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Ed Driscoll

Through the Looking Glass

April 17th, 2013 - 6:56 pm

 

And how. Here’s a news article today from the Ganett-owned Clarion Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi:

Who is Paul Kevin Curtis, the Mississippi man the FBI arrested Wednesday in connection to letters with traces of ricin sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker?

Curtis, a Corinth resident, might be better known to some as a celebrity impersonator.

According to GigSalad.com, a website dedicated to booking live entertainers, Curtis does impersonations of “70 of the biggest names in music history,” including Elvis, Johnny Cash, Prince, Bon Jovi and Kenny Chesney.

On the website, Curtis goes by the stage name “KC,” which was used in the letters sent to Obama and Wicker and to Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland.

“I am KC and I approve this message,” the letters read.

The Blaze adds a photo apparently of Curtis, pointing a thumbs-up to a bumper sticker on his(?) Lexus that states, “Christian and a Democrat,” for what it’s worth. Plus this:

In a separate 2007 post on RipOffReport.com, a man going by the name “Kevin Curtis” references sending several letters to Sen. Wicker and other lawmakers about some legal troubles. He also claims he ran into Sen. Wicker on another occasion:

I sent letters to State Representative Roger Wicker, Senator Trent Lott and Thad Cochran. I never heard a word from anyone. I even ran into Roger Wicker several different times while performing at special banquets and fundraisers in northeast, Mississippi but he seemed very nervous while speaking with me and would make a fast exit to the door when I engaged in conversation leading up to my case against NMMC.

The Kevin Curtis from Mississippi who wrote the post on RipOffReport.com is clearly disgruntled over allegedly being fired years ago from the North Mississippi Medical Center after he claims he found “dismembered body parts” and a “severed head” backing up the hospital’s drainage system. He claims he received death threats and was threatened by police over the incident.

Want even more weirdness? If this astonishing story proves out, Curtis won’t be the first Elvis impersonator to be associated with ricin in Google. A search — and here are two words I never thought I’d be typing into Google — using the words Elvis and ricin brings up this item from February of last year at the Huffington Post

You ain’t nothin’ but a diabetic bomb hoaxer, cryin’ to the cops.

Michael Conley, a 64-year-old Elvis impersonator, allegedly locked himself inside a Florida motel Monday along with his 28-year-old son, after Ft. Pierce cops came to arrest him on an outstanding warrant.

Authorities say Conley held up a vial filled with white powder, claiming that it was Ricin, a poisonous plant byproduct that could kill a human with very little exposure. The suspect also claimed to have C-4 explosives.

A day later Conley allegedly blamed his behavior on diabetes, The Miami Herald reported.

“[The alleged Ricin] was just salt,” Conley told the Herald in a jailhouse interview. “I apologize to the public. I was disoriented.”

Right about now, I know exactly how feels. Well, maybe not exactly.

In any case, Malcolm Muggeridge, call your office

While Malcolm Muggeridge was the editor of Punch, it was announced that Khrushchev and Bulganin were coming to England. Muggeridge hit upon the idea of a mock itinerary, a lineup of the most ludicrous places the two paunchy pear-shaped little Soviet leaders could possibly be paraded through during the solemn process of a state visit. Shortly before press time, half the feature had to be scrapped. It coincided exactly with the official itinerary, just released, prompting Muggeridge to observe: We live in an age in which it is no longer possible to be funny. There is nothing you can imagine, no matter how ludicrous, that will not promptly be enacted before your very eyes, probably by someone well known.

…Stat:

 

Update: Through the looking glass, indeed:

Update: “Where Greta discovers alleged Ricin letter sender is a member of Mensa:”

Through. The. Looking. Glass.

By the way, we should send a link to the Lady Liberty blog, for apparently going down the rabbit hole first on this absolutely surreal story.

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We elected a guy to lead our country TWICE...who had achieved not a single honor in high school and not a single honor in his first two years of college...but managed to get into an Ivy League school, where nobody ever saw him or remembers having a class with him.

He achieved no honors there...but somehow got into Harvard Law School, where we never saw his applications, he has a mysterious past with his Social Security registration, hung out with avowed enemies of capitalism, radical Marxists and launched his political career in the living room of domestic terrorists.

