Sunday Funnies (08/17/2014)Need a good laugh? We all do. So here’s your weekly compilation of political cartoons. This week, everyone is down, down, down, down, down. The man is keeping the people down in Ferguson, boots on the ground are going down in Iraq, and everyone’s spirit has been down with the passing of Robin Williams. But, baby, don't worry. You are my only. You won't be lonely. Even if the sky is falling down. Baby, are you down, down, down, down, down? Down! Down!Sunday Funnies (08/17/2014)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
2014 Positivity Project So after my post last night I started thinking; positive thinking; I want to do something to promote positivity throughout the world, not just in my life so I decided to start a 2014 Positivity Project using a tumblr blog and hopefully make it grow more throughout the year.2014 Positivity Project10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The 5 W's
What? The whole point of this project is to spread positivity through photographing inspirational/positive/motivational/uplifting quotes written on paper
When? NOW! You can do one once a month, week, day or just only once. However many times you want to do it! My goal is to collect 365 positive quote photos by the end of this year. If you do one, leave a comment in this journal, on my page or send me a note and I will add it to
You First, Obama! Stop Treating Us Like The Enemy!You First, Obama! Stop Treating Us Like The Enemy!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You want Americans to stop treating government like the enemy? Perhaps you should start by stop having government treating Americans like the enemy!
Stop approving their indefinite detention. Stop targeting them for drone strikes. Stop collecting their phone records. Stop prosecuting marijuana dispensaries. Stop
Federal Judge Upholds School American Flag BanFederal Judge Upholds School American Flag Ban9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I know it’s been forever since I’ve written something, but a recent news story brought my piss to such a boil that I had to vent about it.
First, allow me to provide a hypothetical scenario: imagine a girl decided to attend school wearing next to nothing with a revealing top and even more revealing short skirt. (You know: the typical attire for high school girls!) Now imagine that this girl was accosted by a pack of horny, testosterone-driven jocks and gang raped.
The students are brought before the principal. However, rather than reprimanding the rapists and having their sorry asses expelled and arrested, the principal instead reprimands the rape victim for tempting the boys with her revealing outfit, and as a precautionary measure against future rape incidents, passes a strict dress code prohibiting girls from wearing such sensual clothing.
So Fades The Two-Party IllusionSo Fades The Two-Party Illusion5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Good news and bad news. The bad news is that Americans have become increasingly polarized along political lines. Not since the Civil War has the county been this politically divided.
The good news is that more Americans, especially millennials, are refusing to identify as Team Edward or Team Jacob—excuse me, Team Red or Team Blue—and are instead identifying as political independents.
As the gap between the two parties ever increase, the illusion of choice becomes all the more clearer, and Americans are quickly becoming disillusioned by it. We can only hope that this trend helps foster a formidable third
This Is Feminism Done Right!If you regularly follow my blog, you can see that I often harp on feminists. It’s not that I have a problem with “feminism,” per say—or at least with the concept of equality for women. Far from it! I firmly believe that women should have the same opportunities as men (though that doesn’t necessarily guarantee them the exact same results).This Is Feminism Done Right!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
The problem is that feminists try to go about achieving their goals the wrong way. They seem to think that the best way to lift up women is to tear down men. “All men are pigs!” “Women need men like a fish needs a bicycle!” “All men are rapists! Teach men not to rape!” “Check your privilege!”
The only thing this accomplishes is making all feminists look like man-haters. If feminists truly value equality, then they should empower women by lifting them up, not by tearing men down.
A perfect example of this is the art of Ca
Die Ghul Show. Number 100. Now updated.:iconfireworks-plz: Good evening, PEOPLE! :iconfireworks-plz:Die Ghul Show. Number 100. Now updated.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
As you might already know, this is the glorious ONE! HUNDRETH! episode of my humble show!
So no guest at all this time, but instead, something entirely ghoulish!
But, let's just start this one by getting everyone's undivided attention…
YOU can WIN some! :iconpointisloveplz:
(--> And if your attention really got caught now, just by this, then you have also just won knowledge about the very reason why YOU will just never appear on this humble show! )
All you have to do, is to answer this ghoulish question…
"There have been 100 shows so far. But how many different guests have been on yet?"
If you are the first one to answer this right (--> UPDATE: Of course, only the shows from 1 to 100 are meant to count in this), a surprise number of points plus the briefed right to call yourself Gawrila expert mi
#StopSOPA - Jan 18 - Web Blackout + Response to dAPlease See Edit 10 at the bottom for Response to dA update#StopSOPA - Jan 18 - Web Blackout + Response to dA3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Consider sharing with your watchers as well!
For those of you wondering what SOPA/PIPA are, take a look at this video http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/
As a protest of #SOPA and #PIPA (The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act) two pieces of legislation that are up for debate once again on January 18, 2012, I will be blacked out from all my websites, deviantART included. What does this mean?
