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  • JEREMIAH WRIGHT IS THE WORST: So we’re reading this nice New York magazine piece about Barack Obama and Race and Hope before sleepy and, right near the very end, UGH: “In October, Obama’s former pastor, Wright, will publish a new book and hit the road to promote it, an occasion that might well place the topic of Obama’s blackness (along with his patriotism and his candor about what he heard in the pews in all those years at Trinity Church) squarely at the center of the national debate.” SWEET. LOOKING FORWARD TO OCTOBER. [New York]

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  • AnnieGetYourFun

    It’s not a surprise if we learn about it now, right? RIGHT?

  • BobLoblawLawBlog

    Well, Wright has proven himself to be the most reliable of sources, so I guess it must be true: our Barry is a negro.

  • SayItWithWookies

    And since the right as amply demonized the reverend, then they won’t believe him if he says anything bad about Obama.
    I’m going to practice saying that until I can do it with a straight face.

  • NoWireHangers

    Clearly, the only answer is to cryogenically freeze Jeremiah Wright until after the election. Then when he thaws out in January 2009, we’ll send Sly Stalone and Sandra Bullock after him before he can cause more harm to President Obama.

  • NotUrEvryDayWEzl


  • scott_dog

    Well, at least we don’t have to worry about Barry’s real spiritual adviser, Osama Bin Laden, publishing a tell-all anytime soon.

  • Darehead

    If we are going to be piety-throwing and pastor-baiting, John Hagee and Chuck Baldwin can out-crazy Wright.

  • SayItWithWookies

    [re=57223]SayItWithWookies[/re]: HAS amply demonized the reverend. Two words — learn to fuckin’ type.

  • shortsshortsshorts


  • Darehead

    [re=57235]SayItWithWookies[/re]: It’s the darned humidit, make th keys stic

    And yeah, like Wright has any cred! BTW, did Barry ever get a new pastor? Is he going to church?

  • sarcasticusername

    @Darehead: as far as the hardworking whites that make up america’s soul; like pat buchanan and rush limbaugh are concerned, nobody can out crazy a crazy black pastor. there’s just something about the brown that amplifies the craziness of the crazy talk. only gay, tree hugging, hippie liberals think Hagee & Co. are crazy.

  • TGY

    These silly “men of God”. Sheesh

  • Perot le fou

    I’m not seeing so much of it in this thread so far but in the past I’ve been freaked out by the amount of pro-Wright comments. Okay, you may think there’s something to what he says about foreign policy, so does 50% of the country, don’t give him too much credit. Guy also thinks the government created AIDS.

  • Hooray For Anything

    Where’s the Black Crusaders when you need them?

  • DemmeFatale

    Damn! How much more shit can hit the fan?!

    Sense of humor failure in 5, 4, 3, 2…

    (Help me, Wonkette!)

  • anabellum

    Wright is only following Mammons will…

    after all, his pride has got to be worth something…

  • Vanity Smurf

    Goddamn greedy preachers… every motherfucking last one of them.

  • eatsshootsleaves

    Thanks. And now I can’t sleep.

  • Darehead

    [re=57241]sarcasticusername[/re]: This is so true, of Limbaugh, Hagee etc., the neocon Mc-right. On paper though there *are* some Religious Right black preachers, namely:

    Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson
    Reverend Steven Louis Craft

    Peterson (aka Hannity’s Pastor) is the Token Anointed Black One–the racist who can’t be called a racist–often on FOX and CNN to put down immoral lazy blacks and Obama and Wright (lots of YouTubes of him). He’s been a standard neocon in the past but may be leaning toward the constipatriated libertarian far right — i.e., Ron Paul movement and Pastor Chuck Baldwin

    Craft appears to be a standard Paultard Baldwin supporter. Anyway they are both appearing with the good doctor Ron Paul for the John Birchfest-alooza in October. They are likely as batshit crazy as Baldwin in theology/Paulitics, and Peterson is as racist as they come, but maybe not the wild orator that Wright is.

