Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Pat Robertson's Comments Misinterpreted

Well, Pat Robertson's words were misinterpreted. Robertson goes on to "clear the air" in a similar manner as his negative mirror image Louis Farrakhan once did:
"I said our special forces could take him out. Take him out could be a number of things including kidnapping," Robertson said on his "The 700 Club" television program.
"There are a number of ways of taking out a dictator from power besides killing him. I was misinterpreted," Robertson added.

Well that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside again. Kidnapping is very Christian.


archduke f. f. said...

I'm very impressed the way that he can backpedal, especially considering that they have him on tape saying, "If he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think we really ought to go ahead and do it," said Robertson Monday. "It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war."

Chavez has never attacked the US, is (technically) democratically elected (with 58 percent of the vote in a recall election), and supplies us with oil. Sure, he hangs out with Castro, but Castro hasn't exactly been shooting SCUDs at us. He's a Commie, of course, which means that he is trying to undermine our capitalist system by showing us how if we become Communists we'll get to smoke nice cigars and live just above the poverty level. Yeah, he's a huge threat.

Anonymous said...

Pieper ~

It's Whiteman, not anonymous, I just didn't know how else to post. Surely you jest about the identity of our state bird? The animal that does so much to define our state? A bird unique in its anatomy, physiology, ecology, general personality and loon-like laugh? (hint)

Did you know that there are actually five (maybe more) kinds of loons (ours, the Common Loon, is the prettiest)? And they ride so low in the water because, like some other diving birds (as opposed to dabbling birds, you know, like mallards, that stick their rear end way up in the air and dabble for food) their bones aren't filled with air pockets to aid in flight, but rather are solid to aid in diving?

Oh Pieper, the loon is anything but trivial.


Anonymous said...

PS ~

Loons used to range even down to the twin cities, if not even into Iowa. Til some bipedal ape came along and invented the subdivision.

Speaking of bipedal apes, did you hear that intelligent design proponents have branched out, attacking other 'scientific theories' that are presumptuously treated as facts? For instance, gravity? Yep, intelligent falling.

PiedPiper said...

You're right, Whiteman: Surely I jest. While the official state bird of Minnesota is the loon, the joke goes (and imagine this in a thick MN accent: What's the Minnesota state bird? Da mosquitohh! (That is why I included the trivia question with a reference to the West Nile death in MN this year.)