Friday, August 26, 2005


A washed-up "well-known Christian" named "Pat" said some shockingly stupid things over the air-waves the other day.

Just old news about Pat "the ass in assassination" Robertson?

Nope -- different Pat, same muddled thinking:
Music legend Pat Boone is blasting the peace message of Cindy Sheehan and other anti-war activists, claiming their rhetoric is making the U.S. more vulnerable to future terrorist attacks.

"This lady and the groups that have been demonstrating in front of the president's ranch in Crawford and following him around are the very same people that were the dropout, turn-on, anti-war peace activists back [in the Vietnam War era]," Boone said. "They still have this crazy notion that by just being peaceful and maybe toking up or something like that – it's like an ostrich with its head in the sand – maybe the danger and the bad guys will go away and leave you alone, which is not gonna happen."
Sure Pat -- the Iraqis would have invaded us -- just like the Vietnamese did.
Now at age 71, Boone has become politically active with a group called the "60 Plus Association," a non-partisan seniors advocacy group which supports an abolition of the death tax.

"Taking people's hard-earned savings from them when they have the poor judgment to die," lamented Boone, "the government steps in and takes half of everything they had already paid tax on and saved."
Because heaven knows that no one ever worked harder than Pat Boone. It must have been very grueling trying to build a career based exclusively on the works of others.

Fun Fact: Virtually all the records Boone made in 1955 and 1956, the period that basically established you, were covers of Black artists such as Fats Domino, Little Richard, The Flamingoes, Ivory Joe Hunter and Joe Turner.

And the "60 Plus Association"? A front group of the pharmaceutical industry.
During the program, Boone, a well-known Christian, took a strong stand against evolution, mocking the notion the U.S. would become some kind of repressive society if the theory of evolution were not taught in schools, and he supported the teaching of "intelligent design."

"The idea that all of this could have happened mindlessly with no blueprint is sheer stupidity and very unscientific."
I'm no "music legend", but I do have a passing familiarity with science, and I am curious just what makes Pat Boone qualified to declare something "unscientific" --
Over his career, Boone has appeared in over a dozen films including the 1959 science-fiction classic "Journey to the Center of the Earth."

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