Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Speech Will Not Change A Dislike!

There has been a lot of talk about Obama and the speech he made today. I thought I would present Olbermanns take, then re-post what I read from JollyRogers site today.

The Chimpromised MSM, Faithfully Serving Their Masters
Written by JollyRoger on March 18, 2008 – 11:31 am

Barack Obama is going to have to address some hateful comments his pastor made today, and he’s going to have to do it in the context of race.
The Klanservatives have been trying HARD to inject race into this campaign, and they’ve received a powerful boost from the Clinton campaign. One would have hoped that Hill would have avoided the Klanservatism, having been the perennial victim of some fairly vicious misogyny, but one would have hoped wrong. Sadly, “anything to win” now dominates in American politics. Thanks a bunch, Chimpy and Poppy (of the Willie Horton ad.)
The handmaidens of the Chimpromised MSM have yet again proven their unswerving loyalty to Chimpy and his anointed successor in how they’ve chosen to cover this issue. While Obama has been pounded mercilessly by the punditry of Wingtardia (who have, in turn, been given nearly constant media coverage for their poundings,) Obama has also been forced to repeatedly disavow what Jeremiah Wright said.
Contrast the Chimpromised MSM’s nonstop flagellation of Obama (who disavows the remarks) with the free pass John McCavein is getting in the media. McCavein has praised and embraced 2 of the most despicable Jesusistani elders in America today, without even a whisper from the lapdogs of our “fair” media.
Here’s what McCavein had to say about the endorsement of John Hagee…
Yesterday, Senator John McCain said he was “very honored by Pastor John Hagee’s endorsement.” The Republican presidential hopeful also called Hagee “the staunchest leader of our Christian evangelical movement,” citing the minister’s pro-Israel stance.
And here’s what Hagee has to say about those Satan-worshiping Catholic murderers…
Adolf Hitler attended a Catholic school as a child and heard all the fiery anti-Semitic rantings from Chrysostom to Martin Luther. When Hitler became a global demonic monster, the Catholic Church and Pope Pius XII never, ever slightly criticized him. Pope Pius XII, called by historians ‘Hitler’s Pope,’ joined Hitler in the infamous Concordat of Collaboration, which turned the youth of the [sic] Germany over to Nazism, and the churches became the stage background for the bloodthirsty cry, ‘Pereat Judea’[19]…. In all of his [Hitler’s] years of absolute brutality, he was never denounced or even scolded by Pope Pius XII or any Catholic leader in the world. To those Christians who believe that Jewish hearts will be warmed by the sight of the cross, please be informed-to them it’s an electric chair. (pp. 79-81)
To put it mildly, this is bullshit. There are plenty of reasons to knock the Catholic Church without claiming that all Catholics are Nazis. Hagee doesn’t stop with just hating Catholics though.
On the September 18, 2006, edition of National Public Radio’s Fresh Air, Hagee stated that Hurricane Katrina was an act of God, punishing New Orleans for “a level of sin that was offensive to God”. He specifically referred to a “homosexual parade” that was held on the date the hurricane struck and that this was proof “of the judgment of God against the city of New Orleans”, even though the Southern Decadence parade was scheduled for the following week and the primary gay neighborhoods, the French Quarter and the Marigny, were spared the flooding and destruction. Another reason for God’s wrath, Hagee claims, was the Bush administration’s pressure on Israel to abandon settlements and the land associated with them. Therefore, God took American land in a tit for tat exchange during Hurricane Katrina.
Why am I not hearing about THIS in the mainstream media? Why isn’t McCavein being forced to explain why he thinks Hagee is such a great guy? Does McCavein agree with what Hagee says? If we apply the MSM’s Obama standard to McCavein, I guess we have no choice but to believe that McCavein does, in fact, agree with what Hagee says-ESPECIALLY since McCavein continues to talk about what a great guy Hagee is.
While you read this, remember that Hagee isn’t even the worst of McCavein’s Jesusistan buddies. Rod Parsley, who is irredeemable scum, rightfully claims the title of “the worst.” Let’s have a quick look at what McCavein’s other Jesusistan cheerleader has to say about the issues of the day.
On Muslims:
The leader of a 12,000-member congregation, Parsley has written several books outlining his fundamentalist religious outlook, including the 2005 Silent No More. In this work, Parsley decries the “spiritual desperation” of the United States, and he blasts away at the usual suspects: activist judges, civil libertarians who advocate the separation of church and state, the homosexual “culture” (”homosexuals are anything but happy and carefree”), the “abortion industry,” and the crass and profane entertainment industry. And Parsley targets another profound threat to the United States: the religion of Islam.
In a chapter titled “Islam: The Deception of Allah,” Parsley warns there is a “war between Islam and Christian civilization.” He continues:
I cannot tell you how important it is that we understand the true nature of Islam, that we see it for what it really is. In fact, I will tell you this: I do not believe our country can truly fulfill its divine purpose until we understand our historical conflict with Islam. I know that this statement sounds extreme, but I do not shrink from its implications. The fact is that America was founded, in part, with the intention of seeing this false religion destroyed, and I believe September 11, 2001, was a generational call to arms that we can no longer ignore.
