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Friday, August 24, 2012

Civil War in Lubbuck?

The first paragraph of this post from ThinkProgress, about Judge Tom Head of Lubbock, TX, deserves to be quoted in full:

Earlier today, ThinkProgress reported that Texas Judge Tom Head told a local television station that President Obama would turn over American “sovereignty” to the United Nations if reelected, that Obama’s actions would potentially trigger “civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war,” and that such a conflict would culminate with “UN troops” led by President Obama invading Lubbock, Texas. We swear we are not making this up. There is video.

There’s a judge in Texas that said
Obama will be at the head
Of a UN invasion force -
Invading Lubbock, of course.
If Obama wins in the fall,
A civil war will befall
The nation and we’ll have to fight
The UN and Obama’s blight.

I think that we’ve heard enough.
How can people believe this stuff?

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