I don’t want to be part of a movement that includes racists, sexists, and shitlords, which makes being part of atheism problematic right now. Philip Rose feels likewise, and has a proposal: Atheism Minus.
He’s introducing the idea on YouTube, which might be a mistake — already, the shitlords are flocking to attack it, and the comments are a horror show of the usual dorks with their revisionist history and dogmatic denial of the importance of social justice causes to a social movement. They just want their privileges extended. I’m not in total agreement with everything Philip says, but goddamn, his shallow, stupid, asshole critics are repellent.
Guilty or not, or at least let the guilty go if they are Republicans.
Digby gave a good thrashing today to the Wall Street Journal over the following opinion piece, but it is so good I can’t resist taking a run at it too. Here’s what this miserable propaganda factory had to say:
“Mr Trump can end this madness by immediately issuing a blanket presidential pardon to anyone involved in supposed collusion with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign, to anyone involved with Russian acquisition of an American uranium company during the Obama administration…”
See, let Hillary off on completely false charges invented by the Republican lie factory, and then in return let Trump get away with treason. That sees fair, right?
“We also look silly to the rest of the world, I think,
if we’re all fighting with each other.”
Apparently believing there is a great big fairy no one has ever seen (but they’re pretty sure it lives in the sky) whose ass you’d better kiss or you’ll go to hell isn’t silly. Also noted: Big sky fairy is quite the hothouse flower; too scared to manifest itself here & now on earth & deal w/ those who don’t follow its instructions. You just wait, Mr. Doubting Thomas; once you’re dead the big fairy will show you alright!! (I can’t tell you how scared I am.)
I guess I should feel a little cheap for deciding to throw another string of Trump’s whaargarble up on my blog for examination, but the fact of the matter is, Blogger and Twitter are not cheap, but free. And the funniest thing about Trump’s tantrums is that he sometimes goes ahead and tells on himself.
You take a look at “the lack of investigation on Clinton made fake dossier”
Jeff Flake. Bob Corker. John McCain. Each of these senators has now delivered scathing attacks on the president of the United States elected by their own party. Three others could potentially join them: Ben Sasse, who harshly attacked Trump throughout the campaign and at times since then, and Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, who have opposed Trump personally in addition to opposing Trump — and their fellow Republican Senators — on some policy questions.
That’s a potential six-senator group of anti-Trump Republicans. I’ve argued that in politics, words are action. But surely there are additional steps they could take.
The New York Times has an article about the death by overdose of Paul Horner who claimed to have written all kinds of fake news appearing on social media and fraudulent news websites. Stories about paid protesters – which you believed. Stories you shared and stories you won’t give up on because you’d hate to have to admit you’ve been duped and besides, you hate Hillary anyway.
Remember the one about her having a terminal illness? Maybe that one was Russian, I don’t know. I’ve been rummaging through some image files I’ve kept over the years and came up with one about how most murderers are black and it sure looks real until you read the source which is fake. I think people “shared” that with me at least a dozen times – but it goes way back.
This is one reason Trump’s approval rating remains so low. About 51% of the public thinks he says incorrect (untrue) things most or all of the time, and another 24% believe he does it sometimes. Only a tiny 15% say he rarely or never says incorrect (untrue) things.
And 39% (nearly four out of 10 people) believes he does that lying intentionally, while 24% believes it is an accident (i.e., he is too ignorant of the facts to get them correct).