Saturday, May 30, 2015

Our Wacky World—5/30/2015

Man with very small penis outraged by new Mad Max film (that everyone else is raving about):
"men in America and around the world are going to be duped by explosions, fire tornadoes, and desert raiders into seeing what is guaranteed to be nothing more than feminist propaganda, while at the same time being insulted AND tricked into viewing a piece of American culture ruined and rewritten right in front of their very eyes."
Umm, it's Australian, semi-dude. Probably didn’t like Aliens, either. (CNN)

'Calling the Obama Administration’s actions against the soccer organization “weak and ineffective,” Senator John McCain on Thursday proposed military action to “dismantle and destroy FIFA once and for all.”’
(hint: satire) New Yorker

5 Ways Atheists Argue Their Cause (That Aren't Helping):
'Once upon a time, Richard Dawkins was the closest thing the world had to a pope of atheism. ...But then, slowly but surely, he revealed himself to be an asshole.

'A movement that's supposed to be about rational thinking has fallen into the same "vagina emotions make chicks a bunch of crazy broads" trap as your friend who got into the pick-up community and reeks like an Axe factory. You can't claim to be a proponent of science and reasonable thinking, only to regress to hacky sitcom stereotypes about women being humorless harpies who bring sexual assault upon themselves.'
It just goes downhill from there. And as with any good train wreck, you just have to look. Over over 2700 comments the day it was posted. (Cracked)

But will it learn grammar?
Another hip-o-crit taken down—steamy screen grabs aplenty:
"The married father of five from Midland, Michigan doesn’t just preach Jesus’ love and help with bake sales. He also uses his position of authority and respect in his community to broadcast his self-loathing view on same-sex attraction."

"When I first had to confront my wife with these types of issues, I would confront her, and then just leave the sex to happen another night, because after all, I like most men don’t prefer to have sex with my wife when she acts grumpy about it. But I realized that the sex still needs to occur, that sex is not about being in the mood, and it is not about feelings, it is about doing what is right… God wants us to do the right thing, even when we don’t feel like it."
♬ "Fuck 'er one more time for Jesus, fuck 'er one more time... " ♬ (Butterflies and Wheels)

Wishfool thinking from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker:
'Walker argued that when Reagan fired air traffic controllers (from the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization) over their illegal strike, he was sending a message of toughness to Democrats and unions at home as well as our Soviet enemies abroad”… "Similarly, Walker believes his stance against unions in Wisconsin would be a signal of toughness to Islamic jihadists and Russia's Vladimir Putin.”'
Huffington Post

Republican candidate Walker's qualifications for office
'In his new book The Gluten Lie: and other myths about what you eat Alan Levinovitz examines the diet myth phenomenon from a refreshingly different viewpoint. 
'The same memes keep repeating. Good vs. evil. Natural vs. manmade. Magical thinking: you are what you eat. The scary technology of the modern world vs. the idealistic Eden our ancestors supposedly enjoyed (they didn’t!). Evolutionary “Just So Stories” that convert what we think our ancestors ate into what we should eat or argue that since evolution didn’t equip us with sharp fangs, we shouldn’t eat meat. ...Clean, pure, virtuous foods vs. “unclean” forbidden foods, toxins, and sinful indulgence. We are being manipulated for profit by evil big corporations to the detriment of our health. Subconscious Puritan values kick in: if it’s pleasurable, it must be bad. Religious-like mantras divide the world into simplistic binary categories. Following the strict guidelines of the in-group proves you are a good person. Moral and religious vocabulary is inappropriately applied to scientific questions.'
Sound familiar? (Skeptic)

Obamacrats doom man to blindness—wring hands, bitch & moan, etc.:
'...after 10 days of an unrelenting headache, Lang went to the emergency room... He says he was told he’d suffered several mini-strokes. He ran up $9,000 in bills and exhausted his savings…. 
'That’s when he turned to the Affordable Care Act exchange. Lang learned two things: First, 2015 enrollment had closed earlier that month. And second, because his income has dried up, he earns too little to get a federal subsidy to buy a private policy. Lang, a Republican, says he knew the act required him to get coverage but he chose not to do so. But he thought help would be available in an emergency. He and his wife blame President Obama and Congressional Democrats for passing a complex and flawed bill.'
Apparently going blind hasn’t helped him to see things any better. Just think, with Republican support they could have passed a better bill…which is, in fact, a true statement. (Crooks & Liars)

‘...a pair of sociologists are putting what they call the “final nail in the coffin” of the much-criticized study by University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus that purported to show that being raised by gay and lesbian parents harms children.

'By eliminating suspect data — for example, a 25-year-old respondent who claimed to be 7’8” tall, 88 pounds, married 8 times and with 8 children...and correcting what they view as Regnerus’ methodological errors, Cheng and Powell found that Regnerus’ conclusions were so “fragile” that his data could just as easily show that children raised by gay and lesbian parents don’t face negative adult outcomes.’
Right-wing Watch

Thanks to Pam Geller for all the recent traffic on this blog:

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Anonymous said...

When I saw Mad Max at an 'Murcan drive-in in the 'Seventies, I'd noticed that someone, in their great wisdom, had dubbed over the audio of the original actors' voices with an audio track featuring other-accented voice actors.

When I think of Murcan culture I think of Dub Max.

The St. Dr. Oscar said...

My Australian compatriot tells me that whole scenes in Thunderdome had to be redone so that non-Australian audiences could understand what was being said.