Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Same Reason We've Got Creationists

This is becoming a pattern. Seriously. ANOTHER GOP State Senator. What is it with these motherfuckers?

This one, Stephen Wise, a State Senator for Florida (apparently named the Sunshine State because of what you can see in people's ears) wants to teach 'non-evolution' in schools.

Seriously. Because that's apparently the next step in wordplay after Intelligent Design joins flat-out Creationism on the 'everyone fucking knows you mean Genesis, you hillbilly-pandering retards' pile. Non-evolution? For real? Fuck, man, you're a career Republican, and your ability to make up shit that sounds convincing deserts you right then?

That's the only explanation I can think of. He suffered a Critical Lying Shithead Failure right as he was putting this together.

It's not the first time Wise has tried his hand at this type of legislation. In 2009, Wise mounted a failed effort more specifically focused on teaching intelligent design in public schools. Wise told the Tribune this week, however, that he believes the state Legislature's growing conservative makeup could pave a way for the bill's successful passage this time around.

During his battle then, Wise, a retired teacher himself, made his case on a radio station for including an alternative to evolution in the public school system's science curriculum.

"Why do we still have apes if we came from them?" Wise asked during an interview with the Tampa's WMNF. "And those are the kind of questions kids need to ask themselves. You know, 'How did we get here?' And, you know, there's more than one theory on this thing. And the theory is evolution, the other one is intelligent design."

Well, no, fuckhead, that's not what kids should be asking themselves. That's what they should be asking teachers, who should be allowed to give them the factually correct answer - which is to point out that we didn't come from apes, we are apes, and we came from the same common ancestor we share with chimps, and our two branches came from the same common ancestors as other apes like gorillas and orangutans. It's also the kind of question that shouldn't be asked, because only a moron tells a child that we came from the same apes that are around today. There is not more than one theory. There is one theory and there is a bunch of pricks with no knowledge or understanding of genetics howling about how they ain't kin to no monkey while they make faces previously only seen in gibbons. There is one theory and there are the dying howls of dogma. And you, you simpering self-righteous motherfucker, are on the wrong side.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Double sided bullshit is still bullshit

This. Is. Shit. (for the poor in Minnesota)

Yes. That is a link to republicans making it illegal for the poor and needy to get any sort of aid. Well, unless they have a bank account, which most don't. It prevents them from having twenty dollars in cash in their wallet. I mean really?

The idea behind it is so the money isn't used on drugs or things they don't need. Which by itself is a good idea and when you first read the title of it, that's all you think it is. But when you get deeper and follow the links, you realize that there are those who aren't drug users, who have no bank accounts or homes, and who desperately need the money.

Of course, the system is flawed. You could require drug tests and not give money out unless the person is clean. But they are still people who still need to live. What will they do without money?

It's crap what the system is. But it's worse that some people spend their entire lives contributing to how bad it is.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Earthquakes and changing the world

This isn't exactly a rant, but recently there was an extremely large earthquake off the coast of Japan.

It was so massive that it pushed the earth and made it turn just a little faster. There are massive tsunamis happening and will happen both there and on the west coast of the U.S., not to mention what will happen to the islands in between. Biggest concern is the nuclear plants that had their power cut. If a nuclear reactor overheats, that could mean catastrophic results there and wherever the wind blows. The fall out could cover a wide area. Brave workers are doing their best in a last ditch effort of using seawater as coolant to prevent this from happening.

Not to be discourteous to the Atheist and all other atheists out there, I'm praying for those people. At the moment it's all I can do for them.

But this raised a conversation between my mother and myself. Well, partially. We were also talking about my future, with college and career after that. I had been talking about what I want to do with my talents. I want to create a picture that will change the world, which is a massive attempt in itself. Unluckily, my degree is going more towards advertising about this specific product or another (Graphic Design. Ugh.) She asked me if this is really what I want to do, to be making ads for companies. I told her flat out that the only goals I have that are set in stone require me to have a higher paying stable job for a few years, and that this is merely a means to an end.

Well, what about changing the world? I still want to do that. Eventually. And we talked about what sort of change. A change like an earthquake, that actually makes the earth turn a little faster? Or something that changes a person in a moment, where they feel a little happier for a few minutes?

I still don't know. I do know one thing.

Justin Beiber's existence changed my world. D: I can't go anywhere without hearing about him. Seriously, he is the thorn in my side. Many of you may agree with me. Unlike some guys (like N-Sync or the Jonas Brothers), who gained some popularity and faded into oblivion, I don't think the same will be said with Beiber. Will he forever torment us with his girlish looks and screechy adolescent voice? Or will he be arrested for inciting a riot with thousands of screaming girls, and finally have a black stain on his career?

