Hey Michael Savage…

25 06 2009

…remind me again if it’s still “free speech” if you’re inciting and implicitly advocating violence against other individuals.

Hey Mike, you’re a hate mongering coward who can’t handle a little sunlight being cast upon your words of ignorance and bigotry.

Seriously, fuck you man.  How about you man up and take responsibility for the bullshit you spew rather than encouraging the mentally unstable fuckwits you call your loyal listeners to target innocent people with acts of violence?


Pat Robertson’s Head Full Of Shit…Again

18 06 2009

Honestly, how is it someone hasn’t stuffed this homophobic bigot into a sack of bricks and tossed him into a pond to put him out of his misery?

At least someone could do him a favor and get the sceptic hose up to his ear to empty the crap cavity behind his eyes.


WSJ Whores And Other Republican Apologists

8 06 2009

I’m no fan of gratuitous violence, especially when it’s handed out in a glaringly one sided broken-bottle-to-the-throat assault.  But every once in a while it can be a thing of complete and utter beauty.   Tonight I beg you to behold the full up to the elbow reaming Matt Taibbi administers to Evan Newmark (WSJ) for suggesting that it is time to declare Hank Paulson “a national hero”.

Can you imagine what a craven, bumlicking ass-goblin you’d have to be to get a job working for the Wall Street Journal, not mention up front that you used to be a Goldman, Sachs managing director, and then write a lengthy article calling your former boss a “national hero” — in the middle of a sweeping financial crisis, one in which half the world is in a panic and the unemployment rate just hit a 25-year high? Behavior like this, you usually don’t see it outside prison trusties who spend their evenings shining the guards’ boots. I can’t even think of a political press secretary who would sink that low. Hank Paulson, a hero? Are you fucking kidding us?

Thanks in large part to Paulson’s leadership in his last years as head of Goldman, the company was so massively over-leveraged that it would have gone under if AIG — which owed Goldman billions when it went into its death spiral last September — had been allowed to collapse. But thanks to Hank Paulson, who heroically stepped in and gave AIG $80 billion the same weekend he allowed one of Goldman’s last key competitors, Lehman, to collapse, Goldman didn’t have to go without that money; $13 billion of the AIG bailout went straight to Goldman. So I guess we have Paulson to thank for the fact that he used about $13 billion of our taxpayer money to essentially bail out his own fuckups. I mean, that’s heroism if I’ve ever seen it. Audie Murphy has nothing on that. Sit your asses back down, Harriet Tubman, Thomas More, Gandhi and Jesus Christ. Hank Paulson is in the house!

I can almost smell the blood on the concrete from here.  Go read it and bask in the glory of a proper (and well deserved) smack down.

Evolution 101

21 02 2009

For any of you who doubt the veracity of evolution, or perhaps simply don’t understand it, this straightforward video should shed a little light on the topic in a far more informative and less offensive way that I generally would.  I know, I’m a big jerk.  Whatever.  But this is my attempt to make a more civil offering to the discourse.

Comments are always welcome.

It’s A Good Thing God Is Real…

19 02 2009

…otherwise this would look really silly.

Muslims, They Do Love Their Irony

18 02 2009

Oh those silly silly peace loving Muslims.  Is there no length you won’t go to be Ironic?

And if you wait for it you’ll soon hear the Christians start to chime in about how even radical Christians are loving, accepting, and peaceful compared to Islam.  Ah yes, and don’t forget your Christian based hate, segregation, isolationism, myopic nationalism, and historic revisionism.   Practice hypocrisy much?

Philosophical Straw Men: There Is No Morality Without God

17 02 2009

I recently read a post that asks “Why shouldn’t I kill you?”  The gist of the argument is if actions are determined solely by the chemical interactions in one’s brain, which are in turn determined by DNA, then isn’t any action performed completely a-moral?  It isn’t right or wrong, it’s just what my DNA has me do.

Yeah, because a God that wiped out every man woman and child in a flood (excepting of course Noah) is a true moral compass.  Sorry, I digress.  It does seem to be an interesting question though doesn’t it?

Actually no, it isn’t.  Like most of these arguments it’s a stilted straw man of an argument rigged to favor the scientific ignorance of the religious masses disregarding the actual science that’s been done and the growing understanding we have.

The question assigns too much influence on a limited concept like DNA alone. The reality of the mechanisms that promote survival of certain genes is more nuanced and complicated than the raw survival of the fittest “kill or be killed” rules typically attributed to the oversimplified concept of natural selection.

Like many other species our survival and general ascendancy has happened because of our ability to form cohesive social structures in which we can specialize our roles and work together to improve our collective existence. These abilities of course have been enhanced by the genetic natural selection that promoted a multitude of attributes like speech, empathy, and complex reasoning.  Without these genetic predispositions we would not be able to work together as a society. So while some individuals have greater or lesser ability to do these things it is our collective ability to cooperate that is essentially embedded in our genes and allowed us to flourish as a species.

Ethics and Laws (the religious can call it Morality if they wish) are simply the codification of the social contracts that have proven the best at maximizing our survival.  Some of us have more advanced “Morals” than others.  One need only look at the doctrines of stoning women in Muslim cultures or the bombing of family planning health centers to see…oh wait, that might be a bad example.  Well, I think you get the thrust of what I’m getting at anyhow.

In any case this is a very limited venue for such a weighty topic.  If you really want to understand more about the evolution of social behavior in ours and other species I would encourage you to go get “Our Inner Ape” by Frans De Waal from your local library. It’s a great read.

Super J.

You have a big brain, use it!

You have a big brain, use it!