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Michelle Bachmann 5 votes (11.11%)
Glenn Beck 19 votes (42.22%)
Christine O'Donnell 1 votes (2.22%)
Sarah Palin 7 votes (15.56%)
Keith Oibermann 11 votes (24.44%)
Sharron Angle 0 votes (0%)
Glen Urquhart 0 votes (0%)
Carl Paladino 1 votes (2.22%)
Louis Gohmert 1 votes (2.22%)
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The person most exemplary of batsh*t crazy
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Nov 7, 2010, 10:24 PM
 
Has to be a politician or pundit relevant to our world today. Dork. has already voted for Bachmann, he was the inspiration behind this thread!

I noticed how writing this how many candidates have consecutive n's in their name.. Hmmm....
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Nov 7, 2010, 10:33 PM
 
What, no Maddow?
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Nov 7, 2010, 10:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
What, no Maddow?

Come up with a crazy quote and source and we can add her to the list...
     
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Nov 7, 2010, 10:38 PM
 
Who's Keith Oibermann?
     
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Nov 7, 2010, 10:38 PM
 
I'm kind of leaning towards Urquhart for this quote:

"The exact phrase 'separation of Church and State' came out of Adolph HItler's mouth, that's where it comes from. So the next time your liberal friends talk about the separation of Church and State, ASK THEM WHY THEY'RE NAZIS."
     
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Nov 7, 2010, 10:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dork. View Post
Who's Keith Oibermann?
Damnit.. Olbermann. The relationship between crazy and double Ns still applies though...
     
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Nov 7, 2010, 10:50 PM
 
Let's see what Google thinks....

(I asked Google to search for <Full Name> batshit crazy (no quotes) and saved the # of results...)

Michelle Bachmann : 20400
Glenn Beck : 25200
Christine O'Donnell: 28240
Sarah Palin: 42700
Keith Olbermann: 51500
Sharron Angle: 91800
Glen Urquhart: 154
Carl Paladino: 26700
Louis Gohmert : 4070 ("Louie Gohmert" gets 1120)

It looks like Olbermann gets 2nd prize here, although most of the hits were of him calling the Tea Partiers batshit crazy. So does that count?

And before this thread gets locked forever, I want to make note of the statement that inspired this post:
Originally Posted by Dork. View Post
I'd say that on the Batshit Crazy scale (from 1 to Michelle Bachmann), that post was only a 5 or 6.
I'm not really saying that Bachmann is the most batshit crazy person here: I am simply stating that the scale of batshit crazy is measured in Bachmanns. While most people measure far less than 1 Bachmann, there could very well be someone who measures 2.5 Bachmanns on the batshit crazy scale....
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Nov 7, 2010, 10:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dork. View Post
Let's see what Google thinks....

(I asked Google to search for <Full Name> batshit crazy (no quotes) and saved the # of results...)

Michelle Bachmann : 20400
Glenn Beck : 25200
Christine O'Donnell: 28240
Sarah Palin: 42700
Keith Olbermann: 51500
Sharron Angle: 91800
Glen Urquhart: 154
Carl Paladino: 26700
Louis Gohmert : 4070 ("Louie Gohmert" gets 1120)

It looks like Olbermann gets the prize here, although most of the hits were of him calling the Tea Partiers batshit crazy. So does that count?
Since when was 51500 a bigger number than 91800?
     
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Nov 7, 2010, 11:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Since when was 51500 a bigger number than 91800?
That's Liberal math for ya.
     
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Nov 7, 2010, 11:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dork. View Post
That's Liberal math for ya.

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Nov 7, 2010, 11:12 PM
 
We can't drink before we go seal clubbing?
     
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Nov 7, 2010, 11:20 PM
 
Well, we usually just tell people its at the end of the events, but we really end up drinking all throughout the events. If you really want to fit in I would suggest practicing your slap shot and bring some skates, because we like to slap shot hockey pucks at those seals and try to hit them in the head. It's cheaper than harpoons and bazookas. Prime Minister Chirac banned handguns and rifles, but many have found a loophole in him forgetting to ban other weapons!

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Nov 7, 2010, 11:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Come up with a crazy quote and source and we can add her to the list...
Don't hold your breath Besson...I think Maddow beat him up when they were younger, he really dislikes her!
     
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Nov 8, 2010, 12:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by stumblinmike View Post
Don't hold your breath Besson...I think Maddow beat him up when they were younger, he really dislikes her!

