Wednesday, October 25, 2006

This just in!

Holy shit guys!

Any of us who never got into the whole Chuck Norris fad will sure feel vindicated now, 'cause the man is a Creationist Christian commentator (linked to by Pharyngula). I mean, just wow. Never saw that one coming.

On the flip side of things that caught me by surprise, New Jersey's supreme court mandated that gay partnerships must be legislated, which means that the state will soon have either civil unions or marriages open to same sex couples. But really now, where the fuck is Washington on this one? We can't let New Jersey be a better state than Washington in anything! Let's get movin' guys!

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Monday, October 23, 2006

I'm trying to find more time to write on here, but in the meantime, here's a slightly-out-of-context quote that I thought packed a lot of punch.

"I know it's much more insidious and hideous than that, but I still can't relate to it."
--Rush Limbaugh, 3/16/06

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

From the News

Two things:

The first is that Kenneth Lay apparently has had the case against him dismissed, simply by the virtue that the dead can't appeal. I call bullshit on this -- or at least that it should happen. I agree that the dead can't appeal. But I don't believe in this idea of someone being dead and thus free from attack. You see the same thing with dead musicians, especially the likes of Bradley Nowell. Stupid Thanatocultists.

The second is much more infuriating. At the swearing in of the newly appointed US global AIDS coordinator Mark Dybul, a Gay dude, Secretary Rice referred to Dybul's partner's mother has being Dybul's "mother-in-law." This has the far right INFURIATED, with a spokesman for that center of excellence, the Family Research Council, stating, "We have to face the fact that putting a homosexual in charge of AIDS policy is a bit like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse," and characterizing this semantic debacle as being "profoundly offensive."

Oh yeah, what a world.


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I just think it's important that I note that this is one of my favorite things ever. Ryan North is totally brilliant and I often lose many an hour reading the randomly linked comics on the Dinosaur Comics site. The end.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Culture War Implodes

Apparently, shocking everyone in the universe (himself most of all), Bill O'Reilly is a secularist anti-Christian.

First off, let me say that this really confirms once and for all that John Lofton is completely deranged out of his skull.

But more importantly, it is very interesting to read Bill O'Reilly in the context of being among his fellow far-righters. It's admirable that he makes any points in favor of public secularism in America, and it really drives home the point that the problem with him isn't so much how far to the right he is. The problem (not particularly displayed here) has always been how insane he is. What is displayed here against him, however, especially in the quoted discussion between him and an "ex-homosexual" about interpreting the Bible, how his opinions are whatever he feels like them to be at the moment with no particular reasoning.

I'd like to see O'Reilly and Limbaugh duke it out.

(thanks to Dispatches from the Culture War for the link)

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

There Are Still Heroes

Vital Remains are too evil for New Hampshire. I can only hope that I live to see the day when I'm too evil to play a show.