April 29, 2009


Next round : Washington Crapitols


Jackass quote of the month....


What a complete and utter jackass....

“I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under Democrat President Jimmy Carter. And I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it is an interesting coincidence.” - Michelle Bachman

Thanks Michelle, once again, for proving there is no cure for stupid.

Now that's funny...

political pictures for your blog

New CBS poll....

From a new poll at CBS.com

Watching the numbers change over the years.......
From Pam's House Blend....

What should same-sex couples get?
Poll DateMarriageCivil UnionsNothingUndecided
April, 20094225285
August, 20083422395
June, 20083028366
March, 20042233405

The cat is out of the bag. The younger generation REALLY doesn't get worked up over
who somebody decided to marry and be in love with. It will take time, but it's not hard to see where public opinion is going in regards to this issue.

Remember....the Bible was once used to justify slavery and denying women's rights as well.
Big fail on keeping those discriminatory ideologies in place.
The same will happen here. As well it should.

There is no Biblical justification for denying rights to gay people. None.
Anybody that says otherwise is, as my boss at work says, picking fly shit out of pepper.

Slowly but surely....



April 28, 2009

Ladies Man


As I'm walking into the door to work this morning, the maintenance man says "hope you brought your beach clothes". Seems the air conditioning is broke in this rather large old brick building. My office is, of course, located upstairs. No windows. No breeze. No air. No reprieve.

To say that it is hot and miserable in here would be a horrible understatement.

To make matters even more interesting, I decided to forgo sleep last night. Had a busy mind and a headache that kept me from slumber. So I just decided to stay up, drink coffee, and watch mindless sitcom television for hours on end.

This is going to be a Long Day.

Oh yeah, and if one more person says "hey it sure is hot in here", I think I'm going to beat them to death with a stapler.

April 27, 2009

Deal me in..

Next thing you know they will want to vote too!

Jesus will weep!
The skies will open up!
Straight folks' marriages will fall apart!
Dogs and cats will be fornicating in the streets!
Children will grow up with no sense of right or wrong!

No....in all reality nothing will change. You will go on living your life the best way you can and see fit. This changes nothing.

Oh yeah, except for the fact that government discrimination against two people for being born a certain way has ended.

In Iowa at least.

There is still much work to do.

Gay couples begin seeking Iowa marriage licenses

By AMY LORENTZEN, Associated Press Writer Amy Lorentzen

DES MOINES, Iowa – Same-sex couples in Iowa began applying for marriage license on Monday after a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay unions took effect.

The court issued an order early in the day confirming that the appeals process in the case has officially concluded.

The first same-sex weddings could happen as soon as Monday if couples can secure waivers that will let them bypass Iowa's three-day waiting period.

In Des Moines, about a dozen gay and lesbian couples waited in the rain for the Polk County administrative building to open.

Grant Lan, 35, and his partner Andrew Mahoney-Lan, 32, were first in line. The Windsor Heights couple planned to seek a waiver that would let them marry Monday.

"It's huge to be here first," Mahoney-Lan said.

Alicia Zacher, 24, and her 22-year-old fiance Jessica Roach, both of Des Moines, said they have a 4 p.m. appointment to get married if they can get a waiver. They want to get married immediately after seeing how California voters reinstated a ban on same-sex marriage.

"You just never know when they'll try to take it away," Roach said.


Wonder what their AARP discounts were like....

I'm often asked why I poke fun at, or just outright laugh at the Bible.

This questions almost always from folks who THINK they have read it, but really have just had cute flowery passages read to them.

They haven't really dug into the dragons, unicorns, talking trees, and other completely mystical elements that make the Bible crazier than a sack of weasels.

Here's a nice chart found on the J-Walk Blog. . . .

April 25, 2009

Finsh them!

The pens should be finished with the dreaded Philadelphia Flyers already.....but
Philly played a tough as nails game Thursday night. This afternoon our Pens return to
Philly for game 6 of the best of 7 series. Playing in Philly is never easy, but we NEED to win this one and avoid a stress inducing do or die game 7. Go Pens!!

A bad day

April 22, 2009

Testing what exactly?

So loon-of-the-moment Carrie Prejean (see Attentive Aphorist's post here for the video of Carrie making a boob of herself) gave an interview with (who else) Faux News and managed to say something surprisingly even more vapid....

"This happened for a reason. By having to answer that question in front of a national audience, God was testing my character and faith. I'm glad I stayed true to myself."

Oh my. So God is invested heavily in bathing suit contests and empty meaningless responses to serious topical questions? No wonder so many people in the world are starving and killing each other over who has the coolest invisible friend. Scary stuff.

There is also another hilarious logical loophole in her blathering there.....

Anyone care to take a stab at what it is?

Take that...

Is it the weekend yet?

Forecast is lookin' good. Real good!


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Cute? Scary? WTF?

