Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The War On Peanuts

The War On Peanuts

This is just another fraction and war front on the war on Christmas. Either that or the Republicans are just insane, but they stated that Obama has declared a war on the Peanuts.
In the opinion of Arlington Mayor Russell Wiseman, President Barack Obama's speech on Tuesday night on the war in Afghanistan was deliberately timed to block the Christian message of the "Peanuts" television Christmas special.

Wiseman made the statements on his Facebook page, where he declared Obama to be a Muslim. Only people on Wiseman's "friend's list" had access to the post. He has more than 1,600 friends on Facebook.

"Ok, so, this is total crap, we sit the kids down to watch 'The Charlie Brown Christmas Special' and our muslim president is there, what a load.....try to convince me that wasn't done on purpose. Ask the man if he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he will give you a 10 minute disertation (sic) about it....w...hen the answer should simply be 'yes'...."

"A Charlie Brown Christmas," which first aired in 1965, has become an endearing program for many because of its emphasis on the "real meaning of Christmas," including Linus' memorable reading from the Gospel of Luke of Jesus' birth.

In Wiseman's extensive thread that attacked the president, his supporters and Muslims, he stated "...you obama people need to move to a muslim country...oh wait, that's America....pitiful."

At another point he said, "you know, our forefathers had it written in the original Constitution that ONLY property owners could vote, if that has stayed in there, things would be different........"

When contacted Thursday, Wiseman declined to comment about his Facebook posts.

"It's ridiculous for someone to send my Facebook post," Wiseman said. "You guys are trying to make a mountain out of a molehill."

As the popularity of social networking sites such as Twitter, MySpace and Facebook has increased, some organizations, such as some NFL teams, have banned the use of posting comments online because of inflammatory and embarrassing remarks that invariably make it into the public domain.

To avoid online controversies, Ellyn Angelotti, a faculty member at the Poynter Institute, said that everyone, not just public officials, must to be careful of what they post on the Internet.

"A lot of people think Facebook is private so only a limited number of people can see their post," Angelotti said. "But the reality is that it can be made public.

"You've got to be careful. The same social rules that apply in real life should be applied to the virtual life."
Good Grief! Buy the tape you freeloader!

I do like how the author of this article acts as though the problem is that the mayor got caught saying something silly and not that an elected official is completely fucking insane.

It's as if Charlie Brown and Muslims are Lucy and he just can't kick that damn football.. No wait, He's Charlie Brown, the football is Muslims.. Lucy represents liberals and Malcontents who, through trickery and deception, conspire to prevent real Americans from punishing the terrorist menace.

Let's see what the Facebook public thinks about this:
Poll: What do you think about Arlington Mayor Russell Wiseman’s comments about President Obama on Facebook?

His comments are inappropriate and embarrassing. 48% 4975
Mayor Wiseman speaks for a lot of Americans who are frustrated with the President. 43% 4493
I don’t agree with him, but he can say what he wants on his Facebook page. 7% 796
total votes: 10264
Ah yes, that's America... I'm sorry. But you have to remember that the Peanuts itself is part of the war on Christmas and Christianity. Linus, the only character who regularly quotes scripture, represents Christianity. His security blanket is a metaphor for the emotional crutch that is faith and the Great Pumpkin he believes in is the Flying Spaghetti Monster joke forty years earlier.

It's not like the Republicans even care about what Obama said. Most of the time it's really just like they're hearing one of the parents in the Peanuts universe as they talk in that strange "waaaaah waaamp womp waaah" language. What was up with that? Our childhood was filled with fucked up parental role models. You could never understand the adults in Peanuts and the muppets never showed Nanny above the knee.

No wonder we're so fucked up. Maybe it's a good thing that Obama preempted the broadcasting of this. Maybe the next generation wouldn't have such a fucked up image of our grown ups. I guess it's just a time honored tradition to watch the Peanuts Christmas Special. So we can't take that away from our children. It's bad enough we're leaving them with a huge national debt for the wars that we are raging. Though I have to say, Race for your life, Charlie Brown is the best of the bunch and doesn't get the respect it deserves.

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