Thursday, October 17, 2013

House Stenographer Dragged Off Floor Yelling About Freemasons And God

From Gawker, a really weird event in Congress during the vote to end the shutdown:

“He [God] will not be mocked,” the stenographer, apparently named Molly, yelled into the microphone as she was dragged off by security. “The greatest deception here is that this is not one nation under God. It never was. It would not have been. The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons. They go against God. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God. Praise be to Jesus.” 

More here, with video, and a separate audio track.

At first glance, this isn't much of a surprise.  We already know that there are lots of nuts in Congress, as if the recent and bizarre failed GOP national extortion maneuver didn't make that completely clear.  But at second glance, it's VERY surprising.  And more than a bit disturbing, too.  This was the floor of the House of Representatives.  And it was a Congressional employee.  Not a politician.  Not a speech.  Not a political stunt, as with the faux "filibuster" Ted Cruz (R-TX) recently performed in the Senate to kick off the shutdown, or the "You lie" shouted by Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) disrupting Obama's speech to Congress in September of 2009.  

This was real life.  An unhinged right-winger rattled House proceedings Wednesday by loudly spewing tinfoil hat nonsense about the Freemasons versus Jesus.  Because the shutdown was ending.  It appears this devastating Republican failure is just too much for some conservatives to take.  Will the next outburst involve the usage of second amendment rights?

Just how crazy are these Tea Party people?