Sunday, April 18, 2010

Volcanic Ass

Is it really any wonder that Americans who listen too diligently to FOX “News” and right-wing radio programs are so ill-informed? On Friday, radio entertainer Rush Limburger told his gullible followers that the recent eruption of an Icelandic volcano--which has played havoc with plane flights in much of Europe--is God’s way of telling Americans that they were wrong to finally pass health-care reform legislation:
You know, a couple of days after the health care bill had been signed into law Obama ran around all over the country saying, “Hey, you know, I’m looking around. The earth hadn’t opened up. There’s no Armageddon out there. The birds are still chirping.” I think the earth has opened up. God may have replied. This volcano in Iceland has grounded more airplanes--airspace has more affected--than even after 9/11 because of this plume, because of this ash cloud over Northern and Western Europe. At the Paris airport they’re telling people to head to the train station to catch trains out of France, and when people get to the train station they’re telling people, “There aren’t any seats until at least April 22nd,” basically a week from now. It’s got everybody in a shutdown. Earth has opened up. I don’t know whether it’s a rebirth or Armageddon. Hopefully it’s a rebirth, God speaking.
(Hat tip to Think Progress.)

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