Saturday, January 16, 2010

Both Sides Of The Story
That you won't read almost anywhere else

White House press Secretary Robert Gibbs has stated that Robertson's comments are "utterly stupid".

In regards to Glover, the White House has been ominously silent.

One final note, Pat Robertson is still raising money for Haitian relief. His "Operation Blessing" has raised over $4 billion since it's inception. And Danny Glover's done.... what?

Pact with Satan caused Haitain Earthquake.

Global Warming caused Haitian Earthquake.

BTW, Cam over at A Woman's Place Is has linked to Catholic Relief Services. Thanks, Cam!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 billion? "B"?

9:17 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Yes. "Operation Blessing" in itself, not specifically the Haitian relief, but overall.

Operation Blessing has been around for quite a few years now.

I should have made that clearer.

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understood Robertson to be reciting facts and not personal opinion like Glover. So now Glover is a mystic as well as a Communist. Yawn.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Well Pastor Robinson was a little over the top in his comments. Even the Pope wouldn't speak for God like that and he's a cleric with authority as opposed to Pat Robertson, a layman without authority.

I was disappointed by Danny Glover's remarks, especially his dig on climate change and global warming. Earthquakes are about GEOLOGY, not climate change. And then he throws his internationalism ideology (not just cooperation among nations in helping the Haitian people) into this tragedy.

I really like(d) him as an actor. First, Sam Elliot and now Danny Glover. Oh well . . . .

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I listened again and found nothing "over the top". Nor did I find where he "spoke for God". He stated the fact of their pact, pointed out the contrast with the rest of the island and pointed out their many woes, saying they were cursed by one woe after another. Then he asked for Christian prayer. Personally, I don't see the problem.

Still...I wanted to see what other non-Catholic media was saying. What secular media has to say is irrelevant. I went to the AFA website because they are pretty squared away. Here is the link if anyone is interested. I thought their assessment was more than reasonable.

2:53 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

Pat Robertson was actually present during the signing of the pact with the devil, although he protested. He then roused a great prayer campaign which diverted the curse from the shores of America.

10:36 PM  
Blogger TCN said...

Global warming? Is he really that stupid?

Well, what can you expect from somebody who basically lies for a living, pretending to be someone they are not. Take it for what it is worth, which isn't much.

1:12 AM  
Blogger Dymphna said...

There was a documentary done of Haiti back in the 70s. It dealt rather frankly with voodoo. The Haitian narrator stated that while most Haitians love the Church they adore voodoo. It's like the love you have for your mother and the lust you have for your mistress. So yeah, voodoo is a major part of Haitian life. It causes fatalism and spirtiual langour that keeps people from any kind of progress. Pat Robertson is like my favorite crazy uncle. He always speaks the truth but he speaks it at the wrong time and says it in the worst possible way.

10:04 AM  
Blogger JLS said...

With all the mysterious posts on this, I had to finally watch the videos.

Robertson has a point, which in part is to keep tuned in to his show to find out more about the pact with the devil.

Glover? He does infinitely better when reading a script.

Global warming? What the world needs now is an official idol of global warming. I have no idea what it would look like. Can anybody guess what a graven image, aka idol, of global warming would look like?

If I were chosen by the prezbots to make one, it'd be a massive gas bag full of hot air.

Come to think about it, all the liberals speak more clearly when reading from a script.

The giant gasbag global warming idol would also have a label with prominent liberal devotees and the favorite food item of each one. All put together those items would be one big burrrrrito.

A while back an earthquake killed 50 thousand Mexicans, but I don't recall the Marines or 82nd going into Mexico City to help out. Anyone recall any news then about rioting and looting there? What about a few decades ago when 100 thousand folks died in an earthquake in China ... think also Iran, and Russia or Mongolia or some farfetched place? What about the Tsunami that took out 250 thousand souls in a Muslim nation ... was there looting? I don't recall any mention of it.

So, maybe looting during catastrophes occurs only in the U.S. A national tradition second only to baseball. But if Global Warming becomes the official religion of the U. S. Government, then looting will rise to the national pastime and prime time sport ... Monday Nite Looting. Problem will be getting an audience to watch since the only place to find beer and chips will be from street corner vendors, and the regular TV armchair football fanatics will be out trying to find the cheapest vendor, since each vendor will have federal protection from deputized Crips and Bloods and Mara Slavertucci and Ms Sweet 13.

Bye for now; I have to go and dream up the next absurd vision that hints of reality.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Al said...

GLOBAL WARMING????????????????

What in the theological place of eternal damnation is Glover smoking?

As for Pat Robertson, did he forget what Jesus said about a similar situation, the collapse of Tower of Siloam?

2:49 AM  

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