We can only hope.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Paging Doctor Mengele

It's been a while since I blogged. My new job is lots of fun and I love it, but it kicks the arse of my spare time for writing about infuriating shit.

So what stirs me from the pile of scrapped laptops and empty coffee jars I've been under for a fortnight? You guessed it, a Republican saying absolutely insane things about wanting to destroy someone else's rights. Well what were the fucking odds on that one?

Martin Harty, an old, white, old, senile, old, morally repugnant, old and plain fucking evil senator for New Hampshire, has openly stated his belief that disabled people - both mentally and physically so - should be sent out into frozen wastelands to die of exposure. And then refused to apologise for saying it. I'm totally fucking serious. Cop this:

In an interview and in an e-mail Omand sent to her friends, Omand said she called Harty, who represents her district, to tell him her concerns about the House Finance Committee’s proposed cuts to mental health services. Omand said Harty said he disagreed with her and made the comments about eugenics.

Omand says Harty then stated, “I wish we had a Siberia so we could ship them all off to freeze to death and die and clean up the population.”

Well fuck me rigid, I didn't realise the NH Republican position was 'fuck subtlety, let's go for Fascism right from step one'. Usually they at least make sure the public sees them take the Reich-friendly view on something scary, so they can quote a worst-case scenario - even if that last part has to be made up out of whole cloth. This senile old dickbiter didn't even bother to take the time to scare his constituents before aiming his tiny, tiny racial-purity dick at the human rights of thousands of people and trying to pull the trigger using a microscope and tweezers.

Even aside from his lack of buildup, what stuns me is the delivery itself - the phrasing, really, with the wishing that America had an equivalent to Siberia where people could be sent to die on the ice. Well shit, what's Alaska like this time of year, Marty? Hell, save yourself some time - dress a disabled woman up in a fur coat and put some caribou antlers on her head, some motherfucker will shoot her in the fucking face and hand the gun to Sarah Palin so she can pose with one boot on the corpse. You EVIL FUCKING SHITPILE.

Part of me - the paranoid part, the really scared part of anyone's brain that makes them stick a hand in their pocket to see if their keys have teleported back home in the five minutes since they last checked, the part trying to build its own tiny tinfoil hat out of the iron in my blood - wonders if this is actually animal cunning on the Republicans' part, if they decided to have Harty mouth off with something absolutely fucking unforgivable just so that (a) Fox News and all associated motherfuckers could start discussing it as if it had any merit as an idea, in the name of 'balance' and in an attempt to mainstream the concept, or (b) they could use the massive fucking public outcry generated by Harty's kamikaze run to slip something only slightly less hideous under the radar.

But then I remember the Republicans' voter base, and I realise they wouldn't dare do anything so anti-Genesis as admitting humans have animal cunning, or indeed animal anything. Let's face it, animal magnetism's right out...pity. I'd love to stick some porcupines to this motherfucker in particular.

Hat tip to my bro Curtis for pointing this motherfucker out to me.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Haven't talked in a while, but I have a lot to say

Randomly jumping around from blog to blog gave me some perspective. Christian bloggers are idiots.

Athiest bloggers actually use their heads.

I feel a little outnumbered here. :(

Are you average? I doubt it

Watch it. Love it. Know it. And then realize that 7 billion people is more than anyone will ever be able to count to in a life time. It's a number that most people couldn't even conceive of having in their bank accounts. (Well, it's been achieved 46.2 fold by a Mr. John D. Rockefeller, at $323.4 billion, which is way more than Bill Gates' net worth.)

7 billion is almost a billion more than the population just ten years ago. Which is almost a billion more than the population ten years before that! So, the entire world gained two billion people in two decades.

The most populated country is China, with over 1.3 billion people, a place where there are strict laws saying that there should be one child to one household. But in a place that honors sons more than daughters, how many of these sons will grow up, grow old, and die single?

In a place like India, without such laws, how many people will grow up, grow old, and die, having had a household of children?

Then with each birth, how many will have educations? Or will all of them have cars, cellphones, and no jobs?

And in places like Europe and the United States, where quite a few people do have good educations, how many women will grow up and go to school just to get married to be baby birthing machines? One to five children are the norm for most middle class families, but it seems that rich and poor families go overboard with the child birthing, though it helps neither one.

How much resources will we have in ten years to feed and shelter all the 8 billion people? Can everyone be fed, can everyone go to a good school or drink uncontaminated water?

In 2030, when the population hits 9 billion, how much more crime and poverty will exist? How many endangered animals will we cause to die out?

In 2040, when all of the world is drying out from the weight of 10 billion, will we realize that we're killing the world and try to rewind the damage started over a hundred and fifty years ago?

In 2050, will we all start to die in a mass extinction along with the animals we had all endangered? There have been about five others before, but will we cause the sixth, all 11 billion of us?