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Terror-babies

Texas state Rep. Debbie Riddle and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) are convinced that foreign women are coming to the U.S. to have babies in order to get them citizenship, so the babies can then be trained as terrorists against the U.S. Neither have any solid evidence, but that doesn't stop them from being very, very convinced, and Anderson Cooper bears the brunt of their wingnuttery.

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  1. What about them also introducing foreign substances into your precious bodily fluids?

    Posted by: Urmensch | Aug 13, 2010 11:20:23 AM


  2. There are two sides of stupid here, probably in cahoots. First is the conspiracy mongers trying to get airtime and the second is CNN for giving them airtime. Oh, lets add a third for those viewers who soak this all in.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 13, 2010 11:32:34 AM


  3. That's one theory. Wonder how long it took them to form it? A second? A decade? No evidence? Really?!
    You're right, her face doesn't move.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Aug 13, 2010 12:08:30 PM


  4. Well I certainly see a "Gaping 'Hole" and it's making a giant sucking sound.

    Posted by: Tom | Aug 13, 2010 12:35:48 PM


  5. Unfortunately, there is no challenger to Mr. Gohmert this November, so we can look forward to another two years of his antics.

    Posted by: Chris | Aug 13, 2010 12:40:37 PM


  6. Anon ("CNN for giving them airtime") is absolutely correct. The problem here is not Gohmert -- just another rightwinglunatic™ -- it's that the so-called mainstream media gives them all the free airtime to spout their nonsense that they want. Where was a representative from the FBI to plainly, calmly state that there is no evidence of such a plot? Where was someone from sanity-land to state that Gohmert is simply playing to his base and resorting to the same scare tactics that won them the 2002 midterms and 2004 general elections? I happened to see the segment (in the gym, sound off, reading the closed captioning and lips as best I could) and Anderson lent Gohmert credence by simply allowing him to spout this inane theory with only minimal challenge to his credibility. I kept wondering why Anderson didn't simply cut him off and say when you've calmed down and stop yelling, you'd be welcome to bring your evidence back.

    The part that got me was when Gohmert brought up 9/11 and blathered about not taking the signs of pending attack seriously. WTF? Was Anderson asleep? When presented with serious evidence ("BIN LADEN DETERMINED TO ATTACK INSIDE US" said the Presidential Daily Briefing in August, 2001) the republican's president was quoted as saying "Okay, you've covered your ass..."!

    So, if you're a republican, you can ignore concrete evidence actually presented by the FBI and CIA, and everybody agrees that "nobody saw this coming" as Condi Rice said. But if you're a Democrat, you're supposed to take the word of an anonymous source quoted by a raving lunatic and suspend the Constitution?

    Posted by: Jamie | Aug 13, 2010 1:09:20 PM


  7. you're gonna sit there and tell me that the gummi bears don't have the secret to gummiberry juice?! I just told you that they do, anderson! And then you have a former FBI agent tell you otherwise?! They're bouncing here and there and everywhere, anderson! I know this because I've seen 'em...I've seen 'em at night, when I close my eyes...in bed...how they got into my room is something ONLY the underwear gnomes can answer! Don't you get it? This country's at risk.

    Posted by: TANK | Aug 13, 2010 1:36:19 PM


  8. Debbie Riddle and Louie Gohmert and by default the entire Republican Party bowing down before the altar that Timothy McVey created in Oklahoma City! Who are the real terrorists? Wake up! Get rid of these people!

    Posted by: Modern Meet | Aug 13, 2010 2:06:08 PM


  9. I hate that CNN is allowing wingnuts (Republicans) the opportunity to vent with no proof. I feel like CNN is doing it just to make themselves look "impartial" or "fair." Note to CNN: please stop -- these people are complete idiots. Unless your goal is to show that there are idiots in the world, then fine, otherwise, it's tiring.

    Posted by: michael | Aug 13, 2010 2:15:16 PM


  10. @Andy Towle: I hope you will allow the racist comment by 'GRABBINNEWSCUM' to stay so that his bigotry will be on permanent display.

