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Monday, 05 October 2009

Duuuuuuudes!  Like, everyone has been down on libs for so long.  Like, harshing our mellow to the max, and all because we're like, lame and stuff.

But don't dispair mon frare...we're back baby!

'cause we totally went back in time and took over the Bible.  We're like rocken spiritual time-pirates.

You thought Bill and Ted had a great adventure?  Nu-uh!  Team lib totally went back in time and snuck the lovey-forgivy-sharey crap into the Bible! 

Uh-huh!  BAM!!  Yeah, take that, in yer face  Mr. Judgy-Mcvitriol Christian guys!

But uh-oh...Andrew Schlaffly's gonna take it back with an army of homeschool kids!  Bogus!


Get back in the funkey time-travel phone booth dudes!  We have to save the wimpy social gospel or we won't get to have a modern government or health care reform!

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Monday, 01 June 2009

You gotta go over to 4simpsons real quick and scan down the front page looking for Neil's "multiverse" post, or google it if it has already rolled off.  I don't want to trigger his paranoia with too many links but this is amazing!

Neil actually thinks that the multi-verse theories were proposed to counter Intelligent Design Theory.

Um.  The Multiverse Theory pre-dates the Intelligent Design political movement.

The Multiverse theory is described by mathematics.  The Intelligent Design political movement cannot be described according to any coherent organizational model.

But theoretical Physicists are just scrambling to scratch up something to answer Intelligent Design with.

Uh huh.  Whatever helps you sleep at night, Neil baby.

But I'd like to point out that the only way that the Multi-verse theories could have been created to respond to Intelligent Design is if the scientists developed them after 1992 (When ID was created) and then went back in time a significant amount, and then introduced a progressive series of theoretical models beginning with when the term was coined in the late 1800.

Of course, the only way that time travel would be even remotely possible is if one of the multiple universe theories were true... (since going back in time and changing events would create another alternate universe, and an alternate time-line).

And furthermore, why are we to believe that scientists are desperately flailing around to discount the arguments of ID proponents when ID proponents seem to have to be always making statements like this?:


[Update]  about not provoking his paranoia:  Too late. Neil is already Jonseing on how persecuted he is that people disagree with him and find his lunacy entertaining.  He only listed three people this time.  Usually he goes on much longer about how important an Godly he must be because people disagree with him.

Monday, 01 June 2009 18:53:06 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [19] |  |  |  |  |  |  | #
Tuesday, 03 February 2009

Not long ago, I got a mailing from the Republican party, begging me for money to help Norm Coleman in his noble and brave attempt to deny Minnesota half of their representation in the U.S. Senate during the time when Obama would benefit from having as many Democrats as possible.

I declined to contribute, and boy am I glad I did!  Assuming thats where the money would really go, you couldn't ask for a bunch of lawyers less worth the money.

Apparently, the Coleman team can't make unaltered copies that they are going to introduce into evidence, and have trouble vetting voters who didn't committ some sort of transgression that amounts to voter fraud.

So THAT'S the nefarious plot of Democrats to "steal the election"!  Trick Coleman into putting properly rejected voters on the stand, and introducing inaccurate evidence!

They're sooo sneaky!

Tuesday, 03 February 2009 10:27:08 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [1] |  | #
Thursday, 22 January 2009

He who must not be named has an entry up linking to a story about a Christian ™ woman who is now “ex-gay” and wants to deny her former partner visitation rights to their child.

Naturally, he makes a snide question “But oxymoronic “same sex marriage” won’t have any impact on us, will it?

The question implies that marriage equality will introduce a new condition to marriage.  That of former marriage partners using the children to get back at and punish the other parent by withholding the child from them.  Which would indeed be a terrible consequence.

Imagine!  What a terrible world it would be if heterosexual divorcees started using their children against their former partners!

Of course, what HWMNBN fails to point out is that it is the newly-minted “heterosexual” parent who is using the child as a pawn.

Another question not asked by our intrepid nameless one’s commentary is, why is visiting the still-gay parent suddenly causing nightmares and behavior disruption?  Is this something that never happens to children of heterosexual couples who divorce?  Does the irrevocable dissolution of a family never cause anxiety and distress in the six-year-old children of heterosexual divorcees?  Or is it that the methods and skills for helping them through it are not expected to work if the parents are homosexual?

The WND article caused me to ask some questions as well.  The article makes a big deal about how the couple was never married.  It appears that they had a civil union.  Apparently, the WND believes that a civil union is not enough to legitimate a parent-child relationship.

So what ever happened to the idea that we don’t need marriage equality because gay people have civil unions, and civil unions are just as good?  I must have a different definition of “separate but equal” than your average fundy.

One thing they DON'T say is whether or not the non-custodial, visitation-seeking parent is up-to-date on her child-support payments...

And remember....these are the same people who also consider the rights of heterosexual women to be "separate but equal".  You know, just a little less equal than men:


(Hat Tip: Pharyngula)
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Tuesday, 25 November 2008

So I was over a Pharyngula reading a very entertaining piece that handed Deepak Chopra, the rap master of woo, his butt.  (again)

I was reading the comments and enjoying the science-nerd pile-on when suddenly THIS lept out at me:

"Hmmm... Now I know where the really bad, sciency sounding dialog for the character Mohindar Suresh in Heroes comes from."

Dan misses some very important points in this comment:


1) Mohinder Suresh is smokin' hot (see exhibit "A"), and Deepak Chopra is NOT (see exhibit "B").


2)  Mohinder Suresh is a fictional character in a story that specifically suspends the laws of science so that the world can work very differently than it actually does...and to that end there is a need to supply enough technobabble to drum you into a state we call "suspension of disbelief"...whereas Deepak Copra is a real person that is creating a story that specifically suspends the laws of science so that the world can work very differently than it actually does, and to that end there is a need to supply enough technobabble to drum you into a state we call "suspension of disbelief". This will cause you to pay lots of money for him to tell you his pretty pretty story about how you can live forever and be healthy the whole time.

3)Until recently, Mohinder Suresh was a character of unfailing moral fortitude selflessly working to redeem his father's life-work, discover the truth, and benefit all of humanity...and Deepak Chopra writes lots and lots of stuff about what he thinks science doesn't know, and provides PZ Myers with many, many opportunities to point out that just because Mr. Chopra doesn't know how something happens, that doesn't mean that SCIENCE doesn't know how it happens.


4)  Mohinder Suresh's use of eyeliner is organic, subtle, and alluring.  Deepak Chopra's use of eyeliner is heavy, harsh and scary.


5) So, in summation:  LEAVE MOHINDER ALONE!  Thank you, and I rest my case.


Exhibit "A":

(Image from here)

Exhibit "B":

(image from this site)

Tuesday, 25 November 2008 06:19:17 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [10] |  |  |  |  |  |  | #
Sunday, 23 November 2008

When self-lobotomized educated people clash with people who never developed their brains at all:

I'll never be able to respect Ben Stein again...but at least he can still be entertaining:



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Friday, 17 October 2008

Then the AFA wouldn't have to send out letters like this, and incite people to violence and hate:

before you know it, they'll go from burning books to burning people.

Hey AFA!  It's true, the America where wealth is artificially redistributed by a rigged system from the middle class to the upperclass is disappearing.  People in the suburbs are tired of going to the foodshelf to cut costs on groceries to afford their insurance and their mortgage payments as their cost of living goes up but their wages stay the same.  Retirees are tired of going to the food shelves to save money for their medicines.  Working people are tired of paying the oil companies taxes for them.  Maybe the top 1% can sell a jet ski or two and buy a Bible.  It seems to have kept the working class content for a good long time...

Well, actually there'll probably just be minimal changes that basically amount to topical appeasement measures that you can quietly undermine over the next three decades or so, and you can do this all over again.  But hey, that's politics, right?

[UPDATE:  And the downfall begins...PZ Myers has a great story on a cool abiogenisis update!]


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October 15, 2008

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In my 70 years, I have never seen an election where coverage was so one-sided and biased or where censorship by the liberal media was so widely practiced and where media coverage was so slanted as I have seen in this election process. Their plan is working. The only chance conservatives have is to make sure they care enough to vote.

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Tuesday, 07 October 2008

Researching her religious beliefs just keeps giving and giving...

Did you know that "The Third Wave of the Holy Spirit" movement killed Princess Diana and Mother Teresa?  They also caused natural disasters.  Holy Crap, if they keep praying for McCain to die, he doesn't' have a chance in hell!


Wagner's top leaders often conduct spiritual warfare campaigns against the demons that block the acceptance of their brand of Christian belief, such as 'Operation Ice Castle' in the Himalayas in 1997. Several of their top prophets and generals of intercession spent weeks in intensive prayer to "confront the Queen of Heaven." This queen is considered by them to be one of the most powerful demons over the earth and is the Great Harlot of Mystery Babylon in Revelation. (The "Great Harlot [or 'whore'] of Mystery Babylon" theme also figures prominently in the sermons of Texas megachurch pastor and Christians United For Israel founder John Hagee, former endorser of John McCain's 2008 presidential bid.) Wagner and his group also claim that the Queen of Heaven is Diana, the pagan god of the biblical book Ephesians and the god of Mary veneration in the Roman Catholic Church. Following the 'Operation Ice Castle' prayer excursion which included planting a flag for Jesus on Mt. Everest, one of the lead prayer intercessors from the excursion, Ana Mendez, reported that there had been dramatic results including, "millions have come to faith in Asia... and other things happened which I believe are also earthquake had destroyed the basilica of Assisi, where the Pope had called a meeting of all world religions; a hurricane destroyed the infamous temple 'Baal-Christ' in Acapulco, Mexico; the Princes Diana died... and Mother Theresa died in India, one of the most famous advocates of Mary as Co-Redeemer."


I remember when "Jesus Camp" came out, and people I talked to about it were all dismissive, and said "Oh, well, these people are just fringe, they don't have any power or influence, they can't do any harm, they can't make their dreams of world domination and destruction come true..."

Well...they have a vice-presidential candidate on a major party ticket now.  Anyone still think they are fringe and harmless?

Update 1:

Well, maybe mostly harmless...the earthquake that the "third wavers" claim destroyed the Basillica of Assisi only damaged it (from wikipedia)  but Hey, they managed to kill four people, so I imagine they are happy with that...

On September 26, 1997, Assisi was struck by an earthquake which caused four fatalities. The Basilica was badly damaged (part of the vault collapsed, carrying with it a fresco by Cimabue), and was closed for two years for restoration.

Update 2:

Anyone wondering who Ana Mendez is, besides being the person claiming responsibility for Princess Diana's death?  Here's some more info...

God love their crazy little hearts.  What would I do for entertainment if I didn't have Sarah Palin's religion to explore?

Tuesday, 07 October 2008 09:40:22 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [3] |  | #
Monday, 06 October 2008

Oh No! A black man making a plausible run for the Presidency of the United States inspires a school drill team of black youths to make up a drill about how they see hope for their futures as Architects, Doctors, and Entrepreneurs! In other news, kids praying to a cardboard cut-out of George W. Bush and vowing to bring about a one-world theocracy is just wholesome fun.


Monday, 06 October 2008 06:21:21 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [11] |  | #
Monday, 29 September 2008

Here's a picture of what 50% of Americans look like to a conservative.

I think this might be what Robert Beal would say if he was capable of stringing words together that made sense.

It is probably a lot like the opinions held by such "top producers" as Tom Petters.

