10 July 2010

Link roundup for 10 July 2010

"This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me" (found via Hot-for-Jesus Former Fundie, who also reports on Jesus's latest appearance in Portugal).

Ranch Chimp prays to become a better person.

Prince says the internet is over (the internet says Prince is over).

Gosh -- if we give equality to those people, society will crumble!

American Black Chick in Europe looks at interracial relationships and stupid questions about identity.

Green Eagle has another wingnut wrapup -- they keep giving him so much great material!

A real patriot helps veterans instead of using them as rhetorical fodder.

After a federal judge in Massachusetts declares part of DOMA to be unconstitutional, anti-gay rabble-rouser Andrea Lafferty insults the state. Dissenting Justice looks at the ruling here; a libertarian comment thread is here.

Wisconsin Republican Ernest Pagels joins with Texas and Montana Republicans in wanting to outlaw homosexuality (and abortion and pornography into the bargain).

Parsley's Pics has a report on the growth of far-right fringe groups.

Rand Paul's former large poll lead over Democrat Jack Conway has evaporated; the race is now tied.

The Gulf oil gusher could be fully contained by Monday. Well, let's wait and see.

Has the Jones Act been hindering the oil clean-up? No.

Rep. Bob Inglis is a Republican who tells the truth -- too bad he just lost his primary.

Sharron Angle speaks again on rape and pregnancy.

Democrats could have a better election strategy than focusing on Republican scandals.

Obama's strategy on illegal aliens is more effective than Bush's.

Life in "besieged" Gaza is better economically than in Egypt.

What proof would you need?

John Loftus looks at thirty things that must be true if Christianity is true.

Architecture in medieval Europe helped to weaken religion.

Bay of Fundie looks at the manure spreader of creationism.

Kenneth Howell was fired for hate speech, when he should have been fired for stupidity.

Would you stay with a spouse who demanded your acceptance of death as the price of the marriage?

British "metal detectorist" Dave Crisp found quite a hoard (sent by Ranch Chimp).

The US isn't alone; Europe and China are also suffering serious heat waves.


Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Good Morning Mr.Infidel!

I been browsing these while stuffing my face with Huevo Ranchero's! But wanted to comment on a couple thing's here.

RC's prayer to be a better person? No you didnt :) But I reckon ole god is still mad at me, cuz I'm still the same ole redneck SOB I was when I wrote that prayer! That SOB been mad at me all my life!

Daily Beast piece on Prince was sure interesting, hadnt heard what that ole boy been doin these day's. Am a lil shocked at the read actually. I attended the Purple Rain Tour, and even have photo's I took right at stage ... I had an "all access pass" (badge) for his show. He is one Hell of a composer though I may add, and outstanding showman! Thanx

American Black Chick's piece on mixed dating and such. Interesting piece indeed, just at all we been through on this race mix thing over the year's. I had dated a few gal's here and there over the year's, and a variety of race at that. I just like gal's, and color never meant much to me actually, I mixed back when it wasnt as popular as it is today, but yep ... had quite a few comment's on it, some folk's got a tad angry too. I'm just kinda universal when it come's to dating, like them all from the lightest to the darkest I reckon, just never thought much about the big deal folk's make of it, the personalities vary of course, but skin tone's dont contribute to those personalty variation's I've found. I think white gal's got more static about it when they dated black guy's, I didnt get much static, just weird look's, and a few sarcastic comment's, is about it. To each their own.

