Like it or not, it's sneezy season. Perhaps Rick Santorum swallowed a tad too many antihistamines while visiting the South, but his delusional campaign strategy seems to be to prevent Romney from reaching the magic 1,144 delegate number before summer, forcing a brokered convention. He's so confident he's publicly aligned himself with one of the most self-proclaimed bigoted Southern Preachers yet to be indicted, shamed, or imprisoned -- Pastor Dennis Terry of the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Louisiana.
The right-reverend Terry held a campaign rally for Ricky in which he ordered all non-Christians, gays, lesbians, liberals, and women who have had an abortion to "get out" of America. Gee, you think any of those folks are possibly voters? The Telegraph quotes Santorum's new supporter this way:
"'Listen to me. If you don't love America, and you don't like the way we do things, I've got one thing to say, get out!,' he said. 'We don't worship Buddha, we don't worship Mohammed, we don't worship Allah. We worship God. We worship God's son Jesus Christ.'
"To a rapturous applause, Pastor Terry continued: 'As long as they continue to kill little babies in our mother's womb, somebody's got to take a stand and say it's not right. God be merciful to us as a nation. As long as sexual perversion is becoming normalized, somebody needs to stand up and say God forgive us, God have mercy upon us.'
"Republican contender Mr Santorum was shown clapping approvingly in the background as the right-wing pastor delivered the ranting fire and brimstone address. He later received a personal blessing from the preacher who called on God's will to be done in the upcoming election."
What did Rick say about JFK's speech concerning the separation of church and state? That Kennedy's words made him want to puke? But, apparently, this preacher who advocates some kind of ill-defined forced removal of those Americans who just don't meet his standards because they're gay, or just not Christian, or not Republican enough for him . . . that doesn't make Rick sick? He vigorously applauds those beliefs?
So what say you, GOP voters, do you favor a President who said JFK made him puke, while promising to "force out" certain Americans he doesn't like? Sound like a rational decision?
But not to worry. Mitt Romney is inching ever closer to being named "The Man Who Will Lose to Obama," so can we please stop giving Jesus of Pennsylvania so much attention? Maybe focus on something that actually has meaning?
How about a silent Spring? We can only hope, right? At least silence from the right-wing scream machine over this nonsensical, never-ending electoral process that is increasingly tinny and annoying to the non-Neocon brain. It's like a steel-drum band beating out tiny tumors inside my brain.
When will it stop? Romney's win in Illinois had zero effect on the three remaining lessor-minions who seem to be operating solely on brain-stem power, unable to see the glaring headlights that are bearing down on their futile campaigns. Maybe the GOP should treat the campaign like the Special Olympics -- just give everybody a medal and tell them they're all winners. Let the conventioneers wrestle it out this summer.
Anything to just make. It. Stop.
And Obama's "compromise" on the Keystone pipeline nightmare isn't sufficient for the BIG OIL Barons who will not be satisfied until every possible centimeter of pristine wilderness is ravaged to extract every drop of that black ooze that runs like a cancerous river through the earth. The Hill reports:
"Top executives with Oklahoma-based oil-and-gas companies are greeting President Obama's upcoming visit with a push for approval of the entire Keystone XL pipeline, not just the Oklahoma-to-Texas portion that the White House is pledging to expedite."
That message is part of a broader open letter to Obama from the heads of four prominent independent oil-and-gas companies: Continental Resources (whose CEO is heading Mitt Romney's energy advisory team), Chesapeake Energy, Devon Energy and Sandridge Energy. The letter is part of a wider clash between the White House and oil-and-gas companies that allege administration policies are too restrictive.
Not that it would ever happen, but you could well assume a Romney presidency would see the nation ripped apart at every possible seam with loud, angry gas-guzzling, smoke-belching powerful destruction machines to worm out every last grain of tar sands buried deep in the belly of Mother Earth, regardless of the hideous environmental consequences.
So what if we ruining the Earth, right? The Rapture is nigh and we will all get shiny new bodies in a pollution-free Nirvana anyway!
Here's something -- did you know that stylish tissue box cover you bought from Bed Bath and Beyond can kill you? We don't talk too much about the unseen consequences of our nuclear-fueled madness, but the fact is that once you create a radioactive isotope it's just dammed near impossible to destroy it. That's why our military LOVES to use depleted uranium to make bullets and various other weapons, because they kill really really good. It takes decades to really kill a population slowly from radiation (including our own exposed troops), but kill you it will. Birth defects, cancers, neurological disorders -- thank depleted uranium.
Guess what? There's so much of this radioactive junk in scrap metal all over the globe, some of it is bound to end up in commercial products that are then (you guessed it) imported into the US! Contaminated scrap metal is all over the place, and the latest find is in metal tissue boxes that forced a recall by Bed Bath and Beyond.