Monday, April 04, 2011

All I need to know, I learned from the Holy Book

It occurs to me that I have been remiss in not commenting upon Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House subcommittee on issues related to U.S. policy in Africa, who stated regarding U.S. intervention in Libya, "Where does it stop? Do we go into Africa next? I don’t want to sound callous or cold, but this could go on indefinitely around the world."

Just to refresh your memory, here is Africa, with an arrow pointing at Libya: Note which continent Libya is on :).

Bryan at Why Now points out that Congressmen have staffers who are supposed to brief them on stuff like this. But that presumes that the Congressman is interested in listening to a briefing. In the case of Republican Congressmen, they already learned everything they need to know from the Holy Bible (or the complete works of Ayn Rand, same difference, it's all religion), so they feel no need to listen to briefings about these heathen secular "fact" thingies. Besides, everybody knows that black people came from Africa, and the Libyans being shown on television look more like Mexicans than like black people. Surely Libya can't be in Africa if the people there don't have a complexion at least as dark as President Obama's, right?!

-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin


  1. My goodness, is it only me who remembers how on board everyone was for "regime change" in countries that we got oil from, when Rethuglicans suggested it? But now, when a Democrat suggests it to save lives, suddenly it is time to put on the brakes?

    Oh, wait, silly me....we can't be using military ordinance and the US military for things that don't benefit the corporate masters.

  2. "You looks Asian to me."

    Famous rightwingnut woman's comment to a Mexican.

    (They're all BROWN people!)

    Thanks for the chuckle.



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