Why is this man laughing?

Meet Pastor Rodney Harold Browne, the latest boob to endorse Newt (along with Todd Palin, Chuck Norris and Rick Perry). Actually, “boob” is too kind a description for this con man: When the Holy Ghost Bartender (who also refers to himself as the Holy Ghost Hitman) arrived at my seat, he began threatening to have me thrown out of the sanctuary. “I’m telling you right now,” he hissed, “you’ll drop dead if you prohibit what God is doing!” Dramatically he gestured toward the crowd and warned them that those like me, who would dare question that what he was doing was of…

Pick a side

Racists or religious fanatics? Protesting members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church were met with an unlikely group of counter-protesters Monday at Arlington Cemetery. … Among those counter-protesting at the cemetery’s main entrance: About 10 members of a group that claims to be a branch of the Ku Klux Klan from Virginia called the Knights of the Southern Cross. Hitler or Pol Pot? Red Sox or Yankees? Glee or American Idol?

The insanity goes both ways

Politico’s Ben Smith reminds us partisan delusion isn’t limited to just one party. “How likely is it that people in the federal government either assisted in the 9/11 attacks or took no action to stop the attacks because they wanted the United States to go to war in the Middle East?” the [2006] poll asked. A full 22.6% of Democrats said it was “very likely.” Another 28.2% called it “somewhat likely.” That is: More than half of Democrats, according to a neutral survey, said they believed Bush was complicit in the 9/11 terror attacks. Two distinctions: Accusing someone of murdering 2,752 innocents…

Good thing James Frey isn’t writing about Muhammad

Disgraced author James Frey, in a new tome chronicling the Second Coming of Christ, depicts the Messiah as “an active bisexual who supports his prostitute girlfriend when she aborts her first child.” Replace Jesus with Muhammad and I think you can guess the consequences in places such as Kandahar. While forcing Frey into hiding might count as a good thing, innocent lives would likely be lost. I bring this up not to to indulge in theological superiority but to consider the impact of such religious fervor on American foreign policy. Wishing it weren’t so and trying to rationalize the inexcusable gets us nowhere.…

Rhetoric is not irrelevant

I haven’t vetted this, and I’m reluctant to comment until all the facts are in. Still … UPDATE: Jesse Kelly was Giffords’ opponent in the Nov. election. Can we at least agree this kind of posturing is, at best, absurd? I salute his service, but I don’t recall Ike driving around with a pistol in his crotch when he ran for political office. How long ’til the NRA says, “If only the congresswoman was packing heat…” Related Articles Giffords warned heated rhetoric could have “consequences” (thehill.com)

Conspiratorial fanatic mulls GOP prez run

ABC News, citing a source close to the congresswoman, first reported Wednesday morning that [Minnesota Rep. Michele] Bachmann is seriously weighing a presidential bid. Bachmann confirmed she is planning to visit Iowa on Jan. 21—and that visit is aimed at making sure that after 2010 Republican victories, “step two will be repealing President Obama…in 2012.” Her appearance at a fundraiser for the Iowans for Tax Relief PAC will be her third visit to Iowa in the past eight months, and she has also spent time in the early primary state of Michigan. A look at some of Bachmann’s nuttier statements: “I wish…

A tip of the cap to Oklahoma

Karma’s a bitch, even in Oklahoma: Members of a Kansas church that protests at military funerals may have found themselves in the wrong town Saturday. Shortly after finishing their protest at the funeral of Army Sgt. Jason James McCluskey of McAlester, a half-dozen protesters from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., headed to their minivan, only to discover that its front and rear passenger-side tires had been slashed. To make matters worse, as their minivan slowly hobbled away on two flat tires, with a McAlester police car following behind, the protesters were unable to find anyone in town who would repair their…

Beating a mummified horse

Today’s top headlines on WorldNetDaily: BORN IN THE USA? WorldNetDaily Exclusive Obama ‘enjoying’ eligibility dispute Lawmaker: ‘You don’t have to be born in the United States to be president’ —WND WorldNetDaily Exclusive Yes, Obama’s eligible for president, in Kenya! New law approved after Barack spends $23 million U.S. tax money supporting it –WND BETWEEN THE LINES Obama has lost eligibility issue Exclusive: Joseph Farah predicts pols, media will finally address constitutional question –WND WorldNetDaily Exclusive No Obama birth certificate among passport documents Conspicuously missing from file stating prez born in Hawaii –WND