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This fucking Harry Reid as a racist thing is comedy.
Harry Reid will never be caught in an ethical or moral scandal. My Mother was his secretary and he is at least an honest man. I will take your money over this. I simply know it to be true.
I blame society and the media.
Really, I do.
I haven’t always agreed with him and he’s pissed me off. I understand he’s not polling well. I dare say it might and maybe should come down to the Devil you know versus the one you don’t. Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader is a big deal for a state with our meager population and vast tracts of irradiated desert that Washington wants to turn into the nation’s toxic nuclear septic tank.
Fuck that shit. No more nuclear energy until we figure out what to do with the waste. Thanks be to Harry thus far.
of Nevada described in private then- as “light skinned” and “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” -Yahoo
Sounds a little rough. Context kids. Biden said something like clean and articulate. A far poorer choice of words and he’s Vice President. See, Mr. Reid was speaking with candor among colleagues. He was assessing the candidate’s chances of success in light of how racist America remained. Remains; because, bear with me here, we’re really finding out just how racist America still is.
You must admit it’s really reared its ugly head.
Mr. Reid was guilty of being matter of fact in light of what the stupidest quarter* I’ve alluded to before would end up thinking and doing. For the record, the stupidest quarter have behaved exactly as we all thought, thus vindicating Senator Reid. They didn’t make fun of how he talked and only accused him of being an Arab or maybe Muslim. Turns out Harry was exactly right.
Senator Reid apologized immediately and our President said, “I’ve seen the passionate leadership he’s shown on issues of social justice and I know what’s in his heart,” Obama said yesterday. “As far as I am concerned, the book is closed.” -Yahoo
More than enough for me. To be fair he also characterized the comments as “unfortunate”. Who knows what he meant exactly but I agree. Unfortunate. Yes. It shouldn’t be an issue, but it is, and you’re an idiot if you can’t see it. I’m not here to apologize for ignorance or stupidity and I don’t believe that’s what has occurred here. What we have here is a truthful man speaking privately in support of a man who would become our first black President.
I know it’s awkward but Harry Reid was being honest and I admire his prompt contrition. He knows what he he meant but he’s humiliated by how it sounds.
Michael Steele called for Dirty Harry’s resignation today. Didn’t see that one coming. Let’s politicize racism and who better to foment than a black Republican? He asks rhetorically. Somewhere Gomer Pyle chuckles with abandon. Surprise, surprise, surprise. Michael Steele should be the titular Head Douchebag of the Republican party forever. He’s as good for the world as Sarah Palin because they’re both the same caliber of stupid. The somewhat sociopathic kind that is relatively rare in most walks of life but prevalent in low IQ conservative, ideological and fucktardian political circles.
You know, the kind that fail up.
Is this racism? You bet. Is Harry Reid a racist?
Piss up a rope.
Drinks for my friends.
*When Nixon was forced to resign, his approval rating was about 25%. When George W. Bush left office, his approval rating was about 25%. I can think of no better proof that one in four Americans is a dipshit.
I’ve gone through a change. Transformed. Like menopause. Suddenly, the Republican Agenda makes sense to me. I’ve gone from liberal to vacuous.
Seriously. Work with me here.
Torture makes complete sense in the context of liberty and justice for all. Dick Cheney and his minions should not be investigated or prosecuted. They were merely doing their best. It’s hopeless silliness, not to mention unpatriotic, to pursue any form of persecution of these brave defenders of the American way. As American’s, we are better than everyone else, we don’t deserve the scrutiny. We are above it. God put us here to rule the world and he is on our side. Our unique responsibility is to rid the world of evil.
We are special. Jesus tells us so. The Bible tells us so.
Our qualifications are exclusive and divine. Christian Americans are The Chosen.
Republicans in particular.
Those who’ve failed to reach their fiscal potential are not my problem, my concern and certainly not my fault. Maybe God’s will is that they should be left behind. A kind of religious natural selection. Ha! Take that you atheist Darwin lovers. After all, God only helps those that help themselves. Christ has no use or patience for the weak or impaired, they are unable to do for themselves and are therefore worthless to the Holy Spirit. Never give a fish to a Democrat, teaching the worthless to fish is a waste of time. Some have been chosen and some have not. The Christian way and obviously what the Heavenly Father intended for the Christian nation of America.
The rich should be taxed minimally, if at all. Wealth drives the modern economy. They provide the largess for jobs and industry. They are the chosen. Thus, their generosity is evident and already in place. They do far more than the beggar or the homeless can or would.
I’ve come to loath the rotting toothed, stupid and desperate poor. God has not chosen riches for me but I shudder when I gaze upon the worthless because I know my tax dollars go to prolong their miserable lives. Poor but obese, they lack the sense to choose wholesome and nutritious food. They neither know nor care enough too seek proactive medicines or practices and I don’t doubt that’s all part of God’s plan. That these zombies are allowed to drain the money and resources of American society in general confuses me. God does work in mysterious ways.
I don’t hate them because God says not to.
America is the land of opportunity. Always has been. Those who’ve failed to take advantage of America’s vast and ripe system of free education and abundant possibility are simply beyond hope, especially once they pass the threshold of adulthood. I work, I have a job, so these greasy, dentally challenged trailer park dwellers, these weak and worthless veterans of our wars who can’t get it together and refuse to do for themselves, make me want to puke. Look at all the goddamn foreigners that take jobs as convenience store clerks or manual labor workers that take jobs from worthy Americans. Are these people less capable, less able than honest Americans? Maybe they are, maybe they’re not.
Falls under not my fucking problem. All I know is I’d much rather have my tax dollars go towards fighting the raghead terrorists than these wastes of God’s air. I see these people in wheelchairs sporting an oxygen tank in casinos and I just know my money is paying for them instead of keeping us safe from Satan’s Muslim evil doers. They should be euthanized like the diseased cat’s and dogs that make a mess of my trash and threaten neighborhood children with a cornucopia of malaise. Tics, fleas and ringworm.
Ever heard that expression “Kill ‘em all and lot God sort them out”? I’m down with that. I’m no judge and jury but get them off my block and out of my town.
Sometimes I think Hitler was more on the ball than he gets credit for. Everyone knows the Jews control the banks and the entire entertainment industry. You know “The Family” on C Street more or less agrees. He really was just looking to rid his country of Faggots, Gypsies, Jews and the ethnically impure. Hitler was a Christian too, you know. He had “The Ultimate Solution” and I think we could take a page or two from his playbook.
It’s a good dose of reality as opposed to the fascism and socialism pinko liberals try so hard to cram down our necks every fucking day.
See, they’re not patriots like me and you. They love niggers and spics and anyone who isn’t from the Mayflower like us. They are weak. They give money to all the dirty and lazy regardless of their color. Ask me for money on the street, I’ll tell you to get a job you piece of shit. They wander around pushing their stolen shopping carts full of stolen trash and I hate them. Their skin a map of rashes, their eyes bloodshot with their hands out and the cloud of foul stink they walk in. This instead of a job?
