Bill O'Reilly Says F#*CK The Unemployed?
Reported by Priscilla - December 15, 2010 -
Democratic Congressman Jim McDermott, in discussing the extension of unemployment benefits, said "This is Christmas time. We talk about good Samaritans, the poor, the little baby Jesus in the cradle and all this stuff. And then we say to the unemployed we won't give you a check to feed your family. That's simply wrong." Now Bill O'Reilly loves the baby Jesus and hates all those evil non Christians who would take him off taxpayer funded property. Yet, baby Jesus BFF, Bill O'Reilly says, in his latest column, that compassion has its limits: "There comes a time when compassion can cause disaster." And invoking the Calvinist view of the world (is Bill a "cafeteria Catholic?") he says: "Personal responsibility is usually the driving force behind success. But there are millions of Americans who are not responsible, and the cold truth is that the rest of us cannot afford to support them." Bill, not a theologian, continues: " For them, the baby Jesus wants us to "provide," no matter what the circumstance. But being a Christian, I know that while Jesus promoted charity at the highest level, he was not self-destructive." (WTF!?) Bill, a very rich dude who is secure in his employment, doesn't seem to understand that there aren't a lot of jobs out there. He says "The Lord helps those who help themselves. Does he not?" So Bill is essentially saying "Jesus and me and screw you?" How very "Christ-like." But the problem here is that the quote that Bill uses isn't in the bible. It's from Aesop's fables. But it was a quote that Bill used, in 2002, when he told a Presbyterian minister that the homeless were a bunch of drunks who had nobody to blame for themselves. I don't think that Bill's Catholic Church subscribes to that theology but then they seem to subscribe to Fox News so go figure. Maybe Bill sends a little largesse their way so it's all good. And as long as those filthy, lazy unemployed stay out of certain posh Long Island neighborhoods, it's all very good. God bless us everyone!
The gospel according to Bill O'Reilly