First sighting of Jerry Falwell in the afterlife
(A previous version of this appeared as a comment at DailyKos.)
At around 10:50 AM ET today, Barbara announced that she had just been visited by a “Terror Bird” in her dreams before awakening. She has a long history of dreaming of men as they die, including Hirohito and Yul Brynner, though it did not occur to me until later that this bird was a manifestation of Mr. Falwell, who had passed away at 10:45.
It squawked at her, wanting to do her harm, but was not very large.
Falwell was, of course, infamous for his remarks about the second attack on the World Trade Center, for which he later apologized: “I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say ‘you helped this happen.’”
Barbara had a meeting scheduled in a high floor of the north tower of the WTC, early on the morning of 9/11, which was canceled at the last minute.
According to Wikipedia, the Terror Bird, or Phorusrhacidae, went extinct in the Cenozoic Era, before Homo sapiens evolved.