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Random Weirdness

I saw a piece of political mail the other day. On the outside of the envelope it said “There is only one way to end this reign of terror”. The “reign of terror” they were referring to is the Obama presidency. All I can say is that everyone who was guillotined in my town totally deserved it.

Oh, and the solution to this reign of terror? To prove that Obama is a furriner and remove him from office.

By the time the presidential election rolls around people will be howling at the moon and calling it political commentary. Ler us hope that noone really acts on the notion that the president is an illegal alien atheist Muslim communist Nazi. One wonders if someone out there actually believes such souped up rhetoric, or if they are cynically whipping up fear to open checkbooks and get votes..

Not that I am a great fan of this president. It has been strange; he appeared so cool next to McCain, who always looked like he was about to hyperventilate. Now he is just chilly. And where did the inspiring orator go?

Meanwhile, worst-novelist-ever and wife-dumper Bud McFarlane has issued a fatwa against women wearing pants. It is very creepy, and one suspects that his real message is “Women! Take off your pants!”

A sign at a protest against the proposed Islamic center in New York said “I learned all I need to know about Islam on 9/11”. Proving once again that there is such a thing as willful ignorance.

And does anyone else think that Newt Gingrich’s new religiosity is a bit shameless?  We really need to reinstate the ancient canon against marrying one’s partner in adultery. (Correct me if I am wrong but I believe the Orthodox still observe this).

—Daniel Nichols

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