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What Hath They Wrought?

Mostly crap, misery, and destruction. METAPHOR sums up the hippy condition:

The Boomers were handed a Utopian ideal – practical, technocratic, rational, with silver wheels in the sky tended over by engineers and scientists – and they abandoned it for a Dionysian version based on wrecking and remaking the world they’d inherited. Their patron saint: Holy St. Caulfield, who identified the greatest sin in the human soul: being a phoney. Better to be an authentic bastard than someone who cannot successfully convince a teenager that some ideas have an importance that transcend the ability of the individual to manifest them 24/7.

Of course they got sour; if you believe a Utopia is possible if we just retinker human behavior to eliminate greed and dress codes and football and anything else that reminds us of Dad, be it the specific one or the unseen National Dad that rules the boardrooms and bedrooms and cloakrooms of DC, then the failure of this world makes it a dystopia, the worst of all possible worlds.

Bork as some interesting insights into the period in Slouching Towards Gomorrah.  But METAPHOR continues:

Some suggest that the great disenchantment began with the assassination of JFK, and I see the point. But it’s strange that it led to a loss of faith in us, given who shot the President. (Yes, I’m one of those lone-gunman wackos. I’m a freethinker! I refuse to accept concensus!) If Oswald had been a card-carrying Kluxer or a dead-ender Bircher or some sort of far-right-wing nutcase, I wonder if we would have accepted the Warren Commission and moved along. But no, he was a Communist. Well obviously there has to be more to it, then. Same with Sirhan Sirhan: his motivation will forever be a mystery, won’t it?

Once you start to believe in the dark shadowy forces, you’re done with the world. You’re done engaging it, you’re done enjoying it. There’s no point. It’s a sham, a shell, a shiny façade erected by the Jews / Bilderburgers / Trilateral Commission/ Council on Foreign Relations /  Project for a New American Century / Masons / Knights Templar / Illuminati / Federal Reserve / Rockefeller-Royal Family Nexus / Bush Crime Syndicate / League of Grim Intent, and all you can do is post on the internet and call talk radio to argue with the hosts who think we’re free people.

It’s nice to see hope abroad in the land again, but I wonder who will be to blame when human nature asserts itself and the manna shipments fall behind. Someone has to be blamed, after all. It’s not the task that’s a fool’s errand. It’s the fools who refuse to believe in the task.

This probably blows the boundaries on fair use, but METAPHOR frames this so well.

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Nolan On Wrestling Pigs In Mud

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The Threat Of Watermelons

Green on the outside, Red on the inside.  Watch for one in a position of power near you.  Is there any clearer evidence of the wisdom of the Founding Fathers in trying to structure a system that keeps the government genie in the bottle?  You’ve come a long way, baby!  Next stop, dictatorship!

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Is Your Child In A Public School?

Then you must read this.  Do not let your child become a victim of the system.

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DEPA

Deceased Equine Percussive Activity.  It happens so often around Mr. Fu that it needed an acronym.

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If Only!

This would get me to watch The View!  Though even if this wasn’t The Onion you would know it was totally fake because Joy Behar would never use the word radula.

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We Don’t See You That Way

Peter Cook tried explaining his affair that ultimately lead to his divorce from Christie Brinkley.  He had this to say:

“My hope is that the world will see that I’m not the scumbag pervert that I’ve been painted to be.”

Heh, you, sir, are not a scumbag pervert.  IMFO (In Mr. Fu’s Opinion) you are a whiny scumbag pervert.  Why are you dragging your dirty laundry out into public?

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The Ruskies Are Ticked Off?

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Baseball Screwball?

What will the name of this conspiracy be?  The Atlanta Blackfeet?

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Sex on the Beach? Six Years In Dubai Jail?

When Mr. Fu first saw the headline (Couple Faces 6 Years in Prison for Sex on the Beach in Dubai) he thought, “Wow, they have tough anti-drinking laws in Dubai.”  Then he thought again….

