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December 20, 2005

How does that add up?

"If there were more people like Elton, the world would be a better place."

So says exPresident Bill Clinton of the impending "wedding" of homosexuals Elton John and David Furnish.

The exPresident of Monicagate fame should know that if there were more people in the world like Elton John, there would be considerably less people in the world.


Red Tory said...

Obviously Clinton was referring to Elton John’s efforts in raising funds to combat the deadly blight of AIDS in the third-world through his charitable foundation and other philanthropic efforts. It never ceases to amaze me how low you will stoop to score a cheap rhetorical point.

DL Foster said...

I wonder if you'd say that if the subject was President Bush? Obviously not, judging from the many cheap shots, low scrapings, and rhetorical dung you make about him and other conservatives on your site. I have zero tolerance for hypocrites.

Mr Clinton congratulates Sir Elton, 58, and David Furnish, 42, and says: "If there were more people like Elton, the world would be a better place."

Yeah, this is obviously about AIDS fudraising.

Red Tory said...

Why otherwise you think Clinton would have sent his congrats to Elton John and made that particular remark? We'll see that video surface in the next little while and I'd venture to guess that I'll be proven correct.

As for Bush, if he does something good I'll be sure to give him credit for it, but I won't hold my breath waiting.

And I know that Clinton was an ideological trimmer and a prevaricator (albeit a charming one). That's par for the course in politics.

You seem to have "zero tolerance" for a good number of things. I suppose that's par for the course in your profession too.

DL Foster said...

Its very odd that anyone with simple common sense would use the occasion of another's "wedding" to specifically mention a deadly disease. I wonder if Clinton knew that Elton refused an offer of $10 million by an American television company to cover their event? The channel apparently offered to give the money to an AIDS charity but was still turned down.
Wow, what a good AIDS caring guy.

Red Tory said...

I'd heard he'd been offered a huge sum of money by some news organization for exclusive rights to the "wedding" and that he'd turned it down, but hadn't heard that the outfit making the offer was going to donate it to AIDS relief or his foundation.

Do you have a source for that?

By the way, you'll have to lump Tony Blair in with ol'Bill because here's what he had to say:

"I wish him ( Elton John) and David very well. And to all the other people exercising their rights under the civil partnership law, I think its a modern, progressive step for the country and I'm glad we did it."

Robert said...

I'm curious - how would there being considerably fewer people in the world be a bad thing?

Perhaps he was referring to something other than procreative tendencies - there _are_ other benchmarks for a worthwhile life.

DL Foster said...

From a creationist point of view, fulfilling the primary creative intent (or procreation) --be fruitful and multiply--
is not just worthwhile, but necessary. While I understand that homosexuals and medically or biologically infertile people cannot participate, nevertheless the command remains. Procreation is the "image" of God. Of course, that is not restricted just to the physical.

God wanted the earth full. When he says its full enough, then we can all stop having babies. Admit it, if this command wasn't adhered to, you wouldnt exist today.