Sunday, November 28, 2010

I Guess We're Just Gonna Have to Disagree to Disagree

A group called American Atheists has put up an anti-Christmas billboard near the Lincoln Tunnel which reads "You KNOW it's a Myth. This Season, Celebrate REASON!"

And so you would figure that an article reporting on this topic would of course inspire Christian individuals to post comments concerning the billboard. But the real question is: how quickly do the posts get to the topic of Obama's birth certificate? Well, here's the progression that gets us there: 11 posts in, Obama's an "atheist":

Because of course he's a communist Muslim. And a mere 4 posts later VOX114 is back with "Christians don't attend a 'church'":

And then 29 posts later, VOX114 is back with "militant homosexuals join the atheist movement..."

I'm beginning to suspect a troll and then we're almost thrown off track by abortion:

But thankfully, "someone else" comes along with the Obama birth certificate question:

And so we find that in the most ritualistic of ways, any comment section can get off topic into something that isn't a topic at all. Happy Cyber Monday, to the most famous red suited socialist in the mall.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Musings on Quincy

Tattooed hands of a man I met in the Hancock Cemetery in Quincy, MA. He claimed to be a Freemason, as per the clove tattoo, but then asked me if I knew what the skull and wings symbol at the top of the headstones from the 1600s meant. You'd think a guy with a skull tattooed on his hand would know these things. But we got to chatting and one of his other two friends pulled up his shirt sleeve to show me the name Robin encased in a dagger tattoo on his forearm, placed there as a commitment to a long ago ex-girlfriend. And I replied, my name's spelled with a y.

Here's the skull and wings from the previous story.

Kinda reminds me of the Day of the Dead.

Not a bad sign to wear at the airport.

Birthplace of John Adams (the guy who was President)

Monday, November 22, 2010

The State of Journalism

Really, Washington Post, "dressed in a Luke Skywalker costume"? I mean, breaking the Watergate story was great but since then, your fact checking has gone down hill.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

God Agenda

The It Gets Better Campaign has drawn attention to the prevalence of suicide among homosexual youths which has prompted some school systems to include homosexuality in their tolerance curriculum which in turn is coming up against Christian outrage.

Pastor Rick DeMato of Liberty Baptist Church in Montana, while shocked by the new guidelines in his school system, said "Of course we’re all against bullying." But is he really? It's difficult for an anti-bullying campaign to get through to people who worship the biggest bully in history. Read his book, if you don't agree with his agenda then... wrath, vengeance, it doesn't get better. It's like the vicious cycle of battered children becoming abusive parents, they don't know any better because that's how they were taught to deal with those who don't follow their rules.

Pastor DeMato went on to say "But the Bible says very clearly that homosexuality is wrong, and Christians don’t want the schools to teach subjects that are repulsive to their values.”

Here's the thing, I get it that you don't agree with homosexuality but don't claim you're against bullying, because you're not. It's part of your curriculum. And that is why we have separation of church and state. No matter what Christine O'Donnell "thinks."

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Olbermann

"Keith Olbermann was suspended over political donations."

How long till he gets scooped up by FOX? Oh, wait, never mind, they're looking for racists and failed politicians. Silly me, ethics violations are a requirement at the corporate level.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sane Insanity

Argument between a Tea Partier and Ralliers for Sanity and/or Fear which I captured on my iPhone in DC. It was the only argument that I witnessed at the event. Political that is, I mean, I'm sure there was a lot of, I can't hear a thing, if we had gotten up an hour earlier like I said, then we wouldn't be in this mess.

As compared to the crazy town of insane protesters that I experienced at Obama's inauguration, that was just a conversation inspired by a prop truck. Near the end of this video are some of those megaphone types from 2008.

Here are some of the photos that I captured at the rally as well.