Monday, July 27, 2009

Matthew 7:1-2 More WTBN

Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged.

So Cal Thomas, America’s number one nationally syndicated columnist, is ranting about Jimmy Carter leaving the Southern Baptist church. Cal Thomas says: “Carter says the reason he’s leaving is that the Southern Baptists teach ‘subjugation’ of women to men. It teaches no such thing. What that denomination teaches is submission and it teaches, as did Paul, mutual submission.” Thomas goes on to say “He (Carter) is, frankly, pathetic.”

Carter’s ACTUAL words were: “Male religious leaders have had - and still have - an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter.”

You see, there is a difference between SAYING the Bible teaches the subjugation of women, and USING the Bible to subjugate women. Maybe Thomas would do well to consult a dictionary. It might limit his ugly misspeakings.

A quick snoop around Cal Thomas, America’s Number One nationally syndicated political columnist’s website reveals a very real reverence for Ronald Reagan.

Jimmy Carter is remembered for attempting to broker peace in the Middle East. Ronald (6) Wilson (6) Reagan (6) made a deal with...Iran to KEEP AMERICANS HOSTAGE until after the election in exchange for arms. Once elected he then went on to supply arms to Iraq in their war against Iran, thereby arming BOTH combatants in the same conflict. THAT IS WARMONGERING, which is EVIL. Upon leaving office Jimmy Carter devoted himself to building homes for poor people. Ronald Reagan accepted a two million dollar contract to endorse Toyota in Japan. Who do you suppose lives in Christ?

Carter was a peacemaker, Reagan was a warmonger; Carter left office and ministered to the poor; Reagan left office and made himself wealthy on earth. On which man would you roll the dice and follow into the hereafter, in the hope that he’ll be dwelling with Christ?

Not ‘Christian’ Cal Thomas, who reveres Reagan and reviles Carter.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Letter to Congress About Health Reform

I’m not sure why Congressman Bill Young is on the fence with a wait and see attitude about an issue that polls show an overwhelming majority of Americans strongly support--namely, some form of public health care. I’m 45, uninsured, and since I live just a couple miles from Bill’s Central Avenue office, maybe he can advise me where I should go in the event that I suffer a catastrophic illness.

I’d like to share a microcosm of the problem with you. I live in an apartment building on 5th Ave South in St. Petersburg. The building is managed by a Canadian couple who live on the premises. I have heard that they work illegally, but I don’t know any facts, and certainly am not making any allegations. However, what I can state as fact is that they treat me and my fellow American tenants like crap. They are rude, arrogant, nasty drunkards, and do not act like guests in a foreign country, but rather as though we are peons sojourning in theirs. I don’t know what their compensation package is with the owners of the building, but my rent pays into that, which they in turn send at least in part to Canada, and thereby harm our fragile economy by taking a job that could go to a capable American, while also in some measure exporting part of it north of the border. Yet once a year they both return home for a few weeks and have all their medical issues attended by their government provided health care, which is their right as Canadian citizens.

Last week, one of my neighbors was taken by ambulance to the hospital. She is having gall bladder problems, but because she doesn’t have insurance nor money to pay for it, she is not being given the treatment she needs. What is her recourse? To ask her friends and neighbors to pray for her. Is that how the so called ‘greatest nation on earth’ takes care of its own? That is absurd. With our rent and taxes she and I pay for Bill Young to have the finest health care anywhere, and provide our building managers with theirs, and yet we are offered NOTHING. How can you POSSIBLY say that everything is all right with the status quo?

I hear Americans mock Canada—they take care of their own. I hear Americans mock Cuba—they take care of their own. I hear Americans mock France—they take care of their own. We mock other countries as inferior, and thereby make a mockery of ourselves in the world. We look down our capitalist noses at poorer countries, and call them third world and developing. But if they provide better health care for themselves than we do, doesn’t that make us fourth world pond slime on the scale of nations?

Because of this crippled economy that we are currently suffering through, I now only work part time, and don’t make nearly what I used to, and therefore am not able to pay in taxes what I once did, and which I gladly would again. The idea of obtaining any kind of health coverage is preposterous at this time and place. The adage ‘those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it,’ seems to be an appropriate reference here. In looking over Bill Young’s voting record, I see that he voted for the Gramm Leach Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999. That bill repealed provisions of the Glass Steagall Act of 1933, which created the FDIC and imposed regulations on the banking industry, prohibiting banks from putting their depositors’ holdings at risk by investing in the market, in response to the causes of the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the resulting Depression. The Gramm Leach Bliley Act was clearly one of the centerpiece efforts of the twelve year Republican congress, and the current economy is partially the harvest of what proved to be a devastating piece of legislation. Why they thought that recreating the climate in the financial sector that led to the stock market crash of 29 and the resulting depression would have a different outcome is beyond me. They probably didn’t.

