Here’s where I’ll be putting links to pages that I think are worth another look, a sort of famous list of the infamous, with comments. This is a more in-depth version of what can be seen in the “Stool Samples” section on the side.
Billy Graham has been an outspoken — some might argue overspoken — advocate for extreme right-wing Christian stupidity for nearly six decades. Now, as he prepares himself to die, he’s following in the path of fools like Ken Ham and lionizing himself with a museum dedicated to his own inanity.
This one gets a lot of search hits, mostly because it’s got some pretty clear, usable images of the Arizona Brown spider, the local variant of the brown recluse. I found one in my home one night; here’s what happened.
It just breaks your heart to learn that Wal-Mart won’t be starting a chain of banks, unless you’re either
- Aware of their monocultural desire to take over all of capitalism; or
- Not a Wal-Mart stockholder.
The installation, in 2006, of a Democratic majority to congress proved to be considerably less horrid than right-wing pundits predicted … or did it?
The only reason you didn’t hear about the events described herein is that the Librul Medya done covered it all up.
This one has been linked to more than anything else I’ve done so far, not in the least because of the delightful response from
Back in 1999, there was a joke sale on eBay that was supposed to let bidders buy into a set of models’ ova. So I sort of worked with that, and came up with this. The highlight from that post is probably this:
Lot 5. The real Madonna. Immaculate. Price unattainable perfection. Christian bidders only, please.
An older atheistic rant in which I suggest ways to counter the memetic stupidity of the relentlessly faithful. It takes a little courage — but we have facts on our side, while they just have a silly superstition.
It wasn’t they who prayed up a response to polio; it wasn’t they to whom angels revealed the helical nature of DNA.
And, if the Bible, Koran or Vedics are truly divinely-inspired, how is it that not one of these books contains a single reference to genes, the true engineering marvel of evolved life? Seems a little silly that a god or gods who love to be praised for the elaborate intricacy of his/their works might have overlooked this one stunningly simple, simply stunning thing.
We know more about the planet Jupiter than we do about how proteins are made, yet those very same proteins are the basis of all life as we know it.
Why do we get fat, when we know it’s bad for us? Why do we overindulge at McDonald’s when we know the diet is deadly? Why are we so afraid of famine, in our world of plenty, that we’ll kill ourselves just to have more than we need?
Do I know the answer? Probably not, but I’ve been thinking about these questions.
How far do we really want to go to exorcise our demons? Is it worth it to damn an octogenarian great-grandmother in the name of pursuing horrific war crimes more than six decades passed?
At what point does our pursuit of justice become an exercise in mindless, bloody vengeance?
Posted 9÷11÷2006, my comment on how the WTC/Pentagon attacks have become overpoliticized — commercialized, even — packaged into the War on Terror™, and how it relates to the Spanish-American war of the early 20th century.
If history is repeating itself, maybe it’s not just a Viet Nam thing.
An unabashed piece of praise for film director Alfonso Cuarón. If we had more like him, Hollywood wouldn’t suck anywhere near as much as it does now (in terms of movie production, at any rate).
Who but a dedicated lefty would compare the deaths of Saddam Hussein and Gerald Ford?
Why abortion is so complicated that there cannot be easy answers to address all concerns for all people all the time.
Before we can define what “sanctity of life” means, we have to start by deciding what we mean by life, particularly human life.
A discussion on the way the Vatican is seeking to exonerate all humans from the crimes of humanity by suggesting that Hitler and Stalin were demonically possessed, as opposed to simply being batshit fucking insane mass murderers with too much power.
The title speaks for itself. Why are girls taught that the sole measure of their worth lies in how pretty they are?
Just another couple of reasons why much of the world loathes Americans.
An exercise in free association, with links that explain every set of words presented.