Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
I wonder what they will do tomorrow?
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Corvallis Secular Society has placed a king-sized exterior bus sign designed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation on a bus in Corvallis, Ore., stating: "The United States is not founded on the Christian religion."
The advertisement quotes the Treaty of Tripoli, 1797, which was negotiated under the administration of President George Washington, and signed by President John Adams.
The sign excerpts the exact quote: "The Government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion."
A lot of folks really need to see this sign...
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
And the truly sad part is that this is but a small slice of morally corrupt horde of believers in positions of power in a church... I could easily double or treble it with a little work... I might some day.
And lord knows, you don't want those smelly poor people hanging around a church!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
are a conqueror. Kill everyone and you are a God.
It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't under-
stand that bother me, it's the parts that I do
So far as I can remember, there is not one word
in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
Scriptures....The sacred books of our holy religion,
as distinguished from the false and profane writings
on which all other faiths are based.
The inspiration of the Bible depends on the ignorance
of the person who reads it.
--Robert G. Ingersoll--
The trouble with born-again Christians is that they
are an even bigger pain the second time around.
Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his
martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?
If Christ were here now there is one thing he
would not be -- A Christian.
Organized Christianity has probably done more to
retard the ideals that were its founder's than
any other agency in the world.
Of learned men, the clergy show the lowest development
of professional ethics. Any pastor is free to steal
customers from the divines of rival sects, and to
denounce the divines themselves as theological quacks.
--H. L. Mencken--
A clergyman is one who feels himself called upon to
live without working at the expense of the rascals
who work to live. --Voltaire--
Faith.....Belief without evidence in what is told by
one who speaks without knowledge, of things
without parallel. --Ambrose Bierce--
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief
in the occurrence of the improbable.
--H. L. Mencken--
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows
that faith does not prove anything.
The most common of all follies is to believe passionately
in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of
mankind. --H. L. Mencken--
Monday, August 1, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
A Supreme Court Justice may be impeached by the House of Representatives and removed from office if convicted in a Senate trial, but only for the same types of offenses that would trigger impeachment proceedings for any other government official under Articles I and II of the Constitution.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Now the chorus is singing that if we roll back those tax breaks, we'll lose jobs and prosperity.
Crazy. And many fools believe it.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
So Democrats, listen up, don't cave to the right and just continue to pay the debt. This debt ceiling nonsense is not Constitutional!
Friday, June 3, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The allegations arose in an Amnesty International report, published weeks after the March 9 protest. It claimed female demonstrators were beaten, given electric shocks, strip-searched, threatened with prostitution charges and forced to submit to virginity checks.
"The girls who were detained were not like your daughter or mine," the general said. "These were girls who had camped out in tents with male protesters in Tahrir Square, and we found in the tents Molotov cocktails and (drugs)."
And yes, this probably has a lot to do with religion. Religion is the primary reason that Middle Eastern women, for the most part, are treated as second class citizens.
Sometimes people will say to me that I have to understand that there are cultural differences that I cannot possibly comprehend, and that culture makes it "OK" -- or at least makes it beyond the ability of those not within that culture to judge. I disagree. And I judge it foul and unfair. The Middle Eastern culture will continue to be inferior to Western culture until the fair treatment of women is a regular practice and scum like this general are prosecuted for such horrible treatment of women.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Social Security $1040.70
Interest on the national debt $287.03
Combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan $229.17
Military personnel $192.79
Veterans benefits $74.65
Federal highways $63.89
Health-care research (NIH) $46.54
Foreign aid $46.08
Education funding for low-income K-12 students $38.17
Military retirement benefits $32.60
Pell Grants for low-income college students $29.75
NASA space program $28.09
Internal Revenue Service $17.69
Environmental cleanup (EPA) $11.67
Head Start $10.91
Public housing $10.50
National parks $4.27
Drug Enforcement Administration $3.14
Smithsonian Museum $1.12
Funding for the arts $0.24
Salaries and benefits for members of Congress $0.19
From Feb 2011 Reader's Digest
Sunday, May 1, 2011
We also have an idiot Governor named Rick Perry. What do these two things have in common? Well, I don't blame Perry for the lack of rain, though perhaps I should. His solution is for Texans to pray for rain. I guess his god just doesn't care about Texas... or maybe Rick isn't praying hard enough. Sky Daddy needs his appeasement!
Even more idiotic is Perry's absolute hypocrisy! For example:
"You have to ask, 'Why are you taking care of Alabama and other states?' I know our letter didn't get lost in the mail," Perry, a Republican and frequent critic of the federal government, said after addressing a Texas emergency management conference.
Yes, this whining comes from the same man who talked about Texas seceding from the union and has rejected federal funds that could have helped many Texans. So let's see, we'll talk smack about the Federal government until things get really bad... then complain that the Feds aren't responding.
And this idiot stands a chance to become a leading Republican candidate for the presidency, perhaps as early as 2016. Well, he kinda fits the mold (Bachman, Palin, Trump...)
By the way, FEMA has made 20 emergency declarations for individual fires in Texas.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Luke 14:26 says that you must hate your family to be a disciple of Jesus.
1 John 3:15 says that if you hate your brother you are a murderer.
Revelation 21:8 says that all murderers will burn in hell.
So if you understand transitivity, christians are gonna burn in hell...
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Child labor being illegal
Paid vacation days/weeks
Paid health care
Paid leave with a guaranteed job upon return
A "Middle" class
...And some of the more recent "good" things about unions...
- Data from the March 2002 Current Population Survey (CPS), for example, shows that unionized workers are 16.4% more likely than similar non-union workers to be covered by an employer-provided health insurance plan; and 18.8% more likely to participate in an employer-sponsored retirement plan.
- According to the Economic Policy Institute unionized workers receive 26% more vacation time and 14% more total paid leave (vacations and holidays).
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Reagan? Ha ha ha, no way.
Oh, maybe it was a Bush? Nope!
The only time since 1980 that we enjoyed a balanced budget was during the last four terms of President William Jefferson Clinton.
So I think the tea-baggers should embrace President Clinton as the ideal president.