Saturday, July 18, 2009

Senator Lindsey Graham - Monumental ignoramus

McClatchey has a video here of the nogoodnik senator, Lindsey Graham (R.SC), arguing that suspected al Qaeda members should be held in detention until they die.

I get more cynical every day. Graham is arguably one of the biggest asshats in Congress, but he's also one of the most vocal purveyors of Republican "values," and christianist theology.

These "suspects" are just that, suspects. If there is evidence against them, they should be tried in a court of law, and if found guilty, be given the appropriate punishment. If there is no evidence against them, or they are found not guilty, they should be freed and sent on their way.

We are a nation based on law - the U.S. Constitution. Graham and others of his ilk proclaim their patriotism and their love for this nation at the drop of a hat. But, being an asshat, Graham doesn't mean any of it. The only "laws" he wants to obey are those with which he agrees.

So Graham's "patriotism" is a sham. His religion is a sham. He's a sham. He should be dismissed from Congress and sent back to the cave from which he crawled.

The job of government

One of the responsibilities of any government is to ensure the safety of the people.

In some instances, that may mean resorting to military action; if, for example, a country is attacked by an outside source.

In other instances, it means the government must take action to ensure that the drugs we use and the foods we eat are safe.

It is amazing how, when you have the wrong people in charge of the government, actions are often taken which are detrimental to the safety of the people -- such as Bush's war on Iraq -- while at the same time actions to ensure the safety of the people are ignored, such as providing the FDA and other organizations with money and people to do their jobs.

Jim Hightower, in an article appearing at AlterNet, notes that the food we eat is increasingly less safe these days. Salmonella, the killer bug, is too often present in victuals presented to us by the large food corporations.

"In just one salmonella outbreak in 2007," he reminds us, "the Banquet brand of [pot] pies sickened an estimated 15,000 people in 41 states."

How could something like this happen? Hightower explains that "The true culprit in such poisonings ... is not the little deadly bug, but the twin killers of corporate globalization and greed. Giant food corporations, scavenging the globe in a constant search for ever-cheaper ingredients to put in their processed edibles, are resorting to low-wage, high-pollution nations that have practically no food-safety laws, much less any safety enforcement."

Hightower highlights the ConAgra Foods corporation, which "sells 100 million pies a year under its Banquet label. Each pie contains 25 ingredients sourced from all over the world -- often from subcontractors who don't report their sources. Until the 2007 salmonella contamination of its pies, ConAgra did not even require suppliers to test for pathogens, nor did it do its own tests. ..."

In other words, these large food corporations don't have a clue as to where their ingredients come from or what they consist of or whether they have been tested for microscopic bugs that could kill us!

And they don't give a damn.

Hightower warns that "Today, contamination has become so widespread that major frozen food purveyors admit they can no longer ensure the safety of their products!"

Aha! That's why the package containing those frozen turkey saugages I ate this morning (pre-cooked!) insisted that I make sure the internal temperature was at least 167 degrees!

Read Jim's entire article here. And you can read all about ConAgra ("Food you love") here.

I was going to write a lot more, but I'm feeling a little sick!

With tits like these!

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Rachel Maddow - Mocking Palin in waders

In Alaska, it is common to hold press conferences on a fishing boat while wearing fishing waders. Or is it? Rachel Maddow makes fun of Palin and you'll love all one minute and eight seconds of it!

Keith Olbermann: Republican contributions to the dictionary

We can only hope that most Americans will be laughing all the way to the polls in 2010 and sweep what's left of these Republican asshats into the dustbin of history!

Rachel Maddow, Tom Coburn and "C" Street

This is one I missed along the way, but is important for it gives insight into the warped, privileged, and sick mindsets of people like Tom Coburn, weasel type senator from Oklahoma!

A really good lawyer vs. the bureacrats

People like the late Ronnie Reagan and other B-grade movie actors cum politicians enjoy pretending the guv'mint is bad and that we need less guv'mint interference in our lives. They say such things, not because they are stoopid, necessarily, but because they live on the basis of outdated credos and slogans geared to keep the hoi polloi in their place.

But, it ain't so. The guv'mint is not about size, it's about effectiveness. With more people and a more complicated society and with more white collar crooks out to steal billions from the rest of us it is important to have an guv'mint that does not aid and abet the crooks, but effectively protects us from these big-time predators, almost all of which carry the Republican nametag.

