Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Mayor of New Oleans Stricken with Robertson's Syndrome

BBC NEWS Americas US mayor regrets 'God comments'
I'm not even going to comment on the 'chocolate' remark - I'm pretty sure that the comment was made in the context of the audience. (Now, if was going to be fair, I would try to compare it in some sense to Trent Lott's comments a while a go, but I wouldn't believe the comparisons anyway.)

Said New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin -

"Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country . . . "


Well, we all know that 'for God so loved the world, he gave us a bunch of assholes to speak in his name with conflicting messages.' I'm sure that both Robertson Nagin believe themselves 'born again' xians, and on more than one occasion they felt that big G gave them words of encouragement; it's always the publisist that has to tell them that they have their heads in their ass.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Robertson Pisses Undies at Loss of $50 Million Deal - Apologizes

BBC NEWS Middle East US TV host sorry for Sharon slur

From BBC Article -

"My concern for the future safety of your nation led me to make remarks which I can now view in retrospect as inappropriate and insensitive in light of a national grief experienced because of your father's illness," said Mr Robertson's letter [to Sharon's Son Omri].

He kept flapping those jaws until God fined him $50 Million. Punishment for passing judgement, maybe? Offhand, I would think that taht would be the kind of thing you'd want to leave up to your God. Even the Pope doesn't have the cajones to say that kind of crap out loud in public, and he is 'officially [elected]' 'god's boy'.

It might be time to put ole Pat in a home, folks!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Pat Robertson shows true face of Xianity

I read this article this morning - BBC NEWS Middle East Israel punishes US TV evangelist -and was surprised for all of 2 seconds. As Pat Roberson ages, that crusty facade of 'God's Love' flakes off in ever larer pieces.
It is refreshing, to some extent, to see that dignity won out over greed for once (sort of) -

"We were due to sign a contract in the near future with Mr Roberson for the construction of a new Christian heritage centre in the Galilee," [Tourism Ministry spokesman Ido Hartuv] told the AFP news agency.

"We, as the State of Israel, cannot accept what he said and we will not do any business with him or with anyone else who agrees with his view."

But Mr Hartuv insisted Israel had not rejected outright the idea of building the centre.

"The contract is still open - just not with Mr Robertson."
It's certianly no secret how evangelicals feel about Jews (they blame them for the death of Jesus X), it's just nice to see that Ayatollah Robertson is staying true to his core beliefs. With his recent blurbs about the wrath of God as it pretains to events he takes issue with, I wonder how he would rationalize 'God's will' as it pretains to the Holocaust.

Robertson's response is rather low key as well -
http://www.patrobertson.com/PressReleases/ArielSharonPR.asp
He's not about to apologize - rather, he (Robertson's publicist) plays down the comment, citing his friendship with Sharon and how he would, I guess, see the humor in it, so to speak. The publicist also noted that Robertson is the victim of a left-wing smear campaign.

Now, having heard the comments about Dover PA from the horse's mouth, I'm inclined to believe that he didn't need any smearing. Of course, the lefties are all over this, but the Democrats don't want to offend. And while His Majesty Robertson spouts quasi-religious political ideolog from the easy-chair pulpit, no one threatens to re-examine his tax exempt status.