Just a quick post today to celebrate the downfall of Iris Robinson. Whilst what is happening to her would be utterly tragic in most circumstances (unhappy woman forms a relationship with a teenage boy, gets involved in dodgy financial dealings and then has a breakdown when the papers get hold it it, finally dragging down her husband with her – who happens to be the first minister), in the case of Mrs Robinson it is utterly hilarious. Why? How could we be so mean? Because Mrs. Robinson and the DUP are a deeply religious party who base their views on literal interpretations of the bible. In fact, just months ago Iris Robinson spoke out against the evils of homosexuality. Good grief!
Such hypocrisy being revealed is always a joy. It provides me with another opportunity to mention Ted Haggard, an evangelical preacher in the states who was caught taking crystal meth with his gay lover. Wonderful. When will people realise that religious organisations are just large groups of sexual deviants?
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Sarah Palin, who rose to fame by turning the Republican ticket in the US 2008 Election into a joke, has now concluded her destiny by taking a job at Fox News. Whilst this comes as no shock to anyone, it’s nice to know how predictable the world is. The Earth will always revolve around the Sun, and nut-jobs will always go work for Fox News.
So a big congratulations go out to Ms Palin and I am overjoyed she has something to do until she decides to run for President in 2012 (or 2016). Sadly it doesn’t appear as if she has her own programme, but I’m sure this won’t stop her claiming ridiculous things about “death panels” and other such glorious delusions.
Perhaps she can have a special show will her and Ted Haggard? That would really make my day!
UPDATE: James Hooker sent me a link to this classic clip. Teeheehee. Palin/Schwarzenegger 2012, COME ON!!
Everybody’s favourite hypocrite, Ted Haggard, has relaunched himself onto the public stage. Haggard, who was disgraced back in 2006 by a sex and drugs scandal, held a prayer meeting at his home in Colorado Springs on Thursday Evening.
At his height, Ted Haggard was an immensely powerful evangelist who claimed to have the ear of then-President Bush. However, everything for poor Ted came crashing down when it turned out he’d been seeing and taking drugs with a gay prostitute. Given that this was against everything he’d ever preached, we all found it hilarious (and ironically the closest thing to evidence I’ve ever seen for the existence of a god).
And now he is back! Using the prayer meeting as a possible launch pad for a new church he met with press outside his home.
“For the people who come tonight, that means they believe in the resurrection in me,” he said. “Because I died. I was buried.”
Is this a new beginning for Ted Haggard? I hope so, because with him representing Christians more people will be turned off religion entirely.
To see Haggard (pre-disgrace) check out Richard Dawkins’ documentary, “The Root Of All Evil” in which he interviews Haggard about evolution. If the man does not give you nightmares, you’re a stronger person than I.