Thursday, May 05, 2005

What Pat Robertson is really trying to say... 

MoveOnPAC notes:

On Sunday morning, Christian Coalition founder Rev. Pat Robertson told TV viewers nation-wide that the threat posed by liberal federal judges "probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings." Robertson's statement is only the most outrageous example of a growing effort from the extreme right to whip up an intense fear and hatred of American judges. The strategy is designed to build support for the Republican "nuclear" scheme to break the rules and stack the courts - and it is poisonous to our democracy.

When lunatics like Robertson make quote like this, sometimes it merits taking it on face value...
Since liberal judges pose no true serious threat, how can the statement "that the threat posed by liberal federal judges [is] probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings." still be true?

One interpretation is that the bearded terrorists actually pose no threat at all?

The Pentagon was not hit by a large passenger plane, and World Trade Tower 7 was plan-detonated:

http://www.serendipity.li/wot/911_a_hoax.htm and anything under "Pentagon Attack" in Google, as posted before on The Bite.

The 2004 election was stolen:


The US is systematically torturing people in Abu Ghraib, Bagram and Guantanamo:




Well, there, it seems Pat is right after all. The real threat to the US is clearly elsewhere. And liberal judges, in defying the true threat to America, could cause more terror for Americans than a fake threat. Sorry, Pat, but even if we take you on face value, you're still a scary, sick human being.


Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Blair gone soon...Bush next 

Buzzflash relates the smoking gun of planned criminal collaboration between Blair and Bush to start the Iraq War...


Blair's party will win the election, but look for Blair to be removed from office shortly. Then we will focus on Bush.

BTW, expect war crimes charges to be made against Blair. Europe believes in the world court.


Monday, May 02, 2005

It's all in the wording... 

It's strange how the religious right enjoys excoriating homosexuals, making them the focus of their attention (in more ways than one, of course, for Gannon, Rove and many other gay-bashing but also gay Republicans). Never mind the war in Afghanistan--Afghanistan is now providing 80% of the world's heroin, according to the UN. Never mind the war in Iraq--at least 140 killed in the last 5 days (based on relative population, this would be 1500 killed in the US--keep in mind the Oklahoma City bombing killed 168 people--approximately the number who have been killed in the last five days in a country with less than 10% of the population). Never mind the economy, the data for 2004 won't be out until August, but here's last year's report:

"Real median household income remained unchanged between 2002 and 2003 at $43,318, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. At the same time, the nation’s official poverty rate rose from 12.1 percent in 2002 to 12.5 percent in 2003. The number of people with health insurance increased by 1.0 million to 243.3 million between 2002 and 2003, and the number without such coverage rose by 1.4 million to 45.0 million. The percentage of the nation’s population without coverage grew from 15.2 percent in 2002 to 15.6 percent in 2003."

As we noted back when this data became available, all of the major economic metrics are deteriorating since 2000. Any bets on the data for 2004?

Never mind the fact that the Pentagon was hit by a missile, not a passenger jet. Never mind World Trade Center Building 7 was purposely demolished. Never mind that the price of petroleum and gas has doubled in the past year. Never mind that the election was stolen, this time with overwhelming statistical support (less than 1 chance in 10 million that the data weren't cooked in hyper-pro-Bush counties, plus the incredible 5% margin difference with or without a paper trail).

If we were to focus on any ONE of these, we'd be able to throw off the dictatorship that is settling on the "land of the (formerly) free". So, instead let's focus on one small aspect of the Bible. One of the favorite quoted passages is 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, which reads as follows in the King James version:

"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."

In the Bible favored by the evangelicals, as Faolin has pointed out to me, this passage reads:

"Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."

Note the changes--"fornicators" becomes "sexually immoral", "effeminate" is updated to "male prostitutes", "abusers of themselves with mankind" becomes "homosexual offenders" (sounds more like Onanism to me?). Surely, the new wording is biased to focus on homosexuality. Nevermind the fact that "adultery" is listed before this--with half the marriages in this country ending in divorce, divorce is orders of magnitude more destructive to the family in the US than is homosexuality. Just ask Karl Rove. The fact that he's gay isn't hurting anyone. The fact that he is changing a semi-Gaussian wealth distribution into a bimodal one is hurting a lot of people.

Get over it. Marriage is between a man and woman. Great. So let GLBT folks have civil unions, and stop allowing the religious right to keep folks focused on fighting the symptoms (abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality) rather than the deeper, more relevant issues (wealth distribution, universal health care, equating rape with hate crimes, etc.). It's all in the wording.

And let me tell you, gay vs. straight has never been less important in the history of the US. It's all a smokescreen folks. Turn on your fans and clear it out. We've got real work to do.


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