One of today’s more colorful news stories comes from the West Texas town of Lubbock, where Judge Tom Head, now the official Via Meadia State Loon of Texas, warned that the reelection of President Obama would lead to blood in the streets and a UN takeover of the town. The New York Times reports:
“He is going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N.,” Mr. Head said on Fox 34 last week. “O.K., what’s going to happen when that happens? I’m thinking worst-case scenario: civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war, maybe. And we’re not talking just a few riots here and demonstrations. We’re talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy.”
Laughing at the loons in the boondocks is one of the less attractive features of the soi-disant enlightened press, but people like Mr. Head make irresistible targets.We do note, though, that the judge is not threatening to commit any illegal actions simply if the President is re-elected. Only if a re-elected Obama hauls down Old Glory to raise the blue and white UN flag over every post office in America does Mr. Head expect to lead the resistance.We hear temperatures in Lubbock Texas are high this time of year. Mr. Head might want to spend more time indoors with the air conditioning, drink more water, and cut back on his study of doomsday websites.The OWS nuts who think Romney will open FEMA camps and the loons who think President Obama is ready to call in Nicolae Carpathia will always be with us. Fortunately, they dwell in the margins of American life and don’t—and won’t—call the shots.