I am Sadly Lacking in
Atlantean or Alien Ancestors

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From PZ Myers at Pharyngula:

Did you know that “PEOPLE WITH RH NEGATIVE BLOOD MAY BE DESCENDENTS OF EXTRATERRESTRIALS OR ATLANTEANS”? I learned it on a site called Spirit Science, so it must be true. And their logic is impeccable: the Rh- phenotype is rarer than the Rh+ phenotype, therefore it must be specialer, therefore it must have been inserted into the genome by aliens, and implicitly those aliens love sticking things in people, so QED.

There are also some curious assertions.

So, if all mankind evolved from the same ancestor, their blood should be compatible. Do you get what I’m saying? If we had all evolved from the same ancestor, we would all have the same blood.

Continuing with that logic, if we had all evolved from the same ancestor, we would all have the same hair.

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Trump’s Revenge!

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From Iron Knee at Political Irony:

Donald Trump is completely obsessed with revenge. How do we know that? Because he has talked about revenge and retribution repeatedly himself.

In 2013 he tweeted “Always get even. When you are in business, you need to get even with people who screw you.’ – Think Big.” In 2014 he tweeted this quote: “‘Revenge is sweet and not fattening.’ – Alfred Hitchcock.”

In 2011, he gave a talk with a list of things they don’t teach in business school. The first thing on his list was this:

Get even with people. If they screw you, screw them back 10 times as hard. I really believe it.

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Why I Hate The Cubs!

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From Max’s Dad:

The Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series. Now we have to hear about goats, and curses, and professional weirdo Bill Murray, and more curses and 1908 and 1945 and endless shots of old people in the stands for the next week or so. I am already sick of it and the Cubs havent even blown it yet.

Look, the first game I ever went to was at Wrigley Field in 1964 and the Giants beat the shit out of the Cubs that day. But it hooked me on baseball. It hooked me on the green field and the atmosphere and it even hooked me on Wrigley Field. Ah, you never forget your first love. It hooked me on Willie Mays, who hit a home run that day. I became a junkie. And the only teams I could pick up on the radio back home were the Minnesota Twins, The Kansas City A’s and when the wind was blowing right, the St Louis Cardinals.

Now for some reason over the years, it has been assumed I am a Cubs fan. Well, I was a cable TV Cubs fan because it was baseball on my TV. Harry Carey was fun as hell. Drunk and uncensored, Harry once exclaimed after yet another Cubs loss on a Phillies walk off home run, “Jeeeeeeeeesus Christ its a home run!!!”

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If Trump Had Been at Gettysburg in 1863

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From Michael Winship at The Moderate Voice:

Unbelievable. On Saturday, there was Donald Trump desperately trying to jump on the coattails of Abraham Lincoln by delivering a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the site of the sixteenth president’s memorable address, one of the finest, most concise and genuine pieces of rhetoric in American history.

(Given how things are going for them, if the campaign wanted a more appropriate American battlefield they probably should have booked the speech at the Little Big Horn.)

The speech was billed as a preview of a President Trump’s first 100 days in office, a major policy address designed to “heal the divisions” in the country, but mostly it turned into one of Trump’s now familiar rants, including attacks on the media and the electoral process and his insistence that each of the women who have accused him of sexual harassment “lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign — total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”

Hard to imagine The Great Emancipator making wild charges and slurs as Trump does. In fact, can there be anything more ludicrous? Sure, and we’ll probably witness it in the next two weeks before Election Day. But for now, in search of the ridiculous, imagine if you will that in November 1863, Donald Trump had delivered the original Gettysburg Address:

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Abortion: One Issue Voters

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From The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser:

Many people who are outside of the Evangelical/Mormon/Conservative Catholic bubble, are perplexed by continued Christian support of Donald Trump. Trump is a vulgar man who makes jokes about sexually assaulting women. Trump is a narcissistic, misogynistic psychopath whose life is barren of anything normally associated with people of faith. Yet, millions of Christians plan on voting for him come election day. Why is that? One word, abortion! It’s not that Trump is prof-life. He’s not, and I suspect if investigative reporters dig far enough into Trump’s life they will likely find a trail of abortions. But, Christians are c-o-n-v-i-n-c-e-d that Trump will make it harder for women to have abortions, and maybe, just maybe, he will appoint conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices who will vote to overturn Row v. Wade.

The following photographs were shot a few miles from my home. I do not know who these people are, but based on the signs in their yard, they are one issue voters.

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Catholic Conflicts, Christian Abandon, Wiki, Weak Pillars

  • James Wigderson breezes past the Trumpian blunders at the Al Smith Dinner this past week. Have we ever heard a candidate booed by the clergy at past dinners? James reminds us briefly that both candidates have disagreements with the Catholic Church. Which is pretty much saying that neither candidate is Catholic, right? Although many seem unaware that I am an alert observer, I knew that already.
     
  • Capt. Fogg at Human Voices notes a right wing headline about Hillary’s secret plan to force Christians to abandon Christianity, and advances his thesis that the internet now allows folks to tailor an alternate reality.
     
  • The Big Empty goes all elephant-in-the-tea-party, suggesting that the more significant difference between the sides of the ideological divide is one that is not often considered.
     
  • nojo at Stinque is not alarmed by Donald’s refusal to accept the results of a national election. In fact, far from weakening a pillar of democracy, that sort of rejection of principle highlights its strength. The Republic is safe.
     
  • Vixen Strangely at Strangely Blogged, briefly reviews the history of James O’Keefe, which history mainly involves videos heavily edited to show the opposite of what the unedited versions show. What the unsophisticated among us might call “lying.” Vixen wonders about the hiring of O’Keefe by Donald Trump..
     
  • Green Eagle puts back of hand to the forehead at the latest scandal posted by Wikileaks. Has to do with a family member of one of the staff and a windshield wiper. Such is the current state of the conservative/Putin political alliance.
     
  • Last Of The Millenniums has taken a closer, documented, look at Julian Assange and Wikileaks, as have I.
     
  • Infidel 753, who provides insight about such things, examines the imminent liberation of the Iraqi city of Mosul, the largest city held by ISIL, and the only significant stronghold left outside of Raqqa in Syria. Infidel suggests that, even if Mosul falls before the election, the victory itself will present problems for President Hillary Clinton.
     
  • At The Intersection of Madness and Reality, Darcwonn distils the hypocrisy in the NFL concerning domestic violence and presents Josh Brown.
     

When Employers Like Jim Beam Don’t Hire the People They Need

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From Yellow Dog at Blue in the Bluegrass:

So 250 well-paid workers at Jim Beam Distilleries in Kentucky are on strike.

Not for higher pay; they’re some of the highest-paid manufacturing workers in the country.

Not for better conditions; Jim Beam treats them OK.

No, they’re on strike for fewer hours.

This is the dirty little secret of the recovering economy;

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Corporate-Owned Media After Trump is Vanquished

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From Jack Jodell at The Saturday Afternoon Post:

“It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS!”
– CBS CEO Les Moonves –

It is utterly disgusting that the once-great CBS, a one-time news leader and the home network of such noted top-notch investigative journalists as the late great Edward R. Murrow and the late great Walter Cronkite would stoop so low as to revel in the likes of Donald Trump.

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