Friday, November 27, 2009


The Vast Right Wing blogosphere is gleefully denouncing... "Climategate," printing excerpts of emails hacked from The University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit, which is apparently the command center of the Global Warming Hoax Conspiracy. Even Freakonomics co-author Stephen Dubner has jumped on the conspiracy bandwagon, appearing on Fox "News" to promote Superfreakonomics and give aid and comfort to talking head David Asman, who compared Stalin and Hitler's practices to those of the scientists who wrote the emails. On the other hand, you can go to Discovery News and read that climate change is exceeding scientists' worst predictions.

So if global warming is a hoax,the conspiracy to promote it is unprecedented. Not only are Al Gore, John McCain, Newt Gingrich, mainstream media, and most universities in on it, so too are the melting glaciers, coral reefs, marine life, and thermometers. This thing is HUGE.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Week's Liberal Agenda

ATTENTION LIBERALS!!! I received next weeks's marching orders early (courtesy of Marc Maron via the Streisand Compound) so here they are...

1. Tell a group of pre-schoolersl the horrific details of the U.S. sponsored exploitation and near-genocide of Indigenous people here and around the globe.

2. When secretly sneaking out to get junk food from Burger King or Dairy Queen, bow down as low as possible to the royalty that works there.

3. Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with your kids and identify the Porky Pig balloon float as gi-normous hot air gas bag Rush Limbaugh.

4. During Thanksgiving Grace humbly beseech the Goddess for passage of Single Payer Health Care.

5. Invite your tea-bagging birther in-laws to your house and self-righteously serve 20 pounds of organic Tofurkey then eat mouthful after mouthful of bean curd while forcing yourself to shout, "MMM mmm! This is delicious! I t doesn't get any better than this!"

6. Impress your sports obsessed acquaintances by analyzing the homo-erotic tension and symbolism of American Football.

7. Call the Blue Dog Democrats and thank them for NOTHING!

8. Unpack and display War on Christmas decorations.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sex Money and Politics

For many Conservative Christians, virtue equals wealth. Listen to almost any televangelist and you'll hear that money, power, happiness and prestige are all due their loyal least until Jesus returns and punishes corrupt liberals who've been advocating for birth control, sex education, equal rights and the homosexual agenda.

Power seeking and control have replaced the notion that God sides with the poor and oppressed. America is seen as God's Promised Land. Watch Fox News and you'll discover that military spending is a virtue, spending on social services for the poor an abomination. The most outrageous example of lust for power disguised as Christianity is The Family or the "Fellowship." Here's author Jeff Sharlet from an interview on the Daily Show back in August talking about this organization.
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Friday, November 13, 2009

Inna Gadda da Vida

My 4 year old daughter asked to hear more of "that story about the snake." I told her it was too late, that we could listen tomorrow. She than asked "Did God make the bad things?" I asked which bad things.

"The bad things on the Simpsons."

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The New World Order Begins

While some people credit President Reagan for bringing down the Berlin Wall, this video shows clearly that it was David Hasselhoff.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

The beginning of critical thought

My 4 year olds have been restless at bedtime recently, thanks in part to the time change. The past two nights I've turned the lights down and played them a cd collection I checked out from the library-The Bible Experience. Just after the first version of creation, my son asked "Is this a scary story?"

The next night we heard about the serpent and the forbidden fruit. (It's too bad there weren't any child psychology books or safety products available at the dawn of creation, but I digress.) Listening to the rumbling African American baritone voice of the Lord, my daughter asked "Is that the way God sounds?"
"Yes, in this story."
She shook her head and grew stern. "Daddy, this story isn't real."