October 30, 2008
(h/t Kevin and Patrick)
October 28, 2008
I love this little anecdote (from Cafe Hayek):
Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read ‘Vote Obama, I need the money.’ I laughed. Once in the restaurant my server had on a ‘Obama 08’ tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference — just imagine the coincidence. When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need — the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight. I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I’ve decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful. At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient needed money more. I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.
October 27, 2008
Not my milieu but, what the fuck, I’m running out of ideas here, bitches (yeah, I know, I’ve said that before).
You’re a girl… Enjoy it.
Does your man have a wandering eye? You can stop that shit right now. Hair and makeup (and a delicious pot roast) usually does the trick.
So you didn’t follow rule #2 and your man is already running around on you? You’re doing it wrong! The only solution: Love him more! (deep down inside he loves you even though he is sticking his dick elsewhere)
That’s all the advice I have for you tonight, ladies. You better take it. 40something single gay men (with multiple cats) know a lot about relationships.
October 26, 2008
Buddhist Jew Kate (or would that be Jewish Bud Kate) has a thought provoking review of Bill Maher’s movie Religulous over at her place. I don’t plan on seeing it because when it comes to TV pundits, Bill Maher is right up there with the Bill “This Fucking Thing Sucks” O’Reilly. Smug, angry and ugly doesn’t work for me. Anyway, she makes some interesting points on both the good and bad sides of organized religion.
Here’s her short but sweet synopsis of the movie:
“Because when we think *we* know what’s best and everyone else is wrong…we f*ck shit up.”
This hit home. Maher said that those of us who are only moderately religious should take a long look in the mirror because if we belonged to a social organization that had such deep historical ties to misogyny, homophobia, child rape, killing, and other acts of horrific violence – we’d have turned in our resignations long ago.
Leaving religion altogether? Hmmmmm.
Talking to my brother on the way home, he said we could say the same about our own country and we ain’t jumpin’ ship and moving to Canada.
Kate’s brother makes a great point. I’m continually amazed how people who mock faith in religion seem to have the most faith (hope) in what our government can/will do for us. Believing that some supernatural power will help you out does take faith. Believing that if we only had the “right people” in power, we will be delivered from all that ails us, that takes a shit load of faith.
October 24, 2008
PETA’s latest adventure into bizarro world…
In an effort to discourage fishing, PETA wants to rename fish “sea kittens”. They seem to think that branding is the problem.
People don’t seem to like fish. They’re slithery and slimy, and they have eyes on either side of their pointy little heads—which is weird, to say the least…When your name can also be used as a verb that means driving a hook through your head, it’s time for a serious image makeover. And who could possibly want to put a hook through a sea kitten?
Sorry, calling fish sea kittens and dressing them up in big eyed cat drag won’t change my mind. I will continue to order my sea kitten salad sandwich on toast.
(the pic above is my personal sea kitteh that I created at the PETA site. Not sure what a sea kitteh is going to do in a litterbox or why he needs a water dish)