Monday, December 31, 2007
Mike Huckabee is nuts. Huckabee's campaign produced an attack ad on Mitt Romney that was, by Huckabee's own admission, so contemptible that he couldn't run it in good conscience. So he called a press conference to announce he was yanking the ad... and then proceeded to play it for reporters. Uh huh.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
"GodMen" is a group of Christian men who think that Christianity is too sissified, and they need to grab their crotches more and act tough. They just need to find some gays, feminists and atheists and beat the shit out of them. That's what Jesus would do. Hey, how about a Christian "Fight Club"?
Monday, December 24, 2007
Not that I'm a fan of the Pats, but they are on the way to being the first NFL team in 35 years to have an undefeated regular season, and next week they aim to cross the finish line with their game against the Giants. That makes it a pretty big one for football fans. Unfortunately, the game is only airing on the NFL Network, a premium channel which is not available in most American households. John Kerry is stepping in. He's asking the NFL commissioner to move the game to NBC so everyone can see it, and if the commish doesn't, Kerry is threatening to hold Senate hearings. Yeah, there's a war on and everything, and the Democrats have so far been unable to do anything about it, and more people are becoming homeless and the economy is getting ready to crash, but by Grabthar's Hammer, we're going to get the Pats' record-breaking game on regular TV!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
The nation's most popular liberal talk show host, Ed Schultz, is blasting Clinton for not appearing on his show. That sounds petty at first, until you hear his reasons why.
Schultz, who bills himself as America's No. 1 progressive talker, said Clinton has complained in private meetings about the dominance of conservative talk radio yet refuses to appear before an audience of liberal likely voters, unlike her closest competitors, Barack Obama and John Edwards. Schultz also called out Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) for not appearing on the show to promote his presidential campaign. "I am absolutely perplexed about how Hillary Clinton can stand up and say that 'we're so concerned about the right wing sound machine and Rush Limbaugh and (Sean) Hannity and all these other people with microphones, where’s our people,'" Schultz said. "Well, you know what Hillary? Here we are; here we are." The Fargo-based host reaches more than 3 million listeners on over 100 radio stations nationwide. He said there was no excuse for Clinton not agreeing to be a guest, especially after Obama called into the show a day earlier and Edwards agreed to be a guest on Wednesday's show.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
The Bush administration sure has a hard on to make sure fewer and fewer control more and more of our media.
The FCC, overturning a 32-year-old ban, voted Tuesday to allow broadcasters in the nation's 20 largest media markets to also own a newspaper. The commission's two Democrats voted against it.
Ironically, this comes the day after the nation's largest owner of radio stations, Clear Channel, fired the entire air staff of KOSS, a Lancaster, CA radio station, and decided to simply simulcast the signal of their KIIS-FM in Los Angeles. Rumor has it they'll do the same thing with KTPI Lancaster, dumping the entire country station's air staff so they can merely simulcast KYSR out of L.A.
But on the plus side, the FCC has voted to open a rulemaking that could pave the way to put several new regulations on the radio industry. Among the biggest changes – stations would be required to set-up permanent community advisory boards to discuss programming. The proposal also calls for stations to be staffed around the clock.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
A student in Mission Viejo California is suing one of his teachers for allegedly making "anti-Christian" comments. God knows one should never, ever be allowed to say anything negative about Jesus! Here's another article describing in more detail some of the teacher's comments.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Those poor Christians, suffering so greatly in this war on Christmas. Why, a Jewish guy had the audacity to respond to a "Merry Christmas!" with a "Happy Hanukkah," and he and his friends were physically attacked, such is the pain of these poor Christians who are under siege. (Yes, that's sarcasm.) Fortunately, a Muslim man came to the aid of the hapless Jewish holiday supporters.
