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Friday, July 04, 2008

American Idiot Watch - July 4 edition
Posted by Jill | 2:02 PM
After all, what's more American than throwing some burgers on the grill, drinking a Bud, watching a baseball game on TV, and praying to Jeebus for cheap gasoline:

The Pray at the Pump Movement, founded by Rocky Twyman, has been holding prayer vigils at gas stations across the country. On Monday, Twyman decided to take his movement from Exxon and Shell stations straight to the steps of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C., hoping to encourage the oil-rich country to raise the amount of barrels they release each day from 200,000 to 1.2 million.

Twyman, who is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, spent the afternoon outside of the embassy praying and asking passersby to sign his petition for the release of more oil, which he hopes to deliver to the Saudi oil minister.

"Our people are really suffering through this crisis," Twyman told Cybercast News Service. "We need the Saudis to release at least 1.2 [million] barrels of oil per day for about the next six months until we can get everything settled in America ... (I)f they can just do that for us, than this will help us get through this crisis."

Does anyone else find the notion of praying to God for cheap oil to be delivered from a Muslim country absolutely hilarious? Did Jesus really die on the cross so that people could drive Hummers? [Insert your own "family values" politician sex joke here.]

Now if you'll excuse me; I know I left that icepick around there somewhere. My forehead really needs it.

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Blogger Fran said...
You know that despite my frequent use of the words fucker and asshat and the like, I am actually a practicing Christian. I figure Jesus is not so fainthearted as many have made him out to be, so my potty mouth is the least of my issues.

In any event, as someone who actually does take her Jesus-y shit pretty fucking seriously (ok i am grandstanding now, i can admit that. damned gratuitous need for attention!) I can simply pose the question, why not go pray for food for the poor and then actually take some time to do something about it.

Just sayin... Jesus often spoke of feeding the hungry and by the hungry I don't think he meant the Saudi oil minister.

Worthy of the Jesus I'm Sick of These People tag!

Blogger Distributorcap said...
again i am laughing as fast as i can

only in america, land of opportunity and gods to the oil-king

Blogger druidbros said...
Well at least this is something that could benefit all of us. When was the last time these idiots did something we could say that about?But then again, how will they react when the price goes even higher? Probably just say 'its God's will'. Morons.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The Adventists are not your ordinary Christians. The common Christian might celebrate his Christmas in the church and at home. The Adventists celebrate at a casino.

They may be a little optimistic, but they do have great parties: