Thursday, October 30

One of many reasons I left Alabama.

Brace yourselves. This is a televised debate for the office of Fifth Congressional District in Alabama. It is being televised by the CBS affiliate in the district. Are you ready for the first question?

The Democratic candidate does try to get us back to the issues at hand, but he is up against Alabamistan. Which is one reason I got my kids the hell outta there.

And to think I found the late Tim Russert's "what's your favorite Bible verse?" question appalling.

h/t Terry Cunningham at last night's C&L open thread for the tip.


  1. Anonymous3:13 PM

    In response to the favorite verse question, I would love to hear this from a candidate:

    "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

  2. "a man's man!!!" oh my.

    and that doesn't even address the bigotry of the question!

  3. Anonymous5:03 PM

    I want to know WTP a candidate's favorite bible verse has to do w/ their ability to do the job they are running to do.

    just sayin'.

  4. Anonymous6:33 PM


    "Jeeezus was a dirty campaigner!"

  5. Anonymous7:25 PM

    Alabama is an extra state. Jeebus tole me.

  6. Jesus was a man's man.... Must mean he went commando under his utilikilt, eh? No silk thong panties there.

    Important stuff to any christian fascist party member.

  7. Anonymous9:11 PM

    Paperwight: Excellent. I'll have to remember that.

  8. Damn straight He was a man's man..., Camping, fishing, drinks with the boys...


  9. Goddam.

    And "a man's man"?

    "We've done ourselves a major disservice by not talking about the issues - like how I love Jaysus more than my opponent!"

  10. Note to Self: Stay away from Alabama at any cost. I am suddenly much more grateful to live in heathen-filled blue MN.

    Thank you for this public service, BG.

  11. wow. A right wing blogger attached to an MSM paper blogwhoring here?

    Have I arrived and not noticed?

  12. Anonymous11:20 AM

    Jeanne and I got out of central Florida as fast as we could.

    Why live in a place where human values are so distorted. So we loaded up the truck and moved to Californi.

    Yesterday the Unitarian's bested the Baptist in at a rally on Prop 8. Ten Yes protesters were suddenly over whelmed by 150 NO protesters. This is a town of 8,000.

    It is so good to be amongst my people


  13. Anonymous5:09 PM

    I can't decide if republican-boy's awkward and slightly-too-long pauses between sentence fragments are the result of a bit too much consultant-coaching, or just his natural creepiness.

    "A man's man"... LOL.

  14. Anonymous10:29 AM

    Troy's sack partner the mans man

  15. The Republican answered the question. The Dem answered the question with a caveat which seemed to drive the point home- "What the hell are you doing asking such a godawful question?"

    Kids? It's time to pack all our belongings and head to a state that does not reflect such backward thinking! Come on! Get a move on before they come knocking on the door, demanding that we vacate the premises! Let them eat each other like savages, but we are out of here...

    Blue Gal, one would think that our country was located in England and we were still burning "witches". Scary for sure. Problem is...where does one move to get away from such ignorance? Canada? New Zealand?

  16. You can't get away from that kind of ignorance anywhere poetryman. Here in Canada though, the ignorant are a fairly small and not very vocal minority. And most importantly, they are not in control of our media or our public schools.

    If you want to fix your country, I'd put those two items at the top of your priorities - even ahead of fixing the economy. Otherwise you'll always have a population that is vulnerable to both the flat-earth 'Christians' and the greed-is-good 'free market capitalists.'

  17. Anonymous11:21 AM

    God, Wayne Parker is such a f#@king tool. The whole pack appears purely unstained from the wicked secular education system. Griffith the least of these, if you will. Geez, or Jesus!, I hope Obama gets his hands on American education.

    BTW, Alabamistan is even funnier than Talibama!

  18. Anonymous1:44 PM

    We have serious down to earth economic, environmental and foreign policy questions to address in this country. I fail to see the importance of discussing an icon borne out of 1000 year old antiquated religious beliefs that have long since lost their relevance.

  19. Anonymous2:57 PM

    WWJD? Really? Is this the burning question in Alabama? The first question of the debate?

    Ah, but Palin would say this is where the real America lives.

    Here's a better question. Will you publicly admit that if your opponent was an agnostic or atheist that would not disqualify him from holding office or make him less patriotic?

  20. Anonymous6:39 PM

    Whose a** would Jesus kick?

  21. I grew up there and left after college 26 years ago. Not that Arizona was that much of an upgrade.


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