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God and the Republican Party

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Oct 25, 2002
He's not too excited about the party this year.


Hurricane could hit US Republican convention
Storm warnings have already been declared for Puerto Rico and parts of the US Virgin Islands
A tropical storm forming in the Caribbean could pose a potential threat to Florida next week during the Republican National Convention.

Computer models from the US National Hurricane Center predict Tropical Storm Isaac would grow into a hurricane.

Some models had the storm striking Florida as early as Sunday.

Thousands of Republicans will gather in Tampa, Florida beginning on Monday to officially nominate Mitt Romney as the party's candidate for president.

Republican and Tampa officials say they have contingency plans for a such a storm. In May, a four-day mock hurricane drill was held. That drill ended with planners cancelling the convention.

Forecasters caution that long-range storm predictions can be off by hundreds of miles.

A major hurricane, with winds higher than 111mph (178 km/h), has not directly hit the city in 90 years. Florida's west coast was last hit by a major hurricane in 2004, by Hurricane Charley, with 150mph winds.

On Tuesday afternoon, Isaac was located 500 miles (800 km) east of Guadeloupe, and had winds up to 40mph. It is expected to strengthen.


Nov 23, 2001
Problem is, if it misses they'll claim it's a miracle and get votes (from fucking morons, but votes nonetheless).


Diamond Member
Jul 3, 2008
P.J. O'Rourke

Why God is a Republican and Santa Claus is a Democrat
The previous post made me think of PJ O'Rourke's classic essay from Republican Party Reptile

God is an elderly or, at any rate, middle-aged male, a stern fellow, patriarchal rather than paternal and a great believer in rules and regulations. He holds men strictly accountable for their actions. He has little apparent concern for the material well-being of the disadvantaged. He is politically connected, socially powerful and holds the mortgage on literally everything in the world. God is difficult. God is unsentimental. It is very hard to get into God's heavenly country club.

Santa Claus is another matter. He's cute. He's nonthreatening. He's always cheerful. And he loves animals. He may know who's been naughty and who's been nice, but he never does anything about it. He gives everyone everything they want without thought of a quid pro quo. He works hard for charities, and he's famously generous to the poor. Santa Claus is preferable to God in every way but one: There is no such thing as Santa Claus.


Golden Member
Oct 26, 2004
While it would be amusing, it wouldn't be surprising. The Republican Party of late has made itself more more godless than the Soviets ever were, and for the most part did it in Christ's name.
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