Seems that being married has benefits in Dubai:

The couple -– Vince Acors and Michelle Palmer -– face up to six years in jail for indecency and having unmarried sex.

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Well, Bush Isn’t Really The One Trying To Spell America With A ‘K’

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Campus Idiots

And the college presidential offices they hold: 100 college presidents want to “debate” lowering the drinking age.  But:

There are other arguments for lowering the age. Maybe the most popular is that if you’re old enough to join the Army and die for your country, you’re old enough to buy a beer. But there is a good reason to avoid such blind consistency. Among the qualities that make 18-year-olds such good soldiers are their fearlessness and sense of immortality—traits that do not mix well with alcohol.

The article points out some statistics on the drop in teenage automotive fatalities due to drinking with increases in the drinking age.  If it saves just one child it is worth it, right?

It is not fair that 18 year olds can fight and die for their country and vote, but not drink?   Just chalk it up as another life lesson: life isn’t fair, get over it.

And this is interesting, they worry about binge drinking, but isn’t it just Darwinism in action?  They believe in Darwinism, right?  This is just a failure of under 21 year olds to adapt to their environment.

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Occasionally It Needs To Be Said

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Not As Interesting

Ted Kaczynski’s cabin in the woods is no where near as interesting as the idea of Mr. Fu’s “The Cabin in the Woods.”

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They Need A Lawgiver Too

Apparently not all sheister lawyers follow the sheister lawyer law, “Sheister lawyer shall not betray sheister lawyer.”  And some of them are upset about it.  They were all so impressed with John Edwards:

“He’s hard-working and a good family man. He comes from a humble background, which means he understands the rights of individuals and wants justice for everybody.”

Justice for everybody, yep, except for the parents who wanted to sue their doctors, but their child died.  Or the people in rural areas who need OBs now but cannot get one because the sheister lawyers have driven the malpractice insurance rates through the roof.  Oh, and increased the caesarian section rate through the roof too without lowering the rate of cerebral palsy one bit.

“He’s a sincere person, and that resonates here. He comes from a working-class background and is in touch with regular everyday folks.”

As we know most sincere people cheat on their terminally ill spouses and then send the spouse out to defend them against Ann Coulter.  And everyone with a working class background who lives in a 28,000 square foot house really knows how to stay in touch with everyday folks.  Especially after a $400 dollar haircut and a trip to LA to see the woman you are not seeing anymore.

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Sad Lack Of Faithful Atheists

Amid their many charitable organizations of hospitals, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and pet rescue groups it is sad to think that there are not enough faithful atheists to come up with the scratch to purchase one simple bus advertisement.  Even the though the ad seemed to be geared for not so faithful atheists, “There’s probably no God.”  Probably no God?  Way to take a stand!

It did generate some funny, some sad, and some clever comments:

  • I think almost everyone who exclaims “Oh My God!” doesn’t have a god … oh no, of course, they do … it’s themselves …

    John Thomas
    on August 04, 2008
    at 02:14 PM
  • Isn’t the saddest part of being an atheist knowing that if you are right you’ll never be able to say “I told you so”

    Theo
    on August 04, 2008
    at 11:57 AM
  • “Agnostics are intellectual cowards.”

    ..which paraphrases Dawkins. But strictly speaking an atheist is someone who believes that God does not exist (OED:”To deny the gods/God” also see Enc. Brit.). Even Dawkins admits that this is unproven and unprovable, and which means that a genuine atheist’s belief is irrational.

    Indeed Dawkins says there is a vanishingly small chance of the existence of God which means he is effectively a quasi agnostic

    Strange that. It would seem that agnostics are intellectually sensible compared to atheists: and Dawkins is one of them.

    (Strictly an agnostic believes that it is impossible to prove the existence of God, which may be true, but see below why that is irrelevant.)

    The irony is that while atheists often define faith as “Belief without knowledge”, which fits their own position nicely, religions themselves define faith as an act of assent to God’s proof/revelation of Himself: in other words actual knowledge, and reasonable. And for the asking, so says Christ, if sincere/persevering :”God, if you exist, please reveal yourself”, not that any true atheist could say that prayer.

