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Day September 5, 2008

The eBay Myth

From ABC News:

In their first post-convention appearance, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., gushed about his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with a story that doesn’t quite square with reality.

“You know what I enjoyed the most?” McCain said in Cederburg, Wisconsin, according to ABC News’ Bret Hovell. “She took the luxury jet that was acquired by her predecessor and sold it on e-Bay. And made a profit!”

What a delightful story.

But it’s not true.

She didn’t sell the jet on eBay.

And she didn’t make a profit.

Evolutionists Flock To Darwin-Shaped Wall Stain

Finally, a reason to make an atheistic pilgrimage.

DAYTON, TN—A steady stream of devoted evolutionists continued to gather in this small Tennessee town today to witness what many believe is an image of Charles Darwin—author of The Origin Of Species and founder of the modern evolutionary movement—made manifest on a concrete wall in downtown Dayton.

“I brought my baby to touch the wall, so that the power of Darwin can purify her genetic makeup of undesirable inherited traits,” said Darlene Freiberg, one among a growing crowd assembled here to see the mysterious stain, which appeared last Monday on one side of the Rhea County Courthouse. The building was also the location of the famed “Scopes Monkey Trial” and is widely considered one of Darwinism’s holiest sites. “Forgive me, O Charles, for ever doubting your Divine Evolution. After seeing this miracle of limestone pigmentation with my own eyes, my faith in empirical reasoning will never again be tested.”

Added Freiberg, “Behold the power and glory of the scientific method!”

But not everybody agrees:

“It’s a stain on a wall, and nothing more,” said the Rev. Clement McCoy, a professor at Oral Roberts University and prominent opponent of evolutionary theory. “Anything else is the delusional fantasy of a fanatical evolutionist mindset that sees only what it wishes to see in the hopes of validating a baseless, illogical belief system. I only hope these heretics see the error of their ways before our Most Powerful God smites them all in His vengeance.”

(Thanks Jason)

Question of the Day

What’s for lunch?

Two O’Clock Trailers – The Wild One

Friday Cat Blogging

Tyra Banks Pissed in Slo Mo

Freudian Slip

Star Trek Love Boat

Genius.

(via SF Signal)

Daily Dose of Ingersoll

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There are two ways of accounting for the sacred books and
religions of the world.

One is to say that the sacred hooks were written by inspired
men, and that our religion was revealed to us by God.

The other is to say that all books have been written by men,
without any aid from supernatural powers, and that all religions
have been naturally produced.

We find that other races and peoples have sacred books and
prophets, priests and Christs; we find too that their sacred books
were written by men who had the prejudices and peculiarities of the
race to which they belonged, and that they contain the mistakes and
absurdities peculiar to the people who produced them.

Christians are perfectly satisfied that all the so-called
sacred books, with the exception of the Old and New Testaments,
were written by men, and that the claim of inspiration is perfectly
absurd. So they believe that all religions, except Judaism and
Christianity, were invented by men. The believers in other
religions take the ground that their religion was revealed by God,
and that all others, including Judaism and Christianity, were made
by men. All are right and all are wrong. When they say that “other”
religions were produced by men, they are right; when they say that
their religion was revealed by God, they are wrong.

Robert Green Ingersoll – “Which Way” (1884)

Return of the Green Screen

(Oliver Willis has the green screen grab if you want to play with it.)


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