Friday, March 26, 2010

The Crazy Is Out in Force Today

Quite the day in American insanity today.

First, we gave the neo-Confederates who want to list their national origin in the census as "Confederate Southern Americans."

I actually like this idea. It would give us a very precise figure on how many Americans are both morons and racist. I would find this incredibly useful.

Second, you have the California anti-immigration activist Barbara Coe saying that the supposed Mexican "Reconquista" is mandated in the Koran.

"Is there any argument that OBAMA is a Communist trained, devout Islamic Muslim whose ultimate goal is to comply with Koran mandates to a) torture/kill all 'infidels' and b) destroy America via his anti-American 'healthcare, illegal alien Amnesty, etc'?"

What's with the capitalization of Obama's name? Is it an acronym for the Maoist Nazi Socialist Masonic Leninist Zionist Anti-Christ organization which has successfully passed a facsimile of Mitt Romney's Massachusetts health care plan to the whole country?

In any case, the connection between the Koran and the Reconquista (the idea that Mexicans are moving to the US to take back the Southwest) is pretty awesome not only because it makes absolutely  no sense at all and not only because Coe is completely insane (moving David Allen Coe out of his position as the most insane with that surname ever) but because it goes to show that for white racists, one brown race is the same as another brown race: all are conspiring to overthrow the white race.

And finally, we have this awesome Washington Post story about Mike Vanderboegh, a resident of Alabama who called for teabaggers to vandalize the offices of politicians who voted for health care.

"So, if you wish to send a message that Pelosi and her party [that they] cannot fail to hear, break their windows," Vanderboegh wrote on the blog, Sipsey Street Irregulars. "Break them NOW. Break them and run to break again. Break them under cover of night. Break them in broad daylight. Break them and await arrest in willful, principled civil disobedience. Break them with rocks. Break them with slingshots. Break them with baseball bats. But BREAK THEM." 
I would usually use this time to talk about this within the context of right-wing terrorism. But I'll let that go today. Because how does Vanderboegh make his living?

Vanderboegh said he once worked as a warehouse manager but now lives on government disability checks. He said he receives $1,300 a month because of his congestive heart failure, diabetes and hypertension. He has private health insurance through his wife, who works for a company that sells forklift products. 

Also, keep y'r gov'ment out of Medicare!!!!