We get crackpot emails from an outfit called "Tea Party News." A new one last week said President Obama -- "the most evil president ever" and "America's fraud president" -- secretly issued Executive Order 13603 authorizing federal agencies such as the Agriculture Department and Small Business Administration to stockpile weapons and ammunition to kill Americans. The email said U.S. patriots must elect Republican Mitt Romney to prevent mass slaughter. Holy moly -- some Americans live in lunacy.
Weird history twist: In 1980, America boycotted the Moscow Olympics because Russia was occupying Afghanistan. Today -- guess what?
The oddest episode at the Republican National Convention was a fumbling, incoherent bit by aging movie actor Clint Eastwood, who debated an empty chair representing President Obama. Famed film critic Roger Ebert commented: "Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic. He didn't need to do this to himself."
Last week, we said the secret philanthropist who funded the magnificent organ at Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral was an "organ donor." Longtime member Eddie Rowan replied that the instrument was partly rebuilt from its previous parts, so the project "would qualify as an organ transplant."
***Thousands of sexual photos and videos are available free on the Internet -- which is killing the billion-dollar porn industry. The BBC reported that California's X-rated actors and studios are sinking because few people pay for lovemaking scenes when they're plentiful at no cost.