July 30, 2009

A Serious Man trailer

They gave us BLOOD SIMPLE, RAISING ARIZONA, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, and BURN AFTER READING......and that's just scratching the surface.

The trailer for the new Coen Brothers flick A SERIOUS MAN looks seriously good.

Must. See. Now.

Rudie Can't Fail - The Clash

If you start every morning by listening to this fantastic song by The Clash, you will have a smooth day.

It works 60% of the time, every time.

That's science.


July 29, 2009

I choose to believe this is fake

Coolest kid ever.

My kind of kid. He was probably trying to avoid the extra nutty Mormons. Good show junior. Good show.

Holy car! Utah boy goes for spin to avoid church
Wed Jul 29

PLAIN CITY, Utah – Police in Utah say a 7-year-old boy led officers on a car chase in an effort to avoid going to church.

Dispatchers received reports of a child driving recklessly on Sunday morning. Weber County Sheriff's Capt. Klint Anderson says one witness said the boy drove through a stop sign.

Anderson says two deputies caught up with the boy and tried unsuccessfully to stop the Dodge Intrepid in an area about 45 miles north of Salt Lake City. The car reached 40 mph before the boy stopped in a driveway and ran inside a home.

Anderson says when the boy's father later confronted him, the boy said he didn't want to go to church. The boy is too young to prosecute and no citations were issued, although police did urge the father to make his car keys more inaccessible to children.

July 28, 2009

July 27, 2009


Oh Canada...

I seem to be getting a semi-slew of traffic from our friends up north. Those fine folks from Canada.

Many thanks to Calvin's Canadian Cave of Coolness for the traffic and props he has thrown my humble way over the weekend. A fine blog you should all be checking out and making a daily visit to.

Makes me feel bad about this picture that I posted many moons ago.

Damn....it's still funny. Oh well, at least they can make a national health care system work, and we seem content to let insurance company bureaucrats tell us what we need and don't need. Blah.

If nothing else, I will eternally grateful to our friends in Canada for these guys....

Great show.

Virgin Mary Seen in Bird Poop

July 24, 2009

Prove it


While contemplating legislation to ban texting or talking on the cell phone when driving, apparently politicians need to consider banning the handling of flying mammals as well.

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

God, I love local news....

Driver Distracted By Bat, Unrestrained Baby Hospitalized In Car Crash
Police: Parents Won't Face Endangerment Charges
July 23, 2009

SCIO, Ohio -- A 2-and-a-half-month-old baby was injured in a crash after police said the child's father was distracted by a live bat he was holding while steering the car.

The father, Louis Hardy, 18, had picked up the bat because he was intrigued by it, according to Sgt. Jeff Bernard of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

"The bat started to do something in the vehicle that distracted him," Bernard said.

The child, police said, was sitting in his mother's lap in the front seat of the car, unrestrained by either a seat belt or a car seat when the car crashed into a utility pole in Scio.

Ronald Wright, who lives near the crash site on Church Street, said the crash sounded like an explosion.

Full story here . . . .

Jesus loves him some $ $ $ $ $

God, I love good coffee

July 22, 2009

Islam hates women.....and beer.

Muslim woman to be flogged in Malaysia over beer

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — An Islamic court in Malaysia has sentenced a Muslim woman to be flogged with a rattan cane for having a beer in a nightclub, a court official said Tuesday.

It is rare for a woman in Malaysia to be sentenced to caning — a punishment usually reserved for men in various crimes ranging from rape to bribery.

Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno was sentenced Monday to six lashes and a fine of 5,000 ringgit ($1,400) for consuming alcohol, said a Shariah High Court official who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to make public statements.

Shukarno, a 32-year-old model, pleaded guilty in the court in eastern Pahang state to a charge of drinking beer when Islamic authorities raided a hotel nightclub in August 2008.

Full story here.....

July 21, 2009



Something to hide?

Now why why why would the Catholic Church want to rush off to the Supreme Court and beg them to hide documents related to how they handled allegations of priests raping children?

I can't imagine why.

Probably because the documents would show what we already know. The church covered up the rapes and (in most cases) moved the rapist to another Parrish so he could continue to rape children undetected.

I know. Sounds harsh. But it is WHAT HAPPENED. Time and time again.

I hope the court tells the church to pound salt and give up the documents.

