Legendary libertarian economist Thomas Sowell wrote a little reminder to America that redistributionisms (like public schools and food stamps) always end in massive poverty like Soviet Russia, WHERE FOOD STAMPS YOU.
President Obama was interrupted during a speech at a very inconvenient Los Angeles fundraiser tonight, by an especially zealous heckler who insisted that “Jesus Christ is Lord and creator of the universe.” As could be expected, the god-hating crowd of liberal Hollywood sodomy-lovers begin to boo the Savior, and subsequently beg Obama to finish his slow murder of God and liberty with another 4-year term. (sorry for the ad…) Obama soaks it nicely, as any secret atheist would, but then ruins the whole thing by saying he believes in Jesus too, which of course he’s always insisted, but that both sides of the aisle wish wasn’t actually true. He then finishes off the missed opportunity to set the record straight by trying to redistribute some chick’s jacket as the cops pull the guy out and he calls Obama the Antichrist. If only, brother. Get ready for endless videos of Obama reveling in the Godless jeering for 13 1/2 months.
A few things to consider when mulling yesterday’s anniversary of one of the single worst crimes ever committed, and the heroic actions of thousands who responded to its perpetrators’ abject nihilism and hate, with courage, hope and self-sacrifice. Composer Steve Reich has finished a composition that includes audio snippets from air-traffic controllers, fire department radio transmissions and interviews with witnesses to the attacks. It is a jarring and piercing meditation on terror and how technology brought us that horror in real time. You can listen to the piece as performed by the Kronos Quartet at NPR. Here is BuzzFeed’s compilation of some of the most heinous mischaracterizations of President Obama and his own faith and his presence at the WTC ceremony yesterday. The hatred and ignorance demonstarted by so-called god-fearing Christians illustrates the religious backlash that the terrorists inflicted on secular America, in addition to the thousands of murders and untold financial cost of the clean-up and subsequent wars. Here is a list of lies told by former President George W. Bush and former Vice-President and possible war crimes defendant Dick Cheney connecting 9/11 to Iraq and using that as a justification for an unprovoked invasion of that country. And a famously controversial quote from the aftermath that has served as the most evocative and clearest argument against unquestioned religious faith in the 21st century: The men who committed the atrocities of September 11 were certainly not “cowards,” as they […]
A short NPR piece about the NHK Symphony, Japan’s largest, touring the US this week. For fans of Evangelion, Bach’s Air On a G String already conjures up images of a devastated Japan. This time of course, it’s real, and the music is all the more poignant. Enjoy. (About the article title.)
Thousands of theater fans peacefully took to the streets of New York on Tuesday to demand the ouster of embattled director Julie Taymor from her position as creative principal of the world’s most expensive theatrical production, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. News reports indicated that her resignation could be imminent despite her struggle to maintain control over the troubled venture which has claimed the lives of hundreds of performers and committed unspeakable horrors in the name of popular entertainment.
We’re about to witness an incredible feat of obfuscation and misdirection. The Republican party is a few months into a massive, nationwide campaign to discredit the very people who they hope to court for the Senate and White House in 2012: the American people. It’s fascinating that not only do they think this is a winning strategy, but that it might actually work, and that so many people will be once again battered into voting against their own self interest.
The time has come. Just like their eventual admission that the Earth orbits the Sun (1822), and that species evolve from other species (Oh, wait…) the Catholic church has decided at last that between condoms and HIV, condoms are the lesser evil. Once again, dogma has proven maleable, but not without the suffering of millions, and after like, 100 years or so. Let’s all fuck bareback to celebrate, the way God intended (but later revised.)