So predictable yet so outrageous. Cops in St. Paul have raided the convergence space for anti-RNC protesters, with some bullshit warrant about “incendiary devices”. Last I’ve heard, over a hundred people had been detained, were being photographed and having their possessions searched. No arrests as far as I know. Updates here, I’ll post new news as I get it.
August 29, 2008
August 12, 2008
I will never ever, if I live to be 350, understand religious people. I just won’t.
For example, these folks are a few beads short of a rosary*.
Focus On Family Pulls Controversial Obama ‘Rain’ Video- right-wing Christian group produces a video asking fellow Christians to pray for torrential, road-swamping rains and floods during Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. Done in a light-hearted way, till the star lets slip the desire for “Biblical” levels of rain. I presume Bibilical as in The Flood. As in “please god, please drown and kill those filthy liberals at their convention.”
GOP Rep. To Environmentalists: Jesus Already Saved The Planet- craziest wingnuttery I’ve seen in years. Republican Congresswoman from Minnesota says that we don’t need to “save the planet” from global warming, because Jesus already “saved the planet” 2000 years ago. Good to know that the soul of the Antarctic ice shelf will be cleansed of sin when it’s last floe melts.
Church Signs That Won’t Make You Go To Church- assorted Christian wackiness. I love #5, and someone needs to tell Faith United General Baptist Church that that saying doesn’t mean what they think it means.
*okay, so I couldn’t think of a funny religious joke there. Sue me. If I hadn’t been on the religious theme, I would’ve used my favorite “not the most balanced part of this nutritious breakfast.”
August 1, 2008
Here’s a fun one.
Wal-Mart is apparently forcing its managers to sit through meetings explaining that unions are evil, that if Democrats win the 2008 elections then there might be more unions, and that how much this potential Axis of Labor Evil could hurt Wal-Mart, and possibly bring about the apocalypse maybe.
But, insists Wal-Mart, they are in no way trying to tell its managers how to vote.
Perish the thought.
(interesting factoid at the bottom of the article, though: “Twelve years ago, 98% of Wal-Mart’s political donations went to Republicans. Now, as the Democrats seem poised to gain control in Washington, 48% of its $2.2 million in political contributions go to Democrats and 52% to Republicans”)