Thursday, April 28, 2005

Geology vs Creationism

DarkSyd over on Unscrewing the Inscrutable has begun an impressive serial essay on the topic of Creationism and Geology.

I find his rantings quite humorous at times but mostly, and this is what keeps me going back, they are extremely well informed, rationally formulated and convincingly delivered.

Highly recommended reading that...

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Me me me me me!!!

Yah... so I'm still an egotist. {sigh} I really have made great progress towards becoming an egoist.

Honestly.

Friday, April 22, 2005

A Letter to George Will

Upon reading George Will's Washington Post column from 042205, I felt the urge to write and thank the man. Here is my email on the matter.

Dear Mr Will

When confronted with the overload of emphasis on self-esteem,
you ask "Is not unearned self-esteem a more pressing problem?" and I must agree that the evidence supports a positive response. I ask is not unearned self-hatred an even more pressing problem? Agreeing to both suppositions most certainly does not exclude either from importance. (unfortunately in my actual email, I included an extra not in my question. What a silly human I can be...)

I always find wisdom in your commentaries. I consider myself Liberal because I am open minded when it comes to trying new things. I rarely think of myself as a Conservative and I don't always agree with your specifics, but I continue to find value from the Right of the political spectrum in the thoughts which you express. Reading your column helps me see the Reason in staying the middle course; ready to bash the Lefty Radical New-Agers and NeoCon Reactionary fascist with equal, and I hope erudite, aplomb.

My humble thanks for another insightful and fun to read commentary.

Bolton Confirmation Needs More Scrutiny

Its funny but this is the one nutter whom W has nominated that I was leaning towards accepting because I thought he would be fine despite his specious and nationalist attitude toward the UN. After all, aren't self-assesment and rational self-interest just as important for the United Nations as for any individual.

Ahem...

On the other hand, George Voinovich is the only Republican I vote for regularly and I'm proud of his stance on this issue. I'm glad he was the one who brought it up because, despite my love for the phrase,
"Seek truth for authority, not authority for truth", I all too often "trust" those I trust for my information. GV's public remonstrance to slow down the fast-track for this anti-diplomat encouraged me to check out Bolton a little more carefully.

Decide for yourself though. Here's the Google Search I did. Enjoy whilst squirming in fear at the kind of close-minded,
authoritarian individuals our NeoCon "masters" would have representing America, Inc.

And my thanks to Georgie V for reaffirming my decisions to vote for him in his last 3 runs for office. See? Ohio ain't just another Red State.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

What Would Larry King Say?

I have had fun jokin' 'bout the Popestry on various blogs and boards lately but really haven't cared much whom the RCC appoints as its chief pissant. Darksyd over at Unscrewing the Inscrutable posted an attribution that pissed me off.

Ya gotta read his post to figure out wtf Larry's got to do with anything...

BTW, its always good to read about how well TommyBoy Delay is doing whilst digging his own political grave. If you think the inscrutable scrutinizers are opinionated, just check out the just deserts being heaped upon Delay over on the Daily Kos. Woo Hoo! And there's some very good Constitutional issues amidst the slammin'. Excellent reading that.

Because it counts

Henry Morgenthaler may not care personally (I really don't know), but I'd like to join the small but growing crowd calling for kudos to be given to The University of Western Ontario when they bestow upon the good Doctor an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on June 16th.

Apparently the UoWO has received quite a few more remonstrances than they have Hoo Rahs! for the occasion.

If you support women's right to choose medical care that is appropriate for them, regardless of what some IDiotic cultural superstitions decree, please send an email to the universtity.

Email to:
Dr. Paul Davenport, President, UWO
pdavenpo@uwo.ca

Don McDougall, Chair of Board of Govenors
c/o Jan VanFleet, University Secretary
vanfleet@uwo.ca

Its just a quick way to help the cause of personal freedom and cultural liberty.

Thanks to SoapBox for the information.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Which religion is the right one for you?

Quiz Farm is sehr koolish mang!

I found this quiz (goto end of my take...) while perusing LiveJournal entries (I'd leave the specific link but lost it!!!) Gotta post this to the Atheist Groups on Yahoo as well. The only thing that bothered me about it is that I seem to have scored quite high as a Satanist as well! Oh well. I guess propaganda is a subconscious tool afterall...

Enjoy!

You scored as atheism. You are... an atheist, though you probably already knew this. Also, you probably have several people praying daily for your soul.

Instead of simply being "nonreligious," atheists strongly believe in the lack of existence of a higher being, or God.

atheism


88%

Satanism


67%

Buddhism


63%

agnosticism


54%

Islam


54%

Judaism


50%

Paganism


50%

Christianity


21%

Hinduism


17%

Which religion is the right one for you? (new version)
created with QuizFarm.com

Friday, April 15, 2005

0405 Work Me


0405 Work Me
Originally uploaded by MBains.

Ambisexuality

I just read a Yahoo Science story about a dino fossil which was found in China with two fossilized eggs inside it! Quite cool!

Some goofball decided to use the story as a Slam-Base for hammerin' on homosex'als. I feel my response is worth sharing here.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Mmm Mmm Good Readin'!

The 10th Edition of Carnival of the Godless is up and running over on WolverineTom's site.

Carnival of the Godless

There are a couple of real Eye Catchers and I look forward to samplin' all of 'em. Enjoy!

Monday, April 11, 2005

Running Dog of Capitalism

Or Pragmatist?

Personally, I've always liked and admired Henry Kissinger.
He is a Conservative but not a NeoCon. In this article/interview in the NYSun, Kissinger describes one reason for the animosity of political debate today.

"When I started in government 35 years ago, one had many opponents. But there was a bedrock of people who were quite well informed at the outset of many of the aspects of the issues. But it's much less today. People take positions before they've studied the issues. Their views on issues reinforce set positions rather than the other way around."

I've found his reasoning to be realistic in my own experiences as well. It comes from both sides, though I think Conservatives who have associated themselves with the Religious Right are the worst offenders because they've chosen a stance that is blatantly based upon the grotesque gobbledeegoop of the god-premise.