Saturday, May 28, 2011

Science Doesn't Know Everything

Some headlines in the news

Bachmann Called out on Hardball by 17 Year Old Kid for Lying about Nobel Laureates Supporting Creationism

In one state now, it is official: health care is "a right and not a privilege." Vermont has broken through the barrier set up by those opposed to cost-efficient, single-payer systems and, now, has a law that commits the state to providing health care to all its residents.

"While our soldiers are overseas fighting for our freedoms, Republicans are safely at home, fighting to take them away." - Jon Stewart

Louisiana House Bill 645 - Formerly House Bill 587; The bill would outlaw all forms of abortion, even if it is medically necessary to save the mother’s life.

Members of the House of Representatives outperform the average stock-market investor by 55 basis points a month, or 0.55 percentage points, insider trading? You betcha.

After 205 days in control of the House, Republicans finally release a jobs plan. Step 1: Tax cuts for the rich. Step 2: Drill, Baby, Drill 

TSA Harasses Two Texas Wounded Veterans at Airport with War Shrapnel in their Bodies .. The TSA agents responded to the men having set off metal detectors by interrogating them about what they were hiding in their bodies. “What are you hiding in your face?” screamed one.

US Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL) says Obama was only elected because he's an "articulate black man" who exploited "white guilt"
 

CBO: Ryan plan saves gov't $600 in spending for the average 65 year-old, but doubles the person's out-of-pocket (from $6,150 to 12,500) and increases healthcare spending in total on the patient by 40%. 


Impact of the changing economy - the rich get richer

Republicans editing their "fact" machine

Republican solutions come from the barrel of a gun.

Republicans getting ready to kill the rest of us

Republicans like them some "shoot-'em-ups."

Political funny

"Rudy Giuliani is apparently thinking about running for president. Wow, that would bring us to, like, seven candidates and about 35 ex-wives."
---Jimmy Fallon

Friday, May 27, 2011

Rapture

About what we expect anymore

Pope’s Advisor Arrested

A nice juicy Catholic Church scandal: Priest Sex-Abuse Case in Archdiocese of Benedict's Adviser.
child molester The latest sex-abuse case to rock the Catholic Church is unfolding in the archdiocese of an influential Italian Cardinal who has been working with Pope Benedict XVI on reforms to respond to prior scandals of pedophile priests.
Father Riccardo Seppia, a 51-year-old parish priest in the village of Sastri Ponente, near Genoa, was arrested last Friday, May 13, on pedophilia and drug charges. Investigators say that in tapped mobile-phone conversations, Seppia asked a Moroccan drug dealer to arrange sexual encounters with young and vulnerable boys.
"I do not want 16-year-old boys but younger. Fourteen-year-olds are O.K. Look for needy boys who have family issues," he allegedly said. Genoa Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco, who is the head of the Italian Bishops Conference, had been working with Benedict to establish a tough new worldwide policy, released this week, on how bishops should handle accusations of priestly sex abuse.
C'mon, Catholics. Just walk away. Sure, the Catholics have nice ceremonies, but the organization is run by a bunch of criminal thugs. We all make mistakes. And yours was choosing the same religion as your parents because you didn't even think about it. Nobody in their right mind would actually decide to be a Catholic. People are Catholic by default.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Republicans on Medicarte - throwing the elderly off a cliff.

Koch Bros.

Must be video day - I'm running across quite a few of them.

Abso-fucking-lutely

George Carlin was a genius in his own right - he saw the world and the nation without the rose-colored glasses.

Reporting on the Bible

Forgery Of Biblical Proportions

I thought this was common knowledge: Half of New Testament forged, Bible scholar says.
holy bible Virtually half the New Testament was written by impostors taking on the names of apostles like Paul. At least according to Bart D. Ehrman, a renowned biblical scholar, who makes the charges in his new book Forged.
Ehrman claims that:
At least 11 of the 27 New Testament books are forgeries.
The New Testament books attributed to Jesus’ disciples could not have been written by them because they were illiterate.
Many of the New Testament’s forgeries were manufactured by early Christian leaders trying to settle theological feuds.
Why?
“There were a lot of people in the ancient world who thought that lying could serve a greater good,” says Ehrman.
Many religious leaders still feel that way. But now, "a greater good" involves money.

If you quote Newt, or playback the video of his words, you're lying about what he said.

When taken together, the videos of the last post (regarding the rapture) and this one, it confirms my belief that there are millions of really stupid people on this planet and another whole bunch who believe that the stupid is intelligent.


I think we are evolving - but we're getting dumber as we do so.

Just 2 days left...



Preparing for the rapture...

Top Ten Rapture Tips

In preparation for Saturday's Rapture, I'm sharing my top ten rapture tips:

10. Pass gas before leaving atmosphere to prevent embarrassing trajectory changes.

9. Bring a firearm in case some bastard cuts you off at the Kolob exit.

8. Refrain from drinking liquids--God ain't going to pull over.

7. Good manners dictate that you shake Jesus' hand before hugging Ayn Rand and punching Gandhi.

6. Call out greetings to friends immediately after liftoff--in space, no one can hear you scream.

5. To decrease atmospheric friction, refrain from using Cialis, Viagra, or any other hardening agents after midnight on Friday.

4. Wear clean underwear; you don't want to embarrass your mother if you're the bastard who cuts me off at the Kolob exit.

