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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

A Devil Named Pat and His 666 Club

I can't endorse this!
For as long as I can remember, I've thought that televangelist Pat Robertson was evil incarnate. In the early 1990s, I produced a recording which collaged audio from a "700 Club" broadcast about "standard[s] of decency" and "maintain[ing] a civilized society" and laid it atop an eerie bed of ambient bass guitar, Indian bells, windchimes, and backward 12-string guitar. The title I gave that piece was "A Devil Named Pat and His 666 Club." [LINK UPDATED. AUDIO NOW ONLINE.]

Robertson has repeatedly proven himself to be just as evil as my earlier impressions suggested, and today he did it yet again.

Don't kill 'em all, Pat'll make those decisions
Yahoo! News reported earlier today that Robertson suggested on his hate-fest-of-a-program Monday that Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez should be assassinated. According to the Yahoo! article, these are some of the words that spewed from Robertson's filthy mouth:
We have the ability to take [Chavez] out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability. [...] We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. [...] It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with. [Emphasis mine]
Isn't that special?

What is anarchy?
If Pat Robertson can say things like that on the air, then "society [has broken] down into [the] absolute anarchy" that he described in the audio segments I used in "A Devil Named Pat and His 666 Club" -- and it's his own damn fault.

Christianity is stupid!
If you want to write to the Christian Broadcast Network and express how you feel about them broadcasting such madness, click here and you can do so online.

UPDATE: Video (QuickTime .MOV format) of Robertson making these statements is available online via Media Matters.

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Saturday, August 20, 2005

The "Bulletgate" links

Despite the recent paucity of posts on this blog (blame it on the summer workload), Michael Turton's Friday blog roundup kindly links back to me in reference to my multi-part "shootdown" of the deceitful pan-blue document known as "Bulletgate."

"Bulletgate" is a bunch of lies that were packaged by Taiwan's opposition political parties and distributed to members of the U.S. Congress as part of a propaganda campaign designed to convince the public that Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian had himself and his running mate Annette Lu shot the day before the 2004 presidential election here in order to "win sympathy votes" and steal the election. If not for the pan-blue echo chamber that Taiwan calls its "media," it would have been the pan-blues shooting themselves in the metaphorical feet (shoved deep into their big mouths and wrapped in "black gold"). Instead, outlets like the China Times are still trying to make readers think that they're in the minority if they don't believe that Chen and Lu's 2004 election victory was all part of a vast pan-green conspiracy.

The info to which Michael refers is semi-hidden over in the sidebar and in the archives, so in case anyone has followed his link here looking for it, I'll make it easier for you to find.

Here are the 20 installments of Shooting down "Bulletgate" that I wrote before I grew weary of beating that dead horse:
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
* Intro i: A brief intro to "Bulletgate" ... or "How to be Imperial Assholes and let the whole world know"
* Intro ii: A further intro to "Bulletgate"

Friday, December 03, 2004
* Intro iii: Who put the "bullet" in "Bulletgate"?

Saturday, December 04, 2004
* Part 1: How about "Murdergate," motherfuckers?!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004
* Part 2: If you obey the law, the pan-blues call you a "dictator"

Thursday, December 09, 2004
* Part 3: Various vague and vibrant vagaries in vogue with vicious "victims"

Friday, December 10, 2004
* Part 4: The bitterest pill is theirs to swallow
* Part 5: Could you repeat what CNN said you told 'em to tell me?

Wednesday, December 15, 2004
* Part 6: The pan-blues' Echoplex is all out of whack!

Saturday, December 18, 2004
* Part 7: Sigmund Freud would have had a hell of a time analyzing these lying motherfuckers

Thursday, December 23, 2004
* Part 8: Gettin' "regular"

Tuesday, December 28, 2004
* Part 9: Taiwanese gentlemen, stand up please!

Thursday, December 30, 2004
* Part 10: William Pesek, Jr. (hearts) the KMT/China

Friday, December 31, 2004
* Part 11: One person's "cause" is another's curse

Tuesday, January 04, 2005
* Part 12: Get out your synonyms

Friday, January 07, 2005
* Part 13: When truth and justice bite you on the ass, just cry "unfair!"

Monday, January 17, 2005
* Part 14: "Poll" dancing

Thursday, January 27, 2005
* Part 15: The bullshit never stops

Thursday, February 17, 2005
* Part 16: A classic case of those fingers that point back at the pointer

Monday, February 28, 2005
* Part 17: "But we always used to win!"
Since the pan-blues have started making noise about this again, should I go back to pommeling them into eternal oblivion?

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