Wingnut Fail Continues: Power Line Insists GW Bush Issued ‘Easter Proclamations’

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Yesterday we pointed out that despite the right wing’s hysterical ranting that President Obama had dealt Christians a grievous insult by not issuing an “Easter proclamation,” the fact is that neither Ronald Reagan nor George W. Bush (or any other President since 1980, the farthest back I checked) ever issued an official Easter proclamation.

After that post, Power Line’s John Hinderaker doubled down on this idiotic right wing claim: Power Line - Obama Blows Off Easter.

Hinderaker is following the mandatory wingnut talking point; Obama honors Muslims, but didn’t say a single word about Easter, most likely because he secretly hates Christians.

What did he say about Easter, the most important event in the Christian calendar? Nothing. Is it any surprise that some Americans perceive Obama as more enthusiastic about Islam than about his own self-professed faith?

Just one problem: this is complete nonsense, with no relation at all to reality. Is Hinderaker lying to his willing audience, or is he just too lazy to actually look at the White House website’s transcript of the President’s statements at the Easter Prayer Breakfast?

I wanted to host this breakfast for a simple reason -– because as busy as we are, as many tasks as pile up, during this season, we are reminded that there’s something about the resurrection — something about the resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ, that puts everything else in perspective.

We all live in the hustle and bustle of our work. And everybody in this room has weighty responsibilities, from leading churches and denominations, to helping to administer important government programs, to shaping our culture in various ways. And I admit that my plate has been full as well. (Laughter.) The inbox keeps on accumulating. (Laughter.)

But then comes Holy Week. The triumph of Palm Sunday. The humility of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. His slow march up that hill, and the pain and the scorn and the shame of the cross.

And we’re reminded that in that moment, he took on the sins of the world — past, present and future — and he extended to us that unfathomable gift of grace and salvation through his death and resurrection.

In the words of the book Isaiah: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

This magnificent grace, this expansive grace, this “Amazing Grace” calls me to reflect. And it calls me to pray. It calls me to ask God for forgiveness for the times that I’ve not shown grace to others, those times that I’ve fallen short. It calls me to praise God for the gift of our son — his Son and our Savior.

And that’s why we have this breakfast. Because in the middle of critical national debates, in the middle of our busy lives, we must always make sure that we are keeping things in perspective. Children help do that. (Laughter.) A strong spouse helps do that. But nothing beats scripture and the reminder of the eternal.

That’s certainly a lot more than “nothing.”

But once again, the fail doesn’t stop there. Hinderaker goes on to attempt to prove that George W. Bush did issue Easter proclamations:

Earlier today, Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney, laughed off Obama’s failure to issue any sort of an Easter statement. On the internet, various left-wing sites—led, I believe, by Little Green Footballs—tried to defend Obama by claiming that American presidents never issue Easter proclamations. That is ridiculous, of course. You can read President Bush’s Easter proclamations, as well as the one Obama delivered last year, here.

Hinderaker’s source for this claim? Well, it’s a Christian greeting card site, with a bunch of statements labeled “Presidential Proclamations,” without any citations or sources. Look how green it is! And look at the ads for books on “Christian Apologetics.” Why, this must be a highly credible source, wouldn’t you agree?

In Wingnut World, a greeting card site is much more credible than The American Presidency Project’s list of every single official numbered Presidential Proclamation since 1789.

I know it’s impossible to make a dent in ignorance this determined, but just for the record, here’s the official list of George W. Bush’s proclamations in March and April of 2008 (Easter was on March 23 in 2008):

George W. Bush March 10, 2008 Proclamation 8225 - Women’s History Month, 2008
George W. Bush March 14, 2008 Proclamation 8226 - National Poison Prevention Week, 2008
George W. Bush March 20, 2008 Proclamation 8227 - Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2008
George W. Bush March 28, 2008 Proclamation 8228 - To Modify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States and For Other Purposes
George W. Bush April 1, 2008 Proclamation 8229 - Cancer Control Month, 2008
George W. Bush April 1, 2008 Proclamation 8230 - National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2008
George W. Bush April 1, 2008 Proclamation 8231 - National Donate Life Month, 2008
George W. Bush April 1, 2008 Proclamation 8232 - National Fair Housing Month, 2008
George W. Bush April 4, 2008 Proclamation 8233 - National Tartan Day, 2008
George W. Bush April 8, 2008 Proclamation 8234 - National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2008
George W. Bush April 9, 2008 Proclamation 8235 - National D.A.R.E. Day, 2008
George W. Bush April 10, 2008 Proclamation 8236 - Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2008
George W. Bush April 11, 2008 Proclamation 8237 - National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, 2008
George W. Bush April 15, 2008 Proclamation 8238 - Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2008
George W. Bush April 15, 2008 Proclamation 8239 - National Park Week, 2008
George W. Bush April 17, 2008 Proclamation 8240 - To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and the Generalized System of Preferences and for Other Purposes
George W. Bush April 17, 2008 Proclamation 8241 - Small Business Week, 2008
George W. Bush April 21, 2008 Proclamation 8242 - National Day of Prayer, 2008
George W. Bush April 22, 2008 Proclamation 8243 - Older Americans Month, 2008
George W. Bush April 22, 2008 Proclamation 8244 - National Volunteer Week, 2008
George W. Bush April 22, 2008 Proclamation 8245 - Loyalty Day, 2008
George W. Bush April 25, 2008 Proclamation 8246 - Malaria Awareness Day, 2008
George W. Bush April 29, 2008 Proclamation 8247 - Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, 2008
George W. Bush April 29, 2008 Proclamation 8248 - Jewish American Heritage Month, 2008
George W. Bush April 29, 2008 Proclamation 8249 - National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, 2008
George W. Bush April 30, 2008 Proclamation 8250 - Law Day, U.S.A., 2008

Search the American Presidency Project for every other year of Bush’s presidency, and you won’t find a single official Easter Proclamation. And the same is true for Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Did they make other statements to honor the Christian holiday of Easter? Yes, of course they did — and so did President Obama.

