Crazy Is In The Air

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Sep 052009

The crazy’s were certainly out in full force this week.

Let’s just go ahead and get started right here at home in good ole Florida. Jim Greer, head of the Republican Party here in Florida has gone out fuming about Obama giving a speech to school children about such anti-American activities as: working hard; setting goals; and being good students. Now you think this all sounds crazy, but this is a real strategy for Republicans. It is an academically researched fact that Republicans do better in the less – educated demographics. So of course they wouldn’t want children indoctrinated into the well-educated classes of this country.

But if you listen to Mr. Greer, he apparently thinks that if kids play Obama’s speech backwards, he convinces that socialism is the best thing for them. Let’s see, I think Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush did something similar, and wasn’t George W. Bush sitting in a classroom right here in Florida when the planes hit the WTC?

Booking Photo of Roger Stephens

Booking Photo of Roger Stephens

Mr. Stephens here gets the award for craziest. It seems that Mr. Stephens was shopping in a Walmart in Stone Mountain, GA. When he’d had enough of a crying baby, and after having already threatened the mother, he decided to slap the baby around a little to make it stop crying, and this was a stranger. Stupid thing to do, but, I admit to their having been a few times in public places when I wanted to slap a parent or two.

The tea-baggers just can’t allow there to a civil discussion on health care reform in this country. Rep. Frank Pallone tried to host a town hall meeting in his New Jersey district. The crowd could only shout that his mother should have had an abortion instead of having him. Disgusting as it is on the surface…how stupid when one of the the complaints of the tea-baggers is that the reform plan might pay for abortions. They’re stupid and dumb.

But it went beyond just childish and silly at Rep. Pallone’s meeting when the crowd shouted down a woman in a wheel chair who wanted to ask legitimate questions.

The woman, Marianne Hoynes, described how the forum was invaded by organized teabaggers from New York, “so this wasn’t even their town-hall meeting.”

Hoynes: There was a large group of people who showed up that night for the purpose of making sure that questions couldn’t be asked, and we couldn’t hear information. I don’t know how to describe it any other way.

… You know, you could tell that they were very organized. They came in groups, they had signs ready, which — outside they were chanting, but as time went on, and certainly by the time we got into that room, which held about 500 people, they got more and more verbally violent — I don’t know how else to describe it.

They began by just screaming and yelling at Congressman Pallone that he should have been aborted, and that his mother should have had an abortion, that he was a domestic terrorist.

… What they did was completely un-democratic. I wanted to learn more about this health-care system. We were allowed to either ask a question or make a statement, and I wanted to share with Congressman Pallone what it was like to be sick in America today. And I had that right, I thought. They really tried to scream me down — and everybody else, too, not just me. And I felt bullied, and I was not gonna take it. I was going to finish what I had to say, and it was very upsetting. It was very un-democratic, and very un-American.

Town-hall meetings are supposed to be exercises in democracy. But the teabaggers are turning them into exercises in para-fascist intimidation, eliminationism, and general thuggery.

Then another tea-bagger got his finger bitten off outside a town hall…and guess what? He relied to Medicare (you know…guvmet run health care) to get his injury taken care of…the very thing he there to protest. I wonder how many died of irony over that one?

And then there’s Michelle Bachmann. Congressman Bachmann is always good for a few laughs, and she obliged this week in a radio interview. Apparently she’s come to the conclusion that the Democrats all hate her and want to sabotage her because she might someday become President. (Please God, no!)