Alex Jones and Guest Laud the Incredibly Manly Vladimir Putin

Alex Jones brought Alex Newman on his show and they both expressed their undying love for terribly manly Vladimir Putin. Like most on the right, they desire that strong daddy to protect them more than anything else and Putin fits the bill perfectly for them.

Newman continued by telling a hopeful story about when he “went to the Global Home Education Conference in Berlin in 2012 and there was a lot of Russians there. And they told me that homeschooling is totally free and wide open in Russia and that was amazing for me.”

While Newman claimed he “wouldn’t trust [Russian President Vladimir] Putin as far as [he] could throw him,” he agreed with Jones’ opinion of Putin that “you got to judge a tree by its fruits, and he’s promoting homeschool. He’s promoting masculine men and ‘men should be tough’ and, like, John Wayne. It’s the opposite of us, you know. It’s ‘men are good role models’ and ‘fathers are good.’”

Newman, agreeing with Jones that “when we see Russia going in the opposite of where we’re going we know we’re in trouble,” concluded, “yeah, and in the United States we’re moving towards crushing homeschooling. The government is becoming extremely hostile and the talking heads on MSNBC telling us that ‘the children belong to the community,’ and Hillary Clinton with her ‘village to raise a child.’ Homeschooling is one of the best options that parents could possibly seize upon right now. You need to get your kids out of the government school. You need to teach them to read using phonics. You need to teach them real history. You need to teach them the facts. And that is how we’re going to stop this criminal enterprise.”

I love it when conservatives reference John Wayne as this big manly man of virtue. He was, in fact, a draft dodger, a drunk and a consistent adulterer. Good role model, guys!

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  • MikeMa

    John Wayne, drunk and adulterer. Hollywood making life imitate art and vice versa.

    Same idiocy that reveres Reagan in spite of the lies told.

  • John Pieret

    Oh, yes … a manly man … with rippling muscles … so strong and virile … and those tight colored shirts he wears so fashionably … He is such a role model, I could just fondle those abs … and his biceps …and then …

  • busterggi

    A few weeks ago Michael Savage was praising the superiority of Putin’s government to Obama’s – its all due to those good hard former KBG men according to Savage.

  • wreck

    Yeah, but can Putin change a tire?

  • grumpyoldfart

    They think if they were in Putin’s Russia they would up at the top, offering advice and helping to keep things running. In fact it is much more likely they would shipped out to Siberia and told to keep their traps shut while the real men get things organized.

  • MikeMa

    To rag on John Wayne a bit more, I hiked the Chilcoot Trail in Alaska some years ago and rode a train back to Skagway. The train traverses some amazing cliff faces and terrain. The conductor related that John Wayne wanted to buy the historic rail line to blow it up in a movie. That is some ego mixed with arrogance and stupid there. The train is still running.

  • John Pieret

    ‘men should be tough’ and, like, John Wayne

    Another thing about the wingnuts is they have trouble distinguishing fact from fantasy. It’s like they are all flashing back to when they were all 5 years old and playing cowboys and Indians again (and, of course, none of them wanted to be Indians).

    And now we have Larry Tomczak calling the new movie by “The Rock” a prophetic warning that God’s judgment is just around the corner.

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/tomczak-disaster-film-san-andreas-prophetic-warning-end-times#sthash.gCaVOESg.dpuf

    Now, I could see a Dwayne Johnson movie as something of a disaster, but prophetic?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Obama doesn’t even ride horses shirtless!

  • John Hinkle

    So I think I’ve teased out the logic on this one, and well, let me just say you can’t argue with it.

    1. Putin!!

    2. Russian free homeschooling!

    3. Putin == John Wayne!

    4. MSNBC bad

    5. Hillary Clinton bad

    6. Therefore: Obama is a criminal enterprise!

  • greg1466

    To be fair, as with all role models the religious right references, he means the fictional characters John Wayne played in the movies, not the actual John Wayne.

  • http://mostlyrational.net tacitus

    I think, more than anything, Jones is a Putin admirer because of the way he has cast himself as the world’s last best hope against the Western oligarchy — i.e. the current manifestation of the New World Order that will, one day soon, kill 90% of humanity and enslave the rest of us (Gospel according to Jones).

    Hence, Putin’s invasion and occupation of the Crimea was merely a defensive response against Europe’s attempts to stage a pro-Western coup in Kiev, and not an opportunistic land grab. Giving Snowden safe haven was a decisive blow for freedom, and not just an excellent opportunity for him to poke the US government in the eye and cast himself as the hero.

    It would be tragic, if it wasn’t so pathetic the way Jones and his fellow Infowarriors have taken in by Putin regime’s propaganda machine. It’s as though he’s leading them around by the nose. If the US government tried one tenth of the things Putin’s government does on a daily basis, they would all be screaming bloody murder (even if it was a Republican president doing it). Well, I guess they do that already, but you get the point.

  • kenn

    Once a white male Republican assumes the presidency, these nuts will regard Putin as an enemy again. This is all about portraying Obama (and Democrats in general) as a wussy.