Seems like something "top producers" William and Shirley Pierce might have taught their students.

It sound like it would be right in line with the philosophy of intelligent, moral people like Fort Mill Mayor Danny Funderburk.  Now THAT'S a guy with a complex mental life who must certainly feel the moral weight of responsibility.

That mean government, always interfering with innocent, hard-working rich people.  Oh!  Those evil liberals who want to burden these bastions of virtue with government interference and regulation!

I think it's great that these poor put-upon assets to our country have someone to stand up and speak for them.


[off-topic update- Rocky just came back from a professional function, and reported that someone told him in conversation tonight that the reason we are in this economic mess is because the Democrats were helping the blacks buy houses.  Wow.  Rocky said he just walked away.  Probably the best response.  Really, the only safe and sane response.  The guy was probably armed.  Our friend Blake was there as well.  It will be interesting to get his take on it.]


[on-topic update] There's little news of this in the conservative MSM, but apparently the good Chrsitian morality says it's OK to gas babies and children if they are Muslim.  Dont you liberals wish that you had that kind of clarity and sanity?  You'd never be able to vote for Obama if you had these kind of rock-solid values.

Monday, 29 September 2008 16:57:09 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [13] |  |  |  | #
Monday, 15 September 2008

CNN advertizing the next episode of Larry King:

"Dr. Phil will be here to tell us why we care about politics."


The economy is in the toilet, economic indicators are plummeting, Osama Bin Laden is still at large seven years after major intelligence failures From highly politicized agencies resulted in 3,000 dead civilians...bail-outs of companies that can't manage to stay afloat despite ^ @! $ !!ing the public for all it is worth, and sticking us with the bill twice after passing laws that make it impossible for us to declare bankrupcy...

And Dr. Phil is going to explain to us why we care about politics?

I want to know, who are these dipshits who give a high-flying rat ^ @! $ !! what Dr. Phil thinks?

Monday, 15 September 2008 22:29:07 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [3] |  |  |  | #
Saturday, 13 September 2008

Michele Bachmann says that Sarah Palin is the victim of "The biggest hissy-fit of modern times" is "comfortable in her skin" and "represents normal people".



"The biggest hissy-fit in modern times"? Wow...bigger than Watergate? For real? The press is hounding Sarah Palin more than they hounded Nixon? They're spending more time on Palin than they did on the Monica Lewinski thing? Really? The avid coverage of Gerald Ford's gaffs were more fair than criticism of Palins attempts to ban books at her local library and fire the librarian? The press's coverage of the "bunny attack" on President Carter was more relevant than questions about whether or not Sarah's claims about giving back federal money were true? Really? This is the biggest deal that the press has ever made about a political candidate? Wow. Those bastards.


And Sarah Palin is "comfortable in her skin". What does THAT mean? Presumably, she doesn't have any dermatological problems, or what with the press going all ga-ga over her, we'd know about it (along with how "spunky" she is to overcome it, and how much her faith has sustained her through it). That may seem like a strange choice of words, especially for someone like Michele Bachmann, who is more the type to say something less imaginative like "she is comfortable with herself". But in order to properly understand what she means, you have to use the Republican lexicon. See, Barak Obama pointed out that McCain was just recyceling Bush's failed policies and calling them something else...and he called it "putting lipstick on a pig" To the Republicans, Sarah Palin was, at that time, most famous for saying the word "lipstick" "McCain's policies" must have been code for Sarah and that ment that McCain was Sarah's make-up man, and...uh...actually, I'm not sure how the logic train ran...but it started with McCain's policies actually representing Sarah herself and ended with Obama calling Sarah a "pig" because they both used the word "lipstick". So, if you use Republican logic to interpret Ms. Bachmann's words, you can clearly see that when Republicans are backed into a corner where they have to say something nice about Obama or they will look like dicks, Obama is usually noted for being the first Black candidate for President. So "comfortable in her skin", means that Ms.Palin and her family are comfortable being white people. So what Bachmann is REALLY saying is "white pride"! Yeah, it doesnt make any sense, but what can you do? They're Republicans; no attempt to figure out what they're "really" saying makes any sense.


Kind of like what does Bahchmann mean by "normal people"? Well, Ms. Palin represents "normal people". Therefore, "normal people" are White, Protestant Evangelicals who also speak in tongues and roll around on the floor in church, are in the top 1% income bracket and have large quantities of their wealth invested in energy and defense companies. And don't we all live next door to one of those guys?

But then again, Michele Bachmann may not make sense, but she certainly has balls!  Just look at the way she handles a face-to-face confrontation with Lord Voldemort!



I can't imagine how brave she must be to talk over him, falsely accuse him of sexism when he has made legitamate critisms, and generally behave like a deisel-powered, socially inept bulldozer towards him. Michele Bachmann has balls of steel!

She just looked him in his face and said what she thinks;  It is demeaning to women to suggest that there are more qualified women out there than Sarah Palin.  You just can't expect that much from women, you sexist pig.  The only way it would have been ballsier is if she's said it to him in Parseltongue!

Now, stop demeaning women by discussing their qualifications.  Straighten up, fly right, and rally behind a candidate that knows how to treat women!


Saturday, 13 September 2008 07:53:35 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [3] |  |  | #
Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Amy Alkon, the mavin of mysanthropy is in love with the pod car.  It's individual, you see.  No need to have to interact with all those smelly humans.


No link-love 'cause I've got a feature on my blog that counts my comments for me.


But seriously,  I'm with Amy on this one! how cool would it be to live in the universe of I, Robot?  Dibs on the Allan Tudyk android!

Wednesday, 10 September 2008 20:50:15 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] | #
Monday, 11 August 2008

I was reading this article over at Pharyngula, and I was shocked!  Shocked It say!  by the callous disregard for pre-implanted persons.

Did you know that an estimated 40% of all blastocysts do not implant in the mother's uterus?

I demand to know what steps the pro-life commuity is going to take to ensure that these pre-implanted babies get the life they deserve as human beings.


Monday, 11 August 2008 11:55:37 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] |  | #
Sunday, 10 August 2008

I need a new irony meter.

My old one just exploded.

Check out this Michele Malkin post where she brags about defending a "communist" holiday from the Muslims.

That is one very confused woman, people.

A REAL conservative would have demanded that Labor Day be scrapped too.  AND would remove May First from the Calender...just to be sure.

Although I have to say that Tyson Foods kind of deserved a smack-down for trying to replace one holiday with another.  Some might say that they were allowing "political correctness" to run amok.

Actually, "political correctness" (or, what I like to call, "not being an offensive jack-ass") is supposed to LOWER the amount of sectarian offence and conflict in society.

Taking a holiday that a bunch of laborers see as "theirs" away from them and giving it to a group that they have been primed to believe are "taking away" everything they have...well...THAT'S not "politically correct".

That's bone-headed political tone-deafness.  Yeah, way to fan the flames of ethnic conflict there.

Sunday, 10 August 2008 06:38:56 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] |  | #
Tuesday, 05 August 2008

I have a friend who reportedly once sang "The Rainbow Connection" for Karoke; as if it were being sung by a paranoid schitzophernic.

I had thought that he was just a comic genious.  Now, I know that he is in fact a brilliant intuitive, who saw into THE TRUTH.

Maybe it's that teh gays have already taken over the government, and this is their evil plan.  Maybe it's that the Leprechan agenda is more advanced than we thought.

Maybe Rainbow Bright was just a beachead in our perceptual matrix.

It could be a My Little Pony plot.


Somebody call Michele Bachmann.  Im sure SHE'LL know what to do!  (off topic, but speaking of idiots, Michele Bachmann, who is a Republican politician, and a Minnesotan, can't seem to remember that the Republican Convention will be held in St. Paul.  This is one of the people leading our country...but at least she's a "fool for Chirst"...right?)

[update:  I don't know what's going one, but if you are here and you don't see a video underneath this update, click on the title bar for this post, and one will appear.]

Here's a link straight to the video:




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Sunday, 20 July 2008

Some of you might remember that terrible abuse of the Christian religion that was the Life of Brian.


And some of you might be aware that the Life of Brian was banned by a God-fearing community...among other places...


Quote from Wikipedia entry:  "It was also banned for eight years in the Republic of Ireland and for a year in Norway (it was marketed in Sweden as '"The film so funny that it was banned in Norway")"


And some of you might know some trivia about a certain actress that was in said movie and is now the mayor of said town.


Now, she apparently wants to abuse her power in a clear conflict of interest to persecute Christians by unbanning the terrible movie that blythely urged a generation to "always look on the bright side of life".


No doubt inspiring other un-Godly sources of a glib and light-hearted approach to the world that lead us down the primrose path.

Will the horror never end?

(Hat Tip: Pharyngula)

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Thursday, 17 July 2008
Wednesday, 09 July 2008

Any of you remember Gilligan's Island?  Remember the depictions of simple native "Polynesian-ish" people brought to a roiling frenzy over the violation of some randomly rediculous "sacred object"?

Remember how silly and funny you thought it was when you were little?  Remember how (if you're a liberal) you later felt a little squeemish over someone representing an entire ethnic group as being so stupid and backwards? 

'cause nobody would really assault someone over a simple representational object.  I mean, there's no "primitive", cannabalistic cult on the earth that actually thinks that representational fetisches are their physical God, right?

Wrong.  Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

That said, I don't have a lot of sympathy for Webster Cook either.  Come on, every good country kid knows, you walk past a hornet's nest, you just keep on walking.  You don't put a stick in it and smash it around.  If they fly into your house or come and sting you, you smash them.  Or if they try to build in your barn, you break out the wasp spray...but you don't go into the woods where they have a perfect right to be, seek them out and stir them up.  That's just dumb.

I know that some are saying its a protest against having public money going to hold a Catholic mass on campus.  But that's not good enough.  I mean, I haven't heard anyone say that Catholics are the ONLY ones allowed to have mass on campus, and I hadn't heard that the group was trying to influence the administration or functioning of the college in any way, nor that students were required by the university to attend the mass.

Also, as one poster pointed out on line, if he wanted to show the Eucharist to his friend and explain it's importance, he should have just ordered a box of wafers online.  Then, he could crumble them up into his bathtub and roll around in them if he wanted to, and nobody would know.

(Hat Tip:  Pharyngula)


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Thursday, 19 June 2008

He-who-must-not-be-linked-to (unless you want to either kow-tow to his views or be accused of stalking) referenced this article about Galileo.


Of course, the "REAL" story is that the church loved Galileo and encouraged him and nurtured him, but he was such an ass that he gave them no choice but to persecute prosecute him after they tried; time-and-time again to avoid it.


The poor church just could not get a break from the relentless assault of Galileo's powerful ego, which obviously threatened to bring down the tottering, frail, underdog of the One True World Church (TM).


Besides, Galileo wasn't treated as badly as some of the other heretics brought before the Inquisition, and really, having to renounce the theory of Heliocentrism and live quietly in obscurity wasn't that terrible of a punishment for having an ego.  That proves the church was a bunch of good guys!


I mean, it's not like the church was supressing knowledge or anything, they were just telling him to say that what he believed to be true (and eventually turned out to be true) wasn't true and to stop talking about it.


I mean, the scientists act as though that is censorship.


What a bunch of babies.  Why are they still whining about it?  How come they won't just admit that the church is a benevolant institution that should once again be allowed to be the final arbiter of all knowledge?




