Friday, August 21, 2009

Ready, Aim, Fire!!! (You Know, Like In Hell)

"OK, for some, that public option has gone over like a lead balloon. So how about plan B, morality? Is that the secret weapon strategy to get health care reform? President Obama went on a conference call today with thousands of religious people, arguing health care reform is a moral issue."

-- Greta Van Susteren, on the president adding religion to the healthcare debate - which made Ann Althouse "imagine the separation-of-church-and-state freakout if George Bush had taken this approach to arguing for one of his policies" - but, as usual, liberals today don't react to Obama's religious talk, because A) he's their guy, B) he's talking about government as religion, and C) I'm quoting from the hated FOX News.

"The bills may in fact yield a target-rich environment."

-- Peggy Noonan, on what "must have been the White House health-care strategy": allow a liberal Congress to attack ObamaCare as a distraction - which they didn't do - leaving it to those attending Tea Parties, and The Wall Street Journal.

"My point exactly (It's a target-rich environment.)"

-- The Crack Emcee (that would be Yours Truly, from 5 days ago), explaining why cowardly liberals should also criticize other forms of religious expression than Christianity - like, for instance, when our NewAge president is pushing NewAge government - but (though I never expected to hit a bullseye so soon) that's what you'd expect from The Macho Response.

And, since I can hear the criticisms already, I should note that NewAgers have always gladly wrapped themselves in any religious guise to move their own agenda along - think of it as "spiritual subversion": like holding Yoga lessons, or Reiki seminars, in a Catholic church's basement - so for Obama to use religious language, and symbolism, to persuade believers on ideas that are not religious: like government as a spiritual enterprise - comes as no surprise.


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  2. Influenced by religious bigotry and misinformation, there are a few disturbed cranks who seem to have made it their mission in life to run all over the internet "exposing" Scientologists in government and the media..

    Unlike the previous poster, I couldn't see how that information was relevant here.

    And for deleting that post, I would like to thank you.

    Whether you accept Scientology or not, I think we can all agree that Ms. Van Sustern's choice of religious beliefs has nothing to do with her career as a journalist.

  3. Look, I didn't delete it because I think it's "religious bigotry and misinformation" to nail Greta Van Sustern as a Scientologist - Scientology ain't a religion but a racket. And I also think her beliefs ARE relevant to the topic of her journalism - but, what pisses me off is, this jerk didn't even bother to check her tag to see if I've covered her already. He/She just saw a single post with her name on it and decided to "inform" whoever about her - whether that had anything to do with the point of the post - and like I didn't know the shit already. He/She could've found a post about Van Sustern's Scientology connections and posted there, but chose, instead, to post in the wrong place. It's really as simple as that.

    Not to mention, they chose to do it as "Anonymous" and I hate that shit even more. Like I said, "as 'Anonymous', your nonsense might not make the cut": I mean that shit.

    This is my blog, not his/hers, so they'd better think before doing it again.

  4. It doesn't matter what your motivations were, the point is that you did the right thing.

    If everyone treated anti-Scientology bigots the way you do, the world would be a better place!

  5. You're starting to get on my nerves,...