Sunday, August 14, 2005

If I was Roberts, I'm not that sure I would appreciate the effort but who knows:

US conservative Christians slam "judicial autocracy"

(Zell Miller seen here yapping to the faithful)

Breaking it down a bit, I like this quote:

"Dr. James Dobson, the head of Focus on the Family, said in a videotaped address projected onto a giant screen above the altar that Democrats such as Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy and other "minions on the left" would try to turn Roberts' upcoming senate confirmation process into a "circus.""

HAHAHA, now THAT'S funny.

Especially given:

"Organizers of the rally, which featured a packed audience at a Baptist church swaying and singing hymns beneath two huge American flags (of course!!), said they hoped to use the gathering as a "launching pad" to mobilize Christians against judges they say are overriding the Constitution with their decisions.

Televised to churches across the country and broadcast over the Internet, "Justice Sunday II: God Save the United States and This Honorable Court" was co-sponsored by the prominent Christian conservative groups Family Research Center and Focus on the Family."

Man, these people are collectively a brick short of a load.

And this is a guy that people want representing them in Washington:

"Speaking from the pulpit, DeLay, a Texas Republican, decried what he called "the judicial autocracy" that was "casting aside moral values" to rewrite the law instead of interpreting it."

What moral values does DeLay mean?
Torturing people?
Putting people in jail without charging them or allowing them council?
Maybe starting a pre-emptive war while wrapping it all up in a mysterious "war on terrorism"?
That is starting to sound an awful lot like the "war on drugs". We know how well that's worked out for us.

Here's a doozy:

"Catholic League's Bill Donohue, who proposed that all high court rulings overturning an act of Congress should be unanimous"

Really? You sure about that? Think really hard before you form your answer.

"Catholics and other Christians together, we are going to move to the front of the bus and take command of the wheel," Donohue said.

Sounds like the fucking short bus to me.
Ugh, I would rather take my chances with a drunk New York City cabbie fresh off the boat from a country I've never heard of.

Someone once told me that the fundie Christians in this world could be summed up this way:
"When they gather together, they leave their brains at the door and pick up their crayons."

I think this article is excellent proof of that.

Can we just leave all the flyover states and the southern hicks and religious freaks to themselves already?
They can have their backwoods states full of Red Lobster restaurants, Wal Marts and hillbillies.
We'll keep the Statue of Liberty and the Golden Gate Bridge.


Sar said...

Wow, Mike, excellent post! Religious extremists, I know I've heard that term before. Hmm...

Sar said...

How weird! I thought I left the above comment, yet it said zero comments. And still yet, there it is. Weird...

Mike V. said...

I still think you're OK.

SheaNC said...

Yes, a post worthy of two comments. You know, it always makes me wonder when they describe judges who "legislate instead of interpreting law." Have they ever come up with any examples of judges creating new laws? And, isn't "interpreting" the law making it rather flexible anyway? I think they're using catchphrases to sell themselves again...

SheaNC said...

...and I'm still waiting to see a picture of Zell Miller that doesn't look like the Star Wars emperor!

Mike V. said...

holy crap, he totally does!

thanks for the kind words.

I'm still trying to post without using too many curse words.
It's all the years of usenet posting.. :)

Sar said...

OMG, he does! (I'm hearing the death star/darth vadar theme in my head).

Shea, how evil and observant of you. ;)

Toad734 said...

Without the south the rest of the US would still be the biggest economy in the world.

Have these guys ever heard about the pot and the kettle?