Unfortunately, sometimes the guv'mint, like all big organizations, gets bogged down by bureacrats who are themselves mired in minutae.

Here's a story how one man fought back against such bureacrats:

A New Orleans lawyer sought an FHA loan for a client who lost his house in Hurricane Katrina and wanted to rebuild. He was told the loan would be granted if he could prove satisfactory title to the parcel of property being offered as collateral. The title to the property dated back to 1803, which took the lawyer three months to track down.

After sending the information to the FHA, he received the following reply, and this is the actual letter:

"Upon review of your letter adjoining your client's loan application, we note that the request is supported by an Abstract of Title. While we compliment the able manner in which you have prepared and presented the application, we must point out that you have only cleared title to the proposed collateral property back to 1803. Before final approval can be accorded, it will be necessary to clear the title back to its origin."

This reply pissed off the lawyer. So he sent the following response to the FHA, and this is the actual letter:

"Your letter regarding title in Case No. 189156 has been received. I note that you wish to have title extended further than the 194 years covered by the present application. I was unaware that any educated person in this country, particularly those working in the property area, would not know that Louisiana was purchased, by the U.S., from France in 1803, the year of origin identified in our application. For the edification of uninformed FHA bureacrats, the title to the land prior to U.S. ownership was obtained from France, which had acquired it by Right of Conquest from Spain. The land came into possession of Spain by Right of Discovery made in the year 1492 by a sea captain named Christopher Columbus, who had been granted the privilege of seeking a new route to India by the Spanish monarch, Isabella. The good queen, Isabella, being a pious woman and almost as careful about titles as the FHA, took the precaution of securing the blessing of the Pope before she sold her jewels to finance Columbus' expedition. Now the Pope, as I'm sure you may know, is the emissary of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and God, it is commonly accepted, created this world.

"Therefore, I believe it is safe to presume that God also made that part of the world called Louisiana. God, therefore, would be the owner of origin and His origins date back to the beginning of time, the world as we know it AND the FHA. I hope you find God's original claim to be satisfactory.

"Now, may we have the fucking loan?"

Update: The lawyer got the loan for his client!

Our thanks to Bob Poris for this delightful story!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Retraction: Glob in Chukchi Sea not Palin's brain

It is with deep regret, very deep regret, that we must retract our story of the other day in which we suggested that Sarah Palin's head exploded and her brain was now floating as a "giant black mystery blob" in Alaska's Chukchi Sea.

Well, I don't think we mentioned the Chukchi Sea, so we don't have to retract that, 'cause we never said it to begin with. Right?

Anyway, according to McClatchy's Washington Bureau, the "giant black mystery blob," or glob, which I believe is what we called it, has been identified as a "stringy batch of algae."

You may wonder, of course, what did happen to Palin's brain. I'm sorry to say we just don't know. Obviously, it no longer resides in her head as anyone with a brain can tell every time she opens her mouth. Some people think maybe she never had a brain. But I think that's probably going too far.

I think it's fair, though, if you look carefully at everything she's said and done over the past couple of years - especially since she was chosen by God to be McCain's running mate - to say that her brain hasn't been functioning in a normal physiological manner.

Now, with her resignation and her resignation speech and her article in the Washington Post, etc., etc., it is obvious the brain has disappeared entirely.

Perhaps the folks who found the giant black mystery blob, the Wainwright hunters, should continue searching, not only the Chukchi Sea, but all the Alaskan waters.

It is possible there could be another big black mystery glob with a big black "P" for Palin on it, floating around somewhere.
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Al Franken shows his stuff and it's good stuff

What's more important than the First Amendment? Senator Al Franken pushes Sotomayor, rightfully, on that issue. He also pressed her on another matter of great importance - the freedom of the Internet.

It is heart-warming to note that at least one Senator is unafraid to deal with matters of substance instead of merely pandering to the meanest of the hoi polloi out in the hinterlands, which has been the continuing (and inevitable) ploy of the Repugnican wingnuts on the committee.

The video derived from an article in Salon here.

Rachel Maddow on C Street pols

No matter what she says, she is a quitter!

In the Senate: Funny funny not funny strange. OMG!

Now it becomes clear why the Repugnicans fought so hard to keep Al Franken out of the Senate. He's not only smart, he is truly funny. Funny funny. The Repugnicans have proven themselves to be not only not smart, but funny strange.

What a nice change.

