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August 21, 2008

Yael Abouhalkah’s jittles must be all tingly at the thought.

Filed under: kansas city, Local Bars, Local Restaurants, religion — Tags: — akcb @ 3:17 am

KCK will be discussing the future of smoking within its own bars and restaurants. I keep trying to support local bars, but smoking outside’s a drag what with the homeless hitting you up for change and people in passing cars screaming “Queer!” as they drive by. Can’t a guy wear a kilt and platform sneakers without all the judgement? I guess there’s always Riverside.

Has anybody looked into that whole “private club” theory?

April 10, 2008

Hi-larious!

Filed under: Girlz Suck!, religion, Stuff that sucks — akcb @ 2:47 am

Ladybird, Scoots & I laughed about this all afternoon. I know I link often to TRex, but it’s his own fault for being so damned funny:

Dust Bowl Holly Hobbies

And check out Modest Apparel USA. Try not to be titillated by the occasional bare ankle or uncovered neck. They’re tramps and can’t help themselves.

March 21, 2008

All the world’s a stage upon which we can perform a play from which David Mamet gets a cut.

Filed under: politics, religion — Tags: — akcb @ 3:53 am

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La Mamet is living the dream. Thanks, PrimeBuzz girls, for putting me off my gin.

March 17, 2008

2008 batshit-crazy preacher endorsement watch: Republicans, 2; Democrats, 1

Filed under: politics, religion — Tags: , , , , , — akcb @ 11:40 pm

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See, this is the kind of shit that happens when we have a very real but rarely-talked-about religious litmus test for public office in this country.

McCain’s in the lead with endorsements from two Christofacist idiots.

Barack Obama’s jittles are in a wringer over controversial statements made by his preacher. This, from what I can discern in the librul media, is much more damning, since Obama has been attending this particular church for twenty years (at least when he wasn’t attending radical Muslim bombing classes as part of his training to lead America’s Biggest Sleeper Cell) whereas McCain only began courting batshit-crazy preachers for endorsments when he realized if he wanted to be president he’d have to cast aside all his principles and get jiggy with the Jeebus-freaks who comprise much of the Republican base. (Google news story count for a “‘barack obama’ ‘jeremiah wright'” : 1869)

  • Jeremiah Wright Jr.: “The government gives them [blacks] the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strikes law and then wants us to sing ‘God bless America.’ No, no, no, not ‘God bless America.’ God damn America.”

And just for fun, from one of my favorite movies, “The Contender”

And, Mr. Chairman, I stand for the separation of Church and State, and the reason that I stand for that is the same reason that I believe our forefathers did. It is not there to protect religion from the grasp of government but to protect our government from the grasp of religious fanaticism.

Now, I may be an atheist, but that does not mean I do not go to church. I do go to church. The church I go to is the one that emancipated the slaves and gave women the right to vote. It gave us every freedom that we hold dear. My church is this very Chapel of Democracy that we sit in together, and I do not need God to tell me what are my moral absolutes. I need my heart, my brain, and this church.”

    March 10, 2008

    Jeebus hates me, this I know. For some batshit-crazy dead-eyed Christofacist from Okalahoma tells me so.

    Filed under: politics, religion, Stuff that sucks — Tags: , — akcb @ 10:22 pm

    An audio clip full of bile, ignorance & hatred Christian love and heart-warming family values (with a visual response compiled by Victory Fund). If all remains true to Republican form, she’ll be discovered trolling for muff in some backwater Oklahoma City bar later this month. You can take that to the bank.

    See also: Mark Foley, Ted Haggard, Larry Cr…oh, just click here.

    March 2, 2008

    What shall I believe in today?

    Filed under: religion — akcb @ 3:49 am

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    I find this fascinating. Twenty-eight percent of Americans have left the religion in which they were raised for another religion or none at all, and if you factor in Protestants who left one sect for another, the number rises to 44%. How do you wake up one day and decide that everything you’ve believed in all your life and everything your parents believed in is wrong and you suddenly have a new set of beliefs and because your parents don’t believe the way you do now, they’re probably going to hell or similar? And now they believe you’re going to hell because you’ve left their particular brand of opiate.

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