    Might be worth pulling out of the card deck though when the “black preachers are all anti-American Communists” card comes up.

  • Destonio

    Jerry reminds me of Glen Close in Fatal Attraction: “I’m not going to be IGNORED!”

  • Godless Liberal *

    I had kind of hoped this year’s October surprise would come from a Republican.

  • eyesfriedopen

    [re=57271]Godless Liberal *[/re]: It will. Wright is just the warm up act. Look for someone (else) who looks like Cindy to surface with a real black baby.

  • gurukalehuru

    [re=57249]Perot le fou[/re]: Are you absolutely, 100% certain they didn’t? Do YOU know how it originated? Has the government ever given you any reason to believe that if they could do such a thing, they would refrain from it just because it would be immoral?

  • slavojzizek

    I see two strong possibilities–1. Hopey gets his friends in the media to completely ignore Wright’s book, in which case it mostly becomes a cause celebre on right wing radio or 2. He throws Wright under the bus with as much vehemence as he did a few months ago. Either way, no big deal.

  • Servo

    I find it amusing and disturbing that people dump huge amounts of money to fund the corporate jet of The Savior LLC, but raise their property taxes a tiny fraction of that amount to fund needed public projects and they have a complete nutty.

  • 4tehlulz

    [re=57287]Servo[/re]: Well, some of that money might go to Jews, well, ones that aren’t going to get fried by the savior in Israel, anyways, or even [whisper] science.

  • hrhkingfriday

    Laura’s all “where my reds!”

  • trophy(forparticipation)wife

    [re=57249]Perot le fou[/re]: Sure, that’s a pretty crazy idea about the government and AIDS but I guess something like the Tuskagee Study could leave one a little jumpy.

  • graceless

    If lovin’ you is wrong, I don’t want to be Wright…

    I know, I go get coffee NOW…

  • valobama

    [re=57279]gurukalehuru[/re]:there is a hbo documentary on that. it was introduced into the human population inadvertently while searching for a cure for smallpox. I’m not saying it was to kill off black people, but whitey did invent aids.

  • Botswana Meat Commission FC

    [re=57249]Perot le fou[/re]:
    Perot le fou? Ha. Nice handle.

  • V572625694

    [re=57240]Darehead[/re]: Yeah, that’s what I’m worried about: which flavor of holy man is going to be whispering nonsense in the president’s ear. Wouldn’t it be great if we had a president who listened to scholars, diplomats, businessmen and scientists instead of Jeebus? ‘Cause that hasn’t been working out so good. Did Jeebus tell Chimpy to invade Iraq?

  • Wagamuffin

    This black on black bitch slapping must stop! Good morning all…

  • Servo

    Specifically, the Cheeto Jeebus.

  • Thanatopsis

    The Fundies have no problem taking the Crazy seriously – it takes one to know one. But the Fundies aren’t going to be voting for Hopey anyway. However, he is more religious than WALNUTS, except when WALNUTS is praying to Jeebus for a trade in on his wifey.

  • valobama

    [re=57306]V572625694[/re]: “Go forth and make disciples of all the world” matt. 28, has a”world domination” flavor to it.

  • Canmon (the Inadequate)

    Why isn’t John McCain’s whiteness a campaign issue? He can’t even leave the house without getting skin cancer. I hope Michelle Obama taunts him by calling him “whitey”.

  • valobama

    [re=57318]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]: there are soo many things about John McCain that can be an issue.

  • valobama

    What gets me is the whole “too Black, not Black enuff” crap. Talks and acts white. I have to admit being guilty of that myself sometimes. Does anyone else have to regroup after hearing ASians speak unaccented english? Just me? Damn, I’m such an asshole!

  • SuperRounder

    Is there such a thing as Pastorcide?

  • Fear of a Black Reagan

    [re=57325]SuperRounder[/re]: Maybe he can catch a fatal case of pneumonia…

  • rev_matt_y

    [re=57271]Godless Liberal *[/re]: This isn’t a surprise, or at least not an October one. The surprise will be when McCain’s VP gets caught in the green room of some talk show with his hands down the pants of one of the male interns.

