The Creation Debate, cont.

From BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed “asked 22 self-identifying creationists at the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate to write a message/question/note to the other side.” The messages are jaw-droppingly stupid, and few of them have much of anything to do with evolution or natural selection. But the happy fellow above actually makes me feel sorry for him with the dumbest question of the lot.

We know that sex ed for Xristian Xrazies consists of Don’t Do It and is followed by prayer and weeping, but surely even they have noticed that they look different from their own parents, and from their own siblings. Genetic diversity is one of the most comforting facts in all of science for this reason alone.

UPDATE

God looks after the simple.

I might have mentioned elsewhere that my family is not Catholic, but the parochial school was two blocks away and for convenience my parents enrolled me there where I lasted about two weeks. When we were being instructed on the origins of the universe as being created by God, I asked the logical follow-on question, “OK, so who created God?”

Boom. Kicked out for heresy. I always suspected my father was rather proud of that, but back to the public school for me on the other side of town.

(BuzzFeed)

A New Hope for Florida: Victoria Jackson

Generally, MPS stays out of local politics, you know, being from somewhere and not from somewhere else we think national politics is the subject at which all the Scissorheads can take aim, but this bit of news from Wonkette might change all that:

Victoria Jackson is thinking about (hahaha, Wonkette just slays me) running for local office in whatever hellhole she lives in. Take it away, Dr. Zoom:

Victoria, we love you and your tenuous grasp on reality, and so of course we urge you to go for it. Don’t worry about the mechanics of campaigning: If you run, Wonkette will be delighted to serve as your campaign committee and one-stop campaign headquarters! We know you’ve got what it takes to succeed in politics in the Sunshine State: A fierce devotion to your principles, regardless of “facts” or “logic,” and a deep-down love of what you think is in the Constitution. You can do this, Victoria — You can make the run for Alderaan, and in less than 12 parsecs, too!

We fully endorse Wonkette endorsing Victoria Jackson’s candidacy, and if there is anything we can do to help that Florida coconut take root in her city council’s race, we’ll sign on with Dr. Zoom’s campaign.

(Wonkette)

How do you plan to celebrate…

…National Lynching of Obama Day?

A conservative Facebook group this week suggested that the lynching of President Barack Obama should be made into a “national holiday.”

Earlier this week, Examiner.com’s Robert Sobel pointed out that the Facebook group “America the next generation” had posted a photo of the president in a noose with the caption “The making of a National Holiday.” The image was apparently a composite of Obama’s head and a frame from the leaked video of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein being executed.

After some discussion between members of the “America the next generation” group and criticism from other Facebook users, the photo was eventually taken down. Some group members feared that lynching the president could make him into a “martyr.”

Secret Service on line 1, fellas.

Raw Story has the image, I refuse to post it here. You have to give Wingnuttia credit for not taking it down because it is disgraceful, but because it would make The Kenyan Usurper a martyr. It’s unbelievable what goes on in those brains.

The South (and My Lunch) Will Rise Again

The Va Flaggers are THRILLED to announce that we have finalized a lease to acquire property adjacent to Interstate 95, just South of Richmond, and will be erecting a 50’ pole, on which a 10 x15 Confederate Battle Flag will fly 24/7, 365 days of the year.

The flag will serve to welcome visitors and commuters to Richmond, and remind them of our honorable Confederate history and heritage. The location is also historically significant, as Confederate troops are believed to have camped in and around the area during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign.

So, let me summarize: some people have plans to raise the flag of the traitors and KKK next to an Interstate Freeway to “welcome” people to Richmond, which I guess means welcome the right people to Richmond. Everyone else, not so much.

Give yourself a pat on the back, Reince Priebus. Your rebranding is going swimmingly well. Oh, read the comments lest you think that this might be enthusiasm run amok.

(Free North Carolina via Freakout Nation)

Eat for this is my body…

…takes on a whole new meaning:

Dick church

Yes, this is a Christian Science church, as seen from above. They are upset about it, and they intend to do something about it:

Now, the Christian Science Church in Dixon, Illinois has promised to protect its modesty by telling Facebook followers a “giant fig leaf [is] coming soon”, after an aerial image of their building went viral.

They’ve been coving things up for years, so it should happen fast. Giggle while you can, Scissorheads.

(Daily Kos)

So, How’s that Privatizing Government Working For Ya?

Over the weekend, low-income shoppers in 17 states were unable to use their electronic food stamp debit cards. In this reporter’s neighborhood in downtown New Orleans Saturday evening, rumors swirled around grocery store cash registers and street corners. Was the government shutdown to blame? Did the deadlock in Washington mean nutritional assistance was gone for good?

The public soon learned that government shutdown was not to blame. Xerox, a private company that state welfare agencies had contracted for computing services, admitted that a “routine test” caused a computer glitch that temporarily shut down the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system in Louisiana, Ohio, Michigan and 14 other states.

We’ve seen example after example of the inefficiency of out-sourcing our government, but this one really takes the cake. From Edward Snowden getting a high-level security clearance that allowed him access to steal state secrets (and again, I think he did the right thing revealing how the NSA spying on all of us), to the alleged SNAFU of the roll-out of Obamacare, we keep seeing example after example of crony capitalism and sheer incompetence driving up the cost of doing stuff.

It is not like the software behind an ATM-type debit card is new technology. This is just astonishing dumbassery.

(Truth-Out)