    American homeschooling basically consists of people who are not teachers filling their children’s heads with all kinds of religious bullshit, and then turning them loose on society. They get out there and discover that they can’t find jobs because, “Fuck! I don’t know how to do anything!”

  • caseloweraz

    Newman continued by telling a hopeful story about when he “went to the Global Home Education Conference in Berlin in 2012 and there was a lot of Russians there. And they told me that homeschooling is totally free and wide open in Russia and that was amazing for me.”

    There was? And was those Russians learning?

    It’s good to know that, judging by this example, the homeschooling movement isn’t corrupted by collectivist things like grammar.

  • caseloweraz

    Newman: Homeschooling is one of the best options that parents could possibly seize upon right now. You need to get your kids out of the government school. You need to teach them to read using phonics. You need to teach them real history. You need to teach them the facts. And that is how we’re going to stop this criminal enterprise.”

    I wonder where they get the idea that public schools don’t use phonics.

    It’s probably safe to say that wherever this method has been dropped by a public school, it’s usually reinstated within seven to ten years. That’s a long enough span for parents to wake up to the alarming drop in reading skills that follow most other teaching methods. The falling success rates become visible as students percolate up to graduation.

    The Phonics Method has been abandoned time and time again. The most famous swap-out occurred twelve years ago in California where competing methods were adopted for math and reading. Phonics workbooks and materials were all tossed out. One decade later they were reinstated. Local newspapers stated parents’ outrage — “We have new math kids that can’t count, and whole language kids that can’t read.”

    Source: http://www.americanliteracy.com/Archives/teacher-methods.htm

  • bryanfeir

    I wonder where they get the idea that public schools don’t use phonics.

    Well, it’s one of those fads that keeps coming and going, every generation or so you get new people with idealism and no sense of history and they want to try the bad ideas all over again.

    My mother taught elementary school and my grandfather taught high school. (And was later principal of the one high school in town.) Neither had much use for education fads or school boards staffed with political junkies.

    My grandfather once brought a discussion of ‘whole word reading’ to a screeching halt once: when asked how the new system was working, he asked back if anybody on the school board had ever set up any goals for the new system or methods of comparison to determine whether or not it was working. What followed was awkward silence, and a quiet shelving of the whole mess.

  • carpenterman

    You know, in Russia, praising another man’s masculinity like that can get you in a lot of trouble.

    Just sayin’.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    caseloweraz “It’s good to know that, judging by this example, the homeschooling movement isn’t corrupted by collectivist things like grammar.”

    Everybody knows that Capitalist speech is superior because, while ChiCom collective Socialist speech has words working together to make sense, Capitalist speech puts them competing with each other for seeing which word is most rightly.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … John Wayne … was, in fact, a draft dodger, a drunk and a consistent adulterer.

    Blame it on his parents, who at birth gave him the name of Marion.

  • Nemo

    I’ve never heard anyone on MSNBC say “the children belong to the community.” I have heard right-wingers explicitly say “children belong to their parents.” And the opposite of that — my perspective — is not that children belong to the community. It’s that CHILDREN AREN’T PROPERTY, THEY’RE PEOPLE, with rights of their own, independent from their parents’ rights.

  • sugarfrosted

    Angela Merkel said it best:

    I understand why he has to do this — to prove he’s a man,” Merkel said. “He’s afraid of his own weakness. Russia has nothing, no successful politics or economy. All they have is this.

    Putin is a wuss and a coward who assassinates his opponents.

    Also I never understood this phonics obsession right-wingers have. Phonics isn’t a good method in English because English is highly irregular. Also “real history” and “real facts” doesn’t mean what they think it means.

  • Nick Gotts

    Obama doesn’t even ride horses shirtless! – Modusoperandi@8

    But where does he buy his horses’ shirts? I can’t find anything remotely fashionable, cool or even compfortable and hard-wearing for mine!

  • skinnercitycyclist

    “Phonics isn’t a good method in English because English is highly irregular.”

    Exactly. I am a sped teacher/case manager at a high school, and kids are crappy spellers because of this phonics fetish. A colleague of mine had a bumper sticker that expressed it well: “Hukd on fonix.”

    In my experience, kids learn to read when they have parents who value reading and show it by having books in the house and reading to their kid from an early age. As with anything else, it is not foolproof, but I think this generally holds true.

    As for Putin, and with apologies to Sylvia Plath, “Every Republican adores a fascist.”

  • anubisprime

    The Irony meter twitches like a pervert on heat. not so very long ago…in the last century in fact a certain Joe McCarthy would have had the muvver’ of all orgasm’s if these bozo’s had been marched in front of him, after spouting that gibberish…

  • caseloweraz

    Sugarfrosted: Phonics isn’t a good method in English because English is highly irregular.

    It’s odd, then, that so many people keep saying it works better than the other methods.

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/10152975864888230/ Claudio Schudeck

    So, Vladimir Putin’s manliness got them salivating at the mouth ..