Fischer Cut Bait

Bryan Fischer is no stranger to stupid. I can’t count the number of dumb things he has said. But I’m gonna rip on him because he’s the Ken Ham/Phil Robertson type, who thinks that only God can confer morality. I’m so sick of this shit I want to puke. I am a humanist; and that means I have a connection with my fellow apes, and all I want to see is what is best for humanity. I stand for peace, love and justice and I don’t need a Bible to tell me how to put that in motion. Here’s Bryan, in his latest screed about the doubters:

During Bryan Fischer‘s radio show today, a caller complained about higher education in the country because only “stupid” people go to college.

I’m speechless.

Higher education makes you stupid.

I say that again; college is for stupid people. These people walk among us, thinking that barely finishing high school is something of a badge of honor. I get it, though. You’re working class. And you are jealous that educated people make much more money than you do. Someday, when your taxes get cut, you will fart through silk and be that self made millionaire that you think you can be if the government would just get out of your life. And that’s why you are a Republican; they’ve got you so conned that you vote against your own interests. I see examples of it everywhere. It would be pathetic if it weren’t so sad.

Here’s Bryan:

… Somebody once said that if you don’t believe in God, it’s not that you will believe in nothing, you will believe in anything! So some of the things that these people believe and embrace are just so absurd, it’ll make your eyes roll back in your head.

He’s partially right; I will believe just about anything if I am provided with proof that it is true. I believe there is no god; but that doesn’t mean I’m some sort of nihilist. And I don’t consider myself credulous either. What Fischer is saying is categorical bullshit, so to speak. It’s a false dichotomy to suggest that if I say I believe in nothing, then I must believe in anything.

But you go ahead and project on me what you do. You’re the one who falls hook line and sinker for faith. Your problem is that you don’t question anything. You are the fool who will believe in anything, knucklehead.

Going Off The Rails On A Crazy Train

Rand Paul is in a tough spot. I’d say he’s probably going to be the second candidate in the near future that drops from the Serious Candidate milieu. I think Bush is the next casualty. Nevertheless, Rand is giving it one last shot, and his new motto is “go crazy and GO BIG”:

“Only certain opinions are acceptable on college campus,” Paul told Fox’s Gretchen Carlson. “It’s almost like they’ll put you in prison for challenging the religious dogma on climate change.”

I hate to have to go over this again, but you can’t have an opinion on a fact. Climate change is what it is and pretty much the entire scientific community knows that there is only one conclusion that has any merit. You either believe the fact, or you are a fucking moron who refuses to learn. It’s a very simple equation. You can yell all day that the grass is purple but it doesn’t establish a fact.

What does “almost like they’ll put you in prison” even mean? Isn’t prison…like prison, and there’s really no comparison here to be made?

The libertarian-leaning Republican argued that college students today have “become intolerant and they really have no sense of humor.”

Even more ponderous. Maybe he misses fag and spade jokes or something? Beats the hell out of me what he’s getting at here. Furthermore, climate change is not funny. Even if it weren’t happening, jokes about the weather will probably not circulate long.

If Rand wasn’t already crazy, he is definitely breathing the air of certain other lunatics that I can’t mention lately because they piss me off so much.

Cold Water

I don’t like to throw it, but I know one thing: Bernie Sanders will not be your next president.

I love the guy, but he can’t win. Polls still show that Sanders will not be able to catch up to Hillary Clinton. Nineteen points nationwide, last I checked.

That’s a whole lot of ground to make up. She’s made of Teflon right now; she bested the Benghazi panel and the email trail coughed up a big fat zero. Barring an unlikely debate flop, she’s the winner. The GOP knows she’s the winner. Everybody who is paying attention knows she’s the winner. Somewhere in Bernie Sanders’ brain, he knows it.

Yet still, the Sandernistas continue to grasp at straws. The latest BS headline I’ve seen goes a little like this:

“Sanders outpolls GOP frontrunner Trump and establishment candidate Bush.”

That’s awesome, huh? There’s only one slight problem here; neither of them will be the GOP nominee. Trump has no pull beyond the xenophobic, jingoistic crowd he is courting. And Bush? No one wants another, especially when he can’t debate his way out of a wet paper bag. So it is unsurprising that Bernie wins against them; anyone could beat those two clowns. It’s really Rubio that is worth worrying about. Can he beat him? Can he beat any of the other contestants? Those are questions that need answering.

