1. Akira MacKenzie says

    Sure enough, the MSM will produce hagiography obituaries about how Robertson “changed American Christianity and politics” and gloss over his racism, sexism, homophobia, and Christo-fascist by merely referring to them as “controversial views.”

  2. says

    He knows he’s wrong now.

    PS: What, no quote about 9/11 being God’s judgment on America? We can’t forget his explicit praise and support for Al Qaeda!

  3. raven says

    Well, I just posted my celebration of Robertson’s death on the previous thread.
    Since he is still dead, I’ll put it here again.

    Pat Robertson, broadcaster who helped make religion central to GOP politics, dies at 93

    I just saw this headline and smiled.

    One less monster in the world.

    Pat Robetson (Wikipedia):

    Robertson’s service as a minister has included the belief in the healing power of God.[65] He has cautioned believers that some Protestant denominations may harbor the spirit of the Antichrist;[66] prayed to deflect hurricanes;[67] denounced Hinduism as “demonic”[68] and Islam as “Satanic”.[69]

    Robertson has denounced left-wing views of feminism,[70] activism regarding homosexuality,[71] abortion,[72] and liberal college professors.[73]

    He was a routine fundie xian hater.His one semi-original thought was to claim that Mainline Protestant denominations were owned by the spirit of the antichrist.

    It seems quaint now, the being known as the antichrist in fundie mythology is fading. It has now been replaced by the being known as “woke”.

  4. birgerjohansson says

    Other things that just happened.
    Skepticrat was just posted on Youtube and …the Ukrainan counter-offensive has started!
    I assume these things are portents for CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN aka the return of the Old Ones.

  5. birgerjohansson says

    If PR was the architect of the craziness of GOP, is there any chance that they are all quantum-entangled and will drop dead like minor vampires do once the head vampire dies?

  6. birgerjohansson says

    Raven @ 7
    “Spirit of Antichrist” is what we call the local hooch.

  7. says

    He claims he can move hurricanes by the power of God. He feigned sorrow while begging gullible viewers for money to fuel his so-called hospital planes that were actually carrying mining supplies to his privately owned diamond mines in South America. At least at one point he acknowledges that dinosaurs lived long before humans after discovering that there are no human remains found in the Mesozoic strata where only dinosaur bones have been found in spite of spending years promoting young earth crap on his shows and websites.

    And I, myself, years ago in the 1990s’ tried to get his help to afford a concert harp one time. I even send out a check to the 700 Club Ministry, hoping to get help the same way a lot of people in many of Pat’s propaganda films I saw on his show, only to end up getting nothing from them in return. Later I found out that the people in the film were just actors who paid their way to appear on the show to help spread Christian Propaganda. And then years later I foolishly, for a very brief time, fell for his Y2K scare he made up to get his followers to fork over cash to buy worthless camping equipment one can allegedly use to hide in the wilderness from the chaos caused by the Y2K bug that never really happened and add to his luxurious lifestyle.

    Pat was spending decades ripping people off in the name of the Almighty Dollar under the false guise of serving the Lord!

  8. KG says

    the chaos caused by the Y2K bug that never really happened – Owosso Harpist@11

    It never really happened becuse a lot of skilled people put in a huge amount of time and effort ensuring that it didn’t.

  9. johnson catman says

    You should never say bad things about the dead, only good… Pat Robertson is dead. Good. (Thanks to Bette Davis.)

  10. microraptor says

    Hell might not exist, but we can at least all help keep his grave watered.

  11. birgerjohansson says

    hemidactylus @ 21
    I do not watch wrestling, but it is possible the Iron Sheikh was a nice person, so… ☹

  12. birgerjohansson says

    Now I look forward to ayatollah Khamenei meeting Allah.
    And the old crook who owns Fox News does not look very young.

  13. birgerjohansson says

    Dying stuff. BTW can we please kill the “aliens are among us” myth?

