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This week, we discovered that a Trump advisor had some interesting thoughts about ovens and Jews, and also how he loved to YOU'RE FIRED! them. (Jews. He YOU'RE FIRED! all the Jews. We assume he lets his oven continue to do its job.) But now you are scratching your head, not only because the first part of this paragraph was unreadable, but also because ... which Trump advisor? How do you even narrow it down? Was it the new campaign manager and gross racist Breitbart dude, Stephen Bannon? Was it one of those crazies who keep calling to execute Hillary Clinton? Was it someone from Stormfront, from which Donald Trump keeps getting neat memes and talking points? Was it ... all of them, Katie?

No, this time, it's just Joe Schmitz, who allegedly bragged that as Inspector General of the Department of Defense, his greatest achievement was "I fired the Jews."

Schmitz, who is a lawyer in private practice in Washington, says the allegations against him are lies. All three people who have cited the remarks, including one who testified under oath about them, have pending employment grievances with the federal government.

Daniel Meyer, a senior official within the intelligence community, described Schmitz’s remarks in his complaint file.

“His summary of his tenure’s achievement reported as ‘…I fired the Jews,’ ” wrote Meyer, a former official in the Pentagon inspector general’s office whose grievance was obtained by McClatchy. [...]

“In his final days, he allegedly lectured Mr. Crane on the details of concentration camps and how the ovens were too small to kill 6 million Jews,” wrote Meyer, whose complaint is before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).

Schmitz said that Crane was the source of other false accusations against him.

He denounces and denies! He would never have said any such thing! Why do all these Jews keep making up these stories about him???

FUN FACT! Schmitz is the son of former Orange County, California, congressman John Schmitz, who was Tea Party before the Tea Party was cool; he was sort of a proto-Bob Dornan, evicted from the John Birch Society for being too nuts. Here, have a couple of John Schmitz quotes, from our alma mater, OC Weekly:

  • "I would have voted for a three-tier system—have one school that the blacks could go to, one school that all the whites could go to, and those who want to mix go to a third school."
  • "Tonight, when I go to sleep, guys and girls, I am going to sleep very soundly."—reacting to the state Senate's formal reprimand of his 1982 press release titled "Senator Schmitz and His Committee Survive 'Attack of the Bulldykes.'" Written by aide Brad Evans after Schmitz chaired an anti-abortion hearing, the release called feminist attorney Gloria Allred "a slick, butch lawyeress" and described pro-choice supporters as "a sea of hard, Jewish and (arguably) female faces." It denounced witnesses as "imported lesbians from anti-male and pro-abortion queer groups in San Francisco and other centers of decadence."

And my personal favorite:

  • "Jews are just like everyone else, only more so."

I honest to god, no sarcasm, love that one a lot.

John Schmitz lost his congressional seat when it was discovered he had a secret family with Not His Wife; his daughter, Mary Kay LeTourneau, went on to have a fulfilling, happy life being married to her twelve-year-old pupil. Mazel tov!

[McClatchy]

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Yr Wonkette has been getting quite a few visits from trolls lately, although most of the infestations have been incredibly tiresome and not at all worth discussing here. We're talking, like, not even as good as ol' Turgid Love Muscle Guy. Come to think of it, we haven't seen him in a while; hope he's OK. At least health-wise.

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In 2006, Bob Casey Jr., then the Pennsylvania state treasurer, defeated Rick Santorum and took his seat in the US Senate; presumably only after having it steam cleaned. Not that Casey wanted anything much to do with Dan Savage, the columnist who had helpfully made the alternative definition of "Santorum" one of the best demonstrations of the power of trolling for the prior three years. But in '06, Casey's campaign actually declined a donation from Savage; Casey's finance director thanked him, but suggested maybe Savage could give the money to a group working against Santorum so Casey wouldn't get flak for taking the donation. That was back when Dems were happy to talk about civil unions but frightened of gay marriage, and Casey just plain wussed out on the chance to bring a "weeks-long debate about feces, lube, and assfucking" to the Senate race, as then-Wonket Dave Weigel put it. But Bob Casey has come rather a long way since then, and he now supports marriage equality. He might still be a bit shy about a full-on embrace of buttsechs talk, however.

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