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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Republican Congressman Doesn't Know The 10 Commandments

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Watch on Youtube the interview between Westmoreland and Colbert.

Rough transcript of the interview as posted at Stardust Musings:

Colbert: You have not introduced a single piece of legislation since you entered Congress.

  • Westmoreland: That's correct.
  • Colbert: This has been called a do nothing Congress. Is it safe to say you're the do nothingest?
  • Westmoreland: I, I, ..Well there's one other do nothiner. I don't know who that is, but they're a Democrat.
  • Colbert: What can we get rid of to balance the budget?
  • Westmoreland: The Dept. of Education.
  • Colbert: What are the Ten Commandments?
  • Westmoreland: You mean all of them?--Um... Don't murder. Don't lie. Don't steal Um... I can't name them all.

Emailer Ruth asks: Does this guy deserve a $3,300 pay raise?
The guy co-sponsors a bill about the Ten Commandments and doesn't even know them.




Anonymous Jeff said...

The Ten Commandments aren't really all that important to commit to memory....

28/6/06 12:38 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

It isn't important to know the 10 commandments if you are not a christian.

Frankly, I could not call myself a christian until I knew them verbatim.
I was not allowed access to the church as an adult unless I knew them.
I think it is reasonable to expect those who profess to be christians to be able to say the 10 commandments.

28/6/06 12:50 pm  
Anonymous Jeff said...

But first we have to believe in God's existence, so:

The moral argument for God’s existence can be summarized as follows:

1. If God does not exist, objective moral values do not exist.
2. Objective moral values do exist.
3. Therefore, God exists.


28/6/06 11:35 pm  
Blogger Dikkii said...

I suspect that this guy isn't a full-on Christian - more a politician sucking up to part of his electorate for votes.

Or is that too cynical?

29/6/06 12:07 am  
Blogger Chimera said...

That video is hilarious! And obviously, Lynn ("Don't Call Me A Peach") Westmoreland doesn't think it's necessary to memorize them, either. That's why he wants to hang them in every public building, and get rid of the Department of Education -- so he can refer to them like crib notes without having to go through the bother of actually learning anything!

Ten is nine too many, IMHO. We Pagans only need one.

29/6/06 3:11 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE: jeffie the troll
>> How is this a logical statement?

"1. If God does not exist, objective moral values do not exist."

It makes as much sense to say :~ "If a god falls in the forest and there is noone there to hear it, the god doesn't make a sound."

If a god exists, I would:

trip it in the forest; send it to Gitmo; and then interrogate it by slapping a bible around its ankles until it could give me some jolly good reasons as to why its code of morality is so crappy.

29/6/06 8:05 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE dikki: I suspect you are right ;)

29/6/06 8:06 am  

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