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France is Producing Very Strange Folk Lately

A fringe candidate for next month’s French presidential election on Wednesday alleged that the Queen of England owes her fortune to drugs money laundered by “Jewish bankers in The City”. Jacques Cheminade, an independent, is one of 10 candidates who has been cleared by France’s Constitutional Court to run in the April 22nd first round of the battle to unseat incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy. It ought to be a tough list to get on — former prime minister Dominique de Villepin and several other leading figures failed to make the cut — but little known Cheminade was one of the first to gather 500 mayors’ signatures. Few in France have any idea what Cheminade stands for, as he represents no political party and has a low media profile. But, now that the campaign proper has begun, French broadcasting fairness laws require he be given as much exposure as any other candidate, such as Sarkozy or opinion poll frontrunner and Socialist champion François Hollande.

Racism in France is on the rise. This guy might have a chance to be elected. He’s the French version of Rick Santorum- the guy no one thought would get anywhere…

More Pastoral Misconduct: The Case of Dennis Terry

Here’s another of the all too many pseudo-pastors who have thrown down the bible and picked up a political pamphlet, abandoning thereby their call to stand in opposition to the unrighteous state and climbing right into bed with it.

“I don’t care what the liberals say, I don’t care what the naysayers say, this nation was founded as a Christian nation…

Wrong.  It was founded as a religiously neutral country.  And the founders weren’t Christians, they were Deists.

There is only one God and his name is Jesus.

Don’t have any use for The Father or the Spirit, do ya ‘pastor’?

I’m tired of people telling me that I can’t say those words.. Listen to me, If you don’t love America, If you don’t like the way we do things I have one thing to say – GET OUT. We don’t worship Buddha, we don’t worship Mohammad, we don’t worship Allah, we worship God, we worship God’s son Jesus Christ.”

Lot’s of Americans worship lots of things.  We’ve got no business telling Americans to get out of America, Reverend Racist.

In a revival type speech, Greenwell Springs Baptist Church pastor Rev. Dennis Terry introduced Family Research Council president Tony Perkins and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Error on two counts then.  First, hopping in bed with a politician.  And second, turning your Church (I say your because it clearly is yours and not God’s)  into a circus.

Christians, according to Rev. Terry, are the conscience of the state and even the key to turning the economy around. The pastor offered some pointed words about abortion, gay marriage, and prayer in schools, shouting about ‘sexual perversion’ and putting God back in Washington, D.C., as Senator Santorum was seen clapping, if not cheering, in the background.

Well I’m pretty socially conservative myself but there’s a difference between being socially conservative AS a Christian and being a pseudo-Christian political panderer.  Hitching the pastoral wagon to ANY candidate, again, is an abandonment of the pastoral office.  Mr Terry has forsaken his post and should no longer be considered a pastor in any sense of the word.  Now, he’s nothing but a political cheerleader.  ‘Rah, rah, Santorum-scum-bah’.  A totally depraved heretic.

There’s Something Seriously Wrong With the Southern Miss Band, and Rick Santorum

The president of the University of Southern Mississippi is apologizing today, after members of the school’s band chanted “Where’s your green card?” while a Latino player took a free throw during the NCAA tournament.  The incident happened during today’s game between Southern Miss and Kansas State.  BuzzFeed has video that shows Angel Rodriguez approaching the free throw line, as at least a couple of people start to chant.

It isn’t the president who needs to apologize.  It’s the band.  And it’s Rick Santorum who told the people of Puerto Rico that they could become a state if they learned English first.

Both acts, that of the band and the wanna be President (God preserve us from that), bespeak a nation where any memory of the fact  that we are all immigrants has been effaced by racist tendencies of the worst sort.

Mr Santorum, perhaps you should return to Italy… since that’s where you’re ‘from’.  You could run for Prime Minister.  Then, Silvio Berlussconi could point to you and say ‘see, there are people worse than me’.

Super Tuesday!

This year it’s the day when Republicans in numbers will choose delegates for their Presidential candidate- the man who will inevitably lose to Obama.

