Fast for George W.

Since I fall into the demographic group of cynical, urban, over-educated, non-church-goers, when I saw this site urging people to 'Fast for George W' I chuckled and assumed it had to be some kind of joke. But no. It doesn't seem to be a joke. The aim of the site is to organize people "to fast and pray for the holiness of President George W. Bush." Okey Dokey. It even urges people to "please take this seriously" (they must get a lot of people like me snickering at them). As weird as the idea seems to be, I suppose it can't hurt. Maybe it could even be expanded to include 'Wear a Hairshirt for George W' or 'Self-Flagellation for Bipartisanship'. (via J-Walk)

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Posted on Wed Sep 29, 2004


Alex would you describe yourself as being more liberal or conservative.
Posted by john  on  Wed Sep 29, 2004  at  03:13 PM
He is truly independent... Bill O'Reilly for example 😉
Posted by Lox  on  Wed Sep 29, 2004  at  03:47 PM
Am I more conservative or liberal? Hmm. Ambrose Bierce defined a conservative as "a statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others." That seems like a pretty good definition to me.

But having said that, I would categorically deny having anything in common with Bill O'Reilly.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Wed Sep 29, 2004  at  04:08 PM
Maybe we could get them to fast for a month...
Posted by Gee...  on  Wed Sep 29, 2004  at  05:30 PM
Most "fasts" that I hear about aren't really fasts. Usually they're like Ramadan -- no eating for a certain period each day, but then you get to eat later that day/night.

So encouraging them to fast for a month won't result in their demise, as I'm guessing that Gee was obliquely suggesting.
Posted by cvirtue  on  Wed Sep 29, 2004  at  05:43 PM
Yep, looks like you're says "No food, liquids only"...I guess that means if you run Thanksgiving Dinner through the blender, it's OK.
Posted by Gee...  on  Wed Sep 29, 2004  at  05:55 PM
As an over-educated, urban, college aged, church-going conservative - i dont think that i would fast for the president, i miss enough meals as it is. However, i do pray for the president and i will honor anybodys intentions to fast for the president.
Posted by Jared  on  Thu Sep 30, 2004  at  01:30 AM
Ramadan is tough though. When I was in the Army, a buddy of mine observed that holiday. He had to get up before PT and eat his dinner. Then, during PT, we'd go on long runs. Then he'd be starving all day long. Personally, I don't think that's healthy, but it's definately not that easy.
Posted by Bill B.  on  Thu Sep 30, 2004  at  02:40 PM
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