Like I Was Saying…..

August 23, 2008

Let’s just put it this way:

If you have a job that requires you to perform a LEGAL prodedure that you have a religious aversion to performing, then try this: GET ANOTHER JOB!!!!!

Or how about this:

If you are a pharmacist and you have a religious aversion to distributing contraceptives I’d have to say you wasted a lot of time and money going to pharmacy school, because you need to GET ANOTHER JOB!!!!!

How is this OK?

Anyway. Olympics, anyone? How’s your summer been? What’s everybody listening to these days?

Just trying to get back in the groove. Stop by and say hello.

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I’ve Made Up My Heathen Mind

December 12, 2007

Here’s what I’m going to do.

I’m going to go to schools, round up kids and pay for them to go and see The Golden Compass. Then I’m going to buy them the book that the movie is based on and all of the subsequent books in the series to make sure they get the “atheist” point and when they have read those books, I’m going to organize them into a protesting mob and we’ll picket outside of theatres that are showing the second Chronicles of Narnia film when it comes out this summer because it will clearly have dangerous pro-Christian themes (I think, because I won’t bother to see it first so I can have an informed opinion) because I don’t want children exposed to those myths that will turn them into God-fearing mush-brains.

Or,

I’ll go see it if I want, take my child if I want, act in a way that is consistent with my moral beliefs in regard to my family and LEAVE EVERYONE ELSE THE F#&K ALONE!!!!

Morons.


Like We Needed Another Reason……

October 4, 2007

The hits just keep on coming, folks. There is no defense for these people anymore. They are destroying the country and need to be removed. Call your Reps and Senators. Put impeachment on the table. Enough, already.


I’ve Just About Had It

September 29, 2007

So this whole damned Iraq thing could have been avoided, except that wouldn’t have been cowboy enough.  Now people are dead so our Chimp-in-Chief can look tough.

Why is this little f*#ker and his evil puppet master still in office? Why haven’t  we the people forced our reps in congress to use the one tool the Constitution gave us for getting rid of bad Executives?

Oh, I forgot. The Constitution isn’t for governing. It’s for misinterpreting to make a spurious claim to ingratiate yourself with a bunch of morons that think America should be run according to the whims of some invisible magician in the sky who’s really concerned with what we do in our bedrooms and who we do it with.

It’s time to take our country back. And it’s time to take our history back. Our founding fathers where too smart to be Christian lemmings and anyone who has ever read the writings of Jefferson, Adams, Madison and even the sainted Washington know this.

 As for our current leaders, I hope 3800 Americans lives and countless Iraqi lives aren’t too big a price to pay for your egos, you worthless f#*ks.


Back From Ohio and Still Shaking……

August 24, 2007

OK. So after a week in the solidly red state of Ohio I have to admit that I had forgotten what the experience is like. Here are some highlights:

  • My cousin informs me that his 2 year old son will not be allowed into my other cousin’s house where my daughter and her new found 3rd cousin friend are playing because “my boy ain’t going to be playing with no fucking dolls.”
  • That same cousin’s wife tells me, in all seriousness and feeling very open-minded, that she thinks Adam Sandler is funny, “even though he’s a Jew.”
  • A stranger that my brother and I played golf with goes on at length about how even though Bush may have made a few “small mistakes with this Iraq thing” it’s excusable since he’s had to spend “so much time cleaning up the mess that Clinton left behind.”
  • Any public place with a television that is not showing ESPN is showing Fox News.
  • My parents don’t have cable, so they only get 6 channels. Two of them are full time religious networks owned by mega-churches.
  • And the countryside is littered with billboards for these mega-churches, crusades, biblical quotes, anti-choice slogans and other nonsense.

On the upside there are a lot of indoor water parks and roller coasters in the part of the state I was in.

My parents are considered very liberal for the area (although I would consider them moderates) and I’m stunned they haven’t been run out of the area by a crowd of pitchfork and torch wielding morons. 

So to recap: I had a great time seeing my parents and family, showing my daughter the places I grew up and going to theme parks.

I had a terrible time being reminded of the reasons I couldn’t wait to leave in the first place. It was an eye-opener. Living safely ensconsed in the liberal stronghold of MA has warped my view of things. If Ohio is any indication, the country is most definatly NOT swinging left. Or maybe Ohio is just a lost cause.

Whatever the case, conservatives in my homestate make the ones we have here look like Kennedys.


No More Rudy

June 4, 2007

A couple of months ago I wrote about my disbelief at Rudy Guiliani being a viable candidate for President, what with having seen firsthand how he screwed up New York.

Now Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone has put together a no-holds-barred rant  on the same subject and does it much better than I could.

9/11 hero my ass.


Back to Politics

April 9, 2007

Let’s try a little exercise in American politics.

Below I have written a number of statements in the voice of a fictional politician. Read the statements and see if you think the candidate would be considered liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican:

1. “The use of military force should always be a last resort and not used at all if avoidable in any way. The quest for peace through non-violent means must be the preferred path for any rational government.”

2. ” In the face of hostile actions to our nation the course of our leaders must still be the hope for peace and reconciliation through negotiations, not escalated violence as an act of vengeance.”

3. “The people of this country that stand up for what is right, that expose the wrong-doing of persons; companies, even their own government for the cause of true justice, despite the hardships and slander that their actions may bring are true heroes of our society.”

4. “We as a nation do not have the right to impose our will or our justice on another sovereign nation simply because an administration perceives their actions as “wrong.” We are not judge and jury of the world.  Certainly not with the checkerd past of our own country.

Have you made your call? Kind of no-brainer, huh? I don’t think this person, were they real and not a creation of mine, would be invited to Trent Lott’s new house for a prayer breakfast.

Now, below are the source quotes I used for the above fake politician’s statements.  All of them are credited to one person, from a text oft-cited by many on the right :

1. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the Children of God.” Matthew 5:3-10

2. “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you Matthew 5:38-42

3. “Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’s sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 5:3-10

4. “Let him who is without sin among you cast the first stone.”-John 8:7

I am not a religious person and I am up front about that. I do, however, try to respect the beliefs of others and hope that they respect mine.

But yesterday, as I watched our Chimp-in-Chief coming out of an Easter Sunday service and started to remember all of the times he has evoked God or Jesus or the Bible and told us all how devout he is, I realized that he has no respect for Christians. His actions prove that. At this Easter time I offer up to Mr. Bush a lesson that I learned during my own religious education: Believing in the resurrection of Jesus is essential to being a Christian, but does not make you one by itself. Trying to understand and live by the teachings of Jesus is equally essential. I don’t think being the kind of Christian you claim to be allows you to pick, a la carte, the things you will or won’t do or believe.

I do not call myself a Christian because I don’t believe many aspects and tenets of the faith, but I do believe there are some damn good ideas in the New Testament with Jesus’s name on them. I can’t help but wish that Mr. Bush, and many others in Washington, would read those parts once in a while.

The above example is overly-simple, I know, but it gets the point across.

Sorry to say it, George, but the T-Shirt is right: Jesus is a Liberal.