Louie Gohmert #wingnut #psycho bloomberg.com

Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) warned of property destruction and actual violence overtaking the country’s thoroughfares during a late Friday evening appearance on a conservative media channel.

Earlier on Friday, Texas-based U.S. District Judge Jeremy Kernodle–who was appointed by President Donald Trump in 2018–rejected a lawsuit filed by Gohmert and a slate of purported (read: unofficial or fake) pro-Trump electors against Vice President Mike Pence. That lawsuit, a long shot affair, asserted that Pence had the constitutional power to ignore the Electoral College system’s actual results and essentially gift the 45th president a second term despite the November 2020 election.

Judge Kernodle, in his 13-page decision, dismissed the would-be controversy in a relatively brief order “because neither Congressman Gohmert nor the Nominee-Electors have standing.”

Gohmert addressed the court’s decision during an interview with a Newsmax fill-in anchor on the program Rob Schmitt Tonight.

“This is an example of when the institutions that our constitution created to resolve disputes–so that you didn’t have to have to riots and violence in the streets–when they go wrong,” Gohmert said.

“Bottom line is, the court is saying: ‘we’re not gonna touch this; you have no remedy,’ Basically, in effect, the ruling would be that you’ve gotta go to the streets and be as violent as Antifa and BLM.”

Brett Kavanaug, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch #fundie bloomberg.com

[Supreme Court upoholds the New Jersey State Constitution which prohibits tax money from being spent on churches]

Kavanaugh said the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling was “in serious tension” with past U.S. Supreme Court decisions. His five-page statement came as the high court declined Monday to hear an appeal in the New Jersey case.

Barring religious organizations because they are religious from a general historic-preservation grants program is pure discrimination against religion

DiegoVan #fundie bloomberg.com

Global Warming? Really? What are you worried about? The left maintains that the right are anti-global warming conspiracy nutters. The right and I maintain that the left are all a bunch of socialist Chicken Little's running around screaming about nothing. Who's right? There's global warming. So, what?

I like warm weather. What gives YOU or anyone else the right to stop my enjoyment of warmer weather? If I don't agree with you what are you going to do? Put me in jail? Put me in a re-education camp and deny me my human rights? Shoot me?

Global warming, slobal gorming. Show me the document or the philosophical construct wherein you claim to own me, my body and my thoughts. If I don't agree with you and if many millions of others like me don't agree with you, what are you prepared to do about it big guy? Huh? Bernie Sanders going to protect you?

Don't you get it yet? We don't want a socialist world and we like it warm.

Iranian public prosecutor and Islamic Republic News Agency #fundie bloomberg.com

Iranian authorities closed the Mardom-e Emrooz newspaper after it published a quote from U.S. actor George Clooney saying “I am Charlie” in reference to the attack on a French satirical newspaper, Tasnim News Agency reported yesterday.

The country’s public prosecutor ordered the newspaper to close for supporting “offensive media” after the Jan. 13 reference to Charlie Hebdo’s cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad, Tasnim reported, citing the publication’s editor Mohammad Ghoochani. He declined to comment on the closing when reached by telephone in Tehran, saying that it wasn’t an appropriate time for him to speak about the matter.

Iranian officials have said the cartoon on the cover of Charlie Hebdo is insulting to Muslims, while denouncing the assault on the magazine’s office in Paris that killed 12 people. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif, speaking before meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry on his country’s nuclear program in Geneva on Jan. 14, called for a period of calm reflection at a “dangerous” moment.

Clooney made the remark at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony on Jan. 11.

About 5 million copies of the special issue of Charlie Hebdo were printed a week after the deadliest attacks in Paris in more than half a century, in which 17 people died. The magazine showed a cartoon of Muhammad, crying, against a green background, holding a board saying “Je suis Charlie” or “I am Charlie.” Above his image are the words “All is Forgiven.”

In response to this issue, the Islamic Republic News Agency has run a “I love Muhammad” campaign.