Trust but Verify

Just a few hours ago Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleimanand and a broad representation of major opposition groups had a sit-down in Cairo. Suleimanand offered new concessions including freedom of the press, release of those detained since anti-government protests began nearly two weeks ago and the eventual lifting of the country’s hated emergency laws. He offered to set up a committee of judiciary and political figures to study proposed constitutional reforms that would allow more candidates to run for president and impose term limits on the presidency.

With backing from the Muslim Brotherhood, Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei appears to be destined to take the presidency this September; the final step in Egypt’s peaceful transition of power. It would also appear, President Obama’s so-called “soft revolution” policy has been picture perfect.

Time for Sarah Palin to set us straight.

President Obama has failed miserably. The 3:00 AM phone call went to voicemail. Even though the person who came up with that quip in the first place, Hillary, has been on point throughout this crisis. Most disturbing, however, is the fact that liberal secularists and conservative Islamists have found away to peacefully coexist. Not acceptable, according to Sarah:

“Remember, President Reagan lived that mantra trust but verify. We want to be able to trust those who are screaming for democracy there in Egypt, that it is a true sincere desire for freedoms and the challenge that we have though, is how do we verify what it is that we are being told, what it is that the American public are being fed via media, via the protestors, via the government there in Egypt in order for us to really have some sound information to make wise decisions on what our position is.  Trust but verify, and try to understand is what I would hope our leaders are engaged in right now.  Who’s going to fill the void?  Mubarak, he’s gone, one way or the other you know, he is not going to be the leader of Egypt, that that’s a given, so now the information needs to be gathered and understood as to who it will be that fills now the void in the government.  Is it going to be the Muslim Brotherhood?  We should not stand for that, or with that or by that.  Any radical Islamists, no that is not who we should be supporting and standing by, so we need to find out who was behind all of the turmoil and the revolt and the protests so that good decisions can be made in terms of who we will stand by and support.”

Two weeks ago the Egyptian people took to the streets to “take back” their country, and this is how our next President responds. The mind reels…

God’s Law

God needs your help. Actually, it’s even more dire than that – God is completely impotent without your help.

As I write this, the 700 Club is broadcasting their annual 700 Club Telethon. Pat Robertson’s organization was worth a paltry $295,140,001.00 as of their last FYE, 03/2009. That’s not gonna cut it in today’s economy. God has an efficiency level of 83.4%. That means, of the $295,140,001.00 He made 2 years ago, $240,899,620.00 went toward the 700 Club’s officially stated purpose “to prepare the United States of America and the nations of the world for the coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth.”

Fine. But what’s in it for you? As Pat Robertson’s been explaining all day, it’s all about the Law of Reciprocity. Please remember, it’s a law. An incontrovertible fact. No faith required!!!

You must give in order to receive. God loves you. He wants nothing more than to bless you, and give you lots of money. But He can’t give you anything until you first give to Him. Not that He wouldn’t like to, but He has to follow the law. The Law of Reciprocity.

Please remember, you have free will. You can continue to worship Satan and keep whatever money you have to yourself; you’ll suffer the inevitable consequences – you’ll be poor and miserable for the rest of your life. OR. You can dig deep, and give God all the money you have. Sell your belongings and give everything to the Kingdom. Max out your credit cards. Then, and only then, God will shower His blessings upon you.

WTF Christianity

During a Philadelphia fundraiser back in 2008, Barack Obama said, in response to Republican attacks, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun, because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.” rousing applause

Seems like an eternity ago, doesn’t it? Since then, America voted for Hope and Change. Healthcare was reformed. The Recovery Act saved our economy. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed. And a new political party emerged and changed the landscape of Washington.

These days death threats against politicians are no longer major news stories. Since Sarah Palin’s comments about candidate Obama “palling around” with terrorists, the Town Halls of 2009, and the constant fear mongering by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, when you speak your mind in public, you put your life on the line.

A State of the Union address boldly proclaiming American exceptionalism is nothing more than a “WTF moment”…

Super-Christian Sarah Palin is now responding to the Commander-In-Chief with what the fuck. Rush Limbaugh is defending his degrading imitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao while Asian Americans calling for an apology receive, you guessed it, death threats.

The point of this meandering post is this: Christians, American, true, Christians; you know, conservatives who place virtue ahead of kindness – what would someone like Jesus think of your behavior, your message, your living testimony to the world?

Just A Suggestion…

I have never been more ashamed to be an American than I am today.

Family Research Council cofounder George Alan Rekers gets caught with his pants down (metaphorically) while palling around Europe with a Rentboy. Christervatives jump to his defense. It was a setup. He didn’t know the escort was gay. There’s no proof anything inappropriate occurred. He’s being crucified by the Left.

