Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Devil and The Critic Weigh In

A couple of days ago I expressed my disgust with two (of the many) loud-mouthed fear and hate mongers who have been making heartless and inappropriate comments regarding the people of Haiti and those wishing to help them: Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson. It is an unfortunate consequence of a free society that these nut jobs have a public forum from which to preach their poison, and get paid extremely well to do it.

Below, I have included a couple of responses from others who also think they have gone over the line...Satan (aka Lily Coyle) and Roger Ebert.

A Letter to Rush Limbaugh / / / January 14, 2010

To: Rush Limbaugh

From: Roger Ebert

You should be horse-whipped for the insult you have paid to the highest office of our nation.

Having followed President Obama's suggestion and donated money to the Red Cross for relief in Haiti, I was offended to hear you suggest the President might be a thief capable of stealing money intended for the earthquake victims.

Here is a transcript from your program on Thursday:

Justin of Raleigh, North Carolina: "Why does Obama say if you want to donate some money, you could go to to direct you how to do so? If I wanted to donate to the Red Cross, why do I have to go to the White House page to donate?"

Limbaugh: "Exactly. Would you trust the money's gonna go to Haiti?"

Justin: "No."

Rush: "But would you trust that your name's gonna end up on a mailing list for the Obama people to start asking you for campaign donations for him and other causes?"

Justin: "Absolutely!"

Limbaugh: "Absolutely!"

That's what was said.

Unlike you and Justin of Raleigh, I went to Obama's web site, and discovered the link there leads directly to the Red Cross. I can think of a reason why anyone might want to go via the White House. That way they can be absolutely sure they're clicking on the Red Cross and not a fake site set up to exploit the tragedy.

But let me be sure I have this right. You and Justin agree that Obama might steal money intended for the Red Cross to help the wretched of Haiti.

This conversation came 48 hours after many of us had seen pitiful sights from Port au Prince. Tens of thousands are believed still alive beneath the rubble. You twisted their suffering into an opportunity to demean the character of the President of the United States.

This cannot have been an accident. A day earlier, in a sound bite from your show, you said "this will play right into Obama's hands. He's humanitarian, compassionate. They'll use this to burnish their, shall we say, 'credibility' with the black community -- in the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country. It's made-to-order for them."

Setting aside your riff on Harry Reid, consider what you imply. Obama will aid Haiti to please African-Americans. Haiti has lost untold thousands of lives. One third of the population has lost its homes. Countless people are still buried in the rubble. Every American president would act quickly to help our neighbor. You are so cynical and heartless as to explain Obama's action in a way that unpleasantly suggests how your mind works.

You have a sizable listening audience. You apparently know how to please them. Anybody given a $400 million contract must know what he is doing.

That's what offends me. You know exactly what you're doing.

The link below will take you directly to NPR's article and the letter to Pat Robertson.


For what it's worth, this Godless Heathen would like to thank both Roger Ebert and Lily Coyle for publicly taking these evil-doers to task. Keep up the good work!!

Quote of the Day:

"I think it is very beautiful for the poor to accept their lot, to share it with the passion of Christ. I think the world is being much helped by the suffering of the poor people."

--Mother Theresa

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Lazy Friday Night Blogger

Souless Atheist Pictures, Images and Photos I'm heading out to spend 'quality time' with the hubby, but before I go, I thought I'd post a couple of cartoons/signs I found that I thought were cute.

TCR - Atheist Pictures, Images and Photos

Haha Pictures, Images and Photos

Thursday, January 14, 2010

More From Our Nation's 'Compassionate Conservatives'

Well, it would appear that the de facto leader of the Republican party is at it again. This time, Rush Limpdick, er...Limbaugh isn't satisfied with hoping that our president fails (and with him, the whole of the middle class) in his efforts to raise our country out of the quagmire that Bushy and company (including Rush) successfully engineered during their 8-year tenure. No, this cynical, vitriol-spewing viper even uses the tragic circumstances in Haiti to bash Obama and his administration for doing what many other normal human beings with actual heartbeats and consciences are doing...expressing concern for the people involved and making a concerted effort to help. I guess the leaders of the other 29 countries making significant contributions to the relief effort in the form of time, talent, and material aid are also joyous over the opportunity to impress the 'light-skinned and dark-skinned blacks' in their own homelands....

Next, is good ol' Pat Robertson, once again showing the spirit of Christian compassion by blaming the victims of a natural disaster for happening to be victims of a natural disaster. A 'deal with the devil'? Truly? That's his answer to Haitians wanting to shed the yoke of oppressive colonial rule by a foreign nation? What kind of evil hedonists would EVER want to do something like that?!? 

Quote of the Day:

"Hands that help are better than lips that pray."

--Robert G. Ingersoll

Is THIS Guy Really Our President?

I have long suspected that Barack Obama is a far cry from the 'good Christian' he respectfully plays for the majority of his countrymen (and women). He is a politician, after all, so one must expect that he will perform certain niceties for the folks watching at home.

In my personal opinion, it seems fairly plain that the plethora of nut jobs out there who accused him of being a secret, terrorist-loving Muslim had it all wrong. I would suggest that his 'secret' is actually even more sinister. It is my opinion that Obama is at best, a deist or agnostic, and at worst, an unapologetic humanist...nay, shall I dare say it...atheist.

Besides the above exerpt from his book, what evidence do I have? Well, like most faith-based assertions, I do not need to prove that Obama is irreligious. I believe he is; therefore, I merely need to require others to prove that he is NOT. If noone can prove that Obama is NOT an unbeliever, then logic dictates that he must, in fact, be one. Right?  ;-)

P.S. I think I might also read his book.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Cure for Christianity?

I was searching around on the web looking for serious, scholarly articles about the 'God gene' when I came across this video--which is neither 'serious' nor 'scholarly'.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Oh, and be sure to read the ticker at the bottom--also quite funny.