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

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Mysterious Ways

“Well, yesterday I had a little fun pointing out the tolerance of Jerry Falwell, the newest, bestest friend of John McCain. Today I want to be fair and discuss another of our great evangelistic lunatics for a minute.. The one, the only, Pat Robertson.”

“Television evangelist Pat Robertson said Monday on his live news-and-talk program ‘The 700 Club’ that Islam is not a religion of peace, and that radical Muslims are ‘satanic.’
Robertson’s comments came after he watched a news story on his Christian Broadcasting Network about Muslim protests in Europe over the cartoon drawings of the Prophet Muhammad.
He remarked that the outpouring of rage elicited by cartoons ‘just shows the kind of people we’re dealing with. These people are crazed fanatics, and I want to say it now: I believe it’s motivated by demonic power. It is satanic, and it’s time we recognize what we’re dealing with.’
Robertson also said that ‘the goal of Islam, ladies and gentlemen, whether you like it or not, is world domination.’”
-Associated Press, March 14, 2006

“Ah.. Pat.. Pat Robertson is the pinnacle of all that the religious right can hope to be. He is rich, popular, and completely and utterly batsh*t insane. I just wanted to share. Now let’s jump over to some other current events.”

“Former Liberian President Charles Taylor pleaded not guilty Monday before an international war crimes tribunal, denying 11 counts of helping destabilize West Africa through killings, sexual slavery and sending children into combat.
At the war crimes tribunal, Taylor is accused of backing Sierra Leonean rebels notorious for maiming civilians by chopping off their arms, legs, ears and lips. In return for supporting them, he allegedly got a share of Sierra Leone’s diamond wealth and used it to fund his ambitions in Liberia.”
-Associated Press, April 3, 2006

“Hey… You know what? I think I can tie this one into Pat Robertson! Go figure..”

"How dare the president of the United States say to the duly elected president of another country, 'You've got to step down.’”
-Pat Robertson, on Liberian President Charles Taylor, July 2003

“Yes, this would be the same Pat Robertson who said this about the President of Venezuela.”

“You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war. And I don't think any oil shipments will stop. But this man is a terrific danger and the United ... This is in our sphere of influence, so we can't let this happen. We have the Monroe Doctrine, we have other doctrines that we have announced. And without question, this is a dangerous enemy to our south, controlling a huge pool of oil that could hurt us very badly. We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability..”
-Pat Robertson, August 22, 2005

“Oh the irony.. It seems that Pat Robertson was a big backer of Charles Taylor. Apparently Taylor was a monster, but at least he was a Baptist monster. For Pat that was good enough.”

"We're undermining a Christian, Baptist president to bring in Muslim rebels to take over the country.”
-Pat Robertson, on the situation in Liberia, July 2003

“And Pat was truly appreciated for his help.. The Lord apparently does work in mysterious (and exceptionally brutal and violent) ways.”

“In February, at a national three-day prayer-and-fast rally partially funded by Robertson, Liberia's President- a U.S. prison escapee who, according to Human Rights Watch, has run ‘the whole gamut of human rights abuses’- declared he had seen the light. ‘We in Liberia recognize that there is a higher authority,’ said Charles Taylor, decked out in a short-sleeved white suit and standing on a red-carpeted stage at the center of the Samuel K. Doe stadium in Monrovia. ‘I am not your President. Jesus is!’ He instructed the estimated 65,000 people in the crowd to prostrate themselves and join in a song that he would lead despite his position - face down on the carpet. As the rally ended, Taylor presented a ceremonial plate to an American preacher named John Gimenez who had helped organize the event. ‘Thank you,’ Taylor said. ‘Tell Pat Robertson, and please present this to him as a token of our appreciation.’”
-Fortune Magazine, May 28, 2002


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