Now, if you want to see REAL censorship in action, go here and read about how the rules of science requiring that your results reflect/predict reality, and the system that diverts funding to those who produce accurate, peer-reviewed research is censoring those who don't believe Global Warming is happening.


Did you know that if your results don't line up with reality, you have to modify your approach until you get results that line up with reality?  God, those heavy-handed bastard scientists.


You know what I bet?  I bet those eleitist scientists think that if you do a math problem, and you get the wrong answer, that it must be because you did the problem wrong!  They'd probably tell you that math works, and the problem is you and your flawed approach!


Like Galileo, they probably think that you have to take a correct approach to get correct answers:


Philosophy is written in this grand book - the universe - which stands continuously open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these one is wandering about in a dark labyrinth.

                                                                                              --Galileo Galilei


(Hat tip: He Who Must Not Be Named)

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Thursday, 12 June 2008

"Sciencism" - The radical, irrational and eleitist position that only things that follow scientific rules can be called science.

"Fundamentalist Sciencism" - The strident and voiciferace insistance that only things that follow scientific rules can be called science. 

Thursday, 12 June 2008 10:04:48 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [4] | #
Wednesday, 04 June 2008

There's a big credit company that sends me regular mailings trying to give me credit.

So many people I know have been screwed over by this company and it's slime-ball tactics that I get a little mad everytime I see their mailings (especially since I gave money to some of these people to get clear of them...only to have more bogus service charges piled on...and my money was just sucked into a void never to be seen again, and did no good for anyone)

So, to make myself feel better, I put a little note to the effect of:


Dear ___________


I just wanted to drop you a little note to let you know that I know a number of you customers, and I've observed how you treat them.

Until you change your business practices, I believe that I would rather jam white-hot pokers into my eye-balls than do business with you.

Just so you know.


Then I send it back to them in their business reply envelope.  Sometimes, I just send the envelope back empty, if I am pressed for time.

Petty? Usless?  A waste of time?  Sure...

But people do all sorts of petty, stupid unproductive things to waste their time.

Some people watch Sex in the City...I send back snarky notes in the business reply envelopes.  It takes less time, and it gets me outside to walk to the mailbox.

Wednesday, 04 June 2008 09:06:52 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [5] |  | #
Thursday, 01 May 2008

Remember how the Mayor of Birmingham (Larry Langford; D)was praying in sackcloth and ashes for God to reduce the crime rate of his fair city?

Well, it looks like Birmingham might soon be less one alleged criminal already...the Mayor of Birmingham! (don't forget, innocent until proven guilty)

(Hat tip and link:  Pharyngula)

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Sunday, 27 April 2008


Welcome to Sunday morning prostration.

(which, as Vala observed, is not nearly as much fun as it sounds)


Hallowed are the Ori!

Hallowed are the Ori!

Hallowed are the Ori (Bemidji is still an Ori strong-hold)

Hallowed are the Ori! (Jesus still hates taxes)

And speaking of the Ori...go take a look at this guy, and tell me he isn't one of their priors.  AllI can say is, we're in trouble when a man named Kahn allignes hiself with enemies of earth.  :-)

Kah-h-h-hn!!!!!!  LOL


[Update:  I think Ben Stein is angling for a priorship]



(Hat tips:  Pharyngula and Denialism)


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Friday, 18 April 2008

Those darned intellectual elite...

Alway putting down the plucky dissenters who challenge the academic "consensus":



"The so called 'intelligentsia' always looks down with a really limitless condescension on anyone who has not been dragged through the obligatory schools and had the necessary knowledge pumped into him. The question has never been: What are the man's abilities? but: What has he learned? To these 'educated' people the biggest empty-head, if he is wrapped in enough diplomas,is worth more than the brightest boy who happens to lack these costly envelopes.And so it was easy for me to imagine how this ' educated ' world would confront me, and in this I erred only in so far as even then I still regarded people as better than in cold reality they for the most part unfortunately are.  As they are, to be sure, the exceptions, as everywhere else, shine all themore brightly. Thereby, however, I learned always to distinguish between the eternal students and the men of real ability."

                                                                       --Adolph Hilter:  Mein Kampf (all quotes from Mein Kampf taken from this link)

"Not the smallest blame for the none too delectable religiousconditions must be borne by those who encumber the religious idea with toomany things of a purely earthly nature and thus often bring it into a totallyunnecessary conflict with so-called exact science. In this victory willalmost always fall to the latter, though perhaps after a hard struggle,and religion will suffer serious damage in the eyes of all those who areunable to raise themselves above a purely superficial knowledge."

                                                                     --Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf


And as for the materialists with the economic solutions based on facts and knowledge...don't even get him started!  That leads to atheism, and even Hitler knows that's not good!


"In proportion as economic life grew to be the dominant mistress of the state, money became the god whom all had to serve and to whom eachman had to bow down. More and more, the gods of heaven were put into the corner as obsolete and outmoded, and in their stead incense was burned tothe idol Mammon. A truly malignant degeneration set in; what made it most malignant was that it began at a time when the nation, in a presumably menacing and critical hour, needed the highest heroic attitude. Germany had to accustom herself to the idea that some day her attempt to secure her daily bread by means of 'peaceful economic labor' would have to be defended by the sword."

(also Adolph Hitler, also Mein Kampf)


And I'd love to hear a conservative debate Hitler on the traitorous nature of the liberal press in war-time:


"The so-called liberal press was actively engaged in digging the grave of the German people and the German Reich."

                                      (also Adolph Hitler, also mein Kampf)


I'm sure they would have a very nice counter-argument for how opposition to ill-concieved millitarism is a primary function of the press, a national duty, really to preserve a nation's honor and treasure.  THEY'D give old Hitler what-for!

But they'd probably agree with him about the horrors of "safe sex". (link about the inventor of the latex condom)


"Particularly with regard to syphilis, the attitude of the leadership of the nation and the state can only be designated as total capitulation.To fight it seriously, they would have had to take somewhat broader measures than was actually the case. The invention of a remedy of questionable characterand its commercial exploitation can no longer help much against this plague.Here again it was only the fight against causes that mattered and not the elimination of the symptoms. The cause lies, primarily, in our prostitution of love. Even if its result were not this frightful plague, it would nevertheless be profoundly injurious to man, since the moral devastations which accompany this degeneracy suffice to destroy a people slowly but surely. This Jewification of our spiritual life and mammonization of our mating instinct will sooner or later destroy our entire offspring, for the powerful children of a natural emotion will be replaced by the miserable creatures of financial expediency which is becoming more and more the basis and sole prerequisite of our marriages.Love finds its outlet elsewhere."

(Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf)

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Thursday, 17 April 2008

So, for those who don’t know about the “Expelled” movie, it’s a movie created by proponents of Intelligent Design intended to do two things.

1)      Promote the idea that God is a fuss-budget failed inventor who has to keep tweaking his creations to get them to work right rather than an all-powerful, all-knowing deity who should be able to get creation right the first time.

2)      Compare tweedy old mild-mannered research biologists to Hitler.

Oh yeah, and one more thing:

3)       Destroy materialist thought and put God back into the center of our social consciousness, and recreate the pre-Enlightenment mindset, where all intellectual effort was required to conform to the religious elite’s world-view.

Three, three things, that the movie “Expelled was intended to do…well, four…

4)      Give an artificial boost to the public persona of several academics who just didn’t have that much notoriety working within the confines of reality.

These four great goals brought forth the movie Expelled…actually, there was the noble goal of having Ben Stein appear in public wearing short-pants…

5)      Get Ben Stein in short pants…oh baby, nothing turns on an Intelligent Designer more than the aging, knobby knees of a Nixon sycophant while his Dulcet voice drones on and on, lifting your spirit heavenward on a cloud of nasal belly-aching about persecution.

Well, it seems that these five noble goals are being shredded, shredded, I say, by the other great materialist evil of our time:  lawyers.  Lawyers and intellectual property laws.

First, the materialists are upset just because we told them that we were interviewing them for one kind of movie concept, for one movie company and then took their interviews and put them in a completely different movie with a completely opposite concept, made by a different movie company.

That’s right! 

And now, these craven materialists are claiming that if you take somebody else’s idea, throw a bell or whistle on it, and then present it as your own…you are cheating!  Can you imagine?  I mean, according to their interpretation of the laws, if I took an iPod apart, built functionally exact but cosmetically different replicas of the workings, and then put it in a different case and called it something else…I’d be breaking the law! 

See, Expelled contains some animation that the Expelled producers made themselves.

It just happens to look almost-but-not-quite-exactly like an animation made by an academic group at a major ivy league university.  It’s purely an accident that the Expelled animation reproduces almost every significant feature of the materialist animation, including significant errors.

But don’t worry, the makers of Expelled are suing the people they copie…uh…independently post-replicated.  We’ll show those materialists a thing or two about reality!  They don’t think it can be bent to the power of human belief.  Boy, are they going to be sorry for their arrogance in persecuting us!  And they would have, too.

They would have persecuted us with a law suit, but luckily, we got to it first, in self-defense.  We’ll see if they back down, or if they are going to further their persecution of us by making us take them to court to defend ourselves against their court case, which we KNOW they would have done, because they are litigious, persecuting bastards.

But they won’t stop!

Now they are claiming that we should have paid money and received permission to use the “intellectual property” of professional musicians!   That’s just silly, besides, there’s no way Yoko Ono would give permission for her husband’s song to be used in a way that shows he is responsible for the crimes of Stalin.

 Disclaimer:  This post, like all of the others on this site, is an act of self-amusement by the author.  It is intended as entertaining parody of the issue, and the unfolding public drama, and is not intended to be seen as making specific charges against specific individuals or entities.

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Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Women!  Take personal responsibility for your own safety.  I know it's tough, but you can do it by starting small.  All you have to do is make some small changes in your dating habits.  Lets start with the easy ones.

1)  Don't date men who describe themselves as "Christian Libertarians". (especially ones who look like they have had someone give their head a bikini wax)

2)  If you do date a self-described Christian Libertarian, and he buys you a diet Coke, assume it is laced with GHB, and don't drink it.  See, a "Christian Libertarian" will view knocking you out and having his way with you as the moral equivilant of stealing a purse you left lying around.  If you are going to date them, it's best to understand their culture and customs so you don't find yourself in situations like this.  See, "date rape" isn't like "Genuine rape".  It doesn't count.

3) Before you engage in innocent flirting, or put on that cute little outfit that shows off all the hard work you did in the gym for the last year, make sure that there will be no Christian Libertarians around where they can see you.  For that matter, consider moving to Berkley or someplace like that where it is toxic for Christian libertarians to live before you join a gym and commit to working out.

4)  Don't flirt with Christian Libertarians.  In their strange culture, flirting is agreeing to have sex...not a preliminary social ritual to gague a potential partner's interest, compatablility, or social acumen.  Also, changing your mind isn't allowed.

5)  Remember, if you put effort into looking good, a "Christian Libertarian" will view it as an invitation to rape you.  See, like the people on the street who overhear your conversation with a friend and interject themselves uninvited, a "Christian Libertarian" doesn't understand that even though you might be sending signals of sexual receptivness, you are not necessarily talking to THEM, and that you do not wave your right to say "no".

6) Actually, if you want to be safe from "Christian Libertarians", forget all of the above.  Just wear a Burqua.

7)  Oh wait, that won't help either.  Then they'll just shoot you.

8)  It doesn't matter what you do, the Christian Libertarians will get you.

9)  It'll be all your fault.