Santorum?  Let’s face it, not a chance.  Gingrich?  Oh please, as if.  Paul?  Nope, not a prayer.  Romney?  Sorry.

The day will be super for the Dems, because no matter who comes out on top, he will lose.  And the Repubs have only themselves to blame for putting the D team on the field.

The Far Right Does Love to Brandish Their Swords

And they love war, as long as they get to send other people to fight.  Which is why the Repub candidates all love AIPAC and all adore any opportunity they have to lambast Iran and threaten war.  Or as Andrew Rosenthal observes

Iran represents one of the world’s most grave foreign policy challenges, but don’t look for much gravity in the speeches to American Israel Public Affairs Committee this week by the top three Republican presidential candidates. There will be plenty of empty fist-shaking and ridicule of President Obama at the pro-Israel lobbying group, but not a single new thought for preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

The three candidates – Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich – have consistently been at their most dangerous when discussing the Middle East, combining a simplistic bellicosity toward the Islamic world with a reflexive agreement with the Israeli right. They routinely misread the American Jewish community and the electorate at large as being monolithically in favor of military action against Iran.

Read his entire essay here.  Via Irene Hahn on FB.

Romney Thanks State He Was Born And Raised In For Just Barely Giving Him Enough Votes To Beat Total Maniac

Indeed…  in The Onion.

The Republican Candidates Are All Talk and No Action When it Comes to Budget Woes

The national debt is likely to balloon under tax policies championed by three of the four major Republican candidates for president, according to an independent analysis of tax and spending proposals so far offered by the candidates.  The lone exception is Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who would pair a big reduction in tax rates with even bigger cuts in government services, slicing about $2 trillion from future borrowing.

According to the report — set for release Thursday by U.S. Budget Watch, a project of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget — former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum and former House speaker Newt Gingrich would do the most damage to the nation’s finances, offering tax and spending policies likely to require trillions of dollars in fresh borrowing.

So reports the Washington Post.

Vote for whomsoever you wish- Republican or Democrat.  It just doesn’t matter because they are all just the same: they’ll say anything to get elected and then they’ll do what the deep pockets want them to do.  Deceive yourself into believing otherwise if you must, if it helps you sleep at night.

Sage Advice from, of all Places, Mississippi!

I know, right?  ‘Can anything good come from Mississippi?’  You bet.  The Republican Presidential candidates one and all ought to read it.  It might help them correctly ‘take the country’s temperature’.

Whatever You Say About Santorum You Can’t Say He’s Inconsistent

He’s consistent in his views and no one can accuse him of being otherwise.  An absolute rarity these days for a politician.

“[Marriage] is an intrinsic good … we extend certain privileges to people who do that because we want to encourage that behavior,” he said after a gay audience member asked why homosexuals don’t equal rights when it comes to marriage.  “Two people who may like each other or may love each other who are same-sex, is that a special relationship? Yes it is, but it is not the same relationship that benefits society like a marriage between a man and a woman,” Santorum continued.

Hate him, despise him, loathe him; give him this- he is an orthodox Catholic who isn’t afraid to state his convictions.  I prefer such people to the wafflers.  He can never be President of these United States precisely because of his waffleinglessness.

Robert Cargill’s Take on Rick (in)San(e)torum’s Anti Intellectual Blather

Right here. Bob nicely summarizes the issue so that even Santorum could understand it:

So just to clarify:

Public school: Liberal indoctrination
Home school: NOT indoctrination

Public High School: Liberal indoctrination
Christian High School: NOT indoctrination

Public or Ivy League university: Liberal indoctrination
Christian College: NOT indoctrination

R1 Research Graduate School: Liberal indoctrination
Evangelical Theological Seminary: NOT indoctrination

I shake my head.

Don’t we all…

Rick Santorum Has Jumped the Shark

He actually thinks Colleges and Universities are centers of indoctrination.

Increasingly distant third place candidate Rick Santorum is desperately trying to jump start his campaign, so he’s come out with a bold new attack on the Obama administration: college is evil.   “It’s no wonder President Obama wants every kid to go college,” Santorum told an audience in Naples, Florida yesterday according to The Hill. “The indoctrination that occurs in American universities is one of the keys to the left holding and maintaining power in America. And it is indoctrination.”

