Saturday, December 05, 2009

Tennessee Mayor Charges 'Muslim' Obama Blocked Peanuts Christmas

Facebook delivers yet another episode of blatant sub-intelligence in American politics. Associated Press reports

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — The mayor of a suburban Memphis city accused President Barack Obama of deliberately timing his speech about the war in Afghanistan this week to block the airing of the "Peanuts" Christmas television special.

According to The Commercial Appeal, Arlington Mayor Russell Wiseman posted the statements on his Facebook page and said the president is Muslim. Obama is Christian.

"We sit the kids down to watch 'The Charlie Brown Christmas Special' and our muslim president is there, what a load.....try to convince me that wasn't done on purpose," he wrote, according to the newspaper.

Who keeps electing these people, and why?

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto

Update:

The mayor has apologized:

The Commercial Appeal reports Wiseman e-mailed the media Monday to say he regrets offending anyone with what he described as a "poor attempt at tongue-in-cheek humor amongst friends." He also says he allowed things to go too far.

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