Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Randi Rhodes: Rapture Rescheduled

Harold Camping, the nut who predicted the end of the world for last weekend has come up with a new date after tweaking the numbers. If you ask me, Harold Camping is more tweaked than his numbers. The announcement of the new date came during what the New York Times described as a “rambling 90-minute speech.” OK, if you’re looking for someone who knows God’s plans, the first thing you want to avoid is anybody who is “rambling.” I don’t pretend to know the Word of God, but I’m reasonably sure that he doesn’t ramble. Moses did not come down from Mount Sinai and say “The Lord sayeth… well, he went on at length. Never really did get to the point.”

For those of you who want to keep track, the new date for the end of the world is October 21st. Write it on your calendar, but not in pen. Harold claims that God did in fact “bring judgment on the world” back on May 21st. God just didn’t do anything about it right away. I guess God’s judgment on the world is a sealed verdict. We have to wait until October 21st, which I guess is sentencing day. In the meantime, I guess we’re all free to go about our business. God has released us on our own recognizance!

GOP freak of the week Herman Cain has admitted that he didn’t know what “right of return” meant. He flat out told Sean Hannity “I didn’t understand the right of return.” Then Herman Cain said “The thing that you’re going to learn about Herman Cain, if he doesn’t know something, he’s not going to try and fake it…” which ignores the fact that during the original interview he DID try to fake it. Herman Cain, tell Herman Cain that here’s what I’ve learned about Herman Cain—if he doesn’t know something, he’s going to try and fake it, until it’s obvious that isn’t working. Then he’s finally going to tell you that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about… while talking in the third person.

Now Donald Trump says he might still run for president if he doesn’t like the Republican field. Well, that’s hardly an “if.” Nobody likes the Republican field—not even those Republicans in the field. Bad news, Donald—you’re too late. Your position as a joke candidate has been more than adequately filled. Herman Cain has done to you what Ashton Kucher did to Charlie Sheen.

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The rightwing noise machine always loves having an African-American to call their own. Here’s Bryan Fischer trashing Obama and celebrating Herman Cain’s ‘authentic blackness’…

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