by Chris Haire
Damn you, Obama. You stole my idea for a novel, a little political satire thingy mocking rightwing talk radio blowhards and partisan political pundits — lefties included.
I had the perfect title: The Horrible Buck Hassells and the Nursery for Ill-Mannered Children. And it was all about how a mysterious and dangerous guy — the aforementioned Buck Hassells — had kidnapped all the radio hosts and pundits, and a few Congress people, shipping them off to "nurseries," and was subjecting them to all sorts of horrible, horrible things — forcing them to carry around pacifiers, take naps, listen to "Are You My Mother" daily, etc., etc. The whole reeducation thing was going to get worse of course; I had pretty much envisioned the whole thing as a sort of a Willy Wonka meets torture porn via the Marquis de Sade little comic affair. Hilarious.
But now, evidently, it's not so hilarious. See, according to World Net Daily, President Obama is in fact planning to set up internment camps ... you know for all those dissenters out there, Birthers, Teabaggers, the Sons of Confederate Vets, whatever.
Here's what the World Net folks had to say:
An ad campaign featured on a U.S. Army website seeking those who would be interested in being an "Internment/Resettlement" specialist is raising alarms across the country, generating concerns that there is some truth in those theories about domestic detention camps, a roundup of dissidents and a crackdown on "threatening" conservatives.
Rats. Now, I've got to get back to work on this whole Muppets Matrix idea, you know, when Kermit the Frog takes the red pill and realizes there's a hand up his ass.