NEW YORK (CNN) -- A Muslim man jumped to the aid of three Jewish subway riders after they were attacked by a group of young people who objected to one of the Jews saying "Happy Hanukkah," a spokeswoman for the three said Wednesday. Friday's altercation on the Q train began when somebody yelled out "Merry Christmas," to which rider Walter Adler responded, "Happy Hanukkah," said Toba Hellerstein. "Almost immediately, you see the look in this guy's face like I've called his mother something," Adler told CNN affiliate WABC. Two women who were with a group of 10 rowdy people then began to verbally assault Adler's companions with anti-Semitic language, Hellerstein said. One member of the group allegedly yelled, "Oh, Hanukkah. That's the day that the Jews killed Jesus," she said. When Adler tried to intercede, a male member of the group punched him, she said. Another passenger, Hassan Askari -- a Muslim student from Bangladesh -- came to Adler's aid, and the group began physically and verbally assaulting him, Hellerstein said.
Friday, December 14, 2007
JoeMyGod.blogspot.com: The young man who last Sunday shot and killed two people at a youth ministry training center, then killed two more and himself at Colorado's New Life Church (Ted Haggard's former home), was a cast out from the youth ministry, probably because he failed their attempts to make him "ex-gay". As noted by Richard Rothstein, Matthew Murray, 24, posted on his blog that he had written letters to his mother, complaining that the church had forgiven Haggard, but not him. More...
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
It's Christmastime, and time for the Christian crybabies to whine and screech. Oh look, here's one now: http://thinkprogress.org/2007/12/12/king-christmas-ii/
Stolen from NoGodBlog.com: OK Now let's review: Some recent headlines you DID see: 1) Muslim father kills daughter for wearing normal clothes 2) Christian missionary student shoots other Christians 3) Christian leaders defy IRS on lavish lifestyle 4) Muslim leaders ask for death penalty in teacher/teddy-bear issue 5) Christian right (enter elected official) caught/confessed in gay / child porn scandal. 6) Christians demanding a boycott of the Golden Compass because it was written by an Atheist Here's what you DIDN'T SEE 1) Atheist father kills ANYONE for ANY REASON relating to the victim's religion 2) Atheists hating other Atheists so much they kill people 3) Atheists demanding the death penalty for someone defaming Atheism 4) Atheists getting rich off Atheism 5) Atheist officials secretly sneaking into church 6) Atheists boycotting the Chronicals of Narnia because it was written by a Christian.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Did the first English translation of the Bible mark the beginning of modern fundamentalism, the slavish devotion to one's personal interpretation of scripture, no matter how cruel or horrible the outcome? One historian thinks so.
The translation of the Bible into English marked the birth of religious fundamentalism in medieval times, as well as the persecution that often comes with radical adherence in any era, according to a new book. The 16th-century English Reformation, the historic period during which the Scriptures first became widely available in a common tongue, is often hailed by scholars as a moment of liberation for the general public, as it no longer needed to rely solely on the clergy to interpret the verses. But being able to read the sometimes frightening set of moral codes spelled out in the Bible scared many literate Englishmen into following it to the letter, said James Simpson, a professor of English at Harvard University. "Reading became a tightrope of terror across an abyss of predestination," said Simpson, author of "Burning to Read: English Fundamentalism and its Reformation Opponents" (Harvard University Press, 2007).
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Romney's plan is apparently to deflect evangelical opposition to his Mormonism by riling up the natives to take up torches and pitchforks against atheists. We atheists and agnostics will be the sacrificial lambs so that he can relax in his magic underwear in the Oval Office. In the Romney campaign, we're this year's gay marriage.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
It's good to know that Mitt Romney believes that I do not have the same right as he does to be free. It's good to know that Mitt Romney believes that I should not be an American citizen. It's good to know that Mitt Romney believes that I, and people like me, can never serve in government. All because I do not believe in God. That goes for people who believe in more gods than one, too. Mitt Romney doesn't think they have a right to be free Americans either. According to Mitt, to be free, to be American, to serve in government, you HAVE to be a monotheist. In fact, according to Mitt Romney, if you're an atheist or if you believe in more than one god, you don't belong in America. You're an enemy. Hey, Mitt, I have a message for you: Fuck off.
