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Christopher Hitchens: An Atheistís Gift To Sarah Palin
Big Hollywood ^ | September 9, 2011 | Michael Moriarity

Posted on 09/09/2011 5:04:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Odd how many Americans can agree with Christopher Hitchens on many issues, i.e. his rage at Henry Kissinger. I sympathize totally with such disgust.

The Hitchens contempt for the Tea Party, however, is the grandest dividing line, largely due to the tea Party’s fervent belief in God and its faith in Sarah Palin whom Hitchens repeatedly heaps fear and loathing on.

Hitchens, however, warns the world to not patronize Sarah Palin!

He points out that his favorite film on American Presidential politics is Gore Vidal’s The Best Man.

With an almost bottomless irony of ironies, he further adds that at one time Ronald Reagan was considered for a role but he was dismissed as “insufficiently Presidential”.

Therein lies the substance of his concerns about Sarah Palin and her Presidential Insufficiency.

It also strengthens my faith in the fact that Sarah Palin will, indeed, be America’s next Ronald Reagan and more.

The “more”, I’m certain, is what most terrifies Christopher Hitchens.

His contempt for America and anything classically American is so deep it makes him blind. He traipses out the history of the 19th Century Pledge of Allegiance, smugly noting that the words “under God” didn’t reach the Pledge until the 1950’s. He finds it “funny” that Palin cross-referenced the Pledge of the Allegiance with the Declaration of Independence.

“God” reached the Declaration of Independence in the 18th Century. In that profoundly obvious sense she was totally correct in saying she stands with the Founding Fathers.....

(Excerpt) Read more at bighollywood.breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; atheism; christianity; christopherhitchens; christophobia; hitchens; michaelmoriarty; moralabsolutes; palin; sarahpalin; smellthefear; teaparty; theophobia
Another good one.
1 posted on 09/09/2011 5:04:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hitchens and his ilk’s hatred for all things Sarah surpasses all wonderment. A lesser person than she would have simply vanished long ago.


2 posted on 09/09/2011 5:32:19 PM PDT by Free in Texas (Corruptisima Re Publica Plurimae Leges-In the most corrupt state are the most laws (Terence)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

his fear of Palin is because Palin is a Christian. Atheist reaction to Christians are like vampires to a cross


3 posted on 09/09/2011 5:37:37 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you through through history, most Presidents, certainly recent Presidents were all guys who at one time the experts and pundits all said had no chance whatsoever to be President.

Obama, Clinton, Reagan, Carter, Nixon. They were all written off and given little if any chance of winning at one point in time. W was an exception where he was favored from the start and most people thought he had a great chance.


4 posted on 09/09/2011 5:51:12 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: 4rcane

RINOs seem to hiss and smoke around Palin, too. Maybe they don’t need arguement; they need exorcism...THE POWER OF SARAH COMPELS YOU!!
*heads spinning vomiting split pea soup* “Mommy, what happened?...I had a horrible nightmare...I dreamed I was campaigning for Romney...”


5 posted on 09/09/2011 5:57:59 PM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin’s ACES after 4 years = more tax revenue for Alaska http://bit.ly/n3nvqb


6 posted on 09/09/2011 6:00:47 PM PDT by GlockLady (Sarah Palin - The Antidote - Going Oval January 20, 2013!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hitchens has always struck me as the typical foreigner who sees in America what he wants to see, neglecting the fact that millions of other people with different histories and experiences live here. I suppose it has to do with living in a world of ideas instead of an actual one. The many foreigners I “talk” with online can’t seem to grasp what diversity really means when I oppose gay marriage, support the death penalty, etc. I, of course, am always bigoted, discriminatory, et al.


7 posted on 09/09/2011 6:14:09 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Atheist vs Charity....
Well... Hmmmm, maybe if they are shamed into it!...
They may give your money to a library or PBS... or other BS Network..

Atheists are not known for charity they are known for dictatorial systems like communists, fascists and anarchists.. or progressives..

But there may be some atheists with a smidgeon of charity in there(their heart) somewhere....
it may happen from time to time..


8 posted on 09/09/2011 6:50:01 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Chesterton nails it, in the close to his Father Brown short story / mystery The Oracle of the Dog:

‘The dog could almost have told you the story, if he could talk,’ said the priest. ‘All I complain of is that because he couldn’t talk you made up his story for him, and made him talk with the tongues of men and angels. It’s part of something I’ve noticed more and more in the modern world, appearing in all sorts of newspaper rumours and conversational catchwords; something that’s arbitrary without being authoritative. People readily swallow the untested claims of this, that, or the other. It’s drowning all your old rationalism and scepticism, it’s coming in like a sea; and the name of it is superstition.’ He stood up abruptly, his face heavy with a sort of frown, and went on talking almost as if he were alone. ‘It’s the first effect of not believing in God that you lose your common sense and can’t see things as they are. Anything that anybody talks about, and says there’s a good deal in it, extends itself indefinitely like a vista in a nightmare. And a dog is an omen, and a cat is a mystery, and a pig is a mascot, and a beetle is a scarab, calling up all the menagerie of polytheism from Egypt and old India; Dog Anubis and great green-eyed Pasht and all the holy howling Bulls of Bashan; reeling back to the bestial gods of the beginning, escaping into elephants and snakes and crocodiles; and all because you are frightened of four words:

‘He was made Man’.’

