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Wednesday, April 07, 2004
 
When the Dogs Come Out.
I like Jimmy Breslin's writing. He strikes me as a guy who has been around long enough that he's not going to take any guff, or be spun by someone's place in society. As of late he has been extraordinarily tough on the right wing and especially the Iraq situation. With that in mind, there is some completely baseless controversy brewing over today's column. (Link to Column Here)

The wingnut's are screaming for Breslin's head. They are accusing him of faking an interview with reglio-wacko Lou Sheldon. Sheldon has gone on record saying he has never met Breslin. But Breslin's editor has pointed out that the passage in question is from Sheldon's 1992 interview with Breslin that came from the now infamous GOP Convention where the religious right managed to scare off enough voters to ensure GHWBush's defeat. And nobody but Sheldon disputes that interview took place.

Here is the section of the interview that has the Wing-nuts panicked:
"Homosexuals are dangerous," Sheldon assured me one day. He was a short man with eyes gleaming when he mentioned how bad homosexuals truly are.

"How?"

"They proselytize. They come to the door, and if your son answers and nobody is there to stop it, they grab the son and run off with him. They steal him. They take him away and turn him into a homosexual."

"You should be confined," I told him.

"I speak the truth for the Lord," he said.

"You're a fruitcake," I told him.

"No, I speak the truth. They steal your son."


Hmmm. I wonder if all the "love the sinner" compassion that the religious right has been showing lately is truly genuine. And on the same note, I wonder, if the Reverend Lou Sheldon is a big fat liar.
 
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“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz

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