I have only given Mr. Young’s voting record a cursory look, but it seems at first blush that he often votes in concert with the partisan line. Since the Republicans have demonstrated, by actions, that they are more interested taking us backward into difficult times rather than forward into better, I would at least ask that Mr. Young, when presented with drastically needed health care reform legislation, not be an obstructionist as many of his Republican colleagues are demonstrating themselves to be during this session of congress.

My neighbor and I are not isolated cases; nor or we merely hundred or thousands: we are representative of millions upon millions, whose ranks are swelling by millions more as downsizing, layoffs and benefit cutbacks continue across the country. Republicans in congress have already seen to it that a reenactment of the Great Depression is somehow in America’s best interest; please don’t tell me also that soliciting prayers from loved ones and death are my two alternatives to medical treatment should I fall ill in ‘the greatest nation on earth.’


Robert Charest

WTBN on Global Warming -- Revelation 16:8-9

‘And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.’ Revelation 16-8-9

So Bill Bunkley is a global warming scoffer, eh? Even with disintegrating ice shelves and the vanishing ozone; even with the palm trees growing out the top of Mount Kilimanjaro? According to Bunkley, the ‘cooling trend’ of the last seven or eight years proves it. But isn’t relying on evidence of a cooling trend for your position relying on the very science that loudly proclaims global warming to be incontrovertible truth? If God himself told you it was real, and that you were spouting a falsehood, would you still politely dissent?

Bunkley’s basing his absurd position on a few supposed years of cooling is like some dum dum surviving the first half of a hurricane and declaring it to be over. This is only the eye! the truthsayer cries. There is more to come, and soon!

Bah, Bunkly scoffs. Hurricanes consist of high winds and heavy rains, and all is calm right now. We can’t be in the middle of one…..

Monday, July 13, 2009

WTBN Feed The Children

So I tune in WTBN this evening to hear Bill Carl interviewing Tony of Feed The Children. A worthy cause? Absolutely. The best. But there during one of the breaks I hear one of the wackjob Michael Medved’s ranting attacks on Obama.

I immediately recalled something he said last week that I wanted to comment on but never did, and now cannot resist, the irony being simply too stunning and outrageous not to point out.

Last week Medved was on WTBN ranting about Seattle’s federally funded Summer Sack Lunch program, where any child up to eighteen can pick up a free breakfast or lunch. Medved calls claims of improved academic performance ‘unsubstantiated,’ and complains that the food goes even to kids who loaf on street corners and in parks, and encourages both dependence and helplessness.

Should the government not feed the children? Is the money better spent otherwise? Does Medved think that the price of that government funded peanut butter sandwich would be better spent paying for another Wall Street bailout? Calculated at four sandwiches on the dollar, if we cut out 2.8 trillion peanut butter sandwiches from the budget we could fund another banking bailout. And to posit as unsubstantiated that a well-fed mind is more readily educated than a half starved one is STUPID, and anyone who thinks that requires some scientific proof is STUPID. Have you not read how Esau sold his birthright to Jacob because he was HUNGRY, and how later in life Jacob sent his sons into Egypt to buy corn because the famine had made them HUNGRY? Yeesh. Maybe Medved should start using his show to put forth an idea that people simply not give their children food from the moment they’re delivered from the womb, so that they not form a dependence on the stuff. He could even back such an idiotic proposition with a quote from the Bible by saying that man does not live by bread alone.

You should all be thankful that God doesn’t use Medved as a paradigm of mercy; otherwise He’d punish everyone without sparing the good.

So what exactly is WTBN’s position on this issue? Should we feed the children, or not? Last week it's no, this week it's yes. And why exactly is that hatemongering, right wing, idealogue spewing fool Medved polluting airwaves that are supposed to be devoted to our Lord Jesus Christ?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Publix and Sembler are gangbanging downtown St Petersburg

Publix and Sembler are fleecing downtown St. Petersburg.

