Thursday, August 25, 2005

Assassination. It's the Lord's work.

I know, I know.

Pat Robertson.

He's so fucking crazy that to blog him is kinda like shooting fish in a barrel. After all, this is the guy who's praying for Supreme Court justices to die faster, and who said that we brought 9/11 on ourselves by outlawing school prayer.

And he's also called for the assassinations of other world leaders, like Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Il, and Osama Bin Laden. It's not the above choices that one would argue with, of course, but the method. Assassination so rarely brings about the consequences one intends.

But calling for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. That's a little different. Not that Chavez isn't scarily Juan Peron-like, but the people of Venezuela elected him, and they should have to live with that choice, just like we have to live with ours.

Excuse me for a moment. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

Anyhoo, it's interesting, how Robertson attempted to justify taking Chavez out:
''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.''

Well, there you go. Cost effective, won't interrupt commerce...I can't believe the CIA hasn't already attempted to at the very least oust this loose lefty cannon from office.

Oh, they have? Oh.

And long story short, Robertson's now apologized, so no harm done. Well, first he lied and said he didn't say anything about assassination, but of course they had the above quote on tape because HE SAID IT ON HIS TV SHOW so after confronted with that, he did really and truly apologize, with Jesus as his witness and everything.

So I think the only Christian thing to do is forgive him, right?


RandyLuvsPaiste said...

If any Venezuelans wanna come here and
"take out" Pat Robertson, they my gladly borrow my Subaru. Don't even bother to fill the tank when you return it.

P.S.-Pat Robertson's real first name isn't Pat, it's Marion. As in Marion, Indiana.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Hey, my hometown!

Thor said...

Anyone that has an iota (I always like to use this word) of respective for this crazy, delusional creep, is a fucking moron, in need of serious brain cleaning.

He does help to show the mentality of the religious right. Perhaps he was pre-ordained be a bad example for all.