Friday, April 10, 2009

Week in Review: Solar/17

I've written several posts of the increasing use of solar/sun worship imagery in Christian churches, but I must say that this ad was particularly shocking. A storm rages while actors speak about how terrified they all are of same-sex marriage, but the clouds part when a National Organization for Marriage spokesmodel/shill chimes in, and we see a glorious money shot of old Helios Sol Invictus when the NOM logo flashes. This group is the creation of former journalist Maggie Gallagher, who got caught up in a bribery scandal a few years back.


Speaking of scandals, I'm sure you've read about the Boss being named as the other man in a divorce proceeding:
Businessman Arthur J. Kelly named the Jersey rock 'n' roller as the reason for the breakup of his 17-year marriage to Ann C. Kelly, according to a complaint filed in Superior Court in Monmouth County last month.

This is not the first time Springsteen, who has been married to E-Street Band member Patti Scialfa for 17 years, has been the subject of alleged infidelity.

Of course, it was the sightings of strange flying globes over an Obama rally that Springsteen played at in Phila(e)delphia that got me looking into the emerging Sirius symbolism in the media. Those UFOs may or may not be alien, but the magical 65 MPH "balloons" that the two "pranksters" let loose in NJ certainly were not out of this world. We probably won't find out what was really going on that first night (which of their lies are we supposed to believe?) but happily they got off with the lightest-possible slap on the wrist for endangering aircraft at local airports:

On April 1, they published an article and series of videos on the website eSkeptic explaining how and why they created the hoax.

But one day after the expose, Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi held a press conference condemning the hoax, saying the floating balloons posed a potential fire hazard and could have interfered with air traffic at nearby Morristown Airport.

In court Tuesday, Carlucci accepted a plea deal from Rudy and Russo's attorneys to cite the pair for an ordinance violation. He ordered the pair to serve their community service for the Hanover Recreation Commission, working specifically with youth.

"If you were a pair of 17-year-olds, I would tell you to grow up," Carlucci said to the men. "You're not 17."

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) puts the number of socialists in the House at 17.

"Some of the men and women I work with in Congress are socialists," Bachus told local government leaders on Thursday, according to the Birmingham News.

Bachus gave the specific number of House socialists when pressed later by a reporter.

Everything that's going on in politics almost leads me to believe that there's a plan afoot to split the country in two in the next few years, which is why we're seeing increasingly radical rhetoric coming from all of the footmen of the GOP. But you know me- I'm crazy. As soon as I saw the red state/blue state map after the 2004 elections, I said to myself "that's how they're going to split the country," something I've been expecting for the past two decades. Then the clear-cutting and strip-mining and coal-burning and drilling and dumping can commence without interference from coastal do-gooders.

Either way, whenever I hear shills in the media talking NWO or UFO, I'm going to ignore them and try to find out what is really going on.

Keep an eye out because I will be responding to comments from the past few days over the weekend. This has been an extremely tough day and week for me, but I don't want your thoughtful and always-helpful comments to go without reply.