Thursday, November 17, 2005

New Questions for Christians

I posted some new questions for Christians, but everyone is invited to answer, be they Christian, Jew, or miscellaneous.

"Hindu. There are 700,000 million of us."--Apu Nahasapitapetalan, The Simpsons

The new questions are in the realm of separation of Church and State, and the possible overturn of the Establishment Clause, leading to the establishment of state religions.

"We the people of the great Mormon state of Utah."

Oh, wait. Bad example.

"We the people of the Baptist state of Alabama..."

I was thinking about this today, while the Bush administration was attacking the character of anyone who dared question their precious little war, because the only way I could see that anyone would want to keep fighting this war is to increase the Rapture Index. And, of course, while they're waiting for Armageddon, they want to force everyone to pray and worship like them, or at least belittle and abuse anyone who doesn't.

And if Alito gets confirmed, you can bet we'll be seeing the Methodist State of Texas real soon, because a majority of the court will, for the first time, think that the establishment clause applies only to the Federal government, not the states, thereby freeing state goverments to establish official religions if they want.

"Isn't that special?" -- Church Lady, SNL

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Bush lies by omission - fun with quoting Democrats

Some very clever research went into the Rude Pundit's post exposing Bush's fun with taking Democratic quotes out of context: Where Did the President Get Those Democratic Quotes?
Let's be a little bit wonky today: Yesterday, in another one of his pathetic little whines about critics of the Iraq war, George Bush, making a not-unlike-Nixon trip to Asia, stopped in Alaska to say: "Let me give you some quotes from three senior Democrat leaders: First, and I quote, 'There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons.' Another senior Democrat leader said, 'The war against terrorism will not be finished as long as Saddam Hussein is in power.' Here's another quote from a senior Democrat leader: 'Saddam Hussein, in effect, has thumbed his nose at the world community. And I think the President is approaching this in the right fashion.' They spoke the truth then, and they're speaking politics now."

Since Bush dared not speak the names of the Democrats in question or offer any context for their quotes, hey, why not do some good bloggy work here?
Go read the actual quotes Bush took those little clips from. Then ask yourself, is this a man who is honest and trustworthy? Is this the best the Bushies can do? Are they auditioning for jobs in newspaper movie review sections? Maybe they've been wishing they could write more like Maureen Dowd, who is a master at using elipses...

Or, maybe, with only Mommy, Laura, Karen, and Condi allowed in the Oval Office now, they're running without Karl, so the attacks on Democrats are becoming more, uh, nuanced?

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Bush ass-grabbing with Saudi Royals endangers US

Well, Bandar Bush is at it again: Saudis getting waiver for US border security program.
One Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent at Dulles International Airport said he was recently told to waive the US-VISIT requirement for about 70 people arriving from Saudi Arabia who were affiliated with the Saudi royal family.
I'd sure like to hear some of you Arab hating Republicans explain this red carpet treatment for the country that supplied 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9-11... I know all you rabid wing nuts trashed Michael Moore for addressing the Bush-Saudi oil-soaked orgy of money and weapons, but I'd really like to know what you think of letting them in the country without having to go through the US-VISIT requirement that Bush said is going to protect us from the evildoers.

But you won't. You've all crawled back under the rocks Bush let you out from under. Right now, Bush's approval numbers are roughly equal to the number of you who think Adam and Eve road dinosaurs to church (thank you Amy Poehler for the best laugh I've had in years). And the literate ones of that number are just too scared to even argue for this pitiful little coke-head momma's boy you thought would be the greatest president ever. Now, he's making Richard Nixon look good. As Hunter S. Thompson said, "To say that this goofy child president is looking more and more like Richard Nixon in the summer of 1974 would be a flagrant insult to Nixon."