Monday, June 29, 2015

The Confederate Flag Was Not Created To Honor The South

Please check the background before waving that thing like it was always intended to be a symbol of Southern pride.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Picture This: "Hi There, Everyone! I'm White!"


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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Picture This: Redneck God

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Birthergate Part 2: Cruzing for a Brusin'

Killing Reality

"Killing Jesus" is set to broadcast on the History Channel in a few days. It's based off a book co-written by Bill O'Reilly. Yes, that Bill O'Reilly.

Suffice it to say, there's some skepticism being cast on the program. Not really surprising, considering that some early reviews were not positive. And I don't mean because of the co-author's political philosophy; I mean because of things like lack of fact-checking and being historically inaccurate.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Around the Internets

Sunday, March 08, 2015

The Media Scrutiny for Bill O'Reilly Is Different Than Brian Williams Because No Real Journalist Takes Bill Seriously

At least, that's the message I'm picking up from this story on Bill Maher's reaction to the way the media has treated the two.

If this is true, are we saying that because so many people think Fox News commentator are either (1) liars, (2) lousy journalists or (3) both we should just let what they say go? That we should just accept that a certain population actually believes the lies, and not bother to enlighten them? That the other news organizations will have to not only endure more scrutiny, but endure it under the false label of being "liberal?"

Because if the answers to all of these questions is, "yes," while the people who have common sense and use critical thinking will eventually move on to more pertinent matters, dropping this will just reinforce conservatives who believe in Fox News. Sad thing is, it's not about them being conservative, it's about them having journalistic standards.

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Saturday, March 07, 2015

Around The Internets

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

How A Person or Group Can Be Demonized

“When you describe another group of people as ‘Godless,’ you can do anything to them.”

-- Berkeley criminologist Barry Krisberg

To go further, all one has to do in this country is claim someone doesn't "hold our values," or is basically "unchristian."  Once that description is established, any insult or claim is valid.

Something to consider whenever you hear someone on the cable shows support to a police officer shooting an unarmed teenager (who's usually a minority), or condemns a country of Arabic descent, or claims that a rape victim was "asking for it."

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Oldie But Goodie From Emo Phillips

Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, "Don't do it!" He said, "Nobody loves me." I said, "God loves you. Do you believe in God?"

He said, "Yes." I said, "Are you a Christian or a Jew?" He said, "A Christian." I said, "Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?" He said, "Protestant." I said, "Me, too! What franchise?" He said, "Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?"

He said, "Northern Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?"
He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region, or Northern Conservative Baptist Eastern Region?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region." I said, "Me, too!"
Northern Conservative†Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912."

I said, "Die, heretic!" And I pushed him over.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Another Freaky Teacher Has Sex With Students

This time it's a woman, and her students were between 14 and 15. And despite some video evidence, her lawyer wants to blame the kids, stating that "People are victimized by juveniles all the time."

Problem with that is: the tape shows her performing oral sex on one of the boys. Now, I don't want to get into an argument of the varying degrees on how someone could be victimized, but out of every possible sex act, doesn't oral sex make the abuser the most vulnerable, and by that I mean, she could have bitten "Captain Winky" off? Unless the lawyers can prove that these boys forced her to do this, I find it hard to believe that this particular case was about her trying to use her power over two young students.

But this is more than whether she was the instigator or not: there seems to be a disturbing trend of young teachers being accused of banging their students instead of educating them. Is it an age thing? Should there be a requirement that teachers have to be at least 40 before they can be trusted to teach middle school children? And on the student side, should there be some kind of sex education that involves something along the lines of, "Don't have sex with the people who work at your damn school?"

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