Fear mongering witlessness pandering to the inbred and idiot.  Santorum has jumped the shark.  It’s over, Rick.  You’re officially insane.  Your campaign is finished.  Throw in the towel.  Call it a day.  The fat lady has sung.

The (Republican) Evangelical Dilemma Nicely, Succinctly Summarized

Which will you choose?  The adulterer or the Mormon?  Which will you set aside, your morality or your theology?

For South Carolina conservatives, especially evangelical Christians, the 2012 campaign season is the year of magical rethinking. Look at the frontrunners:  If you want a president with a legacy of marital fidelity, you’re going to have to work around Newt Gingrich’s adultery.  If you believe that Mormons don’t really qualify as Christian, you may find yourself struggling with Mitt Romney.

So what will you surrender this election cycle?  Your morals or your beliefs?

[It’s times like these I’m glad I don’t vote for politicians, incumbents, or special interest candidates].

Rick Santorum: The Billion Dollar Hypocrite

Santorum keeps hobbling around the country talking about smaller government and less intrusion and lower taxes.  Meanwhile, while the hypocrite was in Congress he managed to siphon off billions for his district from the rest of the Country’s taxpayers.

 In Rick Santorum’s days in the Senate, lawmakers didn’t have to disclose their earmarks—but a New York Times analysis shows that Santorum had a lot of them, and that they were often followed by large campaign contributions from the companies they benefited. In one defense bill, for example, Santorum helped secure $124 million in earmarks. In the ensuing election cycle, the beneficiaries donated more than $200,000 to his campaign and PAC.  The watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense estimates that Santorum secured more than $1 billion in earmarks from 1995 to 2006, and though the murky disclosures of the time make it hard to compare that directly to his contemporaries, budget analysts say it’s safe to call him a “vigorous practitioner.”

Santorum wants smaller government so he can take a big chunk of what the government does get for his own little hovel.  The more religious-sounding these politicians, the less trustworthy they are.  He doesn’t care about the Country- he cares about his job.

Endorsements by Clergy Are Meaningless (And Evil)

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum touted an 11th-hour endorsement from conservative Christian leaders on Sunday ahead of South Carolina’s crucial nominating contest but it appeared to have little influence on churchgoers. With South Carolina’s January 21 primary approaching, time is running short for Santorum and other Republican candidates who hope to slow front-runner Mitt Romney’s march to the Republican presidential nomination. Santorum said Saturday’s endorsement by evangelical leaders proved that he is a better choice to take on Democratic President Barack Obama. “They know I’m the consistent conservative,” Santorum said on “Fox News Sunday.” “They saw me as someone who has the best chance of winning.”

And

“I make decisions for myself and I don’t listen to what a bunch of leaders say to do,” said Victoria Jaworowski, who was attending the Cathedral of Praise mega-church in North Charleston. The Christian leaders meeting in Texas only endorsed Santorum narrowly in a vote that went to the third ballot. It is not clear how they will help the former Pennsylvania senator in terms of money or staff to help him campaign.

As I’ve said before, Pastors have no business at all endorsing politicians or lending their support to political systems. Their task is to stand as a prophetic voice outside of political structures, demanding righteousness and justice of officials. Hooking up with politicians is the last thing they should do. And the worst thing they can do.  At least the folk in the pews understand that.  It’s too bad Pastors don’t.  But I suppose they like the stench of power and imagine themselves to be ‘important’ if they are near it.

Quote of the Day

Rick Santorum

From Archbishop Cranmer on the twitter (I’m fairly sure it isn’t the REAL Cranmer but who knows these days…)

Rick Santorum is just a traditionalist Roman Catholic who happens to practise what Pope Benedict XVI preaches.

Completely correct isn’t it?  People hate Santorum and he’s not my cup of tea, as a politician.  But he is at least a person of strong principles who isn’t afraid to tell people what they are.  I find that refreshing for a politician.  Especially since most politicians are disgusting liars who are more than happy to say one thing to one crowd and something else to another.

