James Fallows notes a disturbing trend of President's ending every speech with "May God Bless America" and comments that it was not always so.
"But then Ronald Reagan began using the phrase to mean 'The speech is over now,' and ever since then politicians have seemed afraid not to tack it on, perhaps out of fear that we'll have the aural equivalent of phantom-limb pain if we don't hear the familiar words."It still strikes me as odd that conservative Christians claim to be persecuted when the powerful all go out of their way to be the most Christian.
Then, we find that Joe the Plumber simply will not give up the stage. I will say this for the man. He makes Sarah Palin look positively intellectual. Good old Joe is going to Israel to report on the war, because, as he put it, we "aren't getting the real story," or something to that effect. As Jon Stewart noted last night, Joe is hard at work trying to prepare, you know, learning "how to pronounciate some of the names." No, that is not a typo.
But this was my favorite part:
Wurzelbacher said he was not concerned about heading into a warzone for a 10 days.
'Being a Christian I'm pretty well protected by God I believe. That's not saying he's going to stop a mortar for me, but you gotta take the chance,” he told WNWO."
See, that is the problem with all the people suffering in the world. They aren't Christian so God doesn't protect them.
I am with Jon Stewart. Can't Joe just GO AWAY? Now.