I get so busy commenting on Facebook that I momentarily forget I have this space here on which to write long-winded rants about things. Since the election and subsequent inauguration of Donald Trump, it seems the world has gone to … Continue reading →
How many more unarmed black men have to be killed by out-of-control white police officers before the rest of the country understands what Kaepernick was protesting?
Yes, what happened in Paris IS horrible. A tragedy. Over 150 people died in these attacks, and many more were injured. 30,000 people a year die from violence in the U.S. every year, mostly from guns. Untold thousands die in the Middle East as a direct result of religiously motivated violence. Women around the world are permanently maimed or killed in the name of religion as well. But we hardly ever hear about those other tragedies because they are so ordinary any more.
But these attacks in Paris? Why, that’s unheard of! It’s outrageous! We must pray for Paris!
Seriously? Give me a fucking break.
To whom shall we pray? The God whose followers did this in his name? Or the omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent God who supposedly knew it would happen, was supposedly there when it happened, and supposedly could do nothing to stop it — or simply couldn’t be bothered to try? To which God should we pray? And for what shall we pray?
Certainly every effort will be made to aid the families of victims. Anyone with an ounce of empathy and compassion will treat them with kindness, and the city and nation will do their best to press forward in their lives. Paris will survive, just like New York did, just like London and Madrid, as well.
But we are not fighting Islam. We are fighting terrorists. They are not the same thing. Muslims around the world are just as horrified by acts of terrorism as anyone else, because these acts do not reflect the faith they believe in or the religion they practice.
There is currently a bill up in Kansas that echoes the cry from small pockets of insanity across the nation. Certain right-wing nut jobs want legislation passed that would allow businesses to actively discriminate against LGBT customers/clients, on the grounds … Continue reading →
One of the greatest fallacies of the so-call “pro-life” crowd is the idea that “abortion is murder, because life begins at conception.” No, life does not “begin” at conception. Life happens all around, all the time. The egg and the … Continue reading →
Apparently some of the gun-lovers are whining about invasion of privacy with the proposed new regulations. 10 Things Conservatives Support That Are MORE Invasive Than Background Checks For Gun Ownership | Addicting Info. Yeah, think about this shit and then … Continue reading →
Over on Facebook there is this picture being circulated, along with the quoted text beneath it: San Antonio Theater Shooting On Sunday December 17, 2012, 2 days after the CT shooting, a man went to a restaurant in San Antonio … Continue reading →
I didn’t see this one when it was posted a few months back, but it has some interesting perspectives. Annoying we can pay to provide 100% socialized medicine in Israel, but can’t provide it for our own people. Annoying we … Continue reading →
I was just pondering things a little while ago and my brain went to the insanity of those who blame hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes and other natural disasters on the perceived sins of human beings. Religious people have not (apparently) advanced … Continue reading →
It is truly amazing the garbage spewing forth from Republicans’ keyboards over the loss they suffered on Tuesday. This article (The Delusional Explanations For The Republican Loss) addresses some of the crap. The sheer volume of wild-eyed terror from their … Continue reading →