Did anyone catch Stewart and Colbert absolutely eviscerating the embarrassing speech that Marco Rubio gave as a response to Obama's? What a hilarious disaster - he kept smacking his lips and wiping his brow, and he even had to sneak off-camera to get a drink of water DURING his speech. So lame!
How can he even claim to be Hispanic? He can't even stand the warm lights of a TV studio, let alone ever hope to pick fruit with his eses in the hot Florida sun. He really needs to self deport.
So sad -- the Contards manage to find the only dumb, lazy Indian (Bobby Jindal) and the only heat-intolerant Hispanic on the entire planet.
"So sad -- the Contards manage to find the only dumb, lazy Indian (Bobby Jindal) "
Ah, but if you ever need an exorcism, Piyush is your man:
New York Times
February 28, 2009, 12:01 am
Bobby Jindal, the Exorcist
By CHARLES M. BLOW
A day after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s widely ripped Howdy Doody-meets-Mister Rogers response to President Obama’s address, Max Blumenthal piled it on with an interesting article on The Daily Beast reiterating some things not widely known about the “Bayou’s boy wonder.”
One of the most interesting facts in the piece, titled “Bobby Jindal’s Secret Past,”was that Jindal said he witnessed, and then haltingly participated in, the exorcism of his very close friend (a woman named Susan) when he was in college.
(It should be noted that other bloggers have been making hay of this fact for a while.)
In 1994 Jindal penned a piece for the New Oxford Review, under the title “Beating a Demon: Physical Dimensions of Spiritual Warfare,” in which he recounted what happened.
The account is straight out of the movies.
Photo by AMC
Linda Blair in the 1973 movie The Exorcist.
According to Jindal, Susan was a “charismatic Christian.” She had recently been diagnosed with cancer. Weeks before the diagnosis, one of her “closest friends from home” had committed suicide. She was hysterical and erratic (I wonder why), and started having “visions” and smelling like sulfur “which supposedly accompanies the devil.”
Everything came to a head at a prayer meeting organized for Susan. Here are some excerpts from Jindal’s article:
“Suddenly, Susan emitted some strange guttural sounds and fell to the floor. She started thrashing about, as if in some sort of seizure. Susan’s sister must have recognized what was happening, for she ordered us to gather around and place our hands on Susan’s prostrate body.”
“I tentatively approached the group and placed the edge of my fingertip on her shoulder … In a voice I had never heard before or since, Susan accused me: “Bobby, you cannot even love Susan.”
“The students, led by Susan’s sister and Louise, a member of a charismatic church, engaged in loud and desperate prayers while holding Susan with one hand. Kneeling on the ground, my friends were chanting, ‘Satan, I command you to leave this woman.’ Others exhorted all ‘demons to leave in the name of Christ.’”
“Whenever I concentrated long enough to begin prayer, I felt some type of physical force distracting me. It was as if something was pushing down on my chest, making it very hard for me to breathe. Being a biology major at the time, I greeted this feeling with skepticism and rational explanations. I checked my pulse for signs of nervousness and wondered what could cause such a sensation. Shortness of breath is a common symptom that can mean very little or may signal the onslaught of a fatal stroke. Though I could find no cause for my chest pains, I was very scared of what was happening to me and Susan. I began to think that the demon would only attack me if I tried to pray or fight back; thus, I resigned myself to leaving it alone in an attempt to find peace for myself.”
“… the students dared Susan to read biblical passages. She choked on certain passages and could not finish the sentence ‘Jesus is Lord.’ Over and over, she repeated ‘Jesus is L..L..LL,’ often ending in profanities.”
“Just as suddenly as she went into the trance, Susan suddenly reappeared and claimed ‘Jesus is Lord.’ With an almost comical smile, Susan then looked up as if awakening from a deep sleep and asked, ‘Has something happened?’”