I know every state in the nation has some lackluster, bone-dumb and ignorant clucks who somehow skeez the public into accepting the idea the person is some kind of politician, and soon become an elected official of varying offices whose skills are chiefly being perhaps able to walk and talk at the same time.
But our humble state has too many.
The latest chucklehead who crows of his witless behavior with righteous fervor is Mayor Russell Wiseman of Arlington, TN.
Mayor Wiseman decided to share his idiocy via the social network of Facebook because President Obama's speech on the war in Afghanistan interrupted the mayor's attempt to watch "A Charlie Brown Christmas". I suppose the mayor had not watched or read any news of the previous week announcing the speech was to take place. And apparently, Mayor Wiseman (oh what a nifty name!) thinks interruppting the 1965 Peanuts show is Blasphemy.
The Commercial-Appeal provides us with the mayor's own words:
"Ok, so, this is total crap, we sit the kids down to watch 'The Charlie Brown Christmas Special' and our muslim president is there, what a load.....try to convince me that wasn't done on purpose. Ask the man if he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he will give you a 10 minute disertation (sic) about it....w...hen the answer should simply be 'yes'...." " ...you obama people need to move to a muslim country...oh wait, that's America....pitiful."
"At another point he said, "you know, our forefathers had it written in the original Constitution that ONLY property owners could vote, if that has stayed in there, things would be different........"
Of course Mayor-Not-Very-Wiseman quickly ducked away from being held to account for what he has said and published online -
"When contacted Thursday, Wiseman declined to comment about his Facebook posts.
"It's ridiculous for someone to send my Facebook post," Wiseman said. "You guys are trying to make a mountain out of a molehill."
Mountain from a molehill? Dude, you are an expert in that field.
Are you so un-American and un-Christian that you don't even own your own copy of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
UPDATE: The Mayor's lame whinefest goes national.
UPDATE 2: Mayor Wiseman earns recognition on WikiPedia for Arlington, TN.
UPDATE 3: Join the Facebook group which says WIseman should respect President Obama and Charlie Brown. Or even better, email the mayor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE 4: Mayor Wiseman issues a non-apology apology.