It’s Thursday Threatcon, your intelligence briefing on right wing activity. Below are the best reports, investigations, exposées, and debunkery of the wingnutosphere this week. Due to the mysterious giant hole opening up in Siberia, our Threatcon Color Code is MORLOCK GREEN

  • Bob Cesca dissects Texas Governor Rick Perry’s machine-gun photo-op with Sean Hannity
  • Disgraced Texas Republican Steve Stockman seems to have found a new career giving quotes to birther website World Net Daily
  • Ezra Klein reports that 68% of Americans think elections are rigged for incumbents — and they’re basically right. At Slate, Ron Klain explains how redistricting reform can save our democracy
  • Of America’s 29 Republican governors, 15 are climate science deniers. One of them, Rick Scott of Florida, has repeatedly replied “I’m not a scientist” when challenged on the issue. Now a group of ten prominent Florida scientists is making a public request to explain the science to him
  • At Little Green Footballs, Charles Johnson tracked a fabricated story passing from Jim Hoft’s Gateway Pundit blog, to the Drudge Report, to Fox News. Expect lots more of these wild accusations, conspiracy theories, and outright lunacy from the right RE: immigration
  • The Gun Report blog carried an impressive stream of gun death news for over a year before it shut down. Jennifer Mascia talks about her mind-numbing work, and the patterns she discerned in the anecdotes, at Raw story
  • As she was sentenced for her role in a three-state murder spree, Holly Ann Grigsby apologized…to her fellow white supremacists, for damaging the “reputation of a movement misunderstood”
  • Remember Rick Santelli’s choreographed rant in 2009 which supposedly inspired the rise of a “tea party movement” that had actually been built for years by organizations linked to the Koch brothers? If you haven’t seen CNBC’s Steve Liesman telling the perpetually-wrong Santelli that there is “no piece of advice you’ve given that’s worked” while he babbles incoherently, you should watch it now:

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