Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Christmas wish

My Christmas wish is that people wake up and realize that there is no god.

The world be a better place without a doubt if people stopped believing in an invisible cloud being and started relying on science, reason and logic. I came to the conclusion there was no god when I was about 15. It was no easy thing to do as all around me people were saying there was. I set out to read everything I could on the subject. My high school girl friend had me meet with her Catholic priest so he might save me. It turned out he couldn't answer the simplest questions and he just got aggravated. I held out high hopes that as time progressed more people would accept the truth. There are more people saying they're atheist now but not like I had hoped. It is amazing that just days before 2010 most people believe in such crap!

Imagine where we'd be without religion! The trade towers were not taken down because as the boy idiot said "they hate our freedoms". They were taken down for religion. Their invisible friend is better than our invisible friend. And then the clueless dim son says "It's a crusade!" Good choice of words numb nuts! No reason the Muslim people would remember the crusades!

Look at the middle east. Do you think there would be all that fighting over what amounts to sand if the crazies didn't think of it as the "holy land"?

Look at what's been done by religion to slow the advance of science. Check out what the Vatican did to Galileo. Look at how the born again assholes want to teach creationism instead of evolution. Just recently the pope told Stephen Hawking not to study the first moments of the big bang because that was god's province. Oh, great. If we listened to religious nut cases, like the pope, we'd still be living in thatched huts thinking the whole universe revolved around a flat earth!

The Vatican and all other organized religion rely on faith. And what faith is is the ability to reject critical thought and accept things that if one examines with reason are totally unbelievable. Would anyone who relied on reason believe that a god so powerful he, or she, could create everything would impregnate a being he created so that these infinitely inferior beings could kill his son all so he could rise from the dead? And don't even get me started on Jonah and the whale, Noah's ark and all the rest of the fairy tales!

Bill Maher's movie "Relilous" is brilliant. I agree completely with his final words. Our long term survival depends on us getting past all these superstitions.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Health Care Bull Shit

In my previous post I detailed why I think the US is in decline. An excellent example is the current state of health care. It's infuriating that we can not get a single payer system like most other industrialized countries. We can't even debate it in Washington. The closest we can come it a piece of shit call the "Public Option" and that looks DOA!

People, our government is owned by the insurance companies. There is no doubt of this. I have to give them credit for convincing some people that they have our best interest in mind. They've done an even better job of scaring the great uninformed masses with their talk of... ready?..... be scared......SOCIALIZED MEDICINE! Oh no! They ask "do you want a bureaucrat between you and our doctor?" What they don't mention is that if you have insurance now some college drop out is between you and your doctor.....and between you and the money you need to pay for your medicines and doctor bills. And guess what, morons. They get paid to save the insurance company money. Not to insure your well being.

During a recent visit to the great city of Toronto I asked some Canadians what they thought about our ongoing debate. They were at a loss to understand it. They couldn't understand why there was even a debate. They told me that whereas their system was far from perfect they were happy with it. There are things they would change but they would not trade their system for ours. NEVER! They said they do have to wait sometimes for routine care but never for emergency care or non-elective surgery.

I don't know how the Republicans and the likes of Weasel Joe Liebermann sleep at night. How can they when they know the money in their pockets is money that should be saving lives?

I know someone who is one of those, "keep government out of my life" types. She's against single payer... fuck it.. Socialized Medicine. She is always parroting the talking points. Until recently. She has a friend who has cancer. He's fighting hard to stay alive. He has a young son. She visited him recently in the hospital. He told her he didn't know if he would live. He said he was weighing his options and trying to decide whether to fight on or stop all treatments and give up. You see like most people his insurance policy has a life time limit. Cancer treatments being what they are he's behind in his mortgage, car payments and just about everything else. This 40 something man has to decide whether or not he should fight so his son can grow up with a father or give up so as not to risk leaving his wife and son with nothing. Sons of bitches! How do they sleep?

Now this woman is rethinking. No country with socialized medicine leaves anyone bankrupt because of medical bills. While he chooses life or death over money the president of Humana makes $3.3 million per year. John Rowe at Aetna makes $22 million!

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We won't get any decent health care reform. The insurance companies are buying the votes. They're busy scaring the shit out of uneducated mouth breathers.

Again how do they sleep at night. Oh, and all you out there how are fighting against socialized medicine. Blood is on your hands too!

Friday, December 11, 2009

The US is in decline.