Fucking lazy if you ask me. No excuse.
Christ has blessed my soul with charity but these people have no will or desire and don’t deserve the fish I can afford. If they won’t die, better off behind bars at $30k a year because they are a menace. Know God or pay the price.
We should attack and punish those countries who threaten us. The future of the world depends on the triumph of Christianity over Islam. They’re heathens and there’s no chance of co-existing with a bunch of towel headed camel jockeys. Crude and uncivilized. We have nukes and they don’t. Time to use them. Negotiation is pointless. Turn their the desert into glass.
Take a breath.
I hope you understand that I’m kidding. I’ve painted a picture for you of what I hate. It is a caricature for sure. A broad stroke, the impetus, the catalyst, being a solid month of right wing talk radio and it’s blatant, overt dishonesty. Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh are simultaneously American icons and stains on America’s aspirations and her identity. What they do everyday is sick, irresponsible and evil. They and their ilk seek nothing more than to pollute our national discourse so egregiously as to rile the stupid and offend the thoughtful to the extent that they are actually paid handsomely for their treason. Shining examples of the worst of us. The physical manifestation of everything that is wrong with American society, patriotism and all our precious ideas.
They are paid handsomely to stir shit. Disgusting. I would swing on either one. I fucking hate these guys.
This blog is dedicated to Teddy Kennedy. Not perfect by any means, I understand his flaws better than you can know, a lion nonetheless. A champion of all those I’ve lampooned so harshly here. The dynasty has ended. It really is America’s loss.
His passing is poignant and symbolic. It was with JFK’s assassination that the modern era of brutal politics flooded us. The subsequent courage of LBJ and the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King cemented the vulgar ugliness of right versus left in this once vital and proud nation. We have fallen from those heights. Those ideals and those hopes.
In so many ways, we are in the same place. A half African, half Caucasian man as President. We are back in that place more than you probably know. Round headed idiots showing up to Town hall meetings sporting loaded weaponry enough to slay everyone in front of them. Adolph fucking Hitler invoked over and over. There are so many children in America, both literally and figuratively. I worry so much that despite the election, we are forced to choose between a martyr or Superman.
It would be convenient and gratuitously exculpatory to pontificate here, but I’ll spare both you and me. Save this: Both John McCain and Orin Hatch disingenuously lamented the absence of Ted Kennedy from the health care debate in the last day or two, insinuating that his presence would have made a difference. Fucking pricks. Shame on you assholes. You and your ever shrinking party are beginning to trip over your own dicks in your own race for shamelessness.
Public option or bust.
Drinks for my friends.
More than a little pensive.
The citizens of Iran have a profoundly legitimate beef. One of the best kind. Noble and justified. An obviously rigged election. Blatant. Ridiculous. The turn out was over 120%. Bullshit is the given.
Tomorrow may inform us of eventual fate. The Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, deigned to wade in today on the Sabbath, by vehicle of his scheduled sermon. Just another day of worship. He was clear: Those who “take wrong measures which are harmful, they will be held accountable for all violence.” He called President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad “the absolute victor” in last week’s election…..” -CNN.com
I’m spooked. The difference between these human events and Tiananmen Square for example, is that despite the Iranian government’s game face and perseverant campaign to control information, this revolution just may be televised. Forgive my trite. I’m not here to obviate something so big and ripe. I fear what happens next. Both sides are more than aware that the entire world watches.
The chances of a fistfight are always multiplied by an audience. Always.
The Ayatollah didn’t merely draw a line in the sand. He came out with serious lumber. He tells the people of Iran that they are welcome to test his bat. He tells them it will be ugly. I’m really afraid of that. I think it’s quite likely. Man, I hope not. Did you know that Iran is arguably the most pro-American country in the entire region? These people are in trouble and I doubt they will walk away. There will be blood. There already has been.
Iranians are not pussies.
Our Man’s facility with it all has been pitch perfect. He understands that any movement in Iran perceived as being fomented or even endorsed by the US government is a guarantee it will sink under that weight. The asshat Republicans shouting jingoistic bullshit from the rooftops are posturing with lamentable irresponsibility. Man I hate these pricks. No compassion, zero sensibility, reckless abandon in pursuit of grandeur. Shut the fuck up.
Iran is a modern society. It has a vibrant and youthful population, progressive by regional standards. Amazingly, a huge chunk of them don’t hate us. Really.
My fear is that the Iranian people will suffer for whatever they do tomorrow. For years.
It is the covert option that most media fails to talk about. I’m afraid they will be picked off at random, regardless of participation, until, you know, morale improves. I don’t see tanks but I do see terror. For years. They know full well, both sides get it. Tomorrow is going to be interesting.
See, we’re all just citizens of the world. After the sun impregnates the horizon and the stars come out, the day is done and we are all the same. We really are all the same. I live in a big city so ethnic diversity is but a part of my coat of many colors. Whether your thing is prayer or the power of positive thinking, it’s time to do a little dance.
Wisdom, safety and support to the people of Iran.
And, um, fuck the Ayatollah.
Drinks for my friends.
So Newt Gingrich declares he’s not a citizen of the world to applause by the most prominent collection of misfit toys ever to gather on an annual schedule. John Voight, the same whackjob who melted down on public airwaves a few years back over his superstar daughter Angelina Jolie’s estrangement, called Obama a false prophet and told us America is weaker.
Newt also told them the brand new economic plan has already failed. This, despite news today that ten banks are set to repay almost ninety billion in stimulus money. This, despite it being way too early to tell.
This blog is for you Lo. I understand that Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear. The big picture is far more convoluted than most of us know. It is far greater than the sum of it’s parts. Both sides have bodies buried and there’s no innocence in Washington; I am not a Nuclear Playboy.
It’s just that people like Ralph Nader and Dennis Kucinich, whom I adore, have no real chance at influencing seminal policy, much less posturing for the highest office in the land.
You see this administration as a glass half empty. I’m not ready to go there yet.
When was the last time a President of the United States told Israel in front of the world, in an Arabic Muslim nation, that her actions were intolerable?
You graciously offered an article on the similarities between Bush and Obama for this particular context: http://www.internationalpoliticalwill.com/2009/06/heard-it-all-before/
Ironically, it’s context that Will is ignoring. Just about every speech by Bush that Will cites took place inside our own borders. I commend him for his research acumen, as he’s painstakingly culled all these examples of congruence from over six years of lexicon, far more muted and less specific than that of Obama’s single speech in a Muslim country delivered to Arabs.
It’s a manufactured duck and weave befitting a high school research paper. No score here Lo. Your man Will has written a fluff piece. I’ve taken it upon myself to post an edited version of this critique on his blog.
