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Let’s Cut The Superstition Out Right Now

Posted on | August 24, 2011 | 6 Comments

Guest post by Friedman Walsh Kleinkrugman

The mere hint of a 6.0 earthquake in Virginia, and the Washington Monument cracks and suddenly every bitter bitter clinger out there goes wild connecting dots between the natural event and current political events.

No one is saying that this is an act of God, that this represents a symbol of judgement upon the current Administration. Silence that Mene, Mene, Tekel u-Pharsin talk. No one understands your ancient allusions anyway, Bible geeks.

Running around spouting that the ghost of George Washington himself was sighted, astride the winged spirit of Nelson, buzzing the monument with a mattock in his mitt, and striking a blow of defiance over the shambles the 44th President has made of the office into which he breathed life, is not helping anything.

Nor does saying that the seated effigy of Lincoln, keeping eternal watch on the monument from his seat, did nod approval for this symbolic gesture. These rumors do not improve the country’s economic/spiritual/constitutional crisis in any way.

We can also be reasonably sure that the statue of Jefferson in the monument by the 14th Street Bridge did not touch a fist to its mouth and say ‘*cough*Jackass*cough*’ in derision at either the President or that prevaricating boob cluttering the office of Vice President. That YouTube clip was just a clever stunt.

The rabid over-reaction from the Tea Parties is a national disgrace. We must tackle the problems besetting the country with a keen eye, a clear mind, and steady bowels. Giving place to the dribblings of drunkards brings shame on us all. Like Representative Maxine Waters said: “Go to help”.

That’s what she said, isn’t it?

(via Memeorandum)


6 Responses to “Let’s Cut The Superstition Out Right Now”

  1. Dave C
    August 24th, 2011 @ 9:37 pm

    Guest post by Friedman Walsh Kleinkrugman

    I think that covers it..

  2. ThePaganTemple
    August 24th, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

    It does seem kind of strange that this all came about during the ancient festival day for the Roman God Vulcan, god of volcanoes (caused or at least influenced in many cases by earthquakes) and moreover, on the same day Qaddafi Duck was ran out of his palace and was nowhere to be found in any part of the country, including “by the shores of Tripoli”.

    Maybe somebody is trying to tell us something, like maybe I (and Glen Beck) was right about the leftist, socialist influence on the Arab Spring, and Obama was involved in the movement up to his eyeballs (albeit in the shadows of plausible deniability) and that this might be an omen of bad things to come, thanks to our asshole President.

  3. Anonymous
    August 25th, 2011 @ 12:14 am

    Yet still it leans…

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  5. Dianna Deeley
    August 25th, 2011 @ 1:40 am

    Stacy, I wasn’t on at all today, but (sorry), you have the wrong “sited.”

    You wanted “sighted.”

    But honestly, how many omens and portents does the Occupant need? I see that Martha’s Vineyard is in the sweet-spot of the cone for the hurricane….

  6. Roy Jacobsen
    August 25th, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    Well, as a believer in divine providence, I have to contend that the earthquake was an act of God.

    But I think the vermin currently infesting the Beltway are on par with the rich man in the parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man. To paraphrase: “”If they don’t listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if God strikes the east coast with an earthquake.”

    This wasn’t a “mene, mene” moment. It was life on this big ball of rock, all of which is in God’s hand.