• Adventures In Senseless Shit: Bleeding Kansas Edition.

    The guy above is Kansas House Speaker Mike O'Neal (R). Normally he wouldn't rate a mention on DDSS if it wasn't for the following story:

    ThinkProgress reported last week that Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal (R) was forced to apologize to First Lady Michelle Obama after forwarding an email to fellow lawmakers that called her “Mrs. YoMama” and compared her to the Grinch.

    Earlier that same week, the Lawrence Journal-World was sent another email that O’Neal had forwarded to House Republicans that referred to President Obama and a Bible verse that says “Let his days be few” and calls for his children to be without a father and his wife to be widowed.

    Nick Sementelli at Faith in Public Life notes that Psalm 109, which is a prayer for the death of a leader, became a popular conservative meme after Obama’s election. The “tongue-in-cheek” prayer for the president was seen on bumper stickers.

    These guys just won't let up against the president and the First Family. They've just about called them everything except "niggers" and "children of God." There seems to be no end to the color-aroused bile they're obligated to reflexively spew time and again.

    The verse? It's Psalm 109, "A Cry for Vengeance," as noted here:

    1 Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;
    2 for the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me:
    they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
    3 They compassed me about also with words of hatred;
    and fought against me without a cause.
    4 For my love they are my adversaries:
    but I give myself unto prayer.
    5 And they have rewarded me evil for good,
    and hatred for my love.
    6 Set thou a wicked man over him:
    and let Satan stand at his right hand.
    7 When he shall be judged, let him be condemned:
    and let his prayer become sin.
    8 Let his days be few;
    and let another take his office. Acts 1.20
    9 Let his children be fatherless,
    and his wife a widow.
    10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg:
    let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
    11 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath;
    and let the strangers spoil his labor.
    12 Let there be none to extend mercy unto him:
    neither let there be any to favor his fatherless children.
    13 Let his posterity be cut off;
    and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
    14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD;
    and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
    15 Let them be before the LORD continually,
    that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
    16 Because that he remembered not to show mercy,
    but persecuted the poor and needy man,
    that he might even slay the broken in heart.
    17 As he loved cursing,
    so let it come unto him:
    as he delighted not in blessing,
    so let it be far from him.
    18 As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment,
    so let it come into his bowels like water,
    and like oil into his bones.
    19 Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him,
    and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.
    20 Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD,
    and of them that speak evil against my soul.
    21 But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name's sake:
    because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me.
    22 For I am poor and needy,
    and my heart is wounded within me.
    23 I am gone like the shadow when it declineth:
    I am tossed up and down as the locust.
    24 My knees are weak through fasting;
    and my flesh faileth of fatness.
    25 I became also a reproach unto them:
    when they looked upon me they shook their heads. Mt. 27.39 · Mk. 15.29
    26 Help me, O LORD my God:
    O save me according to thy mercy:
    27 that they may know that this is thy hand;
    that thou, LORD, hast done it.
    28 Let them curse, but bless thou:
    when they arise, let them be ashamed;
    but let thy servant rejoice.
    29 Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame;
    and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.
    30 I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth;
    yea, I will praise him among the multitude.
    31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor,
    to save him from those that condemn his soul.

    These guys can be some rather vindictive motherfuckers, can they? I bet if someone sent Speaker O'Neal this verse in a threatening context, O'Neal would do his damnedest to round up every state trooper and FBI agent available to track down and shitcan whoever sent it.