Republicans on the brink: of self-discovery

Found this delightful, on-target cartoon at Cat in the Bag.

Half-Baked Alaska

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Thanks to Dan Florien at Unreasonable Faith.

The Story of Suzie

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Palin and the facts with Keith Olbermann

Rachel Maddow on John Ensign

Wait, how's about exorcising demons?

Thanks to Atheist Cartoons.

What's floating in Alaskan waters?

McClatchy reported this morning on a "big blog of mystery" floating off Alaska's coast.

"Hunters from Wainright first started noticing the stuff sometime probably early last week. It's thick and dark and 'gooey' and is drifting for miles in the cold Arctic waters, according to Gordon Brower with the North Slope Borough's Planning and Community Services Department."

No it's not oil. Terry Hasenauer, a Petty Office 1st Class with the Coast Guard says "It's certainly biological. It's definitely not an oil product of any kind. It has no characteristics of an oil, or a hazardous substance, for that matter."

Actually, it's quite simple. Sarah Palin wrote (it was probably ghostwritten) an article about "cap and trade" which appeared in the nogoodnik Washington Post (that's the newspaper that sells space for politicos to present their point of view...)

Unfortunately (for her), even though she probably didn't write it, she did try to read it and...well...her brain exploded!

Her brain is now described as a big blog of mystery goo, which instead of residing in her skull, is currently floating off Alaska's coast.

Sen. John Ensign - One more Republican exorcist

The following paragraph comes from Talk2Action:

Beyond the obvious hypocrisy inherent in GOP Senator and Promise Keepers member John Ensign's recently disclosed extramarital sexual affair, there's another notable aspect to Ensign's religious affiliations that has so far escaped public notice: exorcism. Senator John Ensign belongs to a Pentecostal denomination, the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, that promotes a new health care paradigm in which both physical and psychological maladies can be cured through the casting out of demons. In the new approach, individuals can even heal themselves by exorcising their own demons, through a process that a 2003 Associated Press story characterized as "do it yourself exorcism".

Yup! Bobby Jindal, Republican wingnut governor of Louisiana, does exorcisms within the confines of Roman Catholic theology, which is bad enough, but now we've got another Republican asshat, John Ensign, Senator from Nevada, most noted lately for his deviation from his marital vows (oh, also lying about that deviation - impeach! impeach!), who is into exorcisms, but this whack job believes in the "go it alone" approach.

You can read all about it here, in an excellent article by Bruce Wilson.

This is truly depressing stuff. Too many of our leaders are not only hypocrites but are religious freaks. They believe all kinds of moronic idiocies spouted by biblically and morally illiterate preachers that wouldn't make sense to a two-year old. And they are making decisions vital for the well-being of our country!!!

While there is no religious test for political office in this country, perhaps we could have a reality check and ask the question:

Do you believe that you and other people are controlled by demons which cause physical and psychological illness and which can be exorcised by reciting a bunch of religious mumbo-jumbo with your hand on a book containing ancient scribblings by ignorant middle Eastern tribesmen?

Finally, to put all of this into an even better perspective: John Ensign voted to impeach President Bill Clinton for lying about a sexual encounter. (So did Mark Sanford!)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sen. Al Franken speaking...

This clip is not anything profound, but it does, I think, capture the sense of duty and the commitment to responsibility that moves Senator Franken as he steps into his senatorial shoes.

As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he speaks at the Sotomayor hearing...

I picked this up at Salon, here.

Bush and Cheney - Prosecute them now!

We are a nation of laws, the pundits pronounce. They may even believe it. The trouble is our former president and vice president did not. Or, if Bush and Cheney did actually believe we are nation of laws, they also believed those laws were made to be ignored and broken.

This is old news. We have known for some time the Bushites routinely took actions which were illegal under the laws of the United States, and to cover their tracks hired flunkies they could coerce into devising some legal mumbo-jumbo that would cloud and justify their lawless machinations.

Now it seems the situation is much worse than we initially thought. That Bush approved a massive warrantless wiretapping program is well-known. The fact that he also approved other "secret intelligence activities -- which have yet to become public" is not so well-known.

In addition, a new report indicates that during the first Bush administration, Dick Cheney ordered the CIA to withhold from Congress information about the administration's "secret counterterrorism program." Again, that is not surprising, considering the fact that Dick Cheney is arguably the one vice president of the United States who would have been most likely to succeed as an aide to Adolf Hitler.

