Ever notice how Americans are so rarely boiling baby goats in pots full of their mothers' milk? There's a reason for that, and it's called The Ten Commandments. You know the Ten Commandments; that's the document on which the United States (and all of Western Civilization for that matter) was founded, I think. Anyway, that's what Rep. Paul Broun says, and I see no reason to distrust him. He is a Christian, after all.
So, seeing as how the Ten Commandments "have been part of the Nation's basic cultural fabric" and are "understood as an elemental source for United States law" and "have become a recognized symbol of law in the Nation's culture," we might as well pass a law making it legally binding that we set aside a weekend for all Americans to bow down before their graven image…
Resolved, That the House of Representatives –
(1) supports the designation of Ten Commandments Weekend;
(2) celebrates the significant role the Ten Commandments have played in the development of significant public and private institutions of the United States; and
(3) encourages citizens of all faiths and religious persuasions to reflect on the important impact that the Ten Commandments have had on the people and national character of the United States.
See that? This is not just a law for Christians and Jews. It's a law for everybody. Everybody is free to "reflect on the important impact" of Judeo-Christian belief, regardless of the evil heathen lie you swallowed whole from the Devil's very anus.
How very inclusive of Broun. He's such a good Christian, isn't he?
(via Chris Rodda)
Tags: Bill of Rights, Christianity, Constitution, Georgia, House of Representatives, Jewish, Paul Broun, Religion, The Bible
Can't… resist… must… post… crazy man's… press release… about… health care bill…
U.S. Representative Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) released the following statement [...]: "I don't know if we should be insulted or humored at the President's feeble attempts to incorporate Republican ideas into his latest health care proposal. Snookie, from the Jersey Shore, has more substance than President Obama's offer.
"Instead of listening to the American people, the President has once again demonstrated his arrogance and ignorance about what the nation expects from its leaders. This is "The Situation," Mr. President: the American people do not want unconstitutional mandates and job-killing tax increases [etc etc]."
Point one: It's Snooki.
Point two: If Paul Broun really wanted to use Jersey Shore to pick a fight with the president, he'd man up, get drunk, punch a wall, cry a little, make out with Obama in a hot tub and forget the whole thing in the morning.
Tags: Barack Obama, Health Care, New Jersey, Paul Broun, Republicans
Four House Republicans woke up yesterday and said to themselves, "You know what's wrong with America? There might be a Muslim in the next room right now." Remarkably, this thought coincided with the publication of Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America, an "explosive" book for which a House Republican — North Carolina's Sue Myrick — wrote the forward. See where this is going?
Yep, these footsoldiers in the war on terror have called for investigations into the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), because it's got Muslims palling around with Americans and vice versa all the time, and in professional circles, that's known as spying…
[Reps. Sue Myrick of North Carolina, Trent Franks of Arizona, Paul Broun of Georgia and John Shadegg of Arizona] on Wednesday accused the nation's largest Muslim advocacy group of trying to "infiltrate" Capitol Hill by placing interns in the offices of lawmakers who handle national security issues.
Exactly as it's written in Muslim Mafia, the result of an "explosive" undercover investigation: the author's son grew a beard, got an internship with CAIR and stole a bunch of their paperwork. That's one intern spy right there! There must be more, and they must be up to something…
While the Republicans said they did not know of specific legislation that CAIR had affected, Franks, a Judiciary Committee member, said he wouldn’t be surprised if it was trying to amend the Patriot Act.
Oh no, that wouldn't be surprising at all.
The real shocker would be if it turns out interns are actually capable of affecting legislation.
Tags: Council on American-Islamic Relations, Islam, John Shadegg, Paul Broun, Republicans, Sue Myrick, Trent Franks
The Republicans have been getting a lot of shit lately for having no ideas that don't begin and end with the word "No!" to the table. But that's not completely true.
Like, look at this resolution introduced by Georgia's Rep. Paul Broun…
H. Con. Res. 121: Encouraging the President to designate 2010 as "The National Year of the Bible"…
Whereas the Bible has had a profound impact in shaping America into a great Nation;
Whereas deep religious beliefs stemming from the Old and New Testament of the Bible have inspired Americans from all walks of life, especially the early settlers, whose faith, spiritual courage, and moral strength enabled them to endure intense hardships in this new land…
Whereas 2010 is an appropriate year to designate as ‘The National Year of the Bible’: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the President is encouraged–
(1) to designate an appropriate year as ‘The National Year of the Bible’; and
(2) to issue a proclamation calling upon citizens of all faiths to rediscover and apply the priceless, timeless message of the Holy Scripture which has profoundly influenced and shaped the United States and its great democratic form of Government, as well as its rich spiritual heritage, and which has unified, healed, and strengthened its people for over 200 years.
I'll tell you, it's about time somebody in the U.S. government start paying a little attention to that much put-upon minority the Christians and their obscure little book.
It's not like we have any more pressing matters to deal with, right?
Tags: Barack Obama, Bill of Rights, Christianity, House of Representatives, Paul Broun, Religion, The Bible
* If you're gonna be the prostitution guru of Columbus, it helps to also be the director of Ohio's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Because you're essentially using the same rolodex.
* Excited for Barack Obama's inauguration? Then you're totally gay, you gay!
* Caroline Kennedy's popularity has dropped hard in the past month. Maybe she really is meant for politics.
* Thank Jesus we have men like Rep. Paul Broun and these two weird religious guys around to do important government stuff like blessing doorways. Otherwise, all the doorways would suffer an eternity in Hell.
* Eric Holder holdering in there pretty well.
* I'm surprised that more people aren't pissed at this comparison of Rick Warren's congregation to the Hitler Youth Movement. Maybe it's because it's Rick Warren making the comparison.
Tags: Barack Obama, Caroline Kennedy, Christianity, Eric Holder, Fox, Georgia, House of Representatives, New York, Ohio, Paul Broun, Pork Barrel, Rick Warren, Senate