The Origin Of Stupid

On November 19th, everyone’s favorite nut case Ray Comfort will be distributing 100,000 copies of Darwin’s “Origin of Species” to 100 universities to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of it’s publication. Of course Comfort couldn’t leave it at that so his version will include a 50 page introduction attempting to explain everything from how there is a direct connection between Darwin and Hitler to how evolution supposedly has no support. The pdf version of Comfort’s introduction is linked below.

This latest campaign by Comfort has again brought out another infamous wingnut from Comfort’s past. Kirk Cameron, who cut his crazy teeth as part of the famous banana video has made another video for Comfort, this time in support of Comfort’s 50 pages of inconsistencies, lack of facts, and other assorted falsehoods all which were quickly picked apart all throughout the blogosphere. So instead of me adding to the parade, I figured I would just post this video from Cristina that does a pretty good job for me.

(h/t – Pharyngula)

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Pot Meet Kettle The Cable "News" Edition

You gotta love the faux outrage, this time from CNN’s Rick Sanchez over a Fox News ad calling out his network for not covering the teabag activities in DC.

Of course Sanchez is correct, Fox “News” is blatantly biased and stretches the truth a “teeny” bit to fit their agenda, duh! How many so-called news networks can claim ownership of a political protest march of any kind but come on Rick, look in a mirror sometime. Cable news, especially in primetime, has become nothing more than partisan political theater with Fox on the far right, MSNBC on the far left and your little network chiming in quietly somewhere to the right of MSNBC.

Many know the biases and watch their network of choice all while knowing that what is being said should be taken with a grain of salt. Unfortunately I said many. Where things have gone terribly wrong in this country is when people start hanging on every word being spoken by the radio and cable news talking heads believing it is the gospel according to Beck/Olbermann/Limbaugh. That is a subject covered here almost daily.

So Rick get over it. Cable news is nothing more than entertainment coming in a step or two above “Dancing With the Stars“. Fox has buxom blondes in short skirts doing their best Sharon Stone imitation during the day with Beck and O’Reilly riling up the troops at night, MSNBC has the Olbermann/Maddow primetime twosome, and you guys have the dapper Anderson Cooper and the wacko Lou Dobbs.

It ain’t news Mr Sanchez it’s partisan entertainment with a little news thrown in from time to time which is why I watch Comedy Central. At least they get the joke…

(h/t – Dvorak)

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Carrie Prejean At The Values Voter Summit

The former Miss California continues using up some more of her 15 minutes of Right Wing fame at the Values Voter Summit.

Watching this was strangely reminiscent of fingernails on a chalkboard and of course there is no hypocrisy in Ms Prejean’s rant about the intolerance of some people that she has had to deal with right?

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If At First You Don't Succeed

Would this be considered cruel and unusual?

A convicted child rapist and murderer in my old home state of Ohio is fighting to not be executed for the second time. His first execution failed when executioners gave up when after 2 hours and 18 pokes of the lethal injection needle, they were unable to find a usable vein.

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If You Want To Rile Up The Religious Right…

One sure fire way to get the Fundies going is to nominate a GLBT for anything. If you really want to get their panties in a bunch, nominate a GLBT for a commission that is responsible for equal rights in employment. Barack Obama did just that when he nominated Chai R. Feldblum, a shhhh, Lesbian, to join the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Not long thereafter a group called The Traditional Values Coalition pounced with an article titled “If You Hate America You Have a Lawyer — Chai Feldblum“.