There has been a spate of articles in recent days as to whether these intelligence activities "paid off," or whether they provided "valuable" information about America's enemies. McClatchy, for example, carried an article titled, "Effectiveness of Bush wiretap program in dispute."

Such concerns are beside the point. The point is they were and are illegal, and violate the Constitution of the United States! The point is the Bush administration was up to its neck in illegal activities, engaged in spying and lying and needs to be called to account.

Unfortunately, for whatever reasons, the Obama administration is, according to Glenn Greenwald, working to "actively block any real investigation." Why is this, considering the fact we have proof that the Bushites were engaged in felonious activities which call for a prison term of up to five years along with a $10,000 fine for each offense? I don't know the answer to that. Obama has said he doesn't want to get bogged down in recriminations about the past, and that we need to look ahead to the future.

Maybe. But I'm suspicious....

Because in a real sense there can be no future without resolving the crises of the past. Unless said crises are resolved, their ugly heads are likely to rear up and bite the ass of those who think they can move, unmolested, into the future.

The past is this: a president and a vice president of the United States committed felonious actions. In other words, they are criminals. That's not a matter of opinion. It's not what I think, it's a matter of historical record - sealed, signed, and delivered. And we don't yet even have the entire record!

We cannot - and this is my opinion - allow these illegal acts, these felonies, to go unrewarded. We must not. In this country, no man or woman is above the law, even though most of those working for our government seem to think otherwise. And perhaps it's that latter fact that behooves us more than ever to bring the criminals to justice.

If there is no accountability, there is no justice, and no reason to follow the law. And if that's the case, then any politico with dreams of grandeur is free to assume dictatorial powers.

The American dream - and by that I mean the dream of people living free under the laws of the Constitution - was almost smothered between 2000 and 2008. And I don't think we know the half of it, yet. I think we will find, in the future, this country was within a whisker of turning into something most of its citizens would neither recognize or desire.

So, in this instance, Obama is dead wrong. As Greenwald warns, "In a Look-to-the-Future-Not-the-Past political culture, it's irrelevant how severe is the lawbreaking by high government officials. They know they will face no consequences even when, as here, they deliberately commit felonies -- which is precisely why criminality is so rampant in our political class."

Attorney General Eric Holder has threatened an investigation into the Bush/Cheney felonies. The media has posed this as antagonistic to what President Obama wishes. Maybe. Or, maybe Holder is merely playing a game to take the pressure off Obama. And even if he follows through, which I hope he does (but don't believe he will), Obama can stay removed, hands off, and lay the political fallout at the feet of his "disobedient" attorney general.

Isn't it amazing that the Congress of the United States could impeach a sitting president for lying about his sexual activity, but is unwilling to address the fact that a former president and vice president were on a regular and ongoing basis violating the Constitution and committing illegal acts?

We need a Special Prosecutor who is given all the power he/she needs to force full disclosure and complete testimony! Bush, Cheney and every creepo down the line who aided and abetted their felonious behavior needs to be called to account and brought to justice. No one is above the law.

That's what we need. But don't hold your breath.

Taking religion seriously

Thanks to Atheist Cartoons.

Glenn Beck is crazy (and a danger to our country!)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Palin's PAC

You'll be delighted to know that Sarah isn't going to just go away quietly and shoot mooses up the northern hinterlands. Nah. She's going to travel around the country and bring all the good folks together in one party - the one's, you know, who like god, guns, and small guv'mint and teeny weeny taxes. Why, she'll even whoop it up for Democrats who believe like she does!

All of this is gonna take lots of money, of course, so her PAC has been busy, busy, busy. Dumbnuts all over this great befuddled country have sent in $733,000.

At first glance that might look like a big pile of cash. But think back to about a year ago:

That would buy just five outfits of clothes for Ms. Sarah!

Americans - dumb and dumber

Much is being written lately lamenting the fact that the American people are just plain dumb and getting dumber. For proof, if you need proof, consider the fact they elected George W. Bush not just once, but twice!

Anti-intellectualism has reared its ugly head and been crowned with glory. For proof, if you need proof, consider the fact that Sarah Palin, who is dumber than the wolves she shoots from helicopters, was actually nominated by the Republicans to run for vice-president on a ticket headed by a 72-year old cancer survivor who doesn't know the difference between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

Recently people in the know have complained that it is this anti-intellectualism, this dumbing down of America which has left most Americans just plain stupid when it comes to science and susceptible to the claims of biblical hucksters like Ken Ham who promote the notion the earth is a mere 6,000 years old, and do so in the face of overwhelming and irrefutable evidence that such a belief is a crock of religious shit!

