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The Country of Woebegon

Garrison Keillor is searching for a new religion, because he is appaled at all the supposed Christians who voted for Donald Trump.

And so the Boy President heads for Washington to be sworn into office, pumping his fist, mooning the media, giving the stinky finger to whomever irks him, doing his end-zone dance, promising to build the wall, cut taxes, create jobs, provide great health insurance for EVERYONE and send his son-in-law to the Middle East to solve that little problem, and the rest of us will sit in a barn and keep ourselves warm and hide our heads under our wings, poor things. Discouraging.

So I’ve been shopping around for a new religion to see me through the next four years. Too many of my fellow Christians voted for selfishness and for degradation of the beautiful world God created. I guess they figured that by the time the planet was a smoky wasteland, they’d be nice and comfy in heaven, so wotthehell. Anyhow, I’m looking around for other options.

The whole article is a good read.



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    Only the Christians go in the woods and murder. the Jewish and Muslim ask bless the animal, don’t scare the animal and ask God’s forgiveness before the slaughter. Humane.

    I rented my house. “Hope your dogs scare off the squirrels from the bird feeders.” Next thing I know one of renters is sitting out with a shot gun.

    Half the critters on this earth have vanished in the last forty years. As he said, Man is doing all they can to destroy man.


    Monday, January 23, 2017 at 4:00 am | Permalink
  2. ebdoug wrote:

    France is talking of a tax on US goods. “That should be good for our economy” she says tongue in cheek.

    Monday, January 23, 2017 at 6:19 am | Permalink
  3. Jonah wrote:

    A very thin skinned president

    I don’t see how this ends well

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 4:47 am | Permalink
  4. Ralph wrote:

    Always been a big fan of Keillor, but on this one I’m afraid he’s preaching to the choir, so to speak. A cursory look through the comments section on that piece shows you can’t express much anti-religious sentiment in this country without severe backlash and holy condemnation, unless of course it’s anti-Islam. Freedom of religion does not include freedom FROM religion. Atheism or agnosticism? You might as well admit to being a disciple of Satan.

    Think of it. How many politicians have run for office in this country, let alone been elected, without declaring an unwavering devotion to some orthodox religion, and overwhelmingly the Christian one? That’s right – 0.

    They know what they need to say and what line they need to toe on that score, it’s the price of “freedom”. Therein lies our most sacred hypocrisy.

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 9:15 am | Permalink
  5. ebdoug wrote:

    Has Pino ever said he was Christian?

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 4:54 pm | Permalink