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I’m Back, Losers!

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Sort of.

Maybe.

For a while.

We’ll see if I like it or not. My life has had some twists and turns lately, and maybe I need a release. Or a drink.

Yeah, probably a drink.

Or 11.

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You might as well stop the Internet now

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I’m being completely serious about this.

After watching this video, is there anything left to see?

Seriously, it’ll stop the way you think about everything.

Click this link

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Just…don’t ask

environment / religion / security

Shaq, panda, discretion

I don’t know what’s going on here either, folks. There appears to be a panda, Shaquille O’Neal, and…well, that’s about it. I figured I’d make me my own personal Demotivator® and see how that worked out.

Click through to see the image at full Shaq–panda–size.

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Edwards and the Oxford Dictionary

politics / religion

I wonder how dictionary entries are edited. For instance, what most people would consider a simple task — define the word ‘Edwards’. Not so simple, as it turns out.

This is so incomplete. Mark L. Ward, Jr. originally took this screenshot of the Mac OS X 10.5 Dictionary app, noting the Oxford Dictionary only focused on extremism:

Edwards in Mac OS X 10.5

Yeah, see, the other part of the screenshot will probably need revising, as well.

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I learned this stuff in high school

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Just watching this today amazes me just how much I’ve changed. It looks like the Democrats bought this guy out lock, stock, and barrel in the 1960s. Back when I was in high school, they warned us about this sort of thing. Now they encourage it.
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The definition of bigotry

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For a couple of days, I’ve tried to come up with a salient, cogent way to put the tragedy at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in perspective. A man went into a church and started killing people. There is no justification for the murder of these people (not any murder of people). There are no words that can describe the loss of security, and more importantly the loss of life those people left behind must endure. This is, ironically, one of the purposes of the church, to minister to people.
But as I was grasping for reason in yet another unreasonable time, I knew that there’s a brief window of opportunity to make sense of anything. After that window closes, then the people will fall into their own habits, and cling back to their own beliefs, no matter how bigoted or thoughtless.
So was the case with a writer who would consider himself better than those who he does not agree with. RJ Eskow is a bigot:

Who really killed those Unitarians? Was it the preachers who spread hatred and intolerance? The politicians who court and flatter them instead of condemning their hate speech? The media machine that attacks liberals, calls them “traitors” and suggests you speak to them “with a baseball bat”? The economic system that batters people like Jim Adkisson until they snap, then tells them their real enemies are gays and liberals and secular humanists?
If you ask me, it was all of the above.
You killed them, Pat Robertson. You killed them, Pastor Hagee. You killed them, Ann Coulter. You killed them, Dick Morris and Sean Hannity and the rest of you at Fox News.

Pouring salt in wounds. Adding insult to injury. Lashing out at the very people whom you need to help you. How very, very predictable.
A simple test of logic would prove that quoted passage wrong. Take the number of conservative Christian gun owners, and figure out the number of times a gunman has opened fire in the middle of the congregation. Thousands of opportunities a week, and only one? Perhaps it wasn’t the books on the shelf, but the demons in his head?
Many people have no need for the God of the Bible. They only need the God of Validation. This is the definition of bigotry.

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YouTube & Obama: Building a Religion

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Google has officially censored my Barack Obama video.Cake Secret
You have to click through an age–verification page to see this video on YouTube. The reason being…it’s so effective. There’s nothing in this video that I couldn’t show in my Sunday School class.
Can you say Vimeo?

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One of these things isn’t like the other

politics / religion / security

Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) rekindles the eternal flame, commemorating the six million Jews killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust
REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (JERUSALEM) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) shakes hands with U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) during their meeting at the Palestinian Authority headquarters
REUTERS/Eliana Aponte (WEST BANK)
I’m not sayin’ anything…I’m just sayin’.
ADDED: The pictures keep getting better.

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I learned what tautology means!

politics / religion

Tautology! Something else I can believe in!
Beliefs we can believe in
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Douglas Groothuis: Why I Will Vote for Obama

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(Yes, this is a satire.):

1. Yes, he doesn’t share my views on abortion, but so what? After all, aborted babies go to heaven. If they grow up, they might go to hell. Abortion on demand is the best form of evangelism ever invented. So, with Obama we’d continue to get over a million babies into heaven year, and Supreme Court Justices to insure that it goes on for another generation. Obama would push for more and more federal funding for abortions, which means we would be using state money for evangelism! How cool is that?! And I’m sure the ACLU would never call him on it. Yes, I know the Bible talks about “Thou shalt not murder” and caring for “the least of these,” but let’s not get legalistic and impose our Christian morality on others.

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