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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Grasping At Straws

The fact that Obama ate dogs when he was young has leftists searching out new criticisms of Mitt Romney in order to avoid discussing the millions upon millions of unemployed people in this country.  But can they go off the deep end in their frantic search?

Here we see the abyss that's just off the deep end:

"[MSNBC fruitcake] Martin Bashir on Romney: Presidents who don’t drink haven’t done very well in office."

For the love of God.

Yeah, That'll Stop The Slaughter

Why do Presidents do silly things like this?
Obama Announces Formation of Atrocities Prevention Board, New Sanctions on Iran and Syria
By Melanie Hunter, CNS News

President Barack Obama announced Monday the first ever White House position dedicated to preventing and responding to mass atrocities, as well as an executive order authorizing new sanctions against Iran and Syria. The Atrocities Prevention Board convened for the first time on Monday at the White House.

"Last year in the first ever presidential directive on this challenge, I made it clear that preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States of America." [link]
That'll surely stop the "mass atrocities." Obama has created a board.

An "Atrocities Prevention Board."  I thought that's what the 101st Airborne Division was.

How those committing the mass atrocities must be laughing their butts off.

There Is A Tolerated Religion Among The Left

Who can forget this?  Time magazine, under the header - "Top 10 Pat Robertson Gaffes" - passed judgment on this claim from the Left's favorite punching bag: "God's Wrath Caused Katrina."  That would be evangelist Pat Robertson.  He of the frequent "gaffes."  The story began:

"When it comes to Pat Robertson, sometimes truth and fiction are hard to distinguish ..." You can feel the seething derision, can't you?

So what happens when a different "person of the cloth" makes a similar "claim" but, instead of invoking either God or the poor, misbegotten people of New Orleans, that theologian brings up global warming?

The narrative completely changes:
WashPost Gives Platform to Lib Theologian: Global Warming Is God's 'Judgment' of Our 'Sin Against the Planet'
By Ken Shepherd, News Busters

When conservative televangelist Pat Robertson sees God's wrath against sexual sins as the cause for devastating natural disasters, it's roundly mocked by the liberal secular media. How dare Robertson presume to speak for God, many huff. But the Left's double standard is no more evident than yesterday when the Washington Post's website published an Earth Day "On Faith" column by a liberal theologian who chalks up "climate change" to God's anger for our "sin against the planet."

Make no mistake, "She [sic] is very, very angry about" our carbon emissions, thundered Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite from her electronic pulpit as she charged Christians to be equally righteously indignant in her post "A new Earth Day theology":

On the 42nd Earth Day, April 22, 2012, it’s time for a change. No more flowers and beach balls that look like the earth. In Christian theological terms, it is time for righteous anger and judgment on the way in which the continued willful destruction of the planet’s ecosystem is causing widespread suffering and loss.

For good measure, Brooks Thistlethwaite, a senior fellow at the liberal Center for American Progress, saw a way to work in another liberal bogeyman, the non-existent conservative "war on women":

“Mother Earth is annoyed with you” is another way of talking about global weirding; the upheavals in earth’s temperatures are felt in these climate catastrophes and increasingly dangerous conditions around the world, from drought to flooding to more frequent and violent tornado and hail events. “Mother Earth” as a common cultural expression is supposed to mean the way in which the biosphere is the giver and sustainer of life. But, calling the earth by a female metaphor reveals how much the earth is subject to actions and policies that exploit rather than protect. There’s a kind of ‘war on women’ that applies to the planet too. [link]
So I get really confused. Does this person think - as did that reviled Pat Robertson - that Hurricane Katrina was God's wrath?

I'll bet not.

There are, you see, acceptable wraths, and then there are unacceptable wraths. And God inflicting pain on the poor - rather than on "the planet" - is as unacceptable as it gets.

Strange bunch, these leftists.