Monday, December 10, 2007

Daddy Needs a Drink

Nutters doing what they do best. Being outraged.

Fox: 'Atheist Outrage' over holiday 'Tree of Knowledge':

"You do not own Christmas,' Downey broke in. 'You do not own the winter holiday.'"

Romney the uniter. Uniting all of the religious wack-jobs under one fundie umbrella. Uniting them to hate on my people.

So, where are those golden tablets, Mittster? Did a Scientologist thetan fly the tablets to whatever made up crazy ass off world they believe in.

You want a fight, Mitt. Bring it on.

The money quote: "'It is as if they're intent on establishing a new religion in America – the religion of secularism. They're wrong,'"

Yeah, who would ever be crazy enough to establish a new religion in America... oh, wait.

Romney Spokesman Won't Say If Atheists Have Place In America:

"A spokesman for the Mitt Romney campaign is thus far refusing to say whether Romney sees any positive role in America for atheists and other non-believers, after Election Central inquired about the topic yesterday It's a sign that Romney may be seeking to submerge evangelical distaste for Mormonism by uniting the two groups together in a wider culture war. Romney's speech has come under some criticism, even from conservatives like David Brooks and Ramesh Ponnuru, for positively mentioning many prominent religions but failing to include anything positive about atheists and agnostics. Indeed, the only mentions of non-believers were very much negative. 'It is as if they're intent on establishing a new religion in America – the religion of secularism. They're wrong,' Romney said, being met by applause from the audience."

A progressives' take on God. We're always funnier.

God commands you to read this / Honestly, I won't mind if you don't. But the Lord visited me personally. Do it!:

"Richard Roberts told students at Oral Roberts University that he did not want to resign as president of the scandal-plagued evangelical school, but he did so because God insisted. —Associated Press There I was, calmly enjoying some Thanksgiving leftovers and offering some divine gratitude for this truly fine '04 Pinot when suddenly boom, there was God, right across the table, helping Himself to some stuffing and the choicest hunks of dark meat, which He totally knows is my favorite. Clearly, He wanted my attention. 'Oh hey, it's you,' I said, feigning nonchalance, as if this sort of thing happens to me every day (I always like to throw God off a bit, given how He's so accustomed to those melodramatic, fall-to-your-knees-in-terror reactions He always gets from the nutball evangelicals whenever He swings through their nightmares in his classic fire/brimstone persona. That always cracks Him up). 'What's up?'"

You can't ever stop the nasty. You can't even hope to contain it.

Why fund abstinence-only programs that don't work?:

"A new study has concluded that abstinence-only education programs do nothing to reduce or delay sexual activity among teenagers, confirming a Congressional report released last spring. Yet these programs are receiving nearly $200 million in federal funding and Congress is prepared to increase this by another $28 million. MSNBC host Dan Abrams commented on the proposed increase, saying, 'It seems to me absurd that Democrats in Congress can't say 'We're going to cut it off.' Instead they're using this as bait and constantly saying, 'Oh, you know, we'll trade you.''"

Deadliest Catch... San Francisco edition.

Two San Leandro crabbers presumed dead after boat disappears:

"12-05) 09:47 PST PILLAR POINT - -- The waves rolling across the fishing grounds off the San Mateo County coast were well over 20 feet Tuesday, big enough to keep most veteran fishermen in port. Two San Leandro men who had laid their crab pots a few days before decided to chance it. The men, Benjamin Hannaberg, 58, and James Davis, 57, apparently paid for that decision with their lives."

Oh my god... or zenu... or Joseph Smith... or effin' whatever....

Daddy needs a drink. A really expensive drink.

81-year-old Scotch sells for $54,000:

"NEW YORK - A bottle of 81-year-old Scotch sold for $54,000 at this New York's first liquor auction since Prohibition."



Unknown said...

I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how refreshing I find this bastion of sanity in an increasingly crazy world.

AAW said...

Thankee, alapoet. Glad you dropped by. Are you another transplanted Alabaman to the NorthWest?

davyproctorboy said...

Dear bastion of sanity: We who know you know better...

AAW said...

Ha! Davy, you know we live in bizzaro world these days. Insane people are considered sane... sane people are considered insane....

Not sure where I fit in there, but...


Unknown said...

JPW - Yep! I'm an Alabama boy who now lives in the Seattle area (Kitsap County, to be exact)...

Unlike Seattle proper, sometimes Kitsap County ain't that different from 'Bama, ha ha... ;-)

AAW said...

I'm sure it can, alapoet. What part of AL do you hail from?

Unknown said...

I'm from Northwest Alabama, Franklin County, way out in the sticks about 45 minutes south of Florence/Muscle Shoals... a true hillbilly!

Unknown said...

Next door to Colbert County, right below it, in other words...

AAW said...

No shit! Russellvile/Littleville?

I'm from Florence.

Small damn world