10) They don't need the government or any damn women telling them what to do.  They have all sorts of self-control.

(Hat Tip:

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Tuesday, 19 February 2008


Those Gosh-darned pesky educated predictions backed up by research and facts.

How can Intelligent Design hope to compete?

Oh yeah.  They have Ben Stein.  Never mind.  His powers of snidely droning on and on about liberal fascism will prevail.  No one can withstand the power of his droll and slighly pouty drone.  The only people who listen to facts are effete snobs with alphabet soup after their names, and they will be the first ones up against the wall when the revolution comes.

(Hat Tip: Jason Bock)
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Friday, 15 February 2008

I didn't buy these arguments when the Discovery Institute used them against Darwinism...

But you know, for some reason, when you use the same rhetorical tactics agaist just unravels. 



But I DO think that it would have been better produced if they had gotten Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron to do it.

(Hat Tip:  Pharyngula)

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Saturday, 09 February 2008

When you're a State Representative, and you have to apologize for calling single moms "sluts" in just might be a Republican.

LOL!  I like that he apologized publicly with this little number:

"The derogatory term I used was offensive and inappropriate, and I would like to apologize for using it," the Colorado Springs Republican said in a statement. "Because of my unfortunate choice of language, the message that I was trying to get across about personal responsibility and parental responsibility has been overshadowed.

"I certainly regret using the term I did," he said.


Of course, having spent about the last twenty-five years listening to politicians, and knowing the Republican philosophy as I do...

I can translate it into normal person language quite easily:

"I'm sorry I used words to accuratly represent what I really think.  It's unfortunate that I can no longer pawn off my hostility to harm-reduction efforts as frienliness toward "personal responsibility".  People will always be able to point to this quote and show that my real attitude is one of enjoying seeing women and their children suffer as retribution for their lack of submissivness to the patriarchy."

You know, it just seems like those Muslim fundies have it easier.  You don't see THEM having to bow and scrape and, the WOMEN do all of that, when they appear in court.

Gee, it just sort of makes you long for the ideal, Republican America, doesn't it?  Where Abortion (and birth control as soon as they can swing it)is illegal, and all of the government aid is regulated by "Faith-based initiatives" that see things the way old Larry Liston does.  Then, he could call them sluts, and who would care?  Nobody, that's who.  Because if there was one thing Jesus would never have stood was an unwed teenaged mother.

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Wednesday, 06 February 2008

Can you believe that some teachers booed a pastor who came to speak at a school?

Poor Ken Hutcherson.

I can’t imagine why they would ever do such a thing to such a nice guy.

After all, he’s just a big bundle of cuddly.

And he has such nice friends, who are also just the sweetest guys.

I can’t believe that the teachers were so brutal, as to “boo” him.  Have they no humanity?  Don’t they know what “booing” can do to a man who is so sensitive and who just wants to be free to work for a world where Christians will be free to preach that it is God’s will for them to kill homosexuals?

I mean, to say “boo” to a guy like that.  It just goes to show what ANIMALS we are hiring to teach our children.  It’s just Christian persecution, plain and simple.

(Hat Tip: One News Now)

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Sunday, 03 February 2008

Thanks to Erudite Redneck, I don't have to pass on the delicious sugar rush that is Neil Simpson's blog.

Oh, sure, some people find it sacchrine...but not me.

Though Neil asked me to stop commenting on his blog, and though he complained repeatedly about me linking to him, I find that the fascinating blend of "Sound Doctrine" with it's more difficult and disturbing conclusions blunted by a convenient smattering of carefully selected "liberal theology" is also of interest to others! 

Let THEM creep Neil out!

Besides, it's much more fun when he is addressed by theists who disagree with him (and have a big bowl of alphabet soup after their names)

After all, candy is dandy, but soup is just more nourishing. 

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Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Geekgoddess gets all whiney about poor injured people getting their money taken away by legal action by big corporations.

I also used to think like her, all commie pinko like that and stuff.

But I've recently had a conversion to free-market capitalism.

Just imagine the great heights that could be reached by our society if we made the dog-eat-dog world of business more prefectly dog-eat-doggier?

Just imagine how great our country would be if ANY paid service could not only charge you for the cost of operating their business, plus a modest profit, but then could ALSO charge you for anything that you got that was, in any way related to their service!

Like, just imagine what a great world we would live in if you rented a car, and they not only got to charge you for the rental of the car, but could also commondere your reimbursement from your employer or your business tax deductions?

Or, just imagine if you hired a cleaning service, and they cleaned your house, but if a friend happened to do a little cleaning for you in special preperation for a dinner party, they could charge you for the work your friend did!

It's genious!  And anyone who doesn't LOVE it is a commie atheist terrorist who hates our freedoms.


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Friday, 25 January 2008

A pastor recently said that Planned Parenthood is the #1 killer of Black People in this country, and a worse enemy of Black People than the KKK...

Because we know that providing access to affordable birth control, low-cost pelvic exams, and other Family Planning services in an effort to ensure that "Every baby is a wanted baby, and every mother is a health mother" is soooo much worse than treating people like animals, hunting them with dogs, and hanging them to death from trees in an effort to keep an entire group in a servile social position through violence and terror. 

But that is not the only attempt to link PP with the KKK.  Go to this site and take a peak at a picture proporting to show Margaret Sanger about to address the KKK.  Never mind that this is supposedly in 1926...and the photo of Ms. Sanger appears to be much closer to her age at her death in 1966...and no matter WHAT you do...don't look at the black "matlines" around her feet...

Just trust the picture, OK?

Ah well, maybe they came up with some better Photoshop jobs at the 3rd annual Margaret Sanger at the KKK rally art contest.

But David Lane would laugh at that idea, if you just ask him (I hear he likes to get phone calls), birth control is a "zionist" plot to exterminate the WHITE race.

I'd give a hat tip and a link to where I found the first link, but Neil finds it "creepy" when I link to him, and I try not to do more harm to already fragile people.  Anyway, you probably already know how to get there.

Friday, 25 January 2008 08:44:20 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [3] |  |  |  | #
Wednesday, 16 January 2008

And first prize in the "just not gettin' it" catagory goes to...

Michele "jerk for Jesus" Bachman

Who brags about how great Minnesota is because of all the people working long hours and multiple jobs.

Just keep doing what your doing Michele, and pretty soon, by your standards, America will be the greatest country in the world!

You still have a lot to do, though.  I know if you keep at it and don't give up, some day our seven-year-olds can acheive the dream or working 12 -hour shifts like their lucky Bangladeshi counterparts today!

(Hat Tip: Pharyngula)

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Tuesday, 15 January 2008

So Huckabee wants to amend the Constitution to line up with Biblical priciples?

At least he's honest.

Sure he's the Republican front-runner and everything but I'm not worried...

...but mostly that's because I live a mere eight-our drive from the Canadian border.

Less if I don't like my car too much.

And I don't think I'll have to rush.  We can get everything packed up and have a leisurly drive into the neighboring country long before they run out of homosexuals and witches.

(Hat Tip: Pharyngula)

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Monday, 31 December 2007

I can understand why a student might feel threatened when a fellow student angrely rips up a symbol of her belief system right in front of her.

Quote from the article:

Some Janesville parents said that they're concerned that in this incident, in which a student allegedly tore pages from a Bible, the balance between the two was tipped toward the First Amendment, WISC-TV reported.

As many Parker High School students get ready for Christmas break, junior Elle Jacobson is at home and will not be returning like her friends.

"I have never felt threatened like that in a classroom before," said Jacobson.

The 17-year-old is talking about an incident in her English class two weeks ago during a class presentation.

"This boy got up and his visual aid was a Bible and a book. And he got up and started his speech by saying 'Now, this piece of crap' and pointed to the Bible."

Jacobson said that she quickly felt threatened

"He took the Bible and he said, 'I'm going to do this because I can. I'm going to do something that your stupid, little minds aren't going to be able to comprehend and he took the Bible and started ripping out pages."

Does that mean that I think the student meant to threaten the other students?  I don't assume so.  As a matter of fact, I think there's a case to be made for temporary insanity.  The boy is a teenager going through an Ayn Rand phase.  Of course he's selfish, arrogant, self-centered and has a need to elevate himself and demean the others around him, and of course that need has a slightly destructive and sadistic edge to it.  Don't worry, they usually reach their peak with Atlas Shrugged, and fall off somewhere in the middle of The Fountainhead.  And even if they don't, they become too busy trolling websites in support of Ron Paul to be a real threat to anyone.

But in a culture where many Christians are constantly trained to expect that everyone hates them, that they are on the verge of terrible persecution, and are trained to expect hate and violence as the consequence of their it any wonder that the students felt threatened?

Even without that indoctrination and training, if you see a symbol of your identity attacked in front of you in this way, it is threatening.

People should probably try to avoid doing things that a reasonable person would find threatening.  Especially in school, where people should feel safe.

The father in this instance is outraged that the school is being careful of the boy's constitutional right to free speech, and feels that they are compromising his daughter's safety.  I wonder if he would feel the same way if someone got kicked out of school for wearing a tee-shirt with certain laws from Leviticus printed on them?

 And I even though I can understand how the girl might feel threatened by the boy's actions...what's with letting her stay home?  I don't see any reason to believe that she is actually in any real danger from a book-ripping Rand-head.

Seems to me that there's a fair amount of silliness on all sides of this issue.  If only they could talk about the issues, find some common ground, share a goal...

Now, let me see...who could bring these two camps together...Christians with a strong reverance for the Bible as a holy relic to be venerated above free speech...and impulsive drama-prone Ayn Rand fans with a crusader complex...

YES!  Ron Paul!  He is the answer!  He alone can heal this terrible rift.

(Hat Tip: Pharyngula)

Monday, 31 December 2007 01:02:58 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [7] |  |  |  | #
Tuesday, 18 December 2007

I can't wait to hear how the apologists for the worship of the almighty dollar (The Church of Wall Mart) make this OK.

Seriously.  Stealing the compensation a woman got for having her brain ruined?  They can do that?

Note to self:  Don't sign any F#$%$^%$^ thing without having a lawyer look over it first, and also, just for good measure, have it doused in holy water, buried in consecrated ground under a full moon, left there for a month, and then have a voodoo priestess clear it of evil spirits.

(And yes, I know a laywer and a voodoo priestess.  Although for efficiency's sake, I think I should find a lawyer who IS a voodoo priestess.  Anyone know where I can find some decent holy water at a discount?)

Then, leave the contract lying somewhere uninhabited, take off, and nuke the site from orbit. (it's the only way to be sure).

[Update:  They couldn't just be happy with Dead Peasant Policies?  Evil I say.  Wall Mart is evil] 

Tuesday, 18 December 2007 05:47:31 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [10] |  |  |  | #
Thursday, 13 December 2007

Guess they didn't want to hand the election to Hillary wrapped up in a bow.

Sucks to be you.

Still, being a Republican fall-guy has it's upside.

Look at Ollie North.  Worked out OK for him.

Just hang in there one more year, and all that can be yours!

Thursday, 13 December 2007 05:55:40 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] |  | #
Friday, 07 December 2007

I was over at Uncommon Descent for a little light-headed reading.  I skimmed this silly little number.

It’s not really very interesting, except if you give it a Freudian deconstruction (it’s OK, I’m an English major.  I’m trained for this.  Don’t try it at home.)

Of special interest is this revealing little gem at the end:

“Of special interest would be the flagellar genes.”

