Mysterious ways

As I head off to vacation, let us marvel at Newt Ginrich marvelling at God's mysterious ways (courtesy of Media Matters):

newtgingrich As callista and i watched what dc weather says will be 12 to 22 inches of snow i wondered if God was sending a message about copenhagen

newtgingrich After the expanding revelations of dishonesty in climategate having a massive snow storm as obama promises our money to the world is ironic

newtgingrich There is something jimmy carter like about weather service upgrading frrom winter storm to blizzard as global warming conference wants US $ 

But he was not alone.  There was disagreement about the meaning of the snow storm.  Here is Erick Erickson at the not-worth-evaluating Red State blog:

Over at Talking Points Memo, Brian Beutler chronicles the follies of the Democrats and health care.

Joe Lieberman has gone back to Connecticut in advance of the blizzard. This leaves the Democrats needing Republican votes to get back to health care.

At the end of the article, Brian writes, “[D]on’t be surprised to hear a new Republican talking point: Even Mother Nature hates health care reform.”

I hate to correct him, but actually the talking point is that God hates the Democrats’ health care deform. With funding death panels and abortions, of course the Almighty would send a snow storm or, in Brian’s words, a snowpocalypse to shut down Washington.

Oh, and kudos to Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council for organizing the “pray-in.” Looks to be working.

I am tempted to think the second of these is a joke, but the "death panels" remark seems to be serious. 

4 thoughts on “Mysterious ways”

  1. John, have a good vacation. Happy holidays!
    Chesterton was right: "The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man."

  2. When I hear people like Gingrich who spout that "it's cold today so global warming must be a myth" nonsense, I want to reply as follows: If you crank up your home's thermostat and the average room temperature soars, do you truly expect that every single cubic inch of your home will now suddenly be at exactly the same temperature? And do you suppose that the interior of your refrigerator automatically gets warmer, too?

  3. G-D/FSM was indeed giving us a message about Copenhagen: "PAY ATTENTION! LAST CHANCE!"
    Apparently high temps don't get our attention. So the message is being delivered via 2"x4" to the side of the head.

  4. Ever since Newtie got his second (or was it third?) marriage annulled by the Roman Church he has been on a God-this, God-that rampage.  Now, remember, this means Newtie believes the earth is about 5 to 6,000 years old and that at first there was this blissful garden where a serpent talked to Eve..  This means Newtie believes that a former Hitler Youth ("they made me do it") is infallable and knows what "God" wants — the same Poop who goaded Muslims against Christians with some ill-advised comments on Mohammed.  One can only suppose the Christian "God" wanted the Mohammedan "God" to appear evil. This means Newtie believes that rats and mongeese walked hand in hand up a gangplank to an ark at the direction of an old man with a beard.  I could go on, but rational people get the picture.  Newtie is a deranged and deluded lunatic.  To listen to him, I would wager he also believes in the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus. 

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