Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Middle East Arms Race

The Bush administration says that this is needed for peace and stability in the Middle-East--huh?? How does arming the most of the region create peace?!! Once again, up is down with this group of clowns. Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns has said that this isn't anything new that this has been going on for many years. Yeah, and that's been the problem.

Our history of arming questionable states and their dictators hasn't panned out--that is what got us into trouble with Iraq and al-Qaeda in the first place!! And let's not forget that the arms we shipped to the Shah of Iran ended up in the hands of the Iranian Revolutionaries. It is beyond enraging to see that the Bush idiots still haven't learned not only from the history of the Middle-East but from our own history!!! As we all know Bush pretty much doesn't read anything so I guess why should I expect him to crack a history book in the eleventh hour of his presidency.

The Saudis get $20 billion worth of equipment and what have they given us in return?? A major addiction to oil--so we are basically giving money and guns to our drug dealer. In addition they gave us 15 of the 19 September the 11th hijackers, 45% of the foreign fighters in Iraq and the birthplace of al-Qaeda. As well as a country that is questionable at best on human rights.

Burns has also said, "Given the fact that Iraq is the number one American foreign policy interest globally, we would want our friends in the region to be supportive not only of what the United States is doing in Iraq, but of the Iraqi government itself."

GOI: Yeah--makes sense to me. The Saudis are sure supportive of the Shia dominated Iraqi government. Those 45% of Sunni Saudi fighters are definitely signs that Saudi Arabia is being helpful to the Iraqi government. So yeah, why not reward them for their greats efforts in cracking down on fighters entering Iraq as well as their amazing work in wiping out al-Qaeda in their country. I hope that you're picking up on my sarcasm and snark here.

The genius's in the Bush administration think that this is going to counter Iran's influence in the region. Yet--it will do the opposite. Iran will have no choice but to put their nuclear ambitions into high gear as well as build up their conventional arms on a similar pace. Clearly Bush was drunk during the arms race through out the Cold War because he didn't learn that an arms race never helps decrease tensions but rather accelerates the potential for a hot war.

So all of these countries in the Middle-East will be beefed up which will make their already twitchy trigger fingers even more nervous and it won't take much to set the whole damn place off. Great foreign policy yet again Bush. Perhaps they are doing this to try and help bring about their answer to everything--their rapture and Apocalypse that was "predicted" by the ramblings of a schizophrenic from the 1st century named John of Patmos.

These "revelations" by the way where "received" while John was in a trance. In modern times this would be rightly considered a psychotic episode. However, medication to help prevent hallucinations clearly wasn't around in those days so no wonder he came up with 7 headed dragons and the like. It is well known that extreme stress can cause psychosis which John was under while writing his book. He was living in exile--that will cause some serious stress.

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Bush Claims to Know Whether Leaders are Worthy or Not

American President George W. Bush said the following of Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in a press conference after their first meeting today:

I do congratulate the Prime Minister [of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown] for his steady and quick response in the face of a significant threat to the homeland--You've proved your worthiness as a leader and I thank-you for that.

GOI: Gee George, that must mean a lot to Mr. Brown coming from you. Bush isn't worthy of carrying anyone's jock strap let alone walking around and deeming leaders "worthy" of their position as if he is some kind of pillar of morals and values. Some people have the opinion that he thinks he's king or emperor but the reality is that he thinks he's "God"--or at the very least thinks he is "God's" prophet.

Bush has clearly shown himself to be one of the most worthless president's in American history. I don't know how anyone can even debate that anymore.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

FBI Contradicts Gonzales

WASHINGTON - The head of the FBI contradicted Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ sworn testimony and Senate Democrats requested a perjury investigation Thursday in a fresh barrage against President Bush’s embattled longtime friend and aide.

GOI: So now we have the FBI blowing holes in Gonzo's testimony. It is beyond an understatement to say that Pinocchio Gonzales is hanging by a threat twisting in the wind. He's hanging by a fine strand of a thread blowing in a category 5 hurricane. Gonzo has his stories so twisted that you could probably ask him his name and he'd say--"I exercise my 5th amendment right not to incriminate myself." Then you could follow up with, "Well what do you know?"and he'd probably say, "I don't recall."

As for Rove showing up to testify under oath and on the record?? He'd swallow a cyanide pill before doing that. He most likely has a "Dr. Evil" style escape pod in the White House basement that would jettison himself up into the stratosphere to take over the International Space Station. That or descend over the middle-east and take refuge in Oman a la Michael Jackson. Or maybe Saudi Arabia where he could peal off his mask and return to his other life as a Saudi prince.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Mitt Romney's Macaca Moment

UPDATE:

Romney has also now compared Senator Hillary Clinton to Karl Marx.

"Hillary Clinton just gave a speech the other day about her view on the economy. She said we have been an on-your-own society. She said it's time to get rid of that and replace that with shared responsibility and we're-in-it-together society," Romney told the crowd. "That's out with Adam Smith and in with Karl Marx."

