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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

In America, Crazy Is a Preexisting Condition

This is a marvellous piece in the Washington Post about all the crazies in America who have come out of the woodwork since Obama became president. Of course, the USA is not alone. Every country in the world has it's home grown nutters. But American ones tend to have God on their side!

I just like the line from this guy in Pennsylvania (Randy Hook) who was accusing Senator Arlen Specter of being too kind to President Obama's proposals to make it easier for people to get health insurance. He is an ordinary citizen, burly, with a crew-cut. He stood up, trembling with rage, went nose to nose with his baffled senator, saying, "One day God's going to stand before you, and he's going to judge you and the rest of your damned cronies up on the Hill. And then you will get your just deserts." Now what I like is that God is assumed to be the one doing the positioning before the senator. No understanding of awe and wonder, just palpable guilt on behalf of Specter.

That is the truth about these crazies. God is their servant. In their minds, God does what they want Him to do. So if they think God is going to lambast all the ones they think are crazy then they really are crazy!


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