Conn. diocese seeks appeal to US Supreme Court

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut sought Friday to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to keep under wraps sex abuse documents that could shed light on how a prominent retired cardinal handled the allegations.

Bridgeport Diocese officials asked the state Supreme Court to continue a stay on releasing the documents while it asks the nation's highest court to review the case.

The state court has ruled that more than 12,000 pages of documents from more than 20 lawsuits against priests should be released. Those documents have been sealed from public view since the diocese settled the cases in 2001.

Full story here . . . .

Christian Evangelist "Tony Alamo" Charged With Child Sex Crimes

July 16, 2009


Bible passage of the day....

1 Timothy 2:11-15 (King James Version)

Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

Loosely translated.....

Get your subservient pregnant behind in the kitchen and make me a sandwich.


July 15, 2009

PLEASE click and vote on this poll....

The local West By-God Virginia television news station's website has a nice little poll up and running today...........

Should West Virginia Ban Gay Marriage?

At last glance the YES vote was beating the No vote 70% to 30%.

No shock there really.

Give this link a click and give the NO vote a boost, won't you ?

Let's give them a result they didn't expect....

Sole Saving


July 14, 2009



The Big Lebowski - Dude, Man Version

Kiss-In at Mormon-owned Main Street Plaza


So Ireland has passed a new "blasphemy law".

What does it say exactly?

Section 36

(1) A person who publishes or utters blasphemous matter shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable upon conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding €100,000. [Amended to €25,000]

(2) For the purposes of this section, a person publishes or utters blasphemous matter if (a) he or she publishes or utters matter that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby causing outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of that religion, and (b) he or she intends, by the publication or utterance of the matter concerned, to cause such outrage.

Section 37

(1) Where a person is convicted of an offence under section 36, the court may issue a warrant

(a) authorising any member of the Garda Siochana to enter (if necessary by the use of reasonable force) at all reasonable times any premises (including a dwelling) at which he or she has reasonable grounds for believing that copies of the statement to which the offence related are to be found, and to search those premises and seize and remove all copies of the statement found therein,

(b) directing the seizure and removal by any member of the Garda Siochana of all copies of the statement to which the offence related that are in the possession of any person, specifying the manner in which copies so seized and removed shall be detained and stored by the Garda Siochana.

This is an extremely stupid and arrogant law that makes it illegal to criticize religion in written form or even verbally.

...And don't think there aren't thousands (millions?) of loons here in the USA that wouldn't love to have such a law on the books. There are.

Luckily they are all too busy molesting children, cheating on their spouses, and protecting the 'sanctity of marriage' to put the energy into getting such a law passed.

Richard Dawkins stepped up and blasted the new law in Ireland...

“It is a wretched, backward, uncivilised regression to the middle ages. Who was the bright spark who thought to besmirch the revered name of Ireland by proposing anything so stupid?”

More here......

Headline of the week....

Male Nourished Horses Allegedly Found at Man's Home Who Was Ordered Not to Own Them

from WTRF-TV 7 News

81 year-old is being held on $75,000 bond.

Note : - They have since fixed this....but that is how it originally appeared on their website last night. Ugh.

July 13, 2009

I'm not surprised

As a cat owner, there are no surprises in this story whatsoever.

Cats Do Control Humans, Study Finds

livescience.com Mon Jul 13

If you've ever wondered who's in control, you or your cat, a new study points to the obvious. It's your cat.

Household cats exercise this control with a certain type of urgent-sounding, high-pitched meow, according to the findings.

This meow is actually a purr mixed with a high-pitched cry. While people usually think of cat purring as a sign of happiness, some cats make this purr-cry sound when they want to be fed. The study showed that humans find these mixed calls annoying and difficult to ignore.

"The embedding of a cry within a call that we normally associate with contentment is quite a subtle means of eliciting a response," said Karen McComb of the University of Sussex. "Solicitation purring is probably more acceptable to humans than overt meowing, which is likely to get cats ejected from the bedroom."

They know us

Full story here . . .



July 10, 2009

Jesus commands you to live like Pacino in Scarface...

Chief of troubled television ministry building $2 million house in Oconee County

SALEM, SC — SALEM -- The president of the televangelism empire that rose from the ruins of the former PTL network is building a $2 million lakefront home in Oconee County even as critics say the ministry exhibits outward signs of financial trouble.

