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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Pat 'Nut-Job' Robertson

Andy commented: If nobody watches the 700 Club, then it should be cancelled... I don't think it should be cancelled just by what Robertson said. With regard to Bill Maher, he says provocative stuff all the time, and as far as I know, he's still on HBO. I know ABC pulled his old show off regular TV when he said something provocative on there, but they did that because people were boycotting ABC because of what he said... That's the free market at work. :-)

Yeah, I actually don't care whether the '700 Club' is on the air or not. I'm not forced to watch it, and those who choose to watch Pat's nutty ramblings know exactly what they're getting. It's just that a wacky right wing political tool thinly disguised as 'Christian' television show is most unsettling and dangerous, especially when the dude at its helm starts advocating terrorism against sovereign nations. Pat recommended that the US kill the democratically elected president of Venezuela in the midst of our 'War On Terrorism.’ Duh.

This quote from Pat is awesome: "You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war. And I don't think any oil shipments will stop."

Yeah, that sounds real 'Christian.' I wonder what Jesus would have to say about that?

Andy also responded:'...if people are speaking their conscience, then I don't have a problem with them speaking out...'

So you must have no problems with Cindy Sheehan speaking out? Good, me neither.

But the crap that Robertson is spewing is serious business, and is just more fuel on the fires of terrorism. We all know Pat’s a nut job, but the rest of the world may not. His words will be used against us — not him. Chavez says he doesn’t even know who Pat is ("I don’t even know who that person is," said Chavez) but I’ll bet that now he knows, along with the rest of the world, that Pat is a former US presidential candidate and current wacko right wing political operative/preacher.

Venezuelan Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel was right on in saying the following: "It’s a huge hypocrisy to maintain this discourse against terrorism and, at the same time, in the heart of that country, there are entirely terrorist statements like those…" Robertson’s comments "reveal that religious fundamentalism is one of the great problems facing humanity in these times."


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