Does the obsession with flagellum at the DI seem a tad…well…Augustinian?

I wonder if Dembski et. al. will ever discover tiny biological systems with analogous features to a hair shirt and salt chalice?

If so, it’s possible they’d never leave the prayer closet laboratory again.

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I was just watching a History Channel special on China yesterday.  I had to laugh out loud when a Chinese Communist Party Official was shown talking about certain economic woes in his province.  He said:

"What we need is some sort of Social Security System".

I had to pause the DVR because I was laughing so hard.

See?  The conservatives are right!  Social Security IS communist! If it weren't Communist, the Communists wouldn't be thinking about maybe someday getting around to having it!

Friday, 07 December 2007 08:29:15 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [3] |  |  | #
Sunday, 25 November 2007

While I'm sympathetic to this guy's anti-war views...

And I'm all about putting anti-establishment bumper stickers on your car...

WHO THE HELL carries a digital audio recorder in a pistol case in their vehicle?  Why would you do that?

Not that there is anything WRONG with doing it...I just don't understand why you would.  It seems like it would just not work as well as, oh I don't know...a digital audio recorder case?

I realize that I'm just a dopy liberal who can't even understand something as simple as why you would want to gather together a large group of fundies to stage a revolt to turn South Carolina into a theocratic republic...

But it just seems odd to me.

But at least they're not alone.  Ron Paul understands them.  And is willing to take arrows for them.

Thank God for Ron Paul.

Thank God the poor misunderstood Americans who understand that we have to destroy America to save it have SOMEONE to go to bat for them.

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Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Look, it’s not about your ethnicity.  It’s about fairness.  We just want to be fair.   If you come to the country legally, go through the proper channels, work hard, and do the right thing, we will welcome you.

Ha Ha…just kidding!

(Hat Tip: FrecklesCassie)

If you work hard and pay your taxes, and follow the laws and participate in the system, it will work for you.


The system is set up to give everyone a fair shake, and make sure that everyone’s voice is heard...

...or the words that are ascribed to them by the government translator...whichever will lead to a conviction.

None of this has anything to do with the color of your skin.

Honestly.  It’s just the illegals who we want to give trouble to.

(Hat Tip: Alenaae)

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Tuesday, 25 September 2007

 “I think the authorities and officials of the university should practice a little more listening to other points of view and listen to things they don’t like to hear.”

                   --crazy-ass theocrat from someone else's country.

Sorry, very sorry you didn't get the warm, polite reception that you felt you deserved.

It's true, you were an invited speaker, and it's true that the audience should give your thoughts and ideas all the credit they deserve.

Guess what?  They did.  booyah.

Thing is, we've go our own crazy-assed theocrats over here to deny the Holocaust for us, and re-write history and re-define "science" and pave over the homosexuals while simultaneously blaming them for everything that goes wrong...

...and we have to play nice while our politicians make kissy-face with them on the T.V. and act all polite and respectful and not gag openly.

So, why don't you go home and run your little country while we try to keep control of ours?

Tuesday, 25 September 2007 20:55:47 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [6] |  | #
Thursday, 13 September 2007

I guess STD's are on the rise in Minnesota.  Have been since 2003. and peaking this year (2007)


You'd think that with the institution of the extremely effective and very cost-saving required abstinance-only requirement that the state puts on funding for Sex Ed (and has since about oh, 2003) that rates would be plummeting as teens stop having sex in droves.

You'd think that just telling them to not have sex would make them stop.  After all, Condoms and such cause MORE STDs because they give a false sense of security. 

So, you would expect the STD rate to go down, not up, and you certainly wouldn't expect the rate to go up significantly more in the age group of the students who benefit from the improvement of moving to an abstinance-only sex-ed curriculum...

...God must be testing us for his own mysterious purposes, by giving virgins STDs.

Yeah.  That's it.

(If your kid has comprehensive sex ed in Minnesota, it is because your school district said "no" to the state funding, and funded the sex ed themselves.  Please write your school board, and say "thank you".)

More info:

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Monday, 27 August 2007

Neil at asks an excellent question:

If they think we’re so “radical,” why don’t they just use their faux majority to elect legislators to legalize partial-birth abortion and such?  Then they wouldn’t need judges to ignore their duties and make up their own laws. 

Thanks Neil!

Ignoring for the moment the confusion between interpreting the laws in line with the spirit of the Constitution and “ignor[ing] their duties and make[ing] up their own laws”…

Well, the answer is to reflect the question back to you.  If the religious right really had a lock on the sentiments of mainstream America…why would we have quotes from the leaders of your beloved movement feeling the need to say things like this:

"It's like guerrilla warfare. If you reveal your location, all it does is allow your opponent to improve his artillery bearings. It's better to move quietly, with stealth, under cover of night. You've got two choices: You can wear cammies and shimmy along on your belly, or you can put on a red coat and stand up for everyone to see. It comes down to whether you want to be the British army in the Revolutionary War or the Viet Cong. History tells us which tactic was more effective."--Ralph Reed Los Angeles Times, 3/22/92

Or these:

With the apathy that exists today, a small, well-organized minority can influence the selection of candidates to an astonishing degree.  –Pat Robertson in The Millenium


The apathy of other Americans can become a blessing and advantage to Christians who choose to get involved and fill the void of leadership. –America’s Providential History (A popular Christian homeschooling  textbook)


"We don't have to worry about convincing a majority of Americans to agree with us.  Most of them are staying home and watching Falcon Crest." ,"  --Guy Rodgers



As a tactic for a short-run defense of the independent Christian school movement, the appeal to religious liberty is legitimate. Everyone who is attempting to impose a world-and-life view on a majority (or on a ruling minority) always uses some version of the liberty doctrine to buy himself and his movement some time, some organizational freedom, and some power. . . . So let us be blunt about it: we must use the doctrine of religious liberty to gain independence for Christian schools until we train up a generation of people who know that there is no religious neutrality, no neutral law, no neutral education, and no neutral civil government. Then they will get busy in constructing a Bible-based social, political, and religious order which finally denies the religious liberty of the enemies of God. --- Gary North



Combined with direct mailings and telephone whisper campaigns perfected by Richard Viguerie, for example, the combination of cultivating voter apathy and then using “churches”, direct mail and other “alternative media” to motivate “the troops” has been very successful.  So successful that Viguerie couldn’t help but crow about it in a book;
America’s Right Turn
.  He calls direct mail, church voter guides, and other “alternative media” “secret weapons”.


This is probably why it is so important for them to constantly beat the drums of impending doom with regard to government.  The constant sense that nothing good can come of government, that government can’t do anything right, that the world is going to hell in a handbasket, and only God can stop it, no effort of mere mortals can affect it.

How else do you account for the constant conservative serenade of how moral decline in our country has lead to the terrible crime and violence of our culture, despite the fact that violent crime has been on a decline since the early 1980’s and reached an all-time low in 2005?

There’s nothing you can do, the world is falling apart.  Come to Jesus, and for God’s sake make sure you have a conceal-and-carry permit.  The end is coming.  There’s nothing the government can do.  God and vigilante justice are the only answer.

(never mind that the greatest drop happened during the Clinton Presidency, a time when, presumably, American morals were most out of control, and continues through much of the Bush Presidency, when the “invading hordes of illegal immigrants” have supposedly been importing unprecedented social ills).

In 2005 the UN Development Program Report pegged the United States Literacy Rate at 99.9%

Which means that 99.9 out of every 100 Americans can read and understand the articles urging them to dismantle their “failing” school systems, rather than invest in fixing their few shortcomings.

 This is actually quite good when you add in the consideration that the skills required for “basic” literacy have continued to expand.  You need a progressively higher degree of literacy to be considered “basically” literate as time goes on.  For instance, my mother in-law gave her grammar-school readers to my children as a gift.   Given the formula provided by the teacher, my mother-in-law’s third-grade reader was at a beginning first –grade level by today’s standards.

 Having volunteered as a reading tutor for some of the remaining .1% I can tell you that the reasons many of them were unable to learn to read in school had little to do with the school system, and more to do with severe disabilities, crippling home-lives and moving around a lot due to economic instability.  Things that “conservatives” have continuously said are none of the governments business to address.  The Church, private charities faith-based initiatives are the only answers to such ills.

WHY is the extreme right so invested in this sense of failure, decay and hopelessness?  I suppose they want us to admit that “we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves”.  There is nothing we can do on our own, nothing that we can do through our government, unless it is a “Godly” administration like the current one, in which case, there is also nothing for us to do. 

Just go to church and get your voter guide, or stay home and despair.

Screw that, get out and vote.  Register to vote.  If you can’t vote for a candidate you want, vote AGAINST a candidate you don’t want or just “throw your vote away” writing in Bill and/or Opus.  At least that sends a message that the votes are there to be won, by the party that fields the right candidates.

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Thursday, 23 August 2007

The Foo Fighters are HIV/AIDS denialists.

Mother of God!  Will the hurting never stop?

I suppose next I'm going to learn that the band Rush is anti-vaccination, the Dixie Chicks believe in Morgellon's Syndrome, or Queensreich are Holocaust deniers or something.

No, no.  that would be too terrible.  I couldn't bear it.

(Hat Tip:  Denialism. com)

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Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Bob Wagner describes the actions of what I have begun to think of as representative of the "Libertarian" philosophy.  This guy has appeares to have pretty much deliberately shit on and sabotaged every single, solitary protection his workers had,all the while running their livelyhood into the ground.

And after all, why shouldn't he?  He's got no responsibility for anyone but himself.  He can do whatever he wants to with HIS company right? 

And just because he had to pay for unemployment, why should his employees get to collect?  And why should he send out the paperwork for them to pay their own money to extend the benefits they THOUGHT they were getting, but weren't because he'd stopped paying for them?Because he laid them off?  Screw that! 

Drug laws, gun laws?  Professional ethics boards?  Taxes? Screw 'em.  Bunch of nanny-state cry-baby whiney crap.

Buyer (and employee) beware. 

Ah yes...if everyone could do what this guy has done and not face any social sanction for it at all, it would be "libertarian" paradise! 

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Hey Grover,

I just wanted to send you a quick note thanking you for your tax activism.  I can tell you, having our governor work so hard to keep his no tax pledge and work so hard for you and your out-of-state organization has really benefitted this state.

We didn't need that I-35W bridge anyway.

Say!  I have an idea, you know how it's going to cost our state so much more to rebuild it than it would have to fix it in the first place?  Maybe you can convince Pawlenty to not fix it!

I hear he's rethinking his vetos for increased spending in transportation, road, and infrastructure maintenance, though, so you'd better lean on him real good.  You let one guy get away with it and next thing you know, ALL the people who signed your little pledge will have caved in to the namby-pamby "safe road huggers".

I bet we could get an EVEN BIGGER tax cut than the one we got after he "balanced the budget" by cutting services and infrastructure expendatures to avoid raising taxes!  I mean, sure our local taxes will go through the roof *again* as local governments have to take up the slack...but bridge at a time, right?

Sarcastically yours,



P.S. Rush Limbaugh called Pawlenty a "liberal Democrat".  You'd better check yer Boyee, Grover baby.  Make sure he's not on the pills again.

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Thursday, 09 August 2007

Neil at bewails violence against Christians in other countries.  The ones that caught my eye in particular were in India.

