If Only They’d Show This Much Hatred Towards Islamic Terrorists…

Upon hearing the news that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts suffered a seizure today and was taken to the hospital, Democrats assumed their standard, hateful position…

Some of the posts from DU:

16. If there is a God, then he is not too young to become the right-hand maiden to Satan in the inner reaches of Hell.

37. May Roberts and every other Bu$hco appointed treasonous Bastardrot in hell for their interpretive abuse and misuse of OUR (WE THE PEOPLES), Constitution and Rights! NO SYMPATHY HERE! MAYBE EXXON OR ONE OF THE BIG CORPS WHO CARE LESS ABOUT OUR COUNTRY AND PEOPLE WILL SEND HIM SOME LILIES.

45. Fuck him; it wouldn’t bother me if that was a one way trip.

52. There are 300 million screwed Americans… and I can no longer ellicit concerns for those whom have helped to abbrogate the constitution. I refuse to “wish him well” or pretend I hope for an early recovery. In my heart of hearts, I pray he dies slowly by an STD that he could have avoided by the condom use he felt it was wrong to advocate for American youth.I hope that tonight, John Roberts confronts his mortality, and then, weighing himself, finds himself as wanting as I do…

And, as usual, this isn’t just some fringe element thinking… it’s mainstream thinking on the Left:

Wonkette: “Chief Justice John Roberts has died in his summer home in Maine. No, not really, but we know you have your fingers crossed.”

And CrooksandLiars…

20. “I hope he is unable to return and further destroy our nation. He must have been in the shower trying to get the dirt off of himself. He must know that it is in too deep and will take more than a shower for him to come clean.”

25. “I think it’s Karma for letting the criminal Republicans like Tom delay off the hook and giving Bush all the power.”

94. “i’m thinking bad thoughts. i’m wishing for bad things.”

107. “I’m very disappointed to hear that the state of Maine would let such a nasty fascist into their fine state!”

144. “Sympathy for him? Fuck no!

And Huffington Post…

“Well there is a God after all. This man was going to set this nation back 100 years with the type of conservatism activist Federalist law he practices. Let God’s will be done!!!!”

“Amen to that. A long stay away from the Court would be fine. I won’t lie,I wish him a long painful recovery. In fact, I’m not so sure I care if he recovers.”

Lets hope he is injured seriously. Chief Justice Roberts is a corupt right wing Bush lick ass criminal. Long after Bush is gone to find bar exam blog info, Roberts will be helping destroy everything that is, or was once good about America.”

Gotta love the party of peace and tolerance.

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Another Inconvenient Truth…

We’ve seen all this talk about Al Gore’s hypocrisy in preaching a green lifestyle, but not quite living up to one, himself. Well, now we see evidence that the 2000 Presidential Candidate might actually be an eccentric eco-freak. Caution, though, this source is as liberal as they come:

The 4,000-square-foot house is a model of environmental rectitude.

Geothermal heat pumps located in a central closet circulate water through pipes buried 300 feet deep in the ground where the temperature is a constant 67 degrees; the water heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer. Systems such as the one in this “eco-friendly” dwelling use about 25% of the electricity that traditional heating and cooling systems utilize.

A 25,000-gallon underground cistern collects rainwater gathered from roof runs; wastewater from sinks, toilets and showers goes into underground purifying tanks and is also funneled into the cistern. The water from the cistern is used to irrigate the landscaping surrounding the four-bedroom home. Plants and flowers native to the high prairie area blend the structure into the surrounding ecosystem.

Like I said, the 2000 Presidential candidate is pretty green.

Unfortunately for Al Gore, it’s the other 2000 Presidential candidate that gets the kudos here.

No, this is not the home of some eccentrically wealthy eco-freak trying to shame his fellow citizens into following the pristineness of his self-righteous example. And no, it is not the wilderness retreat of the Sierra Club or the Natural Resources Defense Council, a haven where tree-huggers plot political strategy.

This is President George W. Bush’s “Texas White House” outside the small town of Crawford.

Oops. Should we wait for a recount?

Now, I realize the rest of the article goes on to bash Bush as an enemy of the environment, but while Al Gore is talking the talk, President Bush is walking the walk… not just at home, but at work, too, where he’s issued an Executive Order to implement energy efficiency in federal office buildings.

Bush is actually doing something to reduce energy consumption… not merely pretending to offset his glutonous lifestyle, while preaching empty words to the masses for a buck. An inconvenient truth, indeed.