You know I hope, that I have immense respect for you. Thanks be that you’re far better informed than most. I wonder if you haven’t taken the wrong fork on your philosophical/ideological path. You’re energy and intelligence is lost on wanna be demagogues like Ralph Nader who only run for office out of hubris and the obstreperous notion they may upset a close election. If Ralph Nader truly wanted to make a difference he would position himself politically to do so. Perhaps an earnest and sincere attempt at a cabinet position or a prominent non-profit.
Ralph Nader may be as full of shit as the next guy.
And you my dear, would be better served by getting on board with a society and an ethic that is changing. Just because I support Obama, doesn’t mean I can’t bitch at him. It gives greater license to do just that. See last night’s blog.
I’m not, by any means, hook, line and sinker. He’s not perfect, I own that. But in a few short months he’s managed to fundamentally change the way the rest of the world looks at us. Take the recent elections in Lebanon as an example. The amount of influence he brought to bear is debatable but there’s no denying he brought some. This is big stuff. He’s the best thing we’ve had in a very long time. Work with me here.
Don’t look away, there’s plenty to see.
Drinks for my friends.
“And I’m also proud to carry with me the goodwill of the American people, and a greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: Assalaamu alaykum.” -Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States of America.
Honestly, I teared up.
I am so very proud of my President and my country. Our Man was amazing today. He said things no American President has ever said. And they were all true. I was transfixed. Enchanted. Slack jawed. I’m grateful I was alone, just in case I drooled.
It’s worth pointing out that in light of the elaborate smear effort to paint him as some sort of extremist Muslim conducted during the Presidential campaign, his speech in Cairo today was goddamn courageous. Beyond that, it was an overt in your face to his neoconservative right wing Christian critics. You know, the ones that so desperately want you to believe that we’re in the middle of some war that is ultimately about our God being able to beat up their God. The ones for whom ridiculous dogma and apocryphal ideology trump compassion, reality and common sense.
“More recently, tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations. Moreover, the sweeping change brought by modernity and globalization led many Muslims to view the West as hostile to the traditions of Islam.”
“So long as our relationship is defined by our differences, we will empower those who sow hatred rather than peace, those who promote conflict rather than the cooperation that can help all of our people achieve justice and prosperity. And this cycle of suspicion and discord must end.”
Oh man. That’s the shit right there.
“As the Holy Quran tells us, “Be conscious of God and speak always the truth. That is what I will try to do today — to speak the truth as best I can, humbled by the task before us, and firm in my belief that the interests we share as human beings are far more powerful than the forces that drive us apart.”
There it is. We are all just people. Humans first and foremost. How breathtakingly refreshing. How important and authentic.
Obama quoted John Adams: “The United States has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Muslims.”
This notion, so widely held, that America is at war with a religion or an ethnicity or even a geographic region is so very wrongheaded, so perspicaciously misguided, that most Americans, along with too much of the world, have no realistic understanding of just exactly what is happening and why.
It’s understandable, given the litany of lies we’ve been force fed, and our own failure in laziness and apathy to not even bother to investigate for our own edification, the absolute crap the media has foisted upon us so irresponsibly, so relentlessly and for so long. The failure of journalism in America is mirrored by the doppelganger of breakdown by Americans ourselves, to question what we’re told, to challenge what we are led to believe. Exactly why we are in this mess.
“The enduring faith of over a billion people is so much bigger than the narrow hatred of a few. Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism — it is an important part of promoting peace.”
As an agnostic, I am moved to say Amen.
“Let me also address the issue of Iraq. Unlike Afghanistan, Iraq was a war of choice that provoked strong differences in my country and around the world……….Indeed, we can recall the words of Thomas Jefferson, who said: “I hope that our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power, the greater it will be.”
Sheezus. Wow. In Cairo, Egypt. An incredibly bold admission about the abject failure of American policy. I can’t tell you how impressed I am at this honest confession by Our Man on the world stage. It’s true, America fucked up by invading Iraq. We screwed the pooch. Shame on us.
“And finally, just as America can never tolerate violence by extremists, we must never alter or forget our principles. Nine-eleven was an enormous trauma to our country. The fear and anger that it provoked was understandable, but in some cases, it led us to act contrary to our traditions and our ideals. We are taking concrete actions to change course. I have unequivocally prohibited the use of torture by the United States, and I have ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed by early next year.”
Of course I was aware of these steps by Our Man, but his restating of them beneath and behind the proscenium of a stage in front of the entire world is nothing less than golden. And again, the admission of just how far this once great country has strayed, is so brave and nakedly honest, that I am at a loss for words.
He recounts these events, these egregious mistakes, because his intention is to put them behind us by reconstructing our integrity and pride with honesty and transparency, whenever and wherever possible.
Then, he swung the mother of all haymakers:
“On the other hand, it is also undeniable that the Palestinian people — Muslims and Christians — have suffered in pursuit of a homeland. For more than 60 years they’ve endured the pain of dislocation. Many wait in refugee camps in the West Bank, Gaza and neighboring lands for a life of peace and security that they have never been able to lead. They endure the daily humiliations — large and small — that come with occupation. So let there be no doubt: The situation for the Palestinian people is intolerable. And America will not turn our backs on the legitimate Palestinian aspiration for dignity, opportunity and a state of their own.”
“It is a sign neither of courage nor power to shoot rockets at sleeping children, or to blow up old women on a bus. That’s not how moral authority is claimed; that’s how it is surrendered.”
“The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. This construction violates previous agreements and undermines efforts to achieve peace. It is time for these settlements to stop.”
Unbelievable. Finally. A sitting American calls Israel on it’s shit.
This is change. I can’t speak for you, but this is why this man earned my vote. It is why I didn’t hesitate to hope. I believed him then. I believe him now. I believe in him. As I write this, I am inspired and awfully proud.
This speech will no doubt be read, remarked upon and lauded for decades.
This guy is so fucking cool.
Drinks for my friends.
Fuck that shit. CHRISTIAN TERRORISM.
Timothy McVeigh was a domestic terrorist.
Whackjobs like Scott Roeder, who assassinated Dr. George Tiller yesterday in his own goddamn church, what should be a sanctuary, do so in the the name of their Christian God. No surprise here that Roeder was a homophobe as well. Christian Terrorist, nothing less.
Thank God I’m agnostic. I crack me up.
“A man named Scott Roeder was convicted in 1996 of criminal use of explosives and sentenced to 24 months probation….” -CNN
Imagine this man was Muslim and he was known to stalk and then kill a Rabbi or a politician. Think about it. Really.
Like it or not, George Tiller was engaging in a legally protected activity. Do these assholes really think these women simply wake up, watch an episode of Maury Povich and decide to seek a late term abortion as a matter of convenience? I’m not even going to look it up, I’m confident that’s not the case. Shut up, I will not entertain the issue.
Enter the glowering spectre of egregiously irresponsible “journalists” like Bill O’Reilly. How much blood on his hands?