David Cerullo, president and CEO of the Inspiration Network, and his wife, Barbara, are building an approximately 12,000-square-foot home, including 2,000 square feet of enclosed porch, at 138 Blue Water Trail in Keowee Falls South, near Salem.

The building permit was issued Dec. 1, 2008, for the home on the one-acre lot. Records indicate the Cerullos bought the land for $950,000 in 2006.

The revelation of the Lake Keowee home comes as critics of Inspiration Network point to job cuts, wage freezes and a halt to matching employees’ 401(k) retirement accounts as evidence of rocky finances. These cutbacks began in late 2008, according to former employees.

Full story here.....

July 08, 2009

The Bible : The Director's Cut

Great post over at Unreasonable Faith about the Codex Sinaiticus......the oldest known Christian Bible.

Check it out here...

Interesting differences between this early version, and the later one include...

Discovered in a monastery in the Sinai desert in Egypt more than 160 years ago, the handwritten Codex Sinaiticus includes two books that are not part of the official New Testament and at least seven books that are not in the Old Testament.

The New Testament books are in a different order, and include numerous handwritten corrections — some made as much as 800 years after the texts were written, according to scholars who worked on the project of putting the Bible online. The changes range from the alteration of a single letter to the insertion of whole sentences.

And some familiar — very important — passages are missing, including verses dealing with the resurrection of Jesus, they said….

The Codex also includes much of the Old Testament that was adopted by early Greek-speaking Christians.

That portion includes books not found in the Hebrew Bible and regarded in the Protestant tradition as apocryphal, such as 2 Esdras, Tobit, Judith, 1 & 4 Maccabees, Wisdom and Sirach.

The New Testament portion includes the Epistle of Barnabas and The Shepherd of Hermas.

Apparantly you can be a State Senator and be a slobbering moron...

Letterman on Palin

July 02, 2009

Dr. Jesus fails again....

Parents in faith-healing case never considered calling a doctor
by Steve Mayes, The Oregonian
OREGON CITY -- Carl and Raylene Worthington told detectives that they never considered calling a doctor, even as their 15-month-old daughter deteriorated and died.

"I don't believe in them," Carl Worthington said of doctors. "I believe in faith healing."
Raylene Worthington said that her religious beliefs do not encompass medical care and that she would not have done anything different for her - daughter, who died at home of pneumonia, a blood infection and other complications.

In Clackamas County Circuit Court on Wednesday, prosecutors played videotaped police interviews with the Worthingtons, who are accused of criminal mistreatment and manslaughter for failing to provide medical care for their daughter. Ava Worthington died March 2, 2008, after her parents and other members of the Followers of Christ tried to treat her with faith healing.

Ava's father, who goes by Brent, his middle name, described what happened:

Ava came down with what appeared to be a cold or the flu on a Tuesday. By Saturday, her breathing became labored and the family turned to its traditional faith-healing rituals, praying, fasting, anointing the body with oil, administering diluted wine and laying on of hands.

By Sunday, Brent Worthington said he thought there was "a possibility" his daughter was so sick she could die. Then, after a final session of laying on of hands at about 5 p.m., "she perked up," he said. She grabbed her bottle and "took some food."

"She was peaceful; she was rested," Worthington said.

Two hours later Ava was dead.

Full story here . . .

1912 - 2009

MJ is roasting....

World's Leading Internet Evangelist Claims Michael Jackson is in Hell

LivePrayer.com Founder Says What a Person Believes Matters...for Eternity

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, June 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- Pastor Bill Keller, founder of LivePrayer.com, submits the following and is available for comment:

In all of the intense media coverage after the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson, the one thing that has driven me crazy has been hearing over and over, often by high profile Christians, that Michael is now at peace in Heaven. Really? I hear this same thing whenever a famous person dies, regardless what they believed during their life, as well as from people when a family member or close friend dies, again, regardless what they believed during their life.

If this is true, than what is the use of the Gospel? If this is true, why should anyone waste their time and effort telling people about Jesus? If this is true, than the death of Jesus on the cross was a meaningless exercise, his resurrection didn't need to occur, and people can believe whatever they want during this life and make it to Heaven. THAT MY FRIEND IS THE UNIVERSALISTIC LIE FROM HELL!!!

Full story here.....