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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Alabama Has Gone Crazy - Idiot of the Day - Dale Peterson

What the fuck is up with Alabama????

Maybe you remember Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tim James' flag-waving "We Speak English" ad. There is a new spot from Republican Alabama Agricultural Commissioner candidate Dale Peterson which makes James look like a gay Commie terrorist.

Dramatic music! Guns! Horses! Drawling! God Bless America.

You have to watch this.

It is one of the most disturbing videos I have seen in some time.  Is this guy for real?

The ad opens with a shot of Peterson's dog tags and Marines badge superimposed on the Constitution. I mean, WTF!? Was Peterson looking at the original copy of the Constitution at the National Archives and just happened to leave his dog tags lying on top of it? Regardless, this image shows that Dale Peterson is the most American of all Americans: He has his Fourth of July barbecue on top of Mount Rushmore while lighting off fireworks with the bloody clothes of terrorists he killed with his bare hands and writing all-caps letters to members of congress reminding them about the Americans who are still missing in Vietnam.

Peterson then declares that the "thugs and criminals" who currently run the Alabama Agricultural Commissioner "don't give a rip" about the people of Alabama as the soundtrack to Braveheart or something swells in the background. Peterson accuses his opponents of "stealing yard signs in the dark of night" from his supporters, and then says, "We're Republicans, we should be better than this." He hoists a rifle into frame, and leads his horse away, presumably to shoot the people stealing his yard signs in the buttocks.

What is it with Alabama politicians? (Commenter Artie Fufkin points out that there is also a candidate for Alabama treasurer named "Young Boozer").

Notice how he holds his gun and swings it around with his finger on the trigger!  You are not suppose to do that, unless you want to accidentally kill someone.  A little Freudian slip perhaps.

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