It’s amazing to see how the right wing reacts to being exposed as idiots and liars — by redoubling their efforts to make fools of themselves.

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121 comments
1 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:32:24am

Its perfectly understandable once you take into account that they are fucking idiots.

2 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:32:28am

If greeting cards are now respectable sources to site, then I am the world’s greatest dad despite never having fathered children.

3 irving  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:34:29am

The Right has taken Karl Rove’s advice about “attack the opponent’s strength” to foolish levels. Apparently, the truth is a strength that must be attacked when in danger. Or maybe it’s just the classic bully’s stance - Might makes Right.

4 SidewaysQuark  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:34:38am

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story….

5 Randy W. Weeks  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:35:46am

Ties into Fact Free Nation page really well.

Of course, pretty much everything the right spouts about the president would tie to that page pretty well.

6 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:36:32am

To be honest, I am much more concerned that Obama’s Easter church hosted Friends of Sabeel DC back in 2009. And that does annoy me.

Proclamations, not so much.

The man hosted a freaking Easter Prayer Breakfast. I’m not sure what they want. Well, I know what they want. But they’re not getting it.

7 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:36:57am

Once again, there are Higher Truths. And to the right, the Higher Truth is that Obama Hates America, Christianity, the Free Market and our Constitutional Freedoms.

A few factual errors are permitted or even required if they serve to highlight these Higher Truths. It’s called “Kyling”, and the proper response to being called out on Kyling is to ratched up the level of hyperbole.

8 Four More Tears  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:37:45am

Proclamation from President Bush: Over the hill? I can’t veto that bill! Happy Birthday!

9 gehazi  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:37:53am

I did some checking, and it appears that theholidayspot.com is quoting (without citations naturally) from past weekly addresses, rather than any kind of official proclamations.

Here’s The Examiner quoting some of the same material from his weekly address in 2009.

He made similar remarks in a weekly address this year, right? Controversy over!

10 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:38:01am

re: #1 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Its perfectly understandable once you take into account that they are fucking idiots.

Correct me if I’m wrong. The basic nugget of truth here seems to be that many years (including last year), the President makes an unofficial statement mentioning that we’re celebrating Easter, and isn’t that nice, and this year Obama did not do that. Is that basically what we’re talking about?

11 Romantic Heretic  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:39:24am

This is what happens when a person is more concerned with being correct than good.

12 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:40:05am

re: #9 gehazi

I did some checking, and it appears that theholidayspot.com is quoting (without citations naturally) from past weekly addresses, rather than any kind of official proclamations.

Here’s The Examiner quoting some of the same material from his weekly address in 2009.

He made similar remarks in a weekly address this year, right? Controversy over!

Ok, here’s the pertinent quote from last Saturday’s weekly address:

This is a time of year when people get together with family and friends to observe Passover and to celebrate Easter. It’s a chance to give thanks for our blessings and reaffirm our faith, while spending time with the people we love. We all know how important that is – especially in hard times. And that’s what a lot of people are facing these days.

Then he starts talking about gas prices, which is the main topic of the talk.

13 Big Steve  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:40:06am

I’m just pissed that I missed “loyalty” day back in 2008.

14 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:40:27am

re: #10 SanFranciscoZionist

Correct me if I’m wrong. The basic nugget of truth here seems to be that many years (including last year), the President makes an unofficial statement mentioning that we’re celebrating Easter, and isn’t that nice, and this year Obama did not do that. Is that basically what we’re talking about?

I read it that Obama made a statement at the WH Easter Prayer Breakfast, but they don’t want to listen to that one.

15 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:41:16am

Newsmax, my favorite source of information on the right’s latest talking points, is running with it.

Obama’s “snub of Easter” is taken as a given, they are going depper, providing out-of-context wuotes from his autobiographies to stress the Higher Truth that he hates Christianity, and by extension, America, motherhood and apple pie.

16 lawhawk  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:41:33am

*facepalm* The stupid burns brightly in Hindraker for peddling this nonsense.

The archive lists every proclamation sequentially - so it should be real easy to see what was or wasn’t officially proclaimed by any President since Washington.

You can take any random year and see what the President proclaimed. In 1889, there were only 9 proclamations. None had anything to do with Easter (or Christmas) or any other holiday for that matter. Instead, we had a Thanksgiving proclamation and the 100th anniversary of Washington’s inauguration, along with admission of states to the Union.

1830? Nope, nothing there either (Jackson’s in office btw). Nothing by George Washington either.

What a Nontroversy.

17 albusteve  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:41:45am

this election cycle is already pathetic….nothing on the horizon that interests me…I’m not into this fringe crapola, it’s an expression of how poor and disconnected our leadership is…every twit is crawling, butthurt, out from underneath the sludge….people like Trump can kiss my lilly white ass

18 Randy W. Weeks  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:41:49am

The whole damed right is just a bunch of damned…creationists (I can’t think of a good or correct term).

They have their conclusions about everything already and damn the facts. Facts just do not matter whatsoever.

19 gehazi  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:42:49am

re: #12 SanFranciscoZionist

I was just looking for that as you were posting. True that he spends considerably less time on the holiday than in 2009, but does he really need to speak in depth about very religious themes every year? He’s not (thankfully), the Pontifex Maximus.

20 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:43:14am

re: #12 SanFranciscoZionist

Ok, here’s the pertinent quote from last Saturday’s weekly address:

This is a time of year when people get together with family and friends to observe Passover and to celebrate Easter. .

See? He mentions Passover before Easter, proving that he is beholden to his Jewish banker internationalist paymasters.

/

21 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:43:25am

re: #14 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

I read it that Obama made a statement at the WH Easter Prayer Breakfast, but they don’t want to listen to that one.

