Poor Andrew Ian Dodge:
You may remember a run-in that Andrew Ian Dodge (AID), a candidate for senate from Maine, had with one Steve Martin (SM) – not the comedian. SM, being a man of strict principles (but so many of them that he gets confused trying to stick to) and impeccable moral position (which he lost in the Maine woods and can’t find since), “outed” AID as: Libertarian, libertine, closet Marxist-Leninist, non-citizen, Wiccan warlock, sexual deviant, barfly, lounge lizard, running lackey dog of the world government – all that simultaneously (1). If we add to this list hard rock, writing and other AID’s favorite occupations, the list as a whole certainly witnesses a stellar activity level and a unique variety of talents.
I have been looking lately at SM, being interested in the life according to this, definitely unorthodox and turbulent person. Life according to SM is a deadly maze of conspiracies, starting with the main one: the “bankers” (if you are with it, you know who is meant):
The “system” isn’t broken. We just don’t use it anymore. We’ve allowed our Constitutional Republic to be taken over by a corporate criminal syndicate, working at the behest of the Rockefellers and the oilogarchy that they control.
If I were a scion of Rothschild family, I would be insulted by this modification of the ancient formula, but let’s leave this alone for now. SM, of course is also concerned about the black helicopters of the world government (It is certain that he suspects AID of being able to fly one of these, although he didn’t mention it publicly – add another one to the list of AID’s talents).
Other complementary beliefs SM holds dear:
On the 9/11 terrorist attacks: The official story is a “fairy tale,” perpetrated by “the obvious winners of 9/11: the globalists, people who want to form a world government.” (3/15/2011) “Al-Qaeda is a CIA creation.” (11/1/2010)
On Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: “He’s going to be on the ark when the flood comes. He’s a bought and paid for new world order stooge, just like the ones at the U.N., just like the ones inside the beltway. And he definitely knows. You don’t get that highwithout knowing.” (10/4/2010)
(Emphasis mine – getting high is a key point in this post)
On Aroostook Watchmen’s role in the media: “Really the point that we’re trying to make with this program is that there truly is a cosmic struggle between good and evil and we’re merely pointing out to you how that struggle is playing out locally and in America. The conspiracy that is seeking to bring down this nation, because it was the only nation founded on Christian values, through and through, is the Devil’s conspiracy.” (12/15/2010)
Indeed – you don’t get that high without knowing. Or vice versa, both versions are applicable where SM is concerned, I hope you understand it by now.
Andrew Ian Dodge is challenging Olympia Snowe in the Senate GOP primary in Maine. As you might expect, Steve Martin (not the comedian) is supporting another candidate: his rival, Scott D’Amboise.
But what does Steve Martin (not the comedian) see in Scott D’Amboise, I wonder. Well, here are some of his views:
Scott D’Amboise, one of two Republicans challenging Snowe, has been endorsed by several organizations whose Tea-Party-supported stances have been subjects of controversy, including one that still suggests that Obama’s birth certificate is fake and another which has accused Obama of making peace with terrorists and of “returning to his Muslim roots.”
Despite the fact that Obama has publicly identified himself as holding Christian beliefs, D’Amboise insisted to FrumForum: “The President, he says he is Christian but yet he’s exercises a lot of Muslim faith too. Me personally, I’m a Christian conservative. I don’t hold any malice to anybody, whether they are Muslim, or Jewish, or Catholic, or anything else. I just believe that he needs to come forward with his views a little bit clearer.”
When asked whether D’Amboise believed that Obama was secretly a Muslim — or how holding Muslim sympathies might effect his policies — D’Amboise replied: “I don’t know if he is or isn’t, but I don’t believe he’s a Christian.”
That is why, D’Amboise suggested, Obama specifically “eliminati[ed] the [National] Day of Prayer on August 6.” (In 2009, the Obama White House marked the National Day of Prayer with a proclamation, but not with a formal event. This was criticized by some groups such as Focus on the Family. The National Day of Prayer also takes place on the first Thursday in May, not August.)
D’Amboise said that it was offensive that Obama “cancelled” the National Day of Prayer because he knows Obama celebrated a “Muslim holiday” or some similar occasion. D’Amboise could not remember the name of the celebration that he thinks Obama celebrated.
D’Amboise further told FrumForum that while he did believe America was a Christian nation, that “we could have a Jewish president and I wouldn’t have any problem with that.”
The main thing as a Christian, D’Amboise said, “is not to judge”– except, perhaps, when your president might have Muslim sympathies.
There’s a special sort of craziness that they do in the US. We have absurdity here in the UK, of course, but there’s something rich and strange about the US variety.