Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (A.D. 12 - 41) a.k.a. “Caligula” – the mad emporer of Rome - represents a low point in the already morally decadent sewer that was Imperial Rome. His sexual depravity is well known – Caligula carried on incestual relationships with his sisters, killed for amusement, turned the Imperial Palace into a brothel and prostituted the wives of the Senators. Perhaps his most extreme outrage was his attempt to make his horse Incitatus a senator and a priest.
Witness in our own time the election of the clown AL Franken to the United States Senate.
Franken’s outrageous utterings include “Porn-O-Rama!” - an article he wrote for Playboy magazine described as “sexist, crass and vulgar,” so “demeaning and degrading" that even Democratic leaders expressed personal and political discomfort. Other writings include the books “Rush Limbaugh is a Big, Fat Idiot” and “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them” – hardly objective titles. A photograph of Franken making the rounds on the Internet depicts him reclining, wearing enormous bunny ears, an adult diaper and sucking from a baby’s bottle.
Franken’s (predictable) liberal views include pro-choice on abortion, stricter gun control laws, legalization of same-sex marriage, and prior to November 2008 he called for the impeachment of George W. Bush. Past tax difficulties establish Franken’s bonafides with the Obama crowd.
The entrance of Al Franken into the United States Senate will represent a new nadir of the American Civilization. Caligula’s horse had more leadership bearing in the rear 30% of his body than this disgraceful darling of the left.