Rangoon Rifflet: Let’s Make a Sandwich!
Your gas company knows a lot about a lot of things. Mostly gas. So of course you can trust them to tell you how to make a sandwich… or can you?
Join Starch and Sunny Jim as the sinister claws of industry stretches the meaning of the words ‘sandwich’, ‘instruction’ and ‘short film’ to the breaking point in: Let’s Make a Sandwich!
If my child came up and said that to me, it certainly wouldn’t be the ‘born the wrong gender’ thing that I’d have trouble coping with.
It would be the ‘my child’ part.
North Korean hackers and the Boston bombings might not appear to have much in common. But not according to some American lawmakers, who are using both to justify passing a controversial cybersecurity bill that civil liberties advocates claim
Anonymity and rights to privacy weren’t scary to the ruling caste before the internet came along because they knew that those rights were easily brushed aside. The internet scares them to death because suddenly that privacy exists whether they wish to allow it or not.
They are lying to you. This has nothing to do with security and everything to do with power. They do and shall fear any form of power held by normal citizens that is not easily overmatched by their own.
What on Earth is this supposed to demonstrate? That only liberals and scientists get abortions? That atheists and liberals are the cause of homosexuality?
This chart means nothing because there’s no data upon which it was made. All you’ve posted is unfounded fear-mongering and demonizing tactics.
Wow! A massively dumb graphic! Is this supposed to create humor in conservative Christian circles or something?
Incidentally, the majority of scientists are both liberals and atheists, and are responsible for virtually all of the technological and medical wonders we see in our society. No “end of civilization” in sight, and there are millions of the buggers.
Clearly they fear an army of cloned gay abortionists.
I’ll also note that none of those things have been demonstrated as being negatives. Not even the “end of civilization”, by which I can only assume they mean the current, Christian-dominant civilization, since society won’t crumble, even if under the fashionable bootheels of the cloned gay abortionist army.
See, that’s what they fear. They fear society changing because they’ve got noplace to go but down.
TERRORISTS!!! CAN!!! BE!!! FROM!!! THIS!!! COUNTRY!!!
THEY!!! ARE!!! NOT!!! SPECIFICALLY!!! FROM!!! THE!!! MIDDLE!!! EAST!!!
I swear to God if I see anyone blame Islam, Arabs or any such people on my dashboard, you will be unfollowed and ignored.
This has been the very successful propaganda drumbeat since before 9-11, and that, by the by, was more than a decade ago.
Every twenty-something has been raised in the terrorism=middle east media soup. If you’re too young to remember when you thought terrorists=Cobra, then your’e likely to believe all terrorism is Islamic, because that’s how the news and popular culture define it.
Tim McVay, abortion bombers and other whitebread Christian-type loonies are usually referred to as ‘exteremists’ if they’re referred to at all. If the word terrorist isn’t applied to Muslims who do similar things, the term ‘fundamentalist’ gets wheeled out.
Christian fundamentalists, the media tells us, are just stuffy, meddling busybodies who protest and try to pass dumb laws. Muslim fundamentalists, they say, blow shit up.
This has the effect of making out the fundamentals of Islam as being more inherently venomous than the funadmentals of Christianity. This isn’t true. Both books are inconsistent mangles of kind sayings and proclimations stirred into violent, tribal, xenophobic, misogynist, authoritatian monstrosity that allows the good or ill to be cherry picked at one’s preference. We should call the Tim McVays and the abortion clinic bombers terrorists. We should call the extermists what they are: fundamentalists. But we don’t. And the media and the government and just about everything else pushes this tribal, black-and-white image of the world, and we wonder why so many people buy into it when they’re soaking in it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We should wait until it is proven who did something before we point fingers for it and start drawing up plans for bombing raids.
Personally, I hope the terrorists involved aren’t from an easily-identifiable minority. It might spare us another protracted, bloody, foreign war. As of right now, this is a job for law enforcement, and so long as the perpetrators are acting outside a government’s direction, it should remain so.
Boston. Fucking horrible.
I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”
But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.
But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness.