Why?  Because of This:

Christian Terrorists Massacre Eight Hindu Civilians in India

Christian Terrorists Kill 44, Wound 118 in Attacks in Northeast India


Baptist Church Backs Terrorism in North-East India


Terrorists in North-East India get American Support


Christ and North-East India


It couldn’t possibly be that people in India might possibly be reacting to events like this could it?

Nah.  That would be very difficult to believe. 

[Update: There's a website that is exclusively dedicated to serving up lots of material to serve the persecution fetisch.] 

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Monday, 06 August 2007

Continuing the trend of Constitution Party boosters who have needlessly duplicated consonants in their names:

Meet Mary Starrett.

She is anti-choice.  Read the whole article.  I like here answer to the question if abortion could be allowed in the case of rape and incest.  She answers that an innocent child shouldn’t have to suffer for the sins of the father.

Of course, the woman is another story.  It would be interesting to hear what sort of rights a woman has in their world view if a group of cells have more rights because it might one day form a person.  A woman can suffer for the sins of another because she has fewer rights than something that isn’t even a person yet.

Mary Starrett is very cute, smart, educated and articulate.

Why oh why can’t we have Mary Starrett instead of Ann Coulter?  She’d SAY equally entertaining bat-shit insane things, but she’d say them in a way that was actually clever and she’d be easier to look at.  Also, one look at those adorable little grandma chipmunk cheeks, and you KNOW she’d be nicer.

 After all, I think a wholesome, girl-next-door wife, mother and grandmother is more qualified to talk about how important is for women to recognize their proper “place” than a jaded-looking, dried-up, underfed, crabby bitter spinster.

Here is one of Mary’s opinion pieces.  Here is a list of more titles.

Video!  Whose and adorable little conspiracy theorist?  You are!…yes you are…ah-boo-boo-boo.

It weirds me out a little bit that it averages two-to-four sentences on almost any new topic before she gets to a point where I remember she’s lost her mind, though.

For instance, the “fact” that the BBC reported the fall of WTC 7 twenty minutes before it actually fell.  What I find interesting about the conclusions they drew from that, assuming it’s even true and not an urban legend, is that there were TONS of things reported that turned out to not be true.  We had a report of a car bomb on The Mall.  I remember a report of a bomb going off somewhere in Washington, and fires that turned out to be false alarms.  It doesn’t seem like much of a stretch to me to have a report of something happening that turns out to have been a false report, or a report that was prepared ahead of time, knowing that near-by buildings had been damaged (which was mentioned before the collapse of WTC7)  and got aired prematurely, and then the event happens.

 It doesn’t mean the government did it.  Why would 9/11 be an inside job, as Mary says she believes?  What possible reason could they have for doing it themselves when, as anyone in the Clinton administration could have told you it was only a matter of time before something happened.  Were the Republicans poised to take advantage of the tragedy? Oh yes, it would appear to be so.  But why would your orchestrate your own tragedy when it was so clear that one would eventually be provided for you, even if you put your best efforts into preventing it?

I’m sure some of Mary’s fans are a little disappointed at her balking at validating the Zionist Global Conspiracy Theory.  She stopped just short of it, and wouldn’t be budged or nudged into anything more than a polite non-comment.

And I have to say I am a little disappointed that there was no mention of the alien captives in area 51.  Still, we can’t have everything.  But really, a good-old fashioned call for the government to ‘fess up about what REALLY happened at Roswell would have rounded out the roll-call of where-the-fringes-of-the-right-and-left-wings-meet conspiracy theories very nicely.

About her theories on Waco:  It might be that the Branch Davidians were all about peace and fluffy puppy love…but read up on Jonestown sometime.  Read up on the lovely, intelligent, talented, giving people who were members of Jim Jones’ cult.  Read about what a caring and visionary leader Jones himself was.

 Nobody who was in his church in the early years, or who knew many of his followers would have predicted the sudden shift in paranoid militantism, the sexual abuse, or that those people could be convinced to hold down their fellow cult members, plug their noses, and force cyanide-laced Kool-Aid down their throats at gun-point.

Sorry, but given the various histories of cults like this, like the Hale-Bopp cult as well…I am more likely to believe the government line that the cultists preferred to take their own lives and the lives of their fellows rather than be arrested.

Not because I inherently trust the government, but simply because in this case, it seems more consistent with reality than that somehow the government just decided to butcher a bunch of people for no reason.  Nobody has ever given me one good reason why the government would take the actions they are accused of taking.

There is a certain pattern to government malfeasance that just doesn’t fit the Waco conspiracy theories, whereas the pattern of a cult gone to the point of self-destruction because it’s ideology has reached a point of madness where they realize they can no longer exist within the confines of reality is much more consistent with the facts.

Had the government done nothing in Waco, I think we would have had another Jonestown…only this time it would have been on American soil, and do you know WHO people would have blamed?  The government, of course.

But this is the essential fact I see in the Constitution party’s platform.  The government is to be shrunk down to where it has no power at all, and the church will move in to fill the gaps.  ‘Course, what they DON’T say is that the church, being the most powerful civil institution, would pretty much be able to put whoever they want into the government as well.

And do you think the big business guys that they complain about will miss a beat?  I don’t think so.  Just look at all the money they unload on religion already.

The third-largest party in the U.S. is rooting for a theocracy, buttressing their arguments with conspiracy theories that have long ago passed the dead-horse stage, and arguments of inference and paranoid over reason.

God help us all if this is our best “alternative”.

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Saturday, 04 August 2007

It’s time to meet some of the more well-known boosters of the Constitution Party.  Just my little helping hand to Mark…who seemed a little grumbly about having to look into it more deeperer on his own.

Of course, being a free-thinker, Mark will also have to double-check the information that I provide*…but  hey.  It’s just the cost of being a responsible member of society that you find things out for yourself.

So, without further ado…let’s take a look at today’s profiled Constitutional Party booster:

Devvy Kidd is a writer writer and speaker.  In addition to an apparent fondness for randomly doubling consonants, she seems to be an advocate for the Constitution Party.

Quatloos!  Featured Devvy Kidd on their website, focusing on her apparent insistence that the 16th Amendment is illegal.

The World Net Daily seems to believe her.

Somehow, the Courts beg to differ (below copied from the Quatloos website link provided above):

Miller v. United States, 868 F.2d 236, 241 (7 th Cir. 1989) (per curiam) - the court stated, "We find it hard to understand why the long and unbroken line of cases upholding the constitutionality of the sixteenth amendment generally, Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Company . . . and those specifically rejecting the argument advanced in The Law That Never Was, have not persuaded Miller and his compatriots to seek a more effective forum for airing their attack on the federal income tax structure." The court imposed sanctions on them for having advanced a "patently frivolous" position.

United States v. Stahl, 792 F.2d 1438, 1441 (9 th Cir. 1986), cert. denied, 479 U.S. 1036 (1987) - stating that "the Secretary of State's certification under authority of Congress that the sixteenth amendment has been ratified by the requisite number of states and has become part of the Constitution is conclusive upon the courts," the court upheld Stahl's conviction for failure to file returns and for making a false statement.

Knoblauch v. Commissioner, 749 F.2d 200, 201 (5 th Cir. 1984), cert. denied, 474 U.S. 830 (1986) - the court rejected the contention that the Sixteenth Amendment was not constitutionally adopted as "totally without merit" and imposed monetary sanctions against Knoblauch based on the frivolousness of his appeal. "Every court that has considered this argument has rejected it," the court observed.

United States v. Foster, 789 F.2d 457 (7 th Cir.), cert. denied, 479 U.S. 883 (1986) - the court affirmed Foster's conviction for tax evasion, failing to file a return, and filing a false W-4 statement, rejecting his claim that the Sixteenth Amendment was never properly ratified.

(copied from the Quatloos! Website)

Check out Devvy’s reading list for becoming an informed citizen.  Of course, when you are done, you will believe that the Illuminate are out to kill you…

Devy Kidd endorses El Doroado Discount Gold, Inc.  You can count on an internet sales site like ElDorado Discount Gold inc.  Especially if someone as sane and well-balanced as Devvy endorses them.  After all, she’s one smart cookie.  She isn’t fooled by the Shriners’ helping treat all those kids with disabilities.

Devvy Kidd was the Freedom Drive Manager for We The People; a grass-roots organization determined to defend honesty, integrity and legality and….uh…


Oh yeah, if your head is still spinning from her insistence that the 16th amendment isn’t legal, how about her apparent insistence that the local county sheriff can legally refuse to enforce Federal laws?

And check out this jeremiad. If America’s schools were ACTUALLY anything like Devvy describes, I would want to abolish the Department of Education too.  Of course, if schools were as bad as Devvy says they are, it would also explain the lack of focus and coherence in her essay.  But when my kids come home and I say “What did you learn today?”…they have never answered “Sodomy, Communism and America Hatin’!!”

Sigh.  Oh well, at least I can go to bed tonight secure that Devvy Kidd is out there fighting tirelessly for my right to join an armed compound with my Sheriff’s support, make sure my kids have a ignorant terror that gay people will convert them, and selectively decide which constitutional amendments I’ll observe.  Vote Constitution party!

*         You should be aware that this is a capriciously written narrative intended to connect the dots of various things I’ve found on the web, and is NOT intended to inform you in anyway about Devvy Kidd.  The “facts” are unchecked.  As is always the case, the commentary provided by me is intended to entertain (mostly myself) rather than inform, and the conclusions drawn are not necessarily carefully considered.

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Monday, 16 July 2007

As numerous Conservative religious pundits have pointed out over and over and over again, THIS sort of thing is not the fault of religion.


See, this is the sort of thing that happens when uppity members of a minority group forget their place and start asking to be treated like everyone else.


The Religious Conservative pundits will tell you that if “the gays” would just be quiet and stop making trouble and stayed in the closet, they wouldn’t get hurt.  It’s this “gay marriage” thing,  and the “I’d like to have an equal chance at getting and keeping a job” thing, and the “please say they can’t kick me out of my apartment just because I’m gay” thing.


If “the gays” didn’t keep trying to “push their agenda”, we would all be peaceful and friendly and live happily in our don’t-ask-don’t tell-no-really-we’ve-just-been-roomates-for-forty-years” society.




Yeah, and Mathew Sheppard was murdered over drugs and money.  Amazing how fast the “gay panic defense” can turn to “we didn’t mean to, we just wanted him to tell us where the drugs and money were” when you find out that killing someone because they were gay isn’t a slam-dunk defense like it used to be, but has instead morphed into a hate crime while you weren’t looking.


And really, I don’t think it’s about religion either.  Seriously.  It’s about crazy people being able to hide so easily in religion.  This Mangum guy is insane.  Religion probably didn’t make him insane.  Just like the excessive religious zeal of the Virginia Tech shooter was more the product of insanity than religion.   He just, for some reason, felt more comfortable expressing his psychosis in terms of a religious approach to the world rather than the alternative.  Insanity makes anything but religion almost impossible.   Religion supports and validates and gives focus and direction to insanity that nothing else can.


Oh yeah, and one more thing.  It also protects it.  If someone says “the great talking walrus I saw in my bathtub told me to kill homosexuals”, we lock them up for their own good and everyone else’s.  If someone says “God says we should kill homosexuals” he gets to have his own organization, and important Republicans invite him to all their parties and give him lots and lots of money.


