Twit’s Jesus Remark Cut From Emmy Show

I’m sure she doesn’t care. She already got all the attention she craved, by really “sticking it” to the Christianists.

In case you missed it, comic, Kathy Griffin made some remarks, designed to offend Christians during her acceptance speech for her Emmy.

She said:

“A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus,” an exultant Griffin said, holding up her statuette. “Suck it, Jesus. This award is my god now.”

What a brave, brave soul, to be making such controversial, anti-Christian utterances in front of a Hollywood audience. And how original, too. I’ve never heard of an unbeliever, or even a believer, saying ‘Jesus had nothing to do with it’, before.

Asked about her speech backstage a short time later, an unrepentant Griffin added, “I hope I offended some people. I didn’t want to win the Emmy for nothing.”

Good for you, Kathy, I’m sure your show—whatever it’s called, and I’m not even gonna take the time to look it up, will even experience a boost in ratings. It’s on Bravo, after all.

And naturally, she’s ‘unrepentant’, she’s an atheist, for crying out loud.

Bill Donahue of The Catholic League took exception to her comments, having this to say:

“In an interview with Houston’s gay magazine, OutSmart, Griffin described herself as a ‘complete militant atheist.’ Unfortunately, her kind of vulgar in-your-face brand of hate speech found a receptive audience on Saturday: The Hollywood Reporter says her foul remark ‘drew laughs.’ (emphasis mine).

Eh, there’s a lot of that going on these days. It’s getting boring, frankly.

Donahue went on to say:

“It is sure bet that if Griffin had said, ‘Suck it, Muhammad,’ there would have been a very different reaction from the crowd and from the media who covered this event. To say nothing of the Muslim reaction.”

That’s for sure. But then, somehow I doubt her militant, atheistic bravery could actually carry her that far.

But I am glad the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences cut the remarks from the show, even though I suspect it had less to do with common decency than fear of scaring off sponsors.

Griffin’s reaction to the imbroglio, according to a statement issued by her publicist: “Am I the only Catholic left with a sense of humor?”

That was supposed to be funny? Really?……Really???

Allahpundit says:

Aren’t you supposed to turn the other cheek at precisely the moment when it’s hardest to do so? Otherwise, what’s the great moral value in it?

Hey, Nice Deb has no problem turning the other cheek. Just don’t ask me to be amused or impressed by these idiotic, atheistic displays.

Yowza! Led Zep To Reunite For November concert

After the group split in 1980, there have only been a handful of reunion gigs, the last one 12 years ago at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Bonham’s son Jason is expected to wield the drum sticks for the band known to many fans simply as Zep.

Rounding out Led Zeppelin, rated the best ever hard-rock band by U.S. channel VH1, would be its classic founding trio of singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones.

The music website, NME is reporting that the show will take place in November 26 at the 12 Arena in London.

The show is being held to raise money for the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund, which pays for university scholarships in the UK, US and Turkey.

Also performing will be Pete Townshend, Foreigner, Paolo Nutini, plus Bill Wyman And The Rhythm Kings.

*Sigh*, once upon a time, Nice Deb had quite the little crush on Jimmy Page.

Brussels Islamization Protest Updates

The 9/11 protest against the Islamization of Europe, that I blogged about here, didn’t go so well for the protesters. Gates of Vienna and Gateway Pundit covered the story, yesterday. There are loads of pictures on both sites.

The police showed up in full riot gear, with their truncheons, and police dogs, and busily set about the protesters that dared to show up at the banned event. In all, there were about 154 people arrested, including “far right” party, Vlaams Belang’s President Frank Vanhecke.

Remember, a group of Truthers were able to demonstrate in the same area, just two days before this.

There’s another demonstration planned for Marseille, at a time and date TBA. The European commenters at The Gates of Vienna don’t think that’s a great idea, as Marseille is virtually a Muslim nation, already. As one guy said, “marseilles? Holy crap, like conservative swede said, you might as well do an anti-islamization demo in medina”.

Anyway, I’m glad these folks aren’t quitting.

UPDATE:

From a man who was there:

In short then, we were no more than 1500 at the most, spread over two locations and the police were effective in stopping many from getting to Luxembourg Square by filtering the Metro and bus stations and blocking streets. However, those of us that got through made our point, spoke to the press and cost Freddy Thielemans a packet. The police presence alone was an indication of just how afraid I believe some of the Euro-politicians are and encourages me to continue.

That’s more people than originally reported.

Also:

While at the demonstration he was shown a newspaper clipping from 2/06, documenting  another demonstration  that was allowed in Brussels.

The main text demands “Death to the Jewish dogs” and “Death to the Christian dogs”.

Compared to that, how can anyone call me an extremist for merely wanting to preserve Roman Law in Europe? Is it because I am not religiously motivated? In that case, we secular atheists had better stick together, or they’ll be after us next. .

Light Blogging

I’ll be spending a little less time at the computer for the next few days. My four year old had his tonsils and adenoids taken out yesterday, and he’s convalescing now at home. The poor little guy has a croupy cough, a fever, and is having a hard time swallowing his Hydrocodone.

I’ll also be gone this weekend as I’m heading out west for the Nice Deb/Patty Ann-paloosa. The morons in Boston aren’t the only ones who are gonna be whooping it up/drinking Value-Rite, and killing hobos.

I’ll drink Patty Ann under the table, and take pictures, I promise.