Response To Republican Big Ideas

25 02 2009

Yeah, I think you can say some were underwhelmed.





If I Didn’t Have You

10 02 2009

Tim Minchin, he makes it all sound so simple.





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.





Yeah She’s Hot, But Not So Smart

30 08 2008

VP nominee Sarah Palin believes we should teach creationism in science class.

*sigh*

What the hell is wrong with people?





Rove Concern Trolls His Foot Into His Own Mouth

30 08 2008

Okay my trusty sleuths, who made the following quote August 10th on Face the Nation?

With all due respect again to Governor P***n, she’s been a governor for two years, she’s been able but undistinguished. I don’t think people could really name a big, important thing that she’s done. She was mayor of one of the smallest cities in America. And again, with all due respect to Wasilla, Alaska, it’s smaller than Chula Vista, California; Aurora, Colorado; Mesa or Gilbert, Arizona; north Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada. It’s not a big town. So if she were to pick Governor P***n, it would be an intensely political choice where he said, `You know what? I’m really not, first and foremost, concerned with, is this person capable of being president of the United States?

Give up yet?  Of course you don’t give up, but I’m going to tell you anyhow.  It was Karl Rove.  Yes Karl Asshat Rove!  Yeah, no shit!

Well okay, it was a trick question because Karl Rove wasn’t talking about Sarah Palin but was actually concern trolling over Obama possibly picking Virginia Governor Tim Kaine as his VP.  In the original quote he mentions that Governor Kaine has been in office three years (not less than two like Gov. Palin) and he was originally the mayor of Richmond Virginia (population of 200,000+ versus Mayor Palin’s reign over a population of 5,600ish). Did I mention that Virginia has a population of 7,712,091 and a GDP of $383 million whereas Alaska has a population of 683,478 and a GDP of $44.5 million?  You don’t suppose Karl will express his concern that McCain selected an even less qualified VP for intensely political reasons rather than selecting the most capable person?

Yeah, a trick question and an innane rhetorical question in the same post.  So sue me.





Bush Sympathetic To The Victims Of His Disastrous Presidency

20 08 2008

152 Days…Just another 152 days.





Here’s To Humanity Being Lucky (So Far)

28 07 2008

Given this administration’s sense of religious destiny and apparent desire to bring about the end of days combined with their collective of lack of intellectual rigor, arbitrary declarations of war, and penchant for unjustified violence I’m rather astonished we’re even here to contemplate the folly of nuclear war. Let’s hope Bush, Cheney and their henchmen can keep their itchy trigger fingers off the big red button just a little while longer.

I can’t adequately express how glad I’ll be to see these people gone.