store, he sees it.

“Seeing the young boys with pants hanging down, having to walk wide-legged, holding their pants up to keep them from falling down—now it’s gotten real bad,” Goodman said. “It’s something I couldn’t take no more.”

So Goodman turned to the Lord for the legislative inspiration, though it’s unclear how many inches would be too short or too low for proper pants-wearing.

“I prayed and asked God to show me what I should do, and the way I should go about it,” Goodman said. “What would God do? Did God go around doing this?”