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Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 31 2011

White Chicken Chili Recipe

A couple friends on Facebook requested my recipe for white chicken tomatillo chili, so here it is. I completely improvised this the first time and I don’t really measure things, but this is pretty close. Here are the basic ingredients: chicken breast, tomatilloes, cilantro, garlic, chili peppers, red onion, and a mix of beans.

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Dec 31 2011

Pastor Explains the Proper Role of Women

I have no idea who this preacher is, but this is about equal parts amusing and sad to watch. My favorite part is when he says that a man shouldn’t get their theology from a woman because the Bible was written by men. And he’s right, men wrote it. That’s why there’s so much nonsense …

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Dec 31 2011

Victoria Jackson Cracks the Case

Victoria Jackson draws on her vast experience and knowledge to inform people that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated our government at the highest levels. Her evidence of this: The government actually listens to some Muslim people when trying to deal with a threat from other Muslim people.

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Dec 31 2011

Newt’s Pointless Campaign

With Newt Gingrich’s recent surge in the polls, already flagging, a lot of people began to wonder whether he could actually win the nomination. But in reality he was just the latest not-Romney to get his turn in the dunk tank — and quite frankly, I don’t think he ever had any intention of being …

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Dec 31 2011

Pat Robertson Babbles About Time

Justin Griffith found some great video of Pat Robertson babbling incoherently about the nature of time and the universe and edited in some clips from Doctor Who for comparison. The result is quite funny. If you can find anything remotely making sense in Robertson’s ramblings, please translate for us.

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Dec 31 2011

Happy Birthday, Greta Christina

Happy Birthday to FTB’s beloved Greta Christina, who turns 50 years old today. After years of only admiring her from a distance and occasionally linking back and forth to her blog, I was very happy that she agreed to join this network when we asked her. And even more happy to finally get to meet …

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Dec 31 2011

Rock Beyond Belief: Make Your Plans Now

Al Stefanelli has all the details on the Rock Beyond Belief event, which will take place at Ft. Bragg on March 31. The unfortunate thing is that the event is only a week after the Reason Rally in Washington, D.C., so many people won’t be able to afford going to both. But if you can …

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Dec 30 2011

Why the Iowa Caucuses are Overrated

Every four years the attention of the media and the entire political world is focused on Iowa and the results of the caucuses there are a huge factor in determining the presidential nominee from at least one of the two major parties (this year, only the Republicans because there is a Democratic incumbent without a …

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Dec 30 2011

Israel Asserts Liberal Values Against Religious Extremism

The government of Israel, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, are taking action to stop ultra-orthodox extremists from bullying young girls for don’t follow their strict dress code. This has long been a problem in areas of Israel (and the U.S. for that matter) controlled by these nuts, but the story of a little girl shown …

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Dec 30 2011

Dumbass Quote of the Day

From Michele Bachmann, telling Personhood USA that she would literally die in order to eliminate reproductive rights for other women and make sure that they will die from botched back alley abortions rather than having them performed in a safe environment:

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Dec 30 2011

Egypt Joins the 14th Century

With a clear battle going on in Egypt between Muslim reactionaries, the military and the forces of liberalism, this strikes me as a major victory — if the military complies with it, which it may well not do. From Reuters:

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Dec 30 2011

Jewish Wingnut: Romney Will “Homosexualize” America

Rabbi Yehuda Levin, the absolutely insane Jewish wingnut so beloved by the extreme Christian right, tells a group of his fellow lunatics that if Mitt Romney is elected he will cause the “homosexualization” of America. Oh, and he’s not kosher.

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Dec 30 2011

Paul Campaign Welcomes Endorsement of Theocrat Pastor

The Ron Paul campaign announced the endorsement of Rev. Phillip Kayser of Dominion Covenant Church in Omaha, Nebraska this week. Warren Throckmorton documents that Kayzer is a theocrat who wants to impose Biblical death penalties on gay people and adulterers. The article on the Paul campaign site appears to have been deleted now, but here’s …

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Dec 30 2011

Obama Forces Everyone to Celebrate Kwanzaa

The loony right has something new to freak out about since Obama issued a greeting to those who celebrate Kwanzaa just like he did for Christmas and every other major religious holiday, even ones celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs. And just like President Bush did every single year:

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Dec 30 2011

Gingrich: Judges Should Come From Fundie Law Schools

If you had any doubt that Newt Gingrich would turn the federal courts into an instrument for theocratic rule, this conversation on David Barton’s radio show will put that doubt to rest.

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