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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Tuesday Tuesday...

It could be a first. I agree with Rush Limbaugh. Ms. Harriet Meirs is a bad choice for the Supreme Court.

So, as I see it, here's the deal... Marion "Pat" Robertson (the same Pat Robertson who claims that "the antiChrist is probably a Jew alive in Israel today," source prayed on his very own TV network for an opening in the Supreme Court so that Mr. G. Walker Bush (President of the United States) could appoint a conservative judge to the bench. That happened according to plan - a justice retired. Mr. Robertson promptly fell to his knees, not to praise God, but to greedily ask the Almighty for another opening on the Court. Lo and behold, a justice died. (Does that make Mr. Robertson guilty of homicide somehow?) Mr. Bush promptly upgraded his first judicial nomination and made a second nomination - Ms. Meirs.

Who is Ms. Meirs? She's Mr. Bush's lawyer. She's never been a judge. Wonderful... Does anyone remember Mr. Bush appointing someone to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency who had no experience? Does anyone remember Hurricane Katrina? It seems the Mr. Bush's policy of putting friends in high places regardless of experience or training simply doesn't work. Even his own political party is getting tired of it.

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For a man of the cloth, Mr. Robertson seems to be awfully greedy and full of himself. A quick search on Google turned up a number of interesting facts about the man. He used donations from his church to fund flights to Zaire for "humanitarian" reasons, but according to the pilot, over 95 percent of the flights were related to Mr. Robertson purchasing diamond mines for himself. In 1988 he ran for president and publicly fibbed about the date of his marriage - turns out his wife was seven months pregnant when they were married. Yet Mr. Robertson called for President Bill Clinton's impeachment for having sex out of wedlock. Now the man who uses his parishioner's money to line his own pockets is trying to buy a oil refinery in California. Many environmental organizations are trying to block the leaky refinery from opening due to it's age and various emissions, but Mr. Robertson thinks it's okay to open the refinery because it's in a Latino neighborhood anyway. One Source


First quote of the day:
"Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."

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On to issues of more import: My beloved wife bought me a new popcorn popper the other day. It's nifty! It's neat! It's one of those old-timey whirlygig popcorn poppers that you put on the stove and turn the little crank while the popcorn pops. I can't believe how good the popcorn tastes! I've been gnawing on microwave popcorn for so long that I've forgotten what "real" popcorn is like... All it takes is a dab of oil (we like peanut oil or olive oil), a handful of popcorn and a little salt. It feels MUCH healthier than microwave popcorn or butter-drenched movie popcorn... And it's faster, too!

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Geeze, this Pat Robertson guy is a GREAT source! Just a few more quotes...

"You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if [President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela] thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war. And I don't think any oil shipments will stop..."
- Pat Robertson, August 22, 2005

"You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense, I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist."
- Pat Robertson, The 700 Club, January 14, 1991


"Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history."
Yes, Christians are terribly discriminated against in America. But if we hold out, someday we may actually control America's judicial system. And possibly the legislature. And, dare I say it, the presidency itself? Yes, one day we may have a Christian president... Or, like, maybe 42 Christian presidents. In a row. Terribly discriminated against... Six million Jews died in Nazi Germany, but Mr. Robertson feels that Christians in America right now are suffering more than any minority in history? And Christians are NOT a minority... In 2001, 79.8% of Americans were Christian. The Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and all other faiths combined comprised 5.2% of America. Agnostics and atheists accounted for the missing 15% source. So, with an 80% minority, Mr. Robertson whines on.

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Dagmar and I watched a film last week called "Schultze Gets the Blues." (It's a German film with English subtitles, but it really isn't a pain to watch. Honest.) It's very rare that a film captures my attention the way this one did. It took me days of pondering to realize that the ending of the movie was perfect. I'm still thinking of the film a week later... I highly recommend the film (it would be rude to call it a "movie" somehow - it's a film), though there isn't even one single space ship in the story at all. There's not a lot of dialogue, no car chases, no one gets beat up... Very thoughtful and very well done. Go rent it.

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Six thousand and twenty-nine dollars an hour. That's how much it costs in fuel alone to run Air Force One. The full cost is somewhere around $57,000 an hour for the airplane source. President George W. Bush has instructed the White House personnel to turn off their printers and computers to save energy, while at the same time visiting the Gulf Coast seven or eight times in the last month, trying to make up for lost time (and a blemished public image), using taxpayer dollars that could better be spent actually helping the victims of the hurricanes. Honestly, how much is it helping Louisiana to have some guy waste $57,000 an hour to drag fifteen people and a gaggle of reporters through the mud? Wouldn't they much rather just have the money at this point?

Just my humble opinion.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Dear Husband

You are an amazing writter. You are cleaver,intelligent and insightful. I love reading your blog. I always check it to see if you wrote something new. I love you very much.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

My Beloved Bride,

Aw, you're gonna make me blush!

3:11 PM  

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