Any of you monkeys that were inconvenienced by Irene can take comfort in the fact that you weren't the intended target; just collateral damage. God was really aiming for DC. On Sunday, GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says Hurricane Irene and last week's earthquake are messages from God to warn politicians to start heeding divine guidance. "I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians," the third-term congresswoman from Minnesota said. "We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane. He said, 'Are you going to start listening to me here?'" It's always interesting trying to decide what forum category to place Bachmann's comments in - Politics, Religion, Humor. In this case, after the public uproar over her comments, she now says she was only joking, so I guess we could move this to humor. That gal is amazing; a sterling intellect, and a great sense of humor too. Could you ask for more? Since she apparently has an inside line to God, him explaining his plans for humankind and all, perhaps she could pass him a message - "Sight alignment, sight picture." It cuts down on the collateral damage.