The Aggrieved

Brit Hume, possibly the only proselytizing Episcopalian in existence, doubles down on his advice to Tiger Woods, and manages to claim it’s possible for a Christian to be persecuted in America:

The Bible even speaks of it, that, you know, you speak the name, Jesus Christ, and I don’t — and I don’t mean to make a pun here, but all hell breaks loose. And — and it has always been thus. It is explosive… It triggers a very powerful reaction in people who do not share the faith and who do not believe in it.

Actually, the powerful reaction here stems from Brit recommending Christianity for its pro-adultery benefits, but let’s move on — WorldNetDaily has its own bone to pick with Glenn Beck’s brief moment of birther clarity:

Both Beck and O’Reilly cite the contemporaneous appearance of birth announcements in two Honolulu newspapers as prima facie evidence Obama was born in Hawaii and “birthers” are conspiracy nuts. 

However, what neither talk host realizes is that newspaper birth announcements are not placed by parents phoning their local paper with the good news that they had a child. Rather, as WND has reported based on interviews with the two Hawaii papers involved, the Obama newspaper birth announcements stemmed from information automatically sent to the papers by Hawaii’s Department of Health upon the state’s issuance of a “Certification of Live Birth,” which, as WND has also reported, is considered insufficient on its own to positively document the president’s birthplace.

And what WND doesn’t realize is that we shot through that theory back in July. Basically, it depends on a Hawaiian state form being packed in advance and reaching Honolulu from Mombassa in three days. Over a weekend. In 1961.

Hume Decries Persecution By Critics, Reiterates It Would Be ‘Magnificent’ To ‘Witness’ Tigers Woods’ Conversion [ThinkProgress]

Glenn Beck on birther issue: ‘Dumbest thing I’ve ever heard’ [WND]


@redmanlaw: He’s one of the dumber talking heads out there.

Ask Brit Hume if he thinks his god forgives him for driving his kid to suicide. God is probably lifting tall cold cans of Ballantine with St Peter to ready a nice spattery piss for Brit’s face when he appears at the pearly gates to have ‘reject’ stamped on his forehead and his ticket to hell punched for him.

@blogenfreude: I wouldn’t know. I don’t watch that shit.

@SanFranLefty: Do people still talk like that? I was hanging out with country people last night (enjoying RML’s special Fatburgers off the grill and oven roasted “fries”) , but it never got to that level.

@redmanlaw: Michael Steele is a country person?

I’d peg the quote on the Gretchen Carlson Effect: dumbing down your language to the level where you think your audience is at.

@FlyingChainSaw: Hey Chainsaw, the crew of tree-trimmers I have work on my yard every 2 years are here now. It’s ballet with chainsaws — careful, well thought-out, professional — these guys are beyond belief.

@Mistress Cynica: More like he’s got a tarbaby on his hands.

saw Dan Savage on tv talking about this last night. funny stuff.
he pointed out that it was interesting that Hume was recommending christianity not because Jesus was the son of god or any of that but because it offered republican adulterers the best deal.


@Dodgerblue: They’re not your dad’s power tool any more. They’re actually beautifully balanced instruments these days. Great for throwing.

@Capt Howdy: Dan stole my line.

Oh, and Sully? I had “Fly Naked” a week ago.

Yes, I’m that petty.

@FlyingChainSaw, dodgerblue: I can fill my truck with firewood in less than three hours with my Craftsman chainsaw, with breaks to refuel, sharpen the chain and for lunch.

@SanFranLefty: “All this Enlightenment crap just gives gay, black, Al-Qaeda suicide bombers a free ride. America really wants and needs medievalism, you know, running into the streets and screaming at the sky to decide public policy and ritual burnings of non-Christians, stuff that Americans really care about. Sean, is jesus christ your personal savior or do I need to cut out your heart and eat it front of you to convince you that the truth and glory of the GOP is irrefutable and without flaw?”

Dan can steal anything of mine anytime he wants.

@FlyingChainSaw: @Dodgerblue:
you guys should have seen the ariel ballet in my backyard after I bought two chainsaws to clean up after the last big storm.


@Capt Howdy: Well, Dan does get props for being a lapsed seminarian. I forgot that about him.

(Wayyyyy back in the day, we published a short-lived Eugene lit tabloid and thoroughly envied Seattle’s The Stranger, whence Dan Savage rules the world.)


fly naked: we OWN this story too!

must be a year since i pondered here how much fun airport security was gonna get when someone tries to blow up their underware.

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