Bernie beats Trump and Bush. Big whoop. That doesn’t speak to Sanders’ viability at all. But you wouldn’t know that from a lazy story like the one below that headline. It’s a sin of omission to not demonstrate his ability, or inability in this case, to beat more than the weakest general candidates.

Footloose Comes To TV

As I have said before, gay is the new black. I am not saying that the history of violence toward them is similar. But the discrimination is:

It looks as though ABC just decided to shut down the possibility of two male dancers dancing with one another to Who Is Fancy’s new song “Boys Like You,” featuring Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor, on an upcoming episode ofDancing With The Stars.

Who Is Fancy’s choreographer had planned on having two men dance together on the show because the song is about two men falling in love with one another.

However, it would seem a producer from Dancing With The Stars got back to the choreographer and said: “Apologies all but this is a definitive no from the network.”

At about what time in this nation’s history are we going to let this sexual apartheid go? I think ABC is making a major miscalculation. No doubt the network is afraid of losing eyeballs and consequently money, but don’t they already have a gay-friendly presence on TV anyway? Modern Family certainly isn’t losing ratings because of its homosexual characters.

Well, it took us until 1967 before we allowed interracial marriage. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that I still live in a very backwards society that never, ever lives up to the promises it makes to its denizens.

Star Fuckers

Some conservatives, well…most conservatives, are very worried that their Christian-festooned country is disappearing more year after year.

You could say that they are overreacting. After all, it is their country, their culture and how dare anybody take it from them.

I don’t think they’re overreacting at all. Yes, your Jesus is going bye-bye.

The holidays are for everyone. Each subculture has their own way of ringing in the holidays. I don’t like to use the word inclusiveness, but I believe it applies here. There’s nothing wrong with inviting everyone to celebrate the final holiday before the new year arrives. They too should have the opportunity to gather with family, get depressed, and spend money we don’t have to get a present for everybody who might get you one.

Sorry, Christians. Not only are you being supremacists, you’re being dumb. It’s not anybody’s birthday.

Why do I pen this pre-emptive attack against the War On Christmas? Because Starbucks changed its holiday cup to solid red instead of trees, stars, and snowflakes.

I can’t in good conscience link to a Breitbart article. But I will steal a few snippets from a terrible, unfunny, and saddening article about the red cup:

I did go this morning, after seeing a Facebook post by a colleague of mine pointing out what Starbucks’ newest “Red Cup” looks like. For those unfamiliar: one of Starbucks’ greatest marketing gimmicks is changing the colour of their cups from white to red every Christmas.

And what I found was deeply disappointing to 17-year-old, macchiato-chugging me. The Red Cups are now an anti-Christmas symbol, with Starbucks declaring their formerly Christmassy cups to be “holiday beverages” and shedding any sign of Christmas from them.

Then the author shows pictures of what the cup used to look like. They had bells, sleds, and ornaments, you know, everything that somehow has something to do with Jesus. Moving on:

I asked Starbucks why, but they just sent me a “factsheet” with their latest flavours and a link to their website where they’ve talked about wanting “to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories.”

“We’re embracing the simplicity and the quietness of it. It’s [a] more open way to usher in the holiday,” said their CEO.

You can see what’s going on here. More open? You mean, you’re trying not to “offend” anyone.

Nope, try to read, asshat. That’s not what he said. If he wanted to say “we don’t want to offend anyone”, then that is what he would have said. Must you make things up to score a point?

The obvious reason that the cup has has changed boils down to one thing:money. More dollars and cents. And it’s much easier to write or see a name on the solid red background too.

The only person here being offended is you, doofus. Stop your projecting, drink the overpriced coffee if you must, and shut the fuck up about it. Open your own Christian coffee shop. Good luck with it, though-look what happened to Christian rock.

Boobs A Lot

Michelle “Tits McGee” Fiori does, like most Republicans, make up things. She’s never had a higher education to the best of my knowledge,and it shows. You think Ben Carson is weird? This is at least as insane as claiming that a supplement cured his cancer. What do we need the ACS for? Because Fiori has it figured out:

Fiore proposed that end-of-life patients should have more access to approved treatment options. “If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we can put a pic line into your body and we’re flushing, let’s say, salt water, sodium cardonate [sic], through that line, and flushing out the fungus,” she said, “These are some procedures that are not FDA-approved in America that are very inexpensive, cost-effective.”

