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xyboymil Donating Member (404 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:04 PM
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Pat Robertson: Hurricane Katrina is Ellen Degeneres' fault. (no joke).

Hollywood Pat Robertson on Sunday said that Hurricane Katrina was Gods way of expressing its anger at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for its selection of Ellen Degeneres to host this years Emmy Awards. By choosing an avowed lesbian for this national event, these Hollywood elites have clearly invited Gods wrath, Robertson said on The 700 Club on Sunday. Is it any surprise that the Almighty chose to strike at Miss Degeneres hometown?

Robertson also noted that the last time Degeneres hosted the Emmys, in 2001, the September 11 terrorism attacks took place shortly before the ceremony.

This is the second time in a row that God has invoked a disaster shortly before lesbian Ellen Degeneres hosted the Emmy Awards, Robertson explained to his approximately one million viewers. America is waiting for her to apologize for the death and destruction that her sexual deviance has brought onto this great nation.

http://datelinehollywood.com/archives/2005/09/05/robert ...

Sorry if this was posted, but it needs posting AGAIN.

What a freaking nut job!
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:05 PM
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1. WRONG. It is a joke. Debunked by snopes:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:06 PM
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2. It is PERFECTLY believeable.
Isn't that sad??
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:06 PM
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4. Sure is. NT
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Terran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:08 PM
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8. Yep, it's getting pretty hard to satirize these nuts effectively
When I read the other day it took me until well into the middle of the article to find something I judged to be too outrageous for Robertson. But blaming Ellen for a hurricane? Pfft, that alone is just what you'd expect.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:07 PM
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5. Thanks. But, it wouldn't have suprised anyone.
Thank you for posting the snopes link
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:19 PM
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12. The fact that one could realistically imagine Robertson saying it
only makes it that much funnier.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:40 PM
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14. well, he DID say some similar things about Florida a few years back:
In 1998, Robertson warned the city of Orlando, Florida not to mark Gay Pride Month by flying flags downtown. "You're right in the way of some serious hurricanes, and I don't think I'd be waving those flags in God's face if I were you," Robertson said. "This is not a message of hate; this is a message of redemption. But a condition like this will bring about the destruction of your nation. It'll bring about terrorist bombs; it'll bring earthquakes, tornadoes, and possibly a meteor."

http://www.nationalreview.com/york/york200508250914.asp
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chalky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:06 PM
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3. I'm sure I saw a post stating that this was satire.
Edited on Fri Sep-16-05 03:09 PM by chalky
Off to do a search....

eta: LOL! Well THAT was a fast search! Thanks, NYCGirl! :-)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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titoresque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:07 PM
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6. yeah it's a joke, but before I realized it
I wrote out a really nasty reply and posted it, I've decided to copy and paste for a later date as I am most certain it will be relevent at some point!
Just disgusting isnt it........especially when it's so hard to tell if it's real or fake!
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Village Idiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:08 PM
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7. For the love of all things HOLY!!! Please stop posting this GARBAGE!!!
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Neocondriac Donating Member (732 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:10 PM
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9. I never...
thought about Ellen. I thought this storm was after Brittany's baby!
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:11 PM
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10. Note the Externality of "Bad" often occurs with also a lack of Personal
Awareness/Self-Assessment - Everything Bad is "Other" to these folks, a basic error, or stupid mistake, that DIVIDES EVERYTHING.
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Veronicrat Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:18 PM
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11. Dick Cheney's daughter is a lesbian
I hope vice-president cheney corrects mr. robertson

being as the republicans are all family values & all.

so interesting how the radical muslims and the fundamentalists are so close in their lack of toleration for those of different orientations.
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Loge23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:37 PM
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13. ...and bush is robertson's fault
There was a letter to the editor in the Stuart News (FL) the other day from some lunatic who was complaining about Maureen Dowd's heavily abridged columns that the paper reprints a few days later then release. "...she's loony..." the fascist wannabee opined.
So, how is it that the lunatic fringe tolerates the like of a robertson - or bush for that matter?? Are they not "loony" too???
Ashcroft covering the goddess of justice?? Not loony??
Rumsfeld and Cheney promising a warm reception by the Iraqi's?? Normal?
Maybe it's me.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:54 PM
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15. Fired it off to my RW brother (and a few others) who loves to send me
stuff like this (and not realizing that it's been debunked!).

Only thing is, he sends the RW crap . . .
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:56 PM
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16. WHAT. THE. FUCK.
Poor Ellen. She just wants to boogie a bit, have her talk show, be happy with her partner, live her life.

The God I believe in isn't a hateful God who would kill loads of people because He or She is unhappy with one.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 03:59 PM
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17. Read higher up on the thread. IT'S A JOKE! From a PARODY SITE! NT
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killbotfactory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 04:01 PM
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18. lol wrong thread
Edited on Fri Sep-16-05 04:02 PM by killbotfactory
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