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Monday, August 22, 2005

Pat's diet shakes

Here's a good article that appeared in the Richmond-Times Dispatch this morning; Republican activist/entrepreneur/TV minister Pat Robertson is being criticized by the Trinity Foundation (a nonprofit religious media watchdog organization) for pimping his line of "diet shakes" on his daily right-wing propaganda/infomercial TV show known as the "700 Club".

Essentially the Trinity Foundation is questioning if the practice of selling miracle diet plans (appropriately named "Pat's age-defying shake") is an appropriate activity for a nonprofit religious organization. I would say probably no more appropriate than a TV minister owning diamond/gold mines in Africa (see previous post) - which the Trinity Foundation has criticized Robertson for in the past.

Ok, so there we have it - another day, another story about my favorite right-wing millionaire minister from the Commonwealth. Not only does Pat get to make millions in the name of the lord, or in this case diet shakes, but he gets to do it tax free, and receive federal transportation funds for his future real estate development. Man, the federal government has been awfully good to Pat. I guess I'm in the wrong business.

4 Comments:

  • At 8/22/2005 5:26 PM, Blogger zen said…

    In God We Trust, really taken to heart eh?

     
  • At 8/22/2005 5:27 PM, Blogger zen said…

    er to the bank maybe

     
  • At 8/23/2005 9:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Why does this fool have so many people who watch his garbage ass propoganda?

     
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