Weather Report; Blog Status UpdatePosted: August 29, 2011
Candidate Michele Bachmann on natural disasters: “I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.”
It seems to me that the God that Michele Bachmann beleives in is way too subtle and needs a message consultant. I think if God wants to tell us that we have to lower the national debt, he should present us with messages that unbelievers can’t just blame on plate techtonics or the weather. Something like having Ted Kennedy, George Washington and Elvis all come back from the dead and wander up and down the national mall preaching the doctrine of lower revenues might work. Or millions of angels throwing gold coins to the Tea Party faithful while shitting on the heads of tax-and-spend Demorcats and RINOs might work. But sending an earthquake and a hurricane to tell Washington to rein in spending? Bad plan. Earthquakes and hurricanes usually cause every district that lost even one elm tree to request even more money for disaster relief.
Update: (8.30.11) Bachmann now states that the comments were intended as a joke. My own guess is that her handlers decided that pitching her message to the Pat Robertson style weirdies was not the best move and this is damage control. As far as what she really believes about how or whay earthquakes and hurricanes happen, your guess is as good as mine.
I said before, I decided to move my blog to another site. My big blog move is not quite ready for the ribbon cutting ceremony; I am still figuring out what I want. My intention is to have all my stuff linked up at one place where people can leave comments, etc.; how well that will work remains to be seen. A very rudimentary version is here. I don’t know how long it will take for the new version to go live.