Friday, April 30, 2010

You've Never Seen the Pope Like this

I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. Do not not watch this video at work, or in the presence of sensitive Catholics. It's the kind of brilliant self-evoking humor the South Park guys have pulled off for years that wooshed right over the heads of it's targets.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tea Party Innumeracy

Tea Partier ignorance and intellectual dishonesty is sometimes something to behold. Check out the zinger on comment 97:

A Tea-partier claimed their ranks were made up of mostly Democrats and independents. When challenged on his claim, he produced these figures:

4% Democrat
+ 52% independent
= 56%, thereby a majority, via a CNN poll.

So, a poll which shows 96% of Teapartiers to be either Republicans or Independents gets presented as "a majority Democrats and independents" by the pushers of family values. Funny, the family values I was raised with didn't include gross innumeracy and/or intellectual dishonesty. By their logic, one could claim the majority of Teapartiers are child molesters...or morons.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

New Giant Garbage Island found in Atlantic

I guess we shouldn't be surprised that the Pacific isn't the only ocean with the garbage island problem. The Atlantic has one too.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dawkins and Hitchens Call for Arresting the Pope

Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have announced plans to have the Pope arrested when he visits Britain. This came after this evidence surfaced that the Pope was involved in covering up instances of child abuse by priests:

The Pope was embroiled in new controversy this weekend over a letter he signed arguing that the “good of the universal church” should be considered against the defrocking of an American priest who committed sex offences against two boys. It was dated 1985, when he was in charge of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which deals with sex abuse cases.

The Pope should get no special privileges, and should be investigated the same as any other person accused of a crime, and let the evidence determine his innocence or guilt. Of course, this isn't going to happen, as no doubt those in charge in England will lack the cojones to actually do it.

But we can always pray.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Refreshing AP Honesty on the 'Activist Judge' Charge

It's nice to see the AP calling it like it is with the charge of being an 'activist judge':

Senate Republicans said the nominee should not be an activist, which they describe as someone driven by a preferred result rather than by the law. In practice, though, Republicans find that only liberal Democratic-appointed judges wear the activist label.

As the debates rage over Justice Stephens' replacement, just remember that 'activist judge', whatever it's theoretical definition, amounts to "a judge I disagree with".

Friday, April 9, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Teabaggers Spel Gud

There's something immensely ironic about a group hyper-sensitive about English being spoken being so bad at it themselves. Here's my favorite:

Indeed, they are. Will America really be taken over by the most ignorant among us? November will tell.