Friday, June 10, 2011

One part Bible, one part Constitution, 3 parts crazy

I love Conservatives.  Not really, but I do love it when they wrap themselves in the flag, set their heads down on the ten commandments, wallpaper their homes in pages from the Bible, and use reprints of the Constitution for place mats.  Whether it’s Bachmann telling us how the founding fathers fought to end slavery, Santorum telling us gay marriage will lead to man on dog sex, John Boehner mistaking the Declaration of Independence for the preamble of the Constitution, and Palin told us to go back to what our founders and our founding documents meant -- they're quite clear -- that we would create law based on the God of the bible and the ten commandments, and then there’s Herman Insane in the Cane.  Check out this from the latest Conservative darling during an interview with Lord Beck of Moronistan:
CAIN: The exact language was when I was asked, “would you be comfortable with a Muslim in your cabinet?” And I said, “no, I would not be comfortable.” I didn’t say I wouldn’t appoint one because if they can prove to me that they’re putting the Constitution of the United States first then they would be a candidate just like everybody else. My entire career, I’ve hired good people, great people, regardless of their religious orientation.
BECK: So wait a minute. Are you saying that Muslims have to prove their, that there has to be some loyalty proof?
CAIN: Yes, to the Constitution of the United States of America.
BECK: Would you do that to a Catholic or would you do that to a Mormon?
CAIN: Nope, I wouldn’t. Because there is a greater dangerous part of the Muslim faith than there is in these other religions. I know that there are some Muslims who talk about, “but we are a peaceful religion.” And I’m sure that there are some peace-loving Muslims.
Obviously the Constitutionally challenged Cain must have forgotten Article VI of the Constitution:
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
Yep Cain fits right in with the Republicants.
Captain Bligh, Commander Queeg, and now presidential candidate Newt Gingrich in the list of infamous mutinies in fiction and fact.  Apparently, Mr. Gingrich and Calista thought it was a good idea to visit the Greek Islands when a campaign was launched.  Hope you enjoyed the Souvlaki on Santorini because your campaign just got skewered.  Secondly, hasn’t Greece suffered enough?
So much for that Hamas-Fatah reunification in the name of peace.  Both Israeli security forces and Fatah forces have been arresting Hamas operatives in the Fatah-controlled West Bank.  At least 8 possible terrorists have been arrested in the last two weeks.  Looks like Netanyahu won’t have to worry about the Obama peace plan because Hamas has no intention of meeting its commitments.
So Alabama is threatening Arizona’s position as the nation’s most xenophobic, backwards, and ignorant state.  Its governor signed a new anti-immigration bill that even exceeds some of the more draconian elements of the Arizona Bill.  The same elements that were ruled unconstitutional meaning the Alabama law is headed for the same fate.  Footnote: mostly white legislators need to stop saying that these immigrants are taking away jobs from native born Americans.   Are some uneducated, those without a high school diploma, native born Americans losing out on jobs?  Probably.  But there is no denying the economic gain the nation gets from immigrant labor.  But it’s a lot easier to pick on the weak.
Here is the funny thing about cheap undocumented labor from an economic perspective.  Republicans are typically anti-immigrant and anti-union, while being pro-business and pro-security.  The problem is the pro-business side wants low labor costs to improve business profits and the pro-security anti-union side gets them in bed with the unions.  Immigrant labor drives down costs.  What’s a poor Republican to do?

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