Hallelujah! Governor Sanford is Praying for us!

23 02 2009

From Think Progress:

On C-SPAN’s Washington Journal this morning, Sanford [R. Gov of SC] received a call from a Charleston resident who said he lost his job because he has been taking care of mother and sister, both of whom have serious illnesses. The caller told Sanford he is “wrong” to decline the money. “A lot of people in South Carolina are hurting. And if this money can come and help us out we need it.” In response, Sanford could offer him only his prayers:

CALLER: I hope you all are not playing politics with this. People in South Carolina are hurting. You know how unemployment rates are high right now and going up higher. We are running out of money in the unemployment bank — we need money for that, the people that need help. And I’m one of them, I can’t get no help. […]

SANFORD: Well I’d say hello to Charleston because its home and I’d say hello to this fellow this morning and say that my prayers are going to be with him and his family because it sounds like he is in an awfully tough spot.


All I have to say is that I’m glad I live in a state where the Governor counts on more than prayers to solve problems.



Keith Olbermann is More American than You are

14 02 2009

Yes, on board the plane there was someone who had a rather obvious link to the Sept. 11th attacks – but what really concerns me is Mr. Olbermann’s rhetoric surrounding the actual crash.  How many years will it be until we can talk about a plane crash without someone making sure they pay homage to those who lost their lives on 9/11/01?  I mean dear god – it is a good thing the hijackers didn’t use cars because we’d never stop hearing about it.  A plane crashed.  It was not hijaked, it was not in any way anything other than an accident, so why are we talking about 9/11?

Mr. Olbermann evidently thinks he gets some sort of points every time he mentions the 9/11 victims in a sympathetic light.  Well, sir, maybe that works  on some dimwitted religious nut cases out there, but for the rest of us, it is just really old.  It shows our maturity as a society that when bad things happen, we take the appropriate measures and then we move on.  There are too many useless deaths out there to wallow in – we have to, have to – respect them but move on.

So, Keith – I guess what I’m trying to say is:  grow up.

Quote of the Day – William R. Inge

14 02 2009

To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a

superstition to enslave a philosophy.William R. Inge

Faith Cake

2 02 2009