Ah, yes.

To all the faith leaders and the distinguished guests that are here today, welcome to our second annual — I’m going to make it annual, why not? (Laughter and applause.) Our second Easter Prayer Breakfast. The Easter Egg Roll, that’s well established. (Laughter.) The Prayer Breakfast we started last year, in part because it gave me a good excuse to bring together people who have been such extraordinary influences in my life and such great friends. And it gives me a chance to meet and make some new friends here in the White House.

I wanted to host this breakfast for a simple reason -– because as busy as we are, as many tasks as pile up, during this season, we are reminded that there’s something about the resurrection — something about the resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ, that puts everything else in perspective.

We all live in the hustle and bustle of our work. And everybody in this room has weighty responsibilities, from leading churches and denominations, to helping to administer important government programs, to shaping our culture in various ways. And I admit that my plate has been full as well. (Laughter.) The inbox keeps on accumulating. (Laughter.)

But then comes Holy Week. The triumph of Palm Sunday. The humility of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. His slow march up that hill, and the pain and the scorn and the shame of the cross.

And we’re reminded that in that moment, he took on the sins of the world — past, present and future — and he extended to us that unfathomable gift of grace and salvation through his death and resurrection.

In the words of the book Isaiah: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

This magnificent grace, this expansive grace, this “Amazing Grace” calls me to reflect. And it calls me to pray. It calls me to ask God for forgiveness for the times that I’ve not shown grace to others, those times that I’ve fallen short. It calls me to praise God for the gift of our son — his Son and our Savior.

And that’s why we have this breakfast. Because in the middle of critical national debates, in the middle of our busy lives, we must always make sure that we are keeping things in perspective. Children help do that. (Laughter.) A strong spouse helps do that. But nothing beats scripture and the reminder of the eternal.

So I’m honored that all of you have come here this Holy Week to join me in a spirit of prayer, and I pray that our time here this morning will strengthen us, both individually as believers and as Americans. And with that, let me introduce my good friend, Bishop Vashti McKenzie, for our opening prayer. (Applause.)

22 wrenchwench  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:45:07am

Why the fuck are they looking for religious leadership from the president anyway? Are they all theocrats?

23 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:46:26am

I think it’s sad these people feel the president needs to proclaim Easter. I know it’s that they want to fault Obama with anything but another part of me thinks they’re real insecure in their faith too.

24 gehazi  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:47:15am

Well, not that any of these pesky facts matter much, right? Just lie to shape things into your own political reality, then lie some more, then lie about lying. Then double-down on all the lies, claiming you’re being victimized by liars. Then keep right on lying, and throw in some sweet illicit (gay?) sex on the side, why don’t you?

It works. Sadly.

25 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:48:15am

re: #22 wrenchwench

Why the fuck are they looking for religious leadership from the president anyway? Are they all theocrats?


Yes. This is a basic tenet of the extreme right, that we are God’s Chosen Nation, and that our chosen leader must also be God’s Chosen Leader. To them, Obama is most obviously not God’s choice.

HIS choice was Sarah Palin (God would’ve intervened to move McCain out of the way and put her in office within weeks of the inauguration).

26 Randy W. Weeks  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:48:39am

re: #22 wrenchwench

Why the fuck are they looking for religious leadership from the president anyway? Are they all theocrats?

They’re just looking for yet another reason to be butthurt and oppressed. You know, it’s hard as hell being a Christian in this country. /

27 albusteve  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:48:44am

re: #22 wrenchwench

Why the fuck are they looking for religious leadership from the president anyway? Are they all theocrats?

it’s never ALL of one or the other….yet when they scream so loud, you might not know it…neoconservatism is on the march and us old timers are just sitting here watching the horror unfold

28 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:49:27am

re: #23 HappyWarrior

I think it’s sad these people feel the president needs to proclaim Easter. I know it’s that they want to fault Obama with anything but another part of me thinks they’re real insecure in their faith too.

Meanwhile, while they’re upset about that, I’m thinking “Great, my tax dollars are paying for an ‘Easter Prayer Breakfast’? Can’t they have breakfast and pray at a church?”

And, still pissed about Sabeel.

29 Four More Tears  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:50:58am

re: #25 ralphieboy

Yes. This is a basic tenet of the extreme right, that we are God’s Chosen Nation, and that our chosen leader must also be God’s Chosen Leader. To them, Obama is most obviously not God’s choice.

HIS choice was Sarah Palin (God would’ve intervened to move McCain out of the way and put her in office within weeks of the inauguration).

Sooo… why didn’t he intervene to make McCain President? Or am I just thinking too much…

30 Big Steve  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:51:42am

re: #22 wrenchwench

Why the fuck are they looking for religious leadership from the president anyway? Are they all theocrats?


Actually that is a good point. I have never understood why the President is expected to show “leadership” in so many areas unrelated to the executive branch job he holds. It like nothing bad can happen without there being an expectation of a statement from the White House.

31 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:51:47am

re: #29 JasonA

Sooo… why didn’t he intervene to make McCain President? Or am I just thinking too much…

Free will is a hell of a drug…

32 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:53:22am

Even if Obama did what they wanted, they’d bitch he would probably talk about something they wouldn’t want to hear about, like ending or reducing poverty. And then they’d bitch about socialism and Glenn Beck would do a hour special on how helping the poor is what Hitler did.

33 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:53:28am

re: #29 JasonA

Sooo… why didn’t he intervene to make McCain President? Or am I just thinking too much…

Probably the theory is that God didn’t want Sarah to win the pres…vice presidency in 08 because she was being saved for some higher purpose—probably leading us all to freedom as the head of a guerilla army after Obama enslaves us all.

34 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:55:07am

Oh brother.