3. Bring a big bottle of Aquafina. Jesus loves a good wine.

2. Don't buzz the Jews.

1. Keep your sunroof open.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Another classy Republican

Schwarzenegger: ‘I Am the Sperminator’

Former California Governor in Emotional Confession

LOS ANGELES (The Borowitz Report) – Amid rumors that he fathered a child with a member of his household staff ten years ago, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made an emotional confession at a hastily called press conference today.

“I am the Sperminator,” Mr. Schwarzenegger told the room of stunned reporters.

The former governor and film star said that he knew the child in question was his “after no one could understand a damn thing it was saying.”

He said that when he first learned he had fathered the child, he considered a variety of options to remedy the situation, including traveling back in time ten years and using a condom.

According to Mr. Schwarzenegger, today’s shocking revelation could end his political career, but he added, “On the plus side, I am now qualified to run the IMF.”

Republicans are infighting now - they deserve one another.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Government vs. private sector

The conservative mantra is "less government, more private sector" because the private sector creates all of the jobs and polices itself so that we can trust them more.  Riiggghhhhttttt!


McDonald's Monopoly was FIXED from 1995 to 2000. $24MIL was embezzled by the company that organized and promoted the game

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Remembering Reagan

Working for the oppositiion

Lawyers run the country

The Rapture - an ad

George Carlin on Reagan and Republicans

Size DOES matter - more on guns...

Science vs. stupidity - again.

Dawkins can explain it, but Baldwin is too stupid to understand it or he never would have asked the question to begin with.

We need more guns...

Boy Gets Gun For Birthday And Kills Whole Family

 


Well said

The U.S. has not just misplaced its priorities. When the most powerful country ever to inhabit the earth finds it so easy to plunge into the horror of warfare but almost impossible to find adequate work for its people or to properly educate its young, it has lost its way entirely.
---By BOB HERBERT

Yeah - it's funny - and true.

I met a fairy today that said she would grant me one wish.

“I want to live forever,” I said.

“Sorry,” said the fairy, “I’m not allowed to grant wishes like that!”

“Fine,” I said, “then I want to die after Congress gets their heads out of their asses!”

“You crafty bastard,” said the fairy.

Roast Of Donald Trump - Seth MacFarlane

Headlines that might spike your interest...

Arne Duncan's Open Letter Makes Teachers Furious. Many teachers hold Duncan’s policies accountable for the public disrespect now directed at teachers in the media. They’ve learned to respond to what he does, not what he says.

Video of Stephen Colbert's hilarious speech outside the FEC

Arizona Rep. Carl Seel was supposed to propose an amendment to hold lenders accountable in foreclosure situations, but at the last minute he didn't. At the same time the principal on his mortgage was reduced by more than 50%.

Rachel Maddow: "Ron Paul Believes Businesses Should Be Allowed To Put Up A 'NO BLACKS' Sign!"

Health Insurers Collecting Record Profits, Yet Demand Double-Digit Rate Increases. You'll Never Guess Why!

Ron Paul on property rights: The government shouldn't be allowed to tell you that you have to serve black people; but a state should be allowed to force a woman to have a baby, even if a rapist is the father.

Health care costs US

Bill Maher - spot on

"Conspiracy theorists who are claiming that we didn't really kill bin Laden must be reminded that they didn't think he did the crime in the first place. Come on, nut jobs, keep your bullshit straight: The towers were brought down in a controlled demolition by George W. Bush to distract attention from Hawaii, where CIA operatives were planting phony birth records so that a Kenyan named Barack Obama could someday rise to power and pretend to take out the guy we pretended took out the towers. And I know that's true because I just got it in an email from Trump."
---Bill Maher

Monday, May 09, 2011

I thought this was funny


Mr. Chomsky may be a noted linguist and intellectual, but even as much as I disliked the work of George W. Bush, I have to point out that Chomsky has missed a significant difference - Bush was President of the United States and bin Laden was a known terrorist.  Just sayin'.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Talking heads

We liberals take pride in the fact that we generally see the world as it is - not as we want it to be. Those on the right tend to see the world much more darkly and offer fewer facts. But that's OUR take.


Now a group of college kids studied the talking-heads in print and on the air, and here is what they found, according to a study reviewed by John Amato over at Crooks and Liars. Click on the link to read more.


Op-ed columnists and TV's talking heads build followings by making bold, confident predictions about politics and the economy. But rarely are their predictions analyzed for accuracy.

Now, a class at Hamilton College led by public policy professor P. Gary Wyckoff has analyzed the predictions of 26 prognosticators between September 2007 and December 2008.

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The students found that only nine of the prognosticators they studied could predict more accurately than a coin flip. Two were significantly less accurate, and the remaining 14 were not statistically any better or worse than a coin flip.

The top prognosticators - led by New York Times columnist Paul Krugman - scored above five points and were labeled "Good," while those scoring between zero and five were "Bad." Anyone scoring less than zero (which was possible because prognosticators lost points for inaccurate predictions) were put into "The Ugly" category. Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas came up short and scored the lowest of the 26.

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Those scoring lowest - "The Ugly" - with negative tallies were conservative columnist Cal Thomas; U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC); U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI); U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, a McCain supporter and Democrat-turned-Independent from Connecticut; Sam Donaldson of ABC; and conservative columnist George Will.

Too many lawyers

Intellect, not superstition, please

Republican policy t-shirt

Republican advertising

Could the tide be turning?

Democrat Wins Republican's Seat In Wisconsin

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