May 21, 2009
The fright fight of the far right: watching Dick Cheney trying to scare the living crap out of America I was reminded of the classic 1968 black and white George Romero film "Night of the Living Dead". I could visualize flesh eating radical Muslim zombies released into my own neighborhood by clever liberal ACLU lawyers. I wondered what nightmares we’ll all be having tonight.
Knowing that nobody has ever escaped from a super-maximum security prison, the far right has a talking point I think we’ll be hearing a lot more of.
Heidi Harris, the earnest conservative radio host is convinced that lefty lawyers will wave their fairy wands to tease out loopholes in the law and free a hoard of Christian-flesh eating radical Muslim zombies. No kidding. On the MSNBC "The Ed Show" she seemed to tremble with fear as she described the Al Qaeda terrorists moving next door while Ed Schultz and his other guests rolled their eyes and chortled in disbelieve.
Thanks to copyright free photos on Wikimedia Commons, instead of writing any more I’ll make this column my first photo essay. Just picture these are all blood thirsty terrorists freed by Barack Obama who Cheney would have you think is either the least patriotic president in history or too dumb to whistle and waterboard at the same time.
The dead zombie Helen Cooper
Spanish language poster
There. Have I scared you as much as I scared myself?
The horror move scenario of Al Qaeda hoards on Main Street which Cheney has described might make a good movie. Perhaps he could get "24" series creators Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran to write the script. After all, he seems to believe "24" is true to life.