Monday, October 31, 2011

Sanctity Of Marriage

It sure is a good thing that we have the religious Conservatives working on our side to prevent gays from marrying and ruining the sanctity of all our marriages. After all we all know how seriously straight couples take the sanctity of that institution and we sure wouldn't want to ruin that...
Kim Kardashian is filing for divorce just 72 days after tying the knot with Kris Humphries in a lavish ceremony that was taped for her reality show.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Study By Climate Change Skeptic Ends Up Proving Climate Change

What is even funnier than a global warming skeptic and physicist performing a study to disprove climate change that actually proves it? How about it being funded by the Koch brothers...
Back in 2010, Richard Muller, a Berkeley physicist and self-proclaimed climate skeptic, decided to launch the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project to review the temperature data that underpinned global-warming claims. Remember, this was not long after the Climategate affair had erupted, at a time when skeptics were griping that climatologists had based their claims on faulty temperature data.

Muller’s stated aims were simple. He and his team would scour and re-analyze the climate data, putting all their calculations and methods online. Skeptics cheered the effort. “I’m prepared to accept whatever result they produce, even if it proves my premise wrong,” wrote Anthony Watts, a blogger who has criticized the quality of the weather stations in the United Statse that provide temperature data. The Charles G. Koch Foundation even gave Muller’s project $150,000 — and the Koch brothers, recall, are hardly fans of mainstream climate science.

So what are the end results? Muller’s team appears to have confirmed the basic tenets of climate science. Back in March, Muller told the House Science and Technology Committee that, contrary to what he expected, the existing temperature data was “excellent.” He went on: “We see a global warming trend that is very similar to that previously reported by the other groups.” And, today, the BEST team has released a flurry of new papers that confirm that the planet is getting hotter. As the team’s two-page summary flatly concludes, “Global warming is real.

Don't Worry

Translating Conserva-Speak

Translations for some of the more popular right wing talking points from Anything But Theist:
Support our troops (Kill foreigners)
I oppose big government (I hate when Democrats do anything)
Family values (I decide what families should be)
Obama is a Nazi Socialist (I know nothing about Nazis, Socialism, or Obama)
America first (Me second, everyone else third)
Only 53% pay taxes (Tax kids, the elderly and the comatose!)
Wealth will trickle down (The rich are pissing on us)
I’m pro-life (Unless you’re a black convict or lack health insurance)
Liberal bias (Science and history)
I don’t see color (I ignore minorities)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I Truly Miss George Carlin

George Carlin explains as only he can why efforts like the ongoing "Occupy Wall Street" protests are so important. (NSFW)



There's a reason education sucks, and it's the same reason that it will never, ever, ever be fixed. It's never going to get any better, don't look for it, be happy with what you've got. Because the owners of this country don't want that. I'm talking about the real owners, now. The real owners, the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions -- forget the politicians.
The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land, they own and control the corporations; they've long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the State houses, the City Halls; they've got the judges in their back pockets, and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all the news and information you get to hear. They gotcha by the balls.
They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying -- lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want -- they want more for themselves and less for everybody else. But I'll tell you what they don't want. They don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They're not interested in that, that doesn't help them. That's against their interests. That's right. They don't want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they're getting fucked by system that threw them overboard 30 fuckin' years ago. They don't want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers.
People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork, and just dumb enough to passably accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime, and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it.
And now they're comin' for your Social Secuirty Money. They want your fuckin' retirement money. They want it back. So they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They'll get it. They'll get it all from you sooner or later -- 'cuz they own this fuckin' place.
It's a big club. And you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big club. By the way, it's the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long, beating you over the in their media telling you what to believe -- what to think -- and what to buy. The table is tilted, folks. The game is rigged. And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Good honest hard-workin people -- white collar, blue collar -- doesn't matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard-workin people continue -- these are people of modest means -- continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don't give a fuck about them.
They don't give a fuck about you, they don't give a fuck about you. they don't care about you -- at all. You know? And nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care ... that's what the owners count on, the fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that's being jammed up their assholes every day. Because the owners of this country know the truth.
It's called the American Dream ... 'cuz you have to be asleep to believe it.
Thanks to PZ Myers