Isn't it odd that no one in the media has bothered to bring up the name or significance of Stephen Bantu Biko since the passing of Nelson Mandela?
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Although a few of the leading conservatives in America have spoken eloquently of the late Nelson Mandela, a couple of them have been reminded by their knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing supporters that they still consider the man to have been a Communist or a terrorist.
It's even being reported that a few notable Republicans opposed Mandela's freedom when he was still in prison, Dick Cheney and Ronald Reagan among them.
But seriously, other than Scooter Libby, when have you ever heard of Dick Cheney wanting a prisoner released?
He was one of the architects of our rendition program to black op sites, and insists to this day that our Guantanamo Gulag has provided valuable intel.
In my opinion, if it had been left up to Dick Cheney, Nelson Mandela would never have been released from prison, and apartheid would still be the law in South Africa.
For that matter, if it had been Dick Cheney's decision, Martin Luther King might very well still be in a Birmingham jail.
Posted by squatlo at 9:08 PM
BLUNDER WOMAN SAYS ANGRY ATHEISTS WITH ATTORNEYS WANT TO ABORT CHRIST FROM CHRISTMAS ( and cites Thomas Jefferson as a reference point... )
Sarah Palin has a book for sale, and she'd really love it if you'd buy a few copies of the hardback edition for friends and relatives this Christmas season. Notice I didn't say "Holiday Season"? 'Cause you can't, here in Amurca, unless you want someone like Sarah Palin bitchin' about your desire to "abort Christ from Christmas".
Blunder Woman was speaking at Liberty University, where one can get a degree for learning Bible verses, and in her little talk she had this to say about America's third president and his famous writings about the separation of church and state:
“Thomas Jefferson today, he would recognize those who would want to try to ignore that Jesus is the reason for the season, those who would want to try to abort Christ from Christmas. He would recognize, for the most part, these are angry atheists armed with an attorney. They are not the majority of Americans.”
I hate to break it to Sarah, but Thomas Jefferson wouldn't recognize an atheist today, even if the atheist's attorney personally extended a formal introduction. Jefferson is as dead as Palin's political career... and he hasn't been making too many judgment calls about church and state for a couple of hundred years.
But I get her point. I guess. If Thomas Jefferson were alive today, he'd probably recognize a lot of things without much need for explanation. He'd probably notice that Sarah Palin and the other people most determined to turn America into a theocracy are precisely the reason he warned against allowing such a thing to happen.
But you have to hand it to Palin. Who else could work "atheist", "abortion", "attorney", and the faux War on Christmas into one nauseating little burst of verbal diarrhea?
She's like a bullshit scattergun set on fully automatic, spraying little clusterfucks of talking point pellets into the air, like so much confetti at a convention hall... it just bursts from her mouth and rains down on those unfortunate enough to stand downwind of her microphone.
Let me tell you what another famous dead guy once said about Christ and Christians. Mark Twain opined that "If Christ were here, there is one thing he would not be- a Christian."
And I have no doubt that if Christ and Jefferson could stand together somewhere and observe the actions of the political posers who routinely use their names and words to justify their own actions, they'd have a few more choice words for people like Sarah Palin. And Liberty University, for that matter.
One more thing.
Fuck John McCain for bringing this pestilence to our national dialogue. No matter what else he might have done for America, and no matter what he might yet do, he'll forever carry the burden that if not for him, we'd never have heard of this silly woman.
Posted by squatlo at 4:10 PM