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Thursday, February 02, 2012

 ...And now a word from our Pastor-in-Chief:

Obama said that as a person who has been “extraordinarily blessed,” he is willing to give up some of the tax breaks he enjoys because doing so makes economic, and religious sense.
“For me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that for unto whom much is given, much shall be required,” Obama said, quoting the Gospel of Luke.

Because, y'see, Jesus was all about the Romans taking your tax shekels and denarii, and "spreading the wealth". And you know, in the context of Luke 12, Jesus was talking about TAXING THE RICH.

42The Lord answered, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time? 43It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns. 44I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 45But suppose the servant says to himself, ‘My master is taking a long time in coming,’ and he then begins to beat the menservants and maidservants and to eat and drink and get drunk. 46The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.
47“That servant who knows his master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. 48But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. 

But WAIT! Jesus isn't talking about Taxin' and Spreadin' at all.  He is talking about SERVANTS entrusted with their master's household and goods. SERVANTS who, taking advantage of their master's absence, begin to abuse the other servants, and eat and drink the master's food and drink, embezzling his provender. It is all about accountability and DOING YOUR JOB whether the master is present or not. Of the one with much authority, MUCH accountability shall be required. Our False Prophet-in-Chief would do well to learn the teachings of Jesus that he apparently was not taught in the pew of Rev. Wright.

We The People are NOT the servants of the Lord High Executioner-in-Chief. He is OUR servant, with a back deserving of many blows. Let him who is without tax breaks take the first swing.


Jay Agan said...

I, for one, am more than happy to know that OUR President (YOURS & mine, mind you!) is deeply committed to the spiritual wellbeing of our pitiful souls as well as to the welfare (With a capitol welfare!) of our nation. HACK! GAG! CHORTLE! SNICKER! HA! HA! HA! HAAAAA! HA! HA!

The Aardvark said...

You humble me, and force me to repent in milk and cookies.

Michael W said...

Among the numerous activities which crowded the days when I was just a bonny lad and twee, I was being educated in an archaic subject known as Speech (some of you might refer to this as Elementary Oration).

Apparently the subject is/was more archaic than I thought. Obama took law courses and, charmingly toddling youngster that I still am on occasion, I would've presumed that this would've included instruction on how to present thoughts clearly and succinctly.

Herein we see a prime example of why I don't gamble professionally.

In fact, in listening or reading to the comments made by ranking politicians (and I'll let the reader dwell upon an appropriate definition of "ranking"), I seldom, if ever, hear or read anything approaching clear thought.

Lesson for today: a wide gulf exists between Thought and Rhetoric.

Related observation: or perhaps circumstances have finally driven the local population to a point where it's become painfully sensitive to Total Bullshit.

The Aardvark said...

It is as though they cannot keep more than a bumper-sticker's worth of thought in their noddle at any one time. Ron Paul has a veritable torrent of actual thought on hand all the time, and the Newt is also ready to unleash a less-coherent flood. The rest are worthy of nothing better than being plastered on the hind-end of a Prius, right next to the "Coexist" sticker, and slightly below the Darwin Fish.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Alas we've heard 0ur Dear Leader's tidbits of atheo-illogical dipshittery from on high, and as soon as he walks on water, we'll believe he's capable of rightly dividing the Word of Truth and healing all by laying hands on the wallets of the diligent...


Well, so much for that!
In God we trust - in the 0bammunists & Congress, not so much!

The Aardvark said...

"healing all by laying hands on the wallets of the diligent..."

This is a gem. You have nailed the doctrine.