Some days it doesn’t pay to bathe in razor blades

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to subpoena AiG for list of bonus recipients
Hear hear! I couldn’t be happier, well okay yes I could – it could happen, those responsible could be arrested on corruption charges, and AiG could be allowed to tank. I find myself reviewing the progession of this to the most recent heights of absurdity.

Congressman from Florida introducing legislation to prove natural born citizenship of, for example, President Obama.

Late last week, Rep. Bill Posey, a freshman Republican from Florida, introduced a bill mirroring proposed state legislation in Missouri and elsewhere to require presidential candidates to produce copies of their birth certificates and other documentation to prove natural-born citizenship.

I can’t make shit like this up. So, just to be clear, a card carrying member of the tinfoil hat brigade, one of those clue lacking halfwits who believe that Barrack Obama is not actually an American citizen but presumably some Manchurian sleeper agent from ….. somewhere tinfoil hat people believe in (Atlantis? the Soviet Union?), one of THOSE people, not only was elected to congress but is introducing legislation based on a lukewarm internet meme/conspiracy theory.
In Congress.
See, this is the sort of thing that comes to mind when people talk about eliminating the electoral college. Well, that’s one of the things that come to mind, but it’s the most relevant.
If this guy gets re-elected, then I am personally going to pack Chuck Norris in a shipping crate with half a ton of crack (Don’t worry, I’ll put little Jesuses on the crack rocks) and send him to Florida to kill everyone there.
I think Bill Posey is my new personal synonym for “everything that’s wrong with the GOP.” And also possibly a personal synonym for “deluded fucko.”

Speaking of which – Ronald Reagan must be spinning in his grave – the “enemy of world democracy” Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) was elected in El Salvador.

The FMLN’s journey from guerrilla army to government has many parallels to the voyage made by another group of (confusingly similarly abbreviated) left-wing rebels, over the border in Nicaragua.
Mr Funes’s opponents say he is a puppet of Hugo Chavez
The FSLN, or Sandinista Nation Liberation Front, took power in 1979, establishing a revolutionary government.
Throughout the 1980s the Reagan administration, fearing communism in its back yard, poured money and weapons into the hands of the group’s opponents, collectively called the Contras, to try to unseat the rebels.
Finally, the Sandinistas were voted out of power in 1990.
But fast-forward to 2006, and they are back. The group’s historic and once-feared leader, Daniel Ortega, is president of Nicaragua.
He undoubtedly remains an irritation to plenty in the US government and elsewhere, who still question his commitment to democracy. Yet it is hard to imagine President Obama spending much of his time worrying about Mr Ortega, as President Reagan once did.

Just another little remainder that The War on Communism = the War on Drugs = the War on Terror; they’re all “the war on whomever we don’t like and has stuff to take.” U.S. foreign policy has all the sophistication of 14 year old boys sitting around a table playing Dungeons & Dragons – it breaks down ultimately to enter their home, kill them, and take their stuff. Anything else is propaganda.

MSNBC seems to think that reporting on John McCain’s twitter feed is news. The fact that John McCain has a twitter feed makes me want to staple my eyes.

But not so much as this: the New York Times reports that the Roman Catholic Church has reintroduced indulgences returning to a blunter, more clearly a business Catholic Church, the like of which has not been seen since the Crusades. So yes, you can again buy your way out of the hot invisible place and into the not-quite-so-hot invisible place. (Hey why not, it works for AiG!) Just in case, you know, you might have forgotten why I think the Catholic Church needs to go back to the dark ages where it belongs.

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~ by Auntie Ranty on March 16, 2009.

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