Thus, a goodly percentage of our population refuses to accept the fact of evolution thinking that it's only a "theory," not having a freaking clue what the word "theory" means in scientific terms. A theory for these dumbnuts is when ol' Clem, after about six beers down at the Goodnite Saloon, says he thinks there really are little green men on the moon. Well, hell, anyone kin have a theory about thet stuff. Some folks got a theory those little green men were really blue! Don't mean nuttin!

What our scientific ignorance, perpetuated by ignoramuses at the highest levels of our government, has accomplished is to put us behind by about 20 years when it comes to effectively dealing with climate change and global warming. And that's just one example. We don't even know how much farther along we might be in terms of effectively treating certain diseases because our government ignoramuses, operating from religious and not scientific principles, cut off funding for stem-cell research!

The State of Texas, though, is a special place crawling with dumbnuts and wingnuts and christianist creatures of various mutations, and is creating generations of dumbnuts as year after year, Texas children stumble through Texas schools and out into the world where they find out they're just too goddamn dumb to do anything except be governor of Texas or president of the United States!

We've written before about the dentist from College Station, Don McLeroy, a christianist wingnut and evolution-denier, who was the chairman of the Texas State Board of Education.

He was bad enough.

McLeroy left for some reason. So Texas dumbnut governor Perry appointed another christianist wingnut to chair the Texas SBOE, one Gail Lowe. To give you an idea of what Texas children are up against, of the 15 members on the SBOE, chances are 7 or even 9 will vote as christianist fundamentalist creationists.

"Yes, teacher. I understand. Jonah was swallowed by a big fish and lived in that fish for a whole bunch of days."

"Yes, teacher, I will write down in my notes that the Christian God created everything that exists in six days, 6000 years ago, and anyone who says differently is an evil, satan-loving, god-hating, jesus-killing, atheistic, bible-destroying, rotten, no-good librul."

Much of this info comes form in Dumbutt, Texas. And, having lived in Texas for many years, and having great affection for the state and some of its people, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I'm still mightily pissed that Texas passed off their adopted moronic son, G. W. Bush, to the rest of the country as if he had a brain, when everyone in Texas should have known that wasn't the case!

Anyway, tells us that Texas just last week pulled Health Education from "the required list for Public School courses. Texas with the highest rate of child obesity, and close to the highest rates of teen pregnancies and STDs will no longer require students to learn how best to eat and how best to not get HIV and pregnant."

Then consider Gail Lowe: "She rejects the science of Global Warming and Climate Change, she will not tolerate gay friendly books in public school libraries and of course she not only believes that the Earth is 6000 years old and men live in gigantic fishes at the bottom of the sea, but wants to teach that to children in Texas Public Schools."

Finally, from Dumbutt, Texas this horrible news:

"Keepin in tune with an educational system of ever duller knives and larger guns we learn today that this same body [The State Board of Education] controlled by the Texas Taliban is planning on reducing or removing from Texas textbooks content about Abraham Lincoln (Yankee war criminal), Ceaser (sic) Chavez (Hispanic community activist) and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (Black attorney who won Brown v. Education which struck down segregation in public schools). ...

"This all in the face of an ever increasing Hispanic and Black populace. So say two of the six experts assigned to this project which includes Peter Marshall of Marshall Ministries - a Texas Preacher aligned with the Christian Constructionist movement which strives to REPLACE The Constitution with the Bible. ..."

Better start prayin', y'all!

Praying for the president - to die

It is difficult to comprehend the depth of evil in this country that masquerades as "christian" or "godly" or "righteousness."

Much of this evil is pure racism wrapped in religious language.

Here's one example of a sickness unto death:

Loathe thy neighbor - Jon Stewart

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Al Franken - O'Reilly just makes stuff up!

This is just wonderful! From Video Cafe!

John Cornyn, Republican, a Texas wastrel

Over at Think Progress, Ben Armbruster has enlightened us about the financial shenanigans of the Republican wingnut from Texas, Senator John Cornyn.

Cornyn, a rightwingnut christianist fundamentalist and member of the Church of Christ, has long been riding the horse of wingnuttery and in almost every case, you'll find him on the wrong side of the issue.