UPDATE:
Gore buys his “carbon credits” from… himself! (hat tip: Jonathan)

According to the newspaper’s report, Gore buys his carbon offsets throughGeneration Investment Management:

Gore helped found Generation Investment Management, through which he and others pay for offsets. The firm invests the money in solar, wind and other projects that reduce energy consumption around the globe…

Gore is chairman of the firm and, presumably, draws an income or will make money as its investments prosper. In other words, he “buys” his “carbon offsets” from himself, through a transaction designed to boost his own investments and return a profit to himself. To be blunt, Gore doesn’t buy “carbon offsets” through Generation Investment Management – he buys stocks.

And it is not clear at all that Gore’s stock purchases – excuse me, “carbon offsets” purchases – actually help reduce the use of carbon-based energy at all, while the gas lanterns and other carbon-based energy burners at his house continue to burn carbon-based fuels and pump carbon emissions – a/k/a/ “greenhouse gases” – into the atmosphere.

Not only that, but…

Carbon offsets are an “alternative to reducing one’s own fossil-fuel consumption” and yet “the actual amount of carbon reduction (if any) from an offset project is difficult to measure, largely unregulated, and vulnerable to misrepresentation.”

How convenient.

In a nutshell, Gore consumes large amounts of carbon-based electricity while he trumpets a growing “global warming” crisis that drives up the value of a gleim cia course like the ones in which he buys carbon offsets invests in their stocks.

So that’s what he means by “green“…

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Cheney Unhurt in Suicide Attack, Democrats Disappointed

Still don’t know if the attack was aimed at Cheney, specifically, but it sure looks like the Left is disappointed their allies missed.

Judging from these comments at the cesspool known as Democratic Underground, it’s clear we’re not on the same team.

23. Thank God Cheney was fine. I couldn’t deal with it if that man was made a martyr.

In fact I wish that the black hearted thug would stick around for the next 50 years so that he can see what the history books say about him, but that ain’t gonna happen.

and…

25. Cheney Unhurt; World Disappointed.

Of course, then there are the requisite comments stating that this is a manufactured story from the Bush administration to justify attacking Iran. Man, they’ve just got it all figured out.

UPDATE:
The hits keep on coming…

49. Oh dear
I hope he’s alright

 

UPDATE 2:
For those of you claiming I picked a few comments that don’t represent the Left, here are some more from other sites:

Huffington Post

DailyKos

It’s a sickness.

UPDATE 2:
It’s really sad when the only praise you can bestow upon liberals is that they weren’t as mean-spirited, vile and vulgar as some other Gleim EA reviews. It’s like praising Britney for not being quite as slutty as Paris…

UPDATE 3:
John found a liberal blogger who was happy Cheney was unhurt… only because if he had been, it would’ve hurt the Left politically!

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Tales From the Crypt

It was only a matter of time

The makers of a new documentary, to be aired for the first time at a news conference in New York Monday, claim that a tomb found in a Jerusalem cave 36 years ago belongs to none other than Jesus Christ.

And this isn’t just some off the wall no-name documentary being promoted by a random website. The producer is Hollywood elite, James Cameron (of The Terminatorand Titanic fame) and Time Magazine is now running the story like this:

Brace yourself. James Cameron, the man who brought you ‘The Titanic’ is back with another blockbuster. This time, the ship he’s sinking is Christianity.

In a new documentary, Producer Cameron and his director, Simcha Jacobovici, make the starting claim that Jesus wasn’t resurrected –the cornerstone of Christian faith– and that his burial cave was discovered near Jerusalem. And, get this, Jesus sired a son with Mary Magdelene.

No, it’s not a re-make of “The Da Vinci Codes’. It’s supposed to be true.

James Cameron is described as “only marginally religious.” So excuse me for being a bit skeptical about his take on Christianity. To say nothing of the fact they’re billingthis documentary as a film “where Indiana Jones and the Da Vinci Code come to life and change the way we look at the world.” Well, that’s one way to make somemoney.

I’m curious to see how they’re going to use DNA to prove that it’s Jesus. Do they already have some old Jesus DNA to baseline against? And I suppose this means the original disciples willingly died for a lie?

Besides, if some folks were going to perpetuate a “lie of Christianity” on the idea that the Savior died and rose from the grave, why would they put his body into a coffin next to his family for others to discover? Sort of reeks of obviousness.