35 wrenchwench  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:55:43am

Hinderaker is such an asshole. His theme is, “Nobody knows what Obama believes.” And he impugns liberals in the first sentence by saying,

Liberals often express dismay over the fact that a significant minority of Americans believe that President Obama is a Muslim—or tell pollsters they do, anyway.

I added the emphasis because he added the assholery. And to top off his display of partisanship we have:

On the internet, various left-wing sites—led, I believe, by Little Green Footballs…

This is a left wing site? Shows what perspective he’s commenting from. He has to ask Attila to lean back a bit, he’s blocking the view.

36 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:57:01am

re: #29 JasonA

Sooo… why didn’t he intervene to make McCain President? Or am I just thinking too much…

There is a limit to God’s ability to influence elections, and in this case, he was trumped by the Masonic/Trilateral Commission cabbal.

37 Four More Tears  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:58:15am

re: #36 ralphieboy

There is a limit to God’s ability to influence elections, and in this case, he was trumped by the Masonic/Trilateral Commission cabbal.

Okay, but I’m still trying to figure out why he sent that shiver down Chris Matthews’ leg…

38 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:58:44am

re: #28 SanFranciscoZionist

Meanwhile, while they’re upset about that, I’m thinking “Great, my tax dollars are paying for an ‘Easter Prayer Breakfast’? Can’t they have breakfast and pray at a church?”

And, still pissed about Sabeel.

Would it be too much for the President to proclaim the name of Cthulhu or the glory of Chaos Undivided just once?

39 Winny Spencer  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 10:59:46am

re: #37 JasonA

Okay, but I’m still trying to figure out why he sent that shiver down Chris Matthews’ leg…

Up! Up his leg. That’s very important, at least to Chris.

40 abbyadams  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:00:01am

Dear Republicans,

Even the my six year old knows that not everyone in her class celebrates Easter. I am tired of hearing that you know more about what “Real Americans” want than anyone else. There are no “Real Americans.” To clarify, any/all of these people are Americans, because they were born here:

My friend’s atheist husband.
My brother’s Muslim co-worker.
My Lutheran mom.
My daughter’s bus partner, who is African-American.
My friend in graduate school who believes in both Hinduism and Catholicism.
My Asian co-workers.
My sister-in-law’s Native American grandmother.
Hippies and peaceniks.
Scientists.
People who have no education.
People who make less than $50,000 a year.
Barack Obama

These are just to name a few.

Also, quit making crap up. There are a few people I know who still identify as Republicans. They’re embarrassed, and it’s a pain in the ass to change parties in this state, and you can’t vote in primaries here if you’re registered independent.

Thanks.

41 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:00:31am

re: #35 wrenchwench

Hinderaker is such an asshole. His theme is, “Nobody knows what Obama believes.” And he impugns liberals in the first sentence by saying,

I added the emphasis because he added the assholery. And to top off his display of partisanship we have:

This is a left wing site? Shows what perspective he’s commenting from. He has to ask Attila to lean back a bit, he’s blocking the view.

Its left wing to him because Charles doesn’t believe Obama is the anti-christ, 12th imam, Hitler/Stalin, and a Kenyan rolled in to one.

42 Winny Spencer  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:01:05am

re: #39 Winny Spencer

Up! Up his leg. That’s very important, at least to Chris.

43 wrenchwench  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:01:17am

First comment at Powerline:

John C. Drew · Managing Director at Drew & Associates
I think of Obama as a Muslim. I knew him when he was a student at Occidental College and I’ve read both his books. His closest friends at Oxy were the Pakistani Muslim students…not the Christian students.

Oh, bullshit. “Read both his books.” That makes him an intimate. And I don’t think Occidental was segregated by religion. My atheist brother hung out with whomever he wanted to.

44 Charles Johnson  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:01:22am

re: #35 wrenchwench

Hinderaker had to know that his greeting card source was ludicrous. But he used it anyway.

He probably also knows Obama made a very nice Easter statement — after all, he apparently read my post which contained the video of that statement. But he insisted Obama said “nothing.”

They just lie, blatantly.

45 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:02:19am

re: #40 abbyadams

Dear Republicans,

Even the my six year old knows that not everyone in her class celebrates Easter. I am tired of hearing that you know more about what “Real Americans” want than anyone else. There are no “Real Americans.” To clarify, any/all of these people are Americans, because they were born here:

My friend’s atheist husband.
My brother’s Muslim co-worker.
My Lutheran mom.
My daughter’s bus partner, who is African-American.
My friend in graduate school who believes in both Hinduism and Catholicism.
My Asian co-workers.
My sister-in-law’s Native American grandmother.
Hippies and peaceniks.
Scientists.
People who have no education.
People who make less than $50,000 a year.
Barack Obama

These are just to name a few.

Also, quit making crap up. There are a few people I know who still identify as Republicans. They’re embarrassed, and it’s a pain in the ass to change parties in this state, and you can’t vote in primaries here if you’re registered independent.

Thanks.

The “Real America” crap is why I despise Palin. She engages in that crap more than any candidate I’ve ever seen. I hate it.It’s lame and it is elitism which is amusing given their cries about elites.

46 wrenchwench  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:03:05am

re: #44 Charles

They just lie, blatantly.

Makes his commenters feel at home, at least.

47 makeitstop  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:03:41am

re: #22 wrenchwench

Why the fuck are they looking for religious leadership from the president anyway? Are they all theocrats?

Maybe if Obama didn’t remind them, they’d forget or something.

/

48 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:03:51am

re: #43 wrenchwench

First comment at Powerline:

Oh, bullshit. “Read both his books.” That makes him an intimate. And I don’t think Occidental was segregated by religion. My atheist brother hung out with whomever he wanted to.

Shit by that guy’s logic, my brother is black because most of his friends are. What a dumbass.

49 abbyadams  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:03:52am

re: #45 HappyWarrior

I could not agree more.

50 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:04:25am

re: #44 Charles

Hinderaker had to know that his greeting card source was ludicrous. But he used it anyway.