“Tiller, O’Reilly likes to say, “destroys fetuses for just about any reason right up until the birth date for $5,000.” He’s guilty of “Nazi stuff,” said O’Reilly on June 8, 2005; a moral equivalent to NAMBLA and al-Qaida, he suggested on March 15, 2006. “This is the kind of stuff happened in Mao’s China, Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Soviet Union,” said O’Reilly on Nov. 9, 2006″ -salon.com
As of today, no apologies from O’Reilly. In it’s stead, Bill the pinhead offers that: “The far left is exploiting the death of [sic] Dr. Tiller to stifle any criticism of abortion.” Note the euphemism “death of” in the the place of what should rightfully be “assassination”. As though, “Tiller the Killer” some how expired or succumbed to natural causes.
There is no doubt in my mind that O’Reilly and his ilk are responsible in some degree for so recklessly fomenting the hate and fear for which such tragedies are an inevitable conclusion. Inevitable, you douchebag. Time to man up, you penisless reptile. Do you imagine your useless vitriol to be without consequence?
To quote Snoop: “Fuck Bill O’Reilly.”
Man I hate these guys.
In other news, I’m thinking Sonia Sotomayor has benefitted from the magic of rhinoplasty. Good decision methinks. She used to have a honker like a potato. Seriously, she’s hot, smart and exotic, at least to me, self confessed trailer trash. I’m saying that under the right circumstances, I’d hit that.
For the record, my current significant other is very smart and way hotter.
I gotta tell ya, I think Barack taking Michelle out for dinner and a show in New York is unbelievably cool. He loves his wife and so do I. Class and glamor. A little Camelot for us all. I am only able to muster a mere modicum of amusement at the FOX news talking heads invective over the cost of the outing. Vainglorious and vituperatively disingenuous valor on part of their talking heads pretending to give a mad fuck over the expense to you, dear reader. Did they complain, on your behalf, about Dumbya’s record amounts of vacation time to clear brush in Crawford? I think not.
Man I hate these guys.
Drinks for my friends.
Bill O’Reilly, who’s likeness appears along side the definitions of both ‘hypocrite’ and ‘blowhard’ in the most reputable dictionaries, said in an interview today that he boycotts any film in which Sean Penn appears because of his political views. In the words of Snoop Dogg, “Fuck Bill O’Reilly”. And, “He’s a motherfuckin’ prick”. And, “Suck my dick”. And, “so I can kick his motherfuckin ass when the show is over with”.
I don’t really have anything to add here.
In other news, I thought it was pretty cool to hear that the CEO of GM, Rick Wagoner, was walking away at the behest of the Obama administration. That is, until I read the greedy bastard could tip the fuck out the door with as much as $20 million. Excuse me, there seems to be some sort of canker on my penis. Does this look infected to you? It’s like deja vu all over again.
Also, thirty thousand pythons as long as twenty feet are threatening to go forth, multiply and overrun Florida and there’s a million pounds of pistachios out there that will kill you in your bed.
The world is an increasingly perilous place and I’m almost out of pot again. It’s legal here in California as long as one suffers from a serious and/or chronic malaise like ingrown toenail, sebaceous cysts on one’s genitalia or say, brewer’s droop from drinking beer.
A prescription costs between a hundred and a hundred fifty bucks. My fridge is broke.
I watched a comic tonight on Comedy Central. Josh Blue. Self deprecating, brave, honest and very funny. He suffers from cerebral palsy. Walk a mile in another man’s shoes but never forget about the man with no feet.
I’m an agnostic. My position has more to do with the abject silliness of just about every organized religion on the planet, as opposed to some sort of soaring epiphany. Honestly, I owe my stake more to the vacuum of logic that exists in every dogma fomented by people of faith on up to, but not exclusively, the goddamn Pope.
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (March 17) – Pope Benedict XVI said condoms are not the answer to the AIDS epidemic in Africa and can make the problem worse, setting off criticism Tuesday as he began a weeklong trip to the continent where some 22 million people are living with HIV. -AOL news
Don’t lose sight of the fact they boink all the little boys and girls they want.
Good luck with that crap you pointy hatted pontiff. I’m not sorry to tell you that Catholicism just may be the most egregious and archaic “faith” practiced in America certainly, and under the world’s proscenium without a doubt. I will be as blunt as possible here. Catholicism encourages me to root for Satan. Catholics are fools. So are Baptists, Mormons, Anglicans, Protestants, Muslims and especially Evangelicals and Born Agains.
They are all petty children in the eyes of the universe.
My sincerest apologies if I left any one out.
Buddhism occurs to me to be the only discipline that bothers to address the existential nature and uniqueness of the human condition. I just can’t help but appreciate a fat guy with a shit eating grin in the context of all the other tragic and sometimes stigmatically bleeding religious icons.
Most of it is about guilt and non intellectually curious blind shithouse faith. What I mean to say is it’s spectacularly dumb.
You gonna eat that?
Drinks for my friends.
Here we are. Judgement day less than one hundred hours away.
Show me a vampire and I’ll show you a Republican. Such singleminded avarice does not exist in mere mortals. Show me a lockstep conservative and I’ll show you a nearly brain dead zombie. Such singleminded lust for flesh only exists in the undead.
John McCain is Frankenstein’s Monster. Far less than the sum of his parts and dangerously insane.
Show me an indefatigable, unflappable, charismatic black man and I’ll show you a liberal Democrat. There are no black vampires, except maybe Blackula. There’s very few black zombies. With zombies, you can tell by looking.
By the way, Black Republicans must be as close to stupid as Gay Republicans.
Are you aware that almost a quarter of the good folks in Texas believe Our Man to be a Muslim? Like there’s anything more unsavory about that religion than the next. Fucking rednecks.
If you think Barack Obama is a Muslim, it’s because you’re looking for a reason to fear him. It is willfull ignorance and it’s among the ugliest of American proclivities. Guess what else it is? It’s straight up, no apologies, racist. Tragic and shameful.
What I’m trying to do here is make the point that, were it not for the color of his skin, Barack Obama would be escorting McCain to a toilet after an enema right about now and then tucking him in. Once the elder statesman begins to snore, Our Man would slip off to contemplate his cabinet. He’s that kind of guy and Doubtfire has consumed copious amounts of carcinogens on the trail. He’s glowing.
No worries, he’s not going to explode.
Actually, he’ll melt. There will be a godawfull smell. The stain will be solvent-proof. Greasy, like charred opossum.
A horrible mess, but it will manageable as long as we can get him outside before he starts to sizzle. Away from dense foliage and wooden structures. Get the hoses ready. Call 911. Wear a cup. Maybe a helmet and eye protection.
The actual location will need to be incinerated for public safety.
The other point I need to make is that there will indeed be a deadfall. A biohazard. The great unwashed will not go quietly. Many of them will not go at all. People have lifetimes, generations, invested in this pervasive, insidious belief system. They cling to the religious components of it as a way to legitimize and justify their bigotry and narrowmindedness.