I think he might be conflating disagreeable with crazy. I mean, somebody who says that people who believe in the separation of church and state are nazis is in a totally different league!
     
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Nov 8, 2010, 08:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by stumblinmike View Post
Don't hold your breath Besson...I think Maddow beat him up when they were younger, he really dislikes her!
That's pathetic. I don't hate anyone. But, after spending 10 minutes listening to Maddow shriek about FOX and "Teabaggers" made it quite plain that she's in real need of some Valium.
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Nov 8, 2010, 09:06 AM
 
Jimmy McMillan, if only because he so looks the part.

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Nov 8, 2010, 09:45 AM
 
I think I’ll have to go with Sarah Palin here, ’cause I have no idea who any of the others are.

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Nov 8, 2010, 09:48 AM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
I think I’ll have to go with Sarah Palin here, ’cause I have no idea who any of the others are.

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Well then, we obviously know what your rent is like.


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Nov 8, 2010, 09:53 AM
 
Speaking of batshit crazy, besson's thread total as a % of the PL front page is reaching abe-like proportions.
     
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Nov 8, 2010, 09:57 AM
 
I voted Palin, because she really thinks she could be a Presidential contender. Her crazy tweets helped, too.
     
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Nov 8, 2010, 10:29 AM
 
Chris Matthews? Hello?
     
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Nov 8, 2010, 11:01 AM
 
Because of his successful Sunday morning broadcast talk show? I know. Insane!

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Nov 8, 2010, 11:05 AM
 
I voted O'Donnell, because I think Palin is more intelligent than she is. But then, I don't watch much of these political talk shows to compare. There's some pretty rabid Bill O'Reilly clips out there, but nowadays when he's on Stewart he seems like a cuddly teddybear.
     
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Nov 8, 2010, 11:34 AM
 
Well, Besson, for once I would have voted for you, but you didn't give me a chance

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Nov 8, 2010, 12:28 PM
 
Could anyone here post a link to video of Olbermann behaving "batsh!t crazy"? Because while he may be partisan, he isn't irrational. Of the few clips I've seen of him, I've agreed with his every word. Putting him as a poll option next to Palin or O'Donnell seems batsh!t crazy to me.
     
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Nov 8, 2010, 12:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by lpkmckenna View Post
Could anyone here post a link to video of Olbermann behaving "batsh!t crazy"? Because while he may be partisan, he isn't irrational. Of the few clips I've seen of him, I've agreed with his every word. Putting him as a poll option next to Palin or O'Donnell seems batsh!t crazy to me.
YouTube - Keith Olbermann Calls Out Senators John Thune & John McCain - Keith Is A Wild & Crazy Guy?
YouTube - Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person In The World" - Glenn Beck
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCESJs87bSs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MaJLbJDuAc&feature=fvw

I especially like the soundbites of "Fox noise" and calling sitting republican congressmen a group of idiots, coupled with his most recent claim that he and rachel maddow are the only objective journalists left in America. If only he were even a journalist, and not just a partisan commentator.

PS* fourth one is my favorite
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Nov 8, 2010, 01:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by Snow-i View Post
YouTube - Keith Olbermann Calls Out Senators John Thune & John McCain - Keith Is A Wild & Crazy Guy?
YouTube - Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person In The World" - Glenn Beck
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCESJs87bSs

I especially like the soundbites of "Fox noise" and calling sitting republican congressmen a group of idiots, coupled with his most recent claim that he and rachel maddow are the only objective journalists left in America. If only he were even a journalist, and not just a partisan commentator.

Yeah, but I didn't put Bill O'Reilly or Sean Hannity in this category even though they often say similar sorts of things. This is aggressive, disagreeable (to some), militant sort of PoV journalism, but it isn't flat out *crazy* like the others in my list, I don't think.

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Nov 8, 2010, 01:32 PM
 
None of these people are crazy. They are attention whores who are playing us all like suckers.

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Nov 8, 2010, 01:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
None of these people are crazy. They are attention whores who are playing us all like suckers.

Who is crazy then, to you?
     
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Nov 8, 2010, 01:47 PM
 
People who have these opinion but aren't making money on them.

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Nov 8, 2010, 01:51 PM
 
The thread starter.

Amazing how some people need some sort of weird group approval for their hatred of others. More of the same, shallow and lame.
     
