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Deep Rifts among the wingnuts

Quite the little hissyfit is brewing on the far right. One one side is Joseph Farah, lunatic publisher of the online teabagging journal, World Net Daily, better known as Wing Nut Daily to rational people. Farah organizes something called the “Taking America Back National Conference”, in which the not-very-bright half of America gets together to piously discuss how they can complete the total trashing of the country.

On the other side is crazy flaming psycho goon Ann Coulter, who would have been a headliner at the WND conference — she’s exactly the kind of nut WND loves. Unfortunately, Coulter also accepted an offer to speak at another crazy place, Homocon,, organized and attended by far right gay Republicans who seem to love everything the Tea Party movement stands for, except that bit about hating gay people.

I guess Farah was upset that Coulter would talk to gay people rather than stoning them, so he rescinded his invitation to speak at the WND conference.

“Ultimately, as a matter of principle, it would not make sense for us to have Ann speak to a conference about ‘taking America back’ when she clearly does not recognize that the ideals to be espoused there simply do not include the radical and very ‘unconservative’ agenda represented by GOProud,” said Farah. “The drift of the conservative movement to a brand of materialistic libertarianism is one of the main reasons we planned this conference from the beginning.”

Aww, poor Joe. Now he’s left with no one to talk at his conference…oh, wait. There’s no shortage of raving loonies on the right. He’s still got Michele Bachmann and Alan Keyes. But Coulter is furious with him.

“[T]his was an email exchange [between] friends and even though I didn’t expressly say ‘OFF THE RECORD’ and I believe everything I said, he’s a swine for using my private emails politely answering him,” Coulter wrote to the Daily Caller. “[W]hy would he do such a despicable thing? … for PUBLICITY.”

She continued: “I will say that [Farah] could give less than two sh–s about the conservative movement – as demonstrated by his promotion of the birther nonsense (long ago disproved by my newspaper, human events, also sweetness & light, american spectator and national review etc, etc etc). He’s the only allegedly serious conservative pushing the birther thing. for ONE reason: to get hits on his website.”

You know you’re in trouble when you’re in a dialogue and Ann Coulter is the sane one. And Farah isn’t helping the perception of his judgment.

Farah responded to Coulter’s remarks, saying, “Ann is angry. I hope she calms down and there can be some restoration, repentance and forgiveness. She said some mean things about me, but I can sleep at night knowing I did the right thing in God’s economy.”

God’s economy? What does that mean? I’d love to know exactly how his god is carrying out his economic plans.

Does this mean god is an atheist, because he seems to be shipping our economy overseas to China?