James: This guy just can't resist name calling. When a candidate resorts to name calling it shows that they don't have much substance and are desperate. That and it shows their immaturity and inability to act presidential--Romney certainly isn't showing us that he can be a true statesman. Is this the kind of person we want representing us to foreign leaders?

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Have you seen this picture of Mitt Romney holding a sign that childishly plays on Barack Obama's name rhyming and sounding like that of Osama? Apparently name calling is all that Romney has to offer--that and flip-flopping on issue after issue. I was upset with Kerry for flip-flopping in 2004 as much as the Republicans yet when it comes to one of their own being an even bigger flip-flopper then Kerry--they remain silent.

Romney's explanation was even worse--he told everyone to "lighten up." Yeah that's really classy Mitt. Tell the families of the victims of 9/11 who support Obama to "lighten up." The presidential candidate dug himself an even deeper hole in saying the following:

"I don't look at all the signs when I'm having my picture taken. I have a lot of pictures taken with people," Romney said. "I don't really spend all that much time looking at the signs and the T-shirts and the buttons. I don't have anything to say about a sign somebody else was holding."

GOI: Wow. Where do I start with this big pile of b.s.?? Well, first off he should look at all the signs that people are holding when he's having his picture taken. I don't want a president who will dumbly take his picture with anyone holding god knows what might be on it. We've had enough of dumb in the Oval Office the last 6 years. The sign could be doctored but I highly doubt it as it was run on MSNBC which surely vets their stories as best as possible.

However, worst of all he tells a whooper of a lie by saying he wasn't even holding the sign when clearly he was when you look at the picture!! What a piece of work. I guess traditional family values include lying.

I'd be just as furious if this was a Democratic in this situation--and especially if he was a Buddhist (my faith). I wonder if Mormon supporters will turn a blind to this or stand up and repudiate Romney for representing their faith in such an ignorant fashion. I hope that they do the right thing and separate themselves from this clown. I wouldn't hold him to such a strict standard if he didn't walk around pounding his chest about family values and how he's such a good Christian. If you think I'm being too hard on the guy by calling him a Christian hypocrite--can you honestly see Jesus holding up such a sign?? Of course not.

There wouldn't be a flap if he had just come out and said that he got caught up in the moment and held up a sign that he shouldn't have and that he in no way supports the logic written on it--and yet he didn't. He seems to be too proud and arrogant to tell us the truth even when it is staring us boldly in the face from that picture!!!

Here is the video of Jared from Buckeye State Blog asking Romney about the incident:



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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ode to George W. Bush and His Sycophants



"No More Sorrow"
by Linkin Park

Are you lost, In your lies?
Do you tell yourself, I don't realize?
Your crusades, A disguise.
You replaced freedom with fear,
You trade money for lives.

I'm aware of what you've done.

No, No More Sorrow.
I've paid for your mistakes.
Your time is borrowed.
Your time has come to be replaced.

I see pain, I see need.
I see liars and thieves,
Abuse power with greed.
I had hope for you, I believed.
Now I'm beginning to think that I've been deceived.

You will pay for what you've done.

No, No More Sorrow.
I've paid for your mistakes.
Your time is borrowed.
Your time has come to be replaced.

Thieves and hypocrites!
Thieves and hypocrites!
Thieves and hypocrites!

No, No More Sorrow.
I've paid for your mistakes.
Your time is borrowed.
Your time has come to be replaced.

No More Sorrow.
I've paid for your mistakes.
Your time is borrowed.
Your time has come to be replaced.

Your time has come to be replaced.
Your time has come to be erased.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Homeland Security Agency Admits to Terrorist Attack After 9/11. Also Should We Invade the Rest of the Muslim World?

In a press briefing today regarding the newest National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Al-Qaeda Fran Townsend said that it's been 6 years since we have been attacked again by terrorists yet a reporter finally asked my question!!! He asked if the anthrax attacks were terrorist attacks and Townsend said that in her mind they were.

THEY FINALLY ADMITTED THE OBVIOUS!!!!
I'm SHOCKED that they'd admit this important fact that undermines their argument that supposedly there hasn't been any terrorist attacks since 9/11. These people are clearly losing their tight grip on the message and discussion. I bet Townsend will be flogged in Cheney's underground dungeon bunker for that slip-up.

In addition, Townsend was unable to admit that a growing Al-Qaeda hints at an administration who can not get a handle on terrorism.

Their logic of "we have to fight Al-Qaeda there so we don't have to fight them here" is absurd because if that is the case then we must invade Pakistan, Lebanon, Iran, and Saudi Arabia amongst others.

Obviously we do not have the troops to hold down Iraq let alone go after all these other Al-Qaeda hot spots. This is just more wind bag rhetoric.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Machiavellian Duo: Hillary Clinton and John Edwards. Plus, Bill Richardson and Maliki Says We Can Leave Iraq

Two Democratic presidential candidates, former senator John Edwards (N.C.) and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.), were caught Thursday by Fox News microphones after a forum in Detroit discussing their desire to limit future joint appearances to exclude some lesser-known rivals.

