Holiday fruitcakes arrive early
I normally don't point out or comment much on political stuff because, well, there's just not much percentage in it.
But this entry on the Open Secrets blog. which tracks money in politics, just begged to be pointed out. It's about the creation of one "American Phoenix Super Pac" by a nonprofit called Florida Deep Sea Burials Inc. There are a ton of questions surrounding all the paperwork's errors, stuff that is a big yawn for most folks except wonks like me that like to track money and influence.
Then there was this graf that caught my eye:
According to American Phoenix's website, the group wants to ban cremation and replace it with "carbon-neutral" deep sea burial; ban circumcision; ban absentee voting; end pensions for all public officials; eliminate red light cameras; "end corporate rule"; declare Islam a "hostile political party, not a religion"; classify the killing of Sikhs in Pakistan in 1947 as a genocide and overturn the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), among other goals.Not even November, and already the holiday fruitcakes are arriving.
Given the paperwork mess, one wonders if someone isn't pulling a giant joke here. It would be funny were it not so potentially serious.