I am no longer certain that the people of Maine can claim to be Sane, or even Normal.
First came recent news that a truck rumbled out onto a Maine airport runway, causing a nonplussed plane to crash into it, settle, and burn.
Then, the Maine airways authorities pronounced that the truck had behaved in a way both Sane, and Normal.
Now we hear of the Maine man who pistol-whipped his estranged wife with his pee-pee.
No. I do not make this shit up.
The incident occurred in July, when his wife of 39 years, who was estranged from him, stayed at his place. He offered her $20 for sex, and when she refused, he took out his penis and struck her with it, according to the prosecution’s version of events, to which he pleaded guilty.
Defense Attorney Justin Andrus said Thomas was tremendously upset that his marriage of 39 years was ending. He said his estranged wife was planning to go to Pakistan to meet a man she met online.
“This was not his normal conduct,” Andrus told Justice Jeffrey Hjelm during the sentencing hearing[.]
“Not his normal conduct.” This is good to hear. That it is still considered Not Normal, there in Maine, for this man, or any other man, to whip out his pee-pee, and start flagellating with it some ex-pillow companion, simply because she wants to follow online some man from Pakistan.
Increasingly, there really are no additional words, to add to these stories, of the ways and means, of the Americans.