Ramblings from the Desert

The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either. ~Benjamin Franklin

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Author of the urban fantasy novel, The Music of Chaos, and the paranormal romance, The Canvas Thief.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Zzzap! Sizzle!

The sound of lightning bolts. Picking on God's people.

The Stepford City...
Catholic style.

We've already had about 3500 people inquire on our Web site about buying a home there -- you know, they're all Catholic,' Monaghan says excitedly. 'We're going to control all the commercial real estate, so there's not going to be any pornography sold in this town. We're controlling the cable system. The pharmacies are not going to be able to sell condoms or dispense contraceptives.


Bubba Loves God and His Porn...
Being saved is a license to be naughty?

Divorce is more common among "born-again" Christians than in the general American population. Only 6 percent of evangelicals tithe. White evangelicals are the most likely people to object to neighbors of another race. Josh McDowell has pointed out that the sexual promiscuity of evangelical youth is only a little less outrageous than that of their nonevangelical peers.

Their defense? "We're not as bad as the non-Christians":

We cannot be satisfied with studies that show that only 29 percent of all evangelicals gave a lot to help the poor and needy. But that is at least a lot better than the statistics for the non-religious, where only 9 percent do a lot to help the poor.

Puh-lease.

Golden Boy Rusts...
Remember shiny white Christian soldier, Ralph Reed? Reedy-boy ran a smear campaign against a Texas Indian tribes casino, so as to prop up gambling in Lousiana and Mississippi.

In 2001 and 2002, Abramoff secretly hired Reed...to gin up a morality-based ‘grassroots coalition’ to pressure Texas officials to close an Indian casino in El Paso. The casino, run by the dirt-poor Tigua tribe, competed with casinos in Louisiana and Mississippi that were clients of Abramoff. He wanted the Tigua casino closed, and he paid Reed $4%

Abramoff and Reed's emails are just charming:

"I wish those moronic Tiguas were smarter in their political contributions," Abramoff wrote to Reed in a 2002 message that since has been widely circulated. "I'd love us to get our mitts on that moolah!! Oh well, stupid folks get wiped out."

"Got it," Reed replied.

Racist and greedy, much?

History Teaches Us Nothing...
Certainly not about irrational racism and xenophobia. Link and Linky.

He then launched into a tirade claiming life was too cushy in the American camps to call them that,

How precisely is any kind of forced confinement cushy? How is having your citizen's rights stripped away cushy?

I've always lived in a sort of cultural limbo: not quite Anglo, not quite anything else. I've never been one to wave the Latino Pride flag. But...when people start talking about rounding up brownish, dark-haired people, even if those people aren't "my" people, I get tetch uncomfortable.

Good God, you can almost see the poisonous spittle splattering against the monitor. All extremism is SCARY.

And Finally...
Forty-seven-year-old men with 100K+ incomes should mooch off their parents. Especially if their name is Ricky Santorum.

Where he sometimes gets help instead: Santorum told the New York Times that his parents help him out financially. "They're by no means wealthy - they're two retired VA [Veterans Administration] employees - but they'll send a check every now and then. They realize things are a little tighter for us."

Except that he makes $162,000 a year. I'll bet a welfare mom of six kids could live very well on that, so why is a 47-year-old man hitting up his elderly parents for cash? Or asking for tax breaks?

Santorum = Latin for "Saint Asshat," no?

P. Kirby

 

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