He probably also knows Obama made a very nice Easter statement — after all, he apparently read my post which contained the video of that statement. But he insisted Obama said “nothing.”

They just lie, blatantly.

Duh, they’ve been doing it for years. If they repeat the lie long enough it becomes truth to some.

51 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:04:57am

re: #48 HappyWarrior

Most of my friends are either Jewish or Christian.

I guess I’m not really an atheist.

Oh, and nearly everyone who lives in my building is a doctor or med student.

I must be too.

Sheesh.

52 Killgore Trout  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:05:14am

Not intended to be a factual statement.
/Wingnut

53 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:05:30am

re: #49 abbyadams

I could not agree more.

Thanks, when I am not at college, I actually live in a rural area. Beautiful out there but the people there are no less or more American than people from the cities. I’ve been hearing about “real” America or in my case Virginia for a while since it was my former senator who told an Indian American and lifelong Virginian “welcome to the real Virginia.”

54 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:07:49am

The “Real America” that the conservatives tout is just their Ideal America projected onto whatever blank screen (or blank mind) that presents itself.

55 Charleston Chew  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:08:26am

This list just makes me realize I’ve been missing so many opportunities to take off work. Luckily I still have a chance to take off for Law Day. Woo! Law Day 2011! Law rules!

56 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:08:28am

re: #53 HappyWarrior

Thanks, when I am not at college, I actually live in a rural area. Beautiful out there but the people there are no less or more American than people from the cities. I’ve been hearing about “real” America or in my case Virginia for a while since it was my former senator who told an Indian American and lifelong Virginian “welcome to the real Virginia.”

Had he been in the virtual one, a la Tron?

57 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:09:10am

re: #56 EmmmieG

Had he been in the virtual one, a la Tron?

Heh, if you want to call, Northern Virginia that.

58 abbyadams  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:09:32am

re: #56 EmmmieG

That’s an excellent response. Some national (D) politician should use it.

59 reine.de.tout  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:12:19am

re: #18 LoneStarSpur

The whole damed right is just a bunch of damned…creationists (I can’t think of a good or correct term).

They have their conclusions about everything already and damn the facts. Facts just do not matter whatsoever.

Sorta like the whole damned left thinks everybody on “the right” (the “whole damned” implying such) is a creationist who can’t see the truth of things, eh?

60 Charleston Chew  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:15:56am

re: #56 EmmmieG

Had he been in the virtual one, a la Tron?

State law: You’re not allowed in Virginia until you’ve done 1000 hours on the simulator. A novice just couldn’t handle it.

61 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:16:48am

re: #60 Charleston Chew

State law: You’re not allowed in Virginia until you’ve done 1000 hours on the simulator. A novice just couldn’t handle it.

The West Virginia simulator is almost the same, they just don’t turn the power on for the first 500 hours…

62 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:16:53am

re: #60 Charleston Chew

State law: You’re not allowed in Virginia until you’ve done 1000 hours on the simulator. A novice just couldn’t handle it.

Can you use prior work experience for carry over credit? I got time logged in on the NC simulator.

63 Killgore Trout  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:17:33am

Ed Morrisey has a howler up today..
Obama administration attempting to force out CEO over marketing violations


The Department of Health and Human Services notified Forest Laboratories that it plans to blacklist CEO Howard Solomon from doing any business with the federal government, a status that would effectively lock out Forest from any government contracting:

In other words, the government has decided to arbitrarily decide on punishment without any due process in regard to the individuals involved. The Obama administration wants the power to dictate to the private sector who can and cannot run firms that do business with Washington. I’m not sure even Ayn Rand predicted that in Atlas Shrugged.

It’s not difficult to see where this will lead. Firms of insufficient political correctness — or insufficiently supportive of the President and his political cronies — can expect to get the Solomon treatment. Those that pay homage to the agenda of the ruling class, or pay cash to its campaigns, will almost certainly get a pass.


Here’s the real life John Galt in action:Forest Laboratories

Tax Evasion

On 13 May 2010, ABC news and Bloomberg business news have reported the organization “dodges taxes” by moving its profits offshore with currently legal practice known as transfer pricing. U.S. Senator Carl Levin of Michigan has called transfer pricing, “the corporate equivalent to secret offshore accounts of individual tax dodgers.”[3]
[edit] Fraud

In September 2010, Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (a subsidiary of Forest Laboratories) agreed to pay more than $313 million to resolve allegations of civil and criminal liability relating to obstruction of justice, the distribution of an unapproved new drug, Levothroid, and the illegal promotion of Celexa for use in treating children and adolescents.[4]
[edit] Celexa and Lexapro

Forest Laboratories has illegaly promoted the drugs Celexa and Lexapro for unapproved pediatric uses in treating depression.
[edit] Levothroid distribution

Forest Laboratories has distributed Levothroid in violation of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).

Corporate profits end up in Forest Labs’ Bermuda “subsidiary,” a facility that consists of a secretary in a law office in a country with no corporate tax.[5]

64 reine.de.tout  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:18:05am

You know, I loved Ronald Reagan.

But honestly, the way I recall it -he had a sort of spirituality, but I have absolutely no recollection of him attending church services, or there ever being an issue of which denomination or church he belonged to. That info. was more apparent with Presidents who came after him, but I don’t recall any of that being an issue when Reagan was pres. Is my recollection faulty?

I like the statement Pres Obama made. It was very nice, and I’m glad he did it. But is it important in the grand scheme of my life, if a President makes or does not make a statement during a religious period? Nope.

I’m not getting all of this questioning of Obama’s faith. It’s none of our business. And our own faiths are none of his.

65 wrenchwench  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:18:11am

OK, not all the commenters over there are liars, nor are they all as dumb as Hinderaker seems to be. But the ones who are smart and truthful get ridiculed for it. Gotta fight back against the elitists!

