Archive for the ‘feel the hate’ Category

African Bishops Disappointed by Episcopal Church’s Failure to Stone, Burn Gays

June 22, 2006

I’m sure that exactly no one, with the possible exception of ++Frank Griswold and +Katharine Jefferts Schori, that the African Bishops are not mollified in the slightest by the actions taken by the General Convention yesterday.

T19 (no, sorry, won’t link to them) reports the following statement from the seemingly omnipresent ++Peter Akinola, this time in his role as the Chairman of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa:

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Clergy gone wild!

June 22, 2006

Aron reports that the following email exchange was posted on the Via Media Forth Worth Yahoo Group:

I thought you might be interested in this email exchange…

First, here’s an email sent from a member of the Diocese of Fort Worth to Iker…

On Jun 19, 2006, at 3:32 PM, Susann Eller wrote:

> As a member in good standing of the Episcopal Church not your church

> apparently, I want to let you know that I do not agree with you and

> your followers on the Resolution passed yesterday asking that this

> Diocese withdraw from the Episcopal Church.

> I along with many others in this Diocese will remain affiliated with

> the Episcopal Church of the United States not you and your followers.

> How dare you speak for us?

> Susann M. Eller

> Member of Trinity Episcopal Church

And then here’s the good Bishop’s response…

—–Original Message—–

From: Bishop Jack L. Iker [mailto:jliker@…]

Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 9:29 PM

To: Susann Eller

Subject: Re: Member of Episcopal Church

You are mistaken in your notion that our Diocese is withdrawing from the Episcopal Church. Please stop spreading lies. Stick to the facts.

I am your bishop – and I speak for this diocese, whether you like it or not.

Grow up.

JLI

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Nice, huh?

Nice, indeed!

Behold, the consecration vows for a Bishop in the Episcopal Church! (From the rite entitled “The Ordination of a Bishop”, which begins on page 511 of the Book of Common Prayer)

Bishop: As chief priest and pastor, will you encourage and support all baptized people in their gifts and ministries, nourish them from the riches of God’s grace, pray for them without ceasing, and celebrate with them the sacraments of our redemption?

Answer: [presumably spoken by Bishop Iker at his own consecration –Ed.] I will, in the name of Christ, the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls.

Bishop:  Will you be merciful to all, show compassion to the poor and strangers, and defend those who have no helper?

Answer:  I will, for the sake of Christ Jesus.

Perhaps Bishop Iker’s prayerbook adds “…unless they’re chicks or homos.”  Mine does not.

Liz Zivanov reports:

When Bonnie Perry got up and asked the HoD if A161 meant that gays were to return to lying and deceiving about who they are in order to be in the church,, I watched three priests from the Diocese of Dallas look at each other, chuckle, and nod their heads. So much for unity and honesty

When are we going to just start calling people out on that kind of behavior?  No one is perfect, to be sure, but one of the functions of the clergy orders is to model Christian charity, mercy and humility before the jerks (like me) who they are called to serve.  That sort of rank, snarky assholery may have a place in the Republican Party, but it has no place on the floor of a grievously divided General Convention, and priests who have sworn at their ordination to “build up the family of God” (BCP 532) should be held accountable for that kind of the behavior.

African Bishops: Killing is okay, buttsex not so much.

June 21, 2006

Here’s an interesting article from Thinking Anglicans about the table at which the Bishops of the Episcopal Church hope they’ve bought themselves a seat today:

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This Has to Hurt

June 6, 2006

 

The game last night was amazing!

Disney is TEH Problem

May 15, 2006

 

AG’s been saying it for years and years — it’s not Iran, not Iraq, possibly not even GWB. OK, well maybe it is him, but Walt Disney is the root of all evil.  Walt Disney, ladies and gents. Those Disney parks are fodder for the same overweight folks who troll the aisles of Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart, drive mini vans, read the Davinci Code and want to censor books at my library.  First Disney destoryed America’s sunshine states, then Paris — OK, maybe that was a good idea, moving onward to Japan and now it’s China. 

How so?  Due to unexpectedly dense crowds visiting the new Hong Kong Disneyland in January of this year, park officials limited admissions for the first eight days of the opening of the park.  Thus, provoking some mothers who had traveled from far and wide around the nation of China to show their frustration by trying to climb in, after first tossing their children, yes, their children, including toddlers — over the fence. Don’t blame the Mothers.  Blame Walt!

Broke-ass Movie

April 4, 2006

We bought Brokeback Mountain this morning. Am I the only non-wingnut American who’s not 100% enthralled with this film?

It’s been, what, 37 years since the Stonewall Riots? And we’re still fascinated with two drunken closet cases falling into each other’s butt-holes at the low-rent equivalent of Boy Scout Camp? I guess it’s only cool to be gay if you’re, you know, not gay gay. Like, you fuck chicks and stuff. But you can fuck guys too, if you’re so manly you can’t even open your mouth all the way when you talk. And these dudes were so manly that they discovered a pure Noble Savage’s homosexuality, free from the enervating corruption of those city-slickin’ queers! Argh!!

