Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Antichrist Obama.

I've got to admit I really do find American Politics fascinating. It's just so much more eye popping than Irish politics.
Big fears this week? Is Obama the antichrist. Yep, we just don't get this kind of entertainment in the Dail.
"Fort Mill Mayor Danny Funderburk says he was “just curious” when he forwarded a chain e-mail suggesting Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama is the biblical antichrist. “I was just curious if there was any validity to it,” Funderburk said in a telephone interview. “I was trying to get documentation if there was any scripture to back it up.”

Funderburk apparently sent the e-mail from his business account at Gastonia Sheet Metal where he works as a business agent.

The e-mail, which has circulated in the last six months since Obama secured the Democratic nomination, claims the biblical book of Revelation says the antichrist will be in his 40s and of Muslim ancestry.

There is no such scripture. And Obama is not a Muslim. But that hasn’t stopped the e-mail.

The urban legend Web site Snopes.com first exploded the myth in March. Funderburk forwarded the e-mail this month.

When asked if he believed Obama was the antichrist, Funderburk replied, “I’ve got absolutely no way of knowing that.”

Funderburk said it “probably does give that impression” that he believed the e-mail was true “but that was not my intent.”

The mayor said it was a mistake not to include a subject line when he forwarded the chain e-mail.

“I am curious about current events and their connection to the Bible,” he said."

I want someone to send an email around questioning whether Enda Kenny is actually a stick of rock.
In the meanwhile I'll start sending emails around 'questioning' whether people who use the scribbling of an old book to suit whatever purpose bobbles about in their heads are actually filthy fraudwanks and bigots. When pulled on it I'll just say 'I am curious about current events' and leave it at that.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Nostradanus said it in his quatrains, it must be true, besides everything on Sky 2 at 1.30am is true, isn't it?

Bible codes, revelations of Nostradanus (always AFTER the event) are bunkum. So are all the programmes made on them. Unfortunately, some people who may not be quite "right" in the aul noggin, believe them.

Behold the seven headed monster who will rise in the west. (Enda Kenny)

10:17 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

"besides everything on Sky 2 at 1.30am is true, isn't it?"

I believe so. Or at the very least it ought to be.

If Enda is the monster who will rise in the west what do we think Harney is?

10:30 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harney is living prove that creationism is cockralige and evolution is the key to our past. She is a malformed beached whale, spawned in Selifield polluted seas, she drifted over here and managed to float all the way down the Liffey before her “parents” rescued her and raised her as their own.

Enda always reminds me of a cross between Dickey Rock and Bobbie Darren. I have met him a few times and I always get them impression he is going to start clicking his fingers in a Bobbie Darren Styli and bust into song. I’d say all the awl’ones love him. I also think he looks like Victor Garber from Justice.


11:33 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

A crooning Enda, complete with spats. Ye-ah.

11:35 a.m.  
Blogger Andraste said...

My country is full of stupid religious shitheads. Between this and the asshole pastors using their pulpits to promote their political candidate and exhorting their 'flocks' to vote McCain - ugh.

How does one go about getting citizenship in the UK, and can I bring my cats?

12:36 p.m.  
Blogger Dr. James McInerney said...

Questioning whether Enda Kenny is a stick of rock?


12:47 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Andraste, I believe cats like nothing more than being shoved into small crates and brought places. Certainly my lot, and their plaintive songs of happiness whenever I do so leads to to believe this.

Docky, quite. Crunchy and he makes my teeth hurt. Rock it is.

My drains are blocked and chaps are coming to unblock them, they charge 140 of my favourite euros an hour. I will be eating flavoured rice for the rest of this month.

1:03 p.m.  
Blogger gimme a minute said...

We need to push the anti-christ thing, get all the nutbags voting for him in hopes of bringing the rapture.

I just had cous cous and olive oil. It wasn't that bad.

No wait, it was.

1:35 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Oh don't you know the Rapture is coming. It is foretold. Foretold where I'm not sure, probably in that book everyone keeps quoting when ever other folk do stuff that really ought not concern them,.
Cous-cous and olive oil you say? Sounds a strange mix to me.
Right, now I must away to pick up CG's dog for a pre-arranged ramble. Perhaps I can find some berries to store when I'm out, now that I can no longer afford to eat fancy shop bought food.

1:39 p.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

Ah, dhrains, dontcha just love 'em? Blocked with Harney's hairballs I'd imagine. I briefly misread bigot as bingot and I've decided to keep it. I recommend you pay the dhrain guys in bingots, they'll hold value better than cash what with the banks in freefall and a likely disdain for ready money entering the economy.

1:42 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gimme, you'd think that's the way it works, but noooo. The crazies who are just itchin' for a good rapture don't have enough faith in it actually happening to vote for a man who they suspect eats aborted babies for breakfast, right after his first of five prayers facing Mecca.

Never make the mistake of presuming any kind of intellectual or philosophical consistency of these people. They move the goalposts so fast it'd make your head spin.

1:57 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Bingots, I like it.

