Daily Show Comedy Clips
March 07, 2003
The Shrub On The Pulpit - The Daily Show On Faith-Based Governement Aid
The Daily Show has put together a beautiful little couple of sequences about the Shrub's latest attack on the Constitution (and the very important separation of church and state).
Part 1 includes the Shrub at a recent conference for religious broadcasters in which he takes a whack at preaching on the pulpit himself.
You have to see this to believe it. Unbelievable.
Part 2 takes a stab at the Shrub's prison faith programs (when he's not killing 'em, he's saving 'em).
Part 3 is Stephen Colbert's new "Constitution Shmonstitution" series in which he lets the author of the Faith-based initiative explain how vague the requirements are to qualify for funding.
Daily Show Faith Part 1 (All) (Lo-res 13 MB)
Daily Show Faith Part 1 (1 of 2) (Lo-res 8 MB)
Daily Show Faith Part 1 (2 of 2) (Lo-res 6 MB)
Daily Show Faith Part 2 (Lo-res 6 MB)
Daily Show Faith Part 3 (All) (Lo-res 12 MB)
Daily Show Faith Part 3 (1 of 2) (Lo-res 4 MB)
Daily Show Faith Part 3 (2 of 2) (Lo-res MB)
Posted by Lisa at March 07, 2003 02:31 PM
Ride the Faith-Based Gravy Train! Woo! Woo!
Me A to Z (A Work In Progress)
counterpoint to the shrub's comments at the council of religious broadcasters:
"Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God's service when it is violating all His laws. Our passions...possess so much metaphysical subtlety and so much overpowering eloquence that they insinuate themselves into the understanding and the conscience and convert both to their party."
get that? power always thinks.... how we get so quickly from the need for sober-minded policy decisions--which should begin based on the most widely-recognized and accepted evidence--to theologizing, making assertions about the absolute nature of god and being.... and the process becomes even more suspicious when the theologizing has a giddy tone and reaches self-congratulatory conclusions. yeah, in the face of that i think it's wise to hold up for a second, just drop the immediate issue for a moment, in order to consider the psychology of power.