Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:04 AM
cali (114,904 posts)
Wingnuts v. Moonbats
Just for the hell of it:
n. An outspoken, irrational person with deeply-held, nominally conservative, political views. A person who chooses on principle to be flagrantly ignorant. A "right-wing nut".
Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and Fred Phelps are examples of the wingnut element in modern America.
(noun) A person appearing to be moderately to severely crazy, disoriented, majobling, see Majoble, jumbled and more often than not, a total mess. A wingnut is a constant source of entertainment to those surrounding it and can easily be found in any type of setting or venue. Example: grocery stores, sporting events, cross-walks, public transportation, school, work…you may even have one in your house.
The wingnut that is suppose to be teaching our biology class is talking to the fire extinguisher and telling it to read 'Paradise Lost' for yesterday's class.
A person holding political views that the user of the word finds to be extreme, most often extremely conservative. Often combined with freeper to form the term "freeper wingnut."
The wingnuts on your block must have had a fit when you put that anti-war bumper sticker on your car.
Derogatory term for a liberal activist, implying that s/he is a lunatic. The opposite of wingnut.
Conservative Jones, Boy Detective: You're just in time. My colleague, Glenn Beck, has brought a mystery to my attention! The Fasces is an ancient Roman symbol co-opted by the Fascists. Now look at the back of the Mercury Dime, minted by Woodrow Wilson, and what do you see? It's proof that Democrats are historical fascists!
Moonbat McWacky: Actually, the Mercury Dime predates Fascism by several years, and the same symbol can be found in the Oval Office, Congress, and the Lincoln Memorial.
Jones: Good God, Moonbat, do you know what that means? Fascists have been trying to take over this country... since before they even existed!
Moonbat (1) (n) Irrational and Mentally unstable persons of a decidedly liberal political affiliation;
(2) (n) Someone on the extreme edge of whatever their -ism happens to be.
"Bat", of course, refers to members of the order chiroptera (with some contending that the "megachiroptera" of South America should be classified as primates), strange and wonderful animals which are beneficial to humanity. Intelligent, well-educated liberals recognize bats as an asset, and seek to encourage them through environmental protection, including the building of bathouses on the outsides of their homes. The ignorant and superstitious hate and fear bats, and can think of no worse insult than to compare people they also hate and fear (out of ignorance) to bats.
"Moon" refers to Earth's primary natural sattelite, which humans visited for a brief period thanks to a massive liberal spending program. The scientific and technological benefits of the Apollo Project were immense, and would have been far greater if the program had not been killed by a right-wing administration that wanted to spend that money on a futile foreign war. Thus, the Moon is, like bats, symbolic of liberalism and all the benefits it brings to a culture, and naturally will be an object of hatred and fear to the Right.
Combine the two and you get "Moonbat"; environmental good sense, scientific curiosity, prosperity for all and the triumph of knowledge over traditional superstition. In short, all the things that enemies of civilization like Osama bin Laden and Pat Robertson hate most.
Love the last moonbat definition.
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Wingnuts v. Moonbats (Original post)
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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:21 PM
Jamaal510 (9,712 posts)
3. The wingnut one makes sense.
But as far as the term "moonbat", I don't get how the moon is supposed to relate to liberals, though. I get that the bat part implies that the user thinks we're crazy, but what does the moon have to do with left-wing ideology (or anything political in general)?