It really depends on what religion you are

Just a few bizarre comments from our political class regarding the Austin Texas suicide bomber who flew into an IRS building.

Texastrailerparktrash at I Tried Being Tasteful brought my attention to this yesterday. She’s especially interested since she lives in Austin and is paying a bit more attention than the rest of us might.

It seems Governor Tim Pawlenty “took up the theme of violence against the State”, wading into it with a comparison to Tiger Woods wife. He said, among other stupid things “[we should] take a nine iron and smash a window out of big government in this country. We’ve had enough.”

Or an airplane if the tire iron doesn’t do it.

Then, we have Rep. Steven King going at it with his own thoughts (He sits in the US House of Representatives.) Try this one on for size:

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told a crowd at CPAC on Saturday that he could “empathize” with the suicide bomber who last week attacked an IRS office in Austin, and encouraged his listeners to “implode” other IRS offices, according to a witness.

And yesterday Andrew Sullivan pointed to this from a Catholic blogger he follows. The subject was comments by the daughter of the IRS bomber; she thinks her father is a hero and a Patriot.

” . . . if this woman were Muslim, the Rubber Hose Right would be demanding that she be subjected to enhanced interrogation techniques in order to determine who else she may know who might be about to fly a plane into a building as an act of terrorism.”

9 responses to “It really depends on what religion you are

  1. These people hate government, but if the same services government provides was provided by a big corporation for more money, they’d love it.

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    • I’ve often thought that these people really don’t care what services cost – they just dont want to give the money to the government. A private company could offer the service and they’d be glad to pay more.

      What else explains a lot of this?

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      • A private company could offer the service and they’d be glad to pay more.

        But the service would be faster, more accurate, more friendly, more convenient and on time. Further, in about 2.5 days, three other businesses would open up in an attempt to win customers and profits. This would drive down the cost.

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        • Pino, you win the prize for rapid reply! Your prize is in the mail. Heh.

          Couldn’t disagree more. As a senior I can speak with authority on things like Medicare and Social Security. Both run flawlessly. My payments – in and out – are never wrong, are entirely digital, were easy as pie to set up. These experiences are entirely opposite to my preivous expierences with private insurers through my employers. Night and day.

          If I need to contact them, it’s instant. They – as well as the IRS – have the fastest, most user friendly and best constructed websites I’ve ever navigated. Just try to get around, say, Comcast’s web site. And forget about doing any ask/answer at Comcast. Doing ask/answer at Soc Sec and at Medicare are easy – and you get an answer almost instantly. It’s awesome.

          Right now, Congress is trying to put anti-trust rules back onto insurance companies; it’s not going too well. They operate like trusts now and trusts don’t compete.

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  2. These people are idiots. And hypocrites. I would hope these nuts don’t claim Christianity as their faith (you know they do), as the Bible strongly condemns Stack for at least 3 reasons. Of course, that is exactly the kind of wishy-washy hypocrisy I’ve come to expect from neo-cons. Stack was a selfish, selfish man. He had more than his share of wealth, even his own airplane. It is exactly these kind of CAPITALIST PIGS that keep the food off of our children’s plate. How these “christians” can defend this man and his selfish cause, is beyond me. Jesus was a LIBERAL. And this Stack was thinking only of himself. It is only natural that his own kind would come to defend him. For the record: If you are a right winger, you are no christian. Jesus makes that very, very clear. It is a shame that intolerant, hateful, hypocritical, selfish right-wing christians turn people off from the truth. And to justify murder? *spit*

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    • These people are idiots. And hypocrites.

      I tend to agree.

      the Bible strongly condemns Stack for at least 3 reasons.

      Stack was a selfish, selfish man.

      Three for three; you are right.

      It is exactly these kind of CAPITALIST PIGS that keep the food off of our children’s plate.

      But here you go off the reservation. You understand that it is due to capitalism that food has never, ever, been cheaper than it is right now?

      Jesus was a LIBERAL.

      He was most likely a Libertarian. He certainly did not feel that you should abdicate all personal responsibility to the State. And He certainly didn’t believe in involuntary compulsion to push His beliefs; had he, the whole world would be Christian.

      If you are a right winger, you are no christian.

      Huh?
      Again; points. I agree.

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  3. Hi Moe–Did you see this piece by Frank Rich in The New York Times today? Was I right or was I right? 🙂

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/opinion/28rich.html

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    • Are you prepared to believe I was reading the column when your mail came into my mailbox?

      I think Rich must have been reading YOU – my god, it’s even some of the same phrasing.

      And YOU WUZ RIGHT!

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  4. Thanks, Moe. But Frank Rich reading me? Now that would be “rich!”

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