Arizona's Nutty Republicans Star in Anti-Agenda 21 Hearing: The Highlight Reel

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A man in a blue shirt takes a nap during this thought-provoking hearing on Agenda 21.
Members of the conspiracy-theory wing of the Republican Party in Arizona, sometimes referred to as the "Black Helicopter Caucus," gathered last week at the Capitol to discuss Agenda 21 and their fears of the plan that appears to have been adopted from Glenn Beck.

Republican State Senator Judy Burges headed up the meeting, which also featured former legislative wingnut Sylvia Allen, and there's a hilarious highlight reel (or depressing, depending on how seriously you take these things) of how it all went down.

See also:
-Judy Burges Claims Agenda 21 Will Turn Arizona Into Commie-Land
-Carl Seel Hates Agenda 21, but Doesn't Know What He's Talking About

This is all about a bill the wingnuts are trying to pass, which says no agency in Arizona can enact any part of the Rio Declaration, part of the United Nations' Agenda 21.

It's been more or less a comedy show watching the wingnuts explain what's so bad about this declaration, and Agenda 21, because it's painfully obvious that they don't know what they're talking about.

Burges called it "sinister and dark." She says Agenda 21 mandates that "people should be rounded up" and removed from land they own, it calls for a "redistribution of wealth," "will destroy Arizona business," and "control every aspect of our lives," Burges said in a committee hearing on the bill.

"I don't know what you call that, but I certainly call it communism," she said, before falsely claiming that Brazil is a communist country that does stuff like this.

Even recently, Democratic Representatives Chad Campbell and Ruben Gallego continued to lampoon Republican Carl Seel, who couldn't explain exactly why he's trying to ban any use of Agenda 21 or the Rio Declaration while he was pimping the bill.

This hearing was no less entertaining.

"Are we going to stand up against the universities that teach these constant other 'isms' to the young people and refuse to teach Americanism?" Allen asked at one point.

(Last time we checked, a bachelor's degree in "Americanism" won't get you too far past the fry machine at Burger King.)

Democratic Senator Steve Farley, who wrote in more detail about the hearing on his website, played the role of pest as the only non-fan of the conspiracy theory.

We're not sure who made this highlight reel, which can be seen below, but bravo to you:



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etblake
etblake

The one century clause has sunset, and it has been decided that Arizona has not fufilled the duties of a state and will be returned to territorial status immediately.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

BARACK OBAMA IS OUR PRESIDENT.  THE MAJORITY OF THE ELECTORS AND THE VOTERS ELECTED HIM!  IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SUPPORT THIS COUNTRY'S CHOICES IN LEADERSHIP, GET THE HELL OUT!

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

DON'T SEE WHAT THE BIG DEAL IS ABOUT A BUNCH OF CONCERNED CITIZENS VOICING THIER GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT THIER COMMUNITIES.  MOST OF THESE LIBERALS WANT TO JUST LAY DOWN AND DO WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTS THEM TO AS LONG AS THEY GET A HANDOUT.  DAM RIGHT I WILL EXERCISE MY RIGHTS TO SPEAK OUT ON THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO AGENDA 21 WHICH WANTS TO ROUND UP EVERYONE INTO THE CORE CITIES AND KEEP TABS ON YOU WITH FACEBOOK AND TWEETER.  THANK THE LORD MOST OF YOU AINT IN CONGRESS, LORD KNOWS WHERE THE HELL THIS COUNTRY WOULD BE AND THE COUNTRY FOR THE MOST PART HAS BEEN DOING GOOD EXCEPT FOR OBAMA AND HIS MINIONS.

Trinonymous
Trinonymous

The unintended consequences of air-conditioning.

Reggievv
Reggievv

Sylvia and Judy. You are crazy old farts. Please just stay home and do some true American activities, like cutting a tree down, and shooting your guns in the air, and burning as much coal as possible, or driving your suburban around the block a thousand times, in the name of freedom. You know these are simple people, people of the new West, you know, morons.

Mary Doe
Mary Doe

Easy - by other imbeciles.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

Something I notice about all these conservatives talking about rights. They only talk about their rights and do so with the attitude that their rights are the only ones that matter.

It's like the slave owner who cry's that the govt. is taking away their rights regarding owning slaves, while ignoring the fact that the slave has rights too as a person under our constitution.

How dare we have protected lands, I want to build a house on it. Who cares that land is protected so that hunters have a place to hunt, how dare that land be protected so our children will have the ability to see wildlife in it's natural environment. How dare we build a more efficient transit system so we can all benefit, I want to have my house there.

Part of living in a society is a responsibility to that society. That's the agreement you make when you decide to live in a society instead of living out in the middle of nowhere or on an island in the middle of the ocean, where your gun is the law and decides whose way of doing things wins.

Since when is building a more efficient transit system that benefits everyone, communist? Per that way of thinking when we build Airports to give access to a more efficient method of transportation, that is communist as well.

When we mandate that there should not be lead in our foods, to these types of conservatives, that's taking away the right of the manufacturer to put lead in the food, with the attitude that if people don't want lead, they should not eat it. That would work, if we could trust that the manufacturer tells us there is lead in it, but instead, they again cry about infringement of rights because they have to disclose what their product contains.

I thought it was progress for the good of SOCIETY, the SOCIETY we all CHOOSE to live in. 

America is a SOCIETY, if you want to live without the responsibilities of a society, don't belong to one.

