Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I See Your Fantaticism And Raise You One Zealotry With A Side Of Biblical Illiteracy

Rep. Michelle Bachman, R-Wingnuttia, takes the right-wing habit of cherry-picking Bible passages to score political points to new levels of idiocy:
GOP Rep. To Environmentalists: Jesus Already Saved The Planet

"[Pelosi] is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said that she's just trying to save the planet," Bachmann told the right-wing news site OneNewsNow. "We all know that someone did that over 2,000 years ago, they saved the planet -- we didn't need Nancy Pelosi to do that."

Oooh, saving the planet--bad! There goes the premise of every Hollywood blockbuster of the past 30 years.

By Bachman's logic, why search for a cure for cancer, or AIDs, or any other disease, since Jesus already saved us all 2,000 years ago? Why fight starvation, since those kids with the swollen bellies in Africa were saved 2,000 years ago?

Why--dare I ask it--fight abortion, since those “unborn babies” you’re constantly yammering about were already saved 2,000 years ago?