Friday, June 16, 2006

Hey, He Got Three, Sort Of

This Congressman, Lynn A. Westmoreland, has co-sponsored four different bills to allow display of the Ten Commandments on government property:
Typical quote:
“Despite recent and continued attacks by the American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU) and others, the fact remains that America is a nation founded on the rule of law, and that law has its basis in principles of religious tradition,” said Westmoreland. “The Ten Commandments are a vital part of our living legacy – a legacy whose influence can be seen in documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Mayflower Compact.” U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, Southeastern Legal Foundation Applaud Reintroduction of Ten Commandments Bill

Well, I'm like you. I figure this guy is deeply religious, and that the Ten Commandments, being a cornerstone of his belief system, are so important to him that he figures they ought to be part of ... the government.

He appeared on The Colbert Report last night. Here's part of the transcript:
Colbert: What can we get rid of to balance the budget?

Westmoreland: The Dept. of Education.

Colbert: What are the Ten Commandments?

Westmoreland: You mean all of them?--Um... Don't murder. Don't lie. Don't steal Um... I can't name them all.

From Crooks and Liars


Tell me ... do you get this?

Little ol' secular me woulda got more of 'em than that.

What part of the definition of hypocrite is missing here?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget this part of the transcript!!

"Colbert: You have not introduced a single piece of legislation since you entered Congress.

Westmoreland: That's correct.

Colbert: This has been called a do nothing Congress. Is it safe to say you're the do nothingest?

Westmoreland: I, I, ..Well there's one other do nothiner. I don't know who that is, but they're a Democrat."

Oh good gracious! Too funny!

Triple laughs

June 16, 2006 5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw a clip on MSNBC's countdown show of the portion where the Congressman couldn't thing of a better place than a courthouse to post the Ten Commandments and then could only name three of the Ten Commandments. It should get wider publication. Thanks, Jim.

June 17, 2006 9:16 AM  
Blogger JimK said...

LLL. I think you have just made an important point. If one Republican guy's an idiot and a hypocrite, and any Democrat does any of the messed-up things he does, that Democrat's ways should be pointed to as being equally bad. Very good point. There is another congressman who has not introduced any bills, and he's a Democrat. Good eye.

Not that that Democrat is pushing to include the 10 commandments or anything...


June 17, 2006 12:50 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

That is pretty funny. His constituents should be very proud of him.

June 18, 2006 6:58 PM  
Blogger JimK said...

Maybe so it won't be like this...


June 19, 2006 6:47 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

I know you could reel off the Big Ten in the original. You are running because we need some elected officials who will do and say what is right.


June 19, 2006 2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Tell me, why am I running for office?"

It's because you don't have a firm grip on reality.

Fifty Thrice

June 19, 2006 4:35 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Dana, Wyatt probably has them posted- but following them is a different matter. Pretty funny that he talks about a firm grip on reality!

June 20, 2006 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Girls (?)

The truth is out there. Get a grip.

Nifty Ice

June 20, 2006 7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nifty Ice trying to be "cool..."

So far failing miserably.


June 20, 2006 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Andrea.

"I am the Lord your God,who brought you out of Egypt, from the place of slavery. Do not have any other gods before Me. Do not represent [such] gods by any carved statue or picture of anything in the heaven above, on the earth below, or in the water below the land. Do not bow down to [such gods] or worship them. I am God your Lord, a God who demands exclusive worship."

It seems lots of people forget these words as they endeavor to spread the word of their mortal leaders like Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, James Dobson, etc.


June 21, 2006 8:19 AM  

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