But, like so many of these christianist wingnuts, he pretends to be a god-fearing, loving, honest, ethical, blah, blah, blah. It's all a cover, of course. Like so many of these clowns, he's all about power and prestige and spending the taxpayer's money - either on himself or his corporate sponsors.

Here's just one example of his being on the wrong side of an issue: Back in 2005, when a certain amount of violence was perpetrated against a few judges in our country, Cornyn, with god on his side, announced that such violence was to be expected, considering that the judges were making the wrong decisions. In other words, Cornyn excused our home-grown terrorists on the grounds the judges deserved what they got because they were libruls! Read more here.

Now there's another fly in the Cornyn godly-smelling ointment. Mr. Armbruster has very thoughtfully pointed out that while Cornyn runs around pretending to be a fiscal conservative - which means that any government spending which would actually help real people he considers wasteful, stupid, reckless, perhaps even socialistic, or god forbid, communistic - the need to be fiscally conservative does apply to him; or at least to his travel expenses.

"Last month, Politico published a chart illustrating the transportation costs from the offices of all 100 U.S. Senators. Topping off the list was Cornyn, who has spent over $150,000 on travel costs during the first half of the 2009 fiscal year."

$150,000! In six months!

Well, says, Cronyn, Texas is a big state. Costs a lot of money to travel about this here big state!

It's true. That's what he said. In his own words:

"Oh yeah, not every state is the same. When you represent a state as big as Texas and traveling home from Washington, D.C. every weekend, it unfortunately costs some money."

Heh. Heh.

It's all bullshit, of course! The guy needn't go home every weekend, for one thing. He could take the goddamn train, for another. Or fly coach, not a private jet. Like real people. Who the hell does he think he is, a United States Senator?

Armbruster goes on to point out that Cornyn took his staff on a 3-day retreat to Maryland last February. This little jaunt cost $55,000. Yes, $55,000 for three days. Cronyn alone spent $17,353.

Ain't it wunnerful? Hell, a normal person could spend 17 months in Paris for $17,000!

Now, Cornyn is the fault of the good folks of Texas. They elected him because being good folks they thought it important to have a fiscally responsible, god-fearing, white guy in the Senate to watch over their interests.

Things are never going to change in this country until the people of this country wise up, learn the facts, stop believing the crap these wingnuts keep spewing out, and elect people who actually care about doing the right thing.

Read all of Armbruster's article here.

More on the C Street band of thugs

Mark Karlin, editor of BuzzFlash, refers to "The Family" as a "Skull and Bones like secret society of self-appointed 'Christian Super Men'..."

In an important and insightful article, Karlin excoriates the creepy christianists who inhabit the "church" on C Street.

"The members and residents at the 'C Street Family' home and spiritual warrior center forgive each other all sins, because they believe themselves supermen. They are the Leopold and Loebs of modern evangelical fanaticism, which absolves individuals who believe that they have been absolved by God from responsibility for their behavior."

Karlin points out that this is not some innocuous little group of fruitcakes playing out their religious insanity, but rather a frightening bunch of bozos who believe in their heart of hearts that their power and money is evidence that God has called them to lead the world, and because of that, any moral lapses they might incur are ultimately inconsequential and thus should be overlooked or quickly forgiven.

"The jig is up for democracy," says Karlin rightly, "if any of these men who use religion to allow for being above the moral and actual law becomes president. Bush, after all, thought he was chosen by God, when it was just the ethically defective and arrogant Antonin Scalia who put him in the White House."

The C Street Band, so named by Rachel Maddow, involves not border-line players in the game of American politics. Some of these ethically challenged lovers of Jesus and Hitler (oh, sorry, not Hitler, just Hitler's methods!) really think they can and should be president.

What we need, I think, is a complete list of everyone in the government affiliated with or in any way connected to this group. At this point, we have only a partial list: Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), is a member; Hillary Clinton has attended "Bible studies" there. Other members include Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Ks), Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla), Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla), Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev), Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC), and the freaky self-appointed "pastor" to Congress, Bob Schenck. But there many more of these ungodly and pretentious supermen and superwomen crawling through the halls of power who have ties to The Family.

And that is frightening!

Or, as Mr. Karlin puts it: "We endure them in elected office at grave risk to our Constitutional foundations."

Read Mr. Karlin's entire article here.