Tuesday, November 16, 2010

There's no earthly way of knowing
Which direction we are going.
There's no knowing where we're rowing
Or which way the river's flowing.
Is it raining?
Is it snowing?
Is a hurricane a blowing?

Not a speck of light is showing
so the danger must be growing.
Are the fires of hell a glowing?
Is the grisly reaper mowing?
Yes! The danger must be growing
For the rowers keep on rowing. And they're certainly not showing
any signs that they are slowing!





Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Scalzi

Just a taste from a great post from Scalzi's Blog

"Dear Democrats: You managed to lose the House in historic proportions to a party whose strategy was to harness the inchoate anger of old white people so stupid that they don’t sense the inherent contradiction of screaming about a smaller government whilst cashing their federal checks. You are morons. Please find someone who can play this game and put them in charge of your electoral strategy, because what you’re doing now isn’t working. Also, henceforth, every time you whine about Fox News and shadowy financiers of the Tea Party, we get to beat you with a hammer. This is the political landscape now. Deal with it."


Go read the whole thing.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Serious Thought For Today

Donald Symons Quote from the New Sam Harris Book, The Moral Landscape.

If only one person in the world held down a terrified, struggling, screaming little girl, cut off her genitals with a septic blade, and sewed her back up, leaving only a tiny hole for urine and menstrual flow, the only question would be… whether the death penalty would be a sufficiently severe sanction. But when millions of people do this, instead of the enormity being magnified millions-fold, suddenly it becomes “culture,” and thereby magically becomes less, rather than more, horrible…


Pick up the Book

Monday, August 23, 2010

Go Prez.



It is sad that The President of the United States has to talk about this. What is worse is that so many will not listen at all.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Found in the comments at Crooks and Liars

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

“She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be an Obama Democrat.”

“I am,” replied the man. “How did you know?”

“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.”

The man smiled and responded, “You must be a Republican.”

“I am,” replied the balloonist. “How did you know?”

“Well,” said the man, “you don’t know where you are or where you are going. You’ve risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You’re in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it’s my fault.”

Friday, May 28, 2010

More Religious Based Stupidity


As of Late I have heard many female friends from primarily Islamic countries tell me that they had to get rid of clothing and personal items before they return home from the US (Graduating College Students)lest they be in trouble. The thing that gets me is that these are really intelligent strong women yet they don't seem to be very upset that the culture (religion) that is most prominent in their homelands is so amazingly stupid and oppressive. Take this story from an Islamic district in Indonesia. In this district a woman can be arrested for wearing jeans. They are of course arrested by the Islamic police. While I find most religion generally ridiculous and at times evil, as of late it is hard not to put Islam at the top of the list. The idea that women should completely cover themselves so that men wont be tempted by them is not only oppressively offensive to the women but also just disrespectful to men are Muslim men really so weak that they cannot possibly control their sexual desires at the sight of a bit of skin or even a covered leg for that matter. Asinine.

Of course this is actually a really trivial example of Islam's oppression and cruelty towards women in comparison to the violence inflicted upon Muslim women on a daily basis.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How to be a sucessful in the right wing


To be a successful right wing republican or tea party type.

Simply cover you ears and eyes and then yell whatever nonsense is popular at the moment. Things about the constitution are good (be sure not to actually read the constitution or anything related to it). Catchphrases with no relevance to reality are good (Fox News and Glen Beck are always a good source for these. Thinly veiled homophobic and racist things are good too. Oh and go off about being overtaxed ( Be sure you don't do any research into actual taxation or the fact that taxes are actually at their lowest since the 50s.

Make sure you have a big sign (misspellings a bonus)

Be White

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Stupidity and Condoms

So, I was listening to a story on NPR about a group called the AIDS Healthcare Foundation who are lobbying for mandatory condom use in the porn industry, Seriously? a group concerned about AIDS is trying to find someone to make laws regulating condom use in porn. I wonder what other things they could focus their efforts on? How about not letting Catholics tell everyone that condoms are sinful ? OH and how about revoking all funding for the Catholic morons who go to AIDS stricken countries and lie to the people about AIDS telling them not to use condoms ( with the handy threat of eternal damnation as incentive) . Or how about working on eliminating asinine abstinence only sex education in the schools, because that has worked really well so far. Fucking Idiots I have to wonder how they became so interested in the porn, hmmmmmm. I am sure there are more important condom and AIDS issues to lobby about.


Monday, April 26, 2010

Do -It Yourself Government

Ok so I will attempt to explain how it works.