This is the part of the argument that always gets lost in hyperbole and scare tactics, that living in a society is not free, it takes work and it's a responsibility, a responsibility these idiots don't want to partake in and therefore they should not get the rewards that a society also brings.

oscaroscaroscar
oscaroscaroscar

Sylvia thinks the earth is 6000 years old and people lived with dinosaurs.  What a dipshit

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

"Are we going to stand up against the universities that teach these constant other 'isms' to the young people and refuse to teach Americanism?" Allen asked at one point.

Sorry Sylvia but your brand of "Americanism" is teaching them paranoia, religious based intolerance and ,basically, like your conspiracy theory's, promote ignorance.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Just look at those people. 90% of them are over 65. They're the ones who are deciding the future of Arizona. Instead of listening to and telling lies about this Agenda 21, they should be retried to their rocking chairs. I swear that I thoroughly detest old people. And I'm (guess what?) old.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

has anyone checked, ive heard Burges isnt even a resident of sun city..time for her to be recalled. 

cugagcmu80
cugagcmu80

These pols and their supporters love being in the limelight and will do anything to draw attention to themselves.  I read Agenda 21. It's a voluntary resolution.  Whenever I see someone claim that Agenda 21 has the "power" to "force" some state/county/local government/citizen to "do" something, I wonder if they can comprehend what they read.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK LMAO ok, who let you off your lithium? have you ever even read what Agenda 21 is? THERE ISNT A FUCKING THING IN THERE ABOUT TAKING LAND, RIGHTS, OR ANYTHING ELSE. The ironic part, is one of the agendas is to help women get more involved in Govt, and fucking woman proposed banning it! LMAO @ tea bags, the cancer that is destroying our great nation one lunatic idea at a time! 

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@Reggievv Careful, if you send them out to drive their suburban around the block a thousand times they'll do it in the left lane at 27 miles per hour right in front of you at that exact moment when you're in a rush.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@Flyer9753 Why would you want to cheat them of their right to have lead in their food and in their paint?  Why? Why?  Why?  It could only be because you are communist.  They have every read to eat as much lead as they want but NOOOOOOO, you have to come in with your mamby pamby regulations and take that away from them.  The one thing left in life for them to enjoy, a healthy dose of lead leached into their canned vegetables and you big brother has to steal it from them.  Bastards - all of you.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@Flyer9753 lol right..these are the people who want to force Christianity onto us, tell women what to do with their bodies, and tell gays they are evil and cant live the way they want to..

sliperymike
sliperymike

@Flyer9753 interesting point about slavery and conservatives.

I think that there is  indeed a "halftime in America"only its the civil war,ready to start all over again!the obstructionist thoughts and actions, the jim crow type of legislation, regarding basic rights of the individual man or woman(3/5).

it is a dangerous path of thought that I used to follow.

ReggieVv
ReggieVv

We 'ens are dumber than shit and proud of it. Surely the people of Heber are not all like these wing nuts.

ReggieVv
ReggieVv

The universities are teaching us to think, that's problem with this bunch, they gave up thinking in 1936.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Ooops. I meant to say, "retired." You make mistakes like that when you're old and effin' decrepit like them geezers. Now listen all of you. If I had my way, this Arizona would be like "Logan's Run" and we'd all go to Carousel when we hit 65.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 bunch of fucking retirees that move here, and DESTROY our state...i went to a tea party meeting once, lol fuckers were so hostile they were at each others throats in less than 30 mins...its like the old militia members from the 90's retired, and somehow are now taken credible. 

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@eric.nelson745 I'm old too Eric and I view these people as the last dying breath of White Supremacy. And I'm white too.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@j.peterson31 Angry OLD white folks. Hey, let's trash Social Security and Medicare. Then the old bastards and bitches will have something to squawk about.

marcy
marcy

@James Hamilton Mitchell 

By getting other imbeciles to vote for them

marcy
marcy

@david_saint01 

So what? Sun City isn't really a city and her office isn't a city office.



WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@cugagcmu80 The ability to read, much less understand what they read, is a bad thing to the wingnuts in Arizona.  They claim that reading skills are some kind of communist plot.

Bnbk
Bnbk

@cugagcmu80 No,no they can't. I would comment further but I have to hurry up and hide from the black helicopters I see coming. Quick everyone HIDE !!!!

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

@david_saint01 @HILLFOLKREDNECK Remember when the Teapublicans were just about government waste?  Now they want to have the government chase space aliens and imaginary world governments.  What a bunch of losers!

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@eric.nelson745 now, now, now.  Just settle down and finish your prune juice.  Gun Smoke will be on the box with the moving pictures in a couple minutes and when that's done you can take your nap.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 lol how about banning them from contributing any tax dollars, or social security/disability to campaigns...that ought to stop them a bit..and since they did a similar thing to students, it wouldnt be out of the question. 

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@WhoKnows @cugagcmu80 Why do think the school system is constantly underfunded? only an ignorant electorate would elect these crazies in the first place.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@Bnbk Do you need some fresh tinfoil for your hat too?  I just put a shiny new layer on mine - it'll prevent the govment mind-control rays from getting thru.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public @eric.nelson745 It's "Gunsmoke" (one word) and I liked Have Gun, Will Travel lots more. Gunsmoke was on at 9 and Have Gun at 8:30 Central. In black & white, of course. Actually, I just had my Geritol and sloe gin fizz a few minutes ago and I feel great! Like I could go out and smash a 10-ton boulder with my bare hands! I hope you can do that when you're my age.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@Bnbk Even better -  Ms. Allen has perfected a brand new method to prevent any form of cogent thought from penetrating.

Bnbk
Bnbk

@JohnQ.Public @Bnbk Excellent idea JQP,and if that doesn't work perhaps we could contact Sylvia Allen,she's sure to know how to prevent the goverment mind-control rays from penetrating.

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