66 albusteve  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:18:18am

re: #59 reine.de.tout

Sorta like the whole damned left thinks everybody on “the right” (the “whole damned” implying such) is a creationist who can’t see the truth of things, eh?

LOL
but I think it’s hopeless now sweety….at least I gave up

67 windsagio  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:19:02am

re: #59 reine.de.tout

I dunno, party politics are all about at least a little bit of selective vision, but to be on the right in this country you have to have blinders on the size of car doors.

68 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:19:11am

re: #63 Killgore Trout

Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t these the same folks who say a company should have the final say over both who it can hire and who it chooses to serve?

69 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:19:21am

re: #59 reine.de.tout

Sorta like the whole damned left thinks everybody on “the right” (the “whole damned” implying such) is a creationist who can’t see the truth of things, eh?

Are you leaving lockstep?

We’ll send someone right over to make sure that you don’t develop independent thought.

70 reine.de.tout  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:20:12am

re: #67 windsagio

I dunno, party politics are all about at least a little bit of selective vision, but to be on the right in this country you have to have blinders on the size of car doors.

Hmm.

Well, it’s true I am pretty blind, unless I have my glasses on.

71 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:20:15am

re: #64 reine.de.tout


His wife Nancy had a White House astrologer who helped plan Reagan’s daily agenda. That says a lot about his spirituality…

72 wrenchwench  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:20:17am

re: #63 Killgore Trout

I love this line:

I’m not sure even Ayn Rand predicted that in Atlas Shrugged.

The horror!

Beyond Ayn Rand!

73 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:20:42am

re: #70 reine.de.tout

Hmm.

Well, it’s true I am pretty blind, unless I have my glasses on.

Velma? Is that you?

74 reine.de.tout  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:20:58am

re: #69 EmmmieG

Are you leaving lockstep?

We’ll send someone right over to make sure that you don’t develop independent thought.

I’m not lockstep, don’t recall that I ever was, really.
And I have a tiny Rhino Statue to prove it!

75 Killgore Trout  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:22:23am

re: #68 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t these the same folks who say a company should have the final say over both who it can hire and who it chooses to serve?

Indeed. Also the Federal Government has pretty strict rules about doing business with contractors guilty of fraud and tax evasion.

76 reine.de.tout  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:22:29am

re: #66 albusteve

LOL
but I think it’s hopeless now sweety…at least I gave up

Having right-leaning ideas isn’t hopeless.
It’s the current batch of idiots leading the R party that’s hopeless.

77 engineer cat  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:22:40am

Real Americans

as a native of new york city, i get pretty tired of hearing about how we aren’t real american enough for the “heartland”

after 9/11 we were relieved to find out that people considered an attack on nyc an attack on the united states - we really were real americans, after all!

78 windsagio  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:22:54am

re: #64 reine.de.tout

I think it really really started with Carter actually, Reagan definitely took part in it… I think people wanted to feel their presidents were moral after that whole Watergate thing.

Just about all of them claim to be Southern Baptists too, which is funny given the whole ‘we were formed to defend slavery’ thing. I presume its the best political choice.

79 windsagio  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:23:33am

re: #73 EmmmieG

Velma? Is that you?

Velma was the sexy one. Never doubt it.

80 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:23:53am

re: #79 windsagio

Velma was the sexy one. Never doubt it.

In the film version she was…

81 Charleston Chew  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:24:05am

re: #62 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Can you use prior work experience for carry over credit? I got time logged in on the NC simulator.

Yes, and credits from both states can be used to purchase items from the Marlboro Miles Catalog.

82 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:24:06am

re: #75 Killgore Trout

Indeed. Also the Federal Government has pretty strict rules about doing business with contractors guilty of fraud and tax evasion.

Hmm, fraud and tax evasion? Has the guy considered running as a Tea Party Candidate?

83 reine.de.tout  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:24:12am

re: #71 ralphieboy

His wife Nancy had a White House astrologer who helped plan Reagan’s daily agenda. That says a lot about his spirituality…

I recall that.
It says a lot about HERS. And a bit about his as well.

I swear - I’m not getting this magnifying glass the Obama family’s religious practices have been placed under. Geez.

84 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:25:32am

re: #83 reine.de.tout

I swear - I’m not getting this magnifying glass the Obama family’s religious practices have been placed under. Geez.

These are folks who see the whole world through a religious magnifying glass: one which magnifies what they choose and ignores anything else they do not wish to see.

85 windsagio  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:25:39am

re: #80 ralphieboy

I know way too much about htis particular subject :(

It’s sad that in the more recent cartoons they’ve skinnied her up to a substantial degree. It’s almost not the same character >

86 Jimmah  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:26:27am

re: #26 LoneStarSpur

They’re just looking for yet another reason to be butthurt and oppressed. You know, it’s hard as hell being a Christian in this country. /

It’s their whole Purpose.

[Link: www.youtube.com…]

87 BishopX  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:26:40am

re: #78 windsagio

My Grandfather, who grew up in DC, has memories of seeing FDR in church. He would walk down the aisle by supporting himself on the backs of the pews. The media just didn’t mention it because it wasn’t really news. The president goes to church, or he doesn’t, either way it’s not news. The Kennedy cult of personality changed that.

88 windsagio  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:27:25am

re: #83 reine.de.tout

and dammit my emote habits are eating the last half of all my posts… gotta quit doin’ that …

anyhoo;

That’s one of the sadder things. As RR started to lose ground, Nancy really had to step up, and some of her methodologies were kinda… suspect.

PS: They care about Obama’s religion ‘cuz he’s a Muslim sillies!

89 windsagio  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:27:55am

re: #87 BishopX

cept for Kennedy it was a definite minus :p

90 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:27:56am

re: #87 BishopX

The president goes to church, or he doesn’t, either way it’s not news.The Kennedy cult of personality changed that.

The cult of personality or the Papist cult he belonged to?

