Wednesday, 18 August 2010

What happens when the Silly Season and the Electoral Cycle meet?

You get Texas Republicans (yes, elected national politicians) saying very stupid things
Texas lawmaker Debbie Riddle is claiming that her former FBI sources say that pregnant immigrants are entering the United States to have babies for an elaborate terror plot.
Republican Debbie Riddle discussed a supposed new terror plot that has created a new term 'terror babies'. According to Rep. Riddle, pregnant women are entering the United States and giving birth to children. They then take this child, now a U.S. citizen, back to their home country and then raise them to become a terrorist. All this work, in the hopes that they will enter the United States and execute a terrorist attack. 
and then objecting when people ask for detail:

"They did not tell me that you were going to grill me for this specific information that I was not ready to give to you tonight."
-- TX Rep. Debbie Riddle, upset with Anderson Cooper for pressing her on the claim that "terror babies" exist
Depressingly, it's actually a plot to remove automatic American citizenship for anyone born in the US - particularly Mexicans, hence the frequent references to 'our Southern border'. It's well worth watching the whole thing.

I quite like the idea of 'terror babies'. Perhaps they'll be this Christmas's smash hit. Bearded dolls with plastic explosive disguised as pooh in their nappies. Push a button and they say 'Die infidel' and then cry tears… of blood! 

The news is getting terribly Chris Morris at the moment.

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