Nov 14, 2012
commented on Woman Dies After Being Denied an Abortion
This is so so sad. My heart goes out to this poor woman's family.
I can only hope that incidents like this help people realize that the words "pro-life" are bullshit marketing fluff because the more accurate "anti-women" just doesn't sound very good.
Also, I hope her family sues the shit out of the hospital, the government, and the Catholic Church. (If that's even possible. I don't know squat about the Irish legal system)
Nov 9, 2012
commented on Jews: The Other White People
@9 Despite the bullshit claims that various religions may have on the subject, no one is born belonging to a religion any more than they are born belonging to a political party. They are often, however, brainwashed at an early age.
Nov 7, 2012
commented on NOM's Sad Silver Lining
Does not compute, indeed. But then, if these people had minds capable of rational thought, we wouldn't be having these arguments in the first place. :/
Jul 30, 2012
commented on "Slightly Dangerous"
Meh. I've seen bigger. :) Seriously, go to Burning Man or Burning Flipside. There's usually at least one oversized Jenga set somewhere.
Jul 8, 2012
commented on Slog Bible Study: Zephaniah 1:14-18
OK. I'm getting tired of the Slog Bible Study posts. Yes, it's fun to laugh at the misguided ramblings of ancient sleep-deprived desert nomads, but I feel like we're just legitimizing it by posting about it at all.
Here's the summary for all future Slog Bible Study posts:
The Bible is a bunch of really old stories cobbled together, often poorly. It is not divinely inspired. Much of it doesn't even make sense. Don't live your life by it. The end.
Jul 2, 2012
commented on Mitt Romney and the Discarded Fetuses
Does it really matter, though? No matter how much you get the evangelicals to dislike Romney, they'd never in a million years vote for Obama. Best you can hope for is that they won't vote at all, or that they'll vote for a useless 3rd party candidate. But I don't seriously see either of those things happening.