Tuesday, October 31, 2006

CHEAP GRACE

CHEAP GRACE:  
THE HYPOCRTICAL AND DESTRUCTIVE NATURE OF THE PSEUDO-CHRISTIAN RIGHT
 
By Trevor, Jeffrey, Brandon, Daniel,  Kyle and Brian
 
 
"We don't lie, cheat, or steal on Monday, but God help you on Monday."
An old Midwestern joke
 
Call it what you like:  cheap grace, hypocrisy, dime store theology, a mockery of the Holy bible, sociopathy:  In the end it is almost invariably excused by two of the worst and most abused passages in the New Testament:
 
"And whosoever shall not receive you nor hear your words when ye depart out of that house or city, Shake off the dust of your feet..."
-------The Gospel of Saint Matthew  10:14
 
And
 
"Jesus answered and said unto him, verily, verily I say unto thee except a man be born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God.   Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old?  Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb and be born?   Jesus answered, Verily, verily I saith unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.   That which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit.  Marvel not that I said..."
-------The Gospel of Saint John  3:  3-7
 
-------One of the great ironies (read deceptions) in the year 2006 is the utter lack of consistency that the so-called Christian Right brings to both, the political and religious arenas.  On the hand, certain pastors and politicians argue that the Ten Commandments are so important and such an integral part of Western Civilization, that they must turn them into graven images, mere idols as a part of the Christian Right's ongoing war against western civilization.   The Ten Commandments, argues the Christian Right, must be forced into virtually every aspect of our public institutions, from village squares to court house lawns, to school rooms and governmental buildings etc.   But what the Christian Right fails to tell you is that while reactionary religious leaders on the far right are trying to force the Ten Commandments on everyone else, those same religious leaders are telling their own congregations that the Ten Commandments are obsolete, that Jesus Christ nailed them to the cross and that we are all saved through grace alone, not deeds or actions. 
 
-------To be honest, I have some major problems with that kind of theology (or lack thereof).  In many ways it reminds of me of an under-Christianized version of navel contemplation, an excuse for doing nothing, for not getting involved with the world condition while human suffering and abject misery run rampant.  Ideally, faith or grace based theology is supposed to work like this:  You are born again; you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, and if you are sincere in your acceptance you will naturally be guided to behave in a way that is acceptable and pleasing in the eyes of the Lord because you have been filed with the Holy Spirit.  But as we all know, there is a tremendous difference between the stated idea and the actual end result.
 
-------Far from being filled with the Holy Spirit, it appears as if some religious leaders and their authoritarian followers are filled with what John Dean refers to as "cheap grace."   The same appears to be true of certain right wing politicians.  Instead of behaving in a more spiritual or compassionate manner, many authoritarian Christians use cheap grace as an excuse to engage in a remorseless, over-glorified ego trip which is anything but Christian or beneficial.  Convinced that the Ten Commandments are obsolete, they substitute a clear cut code of moral and ethical behavior with a quick prayer in which they beg the Lord to forgive them.  Believing that Jesus now sits up at night to admire them, they then operate under the false assumption that they can transgress, perform unspeakable acts, beg for God's forgiveness, and then proceed to commit even more outrageous transgressions against their fellow man or even society at large.
 
-------It is as as if these individuals had worn down their consciences with cheap grace--a remarkable and frightening  process.  "One of the things a conscience is supposed to do is make us act better, but when you have a means of eliminating guilt there is not much incentive to clean up your act.  You see how conscience gets short circuited," (Robert) Altmeyer noted.   He added.  "bad behavior may produce guilt, but it is easily washed away.  So then more bad behavior can result again and again, getting removed very easily through religion.   There is a terrible closing to this reality.  The lack of guilt over things he has done in the past can actually contribute to the self-righteousness of the authoritarian. And this self-righteousness has proven, in experiments, to be the main factor that unleashes the right wing authoritarian's aggressive impulses."  He concluded, "I have called them 'God's designated hitters.'  We end up with the irony that the people who think they are so very good end up doing so very much evil, and more remarkably, they are probably the last people in the world who will ever realize the connection between the two."  There is no better explanation for the behavior of many Christian conservatives, for it accounts for their license to do ill, Christian beliefs notwithstanding."
-------From Conservatives Without Conscience (page 64)
-------by John Dean
 
The results have been disastrous:  A loose-tongued evangelist who endorses the assassination of foreign leaders; a sociopathic Texan Governor turned sociopathic (P)resident who rejoices at the ideas of war, death, torture,  and stealing from the poor to give to the rich; a right wing party which embraces the Fourteen Defining Characteristics of Fascism while spewing disingenuous double talk about democracy and freedom.  Why, when you listen to these warped individuals, you practically have to stop and ask yourself:  Are they quoting from a Catholic or Protestant Bible, or have they embraced the teachings of Anton LaVay's Satanic Bible?  If you didn't know better you'd think that the teachings of Jesus were irrelevant to these phony Christians.   Their warped theology may well teach that Jesus nailed the Ten Commandments to the cross, but they don't have a clue as to what Jesus himself had to say.   Indeed, they seem to believe that when Jesus spoke (in the New Testament) he was only doing so because it was a boring Tuesday afternoon and he didn't know what else to do with himself.  But if Jesus is indeed both divine and perfectly human (without sin) then why do these pontificating hate mongers ignore their own Savior when he asks us to feed the hungry, give alms to the poor, and turn the other cheek?  Again, the answer seems to be cheap grace.  They don't mind bastardizing the name of Jesus Christ as long as then can exploit His name to promote hate, warfare, violence, racism, homophobia, and Social Darwinism.  But when Jesus specifically asks them to be more generous, less hateful, and more forgiving, they not only nail the Ten Commandments to the cross--they also nail the teachings of their beloved Lord and Savior to the cross.  All the while begging the deity to forgive them so they can turn around, undermine His teachings, and move on to even more shameful and damaging acts.
 
-----Moreover  moral codes aren't the only victims.  Other victims include legitimate Christianity itself and the Red State Cesspools where the Republican/Pseudo Christian fecal matter has backed up into the lives of Red State citizens.   Consider the following:
 
-------* THE 10 STATES WITH THE HIGHEST OVER ALL INCARCERATION RATES:    Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Arizona , Delaware.   In short, nine out of ten were Red States.   [Bureau of Justice Statistics, Prisoners, 2003 (November 2004)]
 
-------* THE 10 STATES WITH THE HIGHEST RATE OF FEMALE INCARCERATION IN 2003:  Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Alabama, Nevada, Colorado.  Ten out of ten were Red States [Bureau of Justice Statistics, Prisoners 2003 (November 2004)]
 
-------* THE TEN STATES WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF EXECUTIONS IN 2004 WERE ALL RED STATES:  Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Nevada .  [Bureau of Justice Statistics. Capital Punishment, 2004 (November 2005)]
 
-------* The 15 STATES WITH THE HIGHEST RATES OF DEATH BY FIREARMS IN 2003 WERE ALL RED STATES:  Alaska , Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Alabama, Mississippi, Montana, Arizona, Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia, Kentucky.  [Deaths.  Final Date for 2003 National Center For Health Statistics Volume 54, No 13, 2006 ]
 
-------*  OF THE 15 STATES WITH THE HIGHEST RATES OF SUICIDE, 14 OUT OF 15 WERE RED STATES:  Wyoming, Alaska, Nevada, Montana, New Mexico, Idaho , Oregon, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, South Dakota, Kentucky.  [Deaths.  Final Date for 2003, National Center for health statistics.  Volume 54. No 13, 2006]
 
-------* TEN OF THE TOP TEN STATES WITH THE HIGHEST DIVORCE RATES ARE RED STATES:  Nevada, Arizona, Wyoming, Idaho, West Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Florida.    [Division of  Vital Statistics.  National Center for Health Statistics CDC.  2005 among 45 reported.]
 
-------* NINE OF THE TEN STATES WITH THE HIGHEST ILLEGITIMACY RATES ARE RED STATES:  New Mexico, Louisiana, Mississippi, Delaware, Arizona, South Carolina, Florida, Nevada, Georgia, Arizona.  [Births.  Final Data for 2003.  National Center for Health, Statistics. Volume 54, Nov 2, 2005 ]
 
-------*  14 OF THE 15 STATES WITH THE HIGHEST OBESITY RATES ARE RED STATES:  Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, Tennessee,Louisiana, Arizona, Kentucky, Texas, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, Missouri, Oklahoma, Georgia.   [Behavioral Risk Surveillance  System.  Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2004 ]
 
-------* EIGHT OF THE ELEVEN STATES WITH THE HIGHEST GROSSING MARKETS FOR GAMBLING ARE RED STATES:  Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Indiana, Louisiana, Illinois. Montana, Michigan, Iowa, Colorado, South Dakota.  [United  States Gaming Bulletin.  Ernst Young 2005. Includes Native American gambling. ]
 
-------* EIGHT OF THE TEN SMARTEST STATES ARE BLUE STATES:  Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maine, Minnesota, Virginia, Wisconsin, Montana, New York.   (On the other hand, the 10 states with the worst paid teachers are all red states.  Out of the bottom states, eight out of ten are red states, a situation that might be explained by the fact that blue states place a higher premium on both education and a willingness to pay for education.   [From Morgan Quinto Press.  Based on 21 factors  from its reference book Education State Rankings 2005-2006]
 
-------All right.   Maybe I'm being a little unfair.   Instead of looking at the deplorable results that conservative policies have produced in Conservative, Republican states, maybe I should be looking at what faith only religion has done for the individual believer, to the individual conservative politician or preacher.    Truly their belief in God, their repeated prayers for redemption have made them better people.  
 
