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November 28, 2006

Yet More Evidence that the Wingnuts are Whackjobs

Why, they're positively soiling themselves in sticky ways over the prospect of a red state / blue state civil war, a prospect they think is likely (based, apparently, on the fictional musings in Orson Scott Card's new novel - one wonders if they're all hoping Santa brings them a Playstation 3 so they can control distant space-faring warships, all to save our planet from aliens).

All I can figure is that my broadband cable connection has somehow slipped through a dimensional trapdoor, tapping into a world wide web on a parallel, yet backwater, Earth populated by nothing but crazy people (and I just bet they believe in God too).

Nope, still not regretting doing my independent, one-vote bit for giving the righties the boot in the last election cycle.

Update: And, while we're on the topic of c-c-c-crazy rightwingers, here's Exhibit B, Dennis Prager:

Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress, has announced that he will not take his oath of office on the Bible, but on the bible of Islam, the Koran.

He should not be allowed to do so -- not because of any American hostility to the Koran, but because the act undermines American civilization.

My best guess is that this is similar to the rightwing "logic" that says two gay people getting married somehow undermines straight marriages (because, you know, the sanctity of your personal vows will collapse under the weight of the buggery of strangers, at least if you're an idiot).

Here's a novel idea for Mr. Prager and others: don't swear an oath on any holy book, rather, simply give us your word as a man or woman. If the only reason you're going to uphold the office to which you've been elected is because you fear the wrath of your god(s), you're probably unfit for office, let alone membership in civilized society.

Say, can we liberty-lovin', privacy-adherin' independents just get together and make a concerted effort to push the moonbats and wingnuts toward the coasts and into the oceans?

Update 2: Some of the commenters at Prager's House of Nonsense are saying things like this:

Pledging an oath to elected office by swearing to it with your hand on the bible is one of the traditions of this country. If you can't find it in yourself to complete this simple symbolic act, don't run for office.
So, you should be required to essentially pass a religious test in order to swear to uphold a document which says:
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
The vapid and void wingnut mind continues to amaze, no?

Posted by Andy at 09:20 PM