Sunday, August 16, 2009

a tale of two mayors

So, this is from the Drudge Retort, one of my fave sites for simple, clean news feeds that you won't see on the traditional media outlets. Drudge Retort, I feel I must emphasize, not the odious Drudge Report, gateway of all things wingnuttia.

It seems the mayor of Kiev is a little, uh, off:

'The mayor of Kiev, Ukraine, Leonid Chernovetsky, has behaved so bizarrely in office that some Parliament members say he needs a mental exam. He stripped down to a tiny swimsuit to demonstrate his mental fitness, offered to sell his kisses in a lottery and interrupts meetings by singing ballads. "Who sings better than me?" he asked. "Nobody does, besides God."'

Awesomeness. I always get arrested when I walk around in my tiny swimsuit, singing. And try explaining to a cop how stripping down demonstrates your 'mental fitness.'

Fascists. When they outlaw speedos, only outlaws will wear speedos.

But then they also have a link to this story, a little closer to home, but to my mind, no less wacky:

'Republican mayoral candidate Anna Falling said Tuesday that putting a Christian creationism display in the Tulsa Zoo is No. 1 in importance among city issues that include violent crime, budget woes and bumpy streets.

“It’s first,” she said to calls of “hallelujah” at a rally outside the zoo. “If we can’t come to the foundation of faith in this community, those other answers will never come. We need to first of all recognize the fact that God needs to be honored in this city.”'

Yeppers. Makes sense to me. Put up a display of cavemen saddling up dinosaurs and grunting their praises to the Lord and your streets should just fix themselves right up.

So who's crazier? The guy who likes to sing and parade his junk around before parliament in speedos? Or the woman who thinks a zoo, a place where one can look into the eyes of our cousins and thereby witness firsthand the undeniable evidence that we are indeed all related is a good place for a display praising an outmoded tribal mythology and denying reality?

Magic Jeebus, save us please.

We obviously can't save ourselves.

I think I'd rather live in Kiev than Oklahoma, given a choice. At least that guy's brand of crazy sounds like fun.

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