But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.
|—||Patton Oswalt (on Facebook)|
Maybe they mean it in a Saint Patrick kind of way.
Are there a lot of pagans in Arkansas?
My favorite Public Shaming post may have finally met it’s match.
This is a classic. An absolute classic…
“Free food is for the lazy…unless the free food is for me!”
I’d like to add that of that $48.57, about $5.71 went to Welfare and Unemployment. So she bought the poor and starving a happy meal.
Meanwhile, about $10 went to the Department of Defense and the War on Terror.
these are my top two “too silly for me to take seriously” picks
Reblogging twice because these two sample pics hold too much stupidity for just one block of impenetrable text.
The watchmaker arguement? Do people not check to see if their arguements have already been countered before making them? That’s some sub-C.S. Lewis weaksauce apologetics there, and I make it a point to give a juicebox to anyone who finds C.S. Lewis convincing so they’ll have something to do while we wait for their caregiver to get back.
Then again, I don’t know what I expect from people who believe and memorize a holy book that says that salt water and fresh water don’t mix. (Ok, so it says ‘bitter’ and ‘sweet’ waters, but since those things do not exist, I’m going with what I understand is what is the intended meaning.)
Here’s the deal, peeps. Matter and energy have properties that, even with the current sizable (yet shrinking) holes in our knowlege of cosmology, easily explain the arrangement of the universe as we see it today. So if you’re using the watchmaker as a means of arguing against naturalistic cosmology, you fail there. Using it against evolution is even more ridiculous because watches don’t breed with variation and for that reason are not subject to selection pressure on breeding.
If you think your religious sources are accurately reporting the facts of science to you then I have bad news: You’ve been lied to. Don’t believe me it’s easy to check: track down the information from actual scientific sources. Does it match what your priest/mullah/crazy uncle ted/auditor/elder/etc says? If the answer is no, then either your religious overlord is vastly misinformed (a mortal failing, by the way, if they’ve spoken with conviction. If they didn’t do the research they haven’t lived up to their responsibilities) or they’re lying to you.
I’m not even bringing up a ‘who is right’ element here. Just see if what your religious sources have told you about science actually match what the current science says. Even if the science was 100% wrong (it’s not) then you’d still have to expect your religious authorities to report what the science says accurately, at least so much as a layperson is capable.
Then consider what else they’ve told you.
these are my top two “too silly for me to take seriously” picks
On the offchance an actual religious person reads fucknoreligiousfanart, I’ll point something else out:
Lets all pretend the watchmaker arguement isn’t astonishly stupid and already debunked. I don’t think I have enough whiskey for that, but hey, I’m good with imagination so I can fake it. Lets take the analogy further.
I find a watch on the beach.
Well, clearly there must be a watchmaker. But what do I know about that creator? It could be one person. It could be dozens on an assembly line. That person could have designed the watch, or built it from a kit. That person or persons could still be alive, making watches, or retired, or dead. I can reasonably assume the watchmaker has no idea where the watch is or even if it still exists or is still running. That watchmaker certainly wouldn’t care what the bacteria living on the gears and springs do with their lives or demand their worship, unless he is a lunatic.
If one assumes a universe is like a watch, and needs a creator, then that doesn’t tell us anything about that creator. It doesn’t imply, by any stretch, that the creator is omniscient, omnipotent or eternal. It doesn’t imply a ‘god’. It simply implies ‘something made this’. Could be a team of scientists in the previous universe. Could be a pantheon of gods, ala the Norse or Greek. Could be a single, mortal god who is long since dead. Could be a deist deity who created the universe and then left it in the sand someplace.
And having picked up the watch, I’m suddenly surrounded by dozens of people all shouting that they personally know who the watchmaker is and why he makes watches. Each one taking credit, but none of them with a lick of proof outside thier words in a book. Some of them can describe basic watch function, but none of them can lay out the actual engineering of the thing and several assume it works on fantastically inaccurate units of time.
Until one of these people can show me evidence that they know the watchmaker, I can only assume they are liars or are deluded and leave the question of who made the watch as an unknown until it can be determined through rigorous detective work.