Thursday, March 18, 2010

Keeping Enemies Close

Fresh confirmation of Michael Corleone's "keep your friends close but your enemies closer" arrives from this exchange between two raging enemies of decency and justice, Congressman Steve King and lunatic Glenn Beck:

KING: They intend to vote on the Sabbath, during Lent, to take away the liberty that we have right from God. [...]

BECK: You couldn’t have said it better. Here is a group of people that have so perverted our faith and our hope and our charity, that is a — this is an affront to God. And I honestly, I don’t think anybody is like, “yes, and now what we’ll do is we’ll vote on the Sabbath.” But I think it’s absolutely appropriate that these people are trying to put the nail in the coffin on our country on a Sunday — something our founders would have never, ever, ever done. Out of respect for God.
Their concern for the Sabbath is touching, or so I take the tone they're trying to establish to complement the usual alarmist idiocy they radiate. But suppose we take them at their word (why not?): voting health care reform into law will insult their nasty, vicious god, which sounds to me like just one more reason to do so.

1 comment:

larryniven said...

Yet another moment to pull out the Coen brothers: "Shomer fucking shabbos!" The only difference being that Beck et al are assholes and wrong.