I was wondering how long it would take before Mike Huckabee started claiming that God wants him to be president. If you can stand the creepiness of the video, watch it. But it begs the question: What will Mike say if he doesn't win the nomination? You know, now that this whole "releasing a convicted rapist so he could rape and kill again" thing has hit. I suppose God wanted that to happen too.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
There's a congressional investigation ongoing into some "health & wealth" TV preachers about how they're living high on the hog off the backs of their gullible supporters. One of them, Creflo Dollar, was on CNN when this first broke about how he "had nothing to hide." Well... his story is a little different now.
One of six Christian ministries under investigation by a Senate committee is rebuffing inquiries into its spending, challenging the panel's watchdog role over religious groups, The Associated Press has learned. [...] Dollar has said he worries that a Senate probe might air sensitive information about salaries, among other things.If he's got nothing to hide, why should he care if we know how much money they're really raking in?
Clear your decks. THIS is THE big story this campaign season. Hatred of the Clintons kills people. Exclusive: New Documents Expose Huckabee's Role In Serial Rapist's Release Candidate’s Claims Contradicted By Victim’s Letters… Clinton Hatred At Heart Of Case… Spokesperson Backtracks When Confronted With Proof... New Poll: Huckabee Now GOP Frontrunner "In 1996, as a newly elected governor who had received strong support from the Christian right, Huckabee was under intense pressure from conservative activists to pardon Dumond or commute his sentence. The activists claimed that Dumond’s initial imprisonment and various other travails were due to the fact that Ashley Stevens, the high school cheerleader he had raped, was a distant cousin of Bill Clinton, then the governor of Arkansas, and the daughter of a major Clinton campaign contributor."
The nutters at the Catholic League are calling for Christians to boycott the movie "The Golden Compass." Does anyone remember anyone calling for a boycott of "Chronicles of Narnia"? Personally, if they're calling for a boycott of Compass, that just solidifies my desire to spend my money seeing it.
Monday, December 3, 2007
Mitt Romney is going to give a big speech to explain his Mormon faith to the American people. It'll be interesting how he'll present his religion after he just said that Muslims wouldn't have a high place in his government because they have a low percentage of adherents in America. He says there's not enough Muslims in America to justify a cabinet position in a Romney presidency. And how does it compare to the percentage of Mormons, I wonder? Enough to justify a Mormon president, Mr. Romney?
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Karl Rove's been making a name for himself in the last few days, pinning the blame for the Iraq war on Congressional Democrats rather than the White House. Even though he's been shot down by the facts as well as some of his old White House cohorts like Andy Card and others, he's still at it. Karl Rove's new scapegoat? Who's he NOW blaming for the US invasion of Iraq which has turned into a quagmire? Tom Daschle. Yep. Tom Daschle. Not George W. Bush.
Pope Benedict XVI strongly criticized modern-day atheism in a major document released Friday, saying it had led to some of the "greatest forms of cruelty and violations of justice" ever known to mankind. The Pope is conveniently forgetting that religion, and specifically the religion of Christianity, has an extremely violent and bloody history. I'd quibble about just which one of us has shown the greater forms of cruelty to mankind.
Chris Comer, the Texas Education Agency’s director of science curriculum, has been pushed out of her job for... gulp... promoting science over religion! I'm still trying to figure out how the hell creationism belongs in our science classes. One question these "intelligent design" people can't or won't answer is WHICH religion's creation fable should be taught as science? Because there are a lot more than just one, you know.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Karl Rove attempts to rewrite history, and not that America is soured on the Iraq war, he places the blame for the whole fiasco on.... THE DEMOCRATS. You read that right. According to Karl Rove, it was those pesky Democrats in Congress that rushed us into war.