News Roundup for 12/24/08

Dick Cheney
Big fan of 9/11

-Headline of the day-
"Dick Cheney Calls 9/11 the 'Highest Moment' of the Last Eight Years."

Asked by FOX News' Chris Wallace what the "highest moment" was for the Bush administration, the Big Dick answered, "Well, I think the most important, the most compelling, was 9/11 itself, and what that entailed, what we had to deal with."

Two points here. First, 9/11 sucked -- a lot. It was the most destructive and deadly attack on the United States of America in history. No contest.

Second, it happened on your guys' watch -- meaning you sucked. A lot. The only real triumph for the Bush administration was that they managed to turn a catastrophic failure into some sort of PR campaign.

Dick Cheney, ladies and gentleman, what bullshit looks like when it wears a suit. (Alternet, with video)

-When is a bigot not a bigot?-
When he's a poor little victim.

Some people try to emulate Jesus, some wonder what Jesus would do in any situation, and some people think they are Jesus. Barack Obama's poor choice of pastors to hang around with continues to cause problems as Pastor Rick Warren -- like Jeremiah Wright before him -- refuses to shut the hell up and let everything blow over.

In a video posted at his church's website, Warren denies ever "equating gay partnership with incest and pedophilia" -- which, of course, he has. Having totally denied making false accusations, attacks, outright lies, and hateful slander, and really a lot of hate speech, Warren then accused his critics of "false accusations, attacks, outright lies, and hateful slander, and really a lot of hate speech."

When are these guys ever going to learn that video exists?

Anyway, Warren then decided that anyone who dared question him must logically hate Jesus. "It's what I would call 'Christophobia,'" Warren said. "People who are afraid of any Christian."

On her MSNBC show, host Rachel Maddow responded, "Might those people possibly just be Pastor Rick-o-phobes?"

She shoots, she scores. It's got nothing to do with Christianity, it's about what an unbelievable prick this particular Christian is. You ain't Jesus, pastor, and recognizing that you're an amazing dumbass does not reflect on Jesus at all. It's all about you.

Message to Team Obama; the next time the boss says, "There's this pastor I want bring in here..." stop him. Stage an intervention. This is apparently his one blind spot. Save him from himself and point him toward someone... oh, how to put it?

Not crazy.

Thanks in advance. (Raw Story, also with video)

-Bonus HotD-
"Bidens serve meatloaf to homeless."

Meanwhile, the Cheneys eat the homeless. (Politico)

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