Monday, January 3, 2011

I looked and there before me was a pale horse!

The epicenter of the Apocalypse appears to be in Arkansas with a massive outbreak of deadly tornados on New Years Eve. Mid-winter tornadoes aren’t unheard of but are usually of the “lose a few shingles” variety as opposed to the “scour the earth and leave nothing standing” kind that they had in this occurrence.

Overnight they had an outbreak of “madness” among the huge flocks of Black Birds that winter there, they took wing in the dark of night and summarily dropped dead en masse. There are reports that this “bird madness” phenomenon also occurred in Louisiana.

The secular explanation for all this would be that the winter storms are more severe from the global warming caused by the pollution of huge corporations. The birds behavior can probably be traced back to the same sort of corporate malfeasances. It was an otherwise cool, calm night and no “natural” cause is apparent.

This would be the same corporations run by a cadre of men like Dick Cheney that want to make us all slaves and don’t care how many of us they kill to achieve world domination…. Okay, so it is the Apocalypse.

I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" I looked and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hell was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.    

Have your canned Holy water ready.


Andrea said...

And this pale horse has an artificial heart pump?

Anonymous said...

Off Topic, but relevant to discussion held here in the past on "the future of the filibuster":

In the proposed rule changes, the number of votes needed to prevent cloture would remain the same but those desiring to filibuster must actually speak on the senate floor to continue the filibuster.

Other, non-filibuster provisions: elimination of secret holds on nominees and limits on the number and relevance of amendments.

If the Democratic leadership even allows this to proceed, the first interesting "debate" will be whether consideration of the proposed rule changes can proceed on a straight majority vote or is this subject to filibuster (er, by the old rules, of course!)

John Puma

prairie2 said...

on opening day a simple majority can change the rules in the Senate. They can also set how the rules can be changed for the remainder of that term.

Anonymous said...

I presume today was opening day? Note: "Democrats have postponed a vote on the package until late January, when lawmakers will return from a two-week recess, giving them time to smooth over differences in their conference."

John Puma

Anonymous said...

After the above post, I've learned that a "legislative day" can extend beyond a calendar day.

A session ended by a recess continues as the the same "legislative day," on whatever calendar day it resumes.

An adjournment ends a "legislative day."

The record "legislative day" extended over months of calendar days.

Our drama continues at the end of the month.

John Puma