Grims, between Sarah Palin and her views that dinosaurs and man boogied on down together, and Ombama and the terrorist fist jabs, politic Stateside is a thing of rare jaw dropping awe. It truly is.

2:14 p.m.  
Anonymous Sniffle&Cry said...

Did you see the debate FMC? You know the difference between a street-fighter and a boxer? Well our antichrist need to learn quickly how to land a couple of low blows or it’ll be curtains.

Rapture, isn’t that what I feel when I drink beer or when Munster win?

2:26 p.m.  
Blogger Andraste said...

Living in a fairly educated and enlightened part of the country, I only get to see how INSANE my countrymen are when elections roll around. I can't believe how ignorant, backwards and just plain batshit the majority of the country is - makes me wonder whether a degree from an accredited university should be a requirement for being allowed to vote.

"The issues? Nahhhh...we only care about whether our candidate is a good fag-hating Christian, and believes the bible is the infallible word of god..."

For fuck's sake.

I'm frightened, people. I really, really am.

2:33 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FMC, let's be accurate here: Sarah Palin believes Adam and Eve rode to church on dinosaurs. There was no boogie-ing because God forbids it.

2:36 p.m.  
Anonymous Dublin said...

so amazin to see hom politics is so linked with religion in US!

2:50 p.m.  
Blogger morgor said...

"The issues? Nahhhh...we only care about whether our candidate is a good fag-hating Christian, and believes the bible is the infallible word of god..."

Scarily accurate assessment....

3:51 p.m.  
Blogger morgor said...

and the worst thing is that America started off as a secular state, not sure how long that'll last. . . soon to be called "the united states of jesus (we're not gay you know)".

3:53 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Well 'One Nation Under God' is the cry I've noticed being used more and more often and my understanding was that the founding fathers were actually ver much for keeping Church and State apart.
It's a curious thing to watch people-supposed intelligent people- brush off studies and scientific theories because it doesn't suit their religious leaings. Creationism taught in schools as a viable 'alternative' to evolution is one example of the fundy agenda, and as Sniffle&Cry quite rightly points out, people like Palin are highly vocal and appeal to the grass roots voter as a God fearing everyman.

By the way I like to use 'agenda' when discussing Fundies, it ought to be reclaimed.

4:06 p.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

Yeah... the three wise dudes were Washington, Lincoln and Adams and they rode like dinosaurs to see Jesus in the stable cos there was no room at the Holiday Inn...

4:08 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

They should have tried a moderately priced motel.

4:17 p.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

They did, but some Jewish guy wanted too many shekls...

4:21 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

They should have haggled. You're supposed to haggle.

4:30 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like we can fucking laugh at the Americans.......at least they don't have to pause thoughtfully whilst engaged in some wholesome pursuit at 6.0'Clock (and midday) for the Angelous bell.

So like, yee fucking haaa, we is shorely as down diddly doggone Redneck as te rest o them good ol' boys...Mama pass me ma whittlin knife, I'm gonin out to sit in the porch for a spell....

*and in the distance the sound of twanging banjos can be heard*

11:22 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Yep, the hells bells at 6 are a pain in the arse to us secular folk, but it's not exactly the same thing as governing policy now is it? Bong bong bong does not equal no gay rights, teaching creationism, and disallowing vaccines on the worry they might promote sex.

11:43 p.m.  
Blogger Boliath said...

"Bong bong bong does not equal no gay rights, teaching creationism, and disallowing vaccines on the worry they might promote sex."

It doesn't? It did once upon a time not that long ago, maybe not the creationism part but the rest I'd say so.

Nice to read you weighing in on the spectacle of the US Presidential election. I've lived here through 3 elections, this one seems the most important, maybe I've just gotten older or having birthed some citizens I'm more aware and concerned? Or maybe it really is as crucial as it seems to be that this country (the US) lives up to it's founders aims and dreams and reclaims it's dignity.

In my book there is only one choice and he will probably disappoint me given time but he does seem to have noble ideals and aspirations and has inspired hope in millions of people.

Please for the love of all that is (un)holy, if you have a vote, use the fucking thing wisely.

2:32 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

"It doesn't? It did once upon a time not that long ago, maybe not the creationism part but the rest I'd say so."

That's just it Boliath, it did once, but we've moved beyond it -to a certain extent. If we had a person aiming for power who wanted to drag us back to those times I hope we as a country would have the gumption to say, 'no.'
Either way, like you say, this election seems to be very very important and as an outside observer, it's fascinating.

7:43 a.m.  
Blogger tina said...

Funderbunk :) lol. Am I the only one who thinks that's a funny name??

2:57 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

You are definitely not alone in that one Tina.

6:51 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Under God" was not originally a part of the pledge. the Knights of Columbus started working toward the cange in 1951 because they felt the pledge was not complete without some mention of a diety. they decided on "under God", taken from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, but didn't actually get it passed until 1954, thanks to a sermon given by a Scottish pastor named Rev. George M. Docherty focusing on the Gettysburg Address.

That's the short version, lots of politics and religion all messily involved, I'm sure.

7:42 p.m.  
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