Saturday, December 17, 2011

33 Quotes About Conservatives

I enjoyed reading through this list of quotes about conservatives and Republicans (although the two are NOT synonymous).

Friday, October 21, 2011

We're All Still Here

Another group of foolish Christians has proclaimed today as the date of the "rapture." When their earlier prediction of May 21st failed to materialize, they were undeterred. They simply recalculated and came up with today!

I wonder what they will do tomorrow?


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Treaty of Tripoli

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

The Immoral Christian Hall of Shame

Kudos to Mojoey for posting this alphabetical list of clergy and associates accused of crimes and misdeeds he calls it the Morally Corrupt.

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.

Hypocritical Christian Church

A busy church food bank, known for offering warm drinks and snacks to its regulars, has announced it’s closing because it is attracting too many poor people.

And lord knows, you don't want those smelly poor people hanging around a church!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Few Wise Quotes

Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions and you
are a conqueror. Kill everyone and you are a God.
--Jean Rostand-

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't under-
stand that bother me, it's the parts that I do
--Mark Twain--

So far as I can remember, there is not one word
in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
--Bertrand Russell--

Scriptures....The sacred books of our holy religion,
as distinguished from the false and profane writings
on which all other faiths are based.
--Ambrose Bierce--

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.
--Herb Caen--

Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his
martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?
--Jules Feiffer--

If Christ were here now there is one thing he
would not be -- A Christian.
--Mark Twain--

Organized Christianity has probably done more to
retard the ideals that were its founder's than
any other agency in the world.
--Richard LeGallienne--

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

Sunday, July 31, 2011

You're a What?!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Impeach Clarence Thomas

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

The 400 Richest...

The 400 richest Americans used to pay 30% of their income on the average to Uncle Sam. Today, they pay 18% on the average, according to Steve Rattner, a Wall Street financier.

And those tax cuts have been in effect for over a decade now. And we were promised that these cuts would cause the "job creators" to create job and that prosperity would abound. Didn't happen.

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

Ten Jesus Myths

Just a short post on Sunday to point you to a very nicely written document outlining 10 myths about Jesus Christ.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Hey Fools, the Constitution Trumps Your Assininity

The Fourteenth Amendment, Section 4:

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!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

On The Superiority of Western Civilization vs. the Middle East

A senior Egyptian general admits that "virginity checks" were performed on women arrested at a demonstration this spring, the first such admission after previous denials by military authorities.

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.

At that time, Maj. Amr Imam said 17 women had been arrested but denied allegations of torture or "virginity tests."

But now a senior general who asked not to be identified said the virginity tests were conducted and defended the practice.

"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

Where Your Taxes Go

A U.S. taxpayer earning the 2009 median income ($34,140) and paying $5,400 in federal income tax and FICA ponies up for the following, for starters:

Social Security $1040.70
Medicare $625.51
Medicaid $385.28
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
FBI $11.21
Head Start $10.91
Public housing $10.50
National parks $4.27
Drug Enforcement Administration $3.14
Amtrak $2.23
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

Rick Perry: Idiot

We have a drought in Texas... not much rain has fallen the past couple of months throughout the entire state.

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

Follow Jesus? You'll Burn in Hell!

It says so right in your bible.

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

Good Things Come From Labor Unions and Collective Bargaining, For Example...

The 40 hour work week

Child labor being illegal

Paid vacation days/weeks

Fair salaries

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

Is the Tea Party Libertarian?

If you've ever thought that the tea party folks were libertarian let's just sit back and watch how they react to the President's decision to stop trying to claim the "Defense of Marriage Act" is constitutional... you'll see... the tea partiers are just right wing republicans...

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Tea Party President

You know, I think we've already had a president from the Tea Party. You see, the Tea Party is in favor of balanced budgets. Now which president has presided over a balanced budget in the last 30 years?

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.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A-Flock-alypse Now? Birds Dying Because of DADT Repeal

What can be said about such rampant stupidity?