Archive for September, 2004

An Apology from Jimmy

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004 | Gay Stuff | 5 Comments

So now it looks like our pal Jimmy has decided to apologize:

(09-22) 12:45 PDT BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) —

Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart apologized Wednesday for saying in a televised worship service that he would kill any gay man who looked at him romantically.

I think my favorite part is this though:

On Wednesday, Swaggart said he has jokingly used the expression “killing someone and telling God he died” thousands of times, about all sorts of people. He said the expression is figurative and not meant to harm.

“It’s a humorous statement that doesn’t mean anything. You can’t lie to God — it’s ridiculous,” Swaggart told The Associated Press. “If it’s an insult, I certainly didn’t think it was, but if they are offended, then I certainly offer an apology.”

Somehow thats supposed to make it better. And this from a supposed ‘Man of God’… Hmmm… You decide.

(Thanks to TowelRoad)


Monday, September 20th, 2004 | Gay Stuff | 4 Comments

I’m sorry but I don’t even know what to say about this:

Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart Threatens To Kill Gays 

(Toronto, Ontario) A Canadian television station has apologized publicly to viewers for a telecast of American evangelist Jimmy Swggart’s television program in which he threatened to kill gays.

the important point being this:

According to a transcript of the program, Swaggart said: “I’m trying to find the correct name for it … this utter absolute, asinine, idiotic stupidity of men marrying men. … I’ve never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry. And I’m gonna be blunt and plain; if one ever looks at me like that, I’m gonna kill him and tell God he died.”

The remarks were met with applause from his congregation.  

What the FUCK… Did the entire building miss the day in Sunday schoool where they talked about the ten commandments and the golden rule?

UPDATE: If you want to actually check it out for yourself check out this link (thanks to The Daily Kos). scrub to 36 minutes 30 seconds to see the quote. I can’t even describe what a kick in the gut it felt like to hear the crowd cheer to a comment like that..

World on Fire

Thursday, September 16th, 2004 | Politics | 1 Comment

This is kinda interesting – interesting point and good tunes too boot! Make sure to watch – not just listen! 🙂

An important issue

Monday, September 13th, 2004 | Politics | 1 Comment

Now THIS is the kind of thing I actually like hearing in the press:

Kerry Rips Bush Over Assault Weapons Law

WASHINGTON Sept. 13, 2004 — Democratic Sen. John Kerry on Monday accused President Bush of ducking his responsibility to protect the country from crime and terrorism by allowing a national assault weapons ban to expire.

This is the kind of issue I LIKE hearing about when it comes to this campaign. Forget their vietnam history – I’ve heard enough about that. The fact that Kerry would support an assault wepans ban and Bush chooses the gun lobby over national security is very telling. Which candidate really cares about my security? Seems its not the President.

And I’ve heard the argument that ‘the people who want ’em will get ’em anyway’ and, quite frankly, its a bull shit argument. While they might still be able to get them is there really any valid argument to be made for making it more difficult? And what valid justification can there be people to use this class of weapon for hunting or self defense.. Its just crap.

Anyway… Go Kerry! 🙂

Happy Monday! 🙂

Weekend trips

Thursday, September 9th, 2004 | Random Morsels | Comments Off on Weekend trips

Guess I didn’t mention it – Kevin and I decided to fly away to Philadelphia for Labor Day weekend. Why you might ask – damn fine question. Because neither of us had ever been and we both needed to escape from life for a few days. Gotta say though. Given the chance again, we’d probably skip. Town was interesting for a day or two but thats about it. We got bored enough that we drove out to some town called Intercourse (I kid you not) to see Amish people in their buggies (and the countryside which was beautiful). Probable were inspired by Amish in the City.

Anyway – was nice to get away for the weekend but can’t say as I can recommend Philly but who knows. Maybe we just needed a good guide! 😉

So he didn’t fly

Thursday, September 9th, 2004 | Politics | 2 Comments

Ok folks… c’mon… give it a rest… We KNOW already.. Bush wasn’t a war hero. He didn’t really even show up. I’ve got the message and its not the point. There is PLENTY about what the man is doing now for us to be scared shitless of. The fact that he was a flake in vietnam is only mildly relevant to me today – I think the media has beaten this dead horse..