Rants and such from the mind of the nearly sane.

23rd February 2011

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Time

Only 90 years separated the lightbulb from the moon landing, only 22 more until the worldwide web, and just 9 more to sequence the human genome.

22nd February 2011

Photo reblogged from fuck yeah computer science! with 320 notes

9gag:

Watson: Linux Basics


Too funny

9gag:

Watson: Linux Basics

Too funny

Source: 9gag

13th February 2011

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iheartchaos:

Sarah Palin 2012 button
This is a real button handed out at the CPAC conference. Real America(TM) votes with its gut, not with words or facts. 
Via

Why is Jennifer Garner on a Palin button?

iheartchaos:

Sarah Palin 2012 button

This is a real button handed out at the CPAC conference. Real America(TM) votes with its gut, not with words or facts. 

Via

Why is Jennifer Garner on a Palin button?

13th February 2011

Photo reblogged from POWDER KEG OF SEXUAL DEVIANCE with 265 notes

sexualtictactoe:

pervyanon:

rnathanson1025:

dmswissmisshp:

-gleekout:

OH MY GOD. 

OH MY GOD.
THERE ARE TEARS IN MY EYES.

DYING
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA
DYING

CHORTLE.

LOL.

Buahaha!

sexualtictactoe:

pervyanon:

rnathanson1025:

dmswissmisshp:

-gleekout:

OH MY GOD. 

OH MY GOD.

THERE ARE TEARS IN MY EYES.

DYING

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA

DYING

CHORTLE.

LOL.

Buahaha!

10th February 2011

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Android

Got a new phone. I like it but I’m a little disappointed in Sprints “3G” data speeds. Maybe I need more G’s

30th October 2010

Video reblogged from The Green State with 120 notes

stfuteabaggers:

tipsywit:

etrehumain:

cognitivedissonance:

This is the best response to the introduction, “Hi, I’m a Tea-partier!” It answers nearly every talking point.

Oh my god yes.

this is so good.

Source: cognitivedissonance

10th September 2010

Link reblogged from The Green State with 23 notes

The Racist, Bigoted Right Wing Nets 30 African American Candidates in 2010 →

stfuteabaggers:

evilteabagger:

The Republican Party has fielded more than 30 African-American candidates this year, renewing a historic alliance.

In June, a Charleston businessman named Tim Scott won the Republican nomination for South Carolina’s First Congressional District, defeating Paul Thurmond, the son of state political legend Strom Thurmond, with nearly 70 percent of the primary vote.

And Tim Scott is black.

Even more surprising, Mr. Scott’s platform is a repudiation of Barack Obama’s agenda. He promises to support a repeal of the health-care law, simplify the tax code, and cut federal spending. Overall, the GOP has fielded more than 30 African-American candidates for federal office, including Ryan Frazier in Colorado’s Seventh Congressional District and Vernon Parker in Arizona’s Third Congressional District.

well, i definitely spend MY time reading ‘the christian science monitor’ for my news. 

just a quick FYI for the right: being racist doesn’t always mean you don’t like black people. it may refer to another race. you like black people? i’m so proud of you. welcome to a mature society. please leave your mexican and muslim prejudices at the door. 

black republicans are like jews for jesus. they don’t make sense. how one minority could be a republican right now is astonishing to me, considering the kinds of rights the right is attempting to take away from other minorities. from women, from mexicans, from muslims, from the gay community, from the poor, from the sick, from the old. if they think they are being supported in any legitimate way other than running on the ‘see? we’re not racist! we elect black people!’ ticket, they are sorely mistaken. 

It reminds me of the old saying, “I’m not racist, I have a black friend.”  The report starts to dig for candidates, California 1st district, Colorado 7th, Arizona 3rd.  How about Governors, or even Senators (1/3rd of which should be up for reelection)?  Not so much.  If these districts are the 10% worth mentioning, what are the others?  Carson City NV City Clerk?

Source: antigovernmentextremist

13th August 2010

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"Judeo-Christian" Foundations

I live in America.  More than that, I am an American.  Even more than that, I love being an American.  I love my country (even if at times I do not like those in power) an am proud of the military service my father and two brothers have performed.

That disclaimer aside, I am just about fed up with the term “Judeo-Christian”.  We hear it all the time about how our system of government and ethics is rooted in Judeo-Christian fundamentals.  What does that term mean, exactly.

According to WikiPedia it is a term that evolved in the late 19th century, but its earliest uses were quite derogatory, especially in Germany.  The modern connotation was not employed in the USA until 1939, and as one might suspect, it is a thinly veiled way of saying “Christians are right, and just so we don’t seem anti-Semitic, Jews almost have it figured out, too.” 

And it is true, for sure, that the basis of Christianity (which is the religion who has the most followers with 33.06% of the world’s population being counted) is that of the Old Testament, which is a large portion of Jewish doctrine.  Christianity is the child of Judaism, in many respects.

If you look to sheer numbers, though, Judiasm has a very small population of believers (0.23%) which is smaller than Athiesm (2.35%), Non-religious (11.92%), and even Sikhs (0.39%).  It would seem that the Jewish faith is quite marginalized, more along the lines of Wiccans (Spirits at 0.20%). 

And, the Jewish faith questions Christianity in several huge ways, such as doubting if Jesus Christ ever existed, and if he did, he certainly wasn’t a prophet of God or His offspring.  Also, Jewish laws proscribe very strict rules for diet, which Christians conveniently ignore.

There are, in fact, three world religions (and a fourth if you count the even more marginalized Baha’is faith) that trace their origins to a common source - that of Abraham.  These Abrahamic Religions account for over half of the world’s population and they share a monotheistic belief system and trace their origins to Abraham, who was a descendant of Sham, who was of course the son of Noah.  they also share a linked history, often describing the same events, and trace their code of ethics to similar foundations.

The third Abrahamic faith, naturally yet unmentioned, is Islam.  With 20.28% of the world’s population as members, it has two orders of magnitude more believers than Judiasm, and actually recognizes Jesus Christ as a prophet of God.  In many ways, Islam is closer to Christianity than Judiasm.

So, why, then is Islam purposefully excluded from the party?  If the foundations are the same, and there are many more followers, wouldn’t it seem beneficial to change our terminology a bit?

Just a thought.

3rd August 2010

Photo reblogged from The Green State with 114 notes

stfuteabaggers:

technipol:

Perfect.


I love it.

stfuteabaggers:

technipol:

Perfect.

I love it.

Source: technipol

29th July 2010

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STFU, Tea baggers!: we're still not a christian nation. try again. →

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;…”
— from the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

“… no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
— from…

Um, yeah.