Cheers!

9 posted on 09/09/2011 7:12:03 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Amberdawn

“typical foreigner”

Limey no longer, Hitchens is a naturalized US citizen.

http://www.fixed-point.org/index.php/christopherhitchens


10 posted on 09/09/2011 7:23:42 PM PDT by tumblindice (Governor Rick Perry: "No border fence")
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To: tumblindice

hasn’t this bastard died yet?


11 posted on 09/09/2011 7:24:42 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: bravo whiskey

There’s a christian sentiment. Good for you!


12 posted on 09/09/2011 7:27:21 PM PDT by tumblindice (Governor Rick Perry: "No border fence")
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To: Amberdawn

Shaw said it best: divided by a common language. I like the English, but think that we have more in common with the Germans.


13 posted on 09/09/2011 7:36:13 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: bravo whiskey

Poor bastard.No. he has not died yet. God willing he will not face God with a “no”in his heart.


14 posted on 09/09/2011 7:38:50 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: All

FYI 9-11 `Simply Evil’ http://www.slate.com/id/2303013/


15 posted on 09/09/2011 7:45:20 PM PDT by tumblindice (Governor Rick Perry: "No border fence")
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To: tumblindice

Ah, but don’t fall for a mere piece of paper-Habits of thought start much earlier in life. BTW, the leftists who hate Hitchens over his Iraq stance say that he exchanged his green card for a gold one....


16 posted on 09/09/2011 7:54:04 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: bravo whiskey

“hasn’t this bastard died yet?”

My thoughts exactly. I think he’s generally taken a turn for the worse in recent months and supposedly lost his voice a while back, but continues to pen nonsensical columns. Wish I could harness some forgiveness for this monster and his crimes, but I just can’t at this point. Maybe after he croaks.


17 posted on 09/09/2011 7:57:11 PM PDT by crusader71
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To: Amberdawn
The many foreigners I “talk” with online can’t seem to grasp what diversity really means when I oppose gay marriage, support the death penalty, etc. I, of course, am always bigoted, discriminatory, et al.

Don't waste your time "talking" to foreigners online about America.

Attempting to explain America to them is equivalent to explaining algebra to a hound dog -- they just won't and can't "get it". American ideals, ethos, etc. just doesn't compute to most them.

18 posted on 09/09/2011 8:05:53 PM PDT by PallMal
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To: RobbyS

I guess it’s because we speak the same language that we’re disappointed when the “other” believes or acts differently. Tell me, why do you think we have more in common with the Germans?


19 posted on 09/09/2011 8:08:41 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: PallMal

—SIGH— I guess you’re right, but I have it in me to argue. I’m a woman after all...


20 posted on 09/09/2011 8:13:11 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hitchens...2011

21 posted on 09/09/2011 8:38:08 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Free in Texas
Hitchens and his ilk’s hatred for all things Sarah surpasses all wonderment.

Why worry about Hitchens? He'll pass like a warm fart in winter.

22 posted on 09/09/2011 8:46:45 PM PDT by AndrewC
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To: jeltz25

And right up to the last minute with Truman, as in Chicgo Tribune’s blaring headline, “Dewey Wins.”


23 posted on 09/09/2011 9:35:12 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: tumblindice

It was just a thought returned in kind to Hitchens who wishes Tea Partiers dead.


24 posted on 09/09/2011 9:40:01 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christopher Hitchens is my favorite liberal.

I especially like that he is *not* part of the mainstream media.

Hitchens is an outsider who criticizes everyone. He is the ultimate cynic. He complains a lot. He criticizes the Establishment Democrats more than anyone, but he’s so obtuse not many people realize it.

If you read his original column on Slate, he is actually more favorable to Palin than he is to The Left.

In his own quirky way, I think Hitchens is taking a liking to Palin.

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25 posted on 09/09/2011 9:45:56 PM PDT by bobk333
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To: RobbyS

Things may have changed after five decades, but.

I was stationed in Germany after the war, seems they were one of the few nationalities I had anything in common with. When would go on leave and after the Brits, French, Belgians and some others, to get back to Germany was like going home.


26 posted on 09/09/2011 9:46:02 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: grey_whiskers

I love that quote! Thank you for posting it. I’ve written down the story title and plan to read it!


27 posted on 09/10/2011 6:48:02 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
He looks like Lindsay Grahamnesty...

NO cheers, unfortunately.

I wouldn't wish cancer on anyone.

28 posted on 09/10/2011 6:51:04 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: TEXOKIE
You can read it online here.

Cheers!

29 posted on 09/10/2011 7:02:27 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Bless you! Thanks for the link!


30 posted on 09/10/2011 7:27:25 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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To: 4rcane

“Atheist reaction to Christians are like vampires
to a cross”

Not really. Some, sure, but far less than you would like to believe.


31 posted on 09/15/2011 6:46:27 PM PDT by uncouth_lad
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