-------Right?
 
-------Wrong. 
 
-------This is a list of Conservative politicians and preachers who have...Well, just read on.   You'll get the idea.  
 
1. Edison Misla Aldarondo: Republican legislator. Sentenced to thirteen years in prison for molestation of a nine-years-old.

2. Randal David Ankeney: Republican activist. Arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child with force. He faces six charges related to getting a thirteen- year-old girl stoned, then having sex with her.

3. Merrill Robert Barter: Republican County Commissioner. Pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact & assault on a teenage boy.

4. Robert Bauman: Republican congressman & anti-gay activist. Charged with having sex with a sixteen-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.

5. Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to thirty months in federal prison and fined $18,000.

6. Louis Beres: Chairman of the Christian Coalition of Oregon. Three of his family members accuse him of molesting them when they were preteens. 

7. Howard L. Brooks: Republican legislative aide & advisor to a California assemblyman. Charged with molesting a twelve-year-old boy & possession of child porn.

8. Andrew Buhr: Republican politician, former committeeman for Hadley Township Missouri, former Tom Delay aide. Charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a thirteen-year-old boy.

9. Born Theodore Robert Cowell, this individual, under the name of Ted Bundy, would become synonymous with the term serial killer. " Bundy worked on the re-election campaign of Washington's Republican Governor Dan Evans. Evans was elected and he appointed Bundy to the Seattle Crime Prevention Advisory Committee. Bundy's political future seemed secure, when in 1973 he became assistant to Ross Davis, chairman of the Washington State Republican Party. It was a good time in Bundy's life. He had a girlfriend, his old girlfriend was once again in love with him, and his footing in the political arena was strong."

10. John Allen Burt: Republican anti-abortion activist. Convicted of sexually molesting a 15-year-old girl at the home for troubled girls that he ran.

11. Keola Childs: Republican county councilman. Pleaded guilty to sexual assault in the first degree for molesting a male child.

12. Kevin Coan: Republican St.Louis Election Board official. Arrested & charged with trying to buy sex from a fourteen-year-old girl whom he met on Internet.

13. Dan Crane: Republican congressman. Married, father of six, received a "100% Morality Rating" from Christian Voice. Had sex with a minor working as a congressional page. On July 20th, the House voted for censure of Crane, the first time that censure had been imposed for sexual misconduct.

14. Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A. Dasen Sr., was charged with rape for allegedly paying a fifteen-year-old girl for sex. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women The barrage of Republican public figures having sex with minors is hard to keep track of without a program. Fortunately, The Sappho Manifesto has provided us with a program to keep track of them all.

15. Peter Dibble: Republican legislator. Pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a thirteen- year-old girl.

16. Richard A. Delgaudio: Republican fundraiser and Bush pioneer. Found guilty of child porn charges.

17. Nicholas Elizondo: Director of the Young Republican Federation. Molested his six- year-old daughter & sentenced to six years in prison.

18. Larry Dale Floyd: Republican Constable in Denton County, Texas, Precinct 2. Arrested for allegedly crossing state lines to have sex with an 8 year old child & charged with seven related offences.

19. Jack W. Gardner: Republican councilman. Convicted of molesting a thirteen year old girl, when the Republican party, knowing of these crimes, put him on the ballot.

20. Richard Gardner: Nevada State Representative. Admitted to molesting his two daughters.

21. Matthew Glavin: President & CEO of Southeastern Legal Foundation, big player in Clinton impeachment. Arrested multiple times for public indecency, one time fondling the crotch of the officer who was arresting him.

22. Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing eight-and ten-year old girls.

23. Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a . "Republican Marty"), was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug LSD.

24. Mark A. Grethen: Republican activist. Convicted of six counts of sex crimes involving children.

25. Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.

26. Mark Harris: Republican city councilman who is described as a "church goer". Convicted of repeatedly having sex with an eleven- year-old girl & sentenced to twelve years in prison.

27. Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his twelve-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.

28. Howard Scott Heldreth: Anti-abortion activist who gained famed during the Shiavo media-circus. Convicted of two charges of raping a child in 2002.

29. Mike Hintz: First Assembly of God youth pastor, introduced by Bush on the campaign trail & promoted his policies. two months later, this married father of four turned himself into police, charged with sexual exploitation of a child.

30. Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was sentenced to forty years in prison for molesting an eight-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

31. Paul Ingram: Republican party leader of Turston County, Washington. Pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served fourteen years in federal prison.

32. Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.

33. Republican Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.

34. Jon Matthews: Republican talk show host in Houston. Indicted for indecency with a child, including exposing his genitals to a girl under age seventeen.

35. Nicholas Morency: Republican anti-abortion activist. Pleaded guilty to possessing child porn on his computer and offering a bounty to anyone who murders am abortion doctor.

36. Jeffery Patti:  Republican Committee Chairman. Arrested for distributing what experts call " some of the most offensive material in the child porn world." It was a video clip of a five- year-old girl being raped.

37. Mark Pazuhanich: Republican judge. Pleaded no contest to fondling a ten-year-old girl and sentenced to ten years probation.

38. Dennis Rader, otherwise known as the BTK (Blind, Torture, Kill) Serial Killer was a savage homicidal maniiac who murdered his many victims according to a ritualized script. When he murdered his neighbor Marine  Hedge, in 1985, he quite literally took her to the Wichita Christ Lutheran Church and photographed her dead body on the altar. To the outside world, Rader gave all the outward appearances of normalcy. He was a Boy Scout Leader; he was a member of the above mentioned Christ Lutheran Church, and he was a registered Republican. He was also considered a loving father and decent family man who never the less quoted the Bible at his sentencing hearing.

39. Beverly Russell: County Chairman of Christian Coalition. Sexually molested his step-daughter, Susan Smith, who later drowned her two children.
 
40. Brent K. Schepp, a Republican candidate for the Kane County Illinois Board, who was arrested on charges of child molestation.  Then there's 65-year-old Republican Pennsylvania Congressman, Don Sherwood, who was accused by his 29-year-old mistress of repeated instances of physical abuse, including strangulation (by the way Sherwood's campaign held a rally last week hosted by President Bush and Rick "Family Values: Santrorum,* who has also recorded endorsements for the embattled candidate.

41. Larry Jack Schwarz: Republican parole board officer & former Colorado State Representative. Fired after child porn was found in his possession.

42. Tom Shortridge: Republican campaign consultant. Sentenced to three years probation for taking nude pictures of a fifteen- year-old girl.

43. Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest to raping a fifteen year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.

44. Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.

45. David Swartz: Republican County Commissioner. Pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of eleven, sentenced to 8 years in prison.

46. Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger allegedly had sex with a sixteen- year old girl when he was 28.

47. Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.

48. Robin Vanerwall: Republican strategist & Citadel Military College graduate, Director of Faith and Family Alliance, member of Ralph Reed's inner circle who funneled money to and from Jack Abromoff to Reed. Convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the Internet.
 
49.  Spokane Mayor Jim West (a conservative Republican who rabidly opposes gay rights and teen sex) was caught in a sting operation by the local newspaper as he was arranging sex with a forensic computer expert – hired by the paper – that he thought was an 18-year- old boy. While technically never convicted of having sex with a minor, there was plenty of evidence that he molested children while he was a scout leader years ago.
 
50. Keith Westmoreland: Tennessee State Representative. Arrested on seven felony counts of lewd & lascivious exhibition to minors under 16-years-old.

51.  Stephen White: Republican preacher. Arrested after allegedly offering $ 20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.
 
----- -To this list I might have added Virginia Senator George Allen, for his history of racism and domestic violence, but to the best of my knowledge  Senator Allen is only a bigot, a bully,  and a thug, not sexual deviant.  And I really don't know what to do about Dennis Hastert because he only covered for online stalker Jim Foley.  As far as I know Hastert has not molested nor stalked any minors nor engaged in any sex crimes--only covered them up.   On the other hand, I probably should have included terrorist bomber, Eric Rudolph, the homophobic, anti-abortion fanatic who killed two people and wounded 110 others because he had a problem with abortion and "abberant sexual behavior."   As if murdering people is the "Christian" alternative. 
 
