Daily Archives: 3 Jun 2012

Quote of the Decade

“Those who claim that they are ‘spiritual’ but not ‘religious’ will find no comfort in Acts 2, which ends in church” –Beverly R Gaventa

[Seen on Nick Norelli’s twitter feed].

Amen, and amen, Beverly.

George Zimmerman Isn’t Just a Killer, he’s Also a Liar

Zimmerman, the hero of the racist crowd, lied about the funds he had available for bail and he lied about having an extra passport so the judge wisely ordered him back to jail.

George Zimmerman arrived at the Seminole County Jail in Sanford, Fla., early this afternoon to turn himself in after a judge revoked his bail in the killing of Trayvon Martin….  [F]ollowing a contentious hearing Friday in which the court learned Zimmerman and his wife Shelly had allegedly tried to hide from the court the more than $135,000 in cash they had amassed in donated legal funds, Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Lester ordered him back in jail with 48 hours.

Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara said Zimmerman’s credibility will now be a major issue which he will have to address.

Defenders of Zimmerman, ask yourself something- if he will lie about money and passports, what makes you think he won’t lie about the circumstances of his encounter with Mr Martin?

Signs of the Times

via Joel Watts

An Israeli Member of Parliament Calls on Illegal Immigrants to Be Shot as they Cross the Border

And he doesn’t care who that immigrant is

English: Israeli MK Aryeh Eldad עברית: חבר הכנ...

During a tour of the Israel-Egypt border on Sunday, MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union) said that IDF forces should shoot at anyone that crosses into Israeli territory.  “Anyone that penetrates Israel’s border should be shot, a Swedish tourist, Sudanese from Eritrea, Eritreans from Sudan, Asians from Sinai. Whoever touches Israel’s border – shot,” said Eldad.  Eldad, along with other members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee toured the Israel-Egypt border on Sunday, and received a briefing from Southern Front commander Maj. Gen. Tal Russo on Israel Defense Forces activities in the sector.

What a crass, unthinking, wicked person.  The people of Israel are responsible to rise up and remove this person from office.

The Vatican Is As Corrupt as it Was in the 16th Century

We just haven’t known the depths of corruption until the floodgates opened from the inside-

Pope Benedict XVI may have been hoping for some respite from the scandal which has engulfed his papacy, with a visit this weekend to Milan, where he celebrated an outdoor mass for a million faithful and took in a performance of Beethoven’s ninth at La Scala opera house.  For the 85-year-old pontiff, the three-day trip outside the Vatican walls was a break from the Vatileaks scandal, which has seen his butler, Paolo Gabriele, arrested on suspicion of disclosing dozens of embarrassing letters alleging corruption and nepotism at the Holy See.  Gabriele is believed to be one of up to 20 whistleblowers trying to oust Benedict’s powerful prime minister, secretary of state Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who has been accused of incompetence, covering up graft, and packing key Vatican posts with supporters.

The papal leopard never changes its spots.

She Got Drunk, Got High, And Left Her 1 Month Old on her Car Roof When She Drove Off…

This one’s the trifecta of ignorant depravity: an unmarried teenager who gets high on pot and drunk and leaves her baby on the car roof…

A woman has been charged with aggravated DUI and child abuse after her 1-month-old baby was found abandoned in the street.  Police were called to the area of 45th Avenue and Cholla early Saturday morning after a child was found sitting in a car seat in the middle of the road.  While investigating the scene, two witnesses approached the officers and identified the mother as 19-year-old Catalina Clouser.  The witnesses said they had been smoking marijuana with Clouser and her boyfriend earlier in the evening at a nearby park.  Clouser and her boyfriend reportedly left the park around 11 p.m. to go buy beer. The boyfriend was pulled over on the way to the store and arrested for aggravated DUI after police determined he was driving impaired with the baby in the vehicle.  Upset over her boyfriend’s arrest, Clouser reportedly drove to the witnesses’ home and smoked more marijuana.

Clouser decided to leave the house around midnight with her baby asleep in a car seat. Before driving away, Clouser apparently forgot that she had left her child sitting on the roof of her car.  She realized her mistake as soon as she got home and called her friends to see if they could start looking for the child.

Sickening.  Just absolutely sickening.

As Israel Begins to Consume its Own…

Had Haaretz journalist Uri Blau not acted the way he did, the newspaper’s editor should have admonished him. Had he not kept the secret documents he obtained from an IDF source, Anat Kamm, he would have betrayed his duty. And had Israel been a state of proper conduct, the Blau and Kamm affair would have long turned into the affair of Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh and the Israel Defense Forces’ extrajudicial execution policy.

But in a defective democracy, the messengers are sent to prison and the real culprits – those who order summary executions – are promoted to deputy chief of staff. I envy my colleague Blau for coming across such a treasure. It has produced at least one major story, proving with documents what Haaretz has been trying to prove for a long time about the IDF’s executions. Had I obtained such a treasure, I would have done exactly the same.

Defective democracy… that nicely sums up the situation in Israel today.   In a democracy sharing one’s faith with others isn’t illegal.  but in Israel it’s illegal for Christians to ‘proselytize’ Jews.  In a democracy the state doesn’t put a reporter on trial for reporting the facts.  Only a dictatorship acts that way.  And in a democracy, the army doesn’t execute civilians.  Yet, in Israel, all of those things go on.

Quote of the Week

“Daddy isn’t allowed to dance in public. Mummy says it brings dishonour to our family! Public is anywhere there are other people!” — Abby Stevens (of her dad, Mark)