In its early days, 300 Dollar Wonder was built around pointing out the idiocy of Pat Robertson. I drifted away from Pat as the months went by and by the time the Midterm elections came around, I had abandoned the Crazy Reverend completely. Here in the new year, a new Robertson story left me feeling nostalgic.
From the AP:
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - In what has become an annual tradition of prognostications, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson predicted Tuesday that a terrorist attack on the United States would result in "mass killing" late in 2007.Let's recap: From that little story we've learned that not only does Pat Robertson talk to God, when God answers him, Pat is willing to second guess God if he thinks throwing the word 'nuclear' into the sentence will increase his ratings. Also, Pat knows to make his predictions far enough in the future that people will forget about his predictions if they don't come true right away and vague enough that he can pull shit like this:
"I'm not necessarily saying it's going to be nuclear," he said during his news-and-talk television show "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network. "The Lord didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that."
Robertson said God told him during a recent prayer retreat that major cities and possibly millions of people will be affected by the attack, which should take place sometime after September.
"I have a relatively good track record," [Robertson] said. "Sometimes I miss."Yeah, flooding in New England is a lot like a tsunami, Pat.
In May, Robertson said God told him that storms and possibly a tsunami were to crash into America's coastline in 2006. Even though the U.S. was not hit with a tsunami, Robertson on Tuesday cited last spring's heavy rains and flooding in New England as partly fulfilling the prediction.
Though Robertson said that America's 'feigned' friendship with Israel was driving that nation to "national suicide," he made no mention of God striking down George W. Bush in the same way he struck down Ariel Sharon for failing to protect the geographical integrity of Israel.
I guess Pat knows not to bite the hand that ensures his tax breaks either...
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