Anybody with half an education and a brain knows that cancer is caused by improper cell division. Cancerous cells skip the checkpoint process and divide like crazy and soon build up a clump of cells that will eventually look for other cells to feed on if not treated. At least that what my biology 101 instructor said. But fuck facts when it comes to the Republican party:

The American Cancer Society has warned that while cancer patients whose immune systems are weakened by high doses of chemotherapy can sometimes contract fungal infections, “there is no evidence that antifungal treatment causes the patients’ tumors to shrink.”

We are making great strides in cancer research by getting the immune system to attack cancer cells. We will find a cure in my lifetime. And that’s what is real. Not the nonsense that Fiori is pushing.

This is what happens when you elect a support system for a pair of knockers. Way to go, Nevada. You have just made the quarantine list.

Ass-Handing Of The Day

Watch what happens when a white person starts talking about “black culture” to a guy with the last name “X”:

I clapped, even though there was no one in the room to hear me.

Child Abuse

Is that what religious indoctrination of a minor is? It’s a very difficult thing to demonstrate. I have no problem with raising kids to believe. I myself am raising my children godless. We should all try to do what we think is best by our children. But what I am about to relate crosses the boundaries of morality.

Ken Ham thinks that teaching evolution to children is indoctrination into sin. Fuck that guy. At least you’ll never catch an atheist doing this to their kids:

Laura McIntyre began educating her nine children more than a decade ago inside a vacant office at an El Paso motorcycle dealership she ran with her husband and other relatives.

Now the family is embroiled in a legal battle the Texas Supreme Court hears next week that could have broad implications on the nation’s booming home-school ranks. The McIntyres are accused of failing to teach their children educational basics because they were waiting to be transported to heaven with the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Like other Texas home-school families, Laura and her husband Michael McIntyre weren’t required to register with state or local educational officials. They also didn’t have to teach state-approved curriculums or give standardized tests.

But problems began when the dealership’s co-owner and Michael’s twin brother, Tracy, reported never seeing the children reading, working on math, using computers or doing much of anything educational except singing and playing instruments. He said he heard one of them say learning was unnecessary since “they were going to be raptured.”

I don’t have the right words to explain what a tragedy this is. I could release a barrage of bad words, cursing out the mother and father, but really, I’m just stunned and aghast. I am not filled with rage. I am filled with pity for the children whose parents have become monsters in the service of their god.

But the real villain here is Texas, who allows this sort of shit to happen. I’m sorry, but I think homeschooling is a dumb fucking idea. And to make it so easy for a fuckup parent to miseducate their children is unacceptable. The rights of a child to a good education ought to trump the right to “religious liberty”. Your courts had better make this fucking right, or we should just let Mexico reclaim you.

Whine Line

Carly Fiorina, perhaps correctly so, is upset about disparaging remarks about her looks. She brought it up at the CNBC debate debacle, making a joke about her bitchy resting face.

But Carly needs to know that she isn’t the only one who has endured countless attacks upon women for their looks. It has nothing to do with this:

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina suggested on Sunday that conservative women faced a “double standard” because they were attacked with sexist remarks about their appearance while Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was not.

“Is there a double standard here for Republican women?” Roberts asked. “I can’t imagine that they would say things like that about Hillary Clinton.”

“Oh, ya think? Yeah,” Fiorina replied. “I think there’s a double standard… There is nothing more threatening to the liberal media in general and to Hillary Clinton in particular than a conservative woman. So, of course there’s a double standard.”

“Conservative women from Sarah Palin to Michele Bachmann to Carly Fiorina are long used to this,” she added. “It will not stop me, it will not scare me.”

She should pause before she declares solidarity with Bachmann and Palin. Oh sure, maybe there were sexist remarks made about them, but Carly, the main thing that Michele and Palin were pilloried for is because they were crazier than shithouse rats. But that’s beside the point. Right wing outlets bleed contempt for Clinton, often making fun of her looks:

Rush Limbaugh does one thing very well: Make women angry.

Limbaugh, in what sounded like a slurred voice, continued, saying that he had been prodded to talk about Hillary’s need for Spanx–the body-shaping undergarment–but opted against it. Instead, he said she needed “spankles” more than Spanx. Don’t get the joke? It’s ancient Rush slang, for when he called Clinton’s chubby ankles “cankles.”

This is not a partisan issue-it’s deployed regularly against the fairer sex.

How about this?

A mayor in Washington State has refused to resign after he shared a racist post on Facebook comparing President Obama and the First Lady to gorillas and monkeys. His reason for not stepping down? Doing so would be like admitting he’s racist.