It’s goddamn frustrating because they hide behind it and we athiests and agnostics can’t go there. They will label us Godless and no one one will hear us out.
Conservatives, neocons and religious zealots have no love for America. They don’t give a mad fuck. They love themselves and they count on being romanced by the more persuasive among them. Hook line and sinker, these fools wait for orders and start marching as soon as they receive the message.
They disdain thinking for themselves. They’ve come to depend on being told what to do. How to act. What to think.
What should be antithetical, has instead become gospel.
How do they do that? It’s not like they’re all under the same roof. It’s cult behavior on an impossibly massive scale.
One more season of this witch and we’re toast.
Vote you fucks.
Pimp this blog. Spread it. Cut and paste it. Cop a link. Just get it out there. What song are you hoping to hear next Wednesday morning?
“Here we come, walkin’
Down the street.
We get the funniest looks from
Ev’ry one we meet.
Hey, hey, we’re the Monkees
And people say we monkey around.
But we’re too busy singing
To put anybody down.” -Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
Drinks for my friends.
I’m a proud American. I’m a patriot. Love it or leave it. Don’t you dare criticize. What other reason could you possibly have for objecting to wiretapping and surveillance unless you got something to hide?
Hell, I ain’t worried.
Like I said, I’m a patriot and I love my country.
Fisa can blow me, it always goes south when appointed judges stick their progressive dicks in it. Liberal judges legislating from the bench are not needed in these circumstances. Our government is just trying to protect us. It’s what they do. It’s what they’re there for.
If you can’t trust them, who can you trust?
Liberals need to relax while patriots can feel good about it.
Sure, I smoked a little dope when I was younger, beat up the occasional sissy. That was years ago. I’m a Born Again, so I love everybody now. I say let people do what they want. Within reason. Less government.
Dangerous times call for extreme measures and there’s no more dangerous times than now. The Arabs and the terrorists hate us for our freedom and want to kill us. Islam is a violent and hateful religion. They’re all crazy, you can’t talk to them. Fucking ragheads. Why don’t they just leave us alone? What did we ever do to them?
If it ain’t Communism it’s some Godless sandnigger religion. They say Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim. It wouldn’t suprise me. He’s the most liberal member of the Senate you know. He’s friends with terrorists who would kill our own. Sounds to me like he’s one cousin removed from hating America.
What are people thinking? A black Muslim terrorist for President? Over my dead body. It’s why there’s that amendment that let’s us keep our guns. He wants to spread the wealth and that’s socialism. It’s pinko. Every American has the same opportunity, depends on what you do with it.
God created us equal, it says so in the Bible.
Don’t come to me if you’re a crack smoking welfare mom. I work. Don’t cry to me about your son getting involved in gangs. Get him a job. Put his ass to work. I work for a living.
Some of my good friends are blacks. Nice people but I didn’t own them or beat them. What do they want from me? It just so happens, they’re black and I’m white. It’s like I should regret being caucasian. Why should I feel guilt for the way I was born?
If you ask me, the only way to solve the mess is to nuke the whole Godforsaken region. Turn all that sand into glass. Iran too. Let God sort ‘em out. Trust in God.
Goddamn right we need change. We’re in a real crisis. Mexicans stealing our jobs. Outsourcing. Fuckin gas through the roof. Liberals want to blame the white man. The American businessman. Good honest Christians who are being taxed and regulated to death for just trying to make a buck and go to church on Sunday in decent clothes.
Leave these people alone so they can create jobs and save this country. They are heroes. They deserve and need that tax break.
All these foreigners need to speak American. Say the Pledge every day including “under God” and respect our God, the one this great nation was founded on. A Christian God.
Why is that too much to ask? A little respect, you know? This is the greatest country in the world. Take off your hat and put your hand over your heart when our anthem gets played.
Call me a redneck, I don’t care because maybe that’s what I am. I love my country and I love Jesus Christ. He was a carpenter you know.
I gotta tell ya just because “Joe The Plumber” isn’t a plumber and his name’s not Joe and he can’t afford to buy the business he works for, doesn’t mean he isn’t Joe Sixpack and a regular American with the same problems we all have.
The Bible says an eye for an eye and that’s why abortion doctors sometimes reap what they’ve sown. I don’t condone it but I understand. Even if it’s rape, it’s not up to us to decide. I mean, a life is a life. The bible says so. Unless of course, if that life has taken another, or sold dope, or is a traitor or a terrorist. Face it, what better deterrent is there than the death penalty?
People should understand that we’ll kill them if they screw up in America. Justice should be swift and mighty. Every war, including this one we’re in now, is for justice and truth and democracy. Even when it’s really hard, America does the right thing. Always.
You know, W. is a good man. He made a few mistakes. All Presidents do. Nobody’s perfect. He cares about us. I feel it. He’s a good man. I’d really like to have a beer with him. I bet he’s friendly and regular. Cheney’s a little spooky but he’s just the brains of the operation.
So whatever about the gays. It’s a choice and there are consequences. We all pay a price for bad decisions and that’s one of the great things about America. Accountability. No way will this American stand for faggots who want to soil the Christian institution of marriage. It’s holy and sacred. Can’t you people just leave it alone? What difference could it possibly make in their lives and their futures?
It’s a symbol. That’s why they want it so bad. It’s just silly.
Show me a homosexual and I’ll show you a liberal. Wanna bet?
It’s like they think it will make them legitimate somehow. Uh, not in the eyes of this patriot.
In a lot of ways, it’s like the French. We saved their asses in The Big One. What have they ever done for us besides sneer and act like we’re bullies and brutes? Overcharge us for wine and cheese. Ingrates. Why do we bother?
Those countries that sell their oil to the Chinese instead of us; it might be time to introduce them to the United States Navy.
McCain fought to save us from communism. He’s got my vote because he’s a genuine hero. This Sarah Palin is sassy and real and they’re both mavericks. I like that. I don’t care how smart Obama is. That’s not was this is about. I’ve always been suspicious of book learning as opposed to street smarts. This guy Obama eats arugula and fish eggs. He went to Harvard. I think his wife did too.
Tea with a pinky out.
By the way, Michelle Obama has been ashamed of America. Only recently proud. Can you believe this shit? Now what does America, the best country in the world, have to be ashamed of?
You know what else bothers me? What does it say to the rest of the world if America elects an African American Muslim for President? The world respects us. We are the example. America is the bar. There’s a ton of responsibility there and we’re gonna be held accountable.
The one thing I can agree with the liberals about is the idea that this country has it’s head in the shitter.
We can’t afford this second guessing and insecurity when it comes too choosing our leaders. A man with over two decades in the Senate. A man who’s crashed four airplanes and is still with us. A woman who shoots moose. A woman who’s been both Mayor and Governor of the wilderness. Both these Americans are patriots.
A woman who doesn’t break a sweat while spending more than twice what most American’s make in a year on two months worth of clothes. She wants to look good for us.