Edwards says, "We should try to have a more serious and a smaller group."

Clinton agrees, saying, "We've got to cut the number" and "They're not serious." She also says that she thought their campaigns had already tried to limit the debates and "we've got to get back to it."

GOI: Ah, nothing says American politics like trying to engineer the process. Remember how I was leaning toward Edwards?? Not anymore and you already know how I feel about Clinton. On the other hand I've been looking at Gov. Bill Richardson who seems to me to have the best experience of all: He's been governor so he has executive credentials, he's been an ambassador so he has international relations experience including all of the hot spots of the world (N. Korea, Middle East and Africa) and he has legislative experience from being a Congressman for 14 years (where he was progressive on environmental issues amongst other subjects).

On Thursday of last week a report surfaced that Richardson has used a Spanish word last year that some consider a slur against homosexuals but Richardson contends it was meant to be playful yet apologized to anyone offended. Moreover, he has one of the strongest records on gay rights issues of any of the candidates in this cycle.

Iraq News:

BAGHDAD, July 14 — Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki declared Saturday that Iraqi forces could secure the country on their own “any time” American troops decided to withdraw, his first response to the White House report this week that found his government falling well short of many political reforms and military goals sought by Congress.

“We say with confidence that we are capable, God willing, of taking full responsibility for the security file if the international forces withdraw in any time they wish,” Mr. Maliki said.

GOI: Well that's all that I need to hear so, time to go.

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Harriet Miers Should be Held in Contempt

After the Senate Judiciary Committee heard from former top Karl Rove aide Sara Taylor, the House Judiciary Committee announced that the White House has asked former Counsel Harriet Miers to not even appear before a similar hearing in the firing of 8 US Attorneys on Thursday.

The refusal to appear could open Miers to criminal contempt charges when the panel convenes tomorrow, according to a letter sent to her attorney.

"We are aware of absolutely no court decision that supports the notion that a former White House official has the option of refusing to even appear in response to a Congressional subpoena," says the letter from Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.).

GOI:
Not only is this contempt of court it is contempt for the Constitution. A warrant for our arrest would be sent forth If you or I were issued a subpoena and didn't show up and it's time that the Bush administration be held to the same standards as everyone else. The Bush version of executive privilege means you can get away with anything. Next they'll use it as a defense to abolish the Congress out of reasons of "national security." And I'm only being slightly facetious here.

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Republican Bob Allen Arrested on Lewd Sex Charges


Here we go again!!

A member of the Florida House of Representatives arrested yesterday on charges of soliciting a male undercover police officer is the co-Chairman of the Florida campaign of presidential hopeful John McCain, PageOneQ has learned.

The busted pol allegedly offered $20 if the cop would let Allen blow him.

Allen has a strong conservative record. PageOneQ has obtained information regarding Allen's voting record and ratings by advocacy organizations. Between 2003 and 2006 Allen voted with the Christian Coalition over 90% of the time.

GOI: This is the real reason that I'm posting about this--he holds himself up to be this great pillar of Christian values evident through his Christian Coalition rating and his legislative record:

Laugh #1: Rep. Allen is the author of failed Florida House Bill #1475, the "Lewd Or Lascivious Exhibition Act" which would have made public masturbation in the presence of another adult illegal, whether the other adult consented or not. Florida statutes already cover such behavior for when a minor is present and the bill died in committee in two months ago. I'm pretty sure Rep. Allen was violating #1475 when he offered to blow that cop, doncha think? Lucky for him it didn't pass!

Laugh #4: The Central Florida Rainbow Democratic Club, (a gay advocacy group) which rates policitians using their unique Wizard of Oz-based scale, ranks Bob Allen as a "Wicked Witch", the "absolute worst of the worst". James: Ironically, Allen sure "blew"it with this organization.

GOI: Again, my problem isn't necessarly the sex--it's the moral hypocrisy. You can not fight against sexual orientation, porn and other sexual expressions and then expect any kind of leaniancy when you break your own rules. And do you notice how quick these guys "find 'God'???" David Vitter sure found the Almighty really quick and isn't it funny that the same angry, vindictive and quite unforgiving "God" of the Bible so quickly forgave Vitter??

I mean, you have Lot's wife being turned into a pillar of salt by "God" just for looking back as "God" destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gamorrah but Vitter gets it on with a hooker and "God" sits back. "God" sure has really chilled out I guess. What a great deal!! You throw up one quick, simple prayer of forgiveness when you get caught and you're good for another 3,000 miles.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Presidential Pardons and Commutations Must Go

PHOTO: President George W. Bush seen with Scooter Libby patting him on the back after commuting his sentence on obstruction of justice, perjury and making false statements to federal investigators.

