Some bizarre stories out there today, my friends. Right wingers are weird.
First up, the ongoing laugh riot that is #Y’AllQaeda. I’ve generally been staying away from the coverage of the Oregon hootenanny (save for invoking their battle flag, of course) but this is just too good to pass up. Drinking up the donations! Hahahahahaha.
Joe Oshaugnessy, an Arizona militiaman, has been actively seeking volunteers through social media to join the occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
But his friends tearfully announced that Oshaugnessy, who is known as “Capt. O,” had left the refuge Wednesday and was instead staying at a motel nearby — as some others associated with the militants have apparently been doing, according to sources.
Some of the militants have reportedly been spotted eating at area restaurants during the standoff, as well.
A Y’all Qaeda spokesperson said he drank away the donations:
Peltier said Ritzheimer had confirmed that Oshaugnessy had kept the money he had raised through social media for himself and had spent at least some of it on a drinking binge.
On a more national level, Ben Carson continued his free fall into irrelevance by shaming a kid at a Cedar Rapids school. Why am I not surprised?
There is at least one fifth-grader who will not soon forget Ben Carson’s visit Thursday to Cedar Rapids, Iowa: The one whom Carson helped single out as his class’s “worst student” before a crowd of hundreds.
It happened when the Republican presidential candidate was trying to make a self-deprecating joke about his own academic ineptitude in grade school.
“As a fifth-grade student, I was a horrible student,” Carson said, according to video captured by CBS News. “Anybody here in fifth grade? Who’s the worst student?”
More than a half dozen students turned and pointed at one particular classmate, according to the Des Moines Register, and the room erupted in laughter.
Carson tried to recover: “If you had asked that question in my classroom, there would have been no doubt about who it was.”
But the candidate took heat on Twitter for the unforced error.
Following the rally, Carson met with the student and told him that he hopes the child will become a neurosurgeon, the Register reported.
Your right wing noise machine at work, boys and girls. God bless them. And somebody needs to explain to Karen Tumulty that she’s supposed to laugh at these stupid morons, not act as their stenographer.