    Many atheists attempt to define themselves as “lacking belief”, which their strong anti-religious presumptions betray is not really true, and which is a quasi agnostic position in any case. Poor presumptuous mites. “To hell, to hell, it’s off to hell we go”…to misquote a film I saw once.

    Greg Lorriman
    on August 03, 2008
    at 06:33 PM
  • Dear Sir/Ma’am

    Atheists have a lot more faith than I have, believing that nothing/nobody made something out of nothing.

    I find it much easier to believe that Somebody made something out of nothing, when “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

    Barry Holroyd
    on August 03, 2008
    at 02:50 PM
  • Douglas Adams: “Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

    Yes, but one might reasonably enquire as to who the gardener is.

    rjt
    on August 03, 2008
    at 08:29 AM
  • Two goldfish in a bowl get talking….
    Gold Fish 1 says “Do you believe in God?”
    Gold Fish 2 replies: “Of course I do. Who do you think changes the water?”

    Peter Cracknell
    on August 03, 2008
    at 08:28 AM
  • This week, I am mostly believing in Zeus. Put that on a bus, someone.

    Victor Houghton
    on August 03, 2008
    at 08:26 AM
  • The scientific probability of the existence of a God is 50/50, that is if you listen to Hawkings and other scientist’s multi-universe theories.

    These guys are attempting to prove that there are an infinite number of universes because the constants of the universe have only fairly small margins in which any thing more than a random soup of hydrogen could exist, and the multiplied probabilities mean that the chance is so extremely small that either there are an infinite number of universes or else a God (of some sort). Without further data: 50/50.

    So that bus advert is in any case misleading.

    There is a similar problem with evolution in that the probability of the kick off requires astronomically more than 14 billion years even with such a large universe, indicating an intervention. If you don’t know: most Christians are not biblical literalists and can accept evolution. Only a small minority are the Creationists so beloved of Dawkins.

    Greg Lorriman
    on August 03, 2008
    at 08:19 AM
  • Many people will spend money on something in which they believe: Only a small number would spend money in an idea that they are not sure that they want to believe in.

    “Support the signwriters stri..”

    Andy
    on August 03, 2008
    at 08:19 AM
  • As I always say “Thank God I’m an atheist.”

    Taylor vannie Kaap
    on August 02, 2008
    at 12:48 PM
  • “One man’s fish is another man’s poisson”

    Dai the Post
    on August 02, 2008
    at 11:51 AM
  • Dawkins’ favourite quote:”Isnt it enough to see that a garden is beautiful….”
    A garden doesnt just happen.. any gardener knows that it takes hard work, dedication, and yes …..DESIGN to make a beautiful garden.
    Dawkins is “perishing” and his eyes are blinded by the ruler of this world.

    Elizabeth Elliot-Pyle
    on August 02, 2008
    at 11:29 AM
  • I heard everyone needs something to worship I guess with the atheist its money

    Anthony Hill
    on August 02, 2008
    at 11:25 AM
  • I agree with the statement “There’s probably no God” since I cannot prove there is no god. That makes me an AGNOSTIC.

    Mr. Leslie Spaiser
    on August 02, 2008
    at 08:44 AM
  • Stop staring at this advert and keep your eyes on the road.

    K. Parsons
    on August 01, 2008
    at 07:18 PM

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Tragic Irony In The Name

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They Want To Become More European

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They Would Not Have Missed The Vote

If they had implemented an electronically distributed Congress.  Think about it, link all Congressional representatives together over high definition video conferencing making it possible to:

a) record all their interactions

b) keep them in their districts or States for constant access by The People

Just think hope much fuel and money we will save by not flying Congress-critters back and forth between D.C. and the various States.

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Going To The Bird

Wow, Hitchcock Barbie, golly.  And they are going to re-make The Birds?  Oh please.  Like Robert Osborn said (paraphrased), “There are so many poor movies that could be great if they were re-made.  Why re-make something that is already great?”

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