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.

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.

The Writing On The Wall

My eyes are red. I have a migraine. I haven’t posted for several days now. What the hell have I been up to?

Reading polls.

Specifically, polls about Arizona’s new show-us-your-papers law. Even though it’s unconstitutional (not my words, but those of several republicans), most Americans approve of the bill. Depending on which poll you look at, anywhere from 53 to 76 percent of Americans give it a thumbs-up. Arizonans support the new law anywhere between 62 to 80 percent.

Look, I’d love to see the issue of illegal immigration be dealt with on a national level. Partisanship has made that impossible, and both sides are at fault. I get the whole States Rights argument as well.

But this law only makes a bad situation worse. For Arizona’s cops, for Arizona’s legal citizens of Latino descent, and for Arizona’s economy. Intolerance has never been more fashionable. Hate is the new Patriotism.

America is a Nation of Laws. A republic governed by We The People. But if this is what the country I love wants to become, it will have to do it without me. Unless cooler heads prevail, and soon, I’ll have no choice but to move to Mexico.

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?

Tea’d Off

Big Government. Deficits. Taxes, taxes, taxes…

That’s what today is all about! As millions descend upon the cesspool of Washington, let our voices be heard!

Of course, one has to wonder…

Big Government? The largest expansion of government since WW II occurred under Bush 43’s watch. Deficits? Bush’s failed policies turned a surplus into a 1.2 trillion dollar deficit. Taxes? Bush cut taxes for the richest of the rich, Obama cut taxes for 95% of Americans; in other words, the rest of us. So what the hell is the real reason a bunch of rednecks are riled up?

Oh, that’s right, Obama’s Black.

You know what April 15th is? It’s Jackie Robinson Day. 63 years ago a Black man played Major League Baseball for the very first time. He broke the color barrier.

Instead of celebrating that milestone in American history, you’ve got $ister $arah, the Christervatives, and the Tea Klux Klan raining down their racist hatred from on high.

Look. The South lost. Get over it. A Black man played baseball. Get over it. A Black man is President.

Get over it…

Sexual Healing

“We all know that only the most slatternly of men and women bother with HIV tests.” That’s how former Reagan Education Secretary Bill Bennett responded to a recently uncovered report that Barack and Michelle Obama took AIDS tests during their visit to Kenya back in 2008. Of course, the Obama’s did this in public, to set a positive example to the disease-ravaged people of that region. Bennett didn’t see it that way:

“These loose folks are the ones you see at the end of the night in the bar, looking around for the drunkest girl with the lowest self-esteem, “pulling a Lewinsky” they call it, but now we have incontrovertible proof that the President and his wife consider Kenya the President’s homeland. She said so. WHERE’S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE NOW? And why do you need an HIV test there, Barack, been whoring it up with the maidens of your native land?”

Sure, there’s the typical “birther” nonsense, but Bennett’s comments also echo the sexual hang-ups shared by most conservatives. Abortion – Women have no rights over their own bodies. Hate crimes – sexual orientation must not be included. Defense of Marriage – Gays must not have the same rights as straight people. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – Gays must not be allowed to defend our country. I could go on, but you get the point.


“Pulling a Lewinsky”? Seriously, Bill…