The War Against Snoopy
Not only is President Obama a closet Muslim, he also hates Charlie Brown and the rest of the “Peanuts” franchise. Or so said Russell Wiseman, mayor of Arlington, Tennessee. In a posting to his Facebook page, Wiseman charged that Obama purposely timed his primetime speech on the Afghan war to preempt the broadcast of the “Peanuts” Christmas special.
More alarming than Wiseman’s conspiratorial rant may be the 6, 639 people – 40 percent of the total –who voted in a Memphis newspaper’s online poll, agreeing that “Mayor Wiseman speaks for a lot of Americans who are frustrated with the President.” Fifty-one percent of respondents answered, “His comments are inappropriate and embarrassing.” One more sign of a divided America.
Source: Matthew Woo, “Arlington mayor fires at Obama online: Tags president as a Muslim on Facebook,” The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee), December 4th, 2009; Poll results, Accessed Dec. 7, 2009
Rick Warren got some heat for describing abortion as a holocaust during his December appearance on Meet the Press. While Warren may not have specifically referred to the Holocaust of World War II, other activists are not so shy about connecting Nazis and abortion providers. A Canadian anti-abortion activist gave a talk at Columbia on November 16 entitled, “Echoes of the Holocaust,” in which she claimed concentration camps are akin to abortion clinics. The Christian prolife organization Survivors features photos from Nazi concentration camps on its homepage. This increasingly common rhetoric makes the lives of fetuses and people equivalent, precisely the goal of the personhood movement.
Sources: Jacob M. Appel, “Auschwitz Revisited: Are Aborted Fetuses Really Like Dead Jews?”Asia News Network, December 6, 2009.
So Easy a Cave Man Can Do It?
Already dubbed by environmentalists as a caveman for his stances on global warming, Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) recently told Fox News why he does not believe that climate change is caused by human activity:
"Imagine if you were in a peninsula around 1,000 BC or so or earlier and your name was Tor and you’re out huntin’ mastodon. And you didn’t notice that the glaciers were melting and leaving the devastating flooding in its wake that became the Great Lakes in the state of Michigan. So I think what we have to do is go back in history and look at this and realize that the Earth has been here a long time and they’ve selected periods of time and say somehow this proves there’s a manmade global warming occurring is absolutely wrong."
McCotter is incorrect about the time frame for the glaciers melting (it was actually between 10,000 and 15,000 B.C.) and when people were hunting mastodons in what became North America. McCotter may need to review some history books along with research on climate change.
Source: Lee Fang, “Congressman ‘Caveman’ McCotter Cites The Experience Of Cavemen To Deny Manmade Global Warming.” Think Progress, December 1, 2009.
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