On Thursday August 13 I went downtown to Publix, stopped in for a couple items, then walked over to Starbucks for coffee. I had done the same thing several times in recent weeks. When I got back just after ten my vehicle had been towed by Sembler, the landlord.

The tow cost 120 dollars, cash only. I had to forgive a small debt and pay some gas to a friend, bringing the actual cost to 150. And what price the monstrous aggravation? After several emails and phone calls, I was recompensed with two fifty dollar gas cards. Hmm, one hundred dollars when I’m out 150. I’ll bet they thought I was satisfied with that, and that they probably made me happy.

Those came in the mail Saturday morning, August 22. When I got home from work that night my neighbor came over and told me that I wasn’t going to believe it, but his coworker, a friend that I used to work with, had gotten towed from the Publix downtown parking lot the night before. I spoke with her today. She went to Publix, picked up a birthday card, walked to her friend’s house a block away to drop it off at a party, got back to the store half an hour later and had been towed. She said she noticed guys in lawn chairs that seemed to be eyeballing the parking lot.


I was told by store manager Shannon Prodey that they were taking fifty cars a week, my friend was told it was 400 a month. At 120 cash only per tow, that is between 25 and 50 thousand dollars a month. Upward half a million a year in vanishing cash. This is an EVIL ENTERPRISE. You have a lot of balls calling yourself PUBLIX, then running our purses through your Greenwise juicers! You want the economy to recover then you fucking kick it while it’s down. You want downtown to thrive then drive everyone away. What a crap disservice to society. Are you going to wait until some gets RAPED in more than their wallet before you understand the magnitude of the problem you’re creating? Do you wonder if someone already has?

Publix and Sembler, two multi-billion dollar companies, running this wicked, shit nasty racket on the public.

How do you greedy pricks justify yourselves when you lay down in bed?

Here is a list of corporate names at Publix. The email addresses is I'm sure any other name you come across is likely the same.

Carol Jenkins Barnett
Hoyt Barnett
Jane Finley
Charles Jenkins
William Crenshaw
Todd Jones
Randall Jones
Allan Romano
Nick Collins
Sue Ward
Karen Bivens
David Phillips
Laurie Douglas
John Attaway
Maria Sastre
Kelly Norton
E Vane McClurg
Howard Jenkins
Sherrill Hudson
Joan Buccino
Maria Brous
Teresa Olinger

Sembler does their email addresses exactly the same way.

Here's a couple names there.

Lilly Crane (a particularly rude shrew)
Hank Thomas
Lily Heimburger

Here is the letter I sent to Publix and the manager’s response.

My Nightmare at Publix store 00028.

My name is Bob Charest. I shop at Publix regularly, and by that I mean at least once and more often twice a week. I sometimes visit the store in Pasadena, the new store on 66th near Tyrone, and your store, depending on the convenience of the moment. I sent an email about this matter to the Publix online contact form, but received no reply.

Lately I’ve been visiting your store about once a week, and it’s developed into a little routine. I arrive in the early evening, stop in the store for a whatever things I need, then leave my car in the parking lot and walk over to Starbucks. Not that it matters anything, but I write books, and when I go to Starbucks I sit for a while and edit manuscript. Depending on how involved I become in my work, I can be there for a couple of hours, which is why I always stop in Publix first.

On Thursday, August 13, I went to Publix, then to Starbucks, then returned to the store shortly after ten to find my truck gone. I know the store had only just closed, because one of your employees was gathering up the last shopping carts from the parking lot, and he buzzed the door and the manager was still there and got the number for Sembler for me. I also noticed that there was NO sign in the entrance warning customers about the dangers of leaving a car in the lot for more than fifteen minutes. Was Sembler stalking the parking lot, or did Publix call and report a wallet ripe to be run through the Greenwise juice machine? If there was a major event, like first Friday, that would be understandable, but the parking lot was half empty when I pulled in, and there were only five cars there when I returned to it, so I wasn’t interfering with ANYONE or ANYTHING and was inconveniencing NO ONE. The law was being applied for the sole purpose of shaking out my wallet, simple and plain. And if I ran your business, I’d be more than happy to let a customer park there and wander around downtown. In fact, I’d find a way to encourage it in such a way to increase revenue.

