Insanity . . . It's just a crazy place.
I've been away for a while, and I've got to tell ya: It's just crazy out there. But where to start? At the beginning? Where is that? So many loose threads . . . I can't pick which one to tug on first.
Senator Ted Kennedy is dead. But I suppose you heard. But have you heard how the far-Right, especially the far-Right "Christians" -- the ones most pure -- identified the fellow? Seems his middle name included Chappaquiddick, in addition to Moore, and nothing else worthy of discussion or attachment to him occurred since 1969.
I mean . . . it took me a long . . . long -- long time to get past that bridge, the car in the water, the death, and all that. But I did. About the same time Ronald Reagan told the southern whites in Mississippi who had murdered the three young men who'd ventured into their area to register black Americans to vote, the southern whites who burned the farms of the black Americans and who had strung many up and shot others, and the southern whites who were besieged by the FBI that President Johnson had sent down that "Gov'mint is not the solution, gov'mint is the problem."
But these were "Christians" . . . ya know. And it just left me so confused. I've read about this Jesus fella. Actually I've read a lot about him, one hellova lot, and it seemed to me the absolute entirety of the faith he supposedly promulgated was supposed to distill down to just a couple simple principles.
Like redemption and forgiveness, for starters. He even had this prayer he recommended to everyone who said they believed in him that included "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive . . ." It's the "as we forgive" and the fact that so damned many skip right over that part, as if it wasn't important that leaves my mind like pillow feathers in the wind.
Ya know, like "Oh that Jesus . . . I know he said that. But really, what's that all about anyway? Compared to how he really felt about gays? And abortionists? And liberals? And union organizers? And equal rights? Like, where you comin' up with this stuff?
"Redemption? Forgiveness? Saul of who? Tarsus? Tarsus? Tarsus? Ain't they thet football team in North Carolina? I think I seen him once on ESPN. He played D-back, if I remember correctly."
But back to Kennedy, and the far-Right "Christians" -- the ones most pure. Those 300-plus bills he sponsored, or co-sponsored, that were signed into law, and the more than 1,000 other pieces, the vast, vast majority of which were intended to lift folks from the clutches of poverty, that invigorated minorities' rights to vote, to live and dine and shop where they wanted, to work where they were qualified to work, and for all Americans to be more safe in their respective workplaces.
And to be able to access health care, and so much more . . . kinda like what that Jesus fella was talking about when he suggested that "in as much" bit about the "least of these thy brethren" -- the doing and the not doing that's in Matthew 25. (I think those far-Right "Christians" -- the ones most pure, ought to read it sometime; really educational what that Jesus said about helping the poor and the sick. Not much there about helping bankers and the corporate mega-rich up their net worth. But hey! I can only read what's there; not second guess and interpolate and reach the rea l conclusions the way they seem able.)
I heard Orrin Hatch and John McCain talk about their "good friend;" the one they were going to miss so dearly, and how the present health care reform efforts had already missed his presence at the head of the committee. "He knew how to compromise, to get a bi-partisan bill out that everyone could vote on," they said, speaking of the much too soon departed senate colleague;.as if the Massachusetts senator would have compromised the bill down until it was nothing other than a windfall for the insurance companies.
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President Brack HOO-SANE Obama, with the "Obama" sort of whispered, almost an afterthought, and it's this huge conspiracy the far-left, according to the far-Right Republicans, which consists of just about every Republican, is working to work the most damning evil. By trying to provide all Americans with access to health care he wants to socialize everything except the parts he wants to Nazify.
"Hi! My name is Frederick Hans Gruber, and I've been appointed to your local Death Panel. About your grandmother: Let's see, just how old is she? Hmmm, 82, eh? And that 'plug' she's connected to . . . We're going to have to pull it. See, according to the national record base, she has an NPQ of only 43.11, and under the Health Reform regulations . . . NPQ? Oh, that's 'Net Productivity Quotient.'"
Also, from the very start the record makers and keepers in the Hawaii's Record Making and Keeping Department were in on it . . . From the very beginning, I'm telling you! (But then that's only to be expected, Hawaii being composed of a lot of Hawaiians and other Asians, and not "real Americans," the kind that Alaska's Republican ex-governor Palin or California's 2d congressional district Republican representative Wally -- "I'm a self-admitted Right-wing terrorist" "God bless you, a real American!" -- Herger consider the true white "Christian" grit of the earth American.) When this half-white/half-black baby was born in Kenya on August 4, 1961, this bunch in Hawaii's Record Making and Keeping Department forged a certificate of birth saying the child was born in the 50th state, knowing full well he would 48 years later, following a thoroughly brain-washed education in a Moslem terrorism madrassa, become the president of the United States, and would turn into the serpent-tongued anti-Christ referred to in Revelation and would deliver the United States to Satan, his real father.
And that's the truth, so help them God; exactly as 60% of Republicans genuinely believe all the inhabitants of the earth, including humans, and the earth itself, were made of gobs of clay by God 10,000 years ago. Sort of like we did in our kindergarten classes, along with eating paste, of course.