Friday, October 24, 2008

MN Congressional Delegation Victimized

Minnesota made national news yesterday after vandals spray-painted graffiti on the homes of four US Congressional Representatives and both US Senators. Fortunately, if anything can be considered fortunate about it, it was a bipartisan act of vandalism as both Dems and Reps were hit. Conservative columnist James Lileks deciphers the meaning of what the vandals wrote:
U R A CRIMINAL RESIGN SCUM PSALM 2." Let's decode this message together!

The vandal was referring to the Uranus Resistance Army, which has secretly fought interplanetary conquest for decades...

The notation Psalm 2 sent many people to the Bible, or Google -- if that's not redundant for the online generation -- expecting some damning verse with piercing pertinence: "And the Lord saith unto them, take not a tenth part of thy gold and use them to make a mark on the ears of swine, for both pork and earmarks are an abomination."

But it's not a particularly relevant passage. It means something to the miscreant, of course, but unless you're talking about the "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?" line, it doesn't make an impression. Because the heathen are always raging. Especially if we define "heathen" as the people with whom we disagree.
Uranus Resistance Army sounds about right to me.

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