Look, I don’t give a crap if Rekers is gay. More power to him. But a gay Evangelical championing an anti-gay agenda screams of hypocrisy. That’s the problem here. Rekers is the guy who fought against the Boy Scouts allowing homosexuals to join their ranks. He led the fight to prohibit homosexuals from being able to adopt. He was one of the “pray-the-gay-away”-ers. 

The very same people who are defending Rekers are attacking the President’s latest Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan. Why? Because she’s a lesbian! (Full disclosure: So am I.) And I’m not talking about well-reasoned opposition to anything relevant to her ability to adjudicate. I’m talking about the most vile, despicable, hate-filled vitriol I’ve come across in a hell of a long time.

Kagan excelled at Princeton, Oxford, and Harvard. She clerked for Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Then she clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court She was pretty busy working for President Clinton. During his Administration she was an Associate White House Counsel, Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council. Then, in 2003, she was the first woman to be named Harvard University’s Dean of the Law School. She then became President Obama’s Solicitor General.

Now, if you Tea Klux Klan-ers want to go after Elena Kagan based on her stellar record, go ahead. Good luck. But if all you’ve got is a bunch of homophobic hate-speech, shut the hell up and move to Iran, where according to Ahmadinejad, there are no homosexuals.

Don’t Tell

President Barack Obama is an intolerant, hateful, bigoted homophobe. This can be empirically proved. Obama picked former Dean of Harvard Law School Elena Kagan to be Solicitor General. She’s on his “short list” of potential nominees to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. When CBS blogged about the possibility of a lesbian being on the Supreme Court, an “unnamed official” from the White House denied Kagan was a lesbian. Case closed.

Only in the America of 2010 would there be such outrage aimed at the Obama Administration over this story. Doesn’t matter that Obama nominated her for Solicitor General. Doesn’t matter that she’s seriously being considered for the Supreme Court. All that matters is playing the same tired, old political baseball.

If someone actually states on the record that Elena Kagan is a lesbian, she cannot possibly win a nomination battle, so the White House can’t come out and say she’s a lesbian. Since the White House can’t say Kagan is a lesbian, the LGBT community is furious at the White House. Does this make any freakin’ sense at all?

Worst President Ever

Please don’t call me an Obamabot. Or a moonbat. Don’t dismiss me as a Kool Aid drinker. I’m an individual capable of independent thought. Yes, I voted for, and still support, Barack Obama. No, I don’t agree with him 100% of the time. What I can’t understand is why I have to defend everything the man says or does to everyone on the Right, as well as on the Left.

The President hosts a nuclear summit for 47 world leaders. The Right? All they care about is that he bowed to Chinese President Hu Jintao. And that the atom-shaped logo somehow proves he’s a Muslim. The Left? They think Obama didn’t go far enough to reduce the nuclear threat.

The President pushes for hospitals to allow Gays to visit their loved ones. The Right? As usual, Obama is overstepping his authority. And of course, fags shouldn’t have any rights in the first place. The Left? They aren’t going to give Obama any credit until America is a perfect utopian society.

Right now, Washington is investigating the banksters who stole billions, got paid off by Bush, and are back, making insane amounts of dirty money. The Right? Well, this is a capitalist nation, so capitalists have the right to screw over whoever they want. Even the slightest bit of regulation means Obama’s a commie. Oh, and this mess, which started to really heat up back in 2005, is all Obama’s fault. The Left? What took ya so long, Barry? Whatever regulations do get passed, Obama’s still just a puppet of big business.

Healthcare, the economy, national security, I could go on and on. Even though the President hasn’t announced his nominee to replace Justice Stevens yet, both sides are already pissed at him.

At this point in his first term, Bush was more popular than Obama is right now.

What the hell does that tell ya…

Step By Step

Anyone remember what the first bill President Obama signed into law? Hint: It was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Since then, the President has continued to “share the wealth” of freedom to all Americans. This morning, Gay Rights takes another step forward. From AP:

The White House on Thursday released a statement by Obama instructing his Health and Human Services secretary to draft rules requiring hospitals that receive Medicare and Medicaid payments to grant all patients the right to designate people who can visit and consult with them at crucial moments.

The designated visitors should have the same rights that immediate family members now enjoy, Obama’s instructions said. It said Medicare-Medicaid hospitals, which include most of the nation’s facilities, may not deny visitation and consultation privileges on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

The Human Rights Campaign, which backs gay rights, called Obama’s decision an “important action” that was inspired in part by a New York Times article about a lesbian couple in Miami. They were kept apart while one lay dying in a hospital despite having an “advanced health care directive” asking for full visitation rights for each other.

Most gay activist groups remain critical of the President for not fulfilling his promises fast enough. Most conservatives still believe his ultra-liberal agenda is destroying the fabric of American society. In other words, no matter what he does, President Obama can’t win…