Will I vote for him?  Not a chance.  Along with being a staunch Catholic (which is ok with me) he’s also a Christian Zionist and that, that I simply can’t stomach.

On the ‘Invented’ Palestinian People

Omar Rahman’s essay is must reading.  In part

First there was Mike Huckabee, who came out in support of the building of illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Then there was Rick Santorum’s statement that there were no Palestinians in the West Bank, only Israelis, and that the entire land belonged to Israel (more on this later). Then there was Herman Cain, well, Herman Cain’s statements were so inane they are not worth describing. Finally, we have Newt Gingrich, the self-proclaimed ‘historian’ who has stated that Palestinians are a fictitious peopleand that they are all just ‘terrorists’ anyway.

In what has become a ritual for American politicians to outdo each other over who can be the most pro-Israel, the journey for national public office clearly runs through the Holy Land, or at least its Washington address at the AIPAC/WINEP headquarters. This is obviously nothing new; Israel has been a domestic issue in American politics—like the economy, healthcare, education, etc.—for decades.

What is shameless and worrisome are the depths that candidates are now willing to go to in their public statements, sounding more like neo-Nazi demagogues as they deny an entire people’s place in the world than politicians trying to get elected by playing up to an important domestic constituency.

Sometimes what politicians say is so embarrassing one blushes. Recent statements vis-a-vis the Palestinians are a prime case in point.  Read the whole enthralling piece.

Rick Santorum Speaks for Many…

Sadly, who care more about the ‘reputation’ of Penn State than they do the victims of Sandusky’s perversity and the University’s failure to deal with him.

Hey Rick, what about Sandusky’s victims?  Oh, I forgot, you don’t care about them.  They don’t matter.  Only the school and the football program do.

Another Reason to Support Rick Santorum

Miley Cyrus has criticized him…  and he has fired back…  Actually that’s two reasons isn’t it.  Miley the Disney product gone wild doesn’t like him so he has to have some great qualities.  And he bothered to respond to her.  How fun is that?

Recently announced GOP presidential candidateRick Santorum’s fledgling campaign will do fine without the support of teen pop star Miley Cyrus, hesaid in an interview Monday morning.

Shortly after officially announcing his run for the White House on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the former Pennsylvania Senator went on the “Chris Stigall Show” to discuss, among more substantive things, Cyrus’s recent tweet-lashing of his anti-gay marriage views.

“When she came out against me, we actually had a family meeting and decided whether I can continue on in this process and, you know, we had to talk to the kids and it was difficult,” Santorum told Stigall sarcastically. “But we’re actually holding out — we still think we might get Lindsay Lohan. And with that, you know, we can continue. We’re waiting.”

We had a family meeting…  that’s brilliant!  This Santorum guy is just the best.  Every politician needs to make what a bad singing worse ‘acting’ Dreckish kid thinks the subject of a family meeting as to whether or not to continue a run for office.

Why I’m Voting for Rick Santorum in 2012

Do you remember when you were a kid and you’d get a scrapped knee and your mom would rub alcohol on it and then drip lemon juice into it and then take sandpaper and smooth it down and then spray WD-40 on it and then spit on it and then put a band-aid on it?  After a few days she’d say ‘we need to take your band-aid off’.  ‘No’ you’d scream, it will hurt!

She always sweetly replied ‘if we pull it off quickly, it will only hurt for a second.  But if we do it slowly, it will hurt longer.’  So off she’d rip it, scab and all and it would bleed profusely and you’d cry and she’d pour boiling water on it and tell you not to be such a baby girl and then send you outside to play in the mudhole where the sewer water collected.  Oh for the good old days.

At any rate, this all connects to my decision to vote for Santorum in 2012.  America is doomed.  So we might as well rip the bandage off quickly and no one is better suited to end the American experiment than Santorum.  Why linger and limp along for a decade or so before the country completely and yet painfully slowly sinks into the abyss of third-world-ness?  Let’s just get it over with.  Santorum is our man.

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