Thursday, December 21, 2006

Goode Will Toward Men

turkeyAh. It must be Christmas. The tree is up and somewhere a turkey is simmering:
Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. (R-Va.) is coming under sharp criticism for lashing out against the decision by Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), who will become the first Muslim member of Congress next month, to use the Koran during a swearing-in ceremony.

In a recent letter to constituents, Goode, a five-term congressman from Rocky Mount, wrote that he does "not subscribe to using the Koran in any way" and added: "The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don't wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration, there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran."
No, this kind of hate-and-fear campaign couldn't just die an ignominious death after Dennis Prager's booboisie tirades. No, it had to pick up steam and become a rallying cry for every bigoted, ignorant lout who thinks his religion is better than your religion. Let's hear some more of that Christ-like forbearance we've come to expect from His followers, crying out in the extremity of their persecution at the hands of the unsaved:
“I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America and to prevent our resources from being swamped,” said Mr. Goode, who vowed to use the Bible when taking his own oath of office.
You can read the full text of the letter, blessedly short as it is so as not to tax small minds, here. Mind you, this creature sounding the alarm against people who don't look or pray like he does is the same toad who took plenty of money from Mitchell Wade's MZM, Inc. employees, to the tune of $48,551, to plant a military center in Goode's district and have Wade's company run it. Wade, identified as a co-conspirator in the Randy "Duke" Cunnigham scandal. But then, graft and corruption in the pursuit of mammon is the only real god that counts with these people, who then hit the churches on Sunday to assure themselves they are righteous in their greed.

And like any true believer, Goode is proud of his hate and ignorance, and defies anyone to try to make him say otherwise:
Goode's press secretary Linwood Duncan said, "He has no intention of apologizing and he stands by the letter."
Merry fucking Christmas.

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