Is there a full moon or something?

The only reason I am going to comment and link on these three examples of complete lunacy is that they have all come to us on the same day.

Is the world going nuts?

First, the man who Jackie Kennedy ordered out of her sight for being a drunken sot at the White House, Gore Vidal, believes that we Americans are so stupid, we are headed for a military dictatorship.

Tim Teeman of the Times of London:

Vidal added: "He loves quoting Lincoln and there's a great Lincoln quote from a letter he wrote to one of his generals in the South after the Civil War. 'I am President of the United States. I have full overall power and never forget it, because I will exercise it'. That's what Obama needs - a bit of Lincoln's chill." He also predicted Obama may be assassinated: "Just one lone gunman lurking in the shadows of the capital." America has no intellectual class and is rotting away at a funereal pace, he believes. "We'll have a military dictatorship soon, on the basis nobody else can hold everything together. Obama would have been better off focusing on educating the American people. His problem is being overeducated. He doesn't realise how dim-witted and ignorant his audience is."

Thus speaketh the voice of a bitter, old gay liberal.

But lunacy today is not confined to the left. How about this attention grabber from John Perry at Newsmax who believes a military coup against Obama is just the ticket:

There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America's military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the "Obama problem." Don't dismiss it as unrealistic.

America isn't the Third World. If a military coup does occur here it will be civilized. That it has never happened doesn't mean it wont. Describing what may be afoot is not to advocate it.

(Newsmax has already removed the piece so there's no link. But I included most of it in a post I did on my own site.)

Finally, our triple play of idiocy concludes with aging Diva Bette Midler idly wondering if Glenn Beck couldn't ignite a civil war in America. Via Jeff Poor at Newsbusters:

Midler confirmed what one would probably expect - she's not a fan of Beck at all.

"I don't think he's funny even a little bit," Midler said. "I've never had a laugh from Glenn Beck. In fact, I find him terrifying. I find him terrifying. He's like an old school demagogue, and it's really frightening."

What did Midler compare Beck to? She likened the popular Fox News host to the instigators of the Rwandan civil war, which was the catalyst for the Rwandan genocide where an estimated 800,000 to 1 million lost their lives.

"If you look around at the rest of the world and what this kind of behavior has done, like in Rwanda, where the demagogues got on the radio and fomented all that hate between the Tutsis and the Hutus and the devastation that happened from that, I mean, it's terrifying," Midler said.

According to Midler, that's a possibility in the United States.

Maybe al-Qaeda has poisoned the water supply with Stupid Juice or something. This is truly bizarre.

Let.s hope tomorrow, we can get back to our usual run of the mill craziness.





The only reason I am going to comment and link on these three examples of complete lunacy is that they have all come to us on the same day.

Is the world going nuts?

First, the man who Jackie Kennedy ordered out of her sight for being a drunken sot at the White House, Gore Vidal, believes that we Americans are so stupid, we are headed for a military dictatorship.

Tim Teeman of the Times of London:

Vidal added: "He loves quoting Lincoln and there's a great Lincoln quote from a letter he wrote to one of his generals in the South after the Civil War. 'I am President of the United States. I have full overall power and never forget it, because I will exercise it'. That's what Obama needs - a bit of Lincoln's chill." He also predicted Obama may be assassinated: "Just one lone gunman lurking in the shadows of the capital."

America has no intellectual class and is rotting away at a funereal pace, he believes. "We'll have a military dictatorship soon, on the basis nobody else can hold everything together. Obama would have been better off focusing on educating the American people. His problem is being overeducated. He doesn't realise how dim-witted and ignorant his audience is."

Thus speaketh the voice of a bitter, old gay liberal.

But lunacy today is not confined to the left. How about this attention grabber from John Perry at Newsmax who believes a military coup against Obama is just the ticket:

There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America's military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the "Obama problem." Don't dismiss it as unrealistic.

America isn't the Third World. If a military coup does occur here it will be civilized. That it has never happened doesn't mean it wont. Describing what may be afoot is not to advocate it.

(Newsmax has already removed the piece so there's no link. But I included most of it in a post I did on my own site.)

Finally, our triple play of idiocy concludes with aging Diva Bette Midler idly wondering if Glenn Beck couldn't ignite a civil war in America. Via Jeff Poor at Newsbusters:

Midler confirmed what one would probably expect - she's not a fan of Beck at all.

"I don't think he's funny even a little bit," Midler said. "I've never had a laugh from Glenn Beck. In fact, I find him terrifying. I find him terrifying. He's like an old school demagogue, and it's really frightening."

What did Midler compare Beck to? She likened the popular Fox News host to the instigators of the Rwandan civil war, which was the catalyst for the Rwandan genocide where an estimated 800,000 to 1 million lost their lives.

"If you look around at the rest of the world and what this kind of behavior has done, like in Rwanda, where the demagogues got on the radio and fomented all that hate between the Tutsis and the Hutus and the devastation that happened from that, I mean, it's terrifying," Midler said.

According to Midler, that's a possibility in the United States.

Maybe al-Qaeda has poisoned the water supply with Stupid Juice or something. This is truly bizarre.

Let.s hope tomorrow, we can get back to our usual run of the mill craziness.