The Scooter Libby commutation got me thinking about pardons and other forms of executive reprieve. I believe that the pardon does more harm then good to our country and that for the sake of fairness and equality under the justice system (what little is left) it should be abolished.

The pardon was created by well meaning people but the problem is that it is easily (and often) abused and used to settle political scores rather then used to free people who truly deserve it. There are many that could argue deserve pardons yet the majority of these pardons seem to be granted to political figures, donors or personal friends of the presidents/governors.

In addition I see presidential or gubernatorial pardons, commutations and reprieves as violating the separation of powers in taking over the role of the courts. What is the point of our court system if the executive of a state or the country is just going overturn it's rulings? It weakens the system of checks and balances. I believe that the power of the pardon should have never been written into the Constitution and should be amended to delete it.

There was a vigorous debate at the time as to whether or not the power of the pardon should be included in our countries greatest document. Those against the pardon power reminded the proponents of how abused the power had become in Europe and that we ought not adopt anything that even smacked of European governmental corruption and abuse of the people. America was to be a new experiment and keeping many of the trappings of the old European rule was seen by many as a continuation of too much power remaining in the hands of too few.

As we know there are two types of justice--one for the rich and powerful and one for the rest of us poor sods. The pardon power has devolved into an "escape hatch" for political cronies facing the justice of the people to avoid consequences and accountability. It's time for it to go.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Book of Mormon is Absurd

The series continues. I have known this book for years since I was born and raised Mormon in addition to reading the BOM 6 times. Three in English and Three in French and let me tell you that it doesn't make much more sense in French!!

Anyway, here we go again!!!

1 NEPHI:

--Nephi says that whatever he wrote on the plates was sacred. But he admits that he might make some mistakes, just like they (the guys who wrote the bible?) did. Not that he's making any excuses, of course. 19:6

-How could Nephi, supposedly writing this around 590 BCE, quote words from the book of Malachi, which was not yet written? 22:15

2 NEPHI:

-Nephi brought along the brass plates and the magic ball (or compass) that God made with his own hands. This was about 1600 years before compasses were used in navigation. 5:12

-Nephi teaches his followers to build buildings and work in iron, copper, brass, steel, gold, and silver. But evidence is lacking for such pre-Columbian metallurgy, and it would be well beyond the capabilities of a handful of immigrants from the ancient Near-East around 590 BCE. 5:15

-Nephi says he's going to include some more words of Isaiah. (He's already included about 5 chapters). See 1 Ne.17:39, 20:1-22, 21:1-21; 2 Ne.6:5-7, 6:16-18, 7:1-11, 8:1-25, 9:50-51, 10:9) because his "soul delighteth in his words." So he throws in another 13 chapters or so. 11:2

-Notice that Joseph Smith threw in another "and it shall came to pass" into verse 4, even though it was missing from the verse (Isaiah 14:4) he was copying from. I guess he just couldn't resist! 24:4

-Joseph Smith (or Nephi) repeats the bible stories about the fiery serpents (Num. 21:6-9) and the water-bearing rock (Ex.17:6, Num.20:11). He figures that if you believe those stories, you'll believe his as well. 25:20

-Another marvelous BoM prophecy: many shall say, "A Bible! We have got a Bible." And they certainly have. This is especially amazing since this prophecy was allegedly made around 550 BCE, long before either the canon or the name of the "Bible" existed. 29:3

JACOB:

-If writing on metal plates was so tough, then why did Nephi bother copying 22 chapters from Isaiah? 4:1

ALMA:

-Whosoever did not belong to the church of God began to persecute those that did belong to the church of God." Non-believers persecuted believers because the believers were just so darned humble. 1:19-20

-The Lamanites that converted were called "Anti-Nephi-Lehies." Now that's a catchy name! 23:17 James: That name sounds soooo made up.

-The Nephites were all "Christians", "true believers of Christ" -- 73 or so years before Christ was born, and well over 100 years before the Bible (Acts 11:26) claims the followers of Christ were first called "Christians". 46:13-16

-The Nephites were called "Christians" 70 years before Jesus was born. 48:10

HELAMAN:

-Another amazing prophecy: In five years the Son of God will come. And this was (according to my motel room version of the BoM) in the year 6 BCE! 14:2

3 NEPHI:

-These words ("I am the Alpha and Omega") are taken from the book of Revelation, which was not written at the time (34 CE). And they wouldn't have meant anything anyway to the Nephites since "alpha" and "omega" would have been greek to them. 9:18

-Jesus' bowels are filled with compassion and mercy. 17:6-7 James: I don't think I want to know what compassion and mercy comes from the bowels!!

-After they were blessed by Jesus, the disciples became whiter than anything else on earth. 19:25

-Nothing can stop the followers of Jesus. Prisons can't hold them, fire can't burn them, and wild animals can't harm them. 28:19-22 James: I firmly believed in Jesus when I was younger but that didn't prevent me from getting burned by the stove!

