Any wonder why we say liberalism is a mental disorder?
From NY Post: A psychologist for LA County who thinks President Trump’s tax bill stinks to high heaven likened himself to Jesus when he admitted delivering a crappy Christmas present to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.
Robby Strong told AL.com he dropped off the box of horse manure at Mnuchin’s house as an “act of political theater” to hammer home the point that “Republicans have done nothing for the American worker.”
“What I did, I would like to compare to what Jesus did when he went into the temple and overturned the tables of the money-changers, who were exploiting the people financially in the name of religion,” Strong told 89.3 KPCC.
“I feel like that’s what the GOP has done to the American people,” added the psychologist with the LA Department of Mental Health.
Strong — who said he was an organizer for the Occupy LA movement — sides with critics of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul who say it favors corporations and the wealthy, CBS Los Angeles reported.
He told KPCC that he “borrowed” some poop from a pal who owns horses and gift-wrapped it in a festive box. Strong added a card addressed to Mnuchin and Trump.
“We’re returning the ‘gift’ of the Christmas tax bill. It’s bulls—. Warmest wishes, The American People. P.S. – Kiss Donald for me,” he wrote.
On Saturday, the bearded man posted several images on Facebook, one of which shows him posing with a shovel next to the box, and another that shows the box full of what appears to be dung.
“I need someone to ride along and document my Secret Santa project. I’m going to hand deliver boxes of horse s—t to Steve Mnuchin over in Beverly Hills,” he added in a message. “No disguises, no fake names. Totally owning this one. You’re only powerless if you do nothing!!!” he wrote.
Strong said he delivered one box to a home Mnuchin owns in Beverly Hills, and another to his mansion in a tony Bel Air neighborhood where the LAPD’s bomb squad responded to. Mnuchin was not in Los Angeles when he received the putrid presents, CBS reported.
He said he realizes his stunt might have put his job at risk – and that he was surprised he has not been arrested by the Secret Service, which questioned him at his home.
“I just got interviewed by the Secret Service and I’ve now joined some of my heroes like Timothy Leary and Martin Luther King,” he told AL.com. “[The agents] just showed up in my yard.”
The LAPD, Secret Service and Treasury Department have not commented on the probe.
Strong pooh-poohed suggestions the prank could have alarmed Mnuchin or his family. “LOL!” Strong wrote on Facebook. “It was pure organic horse–, just like everything that administration’s done so far. Bomb scares certainly were not my intention, but maybe they should be a little scared, eh.”
Strong insisted that he was merely exercising his First Amendment rights. “A few years ago when [a Supreme Court ruling] said that corporations are persons and money equals free speech, that is so absurd and my rule of thumb is now that if corporations are free speech, then so is horses—t.”
He also said he didn’t violate laws about mailing hazardous waste*. “It was a gift-wrapped package of poo,” Strong told AL.com. “I kind of dodged that whole issue. Is there a law that you can’t drop off a box of poo? Not really.”
*See the list of hazardous materials, as defined the USPS, here. I believe horse poop qualifies as hazardous under this definition:
Clinical (diagnostic) specimen is any human or animal material including, but not limited to, excreta, secreta, blood, blood components, tissue, and tissue fluids that have been collected and are being mailed to a medical or forensic laboratory for the purpose of diagnosis, or being mailed from a medical or forensic laboratory for return to a law enforcement agency.
But since he personally delivered the poop, guess he dodged a bullet. But he didn’t dodge a visit from the Secret Service. What a fool.