Tuesday, September 11, 2007

i want to thank jesus for free speech

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last weekend, kathy griffin won the emmy she deserves for her t.v. show kathy griffin: my life on the d-list.

accepting the award, griffin said, "a lot of people come up here + thank jesus for this award. i want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than jesus."

then she held up the emmy + said, "suck it, jesus--this award is my god now!"

bill donoghue, president of the catholic league, has dubbed the remark "hate speech." now e! promises to edit the remarks out of the awards presentation this coming saturday.

how many fakeass hiphop gangsters + rhinestone-wearing hillbillies have i had to hear praise jesus for hawking their derivative drivel up to platinum?

how many times have i had to listen to the righteous call down god's blessings on friday night highschool football?

or, for that matter, on a bird's dried-up carcass at thanksgiving?

griffin said nothing off-color. she did not malign anyone else's beliefs.

she did not tell a lie. her remarks do not incite hate or violence against those who differ from her.

if anything, unlike the phonies who thank jesus for a people's choice award, griffin refrained from taking "the lord's name in vain."

she was true to her own beliefs, or lack thereof, + wittily goosed the true idolators of hollywood, whose smoke-blowing + self-congratulations typify these awards shows ... usually to the point of nauseum.

congratulations, kathy. you deserve your success. no thanks to christ.

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