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Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
People who have these opinion but aren't making money on them.

Well, some of those politicians failed in their election bids. Some may have actually lost money like Meg Whitman (although she is not in the list).
     
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Originally Posted by CRASH HARDDRIVE View Post
The thread starter.

Amazing how some people need some sort of weird group approval for their hatred of others. More of the same, shallow and lame.

Thanks for stopping by!
     
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Originally Posted by CRASH HARDDRIVE View Post
The thread starter.

Amazing how some people need some sort of weird group approval for their hatred of others. More of the same, shallow and lame.
You mean the Tea Party?
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Nov 8, 2010, 04:30 PM
 
Glenn Beck, Michelle Bachmann, and Christine O'Donnell all believe in crazy conspiracy theories.

Christine O'Donnell probably still believes in Santa Claus.

But being batsh*t crazy is a plus on the conservative side.
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Nov 8, 2010, 05:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
Well then, we obviously know what your rent is like.

Actually, my rent is only about $560 per month (including water, gas, heat, TV, and Internet), so I’m quite happy.
     
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I totally forgot about that Basil Marceaux, he may be the king of all of the crazies! He is featured in this montage:

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Originally Posted by batshit crazy Michelle Bachmann on the floor of the House
Carbon dioxide, Mister Speaker, is a natural byproduct of nature. Carbon dioxide is natural. It occurs in Earth. It is a part of the regular lifecycle of Earth. In fact, life on planet Earth can’t even exist without carbon dioxide. So necessary is it to human life, to animal life, to plant life, to the oceans, to the vegetation that’s on the Earth, to the, to the fowl that — that flies in the air, we need to have carbon dioxide as part of the fundamental lifecycle of Earth.

As a matter of fact, carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful!

But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows carbon dioxide is a harmful gas. There isn’t one such study because carbon dioxide is not a harmful gas, it is a harmless gas. Carbon dioxide is natural. It is not harmful. It is part of Earth’s life cycle.
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Originally Posted by batshit crazy Michelle Bachmann
I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter, and I'm not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it's an interesting coincidence.
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There'll be more later, if I don't lose interest by then....
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Actually, my rent is only about $560 per month (including water, gas, heat, TV, and Internet), so I’m quite happy.
Exactly, your Rent Is Not 2 Damn High. You wouldn't understand.

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Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
Exactly, your Rent Is Not 2 Damn High. You wouldn't understand.
Ah, so the Rent Is Too Damn High guy is one of the people on the list, then? Point taken (after being driven home with a seven-inch nail).
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Ah, so the Rent Is Too Damn High guy is one of the people on the list, then? Point taken (after being driven home with a seven-inch nail).
No, but I'm advocating for his inclusion.

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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Actually, my rent is only about $560 per month (including water, gas, heat, TV, and Internet), so I’m quite happy.
Jesus, things sound pretty awesome in commie land. Practically surprised blow jobs aren't included.
     
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Originally Posted by CRASH HARDDRIVE View Post
The thread starter.

Amazing how some people need some sort of weird group approval for their hatred of others. More of the same, shallow and lame.
Odd comment for someone who spends most of their time in the PWL preaching to the choir about how dumb liberals are.

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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Jesus, things sound pretty awesome in commie land. Practically surprised blow jobs aren't included.
Heavily subsidised student housing.

Blow jobs are $10 extra per month.
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Heavily subsidised student housing.
Working on languages 3005 and 3006?

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Blow jobs are $10 extra per month.
Saw that one coming.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Saw that one coming.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Working on languages 3005 and 3006?
And 3008.

(I skipped 3007, wasn’t my thing)

Saw that one coming.
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Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
Odd comment for someone who spends most of their time in the PWL preaching to the choir about how dumb liberals are.
I generally think a lot of liberals are astoundingly dumb, and a few prove it here almost constantly, but I couldn't care less who else agrees. Many times I find some conservatives here to be equally off the mark on a per-issue basis, and have no problem pointing it out.

Meanwhile, liberals seem to require group-think and self-congratulatory circle-jerking much more than conservatives tend to. I don't need a stupid poll to confirm what anyone else thinks about that, it's merely my observation.
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Actually, my rent is only about $560 per month (including water, gas, heat, TV, and Internet), so I’m quite happy.
Mine is $1610 without water, gas, heat, TV, and internet.
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
(I skipped 3007, wasn’t my thing)
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