House Stenographer Speaks Out on Weird Outburst


Remember a few months ago when the stenographer for the House of Representatives grabbed the podium microphone and started ranting about Freemasons and how God will not be mocked? She and her husband have released a long video explaining what happened (kind of — she says she doesn’t actually remember much of it) and saying that she didn’t lose her mind, she was just channeling God himself. Because that’s not too arrogant or delusional at all.

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  1. raven says

    and saying that she didn’t lose her mind, she was just channeling God himself.

    Sigh. Which god?

    There are thousands at least. All equally real.

    She could have at least picked some of the better ones. The nice thing about thousands of gods is that you can mix and match and create your own pantheon.

    These days mine includes Estre, Gaia, Isis, Bast, Frigga, Athena, and Thor. Spring and fertility, the earth, medicine, cats, wisdom, knowledge, and popular movies. Way more interesting than the fundie grouchy old Sky Monster.

  2. raven says

    …she was just channeling God himself.

    Not impressed.

    Anyone can channel the gods. Or claim to anyway.

    Hold on. I’m getting a message right now……”Don’t forget, you are almost out of cat food. Stop by the store on your way home.” Oh well, while they are never very interesting messages, at least they have some utility.

  3. mildlymagnificent says

    These days mine includes Estre, Gaia, Isis, Bast, Frigga, Athena, and Thor.

    I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for Maeve lately.

  4. John Pieret says

    Bast is the one true god and anyone who disagrees will be thrown into the Eternal Litterbox That Is Never Scooped!

  5. DaveL says

    When someone asked Dianne what she was doing, she reportedly replied in a hoarse voice “THERE IS NO DIANNE, THERE IS ONLY ZUUL!”.

  6. dingojack says

    Raven – must be the cat god whispering in your ear…. :)
    Dingo
    ——–
    OT but I read a very interesting article in Scientific American, July 2012:

    How Critical Thinkers Lose Their Faith in God. Daisy Grewal – p26

    I’ll see if I can find an unpaywalled link

  7. says

    DaveL:

    When someone asked Dianne what she was doing, she reportedly replied in a hoarse voice “THERE IS NO DIANNE, THERE IS ONLY ZUUL!”.

    And then she demanded to know if the cameraman was the Keymaster.

  8. Michael Heath says

    It’s always ironic when Christians lay claim to rhetoric or holy dogma (Noah’s flood story) that has God acting like an evil, petulant, moron.

  9. caseloweraz says

    It took them 38 minutes to explain that outburst? Must have been some complex ontology behind it…

  10. dingojack says

    MH – OT (sorta) Check out Detroit Mayor William G. Thompson (b. 1842, Mayor 1880-3, d. 1904)
    The FoAW notes:

    In 1878, Thompson married Adele Campau, but the two began divorce proceedings in 1888. The couple’s acrimony caused a sensational and public fight between Thompson and Adele’s brother Daniel Campau, in which Thompson was considerably pummeled. Campau had warned Thompson just prior to the fight that “he must not talk about his wife hereafter in barrooms and other public places, as he had been doing.”
    Thompson died on July 20, 1904, in Yonkers, New York, of injuries received after being knocked down by a bicycle. He is interred at Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, New Jersey.”

    Politics throws up characters alright. :)

    Dingo

  11. Doug Little says

    Well yeah, she is probably trying to hitch a ride on the sweet, sweet money making bandwagon that is religion.

  12. says

    @John Pieret #5 – Hail to the Sun God! He is the One God! Ra! Ra! Ra!

    My personal favorite is Freyr: if you are going to be picking and choosing gods, why not go with one who is worshipped with *ahem* fertility rituals?

  13. Hatchetfish says

    Nope, sorry Dianne. You don’t actually sound any less delusional without the toaster.

  14. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    They really have no idea how batshit insane all of this sounds to an outside observer, do they?

    … and it concerns this very thing of ‘In God We Trust’ on all of our courthouses and all of our buildings, and I believe that God would say to you individuals who are leading our nation, “Either personally live by my laws and legislate by my laws, or scratch my name from your assembly halls.”

    Oooh! Oooh! Do I get to help choose?

  15. thebookofdave says

    Thanks, but no. I enjoyed Dianne’s stage act at the Congressional Comedy Club way too much to see her spoil it with a 38-minute explanation of the joke.

  16. skinnercitycyclist says

    … and it concerns this very thing of ‘In God We Trust’ on all of our courthouses and all of our buildings, and I believe that God would say to you individuals who are leading our nation, “Either personally live by my laws and legislate by my laws, or scratch my name from your assembly halls.”

    So much for ceremonial deism.

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