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Tommy wears mark of the beast -- or does he?

Every once in awhile, I am my own best source.

The Journal Sentinel's PolitiFact discovers today that, yes, Tommy Thompson acually did advocate that people have chips implanted under their skin. 

That will come as no surprise to faithful Xoff readers.

The Xoff Files, Aug. 8, 2005:

Tommy wears 'the mark of the beast'

I #bb3300">tried to warn Tommy Thompson six weeks ago, when he first said he was having a chip implanted under his skin (so it's easier for the Humane Society to identify him) that some people wouldn't be happy.

 Actually, he is doing it because VeriChip, one of several companies who think Tommy works for them full time, makes the chips.

First, a conservative/libertarian (i.e. wingnut) called the chip #bb3300">"an abomination."

Now, John Conner, author of something called #bb3300">"The Resistance Manifesto," says Christians across the country are going to boycott VeriChip because the implanted chips are "the mark of the beast."

Let's let Connor explain in his #bb3300">press release:

San Diego, CA – Christians across the country are calling for a boycott of the VeriChip implantable microchip, now becoming popular in the U.S., calling it “the mark of the Beast” as referred to in the Bible. The VeriChip is planned to rapidly replace credit and debit cards, as well as traditional forms of identification.

Could Revelation 13:16-18 have been any more specific? "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads, and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

Well, gee, I thought he was a fruitcake, but there it is, right in the Bible. I'm going to have to rethink this.

POSTSCRIPT:  What's not clear is whether Tommy ever actually followed through on his promise to have a chip implanted himself, or whether it was one of those "Do as I say not as I  do" moments.

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May 22, 2011 - 4:04pm

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