"On January 18, between 8am and 8pm EST (or 13:00 and 01:00 UTC), Reddit will be blacking out their website in protest of SOPA and PROTECT IP. We request all website administrators worldwide - and especially those running large user-content websites - to black out their website at the same time, to voice their opposition of SOPA and PROTECT IP. This legislation may very well not only change the future of the in
Daily Pony: Non-Aggression Principle For PoniesHere’s an image I found linked to on the Bogosity Forum:Daily Pony: Non-Aggression Principle For Ponies5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Normally I blog about politics. Sometimes I blog about ponies. Rarely do both topics mesh as perfectly as they do here. Fluttershy is best spokespony for the non-aggression principle!
Screw Yo Granny! I Have Money!Screw Yo Granny! I Have Money!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
What this image doesn't show is the crowd being chased by federal agents ready to fine (excuse me, "tax") them for not having health insurance. A good cartoon.
Obama can boast about how more than 7 million Americans (or, more accurately, 858 thousand) have signed up for Obamacare, but the fact remains that more Americans have either seen their insurance disappear or rise in costs thanks to his big "accomplishment.” In fact, Obamacare has led to the highest health insurance premium increases in years!
But of course, don’t expect such facts t
30 Common Fallacies Used Against LibertariansI have all but given up on arguing against statists and anti-libertarians. It’s clear that they do not want an honest debate, especially since most of their arguments amount to strawman and ignorance.30 Common Fallacies Used Against Libertarians1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If I have to hear someone ask “who will build the roads?” or tell me to “move to Somalia!” or call me a “Koch Brother shill!” for the umpteenth time, I would sooner bitch slap them senseless rather than waste my time replying to their ignorance. They’d only end up plugging their ears and screaming “la, la, la! I can’t hear you! I can’t hear you!”
But for those with the patience of a saint to argue with this subspecies of human beings we sadly have to share the planet with, Max Borders from The Freeman compiled a list of 30 common fallacies used against libertarians and the rational responses to counter them.
I doubt st
Doing Nothing Wrong? You Have PLENTY To Fear!Doing Nothing Wrong? You Have PLENTY To Fear!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
“If you’re doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide.” This is the rationalization many authoritarian statists use to justify stricter laws, invasive surveillance, and militarized law enforcement. Why should you worry about any of that? If you’re not a criminal or terrorist, you have nothing to fear, right?
Sadly, recent events give a much different answer. Countless innocent people have either been convicted of victimless crimes or wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit. The Free Thought Project lists 30 such examples:1. Niakea Williams went to her son’s St. Louis-area elementary school one day to pick up her son, who has Asperger’s. The school was put on lockdown and
FBI: Americans Less Violent, Except For...FBI: Americans Less Violent, Except For...1 week ago in Personal More Like This
If you waste most of your free time watching sensationalist news media and fictional crime dramas, you’d probably fall under the impression that America is the most violent place in the world. However, when you ignore all of that crap and pay attention to statistics, you realize that America isn’t as violent as the media portrays it. Far from it!
Time and again, statistics reveal that both violent crime rates and prison incarceration rates have been falling over the past few decades. Overall, Americans are less violent than ever before—well, most Americans save for one group:While violence among citizens has dropped, violence against citizens carried out by police has been rising sharply.
According to the FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report, 461 felony suspects were shot by police la
No Right To KnowI'm sure most of you have heard about the high school social studies teacher facing disciplinary action for informing his students about their constitutional rights.No Right To Know1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you who don't: The teacher in question, John Dryden, was responsible for having his class fill out a school survey. One of the questions inquired about illegal drug or alcohol use. He told his students that, according to the Fifth Amendment, they were not required to answer the question. This landed him in trouble with the school board, which is currently seeking disciplinary action against him. In all likelihood, he very well may be terminated.
Not only does this incident show the malevolent ineptitude of our public school system, but also the malignment of our civil liberties, to the point where informing others of them has now been considered radical.
I could rant and rave over this, but
Before I Hit the Hay...A little something to chew on:Before I Hit the Hay...6 months ago in Personal More Like This
To copy and paste what I said to my dear friend Fulcon...
I think that drinking stupor awakened in me an epiphany... about myself, things I've said over the years, my actions and my purpose in life.
Ladies and gentlemen, I'm tired. I have come to regret and cringe at some of the things I've said and done. I'm tired of being argumentative, condescending, aggressive, confrontational, rude, dismissive and even condescending to people of opposing religious/political/social viewpoints. I have been acting exactly like the sort of holier than thou secular hardcore left wing social justice crusader...
That alienated my brother. I've seen where this leads.
I've been bitter, judgmental and - frankly, in my own way, as prejudiced as the people I turned down my nose at. I was inconsiderate, writing things like "You're Stupid if You Believe in..." and other such articles where I violently push forward my political and social philosophy with all the subtlety of a train
Why Communism does not work.Alright friends, readers, countrymen... I've been getting pretty tired of hashing it out with a cluster of Commie chuckleheads who are under the erroneous impression that Communism works. They keep saying that Communism hasn't been tried properly and because of that, we can't close the book on it forever just yet.Why Communism does not work.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
They cite African and South American primitive villages as examples of Communism working. They're either mistaken or lying of course, because villages still have an alpha presence in the form of shaman, chief or council of elders who have more authority than others. But let's assume that they're right...
