September 8, 2008

Bow down before the one you serve

“Trig’s Creator, Your Heavenly Father.” That's how Sarah Palin signed an e-mail announcing her son's birth. She wrote it to help her friends make sense of "this mixed-up world you live in down there on Earth."

In case your brain is having trouble processing this before your morning caffeine: Sarah Palin writes e-mails in the voice of God.

And Obama is presumptuous?

Obama caught flack from the religious right, or whatever they're calling themselves these days, for saying that the question of when life begins is "above my pay grade." Yesterday he was obliged to apologize for being "flip," adding, "All I meant to communicate was that I don’t presume to be able to answer these kinds of theological questions."

And Obama calls himself a Christian?! Show me where in the Bible it says, "How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, who has been his counselor?" Real Christians like Sarah Palin and George Bush not only know the mind of the Lord, they speak in his voice.

Robert McElvaine calls these people Jesus thieves. But few have been quite as brazen about it as Sarah "Your Heavenly Father" Palin.

The MSM continues to perpetuate the entirely GOP-invented meme about the Temple of Obama. Let's see if an actual e-mail from a candidate who thinks she is God gets remotely similar traction.

Posted by Daniel Radosh


God is a woman who pees in the woods and wears lipstick while blasting triple ought buckshoot into wild hooved creatures. Thought you knew.

Sarah Palin writes e-mails in the voice of God. And Obama is presumptuous?

Awwwww, c'mon, I think it's cute.

Actually, I started this comment with the intent to make a hilarious suggestion that Obama's answer was a spoonerism, only to find, upon Googling, that the entire freaking world has already done that joke.

Of course there's also the breathtaking hypocrisy of Palin whining about her daughter's privacy while pimping out her infant son for political gain. But if we're gonna call Republicans on every instance of breathtaking hypocrisy, we're never gonna lose this election.

I thought the GOP had Obama pegged as uppity rather than merely presumptuous...

Jesus just issued the following statement:

"Woe unto you, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness"

I've changed my mind... Trig is definitely the Antichrist.
Tom is the dad and Bristol is the mom. Alaskan's are so fucked up. As a result, and in a very twisted way, one might consider that fact that she's perceptually the mother to be a form of immaculate conception. It's all beginning to make sense...

I don't think that phrase means what you - and most laypeople - think it means.

Actually, I did tell Mrs. Palin to write that note.

Aren't we nitpicking here? I mean, I hate Governor Milf as much as the next Obama-ite, but should we really be concerned that in a lame attempt at humor she signed an email as the heavenly father? Sure we should examine her past behavior as an indication of her character, but what does this really say about her? She's not funny? She's really religous? Who hasn't said or done something stupid on the internet? Hell, some of us have made a career of it.

Sure, we're nitpicking to a certain extent. But Palin's e-mail wasn't an attempt at humor at all. This was her way of communicating to her friends that she had just had a child with Down syndrome. And she didn't just sign the message that way, she wrote the entire thing as if she were channeling God.

Now, does SP actually think she's God? Of course not. This is a lame attempt at something: not humor, but sentimentalism. And to say that you know God's mind on the subject of disabled kids is not the same as saying you know God's mind on oil pipelines. Though Palin has said that too.

So yes, while this may not be the most important issue out there, I do think it shows a lack of humility that reflects on Palin's character and potential governing style.

Put it this way: Based on how George Bush has governed, I can see him writing this same type of e-mail, and from that, I'm drawing an at least somewhat important inference about Palin.

I wonder if Palin prays to de-Down Syndrome Trig the way she and her fellow Wasilla Bible Church congregants pray to de-gay homosexuals. They would if there were any consistent logic to their beliefs.

The Republican Party, radical nationalist theocrats that they are, have shown no penchant for CHANGE. McCain is no exception.

It should be remembered George W. Bush as Governor of the Great State of Texas advocated the threat of imprisonment for men who had sex with other men to the end of his term in the year 2000, calling the Texas anti-sodomy law "a symbolic gesture of traditional values." He has not since recanted that position in favor of anti-sodomy laws in spite of the US Supreme Court's 2003 ruling striking them down.

Not for nothing, but the Texas statute's last revision was signed into law by the previous Texas Governor, beloved liberal Ann Richards.

While we are in the subject, Obama and Clinton in the debates both supported separate-but-equal civil unions but expressly opposed gay marriage, with Obama mouthing the familiar noxious banality "my faith tells me marriage is between a man and a woman." When he recited that with a straight face, without batting an eye, I had a gut reaction: thoroughbred politician/consummate liar. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

As a part-time humorist, I'm sick and tired of "an attempt at humor" being used after the fact to excuse idiotic and/or offensive utterances. If amateurs want to try their hand at humor, fine, but more often this is an ex-post-facto justification when something said in earnest doesn't get the reception anticipated. It seems that absolutely anything can be retroactively framed as an "attempt" at humor. There should be a term for this, so that I can apply it mockingly every time it happens. Don't rush me, I'm working on it.

(And I realize Palin didn't herself offer the justification; Maxwell's post just reminded me of it.)

Mainstresam media and most heterosexuals attributed little significance to sodomy laws into the 21st century, as while they were occasionally selectively enforced, they were mostly symbolic, as our current President opined as Governor of Texas. Imagine symbolic laws on the books criminalizing Judaism, or marriage between Jew and gentile, or African and Caucasian. One of the successful propaganda constructs out there is to dismiss any statement on the internets linking government policy to Nazism. Very successful it is, with authoritarianism, propaganda doublespeak, and genocide the rule rather than the exception, and the White House occupied by the scion of a fascist dynasty whose grandfather helped finance Hitler and whose father guided the formation of the secret death squad known as the CIA, of which President Harry Truman said in 1961: "I never would have agreed to the formulation of the CIA back in 1947 if I had known it would become the American Gestapo."

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