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Lisa Bauer's Avatar Comment 1 by Lisa Bauer

Please God, make the stupid stop! *cries* (Yes, that was tongue-in-cheek...)

Seriously, how the hell can that even be constitutional?!? *baffled*

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 20:33:00 UTC | #279427

Laurie Fraser's Avatar Comment 2 by Laurie Fraser

Now THAT is really, really, really, really stupid.

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 20:37:00 UTC | #279430

Raynor's Avatar Comment 3 by Raynor

@1:

Short answer: It probably isn't... just no one has taken the charge to sue the state over it.

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 20:39:00 UTC | #279432

cam9976's Avatar Comment 4 by cam9976

Judging by the rise in terrorism-related deaths in recent years it's clear god is lousy at preventing terrorism.

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 20:50:00 UTC | #279441

Styrer-'s Avatar Comment 5 by Styrer-

Health and Safety legislation worldwide must surely be permitted to bring in this wondrously responsibility-shedding clause with immediate effect. It should surely be the province of all privately-owned enterprises to similarly shirk their Health and Safety obligations by way of the best 'get out of jail free' card I've ever heard of.

Simply wonderful, as long as it is fairly and ubiquitously made available.

I feel a spree of corporate wrecklessness just dying to be let rip...

Best,
Styrer

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 20:52:00 UTC | #279443

j.mills's Avatar Comment 6 by j.mills

WTF?!?

If they're really relying on god, what do they need the money for?

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 20:53:00 UTC | #279445

maxamillion's Avatar Comment 7 by maxamillion

Well, what can I say democracy theocracy is alive and well in the USA.

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 20:55:00 UTC | #279448

mordacious1's Avatar Comment 8 by mordacious1

Hey, there's been no terrorist deaths in Kentucky since this came about.

I have a rock outside my house that keeps away elephants, and I have not seen a single one.

You guys are so skeptical.

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 21:02:00 UTC | #279453

AdamMil's Avatar Comment 9 by AdamMil

I wonder if they would have a bigger effect on terrorism by placing references to Allah into the laws instead.

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 21:23:00 UTC | #279471

heafnerj's Avatar Comment 10 by heafnerj

Some things make me ashamed to be American. This is one of them.

After reading some of the comments on the article's home site, it's obvious that America is a truly uneducated country. I'm really afraid it's too broken to fix.

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 21:26:00 UTC | #279474

Diacanu's Avatar Comment 11 by Diacanu

"stressing the dependence on Almighty God as being vital to the security of the Commonwealth."

We need to believe really hard in an imaginary friend for safety?

We're fucked.

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 21:27:00 UTC | #279476

Cyboman's Avatar Comment 12 by Cyboman

Yeah, this is a job to big for government alone. We're going to need a deity... or at least a task force of highly competent angles.

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 21:42:00 UTC | #279481

Gmork's Avatar Comment 13 by Gmork

We need..
The A-Team.

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 22:01:00 UTC | #279485

robotaholic's Avatar Comment 15 by robotaholic

I swear these religious pushers in government know it's wrong and they will keep on pushing until stopped. I wish I had taken up law when I was going through college because I could really use a degree like that...

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 22:16:00 UTC | #279488

lbq's Avatar Comment 14 by lbq

Constitutional? Of course it is just as constitutional as the 'In God we trust to keep the dollar up'.

The U.S. Constitution stipulates separation of state and church(es). But Kentucky does not name any specific church god - not a Baptist god or Methodist god or Catholic god or whatever, not even a Moslem god. So it's O.K.

It's just the Atheist god that is proscribed.

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 22:16:00 UTC | #279487

aquilacane's Avatar Comment 16 by aquilacane

Don't the terrorists point to god as their number one go to guy for the shit they pull? What's really idiotic is that we (atheists) will probably end up the scapegoats on this.

Godless heathens, see what you've done! If only you believed, we would have won. (this works for both sides)

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 22:48:00 UTC | #279492

WilliamP's Avatar Comment 17 by WilliamP

If we're going to have a plaque asking for god's protection, let's at least make it honest:

God, please protect us from the terrorists whom you created and whom you told to kill us.

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 22:56:00 UTC | #279494

Evilcor's Avatar Comment 18 by Evilcor

What's really fucked up is how many people in this retarded country (and they don't get much more retardeder than KY) think this is swell.

Never a thought about America being worthy of loyalty and affection for what it is; always a need to shoe-horn the nation into whatever queer shape suits your sub-primate ideology. That fucking idiot isn't even ashamed of being either 1) a pandering fool or 2) indescribably unfit for his office.

I'll just say it:
Christians of "Real America TM" actually hate America. They hate New England, where the Framers lived and they hate California, where the dream found its home.
These savages hate America for EXACTLY the same reason the Saudis hate us. . . because some of us are grown-ups who drink without getting drunk, screw without consequences, and laugh at the hateful fear they grew up with.
This might explain the HUGE blind spot we have toward the Wahabbi and other full-time anti-Americans. . . they're secretly simpatico.
To them America must be wicked so they can save it and love it at last.

A bit astray there, but it needs saying. I'm so goddamn tired of being ashamed I could puke.