A man who’s not afraid to call his wife a “cunt” in public.
Drinks for my friends.
Cone of silence.
This is asinine.
Sarah Palin in New York meeting with world luminaries, glistening and tarnished. I can’t believe this crap. At first, the McCain campaign (Insane in the Membrane), insisted no reporters be allowed to accompany the cameras. When the networks balked, they relented, but any questions or participation were strictly forbidden.
They’re so afraid she’ll spell potato with an ‘E’.
Not only is it insulting and unprecedented, it’s quite possibly sexist.
Since when is the press prevented from asking a single question of a candidate who would be President in a matter of months?
How can anyone possibly trust this ticket, much less it’s choice for Assistant Manager?
Now we learn that she allowed for a twenty four million dollar road to be built to the bridge to nowhere that was never built. It’s literally a dead end. A sign at the beginning says “No Outlet”. I understand the contract for the road was signed before What’s Her Name took office. Despite that, it’s enormously difficult to believe that a sitting Governor could not prevent the construction of a twenty four million dollar road that would serve no purpose whatsoever.
There’s even a paid employee to collect tolls on the road to abruptness. A road no one uses because it terminates at no actual destination.
How does three miles of asphalt cost twenty four million?
What did she do with the other couple hundred million?
I am so sick of watching what was once the largesse of America’s middle class being squandered to increase the larders of those who don’t need it or deserve it. Again, to be fair, Democrats are nearly as guilty as their counterparts.
“ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) — The legislative investigation into Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s firing of her public safety commissioner needs to go ahead despite the increasingly heated opposition of the McCain-Palin campaign, a leading Republican said Tuesday.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is being investigated for the possibly improper firing of a state official.
Since becoming the Republican vice presidential candidate in August, Palin has halted her previously promised cooperation with the Legislature’s investigation of the July dismissal of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.”
Yeah, I just puked in my mouth a little.
I said before, can’t see her when she turns sideways because she’s two dimensional.
It’s interesting. Tonight I was talking to a very close, old friend on the phone. You bond when you make records together.
Anyway, we arrived at what is perhaps the most important difference between Republicans and Democrats. Harry Reid, US Senate Majority Leader and a family friend; his first bid for the Senate was my first campaign. I was nine. He’s really disappointed and pissed me off since he became Majority Leader. My friend mentioned Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, and shared similiar disdain. We were in agreement.
Even our own cross lines we’re not comfortable with. They screw the pooch and they know it. We let them know.
Therein lies the rub. Republicans march in identical boots. They are far less likely to objectively evaluate legitimate criticism and even less able to actually oppose anyone belonging to the party. It’s infantile. Handicapped. Irresponsibly unconditional. Whores on crack.
The very foundation of their entire belief system is built with bricks of compliance, obedience and and a brand of piety as mortar that is potent and toxic and very strong.
Hardcore Republican Bible abusers are America’s biggest cult. The world’s most notorious and effective terrorists.
Fuck me, I just called religous folks terrorists.
But, um, yeah. Catholic vs. Protestant. Christian vs. Muslim. All of them against gays and half of them not affording women equality. It’s gone on for far too long.
The shit we get away with in the name of Christianity is astounding. The term Bible is intended more generically here. I’m talking about it’s ubiquity. Any religion that views a single tome as it’s covenant to judge and chastise the world because the bible tells them so is goddamn foolish. Fucked in the head.
Forgive the tangent but at least it’s germane. I’m thinking it’s time for a new nickname. Sarah The Pagan? A Pentecostal for thirty four of her first thirty eight years. I don’t claim to understand this particular theological bent but I know enough to tell you it can get pretty weird. They speak in tongues.
Pundits have been saying for weeks that we need to stop paying so much attention. She’s not worth it. She’s a distraction. That’s all true. Until today. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, as of today, she is meat. She’s been the GOP VP nominee for how many weeks now and she still hasn’t answered a single question?
Rick Plank says: Fuck that shit.
There was one interview. Charlie Gibson looking professorial and Ben Franklinesque. Pretty revealing. He wasn’t throwing softballs and allowed her to make a fool of herself. It was too subtle for the great unwashed as He probably had to leave his penis at home on a condition set by Doubtfire. I’m guessing he was angry he didn’t have his penis. He had yard after yard of muscular coils of rope for her to gag on.
Now that’s fucking sexist, bitch!
She showed up on Hannity. Anyone who would reference her performance at that venue in a positive way would have to be a complete shitsmear. Seriously people, don’t be trying to bring that kinda shiznit for my nizzle. I can’t believe I just wrote that. Wonder if I’ll leave it. You may never know.
I’ve decided to leave it to discourage you from taking me too seriously. I am not an Atomic Playboy. I do not fraternize with women of ill repute. There’s a decent chance I know things you don’t. That’s not to say you don’t know things I’m completely unaware of.
Stay with me. Stay on the motherfucker.
Drinks for my friends.
It’s fucking awesome.
Know why? It fearlessly shines with the candlepower of our sun on the willfull ignorance and idiocy of far too many ‘Mericans. Three syllables is all these dipshits can manage.
Could this be collusion with Our Man’s campaign? Is there a potential boost with this most deliberate dust up? That would be cool. I like that they gave Michelle an afro and a gun. She’s kinda hot.
They did it by betting Americans are stupid and/or indignant. From here it appears to be a pretty good bet.
“Baracknaphobia” is what Jon Stewart would call it..
A cavalcade of morons paraded across my television screen during the latest news cycle. All actually feigning confusion, or sincerely confused by the cover cartoon. The same way the media covers a shooting in South Central, by finding the most gap toothed black person. Except, these were white people with nice teeth.
Sheezus, what the fuck is going on here?
It’s like the media has decided that you don’t have to be ‘ethnic’ to be stooopid.
Our man handled it like a professional wine taster from Alcoholics Anonymous. He noted it had gone bad, spit it out and moved on.
“It’s a cartoon … and that’s why we’ve got the First Amendment,” Obama said. “And I think the American people are probably spending a little more time worrying about what’s happening with the banking system and the housing market, and what’s happening in Iraq and Afghanistan, than a cartoon. So I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about it.”
“I’ve seen and heard worse,” he said. “I do think that in attempting to satirize something, they probably fueled some misconceptions about me instead. But that was their editorial judgment.” -CNN
The best comedy is always honest. So is the best satire. This is, without a doubt brutal a brutal example, but we are served by it. There is honesty to be had here.
Graphically, it defines the mindset and imagination of far too many of us in a time when we should have moved past
this shallow nonsense. We’re only a few hundred years old as a country, not a good enough reason to be as callow and stubborn as we still are.
In many ways, we’ve been walking backwards for a time.
The talking heads keep barking that America doesn’t know Obama yet. Where the hell have you people been? He’s been running for President for two fucking years. I hope the media is wrong on this one, the idea scares me more than the terrorists.
