Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bwahaha! Wingnuts Do Economics.

You really should read the post below before reading this one, because it makes you appreciate the differences between Us and Them. How do the wingnuts explain the economic chaos we are wading in?

It's caused by women's underwear! Honestly. I'm so glad I read that.

More precisely:

Apparently, organizers of the Miss USA pageant published promotional photos recently of contestants wearing lingerie. This, ordinarily, wouldn't be an especially interesting political topic, except to question the value of these pageants in the first place.

But the lingerie photos were apparently a subject of interest to Fox News' Sean Hannity, who asked a panel of guests this week, "What does this tell us about society?"

[Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)] was first to respond: "An absolute breakdown in morality," he said. "And when you lose morality, you get economic chaos. And when you have economic chaos, historically, people have always been willing to give up liberty. And that's what we're seeing."