------- As you can tell,  I am hardly susprised by this kind of behavior on the conservative side of the political/religious spectrum.   The Republican Party, after all  has been hijacked by people who John Dean refers to as "Conservatives Without Conscience."  What, you might wonder is a conservative without a conscience?    Read on.  Dean divides them into two categories:  The Social Dominators (or leaders) and the Right Wing Authoritarians (or followers),  
 
-------Social Dominators are typically men.   They are dominating, and they oppose equality.  They also crave personal power and tend to be amoral.   In addition they are also:   intimidating, bullying, faintly hedonistic, vengeful, pitiless, exploitive, manipulative, dishonest, highly prejudiced (racist, sexist, homophobic), mean-spirited, militant, and nationalistic.  They tell others what they want to hear, they take advantage of suckers, they create false images to sell themselves, they may or may not be religious, and they are usually politically and economically conservative/Republican.   Right Wing Authoritarian Followers, on the other hand, may be men or women.  They are submissive to and aggressive on behalf of authority, and are highly  conventional.   They are also deeply religious (often to the point of fanaticism)  and possess moderate to little education.  They trust people who should never be trusted and, like their totalitarian masters, they are highly prejudiced
(especially against homosexuals, women, and followers of religions which differ from their own).  They are also mean-spirited, narrow-minded, intolerant, bullying, zealous, dogmatic, uncritical of authority, hypocritical, inconsistent, contradictory, prone to panic easily, highly self-righteous, moralistic, strict disciplinarians, severely punative, demanding of loyalty and eager to return loyalty.  They tend to possess little in the way of self awareness and they are usually politically and economically conservative.  (See John Dean's Conservatives Without Conscience pages 68-69, for the source material).
 
-------The upshot here is obvious.  On one hand the pseudo Christians claim to be moral, God-fearing people, but when you look at some of the areas in this country where they have the most influence they are what some of us might refer to as "dens of iniquity."  They preach morality and good government on one hand, but when it's all said and done they are little more than authoritarian (some might say totalitarian) leaders and followers who couldn't tell a decent set of morals from an advanced case of genital warts. 
 
-------Their so called Christian values are the same values that one would find among sociopaths and malignant narcissists,  people with dangerous, incurable personality disorders.   And while we can't send them to the mental hospitals for the criminally insane (which is where a few of them belong) , we can at least remove them from elected positions in the same way that one would remove a cancerous tumor.
 
-------These people have done enough damage.   It's time to bring an end to their irrational reign of terror.   Let logic, compassion,  and reason flourish once again.
 
 
Trevor, Jeffrey, Brandon, Daniel,  Kyle and Brian
 
 
 
SOURCES
 
THE KING JAMES BIBLE:  EXTRA LARGE PRINT EDITION
American Bible Society, New York
 
CONSERVATIVES WITHOUT CONSCIENCE
Page 63- 64, 68-69
by John Dean
Viking 2006
 
 
WASH PARK PROJECT
Republican and Religious Right Wing Pedophiles
26 April 2006
posted by Andrew Oh-Willeke
http://dfa.meetup.com/boards /view/viewthread?thread=2075382
 
 ABOUT
Crime / Punishment
Serial Killer Ted Bundy
From Charles Montaldo
http://crime.about.com/od/serial/p/tedbundy.htm
 
CNN.com / Law Center
Rudolph Reveals Motives
Tesday April 19, 2005
 
 VANITY FAIR  (November Print  Edition)
"Red State Babylon"
Page 164
by James Wolcott
 
DUAL DIAGNOSIS AND THE  ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER
March 25, 2000
 
GEORGE BUSH IS A MALIGNANT NARCISSIST
by Paul Levy
2004
 
Special Thanks to "Dude" from THE BLUE REPUBLIC for the information about  Spokane Mayor Jim West; and to "Jay" from THE BLUE REPUBLIC for his information about Brent K. Schepp
 
 
 
Authors notes by Trevor and Jeffrey 
 
-------In many ways this was a a more difficult project than our recent revision of THE FOURTEEN CHARACTERISTICS OF FASCISM.  We have worked together on projects before, but this is the first time that all five of the founders have worked together on a single project.   For the record, Trevor is a dyed in the wool atheist--quite a change from the devout and very conservative Prebyterian that he had once been.  Jeffrey has been drifting towards Deism; possibly because his "favorite" Founding Fathers were Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine.   Brandon is a "Secular Buddhist," essentially accepting the moral teachings of the Buddhist faith without the supernatural trappings.  Danny is an agnostic, although he may quite possibly swing over to a liberal form of Christianity.  Kyle is a "recvovering Presbyterian--and if you know what that means you know more than the authors.  
 
-------Oddly enough,  we enjoyed every minute of the composition--bringing together the various threads, weaving in past posts, and discovering that the material was more related than we had ever imagined.
 
-------Will we work like this again?  We certainly hope so.  Peace to you and yours
 
-------Trevor and Jeffrey

Friday, October 27, 2006

REPUBLICAN PEDOPHILES, DEVIANTS, AND SERIAL KILLERS

REPUBLICAN PEDOPHILES, DEVIANTS, AND SERIAL KILLERS
By Brandon and Daniel

1. Edison Misla Aldarondo: Republican legislator. Sentenced to thirteen years in prison for molestation of a nine-years-old.

2. Randal David Ankeney: Republican activist. Arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child with force. He faces six charges related to getting a thirteen- year-old girl stoned, then having sex with her.

3. Merrill Robert Barter: Republican County Commissioner. Pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact & assault on a teenage boy.

4. Robert Bauman: Republican congressman & anti-gay activist. Charged with having sex with a sixteen-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.

5. Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to thirty months in federal prison and fined $18,000.

6. Louis Beres: Chairman of the Christian Coalition of Oregon. Three of his family members accuse him of molesting them when they were preteens. 

7. Howard L. Brooks: Republican legislative aide & advisor to a California assemblyman. Charged with molesting a twelve-year-old boy & possession of child porn.

8. Andrew Buhr: Republican politician, former committeeman for Hadley Township Missouri, former Tom Delay aide. Charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a thirteen-year-old boy.

9. Born Theodore Robert Cowell, this individual, under the name of Ted Bundy, would become synonymous with the term serial killer. " Bundy worked on the re-election campaign of Washington's Republican Governor Dan Evans. Evans was elected and he appointed Bundy to the Seattle Crime Prevention Advisory Committee. Bundy's political future seemed secure, when in 1973 he became assistant to Ross Davis, chairman of the Washington State Republican Party. It was a good time in Bundy's life. He had a girlfriend, his old girlfriend was once again in love with him, and his footing in the political arena was strong."

10. John Allen Burt: Republican anti-abortion activist. Convicted of sexually molesting a 15-year-old girl at the home for troubled girls that he ran.

11. Keola Childs: Republican county councilman. Pleaded guilty to sexual assault in the first degree for molesting a male child.

12. Kevin Coan: Republican St.Louis Election Board official. Arrested & charged with trying to buy sex from a fourteen-year-old girl whom he met on Internet.

13. Dan Crane: Republican congressman. Married, father of 6, received a "100% Morality Rating" from Christian Voice. Had sex with a minor working as a congressional page. On July 20th, the House voted for censure of Crane, the first time that censure had been imposed for sexual misconduct.

14. Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A. Dasen Sr., was charged with rape for allegedly paying a fifteen-year-old girl for sex. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women The barrage of Republican public figures having sex with minors is hard to keep track of without a program. Fortunately, The Sappho Manifesto has provided us with a program to keep track of them all.

15. Peter Dibble: Republican legislator. Pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a thirteen- year-old girl.

16. Richard A. Delgaudio: Republican fundraiser & Bush pioneer. Found guilty of child porn charges.

17. Nicholas Elizondo: Director of the Young Republican Federation. Molested his six- year-old daughter & sentenced to six years in prison.

18. Larry Dale Floyd: Republican Constable in Denton County, Texas, Precinct 2. Arrested for allegedly crossing state lines to have sex with an 8 year old child & charged with 7seven related offences.

19. Jack W. Gardner: Republican councilman. Convicted of molesting a thirteen year old girl, when the Republican party, knowing of these crimes, put him on the ballot.

20. Richard Gardner: Nevade state Representative. Admitted to molesting his 2 daughters.

21. Matthew Glavin: President & CEO of Southeastern Legal Foundation, big player in Clinton impeachment. Arrested multiple times for public indecency, one time fondling the crotch of the officer who was arresting him.

22. Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing eight- and ten-year old girls.

23. Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a . "Republican Marty"), was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug LSD.

24. Mark A. Grethen: Republican activist. Convicted of six counts of sex crimes involving children.

25. Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.

26. Mark Harris: Republican city councilman who is described as a "church goer". Convicted of repeatedly having sex with an eleven- year-old girl & sentenced to twelve years in prison.

27. Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his twelve-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.

28. Howard Scott Heldreth: Anti-abortion activist who gained famed during the Shiavo media-circus. Convicted of two charges of raping a child in 2002.

29. Mike Hintz: First Assembly of God youth pastor, introduced by Bush on the campaign trail & promoted his policies. two months later, this married father of four turned himself into police, charged with sexual exploitation of a child.

30. Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was sentenced to forty years in prison for molesting an eight-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

31. Paul Ingram: Republican party leader of Turston County, Washington. Pleaded guilty to 6 counts of raping his daughters & served fourteen years in federal prison.

32. Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.

33. Republican Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.

34. Jon Matthews: Republican talk show host in Houston. Indicted for indecency with a child, including exposing his genitals to a girl under age seventeen.

35. Nicholas Morency: Republican anti-abortion activist. Pleaded guilty to possessing child porn on his computer & offering a bounty to anyone who murders am abortion doctor.

36. Jeffery Patti: Republican Committee Chairman. Arrested for distributing what experts call " some of the most offensive material in the child porn world."-a video clip of a five- year-old girl being raped.

37. Mark Pazuhanich: Republican judge. Pleaded no contest to fondling a 10 year old girl & sentenced to 10 years probation.

38. Dennis Rader, otherwise known as the BTK (Blind, Torture, Kill) Serial Killer was a savage homicidal maniiac wwho murdered his many victims according to a ritualized script. When he murdered his neighbor Marine  Hedge, in 1985, he quite literally took her to the Wichita Christ Lutheran Church and photographed her dad body on the altar.. To the outside world, Rader gave all the outward appearances of normalcy. He was a Boy Scout Leader; he was a member of the above mentioned Christ Lutheran Church; he was a registered Republican. He was also considered a loving father and decent family man who never the less quoted the Bible at his sentencing hearing.

39. Beverly Russell: County Chairman of Christian Coalition. Sexually molested his step-daughter, Susan Smith, who later drowned her two children.

40. Larry Jack Schwarz: Republican parole board officer & former Colorado state representative. Fired after child porn was found in his possession.

41. Tom Shortridge: Republican campaign consultant. Sentenced to 3 years probation for taking nude pictures of a fifteen- year-old girl.

42. Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest to raping a fifteen year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.

43. Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.

44. David Swartz: Republican County Commissioner. Pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of e;even, sentenced to 8 years in prison.

45. Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger allegedly had sex with a sixteen- year old girl when he was 28.

46. Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.

47. Robin Vanerwall: Republican strategist & Citadel Military College grad, Director of Faith and Family Alliance, member of Ralph Reed's inner circle who funneled money to/from Jack Abromoff to Reed. Convicted in Virginia on 5 counts of soliciting sex from boys & girls over the Internet.

48. Keith Westmoreland: Tennessee State Representative. Arrested on 7 felony counts of lewd & lascivious exhibition to minors under 16 years old.

49. Stephen White: Republican preacher. Arrested after allegedly offering $ 20 to a 14 year old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.


Sources:


MEET UP
46 Republican Pedophiles
http://dfa.meetup.com/boards/view/viewthread?thread=2075382

WASH PARK PROJECT
Republican and Religious Right Wing Pedophiles
26 April 2006
posted by Andrew Oh-Willeke
http://dfa.meetup.com/boards/view/viewthread?thread=2075382

ABOUT
Crime / Punishment
Serial Killer Ted Bundy
From Charles Montaldo
http://crime.about.com/od/serial/p/tedbundy.htm


November Edition of VANITY FAIR
RED STATE BABYLON
page 164
by James Wolcott
 
Comment by Praetor One on October 21, 2006, right here on TBR
 
 
Now add to the list: 
 
...Spokane Mayor Jim West (a conservative Republican who rabidly opposes gay rights and teen sex) was caught in a sting operation by the local newspaper as he was arranging sex with a forensic computer expert – hired by the paper – that he thought was an 18 year old boy. While technically never convicted of having sex with a minor...there was plenty of evidence that he molested kids while he was a scout leader years ago.
 
Posted by DUDE on October 21, 2006 on The Blue Republic
 
 
and
 
"...Brent K. Schepp, a Republican candidate for the Kane County Illinois Board, who was arrested on charges of child molestation.  Then there's 65-year-old Republican Pennsylvania Congressman, Don Sherwood, who was accused by his 29-year-old mistress of repeated instances of physical abuse, including strangulation (by the way Sherwood's campaign held a rally last week hosted by President Bush and Rick "Family Values: Santrorum* (who) has also recorded endorsements for the embattled candidate."    
 
Posted by JAY, October 24, 2006 on THE BLUE REPUBLIC
 
*Santorum, by the way packed his wife, three children, and a dead 20 week old fetus into a car, drove to in-laws, and subsequently forced his three young children to kiss and cuddle the said twenty week old fetus.   Oops.   Do we detect whispers of necrophilia here?  Yeah.   The Santorums are real normal.  I'd hate to see what they'd do with a dead grandparent.
 

DEVOLVER--DISC TWO

DEVOLVER
DISC TWO
 
1.  SHE CAN IMITATE THEM
Based on "For No One"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Daniel

 
She left wing, she right wing
She will gladly tell you one thing or another
Oh she can imitate them
 
The wind bag, the old hag
She dumps all her pride in Democratic values
When she can imitate them
 
CHORUS
But in her words we hear nothing
No sign of truth behind the smile
Flashed for no one
Another phony put on smile
 
Her war talk; it won't walk
She sounds more like Bush and Cheney out campaigning'
Oh she can imitate them
 
CHORUS
 
The allure of torture
She will side with Rice and Rummy in a heartbeat
Oh she can imitate them
 
For Glamour, for power
Doesn't anybody know the real Misses Clinton
Oh she can imitate them
 
CHORUS
End Cold


2.  RICE
Based on "Rain"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Daniel


When the war comes
She kindah gets confused
And runs to buy some shoes
When the war comes
When the war comes

When the bombs fall
She suddenly goes moot
And runs to bu some boots
When the bombs fall
When the bombs fall

CHORUS:
Rice------
She don't mind
Rice-----
The sale's fine

When the blood flows,
She won't do what she should
But pumps they sure look good
When the blood flows
When the blood flows

CHORUS

When the kids die
She's running from the mines
But Prada will do fine
When the kids die
When the kids die

Rice now
Sure looks good in spiked heels
Rice.....)
(REPEATING AND FADING}



3.  IRAQ IS FINE DEAR
Based on "I Want to Tell You"
By George Harrison
New lyrics by Jeffrey and Brian


Iraq is fine, dear
Fanatics there say "God, I'm free!"
I don't mind
In due time they'll come to worship me!

Iraq is fine dear
Saddam is gone but chaos reigns
That's okay
Profit first could make us look insane

But if my action seems absurd
It's only me I break my word
I'll be confusing you

Iraq is fine, dear
Civilians die, but that's all right
No big deal
We'll be there forever might males right

Sometimes you think I came from hell
But if I tell the truth I'll scare you
You'll never comprehend

I'll be a god now!
To disobey means you will die!
No more grief
Death en mass will never make me cry

Make me cry
I won't cry
Make me cry
I won't cry
REPEATING AND FADING
 
 
4.  JOHNNY MACKENZIE
Based on "Eleanor Rigby"
by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Kyle

God pity all the broken people
God pity all the mourning people

Johnnie MacKenzie signs up for war in a school
Where recruiters have been
Buying a dream
Goes off for training learning to kill
From madmen who love blood, death, and gore
What is it for?
All the broken people, where do they all come from?
All the mourning people, how do they all go on?
 
Mother MacKenzie watching a program sees
Photos no mother should see.
How can it be?
Watching him dying, bleeding from wounds
In his heart while the camera stares
Leaders don't care
All the broken people, where do they all come from
All the mourning people, how do they all go on?

God pity all the broken people
God pity all the mourning people

Johnny MacKenzie was killed in Iraq and was
Hidden along with his flag
Meaningless rag
Mary MacKenzie, wiping the tears from her eyes
When she prays at the grave
Who has been saved?
All the broken people, where do they all come from
All the mourning people, how do they all go on?

 
5.  WAR MAN
Based on "Taxman"
By George Harrison
New Lyrics by Brandon and Kyle
 
Let me show you how I can be
Come risk your life to serve for me
Cause I'm the war man!
Yeah I'm the war man!
 
I put my morals on the shelf
I never served a day myself
But I'm a war man!
Yeah, I'm a war man!
 
If you lose your arms don't claw or grope
If you lose your legs  don't cry or mope
If you lose your mind you'll have to cope
If you lose your life you're out of hope
 
War man!
 
Cause I'm a war man!
Yeah I'm a war man
 
Don't ask me what you're fighting for
Don't ask Mister Rove
You'll get a line but nothing more
New line, Mister Bush!
Cause I'm a war man!
Yeah I'm a war man
 
Now my advice to those who serve
You better know I've got some nerve
(Not you Mister Bush!)
And you're dying for no one but me....
 
