This is why I could never be a [right] wingnut. To me a religious experience would have been sitting front row at a Dennis Brown concert, (may he rest in peace) while sipping on some Stone's Ginger Wine, or making love to Tika Sumpter. Not the [right] wingnut; their idea of a religious experience is something totally different.
"..Shortly after the contentious debt ceiling debate last year, nearly one in five
congressmen took off for week-long informational trips during their summer
recess, most of which were paid for by a pro-Israel lobbying group. The relief
from escaping the toxic air of Washington, D.C., last summer may have been
overwhelming for some of the lawmakers.
reported that a late-night dip in the Sea of Galilee near the Israeli city
of Tiberias by several GOP freshmen lawmakers and top leadership staff during
that trip led to an FBI probe after reports of drinking and even a bit of nudity
surfaced. Federal officials told CBS News that there is an FBI investigation
into public corruption, but the skinny-dipping incident cited in the report is
ancillary to the larger probe. Those officials also said that Rep. Kevin Yoder,
R-Kan., - who was named in the Politico report - is not the subject of the
Yoder took off his clothes for the swim, Politico reports, and some of the
other lawmakers partially disrobed, even though families - including one
congressman's daughter - were also apparently swimming at the same time. Sources
told Politico more than 20 people in total took part in the late-night swim."
Oh my! Why did it take a year for this story to come out? Man the main stream media sure is sleeping on the job. I guess Kevin knew that he wasn't in Kansas anymore, so I guess he figured it was time to let his "freak flag flow".
Anyway, some of my republican friends have an explanation for all of this:
"The reasons lawmakers gave Politico for the swim varied: Some said it was a
religious experience (the Bible says the Sea of Galilee is where Jesus walked on
water); others said they wanted to cool off; and still others admitted alcohol
may have guided their decision.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., who did not swim that night, allegedly
scolded the group after learning about the evening, Politico reports, because it
was distracting from the mission of their trip. The FBI probe allegedly ended
after a few questions about what happened that night were answered by a Cantor
staffer. " [Source]
Fellows, Jesus walked on that water, I know that you republicans in Washington believe that you have divine powers, but I don't think you have mastered the walking on water part just yet.
Macaca moment. We all know by now the statements made by Mr. Akin regarding the rape of a woman. The thing is, what he is saying is nothing new for certain folks in the GOP, this is the mindset of the cavemen in suits crowd. Akin just got caught thinking out loud.
Now, of course, everyone from Mitt Romney to all the usual wingnut suspects are jumping ship on Akin. Even though Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, co-sponsored and voted for a bill with the aforementioned Mr. Akin which required women to be "forcibly raped" before they can terminate the pregnancy brought on by their attacker. Yes, Paul Ryan was against abortion in any circumstance. Any. These two men were on the same page, so by condemning Mr. Akin is Mr. Romney also condemning his running mate? Mr. Romney would say no. That's the beauty of Etch A Sketch; it can go either way, and it's always moving.
Finally, if you happen to live in the Northwest United States and you are a member of the Negro race, --or any one of those groups that Aryan supremacist view as a less than human-- you might want to be careful.
"A young couple accused of killing four people in a multistate crime spree last fall have been indicted on federal racketeering charges alleging the rampage was part of a campaign to "purify" and "preserve" the white race, the U.S. Attorney for Oregon, said Friday.
A grand jury handed up the indictment Thursday against David "Joey" Pedersen, 32, and Holly Ann Grigsby, 25, prosecutor Amanda Marshall said in a news release.
"The indictment in this case alleges horrendous crimes were committed as part of defendants' white-supremacist campaign to kidnap and murder targets on the basis of race, color, religion and perceived 'degenerate' conduct," Marshall said.
They are charged in the killing, kidnapping and robbery of four people last fall: Pedersen's father, David "Red" Pedersen, and stepmother, Leslie "DeeDee" Pedersen, on Sept. 26 in Everett, Wash.; Cody Myers, a 19-year-old from Oregon on Oct. 1; and Reginald Clark, 53, of Eureka, Calif., on Oct. 3.
Clark was black and Grigsby allegedly told investigators that Myers, a Christian, was killed because his name sounded Jewish." (h/t to Greg for this story) [Source]
I swear it's tough being a young black man in America these days; if the racist don't get you, the po po or another black man will.
*Pic from Rangeley Moose Droppings