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 22:59:00 UTC | #279495

DrawingYou's Avatar Comment 19 by DrawingYou

The God heads don't give a shit about the constitution, regardless of their patriotic rhetoric, their belief trumps human law in their make believe world. They are mad and there are too many of the fuckers running the world. They are going to kill us all and their isn't a damn thing we can do about it. I'm sorry but you and every one you know is going to die.

Isn't faith just fucking great'

P.S. Merry Christmas

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 23:11:00 UTC | #279496

EvidenceOnly's Avatar Comment 20 by EvidenceOnly

If Kentucky was in Scandinavia thousands of years ago, Wotan would be their first defense.

If Kentucky was in the Middle East, Allah would be their first defense.

If Kentucky was in India, all the Hindu gods would be their first defense.

If Kentucky was in Italy, Jesus as interpreted by the Vatican would be their first defense.

...

In fact, at any location on Earth and at any time in human history, the Kentucky "god" could have been any of the man-made gods.

Just like 99.99% of species have gone extinct, so have 99.99% of all gods - that man has created in its image - gone extinct.

Education makes this clear. There is no need to hang on to our man-made gods. They do not exist and cannot protect us.

It's time for America to grow up but growing us seems very painful for most.

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 23:17:00 UTC | #279499

Mark_Ken's Avatar Comment 21 by Mark_Ken

blah, you guy's are so jump-to-conclusionist...

I'm sure that they meant that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is going to reach down and noodle those nasty terrorists.

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 23:38:00 UTC | #279501

Evilcor's Avatar Comment 22 by Evilcor

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this ideology EXACTLY what got us in this mess to begin with?

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 23:44:00 UTC | #279502

Styrer-'s Avatar Comment 23 by Styrer-

Comment #293425 by Evilcor on November 28, 2008 at 10:59 pm

'I'm so goddamn tired of being ashamed I could puke'.

Your 'astray' post is superb.

You may want - if you haven't already - to take a peek at the book by Andrew Anthony, 'The Fall-Out'. Subtitle is 'How a guilty liberal lost his innocence.'

A marvellous book. You should read it - and stop feeling ashamed.

Best,
Styrer

Fri, 28 Nov 2008 23:49:00 UTC | #279503

Evilcor's Avatar Comment 24 by Evilcor

Thank you, Stryer.
The title sounds interesting.
I'll give it a shot in a couple of years when I can save up enough for books again.
Is it likely to be at just any book store?

Sat, 29 Nov 2008 00:09:00 UTC | #279506

beanson's Avatar Comment 25 by beanson

The lunatics are in charge of the asylum

Sat, 29 Nov 2008 00:13:00 UTC | #279507

Evilcor's Avatar Comment 26 by Evilcor

We shut down our asylums 25 years ago. . . It's how we manage to fill the streets with homeless people.

And our churches with parishoners.

Sat, 29 Nov 2008 00:20:00 UTC | #279510

SaganTheCat's Avatar Comment 27 by SaganTheCat

this is scary

the one thing we could always rely upon with our friends in the US is that no matter how stupid they become, the gods of capitalism have kept the god of hate in check. christianity flourished but people had a good enough life to see the loons for what they are.

we are now entering a global recession and US is in severe debt with financial power shifting to China, it's only a matter of time before the crisis sends all the uneducated into biblical hysteria. this is another example of how the raligaholics are gaining more footholds.

I hate conspiracy theories but I'm gonna say it; 9/11 was just what the doctor ordered, some home grown panic. a war on terror, a chance to pick and choose who your enemies are for funding terrorists (many of us remember who funded the IRA)

God is the terrorist, how fucking stupid do you have to be to not see that?

"Government itself, apart from God, cannot close the security gap. The job is too big for government."

People of America, run for your lives! the government can't run it so they're getting a a goatherders imaginary friend in to help

Sat, 29 Nov 2008 00:56:00 UTC | #279515

AForce1's Avatar Comment 28 by AForce1

Why is the Federal government spending $28 million on homeland security in Kentucky? After all, not only is it not an important state with nothing worth attacking but it has God to protect it anyway. The money, I think, could be better spent elsewhere.
And, if, however unlikely, Kentucky was to suffer an horrendous terrorist attack, the Kentuckians would have to blame God & not the Federal govt for letting them down. Doesn't God know everything & approve every action in advance? It would be God's will, wouldn't it?
The Wikipedia page for Kentucky makes interesting reading. Less than 8% of the population is black and over 45% are "not affiliated" to any church/religion but a few (ie 2% or less) religious loudmouths have been able to impose their views on the majority. How democratic, religiously benevolent is that?

For further info on Kentucky see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky

After reading the page ask youself this: how is it possible that less than 30% of the population can impose their view on the majority?
I always thought of the USA as the epitome of democracy. It's just like Prop8 in Calif. A vocal minority determine the civil liberties of a another. That's not democracy, is it?

Sat, 29 Nov 2008 01:07:00 UTC | #279518

Evilcor's Avatar Comment 29 by Evilcor

You thought the U.S. was a democracy? What flavor crack have you been smoking?

Sat, 29 Nov 2008 01:12:00 UTC | #279520

Alternative Carpark's Avatar Comment 30 by Alternative Carpark

God?

I thought it was the late Colonel Sanders who was responsible for the security of Kentucky.....

Sat, 29 Nov 2008 01:17:00 UTC | #279521