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Wicked Witchcraft
2008-09-25 09:38
by Scott Long

Those fingers in my hair
That sly come hither stare
That strips my conscience bare
Its witchcraft

And I've got no defense for it
The heat is too intense for it
What good would common sense for it do

cause its witchcraft, wicked witchcraft
And although, I know, its strictly taboo

When you arouse the need in me
My heart says yes indeed in me
Proceed with what your leading me to

Its such an ancient pitch
But one I wouldn't switch
cause theres no nicer witch than you

Witchcraft- Best known by Frank Sinatra

I have been pretty upfront about how I think either candidate for President will be a major improvement over the destruction we have had in office the past 8 years. (I don't buy the term Decider, but I would buy the term Destructor for Dumbya.) I felt the Obama campaign strategically made numerous missteps in how they have interacted with the Clinton's, which has hurt them greatly. I mean, this should be a slamdunk election for the Dems, considering that everything is in the Truck Stop dumper right now. Instead the race is nearly a toss-up.

Even the McCain camp couldn't have known how successful the choice of Sarah Palin would be for them. I spend a lot of time in the Upper Midwest and don't think that having a candidate who sounds similar to you doesn't make an impact. Palin has helped most in states like Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, which all looked like easy marks for Obama just 3 months ago. Before you attack these undecided voters for being simpletons, keep in mind that people generally vote for the person who sounds most like them. I'm not saying it makes good sense, but it is just the way it is.

I do believe that the Palin factor will start to be a problem for McCain over the next month, as she will be put under a much bigger spotlight. She is obviously in way over her head. She has an odd charisma, but no matter how pretty she is, I expect that enough undecided voters will see that she is unqualified.

The video I have posted below definitely has a specific editorial tone to it, but you can't put chapstick on this sow and try to make it go away. During my childhood, I attended a few Assembly of God services and let me tell you, that church is completely loony. To think she belonged to this nutty Christian sect is bad enough, but for her to let this Thomas Muthee involve her in this insanity is way beyond anything Obama did sitting and listening to Reverend Wright speak. Muthee reminds me of a family member Lisa Bonet would have had in Angel Heart. This is something you should see.

2008-09-25 11:32:16
1.   Ali Nagib
"I do believe that the Palin factor will continue to be a problem for McCain over the next month.."


Palin's net favorability numbers have dropped 20-25 points in the last 10-14 days, from her high around +15-20 to something close to -10, dropping her below Obama, Biden AND McCain. She even polling behind Biden on most issues IN ALASKA. (including "Who has the background and experience to be VP")

2008-09-25 11:48:21
2.   MC Safety
Wow, she is out of her damn mind.
2008-09-25 21:02:59
3.   Todd S
I must be missing something here. I don't see what's so bad about any of that (except for the production value of the video). Yeah, people tend to get a little carried away when they feel spiritual. So what? I think a lot of the things Rev. Wright says are much worse than this. (Note that I am NOT saying that Obama believes the same things Wright does.)

And before you accuse me of being partisan, I'm voting for Bob Barr.

2008-09-26 15:14:16
4.   misterjohnny
I think you are overreacting a bit. One mention of witchcraft during the laying of hands (would your reaction be different if he had said "protection from satan" instead?) She never mentions it. Witchcraft is not mentioned as one of the "16 Fundamental Truths" in the Assembly of God. So her former pastor mentions protection from witchcraft once during a laying on hands at the church? Is she supposed to stop and say, "whoa there, no such thing as witchcraft", or is she supposed to accept his blessing?

Clearly you have issues with this church, but that doesn't make adherents to it unfit for political leadership. I can't imagine what you would say if Mitt Romney were the Republican nominee.

And while you may rant away at Christians, there are a lot more Christians who vote than atheists who vote.

2008-09-26 22:10:06
5.   Scott Long
I am not running for anything, so I will say whatever I want about these nutcases who speak in gibberish (tongues). Wonkette does a nice job of breaking down my issue with the whole demonic/witchcraft nuttiness.

Now in regards to the Mormon faith, yeah I have some big problems with it as well. Organized religion is a tough thing for me to handle, no matter what faith it is, but I can respect anyone's beliefs, as long as they don't take a strict literal view of their guidebook. Most people that I like a lot in this world believe in God, so I don't attack anyone for that belief. I can't tell you if there is a God or not, but I do feel pretty confident there aren't witches running around and people shouldn't wear magic underwear because some prophet told them to 200 or 2000 years ago.

You see I have a problem with churches (who aren't held to our tax code), pushing their political agenda in the pulpit.

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