When the 700 Club Meets the Sopranos
Now, I've watched American Yahoo Pat "God wants you to give me more money" Robertson for years. I love tuning into the 700 Club on TV and seeing what unreasonable thing these folks want to do with our America. I've told friends and family, like some modern day Cassandra, that these folks, led by the little Theocrat himself, have money, political clout, and that they want to destroy the Land of the Free. If they were in charge, I would be frog-marched to the front of the line and executed because I listen to punk rock, heavy metal, hip-hop and, worst of all, I disagree with them. But my family and friends didn't listen. Especially the conservative ones. "Patrick," they'd say, "you're being silly. Pat Robertson wouldn't say we need to kill all the Palestinians. He wouldn't say that you're going to Hell and are a traitor. He wouldn't say that the best thing that could happen to the US State Department (where my Uncle worked) would be to fire nuclear (nukyular) weapons at Foggy Bottom. He's just a preacher, he wouldn't say things like that." Felt like I was taking crazy pills.
So maybe I'm taking a few victory laps around the park cause ol' Patty got his hand caught in the Fatwah jar. Suddenly, my Dad is very interested in what ol' Patty has gone around spouting off.
So I've been looking for a neat little bloggy style roundup of all the threatening, "they don't like me so let's kill the heathens" quotes from our new ultra-right wing poster boy, Patty "Let God Sort 'em Out" Robertson. Wouldn't you know who shows up with a bevy of citiations but Slate.
Once again, for the win.