I’d ask what Pat Robertson’s take is on the earthquake in Chile, except that it would sound like I’m making a really insensitive joke and I have no intention of doing that, as this situation is not one bit funny.  So I’ll leave Robertson to make the an ass of himself — as he will undoubtedly do.

While we’re (not) waiting, please see this link to find out how you can help:  Chile

And don’t forget Haiti

And I’m adding a link to this article and its linked poll only because I can’t resist.

Things last week taught me

Here’s what I learned from various aspects of far-out wingnutland last week:

(1) The most important idea of the Bible is that slaves should not rebel against their masters (P. Robertson).  So you get earthquake.

(2) The Vatican obviously believes that it’s okay to worship statues, but not nature.  Even if Avatar has absolutely nothing to do with either of those.  So you get headache.

(3) George Washington was a Founding Father (S. Palin).  Actually he did not sign the Declaration of Independence, though, so the case can be made that he was not a Founding Father and/or that his was the only name Wingnut Barbie could think of offhand.  So you get stupid.

(3a) Glenn Beck is remarkably creepy (my notion, which is the only one in this list that happens to be true).  So you get the willies.

(4) Obama caused the Haitian earthquake so he could use it as a political tool (Fat Man).  So you get…well, see above.  (This notion is too creepy for words…but then again, the Fat Man is often like that.)

(5) Blagojevich claims he was born a poor black boy, for which he apologizes even though it was an obvious, ridiculous lie, and then calls a woman the “c” word, which he won’t apologize for.  So you get asshole.

Yes they all qualify for a Stupid of the Day award, and a few have been awarded that distinction, but heck..that’s enough for one week.  In fact, at the rate it’s going, I’m very much afraid that 2010 may overflow with Stupid and at some point I may be handing out awards every friggin’ day. 

So I’ll put the brakes on right now and just call it another week in paradise.

Memo to Robertson: Stupid Doesn’t Help

Yes, I’ve heard the horrible news about the giant earthquake and destruction in Haiti. Let me say I am not unaffected by it.  Anyone who isn’t affected hasn’t a heart.

Which leads us to Pat Robertson, who is not only missing his heart, but apparently also his brain.

I heard him mumble something on a video clip rebroadcast by Media Matters.  I can’t say I quite understood what he was mumbling.  It sounded something like Haiti being punished because slaves rebelled against their owners…you know, a pact with the devil.

Yes, that was it.  Absolute nonsense.

It’s the sort of nonsense that would take volumes to discuss, and I have neither the time nor the patience.  So I’ll leave it at this: stupid doesn’t do anyone any good.  Neither does Pat Robertson.  I’d award him another Stupid of the Day, but he doesn’t even deserve that.  He is beneath contempt.

Pat Robertson, if you aren’t Satan himself, you’re damn close.  Go to hell and meet your maker there.  Enough.

As for those of us who have functioning brains as well as hearts, we know what we need to do (and it’s what Jesus would have done!).  It isn’t listening to a mumbling devil.  It’s doing the best we can with what is available to us.  Let’s do all we can for Haiti.

Help Haiti

And because Robertson wasn’t the only one to go beyond stupid about this monumental tragedy, here’s Jon Stewart to set us straight:

Daily Show