the otherwhirled

where nothing is real, and nothing else is sacred.

In case it wasn’t already sorely obvious

Republican members of the House of Representatives are some petulant, petty, sycophantic political pustules. Because when the going got tough for them (that is, when it became clear they weren’t going to get their way), the little pussies got going. This kind of shit, more than anything else, honestly makes me embarrassed to be an American. It doesn’t make me want to not be one, but to my non-American visitors, I humbly apologize that so many of our elected officials are complete and utter morons.

Democracy? It ain’t much of one anymore, that’s for damn sure.


via the Huffington Post

2007.08.03 Posted by | anti-theocratic tendencies, opinion, political hegemony, politics | 3 Comments

Come to the Dark Side, ‘Murica.

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) “Together, we will crush the true patriots Rebel Alliance, toss out the Constitution establish the New Empirical Orthodoxy, and scatter the Democrats and other free-thinking beings Jedis to the four corners of the galaxy!”


photo credit: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

2007.07.19 Posted by | anti-theocratic tendencies, humor, politics, public figures | Leave a comment

The Campaign for Unreasonable Theocracy…

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) “…continues.”


photo credit: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

2007.07.19 Posted by | anti-theocratic tendencies, opinion, politics, public figures, snark | Leave a comment

Yeah, I know.

Blogswarm. Post. Get to it.

sorry. i discovered late last night that a certain “assistant” of mine who we wound up parting ways with last month never even got started on (let alone got it done) a huge print order that sadly included an entire reprocessing, thanks to incompatibility issues between settings in older versions of Adobe® Camera Rawgah! so, i’ve got to reprocess and kick some 500 photos out the door by tonight…or at least before opening of business tomorrow in order for the happy couple to get them when they want and for me to be able to move on to other things before i leave to go shoot a wedding in the prairie-riffic boondox of western “Sodakia”, (as i refer to our fine abortion-obsessed state). after i get done with that, i’ll be commenting on this following article, sent by a friend of mine down in the Texas Republic from an undisclosed newspaper that I haven’t had the time to research yet.

Backers of healthy marriage law say it’s a way to improve society


The law, House Bill 2685 by Rep. Warren Chisum, a conservative Republican from the Panhandle, prompted derisive comments from opponents who called it the worst sort of government intrusion.

[…]

It calls for couples who take an eight-hour “successful marriage” course approved by the state to get a free marriage license, with those who don’t paying a doubled fee of $60.

EDIT: reduced to pertinent snippet and linked to the article.

2007.07.02 Posted by | anti-theocratic tendencies, blog against theocracy | 1 Comment

Notes on This Blogswarm Against Theocracy

Blog Against Theocracy II i’m going to start off relatively simply this time. First of all, allow me to draw your attention to my first two posts on the subject of our nation’s theocratic tendencies:

· Why a Theocratic State Isn’t Necessary, wherein i provide my unsolicited two cents as to why i believe this country would survive quite well without moving forward in its current trend towards a legislated theocratic deference.

· How Sciolism Defeats Discourse, wherein i describe what i believe to be the root of the miscommunication between evangelicals and other conservatives, and certainly between evangelicals and the rest of the world at large. Sciolism, to cut to the chase, is best described as “superficial knowledgability”.

for all the obvious reasons, i will be blogging more along these lines, and others, throughout this blogswarm. i am, however, still trying to catch up on several client endeavors today after six days out of the office, and in preparation for another four days away later this week.

i feel compelled to caution you all on several items as this blogswarm begins again:

  1. this is NOT an anti-religious endeavor. that those who would prefer that this country be run as a theocracy happen to be religious zealots is a rather obvious by-product of the tenacity of their faith. that such people become mortally aggrieved whenever someone disagrees with this is a by-product of their sciolism.
  2. this is NOT an anti-religious endeavor. many of the individuals who participate in this Blogswarm Against Theocracy are religious persons who hold a firm and steadfast belief in their God (or Allah, or Jehovah, or Whomever), but who happen to be offended by the politicization of religious and spiritual principles. i do not happen to fall into a religious category, but nevertheless, i deeply respect their moral clarity in this regard.
  3. this is NOT an anti-religious endeavor. it is a fairly logical extension, under the Bill of Rights, by those who which to protect the founding principle of Separation of Church and State, which was, incidentally, instituted by persons of clear religious disposition and far greater insight into the matter than the pundits and idealogues of today.

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2007.07.01 Posted by | anti-theocratic tendencies, blog against theocracy | Leave a comment

Tomorrow, tomorrow,

Blog Against Theocracy II “we blog it, tomorrow…”


image credit: Tengrain, of “Mock, Paper, Scissors

2007.06.30 Posted by | anti-theocratic tendencies, blog against theocracy | 2 Comments

What Ah want ta know is…

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how come you ain’t got no pitchers of Jesus up in this here mosque?

(Reuters photo)

2007.06.27 Posted by | anti-theocratic tendencies, humor, politics, public figures, religion | 1 Comment