Persecution Complex – A Christian in the US Army

31 05 2008

A like-minded fellow has an article about the army deciding to remove some permanant crosses from a chapel, as per army regulations.

The soldier expressed agitation at a perceived double standard after an American sniper accused of shooting a Quran for target practice faced disciplinary action and removal from Iraq for desecrating the religious property.”It is very discouraging as a Christian soldier to see our Army punish him for destroying a Quran, but then it pays a private company to destroy some crosses,” the soldier said. “I feel it is a slap in the face to me, my Lord and my freedom.”

That’s because you’re an idiot with a fake persecution complex. Just imagine this dolt’s reaction if he had to hold Christian services in a chapel covered with Jewish or Muslim symbols.

I love it.

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Lost Tribe Found

30 05 2008

The BBC is reporting that a tribe of peoples with no contact with the outside world have been discovered in Brazil.  Some amazing pictures here.

The huff’s article inspired some interesting comments from readers:

They weren’t lost until we found them.
Now they’re so screwed.

And, what’s on everyon’s mind:

I wonder if they’ve accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior yet?

UPDATE 6/24/08:

Evidently this story is only half true – the tribe has been known since 1910 (although isolated).  The photographer came clean and told authorities he wanted to draw attention to the dangers of logging.  Read the story here.





Quote of the Day – Charles Darwin

30 05 2008

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.

Charles Darwin





Believing In God

28 05 2008

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Republican Party Slogans

28 05 2008

Evidently the Huff ran a contest for new republican party slogans, after there slogan turned out to be a registered trademark of Effexor, the antidepressant drug.  Most of the top 20 are crap, but there are a few good gems:

9. We’re Like Wonder Bread. White. Puffy. Tasteless.

5. GOP: Nowhere To Go But Up

2. Thanks For Your $ – Sorry About Your Kids

 





Assasinating Obama for Freedom – on Memorial Day Weekend No Less

27 05 2008

A pundit on fox news recently decided it would be nice to kill both Osama and Obama:

Sure – that’s a bad idea.  But what really pisses me off about this whole thing is the reaction Jeffrey Feldman had to it, which he wrote for the Huffington Post:

There is no question that broadcast pundits “can” make jokes about assassinating a Senator and a Presidential candidate. The United States Constitution protects freedom of expression to the extreme. But that is the wrong question to ask in this situation. The issue is not “can” pundits make jokes about assassinating Sen. Obama, but “should” they?

It is astounding that Americans should even be forced to have such a conversation, let alone on Memorial Day Weekend when we remember with respect the sacrifices of fallen soldiers. But here we are.

I have to wonder how many people there actually are in the U.S. who think it is funny to make jokes about the assassination of Sen. Obama? What percentage of the American population consists of people who think that the assassination of Sen. Obama–or anyone for that matter–makes for a good punchline? Is it 50 people? 75, maybe?

If there is indeed no question that broadcast pundits can make jokes about assassinating a Senator than why are you writing about it?  Why don’t you pen an article about the controversial idea that people are mamals?  We don’t hear enough about that one . . .

And I don’t think that it is astounding that Americans are forced to have such a conversation . . . mainly because they’re not.  You evidently (who are opposed to the conversation) are the only one who wants to have it, which is peculiar – wouldn’t you say?

And during Memorial Day Weekend no less?  How dare people be free to make bad jokes during Memorial Day Weekend!!  Couldn’t they hold off until labor day?  Seeing as though memorial day and this poor attempt at humor have absolutely nothing to do with eachother, one can only assume that you brought memorial day into the article as a miserable attempt to appeal to our emotion, which is a far worse offense than making a bad joke about wishing someone you don’t like were dead.

My guess is that the number of people who would find an Obama assasination joke funny is in the millions.  And i’m only talking Americans here.  That is, given the joke is properly crafted and is actually a funny joke.  The woman on fox news wasn’t so much telling a joke as expressing the idea that she doesn’t like Obama and that it would be better for her if he were not around.  I guess you, Mr. Feldman, have never used exageration to make a point.

But you don’t stop there, you take on freedom itself (and on this, our memorial day weekend, no less!):

The reason for a free press–for our free press–is not to degrade our political institutions, undermine our elections, and threaten our politicians, but to strengthen and sustain our deliberative democracy.

If FOX News or any other broadcast media outlet cannot live up to that standard, then they should shut off their lights, sell their equipment, and choose another line of work.

 

Freedom doesn’t have a reason.  That’s what makes it freedom.  If it were bound by a goal, by a reason, than it wouldn’t really be free – would it?  And so here you are acknowledging that Fox news is free to do what they want, but since you don’t like what they do, they should close up shop . . . interesting . . . that’s quite the complicated view on freedom you got there  . . .

Basically, it all comes down to this: 

Mr. Feldman, grow the fuck up.  On memorial day weekend no less!





Who wants to be as dumb as Focus on the Family?

21 05 2008

I got bored and found myself reading the Focus on the Family page “Condoms and Abstinence: Separating Truth From Myth” and I was blown away by the logic and sheer genius of it all. It points out a study in which condom failure rates in teens were shown to be as high as 22.5%. Well fuck! Guess we should stop teaching about correct condom usage then, after all “in the heat of passion kids are likely to forget the eight-step process for proper condom use.” Eight steps! That is too complicated for anyone to learn. So I have given it a lot of thought and realized the wisdom of this abstinence only education plan. And so I present my own plan…

Street-Crossing-Abstinence Only Education!

Did you know that every year tens of thousand of children are hit by cars; more than 1000 children die each year in these tragic accidents. For decades now the liberal elite have told us that the only way to prevent these accidents is to teach children how to cross the street safely, looking both ways, but how effective is this permissive death-wish education? Has it stopped the number of accidents? No! In the last 100 years the number of children killed by cars has skyrocketed and shows no sign of stopping.

The only solution to this pestilence sweeping the nation is to stand up for street-crossing-abstinence education. Children need to be taught that there is no need to cross the street. The block they are on is perfectly fine. Look at Jesus. He walked down lots of roads, but did you ever hear about him “looking both ways?” No! He knew that God put him on the right street and that there was nothing else to do about it.

Our S-C-A program will also offer arm and leg weights that we can tie to our children to help them remember their “Cross My Heart, Not Cross the Street” pledge. Young children are simply not prepared for the fourteen step process to crossing the street, let alone the terror of what new things they may see once they cross that street. Call your senator today and demand the end to this death-teaching agenda of the liberals and protect the morality of our children. Won’t somebody think of the children?

-Kate