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Focus on the cracked crystal ball

by Jeremy Hooper

200810222020Yesterday we showed you a nutty "newscast from the future" that the far-right fringe is using to scare voters about a potential Obama presidency. But little did we know that this condemnatory clairvoyancy was less of an isolated incident, more of a sweeping new trend. Perhaps if we were as psychic as they, we would've realized that playing fear-mongery soothsayer is apparently the best the social conservatives of '08 can come up with in terms of an "October Surprise."

Latest case in point? Well, the folks at Focus on the Family have gotten into the predatory prediction game, releasing their own "Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America." Oh, and this one is far more gay-specific. And believe it or not, it's perhaps even more unhinged that the first one:

**Note: This is just the gay part (or at least most of it). Full pdf can be downloaded here.

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And, people listen to these raving lunatics! It is absolutely beyond me how they can put out this drivel, and people actually listen to them without laughing hysterically! Or moaning woefully! It's the manipulative leading the mentally ill! The swindlers leading the gullible!

Some might say it is the stupid leading the stupider, but while some of these con-artists might be stupid enough to believe their own blatant lies, they certainly aren't all that stupid. It may be true that there are new suckers born every minute, and these deceivers know just what buttons to push to manipulate them. But, hopefully it is becoming less true as time slowly ekes forward.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Oct 22, 2008 9:52:29 PM

And, what about 2012 after a Palin administration. Where early in 2008 McCain keels over dead after a bitch fight with the Cunt!

Palin is quickly sworn in! Within a year the third world war is eminent as the VOICE OF GOD in Palin's feeble mind had directed her to issue ultimatums to everyone she deems to be infidels. By January of 2011, half of the world's polulation lay dead or dying in the wake of global nuclear holocaust! Palin's predictions of "God is on OUR side" obviously where just the fabrication of a deluded mind.

Those unlucky enough to have survived the war are now living in makeshift "Palins", the derisive term they have coined to describe the still radioactive bits of debris that they have hoveled together as inadequate shelters.

Meanwhile Palin, hiding in a secret bunker, has become an ever more blithering idiot as she continues to insist that she is on GOD'S MISSION. And, that god speaks to her, and continues to direct all of her actions.

I need a drink!

Posted by: Dick Mills | Oct 22, 2008 10:28:08 PM

This is hilarious...

It's insane enough to write that piece, but I'm quite scared thinking there are so many people out there willing to believe all that crap.

Posted by: Kristof | Oct 22, 2008 11:03:09 PM

What a load of garbage. If "focus" and jimmy want sooo badly to "preserve the family" why doesn't he work on helping to heal families, instead of breaking them up?

Posted by: Gretchen | Oct 22, 2008 11:07:32 PM

Someone should do a version for Palin's presidency. (God help us.)

Posted by: Rainbow Phoenix | Oct 22, 2008 11:49:52 PM

Wow, I know it's Halloween (on a side note: I didn't think fundies acknowledged it) but that is painting a scary picture. It goes to show that when the fundies are down in the polls, they immediately use scare tactics to re-engage their constituents.

Posted by: PW | Oct 23, 2008 9:47:15 AM

How do I fast-forward to 2012? This all sounds good to me.

Dick Mills, could you perhaps not use words like "cunt"? That's really tough to stomach for a feminist who, like you, can't stand Sarah Palin. Thanks.

Posted by: FundamentallyFlawed | Oct 24, 2008 12:21:15 PM

comment cross-posted from Pandagon -

Dobson himself makes the case, and his own quote offers the exact reason that it's so important to vote NO on Proposition 8; should many of the sensible reforms alluded to in Dobson's "predictions" be realized, we would all have a safer and healthier society, discouraging or preventing Dobson and his ilk from suggesting, encouraging, and inciting that -

"... it would be better for [him] to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea”

James Byrd, Matthew Shepard, and sadly, so many others - preventing gay bashing, hate crimes, violence, teen suicide, harassment, and allowing each person to realize their full potential, and to pursue life, liberty and happiness - that is the future that could result should much of the above be realized. Truly a brave, new world, in the best sense of the term.

Posted by: trey | Oct 25, 2008 2:02:39 AM

"....and now that there's no Christmas, INSECTS HAVE GROWN TO ENORMOUS SIZE!!!!!" - Stephen Colbert.

Dude, the Far-Right seems to be determined to imitate their satirists.

Posted by: libarbarian | Oct 27, 2008 11:47:51 AM

Where early in 2008 McCain keels over dead after a bitch fight with the Cunt!

Dick Mills = Complete and utter moron.

Posted by: Jack Stephens | Nov 1, 2008 9:06:39 AM

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