MORMON:

-The book of Mormon was written in "reformed Egyptian". If the plates had of been larger, Moroni would have used Hebrew and there wouldn't have been so many mistakes. (Reformed Egyptian is a really tricky language.) 9:32-33

-Because nobody knows "reformed Egyptian" anymore, God arranged for Joseph Smith to translate them. 9:34 James: Boy this is convenient.

-A boring genealogy that we are told to avoid in 1 Timothy 1:4 and Titus 3:9. ("Avoid foolish questions and genealogies.") 1:6-32

-"Coriantor was the son of Moron." Yes, there really is a Moron in the Book of Mormon. 1:7

ETHER:

-The brother of Jared made 16 small stones, as clear as glass, out of molten rock. He then asked God to touch the stones to make them into lights to light up the inside of the barges. God did as the brother of Jared requested. 3:1-6 James: Neat trick. If "God" wanted them to have light then why did he stingily give them "glowing rocks" instead of actual lighting. I mean, he is "God" right and can do anything?? I guess not.

-Everything good comes from Jesus. 4:12 James: So the good that the Dalai Lama does is actually Jesus in disguise?? Neat parlor trick.

- Those who disbelieve in the Book of Mormon are in an "awful state of wickedness." 4:15 James: It's true. That Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh are pretty" awful wicked" heathens.

-"There came forth poisonous serpents also upon the face of the land, and did poison many people." 9:31 James: Poisonous snakes poisoning people??? Go figure--you learn something everyday.

-To punish the people for "their wicked combinations," God sent wars, famines, and pestilences. The resulting destruction was the greatest ever seen on the face of the earth -- greater than the flood of Noah, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, or World War II. Yet there is no evidence for any of this today. 11:7

-"There had been slain two millions of mighty men, and also their wives and their children." Millions of people were "slain by the sword", yet no swords have ever been found from pre-Columbian America. 15:2

MORONI:

-"Nothing that is good denieth the Christ." 10:6 James: I guess I'm not a good person. Funny, I've been told by many people that I'm a very good person. You know we Buddhists never do anything good.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Now You Tell Us Colin Powell

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It was revealed today that prior to the Iraq war, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell spent two and a half hours trying in vain to convince President George W. Bush not to invade.


GOI: Two and a half hours??? That's merely the length of your average movie!! Powell only spent two and a half hours to try and convince the president not to go to war??? Don't knock yourself out there Colin. Holding that position you have a heavy responsibility to America, it's brave soldiers and the people of an entire other country for god's sake!!! If he really wanted to avoid this war he would have talked to Bush every. damn. day--and if that didn't work he should have resigned to speak out publicly.

I would have done everything in my power to stop that war if I was in that position. Two and a half hours is a sorry ass attempt to stop a war that you supposedly believe is wrong. You're going to be satisfied with trying for a couple of hours?? How could you live with yourself knowing that you barely did anything to stop the genocide that this war has caused. If you only give a couple of your hours to "try" and stop the war--you're not really trying.

Powell's downfall is his unflinching, blind loyalty to "the mission" regardless of it's merits. He acted like he was still a Sargent in the field who must take orders--instead his was the goddamn Secretary of State!!!

You're too late coming to the party Colin. It's hard to have respect for someone who supposedly saw the horrors of this war coming and only spent two damn hours trying to prevent it. We're not talking about discussing some minor political issue over a cafe latte--we're talking about a fuckin' war man!!!

Why are you telling us of this Colin?? Perhaps it is because you feel ashamed that you didn't do more and somehow try to rationalize that two hours is "trying." Whatever.

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Sunday, July 08, 2007

The Bible is Absurd Part III

JOHN:

-Jesus claims that Moses wrote about him. Where? It's a shame he didn't give us chapter and verse. 5:46

-After Jesus makes the foolish claim that those who believe in him will never die, his listeners reply, "now we know that thou hast a devil." 8:52

-The early Christians were the first communists, living a life that was the exact opposite of George Bush's "ownership society." 2:44-45

-Paul "was forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia." 16:6

-Only wimps are vegetarians. 14:2

2 CORINTHIANS:

-Paul set an example for televangelists by robbing some churches. 11:8

PHILIPPIANS:

-Believe whatever Paul tells you to believe, think whatever he tells you to think, and do whatever he tells you to do. 4:9 James: Why? Because he says so.

COLOSSIANS:

-"The gospel ... was preached to every creature under heaven." 1:23 James: Except the Native Americans, the Buddhists, the Hindus, the Africans, etc.

-"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy." 2:8 James: Yeah those great philosophers of American history such as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine were pretty evil and did nothing good for the United States and the world. Not to mention: Socrates, Thomas Hobbes, etc. For that matter, Jesus himself was a great philosopher!!--I don't believe he was the Savior of the World but a great philosopher and teacher, yes.

