Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Ironist of the year awards...

Is that even a word? Well most ironic moment/person seems to me to be a clean sweep for born-again Christian Pat Robertson who has suggested on television that the Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez should be assassinated. Now there are two key points I wanted to make on the subject:

1) Check your bible Pat. Mine says "THOU SHALT NOT KILL". In fact I seem to recall those words were engraved on a big stone tablet. Don't recall God putting an asterisk at the end and a footnote "*thou shalt not kill Americans, Venezuelans are fair game".

2) The BBC article, linked above, has a wonderful concluding line: "Venezuela is the fifth-largest oil exporter and a major supplier of oil to the United States. ". I'll leave Cru-blog readers to figure out why that information might be relevant to the story.

Anyway while we're conducting the day's round-up of noxious perpetrated by persons of a religious persuasion here's a nice one from Japan. Nice in the sense of vile.

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