CIA man recounts Che Guevara’s death

From BBC News:

According to Mr Rodriguez’s version of events, the atmosphere was so friendly that Che willingly agreed to the photograph and even laughed when Rodriguez said: “Watch the birdie, Comandante”.

An hour or so after the photo was taken, Che was killed.

Felix Rodriguez received the order from the Bolivian military high command. There was a simple code: 500 meant Che Guevara, 600 dead, 700 alive.

500 – 600 was the command.

Mr Rodriguez wanted confirmation on the crackly radio line. It was repeated: 500 – 600.

Mr Rodriguez broke the news to Che that there was to be no trial.

“Che turned white… before saying: ‘It’s better this way, I should have died in combat.'”

11 Pictures Politicians Wish Were Never Taken

Like Jimmy Carter and the “Killer Rabbit”:

The year was 1979 – not a great one for Jimmy Carter. There was an Energy Crisis and a Crisis of Confidence. And a lesser-known Crisis involving swamp rabbits. From The New York Times: “A ‘killer rabbit’ penetrated Secret Service security and attacked President Carter on a recent trip to Plains, Ga., according to White House staff members who said that the President beat back the animal with a canoe paddle.”

Carter backed off the whole “beat the animal with a paddle” part, explaining that he merely splashed water on the (killer) creature. He ordered a print of the photo, and later an enlargement, to prove his killer rabbit story. “It just played up the Carter flake factor,” Carter biographer Douglas Brinkley recalled. “I mean, he had to deal with Russia and the Ayatollah and here he was supposedly fighting off a rabbit.”

Coulter: ‘Christians = Perfected Jews’

From Media Matters:

Later in the discussion, Deutsch said to her: “[Y]ou said we should throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians,” and Coulter again replied, “Yes.” When pressed by Deutsch regarding whether she wanted to be like “the head of Iran” and “wipe Israel off the Earth,” Coulter stated: “No, we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say. … That’s what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament, but ours is more like Federal Express. You have to obey laws.”

After a commercial break, Deutsch said that “Ann said she wanted to explain her last comment,” and asked her, “So you don’t think that was offensive?” Coulter responded: “No. I’m sorry. It is not intended to be. I don’t think you should take it that way, but that is what Christians consider themselves: perfected Jews.

What Should You Do if you Find an Atheist

I’m pretty sure this is satire.

Schmoo sent in this great link from Objective Ministries last week on Project Pterosaur:

The goal of Project Pterosaur is to mount an expedition to locate and bring back to the United States living specimens of pterosaurs or their fertile eggs, which will be displayed in a Pterosaur Rookery that will be the center piece of the planned Fellowship Creation Science Museum and Research Institute (FCSMRI). Furthermore, the rookery facility will establish a breeding colony of pterosaurs in order to produce specimens that could then be put on display by other regional institutions or church groups.

By doing all this, we hope to accomplish three goals:

1. Support Creation Theory by showing the incorrectness of the philosophy of Evolutionism.
2. Educate the population about Creation Science.
3. Create excitement about Creation and the Bible in the public.

Daily Dose of Ingersoll

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The “spiritual people” in each country claimed that their books had been written by inspired men — that God was the real author, and that all men and women who denied this would be, after death, tormented forever.

And yet, the worldly people, the uninspired, the wicked, have produced a far greater literature than the spiritual and the inspired.

Robert Green Ingersoll – “Myth and Miracle”(1885)