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January 4, 2007

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9:20 AM -- CNN.com, "The Most Trusted Name in News," brings us the latest toxic effluvia from Gawd Ahmighty's closest pal:

  • Evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson said Tuesday that God has told him that a terrorist attack on the United States would cause a "mass killing" late in 2007.

    "I'm not necessarily saying it's going to be nuclear," he said during his news-and-talk television show "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network.

    "The Lord didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that."

Of course He didn't say "nuclear," Pat. Gawd pronounces it "nookyalur." But thanks for the heads-up.

In related doom-for-loons news, Editor & Publisher reports on Americans' expectations for the coming year, according to an "an Associated Press-AOL News poll":

  • Another terrorist attack, a warmer planet, death and destruction from a natural disaster. These are among Americans' grim predictions for the United States in 2007...

    Among other predictions for the U.S. in 2007:

    -- Slightly more than one-third, or 35 percent, of Americans predict the military draft will be reinstated.

    -- One in four, 25 percent, anticipates the second coming of Jesus Christ.

I'm not totally clear on the math here, but does that mean there's a 1-in-12 chance that Jesus will be drafted?

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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