And when something like this happens, the religions conservative pundits will shake their heads and say how unfortunate it all is, and isn’t it too bad that the “gay agenda” made this Mangum guy so mad he had to go out and kill a gay man. And those who preach the hate by quoting directly from the Bible will get yet another pass.  Forget about Hate Crime Legislation.  You won’t even be able to get one person from the mainstream media to get up and say something about how preaching hate is wrong and leads to murder.


Because they don’t want to piss off those who worship the Bible.  Those poor, powerless persecuted Bible worshipers.

(Hat Tip: Pharyngula)

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Friday, 13 July 2007



Much is being made of this video.  Some people think that it is a bunch of rude, obnoxious, theocratic extremeists trying to silence a religious blessing upon our government from a holy man from a significant minority group who contributes greatly to the richness of our society.


Nothing could be further from the truth.  The truth is that our Deist founders who didn't believe in organized religion, nevertheless decreed that the United States was a Christian nation.  Sure, natural law was a good enough way for them to live THIER lives, but for the country, they thought that bronze age morality was the cure and they said no other religion could be practiced publicly.

And don't quote me Jefferson's letter to the Baptist convention about the "Wall of Seperation" malarky.  That was just a ruse to lull the non-Christians into a false sense of security.

Anyway.  What's going on here is that the Christians are exersising both their RIGHT to use their free speech to silence other religions, and their SACRED OBLIGATION to harass non-Christian in the country.  And by non Christians, I mean non- Protestants.


Protestants are the REAL matter what the Pope says.


I mean, who does this Hindu holy man think he is anyway?  What makes him think that we WANT to ask to be guided by the supreme deity who created and runs the universe, and have our deliberations and decisions and actions subject to his laws?  What makes him think that we have any obligation to remember that we are part of a country that is part of a planet, that is part of a universal system whose reality we are subject to, and whithin which we are called to function with the best possible expression of our nature?


Oh. Wait.  I guess this must explain something that someone has called to my attention:  Some Christians think that liberal Christians are actually Hindus.  LOL.  Maybe we should re-think the percentage of Hindues that make up the population.  Maybe we need to add more Hindu chaplains.

It seems almost futile for religion to call people to humility anymore.

(double Hat Tip:  Eclecticsanonymous)

Also, Jason Bock has commentary on this.

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Wednesday, 06 June 2007

With a power vacuum left by the steady descent of Pat Robertson into irrelevancy and senility, Mike S. Adams has made his move and grabbed the religious pundit’s position as the head of the Feminist movement.

While Adam’s move to gain control over setting the agenda was bold and groundbreaking, the agenda we can expect him to set has been  a rather tepid facsimile of Robertson’s more bold agenda.

Far from introducing anything new to a membership that has been straining to make headway in the areas of social justice, human rights, rape prevention, health care, reproductive rights and economic justice,  Adams has instead declared a narrowing of the original Robertson approach.

While Robertson declared the goals of the feminist agenda along a number of lines;

 “[Feminism is] a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.”

Mr. Adams has, in fact narrowed the focus to simply being the murder of children.

While the membership of the Feminist movement is happy to say good-by to the mandatory socialism, lesbianism (although 1/10 seems fine with it), witchcraft (3/4 feminists don’t like touching desscated newt eye), the destruction of capitalism (nearly 1/5 say “Capitalism worked for me…why destroy it?”) and those polled asserted 100% that they were against the murder of children (+/- a margin of error of .5%), there is some disappointment that the agenda wasn’t expanded to include more practical matters germane to the welfare of women.

 There seems as though there is little reason to expect rape prevention, parity in education, economic achievement and health care to see any movement forward.

When asked about it, Adams mumbled something that sounded like;

“The membership may not like it, but what can they do about it?  After all, they’re just women.  Don’t worry, they’ll have a big hysterical moment and then they’ll get together, have a good cry in front of Lifetime with a bowl of ice cream.  After they’ve had a hot bath and a nap, they’ll be right as rain again.  We’ll have ‘em back on the streets bludgeoning school children to death in no time….and for much less money than it would cost to get men to do it.”

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Sunday, 03 June 2007

The Taliban military likes to bomb Buddhist monuments.

The U.S. military wants to bomb fossils.


See?  Challenges to your ideological blinders CAN be effectivly addressed by heavy weaponry.  It’s nice to see two so-different governments able to come together on common ground.

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Saturday, 19 May 2007

It’s the answer!  All we have to do is wait until the “right” smears, defames, harasses, and sets their troll posse out with threats against the children of all the conservatives in the country.  The answer is so obvious.  Unleash Bill O’Reilly  and Bill Donohue, and let them do their damage.  One by one, people will wake up when their little liberal child is the one standing in the crosshairs of a fallafel-weilding maniac. I just don’t know if the country has time to let them completely discredit themselves.

The Daily Kos has more about the strange case of Amanda Marcotte.

Her parents didn’t know what to do, either. "It was interesting to see, because they’re Fox News-watchers; they buy into the whole thing," Amanda says. "So I don’t think it ever occurred to them, the human face of someone Bill O’Reilly will slander for political gain. They didn’t stop to consider how much he slants things, and lies, until it happened to someone they knew."


Plus, if they keep this up, they are going to do real number on the state of morality in this country by forcing them out of their jobs:

Today, Marcotte is unemployed and—since she gave up her apartment for the abortive move to North Carolina—without her own place. But she’s doing alright. She recently signed a contract to write a book for Seal Press, called Not Your Darling (due out in Spring 2008) and has moved in with her boyfriend — who agreed to support her for a year while she writes. (The catch: she has to do the same for him next year). In the meantime, you can find her on

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Sunday, 06 May 2007

Taking a page from a certain High School English teacher, who used grammar exercises to promote his conservative political opinions, I have come up with a little activity for any of you who wish to attempt it:

 Identify the similes and metaphors.

1)       I’d be all over that like Michelle Malkin on a new justification for the Japanese-American internment in WWII.

2)      The air was as thick with tension as Rumsfeld’s press conferences are with folksy affectations.

3)      With the rainfall and precipitous drop in temperature, the road became as slick as Wolfowitz’ comb.

4)      Dinesh Dsousa’s writing is a thundering rain of self-serving incivility.

5)      Hubris fills the holes in Wolfowitz’ socks.

6)      The flaws in the pre-Iraq justifications were as apparent as Ann Coulter’s knobby shoulder bones.

7)      The Discovery Institute is an actor that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.  Sorry Bill.  (Shakespeare, not Dembski)

8)      The sentiments in Ann Coulter’s columns are a confusion of angry bees in the middle of an episode of Colony Collapse Syndrome.  Each buzzing off in its own direction for no apparent reason.

9)      Knut is like the whole question of man’s impact on the environment.  One we can feel slightly guilty about, and yet embrace with warm fuzzies at the same time…and then let someone else worry about it until we need to blame them for the outcome later.

10)   Bill O’Reilly is the “eccentric” uncle at the family picnic that everyone secretly waits to see what he’ll do next, but nobody wants to talk to.

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Thursday, 19 April 2007


  1) A person who some Christians believe doesn't value his own life because he is not willing to die for God.

  2) A person who some Christians believe doesn't value the lives of others because he does not celebrate the idea that someone died for him.

Thursday, 19 April 2007 10:47:59 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [2] |  | #
Friday, 06 April 2007

Go to and read this article that was the first article that I have been able to legitimately view at in several weeks.

Jon Sanders is getting his outrage on that a school district staged a mock emergency with the mock premise that Fundamentalist Christian Militants were storming the school.

For the record, Jay Sekulow is also outraged.

I realize that most of the “school burning” rhetoric on the right is hyperbole and such, but the fact remains that the lunatic fringe of the radical religionist right emits “lone nuts” with enough frequency that it isn’t unreasonable to assume that it could happen.  A person would have to be crazy to take “The Turner Diaries” seriously…and yet…Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols.  The Christianism of the KKK seems so wacky and fringy, and yet you have Lynx and Lamb Gaede making a living for their family singing their hate songs heavily laced with Christian Identity themes taught to them by their home-schooling mother and swastika-wearing grandfather.

In a country where Ann Coulter goes to college campuses and urges students to terrorize their professors, and some students do just that…why is it unreasonable to assume that Right-wing religionists who refer to public schools as an enemy to be destroyed might spawn a couple of crazed gunmen?

When the rhetoric of Randall Terry can cause a “lone nut” to assassinate an abortion doctor, or another “lone nut” to get a gun and go off to “rescue” Terri Schaivo, what makes it so nutty to think that the violent anti-public school rhetoric of the far-right loony fundamentalists could result in a violent school attack?

In his article, Mr. Sanders makes the remarkable assumption that educators are “leftist academics”.  I don’t know what school Mr. Sanders went to.  Maybe HIS teachers were all leftists, but there were very few in our school.  In particular, I’d like to introduce him to a certain English teacher at Bemidji High School in the ‘80’s who would rant and rave about immorality of today’s youth, teenage pregnancy, the immorality of union labor and the value of the profit motive, and the inherent moral supremacy of the capitalist system; a man who physically threatened my sister when she objected to him using the “N” word in class to refer to one of the few black kids in our school.  He didn’t preach his religion in the classroom the way he preached “patriotism” and capitalism…but he didn’t make any secret of his religiosity either.

Actually, come to think of it…Mr. Sanders would probably think of that guy as a flaming leftist too.

Anyway, Mr. Sanders does a whole lot of tortured rhetoric to make sure he hits all of the talking points about what “conservatives” want to believe “liberals” think…and then ends with this sentence:

Oh, and if they teach the kids to fear Christians, that'd just be gravy.”

As if it isn’t “Christians” that teach people to fear Christians.  I know that everything I know about Christianity was taught to me by Christians…both the good and the devastatingly, painfully, terrifyingly bad.

That said, the school should have known better than to portray the gunman as anything other than generically anonymous bad guys.  They should have remembered the fact that, as public servants, they can’t do ANYTHING without being subjected to any possible criticism. (Ask my dad, who was constantly swamped with equal complaints that he was always just sitting around at his desk (and thus, obviously, not working) and that he was never in his office and available (and thus, obviously, not working), or that he was a power-drunk busybody running around forcing communities to adhere to Minnesota State public health standards…(and thus, obviously, working too much.)

Additionally, they should have remembered the “ten percent turkey” rule.  In any population, no matter how you divide people up, by hobbies, interests, political affiliation, religious belief, etc.  There will always be the disgruntled few who believe that their group is the most hated and despised group in the planet.  They will be looking for signs of persecution and unfairness, and (surprise, surprise) seeing them everywhere.

Picking any group would just add grist for the persecutionist mill of whatever group you have picked.

“Oh look, they’re picking in the Christians/Jews/Muslims/Chess Club/Dog Fanciers again.”

It’s not as though it matters WHY the nutty gunmen are shooting up your school.  You don’t need their motivations to act out your simulated strategy.  Just keep it generic and get the job done…and try not to feel persecuted that the wacky right-wing Christian Militants can openly call you the enemy and vow to destroy you, but you have to be non-specific and general when it comes to identifying an enemy when doing a self-defense exercise.

You don’t want to develop a persecution complex.  It isn’t healthy.

Friday, 06 April 2007 20:07:09 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] |  |  | #
Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Or your children will suffer.  Read this, and tell me that "Christians" are the ones who are persecuted.

Now, you may rightly point out that only a small minority of Christian doctors refuse to give their patients proper medical care based on their beliefs.  But how can you tell which ones are the "good ones"?  One hint might be, that if they have the word "Christian" in the name of their clinic, they probably have a whole list of treatments they won't give you, or reasons why you might not be good enough to get treatment from them.  No way to tell for sure, of course, but there are lots of doctors out there.  Better safe than sorry.

