Archive for November, 2006

PostHeaderIcon Another one! (or: bigotry in its purest form)

PragerI found another nominee for my NutCase Of The Week category.

I have the urge to write a long rant as to why this particular one is so dangerous. But I will spare you that. Instead I will give a brief introduction, some quotes and a link to a column where he explains his nutty and disturbing views.

The really scary part is, that comments on his column show that so many people actually agree with him. Really scary.

My NCOTW’s name is Dennis Prager, a radio show host and columnist for townhall.com.

The column in question starts thus:

Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress, has announced that he will not take his oath of office on the Bible, but on the bible of Islam, the Koran.

He should not be allowed to do so — not because of any American hostility to the Koran, but because the act undermines American civilization.

*shakes head*

A few more gems:

What Ellison and his Muslim and leftist supporters are saying is that it is of no consequence what America holds as its holiest book; all that matters is what any individual holds to be his holiest book.

*rolls eyes*

Insofar as a member of Congress taking an oath to serve America and uphold its values is concerned, America is interested in only one book, the Bible

*gasping for air*

Ellison’s doing so will embolden Islamic extremists and make new ones, as Islamists, rightly or wrongly, see the first sign of the realization of their greatest goal — the Islamicization of America.

*getting sick*

If you are incapable of taking an oath on that book [ed.: the bible], don’t serve in Congress

*foam on mouth*

On that last one, let me quote here article VI from the US constitution:

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

 

Congratulations Dennis, with making it to my list. You really deserved it.

Link to Dennis Prager’s column

PostHeaderIcon Season Greetings

glockWhat’s this? Open season, or what? (all in this month)

Police shooting of elderly (88) woman

Police shooting of groom ‘unacceptable’

Police shoots 13-year-old boy who had toy gun

Police shoots unarmed man 81 times

Police shoots 19-year-old with mental disorder

 

PostHeaderIcon Bond. James Bond.

martiniWe saw Casino Royale today.

And both my wife and I liked it. A lot.

There was some blasphemy in the movie: At the poker table Bond ordered the wrong cocktail! Instead of his trademark Vodka Martini (shaken, not stirred!), he ordered a Vesper (3 measures of Gordon’s gin, 1 measure of vodka, ½ measure of Kina Lillet. Shake until ice cold and serve in a deep champagne goblet with a large thin slice of lemon peel. Easy on the fruit).

This was probably in honor of  his leading lady Vesper Lynd.

But then a little later, when he does order a Vodka Martini, the bartender actually asks him “Shaken or stirred?”, and Bond frowns and answers — oh horror –: “I don’t care”! (Correction by commenters: He actually said “Do I look like a man who gives a damn?”)

I asked my wife if she liked the ‘new’ Bond character and she fanned herself. “YeahHeah“, she said… “He’s hot hot hot … everything about him is hot!”. (Correction here too: the adjective SMOKING was used: see comments)

I must admit, fair is fair, that he, indeed, does look a bit like me: same blue eyes and he plays a mean hand of Texas Holdem too…

 

PostHeaderIcon T-shirt

IndiaI once bought a t-shirt with the text displayed in the picture next to this post.

I can’t find it anymore.

Drats … just now that I need it!

 

PostHeaderIcon A new category

donaldI’d like to introduce a new category for my blog: NCOTW, or, “Nutcase Of The Week”

In it, I’d like to mention a person who, in my view, deserves that label. All the combined posts in this category form my list of people to avoid at all cost.

The first person to receive this ‘honor’ here is Donald E. Wildmon.

He’s the founder and head of the American Family Association. (I expect many nominees in this category to be ‘public’ figures)

What happened?

Walmart, just like many many other companies (amazon.com comes to mind), has an affiliate program that pays you a small bonus when people order something through a so called click-through link on your website. Basically a small commission for sending buyers their way. Good business practice I think. Walmart has some 23,000 organizations signed up for that program. One of those organizations happens to be a small obscure gay community. Someone actually ordered something through that click-through link, and Walmart paid them $4.17 in commission. Read that again: Walmart paid a member of its affiliation program $4.17 for sending a buyer its way.

Enter Donald Wildmon, the founder and head of the three million member American Family Association.

He sent THEE MILLION EMAILS (how far are we with those anti-spam laws anyway?) to his flock, urging them to boycot Walmart for ‘supporting homosexuals’. Other Christian organizations are now following his example (especially after one of them found out that Walmart sold the, oh horror,  “Broke Back Mountain” DVD), but Donald started it, so, fair is fair, HE gets my vote! Not that I think he’ll make a big impact with this, after all, his earlier call to boycot Disney Corporation for allowing gay couples into Disneyland didn’t exactly bankrupt Disney, but still.

Ironic is that Walmart, not exactly the most ‘progressive’ corporation around, just announced that it will put ‘Christmas’ back into its slogans. Something Donald’s club persuaded Sears, Lowe’s and Target to do. You’d think that that outweighs paying a gay website $4.17. But no. Principles are principles and gays are scary and dangerous.

Donald, you’re one scary and dangerous fruitcake nutcase!

(I can’t help wondering what Donald’s take on Ted Haggart’s mishap is, but I fear the worst)

Link to one of the many articles on this.