This from the Oct 29, L.A. Times: “Oklahoma may ban Islanic law.” Yes, it true. Aapparently Oklahoma is over-run with fundamentalist Muslims. They’re now popping out of the corn rows singing, “Allah Whatta Beautiful Mornin’” and running amok down at the local courthouses, demanding that they be allowed to marry four wives. As well as demanding public beheadings in the parking lot of the local WalMart.
It’s gotten so bad that Republican state Representative Rex Duncan authored a constitutional amendment initiative to ban Sharia law from being implement in Oklahoma. Says Mr. Duncan, “Oklahoma does not have that problem yet, but why wait until it’s in the courts?”
Continues the Times, “Some conservative activists contend that the U.S. is at risk of falling under Sharia law. . . . In the U.S., those who warn of the dangers of Sharia can point to only a handful of cases that merely allude to the centuries-old complex tangle of Muslim religious law. And in none of the cases cited has any U.S. court held that Sharia law is the law of the land here.”
“Islamic groups say the Oklahoma initiative, which was placed on the ballot by the Legislature, is nothing more than an effort to stigmatize their religion in order to whip up votes. “There’s no threat of Sharia law coming to Oklahoma and America, period,” said Saad Mohammed of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City. “It’s just a scare tactic.”
Actually, Mr. Mohammed, it’s also an indication that a whole lot of people in America have lost their marbles. Yes, a good many are cold-bloodedly using the Let’s Keep Fear Alive and Look Out For Those Big Brown Scary People to further their own ends. But let’s face it, this tactic works because far too many Americans are a bunch of fearful ignoramuses just ripe for the picking and shucking.
Like corn in Oklahoma, as high as an elephant’s eye.
OctoberFest in Baywood Park/Los Osos
Tomorrow down on 2nd St. the Octoberfest fun-run, car show, exhibition booths, music, food, Halloween fun. Starts at 9 a.m.
November Voting Fest
If you already haven’t done so, go vote Tuesday, when all bets are on the Republicans regaining the House. Let the fun begin, including impeachment proceedings to remove our illegitimate Muslim Kenyan President. Plus faux House investigations into all sorts of things that can bring the committee members lots of dramatic TV face time, the stern gaze over the tops of glasses, the harsh warning, “Need I remind you, you’re under oath sir?” It’ll be Clinton, redux!
Plus the fake start at dismantling Social Security and Medicare and the Health Reforms, so Americans can go back to being kicked off their insurance policies, or prevented from buying them in the first place. I say fake, because while Americans are shrieking about Big Government, I haven’t yet seen any of them burning their Social Security/Medicare cards. Touch those programs and politically die. But they’re good for public bashing and fake/pretend “cutting.”
So, lots of public theatre. And while the clock is ticking towards the irreversible brink, any real work on the energy bills will come to a complete halt. In short, the next two years promise to be a massive grid-locked food fight, Rome fiddling while the country burns. But with luck, the tax cuts for the millionaires will be extended. After all, gotta take care of your peeps during hard times.
It’s going to be wonderful. The American people getting exactly what they deserve.
On the other hand, it’s entirely possible that with Republicans in charge of Congress, they’ll now be the ones on the hot seat of actually having to make sausage instead of sitting on the sidelines holding their purist noses and refusing to participate – Eeeuuu, No, Nope, Nuh-huh, Noooo. If that happens, then this indeed will be a good thing.
Though I’m hopeful that at least some batshit crazy Tea Party Folks will get elected. They’re sure to liven things up during the impeachment hearings, doncha think? They might even try to join their Oklahoma compatriots and get a Constitutional Amendment passed banning Sharia law in the U.S. Wow, wouldn’t that be a really great use of our limited resources of time, money and energy?