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Friday, November 11, 2005
Go Pat, Go - The Taliban Among Us
If this man is a servant of God then God has a problem
Rev. Pat Robertson's statement about the voters in Dover,PA, was good news for moderates. Following report by Associated Press is from The Seattle Post Intelligencer: "VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson warned residents of a rural Pennsylvania town Thursday that disaster may strike there because they "voted God out of your city" by ousting school board members who favored teaching intelligent design." The more people learn about this preacher and see his image splashed on the media, the better it is for the nation. Apparently, he cannot control himself from saying outrageous things.
Two Ex Presidents Come to the aid of the Current One
Emergency Mission - on a lighter vein, don't miss this column by Andy Borowitz in Newsweek. A sampler: "The two former presidents appeared on television last night to make an appeal to the American people to provide relief, in the form of a legal aid fund, for the White House staff, many of whom are expected to lose their jobs and their offices in the wake of the current catastrophe"
Republicans in Congress
Going through a bad patch or sign of things to come ? The Washington Post: "Meanwhile, the Senate Finance Committee broke up in disarray yesterday morning after failing to secure support for a tax package that would have extended the president's 2003 cut to the tax rates on dividends and capital gains. Joining the panel's Democrats, Sen. Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) declared she could not support a tax cut that primarily benefited the rich as Congress was trying to cut programs for the poor. But when the panel's chairman, Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), tried to win approval of a tax package without the investment tax cuts, panel conservatives refused to go along. And John McCain's sane voice speaks out against the forces of darkness and prisoner interrogation techniques. "But McCain, a former Vietnam prisoner of war and a possible 2008 GOP presidential candidate, is couching his effort in moral terms. "A clear and firm commitment on the part of the United States government that we will not only not torture, but we will not treat people in a cruel or inhumane fashion is absolutely vital," McCain said after a speech yesterday at the American Enterprise Institute."
In an unusual direct communication with believers, Almighty God apologized today for the existence of Pat Robertson. In a written statement, the Christian deity described the 75-year-old televangelist as a “flawed prototype” introduced into the world “without adequate testing.” He said the “quality control problems” reflected in Robertson’s birth have since been fully addressed. God said he “regrets any inconvenience or annoyance” Robertson may have caused humankind and assured residents Dover, PA that he has no imminent plans to wipe the tiny hamlet off the face of the earth.