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Religious Christians?


Digby was annoyed when Amy Sullivan made a crack about liberals in reference to Sam Brownback.

It’s a good thing he hadn’t read Steve Walden, who wrote: “But I would also like to point out that the history also challenges the liberal notion that religious Christians are inherently backwards, regressive and opponents of liberty.”

My emphasis to point out that Mr. Walden is using his own terminology to characterize a situation that doesn’t exist outside of his small world.

Feeling oppressed, probably by comments to that post, Mr. Walden then quotes from a book by Rabbi Michael Lerner as justification.

Excuse me, but Mr. Walden the people who are generally attacked by “The Left”, are not considered all that “Christian” in their attitudes and rhetoric. The Robertsons, Falwells, Reeds, Dobsons, et al. are not in the mainstream of Christian theology. These people infest a fetid bog off to the side. They are condemned because they don’t fall within the common understanding of the meaning of Christianity. They aren’t derided for being Christians, they are derided for being “backwards, regressive and opponents of liberty.”

Jimmy Carter is a religious Christian. Father Bob Drinan is a religious Christian. Fathers Daniel and Philip [MHRIP] Berrigan are religious Christians. The Civil Rights movement was organized and led by religious Christians. Religious Christians have died all over the planet standing against repressive regimes, as nominal Christians supported them.

You cannot hate, like the Religious Reich does, and truly be a Christian. I’m sick and tired of hearing that “liberals” hate Christians. People who really believe in the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth are, by definition, liberals.

Going one step further, if you don’t support the Constitution over the claims of a President, you are not truly an American. All Federal oaths are to support and defend the Constitution. If you can’t do that you are not true to your oath and not worthy to serve. We have had 43 Presidents and only one Constitution. It should be obvious which is more important.


March 13, 2006   Comments Off on Religious Christians?

They Are At It Again


Last time it was Iraq and al Qaeda, this time it’s Iran and the insurgents.

The Shrubbery is out and about trying to sell how great things are going to be in Iraq if we just wait because they have had elections and there’s going to be a government of national unity real soon now™ and the Iraqis will stand up and we will stand down™. Just wait, clap your hands, and believe.

Oh, and the nasty Iranians are providing the insurgency with new, more advanced improvised explosive devices…except the new design have been identified as the same type used by the Irish Republican Army and available to other terrorists for decades as reported by Defense Tech and The Independent months ago.

No doubt the MEK, an internationally recognized terrorist group that the US protects because it is anti-Iranian, is providing the same quality information about Iran that Chalabi’s INC provided about Iraq.

In the shady world of manufactured intelligence the Rumsfeld Pentagon has to be the easiest buck on the planet. They pay for stories that Barney Fife [MHRIP] could spot.


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Roberts Is The Problem


Laura Rozen has a piece on Senate Intelligence Committee that covers the basic point that under Pat Roberts it is being used to cover up disasters of the Shrubbery.

Harry Reid took the Senate into closed session in an attempt to get Roberts to move ahead on the investigation of the political uses of intelligence. Roberts still hasn’t produced the report that he claimed was only a couple of weeks from completion.

Roberts is again refusing to investigate the illegal wiretapping that the Shrubbery has ordered and acting to shield people from accountability. You have to wonder if he remembers that he swore to uphold the Constitution.


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Mad Cow Again


CBS reports: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In Alabama.

Conveniently, this cow is supposedly 10 years old, and the feed ban is only 9 years old, and it took all that time for the disease to become manifest. The cow wasn’t born on the ranch where it was discovered, so there has to be a search through transaction records to find her home herd. Oh, even though it’s a beef cow, nothing entered the food chain.

Remember, we don’t need to check all cows, and your government is keeping you safe. Another faith-based initiative of the Shrubbery.


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Wire The South Dakota Governor


Jack Cluth’s better half has a plan: Time to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable, eh?

For those of you interested in taking part, you can send your old wire coat hangers to:

Governor Mike Rounds
Office of the Governor
500 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501


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Error On Error


Who hires the headline writers for CNN? Government goof could save would-be hijacker. GOOF? Spilling coffee on your pants before court is a goof; this could result in career ending penalties.

The BBC writer says: Moussaoui judge interrupts trial

Judge Leonie Brinkema is considering whether to rule out the possibility of executing Moussaoui because of “egregious” government misconduct.
…[snip]
“In all the years I’ve been on the bench, I’ve never seen such an egregious violation of the court’s rule on witnesses,” she told the trial in Virginia, now into its second week.
…[snip]
“This is the second significant error by the government affecting the constitutional rights of this defendant,” Judge Brinkema said on Monday.

“More importantly, it affects the integrity of the criminal justice system of the United States.”

In the criminal justice world this would be called “witness tampering” and you go to prison for it. This wasn’t an accident, it was an intentional violation of procedure.

The incompetent cronies at the Shrubbery’s Justice Department are about to blow a case in which the defendant confessed. They just can’t follow the rules.


March 13, 2006   Comments Off on Error On Error