 
 
6.  IN OUR STRIFE
Based on "Michelle"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Brian
 
There's a truth, it goes unspoken
In the strife
The lies have changed
They go on and on forever
Crudely made, they seem too strange
But his half truths had a purpose
His quest for power, he deceived us all
We believed him, that's our failing
The phony God will surely fall
 
But in all his mass deception
There is no lie compares to this
If you only try and trust me
I'll show you pain can be your bliss
Though we know he  won't forgive defection
Of kind-hearted folk who see the lie
We know he wants to male them suffer
In the strife he let's more die
 
Though we know he'll never be forgiven
For walking away from warfare whores
We know the man who's mad will try and stop us
Madmen love the pain much more
Madmen love the pain much more
 
 
 
7.  GEORGE
Based on "Girl"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Brandon and Daniel

 
Is there anyone left who's going to believe the story
About the freedom that he took away
He's the kind thug who lies so much it makes you angry
And you'd wish he'd up and walk away
Ah George!
George
George!
 
When I think of all the lives
He threw away for pleasure
He will find a way to hype the war
And he promises the world to us and I remember
That he's just an alcoholic whore
Ah  George
Ah George
Ah George
 
He's the kind of guy who loves the war
And gives you more
You feel a fool
When you say it's just a trick
He looks for help from Tricky Dick
He's cruel cruel cruel cruel
Ah George
Ah George
Ah George
 
Was he told when he was young that pain would
Give him pleasure
Did he understand it when they said
That a man must do his best, defend the Constitution
Did it ever sink into his head?
Ah George
Ah George
Ah George
 
 
8.  IN OUR STRIFE
Based on "Michelle"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Brian

 
There's a truth, it goes unspoken
In the strife
The lies have changed
They go on and on forever
Crudely made, they seem too strange
But his half truths had a purpose
His quest for power, he deceived us all
We believed him, that's our failing
The phony God will surely fall
 
But in all his mass deception
There is no lie compares to this
If you only try and trust me
I'll show you pain can be your bliss
Though we know he  won't forgive defection
Of kind-hearted folk who see the lie
We know he wants to male them suffer
In the strife he let's more die
 
Though we know he'll never be forgiven
For walking away from warfare whores
We know the man who's mad will try and stop us
Madmen love the pain much more
Madmen love the pain much more
 
 
9.  YES
Based on "Wait"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney]
New Lyrics by Brandon and Jeffrey

 
You were a rich boy
Oh joy, Mama can't care
And you screw up
So what?  Papa's right there
 
CHORUS
Yes you will pay back for your crimes
Yes and maybe do some time'
 
You were a war whore
Got more blood on your hands
And when you got bored
Oh Lord, bombed a new land
 
I think it's true
And so do you
That you've been sick
As sick as you can be
It's up to you
Your reign is through
Here's hoping you
will not go free
 
It's been a long time
Don't cry, just go away
It's been six years now
Oh how, you went astray
 
CHORUS
 
I think it's true
You know it too
That you were bad
As bad as you could be
We're sick of you
No trust in you;  Here's hoping you
Will not go free
 
So when you're thrown out
Don't pout, never look back
And if you feel sad
Too bad, you're just a hack
 
CHORUS
So if you're in chains
Your pain, own it yourself
You did your own crime
Do time, do it yourself.
 
 
10.  I NEED VINDICATION
Based on "If I Needed Someone"
By George Harrison
New Lyrics by Jeffrey

 
If I needed vindication
I'd be trying to invade Iran
I need vindication
 
If you let me work my weak will
Then I guess you'll give me troops to kill
I need vindication
If it weren't Election Day
I might have found another way
But I have to follow Karl Rove
 
Send out forces to Iran
And maybe I will get a vote from you
I need vindication
Ahhhhhh
Ahhhhhh
Ahhhhh
Ahhhhh
 
If you let me launch a new war
Then I'll be a psychopathic whore
I need vindication
It if weren't Election Day
I might have ruled them anyway
Oh I love to follow Karl Rove
 
Send your children to Iran
And you will get a hard, cold stare from me
I need vindication
Ahhhhh
Ahhhhh
 
 
11.  I'M ONLY SHAMING
Based on "I'm Only Sleeping"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Daniel

 
When I ran for Congress I was yearning
Damn that kid, I'm still burning
Diddling in the middle of the night
What went wrong?  This ain't right.
 
Don't forsake me
No, don't blame me
I won't run away
That would be shaming
 
Maybe it'll sound a little corny
That's too bad, I just got horny
Never did a thing like this before
So I prey and lust for more
(lust for more)
 
Please don't spoil my fame
The Foley name
Because you know
I'm only shaming
 
Losing my mind as my fingers embrace the keyboard
IMS now
 
Sitting here a sweating and a reeling
Fending off the creepy feeling
 
Please don't run my name
I'll take the blame
Because you know
I'm only shaming
 
Only s ixteen but is he wearing shorts of boxers?
Find out in time
 
Now they're calling Foley pornographic
Oh my God!  This got tragic
Now they that Foley's out of line
Jesus Christ, it's a crime
 
Please don't ruin my fame
The Foley name
Because we know
I'm only shaming
 
 
12.  BOY STALKER
Based on "Day Tripper"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Brandon

 
Got a good season
For kicking the G.O.P. out
Got a good season
For kicking the  G.O.P. out now
There was a boy stalker
They covered for him yeah
It took us too long to find out
But we found out
 
Family Values
Played with himself in the dark
Family Values
Leaving a torturous mark now
He was a boy stalker
They covered for him yeah
It took us too long to find out
But we found out
 
How many knew it
Hastert and Boner and Frist
How many knew it
Anyone Foley had known now
He was a boy stalker
They covered for him yeah
It took us too long to find out
But we found out
 
Boy stalker
Boy stalker damn
Boy Stalker
Boy Stalker damn
(Repeating and fading)
 
 
13.  WE WILL VOTE FREE
Based on "You Won't See Me"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by  Brandon

 
If we go to vote
You act enraged
You have lied enough
Please act your age
We won't lose the rights
We fought so hard to find
And you have lost your mind
So we will will vote free
We will vote free
We will vote free
 
We don't know how you          
Have stemmed the tide                         
But the votes we cast                        
And thrown aside                    
You don't want to say       
The right you've thrown away         
But we can vote today              
And we will vote free                       
We will vote free                          
 
Time after time
You go on with all your bleating
We wouldn't mind
If it weren't for all your cheating
 
The machines are rigged
They're filled with lies
And since we got you
We wonder why
Yes it seems too wrong
Guys, you don't belong
But we will all move on
And we will vote free
We will vote free
 
Time after time
You go on with all your bleating
We wouldn't mind
If it weren't for right wing cheating
 
But your days are few
They're filled with fears
Yes we're on to you
In your final years
Oh it's been too long
Soon you will be gone
And the Reich goes down
And we will vote free
We will vote free
 
Good, fucking good bye
Good, fucking goodbye
[Repeat and Fade]
 
 
14.  GOT TO GET YOU OUT OF MY LIFE
Based on "Got to Get You Into My Life"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Brandon and Brian
 
Another night of pain and fright
You had to shred the Constitution
The Bill is done, our rights are gone
You're gonna start your Inquisition
 
Ooh Then suddenly I see you
Ooh, I see the evil in you
Ant-Jesus guides you every day
 
The number six, the dirty tricks
You talk compassion you are cruel
They came to hear, you played their fear
So use the Christians, call them fools
 
Ooh, then suddenly we see you
Ooh , we see the evil in you
Anti-Jesus guides you every day
 
Got to get you out of my life
 
You did it well, now back to hell
Adieu to perverts, thugs, and liars
You GOP will let us be
You're going home where flames are higher
 
Ooh then we suddenly see you
Ooh, we see the evil in you
Anti-Jesus burn in Hell each day
 
Got to get you out of my life
Got to get you out of my life
 
Another night, no pain or fright
We're living by the Constitution
Our rights are back, we can't be slack
We had to stop the Inquisition
 
So we'll be waiting for you
Yes I'll be watching for you
Every single day...
 

 
15.  I SAID I SAID
Based on "She Said She Said"
by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Kyle 

 
I said, "I knew what it's like to have rights
I knew what it is to be free
But they're using the war to take my freedom away
 
I said, "Do we need a Patriot Act?"
Acts that make me stifle my words
And they're using the war to take my freedom away
 
Dick said, "you shut up and do what I say!"
I said "Go buzz off you're wrong"
I will not obey.   This is not a Reich
This is not a Reich
 
I said, "You will reap the seeds that you sow."
I know that you're scheming again
And you're using the war to take my freedom away.
 
Don said, "You don't know the power I wield"
I said, "Yes, I know you're strong"
I will not obey.   You were never right
You were never right
 
I said
I said" I will not abandon my rights"
[I know what it is to be free
 
I know that you're scheming again..
I know that you're scheming again...
(REPEATING AND FADING)
 
 
16.  LET THE BASTARDS KNOW
Based on "Tomorrow Never Knows"
by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New lyrics by  Brandon Jeffrey and Kyle
 
Turn off the noise, gear up and use your voice
They have been lying.   They have been lying.
 
Reclaim your rights and send the bastards home.
It is relieving.   It is relieving.
 
Clean the Congress of the Profiteers
It is timing.  It is timing,
 
Rights for all and rights for everyone
We are claiming.  We are claiming.
 
