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Troops in Afghanistan burn Bill O’Reilly’s books


I. Love. This. Guy:

Some jerk sent us two boxes of this awful book (SPOILER ALERT: George Washington - Patriot; George Soros - Pinhead) instead of anything soldiers at a remote outpost in Afghanistan might need, like, say, food or soap. Just burned the whole lot of them on my Commander’s orders.

Those words come by way of Everqueer, a blog by a soldier serving in Afghanistan. If you link over you'll see the "before" photo.

Here's a 2010 video of Bill-O letting everyone in on his generosity while making sure to get his book out to the troops in time for another barbecue:

It could have been worse. He could have sent them loofahs.

H/t: Gawker


VIDEO- Koran Burning Pastor Responds To Petraeus: "We are definitely praying about it"


How wonderful that these zealots are praying they stir up hostility here at home, endanger Americans, fire up the Taliban, and put our troops in danger.  Nothing says "Christian" like bigotry and hatred:

Gen. David Petraeus said Tuesday that the "Burn the Koran Day" event to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks could endanger U.S. soldiers and civilians in Afghanistan and would be welcomed by Islamic extremists for its propaganda value.

"Images of the burning of a Quran would undoubtedly be used by extremists in Afghanistan — and around the world — to inflame public opinion and incite violence," Petraeus wrote in an e-mail to reporters.

Petraeus isn't the only one:

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Tuesday condemned the proposed Koran-burning, calling it disrespectful and saying it could put Western troops in Afghanistan at risk.

Let's pray that Jones gets a message from god that what he's doing is outrageously stupid and irresponsible. And not at all Christian.

That would be after he counts the money he is most likely raking in, in support of his condemnation of all Muslims, even though "all" Muslims didn't, and wouldn't, attack the United States.

It's amazing how a group of only 80 extremists can provoke an international response.

H/t: Cody_K


VIDEO: "They burned down one, they'll burn down another one.."


Welcome to the 1960s:

"They burned down one, they'll burn down another one.."

That was part of the message Reverend Terrance Mackey delivered to about one hundred community members at Green Grove Baptist Church Monday night.

Mackey is the president of the National Coalition for Burned Churches, an organization that helps churches that burn either due to arson, or under suspicious circumstances, to rebuild. [...]

According to the national coalition for burned churches there were twenty six churches that were either the victim of arson of undetermined fires in the past three years in Georgia.

History repeats itself, sadly.

The new normal: Islamaphobia, Negrophobia, hate, fear, racism, mob mentality, incitement,  assassination plots.

But remember, Glenn Beck requests that you don't carry a sign, so nobody will know you're a racist.


H/t: Luci


EPA, BP: Air pollution from open burning of oil? Pffft!


Thirteen Gulf of Mexico"burn events" occurred on June 15 alone. (Photo: Ho New/Reuters)

If forest fires result in poor air quality that require alerts, then wouldn't oil fires cause even worse conditions? Check out the photo above. Then tell me that's not causing toxic pollution.

I live in the L.A. area where we have a lot of major fires and a lot of air quality alerts because of the smoke and ash.  If I see huge billowing clouds of smoke, I stay indoors with the windows shut.  That's what we're instructed to do, and that's what we do. When I'm forced outside, the effects are noticeable: My eyes burn, I cough, there's a fine dusting of ash everywhere, the sky is brown/gray, visibility is limited, and you can't help but smell the smoke, let alone inhale it.

BP is burning oil because it's easier and less expensive than any of the alternatives. But that's pretty much how they do everything (like, you know, killing 11 people): on the cheap:

The risks of firing up the slick are obvious. The burning creates toxic gases including sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds like benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylene, all now being added to the atmosphere, eventually to be blown inland. [...]

So far they’ve burned nearly 5 million gallons, creating massive toxic clouds of black smoke. [...]

By the end of June, BP hopes to be sucking—and burning—2.2 million gallons of oil and natural gas a day. [...]

The EPA says its monitoring of air quality along the coastline reports nothing out of the ordinary. But since the drill site is 50 miles offshore, thus beyond federal authority, there is no official monitoring taking place at ground zero. Similarly, because ground zero is outside federal reach, no permit is required to burn. [...]

So why continue to burn the oil, other than to save money, effort, and time? Who can think of a reason? Hands? Why, here's one now!

By burning the crude rather than transporting it to shore and selling it—the profits of which the company has promised to donate to a fund to restore and improve wildlife habitat—there’s much less oil to sell, thus reducing the company's economic risk.

And that's what it's all about, right? Profit over people. BP: Big Profits.

H/t: AltaKocker