If you prefer TV with a dash of Apocalyptic paranoia, evangelist Tim LaHaye was on Mike Huckabee’s show predicting the end of the world (video below). The first clue? Mike Huckabee has a TV show. Tim LaHaye says President Obama’s “socialist” policies will “bring us closer to the Apocalypse.” Gee, I didn’t know healthcare was a sign of the end of the world. I hope my policy covers injuries resulting from exposure to fire and brimstone. Here’s a question: If the Apocalypse is foretold in the Bible, does that make it a pre-existing condition? LaHaye also said we are “very definitely” living in the “end times.” No wonder conservatives don’t give a crap about global warming—they think the world is already cooked. If these people think these are the end times, why do they even have any say in public policy discussions? Heck, if this is the end, why even try to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf? That would be like vacuuming the carpet while your house is burning down.
Finally, if you want your crazy on the radio, Rush Limbaugh said the judge’s decision on the Arizona immigration law means that “Muslim terrorists are gonna have a field day in Arizona.” Right. Not unless they want to pick lettuce. But then if Al Qaeda’s plan is to stand outside Home Depot and get day work hanging dry wall, well yes, this decision clears the way. Today’s Homework