January 25, 2009
Even space aliens love Obama – This is the stupidest thing I’ve seen all day:
UPDATE: SINCE THE VIDEO IS NO LONGER WORKING, CLICK HERE FOR A BRIEF GLIMPSE AT THE IMAGE AND CLICK HERE TO READ STEVE NOVELLA’S RESPONSE TO IT.
I think Rebecca Watson says it best:
Highlights include the gnat obviously zipping back and forth in front of the Washington Monument while the hick points out that it is actually (contrary to the video) a very large object flying behind “the obelisk.”
Though I think my favorite part is at the 1:35 mark when he admits seeing the flapping of the wings but then just dismisses it as a glitch in the video because it doesn’t conform to his insanely idiotic hypothesis.
I think somebody’s watched The Day The Earth Stood Still too many times:
January 22, 2009
So anti-Obama fanatics invented a reason to waste America’s time and money by insisting that since the oath of office was botched that he needed a do-over in order to be legally president.
Yeah, these are the same assholes who were insisting we should have canceled the inauguration festivities to save money. And many of these people are the same people that insisted Obama must prove his citizenship because he was one of the many Americans who doesn’t still have their original birth certificate. And not surprisingly, a seemingly high number of these people also think the fluoride in tap water is dangerous.
But sadly, time was wasted as Obama answered the demands by actually going through with this ridiculous do-over.
The error wasn’t even Obama’s fault but Chief Justice John Roberts’ fault because he failed to have Obama state that he would defend and protect the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic.
The video above is the most insanely idiotic thing I’ve seen all week. Sorry to repost it becuase everyone is now dumber for having listened to it. There is NO legal precedent for this bullshit position and we live in a nation that concerns itself with protecting the spirit of the law. Feel free to complain all you want but this isn’t about free speech but rather people like this idiot who are trying to undermine the entire democratic process in a childish hissy fit because they don’t like the guy who won. That’s unacceptable and indefensible.
I didn’t like it when Bush won 2004. But I still accepted it because he won fair and square. Now in 2000, unlike now, a semi-reasonable case could be made (and was) for why Bush might not have won the president. Though it was only “semi”-reasonable. However, in this instance, we’re dealing with an obvious chicken-shit argument from someone who is actually denying Obama is legally the president. Those making the case know there’s no real weight to these arguments; they simply don’t care. They’d rather use deceptive tactics to hijack the democratic system than accept when things don’t go your way.
The oath of office is nothing but a ritual. Obama would be president at noon when Bush’s term was official over regardless of whether he performed the ritual or if he was stuck in traffic because Cloverfield was attacking. Why would anyone even want to accept the notion that such a potential gap between presidents could occur when it can so obviously be exploited by our enemies? If that were the case and I wanted to create chaos in the U.S. I’d do everything I could to prevent the president-elect from performing the oath of office. It’s just stupid that anyone would use this botched ritual as an excuse for their denial.
You can bitch and moan all you want with your fingers in your ears shouting how Obama is not president but Obama is president, so get over it. Of course it doesn’t matter now anyway because Obama has re-performed the ritual and this time with the Chief Judge saying “Simon Says…”
January 21, 2009
Christian protesters crash Obama inauguration -Since Fake Christians is up there, I’m going to take this moment to coin the word “Fatheists,” as in those who claim to be non-believers but are clearly still hung up on the idea of the sky daddy in the sky and make easy straw men for evangelicals to knock down. The word works on more than 1 level.
And of course, what would a public event be without the Westboro Baptist Church? –
December 24, 2008
There’s been talk that at his inauguration, Barack Obama will take the oath of office using the same Bible used when President Lincoln was sworn into office. This will take place after pRick Warren casts a magic spell to cast out the “-elect” from the title of “President-elect.” Either that or to cast out demons or witches or gays. Who the fuck knows what the invocation is actually supposed to invoke?
Now according to Wikipedia:
There is no requirement that any book, or in particular a book of sacred text, be used to administer the oath, and none is mentioned in the Constitution. Use of the Bible being customary for oaths, at least in the 18th and 19th centuries, a Bible was generally used. Several Presidents were sworn in on the George Washington Inaugural Bible. On some occasions, the particular passage to which it was opened has been recorded, as below. Only one president, Franklin Pierce, is definitely known to have affirmed rather than sworn; there are conflicting reports concerning Herbert Hoover, but the use of a bible is recorded and suggests that he swore in the usual fashion.
Wikipedia also records that John Q. Adams used a book of US law instead of a Bible. Of course using Lincoln’s Bible, while furthering Obama’s association with Lincoln, makes for an ultimately empty publicity stunt as of course Lincoln didn’t even own a Bible. . .
The Lincoln Bible was not a family heirloom—he came to Washington without one—but is thought to have come from the Supreme Court’s holdings.
. . . and for obvious reasons. Lincoln didn’t care that much for Christianity . . . at all:
“The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession.” -Abraham Lincoln
“My earlier views of the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures, have become clearer and stronger with advancing years and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them.” -Abraham Lincoln
“What is to be, will be, and no prayers of ours can arrest the decree.” -Abraham Lincoln
“It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to Infidelity.” -Abraham Lincoln
“The only person who is a worse liar than a faith healer is his patient.” -Abraham Lincoln
For more anti-Christian quotes from Lincoln, go here.
But, you know, if Obama really, really feels the need to swear on a former president’s Bible, I have a better suggestion: The Jeffersonian Bible. It’s got all the good ethical teachings of Jesus without all that religious dogma and other supernatural crap.