91 reine.de.tout  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:27:59am

re: #78 windsagio

I think it really really started with Carter actually, Reagan definitely took part in it… I think people wanted to fee l their presidents were moral after that whole Watergate thing.

Just about all of them claim to be Southern Baptists too, which is funny given the whole ‘we were formed to defend slavery’ thing. I presume its the best political choice.

Yeah, I was thinking about Carter. and yes, it may have started with him.

But here’s the thing about Carter: Many folks were swayed because he talked the talk and walked the walk, religion-wise.

And so many folks were disappointed in his performance as President, he didn’t win a second term. And so I think that’s a lesson that some folks seem to have forgotten - a religious “test” for who we want in office is not really pertinent to anything as to how this country is led.

92 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:28:08am

Heck William Howard Taft openly doubted the divinity of Christ. Can’t imagine how a guy like that would be treated by these people. And I am no fan of the Taft family politically speaking but the right to be or in this case not religious is a nice freedom.

93 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:28:39am

Shall we quote Jefferson on Christianity?

94 recusancy  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:29:00am

re: #78 windsagio

I think it really really started with Carter actually, Reagan definitely took part in it… I think people wanted to feel their presidents were moral after that whole Watergate thing.

Just about all of them claim to be Southern Baptists too, which is funny given the whole ‘we were formed to defend slavery’ thing. I presume its the best political choice.

Carter actually cared about the Creation.

95 reine.de.tout  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:29:32am

re: #88 windsagio

PS: They care about Obama’s religion ‘cuz he’s a Muslim sillies!

Yes, exactly - I know that, and it’s just so damned obvious, I can’t believe these people aren’t embarrassed to keep it up.

96 bluecheese  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:29:53am

Off Topic.

Over on another blog i read that a singer by the name Phoebe Snow has passed away. I am too young to know this music, or the age it belong to. I listened to this song for the first time today, and I think it is beautiful.

I offer my condolences to her family, friends, and fans.

97 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:30:20am

Movie preview at the top of Youtube, condensed:

CarchasecarchasecarchaseBOOBScarchasecarchasecarchase

98 BishopX  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:30:28am

re: #90 ralphieboy

The cult of personality or the Papist cult he belonged to?

The cult of personality. He sold America on the idea that the president’s lifestyle was important. That where he goes to church, where his family vacations, that all of that actually mattered.

99 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:30:43am

re: #94 recusancy

Carter actually cared about the Creation.


Reagan’s Secretary of the Interior James Watt did, too, he just figured there was no point in preserving it if Jesus was coming along any time…

100 windsagio  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:32:37am

re: #91 reine.de.tout

Yes

re: #95 reine.de.tout

And double yes.

It’s kind of crazy when you think about it.

A fun game: Which group or world religion will take the longest to get a president? I think we’ll have a gay one before we have a hindu/buddhist/muslim.

101 Killgore Trout  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:32:39am

Even better: Ed Morrisey’s tax evading fraudster John Galt hero is an Obama supporter…
Howard Solomon
Forest Laboratories Director Chairman CEO

Donation/Grant Recipients
1-10 of 15 :: see all
Chuck Schumer Campaign Contribution ⋅ $19000 ⋅ 10 filings (’92→’03)
Barack Obama Campaign Contribution ⋅ $17300 ⋅ 2 filings (’08)
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Campaign Contribution ⋅ $15000 ⋅ 2 filings (’98→’05)
Democratic Victory 2004 Campaign Contribution ⋅ $10000 ⋅ 1 filing (’04)
Democratic National Committee Campaign Contribution ⋅ $5000 ⋅ 1 filing (’92)
America Coming Together Campaign Contribution ⋅ $5000 ⋅ 1 filing (’04)
Arts PAC Campaign Contribution ⋅ $5000 ⋅ 1 filing (’04)
Ed Towns Campaign Contribution ⋅ $3000 ⋅ 3 filings (’94→’98)
James Matthes Talent Campaign Contribution ⋅ $2100 ⋅ 1 filing (’06)
Joe Lieberman Campaign Contribution ⋅ $2000 ⋅ 2 filings (’93)

102 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:33:02am

re: #91 reine.de.tout

I had a great old family friend, Father West. Passed away about ten years ago. A wonderful man, sweet, kind, generous, and with the kind of spirituality that manifests itself as utter love for humanity. Great guy.

He would have been horrified at the suggestion that he could have made a good politician because of his religious zeal and uprightness. They were totally separate worlds for him.

103 Jimmah  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:33:47am

re: #78 windsagio

I think people wanted to feel their presidents were moral after that whole Watergate thing.

It kinda depresses me that so many people still buy that there is a positive correlation between sound morality and overt religiosity.

PS windsagio - great to see you back again.

104 reine.de.tout  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:34:56am

re: #100 windsagio

Yes

re: #95 reine.de.tout

And double yes.

It’s kind of crazy when you think about it.

A fun game: Which group or world religion will take the longest to get a president? I think we’ll have a gay one before we have a hindu/buddhist/muslim.

I. Don’t. Care. about any of that.
I couldn’t even play the game. Those are not things I consider when thinking about who I want as President.

105 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:35:06am

re: #78 windsagio

… I think people wanted to feel their presidents were moral after that whole Watergate thing.

I guess Nixon really scuppered any chance of us ever having another Quaker President…

106 windsagio  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:36:50am

re: #105 ralphieboy

I guess Nixon really scuppered any chance of us ever having another Quaker President…

Yeah just about. You have to be mainstream evangelical protestant and have a dog. Also a wife.

107 reine.de.tout  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:37:15am

re: #102 Obdicut

I had a great old family friend, Father West. Passed away about ten years ago. A wonderful man, sweet, kind, generous, and with the kind of spirituality that manifests itself as utter love for humanity. Great guy.

