Saturday, July 28, 2007

Take the Dante's Inferno Test

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished me to the Second Level of Hell!

Here is how I matched up against all the levels:

Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Moderate
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Very High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)High
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Moderate

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

Atheist Blog Roll Added

Just a quick additional blog entry today to let you know that I've added The Atheist Blog Roll to The Serenity of Reason.

I know not all of the reaonable folks around here are atheists, but for those who are you can view the rolling marquee of over 300 athiest blogs out there. So when you get bored of trolling around here you can always check out one of the other atheist blogs out...

And I'm proud, too, that The Serenity of Reason has been added to the Atheist Blog Roll.

Fuck Chuck Norris Up the Ass with a Bible

At WorldNetDaily simian-featured "actor" Chuck Norris wrote what he'd do if he were ever elected president. One of the stupid items on his list was this:

Tattoo an American flag with the words, "In God we trust," on the forehead of every atheist.

Now, I'm reasonably sure he'll never get elected president, but ya know, I'm sure people who saw Ronald Reagan in all those insipid movies would've said the same thing about him.

So fuck Chuck Norris. I hope he chokes and dies.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Fred Thompson: Republican Hope or Hopeless Looney?

Here is an interesting article on Fred Thompson, the lazy former congressman and actor who is threatening to run for the Republican presidential nomination. The article reports that Thompson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, which is claimed to be some sort of ‘shadow government’ organization. The news is supposed to scare the hard core conservatives that are said to be Thompson's best hope of snagging the Rep nomination with a late entry into a crowded field headed up by Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, and I guess John McCain would be third.

At any rate, all kinds of crazy claims are made in the article, such as this group wanting to undo the USA and create a sort of North American union with no borders between Canada and Mexico. Yup, that'd scare the right wingers.

I'm against Thompson because he complained that being a Senator was "too much work" when he quit. Shit, if Congress is too much work, how will he react to being president? Maybe he'd take more vacation than W does (and W has taken more vacation days than are reasonable for the commander in chief, especially during a war).

And I wonder what women will think about voting for an old geezer who has a wife 24 years younger than he is?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Rewriting the Pledge

Ran across this comic recently and thought I'd share it here.

Too bad it rings so true even though it is more than 15 years old...

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

This Blog is Rated PG-13?

I found a site that rates blogs and this one came up PG-13... I'm surprised. I would have thought it rated at least an R. Maybe it doesn't take the comments into account?

PG-13 is somewhat embarassing... Maybe I need to be more acerbic and profane in my postings?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Executive Order 13292 (reposting)

Executive Order 13292, issued by President Bush on March 25, 2003, deals with the handling of classified material. That order was not an entirely new document but was, instead, an amendment to an earlier Executive Order, number 12958, issued by President Bill Clinton on April 17, 1995. Throughout Executive Order 13292, there are changes to the original Clinton order which, in effect, give the vice president the power of the president in dealing with classified material.

So, it would seem that even if the leak of Valerie Plame's name is tied to Cheney, the VP would be legally blameless because of fucking Executive Order 13292.

It makes me wanna puke.

[Sorry folks, I lost some data and had to repost this earlier entry.]

Monday, July 23, 2007

Zeus Zaps a Church?

Just a quick post today to point you over to a post and discussion at Dave Silverman's NoGodBlog. Regarding a recent Baltimore church fire caused by a lightning strike, Silverman (tongue-in-cheek) wrote that Zeus must did it because he was unhappy they were worshipping the wrong god. I found it funny. His explanation was something along the lines of, well, what do you think some folks would say if lightning struck the headquarters of American Atheists?

Interesting question, no?

The commentary over there is fun reading, too. If you are at all interested, click on over there and share what you think about it (both over there and here, too)!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

From Sen. Chuck Schumer

There is something rotten in Washington, DC.

And what I am talking about is the rank hypocrisy of Republican senators who continue to speak out against this war in Iraq, and then when it comes time to vote for actual change, do absolutely nothing.

I'm talking about GOP senators like John Sununu, Norm Coleman and Mitch McConnell who talk the talk but have never once supported a single bill that would actually force George Bush's hand.

We saw a repeat of this same sad story yesterday. Harry Reid had the Senate working throughout the night to debate the Reed-Levin amendment, which would begin bringing American troops home from Iraq in 120 days, with the eventual goal of removing all combat troops by April 30, 2008. And in the end, only THREE Republicans supported the measure.

Once again, Democrats could not get to the 60 votes needed to break a Republican filibuster. Not for lack of effort. But because with a slender 51-49 Senate majority, we need Republican senators of conscience and courage who are willing to vote their convictions and stand up to this president on Iraq.

And right now, they are nowhere to be found.

Right now, it is Democrats who are voicing and acting on the concerns of the American people. When Senator Bob Casey says, "Every time the President asks for more time on his policy in Iraq, there's only one group of Americans who pay the price for that - the troops and their families - over and over and over again," he speaks for the feelings of all of us.

When Sen. Dianne Feinstein says, "We're going to be paying the costs of this war for decades, yet this president has asked for more time. Waiting another two months won't change anything. It will just be more of the same," she speaks for all of us too.

And what I want Republicans to understand is that we are not going to stop. If Republicans think they can keep obstructing and force us to drop the issue, they are sadly mistaken.

Because each day, more and more Americans are demanding that we change our mission in Iraq. Still, this president refuses to face the facts. And so too do the GOP senators who say all the right things, but in the end, keep supporting a president who has never once in the past four years shown a shred of competence in conducting this war.

Democrats are going to keep fighting until we get the change you all voted for last November.

The above is the text of an e-mail I received from Senator Schumer. What do you folks think about this? Personally, I like that the Democrats keep raising the issue over and over again, even if the hopes are slim with the existing makeup of this Congress...