1 TIMOTHY:

-"Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies." If we follow this advice we would ignore most of the Bible -- especially the genealogies found in Gen.10, 1 Chr.1-9, Mt.1, and Lk.3. 1:4

-"Bodily exercise profiteth little." 4:8 James: I knew my doctor was full of shit!!!

-Paul advises us to stop drinking water. Rather, he says that we should drink wine for our "stomach's" sakes. 5:23 James: Yeah I always had a suspicion that water was bad for me lol.

-The devil can take us captive any time he pleases. 2:26 James: Well, if this is the case then why follow Jesus if the devil is going to win anyway??

TITUS:

-Disregard "Jewish fables and commandments of men, that turn from the truth." Like most of the bible, maybe? 1:14

JAMES:

-"If any of you lack wisdom ... ask of God ... and it shall be given him."
This is the verse that set the 14-year-old Joseph Smith off to found the Mormon Church. That is just an example of the type of wisdom God can give you. 1:5 James: Back when I was still Christian I prayed to understand Chemistry and Physics but never was given the "wisdom."

-James says that, even in his day, all beasts, birds, serpents, and sea creatures had been tamed by humans. 3:7 James: I guess I don't have to fear lions then when I eventually make it back to Africa for a safari. I can just walk up to them and pet their fury hide. Pft.

-If you are sick, rely on the power of prayer. It works every time. 5:14-15 James: This is clearly absurd as we all know that not everyone who prayers to be healed is healed. It still amazes me that people pray at all.

-By praying, Elias was able to keep it from raining for three and a half years. 5:17 James: Yeah, it's called a drought. And why not 4 months or 3 and 1/4 months?? Three and a half years seems like a pretty random number.

2 PETER:

-The "angels that sinned" are the sons of God that had sex with human females to produce a race of giants. (See Gen.6:4) 2:4 James: The author of 2 Peter was either clearly on mushrooms or pulling shit out of his ass. I'll venture to guess that it's the later.

-John thinks he is living in "the last times." He "knows" this because he sees so many antichrists around. 2:18 James: Dude, you were off by some 2,000 years and still counting.

1 JOHN:

-John says that all spirits that say Jesus is the Christ are of God. If so, then the "unclean spirits" in Mark's gospel (1:23-24, 3:11, 5:7) must have been of God. 4:2, 4:15, 5:1

-"God is love." See 1 Sam.15:2-3 for an example of what this type of love can do. 4:8, 16 James: "God" sounds like a wife/child beater. Someone who kicks the living shit out of you and then says but, "I love you. I'm doing this for your own good."

-Christians are "of God;" everyone else is wicked. 5:19 James: Yeah this is true. That Dalai Lama is pretty damn evil and wicked. Maybe he's the antichrist?? Pft.

-Michael the Archangel argued with the devil about the body of Moses. 9 James: Oh really?? Seems to me like THE devil even Satan himself would be too busy to trouble himself with the body of a dead man. I thought he was more interested in people's spirits anyway??? Go figure--that wacky devil.

REVELATION:

-John sees four beasts, each with six wings and "full of eyes." 4:6-8. John sees a dead lamb with seven horns and seven eyes. He explains that the seven eyes "are the seven spirits of God." 5:6 ."And the four beasts said, Amen." 5:14 James: This guy could really have used some Seroquel. It certainly has helped with my hallucinations.

-"And there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters." In the bible, stars are just little lights that can fall to t he ground from the sky. 8:10 James: Yeah it's called a shooting star.

-An angel tells John to eat a book. He does, and it tastes good, but it makes his belly bitter. 10:10 James: If John were alive today he would have been the kid who ate paste in grade school.

-Only 144,000 celibate men will be saved. (Those who were not "defiled with women.") 14:1-4 James: So "God" tells us to "multiple and replenish the Earth"(which of course involves women). Yet in doing so we men won't be saved in the end days--an forget about women. They were screwed from "Eve's sin." Does "God" have dementia or Alzheimer's perhaps?? Maybe that's his whole problem. We need to find him a Divine nursing home.

-"They shall eat her flesh and burn her with fire." (Are they going to eat her first and then burn her?) 17:16-17 James: Cannibalism is apparently "Godly."

-This verse refers to Jesus as the "bright and morning star", as is Lucifer in Is.14:12. So is Jesus Lucifer? 22:16

-Anyone who adds to the words in Revelation (or to the rest of the Bible?) will be struck with plagues, and anyone that tries to remove anything from it will have his name removed from the book of life. 22:18-19 James: Well that's convenient for John's psychotic ramblings. No one can dare question his wild imaginations??

Most of the credit for this post (besides my comments of course) goes here.

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Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Bible is Absurd Part II

EZEKIEL:

-God gets mad at a wall and destroys it, along with those who worked on it. 13:14-15

HOSEA:

- God tells Hosea to commit adultery, saying "take ... a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms" because the land has "committed great whoredom." So Hosea did as God commanded and "took" a wife named Gomer. 1:2-3

ZEPHANIAH:

-God doesn't have night-vision, so he needs candles when he comes to punish the people that say, "The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil." 1:12

HAGGAI:

-"The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts." 2:8 James: Now "God." Greed is one of the seven deadly sins--even heathens like myself know that.

