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Monthly Archive: January 2010

Jan 14 2010

Help. Now. If you can.

Confession: I love David Letterman. His first show after 9/11 was the first time I could let myself cry for that particular tragedy, even though I knew people… never mind, it’s complicated. But I, like so many people, were just torn apart, and were trying to be strong, or angry, or sad, or compassionate… it …

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Jan 11 2010

Foxy Sarah Finds The Perfect Job

Sarah Palin’s joining Fox—Vox populi gets one more voxSo bar the doors and check the locksCos Sarah’s back in town! She gets to be the tea-bag museAnd share with us her folksy views,The fair and balanced right-wing newsWhen Sarah’s throwin’ down! We’ll get to hear the old refrains,And newer bites, as Sarah strainsTo show us …

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Jan 11 2010

Blessed Are The Republicans, For They Shall Say Things Like This

“Omniscient God, we pray to you,In case you hadn’t heard;To smite the folks who want to doWhat they think is your word.To heal the sick, to help the poor,And other hateful stuff,When faith-based healing, I am sure,Is medicine enough.Oh, Lord, we need your guiding hand,So we beseech, in prayer:Please, Jesus, look throughout our land,And smite …

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Jan 07 2010

We Have To Have A Talk About Vaccines

We need to have a talk about vaccines–The evidence is right before your eyes,And everybody knows just what that means When journalists can peek behind the scenesAnd see the anti-vaxxers through disguiseWe need to have a talk about vaccines. Their science isn’t worth a hill of beansAnd so the anti-vaxxers turn to liesAnd everybody knows. …

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Jan 07 2010

European Advice, Please?

This post is aimed especially at my European readers, or any readers who have traveled in Europe. As I have mentioned before, Cuttleson is going to be in Europe (Denmark) soon, for roughly 4 months. At one point (I need to ask him the specific dates, but it is in Spring) he has 2 weeks …

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Jan 04 2010

Makin’ Khalwat

News item: 52 couples detained under Sharia Law, charged with the offense of “close proximity”. She’s not a brideHe’s not a groomBut they decidedTo share a roomThe law’s been testedNow they’re arrestedFor makin’ Khalwat It’s New Year’s EveAt the hotelThey figured “hey,We might as well”I’d like to see ya,But it’s Shariah—We’re makin Khalwat Picture a …

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Jan 03 2010

Evidence Of Religion In Octopuses

“Thousands of dead octopuses wash up on Portugal beach” (BBC News) It’s a tragic little story, more than just a little odd:My suspicion is, an octopus had just invented “god”;When he told the other fishes, most dismissed him as a fool,They had never heard such nonsense in their years in fishy school.His relatives, embarrassed by …

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Jan 02 2010

God Delusion Video (Markella)

I had never heard of this (former opera, now popular) singer, but Podblack told me about her just this morning (er, evening for her). Knowing I have a soft spot for A) rational thought, B) music, and C) Greek women, I can’t imagine what Podblack was thinking. Markella’s site has information about her, but only …

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Jan 02 2010

Danish Cartoonist: 1–Muhammad: 0

It must, at times, be really hardTo be cartoonist Westergaard*.To be a controversial Dane,Targeted by religious insane.Trying to live their normal life,A normal man and normal wife,But with a price put on his head—A million bucks to see him dead. His drawing was a mortal sin(To those who need a thicker skin):The Prophet (praise be …

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