Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Class is Out for Summer: Wanker to Watch

You know who I've been seeing everywhere on the liberal blogs, lately? Markwayne Mullin. Now that the congress critters have returned to their districts, it's always National Geographic-style fun to see them operating in their own habitats, but M-Squared is really giving great value for the attention. So far, he's done climate science denial:

(May I direct Rep. Mullin to Ken Burn's rather good take on the Dust Bowl--entirely worth anyone's time, not least of all that of a representative from the great state of Oklahoma, where the wind does indeed come sweeping down the plains, all right.)

made a classic "welfare queen/young bucks on food stamps" claim regarding seeing "fit people" on SNAP,

agreed with a birther, albeit possibly in an "If I agree with you, will you go away bad lady?" kind of way,

aaaannnnd he's made the absurd claim that raising the minimum wage to $10 will raise the price of a hamburger at Micky-D's to $20:

(Totally annihilated by ThinkProgress.)

He's factually wrong, when he's articulate enough to be making any kind of point at all. I don't know if I want him to stop, or to be blogfodder forever. Shine on, you crazy rhinestone.