October 06, 2005
Bush: God told me to go invade Iraq.
I pass this link on without comment.
12 years ago
The Struggle Against Global Religious Extremism begins at home!
You know, Reagan was frightening. But, in retrospect, he's looking better all the time.
I don't think it was God that told him those things. I think it was Cheney.
So now he's quoting Jake and Elwood? God help us all.
Phew! And here I was all worried about an impending invasion into Iran. Chimpy *is* the Messiah!! Praise Yahweh!! Look, there's a UFO!
Hmmm... Bush has the Ultimate Advisor. Sorry, but my history is not as strong as it should be. Does anyone know if any other POTUS has acted under devine mandate?
It wasn't God... it was Zod.
an article about Bush's religious affiliation. He claims to be a methodist, but his views are very different from the official Methodist policies on capital punishment, gun control, abortion rights, and several other issues.
I . . you . . . the . . . it . . . I mean, cause . . Ok. See . . . ahh . . he . . this, this whole . . umm . . Re-pub-li-can uhmmm . . the . . ok wait. Uh. . see people who hear God . . . they . . well, usually they don't tax me
. uh. . to y'know - invade . . umm soverign nations. This - I . . ok this is . .a . . .joke? umm wow.
That guy is like an used-car dealer. He'll tell whatever pleases the listener to try and get something out of them. Or whatever he's told to say. Don't know which one's scarier.
Well, if God told him to do all of this then it's ok. Phew! And here's me, being all worried and stuff. Huge sigh of relief time.
Is he sure it was god? Perhaps it was....SATAN!!!
He's just a Methodist actor.
What livii said
I'm just envisioning something like the Batphone in Comissioner Gordon's office, but decked out in purple and gold. *phone rings* Hello, George? Oh, hello Lord. Nice work with the terrorists in Afghanistan. Thanks big guy. You lemme know if you need any other countries invaded. I am ready, willing and able, "mission acomplished", etcetera...
I agree with flagpole. I somehow get the feeling that he said that to them thinking that the "religious angle" is the angle they'd relate to the most. Ick. On further pondering, I would rather believe that than believe he actually thinks God Himself is directing him politically. Double ick.
This is obviously God's way of telling Americans to vote Democrat.
I kill me
What will that zany God think of next?
Wait. Bush is religious? This changes everything.
He's fuckin' nuts.
layne - "methodist actor," great line. Can I use it?
I think we're wrong to be focusing on Bush's role in this. The Lord our God has
a long track record of incitement to violence
I have to agree; if GWbush is really motivated by voices, then I have to subscribe to the drinky thing. BUT, I am more inclined to think he is being a good Manchurian and puppeting what he is told to do. Either way, it's somewhat troubling. I mean, I subscribe to the drinky thing, but I don't get a pass to destroy the world. Bummer.
Good link Abiezer. Quite a list of gory goodness. Some of it's pretty wacky too: e.g.
795. God gives someone on a white horse a bow and sends him out to conquer people. Revelations 6:2
If any of you see a dude on a white horse with a bow and arrow, shoot that motherf*cker pronto.
From the link:
Abu Mazen, Palestinian Prime Minister, and Nabil Shaath, his Foreign Minister, describe their first meeting with President Bush in June 2003.
Yawn. This was widely reported at that time...
two freaking years ago
. Wake me up when they get RovezzzZZzzzzZZZZZzz.
True, bone. Old old news.
We live in interesting times.
I keep telling you people he's a schizoid meglomaniac.
Don't believe everything you
This is what happens when you put that "one nation under God" nonsense in you constitution.
They didn't. There is no mention of god in the constitution.
ne mentionnez pas l'enfant terrible, s'il vous plait.
Now he's blaming GOD? Once again, just like a child, playing the blame game, refusing to accept responsibility.
Dubya's religious ntubar-ness is nothing new. I remember reading a quote somewhere from him that went to the tune of: Every morning I get up and I think about the war, all these people dying, and I wonder if I'm doing the right thing. And then I hear a
voice in my head
that I know in my heart is God telling me everything is A-OK. I then I go back to teh killin'. Obviously he wasn't that articulate, but that was the essence. Bushie is a Born-Again, and that's the worst kind. This kind of shit is why we got rid of kings...
