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06 November 2009

Introducing Glenn Beck, King of Simpleminded Hatemongers

Yesterday, upon hearing about the Ft. Hood mayhem, I wrote, "I can't wait to see how the 9.12 Brigade blames Obama for that 'A-Rab' soldier going on a Texas kill spree."
Well, today, not only did I read a NY Times piece about the shooter that stated ...
[F]amily members said that he had complained about being harassed expressly because he was a Muslim.

... but then I got an email from Glenn Appendixless Beck, subject line: "Obama's shocking post shooting insensitivityā€¸."
As if blaming Bush for the floundering economy and the continuing effort to pile on to an already enormous deficit weren't evidence enough that Barack Obama isn't exactly presidential -- he poured more gasoline on to the fire with his remarks after the shooting at Fort Hood. He should have come out completely somber and measured in his remarks. Instead, he did THIS.

Ft. Hood shooter yelled 'Allahu Akbar'
"A US army psychiatrist about to be deployed to Afghanistan allegedly shouted 'Allahu Akbar,' or 'God is greatest,' as he opened fire at a military base in Texas, killing 13 people and wounding 28."

So, in summary, here's how I'm interpreting this thing: Among a litany of motives, simple-minded religious hatred drove this guy crazy, and those simple-minded enough to hate someone for their freedom of religion are harping on about it.


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