Recently Bill Maher took a lot of heat for saying Americans are dumb. Funny, because he's right. If you don't believe me do a little research. Select 5 to 10 people you know at random. Now ask them some simple questions. Who is the Secretary of State? Name 3 of the amendments that make up the Bill of Rights. Why do we have winter and summer? Now ask who won American Idol? Who won dancing with the stars? What channel is Jon and Kate on?

I've done this. I have a co-worker who can not tell me who the Secretary of Defense is but can name all the backup dancers are on some TV show he watches. I don't even know the name of the show but he has a poster of them on his wall.

When John Kerry ran against the moron I heard a woman about 25 say she was going to vote for the boy idiot. Why? Because he accepted Jesus as his personal savior. I asked who his VP was. She didn't know! No wonder he got elected twice! She voted for the dumbest president we ever had because he was a born again Christian and he would outlaw abortion! Let me ask you this. In 8 years did he do anything to change the law? No. It amazes me how people can be upset because abortion is murder but have no problem with Bush's Iraqi war that killed as many as 1,000,000 people.

Every civilization reaches an apex then declines. We're in our decline. We think life is hard now but even with the economy struggling we live better than most people in the world. We have it so easy we don't fight for what's right. We're too content to sit on increasingly fat asses and watch the dumbest crap to ever be aired! Bush and his fellow neocons took away our most fundamental right, Habeas Corpus, and there was barely a peep! Anyone who did say anything was called un-American! Folks, there is nothing more American.

According to a Newsweek poll done in march of 2007:

Only 13% of Americans believe in naturalistic evolution (that is that God had no part in evolution)

However, 48% of Americans believe that God created "humans pretty much in the present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so"

See? How can we solve the problems of global warming, cure diseases and improve our technology so we can compete with other nations economically when we're so damn stupid?

Not only are most Americans dumber than a box of hair they're outright proud of it! I heard people say they voted for Bush rather than Al Gore because Gore was a know-it-all and Bush more like them! WTF people! I want the leader of the most powerful nation on earth to be smart! I wanted to puke when Bush was described as a regular guy, one you'd want to have a beer with. I have plenty of friends I can go have a beer with. A don't want to have a beer with him! I want him to the smartest fucking guy we can find when the shit hits the fan! Anyone who doesn't know that GW was fucking clueless is even more clueless. The guy said so many stupid things they could find enough to make calendars with a dumb quote for every day!

Bill Maher was dead on correct. Americans are dumb! So dumb the Republican party counts on it to get elected! How else can you convince enough people that John Kerry (Two Purple Hearts and Silver Star) was not a war hero and Bush was (Texas Air National Guard AWOL)?

Americans are so dumb someone like Sara Palin can actually be considered for president.

I rest my case!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Day one

All my life people have told me I'm stubborn, closed minded and opinionated. I've been told I piss people off. So I suppose that makes me a natural blogger.

Holding stubbornly and often unreasonably to one's own opinions is how opinionated is defined. I have no argument with the first part. I hold stubbornly to my opinions. They are well thought out, researched and I can defend them. If you want to change my mind you had better have data. This explains why I do have problems with second part. It's not unreasonable to hold onto one's opinion when it's well thought out and backed by data. There are people this definition fits, but not me.

I'm an atheist. (I'm sure this is pissing some people off already. What's the title of this blog?) All my life people have told me I'm closed minded because I don't accept religion in some form. Sorry. But to call me closed minded because I don't believe that there was a virgin who gave birth to god's baby who lived as a mortal, was killed and then came back from the grave is like telling someone they're closed minded for not believing in the Easter Bunny or that the earth was created when a huge turtle rose from the sea with it on his back. Creation myths are all just myths people. If you believe in one, whether its the bible or the turtle, then it is you who are opinionated. You are holding onto an opinion with absolutely no logic or proof.

What this blog for me is a vehicle to do what I like. Express my views and argue. I love to argue. It's like a competition just like playing a sport. You bring your best, I bring mine. What people don't understand (and I suppose it is why I piss people off) is that's all it is. A mental exercise. Sports keep your body in shape. Arguments keep your mind in shape. If you go to play tennis and you get your ass handed to you it's a good indication you need to practice and get in shape. If you get your ass handed to you in an argument or you can't defend your position then you need to stop, think and read.

I am also a liberal. Proud of it. Liberals are responsible for most of the good things our country has done.

So, here we go. I hope some of you read this and get really pissed. What fun! Going forward I intend to post regularly. I plan to talk about politics, religion and just about everything else I find pisses people off. I'll make some observations and maybe tell a joke or two.

I'll leave you with one thought. Isn't it too bad Kurt Vonnegut is gone?I'd love to read what he would say about Sara Palin.