Arianna wrote a cool piece today on the mistake by the media for viewing Barack through a prism of liberal vs. conservative ideaology. I need to point out that Americans make the mistake of looking at the world through a lense of Muslim vs. Christian. Us vs. Them. Our God is better and more righteous than theirs, so Our God must kill theirs or at least we should kill all of them. We reserve the right to use nuclear weapons to accomplish any end resembling what we’ve just described…………
Note that many of these folks only show up on a meter that reads from hypocrite to sociopath.
“I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly.
I’m crying.” -I Am The Walrus, The Beatles
“But we’re never gonna survive, unless…
We get a little crazy” -Seal
Seven thousand foreclosures a day while we spend half a million a minute in Iraq. In the same way we can’t pay for those houses, we can’t pay for this war. Do not adjust your set. This is the fucked up truth.
Drinks for my friends.
Yesterday Dumbya, in an earnest impersonation of Alfred E. Newman, told us no worries, we’re not in a recession.
Oil up over one hundred seventeen dollars a barrel. Up from thirty or so under Clinton. You’re all aware, I’m sure, of the mortgage bloodbath. The job deficit. Half a million a minute in Iraq on CREDIT.
Those stimulus checks are on the way. Help you out with that two hundred percent increase at the pump. Yep, help to pay ExxonMobile. Richest corporation in the history of man. Sounds good. Nice little circle of larceny.
It goes on and on.
(CNN) â€” John McCainâ€™s campaign sent supporters a fundraising e-mail Friday that claims Hamas approves of Democrat Barack Obamaâ€™s foreign policy vision, and is hoping for his victory this fall.
I guess there’s some truth to this but for fuck’s sake people, you think they’d put their money on a man like Doubtfire who thinks we can hang around for a hundred more years?
I an upcoming interview on 60 Minutes, Supreme Court Antonin Scalia says of the controversial decision which handed Bush the Whitehouse in two thousand that America needs to “Get over it”.
I hate that prick. You know, he and Darth Cheney are pals.
And once again we are being beaten about the head shoulders with the opinions of Jeremiah Wright. I will point out again, ad nauseam , there isn’t much of what he said that isn’t true. How goddamn sad our man is being impugned by the media for truths he did not even utter.
“In a fiery sermon in April 2003, Wright said: â€œThe government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes three-strike laws and wants them to sing God Bless America.”
â€œGod damn America â€¦ for killing innocent people.”
â€œGod damn America for threatening citizens as less than humans”
â€œGod damn America as long as she tries to act like she is God and supreme.â€
â€œWe have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because of stuff we have done overseas is now brought back into our own backyard. America is chickens coming home to roost.â€
â€œBarack knows what it means living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people,â€ Wright said. â€œHillary would never know that.”
â€œHillary ainâ€™t never been called a nigger. Hillary has never had a people defined as a non-person.â€
-All quotes from FOXNews.com
You motherfucking tell me what is dishonest or untruthful about any of that. America’s problem is that she cannot handle the truth. Goddamnit and goddman you who would question that. We are a society of cowards, hypocrites and cold calculating reptiles.
On September 18, 2006, Pastor John Hagee â€” whose endorsement Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said this past Sunday he was â€œglad to haveâ€ â€” told NPRâ€™s Terry Gross that â€œHurricane Katrina was, in fact, the judgment of God against the city of New Orleans.â€ â€œNew Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God,â€ Hagee said, because â€œthere was to be a homosexual parade there on the Monday that the Katrina came.â€
Now, that offends me and my sensibilities.
Shrillary is ahead in the popular vote if you count Florida and Michigan even though they all agreed they don’t count. That’s her new bugle from atop the hill.
Gimme a fucking break.
Anybody notice we’re not talking about the war?
It’s pretty bad again.
I believe the second and last time I heard my mother say the word “fuck”, her sentence was something like, “We are the best country on earth and we are going to fuck it up.”
The first time had something to do with me not vacuuming the astro turf on the porch in front of the trailer when I was fourteen.
I am in awe. I can’t believe this shit.
You people are as hopelessly gullible as a small gathering of primates. I don’t doubt they’d be embarrassed eventually.
They are ramming this shit down your throats because the only thing that gets you off is to gag on it.
Understand that this is a man who comes from just a slightly different place than most of you and I. That’s a good thing. Just consider, he has already seen what you are about to see and he may just be the man to help you through it. Change must come. It’s only now begun to arrive. The antidote will only come from a man such as this. I don’t see any others, and if you’re smart, you’ll be happy he’s here.
And stop worrying that he’s some sort of Muslim or that he hates America.
Don’t be a damn fool.
Drinks for my friends.
This whole thing with this ‘sect’ of the LDA in Laredo Texas, serves as one or both of the above. Once again religion rears it’s misshapen countenance right here in America. Texas of all places. Utah, Colorado and Texas.
I’m just saying.
An entire belief system built around the idea that the rape of children by middle aged men is somehow not just permissable in God’s eyes, but an act that is holy. When the sons that are produced by these holy unions come of age, they are seen as competition and discarded.
Now, if that were the history or legacy of my church, I’d tip the fuck out the door.
Kind of ironic that they’ve been under investigation in our own country for four years while we’ve had prisoners in Gitmo for at least as long because someone smelled a little sulphur.
Yep, God works in mysterious ways.
All religion is filthy. Greedy. Self serving and far more concerned about preservation of the bureaucracy than any individual or group.
“Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…” -John Lennon
Since it’s inception, the concept of religion has served to explain things, phenomena, coincidence and injustice for which humanity has no other logical explanation. It used to be that religion WAS science. Since inception, religion in almost every form, has accomplished this with lies, corruption and egregious criminality.
It is a very clear and consistent pattern.
The further time marches, the more religion is beset by reason and intelligence.
Let us not dive headlong into the history of wars, genocides and tortures perpetrated in the name of someone’s God. That’s not a book, it’s an encyclopedia.
Religion is at the wheel in our politics no less than any Middle Eastern nation.
Tax the goddamn churches and hang that fucker Cardinal Mahoney for making a career out of protecting pedophile priests. How is that not worse than the LDS whack jobs?
The answer is!
The Catholics are filthy stinking rich.
The single most insidious problem in the world community is and always has been, that in most places, we are are raised with the imperative that in order to be whole and complete, we must worship a God.
I’m calling bullshit on that.
How about self reliance and personal accountability? I’m not the world’s best adjusted human, but it’s worked for me so far.
I’m not here to tell you there isn’t a God. If there is one, I doubt most of us can understand it, and I’m sure as fuck the religions I know aren’t even close. As long as we’re on the subject, not all churches are bad. If you attend to socialize and find ways to do positive things, good for you. Good people are most often the people who make doing the right thing a priority.
At the same time, when I meet an overly zealous man, I understand the chances of him being full of shit are more than good enough for me to bet on.
My name is Michael and I am an agnostic.
