Best "tweet" of the day

But it's still early.

Climate, weather? Ask Weir or Tillis

When people speak of North Carolina, the word "moderate" or "moderation" comes to mind. For those seeking to move here and are looking at specific qualities in addition to good schools, roads and the closeness of the beach and mountains, real estate agents in particular will note the "moderate climate"; a good selling point for those wishing to escape cold and harsh winters or boiling summers. Lately, I've come to associate "climate" with rube politicans; of which many reside and or represent urban areas of our state and nation. We are also blessed with bandwidth, pseudo meterologists and politicians; where either a link and or program is only one second away from the next, biblically speaking, climate revelation.

What does god have to say about income inequality?

A sermon worth hearing. Please speed along to the 3:30 mark, if you must. This one is for you, Paul Stam and Pat McCrory.

What God do these people claim to believe in?

1 John 3:17-18

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.


So, after the deplorable acts of recklessness of this week, do "our" demonstratively heartless Governor and his rich, freedom-fried buddies in the NC House and Senate claim to be Christian? Can they do something in the interests of the people of North Carolina they are supposedly "serving?" All I've seen them do for their fellow man is to limit and deny care to the sick and the poor.

All kinds of crazy

In case you missed it, the N&O is reporting that the next official end of the world as we know it will be on May 22, 2011. That's when today's current cult of Christian crazies believes the Big Guy will return to earth to harvest true believers in advance of the entire planet being engulfed in the cleansing fires of heaven.

To my way of thinking, this belief is no more or less insane than a host of other beliefs, including the belief that homosexuality is a sin or that god has a sweet spot in her heart for America, the world's undisputed king of arms dealing. If you are a politician using your religious beliefs as a justification for your policy positions, you are exactly as daft as the lunatic in this photo.

After dark

I like god as much as the next guy, but you have to admit, religion does attract a good amount of crazy. So when a candidate tells me he or she depends on god to help make policy decisions, you'll forgive me if I get a little nervous. Have all the morality you want, but would you please keep your god out of my public policy? I'd be ever so appreciative.

Open thread

Just in case you had any doubts that Jesus is a gung-ho promoter of American military might, you'll be happy to know that a manufacturer of sights used on Marine and Army weapons inscribes the equipment they sell to the military with Bible verses. Good god.

Open thread: Sarah Palin part of god's plan?

The word is out that John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate as part of god's plan. Holy mackerel.

When god's on your side ...

When god's on your side, you never have to worry about your own place in heaven.

Chris Broughton, the man who brought an assault rifle and a handgun to the Obama event in Arizona last week, attended a fiery anti-Obama sermon the day before the event, in which Pastor Steven Anderson said he was going to "pray for Barack Obama to die and go to hell", Anderson confirmed to TPMmuckraker today.

"I don't obey Barack Obama. And I'd like Barack Obama to melt like a snail tonight," Anderson said in the sermon.


Dear god

Thanks for the nice Sunday morning. Things were going along pretty well until one of your zealots complained that I didn't capitalize your name in something I posted. So give it to me straight: do you even care?

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