Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Which candidate gets the bigot vote?

I found this little gem this morning:

(CNN) DOVER, New Hampshire -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
got less than a warm welcome on the campaign trail this week. Romney stopped by a restaurant in Dover, New Hampshire to greet customers. But when he tried to
say hello to one diner, he got a cold reception. Patron Al Michaud said, "I'm one
person who will not vote for a Mormon." Romney asked if he could shake Michaud's hand anyway and was told no. Michaud later told reporters at the diner that he supports Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton.
Lovely. I can't help but wonder what other ethnic/religious groups Mr. Michaud is intolerant of. Do you think he would vote for a Jew, or a black man? Either way, it's enlightening to see what candidate -- and what party -- can count on the bigots' vote.

Republicans, the party the left wing would have you think are the fascists, racists and oppressors, are the ones who are OK with Romney's religious beliefs.

Mr. Michaud's ignorance is a glowing example of the mindset of religious fanaticism that keeps the Mideast in turmoil -- rather than cast his vote for the man or woman he thinks can do the best job, he automatically discounts a candidate based on his religion -- he won't even shake the hand of a Mormon!

I find it rather amusing that this bigot's choice is Hillary Clinton, and the party that tries to pass itself off as being the people with the open minds.

Friday, May 25, 2007

A quick example of Iranian hypocrisy

I found this story on today. (Here's a direct link:,7340,3404396,00.html)

Jews acting like beastly persons, Ahmadinejad says
Published: 05.25.07, 13:31 /
Israel News

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Friday that "there is a group occupying the young Palestinians while the latter are defending their mothers and fathers, and presenting them as terrorists.
"Do these criminals believe in God and in the Bible? They are like beastly persons; they have no faith in God. We object to the crimes making bad use in the name of Judaism," he added in a speech to the Iranian people. (Dudi Cohen)

OK - Without even going into whether or not you agree with Ahmadinejad's view of the Israeli vs. Palestinian fight, where is the similar criticism of the things that Muslims are doing in the name of Islam?

And, I also don't recall ever hearing Israel connect any of their military actions against Palestinian militants to religious beliefs, but simply as a response to Palestinian militants constantly firing rockets into Israeli towns, aimed at killing Israeli citizens.

A lovely example of hypocrisy and propaganda from a soon-to-be-nuclear state.