Right-wingers are so over-wrought as to be stupid? Yes. Here’s why:
1.) Christine O’Donnell believes God is actively intervening in a Senate race on her behalf . .
“God is the reason that I’m running. If I didn’t believe that there were a cause greater than myself worth fighting for, if I didn’t believe that it takes a complete dying of self to make things right in this Election cycle I would not be running and when you die to yourself you rely on a power greater than yourself so prayer is what’s gotten us all through. The day that we saw a spike in the polls was a day that some people had a prayer meeting for me that morning for this campaign so I believe that prayer plays a direct role in this campaign and I always ask please pray for the campaign; please pray for our staff; please pray specifically that the eyes of the voters be opened.”
So, how does God really feel about Christine? Here’s Nate Silver’s forecast for next week:
2.) Fox News op/ed fighting keyboarder Christian Whiton calls for whistleblowers at Wikileaks to be attacked . .
Here are some of the things the U.S. could do:
1. Indict Mr. Assange and his colleagues for espionage, regardless of whether he is presently in a U.S. jurisdiction, and ask our allies to do the same.
2. Explore opportunities for the president to designate WikiLeaks and its officers as enemy combatants, paving the way for non-judicial actions against them . .
‘Non-judicial actions‘? Yeah, like killing them. At the very least kidnapping and torturing them (in a better, Bushie, world).
You know who else spends all their time collecting thousands of government documents, collating them, organizing them, reading them in detail, redacting names and then releasing them for all the world to see? Especially for the government and the U.S. military to see? Al Qaeda.
3.) BP’s new boss, Bob Dudley, thinks the hub-bub over the Gulf oil spill was pretty overblown . .
. . Mr. Dudley said there had been “a great rush to judgment by a fair number of observers before the full facts could possibly be known, even from some in our industry.
“I watched graphic projections of oil swirling around the gulf, around Florida, across and around Bermuda to England — these appeared authoritative and inevitable,” he said. “The public fear was everywhere” . .
Mr. Dudley’s comments on Monday echoed those he made early in the 87-day crisis during a television interview, when he said scientists who argued the well was gushing up to 70,000 barrels a day were “scaremongering.” At the time, Mr. Dudley said the “best estimate” of the flow rate was 5,000 barrels a day.
Actual flow rate from the oil volcano: 62,000 barrels a day at the beginning, 53,000 per day at the end. 4.9 million barrels total, or 185 million gallons. Wiki:
On September 10, it was reported that a new wave of oil suddenly coated 16 miles of Louisiana coastline and marshes west of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries confirmed the sightings.
On October 23, it was reported that miles-long stretches of weathered oil had been sighted in West Bay, Texas between Southwest Pass, the main shipping channel of the Mississippi River, and Tiger Pass near Venice, Louisiana. The sightings were confirmed by Matthew Hinton of The Times-Picayune.
Gee, don’t know why we lost our minds over the little affair.