Here is their objections to putting this woman on an employment equal opportunity commission (or in their minds, proof that she hates America):

She has worked for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the pro-homosexual Human Rights Campaign Fund and she founded something called the Moral Values Project, a “gender equity” group meant to sound like something conservative.
– Professor of law (gay studies) at Georgetown University
– Primary author of the pro-gay/transsexual bill known as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
– She is also a strategist for gay activists.
– In her paper, “Moral Conflict and Liberty: Gay Rights and Religion,” Feldblum argues for legislative and judicial “outcomes that will allow LGBT people to live lives of honesty and safety in today’s society.”
– She believes that eventually, many jurisdictions will have “modified their laws” so that gays will freely marry or have civil unions with the same benefits as marriage
– She also believes that religious people who run businesses or operate other institutions have no right to deny services to gays, lesbians, bisexuals or transgendered persons.
– In short, she wants the gay agenda to trump the First Amendment and religious freedom to impose the gay agenda on all Americans

Noticing a trend? If not I highlighted it for you.

So to summarize, the Fundies object to someone getting placed on the EEOC whom is a law professor who worked for the ACLU and co-wrote the Employment Non-Discrimination Act? If one ever wondered why there was a need for the EEOC and for people like Chai Feldblum to be a member, The Traditional Values Coalition article shows us why.

Maybe The Traditional Values Coalition article should have been titled “If you hate gays, join us“, it would have better fit their real agenda.

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Another Birther Smackdown

Certainly not surprising.

Queen birther and wingnut lawyer Orly Taitz has lost again in her truly ridiculous crusade to disprove Barack Obama’s citizenship. This time the judge chimes in putting Taitz on notice, quit wasting our time!

U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land tossed out on Wednesday a complaint by an Army captain fighting deployment to Iraq by questioning the legitimacy of President Barack Obama.

Land also put attorney Orly Taitz, who represents Capt. Connie Rhodes and is a leader in the national “birther” movement, on notice by stating that she could face sanctions if she ever again files in his court a similar “frivolous” lawsuit — a document that at one point the judge states that a middle school student could find irony in.

“(Rhodes) has presented no credible evidence and has made no reliable factual allegations to support her unsubstantiated, conclusory allegations and conjecture that President Obama is ineligible to serve as president of the United States,” Land states in his order. “Instead, she uses her complaint as a platform for spouting political rhetoric, such as her claims that the president is ‘an illegal usurper, an unlawful pretender, [and] an unqualified imposter.’”

UPDATE: Orly Taitz on MSNBC this morning

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Son Of "Pro-Life" Protester Killed in Michigan: My Dad Just Hated Women

Podiatrist son, Dr. James M. Pouillon says (spelling errors and all) that his father, James L. Pouillon, shouldn’t be a martyr in the pro-life movement as he just used it to further his hatred of women.

It will be impossible for some to believe, but my dad really didn’t care about aborton. He did this to stalk, harass, terrorize, scream at, threaten, frighten, and verbally abuse women. He had a pathologic hatred of women: his mom, my mom, everyone.

After my mom finally left him and he lost his favorite punching bag the violence and abuse that was always contained within our 4 walls was unleased on the people of Owosso.

My dad used the pro-life movement and 1st Amendments foundations to defend him, support him, and enable him. He fooled them all.

He was at the high shool because my niece was there, and female family members were always his favorite targets.

Again, my dad didn’t care about abortion. He wanted to hurt people, upset people. He enjoyed making people suffer.

His goal was to be shot on a sidewalk. His goal was to make someone so angry, to make them feel so terrorized, to make them feel the only way they could make him stop was to kill him.

His pro-life stance was the most perfect crime I personally know of. He hid behind the 1st Amendment and was allowed to stalk, terrorise, harass, be obsene, ect. These things are crimes. Offending people isn’t a crime, and having different political views isn’t a crime, but he committed several crimes over the last 20 years and got away with it.

UPDATED – Added names of son and his murdered father that I had initially omitted

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Just Wondering

So why are issues that were supposedly just peachy with Conservatives just a short nine months ago like non-Senate confirmed advisors (Czars) and government run healthcare (similar to Medicare) suddenly no longer Constitutional? I mean if you have no problem with our government torturing prisoners and performing wiretaps without warrants on US citizens on US soil, what could you possibly have against these issues?

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