• Lincoln’s bible, Obama, and Derplahomans

    Lincoln bibleAs you have heard, President Obama was sworn into office for his second term today (and well done on emphasizing gay rights as human rights, sir). Obama chose to be sworn in on the same Bible he used for his first inauguration, which happens to be the same Bible Abraham Lincoln used when he was sworn into office for the first time.

    Now, setting aside the problems I see with swearing in on a book that gives guidelines for the treatment of slaves, advocates treatment of women as inferiors, and numerous other unpleasant activities, I certainly understand why Obama would want to draw comparisons between himself and Lincoln (one of the greatest presidents). Apparently, though, not everyone was happy with Obama choosing to use this Bible.

    And when I say “not everyone was happy,” I mean “some of my fellow Oklahomans are insane.”

    Over at the Lost Ogle, we have a sad/scary/embarrassing/disgusting round-up of the “Top 25 Crazy Anti-Obama comments posted by Oklahomans to KFOR’s Facebook Wall.

    So you may be asking yourself, “Why would an Oklahoma City news channel post something like this to its Facebook wall? What’s the news value? Who cares?”

    The answer to that is one word: Derplahomans.

    You know who Derplahomans are. They’re those stupid, ignorant people who think Obama is Muslim communist dictator, want prayer (and guns) allowed in public schools, and think gay people are the biggest threat to the country. They live around you, work around you, and vote for all the bat-shit crazies that run this state.

    The “highlights” of the responses include two calls for assassination (WTF!?!), a number of references to Ford’s theater, accusations of Obama being communist/socialist/Muslim/Kenyan/Hitler, and a very small number of reasonable responses.

    These are undoubtedly my fellow Okies who voted in a climate change denier into the US Senate, a rabidly anti-gay/anti-woman/anti-anyone different than me and my fundamentalist views female into the state House, and who made us the reddest of the red states.

    Disagreeing with someone politically is perfectly fine in my view. You don’t like Obama’s stance on gay marriage, gun control, drone strikes, health care, or anything else? Good on you. Protest that shit. Vote for another candidate, lobby against those things. It’s called freedom for a reason. But calling for assassination of a sitting president? Accusing him of patently untrue things that just reek of you being a conspiratard? Keep your hate and ignorance to yourself, please.

    Category: ConspiracyPolitics


    Article by: Caleb Lack

    Caleb Lack is the author of "Great Plains Skeptic" on SIN, as well as a clinical psychologist, professor, and researcher. His website contains many more exciting details, visit it at www.caleblack.com

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    • Chas Stewart

      Read the presidential rankings because rankings are uselessly fun.
      1st – How does William Harrison not get an N.A.?
      2nd – I thought that Coolidge and Harding were equally egregious as corrupt bastards but Harding is bottom of the barrel while Coolidge is at 31. Is this just great-name privilege? 😉 3rd – HOW THE FUCK IS ANDREW JACKSON REGARDED AS THE 8TH BEST PRESIDENT?! None of the rankings have him below 14 and yet he’s the one responsible for the Trail of Tears and made the White House administration beholden to the vexatious whims of his particular party constituents regardless of the proper decision needed to be made for the country. This is a fucking democratic-REPUBLIC for christ’s sake. Old Hickory was a right bastard and should be sneered at even though he wasn’t as bad a statesman as Andrew Johnson. Grrrrrrrrrr!
      4th – Totally agree with Jefferson’s ranking as 4th. If it wasn’t Jefferson that was the first presidential exchange of power then I wonder if we would still celebrate this as the first republic to do so peacefully. Him and Marshall are both part of the happy equation. Solid dudes who were able to take moderate views in order to keep the republic from ripping at the seams.

    • Chas Stewart

      Alright you’ve thoroughly depressed me. I tried to resist but now I must give in. Add Lankford to the list of folks representing Derplahoma. http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/01/22/1479781/james-lankford-guns/?mobile=nc

      • I…wait…what? What a ridiculous statement. Of course, I don’t really expect better from him. Remind me to tell you about the letter I got from him when I wrote and asked him to support a Darwin Day resolution sometime.

        • Chas Stewart

          See you at The Revisionaries!

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