-"Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces." 2:3 James: Wow, rubbing dung in someone's face reminds me of something Tony Soprano would do. No wonder "God" is so violent and vengeful--he's the boss of the ultimate mafia!!

MATTHEW:

-There are 29 generations listed from David to Jesus in Matthew's genealogy, while Luke's (3:23-31) has 43. Except for David at one end and Jesus at the other, there are only three names in the two lists that are the same. 1:6-16

-Jesus forbids the taking of any kind of oath. Yet Christians in courtrooms throughout the United States place their right hand on the Bible swear to tell the truth. 5:34-37

-"Behold the fowls of the air...." Jesus says that God feeds them. But, if so, he does one hell of a lousy job at it. Most birds die before leaving the nest, and the few who manage to fly soon die painful deaths of starvation, predation, or disease. If God is caring for them, pray that he stays away from you. 6:26

-Ask, and it shall be given you."
Mark Twain said there are "upwards of a thousand lies" in the Bible. But this is probably the biggest. How many desperate, frightened, broken-hearted parents have watched their children die while begging God to help? 7:7-8

-The devils confess that Jesus is the Son of God. According to 1 Jn.4:15 ("Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God"), then, God dwells in the devils and the devils in God. 8:29 James: That sounds about right.

-"Thy faith hath made thee whole."
If you have enough faith, you will never get sick.
(Illness is caused by sin and lack of faith. Medical science is unnecessary.) 9:22

-Even some of Jesus' apostles doubted that the allegedly risen Christ was really Jesus. Well if they weren't sure, how could we ever be? 28:17

MARK:

-Jesus heals a boy with "a dumb spirit" by saying, "Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him and enter no more into him." (Sounds like a script from Monty Python, doesn't it?) But how could a deaf spirit hear the words spoken to it? And how could a dumb spirit cry out? 9:17, 25-26

-"In those days ... the moon shall not give her light, and the stars of heaven shall fall." Of course this is nonsense. The billions of stars will never fall to earth and the moon does not produce its own light. 13:24-25

LUKE:

-The devil takes Jesus to the top of a mountain and shows him "all the kingdoms of the world." I guess the world was flat in those days. 4:5

-Invite someone that has hit you to do it again, and if someone steals from you offer them something additional. Don't turn down any borrowers (Do Christian bankers follow this one?), and when you loan something don't ask for it back. 6:29-30

-Jesus thanks God that only the ignorant and foolish will listen to him.

-Jesus calls his critics fools, thus making himself, by his own standards (Mt.5:22), worthy of "hell fire." 11:40

-"Thou knowest the commandments." But apparently Jesus didn't, since he only named five of the Ten Commandments. (Notice that the five on Jesus' list are the secular ones that make no mention of God.) 18:20

-Part III tomorrow.

Credit goes here.

Friday, July 06, 2007

The Bible is Absurd

GENISIS:

-God creates light and separates light from darkness, and day from night, on the first day. Yet he didn't make the light producing objects (the sun and the stars) until the fourth day (1:14-19). 1:3-5

-Plants are made on the third day before there was a sun to drive their photosynthetic processes (1:14-19). 1:11

-God was angry because "the earth was filled with violence." So he killed every living thing to make the world less violent. 6:11-13

-God tells the Israelites to smear some blood on their doors. That way when he's going around killing Egyptian children, he'll remember not to kill their children too. He probably said to himself when he saw the blood, "Oh yeah, I remember now. I not supposed to kill the children in this house." 12:7, 13

Leviticus:

-Handicapped people cannot approach the altar of God. They would "profane" it. 21:16-23 James: Damn. No wonder I'm not cured of my schizoaffective disorder yet!!

-God's law for lepers: Get two birds. Kill one. Dip the live bird in the blood of the dead one. Sprinkle the blood on the leper seven times, and then let the blood-soaked bird fly off. Next find a lamb and kill it. Wipe some of its blood on the patient's right ear, thumb, and big toe. Sprinkle seven times with oil and wipe some of the oil on his right ear, thumb and big toe. Repeat. Finally kill a couple doves and offer one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. 14:2-52 James: So there's a cure for lepers but not for the common cold??

Psalms:

-Atheists are fools who never do anything good. 14:1, 53:1
James: I guess I was doing evil the other day when I volunteered to feed the homeless out of the basement of one of "God's churches." Why didn't "God" smite me the minute I walked into his sacred house? And if I wasn't doing "anything good" that day then why did people smile at me and say, "Thank-you" over and over?

