Archive for June, 2007

Paragons of Virtue and Light

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

The World Wide Rant, home to a garden of bloggy delights, is safe for most people over the age of 13:

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Meanwhile, the blog of super-Catholic Mark Shea doesn’t fare as well:

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Given that the Bible is chock full of violence and nasties, I’m not terribly surprised. Even Evangelical Outpost got an R rating.

Evil atheist and evolutionist PZ Myers, from whom I picked up this meme, is rated G!

Proof positive that atheists are better, shinier people and do not kick puppies!*

Update: David continues the poor showing for the Christians, while Mr. Lady sinks my battleship.

* Rather, we grind them up.

Hey, People, I Need $12.58 Or God Will Call Me Home!*

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

What’s the big deal?

Police want your help finding two men they say convinced an elderly man to withdraw money they said they needed in to accept a “bogus” prize.

The suspects then accompanied the man to several banks, including the Vectra Bank at 1380 S. Federal Blvd. in Denver on June 13 to withdraw “good faith” money.

The elderly man wound up withdrawing $13,000 in cash. He says he has not seen his cash or the suspects since.

God’s representatives on Earth have been taking money from people of all ages for centuries without delivering on their promises (or *snicker* telling them they have to die to collect their prize), and no one seems to have a problem with that.

Fools, money, parting of ways.

(Although, assuming the elderly man was not of the soundest of minds, I hope they catch the dirtbags).

* Wait, I haven’t put the Paypal link up on the new design yet. Oh no! I’m doomed!

Curiosity Bored the Blog Reader

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Thanks to Patrick and Brent*, I suppose I have to double up on this blog meme.

  1. All right, here are the rules.
  2. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
  3. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  4. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
  5. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

So I guess I owe you SIXTEEN fascinating facts about yours truly.


This could take a while.

Check back in a bit.


Jail for Nifong?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Let’s hope so.

Doctor’s Orders!

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Long we’ve heard that conservatives are all about personal responsibility. So goes the story, anyway.

If such is the case, why is Michelle Malkin getting so worked up?

The San Jose Mercury News reports today that the mother of a young woman who died at a Riverside, Calif., Planned Parenthood clinic has sued the abortion provider blaming malpractice for her daughter’s toxic shock syndrome death.

Sounds bad, huh? Until you read the story, which Michelle quotes, and see that the woman died because she did not follow the instructions given to her.

Goode allegedly went to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Riverside for an abortion on Jan. 31 and a nurse inserted the dilators, which are usually left in overnight before an abortion.

The suit said Goode, who didn’t return to the clinic to have the dilators removed, had an infection and the dilators became a conduit, spreading it throughout her body.

A commenter provided even more detail from another article:

Planned Parenthood attempted to get in contact with Goode, to get her to come in and have dialators removed.

Her mother is suing PP saying they didn’t try hard enough to get in touch with her.

You know, if the doctor says “take two of these and call me in the morning” and you decide to take just one and then sleep in, whose fault is it when something goes horribly wrong? Hint: not the doctor’s.

Whether you support abortion rights or not, this is a non-story.

Edrica Goode died because of her own willful negligence or general stupidity.

I’d send you over to read the whole thing, but it’s about what you would expect…Planned Parenthood doesn’t give the facts about emotional and physical risks (they do, just check their website)… abortion causes breast cancer (actually, the consensus is that it does not)… Planned Parenthood is murdering women (three claims, two of which seem to have nothing to do with the providers, out of how many hundreds of thousands? And how many women die in childbirth?)…

I think the pro-lifers can be just as nutty as the abort-moments-before-birth crowd, and so long as each of them relies on lies, distortion, and ignorance as preferred tools of argumentation, we should just point and laugh.




So You Think You Can Dance?

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

No, not really.

But I can watch the Fox network show with the best of ’em.

Actually, watching it last night (in particular, the Viennese Waltz) had me thinking “Hey, that might be fun. Maybe I should look into lessons.”

I’ll keep you posted.

Don’t hold your breath.

I Saw Pictures of Naked Women Before the Internet

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Wow, Representative Spencer Bachus (R-AL), in discussing gambling on the intertubes, sounds like the next Ted Stevens!

Radley Balko begins:

I just received the transcript to my testimony before Congress earlier this month on Internet gambling.

I thought you might enjoy one of the odder exchanges I had at the hearing. The exchange was with Rep. Spence Bachus, and I guess this was supposed to be his “gotcha” question for me. To be honest, I was so floored by the sheer ignorance of the question, I didn’t quite know how to respond.

Stevens might have had his bridge, but Bachus has a brain to nowhere.

Shine on, Alabama, shine on!

(It’s not like Colorado can talk: we do have Marilyn Musgrave and Tom Tancredo after all).

Dinesh D’Souza: Imbecile – When Will It End?

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Why are atheists wrong?

Because a scientist who has been dead for nigh on 300 years says so! That’s why!

D’Souza’s powers of reason and enlightened insight continue to amaze!

Come on now, be honest with me: you Republicans think he’s an embarrassment too, right?

And Speaking of Music…

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

I added another widget to the sidebar over there; this one shows you what my recently played tracks are, at least on the new home PC. My work PC isn’t supposed to have any MP3 files on it, and – so far as you know – it sure doesn’t. But, even if it did, I doubt the company wants me pinging after every song just to report back to you, the masses.

Which isn’t to say that you’re not all lovely, because, let’s be truthful, you are.


You know, I could type that word a million times (current lifetime count: 7) and it would still look to me like I just made it up. It’s like the duck-billed platypus of the English language.

Anyway, yeah, new widgy-wahoo over on the right.

For the record, Tara did not make me do this.

Tuesday, June 19, 12:02am

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Still no evidence for God’s existence.

OK, move along.