Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Definition, Unconstitutional (Perry Edition)

Unconstitutional:  1. Anything that doesn't go your way 2. Any rule, law or idea that you do not agree with 3. Any condition that arise from a failure to achieve or comply with a requirement 4. Any state law that is in opposition to your view, regardless of the fact that you champion states rights when in agreement with your views.

See Also: Anything republicans don't like

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Locked Up for being brown and flying on 9/11

 Stories like these make the joke line "The terrorists have won" not funny at all. Because they have.


"Silly me. I thought flying on 9/11 would be easy. I figured most people would choose not to fly that day so lines would be short, planes would be lightly filled and though security might be ratcheted up, we’d all feel safer knowing we had come a long way since that dreadful Tuesday morning 10 years ago.
But then armed officers stormed my plane, threw me in handcuffs and locked me up."


 Having brown skin and sitting next to other people with brown skin who apparently took too long in the toilet makes you suspicious and a possible terrorist.

Entire Account from the Victim (and that is what she is).

Boing Boing Story

Associated Press

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

No, I do not have an imaginary friend.


People with imaginary friends hate those who do not. Requiring evidence makes you evil?

Monday, July 25, 2011

How it works...idiots

It seems that we need to make everyone go back to the 7th grade and take Civics all over again. Every day I hear otherwise intelligent people go on an on about how taxes are bad and how the government is out to get our money and so on. Everyone needs to let go of their medieval peasant point of view. That is one of the reasons we created The United States, so we would not live in servitude. Your taxes are the money you pitch in with everyone else so we can have a country, if you have become wealthy due to the advantages of living in this country, your part will be more. Taxes are not the same in the USA as they were when the king sent someone to collect. The wort thing is that many of our elected officials need to read that textbook the most.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Sam_Harris_2011_1.mp4

Everyone should watch this, Especially those who describe themselves as persons of faith.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

This post isn't entirely unrelated to Easter.



Nearly every day I go out of my way to make certain that the "faithful" around me are comfortable. I keep my opinions on religion to myself, avoid reading atheist blogs on the computer lest a co worker be exposed and feel uncomfortable, and supportively listen to them go on about how the devil is to blame for their problems and how god will get them through rough times. When they start talking about religiously fueled topics from the news I am politely silent or steer the conversation away from religion. I don't go off when they ask my kid about church or Jesus or hand her a bible. I never assume my beliefs and opinions are everyone's. When in a small group if a co-worker or friend has a belief different from the majority I make an extra effort to make sure they are not offended by the conversation and feel at ease. If a christian friend is in a group of non theists I will do my best to talk about something we all have in common rather than go on about how great Christopher Hitchens' last talk was, that is just being a nice person. Unless the situation is one specifically set up for debate or discussion everyone should feel safe and at ease. This should perhaps be the most true in the workplace but this is often where the situation is the worst.
On a daily basis at my workplace (a small midwestern liberal arts college) I am exposed to a barrage of Christian opinions and commentary, I remain polite and non confrontative. Last week while discussing the state of affairs at the college and in the country in general, an otherwise intelligence and respected person spouted some of the most offensive and ignorant statements I have heard in some time. This person prefaced his statements with the disclaimer " I am a person of faith so I can say this," he then proceeded to degrade anyone who was not a person of faith, specifically his faith. He proudly said, " Can you imagine how much trouble our country would be in if we ever elected a president who didn't believe in god? " He then went on to also include Muslims and Hindus with atheists as examples of people who would destroy the American way of life if put into a position of power. Considering that this person is a teaching faculty at a very liberal yet outwardly very PC college I am surprised that he would make these statements so openly, perhaps he thought his disclaimer made it OK. I must conclude that he simply assumed he was in like minded company as we were at the service building and aside from himself we were all blue collar "staff" people and we all know hourly workers are all god fearin' Americans. The irony of this encounter is that the conversation began as a light talk about a need for common sense at the upper levels of the college as we search for people to fill important positions.
The truth is, those of us without religion or faith are the the least likely to pre judge or condemn people for their religion, race , gender or any other adjective you can come up with instead choosing to get to know them before forming an opinion. We require evidence before making a conclusion and we are always open to change our opinion as new evidence comes to light or situations change. We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable, we don't care what you personally believe until it infringes on the lives of others. Your religion should be a personal thing. I hear Christians go on about their personal relationship with god all the time but they seldom keep it personal. Perhaps it is time the "persons of faith" keep it to themselves. Or perhaps the better choice may be for those of us without, to start speaking up.








Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Right Wing Clown Parade



Although the right wing clown parade is fun to watch, Really it is truly scary that these sort of moronic clowns and their idiotic "issues" are part of the political discourse at all.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

American Idol Review

Naima- Terrible. Steven Tyler is Deaf

Paul- Predictable, not too good, barely singing. Judges kiss his ass anyway.

Thia- Booooring

James- Bad Karaoke, really bad. Judges apparently listening to a different singer.

Haley- Just don't do Whitney...Please. Plus who cares about the bland white girl.

Stefano- I don't like it, no I don't like it at all. Apparently one of the best of the night?

Pia- Noooooo More Whitney Nooooo! Good Singing tho...

Scotty- Country Music, Nothing to see here. Kinda looks like Alfred E. Neuman.

Karen- I don't want to be the Spanish singer but, I will sing in Spanish anyway, Boring.

Casey- That guy is crazy...I hope he wins. (Kurt Cobain is Overrated, had he not blown his brains out no one would care)

Lauren- I am just not interested in this girl.

Jacob- Did he seriously just sing a Heart song?








Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Fly your flag at your own peril.

As I read this secession document from the civil war,I reaffirm my belief that those who fly a confederate flag are either willfully ignorant of what it symbolizes or are just unashamed racists. The confederacy and it's secession from the united states was about slavery and the weak arguments about taxation and states rights are complete bullshit. Sure it was about the states rights, to keep slaves, but the proud southerners (and northern rednecks) seldom mention that part of the argument.

Simply put, if you fly a confederate flag or wear a confederate flag, have a confederate flag bumper sticker or whatever else, You are an ignorant racist fuck and deserve no respect whatsoever.


P.S. Fuck South Carolina.

http://www.thestate.com/2010/12/19/1611812_sc-to-mark-start-of-momentous.html