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Open to Interpretation

Hey, I have a question and need some fresh eyes and minds to help me decipher the “meaning” of a comment. What comes immediately to your mind when you read the following:

I have a problem with people on Welfare that are making no attempt to get a job, but have Cadillac Escalades [sic] with 22 rims [sic] and gold teeth!

Don’t over-think this, just give me your very first thought and describe the very first image that entered your mind.

Sunday, Snarky Sunday

What an exciting week it was for women and rapists in America! Todd Akin, Republican Senate nominee from Missouri said if a woman is a victim of legitimate rape she can’t get pregnant, implying that there is no need for a rape exception to a ban on abortions. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” he proclaimed. Well, there you have it ladies! If you get pregnant from a rape it was not really rape. See, here is how it works: you have these little rape guardians in your vagina and if it is a “legitimate rape” those guardians will rush to cover your cervix which prevents rape sperm from entering your uterus. However, if you do become pregnant it was not a “legitimate rape” and your egg was just asking for it.…

Discussions about the upcomin

Sunday, Snarky Sunday

You’ve probably been taught to respect your elders. Most cultures venerate the elderly and seek their wisdom. Vice-Presidential nominee, Paul Ryan missed that life lesson. A senior citizen was beaten up and arrested for speaking up at a Paul Ryan meeting. Best not ask questions of Reich Wing Ryan, or Romney for that matter. You’ll get a beat down and catch a criminal charge too. How dare that old man ask a question. A QUESTION, mind you! How audacious!…

Paul Ryan likes to listen to Rage Against the Machine. What he doesn’t know is that he is part of the very machine they rage against. Tom Morello tells it like it is in an op-ed published in Rolling Stone:

Paul Ryan’s love of Rage Against the Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging agai

Sunday, Snarky Sunday

Mitt Romney, y’all remember him, right? No? Oh, well he’s that one percenter who wants to be President of the U.S. of A. He selected Paul Ryan to be his Vice President. Who’s Paul Ryan, you ask? Well, he’s that guy who is a devotee of Ayn Rand, wants to get rid of Medicare, supported free trade which resulted in companies moving most of their operations out of the country. Think his policies will be good for America? I supposed it depends on your vision of America. If you don’t like and want to destroy Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security unemployment benefits and highways, but you do like to see jobs shipped to low-wage countries, ever-lower taxes on the richest in the country, and abandoned factories then Paul Ryan’s your guy!…

Mitt Romney introduced Paul Ryan as the next president of the

Monday, Monday

I was slacking on Sunday, Snarky Sunday. I painted my upstairs family room and cleaned my house on Sunday. To make it up to you, here is a special Monday edition of Snarky Sunday.…

The exploratory robot named Curiosity landed safely on Mars, Sunday. What an exciting adventure we have embarked upon! Speaking of adventures, have you ever wondered why we humans search for intelligent life everywhere except on planet Earth?

About the lack of intelligent life on Earth, the GOP has had a field day name-calling Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He’s been called a dirty liar despite the fact that Mitt Romney could just release his tax returns and prove Reid a liar.

The one person who has seen about 10 years worth of Romney tax returns isn’t talking. John McCain knows what’s in those returns since

Oh Noes! That's Censorship!

The guarantee of free speech embodied in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution applies only to the government and government agencies.…

To wit: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

This means no federal, state or local government official can infringe on your free-speech rights when you are expressing your views. Despite this prohibition, government may still restrict your speech. For example, treason, inciting riot, defamation (libel and slander), false advertising, harassment and threats to individuals and government employees (i.e., Cong

Spreading The Good News

Recent Gallop poll results are encouraging for atheists. Fifty-four percent of Americans say they would vote for an atheist for President. Of Democrats, 58% said they would vote for an atheist. Independents came in at 56% and 48% of Republicans would cast their ballot for a non-believer.

Most encouraging is the number of young people who said they would vote for an atheist: 70% of those under age 30 would vote for an atheist.

Is this the dawning of a new age of reason?

It's Sunday. Snarky Sunday!

Don’t eat that! Chick-Fil-A ruffled feathers across the USA and around the world when the President of the company took a public stand that some describe as anti-gay. Even politicians in Chicago got riled up.

The big story last week was Mitt Romney’s visit to the U.K. where he wasted no time insulting everyone in the country. Mitt the 5th Amendment candidate Romney has concerns that the Brits just can’t handle the Olympic games. He is proud of the Anglo-Saxon heritage he shares with yous Brits even if you don’t share his concerns.

Allen West was on the hunt for Commies in Congress and channeling McCarthy he has a list.

Not to be outdone by West, Michele Batshit Crazy Bachmann is seeing scary Muslims everywhere.

Chow down at Chick-Fil-A! Even Sarah Palin says Yay!

WARNING:

THIS VIDEO IS FO

Amerikkka, Amerikkka, Gawd Shine His Light On Thee

And crown thy good
With brotherhood
Unless you’re black
And wanna get married
In a Baptist church
From sea
To
Shining
Sea . . . . .

The church congregation had decided no black could be married at that church and if the pastor of the church did officiate over the wedding of a black couple, the church would vote him out.

That’s my country. Liberty and justice for all (except black people and anyone else who is not Anglo-Saxon Protestant Christian)

Integration: Been There, Done That

We used to live in a “white” neighborhood. When we took our sweet little Malcolm outside to play the next door neighbors would grab their kids by the arm and take them inside. Often the kids were crying, wanting to stay outside to play, then the parents would bend down and whisper something we could not hear. The little kids would scowl at us and go on inside without complaint and without further resistance. I’ve often wondered what the parents said to their kids that would make them willing to go back inside when we came out to our back yard. I’ve wondered, but I’m not entirely sure I really want to know.

Tricky POD Tricks

So… if you are one of RB’s 250,000 members who is trying to sell on their website, you can expect an average of 1 person to view your images each month.That’s not a good ratio… and that’s exactly why most POD companies don’t disclose member / visitor information.

Read more about RB and other PODs HERE

Politics, American Style

I think that is an awesome idea! I hope millions of fundamentalists and evangelicals write in “Jesus Christ” for president in November. A vote “for” Jesus is a vote “against” Mitt Romney! Go Jesus!

Make your commitment now to vote for Jesus for President of the USofA. Do it, or you will burn in hell forever and ever and ever.

Sign up HERE!

Should the USA Repeal the DMCA?

Don’t like that pesky © thing interfering with your right to take the work of others and use it as your own and maybe sell a few tee shirts as well? Here’s your chance to let the United States Congress know that you think the DMCA should be repealed so you can sell other people’s art without the worry of having it removed from a website!

Petition to Abolish the DMCA

You HAVE To Respect Opposing Opinions. It's In The Rule Book.

Let’s say that the consensus is that our species, being the higher primates, Homo Sapiens, has been on the planet for at least 100,000 years, maybe more. Francis Collins says maybe 100,000. Richard Dawkins thinks maybe a quarter-of-a-million. I’ll take 100,000. In order to be a Christian, you have to believe that for 98,000 years, our species suffered and died, most of its children dying in childbirth, most other people having a life expectancy of about 25 years, dying of their teeth. Famine, struggle, bitterness, war, suffering, misery, all of that for 98,000 years. Heaven watches this with complete indifference. And then 2000 years ago, thinks ’That’s enough of that. It’s time to intervene,’ and the best way to do this would be by condemning someone to a human sacrifice somewhere in th

Un-Renaissance

Disdain for logic and evidence defines a pervasive malaise fostered by the mass media, triumphalist religious fundamentalism, mediocre public education, a dearth of fair-minded public intellectuals on the right and the left, and, above all, a lazy and credulous public.The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby

In future history books, the latter half of the 20th century and the first couple of decades of the 21st century will be called the era of The Great Dumbing-Down. If one is articulate and intelligent, one will be subjected to ridicule. Dumb is the new cool.

What Is It?

Can anyone identify the object in this photo? I have no idea what this is. It is approximately 0.5 cm long and seems to consist of a chalky calcium-like substance (a shell?).