    At least I hope that’s the surprise.

  • Larry McAwful

    In America, being a media whore is a right, not just a privelige. We all deserve self-aggrandizing media attention designed to alter the outcome of presidential elections. It’s in the Constitution somewhere. I think. The 29th Amendment, maybe. I’m not sure anymore, and I’m too tired to bother checking right now.

  • mookworthjwilson

    Hillsbot has to prove her loyalty to the party and Vince Foster this bitch.

  • mookworthjwilson

    [re=57331]rev_matt_y[/re]: Not an intern…it will be on the Tonight Show, and Jay will be having one of those child prodigies on, like Tiger Woods when he was 8…That’s how the incident will go down…

  • Canuckledragger

    Don’t go givin’ the government credit for teh AIDS, when all glory goes to Gawd. He was pissed off about the fudgey-fornicatin’ and unleashed His wrath against teh gays. It’s too bad about all that non-gay collateral damage, but that’s what the hets get for fornicatin’ with teh gays and needin’ blood transfusions, ‘n’all.

    It’s kinda like all the hets that died on 9/11, which was clearly His wrath against teh gays. And all them thar N’awlins folks that perished from Katrina, which was His wrath against teh gays.

    I know these things because I listen to crazy WHITE pastors all the time. So, to recap, here is what I now know:

    God hates homos, even though He made ’em.
    God is kinda cranky and wants to smite all the homos all the time.
    God’s not a very good shot.

    So don’t go listenin’ to them thar crazy BLACK pastors, ‘coz they just make shit up.

  • pdiddycornchips

    The really interesting question is, will Oprah read his book? Maybe she’ll invite him on the show for a good ‘ol fashion James Frey-ish bitch slapping?

  • dedalus

    As the son of a control freak minister (who wouldn’t have gone to church if he couldn’t be in control of it, to quote my sister), I knew the Good Reverend would BE BAAAAAAAACK like a lover scorned.

    Maybe a friend (hello Rezko old pal?) can pay him $15,000 a month without O’Bambi’s knowledge?
    That often works miracles.

  • Fear of a Black Reagan

    [re=57429]dedalus[/re]: “Maybe a friend (hello Rezko old pal?) can pay him $15,000 a month without O’Bambi’s knowledge? That often works miracles.”

    Maybe Louis Farrakhan can sick the NOI rent-a-cops on him, maybe keep him holed up in an undisclosed location til after the inaugural.

  • V572625694

    [re=57354]Canuckledragger[/re]: Did anyone ever say this better than George Carlin?

    “When it comes to bullshit, big-time, major league bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims, religion. No contest. No contest. Religion. Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time!

    But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money! Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, you talk about a good bullshit story. Holy Shit! “

  • TGY

    [re=57446]V572625694[/re]: Geez, that’s classic.

  • valobama

    [re=57446]V572625694[/re]: but don’t you ever wonder “what’s it all about?” Alfie?

  • GlennBecksTaint

    [re=57446]V572625694[/re]: That quote just made my day.

  • Darehead

    [re=57446]V572625694[/re]: Hate to ruin it for ya though, but that same excerpt is also exploited by the atheist* faction of Paultards in the film, Zeitgeist.** I think most Paultards don’t know that Carlin was around long before they were and appealed to a different demographic.
    *Paultards have both atheists and fundies but they believe in the same “hell” (take over of the world by globalists)
    **easily downloadable but I don’t want to provide the link.

  • V572625694

    [re=57604]Darehead[/re]: Well, as the Jeebus lovers say, the devil can use the Lord’s words for his own purposes, or some shit like that. Not fair to discredit Carlin for misappropriation by Paultards.[re=57557]valobama[/re]: I do wonder what it’s all about. I just don’t think Jeebus has the answer. You can’t prove God doesn’t exist, but that’s true of the Tooth Fairy too.

  • V572625694

    [re=57505]TGY[/re]: [re=57588]GlennBecksTaint[/re]: You have to hear Carlin do it to really appreciate it.