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Jul 30th 2009 4:51PM OK. After 1140 comments, I'm gonna be lost, lost, lost.
I have to say that Ann Coulter(geist) and Michelle Malkin are not only terrible writers/commentators, but from all appearances terrible people as well. Both will trash just about everybody to be seen and heard. They appeal to the people who desperately need to hate someone or something. Malkin makes people hate immigrants and people who have pride in their heritage (e.g., Filipino-Americans - which her parents are). Coulter(geist)loves to create discord (an action often described as "having guts") between conservatives and the dreaded "liberals."
Both show that the conservative fringe is large, but incredibly stupid and narrow-minded.
Think of it this way: both of them voted for Bush - TWICE! - as did the rest of the country.
Ann and Michelle: sad, sad, sad.
Feb 23rd 2008 4:54PM Cali:
You can't spar with someone like Who. "Young earthers" have a rhetoric all their own which defies reason. Notice he did not comment on the ridiculous cost of the Creation Museum. He only stated that since you don't believe in Genesis literally, then you couldn't possibly be Christian. And what's with "Evolution =Death"?
And as to mankind and original sin, this concept is based on the writings of Saint Augustine who felt pretty guilty about his life and became a kind of theological neurotic: if he felt guilt, then EVERYONE must feel guilt. There's something sadistic and sinister about a God who would put a black mark on everyone's soul because their ancester disobeyed him.
These people hate humanity more than they love God. Ad remember the song from South Pacific: "You have to be taught to hate." "Who" seems dismal, sad and delusional.
Jan 9th 2008 2:29PM Don't underestimate people like Robertson. He's found out that, above everything in life people need entertainment - and he delivers. Next, he's going to leg-press a elephant.
However, we really have to watch out for the VERY slick ones: check out www.hacres.com where you can learn how to lose that ugly fat Biblically, as perscibed by God. Really, it has a franchised chain of "health" centers (check out the ubiquitous cancer patient hugging a teddy bear). And of course all the managers of these McChurches are termed "Health Ministers".
I asked them if they will take gay couples. They haven't gotten back to me yet.
Dec 20th 2007 3:14AM How To Make Your Kids Famous (And Yourself In The Process)
Dec 4th 2007 1:59PM The "war" exists in the minds of the Religious Right in order to strengthen their political position: they need to look persecuted.
One of America's greatest strengths (therefore, one of its greatest weaknesses) lies in supporting the underdog. The RR knows this and takes advantage of it by appearing to be persecuted.
It is ironic that most of the RR sects are descended from the most persecuting of all religions. E.g.: remember that the Ku Klux Klan at one time consisted mainly of Southern Baptist ministers.
The "war" is without foundation, but that won't stop the Religious Right by any means.
Dec 4th 2007 2:32AM Why am I responding to a blog while knowing that (possibly) only one person will read it? (The one before me, #246). I guess because I must decry D'Souza's arrogance. It's a typical apologist arrogance, but arrogance all the same.
People have beliefs...and have faiths. The two are different: faiths are founded upon reason and some prior experience. Beliefs are not necessarily based on anything. The "faith" that many Christians lack is faith in mankind: D'Souza readily acceeds to man's "evil." Some Christians openly hate mankind, and this is evident in the doctrine of original sin. To them, man is so evil, he is "born bad."
It's possible that atheists have more faith in people than Christians.
Nov 27th 2007 11:06PM Cenk:
Thanks for the heads up on Conservapedia. I checked out the site. Prank or no prank, this site is so biased that it reads like Fox News on steroids. There's only one source I can think of more ludicrous for researching "facts": Pat Robertson. Really, one of his latest books, "Bring It On" gives Pat's definition of Islam. What moron would ask Pat Robertson about Islam? Someone did, and his lengthy answer is mind-blowingly idiotic. I am convinced that Robertson truly saw only one miracle in his life: when he bought a cable station and convinced some people that they were dumber than he was. "God God God. Bible Bible Bible. Touch the screen and be healed. Send money."
And they'll do it every time.
Oct 18th 2007 5:04PM I know it's way too late for this comment to be read, but here goes anyway:
Ann Coulter's comments now go BEYOND mere stupidity. She's finally running the risk of becoming a parody of herself, thus setting herself on a course destined to become - irrelevent. She will go down in memory as a kind of ultra-conservative Don Rickles (although she erroneously depicts herself as a latter-day William F. Buckley). The reason her books sell: people want to read what nasty things she has to say and whom she'll target next. She thinks they buy them for the covers: she always wears tight skirts (and an even tighter face). Poor Ann.
Oct 16th 2007 1:27PM Blackwater, as I understand it, was another "no bid" contract deal. Blackwater, Halliburton, Bush Administration cronyism. Don't we have enough to SAY we've had enough? Someone has GOT to be impeached! Do we have such an incompetent military that we need to hire out protection for our congressmen visiting in Iraq? NO. Someone else has been cut in on the deal and you know that someone is at the top. In 2009, Bush knows he's never going to make the money on speaking engagements that Gore and Clinton make. Absolutely bizarre thought: what if the dimwit decides a "memoirs" book is possible? Who would write it for him? No big tours, no book deals - he and Cheney have to do something to secure their future, and they sure as hell aren't going to depend on Social Security!
Sep 14th 2007 3:43PM Cenk:
Klink! Klink! My two cents worth. Klink! O.K., three cents.
To dissent (even vigorously, but not violently) always shows more patriotism and love of country than mere agreement with the status quo (or who is in power). Dissent will always be put forth by people searching for a better way."Yes men" to the establishment will always look vapid. E.G.: In the history of American media no one has ever appeared more brainless than Britney Spears who, when asked about Bush and Iraq, responded, (while chewing gum as if in a classid lock 'n load trailer park)"Uh, yeah, we should support the president."
In this instance, Republicans seem to have cornered the market on comatose drones. Good Dissent is voiced by people using their brains to think of alternatives to injustice, bigotry, poverty, the evironment.
And after all, weren't our original patriots dissenters?