Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sarah, Fixxted

"Ground Zero Mosque -, Muslim President -, Civil Rights -, Black-Lovin' -, Anchor Baby -, and Gay-Lovin' Supporters: Doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does out here in Reel 'Murika, that these uppity people dare speak up to God-fearing, flag-waving, straight white Christians and ask to be treated like human beings with so-called 'rights'? Some of them even try to make eye-contact! Peace-loving Muslims, Blacks, Mexicans Women, and Gays, please refutiatingly reputize them for not rightfully acknowledging natural White Supremacy."

- The Right Wing Noise Machine

original can be cited here
and here
and here
and here
and somemoresies here
and over here
and under there (that one just in case you think it's a bunch of words)
here, here, here, here, here, and here and then finally here (these are all recent. and rather lazy - of me. but if you need actual, hard-hitting proof, you're barking up the wrong tree. Go read Cathy or Garfield. Or Garfield as Garfield.)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Fear of a Brown Planet

From the Onion's Facebook feed:

BREAKING: Freedom Of Speech, Assembly Exercised To Denounce Freedom Of Religion

I only need to say: Spot-Flippin-ON!

The charge is made, the swords drawn, the victimization strong, the bullshit flies, the pigs cry, children lie, OMYGUY...

And somewhere some nutcase (probably that piece of sh*t, N00t Gangrene) is mounting the argument that those arguing on behalf^ of the Muslim Cultural Center are squelching the xenophobes' right to speech. But that's not the case. As with "Dr." Laura, you have the right to say stupid, repugnant crap all you want. But you should be expected to be called out on your racist, stupid, fear-mongering bullsh*t.

^There's not as many of us as there should be, that's for sure. The usual defenders of the repressed - progressives - are torn on this one because 1) many of them belong to the New Atheist camp which is basically a secular fundamentalism (quite a few of them are ironically arguing across the board that we should be practicing freedom from religion without recognizing that they've basically established their own religion) and 2) many of us on the left have yet to face our own hidden racism.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

From the C0ns3rv@p3di@ files

Talking Points Memo strikes out in trying to ridicule Conservapedia, so it makes a snide remark about the Bible too. TPM readers and writers, check out this table:

Counterexamples to the Bible0
Counterexamples to Evolution60
IQ of Atheists0 divided by 60

I kid you not. This was of course in reply to a Talking Points Memo article pointing out the absurdity of such topics in Conservapedia as trying to debunk such "liberal" ideas as the Theory of Relativity. And Black Holes.

The theory of relativity is a mathematical system that allows no exceptions. It is heavily promoted by liberals who like its encouragement of relativism and its tendency to mislead people in how they view the world. Here is a list of 24 counterexamples: any one of them shows that the theory is incorrect.

Read that again: Any one of them shows that the theory is incorrect. Any one. Any one. Any one. Andy Won...

Among those any and ones are these inconvenient proofs against the ToR:
  • The theory predicts wormholes just as it predicts black holes, but wormholes violate causality and permit absurd time travel.
  • The action-at-a-distance by Jesus, described in John 4:46-54.

And the Footnote Of Fortune?:
"Virtually no one who is taught and believes relativity continues to read the Bible, a book that outsells New York Times bestsellers by a hundred-fold."

In the interest of fairness, I was taught relativity. But I don't understand it, so I'm not sure if I believe it, or if I'm supposed to believe in it. But I more or less accept that it is true until something more accepted comes along to replace it.
Yet, I still read my Bible. And I'm pretty sure that I helped it to outsell NYT bestsellers. But I've yet to buy it a hundred times for every NYT bestseller that I've bought. If only I wasn't taught that dreaded theory!