Sunday, December 11, 2005

Rampant Materialism?

So, the pope has called for the season of Christmas to be separated from 'Rampant Materialism' By that, I assume he means giving gifts to people, frivolous things like prada loafers or expensive robes. Nope, that sort of thing is wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Of course it's understandable why he would think that, considering the leader of the Catholic Church is following the example of Jesus, living in a shack and working in a dingy office with a tiny budget so that the poor can receive all the benefits from contributions to the church.
Another hypocritical religious leader. Do as I say, not as I do.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Merry F***ing Holidays!

So, the most pressing concern for fundamentalist Christians in these United States isn't a war that is immoral, people dislocated by hurricanes, poverty, racism, torture, a government who is more concerned about rich people than poor people or even keeping churches open on holy days.


I guess priority one is people who are going around saying 'Happy Holidays' instead of 'Merry Christmas'. Wow. How scary! What a terrible thing to do to our poor children! Who gives a shit if they starve, don't get a decent education or end up as cannon fodder so George can look like a tough guy and enrich his friends in the oil industry? This is CHRISTMAS damn it! This is IMPORTANT! The whole religion of Christianity rides on the number of people who say 'Merry Christmas'. I'm not really sure what the target number is, but apparently we aren't reaching it. Buncha commie, atheist slackers! Dire consequences await! Armageddon! Destruction! Wanton pillaging! Oh, wait, strike that-see the paragraph above about who the government favors. Horrible, evil things will come to pass if we acknowledge the existence of Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, or any other non-majority religion (at least non-majority in THIS country). By gosh it's a veritable attack on right-thinking, God-fearing Christians that people who don't share their faith aren't kicked to the curb in this season of love, tolerance and happiness.
Like many people in this country I went to a Christian church, including Sunday school when I was a kid. I was taught that Jesus taught love and compassion. I'm pretty sure I even read parts of the Bible that reinforced that apparently errant belief. Obviously I was mistaken. The TRUE practitioners of Christianity play by different rules I guess. For some reason I don't picture Jesus and his disciples living in multi-million dollar mansions or advocating the wiping out of people who don't agree with them. I have a hard time picturing Matthew, Mark Luke, John or Peter diverting contributions from good-hearted people that are supposed to go to help the poor into funding a diamond mine and propping up dictators.

I don't recall Jesus saying anything sounding like people who disagreed with you are scum. I was under the distinct impression that this judging thing was best left up to God.

But that's just me.

Friday, December 09, 2005

How macho am I?

Not especially I guess...
You scored 73 masculinity and 63 femininity! You scored high on both masculinity and femininity. You have a strong personality exhibiting characteristics of both traditional sex roles.

My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 86% on masculinity
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You scored higher than 64% on femininity
Link: The Bem Sex Role Inventory Test written by weirdscience on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

All you need to know...

About the integrity of our fearless war promoter and current World Bank flunky, via ThinkProgress. There goes another big chunk of the glacier! Who says GOPal warming is a myth?

Why do I picture a glacier?

With huge chunks of ice breaking off.. falling into the sea to melt away? Majestic! Self destruction... things are getting a bit too warm for the Republicans I guess.

Scanner broke...

Not that anyone is reading them or anything, but new cartoons will be available as soon as I can get them up. Happy Birthday to me! Buy me a scanner! Or a graphics tablet (drawing with a mouse is a pain) ! LOL

This'll fly!

David Broder on a Democratic initiative that sounds pretty good! I'm sure the Republicans will see the value of this and vote accordingly. *snort!*

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

How's that going Bill?

Just wondering what's up with our friendly neighborhood terrorist sympathizer. Oh! the War on Minority Religions, oops! I mean Christmas...