Mailvox: can’t take credit

Carolus offers misguided praise:

Not even when the gayly righteous ‘stache developed a hysterical case of the vapors over Vox’s WND piece, sending over swarms of flying monkeys, did VD cave.

Gotta give you credit for than one, VD.

Thanks, but honestly, none is due. It never occurred to me to even consider apologizing, much less retract the statement. To credit me for that is like praising a dog for bravery under fire, when in truth the dog has no idea that the big booming noises are anything but thunder.

I don’t regard Medved’s yapping as any different than anyone else’s. If criticism is based on substance, it demands consideration. If it isn’t, it doesn’t. In either case, it doesn’t matter who is doing the yapping.

But don’t mistake my indifference for courage. I could walk away from WND and this blog tomorrow without it costing me anything except negative time. (Not that I plan to do so, it’s just a fact.) But in fairness, even if it’s a cheap integrity, it is a form of integrity nonetheless.

The Axis of Hitler

I don’t think this sort of statement is particularly helpful to the cause of those who insist that President Bush isn’t intending to attack Iran at the behest of Israel:

Ex-Israeli Prime Minister “Bibi” Netanyahu has told CNN: “Iran is Germany, and it’s 1938. Except that this Nazi regime that is in Iran … wants to dominate the world, annihilate the Jews, but also annihilate America.”

Wait, I’m having trouble keeping this straight. I thought Hussein was Hitler, or was it Milosevic? And where does Kim Jong-il, who appears to actually have nukes and is formally still at war with the USA, fit into this ever-increasing multitude of Hitlers?

This appears to be the 2007 remake of The Boys From Brazil. (Frankly, I much preferred the sequel, The Babes From Brazil, starring Miss Adriana Lima.) But here’s the important question: if it turns out that it’s George W. Bush who is actually Hitler after all, does this mean that Bibi and everyone is down with nuking Washington DC?

Personally, I’d be against it on the grounds that radiating the Lizard Queen is more likely to supersize her than neutralize her, and let’s face it, those thunder thighs are big enough already.

Christian cannibals

See, he went to Bible school!

Scores of police have been sent to the jungles of remote Papua New Guinea to hunt for a cult leader known as the Black Jesus, who is said to have sacrificed three young women to the devil and eaten their bodies.

In one case reported by villagers, a mother who had fallen under the cult leader’s spell led her 14-year-old daughter to his hideout, offered her to him as a virgin then stabbed her to death.

The Black Jesus, 31-year-old Steven Tari, started his cult last year after he was expelled from a Bible college for stealing from fellow students

Now do you see why evil men might like the idea of women’s suffrage? If you can talk a woman into sacrificing her virgin daughter, I imagine you can talk her into pretty much anything you might want. But this actually makes me think of how nonsensical it is when atheists attempt to prove that obvious non-Christians are Christians based on a definition that would prove that they themselves are Christians.

I’m not talking about the No True Scotsman fallacy, but rather, ignoring overt evidence that people have actively set themselves up in direct opposition to basic Christian principle as well as the Church.

Atheist: “Sure, Hitler may have tried to create a new church with himself as the Christ figure, but you know, he was an altar boy. And he said some nice things about Jesus when he was trying to get elected to office, so obviously he was a Christian.”

Vox: “Didn’t Mohammed say some nice things about Jesus?”

Atheist: “Well, yeah.”

Vox: “Didn’t you go to Lutheran school and get confirmed?”

Atheist: “Well, yeah, but I don’t believe in God now!”

This does, of course, make one wonder if the Christian seminaries of the world might not want to examine their prospective students a little more closely. This whole “let in the gays and the devil worshippers” concept doesn’t seem to be a particularly effective strategy.

In any case, you’d think the media would realize that the more sensitive term for this devil-worshipping cannibal would be “African-Papua New Guinean Jesus”.

What best interests?

More proof that there is no law in the USA, only pronouncements from the bench:

Sixteen months after his divorce, Richard Parker made a devastating discovery. A DNA test revealed that his 3-year-old son had been fathered by someone else.

Mr. Parker immediately filed a lawsuit claiming fraud by his apparently unfaithful ex-wife. He took his case all the way to the Florida Supreme Court.

Last week, the Florida justices ruled 7-0 against him. They said that Parker must continue to pay $1,200 a month in child support because he had missed the one-year postdivorce deadline for filing his lawsuit. His court-ordered payments would total more than $200,000 over 15 years to support another man’s child.

No doubt he’ll be labled a “deadbeat dad” despite not, in fact, being a father at all. Of course, if the court genuinely had the interests of the child in mind, they wouldn’t have left it with the lying cow in the first place.

The thing is, all contracts are null and void if there is fraud on the part of one of the contracting parties. You can’t be held liable for something that isn’t yours, except, of course, when a judge magically declares you to be on some imaginary basis.

And this is just yet another example of how women are legally inferior to men, given the courts’ customary expectation that they are incapable of providing for themselves or their offspring, whereas a man is quite clearly considered capable of providing even for those who are not his.