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)
Ladies and gentlemen, what a week. First, the FBI and Democrats try to head off #releasethememo by putting out statements about how damaging it would be to classified sources or some shit. Then the memo is released, and I’m forced to recall all those times I’ve left a woman unsatisfied, and I feel this newfound kinship with women because that release was certainly the performance of a minute-man. Next, all the Republicans decide to say stupid shit, like there’s a barely functioning idiot working in the highest echelons of government passing on vapid talking points to the Repubs via Sean Hannity. Actually, that’s literally what’s happening. We’re not going to talk about any of that, though, because I have an even better WTF moment in store.
You know when you’re listening to somebody speak, and they say something so stupid you can’t help but to punch them in the throat?
Continue reading How to be Tone Deaf in 140 Characters or Less
When you realize all the people in the world matter (not just the ones you identify with).
So here’s a thing: atheists who believe in the supernatural.
First, what do you even call an atheist who holds on to beliefs in anything supernatural?
I know the dictionary definition of an atheist is one who lacks a belief in god or gods.
Continue reading The Atheist Who Wasn’t
Have you noticed that the US seems to be transforming into a nation of not-very-bright people (we can call them dumbasses, right)?
There is news that should send shivers down your spine like Bill Cosby asking you out for a drink – the establishment of a religious wing of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Health and Human Services, for example – and there is news that should cause you to say aloud in your team meeting, “Dafuq?” Continue reading Ken Ham: “Science Bad, Magic Good” (and other Absurdities)
Dave Daubenmire, prominent conservative podcaster, is sounding the alarm over the infiltration of Jews into the conservative movement.
Citing one example of Jews infiltrating right wing movements at large, Daubenmire said “I met one named Yeshua bar Josef. Obvious Jew. Obvious Jew. This man came in with some bullshit about ‘loving thy neighbor,’ ‘feeding the poor,’ and ‘healing the sick.’ And of course he expects all of that to be done for free. Fucking socialist Jews are the worst.”
Continue reading Conservative Christian Host Warns of Jewish Infiltration
So, here’s a thing: Tomi Lahren blames liberals for kids eating Tide Pods.
What’s amusing about this lady’s claims is that she supports an administration that introduced the phrases fake news and alternative facts into our daily lexicon; an administration who banned several federal offices from using such phrases as climate change, science based, and evidence based; Continue reading Tomi Lahren and the Political Tide Pod Challenge
When it’s raining, you imagine
the whole world is drowning.
moving along without you, bathing
in the sunlight
beneath a nude, azure
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 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.”
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