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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Quotes of the Morning


“Bush introduced Mike and Sharla Hintz, a couple from Clive, whom he said benefited from his tax plan.
Last year, because of the enhanced the child tax credit, they received an extra $1,600 in their tax refund, Bush said. With other tax cuts in the bill, they saved $2,800 on their income taxes.
They used the money to buy a wood-burning stove to more efficiently heat their home, made some home improvements and went on a vacation to Minnesota, the president said.
‘Next year, maybe they'll want to come to Texas,’ Bush quipped.
Mike Hintz, a First Assembly of God youth pastor, said the tax cuts also gave him additional money to use for health care.
He said he supports Bush's values.
‘The American people are starting to see what kind of leader President Bush is. People know where he stands,’ he said.
‘Where we are in this world, with not just the war on terror, but with the war with our culture that's going on, I think we need a man that is going to be in the White House like President Bush, that's going to stand by what he believes.’”
-Associated Press, October 6, 2004

“A Des Moines youth pastor is charged with the sexual exploitation of a child. KCCI learned that the married father of four recently turned himself in to Johnston police. Rev. Mike Hintz was fired from the First Assembly of God Church, located at 2725 Merle Hay Road, on Oct. 30. Hintz was the youth pastor there for three years. Police said he started an affair with a 17-year-old in the church youth group this spring.”
-The Iowa Channel (KCCI Channel 8), December 7, 2004

“No doubt he was one of those ‘Values Voters’. And where do you learn morals like this?..
-Skippy


"But you've got to kill the terrorists before the killing stops. And I'm for the president to chase them all over the world. If it takes 10 years, blow them all away in the name of the Lord."
-Rev. Jerry Falwell, October 24, 2004

“MATTHEWS: How did they get to be gay, though?

FALWELL: Well, we probably differ there.
MATTHEWS: I’m asking.
FALWELL: But I think all behavior is chosen.
MATTHEWS: I’m open. I don’t know.
FALWELL: I think that...
MATTHEWS: Did you choose to be heterosexual?
FALWELL: I did.
MATTHEWS: You chose it? You thought about it and you came up with that solution? That lifestyle?

FALWELL: Put it this way. I was taught as a child that’s the right way to...
MATTHEWS: But did you feel an attraction toward women?
FALWELL: Oh, of course.
MATTHEWS: When people are born and they find themselves having an attraction to somebody from the same sex, do you think that’s a choice?
FALWELL: I think you can experiment with any kind of perversity and develop an appetite for it, just like you can food.
MATTHEWS: You don’t think it’s nature? You think it’s nurture.
FALWELL: I don’t think any -- I don’t think anybody is born a bank robber or born a hostile left-winger or a hostile right-winger or gay or a promiscuous heterosexual. I think there comes a time in childhood where environment may be a part of it, whatever, teaching, instruction, one chooses, I will do this or that. And that’s why good, godly parenting...”
-Hardball, Conversation between Chris Matthews and the Rev. Jerry Falwell, December 2, 2004

“See… Being gay is like being a bank robber. Jerry Falwell says so, and he wouldn’t lie to us.”
-Skippy


“MATTHEWS: How old were you when you chose to be heterosexual?

FALWELL: Oh, I don't remember that.
MATTHEWS: Well, you must, because you say it's a big decision.
FALWELL: Well, I started dating when I was about 13.
MATTHEWS: And you had to decide between boys and girls. And you chose girls.
FALWELL: I never had to decide. I never thought about it.”
-Hardball, Conversation between Chris Matthews and the Rev. Jerry Falwell, December 2, 2004

“Um.. Jerry? I thought you said that it was a decision just a minute ago.. Are you saying now that you had no choice in being heterosexual? Why the hell do people listen to you? Once again, from the quote above..””
-Skippy


"MATTHEWS: Did you choose to be heterosexual?

FALWELL: I did."
-Hardball, Conversation between Chris Matthews and the Rev. Jerry Falwell, December 2, 2004

“And then..”
-Skippy


"MATTHEWS: And you had to decide between boys and girls. And you chose girls.

FALWELL: I never had to decide. I never thought about it.”
-Hardball, Conversation between Chris Matthews and the Rev. Jerry Falwell, December 2, 2004

“From the same fricking conversation. Game. Set, and match.”
-Skippy


“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.”
-Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

“No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up. “
-Lily Tomlin

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