Religion, a medieval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms. This religious totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the heart of Islam and we see the tragic consequences in Paris. I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity. 'Respect for religion' has become a code phrase meaning 'fear of religion.' Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and yes, our fearless disrespect.
Lest we forget and threaten to repeat history, in this space will be a series of quotations from the reign of (t)error of President George W. Bush. (1/10/15)
"And the true threats of the 21st century are the ability for some rogue leader to say to the United States, to Europe, to Russia herself, to Israel, don't you dare move, don't you dare try to express your freedom, otherwise we'll blow you up."
-George W. Bush, July 20, 2001. BBC interview.
"Nobody needs to tell me what I believe. But I do need somebody to tell me where Kosovo is."
-George W. Bush, August 25, 1999. Quoted in Talk.
"There's not going to be enough people in the system to take advantage of people like me."
-George W. Bush, June 9, 2000. Referring to a possible Social Security crisis in Wilton, Connecticut.
"If a person doesn't have the capacity that we all want that person to have, I suspect hope is in the far distant future, if at all."
-George W. Bush, May 22, 2001, from a speech delivered to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute in Washington, D.C.
"One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above that which is expected."
-George W. Bush, September 27, 2000, from a speech in Los Angeles.
fuck you too, George
(btw, GW is shooting the finger at you 41,000 times per day)
For some reason, when you click on any of the videos on this blog, the window opens at the top of the blog, but now they have stopped playing entirely. You have to click the link in the bottom of the window (at the top of the blog) to see/hear the video. To which I can hear: "What do you want for free?!?!"
Christina Rad - atheist
Jaclyn Glenn - atheist
What follows are some changing videos about science, gardening, or other "real" things. The videos will probably display at the top of the blog, or they may not play at all, depending on the platform you are using. Not sure why. I said i don't do why.
Ask Doctor Jo
The Wonders of Hemp
it's time to ditch "The Prophet" nonsense. It's the year 2015. There's this thing called "science."
Pot Barons of Colorado
don't waste your time
What follows are some changing videos that play some of the music that I like. The videos will probably play at the top of the blog, or they may not play at all (depending upon what platform you are using). Not sure why. Don't do why.
What follows is a changing collection of videos of comics or other funny stuff. The videos will probably appear at the top of the blog, or they may not play at all (depending upon which platform you are using). Don't know why. Don't do why.