Saturday, October 30, 2010

Yup, Yup, Some Marbles Is Missing Alright

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?


Anne R. Allen said...

I'm trying to find this idiocy funny. But I fear that may be just what Germans did as they watched those silly people with the funny black shirts claim Jews were responsible for all their economic woes.

If the neo-RepubliKKKans do manage to get back in power as the party of white supremacists and dropped-out-of-third-grade ignoramuses, where do the rest of us go? Do we all ask Canada for asylum like the Randy Quaids?

Or are we just going to watch while they put all brown-skinned people in the for-profit prisons they're already building in Arizona for "illegal-looking" women and children?

M said...

Consider Oklahoma's action as a pre-emptive strike. That Sharia law is being talked about and indeed already tried to be used in this country is a chilling thought.
You know, i've read where studies have shown that Democrats are the wealthiest of both parties in congress. And they can relate to us common people? I think not.
Sincerely, M

Mike Green said...

Oklahoma, you embarrass me, What next? banning the sun from burning out in ten million years?
This is exactly the kind of batshit crazy fear mongering that our political trainwreck society has produced.
Fear of Sharia law in the US? Give me a freeking break!
Did it ever occur to you that the only reason there is no Sharia law practiced in our country is that the constitution prohibits it already and the system of law we have now is supported by nearly the entire population?
Hell, the population of California is almost half hispanic, you don't see batshit stupid legislators screaming about the threat of Napoleonic laws taking over California do you?
The Muslim population of Oklahoma is about .8%
Perhaps they've been drinking their own ethanol, after that, almost nothing good ever comes from there.

M said...

Anne R. Allen said... If the neo-RepubliKKKans do manage to get back in power as the party of white supremacists and dropped-out-of-third-grade ignoramuses, where do the rest of us go? Do we all ask Canada for asylum like the Randy Quaids?

Or are we just going to watch while they put all brown-skinned people in the for-profit prisons they're already building in Arizona for "illegal-looking" women and children?

Boy, talk about divisive. Presumably we're going to use brown people to build these prisons. You know, take advantage of the cheap labor. Is this kind of like the death squads in Obamas health care? No. No way you people would resort to scare tactics. Seems like anybody on the right is "batshit", those on the left are a-okay. Does that pretty much sum it up?

Mike said...

hahahahaha... I actually agree with you M... too damn many extremists on both sides...

M said...

I wrote it with you in mind Mike. I knew you would agree with me. Had to have made your jaws grind. Ha Ha.
Sincerely, M

Mike said...

I'm still laughing over the silly attempts to explain complex subjects by some of these people... You do have some good understanding of more than a sewer for our community... I won't always agree, but you do have a brain... Mike

Churadogs said...

Uh-oh, M & Mikee are off on a kissy-fest. M, the reason Republicans are being branded as batshit crazy is because they seem to be the majority of legislators who think up crazy stuff like this. Or make up lies about "death panels," and declare that Obama's a Kenyan, or headless bodies in the desert, and they're the party who rushed into to claim and co=opt the batshit crazy tea baggers. Don't see many democrats doing that, although they've come in for their share of crazy over the years as well. No, M, for pure jump-the-shark batshit crazy, Republicans Rule!

As for passing a law here in CA. about restoring Napoleonic law. Saaaaay, sounds good to me, Mike Green! That and banning the sun from buring out. I like that even better!