I don’t think anyone will be surprised to hear that I’m a liberal commie pinko and so are a good number of my friends. (Heck, some of you are to the left of me!) So I hear a lot of the rhetoric from various parts of lefty America.
One thing I hear a lot (and have even said myself) is something along the lines of “if these red state folks just got a good education, they would…” vote Democratic or vote for whatever policy we support.
If you know me, you probably figure that title means I’m about to rant about being an atheist again and, well, that would be a good guess. But this time I’m thinking about gods in fiction and why I think their fictional existence is problematic.
I’ve had an epic rant on this topic brewing for years, but the CDC’s latest recommendations on the prescribing of opioid painkillers has finally given me the reason I needed to write the darn thing down.
See, here’s the thing: I think this country’s understanding of pain and approach to pain management is a clusterfuck of the highest order. And that’s me putting it nicely.
It used to be that when people talked about being sexually harassed, whether it was street harassment or something like fondling or rape, I would keep quiet. Not in the sense of condoning what happened, but in the sense of “well, it’s never happened to me, so I have nothing to contribute.”
Then one day someone mentioned a guy following them around and staring at them and I thought “Oh…wait, that kinda sounds like something that happened to me back in college.” Continue reading
I’ve long thought that the defeat of intelligent design theory lay not in complicated scientific proofs, but simply in forcing people to actually look at the design that their creator supposedly gave us.
A quick look at the human body shows not a miracle, but rather a kludgey system that barely keeps running at the best of times and breaks down spectacularly at the worst of times. Continue reading
Wow. I just watched about half of a video on youtube that was pretty much the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen. I’d love to do a thorough fisking, but I’m too busy dealing with the FLAMES ON THE SIDE OF MY FACE.
To give you an idea, the video is titled “Vaccines: Medical Rape or Personal Choice.”
Yeah. ::facepalm:: Y’all can pretty much see this trainwreck coming a mile away, can’t you?