16h18 UTC; SATURDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2012: As if RepubliKKKan/"Tea Party" Delusions of Grandeur, of Luscious Glory in Service to God and Country, weren't getting obnoxiously blatant enow with their taking President Obama to task over increasing fuel prices, and his want of "real action" to remedy same out of the "Wise Use" Movement playbook (e.g., by claiming a "state of economic emergency" to suspend certain specimens of "non-essential regulatory burden" seen as "preventing further exploitation of viable oil and gas fields as yet untapped"), their invocation of an idealised True Patriot Love Thou Dost in Us Command to excuse same risks crossing the line into a potentially dangerous brand of fanaticism which, in and of itself, can risk crossing into tacit endorsement of mob rule and its byproducts of sadism and debauchery (cf. Japan in the weeks following the German surrender as ended the European phase of World War II, replete with invocation of the Sacred and Profane Name of the Showa Emperor in its Luscious Glory of Superdivinity Made Flesh to condone all manner of calls for outright suicide to save Japan from "enslavament" under the Allies).

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As if delusions of "racial awareness" weren't sick enough a display of True Patriot Love, &c., For My God and My Country in certain circles, Your Correspondent understands where one Alaskan is seeking legal action for to remove President Obama's name from the November ballot paper because of his being a "mixed-race mulatto" supposedly making him "unfit" (in the mind of the petitioner) to hold Presidential office.

Never mind where there is no racially-qualifying language extant in the Constitution with regards to who is entitled to hold Constitutional office.

Hence, expect such to be dismissed as "frivolous, vexatious or tortious."

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Is there any logic in remarks by GOP Presidential wannabe Newt Gingrich suggesting that President Obama's apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai were "insincere" (and should be seen thus) without Afghan President Karzai's apologising in kind for accidentally killing American troops defending their positions in the wake of rioting caused by reports that American troops had accidentially burned copies of the Holy Qur'an at a base outside Kabul?

(Not to mention such being subtly pandering to latent racism and nativism, insisting as ever that AmeriKKKa is, was and will always be a White Bible-Believing Christian Nation whose hard-wired zealotry rivals that of apartheid South Africa in its Luscious Glory.)

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Speaking of apartheid South Africa in its Luscious Glory, you can just imagine the "Tea Party" (pseudo)movement and their drookies among neo-Confederates (witness the poster leading off today's post, via the Facebook page of Americans Against the Tea Party) "building bridges" (as it were) with the likes of Afrikaner nationalists in post-apartheid South Africa, in their Luscious Glory of disconnect from Reality excusing a maudlin sentiment for apartheid's entitling the Afrikaner to "rights, privileges and powers entitled [the Afrikaner] as of natural right", for advice and ideas on Reclaiming Our Dear Lovely Nation from Herself.

With plenty of help expected from the likes of "Youth for Western Civilisation" and their racist allies as a United Campaign of Solidarity for the Afrikaner Peoples of South Africa in the Face of a Clear and Present Danger of Persecution Based on their Race and their Pious, Humble and Lowly Christian Faith ... especially with an eye towards unleashing of a "spontaneous campaign" among the so-called "REAL AmeriKKKans" in their Luscious Glory of willful and conscious poverty, fecundity and ignorance reinforced by a "racial awareness" most hard-wired based on the Afrikaans expression 'n Volk red homself ("a people rescues itself"), to be accomplished according to the principles and disciplines of ekonomesie vryheid met Amerikaanse eienskappe "gebore ons die Volk, die Volk te doen"--the which helped cement Afrikaner dominance of the South African economy under apartheid, especially in the runup towards South African independence in 1961 and for some years thereafter (at least until the "martyrdom" of President Hendrik Verwoerd in 1966 in protest of perceived contempt for the poorer scions of otherwise "privileged as of right" white South Africans under apartheid's Luscious Glory).

Especially when the whole embraceth the schools of the "flash mob" and the anonymous chain e-mail, such to occur so fast that the media cannot expect to keep up with the speed of such developments long enough to question the real motivations and its tactics, supposedly to be kept all the more low-key "for reasons you will understand," or so the official meme will expect followers to play by.

In all, worth watching for. Especially when conservative prolefeeders whine endlessly (as per usual, lacking credible evidence) about the "liberal media conspiracy" supposedly playing down such a "spontaneous and healthy mass campaign among the people themselves to reclaim the economy and its foundations in free enterprise", or covers it in less-than-fawning terms so preferred (such as challenging its leaders, its motivation and its core beliefs, or even the use of Fox News Channel, Fox Business, CNBC and conservative talkback radio shows to "endorse" the "campaign").

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Save the date: Sunday, September 9th will be the Mass of Elevation of the Catholic Parish of St. Stanislaus Kostka here in Winona into the Minor Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, officially accorded such status by Pope Benedict XVI late last year on petition of the Catholic Diocese of Winona as considered its architecture as much as its being built on the spare change of working-class Polish immigrants resident in Winona in the late 19th century to the tune of $83,000 back in 1892 (which, in today's terms, would be somewhere around $7.5 million).

Which will make St. Stan's the 70th minor basilica in the United States and only the second in Minnesota (in fact, the first such to be designated in the United States was St. Mary's in Minneapolis, as was accorded the honour in 1924) ... as well as entitling St. Stan's to display the Papal arms and use the crossed Papal keys on its letterhead, not to mention its resident priest to be styled "Very Reverend Monsignor."



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