Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ask Bush: Ruining A Nation Takes Teamwork!

After All: Bush Couldn't Become
The Worst, Most Inept President
All By Himself!

(From Think Progress):

Next week, “change is coming to America,” as President George W. Bush wraps up his tenure as one of the worst American presidents ever. He wasn’t able to accomplish such an ignominious feat all by himself, however; he had a great deal of help along the way. The ThinkProgress team heralds the conclusion of the Bush 43 presidency by bringing you our list of the top 43 worst Bush appointees.
Among those appointees are some notables and not-so-notables.

Stephen Johnson - Nicknamed the "Alberto Gonzales of the environment", he was EPA director who suppressed staff recommendations on issues such as pesticides, mercury, lead paint, smog and global warming. (In other words, he didn't give shit about the environment or the air you breathe)

John Yoo - The attorney in the DOJ who was involved with Gitmo detainee abuse and even considered as presidential prerogative detainees being buried alive!

Monica Goodling - A runner up for "dumbest appointment", Goodling was the graduate of Pat Robertson's Regent University (making her dumber than most of Bush's appointees) who based some of her hiring practices on sexual preference.

Harriet Miers - Bush touted her as a Supreme Court nominee simply because she said Bush was "the most brilliant man she has ever met." Nobody knows what kind of mind-controlling substance she was on at the time.

Julie MacDonald - A top Interior Department appointee, MacDonald saw to it that the only "endangered species" was in her staff.

Susan Orr As Assistant Deputy Secretary for Population Affairs. This "Dr." was formerly with Family Research Council, so it was inevitable that she said "We're quite pleased because fertility is not a disease. It's not a medical necessity that you have [contraception]."


Former U.S. AID director Randall Tobias, who resigned yesterday upon admitting that he frequented a Washington escort service, oversaw a controversial policy advocated by the religious right that required any US-based group receiving anti-AIDS funds to take an anti-prostitution “loyalty oath.”

After Jan. 20th, these people, like a Mission Impossible tape, will probably "self-destruct" within months.

Let's hope so.

Just a thought.

Patrick Henry College: Where Tolerance and Liberty Do NOT Go Together!

Just Look At The Students!

If you're looking for the epitomy of "Christian Colleges" for your offspring who have been home-schooled to death the ONLY place on the planet is Patrick Henry College. They are, after all, attempting to follow in the footsteps of Found Father Patrick Henry, who said "Give me Liberty or give me death!"

And what the college's administration wants everyone to know is that Patrick Henry did NOT say "Give me Tolerance or give me death!"


In a May 24, 2006 interview with Fresh Air on National Public Radio, the former president of Patrick Henry College, Michael Farris, commented that the college held the view that its faith was the only true faith ("We believe that there is truth and there is error."), and he expressed disapproval of religious and social toleration.

"Tolerance cannot coexist with liberty"
because "the crowd of tolerance wants to ban speech."

Meaning: if you are Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Catholic, or Buddhist don't go near the place. You might not be alive to talk about tolerance.

Actually, some people dared to approach Patrick Henry College: Soulforce, the LGBT organization that each year goes on a "freedom ride" to colleges and universities to debate gay rights and tolerance for gays. Patrick Henry College did offer to debate, but not on its campus. The Soulforce team spent hours in the cold rain with their gay-positive signs. One person was arrested for trespassing. The college did not want to "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us."

Jona Frank's book Right
looks at Patrick Henry college with a (only slightly) jaundiced eye, but manages to capture the essence of a school established for the home-schooled (that is, home-schooled strictly for religious and political reasons).

To look at the photos of these students is to look into the eyes of blatant intolerance for those who are not born-again Christians. Even their smiles exhibit a kind of smarmy, aloofness, a look that says "if you're not Christian, you're not my equal." It's a haughty look trying to shield a vacuity that to the outside world is, well...boring. There is not much life to them. They were not only home-schooled but shielded from a world they, perhaps, will never know.

They will never know tolerance.

And they will be sent out into the world to lead the rest of us.

Heaven forbid.

Just a thought.