Hello Vermont?

December 31, 2007

Come visit “Beautiful Vermont” entice the travel posters. Yet if our own President or Vice President of these United States set feet upon the streets of their Brattleboro paradise, Vermonters are ready and willing to slap the cuffs upon them and haul their clothed fannies off to the slammer. If the most powerful people in the nation must shudder with fear to visit such a place; if President Bush and Vice President are in peril in Vermont where they have been threatened with arrest for war crimes, why would any of us lesser mortals of the lower forty-eight travel there for fun and relaxation? We would not – not unless we leave our clothes behind or are as loony as the Vermonters, themselves! We’ll travel elsewhere.

Is our President Bush in danger of imprisonment as a war criminal? Probably not, as he has already served six years in office visiting every state in the Union except … TA DA …. Vermont! He’s no dummy nor is he as loony as the Vermonters. And he’s a whole lot smarter than anyone planning a vacation trip to Vermont.

Vermont has a live-and-let-live tradition, however it applies only to skinny-dipping, nude sunbathing artists, writers and musicians from Boston or New York. Yes, it’s true; Brattleboro is expecting to pass a law this coming March that would make both President Bush and Vice President Cheney immediately subject to arrest and indictment if they dare to visit the southeastern Vermont paradise. Nothing at all about “live and let live” in these warnings: “Shall the Selectboard instruct the Town Attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictment for consideration by other municipalities?”

Let’s see if I have this right. While American soldiers are fighting and dying to protect the right of nudists to freely stroll the byways of Vermont, and to guarantee that contented cows may safely graze and give cream for Vermont’s exports, and to protect their fellow countrymen from being blown up in the middle of the sky, the ungrateful Vermonters are busily drafting indictments against the Commander in Chief of those same soldiers. This is happening in Vermont, while the rest of the nation is in a state of war.

How about you show a bit of respect, Vermont? You may start by finding enough clothing somewhere to cover your too fat fanny. 

Vermont Petition Calls For Indictment Of Bush, Cheney For War Crimes


Fear of Freedom

December 28, 2007

It was the “Fear of Freedom” which begot the murder yesterday of a woman freedom fighter, Benazir Bhutto. She was a Muslim woman, a Muslim mother who, because she believed in freedom, was martyred in her own native Muslim land of Pakistan by her fellow Muslim brothers.

Where religions, creeds, nations and lands espouse “Fear of Freedom”, truth becomes an unknown commodity. All truth is from God; freedom is God’s gift to all of mankind. Those who teach “Fear of Freedom” to their people are enemies of the true God. Yesterday’s tragic murder of a woman for her belief in freedom is one more example of the “Fear of Freedom’s” tyranny of the human mind, its debasement of the human soul and its degradation of human life on earth.

Thank God for the man named Jesus who preached freedom. Jesus taught HIS followers to seek freedom, not to fear it, and hence influenced HIS civilized world to carry freedom’s torch: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John Chapter 8).

Bhutto Assassination Sparks Chaos (WaPo)


A Woman Dies for Freedom

December 27, 2007
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I’m standing up for the principle of democracy. I’m standing up for moderation. And I’m standing up for hope for all the people in Pakistan who today are poor and miserable and really quite desperate..” ~~ Benazir Bhutto, CNN Interview of 28 September 2007.

In 1775, Patrick Henry delared “Give me Liberty or Give me Death,” at Saint John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia. That declaration set the course for revolution and independence for Americans. It was the cry that has reverberated in the hearts of mankind ever since. Many freedom lovers around the world have met death in their quest for liberty for themselves and others.

Today it was the American educated woman freedom fighter, Benazir Bhutto, who was martyred in freedom’s name in her own native land of Pakistan. Today, it was a Muslim woman, Benazir Bhutto, murdered in a Muslim land, by her fellow male Muslims. BBC News.

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Poor George W.