Bigotry and hate will lose the day
They are failing.   They are failing.
 
Homophobes and racists rue the day
They are writhing,  They are writhing,
 
So play the game of freedom to the end
It is rising.  It is rising.
It is rising. It is rising.
REPEATING AND FADING
 

DEVOLVER-- DISC ONE

DEVOLVER
DISC ONE


1.  WE ALL LIVE IN A NAZI LOONY BIN
Based on "Yellow Submarine"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Brandon and Jeffrey


In the town where George was born
No one told him what he should be
And he threw away his life
Smoking weed that was so green
So he prayed unto the son
Til he found a God extreme
And he ruled as if reborn  
In a land that was not free

CHORUS:

We all live in a Nazi loony bin!
A Nazi loony bin!
A Nazi loony bin!
U.S.A. is a Nazi loony bin!
A Nazi loony bin!
A Nazi loony bin!

And his friends are all adored
Only one of them, a male whore
And the press began to sing

[Opening bars of "Deutschland Uber Alles" played on an out of tune German marching band, then directly into...]

CHORUS:

Leading directly into

[Instrumental performance of the opening verse overdubbed with excerpts from a Nuremberg Party Rally, replete with Hitler bellowing and a crowd cheering "SIEG HEIL!  SIEG HEIL!"  This to be overdubbed with the sounds of Stukas dive bombing, machine guns firing, and bombs exploding leading directly into...]   

And the times are full of sleaze
While the Neocons do as they please
And he lives a life of ease
Killing young GIs can be a breeze

CHORUS

REPEAT CHORUS AND FADE OUT


2.  WHAT WENT WRONG
Based on "What Goes On?"
By John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Richard Starkey
New Lyrics by Brandon


CHORUS
What went wrong with your heart?
What went wrong with your mind?
Shells are ripping them apart
As you tell another lie
Is that praise that you will find
What made you so unkind?

On Saturday I heard you
As you chose another course
But when  listen to you
I can hear the same old source
It's too easy for for Herr Rove to spew a lie
No surprise

CHORUS

I see you on the TV
As you lie before the press
But now the tide is turning
And you're such a royal mess
It's too easy for the G.O.P. to lie
No surprise

What goes on in your heart

I see you put the party first
The country, oh it fell
You didn't even think it
When the soldiers went to hell
Did you mean to praise yourself while soldiers die
No surprise

CHORUS


3.  ISN'T IT GREAT?
Based on "Norwegian Wood"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Daniel
  

I just found a God
Or should I say
Jesus found me
He taught me to prey
It's not too late
Isn't it great?

He told me to preach and he told me to bitch ev'ry where
I use the Good Book and it told me to hate but not share

Now I disdain blacks
Mexicans too
No love for Jews
And I spit on fags
Never ask why
Just let 'em die

Yes Jesus has changed me, The Lord God has shown me his work'
My friends have all left me they think I've become such a jerk.  
What else can I do?
All things will pass
Kissing God's ass
So, I prey all day
Seething in hate
Isn't it great?


4.  ACT LIKE A MAN
Based on "Run For Your Life"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by  Brandon


Well you're nothing but a brat little George
You're a punk with a pompous gait
You're an attitude on feet little George
With a heart that's filled with hate

CHORUS:
You better act like a man if you can little George
Tell the truth maybe once little George
When yah gonna get a spine
You're a coward, little George

Well you prove that you're a wicked guy
You were born with an evil mind
You let the servant in your life
Take the blame for all your crimes

CHORUS

Never learn a lesson
Never shame for what's been done
George you're psycho and a sadist
Perversion had a run

CHORUS

No you haven't got a spine to lead
You're a wimp like your dear old dad
You brag and boast you let others bleed
And the people, they were had

CHORUS

Oh no no no
No no no
No no no
(REPEATING AND FADING)

  
5.  HATE, FEAR, AND BE AWARE
Based on  "Here, There, and Everywhere"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Jeffrey and Brandon


To lead a greater Reich, I need to wallow in lies

Hate.  Bigotry should make us great
Mongering rage with a wave of my hand
Nobody can
Tell me that I shouldn't hate

Fear.  New Paranoia this year
Telling the people how scared they should be
I am still speaking, but nobody knows its fear

I tell them be aware
If they spread the word I know that I should never care
But to use them is to keep them unaware
Knowing that lies will be shared
Each one deceiving as truth ever dies
Look in their eyes, and tell them "yes, be aware."

I want them unaware
If they knew the truth I know that I would never dare
But to use them is to show them that I don't care
Knowing that truth is not shared
Suckers believing new lie after lie
Look in their eyes and tell them, "yes ,be aware"

I will hate there
Fear everywhere
Hate, fear, and be aware


6.  I'M WADING THROUGH YOU
Based on "I'm Looking Through You"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Brandon


I'm wading through you.  What do I see
More right wing fussing, hyperbole
Ain't nothing different you never change
I'm wading through you, you're still deranged

Coulter is bitching.  I turn her off
Her mood is whiny.  I've had enough
Limbaugh is lying. What else is new?
I'm wading through you, the same old crew

Why, tell me why are you so damned uncouth
FOX would make Goebbels proud and Bill O'Reilly can't tell the truth

So Sean is griping.  What can he do?
The words are flowing.  The facts are few
The entertainment is always there
I'm wading through you, and you don't care

Why tell me why will you not give me news
Oh cash is the bottom line and what you spew gives me the blues

I'm wading through you; the facts are lite
I thought I knew you and I was right
Your propaganda will never change
I'm wading through you; you're still deranged

  
  
7.  JESUS
Based on "Michelle"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Daniel


Jesus, My Lord
These are words that strike a right wing chord
Oh, My Lord

Jesus, My Lord
Guide me, tell me, when you want discord
Jesus, My Lord

I praise you, I praise you, I praise you
I never need to think
I push it to the brink and pray what you comprehend
Ah the rapture and the end.

Jesus, My Lord
Guide me, tell me, when you want discord
Jesus, My Lord

I heed you, I heed you, I heed you
Please tell me who to hate
I know that you are great
I need you so I am hoping you will come back soon
I praise you

Obey you, obey you, obey you!
You give me such a chill
I want to do your will
Until I do I ass kiss you so you'll comprehend

Jesus, My Lord
Guide me, tell me, when you want discord
Jesus My Lord
  
So I pray the only words I know that you comprehend
Hateful Lord.  
  
  
8.  WHAT WOULD JESUS THINK?
based on "And Your Bird Can Sing"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Brian


You tell me that you're Christian, but I wonder
What would Jesus think?
No you don't fool me, you don't fool me

You tell me that you pray and you're close to God
What would Jesus think?
No you don't fool me, you don't fool me

When your word is broken and you lose your crown
You will pray for mercy.  Is it found?  Is it found?

When you need to murder and you seem unsound
Take a look for Jesus. He's around.  He's around

You tell me (that) you love God and you do his will
What would Jesus think?
No you don't fool me. You don't fool me.  
  
  
9.  CAN'T YOU WORK IT OUT?
Based on "We Can Work It Out"
by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Brandon and Jeffrey


Try to get it right George
Two times three are six not a hundred-twenty-three
Try to get it right, George
It isn't crazy glue it's the Law of Gravity

Can't you work it out?
Can't you work it out?

Think of what you're thinking
Yes we evolved we did not come from Adam and Eve
Think of what you're thinking
Go and read the science not the myth you must believe

Can't you work it out?
Can't you work it out?

Facts are very hard and there's no sense
in all your denial my friend
I have always thought that it's a crime
to waste a mind, my stupid friend.

Read another book, George
It's a globe of rock not an orb of lunar cheese
Read another Book George
The words are lengthy but will they bring you to your knees?

Can't you work it out?
Can't you work it out?

Facts are very hard and there's no sense
in all your denial my friend
I have always thought that it's a crime
to waste a mind, my stupid friend

Try to get it right George
We're on a turning sphere not a piece of pizza pie
Try to get it right George
We orbit around the sun don't you ever wonder why ?

Can't your work it out?
Can't you work it out?


10.  START A WAR
Based on "Drive My Car"
by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Jeffrey


Exxon told him here's what you can do
They said the fool is you
You better start jumpin' yah son of a bitch  
You can do something to make us rich

CHORUS
Sucker, you can start a war
Yes, we're gonna ask for more
Sucker you can start a war
And maybe we'll screw you!
  
Told the soldiers that our prospects were good  
They said "Georgie, we'll do what we should
Killing for Rummy is all good and fine
But we sure wish that you'd tell us why."

CHORUS

CHORUS

He told the boys they would never be foiled  
And they said "let's do it if won't be for oil."
He got his war but he hasn't a heart
Petroleum profits and that was smart

CHORUS

Boom Boom Boom Boom Yeah
Boom Boom Boom Boom Yeah  
[Repeating and fading] 


11.  WARFARE MAN
Based on "Nowhere Man"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Danny and Brandon


He's a bloody warfare man
Scheming ins his warfare land
Planning all his warfare plans for you and me  

He's as mad as he can be
Twisting up reality
Warfare man are you feeling at all?

