Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Fundamentals of Fundamentalism




As you've read, the governor of Alabama, who claimed that God had elevated him to his position, has been forced to resign due to a sex scandal involving a "top aide and former beauty pageant contestant whom he had taught in Sunday school in Tuscaloosa."

I guess schadenfreude is called for. The New York Times has a good story about the whole business here, in the course of which an Alabama historian and ordained Southern Baptist preacher makes the following observation:
The idea that moral hypocrisy hurts you among evangelical voters is not true, if you’re sound on all of the fundamentals.... Being sound on the fundamentals depends on what the evangelical community has decided the fundamentals have become. At this time, what is fundamental is hating liberals, hating Obama, hating abortion and hating same-sex marriage.
Shifting fundamentals.

He forgot about hating Hillary.


Friday, March 10, 2017

A Must-See (All is Not Gloom and Doom)


Well, it all IS all gloom and doom, actually, but we can still laugh once in a while.

Go here.

[Sorry, the link is no longer active. Nothing to see here. Move along.]


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I Got Nothin' to Say


From the Washington Post:


Saying "Duh!" is an Insult to Morons


Donald Trump prepares for his speech before Congress.


Donald Trump actually said this: "“I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.

 Ladies and gentlemen, that was the President of the United States speaking.

Monday, February 13, 2017