Wednesday, April 13, 2005

I couldn't make this stuff up

By his own admission, Michael Schwartz, chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is somewhat out of the mainstream.

"I'm a radical! I'm a real extremist," Schwartz said last week at a Washington conference on "judicial tyranny" and liberal activists and other such topics. "I don't want to impeach judges. I want to impale them!"

Cousin Vlad would be proud. Coburn, an obstetrician who touts the death penalty for abortion doctors despite having performed two abortions himself, probably won't complain much either.

But no overview of wild-eyed overreaction would be complete without Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, who alerted us a few months ago to the latent homosexual dangers of a cartoon sponge. Now Dobson wants to warn us about another enemy: those homosexual-enabling liberal activist judges, most of whom are both liberal and activist. I'll let him explain:

"I heard a minister the other day talking about the great injustice and evil of the men in white robes, the Ku Klux Klan, that roamed the country in the South, and they did great wrongs to civil rights and to morality. And now we have black-robed men, and that's what you're talking about."

Any explanations? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?


Anonymous NoIvory said...

What an extreme, silly, ridiculous comparison. When will our senators regain their marbles? That assumes that had some to begin with, which is a leap in logic. NoIvoy

9:18 AM  
Anonymous NoIvory said...

And I can't spell, so I'm a big goof too! It's NoIvory

12:00 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

Maybe I already wrote this, I don't remember 'cause I'm a forgetful girl.

But I have a friend who will be going next year to that place where you spend most of your days doing that thing you do for that career you might enter sometime.

Is that vague enough to qualify as informative but not give away your identity? ;)

12:15 PM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

Ha ha. I'll count it, Carla, and to reciprocate, I won't even use your full given name, which may or may not be available elsewhere on the Internet(s) for anyone who's curious. Anyway, e-mail me some time and we'll catch up.

NoIvory, the comparison came from a minister, albeit one who's rather influential among parts of the Christian fundamentalist voting bloc on which Republicans rely heavily for votes. Mind if I ask how you found my blog? Also, do you have a blog, too? Either way, welcome aboard.

6:50 PM  

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