Dear Mr. Yankee,
My reaction was similar to yours when I saw what Google returns for the phrase “baby Jesus.” “Certainly,” I thought, “those rotten bastards at Google intentionally designed their algorithms to mock our Lord.” But after thinking and praying about it for awhile, I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re seeing God’s hand at work here.
Think about it. If Jesus blesses us by appearing on shower doors and grilled cheese sandwiches, why shouldn’t He place His visage on a butt plug? And shouldn’t we feel blessed that our Savior loves his children so much that he wants to get intimately close to us?
And how many times have you been watching someone like Bill O’Reilly defending Our Leader for one of his many non-mistakes, non-lies, or non-criminal acts and then suddenly he bringd our Lord into the argument? After seeing him do it, haven’t you ever thought, “O’Reilly sure pulled Jesus out of his ass for that one.” Well, maybe that’s exactly what he did.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ordering one of these. It certainly looks a lot less painful than my crucifix.
Here are the most outrageous statements Media Matters for America has documented this year.
Former Reagan administration Secretary of Education Bill Bennett: “[Y]ou could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down.” [Salem Radio Network's Bill Bennett's Morning in America, 9/28/05]
Bill O’Reilly, agreeing with caller that illegal immigrants are “biological weapon[s]“: “I think you could probably make an absolutely airtight case that more than 3,000 Americans have been either killed or injured, based upon the 11 million illegals who are here.” [Westwood One's The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly, 4/15/05]
Tucker Carlson: “Canada is a sweet country. It is like your retarded cousin you see at Thanksgiving and sort of pat him on the head. You know, he’s nice, but you don’t take him seriously. That’s Canada.” [MSNBC's The Situation with Tucker Carlson, 12/15/05]
New documents released yesterday provide more evidence that Judge Alito has a skewed view of the allocation of power among the three branches – skewed in favor of presidential power.
One troubling memo concerns domestic wiretaps – a timely topic. In the memo, which he wrote as a lawyer in the Reagan Justice Department, Judge Alito argued that the attorney general should be immune from lawsuits when he illegally wiretaps Americans. Judge Alito argued for taking a step-by-step approach to establishing this principle, much as he argued for an incremental approach to reversing Roe v. Wade in another memo.
The Supreme Court flatly rejected Judge Alito’s view of the law. In a 1985 ruling, the court rightly concluded that if the attorney general had the sort of immunity Judge Alito favored, it would be an invitation to deny people their constitutional rights.
In a second memo released yesterday, Judge Alito made another bald proposal for grabbing power for the president. He said that when the president signed bills into law, he should make a “signing statement” about what the law means. By doing so, Judge Alito hoped the president could shift courts’ focus away from “legislative intent” – a well-established part of interpreting the meaning of a statute – toward what he called “the President’s intent.”
In the memo, Judge Alito noted that one problem was the effect these signing statements would have on Congressional relations. They would “not be warmly welcomed by Congress,” he predicted, because of the “novelty of the procedure” and “the potential increase of presidential
The most disturbing instance of improper behavior occurred last year during the Republican National Convention when a sham arrest of a man secretly working with the police set off a bruising confrontation with demonstrators.
The man, who had vivid blond hair, was holding a sign at a march of poor people when the police suddenly moved to arrest him. Onlookers shouted at the police to let him go, and officers in riot gear responded by pushing against the crowd. Protesters were put on the ground, and at least two were arrested. Meanwhile, the blond-haired man spoke quietly with the police and was quickly led away. The same man was videotaped at an arrest scene a day earlier calling out words that seemed intended to rile the bystanders.
This was a deliberate effort to incite violence that would in turn justify a tough police response.