Wednesday, December 20, 2006

You ever just want to cry?

Okay, so... Here's the issue.

My fellow Twin Cities' citizens elected a Muslim Congressman.

I was quite chuffed, as the guy seems to be a wonderful spokesperson for minorities, immigrants, democrats, urban dwellers, et al.

Well, he's Muslim. You know, like... He's NOT CHRISTIAN!

And lately, many of the right-wing blow-hards have been angry over his decision to "Swear his oath of office on the Quran." There's been a tonne of stories on this one, so I'm not going to go there right now. Most of the issue is "Why doesn't he swear on the Bible like everyone else?" or "Even Jewish Congress-people have sworn on the Bible" or... You get the drift. Forgive my ignorance here, people... But wasn't the entire point of "Swearing on the Bible" sort of a 'fear' thing? I mean, you swore your oath, and then supposedly you'd burn in eternal hell-fires if you broke the oath. Isn't that why one swears on a Bible?

I don't know... Anyhoo... Okay, so there's been controversy. Whatever. I would prefer Mr. Ellison to take his oath on the Quran, as that would lend a certain solemnity to HIS personal oath. He prays to Allah. Not to Christ. Therefore, SWEAR to Allah. Sort of makes sense, don't it? I mean, just how seriously would a Christian take his or her oath, if they were made to swear on the Torah, or some other book/religious item?

Well, it's still "hotting up" as they say in Kent, England. Yep, more fun... Virginia Congressman, Virgil Goode stuck his foot in his mouth, and wrote a letter to his constituents saying:
    "The Muslim representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don't wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran," Goode wrote.
Brilliant, no? Gah... What a freaking GOOMBAH! Well... Muslims are demanding an apology.

Jeez, you think he should say sorry? Uhh uh... Nope. The bastard should get tossed out of office, is what should happen. However, we all know that the guy's going to give some "half-hearted" apology with a bit of a smirk on his face, as he does so... His constituents are going to laud him as a protector of their rights as Americans and the right to live WITHOUT immigration... And the whole hoo-ha is going to continue ad nauseum.

It's just fricking annoying! Gah!

-- Tuckmac