He would have been horrified at the suggestion that he could have made a good politician because of his religious zeal and uprightness. They were totally separate worlds for him.

Exactly. Yes, totally separate worlds.
Just like bible stories & theological descriptions about the creation of the world & mankind is separate from science, and don’t belong in the same classroom together.

108 leftynyc  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:54:59am

re: #59 reine.de.tout

Sorta like the whole damned left thinks everybody on “the right” (the “whole damned” implying such) is a creationist who can’t see the truth of things, eh?


You’re right about everyone using generalizations about the opposition. That said, do you think the next republican candidate for president will be a believer in evolution?

109 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 12:03:16pm

re: #108 leftynyc

You’re right about everyone using generalizations about the opposition. That said, do you think the next republican candidate for president will be a believer in evolution?

That’s doubtful.

110 Lidane  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 12:23:59pm

re: #22 wrenchwench

Why the fuck are they looking for religious leadership from the president anyway? Are they all theocrats?

Yes. They are.

The POTUS is the spiritual leader of America. Didn’t you know?

///

111 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 1:04:39pm

re: #64 reine.de.tout

You know, I loved Ronald Reagan.

But honestly, the way I recall it -he had a sort of spirituality, but I have absolutely no recollection of him attending church services, or there ever being an issue of which denomination or church he belonged to. That info. was more apparent with Presidents who came after him, but I don’t recall any of that being an issue when Reagan was pres. Is my recollection faulty?

I like the statement Pres Obama made. It was very nice, and I’m glad he did it. But is it important in the grand scheme of my life, if a President makes or does not make a statement during a religious period? Nope.

I’m not getting all of this questioning of Obama’s faith. It’s none of our business. And our own faiths are none of his.

No, you’re not misremembering. Reagan wasn’t a churchgoer, and no one much cared.

112 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 1:05:24pm

re: #71 ralphieboy

His wife Nancy had a White House astrologer who helped plan Reagan’s daily agenda. That says a lot about his spirituality…

Perhaps more about Nancy’s. Or the Hollywood influence.

113 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 1:10:21pm

re: #105 ralphieboy

I guess Nixon really scuppered any chance of us ever having another Quaker President…

I must protest that I think Nixon’s being a Quaker was not the problem with him.

114 Slap  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 1:25:00pm

re: #96 bluecheese

Well, damn.

One unique singer, a voice that radiated warmth and ease. Only 58.

Some days suck more than others.

115 Slap  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 1:33:08pm

re: #35 wrenchwench

This is a left wing site? Shows what perspective he’s commenting from. He has to ask Attila to lean back a bit, he’s blocking the view.

Yeah, that caught my eye, too.

Left-wing?

I have come to think of LGF as a wingless creature.

Or, at a minimum, an archaeopteryx.

I guess that the definition of “left wing” must then be “not in lockstep with the extreme right wing”. Which would make one odd-looking bird, now that I think of it, with one small wing on the right and an enormously oversized left wing.

Can’t explain THAT!

116 alexknyc  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 2:22:45pm

I may be late on this one but I think Easter 2008 occurred in March.

I’m sure there was nothing proclaimed then either but accuracy does count for something.

117 Charles Johnson  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 3:38:05pm

re: #116 alexknyc

I may be late on this one but I think Easter 2008 occurred in March.

I’m sure there was nothing proclaimed then either but accuracy does count for something.

Thanks for pointing that out — I added the proclamations for March 2008, and of course there’s no Easter proclamation then either.

118 Girl with a Pearl Earring  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 3:56:49pm

And now, in other news, Phoebe Snow has died:

[Link: news.yahoo.com…]

From Wikipedia: “She was briefly married to Phil Kearns, and, in December 1975, gave birth to a severely brain-injured daughter, Valerie. Snow resolved not to institutionalize her but instead care for her at home, which she did until Valerie died on March 18, 2007 at the age of 31. Snow’s efforts to care for Valerie greatly and negatively affected her professional career, nearly ending it; it also adversely affected her personal life.”

What an caring, loving human being. She set aside her own career and success to care for her daughter. I am reminded of Jesus words in Matthew 25:40, when He said, “The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’”

Rest in peace, dear Phoebe. I have one of Snow’s albums, which I’ll play tonight in her memory.

119 Girl with a Pearl Earring  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 4:37:46pm

“I wanted to host this breakfast for a simple reason -– because as busy as we are, as many tasks as pile up, during this season, we are reminded that there’s something about the resurrection — something about the resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ, that puts everything else in perspective.”

1) The President acknowledges the historical fact of the resurrection.

“And we’re reminded that in that moment, he took on the sins of the world — past, present and future — and he extended to us that unfathomable gift of grace and salvation through his death and resurrection.”

The President gives us the simple message of the Gospel.

“In the words of the book Isaiah: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.””

I am pleased that the President highlighted Isaiah’s prophecy (Is. 53), one of hundreds in the OT, about the Messiah, 700 years before Christ.

I’d say the President’s comments are, in fact, a proclamation about Easter. So what’s not to like?

120 RabbitRunner  Tue, Apr 26, 2011 5:06:34pm

Like who cares? This is such a cheap way to pander to the GOP’s most dependable element: stupid hysterical Christian bumpkins. The people with the smallest minds.

121 S'latch  Wed, Apr 27, 2011 5:44:24am

The White House website’s transcript of the President’s statements at the Easter Prayer Breakfast make President Barack Obama sound like a Christian to me. But, what do I know? I am just a sleestak.


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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - Index 2020 201227 - Bed Making 201220 - A Bunch of Steps Forward and a Few Back 201213 - This Week 201206 - Last Week 201129 - New Digs 201122 - Demoted and Remoted 201115 - Was a Sunny Day, Parts ...
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210103We worked Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.We need a break from these holidays. Thursday and a bit of Friday (New Year's Eve day and New Years day);In the background you can see the remnants of a retractable awning.it was a cantilever ...
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