“We The People” find someone who we believe represents our views . We elect that person and send them to a big room where people from other areas (this happens at a local , state and federal level) get together and try to best figure out how we can all work together to make a happy home (city,county,state,country). This group of people are tasked to make laws everyone can agree on and decide how to spend the money we all throw in a big pot to take care of the country state etc. Seems pretty simple doesn’t it? Well it isn’t .Why? because many of the people for the most part are lazy and or stupid. Most people refuse to take the time to get involved or put in some work . How many people actually read legislation or attend open meetings be it city council or congress. Un fortunately we have media to feed the info to the lazy who will just believe what they hear either because they are easily scares or just too lazy to see if the facts check out. It used to be that news organizations had some journalistic integrity and what as reported was simply the facts, this is rather rare these days. Now we get constant fear mongering , spin, distorted info and downright lies. Really all one has to do is spend a little time reading and researching to find the truth. The hard part is that the truth and the facts aren’t usually found coming from the easiest accessed loudest most obnoxious source. Stop listening to the morons with the big signs waving the flag, they really don’t know what they are talking about. Most legislation is available for public viewing (the entire health care bill was available online). The main thing everyone needs to do if we want good government is to get involved. Corporations and special interest groups with big money should not run things people should, but only if they are well informed and literate.
Stop letting the idiots on TV especially those who are lying (FOX News) and the moronic fringe that make a lot of noise(Tea Party Types) drive the conversation. I hear a lot of talk about how a large percentage of people distrust the government , well you know whose fault that is it is? Your own. You hired them. There is nothing worse than some asinine loudmouth spouting off about how bad the government who didn’t vote or pay attention until someone on TV or Radio told them that they were wronged or that they should be afraid of something.
About Taxation, socialism and communism. Don’t use any of these words until you know what they mean. I hear a a lot of bitching about taxes, well taxes are how we get to have a country. Taxes pay for the infrastructure that our entire society is built on. We all pitch in (taxes) so that we can have the basic things we all need to survive. Roads , utility lines (Yes government subsidies make it so the electric company can afford to send that electricity everywhere) Police, Fire departments , agencies to oversee corporations to make sure they don’t rip you off (yes history proves that if we as a collective group don’t hire someone to regulate many corporations they will have their way with us. Competition works some of the time but corruption greed and bullying often run away if not kept in check). Stop crying socialism. Were it not for a sprinkle of socialism (which by the way is just a philosophy that expects everyone to help everyone out for the good of the whole. Doesn’t always work for the same reasons every other philosophy doesn’t always work.) we would not have a very functional society. Those who yell so loudly that they don’t want to share the burden by paying taxes or say that they are afraid of socialism should go ahead and stop paying but along with that, try to forget the education they got (or were at least offered) , stop driving on the public roads and interstate highway system, stop eating any food or taking any medicine made safe by the FDA and don’t drink any more of that clean water either. I could go on but then again this is probably already too long for any of those folks to read anyway.
Really it is pretty simple, educate yourself, send the right people to represent you and then if they don’t do what they promised fire them and get someone else. This way those tax dollars will go where you want them to.
Remember however that the most important part of this equation is the people and the people must educate themselves . This education should not be one gathered from lying drug addict millionaires on the radio or fake crying liars on TV. Read the real documents yourself. Watch the unedited speeches yourself. Pay attention when what those you elected say different things to different people.

Make government a do-it yourself project

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dawkins on the Pope, well said.

Richard Dawkins on the pope,

“Should the pope resign?” No. As the College of Cardinals must have recognized when they elected him, he is perfectly – ideally – qualified to lead the Roman Catholic Church. A leering old villain in a frock, who spent decades conspiring behind closed doors for the position he now holds; a man who believes he is infallible and acts the part; a man whose preaching of scientific falsehood is responsible for the deaths of countless AIDS victims in Africa; a man whose first instinct when his priests are caught with their pants down is to cover up the scandal and damn the young victims to silence: in short, exactly the right man for the job. He should not resign, moreover, because he is perfectly positioned to accelerate the downfall of the evil, corrupt organization whose character he fits like a glove, and of which he is the absolute and historically appropriate monarch.

No, Pope Ratzinger should not resign. He should remain in charge of the whole rotten edifice – the whole profiteering, woman-fearing, guilt-gorging, truth-hating, child-raping institution – while it tumbles, amid a stench of incense and a rain of tourist-kitsch sacred hearts and preposterously crowned virgins, about his ears.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Well there it goes.

There it is... I just put some neosporin or whatever on a cut on my hand and then put the band-aid on a different injury.



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