According to a small article on the front page of today's *Des Moines Sunday Register* Metro section, Hank Williams, Jr. engaged in an anti-Obama "tirade" (the headline description) and "screed" (the opening sentence one) at his Iowa State Fair concert here Friday night. After performing the song "We Don't Apologize for America" before an enthusiastic paying audience of several thousand, and declaring himself their mouthpiece, he is quoted as saying: "We've got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S., and we hate him!" Groan. This is the guy (or one of 'em) who has likened Obama to Hitler, getting his theme song dropped last year after 22 years by ESPN's "Monday Night Football". Break out the tinfoil toppers again, folks! And whaddiya wanna bet this guy considers himself a "Christian"? If so, he's obviously the type who slavishly and self-righteously worships the person or figure of Jesus, and is utterly intolerant of those who don't, or those who worship or follow him differently, as he conveniently picks and chooses from among the teachings traditionally attributed to Jesus, ignoring or discarding those he doesn't feel moved to like or agree with. So what else is new under the sun, sigh! A complete review of Williams' concert, a few pages into the same *Register* section, refers to his "political jabs", but I think the afore-cited little article's assessments are even more apt. This pathetically self-centered, simplistic, and unintelligent rant would garner a bigtime LOL from Yours Truly if it weren't so goldurned hateful and scary. Where on earth or in outer space does he get the insane idea that Obama "hates farmers", for one thing?! Hank, Jr.'s narrow version of America is the only "real" or "right" one, he makes plain. I say it's merely an infantile, narcissistic projection of himself, however, just as his "God" is likely to be. HO-hum. Well, Hank, I don't apologize for America, either. That's because it's really alot bigger and untidier, yet far grander and much more diverse, than you will probably ever be able to discern.