He was mentored by a CPUSA member in sleazy bars, supped with an avowed Jew hater with ties to Palestinian hate groups and had a tape of him at a fete for this guy held hostage by the LA Times.

He never once held a job in which he had to as much as balance a checkbook, but he has seized our insurance, banking, auto, health, mortgage, and energy industries. He is trying to take away the people's right to bear arms. He advanced a climate hoax to "redistribute" money away from us to other countries. He has slapped the face of our allies repeatedly.

He put a D student in as Sec. of State, a flunky as Sec. of Defense, a nitwit to head us up at the UN, a doofus at the CIA, a cretin at the DOJ, and nominated Van Jones..a communist for a big role and had Anita Dunn...a Maoist...in charge of our communications.

Our media refuses to report on a guy who severs the spines of newborns and collects their tiny feet as souvenirs...because it might ruin the narrative of why eliminating life is a "liberal" position.

We run guns to drug cartels and throw open the border because we apparently love so much the safety and security of living in peaceful and non-violent Mexico.

We won't "profile" anyone at an airport where EVERY attempted suicide bomber was a male, under 40, from the "religion of peace"...but we force grandmothers in wheelchairs to remove their adult diapers.

So a Southern Christian...who is still a Democrat and a member of MENSA who does imitations of the guy whose name is now a symbol and was formerly known as under the name of my first dog...is NOT the Rubicon crossing for our national sanity. We've not just crossed the Rubicon, we've crossed the Styx.

Ed, which looking glass? Which rabbit hole? We're in a hall of mirrors and in a warren of rabbit holes.
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Went crazy due to the cognitive dissonance brought on by trying to be both Christian and Democrat.
1 year ago
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After a completely bizzaro day of news - not quite news - and downright silly news from all corners of this once-great nation I think I'll have that half glass of wine and head off to bed and see if my dreams are any more real than the 'news' of this day.

I keep playing a loop of a Grateful Dead song in my head - "what a long strange trip it's been"...

Thats not the half of it.
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There are still Democrats in Mississippi?
1 year ago
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Didn't we see Mr. Curtis at one of the OWS live-ins or whatever they were called? Even if he didn't attend he should have, as he would have found many kindred spirits there.
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It's good to read Ed Driscoll quoting Malcolm Muggeridge's comment, whose autobiography, "Chronicles of Wasted Time", is one of the greatest memoirs of the 20th century. Mental illness is sad, both for the subject and for his/her family, but it is actually quite common. One can either laugh or cry, but it is probably healthier to laugh, if one is not directly involved in its tragedy.
1 year ago
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This idea of you can't make this stuff up and that reality has become a satire of itself has a lot of appeal.
Just one of hundreds of example:

Rational Position: In order to vote, citizens must be able to establish their identity and the fact that they live in the jurisdiction concerned.
Leftist position: No, this is an attempt to reestablish poll taxes and other Jim Crow devices.
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Incidentally, a few of you, probably a very few, may be wondering why I now use the military-style presentation of my moniker. I had to do it to re-register. My first registration failed, through Yes Fault of My Own.
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That brought back bad memories; I lost a dismissal arbitration one time because the arbitrator, a liberal Oregon law professor that I never used again, concluded that we should have known the guy's diabetes would make him do irrational things and taken steps to rehabilitate him rather than fire him. This guy, a cook in one of our prisons, had flown into a rage at a co-worker and attacked him with a large serving spoon. While the two scuffled, the inmate helpers were unattended and the knife cabinet was unlocked. We fired the guy. Apparently, the immediate supervisor, also diabetic, knew the guy was diabetic but during the pre-dismissal investigation and the months between his dismissal and the arbitration neither he nor the union ever mentioned diabetes or its effects having been a contributing factor. The found themselves an "expert" who testified at the hearing that we knew the guy was diabetic and should have known that diabetes caused irrational behavior. This was before the ADA became the refuge of rogues, but the defense had the same effect; the arbitrator decided we shouldn't have fired him and put him back to work but with no backpay because of the claim only having been made at the arbitration, a minor victory.

