Just what *do* you say to a crazy person?
Have you ever read something so fantastic, so blatantly wrong and full of lies that you could only sit there with a bemused "I can't believe someone would say that" look on your face? I had such an experience tonight after reading a rant against Mitt Romney that turned into one of the more outrageous anti-Mormon diatribes I've ever read. It doesn't seem to be much of a surprise that this kind of thing would be written by Roseanne Barr, the queen of crude and rude humor for as long as I can remember.
Most of the stuff is just laughable. She claims we believe in child marriages, killing all of the Jews to bring back Christ, and that most of us are active members of the Nazi Party and/or Aryan Nation. I gotta wonder if she's been mixing and matching medications as these kinds of sensationalist rants are dismissed as the rantings of a crazy person by anyone with an ounce of sense. (That's not too far off the mark; she's had long-time struggles with mental illness.)
And then… you see people agreeing with her lunacy. It's hard to believe anyone would buy into that kind of conspiracy theorist crazy talk concerning any group. Fortunately, there are plenty of us who see the accusations for what they are: the rantings of someone who missed more than a few doses of her valium.