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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Another Instance of Cronkite Disease

WorldNetDaily: Keillor: Born-agains should not have right to vote

I have named a new disease. I call it Cronkite Disease. The name is in recognition of the need for whatever that comes out of one's mouth MUST first go through fully intact frontal lobes. Those who exhibit Cronkite Disease by-pass frontal lobes entirely. Walter demonstrated the old adage of "There's no fool like an old fool." As someone told me yesterday, in this election season, Cronkite's verbal eructations undid his entire legacy and left him looking like an old fool descending into senility.

Well, Cronkite Disease strikes again. This time it strikes one of the least amusing, downright unfunny, and otherwise completely untalented bores in all of BlueNoseBlueMind radio (NPR). The blesse' is Garrison Keillor. If you have ever heard this frump, you know of whom I write. Keillor always sounds like he is about 12 treatments of electroshock therapy short of success.

Bluisms from Keillor (from the cited article):

Speaking in the aftermath of the presidential election, Democrat radio host Garrison Keillor says he is on a quest to take away the right of born-again Christians to vote, saying their citizenship is actually in heaven, not the United States.

"I am now the chairman of a national campaign to pass a constitutional amendment to take the right to vote away from born-again Christians. [enthusiastic audience applause] Just a little project of mine. My feeling is that born-again people are citizens of heaven, that is where there citizenship is, [laughter] is in heaven, it's not here among us in America. ..."

"If born-again Christians are allowed to vote in this country, then why not Canadians?"


The rejoinders have been funny:


"Though Keillor's comments about disenfranchising born-again Christians apparently was made in jest, posters on FreeRepublic.com were not amused.

"Replace 'born-again Christians' with 'black people' and Keillor should get a sense of the depths of his bigotry," said one post.

Said another: "[Keillor] still has a radio program? I thought that his only gig was to put people into a deep state of sleep at hospitals just prior to major surgery."



My concern is for the poorly disguised meanness in Keillor's typical bluenosebluemind remarks. He really means it when he says he wants to abrograte voters' rights for the religious people he cited. His is typical thinking of these bluenosebluemind pseudo-intellectuals in the august blue states.

This is not conspiracy theorizing. It is fact. People of Keillor's ilk are the New Haters of America. They will target the evangelical religious first because they think they are the most vulnerable. To these towering intellects, the evangelical religious are downright stupid, so no one would object to them being cut from the herd.

I would. I am an atheist, but I think these religious Americans must have every one of their rights preserved as much as mine and anyone in the blue states.

I know that the next after the evangelicals will be the atheists like me. Remember Pastor Neimoller who said about Nazi Germany words to the effect that they came for one group after another. As each group was taken, no one spoke up in defense. When they came for him, there was no one left to speak up for him.

Beware of the evil thinking coming from the intelligentsia of America these days. Even a day or so ago, Chris Mathews on HardBall referred to the terrorist killed by the Marine in Falluja as not a bad guy, just a defender of his country. This is bluenosebluemind corruption of the worst order. It is also Cronkite Disease, just like Keillor's.

Cronkite Disease is breaking out everywhere.

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