Evangelicals are a scary bunch of folks. Sure, the kid is cute.....but MAN this creeps me out.

April 20, 2009

A very drunk Ed McMahon

Award thingy

I became aware, under threat of violence, that I had been the recipient of one of theses fancy blog awards. I've seen them on other folks' blogs, but this would be the first time I've been tagged with one.

Many humble thanks to Utah Savage for throwing it my way!

I'm supposed to toss it on to seven more folks.....which seems like work, but here goes..

1. Attentive Aphorist
2. After The Bridge
3. Justinespired
4. Monkey Muck
5. Leisha's Random thoughts and Ponderings
6. Unicorn Tea Party
7. The Corporate Cog


Now I am instructed by Frau Savage to list ten "honest" things about myself. More work.

1. I work in social services, helping those in need, and those just looking for a handout.
2. I own a cat named Banjo.
3. I have never been married.
4. I am an atheist.
5. I graduated from a Catholic college (how's that for irony).
6. I watch ALLOT of movies.
7. I spend way too much time on the internets.
8. I love a good debate.
9. I've wrecked every can I've ever owned except for the current one.
10. I read about a book a week give or take.

Ok....I think that just about does it. If I tagged you with this illustrious award, and you are reading this.....here are the instructions according to Frau Savage....

These are the rules:
Then the instructions for the 'chosen ones' ;
1.You must brag about the award
2.You must include the name of the blogger who bestowed the award on you and link back to the blogger
3.You must choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. 4.Show their names and links and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog.
5.List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself.
Then pass it on with the instructions!

Just plain excellent....

Fantastic post today at the blog Dwindling in Unbelief entitled "Why Christian Marriage is wrong".

Peferectly times considering the debate going on here.

He lays out a classic "family value" and then desconstructs the idea using, what else, the Bible.

For example...

The Bible says that Christians should not marry. God doesn't want Christians to marry. We shouldn't either.
Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife. 1 Corinthians 7:27
For I would that all men were even as I myself.... I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. 1 Corinthians 7:7-9

It is a great list. Give it a look see.

More fun in bed...

Stuff of nightmares...


I made a couple of minor adjustments to the blah-g over the weekend.

I took comment moderation off. I had put it on late last year when I got a lovely comment wishing that I was dead. Yeah...me! Can you imagine!?

I also switched commenting to it's own window because I like it better that way. Deal.

Play nice.

April 16, 2009

Teabagging.....or something.

Matt at the great local blog Ohio River Life gets kudos for his fantastic short take on the (ahem) Teabagging parties that took place yesterday....

Good stuff Matt !

According to the newspaper, the content of the speeches was standard fare. The Republicans continue to reel over their loss of the White House and the wholesale rejection of their principles by the American electorate.

The job now is to obscure the fact that their last president, George W. Bush, led the most successful attack on the Constitution in memory, left the nation’s economy in shambles, and dragged the nation into failed, meaningless wars.

With virtually no credibility left, Republicans are desperate to deflect. They feel they must regroup and rely on what they do best, which is: wrap themselves up in the flag, blame someone else for their own failures, and let us know how much they love Jesus and guns.

Click here for the full post....

April 15, 2009

Just saw this on the always-in-hysterics Drudge Report....

PAPER: French president portrays Obama as weak and meek...

Tell that to the Pirates.


The Pittsburgh Penguins begin their quest for Lord Stanley's Cup tonight against the hated Philadelphia Flyers.



Jackass quote of the week . . .

Texas State Rep. Betty Brown (R) told [Organization of Chinese Americans representative Ramey] Ko: “Can’t you see that this is something that would make it a lot easier for you and the people who are poll workers if you could adopt a name just for identification purposes that’s easier for Americans to deal with?” “Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — I understand it’s a rather difficult language — do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?”

Classy Betty.....real classy.


From Austin Cline's Atheism Blog . . .

Muslim Afghanistan Legalizes Rape, Pedophilia, Enslavement of Women

Just because the Taliban isn't in power in Afghanistan doesn't mean that the country isn't being run by Muslims who whole-heartedly agree with the worst aspects of Islam's treatment of women. In a move that might shock even the most misogynistic Christians, Afghanistan's parliament passed a law which basically legalizes rape, enslavement of women, and pedophilia — all in the name of male control of women.

Article 132 requires women to obey their husband's sexual demands and stipulates that a man can expect to have sex with his wife at least "once every four nights" when travelling, unless they are ill. The law also gives men preferential inheritance rights, easier access to divorce, and priority in court.

Full story here . . . .

April 14, 2009



From the blog Think4Yourself

10 Reasons Why Gay Marriage is "Wrong"

1. Being gay is not natural. Yeah, because Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

2. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, what, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

4.Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn’t changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can’t marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears’ 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6. Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn’t be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren’t full yet, and the world needs more children.

7. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That’s why we have only one religion in America.

9. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That’s why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven’t adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans

Obama is a badass