In anticipation of your defense that Sembler owns the property, and you have nothing to do with their handling of it, which is what the manager told me on the night of the 13th, a little snoop around the internet reveals that Sembler and Publix have a rather extensive business relationship dating back at least to the eighties. Sembler owns Publix stores at Bayside Lakes, in Palm Bay, FL, on Mulberry Lane in The Villages, FL, a building in Land O Lakes, Lenox Marketplace in Atlanta, as well as these Publix locations found at the Sembler website: Piedmont, Acworth, Charleston, Powder Spring, River Crossing, Seven Hills, Ponte Vedra, Deltona, St. Cloud, Palm Valley, Shakerag.etcetera. And here’s a couple quotes found online. The Sembler Company opened four Publix shopping centers in Atlanta and Georgia in 1999. And from an August 1, 2000 article “Sembler adapts very well to our changes," says James Leckey, Publix director of real estate in Lakeland, Fla. With an extensive business relationship dating back many years and involving many stores, you cannot tell me that the issue of towing from Publix parking lots has not come up between the two companies. So Publix is either getting a cut, either directly or in the form of an adjusted rent, or is turning a blind eye. I know enough about business that if you insisted they not remove cars from your lot for risk of offending your customers, they wouldn’t.

Let’s do a little math. Publix reports income of 23-25 billion a year. Last year they paid 500 million for 49 Albertsons stores. Sembler likewise is a multi billion dollar company. Bob works in a restaurant on the beach. Due to the combination of this crippled economy and it being off season for tourism, I’ve been scaled back to three shifts a week, and the restaurant is slow. This week, ending yesterday, Saturday August 15, my three shifts yielded 56, 73 and 45 dollars (which includes my hourly pay), for a total of 174 dollars. The tow itself cost 120 dollars, but that was only the beginning of my expense. In order to retrieve my vehicle I had to call a friend, and in order to get him to come out that late on a work night I had to forgive a debt of twenty dollars he owed me, and to give him ten dollars for gas. Add the twenty I spent at Publix and a couple dollars at Starbucks and my seemingly innocent trip to your store cost me almost to the penny exactly what I made last week. And that’s before you put a price on my time you wasted and the AGGRAVATION, both retrieving my vehicle and writing this letter.

If you think I any way lie or exaggerate, I was also in your store on July 15 and July 23rd, both times stopping in Publix, leaving my car in the lot then walking over to Starbucks. I can prove it. On July 15th I stopped in the store picked up a few things and inquired about the in flier coupon for ten dollars off the BP and Shells 50 dollar gift cards. I’m sure you remember that. It was the last day of the offer. You were out of stock, and I was given a rain check that expired on Thursday July 23rd, which I thought was odd. A couple days later my neighbor and I were talking about it, and he showed me the rain check he received from the new 66th Street store. It was the actual coupon from the circular with the store name and address stamped on it, with ‘no expiration’ hand written in the margin. I happened to be downtown on July 23rd, and stopped at your store for a couple of things on my way to Starbucks. I also tried to redeem my raincheck. I was told that the coupon had turned into a company fiasco, that you had not gotten any more gift cards in stock, and that ‘sorry,’ but the rain checks were not being extended by your store. And when I explained about the rain check I had seen from the other store, I was told that the store managers had been instructed to choose how to handle it on an individual basis. The reason I know exactly how you handled that ordeal is because I was THERE on the 15th to get a rain check, and THERE AGAIN on the 23rd to find out that it was worthless.

Let’s do a little more math. I moved to Florida in October of 2003. Let’s pick a number, twenty five dollars a week (conservatively speaking) that I spend at Publix and multiply it. That’s 1300 hundred dollars a year, times five and half years is over 7000 dollars. If I never set foot in Publix again, you do that math.

I used to work at Shells on St Pete Beach. Between the restaurant, the hotels, the nearby bars and the beach, monitoring the parking lots was an enormous headache. One evening they inadvertently towed a car belonging to people who were dining at Shells. Naturally, they were furious. The manager bent over backwards apologizing, their car was returned within half an hour, their check was comped and they were treated to drinks at the bar while they waited. You or Sembler should reimburse me at least the 150 dollars the whole crappy episode cost me, and one billion dollar company blaming another billion dollar company is not going to evoke any understanding or sympathy on my end.

And if you choose to do nothing thereby saying you don’t give a crap about my business and somehow justify screwing me, I’ll never be able to shop at Publix again, not only because I’ll hate the place, but because I’ll be afraid to park my car for fear that it will be gone when I come out of the store. Then from now on whenever you see a smiling ad proclaiming Publix to be a friendly, neighborhood, service oriented place to shop, know that the ad is a patent lie. And the next time you hear it said ‘do unto others as you would have done unto you,’ know that you don’t.

