Thursday, May 17, 2007

Even A Broken Clock...

Drunken sod Christopher Hitchens offers up his thoughts about Jerry Falwell:

Just because I happen to agree with much of what he says doesn't mean I have to start liking him.

This Is A Republican?

Found via Dennis Perrin

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Bye-bye, You Fat Fuck

Jerry Falwell, Leading Religious Conservative, Dies at 73

The lights in hell burn a little bit brighter this afternoon.

Why? Where did you think he would end up?

Do you know what comes to mind when I think of Jerry Falwell? A great big fat tub of hate, greed, and avarice.

There I go again, being negative.

But behind the controversies was a shrewd, savvy operator with an original vision for affecting political and moral change. He rallied religious conservatives to the political arena at a time when most fundamentalists and other conservative religious leaders were inclined to stay away, and helped pulled off what once seemed the impossible task of uniting religious conservatives from many faiths and doctrines over what they had in common, rather than focusing on the differences that kept them apart.

They were then able to focus on the differences of everyone outside of their new faith-based circle and demonize them all.

[H]e was a lightning rod for controversy and caricature. He apologized, for example, after televised remarks suggesting that the 9/11 terrorist attacks reflected God’s judgment on a nation spiritually weakened by the American Civil Liberties Union, providers of abortion and supporters of gay rights, and after he called Muhammad a terrorist.

Yeah. Like that.

And that little bit of conversation that Falwell shared with fellow radical cleric Pat Robertson showed me what camp that he was in, had been in, and would forever be in: The one that believed that the 9/11 hijackers had done God's work. Think about it, if the attacks were God's judgment, then the attackers were agents of God's will, especially since they had their own fucked up notions of acting on behalf of God. Like it says above, he was adept at "the impossible task of uniting religious conservatives from many faiths and doctrines over what they had in common," and I'm sure that it was simply instinctive to ally himself with a group of people as intent upon destroying an enlightened liberal democracy as he himself had been his entire life.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

I Can't Help Myself

After my last post, I had to put up another example of a real-life person with a sitcom doppelgänger...

John Edwards

and Kenneth the Page from "30 Rock":

Saturday, May 12, 2007

This Doesn't Make Me Feel Any Better

Colleagues Cite Partisan Focus by Justice Official

It's another scary rundown of how an inexperienced and incompetent Regent University grad actively worked to ruin the United States in the name of God and the Republican party. But what I noticed was the photo of Monica Goodling:

She reminded me of somebody, but who? Ah, yes:

Angela from "The Office".

[Dunder Mifflin party planning committee meets in conference room to discuss holiday party festivities for the office]
Angela: Phyllis, I need you to pick up green streamers at lunch.
Phyllis: I thought you said that green was whorish.
Angela: No, orange is whorish.
[Camera pulls back to show Phyllis wearing an orange blouse]
Karen: Uh, so I had a couple ideas to make the Stamford branch feel more at home. Each year we have a Christmas raffle.
Angela: It would never work here.
Karen: OK. Um, another idea is karaoke.
Angela: No.
Karen: A Christmas drinking game?
Meredith: Yes!
Angela: God help you.
Karen: What?
Angela: These are all terrible ideas and none of them are on the theme of "A Nutcracker Christmas". I think you should leave.
Karen: [Laughs nervously, unsure what to do] You are kidding.
Angela: You tried this out and it's clearly not for you. You need to leave. Now.

Yeah. I think that's it.