Tuesday, July 06, 2004

TODAY'S TOP FIVE: I Think I Went to High School with Kerry Edwards.

Dewey Defeats Truman!

Blair: OJ May Never Find the Real Killers Tony Blair admitted in Parliament today that Saddam's "vast arsenal" of weapons of mass destruction may never be found. He now says it was a mistake to focus on weapons of mass destruction rather than "regime change" as the main reason to go to war, forgetting perhaps that public support in America for a war only to "liberate" the Iraqis would not have got off the ground. And, without America, Britain would hardly have been involved in this mess in any way. "I have to accept the fact that we have not found them, but we have found very clear evidence of intent and desire," he says now. Mmmkay. "Evidence of intent and desire" plus 99 cents gets you a cheeseburger at McDonald's, tiger.

Osama Bin Laden, Auteur The owner of a moviehouse chain with 34 theaters in Iowa and Nebraska is refusing to show "Fahrenheit 9/11," claiming that the film "promotes terrorism." In an email to the Associated Press, the owner wrote that, "Our country is in a war against an enemy who would destroy our way of life, our culture and kill our people. These barbarians have shown through (the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001) and the recent beheadings that they will stop at nothing. I believe this film emboldens them and divides our country even more." I'm also glad to hear that he will not be showing Spiderman 2, as it emboldens super villains.

"Whoever seeks anything other than Christ in the Church is a mercenary" - St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo The Bush campaign, fresh from its ads comparing Democrats to Hitler, is in trouble again for another boneheaded tactic, but this time it's the ultra-conservative Southern Baptist Convention that's pissed. Apparently, a Bush campaign strategy is to try and involve conservative churches in the election, including having church directories forwarded to campaign staff, having voter registration drives at church, and urging pastors to set aside special days to support the Bush-Cheney ticket. To their credit, the Bush-backing Southern Baptists have, in their own, measured way, thrown up. "I suspect that [the Bush-Cheney effort] will rub a lot of pastors’ fur the wrong way," says Richard Land, head of the convention's ethics committee. "Many pastors may consider this a totally inappropriate intrusion by a partisan campaign into the nonpartisan voter education and voter registration ministries of local churches."

"My Enemies Are America and Christianity" - Sun Myung Moon, 1993 If you loved the spectacle of U.S. congressmen crowning the Rev. Sun Myung Moon the new messiah in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, you simply have to make this blog run by John Gorenfeld a daily read. Gorenfeld has an amazing ability to come up with the most damning stuff on Moon, ranging from his "throw the cross in the dumpster" photos to information on the military weapons manufactured by the "King of Peace."

-Consider Arms