Plague Doctor on the Green River

Packing up orders this morning, my mind drifting during the menial task thinking about the story on Drudge about Louis Farrakan going off, as he’s prone to, about Ebola being the work of the CIA. And I thought isn’t strange how he, and others in that demented, conspiracy mindset, had once leveled the same charge regarding another deadly virus - AIDS. And also how strange it is that these viruses originate from the Dark Continent, which makes the Farrakan charge even more bizarre and insulting.

And I also thought…yup, need more boxes, better call Uline. Now I might have to add an item…

True story.

Posted by tim at October 2, 2014 9:21 AM

Farrakhan claims (and his minions mindlessly moan in agreement at the notion) that the Southern States seceded because of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Sad to say, it's not just Farrakhan's automatons who have been convinced of this 'fact'.

Anyone willfully ignorant enough to swallow that, will believe anything.

Posted by goy at October 3, 2014 7:36 AM

See, now, anyone who's played the Assassin's Creed series on X-box would know all about
1. Otherwise "unreported" history.
2. Plague Doctors, in those funny get-ups.

Posted by CaptDMO at October 3, 2014 10:30 AM

The first place I would look for apocryphal visions would be Hieronymus Bosch:

By the way, when I was stricken with renal failure and Multiple Myeloma last winter they had me on "death watch" for two weeks.
During that time I was in and out of consciousness and I had visions worse than anything I've seen from Bosch.
Anyone who has been there, on the edge, will know what I mean, visions. The forces of God and the Devil played for my soul. God won.

As Gerard has said: I've done a dance or two with Death over the years. I've found that he's not very graceful and he always wants to lead.

Posted by chasmatic at October 3, 2014 5:45 PM

No, I don't really want to wear full anti-C's, a wet suit, and an air-fed hood when I leave the house....

Posted by pfsm at October 4, 2014 6:47 PM