WTF. That's about all I have to say. Except for this: the absurdity of the belief that you know what an all-powerful invisible being, who controls the destiny of everything in the universe, thinks and wants is beyond lunacy. Imagine what the world would be like if everyone making that claim were ridiculed and ignored. Read more about Bizzaro World: Holocaust "Conference"
General in Pentagon Christianist video also abused rank to solicit campaign contributions for Republicans
Featured in the video are four generals and three colonels, including Maj. Gen. Jack Catton Jr., who is on active duty at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. Catton was investigated by the Air Force last spring after he sent an e-mail from his work account urging Air Force Academy graduates to contribute to a Republican candidate for Congress.
Via the always essential Page 1Q comes this distressing tale of how Nigerian theocrats are giving our wingers a real run for their money:
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This comment, to which I responded, inspires me to request that readers chime in on this question: how do you use Wikipedia? This is an important question to me because I've watched Wiki become a constant source of information around the blogosphere, and I'm not totally happy about it. Read more about Let's Debate Wiki
I suppose there are a million sites like this; I don't spend much time looking at humor and culture websites. But I thought this one was quite funny:
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Color me not surprised. Off the top of my head, I can think of plenty of things Israel has done to make itself less and less defensible; shooting photographers, bombing civilian homes, locking up whistleblowers. So I suppose denying a visa to one nigger with some silly "peace" prize is par for the course:
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He's got a blog, but I can't seem to leave any comments. It's not a bad speech, but a couple of points indicate to me that he still doesn't quite grok the nature of political and news blogging.
What does the future look like in a world in which the consumer has taken over the printing press, the dark room, the television studio? What does the result of a mash-up of professional and â€œamateurâ€ actually look like?
[UPDATE Kossack RenaRF points out that the last time Turki resigned unexpectedly was on... September 4, 2001. Eesh. I guess this explains why Bush is postponing his big strategery speech 'til January. Tinfoil, anyone?] Read more about Saudi ambassador leaves DC abruptly to spend more time with his family
IIRC, the current CEO pay rate is ~500x that of their average worker. Now, my question to shareholders is, while you may be fine with that, don't you think it's time to find some CEOs who don't believe that they should also have droite de seigneurie over your money?
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Which explains a lot, if you think about it.
I made a rough transcript of the amazing propaganda video from [cough] Christian Embassy. (You can see the whole thing at C&L.) Here is just one of the many juicy quotes: Read more about In video, Pentagon Christianists say they'd rather study the Bible than do their jobs
Personally, I don't give two shits. As Mrs. Patrick Campbell, the actress, once said:
Does it really matter what these affectionate people doâ€”so long as they donâ€™t do it in the streets and frighten the horses!
But the Christianists, having disguised their own warped sociological and psychological reasons as theology, care deeply. And so Ted Haggard, erm, went down. Read more about Sweet jeebus, are all the megachurch pastors gay, or just some of them?
Christian Embassy, a theocratic front group, made a video with soldiers, in uniform, proselytizing, and a General violating his oath of office by admitting he puts his country third, after his family and the God of His Choice. Read more about Military Christianists pull rank to force their beliefs on subordinates