or… Amurrica, FUCK YEAH!
The Middle East is passé. The USA is getting the hillel outta Iraq and Afghanistan and all the better says I. Neocons, interventionists, humanists and all manner of idiots are demanding that the USA become more involved in the Syrian Civil War. Ummm… fuck no.
But people need something to do. [...]
On this most noxious of days, I only ask that the couples of the world (esp the ladies) NOT fucking complain about their so-called dislike or antipathy towards this most noxious of days.
It is the providence of the terminally single to note with sardonic countenance the vapidity, shallowness and mindless consumerism of this day. [...]
One of Rod Dreher’s commenters, Cecilia, on the subject of forgiveness and revenge:
As to why wronged people do not seek vengeance – another good question. Maybe it is because forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves – not the person we are forgiving. Why poison yourself with embitterness and hatred towards someone who can [...]
The National Rifle Association is failing its membership and so, it is also failing this nation. I’ve been a member of the NRA over a year now. I even renewed my membership. I get the emails, the solicitations. I get a complimentary subscription to American Rifleman.
The NRA has failed to advocate for its [...]
Behold the Rope-A-Dope:
The rope-a-dope is performed by a boxer assuming a protected stance (in Ali’s classic pose, lying against the ropes; by leaning against the ropes, much of the punch’s energy is absorbed by the ropes’ elasticity rather than the boxer’s body) while allowing his opponent to hit him, providing only enough counter-attack to [...]
I’ve seen a couple versions of this quote, most notably with the pronouns using the female gender. But the first version I saw used the male gender. Honestly, reading this quote with the female gender isn’t anything special. We are exhorted, as well we should be, to cherish, to love, to treasure women.
But do [...]
“If you are threatened or offended by people disagreeing with, challenging or even ridiculing your faith, then your faith can’t be that strong.”
And so, via Noah Millman: ————
A rabbi and a priest, the two principal clergymen in a town, come, over the years, to be good friends, finding mutual comfort in sharing the [...]
Or… In the USA, we make fun of every fucking religion & creed!
I had a shirt in high school with a list of all the Religions of the World according to the axiom, “Shit Happens.” Here’s a copy of what it said.
Taoism: Shit Happens. Hinduism: This Shit Happened Before. (alt: If Shit Happens, [...]
Perhaps more subtle insidious than colorism, Alice Walker’s term for discrimination based on gradations of skin color, is the idea of favoring certain facial features over others. Colorism is easy to spot. Think of the most popular black or south asian film actors and actresses and you’ll see [...]
Muslims are taught to say our prayers in Arabic in order to facilitate a level of camaraderie between people of different linguistic backgrounds and to minimize the errors that inevitably occur with translating a form of Arabic that is over 1,800 years old1. Most non-Arabic speaking people probably memorize the meanings at the time of [...]