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Monday, August 22, 2005

Another one jumps the shark

The doors to the clown car have opened up, and guess which clowns have fallen out?

From STF's "Venezuela Is On Our Oil" post, word that Pat Robertson of the 600 Club wants the government to assasinate the Venezuelan president -- "It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war. And I don't think any oil shipments will stop."

The last time Robertson took this approach, it didn't work out quite so well:
(#) "I would warn Orlando that you're right in the way of some serious hurricanes, and I don't think I'd be waving those flags in God's face if I were you," Robertson said Monday on "The 700 Club," the Christian Broadcasting Network talk show.
Guess where Robertson resides? "But it missed Florida and whacked Virginia instead."

ROBERTSON: Listen to this Susan, one of our missionaries in North Africa has made an amazing discovery! A new planet in the galaxy Alpha-Seti-6 that has intelligent life on it.

SUSAN (Pat's co-host): Amazing!

ROBERTSON: We're not sure what these hyper-intelligent beings look like, but one thing is for sure: they've never heard of Jesus Christ.

SUSAN: What can we do at The 600 Club to help those poor aliens?

ROBERTSON: Well what we need, Susan, is we need money to build an interstellar cruiser. Now, this spaceship will be able to travel through a wormhole and deliver the message and glory of Jesus Christ to those godless aliens. Send your money now. Amen.

As I finish typing this, Mike Malloy of Air America Radio does a foaming-at-the-mouth Robertson impersonation, points out that the Monroe Doctrine does not apply to conquests over oil, and then asks "Isn't that an act of war? I guess not if it's a religious jackass like him".


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