I probably should be ashamed of myself to give these three stooges more publicity but all three popped up on the Lawson radar today.
You would think that Rush’s recent brush with death would mellow him a bit. Fat chance. Snarky as ever, Rush says Obama will exploit the Haiti earthquake to kiss up to American blacks. Ehhh, newsflash Rushbo … blacks already like Obama. Dumbass!Vodpod videos no longer available.
Jerry Falwell is dead so someone has to carry on Jerry’s tradition of exploiting tragedy to proselytize. This time it’s Pat Robertson who thinks if the citizens of Haiti just turn to Christ everything will be ok in the future. You see, they made a pact with the devil and that’s why they suffered a devastating earthquake yesterday. If we were talking about some wackjob that nobody knows, it wouldn’t be worth writing about. But Pat Robertson is watched by millions of so-called Christians. This is Pat’s idea of what we should expect from a loving God.
Surprisingly, Fox News has one brave voice, that of Shepard Smith to condemn this nonsense.
If you want to help the Red Cross relief fund for Haiti, text the word “haiti” (without the quotes) to 90999 from your cell phone. You’ll be charged $10.00.
I have a new found respect of sorts for former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. If the new book “Game Change” can be believed:
- Sarah didn’t know why WWI or WWII got started
- Sarah didn’t know why there was a North Korea and a South Korea
- Sarah thought Saddam Hussein attacked us on 9/11
Now Sarah of course says this is all hooey, but for a moment, let’s take the findings at face value.
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Imagine you are a person of average intelligence and you’ve forgotten 60% of what you learned in High School. Frankly, I’ve forgotten 60% of what I learned in High School. Imagine next that you’ve been elected to lead a state the population of Brooklyn, New York. I don’t think you have to be much above average to achieve this. Now imagine that for purely exploitative reasons, the Republican candidate for US President asks you to be his running mate and you say yes. Can you imagine the courage it takes to make that leap? If Sarah was as ordinary as “Game Change” makes her out to be, basically the typical person profiled on a Jay Leno segment of “Jaywalking”, she must have been absolutely terrified to step into the national spotlight and suddenly be expected to be smart.
I know my conservative readers will think I am just making another back handed slap at Sarah, but seriously, if you discount the fact that she is a bit crazy, it takes serious cojones to sit with news correspondents (e.g. Gibson and Couric) and be quizzed in front of millions of TV viewers when you know that you don’t know squat. If McCain had been elected and then died, Palin might not have been the best informed President we ever had, but I suspect she would have been the gutsiest.