I Want To Punch The Economy In The Face!

3 02 2009

Ah fuck it, let’s watch some talking babies and regroup tomorrow.

To George Bush

18 01 2009

Or to put it more succinctly

As heartfelt a gesture as I've ever extended to another human being

As heartfelt a gesture as I've ever extended to another human being

A Christmas Sermon

21 12 2008

“The good part of Christmas is not always Christian–it is generally Pagan; that is to say, human, natural.

Christianity did not come with tidings of great joy, but with a message of eternal grief. It came with the threat of everlasting torture on its lips. It meant war on earth and perdition hereafter.

It taught some good things–the beauty of love and kindness in man. But as a torch-bearer, as a bringer of joy, it has been a failure. It has given infinite consequences to the acts of finite beings, crushing the soul with a responsibility too great for mortals to bear. It has filled the future with fear and flame, and made God the keeper of an eternal penitentiary, destined to be the home of nearly all the sons of men. Not satisfied with that, it has deprived God of the pardoning power.

And yet it may have done some good by borrowing from the Pagan world the old festival called Christmas.

Long before Christ was born the Sun-God triumphed over the powers of Darkness. About the time that we call Christmas the days begin perceptibly to lengthen. Our barbarian ancestors were worshippers of the sun, and they celebrated his victory over the hosts of night. Such a festival was natural and beautiful. The most natural of all religions is the worship of the sun. Christianity adopted this festival. It borrowed from the Pagans the best it has.”

…Christmas is a good day to forgive and forget–a good day to throw away prejudices and hatreds–a good day to fill your heart and your house, and the hearts and houses of others, with sunshine.”

Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899), “A Christmas Sermon,” Evening Telegram, Dec. 19, 1891

War On Christmas? Whatever.

18 12 2008

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech”

Right.  So when there is a religious display in a state building they must allow others with different religious ideas to have a display too.  That’s not so tough is it?

If you don’t want another viewpoint next to your manger scene then put it up in front of your church and not on government property!  If you insist on installing depictions of your fairy tales on public property then expect to have it mocked by everyone who doesn’t believe your particular flavor of crazy.

How tedious.  It’s not a war on Christmas, it’s a war on ignorant people who don’t remember that the very first sentence of the Bill of Rights explains quite clearly that the USA is NOT a Christian nation.

Yes you festering Fox news Massengill dumpsters, I’m talking to you.

Ants, Terrorism, And Infectious Ideas

13 07 2008

Dan Dennett talks about Ideas that are as dangerous as any virus or parasite.  Another TED video that is completely worth watching.

Now I Know What Will Happen When I Die

7 07 2008

I just feel better knowing what to expect.  Whew!

Idiots Still Pushing Intelligent Design As Science

3 07 2008

It just so happens that Texas and Louisiana have more of these idiots than most.

Evolution 150 Years Old Today!

1 07 2008

Okay that headline is of course not entirely accurate since evolution has been in effect since the very first cells formed, however it was on 1 July 1858 (150 years ago today) that the idea of natural selection was first presented to the public.

Of course don’t tell anyone in Texas or Louisiana because they’ll just get all upset that you’re making them think too hard.

The Beagle Project has a summary of the significance of this day in scientific history.

Happy Darwin Day!

You F’ing Know This Is True

26 06 2008

Damn right bitches!  That and the world is only 6,000 years old.

(Credit to Derek Chatwood who created the original artwork.  Brilliant stuff)

Republicans Finally Own Up To Their True Bigoted Nature

17 06 2008

According to the Dallas Morning News a booth at the Texas Republican convention was selling this pin last Saturday.

Really?  I’m genuinely shocked.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not at all surprised by the racist sentiment.  No, I’m surprised there were any Republicans with the balls to actually put such thoughts on a pin and sell it in public.  Many Republicans are phenomenally racist but, just like their epically repressed homosexuality, they’re cravenly secret about it.  Where their walk-in-closet full of pent up man love would reveal them to be peerless hypocrites, they equally fear that their barely repressed racism would only serve to further confirm the enormity of their ignorance and utter lack of human compassion.

C’mon all you self loathing homophobic Republicans put on your flag pin and see if you can muster up enough courage to tell us what you really think about this black man running for president.  You know you feel no pangs of justifiable embarrassment and you want to let those racial epithets fly.  Say what you really think or forever live with the shame of knowing you’re afraid to show the world just what a bunch of pathetic ignorant cowards you really are.  I’m talking to you Mr. real red blooded ‘mericun, you know you want to.

(credit to AmericaBlog)


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