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Wednesday, January 28, 2004

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The local Rush Limbaugh clone was outraged, OUTRAGED I TELL YOU, that some evil Democrats *criticized a Republican senator from (I think) Arizona for saying a prayer on the floor of Congress.

*adopts Rush Limbaugh outraged/disgusted tone*

A prayer! How dare these Godless commie libruls criticize a prayer!

But wait.

Here's the prayer in question:


Heavenly Father, we come before you to ask your forgiveness. We seek your direction and your guidance. We know your word says, "Woe to those who call evil good." But that's what we've done.

We've lost our spiritual equilibrium. We have inverted our values. We have ridiculed the absolute truth of your word in the name of moral pluralism. We have worshiped other gods and called it multiculturalism.

We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle.

We've exploited the poor and called it a lottery. We've neglected the needy and called it self-preservation. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. In the name of choice, we have killed our unborn. In the name of right to life, we have killed abortionists.

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem. We have abused power and called it political savvy. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it taxes. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, oh, God, and know our hearts today. Try us. Show us any wickedness within us. Cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent here by the people of the State of Kansas, and that they have been ordained by you to govern this great state.

Grant them your wisdom to rule. May their decisions direct us to the center of your will. And, as we continue our prayer and as we come in out of the fog, give us clear minds to accomplish our goals as we begin this Legislature. For we pray in Jesus' name, Amen.



(The quote comes from the original version spoken on the state senate floor in Kansas)

It ain't exactly the "Our Father" is it?

This so called prayer is nothing more than the worst right wing prejudices wrapped in the guise of a plea to God.

Its pretty much a Right Wingnut Greatest Hits collection:

Mock the poor by calling them lazy: check

Say women have no right to choice: check

Obiligtory "gays are destroying society" comment: check

Obligatory "taxes are bad but we don't have a better idea" comment: check

All leading up to the payoff that we're all doomed unless we all time warp back to the 50s and love Jeebus.

But all I heard was the pure outrage that Democrats got upset at a little old prayer, as if Hillary Clinton was wiping her ass with pages of the Old Testament.

Besides, looking at the makeup of the Senate, House, Presidency, the Supreme Court, and the current Attorney General, how can anyone still say with a straight face that hetero white christian men are somehow persecuted when they run the goddamned country?




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Tuesday, January 27, 2004

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Well this is interesting indeed.

In the fallout of the Kay report that there really isn't any WMD in Iraq, the offical right wing spin is "well Bush was wrong, but it's the intellegence community's fault".

But Bush was the one using WMD as the main reason to invade Iraq. Bush was the one reading off the Anarchist's Cookbook that Saddam had at the ready to kill us all.

Now it's "whoops, our bad".

500 dead soldiers and counting.

Their bad, indeed.

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Monday, January 26, 2004

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You may have remembered when Rush and Hannity went on their shows and railed against sites like DU for calling US troops murderers (which was taken out of context at best, and a lie at worst).

Now people on the right-wing nutball site Free Republic are saying rape is OK in military bases. Blaming the victim to the extreme, as they contend "Men of honor don't rape".

...and it's Bill Clinton's fault too. Not sure how they reason that, but *everything* is his fault so there you go.


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