random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  A world where most men prefer sex with little children to sex with grown women, most allegedly Christian parents secretly engage in bloody Satanic rituals and every third person has suffered anal, genital and other harassments by demonic dwarfs from outer space makes as much sense -- and just as little sense -- as a world where the universe is ruled by the ghost of a crucified Jew and George Bush had rational reasons (which no one can now remember) for bombing Iraq again two days before leaving the White House.

tagged: religion, George Bush, Iraq, Jesus, craziness
  —T. F. X. Finnegan (Professor, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland), Pharyngula.

Archive for July, 2006

portfolio diversification in your income

Monday, July 24th, 2006

Firefighters who want to live in high-priced cities can work two jobs, said W. Michael Cox, chief economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. “I think it’s great,” he said. “It gives you portfolio diversification in your income.” [NYT 7/23] Words fail me. Actually, polite words fail me.

Kent “Dino” Hovind arrested on tax fraud

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Despite being firmly warned to not post on blogs this week but to focus on my deadline, I found this too delicious to not post: On July 13, 2006, Kent Hovind was arrested and indicted in federal court on 58 charges. Of the charges filed, there is one count of corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and […]

LA Times thinks Hollywood is going too far

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Is it a sign when the LA Times thinks Hollywood is going too far? God, I hope so. In today’s editorial, the LAT says: [editorial summary: Copyright infringement is bad, intellectual property is good, yadda yadda.] But what the entertainment industry is seeking in this year’s proposals isn’t merely protection from piracy; it’s after increased […]

here there & sivacracy too

Monday, July 10th, 2006

I’ll be cross-posting my derivative work material to Sivacracy now. I feel particularly honored to be blogging along with Siva & Ann Bartow, who have both been out on the front lines for a long while, pointing out injustices, stupidities, and wrong directions. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m an information activist: […]

what is rational: rationally angry about irrational decisions

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

NY’s Court of Appeals just handed down its no-same-sex-marriage decision, holding that denying marriage licenses on the basis of gender to same-sex partners does not violate New York’s Constitution. In my opinion, this is a big setback for equal protection and individual autonomy. We had a certain momentum going forward in terms of courts accepting […]

tacky but lawful derivative liberty

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

A fundamentalist mega-church in Memphis has repurposed the Statute of Liberty. [7/5 nyt] Lucky for them the Statue is in the public domain. Shake your head at its awfulness at thestatueofliberationthroughchrist.org. Christian nationalism, indeed. Maybe someone should remind them that the Statue’s French.         

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