-If you delight yourself in God, he'll give you whatever you want. 37:4 James: This never worked for me when I believed in "God." I wonder why? Oh yeah "God" doesn't like handicapped/disabled folks like me. That blows. ;)

-God is in hell. 139:8 James: I knew it!! "God" and "Satan" are one in the same!!

Ezekiel:

- God tells Ezekiel to eat barley cakes that are made with "the dung that cometh out of man." (Yum!) 4:12 James: "God" is such a prankster!! Perhaps this is where the term, "Tastes like shit" comes from?

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Thursday, July 05, 2007

President Pinocchio Bush's Hypocritic Quote in Relation to Libby Commutation

"I don't believe my role is to replace the verdict of a jury with my own," - George W. Bush on why he signed death warrants for 152 inmates as governor of Texas.

The quote is from his own book, "A Charge To Keep."

I'd go into how Bush is further losing integrity over this commutation but you can't lose something that you don't already have.

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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July 2007


Happy 4th of July to all my fellow yankees. Hopefully this will be the last 4th of July that finds our soldiers in harms way over in that mess in Iraq.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Tony Snow Spins the Libby Commutation

Tony Snow was spinning on his head like a hockey goalie getting peppered with a barrage of pucks. He is saying that Bush thought any jail time for Libby was excessive despite a jury of his peers deciding he should serve time. YET, nearly in the same breath, Snow is trying to say that this commutation does not weaken the jury system!!

Snow reminds me of the classic, stereotypical mouth piece lawyer for a organized crime boss.

Bush is saying now (via Snow) that he won't comment further on this case even though Bush already put himself into the case by saying that anyone committed of a crime in his administration will serve time. Yet another lie to add to the list from this sociopath. He is President Pinocchio.

Here, now he is claiming that Libby still has to pay $250,000 and that such a fine isn't a slap on the wrist yet I'm sure that Libby has plenty of money not to mention his defense fund to tap into. Special thanks to Fred Thompson by the way for a huge chunk of that defense money.

Then he said that poor, broke Libby can't work in his profession anymore and how punitive that is for him. Cry me a river Tony!! Scooter will be cashing in on a book deal and lobbying in no time folks. Snow is acting like Libby is going to be stripped of his clothes, kicked out of his house and left to roam the streets.

There are plenty of people in jail that believe their punishment is excessive too and should not have to serve time at all. None violent drug offenders come to mind and yet they have no chance of even having the president listen to their case let alone have it commuted!!

There some 3,000 commutation requests in the pipeline for Bush to look at and so my question is will these people be treated by the same standards that Bush used for Libby's commutation?? I highly doubt it. In related information, Bush has turned down 4,000 commutations so far in his presidency. In addition, back in Texas Bush bragged over how many people he has sentenced to death but when it comes to his buddy serving a meger sentence--it's a miscarriage of justice.

Snow is also claiming that Bush didn't give him special treatment and yet there are people serving jail time RIGHT NOW for the same convictions that Libby received and I highly doubt that THEY will have their sentences commuted.

It also fortifies this idea for our young people that if you know the right people then you can get away with anything.

This is a classic case of a quid pro quo: you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. So basically it looks like Bush said that he'd commute his sentence and perhaps pardon him on his last day in office. In return, Libby will keep his mouth shut regarding where the other "bodies are buried."

I'd puke all over my laptop right now but I've vomited so much over this administration that I'm literally tapped out at this point. It's all dry heaves.

If you would like to sign a petition on this matter go HERE.

UPDATE:

This is a great quote for a GOP strategist. Yes, you read that right--a GOP strategist:

“From ‘You’re doing a heckuva job, Brownie,’ to ‘I don’t know anyone more qualified for the Supreme Court than Harriet Miers,’ to ‘When it comes to Al Gonzales, I keep whistlin’ that ol’ Tammy Wynette tune,’ to ‘Get out of jail free, Scooter,’ the story is the same: George W. Bush has raised the practice of being loyal to one’s friends to an art form,” said this consultant, who asked to remain anonymous.

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Monday, July 02, 2007

Scooter Libby's Sentence Commuted

WASHINGTON - President Bush commuted the sentence of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Monday, sparing him from a 2 1/2-year prison term in the CIA leak case.

Bush left intact a $250,000 fine and two years probation for Libby, according to a senior White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not been announced.

Bush's move came hours after a federal appeals panel ruled Libby could not delay his prison term in the CIA leak case. That decision put the pressure on the president, who had been sidestepping calls by Libby's allies to pardon the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.

GOI: Impeccable timing Mr. President. This is clearly a legal move but he has zero political capital right now to back this decision up. I heard on CNN of a poll that showed some 70% of Americas are against a pardon of Scooter Libby. This, of course is not a pardon but I would imagine the same amount of people are against a commutation as well.

His declaration today simply piles on to the image of this White House being a criminal one. I'm not the least bit surprised that the Bush Crime family sides with a traitor over our national security. These guys are nothing but snakes in the grass and history will judge them as such--of that I am quite convinced. This historian being one of them.

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