Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Jefferson Saw Religion as Mythology

"The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. ... But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with all this artificial scaffolding...." - Thomas Jefferson (in a letter to Jhn Adams)

US Not a Christian Nation, According to Founding Fathers

"The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion."
-John Adams

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

coincidence or crime?

update: each senator that voted for the pipeline received us$250,000 for doing so.

Friday, February 6, 2015

...you might be a member of congress if

i don't for a moment believe that this article was written by a member of congress, but the points that the author makes are valid. where we differ is the last bit: in a time when everyone in government - regardless of party - is for sale, being a special interest flunky simply pays too well for us to compete against. that leaves a couple of paths:

1) the folks that currently bankroll the entertainment extravaganza that we call washington get old and die off, to be replaced by new faces that have different ideas regarding what constitutes acceptable political engagement.

2) the next world war - likely with china - causes such catastrophic loss of life and/or assets that our government breaks down completely.

3) things become so gridlocked that government stands directly in the way of citizens receiving a majority of the benefits that government exists to provide (ie, protection from internal and external enemies, a competitive public education, secure retirement, a living wage, protection from discrimination, affordable utilities, access to a safe and secure supply of water, affordable food, and the security of our assets), beginning with protests and eventually leading to open revolt.

4) people aren't buying enough hats.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

half of congress doesn't believe in reality

here are all of the senators who believe that climate change is primarily caused by human beings:

Alexander, Lamar (R – TN)
Ayotte, Kelly (R – NH)
Baldwin, Tammy (D – WI)
Bennet, Michael F. (D – CO)
Blumenthal, Richard (D – CT)
Booker, Cory A. (D – NJ)
Boxer, Barbara (D – CA)
Brown, Sherrod (D – OH)
Cantwell, Maria (D – WA)
Cardin, Benjamin L. (D – MD)
Carper, Thomas R. (D – DE)
Casey, Robert P., Jr. (D – PA)
Collins, Susan M. (R – ME)
Coons, Christopher A. (D – DE)
Donnelly, Joe (D – IN)
Durbin, Richard J. (D – IL)
Feinstein, Dianne (D – CA)
Franken, Al (D – MN)
Gillibrand, Kirsten E. (D – NY)
Graham, Lindsey (R – SC)
Heinrich, Martin (D – NM)
Heitkamp, Heidi (D – ND)
Hirono, Mazie K. (D – HI)
Kaine, Tim (D – VA)
King, Angus S., Jr. (I – ME)
Kirk, Mark (R – IL)
Klobuchar, Amy (D – MN)
Leahy, Patrick J. (D – VT)
Manchin, Joe, III (D – WV)
Markey, Edward J. (D – MA)
McCaskill, Claire (D – MO)
Menendez, Robert (D – NJ)
Merkley, Jeff (D – OR)
Mikulski, Barbara A. (D – MD)
Murphy, Christopher (D – CT)
Murray, Patty (D – WA)
Nelson, Bill (D – FL)
Peters, Gary (D – MI)
Reed, Jack (D – RI)
Sanders, Bernard (I – VT)
Schatz, Brian (D – HI)
Schumer, Charles E. (D – NY)
Shaheen, Jeanne (D – NH)
Stabenow, Debbie (D – MI)
Tester, Jon (D – MT)
Udall, Tom (D – NM)
Warner, Mark R. (D – VA)
Warren, Elizabeth (D – MA)
Whitehouse, Sheldon (D – RI)
Wyden, Ron (D – OR)

here are all of the damned, whose immortal souls have been sold to oil and coal companies in exchange for magic beans:

Blunt, Roy (R – MO)
Boozman, John (R – AR)
Burr, Richard (R – NC)
Capito, Shelley Moore (R – WV)
Cassidy, Bill (R – LA)
Coats, Daniel (R – IN)
Cochran, Thad (R – MS)
Corker, Bob (R – TN)
Cornyn, John (R – TX)
Cotton, Tom (R – AR)
Crapo, Mike (R – ID)
Cruz, Ted (R – TX)
Daines, Steve (R – MT)
Enzi, Michael B. (R – WY)
Ernst, Joni (R – IA)
Fischer, Deb (R – NE)
Flake, Jeff (R – AZ)
Gardner, Cory (R – CO)
Grassley, Chuck (R – IA)
Hatch, Orrin G. (R – UT)
Heller, Dean (R – NV)
Hoeven, John (R – ND)
Inhofe, James M. (R – OK)
Isakson, Johnny (R – GA)
Johnson, Ron (R – WI)
Lankford, James (R – OK)
Lee, Mike (R – UT)
McCain, John (R – AZ)
McConnell, Mitch (R – KY)
Moran, Jerry (R – KS)
Murkowski, Lisa (R – AK)
Paul, Rand (R – KY)
Perdue, David (R – GA)
Portman, Rob (R – OH)
Risch, James E. (R – ID)
Roberts, Pat (R – KS)
Rounds, Mike (R – SD)
Rubio, Marco (R – FL)
Sasse, Ben (R – NE)
Scott, Tim (R – SC)
Sessions, Jeff (R – AL)
Shelby, Richard C. (R – AL)
Sullivan, Daniel (R – AK)
Thune, John (R – SD)
Tillis, Thom (R – NC)
Toomey, Patrick J. (R – PA)
Vitter, David (R – LA)
Wicker, Roger F. (R – MS)
Barrasso, John (R – WY)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

a few celebrity atheists

  • angelina jolie
  • daniel radcliffe
  • julianne moore
  • keira knightley
  • johnny depp
  • brad pitt
  • joaquin phoenix
  • morgan freeman
  • george clooney
  • jodie foster
  • hugh laurie
  • kevin bacon
  • bruce willis
  • aziz ansari
  • seth macfarlane
  • uma thurman
  • zac efron
  • keanu reeves
  • jeaneane garofalo
  • javier bardem
  • mira sorvino
  • rose byrne
  • penn jillette
  • emma thompson
  • john malkovich
  • lance armstrong
  • jack nicholson
  • jack black
  • amber heard
  • bjork
  • guy pearce
  • antonio banderas
  • woody allen
  • kathy griffin
  • katharine hepburn
  • gabriel byrne
  • howard stern
  • nigella lawson

rush limbaugh on rape

“How many of you guys, in your own experience with women, have learned that no means yes if you know how to spot it?”