Fired him a few years later for allegedly fondling the breasts of a female inmate. She listed her occupation as "Escort" when she was booked and I never could satisfy myself as to whether she was telling the truth. If she was lying she was better at it than he was at denying it, and I felt like we owed him one, so we stuck with the dismissal and made it stick through arbitration. His wife came with him to the arbitration and he was the very picture of misery with her sitting beside him as all the charges and evidence came out. I actually found myself feeling sorry for him - a little bit.
1 year ago
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We elected a guy to lead our country TWICE...who had achieved not a single honor in high school and not a single honor in his first two years of college...but managed to get into an Ivy League school, where nobody ever saw him or remembers having a class with him.

He achieved no honors there...but somehow got into Harvard Law School, where we never saw his applications, he has a mysterious past with his Social Security registration, hung out with avowed enemies of capitalism, radical Marxists and launched his political career in the living room of domestic terrorists.

He was mentored by a CPUSA member in sleazy bars, supped with an avowed Jew hater with ties to Palestinian hate groups and had a tape of him at a fete for this guy held hostage by the LA Times.

He never once held a job in which he had to as much as balance a checkbook, but he has seized our insurance, banking, auto, health, mortgage, and energy industries. He is trying to take away the people's right to bear arms. He advanced a climate hoax to "redistribute" money away from us to other countries. He has slapped the face of our allies repeatedly.

He put a D student in as Sec. of State, a flunky as Sec. of Defense, a nitwit to head us up at the UN, a doofus at the CIA, a cretin at the DOJ, and nominated Van Jones..a communist for a big role and had Anita Dunn...a Maoist...in charge of our communications.

Our media refuses to report on a guy who severs the spines of newborns and collects their tiny feet as souvenirs...because it might ruin the narrative of why eliminating life is a "liberal" position.

We run guns to drug cartels and throw open the border because we apparently love so much the safety and security of living in peaceful and non-violent Mexico.

We won't "profile" anyone at an airport where EVERY attempted suicide bomber was a male, under 40, from the "religion of peace"...but we force grandmothers in wheelchairs to remove their adult diapers.

So a Southern Christian...who is still a Democrat and a member of MENSA who does imitations of the guy whose name is now a symbol and was formerly known as under the name of my first dog...is NOT the Rubicon crossing for our national sanity. We've not just crossed the Rubicon, we've crossed the Styx.

Ed, which looking glass? Which rabbit hole? We're in a hall of mirrors and in a warren of rabbit holes.
1 year ago
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Isn't affirmative action wonderful?
1 year ago
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You can copy and paste that into any comment and it would work!
1 year ago
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The problem is that the Left really can't be satirized; anythign you make up becomes true.
1 year ago
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Doesn't sound that different from the McKinley assasination (or was it Garfield?) where the guy had some tangle with the Dept. of the Navy. Although for all I know he did find what he said at the hospital; such things have happened.
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There's been idiocy a long time, so has the phrase "you can't make this up." But for me, the problem isn't when it's just some oddball, it's when it's institutionalized. The year zero there would be 1994, when a woman was awarded money for spilling hot coffee on herself at a Mc's drive thru.

When a guy gets arrested for singing "Kung Fu Fighting" in the U.K., you know madness had been woven into the very fabric the West's laws itself.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8475965/Pub-singers-racism-arrest-over-Kung-Fu-Fighting-performance.html

Where this madness will end is anyone's guess. I've been joking about mandatory helmets for the over-50 crowd for some time, but one can't help thinking it's coming. Would it be any crazier than being arrested for singing "Kung Fu Fighting?" Not really.

1 year ago
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It would be even crazier than singing "Kung Fu fighting."
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In the afterlife ,released from the blind eye of the material world ,some my be given the pleasure of entering time machine and see the frisky and fiesty dinosaur world right before the hurling from the heavens of the great mountain burning fire of love and all the spirits rejoice the love feat in the flesh was over.
Saint Peter as recorded in the ancient text see in vision this happening again . When who know? Saint Paul had the trump card and see the mystery of the Divine plan of the ages how long his revelation last who know?
But we get these bumps in the road the invisible two headed dragon of fire and water from mouth do his business and man looks dumb and confused as to why this is happening so it seems since his culture is atheism and agnostism with the word "christian" in name only
what to do?
1 year ago
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footnote
if material pleasure fails you in this life people are drawn to humble pray and who know instead of ending up in frisky afterlife fine peace
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh7hDZy_kM4
although it is nice to find peace in this life too
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