Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Meet the New Face of Militant Fundamentalism

And he's an American Christian who wants you to die to fulfill his death wish.

Pastor John Hagee threw his support behind John McCain, and McCain was "very honored" by the endorsement.

The only problem is that Hagee wants to kill us all to bring about the second coming of his savior.  In 2006, he said:

The United States must join Israel in a pre-emptive military strike against Iran to fulfill God’s plan for both Israel and the West… a biblically prophesied end-time confrontation with Iran, which will lead to the Rapture, Tribulation, and Second Coming of Christ.

Do you understand this - a pre-emptive strike against Iran will destabilize the entire region, prompting all sorts of retaliatory attacks on America, possible nuclear retaliation as well, which will bring the end of civilization as we know it.

In other words, Hagee's wish is a self-fulfilling - the world ends whether he's right or not, meaning he gets to die thinking he's right when he's not.

This is what happens when you mix religion and politics - you get nut-jobs who care not one whit about other human life, as long as their dementia and delusions are given respect in the light of day.

If you're religious, remember this - your God is probably Hagee's God as well.  If you're Christian, remember your Bible is the same one Hagee reads and fabricates his anti-human philosophy from.

There is no such thing as a religious moderate - you're either a rational human being who realizes there is no sky-spirit, or you're an enabler of fundamentalists who want to kill everyone.

Think Progress » Blog Archive » McCain ‘Very Honored’ By Support Of Pastor Preaching ‘End-Time Confrontation With Iran’

Reason Number 27 Why I Don't Do Starbucks

They have a gift card personalization program - get a gift card with a personal message on it.  According to them, however, foreign phrases and political statements are off limits.

However, the problem is "Laissez Faire" appears to be the only foreign phrase political statement they won't print.  Seems they will print "People Not Profits" and "Si Se Puede".

For the record, "laissez faire" is French for "leave us alone", describing the classic liberal philosophy of open markets and limited government intervention.  "Si Se Puede" is Spanish for "Yes We Can", the slogan of the United Farm Workers and recently adopted, in English, by Barak Obama.

In other words, a company who is a great example of a capitalism success story won't print pro-Capitalism slogans on cards, just pro-Socialist ones.

And this is why I buy my coffee from Tully's.

Starbucks and 'Laissez Faire'

Monday, April 07, 2008

Hillary Clinton thinks you are an idiot

At least, that's what her spokeswoman says she said.

Hillary's been telling the story about an uninsured pregnant woman denied treatment at an Ohio hospital for wont of US$100, who winds up losing her baby and then her life.  The hospital, it seems, took some offense to Hillary saying they denied treatment to the woman, who in fact had insurance, was seen, and if pretty much alive.  Seems Hillary forgot to fact-check the story she was told by Bryan Holman, who was hosting her visit to Pomeroy, Ohio.

But that just points to Hillary's idiocy - the statement at the bottom of the CNN story indicates she thinks Americans are idiots as well - according to Mo Elleithee, Clinton's spokeswoman:

She never mentions the hospital by name and isn't trying to cast blame. She tells this story because it illustrates the point that we have a very serious health care problem in America. That's a point very few people will dispute. [emphasis mine]

In other words, the false story she was telling was being used to bolster her position that there is a health-care crisis that she needs to fix.  She is saying very few people will dispute the crisis, even after finding out the story she was using to make the point was false.

Does she not think Americans can think for themselves?  That we're not capable of rational logical thought?  If you support a claim with false evidence,the claim is false as well, unless you can find true evidence to support it.  To do otherwise isn't "misspeaking" - it's lying.

In a court of law, this case would be on its way to acquittal - instead, we're still trying to figure out which socialist will run as Democrat this fall.

Clinton drops hospital story from stump speech - CNN.com