This particular story is also not new, as the cave had been discovered in 1980. Seems like Christianity would’ve already been “titanic”-ed by now, with such a find. But it’s alive and well. In addition, even the Time article acknowledges the names inscribed were “common Jewish names”.

And according to an Israeli archeologist:

“At least three other ossuaries have been found inscribed with the name Jesus and countless others with Joseph and Mary,” he said.

Besides, Jesus was the son of a carpenter… hardly the kind of family that could afford a big crypt for the whole family.

“It is just not possible that a family who came from Galilee, as the New Testament tells us of Joseph and Mary, would be buried over several generations in Jerusalem.”

Let’s not forget another similar story from 2003 that turned out to be a complete hoax.

A stone box touted as the oldest archaeological evidence of Jesus is, in fact, a well-crafted fake, Israeli archaeological experts say.

The box, an object known as an ossuary, was said to have contained the bones of Jesus’ brother James.

Carved on one side is an inscription in the ancient language of Aramaic bearing the legend: “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus.”

Officials with Israel’s Antiques Authority announced Wednesday that while the box may date from the correct era, the inscription is a forgery added at a much later date.

The inscription appears new, written in modernity by someone attempting to reproduce ancient written characters,” the officials said in the statement.

So much for claiming there’s no war on Christianity. It’s been declared. War rages on.

UPDATE:
Bryan brings up a good point:

Cameron’s project looks like pseudoscience dressed up to swing away at the foundation of Christianity. Let’s see him try anything similar with the religion of peace. And then we might see just how fast he sinks into hiding.

Seems the pseudoscience is that latest liberal trend. And this isn’t simply a case of cartoons making fun of Jesus… this is an attempt to disprove the very foundation of Christianity. So it will be interesting to see if Christians worldwide will go out and riot,bomb and kill in response to this.

UPDATE 2:
Anchoress reminds us this is a standard “Easter season” kind of story.

UPDATE 3:
From the Discovery Channel’s press release:

Dr. Carney Matheson from the Paleo-DNA Laboratory at Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada, conducted a mitochondrial DNA analysis on microscopic bits of matter recovered from the “Jesus son of Joseph” and “Mariamene e Mara” ossuaries. The test genetically concludes that the two were not maternally related. Given that this was a family burial place reserved for spouses and blood relations, it is possible to deduce that they were a couple.

That’s it? That’s the evidence to prove all of Christianity is a lie?

They could’ve also deduced that given the commonality of the names, or the location of the tomb, or the cost of such a family crypt, that it was just another rich Jewish family who died a long time ago. But it looks like they found the evidence they wanted to find.

UPDATE 4:
CBS wastes no time jumping on this story to promote it as the end of Christianity.

Were Jesus Christ’s Bones Found In Tomb?
Documentary To Challenge Tenets Of Christianity, Claims DNA Identifies Remains Of Christ

An Oscar-winning director is about to challenge the most elemental tenets of Christianity in a documentary on The Discovery Channel, claiming thebones of Jesus Christ and his closest relatives were found in a Jerusalem tomb in 1980.

James Cameron’s documentary claims the bones of Jesus, his mother Mary, father Joseph, and Mary Magdalene — who some say was his wife — were found in the tomb.
[…]
Church officials have, predictably, dismissed the documentary’s claims as nonsensical and baseless.

Such objective reporting. Make the discovery look absolute and the criticism unfounded.

I wonder if Mary Mapes and Dan Rather will claim to have a fax copy of Jesus and Mary’s marriage license.

UDPATE 5:
The scholars respond.

In 1996, when the BBC aired a short documentary on the same subject, archaeologists challenged the claims. Amos Kloner, the first archaeologist to examine the site, said the idea fails to hold up by archaeological standards but makes for profitable television.
[…]
“How possible is it?” [Stephen] Pfann (biblical scholar at the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem) said. “On a scale of one through 10 _ 10 being completely possible _ it’s probably a one, maybe a one and a half.”

Pfann is even unsure that the name “Jesus” on the caskets was read correctly. He thinks it’s more likely the name “Hanun.”

“They just want to get money for it,” Kloner said.
[…]
Archaeologists also balk at the filmmaker’s claim that the James Ossuary _ the center of a famous antiquities fraud in Israel on LSAT blogs _ might have originated from the same cave. In 2005, Israel charged five suspects with forgery in connection with the infamous bone box.

And still no mass riots…

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