Archive for August, 2010

Hitchens On The Glenn Beck Pep Rally!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 31st, 2010 by Phil Ferguson – Comments Off

White Fright

Glenn Beck’s rally was large, vague, moist, and undirected—the Waterworld of white self-pity.
By Christopher Hitchens 

In a rather curious and confused way, some white people are starting almost to think like a minority, even like a persecuted one. What does it take to believe that Christianity is an endangered religion in America or that the name of Jesus is insufficiently spoken or appreciated? Who wakes up believing that there is no appreciation for our veterans and our armed forces and that without a noisy speech from Sarah Palin, their sacrifice would be scorned? It’s not unfair to say that such grievances are purely and simply imaginary, which in turn leads one to ask what the real ones can be. The clue, surely, is furnished by the remainder of the speeches, which deny racial feeling so monotonously and vehemently as to draw attention.

 

This video shows the IQ of the people at the rally.

Glenn Beck Gets Pwned By Google

Posted in Uncategorized on August 31st, 2010 by Phil Ferguson – Comments Off

Google knows all!

The Silliest Tea Party!

Posted in Tea Party on August 31st, 2010 by Phil Ferguson – Comments Off

A friend of mine (blueberry) started a new blog – The Silliest Tea Party.  It will have everything you ever wanted to know about the Tea Party.  Go check it out. 

Here is a sample….

There’s been a lot of surprise that the “Restoring America” rally wasn’t political. It resembled an evangelical rally, and was seemingly focused on religion instead of politics. Many people have been dismissive of the rally because they think that Beck has somehow changed course. This isn’t necessarily true.

In my last post, I said that religion, language, race, and the nation all start to blur at the edges and become one thing (at least, within a nationalist movement). For devotees, a religious rally is just as political as a voter’s pamphlet.

Blueberry has a lot to say and it’s good stuff.  There may be some surprises coming up – so stay tuned.

Dawkins On NPR – What Is A Meme?

Posted in Uncategorized on August 31st, 2010 by Phil Ferguson – Comments Off

Richard Dawkins discusses the creation of Meme on NPRCat on LolCats

It’s a little segment and Dawkins only shows up in the first minute or two.  However, it does give the history of the word Meme.  Something every skeptic should know.  Enjoy!

The Emmys – It’s On Bitches!

Posted in Funny Video on August 30th, 2010 by Phil Ferguson – Comments Off