San Diego Gets a Gaggle of Wingnuts

San Diego Gets a Gaggle of Wingnuts June 5, 2012

San Diego is already home to Jim Garlow, a loony anti-gay fundamentalist preacher. Now his Skyline Church is hosting a conference with the worst and the dullest of the religious right, an event called Rise Up California, co-hosted by the local chapter of the Eagle Forum. Right Wing Watch has a list of the speakers:

Brian Brown and Jennifer Roback Morse of the National Organization for Marriage will also address the conference alongside Vision America’s Rick Scarborough, a birther and “Christocrat” who believes AIDS is part of God’s judgment and is working against the “sexual anarchy led by sodomites.” The NOM leaders’ appearance with Scarborough, who as Kyle noted earlier today mourned the decline of the white population, won’t help their attempts to distance NOM from a campaign memo based on sowing racial divisions and build a “rainbow coalition” to oppose the gay rights “storm.”

Joining them will be Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy, the antiMuslim conspiracy theoristwho was banned from CPAC and the “Weyrich lunch” for his extremist views and attacks on fellow conservative leader Grover Norquist.

Another speaker is Dinesh D’Souza, who is turning his discredited bookThe Roots of Obama’s Rage, into a movie with the help of Republican megadonor Joe Ricketts, who recently had to drop a proposed plan to finance racially-charged ads linking President Obama to Jeremiah Wright.

Now that is a Who’s Who of stupid, bigoted and crazy. I guess Scott Lively must be busy.

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  • jeremydiamond

    There’s a book called The Roots of Obama’s Rage?

    Hold on. I have to submit this to Yo, Is This Racist?

  • Gregory in Seattle

    I believe the collective noun for wingnuts is “slime,” not “gaggle.”

  • Tualha

    What a great time for a major earthquake to strike San Diego. Especially if it turns out that every other building in the city was in spec, but the one they’re meeting in was substandard due to a crooked but very devout contractor.

  • Tualha

    Gregory: The only collective noun I bother to remember is the one for bankers: “wunch”.

  • “worst and dullest”


    I know it’s old, but their declaration that they intend to build “rainbow coalition” against LGBT rights and marriage equality is just too deliciously ironic to pass without comment.

  • For wingnuts I suggest the collective noun “ignorance”.

  • Robert B.

    Sexual anarchy sounds awesome! And I’m already a sodomite. Where do I sign up?

  • dingojack

    Ed – if they charter a plane for a joyflight would they become ‘a skein’?




    4. a flock of geese, ducks, or the like, in flight.

  • Gregory in Seattle

    @Zinc Avenger #6 – I believe “ignorance” refers specifically to creationists, not wingnuts in general.

  • Skip White

    Perhaps “Santorum” could become a collective noun as well? E.g., “Today, a santorum of wingnuts gathered in San Diego to talk about how much they hate everyone and obsess about everybody else’s sex lives.”

  • d cwilson

    I’ve often referred to a collection of wingnuts as a “falwell”.

    One thing’s for sure: With that many religious conservatives in town, there isn’t going to be an empty public men’s room anywhere in San Diego.

  • typecaster

    Perhaps “Santorum” could become a collective noun as well?

    I’d hate to defile the purity of the Queen’s English by adding yet another definition to the word Santorum. The one it has is quite sufficient for our needs.

  • cottonnero

    Huh. I thought that D’Souza was a slightly more mainstream wingnut than the rest of that crowd. Maybe my wingnutometer needs to be recalibrated.

  • bones

    WTF is it with San Diego!!? Ya got all the Mormons, the Creationist centers, and the rabid anti-immigration. Every white person I’ve known who’s moved to San Diego County, who I’ve kept track of, eventually became a raving teabagging wingnut. There’s something about the place that just ain’t right.

  • Crudely Wrott

    The proper collective is, a paranoia of wingnuts.

    No one rages against anything unless they are afraid of it.

    These fools are quaking in their booties.

    They have good reason to fear, for they dully perceive that they are being overtaken, slowly and surely, by the very people who threaten their sacred stuperstions. The very people who actually live in accord, in peace and acceptance. The peace that their Invisible Supernatural Spook can only promise while failing to deliver the least prophecies of their sacred sciptures.


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