"In the comments to be aired later Tuesday, Dobson said Obama should not be referencing antiquated dietary codes and passages from the Old Testament that are no longer relevant to the teachings of the New Testament.
"I think he’s deliberately distorting the tradition understanding of the Bible to fit his own worldview, his own confused theology," Dobson said, later adding that Obama is "dragging biblical understanding through the gutter."
AAAHHHHHHH. This is a pretty good summation of how these too-righteous-by-half-hiding-behind-their-Bible assholes are actually just out and out hypocrites. You either believe in all of it, or you believe in none of it! None of this, “well, in certain situations that fit my needs, this portion of the Old Testament applies, but in framing this other argument, the OT doesn’t apply at all; only the New Testament does.”
I read stuff like this and it makes me move towards Dawkins’ even more. Aethism is go.
“I would love to know what sick bastard at Kellogs came up with this genius idea. I just spent the first three years of my sons life trying to get him not to eat blocks, and now you’re telling him they taste like fucking strawberries. Thanks a lot assholes. Seriously, how in the hell did this ever get past their legal department. You can’t tell me that this isn’t a lawsuit just waiting to happen. I can only assume that their next product is fruit flavored thumbtacks.”—Gabe from Penny Arcade
It’s true; you are. How else could anyone defend that position? What’s the downside outside of, y’know, having to actually be married anyway? Well, there is that thing about how when people with matching bits say they love one another, Jesus weeps barb wire tears. But other than that, who cares? Such a dumb, nothing concept for people to get all riled up about. Here’s the solution: Everyone can get married, or no one can get married.
Part five…or is it six? Whichever, Todd Levin’s excellent series about video game consoles continues. Check it out, it’s worth the read. This go ‘round he ties the late 90’s, Sega’s Dreamcast, the dot-com boom/bust & insane spending together into something that looks just a bit too much like my lifestyle currently.
"For the first time in my life, I was wealthy enough to buy nice things—like dry-clean-only sweaters and furniture that actually came pre-assembled. With no experience handling money, or even having money to handle, I quickly developed a “why not?” approach to personal wealth management. The underlying principle was: If a single item’s cost did not exceed $2,000, why not? This made perfect sense to me.For the first time in my life, I was wealthy enough to buy nice things—like dry-clean-only sweaters and furniture that actually came pre-assembled. With no experience handling money, or even having money to handle, I quickly developed a “why not?” approach to personal wealth management. The underlying principle was: If a single item’s cost did not exceed $2,000, why not? This made perfect sense to me."
"After all, I was living in a magical time when my disposable income was great and my parental supervision was severely lacking. It was like I was my own only child. My impulses made me feel dizzy, like I was mentally hurtling backwards in a time machine, on a mission to high-five the reasonably unspoiled 12-year-old version of myself. Together, we were going to live the life we only dreamed of, back when I watched Silver Spoons with envious eyes.”
"Arms crossed, David Rivera of Baltimore told a reporter that "it will be a cold day down there before I support — that man." The nomination, he said, had been "stolen" from Clinton. "She won the popular vote, the people wanted her. [Democratic National Committee chairman] Howard Dean didn’t."
He then cried after being denied a Happy Meal on the way home.
"We’re going to run campaign ads to defeat Obama," says Ed Hale, a 63-year-old rancher and a Clinton supporter from Wellington, Texas. "We have doctors, lawyers, CPAs, the blue bloods, and then we have rednecks like me. It’s a very diversified organization."
"Last night, when they crowned Obama king, that’s when I sent my e-mails out to people, and since then, we’ve gotten thousands of hits," he says. (And had Hilary won & they’d crowned her Queen, that would’ve been fine. Sigh.)
"If you ask me, I feel sad in my heart, and I think a lot of people do, but some people are really angry," Banning says. "People feel upset, and not listened to, and a lot of people feel like they’re being thrown under the bus. " (I don’t know if people get how this whole "election" process works.)
I’m not sure why Clinton supporters are so angry, outside of the fact that their candidate lost. Still mad over the Florida & Michigan debacle? Sadly, and as much as they want to lay blame at the feet of the Obama campaign or Howard Dean, the blame lies squarely with the states. They were told not to move their primaries up and what the penalty would be if they did. Both candidates agreed to abide by the DNC’s ruling on this….until one of the candidates started falling behind. Now it’s some sort of conspiracy.
And I love how now these people are (planning on; we’ll see if they actually do) going to vote for McCain. That’s right idiots; vote against your own self interest and completely for the sake of spite.
And to saddle up on my trusty steed, Tangent, what kind of insanity was Clinton Tuesday night? Not concede? Email me at my website to tell me what I should do? That’s just a whole ‘nother level of crazy.
Bottom line: Clinton had this thing in the bag (supposedly) a year and a half ago and somewhere in between then & know blew it, so now it’s Obama heading towards a showdown with Skeletor in November. Deal.