I’d say that. Maybe we should evaluate ideas on their own merit rather than by who wrote them. For example if a heroin addict says heroin is bad and you should never use it, he isn’t wrong. So for the bible we might go “Don’t murder? Genius! Don’t wear polyester blends?…eh.”
January 7, 2013 at 12:53pm
I think there’s a bit of a difference between the presence of an old piece of an art by a student in a school and a brutal religious extremist Theocracy. I think I’m actually more annoyed by the marginalization of such a horrible organization than by an overzealous attack on what I see as a mostly harmless piece of cultural fluff… was there anyone I didn’t insult there?
January 7, 2013 at 12:47pm
I like to think of someone angrily making “Air Quotes” every time real quotes are used.
January 7, 2013 at 12:45pm
“Refusing to remove the image unless he receives orders from a judge or the school board.”
January 7, 2013 at 12:36pm
What? I think you’re exaggerating.
August 16, 2012 at 1:09pm
Various things from various comments
Imminent lawless action test. Its the standard for determining speech like this example’s protection. To be prosecuted it requires: 1.Intent. Yeah. That’s here. 2. Imminence. Not so much. He says lets do this but does not indicate a time or place. 3. Likeliness. No. Someone who swears this much is hard to take seriously. Its not going to happen and we all know it.
‘Terrorists in league with Obama.’ Really? A man who can launch an enormous arsenal of nuclear arms at any point on the planet with no one else’s consent is going to bother with terrorists to destroy america? Consider: Maybe Fox, a private organization, is not censoring you because they want you quiet, but because they don’t want to look like they’re audience is nothing but psycho conspiracy theorists who make asinine suggestions at the drop of a hat. I’d be surprised if Obama knew anything about this other than in passing
Tea Party is a legitimate and large movement but lacks centralized leadership. The new black panther party is tiny and politically irrelevant. There is a world of difference between a Tea Party leader saying “Kill all the blacks” and an NBPP leader doing the same.
July 19, 2012 at 2:31pm
If I live in such a world where my only choice for survival is not merely the death but also the suffering of others then I think I’ll pass on living. In the mean time I shall declare every man who disagrees with me on that subject a coward of the worst kind.
For those too lazy to go to the link:
“How does someone “born” in Hawaii get a Connecticut SSN (from a dead man) when he doesn’t live there?”
He doesn’t. The Obama’s SSN has never been issued to anyone other than to Obama. That dead man stuff is a load of crap. As for why it is from Connecticut we can’t be sure. Since SSN is based on mailing address and not residence Its an aberration but does not indicate fraud. A likely explanation is that someone screwed up the address. The zip code for Obama’s home in honolulu was 96814. Danbury Connecticut has the zip code 06814. Someone may have mixed up these numbers when doing Obamas paper work.
Hanlon’s Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can adequately explained by stupidity.
July 2, 2012 at 1:03pm
How utterly useless you must be to think like that. God works through us. You say grace when you eat right? Good. Its good to give thanks, but God didn’t magic the food to your table did he? No you prepared it. We’ll how did it get to your house? God’s delivery service? No. You bought it. How did it get to the store? Some guy drove it there in a truck, not God. A farmer planted and tended and harvested the crop, and maybe a company put it in a can. God is not your nanny anymore than the government is. You want to make the world better? Do it yourself. You want to stop the world from getting worse. Do it yourself. If you expect God to do everything you’re no better than those who want massive Government.
June 28, 2012 at 11:18am
Income taxes existed before the 16th amendment. They in fact existed in a very similar way as today’s. However someone threw a fit over his taxes and convinced the courts that income tax was a direct tax. Income taxes were still legal but they had to be apportioned to different states based on population. To this most people said “That’s dumb.” So the sixteenth amendment was made. But even if i just looked up some stuff on wikipedia and have only the vaguest idea of what I’m talking about, a federal sales taxes would definitely pass constitutional muster.
June 28, 2012 at 10:51am
That was pretty punny.
June 28, 2012 at 10:50am
I think you’re being a bit dramatic. At worst he’ll be re-elected for another 4 years.
June 25, 2012 at 11:27am
There are no radical islamists in the white house. There are no communists in the white house. That is all.
June 18, 2012 at 3:26pm
Can we agree on something? Pro-choice cannot possibly consider a fetus a human life. Because if they did it would be psychotic to consider abortion ok. That’s the real argument: “Is a fetus a human life?” That’s hard to define, for me at least. Full set of human DNA? That’s tricky. Each cell in my hand has a full set of human DNA and I’m not committing mass murder whenever I cut myself on accident. How about “Has potential to become human”? Is that human life? Well if that’s the case every egg and sperm are given the same protection as a regular human. Heck, get the appropriate chemicals together and under that definition you’ve got a human because the chemicals could be arranged into a human. That’s clearly nonsense as definitions go. “A self sustaining entity”? No fetuses don’t do that. Although if it were a late term abortion that survived for some time you could slap em with involuntary manslaughter under that definition I suppose. “Possessing a degree of intelligence”? Infants would be considered animals under that definition.
That’s really the problem with the pro-life movement. They have a strong definition of life that suits their goals but lack a substantive explanation for that definition other than “X said so.” X typically being the bible or a representative there of like a priest. Perhaps someone could give me a good logical or scientific reason to consider a fertilized egg a human life? Its one of the issues where I legitimately fence sit.
June 18, 2012 at 2:43pm
I think even the staunchest pro-choice advocate might blanch at an 89th trimester abortion.
June 14, 2012 at 8:52am
You ever think… and this is literally for no reason at all, that you might be a neo-nazi? Its just that spewing vitrol at every group that isn’t part of yours seems like a neo-nazi sort of thing to do. Let’s do the litmus test. If you hate a group, despite never having a protracted conversation with at least three(3) members of that group about something other than how they are causing all the problems in your country or anyone else’s then you might be a neo-nazi.
June 14, 2012 at 8:37am
Tolerance isn’t hard. Yet here we are, calling fellow human beings animals. You, more than anything else show whats wrong with our political system. “People who disagree with me aren’t people.” Islam isn’t a cult but you sir, are a fool.
April 3, 2012 at 4:15pm
What does biology have to do with marriage? Its a social ritual/contract. As to why its called the same thing as “regular” marriage is because ‘separate but equal’ was struck down quite a while back. If gays can join in a legal arrangement that confers the exact same benefits as a different arrangement, there is no reason to call them separate things because to do so inherently implies inequality. I believe the term “marriage” should replaced with ‘civil unions’ for all parties as far as the law is concerned. It’s a religious institution anyway.
April 3, 2012 at 4:06pm
Hermaphrodites. The Issue of DNA = Gender is not black and white. It is in many but not all cases. What would you say to all the “men” out there who were born with vaginas? You know, the way God made them?