Keep your Jesus off my penis.
Drinks for my friends.
Christiane Amanpour’s extensive piece on religion
titled “Gods Warriors”.
I watched most of it.
Fascinating and perhaps comforting on a certain level
to find practitioners of faith even more completely
insane than our own brand.
Scary because they have more conviction and less
Ironic they live in an arid region that supplies the
big blue marble with oil while the world’s breadbasket
drowns because of America’s abuse and control of the
filthy nectar sucked from their sand.
Religion is at the core of this conflict. It is the
fundament. It is why we are where we are. Neither
side of the marble will relenquish it’s imaginary
friend. Both sides insist that it’s imaginary friend
is morally superior to the other. By virtue of that, each side
is confident that it’s imaginary friend can kick the
Yet, it was not the Muslims or the Christians that
poured nitro on this acient and acrimonius pile of
smouldering camel crap that has us on the threshold of
a third world war. The first where we are capable
of entirely erasing ourselves.
It was our government. Dick-in-Bush, a spineless
congress and a complicit judiciary.
Welcome to the fifth grade.
I gotta tell ya, I’m not happy to see proof that
they are just as gullible, dogmatic and stupid as we
are. Christian fundamentalists scare me every bit as
much as Muslim extremists.
It’s kinda like being in a dive bar. A small one.
And there’s two dumbasses that don’t have enough sense
to realize that the shit they are stirring will end up
with at least one of them bleeding bad on the floor.
As well as the real possibility that they’re both
packing and will kill each other and more than a few of
the rest of us.
That, my friends, is where we are. Organized religion
is comprehensively culpable.
Religion took the bait.
Religion smiled, held out its hands and
accepted the kool aid along with a formula to make
it available to the masses. They then followed
through with glee. They paid it forward.
We are in a war of religious ideology.
I’m about to piss a few of you off.
Faith* is stupid. Creationism is retarded. All you
people who buy into God, in any traditional sense, are
Your goddamn beliefs are the root of most of the evil
ever perpetuated and precisely the reason the world
has remained in chaos since man has been able to write
The single most important reason I loathe organized
religion is it’s complete disregard of logic. Of
Science. Of what makes sense. Empirical
There’s a sixty thousand square foot museum in
Kentucky dedicated to creationism. One diorama after
another of modern man hanging out with dinosaurs. A
sprawling complex in 21st century America, dedicated
to picking it’s nose and looking out the window at
every theory, fact, and mountain of evidentiary
information mankind has been able to compile
No apologies. That’s really stupid.
You have got to be fucking kidding me.
I don’t know if the Muslim religion has a parallel for
Santa Clause but I’ve always viewed Christianity as
Santa and his list of good and bad kids, for adults.
See all religion has long since been usurped by
avarice. Faith and bureaucracy do not mix. It is a
recipe for corruption and myopic pursuit of power and
My point is this: If we are to prosper as a species on
this tiny blue moist spec of dust in in a universe
beyond our imagination, we absolutelty must learn
humility. We must discard these archaic and obsolete
notions of superiority based on distorted views of the
way our world was made and/or the badassness of our imaginary friends.
We are an accident. A biological coincidence lucky
enough to flourish and achieve consciousness. It
is imperative that we stop our bickering and begin to
be grateful for our barely consequential existence.
Walk it off people. Set it aside. There are things
so important you cannot begin to imagine them.
You want to worship? How about worshipping where your water comes from? How about the planet that sustains you? Your family and friends and all the people you’ve never met and won’t ever meet? Art. Kittens. Whiskey.
*What I’m talking about here is blind unchecked faith.
All I know, is if I were to observe merely faith in
the context of day to day, I would end up residing in
a cardboard box.
I am an agnostic. As such, I view your God, in
whatever form you believe it to be, as without proof
of superiority, or even existence. I don’t care. All
I want, is for you to refrain from trying to insert it
into my life, our society, our government, our world
and MY FUTURE.
Drinks for my friends.
Turned on the glass tit and CNN is doing a piece on religion vs. science. I’m not here to offend anyone but I’m certainly not afraid to either. But then, you knew that.
Here then, are my thoughts:
Creationism as opposed to evolution? A walk in the park. The idea that the earth is merely between six and ten thousand years old and that humans were created essentially as they are today is bullshit. The very notion is archaic and absurd.
Now, having said that, why do the concepts of creationism and evolution have to be mutually exclusive?
In my mind, it certainly didn’t transpire the way any western religion would have us believe.
All the religious texts including the bible, are but attempts at an explanation by people far more primitive than we today to elucidate our origin and provide reasons to abstain from killing our neighbors and stealing their stuff. At best these texts are metaphorical and symbolic.
And you know what? There’s not a lot wrong with that.
At least not in theory.
In practice however, it is my empirical observation that religion has done more to corrupt and subvert the decency of mankind than any other force or belief system. More lives lost and blood spilled in the name of the god du jour than for any other impetus in history.
Yet isn’t it somewhat arrogant for us to believe that our existence is the result of some random explosion and then a nearly impossible series of events and conditions that led to some sort of biologically rich primordial soup from which all the creatures we see today eventually emerged?
Again, why do the two concepts of creationism and evolution have to be mutually exclusive? Certainly the profound miracles of things like love and compassion are no accident. Forgive me, but kittens and flowers and a scorching guitar solo seem to stand out a little to me and fly in the face of the notion of some grand elaborate accident.
Here’s the deal; we have yet to even approach the answer. Therein lies the rub. Neither of the two conflicting concepts are adequate as rationale for why I pee standing up and women should probably squat, and other brain pulverizing ideas like horseradish and republicans.
Logic would dictate that either both are bogus or the answer lies somewhere in between.
I prefer the latter.
In my mind, there must be a higher power. But I don’t doubt that it has very little to do with some white guy with a fairly lustrous head of hair and beard. The bible is a fable. C’mon, if Jesus lived, he was most likely black. That doesn’t bother me in the slightest. It really chaps the ass of some dude in Alabama named Bubba though. And that’s just silly.
Christianity is is rife with contradictions and hypocrisy. It’s disturbing and disgusting to posit that an individual will suffer agony for eternity because of sexual preference. Regardless of whether that proclivity is genetic or by choice makes little difference to me. Muslims for example, are forbidden to wipe their asses with their right hand or eat/drink with the left. I’m sure that made sense five thousand years ago when the concept of germs was callow at best, but these days it’s just ridiculous. The same can be said of the various kosher ceremonies of food preperation and consumption.
I am agnostic but that is not at odds with my spiritual nature. In important ways, humility is fundamental. It’s important to not just tolerate, but accommodate other’s beliefs. It’s important to be aware of the fact that we can’t be sure we know any better.
Yet, I will not waiver in my disdain for those ignorant and judgemental. With all sincerity, I do not give a mad fuck what your book says if it’s your excuse to discriminate, malign or commit violence.
Drinks for my friends.