Earlier this week, Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing confessed to posting the disrespectful, offensive comment on his Facebook page. The message read:

“Gorilla face Michelle, can’t disagree with that. The woman is not attractive except to monkey man Barack. Check out them ears. LO

So Fiorina doesn’t know whereof the fuck she speaks. It’s a systemic problem that requires women to look good and inviting in order to be taken seriously. She hasn’t got a fraction of the abuse that Democratic women have gotten. Stop making things up.Your facts, as has been shown, are missing. Oh, by the by, can you believe this?

Poor, poor victim Carly. Blow it out your ass.



The Stupid Fruit Doesn’t Fall Too Far From The Tree

And Bristol Palin, while totally indigestible, is low hanging on her particular family’s branches. She is on the Patheos network, writing a journal of sorts. A blog. Why she is there, I do not know, because she isn’t having a conversation on faith. Oh, she may write the occasional Jesus Is Great post, but she’ll glomb onto just about any subject. I should move my blog over there because I have much more to say about matters of faith than she does. It would be a great platform for people like me who thinks religion is barely tolerable garbage and who enjoy jamming four letter words into every other sentence they write. On second thought, I may just stay here. They’d probably have to bowdlerize me. Nope.

So anyway, why should anyone listen to her? I can write and think a hundred times better than that little snot, yet her blog is read by tens of thousands of people at least. So can most bloggers I know, many of whom are a hundred times smarter than I am. But her fucking family name carries weight in some circles. Her audience is built-in. Me? You motherfuckers never come to see me. I have thirty followers, who in all likelihood delete me when they see my blog’s name in their mailbox.

I allow comments. I am thrilled that you say anything, even if it is mean-spirited or totally at odds with what I am putting across. Bristol has disabled hers, because like her mother, she can’t stand scrutiny or criticism. That’s why Katie Couric torpedoed John McCain’s presidency; because his vice-presidential pick couldn’t name a magazine. She could have said, “No, I don’t, but here are some books I love to read. Here are some blogs I follow”. That would have been enough to get her off the hook. But no, we all know how that turned out.

(Her spiritual heir in this latest election is Ben Carson, by the way.)

Back to Bristol. What’s she going on about this week? The latest act of police brutality caught by cellphone. You’ve all seen the video plenty of times. That South Carolina campus cop got FIRED posthaste by his boss, the sheriff. But Bristol thinks she knows better than the top brass:

Yesterday on Facebook, I linked to this story about a cop who was called to deal with a student who was asked by her teacher, administrator, and the police to leave a classroom after being disorderly.  

She refused.

Every time.

Eventually, the policeman grabbed her, tipped over her chair, and put her in cuffs.

Whoa, Bristol, stop right there. Using a cell phone is not “disorderly”. It’s disruptive. I don’t know what she means by “disorderly”. Truculent, perhaps, but the word “disorderly” conjures up the idea that someone broke the law…and that’s just not the case here. She broke the rules. And she concatenated that whole scene in that classroom. Sure she was grabbed…by her neck. Sure he cuffed her, but not before he threw her halfway across the room after pulling the student from her desk, not her chair. That asshole cop went from 0 to 100 in less than a second.

That, my friends, is why Officer Slam lost his job. When I was in the Army, we were given cards to help us remember to use “escalation of force” before we went and put bullets through things and people. It seems that police know this concept as well.

That includes school cops. It should especially concern school cops. They are dealing with kids, who are insouciant at times but usually pose no danger to the policeman or the school. I have seen it in more than one place that the girl was “punching” him. Did anyone else besides me get a gander at Officer Slam’s physique? Of course you did. That’s why you don’t buy this bullshit that he had the right to grab her by her neck and throw her across the floor.

But let’s be done with that. Bristol has a larger point to make after she distorts the facts:

I can’t believe this, when are we going to look at what KIDS are doing wrong? Instead of instantly blaming police and higher authority?

When will parents take full responsibility for their kids, teach them not to act like punks, and listen to AUTHORITY?

Honey, we blame authorities because they are to be held to a higher standard of conduct than the rest of us. That’s how they got to be authorities and professionals. And we do reserve the right to question that authority and usually it is their job to do a better one once we point out their shortcomings. That’s how things work in a society based on liberty and fraternity. But that’s not Bristol’s America. Like most members of the right, the natural tendency is to defer to authority. They thirst for the day when they can become one. They have a love affair with power. Don’t think, don’t question, just obey.

I suppose in her little stunted way, she is enjoying being an authority herself. As soon as I see justification for that, I will let you know. Watch this space. Not hers.


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