I was going to simply initiate a discussion about dipshit Pat Roberston’s remarksÂ concerning the tragedy in Haiti, butÂ as I wasÂ getting a soda out of the machine just now,Â I bent to retrieve a quarter I dropped and totally split my pants. The folks in the break room tried to stifle their laughter, but were unsuccessful, and my face was burning with embarrassment. And then IÂ started laughingÂ as well. What else could I do?
But since that happened, I figured I’d give you a two-fer AI today.
Do you have an embarrassing moment to share with millions of strangers on the Internet, like I just did? Do you ignore people like Robertson, or is there a level of stupidity that should not and will not be tolerated?
By the way, if you haven’t heard, here is a portion of what Robertson said about the tragedy in Haiti:
â€œSomething happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about. [Haitians] were under the heel of the French…and they got together and swore a pact to the Devil. They said, â€˜we will serve you if youâ€™ll get us free from the French.â€™ True story. And the Devil said, â€˜OK itâ€™s a deal.â€™ Ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after another.â€
RobertsonÂ ignores the fact that currentlyÂ 80 percent of Haitians identify themselves as Roman Catholics, with Protestants representing a distant second place with 16 percent. But apparently voodoo is Old Testament wrath-worthy, even if only a handful of people in your country practice it, or practiced it a long time ago.
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