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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Redneck Humor

When you openly profess your love for the baby Jesus, long for the sound of a steel guitar, until someone plugs it into a wall socket; appreciate Bud in a bottle but find it distasteful on tap; believe in carrying maximum firepower with you when you cruise down to the Sonic for a hotdog; and buy your extra crispy chicken by the bucket, you learn to develop a sense of humor.

That being said, this email I received today is humorous:

The Pentagon announced today the formation of a new 500 man elite fighting unit called the US REDNECK SPECIAL FORCES (USRSF).

These North Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Texas and Tennessee boys will be dropped into Iraq and will be given the following facts about Terrorists:

1. The season opened today.
2. There is no limit.
3. They taste just like chicken.
4. They don't like beer, pickups, country music, or Jesus.
5. They are DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE for the death of Dale Earnhardt.

This mess in Iraq should be over IN A WEEK.
You gotta appreciate redneck humor. If not, you have the tendency to want to track down the sumbitch that emails this kind of stuff to you and drop him with ten well-placed rounds of hot lead.

I say: Whatever bloats your goat.

Episcopal Church Going Down in Flames

I'm not a member of the Episcopal church. And it's a good thing. Otherwise this story, one of many in the news of late of a similar line, would break my heart.
Services mark new start after split
Gay-bishop issue fueled separation

By Peter Smith, psmith@courier-journal.com, The Louisville Courier-Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. -- Some worshipped in the tiny, historic Episcopal church that has been their home for years.

Others worshipped in a plain theater lobby adorned with little religious decoration beyond the makeshift altar table, topped by a lace cloth and two candles.

Yesterday marked the first worship services since a split in the historic Christ Church of Elizabethtown, [Kentucky] prompted largely by the international controversy that has followed the 2003 ordination of an openly gay Episcopal bishop in New Hampshire.

"We are today birthing a new church," the Rev. Kent Litchfield told approximately 90 worshippers at the new Holy Apostles Church, which met in the lobby of the downtown State Theater and sang hymns to the backdrop of an electric piano.

"We have no building," said Litchfield, the former pastor of Christ Church, who retired earlier this year and formed the new congregation along with other Christ Church members. "We have no prayer books, no hymnals. We have no endowments. We don't even have a checking account."

"But we have faith," someone shouted from the congregation, and Litchfield added: "We have the people of God." (link)
Historic Christ Church is just down the street and has, along with its congregation, decided to stick with the parent church and its free-spirited attitude toward sin. It is the more "inclusive" church that celebrates its very own openly gay - and proud of it - bishop.

About 47 attendees showed up for service last Sunday. If it becomes any more inclusive, the congregation will be able to congregate in the bishop's hot tub.

Thanks to sister Suellen for the tip.

Suicide Bombers in Our Streets?

How long will it be before a suicide bomber gets his hands on a few pounds of explosives and decides to detonate himself in the New York subway or on a passenger train streaking through downtown Chicago? There are so many idiots out there hopped up on Islam, and the materials to make a rather devastating bomb are, I hear, readily available in certain circles.

So how do we prepare? We bicker.

In today's New York Post:

Save for the 9/11 attacks that leveled the World Trade Center, the United States has not had to confront the reality of suicide bombings.

But for how much longer?

If Americans fail to halt the partisan ankle-biting that has come to characterize most discussions of the War on Terror, and instead present a united front to the world, they will soon find out.

That Saddam Hussein's Iraq was a key element in the worldwide terrorist network of which Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda were the kingpins is largely now beyond dispute.

Radical Islam is in this for the long haul; anyone who doubts it either hasn't been paying attention, or simply is willfully ignorant.

This is not an indictment of Islam — though certainly it would be helpful if moderate Islamic leaders brought some rhetorical indictments of their own.

But it is meant to underscore the true nature of the forces now arrayed against civilization — fanatical, intelligent and utterly ruthless.

That such a warning is necessary nearly four years after 9/11 is, to put it mildly, simply appalling. (
It was fine for Democrats to be anti-war - even violently so - back in the days when the war was being fought in faraway jungles in Southeast Asia. It was the hip thing to do. But today we face an enemy that is poised to strike in Omaha. Hoboken. At the Mall. At your child's daycare center.

Meanwhile our Democrats complain that we've created terrorists in Iraq. That we're abusing terrorists at Gitmo. That our soldiers are peeing on Korans.

The sooner we marginalize them - that the Democrats marginalize themselves - we can get on with the business of defeating terrorism and ending this global scourge once and for all.