If you do happen to decide to address this, I’d prefer it be done by email.


Manager Shannon Prodey’s response

I spoke with Shannon Prodey about the matter. I’m assuming that, anyway. That’s the name on my receipt from the University Village Publix and a woman named Shannon called me on Monday. I’ll be honest, I was not only dissatisfied with our conversation, but offended.

At one point in our conversation I mentioned the BP Shell gas card ten dollar coupon from the second week of July. I mentioned it only as a way of proving that I had been shopping in her very store on July 15 and again on July 23. She went off on some tangent about vendors not honoring 7.95 and 8.95 rebates and blah, blah, blah. Why do I even care about that? I got a rain check for two gift cards, then found out that the rain check was never going to be honored anyway, so why is she babbling to me about that business nonsense about gift cards I never got when I’m concerned about the hundred and fifty bucks your parking lot cost me?

Now here’s the part that blew my mind. She said, and I quote: “I have the cash here in the store, and I could reimburse you today, but I’m not going to. The point is that Publix and Sembler haven’t yet figured out how to control the parking lot.”

What? Are you kidding me? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Do you have any clue how offensive that sounded? She all but said: “Nyeah, nyeah, nyeah, nyeah, nyeah.” She also said she didn’t want to get off the phone with me being dissatisfied. How on earth is that possible without giving me money?

When she should have been reimbursing me for the tow with a profuse apology, and a couple gift cards to show how valued I am, she instead gave me Lily at Sembler’s number and told me to take it up with her. She then told me the district manager would be calling me. No one ever did. I told her I preferred to communicate via email. She never wrote back. I sent a second email to the Publix contact form. No response.

I’ve always enjoyed shopping at Publix, and I’ve spent thousands of dollars there since I moved to Florida in 2003, but wow. This last experience was way overpriced, extraordinarily inconvenient and left an obscenely bad taste in my mouth.

An email I sent to the form that received no response.

I appreciate your calling me today about my vehicle being towed, I guess. I thought I’d give you an analogy to mull over. I explained that I work in the restaurant business. What if you came to my restaurant for dinner one evening, afterwards walked a couple blocks down for ice cream, then came back to find your car had been towed. And what if, when you brought it up to me, I told you that it was a recurring problem at my location that I was well aware of, and that I had the cash on hand and could reimburse you on the spot, but wasn’t going to, and instead gave you the number of the people responsible for the tow and told you to take it up with them? Would you come back to my restaurant? Would you tell your friends? Would you care that I was well aware of the problem and had never properly addressed it?

And for what it’s worth, I hate speaking on the phone, and do so as little as possible, and use net10, which is a pay per minute cell plan, so factoring in my conversation with you this afternoon, the total cost of that tow now stands at 153 dollars.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

WTBN Proverbs 6:16-19

‘These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.’ Proverbs 6:16-19

WTBN broadcasts a couple of preachers whose passionate eloquence and understanding make for such enjoyable listening, then you make it rain inside the church by handing the microphone to a fool with his sociopolitical agenda. This morning I heard someone from on WTBN, I think the name was David Aiken, criticizing Obama soliciting a question at a news conference from a blogger. Aiken took exception that the blogger was not an accredited reporter, and that he lobbed Obama a softball of a question.

Maybe WTBN should get its facts straight before allowing fools to spew nonsense over the airwaves. The question was about the Iranian election, and asked on behalf of an Iranian by Nico Pitney, who reports for Obama specifically sought a question from him because the vast majority information coming out of Iran at the time was leaking via the internet, which was why an internet reporter was sought out. The question Mr. Pitney asked on behalf of an Iranian was this: “Under which conditions would you accept the election of Ahmadinejad, and if you do accept it without any significant changes in the conditions there, isn’t that a betrayal of what the demonstrators there are working towards?” If you watched any discussion of this specific question, by all accounts, from mainstream media and right wingnuttia critics alike, it was a most valid question, deserving of both the asking and the answering, and in no way the ‘softball’ as the fool on WTBN described it.

As to Mr. Pitney not being an accredited reporter, you seem to be out of touch with the way the world is changing around us. The Denver Rocky Mountain News couldn’t send a reporter, because after endorsing George Bush and his cronies in 2000 and 2004, their chosen politicians raided the national coffers and brought about the economic disaster we are now suffering with, and the newspaper closed. So have many others across the country, and that is in part why websites are more and more becoming viable news outlets. Just so ya know.

