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Conservatives and the Art of BS

You know how to tell if a religion is total bullshit?  There are plenty of ways, chief among them a cursory reading of the religion’s holy book.  But the most amusing way to arrive at this conclusion is to just listen to the representatives of said religion speak.

Inner Demons

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Enter Bryan Fischer: radio host, Christian, and dumbfuck extraordinaire.  I’m sure you’ve all heard the story of a pastor claiming that Melania Trump requested an exorcism of the White House.  If you haven’t, check it out.  Cue America’s faction of idiocy, the Christian Right.  Continue reading Conservatives and the Art of BS

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Be a Man (or Crying is for Sissies)

I read this article on Facebook about Nick Offerman’s response to the question of men crying, and it nearly brought me to tears. Why? Because it’s nice when a famous man who is often seen as a “man’s man” comes out and just throws a monkey wrench in machismo.

It got me to thinking about the things that move me to tears. There was the last scene in the original Independence Day. The thought of an advanced species coming all the way to earth in spaceships that were larger than most cities losing to humans who can barely avoid an accidental nuclear war stirred something in me that I couldn’t deny, and I had to shed those tears.

Continue reading Be a Man (or Crying is for Sissies)

Magical Thinking in the Atheist Community

Do you know what magic feels like?

I’m not speaking of magic tricks, or Magic: the Gathering, or Wiccan magic.

I’m talking about real magic.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
-Stephen King

When I was growing up, my father encouraged reading. It was kind of a thing with me. Every day I was reading books. The books could be educational, religious, young adult, and on and on and on. I read so much that I developed a love for reading. Continue reading Magical Thinking in the Atheist Community

The “I Can’t Even” Post featuring US Ambassador Nikki Haley

So, here’s a thing: Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations (and former governor of South Carolina) admonishes the rest of the world in general (and in particular, the Palestinian Authority) for peddling conspiracy theories…

Hold the fuck up… Doesn’t Alex Jones have a press pass for the White House? Isn’t Donald Trump’s main source of news Fox News, which has recently gone very quiet after it came out that a conspiracy theory they had about secret societies in the FBI was manufactured from a joke sent in a text message? Continue reading The “I Can’t Even” Post featuring US Ambassador Nikki Haley

The Satanic Temple Just Used The Alt-Right’s Own Tactics Against Them

“The State has essentially established a religious indoctrination program intended to push a single ideological viewpoint. The law is intended to punish women who disagree with this opinion. Missouri’s state-mandated informed consent booklets explicitly say that life begins at conception, which is a nonmedical religious viewpoint that many people disagree with. Forcing women to read this information and then wait 72-hours to consider the State’s opinion is a clear violation of the Establishment Clause.”

http://www.guacamoley.com/the-scoop/2018/01/25/2ikLqp/satanic-temple-vs-alt-right?utm_content=inf_11_3742_2&tse_id=INF_892227e0020111e881c71b876dfcb7a1

Make Me a Sammich (Courtland Sykes for Senate)

Nobody knows who the hell this guy is.  I mean, I am personally reminded of the offspring of Robert Herjavec and a very unfortunate muppet.  Ad hominems aside, the only reason I know about this guy is because he said something stupid on Facebook.  Check out his statement: Continue reading Make Me a Sammich (Courtland Sykes for Senate)

On Killing Religion

In a perfect world, I’d see the end of all religion.  Every last one of them.

We do not live in a perfect world, though, as evidenced by the presidency of Donald Trump, the backwards nature of the United States, and the continued popularity of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.  Quick aside on that last bit: I’m currently awaiting a Star Trek movie involving the Kardashians as this interstellar species bent on the destruction of the United Federation of Planets.  The nerds among you will see where I’m going with this…

As I was saying, we do not live in a perfect world.  Continue reading On Killing Religion

Gays versus Blacks

I understand LGBTQ racists as little as I understand black homophobes, transphobes and so on.  Imagine my surprise when I was perusing Facebook and I came across this story:

Philly Patrons Protest Gay Club After Owner Uses N-Word

Basically, three years ago, the owner of a bar called iCandy was recorded on video just tossing out a racial slur.  It was something about ”niggers” asking for drink passes. Continue reading Gays versus Blacks

#METOO: Mansplaining Sexual Assault vs. Bad Dates

You hear about Aziz Ansari being accused of sexual misconduct? Well, if you haven’t, he was.

The story goes that Ansari and a photographer about his age met at an awards ceremony. They struck up conversation, exchanged numbers, and eventually went out on a date. Well, these kids have dinner, and then they go back to Ansari’s place for a bit of Netflix and chill. Problem is, from woman’s perspective, she wasn’t there to chill. In a phrase, she wasn’t dtf. So the lady, “Grace,” and Ansari begin kissing. Ansari begins feeling her up, as young men are wont to do when a woman is at their apartment engaging in what appears to us to be foreplay.

Continue reading #METOO: Mansplaining Sexual Assault vs. Bad Dates

The Bleak Stagnation of Row, Row, Rowing

– Demilked.com
– Demilked.com

Of course I would dream
of her, she and I
skimming over a facsimile
of paradise

reflecting that vast blue mask,
which hid from us
the supremacy
of our smallness.

Of course paradise was a lie.
It was always a lie:
Gehenna, Shit’s Creek,
the bleak stagnation

of row, row, rowing
just swiftly enough
to float at the edge
of our own personal hells.

We were triumphant
in our decay,
ecstatic
in our prejudice to meaning

as we kissed
one another
through the totality
of feeling nothing.

~ryas

 

In response to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie’s Photo Challenge #135