July 3, 2006


How Bush Breaks the Ten Commandments (Brooke Allen and Patrick Doyle, July 3, 2006, TheNation.com)

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

It might be a stretch of the imagination to think of Saddam Hussein as a neighbor to Bush and Cheney, but they undoubtedly bore false witness against him.

They're all pretty funny -- accidentally -- but this one, with a qualifier that negates their point, is pluperfect.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 3, 2006 8:05 AM

Looks like the devil is still quoting scripture....

Posted by: Barry Meislin at July 3, 2006 8:17 AM

From people who consider the Commandments a checklist of things to do for a fun weekend.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at July 3, 2006 9:49 AM

Yeah, the Commandment Breaking List is rather funny. But did you see the comments? I don't know whether to laugh or cry; these people are that mixed up. While I'm amused at their attempt to discredit, disown, and dismantle religion in general and my Savior in particular, I cannot help but think about what their attitude may mean for their eternal disposition.

Posted by: Jay at July 3, 2006 10:09 AM

I thought the Sabbath one was the best.

Posted by: David Cohen at July 3, 2006 10:31 AM

I laughed out loud at the first one. The left is so twisted when it comes to 'Mammon'. First, they hate it and globalization and dividends and savings and the whole bundle. Then, after pausing for a breath, they hail Bill Clinton as the greatest President ever for his stewardship of the economy.

Which is it?

Posted by: jim hamlen at July 3, 2006 11:18 AM

Those people should really stick to things they know and understand, such as the Communist Manifesto or the Thoughts of Chairman Mao.

The whole thing could have been taken apart, line-by-line, ala "Fisking," by any Christian of Jew knowing his Bible.

Posted by: Lou Gots at July 3, 2006 12:46 PM

So I actually looked at the list, and now I have an idea of what sort of humorists Al Franken and Garrison Keillor have spawned. "Humorlessists" is an awkward but accurate description. But you've all left out the best part, the very last line:

"Patrick Doyle has developed an old 1884 foundry as a place to promote free speech in the Hudson River Valley."

I don't think it's possible to come up with a sentence more full of smug, self-satisfied, condescending, and santimonious Leftwing narcissism. You just know this guy is better than all the rest of us, and someone to avoid at all costs...

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at July 3, 2006 1:34 PM


Note the hilarious Bush-hating stream of consciousness. I especially like the one that meanders from taking the Lord's name in vain to mentioning scandals connected to Representatives Cunningham and DeLay to supposedly demonstrating that Bush ought to be impeached because the Center for Constitutional Rights says so. All in two paragraphs!

Posted by: Matt Murphy at July 3, 2006 8:27 PM