In the essays I have written concerning the War on Terror, I have noted that the enemies of our way of life belong to two deranged loser death cults, Islamism and liberalism. The former has members willing to kill themselves if they can take you with them, while the latter is determined to abort, sterilize and sodomize itself out of existence.
In the past few years, especially since 2000, I have seen liberalism go from being an ideology to become a mental disorder. You can see it in the left’s unreasoning wrath against conservatives and Republicans in general, and George W. Bush in particular. I know, there was no shortage of Clinton-haters on the right side of the aisle (e.g., Hillary’s comment about June being the month of Bobby Kennedy’s assassination seems to confirm the right’s latest suspicions about her), but long ago that was exceeded by the left’s Bush hatred, starting with names like “Shrub,” “Chimp,” and “Bushitler.” Most of us on the right tried to get on with our lives as best we could, when not pointing out the Clintons’ failings, but I see some folks on the left positively consumed by their hatred. I wouldn’t be surprised if they start the day by saying something like, “Breakfast sure smells good, but Bush still sucks!” Dr. Charles Krauthammer, a former psychiatrist who now writes a conservative column every Friday, gave this behavior a medical term — BDS, or Bush Derangement Syndrome.
It’s not so bad now, since the message seems to be getting out that Bush isn’t planning some sort of coup to stay in the White House after the end of his second term. It was worst in the 2004 election. Honestly, with the bile spewed forth that year, I positively expected to hear about suicide bombers disrupting the Republican convention, and when it didn’t happen, my first thought was, “What a bunch of wimps!” The 2003-2004 campaign was the longest of my lifetime before the current one, and from the start of it to the end, I never met a real John Kerry supporter. All the people I met who had a political opinion were either Bush supporters or Bush haters; I didn’t consider “Bush haters” to be Kerry supporters because if the Democrats had nominated a baboon to run against Bush, most of them would have voted for the monkey anyway. Therefore the election was simply a referendum on Bush; all I ever learned about Kerry’s stand on the issues was that he opposed whatever Bush was for.
Now Bush is a lame duck on the way out, but cases of BDS still pop up. The latest comes from my former home state; a woman tried to take hostages in a south Orlando bank, and blamed it on Bush trying to get her. Quote:
A woman claiming George W. Bush was threatening to kill her stormed a bank armed with a shotgun and held people hostage, police said.
Investigators said Donna Sue Bynum, 40, burst into a Bank of America located on Central Florida Parkway Friday night and threatened to kill everyone.
“She said George W. Bush was trying to kill her,” hostage Terry Homer said. “I honestly don’t think she was in the right state of mind.”
“She said she wanted to talk to George W. Bush and things like that and if everybody doesn’t shut up, I’m going to kill everyone,” Hostage John Del Vecchio said. “I was scared but I didn’t want her to know I was scared.”
Witnesses said Bynum walked around the bank, made a few phone calls and forced about 15 people into a bank vault during the incident.
People inside the vault used cell phones to call 911 for help, Local 6 reported.
When deputies arrived, Bynum surrendered to police after a brief struggle.
Sky 6 showed SWAT team members with rifles rushing the bank and then taking Bynum into custody.
Three of the hostages were treated by Orange County emergency workers for respiratory problems.
Bynum was transported to the Orange County Jail late Friday and was expected to undergo a psychological exam.
Unquote: The link below goes to the original story, with a surveillance video of the incident.
The other story has to do with liberal bias in the media. If anyone thinks most of today’s newspapers don’t lean to the left politically, check this example out. By now it should be clear that most Americans don’t see marriage as meaning anything but a commitment between one man and one woman. Whenever the gay marriage issue is voted on, it is struck down with a large majority of the votes cast. The only reason gay marriage is still seriously considered is because certain judges, like those in Massachusetts and California, keep bringing it back. Since they aren’t getting the message, I can say with confidence that those supporting gay marriage are out of touch with most of the American people. Like the authors of this headline from the L.A. Times:
But if you read the article, you will learn that the poll they are talking about has Californians favoring a law to ban gay marriage by 54 to 35 percent. That’s right, a 19-percent margin! Most politicians would dream of having that kind of lead. I don’t believe any president since Reagan got elected by that much.
Here is the blogger who pointed this out:
However, the networks may be even worse. Yesterday I heard an ABC radio reporter declare that California voters were ready to accept gay marriage.