Spring is in the air, and all around the country the heat is rising, the flowers are blooming, the farmers are wondering who the Hell is going to pick all this stuff come July, and the wacko quotient Nationwide is beginning to come to a frothy boil.
I’m sure you heard of the Lone Wolf Right Wing Survivalist in Washington State who killed his family, took off to his extensive underground bunker in the mountains and then had to kill himself once he was rather quickly and expertly discovered by the police.
Wednesday, a prominent and similarly-minded Right wing so-called Patriot in Arizona also killed those closest to him and took his own life, although without the added merit points of the escape to the Bat Cave first.
Then there was that little dust-up over comments recently uttered by America’s most famous rock has-been, Ted Nugent, a guy whose most popular song (arguably) is about pistol whipping a woman. His comments were so over the line the CIA invited him over for a chat. One of those “you know you’re in deep doo-doo when” moments.
Also this week, America’s greatest gift to ignorance, the Heartland Institute had a great plan to run a bunch of billboards casting doubt on Climate Craziness using prominent mass-murderers as shining examples of that nasty belief in science that keeps getting in the way of Corporate World Domination. That was so far over the line they have already decided to pull the plug. Not that they plan to go so far as to admit their whole reason for existence is to mislead the public or anything.
And if that wasn’t enough to make you start planning your move to Belgium, closer to home the proponents of the divisive and discriminatory Amendment One have been coming out in odd ways, revealing motives and arguments you won’t hear from the mainstream politicians pushing the legislation. However it must be pointed out that, aside from the chorus of those on the Right who have come out against the amendment, those who still support it have not gone out of their way to disavow the rhetoric of hate now coming to light.
There’s a new book out that posits the notion that the Right Wing in America truly is, objectively and logically, to blame for the state of things. This is something the far left has known pretty much since Goldwater, but whatever.
There is a certain “global warming” kind of tension in the air. As the temperature climbs and the political races narrow, and the mysterious fires and dead pets begin to show up, and the Occupy movement returns with the outdoor sleeping weather, we might be in for a long hot summer.
Meanwhile, in Asheville this weekend the hippies are throwing a festival that calls itself “Big Love”. Weird.