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Sarah Palin Promotes Bridge To Nowhere With T-ShirtAn odd story has come up, first reported by ABC News, about the militant Religious Rightist and former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin, and something she did on Twitter (WebCite cached article):

In recent weeks Sarah Palin has used her Twitter page to endorse midterm candidates, offer political commentary and get out the vote. But last week, she used Twitter to list as a “favorite” a tweet linked to a photo of a sign labeling President Barack Obama a “Taliban Muslim.”

Palin posted as a “favorite” a tweet by conservative political commentator Ann Coulter linking to an image of a sign outside “The Blood of Jesus ATLAH World Missionary Church.” The sign reads, “The blood of Jesus against Obama history made 4 Nov 2008 a Taliban Muslim illegally elected president USA:Hussein.”

Here’s the picture in question:

The blood of Jesus against Obama history made 4 Nov 2008 a Taliban Muslim illegally elected president USA:Hussein.

The blood of Jesus against Obama history made 4 Nov 2008 a Taliban Muslim illegally elected president USA:Hussein.

Of course, Palin is denying she actually “favorited” Coulter’s tweet, claiming it was “accidental,” which ABC News is also reporting, since she responded to them (cached article):

Asked for comment, Palin wrote to ABC News:

“Jake, I’ve never purposefully ‘favorited’ any Tweet. I had to go back to my BlackBerry to even see if such a function was possible. I was traveling to Alaska that day…it was an obvious accidental ‘favoriting,’ but no one can mistake that Ann Coulter was obviously being tongue in cheek with that Tweet. Shall I correct this with whichever wonderful media outlet ran with this (an obviously bored reporter…since there must be nothing going on in the world today, like, um, ramifications of a shake up of power in the U.S. House of Representatives?).”

Note the requisite snide comment about how horrific the media are. For a publicity hound whose career is now built on having her face and words carried around the world by the mass media, Palin sure spends a lot of her time biting the hand that feeds her. Yep, definitely one helluva class act that woman is, no?

Quite aside from her juvenile jabs at the media … it is by no means “obvious” that this was an “accidental tweeting.” If Palin had been unaware of how to “favorite” a tweet, then it could not have been something she might have done even accidentally.

One might easily suspect that Coulter and Palin would both support the “birther” sentiment expressed in this church sign. It’s a delusion that just won’t die among the Religious Right, as I’ve blogged a number of times already. But these heroines of the Religious Right happen to have picked the wrong church to join. You see, ATLAH World Missionary Church is an African-American church in Harlem, NYC; it’s run by a crazy, (reverse) racist pastor, James David Manning; and the cold fact is that neither Ann Coulter nor Sarah Palin would be welcome there!

If you’re wondering — as I am — how an African-American pastor could oppose President Barack Obama rather than support him, on the basis of his race … well … welcome to the wonderful world of raging irrational religionism. I don’t plan even to try to make sense of this.

Anyway, I extend congratulations to Coulter and Palin. They just demonstrated their stupidity and ignorance to the entire planet, via Twitter.

Photo credit: baratunde.

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Ann Coulter recently found herself under attack, but not from the folks on the Left. Instead, the Religious Right is taking aim at her! The reasons are not, however, as one might hope, because she’s rude, crude, mean, vile, and — of late — gullible.

Oh no. None of these people would dare call her on the carpet for any of her creepy and generally un-Christ-like behavior. Rest assured, they actually approve of rudeness and nastiness in the name of Jesus.

Rather, they’re angry at her over her support for Mitt Romney a year ago … you know, the guy whose campaign for president ended nearly a year ago. They’ve taken the occasion her her rounds on the Right-wing talk shows to promote her latest raging-spew-in-the-form-of-a-book, to go after her for having done so.

What’s more, someone in the Religious Right has thoughtfully and conveniently cataloged these bizarre, Right-vs.-Right talk-radio confrontations in a YouTube video. (Note, I also found a Web site these guys have set up, specifically to rail against Coulter and demand her unthinking obeisance to their positions, at www.anncoulterapology.com.)

Their outrage and sanctimony against her, over a many-months-ago failed presidential candidacy, is laughable. Clearly they have not gotten over the fact that Romney — a (GASP!) Mormon — nearly got the Republican nomination.

Clearly they believe an ardent, unrelenting, mindless opposition to abortion and gay marriage, is the sole qualification for president of the US … and that Romney dared to “waffle” on those issues (GASP!) while governor of Massachusetts, still enrages them, years after he left that office and months after he gave up his presidential campaign.

Clearly, they have not yet figured out that Mormons really are Christians just as they are, even if a little different (most of these guys are Baptists or Pentecostals).

Clearly, these people are so angry over Romney that they’re going after anyone associated with him in any way, and that would include the abrasive and insulting Ann Coulter (whom normally they would support, as they did when she came out with the ridiculous claim that Christians are “perfected Jews.”).

I can think of few better examples of how absurdly crazy these people are — driven to insanity by their furious enslavement to their own irrational dogma. They’re actually attacking a well-known champion of their own faction!

A mind — as the United Negro College Fund slogan so aptly says — is a terrible thing to waste. These guys have not only wasted theirs, they flushed them down the toilet, and are sucking them out of everyone else around them.

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