Come Again? Swedish Court Denies Church Status to Orgasm Worshippers

There’s been lots of talk about religious freedom lately, and Sweden is the latest to have a controversy.

This is proof-positive that Swedish courts don’t know jack:

Sweden’s highest court has refused to hear a last-ditch plea by the Madonna of the Orgasm church to be recognized.

The church, in Lövestad in southern Sweden, has been fighting a lengthy battle to be registered as a faith community in Sweden, but Sweden’s Supreme Administrative Court (Regeringsrätten) said there were no grounds to appeal a Court of Appeal decision to reject the application.

The church’s Spanish founder and self-appointed cardinal, Carlos Bebeacua, has said that he believes that the orgasm is God and should be worshipped.

That’s one collection plate I ain’t touchin’.

Which President Had the Coolest Ride?

All presidents get to use Air Force One, but you can tell a lot about a man by the mode of transportation he chooses to get around when he’s not on Air Force One.

Here’s President Reagan with his ride:

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Here’s George HW Bush getting around:

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Here’s George W. Bush walking away from his ride:

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Here’s Bill Clinton with his ride:

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But I just ran across this picture of President Obama getting around Martha’s Vineyard today, and you’ve got to hand it to him — He certainly doesn’t go out of his way to try and look cool. And that’s cool… in a Pee Wee Herman kinda way:

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Is that even a men’s bike?

Angry Teabagger Shoots Out Window of GOP Headquarters After Mistaking It For Mosque

Beck and Limbaugh really need to tone down their hateful rhetoric before somebody gets hurt:

SALISBURY, Md. — A gunshot shattered a glass door Wednesday at a Salisbury office of the Maryland Republican Party, according to a party statement.

The party published the statement on its website, indicating that a single gunshot shattered the front door at the office early in the morning.

Salisbury police officers discovered the shattered glass after midnight and reported that the office had been vandalized.

The statement indicated that a party staffer found a bullet in the office.

Sure, this was a GOP office, but rest-assured that the gunman (oh, sorry feminists, I meant gunperson) is a white guy unhappy with the health care bill who mistook the building for a mosque.

Bloomberg Can’t or Won’t Understand 9/11, Part XVIII

New York Mayor Bloomberg said this on The Daily Show concerning the ground zero area mosque:

“The difference is we’re in an election season. And this whole issue, I think, will go away right after the next election. This is plain and simple people trying to stir up things to get publicity and trying to polarize people so that they can get some votes. And I don’t think that most of these people who are yelling and screaming really care one way or another.”

Not only is Bloomberg defending “religious freedom” now, but he’s picked it up a notch by questioning the motives of the mosque opponents and insinuating that they’re simply “rent-a-mob” types. Smart move for somebody who claims to want to bring people together.

As far as the accusation that politicians are trying to “get publicity and trying to polarize people” with their mosque opposition in an election year, I think Bloomie owes Harry Reid an apology.

It’s too bad Bloomberg can’t see the ridiculousness of continually pointing out that there are also “porno shops and fast food places” near ground zero. If the WTCs were taking down by peepshow dancers and cheeseburgers, he might have a point, but otherwise all Bloomberg’s doing is proving that he just either can’t understand 9/11, or refuses to. Probably a little of both.

Muslim Cabbie Stabbed for Being Muslim: The ‘Teachable Moment’ That May Never Occur

Yesterday, a Muslim cab driver was brutally attacked and stabbed in New York City — apparently just because he’s a Muslim.

As Michelle Malkin noted, the left-wing media couldn’t wait to indict the “anti-mosque” right. And you know what? Forget about all the facts not being in about the attacker. Let’s take the claim at face value — because it helps to provide one of those “teachable moments” people seem to like so much these days.

The left’s argument — and Mayor Bloomberg harps on this every day — is that we shouldn’t blame all Muslims for 9/11. “Blaming all Muslims for the actions of only 19 people is unfair and un-American” goes the argument.

So how do many on the left prove their “don’t blame an entire group for the actions of a few” point when they get the chance? By blaming everybody who is opposed to the construction of the GZ mosque for the stabbing of this Muslim cab driver. These beacons of tolerance probably fail to see the irony.

Bloomberg’s meeting with the cab driver today, so maybe he’ll use this point as a “teachable moment,” but I’m not holding my breath.

Ghost of Obamacare Future

Socialized medicine, coming soon to a hospital near you:

Mother-of-two Elin Andersson has highlighted staffing shortage problems at a maternity ward in Sundsvall in northern Sweden after she was asked to clean out her own hospital room just two days after giving birth by caesarean section.

Every time Andersson required medicine she had to call staff to remind them, she told local newspaper Sundsvalls Tidning. The new baby’s father meanwhile was requested to aid in the care of his partner. Two days after the operation, the recovering mum decided she was ready to go home.

”That was when the midwife said I had one final task to perform. Then she went and got a big white laundry bag and asked me to clean out the room and the bed where I had lain,” she told the newspaper.

Two midwives at the Sundsvall maternity ward admitted that Elin Andersson painted an accurate picture of their workplace.

”She describes precisely those bits that we don’t have time for,” said Gunnel Westerlund.

”Medical safety always comes first and you can’t leave a mother while she’s giving birth. It’s true that we sometimes need to make use of the parents and that doesn’t feel good at all.”

From HealthGov:

Sweden’s government run healthcare system is constantly at the top of international rankings. This could be because of their fast and efficient treatment of patients. The healthcare system being run at a local level allows for the people to truly be involved in their healthcare system.

You can hardly get more truly involved in your health care than by cleaning up your own hospital room — it’s efficient to the state’s budget too.

Here’s a re-enactment:

Why Worry About a Mosque?

Click the pic to go to an interactive map of terrorist activities in the US that have been traced to mosques and/or Islamic centers:

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Mayor Bloomberg says it’s the right of Muslims to build a house of worship on private property, and he also said he doesn’t care from where the funding is coming to build the thing.

Yeah, sure, maybe the ground zero area mosque is completely benign. But just because somebody has a constitutional right to do something doesn’t mean everybody else has the duty to turn into complete fools.