Orange County: The Crazies that Keep on Giving

I’ve been trying to stay away from the whole “birther” thing, I really have.  These people are completely nuts, and I fear for their sanity.  And I figured that writing about them would only encourage them more, so I definitely didn’t want to do that.

But, it seems that everyone is talking about them, and the Republicans behind the Orange Curtain are ground zero for the “movement.” I put that in quotes because I’m not sure a bunch of insane people qualify as a movement of any kind.  More like an epidemic.

Sigh.

It seems that the leaders of the crazies, Orange County lawyer Orly Taitz and Pastor Wiley Drake of Buena Park are based right here, and have a lawsuit that is currently making its way through the court systemin Santa Ana.  However, it is encouraging that some of the judges are prone to giving Ms. Taitz a good smackdown.

So now comes along two more dubious examples of OC crazy.  Judy Ahrens and John  Briscoe want Maya Angelou’s fantastic autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” banned from school libraries.  Seriously?  Way to put OC back in the Dark Ages J & J!  Their objection is to one part of the book in which Ms. Angelou describes being raped as a child.

I’ve read the book many times, and I don’t think that one passage should mean that the entire book is banned.  The work as a whole is moving and powerful, and already the book is restricted to being checked out by 8th graders only.  And listen, with all the stuff kids today watch, the scene is not as traumatizing to the “innocent children” as J & J would like you to believe.

But again, book banning? Seriously?

Please, crazies, you are giving the rest of us a bad name!

13 Comments so far

  1. Reds (unregistered) on October 21st, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

    What an idiotic story by a non talented writer. I have a hard time believing ANY news organization would pay you to do anything other than order lunch for the staff. The fact that you probably do get paid to write lousy…oppionated..stories demonstrates that you have more talent as a con artist than you could possibly ever have as a writer.

    Do you happen to work for the obama administration?


  2. obamacornlies (unregistered) on October 21st, 2009 @ 12:44 pm

    See your rights slipping away, as we speak. You didn’t believe us, did you? Are you aware what is happening tomorrow? Net Neutrality????
    oon, you won’t even be able to post you opinions/articles here, then you will be sorry, that you didn’t listen to us.


  3. obamacornlies on October 21st, 2009 @ 12:56 pm

    WAKE UP PEOPLE, BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!


  4. obamacornlies on October 21st, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

    Ok, how do I change this dumbass thumbnail?


  5. Gina (oc_gina) on October 21st, 2009 @ 1:45 pm

    LOL!


  6. obamacornlies on October 21st, 2009 @ 1:49 pm

    I’ve been all through the settings and can’t find it. Where do you change your thumbnail Gina?


  7. Gina (oc_gina) on October 21st, 2009 @ 1:52 pm

    What you need to do is go to gravatar.com and put in a picture for a universal avatar. Then our system will recognize it.


  8. obamacornlies on October 21st, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

    Ahhh, thank you…


  9. obamacornlies on October 21st, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

    There we go!
    Thanks for your help!


  10. obamacornlies on October 21st, 2009 @ 2:09 pm

    Or maybe this one…


  11. Dave Share (daveshare) on October 21st, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

    I saw this on the news today. Really, really retarded. I will, again, weep inside if this get passed. It’s one thing it’s it’s soft-core porn, but this is a BIOGRAPHY!!! About an AMAZING woman!!! Friggin’ idiots.


  12. frazgo on October 22nd, 2009 @ 7:22 am

    Reds needs to understand we write for free here because we care about, even passionate about where we live and play.


  13. Gina (oc_gina) on October 24th, 2009 @ 11:46 am

    Reds also needs to understand that this is a blog, not a “news organization” and be able to get the difference.

    Also, I’m wondering if Reds watches a little something called Fox News, which touts itself as a legitimate news organization, but is anything but.

    Other than that, Reds’ comment actually made me laugh.



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