Parsley is not shy about his desire to obliterate Islam. In Silent No More, he notes—approvingly—that Christopher Columbus shared the same goal: “It was to defeat Islam, among other dreams, that Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World in 1492…Columbus dreamed of defeating the armies of Islam with the armies of Europe made mighty by the wealth of the New World. It was this dream that, in part, began America.” He urges his readers to realize that a confrontation between Christianity and Islam is unavoidable: “We find now we have no choice. The time has come.” And he has bad news: “We may already be losing the battle. As I scan the world, I find that Islam is responsible for more pain, more bloodshed, and more devastation than nearly any other force on earth at this moment.”
Obviously, someone forgot to tell Rod about Chimpy’s Glorious Oedipal Crusade on Iraq, which was about the most secular country in the Arab world. I believe that pretty much everyone agrees that Iraq is where you will find more pain, bloodshed, and devastation than you can shake a cross at. But let’s go on…
Parsley didn’t like the idea of a hate crimes measure that protected gays at all either, since his venomous spew would almost certainly earn him a citation within weeks of such a law being passed. As you can see from his Wikipedia bio, Parsley is a Jesusistani through and through-hate gays, hate the poor, hate Muslims, rake in the bucks. He’s at least a bit creative with his fleecings, as he promises you protection from them fags for a mere $50.
Parsley’s a real piece of shit, isn’t he? Unless you happen to be John McCavein, in which case this cross-waving charlatan is your spiritual advisor.
He has preached this prosperity gospel while accumulating vast personal wealth, including a $1 million, five-bedroom, 5 1/2-bath house with a swimming pool; a $63,000 Cadillac ESV and a $68,000 Lexus LX470 for himself and his wife, Joni; and a $5,000 Polaris all-terrain vehicle. Parsley shares a gated 21-acre compound in Fairfield County with his mother and father– church officials Ellen and James Parsley– who live in a $940,000 home. The senior Parsleys also own a $450,000 vacation home on Lake San Marcos near San Diego.
Parsley’s megachurch and related industries raking in millions of dollars and pays no taxes, yet he is one of the most blatantly political preachers in America, his so-called churches an offshoot of the Ohio Republican Party. He endorses candidates left right and further right, a clear violation of his tax-exempt status. “On February 26, McCain appeared at a campaign rally in Cincinnati with the Reverend Rod Parsley of the World Harvest Church of Columbus, a supersize Pentecostal institution that features a 5,200-seat sanctuary, a television studio (where Parsley tapes a weekly show), and a 122,000-square-foot Ministry Activity Center. That day, a week before the Ohio primary, Parsley praised the Republican presidential front-runner as a ’strong, true, consistent conservative.’ The endorsement was important for McCain, who at the time was trying to put an end to the lingering challenge from former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a favorite among Christian evangelicals. A politically influential figure in Ohio, Parsley could also play a key role in McCain’s effort to win this bellwether state in the general election. McCain, with Parsley by his side at the Cincinnati rally, called the evangelical minister a ’spiritual guide.’”
This is the same rally, incidentally, where “Adolf” Cunningham made his infamous remarks. How could you be more of a hypocrite than to denounce Cunningham while EMBRACING Parsley? Cunningham is a fly-fleck in terms of scumminess when compared to Rod.
I really do believe in the separation of Church and State, but enough is enough. These hateful sacks of shit should be made to pay a heavy tax on every dollar that comes their way, and their megachurches should be illegal.
When will the MSM catch up to this? Johnny embraces the murder of all Muslims, thinks Catholics are all Nazis, and believes New Orleans got what it deserved. Why aren’t our “reporters” asking Johnny about any of this?


Anonymous said...

To me, this episode demonstrated that their are still very different standards for black men than there are for white men.

I would like to know how the clips of Reverend Wright- cherry picked over the last ten years or so of his sermons- ended up on the internet. I want to know who put them there, and why.

LET'S TALK said...

thomaslb, from what I understand is that his videos of sermons are sold in the church and anyone might have and could have placed them on YouTube for sharing.

Candace said...

Wow - thanks for posting this article! Hagee calls the Catholic Church the "Great Whore" (of Revelations), and surely that's offensive to a great many Americans, yet it hasn't received a tenth of the attention of the Wright debacle.

LET'S TALK said...

Candac, I thought the same thing and wrote about it on my other site.

Mauigirl said...

Thanks for posting this - I already commented on Jolly Roger's blog as well. This is so true - Obama is being castigated for his pastor's words while those who are supporting McCain are getting no scrutiny by the MSM.

LET'S TALK said...

Mauigir, I agree and I wonder if anything that Obama do now will be looked upon as a waste of time.

We are over looking a lot of things and if I'm not mistaken that's how we got Bush into office the first time.