Whatever.

Also…gay or not, Ennis was a dick to the mother of his daughters, and there’s nothing cute about that. Gay assholes are assholes too. This movie should have been called “Perpetual Teenagers on a Big Gay Adventure”.

Flames! Flames on the side of my face!

March 15, 2006

So.  Russ Feingold (one of very few senators who are not only not repulsive, but actually kind of hot) stood up and said what well over half of America thinks: that W is a fucktard who needs to be severely spanked for his many, blatant, obvious and admitted misdeeds.

Here’s how the rest of our vaunted Democratic leadership are standing up to ol’ George “l’Etat, c’est moi” Bush (as reported by Dana Milbank in the WaPo):

“I haven’t read it,” demurred Barack Obama (Ill.).

“I just don’t have enough information,” protested Ben Nelson (Neb.). “I really can’t right now,” John Kerry (Mass.) said as he hurried past a knot of reporters — an excuse that fell apart when Kerry was forced into an awkward wait as Capitol Police stopped an aide at the magnetometer.

So nonplused were Democrats that even Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), known for his near-daily news conferences, made history by declaring, “I’m not going to comment.” Would he have a comment later? “I dunno,” the suddenly shy senator said.

Republicans were grateful for the gift. The office of Sen. John Cornyn (Tex.) put a new “daily feature” on its Web site monitoring the censure resolution: “Democrat co-sponsors of Feingold Resolution: 0.”

Five Democratic senators called a news conference yesterday to talk about the Bush budget’s “dangerously irresponsible priorities” — but three of them fled the room before allowing questions. The other two were stuck.

“Was it a good idea for Senator Feingold to bring up this resolution?” came the first question, from CNN’s Ed Henry.

“He brings up some very important issues,” Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) ventured.

Henry was unsatisfied. “So do you support censure, or not?

Stabenow took another stab. “It needs to have hearings,” she said.

Mary Landrieu (La.) pursed her lips. “Senator Feingold has a point that he wants to make,” she said. “We have a point that we want to make, talking about the budget.”

“Senators,” an aide interrupted, “we need to go.”

Feingold, seeking liberals’ support for the 2008 presidential nomination, said he wasn’t motivated by politics. But then he slipped. “If there’s any Democrat out there who can’t say . . . the president has no right to make up his own laws, I don’t know if that Democrat really is the right candidate,” he said of his likely primary opponents.

“Most of us feel at best it’s premature,” announced Sen. Christopher Dodd (Conn.). “I don’t think anyone can say with any certainty at this juncture that what happened is illegal.”

Reporters, as instructed, asked Reid where he stood. “It’s a question that’s been asked 33 times in the last few hours,” he said. “And so, for the 34th time, I’m going to say the same thing: I’m going to wait.”

Flames!

Res Publica explains how he feels about the Senate Democrats

 I hate them so much, it, it the, it FLAMES, flames….FLAMES on the side of my face, breathing…breathing, heaving breaths….

(Click here to hear my commentary)

So to summarize:  For my birthday this year, the Democratic party got me another unlubricated fucking-over!  Thanks!  You guys are awesome, and I can’t wait to waste my vote on one of you choads in ’08!  Assholes. 

I mean really, what would it take?  W could declare martial law and select random LGF commentors to be Metropolitan Commanders for every city in America, and these cocks would want to wait for the investigation that’s not ever going to happen to be completed before they think about maybe having an opinion.  

Although I think it beyond obvious that Chimpy did in point of fact violate FISA, that’s really not the point.  The point is that he has publically stated that he doesn’t have to obey the law if he doesn’t find it convenient.  What is a dictator if not a chief executive who is bound by no laws?  The list of things it’s illegal for Americans to do gets longer and longer every day.  The list of stuff the President thinks he can do regardless of what the law says seems to be pretty long already.  This is not cute or funny any more.  This nation has become a very frightening place.  This is not a game.  Why can’t the Senate Democrats see that Chimpy and his GOP buddies have pretty much done every single thing that they’ve wanted to do since he first got elected.  This play-nice strategy the dems have pursued  has had no impact on the course of events whatsoever.  They tell us that they’re afraid they’ll lose their seats, but what they don’t get is that in the current political environment, their presence in DC doesn’t make any difference at all in terms of legislative outcomes.  The way the GOP leadership runs things, the Congress might as well be 100% Republican.  So, if the Dems won’t at least speak up and fight back, why should any of us care in the LEAST if they get relected or not?

Two thirds of Americans can see this guy for what he is: a complete turd.  Why won’t the Democrats stop saying that he’s really a gold nugget that just needs a little polishing?

Hat tip to Shakespeare’s Sister, Firedoglake, and Agitprop, three of the best blogs in this whole bloggy blogoswamp.