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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Chicago Sun-Times Columnist on Pat Robertson

Posted by on August 25 at 11:43 AM

I’ll never forgive the Chicago Sun-Times for selling their iconic building on the Chicago River to Donald Trump (who is now building another one of his tacky towers on the site*), but they have some great columnists at that paper - and they wisely let them have fun and have opinions at the same time. This is from Zay N. Smith’s column today (courtesy of my brother Bill):

•Televangelist Pat Robertson regarding National Gay Pride Month:

“A condition like this will bring about the destruction of your nation. It’ll bring about terrorist bombs… .”

•Pat Robertson regarding a book critical of the State Department:

“When you get through, you say, ‘If I could just get a nuclear device inside Foggy Bottom, I think that’s the answer.’ I mean, you get through this, and you say, ‘We’ve got to blow that thing up.’ “

•Pat Robertson regarding Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez:

“If he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. … We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise the ability.”

We may want to freeze the assets of the Christian Broadcast Network pending Robertson’s transport to Guantanamo.

Just for a few years.

Until we get the terrorist pronouncements sorted out.

*I like big buildings, and Seattle needs more of them. But Trump builds lousy big buildings.