Please, Save the Words!

Do you fancy yourself an artigrapher? Has your aeipathy for writing consumed you? Are you still nequient despite your best efforts? Are you obrumpent with ideas but can’t find the words? Perhaps you want to write in a perantique style that will leave your readers suffering from emphysematous. If so, Save the Words may be able to help increase your personal lexicon. Adopt a new word everyday and soon you will wow your readers with your phalerate prose and poetry!

Combine your new words with random phrase generator to become a poliadic entity in your little corner of the interwebs where you will enjoy traboccant adoration of many sacricolists.

To Copy is Holy

Kopimism is a new religion that started in Sweden and has now reached the shores of the good ol’ U.S. of A.

The next time you find your web content on another site, without attribution, you may just have been chosen to share the good news of the First United Church of Kopimism.

For CTRL-C so loved the world that it gave us CTRL-V. Forever and forever, amen.

For the Love of . . . . who?

It’s the weekend! Yay! A time when people try to relax, maybe enjoy their favorite hobby or just hang out with the family.

This Sunday is Easter and many people will probably go to church to celebrate all the good things they believe their creator has bestowed upon them. Little girls in America will get new frilly dresses and little boys will be dressed in cute little suits. There will be baskets filled with treats and Easter egg hunts.

While you’re enjoying this gift from a loving and generous god:

Don’t forget to give him credit for this too:

Foundation Beyond Belief

Vote for Me

If I was president,

If I was president…
If I was president

Instead of spending billions on the war,
I can use that money, to feed the poor.
I know some so poor, when it rains that’s when they shower,
when screaming “fight the power”.
That’s when the vulture devoured

God Bless America in 2012

Have you ever fantasized about shooting every idiot, arsehole and self-absorbed narcissist you’ve ever come across in your life? Are you sick of turning on the tee vee only to be bombarded with ignorance, hate, intolerance, greed and consumerism propaganda? Have you lost your job? your love? your health? Are you fed up with the selfishness that permeates American culture? Comedian and director Bobcat Goldthwait presents, a film for all those who have given up on America and have nothing left to lose.…

What others are saying about this film:

Finally a film about what people want.

That’s horrible in a completely awesome kind of way

Sweet Jesus, it’s like someone went into the future and taped my life.

They’re just doing what most of us have thought/wished of doing.

I dream of this everyda

No Heaven for Neanderthal!

The governor of my Old Kentucky Home has seen fit to cut funding for public education to offset the more than $50 million in tax breaks for the Creation Museum’s fundamentalist Christian-themed amusement park, and added another $11 million to the budget to improve the roads so that people can flock to ride a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark. The Creation Museum is located in northern Kentucky and it is a scary place. The followers of this particular cult-like group believe that the earth and the whole universe is about 6,000 years old and that evolution is hoax. I am furious with my state government for taking my tax dollars away from education and giving it to a group of young earth fruit cakes. But I digress. . . . Anyway, while pondering on the insanity of the young earth creationists I…

Need People to "Like" You?

Are you wandering all alone in the vast wilderness of social media? Do you ever wonder how some Facebook fan pages have tens of thousands of “likes” while you struggle to get over 100?…

As one anonymous expert has noted, in the virtual global society, “superficial ‘popularity’ is everything and self-worth is measured in numbers.” Don’t be a loser with a few hundred “likes” when you can purchase 2,000 or even 50,000 “likes.”

It’s finally here! If no one “likes” you, just buy quality Facebook likes. Buy as many followers as you can afford! Your fan page popularity is limited only by how much money you have to spend! Not only can you purchase 50,000 quality likes, you can show people just how much money you have to waste!

Don’t delay! Act now to impress people who don’t know you and don’t car

What Is It?

Can you guess what this is?

montdragon identified the creature in my photo! IzzyGumbo came in second with a brilliantly creative guess. Thanks for playing!

You can find the answer HERE in the pic description, or you can scroll through the comments to find the answer, or you can say meh and go look at some nice pictures of tea cups or something.

© 2012 H M Bascom

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