Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Gettin' Squat

Maverick's isn't too far from San Francisco.

Check out Flea cheating the eff out of death in the pictures. "Massive balls" doesn't even begin to describe these people.

Master surfer cheats death in biggest swell of season at Maverick's:

"(12-10) 20:38 PST PRINCETON BY THE SEA -- Through a blanket of fog, it was a vision of death. Darryl Virostko, the big-wave surfer known as Flea, was taking what witnesses described as the worst-looking wipeout they ever saw. It was a gloomy day at Maverick's last week, and a handful of riders were meeting the challenge of their lives."

Hmmmm, I'm starting to rethink my supportive position on government healthcare after reading the lead on this story.

Don't eff with nurses.

Nurses: Cheney 'would probably be dead' but for government healthcare:

"Campaigning for politicians to address universal healthcare, a nurses' group purchased provocative newspaper ads that warn Vice President Dick Cheney would 'probably be dead by now' if he was not part of a single-payer government run healthcare system that keeps his oft-adled heart ticking. The California Nurses Association purchased the eye-catching ads in 10 Iowa newspapers Tuesday, pointing out what the group says is another irony of the heatlhcare crisis -- that politicians receive health coverage from a government-run program, not insurance companies."

"Dick Cheney, with his heart trouble, would probably be dead now if he were an ordinary American forced to search for cardiac care in a thicket of mercenary insurers and heartless HMOs," Shum Preston wrote on the Nurses' association blog. "Cheney gets guaranteed healthcare; we get squat."

Yeah, if we'd just kept that shite in latin we would have any problems.....

Historian: First English Bible Fueled First Fundamentalists

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.

.... like, say, oh, I don't know..... The Huckster sayin' bitches need to submit or get the jeebus back hand...

Huckabee: women's role in marriage is to "graciously submit":

"Huckabee's opinion on gay marriage is out there, but we should also be publicizing Huckabee's opinions on heterosexual marriage. Specifically, what he believes about a women's role in a marriage. In August of 1998, Huckabee was one of 131 signatories to a full page USA Today Ad which declared: 'I affirm the statement on the family issued by the 1998 Southern Baptist Convention.' What was in the family statement from the SBC? 'A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ.'"

I'll take "Heart Healthy Diets" for $1000 Alex.

Alex Trebek Suffers Mild Heart Attack:

"LOS ANGELES — Longtime 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek was hospitalized Tuesday after a minor heart attack, a spokesman for the game show said."


davyproctorboy said...

That is one of main reasons I find Christianity and Islam so disturbing: the submission. I submit to no one and no thing. I am still haunted by images of people supplicating on their knees in Catholic churches in Central America...

JPW said...

I agree, Davy. Submission = control.