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Phil Robertson’s Happy Happy Happy Day | Firedoglake

Posted in Venomous mammals, Watching the elephant, Wingnuts on December 28, 2013 by solenadon

Amazing the difference between what a rich, right wing radical remembers and historical reality

 

Phil Robertson’s Happy Happy Happy Day | Firedoglake.

 

Oh those moderate Christians

Posted in Venomous mammals, Watching the elephant, Wingnuts on August 9, 2013 by solenadon

No money for a philosophy department…but they spend more on a firing range.

anthonybsusan

It’s a reasonable assumption, I think, to believe that any institution proclaiming a collective concern for the sanctity of human life would make a diligent effort to apply that concern consistently. At Cedarville University, however, that consistency is in serious question. Case in point? The school’s decision to open a $6 million dollar shooting facility on campus to support Chi Sigma Nu, its new marksmanship club. According to Chi Sigma Nu, this facility will host marksmanship classes in addition to a state-of-the-art firing range.

Faculty members have been pressured not to sponsor College Democrats, but Chi Sigma Nu enjoys faculty and staff support in addition to the explicit approval of the university administration. An administration that, allegedly, is so strapped for cash that it found itself forced to scrap its entire philosophy program and fired 29 employees total over the past academic year. An administration that for decades refused…

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When Stupid people say stupid things…

Posted in Venomous mammals, Watching the elephant, Wingnuts on January 11, 2013 by solenadon

One Mr. Larry Ward states that If blacks had guns, they would have not been slaves.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/gun-appreciation-day-leader-if-blacks-had-guns

This ignores the entire history of the slave trade.

It also willfully ignores that fact that blacks did not have handy access to these guns.  Kidnapped onto ships, chained on the voyage, then auctioned off, they had no opportunity to get guns.  Even if the law allowed them to own guns.  Laws in slave states tended to deny black slaves access to guns.

And when blacks did rise up, using guns, as spoken of here

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/01/11/1435261/pro-gun-advocate-arming-black-people-would-have-prevented-slavery/

they always failed. And the white slave holder, with the law of the day on their side, tended to execute/beat-to-death blacks partaking in these uprisings rather than applaud the blacks desire to be free.

People Like Larry Ward, with their willful ignorance of history and reality, do nothing to help solve the problem of gun proliferation.

Christians and their arguments

Posted in Religion, Venomous mammals, Watching the elephant, Wingnuts on July 2, 2012 by solenadon

Extremist Christians never got over Obama winning in 2008.

And they really don’t like those who don’t follow their extremist views.

Which is why Bryan Fischer is so amusing.

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/fischer-liberals-have-been-duped-satan

The Devil must be really busy, “leading” all those Liberals astray.

However, according to Christian doctine, all things are from their deity.  And since there are so many more Liberals than there are Theocrats of Fischers faction, perhaps it’s Fischer that is being lead astray.

2 steps forward, 5 steps back

Posted in Creationism, Religion, Terry Trainor, Venomous mammals, Watching the elephant, Wingnuts on June 22, 2012 by solenadon

The two steps forward are..

1) John A Davison died. Yup, he’s gone. Over the last few years he has been the lead crank that I followed.
While others have been kind (i.e. PZ Myers), remembering that he supposedly had a mental break in the ’80s with the death of a family member, my experience with him has been uniformly negative. As such, my inclination is less than forgiving. He was a nutter. When given the evidence that he asked for he attacked the one giving the it; he attacked anyone who didn’t accept his delusions as given fact. As such, I am not sad that he’s gone. His family has my sympathy, marginally…as it seems they didn’t get him the help he so desperately needed. They lost someone they loved. But for him, nothing.

2) Davison’s fluffer, Terry Trainor, apparently forgot to pay the bills on tao.invisionzone.com. Yup…it’s gone. Either he realised it was a self-masturbatory site and so not relevant or it’s raison d’etre died (only Terry and Davison seemed to post). In any case, c’est la vie.

Two less sources of stupidity online.

However, as if to make up for this, we have…the state of Louisiana. Yup, Louisiana. Apparently they felt the level of stupidity in reality was getting dangerously low, so they decided to step up.

Criminy.

Louisiana took the world 5 steps back from reality.

Religious nutbars are dragging thsis world down.

That gentle respectful right

Posted in Venomous mammals, Watching the elephant, Wingnuts on February 13, 2012 by solenadon

Andy Breitbart, patron of James “porn boat” O’Keefe and chief propagandist behind the Big web sites, decides to respectfully voice his objection to the Occupy movement…

Right wing idiocy

Posted in Venomous mammals, Watching the elephant, Wingnuts on February 6, 2012 by solenadon

The whole Koman kerfuffle provide me with much mirth.  Radical right wingers somehow got Koman to defund Planned Parenthood using a bogus rule mandating that if an organization is “under ivestigation”, “NO MONEY FOR YOU”.  However, Penn state, under it’s own investigation, keep rolling in the Koman dough.

Now the Radical Right is complaining that people are using their market ability to no longer support Koman.  They’re pulling money out and will no longer support Koman.  Which is their right, and if the Radical Right didn’t have their heads in their asses, they’d know that.

Two of these radicals are Mark Steyn, Canadian Rush Limbaugh substitute, and Kathryn Jean Lopez, another Canadian Shrieker.  They’re up in arms about people exercsing they rights.  And  Tbogg has an appropriate response

“Having excluded facts, reality, honesty, and critical thought, what has Steyn & K-Lo butthurt is the reaction to Planned Parenthood’s announcement that the Komen Foundation was defunding them (so therefore they had created a webpage devoted to raising money to continue breast cancer screening for poor women to make up for the shortfall) and so they are blaming PP for unleashing the Crazy Health Lady Krakens on Komen’s ass. These jackbooted stormtroopers, by voting with their wallets (by personally defunding SGK) and with their feet (by vowing to never participate in another SGK Warm & Fuzzy PinkWalk for The Merchandising) are stomping all over the Komen Foundation’s freedom … to make a buck. This is fascism/totalitarianism/censorship/blasphemy (K-Lo only). How dare they not give money to the Komen Foundation to do with how they please! What makes these contributors think that they should have a say in how it is spent? Sure allowing an unelected controlling authority make decisions about how to spend other people’s money for the good of all is socialism, but it’s the good corporate don’t-worry-your-pretty-little-head socialism tied up with a nice pink bow…”