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By beating him soundly, of course. Christian corporal punishment. Sound odd? Not at all. Ol’ Patty Robertson thinks beatings are blessings, you see:

In an email to the televangelist, a viewer named Karen explained that she did not want to attend a Christmas event because her Christian daughter “drank too much” and her grandson disagreed with her religious beliefs.

“We declined going to our daughter’s house on Christmas this year because there is always an argument, hard feelings etc.,” Karen wrote in an email. “One grandchild comes high on marijuana, cursing and challenging our faith. I correct him and have told my daughter to ask him to respect our beliefs, but he keeps it up.”

Robertson immediately recommended that the grandson should be taken “to the woodshed and let him understand the blessings of discipline.”

Got it, Gentle Reader? Pat Robertson wants to “bless” people by, quite literally, beating the Hell out of them. That being the case, surely some good Christian would be willing to likewise “bless” him in return? If beatings are truly Christian blessings, how could either party refuse?

In fact, this humble scribe would like to make an offer: in his past musical doings, mixtapes have been made for BDSM events. Such soundtracks would be made available for Mr. Robertson’s blessing-reception session at no charge. Indeed, a Dom or Dominatrix could be found as well, to administer such single-tailed sacraments to a fellow sinner (eat your hearts out, Opus Dei).

Let’s help Rev. Pat get all the blessings to which he is entitled. We can, in good conscience, do no less.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

This really should be a George Carlin punch line, but is scarily quite real. Mississippi: the Red State that imprisons young kids for acting up at school. Below is the link:

A couple of choice quotes from the article:

“The system established by the City of Meridian, Lauderdale County, and DYS to incarcerate children for school suspensions ‘shocks the conscience,’ resulting in the incarceration of children for alleged ‘offenses’ such as dress code violations, flatulence, profanity, and disrespect.” The Justice Department findings letter noted.

Describing the “school-to-prison pipeline” the Justice Department findings letter noted of the alleged abuses by the police, “By policy and practice, [the Meridian Police Department] MPD automatically arrests all students referred to MPD by the District. The children arrested by MPD are then sent to the County juvenile justice system, where existing due process protections are illusory and inadequate.”

This is a waste of taxpayer money and an insult to the parents and children who are required to send their children to these “schools”. It is also unconstitutional on multiple grounds, abusive, counterproductive and un-American to an unbelievable level.

Oh, and as it chances, there is a for-profit, privately-owned prison in Meridian (one of five in the state). It would be interesting to see if anyone in the MPD or on the local School Board had a financial interest in this school-to-cell scam, now, wouldn’t it?

Mr. B & C