The doctor points out that his is a private business, and if there is nothing life-threatening, he has a right to turn away anyone he wants to.  True enough, but when I decide that I'm not going to go to any doctors that advertize their "Chrstianity" because of his behavior, that's my right too...right?  I'm just exercising my right as a private individual to spend my money where I want to.

Oh.  No, I'm "persecuting" them aren't I?  One set of rules for them, a different set for everyone else.  Same old same old. 

And where in the Bible does it say you can't get tattoos and piercings?

(via Pharyngula.)

Tuesday, 27 February 2007 14:33:58 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [4] |  | #
Friday, 23 February 2007


The "unbiased" conservative alternative to Wikipedia!  (unbiased AND conservative.  I wonder if they have an entry explaining the unbiased conservative definition of "oxymoron?")

And they are already bragging about how they have defeated immunizations.  Lovely.

God hates public health.  What next?  A Conservapedia entry about how they managed to sabotage drinking water floridation?

So, what do you all think?  Spoof, or No Spoof?

(I'm suspicious because of how closely they mimicked Wikipedia's "look" and format, plus, they seem to have pandered to exactly the most extreme Conservative stereotypes.  And the irony meter is even higher than usual what with the "unbiased conservative alternative" angle.  I mean really, announcing yourself to be "unbiased", while making your description of your bias the primary marketing focus ("conservative")of your whole site?  Really.  Just how dumb do they think we think they are?)


(via Pharyngula)

Friday, 23 February 2007 00:15:09 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [5] |  | #
Thursday, 08 February 2007

In a brilliant twist in his ongoing performance art piece that has kept the nation riveted for the past several years, Dadaist genius George “W” Bush has shown that he grasps the essential message of writer George Orwell, and will not rest until he brings the full meaning of the work 1984 to fruition in the minds of the American public.

His current work “The American Presidency” has been one of the most brilliant and far-reaching works of performance art ever created.  Dealing with (among other things) the tenuous nature of language, the capricious nature of public opinion and illustrating the futility of human rights and endeavor in the face of relentless technological advances such as automated security and surveillance, Bush has taken his homage to Orwell up a notch, pushing the boundaries to the absurdly overt.

After years of claiming that there is a “controversy” regarding anthropogenic causes for global climate change, he now insists that he has always maintained that there is a scientific consensus on the matter.

Truly, he is an original and a national treasure.

(Via Pharyngula)

Thursday, 08 February 2007 23:55:11 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [4] | #
Thursday, 25 January 2007
Exploring whole new worlds of WTF.
Thursday, 25 January 2007 16:19:40 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [1] |  |  | #
Wednesday, 24 January 2007

Huge WTF? via Pharyngula


See, a University of Minnesota Professor sent out an e-mail to a number of people asking them to help out with Al Franken's campaign.


Cue the hue and cry.  Those damn liberal intellectual elites wasting tax-payer money on behalf of a liberal candidate!


I mean really, do you know how much it COSTS to send an e-mail?


Furthermore, it might look bad, like an endorsement of a party by someone who holds a public trust, which would be a BIG no-no.


David Schultz, an ethics expert at Hamline University, said "what's bad about it is that it lends credence to the perception that academics and professors are all liberal and using college resources to help Democrats. ... You shouldn't use your e-mail or your title or your position to leverage help for particular candidates."

Absolutely!!!  I mean, it's not like Senators endorse other candidates, or do fund raising, or distribute the proceeds from extortion and money laundering in exchange for political leverage to boost key members of their party, and thus earn a nickname like "the hammer".  You don't see George Bush leveraging HIS position of public trust to promote candidates HE favors.  It's not like he flies into a town, spends half-an-hour on a flash visit to a grade school or a meat-packing plant or whatever so he can ride Air Force One to a $1000 a plate fundraiser for one of his pet legislators.


College professors should be held to AT LEAST that high of a standard when it comes to their e-mail accounts.  From now on, the good professor should be sure to put, at the top of her e-mails "Reminder:  My office hours are 1:00PM-3:00PM.  Anyone needing to consult with me on their academic work should contact me at that time.  Oh, and by the way, if you want to help Franken out, give me a call."


I mean , who does she think she is?


Hangin's too good for her.  Burnin's to good for her.  She should be torn into itty-bitty little pieces, and buried alive. (Ten brownie points to the first person to correctly identify the source of the preceding passage).

Wednesday, 24 January 2007 20:40:51 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [6] |  | #

If gold is such a great investment "in these troubleing times" - How come Monex can't afford to update their marketing campaign?

It's the same as it was the LAST time we had a Republican president with an incompetent economic policy.

Wednesday, 24 January 2007 12:29:29 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] |  | #
Monday, 23 October 2006

Barak Obama is the AntiChrist !!!!


George W. Bush is the AntiChrist !!!!


Hillary Clinton works for the AntiChrist !!!!  Or maybe just wears his jewelry line.


Actually, Hillary Clinton is the AntiChrist !!!!


Wait, she’s married to the AntiChrist !!!!


No, really, George W. Bush is the AntiChrist !!!!


OK, I’m dizzy.  Will the Dark One, Destroyer of Souls and Enemy of God please do me an enormous favor and, like the Real Slim Shady, please stand up?


Another song comes to mind.  You may not have heard it.  Its from track two (“I’ve got a Theory”) of the “Once More With Feeling” soundtrack (from the musical episode of Buffy that shares it’s title).


“Apocalypse – We’ve all been there.  The same old trips, why should we care?”


Honestly, keeping up with the mass of humanity’s neurotic fallout of one man’s not-quite-prehistoric-enough psychotic break (or possibly the world earliest recording of a hella “bad trip”, you decide) is just so darned much work.  You would think more people would just give it up.

Monday, 23 October 2006 09:07:54 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] |  | #
Sunday, 15 October 2006

I read this article in the Agape Press, reviewing a book about how the Public School System is trying to destroy America.


Can you believe this is actually going on?  And I quote:


The author discovered that teachers often use open-ended questions to cause confusion in the mind of a child”


Oh my God!  If you ask open ended questions and cause confusion in the minds of a child, what next?  Will they start thinking for themselves?  Will they start believing stuff because they thought it through and tested it against the real world, and know that it’s right rather than relying on authority figures to provide them with pat easy answers?  We can’t have that.  What did they do to the last educator convicted of that sort of behavior?  What was his name?  Socrates? (you know, the guy many consider to be the father of western thought?)  Anyone remember what they did to him?


Oh wait.  I apologize.  I’m asking questions.  I might cause confusion.  Pardon me.  I’ll just make an unequivocal moral statement.


They made him drink hemlock, that’s what they did.  He was asking open-ended questions, causing confusion in the minds of young people, and so he had to be killed.


End of story.


But wait, you say?  We don’t have the proper political and social climate necessary for us to get the public to poison hundreds of thousands of educators?


No problem.  Just pull your kids out of public school, teach them moral absolutes, and make sure that they have complete revulsion for birth control, and no idea how the reproductive system can be managed at all.


After a couple of generations, of home-schooling and uncontrolled breeding, we’ll have the mob, and the mob mentality to go with it, and then…then…we start poisoning teachers.


We have to play the long game, but it’s OK.  God is on our side.


Sunday, 15 October 2006 10:01:10 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] |  |  | #
Tuesday, 19 September 2006
Takin' it over the limit, one more time.
Tuesday, 19 September 2006 09:08:21 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] |  |  |  | #
Wednesday, 30 August 2006

Hey you guys!  It's an honest to FSM miracle!  The image His Sublime Noodeliness has appeared in the sky!  It is clearly a sign of his blessings on our country!  Or his judgement!  or maybe he just showed up to watch Fight Science on the National Geographic channel (which was freaking entertaining, so who can blame him?  I WANT a crash-test dummy.  Rocky, buy me a crash test dummy, PLEASE?!?) ...whatever.  It's a miracle!

Go see it for yourself!

I'm considering a pilgrimage.

Wednesday, 30 August 2006 06:33:26 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [5] |  |  |  | #
Saturday, 05 August 2006

What is wrong with you people? I’m talking to YOU, you people who got to my blog through the following searches:


“sims 2 how to make whoopee?”




“Alcoholic chaos confusion”


Also: the two of you people who came to my blog searching for “Wilfred Brimley”?  You frighten me.


Almost as much as the people who get here via the search term “wookie scrota


Really...who goes to log on to the internet, and goes to the trouble to bring up Google, and types in "Wilfred Brimley"?


What, in the name of all that it holy or even just plain innocent, is wrong with you people? (I ask again, because it bears repeating).


I’d like to fickin’ know.


BTW…the copious quantities of Margaritas previously mentioned? 




That is all.  Goodnight.

Saturday, 05 August 2006 22:11:49 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] |  |  |  | #
Wednesday, 12 July 2006
A "Statue of Liberation" for the philosophical heirs of the Tories.
Wednesday, 12 July 2006 08:49:13 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [1] |  |  | #
I think. I can't tell what the exact message is for sure. I'm a little dizzy.
Wednesday, 12 July 2006 01:09:57 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [1] |  | #
Finally, a real civil rights victory.
Wednesday, 12 July 2006 00:04:45 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [2] |  |  |  | #
Friday, 02 June 2006
There's a word for that, right?
Friday, 02 June 2006 22:12:27 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [3] |  | #
Monday, 15 May 2006
In which I repudiate Larry Darby and make a passing swipe at Bill O'Reilly.
Monday, 15 May 2006 07:54:46 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [3] |  |  | #
Monday, 08 May 2006
I heard the kids who grow up here get to spend one year at MySpace when they turn 18. Boy do THEY cut loose. Nudge nudge.
Monday, 08 May 2006 22:40:53 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] |  |  | #
Tuesday, 24 January 2006
In which I somehow manage to compare heaven to a prison.
Tuesday, 24 January 2006 07:31:48 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [6] |  | #
Monday, 23 January 2006
Your daily dose right here.
Monday, 23 January 2006 10:26:29 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [1] |  | #
Tuesday, 13 December 2005
Just doin' my bit.
Tuesday, 13 December 2005 09:31:31 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [10] |  | #
Tuesday, 22 November 2005
And apparently, she likes hamburger.
Tuesday, 22 November 2005 10:12:05 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [7] |  | #
Tuesday, 08 November 2005
At least, if you redefine commie to mean liberal. Also, they're scary as hell if you put the most horrifying words you can imagine into their mouths.
Tuesday, 08 November 2005 08:40:44 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [1] |  | #
Monday, 07 November 2005
I read that and I just hear Jayne Cobb saying "My muscluar buttocks you'll be the President."
Monday, 07 November 2005 21:27:23 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [3] |  | #
Thursday, 03 November 2005
It's real-life stuff!
Thursday, 03 November 2005 13:27:13 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [2] |  | #
Thursday, 27 October 2005
Observation: Scattershot arguments can be circular...who knew?
Thursday, 27 October 2005 11:25:58 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [3] |  | #
Monday, 11 April 2005
"Git 'er Dun."
Monday, 11 April 2005 06:53:47 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [2] | #
Wednesday, 09 February 2005
Ew. Ew. Ew. EEEEEeeeeeewwwww. Brain stuck on the "Ew" loop...please excuse me.
Wednesday, 09 February 2005 20:17:05 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [5] |  | #
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