As to a reporter lobbing a softball to President Obama, perhaps you’ve forgotten about Jeff Gannon, the phony conservative columnist who was given press credentials by the Bush administration for a couple of years. He was planted by George Bush antichrist (see above: the proud look, the lying tongue, the hands bathed with innocent blood, the heart devising wickedness, the swift feet, the false witness and the discord) to ask pre-written questions designed to lead the dialogue where Bush wanted it to go. Gannon was exposed as a fraud when his lack of any journalistic background came to light. But he was indeed a softball pitcher. And if you go read a bit about him, you'll see he is a catcher too.

In this do you spread lies and sow discord, in that someone who heard that fool and didn’t know the facts would believe a lie about President Obama, because a Christian radio station wouldn’t dare to propagate a lie....

I went to, briefly. I only browsed for a few moments but was treated to an ad with a pretty blonde modeling a tee shirt, with a logo that reads: I’D RATHER BE WATERBOARDING. That is a truly vile, despicable sentiment, but I guess at this point I shouldn’t be surprised at the hypocrisy of people who claim Christ as their Lord, but who ignore His teaching to pray for your enemies, and instead sell tee shirts that advocate the torture of strangers.

So now we know that WTBN’s family and their sponsors call gold ‘king’ on the Albert Mohler show, sell Bibles read by pedophiles at Focus on the Family’s store, and peddle tee shirts advocating torture. This is what I’ve only stumbled across. I wonder what else I might find if I actually dug around a bit. Maybe I will.

Do you people truly love Christ, or do you just call yourselves Christians as a shield, behind which you are free to act with impunity, doing whatever you like in the name of God?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

WTBN Michael Medved Response, June 30, 2009

‘Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.’ Matthew 23:24

So I just heard Michael Medved on WTBN attacking the Democratic party, calling out one woman for stating her preference to be called Elizabeth instead of Liz, and another for her preference to be addressed as Senator instead of Ma’am. Medved’s point in attacking these women was to vilify the Democratic party, specifically by pointing out these two women’s 'love' of titles.

Whoever at your station made the decision to broadcast that drivel should be ashamed and EMBARRASSED; and that you find such nonsense in some way relevant to Christian radio is downright silly. I tune in to hear about the Lord and am subjected to that crap? (If you ask me nicely I can point you to a website that published photos of Hillary Clinton wearing white before Memorial Day. Ladies, it’s fashion suicide! I mean shocking!)

Do you all have your heads plugged so deep in the sand that you haven’t seen the news lately? That ridiculous hypocrite REPUBLICAN South Carolina governor Sanford went derelict in his duties and spent taxpayer money to fly to Argentina to cheat on his wife, then arrogantly LIED to everyone about his whereabouts, then LIED about how many times he’d seen his mistress, then acknowledged the fact that he’s also approached other women. Now he’s talking about God’s law and quoting the Bible in begging forgiveness for his sin. Shouldn’t he be held to his own standard, when he was among the loudest critical voices calling on President Clinton to resign over the Lewinski affair? And if you don’t know about liars, once found out lying about one thing, it pretty surely follows that they lie about EVERYTHING.

You want to talk about lovers of titles? How about wingnut ‘Christian’ author and child psychologist Dr. James Dobson and his weirdo sikekick Tom Minnery, Vice President of Public Policy—let me catch my breath before I can continue--two hypocrites who denounce pedophilia then condone pedophiles reading Bibles for their company. Those sanctimonious nutjobs who rant about pornography burning permanent images in people’s minds, but have no problem with Focus on the Family searing the Spanish version of the Bible into people’s memories with the voice of a pedophile. Trust me, if you listen to someone read the entire Bible to you, you never forget that voice. And if you later find out that it was a pedophile, well that's not a very nice thing for Dr. Dobson's company to do to someone's psyche, now is it.

The devil can walk into a church on Sunday morning, ascend the pulpit, paste a smile on his face and read the Bible to the congregation. He’s still the Devil. So is it that Republicans can call themselves Christians, and the party of family values, but are still Republicans, who at their core are mostly self-serving, self-righteous, greedy, lying hypocrites, and in many cases, just plain mentally ill. And yet you somehow think these are the politicians Christ would endorse. Very odd indeed.

If the people who espouse your views hate liberals--and they do--and Jesus Christ is a liberal--and he is--how then can you love Christ?