Warfare man, you're dissin'
Warfare man, quit pissin'
The world, it was never at your command

He's a raving psychopath  
Led us down a twisted path
Isn't he what we don't want to be

Warfare man, we're worried
'Cause your mind seems blurry
Leave it it all 'til someone sane relieves your command

Has a crazy point of view  
Murders but he's never through
Isn't he what we don't want to be?

Warfare man won't listen
We all know what he's missing
The world, it was never at his command

He's a real warfare man
Scheming in his warfare land  
Planning all his warfare plans for ev'ryone
Planning all his warfare plans for ev'ryone
Planning all his warfare plans for ev'ryone


12.  PRAISE TO YOU
Based on "Love to You"
by George Harrison
New Lyrics by Brian


You promised so much more
Beyond the warfare lore
You're a threat to life and lib-er-ty
  
Tell tales while you can
You're not a real man

The truth is never sought
King George when were you bought?
And what you've done is evil certainly

You see the Rummy's frown
Dick Cheney wears your crown
They fill your head with what you want to be

They sing praise to you
They tell what to do

  
13.  UNCLE ALBERT
Based on "Doctor Robert"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New lyrics by Daniel


You like pain I guess you call Uncle Albert
Whips and chains he'll be there if there's pain at all Uncle Albert
Uncle Albert.  He's a sick and bitter man
Agony he understands
He does everything by plan, Uncle Albert

If you're up he'll kick you down, Uncle Albert
He'll shock your balls and he'll soak your head, Uncle Albert
Uncle Albert. He's a fiend who will deceive
Bleeding everyone he sees
We all need relief from Uncle Albert

CHORUS:
My my my Geneva is quaint
My my me he renders...Uncle Albert

Yes he works for a falling Reich, Uncle Albert  
He strips 'em down to watch 'em masturbate (it's) Uncle Albert
Uncle Albert.  He's a crazy kindah freak
Piercing screams don't make him weak
He's a sadist and a creep, Uncle Albert

CHORUS

REPEAT FIRST VERSE,  FADING.


14.  HEY THERE GITMO
Based on "Good Day Sunshine."
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Daniel and Jeffrey


Hey there Gitmo!
Hey there Gitmo!
Hey there Gitmo!

You made me laugh
And when the lights are out
I got someone I can thrash about
It feels good
In a gruesome way
I'm a thug but not to John McCain

Hey there Gitmo!
Hey there Gitmo!
Hey there Gitmo

I take a stick
And the I beat them down
I get high as they hit the ground

The time is right
I got them in a cell
I get off when I'm raising hell
I'm feeling good
In a kinky way
I'm fucked up and it's another day

Good day Gitmo!
Good day Gitmo!
Good day Gitmo
(REPEATING AND FADING)

15.  PSYCHOPATH LEADER
Based on "Paperback Waiter"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Brandon

Psychopath leader (leader, leader)
Dear friends and neighbors will you take the time
To condemn the leader for his bloody crime
How he loves to hate, how he hates to love
How he mocks the Lord, so he's gonna be a psychopath leader
Psychopath leader!

It's a creepy story of a crazy man
And his thirst for blood that will never end
How he spread the war, how he spread the fear
It's a heinous job, but he's gonna be a psychopath leader
Psychopath leader!

With too many dead and it's all too few
He'll be killing more in a day or two
He may torture first, 'cause it's been the style
Pain is like a fix, and he's gonna be a psychopath leader
Psychopath leader!

If he gets the urges, he will kill us all
And he says I'm Holy" as the bodies fall
He will cut more taxes when the soldiers die
He will celebrate and he's gonna be a psychopath leader
Psychopath leader
Psychopath leader
[REPEATING AND FADING


16.  THE TURD, ROVE
Based on "The Word"
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
New Lyrics by Daniel


Speak a lie and be like me
Let my power set you free
hear the story that I wove
Gave you heard the spinner Rove?
I'm so fine!  It's all mine!
I'm the turd, Rove
In the beginning you misunderstood
I run the show and I drain all the good
(I'm The Turd, Rove!)

Spread the lie, and be like me
Take your rights to make you free
Hear the hate that I have wove
Have you heard the spinner Rove
I'm so great, it's too late
I'm The Turd, Rove
When I go out  I hear people say
He baits the homos but his step dad was gay
(I'm The Turd, Rove)

Hear me speak and feel my might
Click your heels for my (little) Reich
I will pray to God up above
Although God is me, Karl  Rove
I'm unfair. I don't care
I'm The Turd Rove
But if you think what I say is a lie
I'll make sure all the dissidents cry
(I'm The Turd, Rove)

Give the world a chance to see
That The Shrub is under me
It's the world I'm dreaming of
You down there, me up above
I defile!  A Sieg Heil

For The Turd, Rove
I'm The Turd, Rove
I'm The Turd, Rove
I'm The Turd, Rove
 

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Letter From Kevin Tillman

The following letter was written by Kevin Tillman, brother of the late Patrick Tillman.  Please click on PEACE, EARTH, and JUSTICE NEWS to view the complete article.
 
 
It is Pat's birthday on November 6, and elections are the day after.  It gets me thinking about a conversation I had with Pat before we joined the military.  He spoke about the risks with signing the papers.  How once we committed, we were at the mercy of the American leadership and the American people. How we could be thrown in a direction not of our
volition.  How fighting as a soldier would leave us without a voice... until we get out.
 
Much has happened since we handed over our voice: Somehow we were sent to invade a nation because it was a direct threat to the American people, or to the world, or harbored terrorists, or was involved in the September 11 attacks, or received weapons-grade uranium from Niger, or had mobile weapons labs, or WMD, or had a need to be liberated, or we needed to establish a democracy, or stop an insurgency, or stop a civil war we created that can't be called a civil war even though it is. Something like that.
 
Somehow America has become a country that projects everything that it is not and condemns everything that it is.
 
Somehow our elected leaders were subverting international law and humanity by setting up secret prisons around the world, secretly kidnapping people, secretly holding them indefinitely, secretly not charging them with anything, secretly torturing them.

 Somehow that overt policy of torture became the fault of a few "bad apples" in the military.
 
Somehow back at home, support for the soldiers meant having a five-year-old kindergartener scribble a picture with crayons and send it overseas, or slapping stickers on cars, or lobbying Congress for an extra pad in a helmet.  It's interesting that a soldier on his third or fourth tour should care about a drawing from a five-year-old; or a faded sticker on a car as his friends die around him; or an extra pad in a helmet, as if it will protect him when an IED throws his vehicle 50 feet into the air as his body comes apart and his skin melts to the seat.
 
Somehow the more soldiers that die, the more legitimate the illegal invasion becomes.  
 
Somehow American leadership, whose only credit is lying to its people and illegally invading a nation, has been allowed to steal the courage, virtue and honor of its soldiers on the ground.
 
Somehow those afraid to fight an illegal invasion decades ago are allowed to send soldiers to die for an illegal invasion they started.
 
Somehow faking character, virtue and strength is tolerated.
 
Somehow profiting from tragedy and horror is tolerated.
 
Somehow the death of tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of people is tolerated.
 
Somehow subversion of the Bill of Rights and The Constitution is tolerated.
 
Somehow suspension of Habeas Corpus is supposed to keep this country safe.
 
Somehow torture is tolerated.
 
Somehow lying is tolerated.
 
Somehow reason is being discarded for faith, dogma, and nonsense.
 
Somehow American leadership managed to create a more dangerous world.
 
Somehow a narrative is more important than reality.
 
Somehow America has become a country that projects everything that it is not and condemns everything that it is.
 
Somehow the most reasonable, trusted and respected country in the world has become one of the most irrational, belligerent, feared, and distrusted countries in the world.
 
Somehow being politically informed, diligent, and skeptical has been replaced by apathy through active ignorance.
 
Somehow the same incompetent, narcissistic, virtueless, vacuous, malicious criminals are still in charge of this country.
 
Somehow this is tolerated.
 
Somehow nobody is accountable for this.
 
In a democracy, the policy of the leaders is the policy of the people.  So don't be shocked when our grandkids bury much of this generation as traitors to the nation, to the world and to humanity.  Most likely, they will come to know that "somehow" was nurtured by fear, insecurity and indifference, leaving the country vulnerable to unchecked, unchallenged
parasites.
 
Luckily this country is still a democracy.   People still have a voice.   People still can take action.   It can start after Pat's birthday.
 
 
Brother and Friend of Pat Tillman,
 
Kevin Tillman
 
 
 

Friday, October 20, 2006

Revealing the Christian Right: Octiber 2006

The following conversation took place on the Wednesday, October 18, 2006 broadcast of The Randi Rhodes Show and was rebroadcast the next day, Thursday, October 19, 2006. In our neck of the woods it was broadcast on WCPT, 850 AM out of Chicago, Illinois. The caller in question is apparently Henry Bechthold, the author of Right Wing Politics and Religion: The Unholy Alliance Exposed. We present this portion of the coversation here because it highlights some of the points that we have expressed here in the past, only in a more conversational form.