    Posted by: peterparker | Aug 13, 2010 2:41:51 PM


  11. @MATT Just as AC asked both Congressperson, I'll ask you: What evidence do you have? Any web sites with evidence? Verifiable, quantifiable proof? Any FBI, CIA or even DHS alerts regarding "terror babies"? Any empirical evidence? Or are you one more of the anecdotal troglodytes, those people who thrive on hearsay, internet gossip, made-up facts, Faux News, paranoid assumptions, lunatic conspiracy theories and just plain, old stupidity? I don't what kind of tea y'all been drinkin', but I think somebody musta slipped you and millions of other conservatwits a mickey.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 13, 2010 2:49:11 PM


  12. Tex-Ass Republicans are the real anti-american terrorists.

    Posted by: Art | Aug 13, 2010 3:07:30 PM


  13. The vicious cycle:

    Lobbyists back stupid politicians because they do what they're paid to without thinking it through.

    And Stupid people (of which there are frighteningly many) love to vote for stupid politicians.

    Big businesses likes having lots of unemployed stupid people around because it lowers their labor costs... so they bribe the stupid politicians to make stupid decisions like cutting funding for public education.

    Which guarantees that children grow up into stupid people who will vote for stupid politicians.

    With all these people staggering around in want for brains... it's as if the zombie apocalypse has already begun. ;)

    Posted by: jexer | Aug 13, 2010 4:47:31 PM


  14. That's right...the zombie apocalypse is at hand. Load up on chainsaws and beef jerky...and shotguns.

    Posted by: TANK | Aug 13, 2010 4:50:09 PM


  15. And the underlying implication coming from gomer...t's syphilitic mind is that you can't trust the government to have reliable information about threats to national security (the crazy survivalist conspiracy theory mantra)...which means that you can't trust gomer...t, as a representative of the government. He's basically arguing against himself.

    Posted by: TANK | Aug 13, 2010 4:53:05 PM


  16. Anderson again shows such restrain in his unwillingness to roll his eyes and say "Shut the fuck up."

    That guy is ridiculous, and I can't believe anyone would vote for him.

    Also, I found it really funny how he kept talking about a "gaping hole." I think he made his three prepared sentences last 10 minutes. Ugh.

    Posted by: Joe | Aug 13, 2010 6:47:17 PM


  17. @ Jamie

    The congressman had already spouted his theory on the floor of congress, it was out there and needed to be debunked and exposed as fables before it spread further.

    AC360 is not lending credence to this guy. The "representative from the FBI to plainly, calmly state that there is no evidence of such a plot" was on the night before, a former high ranking FBI who'd been in charge of international operations in many terrorism hotspots up until 2008. Gohmert came on this show as a response. They showed a clip of the FBI guy on this broadcast as well and Anderson quoted him when talking to the congressman. It's not as though Gohmert would have let another panellist speak anyway, so it was as well that the FBI guy's segment had been totally separate. 360 had also already gotten a statement from the FBI, and Anderson challenged Gohmert with facts and logic when he got some words in around the irrational ranting without screaming like a nut himself.

    If Anderson had cut Gohmert off he would have cried to everyone about how he'd been treated unfairly by the liberal press and he had a great case to back up his claims if he'd just been allowed time to explain himself. This way he was given rope and hung himself. To anyone remotely reasonable he looked ridiculous, unhinged and full of complete nonsense. He's become an internet laughingstock and a reminder to discouraged liberals why it is important to make sure the repubs don't regain power.

    Anderson was classy, calm and rational even when he was dressing the guy down, and Gohmert came off really badly. There's a reason this interview is all over the liberal blogs and not on the right wing ones - it was an embarrassment for Gohmert and the right.

    Posted by: greg | Aug 13, 2010 11:04:41 PM


  18. All of the illegal immigrants coming to America pregnant to have their babies are being paid by taxpayers, says Louie Gohmert, Texas congressman, and Debbie Riddle who's the state representative.Here is the proof: Terror babies- Sleeper agents in diapers threaten U.S. security. Next they become sleeper agents back in their own country and return to the U.S. as adults to attack.

    Posted by: kevin G | Aug 17, 2010 3:50:05 AM


  19. All of the illegal immigrants coming to America pregnant to have their babies are being paid by taxpayers, says Louie Gohmert, Texas congressman, and Debbie Riddle who's the state representative.Here is the proof: Terror babies- Sleeper agents in diapers threaten U.S. security. Next they become sleeper agents back in their own country and return to the U.S. as adults to attack.

    Posted by: Terror babies | Aug 17, 2010 3:52:18 AM


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