    Tucker Carlson is spreading it right now. So I guess to stop it we have to… open him up to make sure there is no alien inside (I read that Ray Bradbury story. Alien insides are weird).

  14. says

    What Hitchens said about Falwell applies equally to Robertson:

    If you gave him an enema, he could be buried in a matchbox.

  15. StonedRanger says

    Pat is dead? Well god damn, it couldnt happen to a nicer guy. Piss off in peace shitstain.

  16. louis14 says

    If there really is a hell, surely that’s where Pat is now. Imagine his surprise!

  17. Walter Solomon says

    I shared a birthday with this dinosaur. Maybe I’ll live as long but I’ll doubt I’ll be as rich.

  18. Randall Slonaker says

    Here were Pat’s comments on the devastating earthquake in Haiti, in early 2010.
    I don’t find the verbiage here, but I remember him casually pointing out that the Haitians under Napoleon III were literally enslaved, and they prevailed over their French Colonial masters by forming a pact Satan, and thus, their descendants suffered from a multi-generational curse.
    So much wrong with his words, on so many levels…

  19. says

    “He feigned sorrow while begging gullible viewers for money to fuel his so-called hospital planes that were actually carrying mining supplies to his privately owned diamond mines in South America.”

    Correction: “his privately owned diamond mines in Africa.

  20. imback says

    @johnson catman #14:

    You should never say bad things about the dead, only good… Pat Robertson is dead. Good. (Thanks to Bette Davis.)

    Actually it seems it was Moms Mabley who said it first, and probably Bette Davis never said it anyway.

    But yes ‘good’ riddance to Pat Robertson, the only guy who could steer a hurricane (Gloria) away through prayer. Oh except now Ron DeSantis also claims to have steered a hurricane (Dorian) away through prayer. Grifters gonna grift, I guess.

  21. petesh says

    Don’t say he is dead, that’s rude. Say he has been called home. By Satan.

  22. pacal says

    No. 31 Randall Slonaker

    Actually it was Napoleon I and not Napoleon III. Further before the Slave Revolution in Haiti the death rate was about double the birthrate. Why? Well because it was routine to work slaves to death.

    Interesting that Pat thought only Satan was willing to help the slaves and not God.

  23. Nemo says

    “The feminist agenda encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” — PR

    But surely there’s a downside?

  24. wzrd1 says

    I volunteer to tend his grave. Just to ensure he remains there.
    And to lovingly contribute daily deliveries of fresh fertilizer to feed the poison oak I plant there.

    birgerjohansson @ 10, great name! Can I order a tanker or two of that hooch? I’ll happily water his grave with it – after properly filtering it biologically.

  25. johnson catman says

    re imback @34: No matter who said it first, it is GOOD that PR is DEAD!!!

  26. Akira MacKenzie says

    < blockquote>I volunteer to tend his grave. Just to ensure he remains there.

    Just bury him face down. That’s what they did in the old days to those suspected of wandering around after death.

  27. imback says

    Yes, johnson catman, ding dong his wickedness is dead. I always considered him quite evil, but I just now watched Rebecca Watson’s video giving him a right proper sendoff, and I didn’t know half that stuff about him. What a godawful piece of shit he was.

  28. wzrd1 says

    I’ll say one good thing for PR, well, other than he’s dead. He did monkey wrench the amoral majority’s efforts by a fair bit in the late ’80’s. More by reason of, it is indeed possible to have too many monsters inside of a single room and Falwell, a monster in his own right recognized that fact.
    That schism remains today between the charismatics and fundies. Not quite as wide, but grudges are still held over twice being rejected by Falwell.

    @PZ, thanks for mentioning the Dover Panda Trial. I entirely missed it, as I was a lot preoccupied at the time by being new in theater for the war and missed the entirety of that entire laughable spectacle.
    The entirety of those voting for that disaster losing their election by a thoroughly irate populace, beyond special!

  29. louis14 says

    Now… how about Henry Kissinger? There’s a man who would have been kicked off this mortal coil decades ago if there was a god.