+1 For Natural Selection...

Bitter irony as a measles epidemic breaks out at the anti-vaccine texas megachurch of Kenneth Copeland. Church officials are desperately back-peddling while putting down their bibles and turning to modern medical science to save them by offering free vaccinations to their constituency. Official statements involve placing blame on an unclean outsider and reinterpretations of ancient cultist manuals  to justify reversing their stance on medicine while carefully ensuring that all credit for it be given to witch doctors and not the science that created it. Its unfortunate that there isn’t a way to hold people to their convictions so when socially incompatible assholes like the folks at the Kenneth Copeland mega-church make the conscious decision to opt out of things like vaccine programs and herd immunity because of cultist beliefs and the rejection of truth, that we cant just let nature fix the problem. Perhaps in this case by handing them a bible instead of a needle and recommending that when it starts to hurt that they just pray harder. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/26/1234055/-Anti-vaccine-megachurch-hit-with-measles-epidemic-now-offering-free-vaccinations?detail=email     Related:...

George Zimmerman is a Terrorist Jul25

George Zimmerman is a Terrorist...

  Q: Why is it that the NRA and proponents of the second amendment took George Zimmermans side in the case of the Treyvon Martin shooting when all prior arguments for the right to bear arms more accurately fit the narrative of Trevon Martin’s role in the incident? Why doesn’t the NRA, Fox News, or the fat ass armchair facebook patriots argue that had Martin had a gun, that he could have defended himself against the armed perpetrator acting in defiance of the law … ? A: Because Martin was black and fat ass armchair facebook patriots are scared of black people. But if you’re one of the many still obsessively aligning with Fox News or reposting those stupid articles about how Martin ‘deserved’ to be executed because he was making mind-altering drugs out of snack food bought at 7-11 … here is a recap of the situation followed by a mental experiment: A scary black man was minding his own business. Some guy named George Zimmerman started stalking a scary black man despite having been told by law enforcement to leave the scary black man alone. The scary black man calls his girlfriend and tells her he is being followed by a stranger. An altercation ensues resulting in Zimmerman shooting and killing the scary black man. Now re-read & replace  ‘scary black man‘ with  ‘your 17 year old daughter‘ and ask yourself again who the victim was.  ...

The American Taliban taps Palin Jan22

The American Taliban taps Palin...

  The Tea Party has posted on their FB page a plea for ‘momma grizzly’  (wtf) to lead the movement in rescuing the 2nd amendment. Aside from Sarah Palins low IQ, below average understanding of political affairs, and her complete lack of respect for the 1st amendment where as mayor of Wasilla she suggested removing books from the Library that her church objected to … the true irony of this request and testament of the tea party’s complete lack of touch with reality is this; In 2008 Sarah Palin disarmed brigade members of the Alaska State Defense Force. The basis for this disarmament was (rightfully) liability and (here it is) the fact that as a civilian force they were not properly regulated or trained qualifying them to be an ‘armed brigade’. http://www.politicususa.com/tea-party-darling-sarah-palin-disarmed-alaska-state-defense-force-militia.html So many places to go with this.  ...

Sheriff Mueller’s resignation letter Jan18

Sheriff Mueller’s resignation letter...

Sheriff Tim Muller of Lynn County Oregon publishes an open letter to Joe Biden informing him of his intention to not comply with proposed laws placing restrictions on assault rifle ownership because he personally interprets them as unconstitutional. I wonder how many Lives Tim has ruined because they felt the same way. I wonder how many people Tim has put in jail for stupid shit like ‘smoking plants’ and how many times his response to those who have tried to appeal to his common sense has been ‘its the law’. Tim, in case during your job as a law enforcement officer you had not yet noticed … we have a lot of laws that a lot of people think are unfair. But we also have a process in place to deal with these situations Tim, and its not the Lynn county sheriff department. A sheriffs job (you) is to enforce the laws these processes create … your job is not to override the judicial system, the vice president of the United States and democracy because you think you know better. Tim pls leave your badge at the door. Your not a hero you’re a hypocrite and an asshole for being too stupid to know it. — related: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/23/16660172-colorado-sheriff-blasts-colleagues-over-refusal-to-enforce-gun-laws?lite...

Piers Morgan bitch slaps Carol Roth Dec05

Piers Morgan bitch slaps Carol Roth...

So every ‘patriot’ on FB seems to be infatuated with the following screenshot of a twitter exchange involving Piers Morgan and Carol Roth on the 2nd amendment. While I am all for gun ownership … Roth, like anyone who tries to make the case that the second amendment should grant citizens unrestricted access to weapons subsequently got it broke off in her ass. Conservatives however, who dont want to see it that way and who seemingly have a problem with fair and balanced reporting have selectively edited the exchange omitting Morgans response  So for those posting only the above with a Roth > Morgan narrative … here is the rest with personal commentary: And … Checkmate Ms Roth. The 2nd amendment does not guarantee unrestricted access to weaponry. This is the common flaw in 2nd amendment argument that has been challenged unsuccessfully in the US Supreme Court as well as the Third, Sixth, Eighth and Ninth Court of Appeals. http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/07pdf/07-290.pdf http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2012/08/09/11-30181.pdf Carol Roth responds criticizing Morgan for taking too long to reply? Wtf? Maybe Piers Morgan has better things to do like sleep? Regardless this answer was a cop-out. Morgan solidifies his point asking Roth to explain her own … And for those accusing Morgan of arrogance … see above. Roth skirts the question, pounds her chest for being smart about a subject she was wrong about and changes the subject all in < 140 characters. Commendable response. Accepts criticism of his opinion. And most notably Morgan refers to the discussion as a debate vs taking Roth’s arrogant, unyielding position. Cheers to Morgan for having class and the courage to speak out against the neanderthals that subscribe to flawed logic of Carol Roth, the NRA and the rest who will literally argue that a prison yard would be safer if everyone in it were strapped. The reality is Well Regulated Militia’s do...

Fox News: The More You Watch the Less You Know Nov21

Fox News: The More You Watch the Less You Know...

Per PIPA / Knowledge Networks surveys, Fox News viewers test less capable of making correct assumptions about issues pertaining to politics, foreign policy and current events. Conclusively Fox News is a media operation whose viewers statistically know less than those who don’t watch news at all. While proponents of Fox News argue that ‘all other media outlets are bias’ … there has no evidence presented that is to the contrary of the above nor does logic, facts, history or common sense support notion that as implied, ‘everyone else is wrong’ or ‘in on it’.     … “the more likly were you to watch the fix news channel the more likly you were to have completly incorrect assumption about these things”… “Percentage of respondents getting their news who had 1 or more misconceptions of current events in PIPA polls NPR: 23% Fox: 80%”     Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism: http://www.outfoxed.org/     Links: http://www.pipa.org/OnlineReports/Iraq/IraqMedia_Oct03/IraqMedia_Oct03_rpt.pdf http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2011/11/21/fox-news-viewers-uninformed-npr-listeners-not-poll-suggests/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/21/fox-news-viewers-less-informed-people-fairleigh-dickinson_n_1106305.html...