We hope you enjoy.


Randi: Henry in Minnesota.
Henry: Hi Randi, thanks for taking my call.
Randi: You're welcome
Henry: I'm a conservative Christian Pastor but please don't hold that against me.
Randi: I'll hold anything against myself that I can.
Henry: Oh. Okay. Ah. I can tell you why the so called moral Christian Right supports Bush's torture policy and why these moral conservatives are often caught up in financial scandals, as well as why they head up committees to protect children--you know, like Congressman Foley--while attempting to seduce under age pages at the same time.
Randi: Okay
Henry: And the reason for each of those things--the first one that I mentioned, the torture--they can easily support torturing prisoners because of their sadistic, perverted belief system. They believe that their God demonstrates love and justice by torturing people eternally. And most people really don't get a handle on what that means until you actually do the math. If Hell was limited to one trillion years--and according to them it goes on for trillions of trillions--but if it was limited to one trillion years, that would mean that the average person who lived an average seventy year life expectancy, this God of love and justice that they talk about would be torturing that person thirty thousands years for every single minute that person lived on earth, fourteen billion to one units of punishment...And what's more frightening is (that) they teach in defiance of the overwhelming weight of Bible evidence. I'm a pastor. The Bible does not teach that. God is not like that. So they are arrogantly choosing to persist in believing in this kind of sadistic justice. Which raises the question, do we want these kind of sadistic minds running our government?
-------Regarding the second item, why they're so often caught up in financial scandals, they easily practice this in the secular area because they've been doing it for years in the church, Randi. Things that are just unconscionable. There has never been a secular operation that has practiced the kind of price gouging that they do in the church. They take these cassettes that they buy in mass quantities for 30 or 40 cents and they sell them for seven dollars. They take CDs that they buy for less than 50 cents and they sell them to their people for 15 to 20 dollars. Videos that they buy for 60 or 70 cents they sell for 20 dollars. They use one thousand and two thousand percent markups--and this is on The Free Gospel, the message is The Free Gospel of Grace. And they've been able to justify this for years. We shouldn't be surprised to learn that this goes on public. And they misappropriate funds. The Jesus that I read about in The Bible, he talked about ministering to the poor, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and so on. The church is probably the biggest business in the world. And the average Christian doesn't know know the kind of money that they are sitting on.
-------And if all the Christian Churches in America alone--Christian Churches and ministries--in the United States gave just one out of five dollars to real ministry, to helping the poor and so on, there would be enough money to feed every starving child in the world three meals a day, plus to build five thousand brand new million dollar homeless shelters. Five thousand of these across America. And there would still be enough money to help a million inner city kids who are going to school in gang, drug-infected war zones. And there'd be enough money to take a million of these kids and pay the tuition in a safe, private, Christian school...And that's not all, Randi. It's estimated by The Bible League that 5000 million Christians around the world don't have Bibles. And this is in the Third World Countries where these people don't have anything and they're suffering from persecution. They would still have enough money to furnish a brand new Bible for every one of the five hundred million Christians. So the only thing you can come up with is that they don't practice what they preach. They're fat cats, they spend it on themselves. They're building mega churches while children are starving and homeless people are eating out of garbage dumpsters.
-------The third Item, and I appreciate you giving me a couple of minutes.
Randi: Oh you're making me cry.
Henry: The third item is talking about how they can easily practice such kind of hypocrisy like what Foley did. It's because they've been doing it for years. These people, one of the big deals that have been going on in recent years, as we all know, Dobson and all these guys are going all over the country trying to male sure that we keep the Ten Commandments in our secular arena. Right? In the public buildings. Little do most people know that behind closed doors these same guys stand up in their pulpits and they tell their church members, the Christians, that the Ten Commandments were abolished and nailed to the Cross of Jesus. Now if that weren't the ultimate hypocrisy, where you're out there trying to get the secular world to keep and honor them while in the churches you say they're abolished.
Randi: What do you mean by that? I'm not familiar with that.
Henry: Oh absolutely. There's a large section of the Christian believers that teach that Jesus nailed the Commandments to the Cross. We're saved by Grace and because of that how you live doesn't matter. You say the prayer, you're going to heaven regardless of how you live. That's probably how these guys can live the way they're living and claiming to be Christians and so on.
Randi: Wow. That's quite a waiver.
Henry: Absolutely. And that is the absolute truth. It's a well known and much believed teaching.
Randi: So they think the Bible's been amended? With a waiver from Jesus?
Henry: Well, the Ten Commandments were nailed to the cross so they're not responsible. But for some reason they want everyone in the secular world to keep them.
Randi: That's really shocking I never heard of that before.
Henry: Oh yeah, and we know how they harp on Hollywood--and I'm a conservative myself.
Randi: You said so.
Henry: I like conservative values. They talk about all the violence and how it's ruining our kids. Well, one of the new video games that's on the market is the Left Behind Series.
Randi: Oh, I know. Tim, my producer. He saw that yesterday and sent it to me and I was inundated yesterday. I wanted to do a whole show about "how does religion fit into your life, is your, do you relate religion, fit it into your life, is this your, do you relate, you know, Where do you want your kids to get it?" I wanted to have this discussion in America really bad, but we didn't mention it because we didn't want to inflame anybody and think that I was limiting their conversation. But I saw the video game and it was violent.
Henry: Yes it is. So amazingly enough, for years they've been criticizing Hollywood for putting all this violent stuff out, but I guess if they can make a buck on it it's okay.
Randi: It's like a signing statement for the Ten Commandments.
Henry: Yes, exactly.
Randi: Wow!
Henry: And I don't know if you mind if I make a shameless plug, but I've written a book called Right Wing Politics and Religion: The Unholy Alliance Exposed... The front cover has a picture of George Bush, Pat Robertson, and James Dobson riding crusader horses. And I should mention that I listen to a lot of this conservative jargon, a lot of their conservative talk show hosts, and Randi, they accuse people like you, liberal talk show hosts. I've heard them say this many times--that people like yourselves, the liberal hosts, are only able to monologue. They say they're not able to and that you're afraid to dialogue with them. Can I mention some of their names?
Randi: Sure. but I've tried to dialogue with them. It's impossible. They talk over you. They don't talk to you. They talk over you or at you
Henry: Yes
Randi: The second you declared yourself a Christian Conservative; if the rolls were reversed and I was calling you and you were a conservative Christian talk show host and I said "look, I'm a liberal Democrat and I'd like to talk to you about Christian values," they wouldn't listen to a word I said. They'd have their finger on the button in the middle of a breath I took I'd disappear from the show.
Henry: Oh yeah. I've heard them do it.
Randi: It's a technique, it's actually a technique.
Henry: I've heard people like Laura Ingrams start screaming "Get off my air! Get off my air, you moron!"
Randi: Well, I've yelled at people too, but usually because the called me names, not because they said "I'm a Christian conservative and I won't talk about something with you." O spend more time with conservatives than I do with liberals. I put them in the front of the line, not the end of the line, so that they don't chicken out, they don't run away. I want to know what they have to say. I want to know if there's an argument for this.
Henry: Guess what. People like Hugh Hewett, Micahel Medved, Laura Ingrams, Dennis Prager, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Mark Levin. Mike Gallagher, I've emailed them. I've gotten a couple of responses back that they received blah blah. They don't want any part of it.
Randi Let me ask you something. If you're a Christian Conservative, them I'm a Christian Conservative, because my values sound more like yours than Christian Conservatives on the radio do...So, as a Christian Conservative, what do you make of my values that you hear me espousing on this show?
Henry: Well, you know, I'll be honest with you. This has been a journey, coming out of this thing and not too long ago I had the blinders completely on myself and I did a lot of research and just a lot of prayerful meditation, and that kind of stuff and over the process of writing this book the last three or four years things have changed. I haven't heard a lot of you thus far, but from what I heard you say today I just have to..well, the vast majority of the things I've heard I agree with you. The things that are going on in our country, the compromises are absolutely ridicules. These compromises and this immorality and unethical behavior done in the name of God which is a slap in the face of God. And this is the point that I make. If these people can do this to their God and their Bible whom they claim to love and serve, what will they do simply to a secular government and a constitutional document? If they can justify these kind of compromises and this kind of hypocrisy and dishonesty, and outright sadism when it comes to relating to God in the Bible--which they claim is their highest value--can they be trusted in the secular arena at all?
Randi: Let me just say this to you. You have made me feel healthy today, sane today, you know, good today. You filled me up with hope by saying what you did. And I'm crying because you know, this is the kind of debate that takes place on my side of the aisle. Theirs is a dogma that is not retractable. It is what the talking points say it is and nothing more and nothing less. It is to include torture, it is to include the disappearing of Americans. It is to include a unitary executive. It is to include the stealing of Christmas diatribe that is about to start again...

We hope you read with extra interest the portions that were presented in dark blue.