December 18, 2007

Pity the Prez. Even his own father, the former President George Herbert Walker Bush, has gone over to the Clinton side. The news is just in that as soon as his son, the current President, is booted out of office, President George H.W. Bush is planning a world wide mission to repair the damage that said son has done to America’s image in the world. How do we know this to be true? Because another former President is reporting it, and as we know, former presidents don’t lie. According to Bill Clinton: “George H.W. Bush to Help President Hillary Clinton“, thus reports CNN.

ORANGEBURG, South Carolina (CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton said Monday that the first thing his wife Hillary will do when she reaches the White House is dispatch him and his predecessor, President George H.W. Bush, on an around-the-world mission to repair the damage done to America’s reputation by the current president — Bush’s son, George W. Bush.

Well, the first thing she intends to do, because you can do this without passing a bill, the first thing she intends to do is to send me and former President Bush and a number of other people around the world to tell them that America is open for business and cooperation again,” Clinton said in response to a question from a supporter about what his wife’s “number one priority” would be as president.

It is times like this that try a President’s soul. It is times like this when a President may yearn to be an orphan.


Save Us From the Christians

December 14, 2007

Lord — Save Us from Hate!

My “political” essays, HERE and HERE, concerning Mitt Romney and the attacks upon his faith have resulted in many virulent anti-Mormon comments at my website from self-proclaimed “Christians.” Lord save us from such a religion as these “Christians” espouse. In fact, my eyes have been opened so, that I am considering dropping my membership in the ranks of Christendom to become just a lowly follower of Jesus, as I feel that if the Master were to return today,  He would not want to be called a “Christian.”

I am not the only one who has been so offended by such “Christian” behavior. The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913, and is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism throughout the world. It offers programs and services to counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry. In March of this year, the ADL condemned “Mormon-Bashing,” and commented that Hate directed at any of us is hate directed at all of us.”

If you don’t care because you are not a Mormon,  then wait until they come for whatever creed or religion or non-religion that you espouse. You will care about virulent hatred then.

ADL Condemns “Mormon-Bashing” DVD

Phoenix, AZ, March 27, 2007……The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned the distribution of an anti-Mormon DVD by the organization Concerned Christians as nothing more than “Mormon-bashing.”

Bill Straus, ADL Arizona Regional Director, observed: “This is the same kind of plain, old-fashioned Mormon-bashing that Jim Robertson and his group have been spewing for over a quarter-of-a-century. The only difference is that back then, it was the film, ‘The God Makers,’ and today it’s the DVD, ‘Jesus Christ/Joseph Smith.’ It was wrong then, and it’s wrong now.”

ADL Regional Board Chair David Bodney added, “Hate directed at any of us is hate directed at all of us. From whomever that hate comes, and to whomever it’s directed, ADL takes it very seriously and will continue to speak out against it.

Before accepting the lengthy anti-Mormon diatribes by some of the commenters here and Mormon-bashing websites, I suggest perusing the official site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There is an area of “NEWS” where the church explains its official position on various currently discussed themes, such as Mike Huckabee’s claim that the Mormons believe Jesus and Satan were brothers.  There is another section about DNA and the Book of Mormon.    The LDS News Room


Who’s the Brother of Satan?

December 13, 2007

This just in – the most Reverend Mike Huckabee has been proved to be  not only the most bigoted Presidential candidate ever in the history of American politics, but his bigotry DNA markers have shown conclusively that he is none other than the “BROTHER of SATAN.”

For someone who claims “I really don’t know much about it,” Mike Huckabee certainly has no compunctions against slurring the Mormon faith in his political pronouncements. But it’s okay, as America’s “true” Christian leader, he immediately apologizes afterwards: “I would never try, ever, to try to somehow pick out some point of your faith and make it, you know, an issue.”

Sure you wouldn’t Mike, however your slurs upon another candidate’s faith are so loud in our ears that we cannot hear any of your pontifical preachings to the contrary. It’s all okay, I guess, as he receives Mitt Romney’s non-Christian forgiveness. For proof of the bigotry of Huckabee see Kerfuffles: “Mike Huckabee – Religious Bigot.”

