Don’t They Screen These People?

The most surreal moment of the entire government shut-down may be this diatribe by … wait for it … the House Stenographer:

“He [God] will not be mocked,” the stenographer, apparently named Molly, yelled into the microphone as she was dragged off by security. “The greatest deception here is that this is not one nation under God. It never was. It would not have been. The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons. They go against God. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God. Praise be to Jesus.”

This from Gawker, who later correct themselves as to the stenographer’s name. It was Dianne Reidy.

Is she saying that this is a Godly nation, and therefore the Freemasons could not have written our Constitution? Is she saying they did write our Constitution? I’m a bit lost. Maybe she’ll clarify in her no doubt upcoming interview with Alex Jones.

Edit: It’s even funnier in conjunction with this XKCD comic:

Being Agent Scully
Hallquist on Eich
Atheists at CPAC
Good Questions and Bad Law
  • Peter

    This is what happens when you get too many free beers with that federal ID and then see National Treasure.

  • Michael

    Just another Teabagger living off the gov’t teat upset that poor people will get medical care and that this reopening of the govt will delay The Second Coming. Bat. Guano.

    • kessy_athena

      While there’s a good chance you’re right, we really should be cautious about making assumptions. From the descriptions I’ve heard, it sounds like this could also be some sort of psychotic break, as in a serious medical condition and not just someone who’s been listening to Glenn Beck too much.

      I also have to wonder, if the person is some anti-government Tea Partier, why in the world are they working as a career bureaucrat? Seems strange to me.

      • Yoav

        Lucky for her that evil obamacare means she can’t get kicked of her insurance.
        As for teacups with government jobs, she’s by no means alone. You would expect heroes of freedom™, like Paul Ryen and Ron Paul, would be striding like giants across the nation, changing the world as they create new technology by the magic of their superior John Galtiesque intellect, and getting rich in the mystical free market, and yet both have chose to spend their entire adult life as part of the Washington moocher class the claim to despise so much.

        • kessy_athena

          LOL I saw a cartoon recently that suggested that the real reason conservatives are so terrified of Obamacare is because it will mean that Fox News viewers will be able to get mental health treatment.

      • Michael

        Understood Kessy, my statement was as much an appeal to sarcasm and humor as the title of the article. Whatever issues she’s suffering from, it’s obvious her mindset isn’t rational given her statements even if she was “right” in the head. An article I read later quoted her stating she claimed The Lord possessed her to speak out. Whatever her motives or real political affiliations she sounds very much like she belongs to the Tea Party or its ilk.

        • kessy_athena

          Sorry, I couldn’t really tell how serious you were being.

          I’m pretty sure that what a person says during a psychotic break may or may not reflect what they think under normal conditions. Wasn’t there an airline pilot a few years ago who had a serious break when he went off his meds? Started ranting in the middle of the flight about Iraq and Afghanistan. It made him sound like a jihadi.

      • JohnMWhite

        I wonder if the stress of being in the room in the days and hours leading up to financial apocalypse, only able to write down the nonsense and useless ramblings of the majority party, could have had something to do with it.

  • Lurker111

    That was a _great_ comic. Newspapers across the nation should have picked it up.