Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The New Religion

This picture was snapped in the children's section of a Borders bookstore in Dallas.

. . . and the children shall lead them . . .


Petronia said...

hahaha, that is so funny. Something a bit weird about this whole Barack following...reminiscent of Stalin (not sayin' he's a commie). His face is everywhere!

Anonymous said...

I was going to take a break, or just respond with a quick snark to this until I just had to go visit the Holy One herself.

First she says Barack Obama is the devil, then immediately says she didn't say that, but that she's sure that's what her folksy aunt would have said, just before she ducked out to her klan meeting. Then she goes on about how the president is defiling the institution (and the whole pedophile cult of the Catholic Church) by being invited to give the commencement address at Notre Dame.

Keep in mind this is before she jumped the shark...

At this point I went back to review her previous post raging along with faculty members of the theology department at Boston College when they protested the announcement that BC was awarding Condoleeza Rice (also pro-choice) an honorary degree, but for some reason I couldn't find it. I know, I was shocked too.

Then things got weird. She posted not one, but two youtube videos that showed that "Yes, we can" played backwards clearly says "Thank You, Satan". Yep, she posted them both then discussed it with her eldest handicap offspring, who was also frightened by this. I kept staring at the post to see if there was anything indicating that she was going to claim that she was trying to be funny, and then I just started banging my head on the floor and felt better.

It doesn't bother me that she's a fat nag, what bothers me is that she is complete and utter phony, and absolute fraud. For those on the other side, imagine Michael Moore if he really let himself go, and if he always claimed his extreme partisan political views reflected his devout Catholicism, and further if his devout beliefs led him to hear Bush was Satan through backwards masking, and if he wasn't kidding.

Small Town Doc said...

Hmmmm . . .

There is more to the Catholic Church than the pedophile scandal. Do you really think they are a "pedophile cult?" And for what it's worth, I don't recall The Anchoress (or the Pope) ever defending pedophile priests.

So she's a bad person because she's a Catholic? The Catlicks (I think that's how they say it in Algiers) aren't perfect, but if you are looking for some "bad religion," I might suggest the Religion of Peace for starters.

And her folksy aunt ducking out for the Klan meeting--where'd that come from? Oh, right--we're all a bunch of mouth-breathing rubes, lookin' to string' em up.

I found Rice's abortion position here; it may not please everyone on the pro-life side, but it's certainly not what I would think of when you say "pro-choice." Perhaps Ms. Scalia finds Rice's position to be okay.

The "Yes we can/Thank you satan" videos are just silly. But maybe not as silly as Andrew Sullivan's crusade against the Palin baby, of which I'm sure you are familiar. Except that Sullivan really believes his s***; when the Anchoress says "it’s an interesting bit of weirdness in an era of weird. And yes, theater in an era of cheap political theater" it doesn't come across as an endorsement to me. And it certainly isn't an example of her "devout beliefs" leading her to hear backwards messages.

I don't know much about the Anchoress on a personal level; I blundered onto her website a while back, and found that some of her political views resonated with mine. Like any other site, I don't agree with everything there, and some of it is cringeworthy.

But what makes her a "complete and utter phony, and absolute fraud?" Because she's a Catholic? Because she can be shrill in her political rants? This is unique to her?

I'm pretty sure Michael "Tubby Riefenstahl" Moore has let himself completely go; of course, he's not partisan or anything like that---he makes documentaries, based on real facts, dude!

Some comments where Tubby wasn't kidding?
The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not "insurgents" or "terrorists" or "The Enemy." They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win.

The Communist Party is still around, has apologized for that whole Stalin thing, and has a quickly growing youth section.

"That whole Stalin thing" . . . cracks me up.

Perhaps you should read what Hitchens has to say about Moore, and phony, and fraud.

Someday, bro, we need to collect these comments in some kind of book form.

Anonymous said...

My beef with her is not that she's a Catholic, it's that while she loves to dress up as one, she is no better than a Michael Moore (and I only used him to irritate you); she is a phony because she is nothing more than an uninformed, fox news political hack who claims to be doing God's work. Actually I guess that's unfair to Mr. Moore because he goes after Democrats too, something she would never do to her side.

Also -- here's a twitter from Greg Gutfeld after he had issued his "heartfelt" apology: "My apologies to the Canadian military, they probably could at least beat the Belgians." Again if it were Jon Stewart, Mrs. Scalia would be all over it, and it would clearly be a sign that all liberals loathe the military... and that Obama is a closet Muslim, and spawn of Satan.

Anonymous said...

Also --

Still waiting on correction from the Anchoress on the phony Irish teleprompter gaffe:


I'm thinking that if the evil MSM had made a mistake about one of Bushes gaffes, she would be howling for a correction, and an apology.

Small Town Doc said...

"Phony" Irish PM gaffe? No--it actually happened. The Irish PM's teleprompter was showing Obama's speech by mistake. Obama was able to pull it off by making a joke about it and "Thanking" himself.

Did you read the Telegraph article you linked to? It doesn't dispute the facts as reported at all, so I'm not sure what "correction" you are requiring of the Anchoress:

Somehow, somewhere this all got mixed up, inadvertently or otherwise. The Associated Press reported it . . . accurate enough - though very sparse and including the slightly ambiguous line: "In doing so, President Obama thanked President Obama for inviting everyone over." [this is the version of events that was most widely read here in the US]

This was transformed into Obama making a mistake, as in this account, in the Times, written in London by an online reporter for their website.
[emphasis added]

ANd if you read further down:

Which isn't to say that Obama doesn't have a teleprompter "issue". That's now been well established by Politico and the Washington Post. Relatively late in the campaign - around the time of his "lipstick on a pig" slip - he began to use a teleprompter all the time. Since then, it seems to have become a bit of a crutch.

Actually, I'm waiting for Olbie or The Daily Show to comment on the wrong region DVD gaffe--if that had been Bush, they'd both be howling about it.

Anonymous said...

So you're sticking to the story that it was Obama's gaffe? The piece was written by a British Conservative. From the end of the story quoted:
"I'm surprised, by the way, that the White House isn't rebutting misleading stories such as the St Patrick's Day one. Once a perception gets embedded into the public consciousness it's difficult to erase it - whether it's accurate or not."

I saw the Daily Show do something on the DVD "scandal" on the day after it happened, I thought I already mentioned that here, where I do most of my ranting.

Petronia said...

"Anonymous" brother, sounds like you should start a blog :)

Small Town Doc said...

Well, I'm more than happy to provide a safe place for my Anonymous brother to rant.