Dispatches from Outland
A little song. A little dance. A little seltzer down your pants. Copyright © 2003 Roy M. Jacobsen.

Friday, January 30, 2004  

Just Plain Sillier Department: And more penguins! This time it's Kevin of 3-2-1 Penguins!

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 9:24 AM

Got Religion? Department: Over in The Corner, Michael Graham notes a phenomenon he calls "C&E Christians," where C&E stands for "Campaign and Elections."

Wesley Clark joined Howard Dean in the ranks of "Campaign & Elections Christians" last night when he told the debate audience: "I went to church every Sunday and I did all that, and I can quote Scriptures and so forth.''

"...and so forth?" Yeah, that Jesus fella is really neat!

You know, if white candidates went to a hip-hop forum on BET and said "Yo, doggies, I'm jiggy with my housebuddies, let's hang in my cribbage!", they would get pounded, and rightfully so. It's not just pandering, it's insulting, insincere and (most annoying) incompetent pandering.

Why do the media give these knuckleheads a pass? Is it because the elite media types think this hokum works on dull-witted Christians? Or do they assume that everyone who claims to be a believer is insincere anyway?
Well, there are plenty of examples of people claiming to be believers who are insincere; some are better at faking sincerity than others.

What amuses me is the sight of all these candidates trying to stake out a bit of territory on the west side of the Jordan as it were (especially when it's done as clumsily as Clark did here, and when Dean picked Job as his favorite New Testament book), when President Bush has been excoriated by the elites for his open expressions of faith.

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 9:10 AM

Wednesday, January 28, 2004  

That's Just Plain Silly Department: Penguin Batting.

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 8:50 AM
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