Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Praying for homeland security

Silvio Berlusconi, man of the (really really rich) people, says that the increasing debt Italian families are falling into is a sign of confidence in the future, because they believe they’ll be able to pay off those huge debts. And asked what the government would do to help the poor, he suggested they “Try to earn more by getting on with things.”

My last post mentioned Rumsfeld’s latest press criticism. The headline on the Pentagon website story about this: “Press Exaggerations Test American Will.”

I’m told that when Tony Blair appeared on Michael Parkinson’s talk show and started blaming God for his decision to help invade Iraq, Kevin Spacey, another guest, moved his chair away from Blair. Did any of my British readers see this? In today’s Prime Minister’s Questions, Peter Tapsell asked Saint Tony, “will he tell us which archangel is now persuading him into southern Afghanistan?” And how many angels can dance on the head of a quagmire.

The Department of Homeland Security has been ordered to establish within itself a Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, presumably to harness the awesome power of Jesusy prayer to protect America from hurricanes, terrorists, and godless homosexuals. CONTEST: what else will the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives do?

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