Make ME your king. You won't regret it...
scene: the oval office. a worried looking gw bush is sitting at his desk looking at the audience.
give me a sign lord. please tell me what to do.
enter a stock-character british tea lady, wheeling a trolley laden with tea and biscuits and crockery. she stumbles and tea splashes from a tureen on her trolley onto a large rug in front of gw's desk.
you! tea woman, what sort of rug is that?
i'm sorry mr president. i'll just get a damp cloth.
don't worry about that. what do you call that rug?
i suppose it might be an afghan, mr president.
really? and where do they come from, these afghan rugs?
um, that'd be afghanistan, mr president.
gw's brow creases as he struggles to clarify his thoughts.
okay. now clean that mess up.
, thanks for the interesting link. I've always wondered why people don't stop to think that the bible, even being the word of God, would have been written by humans, with all of their own hang-ups, greed, ignorance, etc. Who in the universe wouldn't be tempted to throw their own personal causes in there. "Oh, by the way, God hates parking meters. And spiders. Man, He hates spiders."
i wish cockbong would comment on this issue.
BBC shies away from Bush story
Standard White House denial.
Chimpy apparently NOT under Divine Inspiration.
[Story features inspired choice in pic]
"Whuzzat, God? El Barawhat..?"
Standard White House denial. Chimpy apparently NOT under Divine Inspiration. [Story features inspired choice in pic]
The best part is, the denial is going to piss off his religious base. And yes, the photo is priceless.
Bush denys God. News at ten. Now, if only God will decide to smite'm
Whew! Take a look at that picture of him from Capt. Renault's link. Puffy face, red nose--definitely drinking again. He looks like shit. Not that that explains one damn thing, I was just noticin'.......
I'm coming into this thread pretty late, but I think I should point out that much of what Chimpy (and indeed much of what the republican party) says and occasionally does is all part of an effort to continue to woo christian voters. The republicans absolutely must keep their fanatically religious power base happy or else they start losing elections. So, every once in a while they drop some little indicator that chimpy is devoutly religious, even though he has consistently failed to push the zealot agenda, instead pressing forward with his big business agenda. I don't know much about world politics, but I see the manipulation of fanatical voters becoming a growing plague in the coming years. I think conservative parties (in christian nations) around the world are gonna realize the advantages of drawing christian voters to their party. Their god tells them how to vote, and if you can manipulate them into thinking you believe in their god, then you have instant support.
Anyone else notice that this was never breaking news but supposedly took place in June of 2003?
Wait. Bush is religious? This changes everything.
oh and can we all stop saying "Chimpy" now? I think its just about run its course.
No, that's his name. Shut up.
According to quonsar the magnificent, who I am sure coined the name "Chimpy McAwol" in the metafilter: no doubt if this venerable paragraphist typed in our midst he would create a whole variety of equally beautiful combinations, alas we who are so poor of creativity must cling to his crumbs.
Whoever coined it (I agree it was Quonsar) it is the zeitgeist summation of the man. Just so apt that it must live for the ages.
Hey, I can channel Quonsar too! Quonsar Fafonsar BananaFanna FaFonsar! Now everyone on your knees!!!
What's amatta with drchimpy11 up there? Kinda cranky lately, isn't he?
The U.S. military said Monday that coalition forces launched airstrikes Sunday in and around Ramadi, west of Baghdad, killing "an estimated 70 terrorists." But an Iraqi doctor who reported 20 people killed -- including six children -- and 25 wounded said all those were civilians.
By which I mean - how to tell? Believe the army? believe the one Iraqi interviewed?
and the children again. goddammit
Nothing new to add, just a funny picture, marginally related to this thread, that I stumbled across on teh internets:
Oh looky, tripod don't like hotlinking from their sites. What a shame.
No no no the blue circle represents God and the green circle is Bush. Now notice God is partially in Bush. The "tripod" is what Bush tells his wife to call him. Profound Berek, thanks for posting!
try www.letmehost.com next time
GGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! *Rips out hair, bangs head against wall, curses profusely, punchs wall, cries because hand hurts*
Why you never listen me? No Tripod. No Angelfire. No Geocities (does it still exist?). DO YOUR TOLD!
How Jesus Endorsed Bush's Invasion of Iraq