Quote of the Week: Bono on Bill Clinton

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Bill Clinton made the “Time 100″ issue and what better person to write him a love note but fellow celebrity/rock star Bono?

There are professors who pretend to be populists and populists who pretend to be professors. But there have never been a head and heart so perfectly matched as the pair within William Jefferson Clinton. It’s an impossible equilibrium: wonky intellectual meets “Oh, hell” card player, oxygen and hydrogen. He defies the laws of physics as his daily exercise, but without him the universe just wouldn’t be as friendly to humans.

And this is not the first time Bono has deified Bubba.

I’m a huge fan of U2 but honestly there are times when I wish Bono would just shut the heck up.

This is how I would always like to remember U2:

Sigh …

This is what happens when Dumb and Dumber collaborate

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You get this:

When it comes to matters of prayer, Joy Behar doesn’t know the difference between terrorists and former President George W. Bush.

The National Day of Prayer is coming up on May 6, but on “The Joy Behar Show” April 29, she was discussing the diversity of religion in America with former talk show host Phil Donahue.

In a discussion about the separation of church and state, Behar absurdly compared Bush’s prayers to God with terrorists’ prayers to Allah.

“But remember, George Bush is the one who said that God told him to go into Iraq. The same as that terrorists say that Allah tells them. And what’s the difference between them and Bush I’d like to know,” Behar said.

Donahue suggested that presidents shouldn’t pray: “The framers were right. They saw this coming. You know, what we don’t want is a president who talks to God every day and God talks back.”

Behar probably doesn’t know this, and if she did, she’d probably still keep saying it – perhaps even more fervently, but the source of the “quote” she attributes to Bush about how God allegedly told him to go to war in Iraq is a 2005 assertion from none other than the notoriously dishonest Palestinian government:

George Bush has claimed he was on a mission from God when he launched the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, according to a senior Palestinian politician in an interview to be broadcast by the BBC later this month.

Mr Bush revealed the extent of his religious fervour when he met a Palestinian delegation during the Israeli-Palestinian summit at the Egpytian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, four months after the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

One of the delegates, Nabil Shaath, who was Palestinian foreign minister at the time, said: “President Bush said to all of us: ‘I am driven with a mission from God’. God would tell me, ‘George go and fight these terrorists in Afghanistan’. And I did. And then God would tell me ‘George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq’. And I did.”

Mr Bush went on: “And now, again, I feel God’s words coming to me, ‘Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East’. And, by God, I’m gonna do it.”

Mr Bush, who became a born-again Christian at 40, is one of the most overtly religious leaders to occupy the White House, a fact which brings him much support in middle America.

Soon after, the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz carried a Palestinian transcript of the meeting, containing a version of Mr Bush’s remarks. But the Palestinian delegation was reluctant publicly to acknowledge its authenticity.

You can learn all you need to know about Nabil Shaath’s “credibility” here.

Semi-related:

Rev. Al readies “candelight vigil” for May 5 in AZ – “FREEDOM WALKERS” wanted!!

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LOL. A true race-baiter never misses out on an opportunity to, well, race-bait:

REV. AL SHARPTON TO LEAD A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL TO THE ARIZONA STATE CAPITOL MAY 5TH AFTER A MASS RALLY IN PHOENIX AGAINST THE IMMIGRATION BILL—

REV. SHARPTON & NAN TO SIGN UP “FREEDOM WALKERS” TO GO TO JAIL IF THE LAW GOES INTO EFFECT

WHO:

Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, and other leaders, activists, clergy and representatives from over 30 community groups

WHAT:

Church Rally, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 1401 E. Jefferson

Please note: After the rally at the church, Rev. Sharpton will lead a delegation of officials, clergy, activists and community members from Pilgrims Rest on Jefferson one block North to Washington, West on Washington to 17th Avenue. The State Capitol is 1700 West Washington

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 – 6:00 p.m. rally starts. The march will commence afterwards around 8:00 p.m.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is on a roll at Twitter on Al’s upcoming visit and wonders:

I see that @TheRevAl is returning to Phx on May 5th to protest AZ immigration law. I wonder who is paying for the trip this time?

Take a wild guess …

National Action Network
Arizona Advocacy Network and Foundation
Reform Immigration for America
Somos America
Radio Campesina Network
Friendly House
Arizona AFL-CIO
AFSME (Arizona Federation of State Municipal Employees Union)
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)
UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers Union)
UFW (United Farm Workers Union)
LIUNA( Laborers International Union of North America)
AHCF (Arizona Hispanic Community Forum)
SEIU (Service Employees International union)
Neighborhood Ministries
Mi Familia Vota
Border Action Network
Chicanos Por La Causa
Puente
Help 4 Kids
Working Families Win
Arizona Latino Commission
Arizona Worker Justice
Desert Southwest Conference
UU Congregation of Phoenix (United Universalist)
Ecumenical Council of Arizona
Conservatives for Immigration Reform
Low-rider Magazine
Valle Del Sol
First Institutional Baptist Church
Inter-Alliance Dialogue
LUCHA
ALRE (Arizona Latino Research Enterprise)
United Methodist
VIP (Valley Interfaith Project)
Unidos En Arizona

Surprise ;)

Related reading:

Delicious: Crist’s name to appear on the bottom of FL ballot

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That’s what happens when you run as an “NPA” (No Party Affiliation). Via CNN (h/t: @mattklewis):

According to the Florida Secretary of State’s office, the order that candidates are listed on the state’s ballot is predetermined by law. The winner of the Republican primary will receive top billing, followed by the winner of the Democratic primary and then any candidates who have qualified to run as members of Florida’s more than 30 registered “minor parties.” These candidates are listed in the order in which they qualified for the ballot.

Last on the ballot, also listed in the order that they qualified, are candidates running without party affiliation – listed as NPA. This is where Crist’s name will appear.

Four candidates have already qualified to run unaffiliated, ensuring that their names will be above the governor’s on November’s ballot: Sue Askeland, Bruce Ray Riggs, Bobbie Bean and Rick Tyler. Additionally, two minor party candidates have already qualified and will also be listed before Crist’s: Libertarian Alexander Andrew Snitker and Bernie DeCastro of the Constitution Party of Florida.

Candidates officially have until noon on Friday to qualify, meaning there’s still a chance that a Senate hopeful from the Surfers Party of America or the Possibility Party could be listed about the governor as well.

Heh. Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy.

That was then. This is now (via).

Cross-posted to Right Wing News.