Huckabee questions tenet of Romney’s Mormon faith
Reuters – 9 hours ago

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters Life!) – Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee … questioned whether Mormons believe “Jesus and the devil are brothers.” Huckabee raised the question on his own in an interview to appear in The New York Times magazine on Sunday ….

Huckabee was asked if he considered Mormonism a cult or a religion. “I think it’s a religion,” he said in the interview, published on the newspaper’s Web site on Wednesday. “I really don’t know much about it.”

Then he asked: “Don’t Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?

After a debate in Iowa on Wednesday, Huckabee apologized for the comment … . “I went to Mitt Romney and apologized to him, because I said, I would never try, ever, to try to somehow pick out some point of your faith and make it, you know, an issue,” he said on CNN.

Mike Huckabee is accused of cheap shot on religion as Republican Times Online 

Huckabee apologizes to Romney, saying Mormonism doesn’t matter Atlanta Journal Constitution

Huckabee Apologizes For Mormon Remark CBS News

Newsday – New York Post – all 473 news articles »

AlaskaReport

Huckabee apologizes to Romney

Chicago Tribune, United States – 37 minutes ago
But it was Huckabee’s question about the relationship between the devil and Jesus Christ in an upcoming Sunday New York Times Magazine article that had Iowa voters rushing to support the most Reverend Mike “The Bigot” Huckabee.

Rivals fail to halt Huckabee Toronto Star

Front-runner Huckabee spared in Iowa debate Newsday

Republicans let high-flying Huckabee off the hook AFP

National Post – Salon – all 841 news articles »


The CAIR Bears Are Here

December 4, 2007

CAIR Bear

Although in the United States of America, a teddy bear may only be named “Teddy” in honor of our illustrious former President Teddy Roosevelt (see “Teddy Bear Lessons”), in Muslim countries a teddy bear may be called by whatsoever name one chooses, as long as said chosen name is NOT “Mohammad.”

The CAIR Bears are Here.”

They go by many names, all “legal”, as there is not a Mohammad in the bunch. Look for them at your local CAIRMart or BombsRUs toy store. They are:

  • the “dressed to kill” Jihad Bear;
  • the full burka clad female Sharia Bear;
  • the “Evil Zionist” Likud Bear; 
  • the Allah Ack-Bear which includes a self destruct button that explodes taking its owner with it;
  • the Scare Bear;
  • the Ayatollah Bear – greatly exalted for his issuing of death-fatwas upon infidels;
  • the “headless” Infidel Bear;
  • the detachable headed Kaffir Bear;
  • the orange suited Club Gitmo Bear; 
  • the Assassin Bear which comes with a real sword;
  • the Shiite Bear and the Baby Shiite Bear with its own “Mohammad” Piggy Bank;
  • the Bare Mullah;  
  • the Imam Hamza Bear with one eye and one arm; and
  • the Prayer Bear that comes with a prayer rug and a compass.

There is absolutely nothing soft and cuddly, nor fuzzy-wuzzy about these CAIR Bears. They are grizzly bears, with sharp teeth and claws and bodies stuffed with IEDs. They are all ready to self destruct and take you along with them, “kinda” like their own “Religion of Peace.”

WARNING: Do not give these CAIR Bears as Christmas or Hanukkah gifts. One person has already suffered for doing so. She purchased the Prayer Bear and then placed him upon his prayer rug, which she mistook for a magic carpet. She commanded him to fly around the room. He did just that while mumbling some Arabic gibberish, then landed under her Holiday tree, lit a fuse in his bear paw and blew up the entire family room.

DISCLAIMER: There are those who are calling the manufacture of the CAIR Bears to be an ugly, ignorant and intolerant slur upon another culture. Some are claiming that the creators of the make-believe CAIR Bears are worse fundamentalist extremists than any of the real Islamic extremists. Think of this. Ridicule and laughter at our enemies’ idiotic and lunatic behavior is a far more humane weapon than those that they wield against us. Indeed, satire and overdue mass-mockery may very well be the best weapon of all against such lunacy as the killing and/or flogging of a school teacher in the name of teddy bears. (See “Teddy Bear Lessons“)

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