Saturday, September 15, 2001

"I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen.'" --Jerry Falwell, Religious Fanatic, September 14, 2001

"The terrible tragedy that has befallen our nation, and indeed the entire global community, is the sad byproduct of fanaticism. It has its roots in the same fanaticism that enables people like Jerry Falwell to preach hate against those who do not think, live, or love in the exact same way he does." --Lorri L. Jean, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, September 14, 2001

Jerry Falwell has proven he's not so different from the terrorists. He wants a country run by religious fanatics. As long as they're his fanatics. He wants his version of god in the public square. He doesn't just say God, either. He specifically mentions Christ. No room for Jews, or Muslims, or Budhists, or Hindus. He claims America was founded on Christ. He is wrong. America was founded by people who came here to get away from governments telling them what religion to practice. Seems the Reverend is doing something else they do in these "religous" countries. He's rewriting history to fit his world view. And what a view it is.

Unfortunately, and I'm sure this self-righteous bastard knows this, no one who already agrees with him is going to leave his flock over this. If anything, he and Pat Robertson (who agreed with him) know that this scores them points with the right wing nuts who send them money every week. Say anything to get those donations up, eh boys? Maybe somewhere in Texas they'll beat a gay person senseless because you said they're to blame, eh guys?

And now Rush Limpbrain is spewing crap about who we should bomb. As Michael Moore says in today's comminique from the road, "...I am sure he is on his way down to the nearest recruiting station to sign up -- for surely he would not expect your son or daughter to risk their lives for freedom while he just sits back and enjoys his new half-billion dollar contract." Michael decided to drive back to New York, as I mentioned yesterday. He's in for one hell of a ride. Just stay outta Texas, Michael. You driving through Texas would remind me of the joke going around during the election: The new CBS Survivor show puts contestants in an old Volvo to drive across Texas with a bumper sticker that reads, "I'm for Gore, I'm queer, and I'm here to take your guns."

While I know that probably no one is reading this, I sometimes fantasize that someone like Falwell will. I'd like for him to come stick his finger in my face. I'd bite it off and perform a Pagan ritual with it. I'm not a Pagan, but it would be so much fun to piss him off after biting off his finger.

Ah, who am I kidding? I would never bite his finger off, as tempting as it would be, all chubby and bouncing in my face... I know I wouldn't because I am more moral and ethical, even though I'm a militant agnostic, than Falwell could ever be.

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: It is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. --Charles Darwin
Hey, Jerry and Pat, bend over. The data is in the strata! Click here to buy this emblem!I know Falwell often spews off like this, but it strikes as particularly repugnant now. The fact that his religious right is the biggest threat to freedom, that his "president" says we're going to "rid the world of evil", just so he can make his rich buddies richer building more guided missles, war planes and whatever else they plan to use on some Arab civilians. After all, it should be an eye for an eye, right Georgie? That's the way they do it down in Texas. That's what the extremist Israeli government does with the planes we sell them.... Let's go kill 5000 innocent Muslims! That'll make it all better! They deserve it! Because our God is better than their God!

What would Al Gore do?

Apparently, immediately after saying he wasn't going to get into politics at this time of crisis, Rush Limpdick joined right in on tirades on Bill and Hillary. Way to come together, Limpass! Then there's this guy, quoted at Rush is Wrong, who said this (followed by Steve's thought):

"Rush, we need to get back to work and save this economy. When the market re-opens, the aftermath could be much worse than what happened yesterday."
Yep, that's a conservative for you. A drop of 7% in your 401(k) is so much worse than thousands of innocent men, women, mothers and fathers being killed, not to mention the police and firefighters, to a conservative.
Here's a post that was reposted on It really fits with what I was saying yesterday.

Please spare me the "rally 'round the president" BS. The last time I fell for that I found myself grunting through the jungles of Vietnam. I don't need no hyper-emotional self-indulgent overly-comfortable mush-brained couch-potato patriots scolding me for exercising my first amendment right to nail this stolen election president on the cross of his own making. Let's not forget that he is our servant, not our king. If you want to imbue president junior the reverence of royality, that's fine, but don't insist that others share your deluded self-subjugation.

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