10 July, 2010 08:14  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Another comment here if I may (didnt know if it was too much to post with the other's)

Like the Think Progress posting on Wisconsin's Senate candidate and wanting to turn it into an anti queer state or whatever like Montana or Texas may be. I have been to Wisconsin and Montana both (although it been awhile) beautiful country up that way I may add. And I am not sure how anti queer Texas is overall for instance. But if someone never been to Texas, they may be suprised that much may be talk instead of action here. Texas has a greater population, I would think than Montana and even Wisconsin combined, and the urban area's of Texas are VERY queer, believe me. Believe it or not .... the bath houses (gay) in Texas urban area's are 24/7/365 and much looser than even town's like Boston or NYC on law's and regulation's(I shit you not). In town's like Dallas ... they close off an entire main thoroughfare Halloween for the annual Halloween Parade where thousand's turn out all nite for an event of every type queer imaginable, in drag, or just regular gay, fetishist's, etc, like a Mardi Gra celebration of sort that last's all nite (my daughter's even like to attend, and I been to a few myself)The mayor's even ride the float's in it as well as gay city council member's, the Sheriff of Dallas County herself (Ms.Lupe Valdez) is an open lesbian, and active in the gay/ lesbian community affair's. There are churches in Central Dallas that have gay/ lesbian wedding's almost weekly, even though it is not legal on paper. So .... if you never been to town's like Dallas or Houston ... you may be suprised what the gay scene is actually like here, and you cant compare it to some off the wall rural east Texas town, it's like a different country almost. Tryin to picture turning town's like Dallas or Houston into homosexual outlawed town's, that would be like pissing in the wind!

Later Guy ..........

10 July, 2010 08:38  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Hi RC -- I think God must be mad at pretty much everything, if you read the OT -- he's always smiting and wrathing and plaguing and so forth. Funny how he seems to have stopped doing that stuff since the dawn of verifiable history, even though sin is alive and well.

People making an issue of interracial sex -- it never ceases to amaze me how many people get so agitated and worked up about who other people are having sex with.

The point of my comparison with Texas and Montana is that the Republican party in both states has adopted platform language calling for homosexuality to be made illegal. I can well believe that, at least in the case of Texas, that would keep the cops awfully busy if it happened. Fortunately, since 2003, it would be unconstitutional.

10 July, 2010 08:50  
Blogger Christine Vyrnon said...

Mr Infidel...
Thank you for the link-love. I lost a longtime reader over that body of Christ picture... but I do things like that once in a while to cull the herd.
Thanks again!

10 July, 2010 08:50  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Hi Christine -- I really like your blog, it's a great concept. That picture is a perfect visualization of what has always struck me as a very macabre idea. And, yes, the herd sometimes needs culling! Or at least, it's important not to hold yourself back for fear of giving offense.

10 July, 2010 08:53  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

You know ... for year's I've actually wondered if ole "$5.00 Freddie" (Rev. Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church) was a "Closet Queen". Reason being ... that for year's I noticed that he seem's to focus only on homosexuality as far as trying to suppress it. If you go to some gay churches .... it is said that Jesus was gay. So I reckon that's why he didnt have a woman ... I dont know ... I'm jest an ole boy tryin to pick up a lil education. :)

10 July, 2010 09:09  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

I also wanted to add that the "Fighting Aging" piece concerning spouses/ relationship's, one's will/ wish, concerning in this case "cryonic's" is an odd piece. Something I never gave much thought to, but it apparently is an issue. We have talked about longevity before. The odd thing to me .... is why do folk's get so bent out of shape, simply because someone want's to attempt to live for hundred's of year's or whatever? I realize that death is a reality better than anyone, I seen too much of it .... but I think that this type of thinking concerning preservation is great! We oddly accept it wholeheartedly when folk's talk about Heaven, afterlife haven's, etc,etc, and all the other fantasies we have, yet when someone talk's about wanting to live indefinitey or whatever .... it's "taboo". Yet even the most righteous people on their death bed ... with almost a written guarantee they are entering the Pearly Gate's by their claim's .... at them last moment's, despite believing their going to a better life, do everything they can to cling onto this life. Just a bloody odd way of thinking to me.

11 July, 2010 05:48  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

RC: Good point. I'm often struck by the fact that those who object to achieving eternal life by technological means are often the same people who expect eternal life in an imaginary Heaven.

11 July, 2010 09:43  

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