Alright, admittedly, I made the mistake of clicking on a CNN headline about Newt Gingrich and "atheists". Atheists is in quotes there because CNN seems to only share that word when it's in quotes. I know better than going to CNN, and I know better than reading stories about Newt Gingrich, and I really should know better than to read any story about "atheists", but I couldn't help myself.
Ol' Newt is worried that the country is going to become a "secular atheists country" overrun by "radical Islamists."
Now, I know Newt isn't stupid, he's just a craven ass. And I'm allowed to say that because we went to the same undergraduate institution. Newt must know that being an atheist and being an "Islamist" are mutually exclusive positions. Unless he fears the domination of this country by those fundamentalist atheist Christianists.
On the other hand, it's refreshing to see how far we've come as a nation to think that being a Catholic is American and not indicative of a political devotion to papistry that will lead this nation into the fiery pits of hell. Because, as we all once knew, Catholics aren't proper Christians, and Merka is a Kristyen Nayshun.
I'm sorry, it's just the dumb appeal to the lowest common denominator. It burns. It burns because I know that it works. I know that someone is reading that stupid CNN article and thinking, "God, you know, that Newt Gingrich has a point. This country is under threat of Muslim Atheists. And hell, the only thing worse than a Muslim, is an Atheist, and the only thing worse than an Atheist, is a Muslim one."
Excuse me while I go weep.
He was fired? Doesn’t he have the best ratings on MSNBC?
I mean, I’m no particular fan of Olbermann, and he has a tendency to be histrionic, but he occasionally says things very well. Fired just like that… Was it Comcast?
Anderson Cooper, you silver fox, you must get on the news and tell us what is happening? Will MSNBC keep Maddow on air, because she is necessary!
Go watch his goodbye: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/vp/41201922#41201922
The following is a man arguing that the only way for men to get back equality that they’ve lost thanks to feminism is to rape women.
“So it is about time men in feminist countries such as Norway stop thinking of rape as wrong.”
Here’s an article from the front page of CNN that’s all God-lovey. Let’s ignore for a moment that it’s just shitty writing, and acknowledge that it’s also incredibly biased and offensive.
“Jesus was fearless, not someone you provoked,” Franklin says. “He’s a man’s man. He was a carpenter who worked with his hands. He wasn’t a metrosexual who did his nails.”