I’m finally getting around to posting pictures of the full array of insane political postings that our County Judge Tom Head posted on the public notice board outside the County Commissioners’ offices in the County Courthouse. A friend sent them to me Monday afternoon (they were taken on Friday before Commissioner Bill McKay took them down), and I’ve now got them saved for size on the web.
Without further ado (click for big):
An Eagle Forum (extremely right-wing group) court watch piece critical of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. The gist is that she is not “Constitutional” enough, where “Constitutional” means what-we-say-it-means (Christian! Free enterprise!) and nothing else.
And here’s the one that made the paper and the TV news in Lubbock: a mostly-black spread of mugshots along with text implying that Obama supporters are lazy criminals. It’s definitely the most infuriatingly ignorant posting of the bunch — I can see why it was the last straw for Commissioner Flores, who had to look at this crap every day at work.
And last but not least, three pages of hardcore birther crap. This posting begins, “Dear Christian Friend and Follower of Truth,” and leads the reader through the case for an apocalyptic new American civil war — “spiritual warfare” — based on the citizenship status of our President. I’m not even joking. This is what these people long for:
If the Supreme Court backs down, refuses to stand with the constitution of the U.S., then indeed our constitution will have been hijacked by godless usurpers. This will undoubtedly force the hand of militias, constitutionalists, and freedom fighters who will consider it their responsibility (under the constitution) to throw off the present government who abandons the constitution. This would be critical and there would be much blood shed in the streets of our own great nation.
(from the second picture above)
It’s inappropriate to use a County public notice board to post political opinion of any type. The fact that County Judge Tom Head felt the need to post political opinion from the far-right lunatic fringe takes us well beyond inappropriate and into the realm of outrage.
Update 8/14/2009: Just got word that there will be a press conference today at 3:00pm at Southwest Digest (902 E 28th St) regarding the Tom Head postings.