How good is village living? >_>
Rampant disease, no hospital system, no one to come to your aid if people don't like you and you're in trouble, working what equates to a sixteen hour day...
Does that sound good to you?
Anyway, let us take a little trip down history lane and have a look at why Communism sucks. Why it blows. Why it's a murderous, filthy <
The War Against Sustainable LivingI can’t believe I’m sharing a video by an MLK conspiracy theorist and anti-GMO science denialist. But you know what they say: even a broken clock tells the correct time twice a day; and his anti-capitalist rambling aside, Lee Camp is correct:The War Against Sustainable Living8 months ago in Personal More Like This
VIDEO: The Secret Reason Sustainable Living Is Now Illegal
“How dare anyone try to live their own lives without using services provided by the state or state-backed corporations! How dare they try to grow their own food, collect their own water, generate their own electricity, or teach their own children! How dare they try to live as independent, self-sustaining individuals! They live in a society, and need to be forced by government to join the collective or GTFO and move to Somalia!”
Or that is what I would
Capitalism Key To Ending PovertyI've written about the blogsite "Big Think" before and again. For a site called "Big Think," its blog posts tend to promote small ideas, giving me the impression that the site is only "Big Think" in name.Capitalism Key To Ending Poverty1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But a recent article managed to increase my respect for it by at least one point.
In his post "The Upward Spiral of Capitalism and the End of Poverty", John Mackey argues that, contrary to popular misconception, capitalism is not a zero-sum game, but rather a "win, win, win, win, win game" where everyone wins.
Mackey dispels the myth that wealth is a "limited fixed pie" that needs to be equally distributed to prevent others from getting "unfair large pieces," and argues that it's really a "growing pie" that allows
States Criminalize Off-The-Grid Living"If you crazy wacko libertarians hate government and taxes, then why don't you stop using government services?"States Criminalize Off-The-Grid Living2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Well, that’s what the people at a Texas sustainable-living commune, happily named the "Garden Of Eden," tried to do. They wanted to live peacefully off-the-grid growing their own organic food, collecting their own water, and generating their own electricity.
And what happened to them?
A heavily-armed SWAT team raided their farm, handcuffed most of their members at gunpoint, and seized most of their produce, which consisted of "17 blackberry bushes, 15 okra plants, 14 tomatillo plants ... native grasses and sunflowers.”
Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp give the details along with insightful humorous commentary on why it’s not easy for people to simply “stop using government services” and
Krugman and the Libertarian StrawmanI'll be honest here: I'm getting sick and tired of being a libertarian.Krugman and the Libertarian Strawman1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Oh no, that's not to say that I'm getting sick and tired of supporting individual liberty. Far from it. No, I'm getting sick and tired of having to defend my philosophy from pseudo-intellectuals.
While libertarians like myself use logic, reason, and evidence in order to refute statist arguments, statists try to refute our arguments by refusing to address them, opting instead to create strawman versions of them and declaring victory after "defeating" them.
Take Paul Krugman--please!
This economist (and by "economist," I mean hack columnist who has been routinely wrong about everything, including the internet, and yet still manages to be a Nobel-winning Princeton economics professor) recently penned a screed again "libertarian
The Social Contract Does Not Hold Up In CourtShane Killian recently released a video explaining how statists should better defend their positions. This video should be required watching for statists before they attempt making arguments against libertarianism and anarchism.The Social Contract Does Not Hold Up In Court5 months ago in Personal More Like This
How To Argue For Statism
It’s a lengthy video, but every minute is worth the watch. If anything, it’s worth watching just to hear Shane say “You can point a gun at me and make me say 'I'm Twilight Sparkle!' but that won't make it so.”
In all seriousness, the part is when he exposes the absurdity of the Social Contract, explaining how it would never hold up as a legal contract in a court of law:Plaintiff: But your honor, he agreed to the agreement!
Plaintiff: He was born into it!
Judge: Oh, come on! We don't have slavery in this country! Haven't you read the 13th Amendment?
Take The F***ing Toys Away From The Police!Ever since Mike Brown’s shooting and the impending chaos that followed in Ferguson, as is the case with every single act of police brutality, the cop apologists have been hand waving away this event as an “isolated incident.” The hell this was a :iconfluttershysqueeplz:ing isolated incident! It wasn’t even an isolated incident in Ferguson, which has a long, terrible history of police brutality.Take The F***ing Toys Away From The Police!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
When you have prisoners being charged with “destruction of city property” for bleeding on an officer’s uniform (after being brutalized by said officer), and when you have a police lieutenant telling his colleagues to “have a black day” and “make the jail cells more colorful,” the police brutality in your town isn’t isolated, it’s freaking systematic.
Both the War on Drugs and Terror have created
On Law Enforcement and the US Police StateI've been meaning to write this for a while, since it's a topic that not only doesn't go away, but only seems to continue worsening. We've all seen the stories, the statistics, read the articles, had the discussions, and in many cases, experienced the injustice firsthand. The overreach of authority from law enforcement, the abuses of power, the abject failures of judgement that go on around America on a daily basis are a national disgrace. In short, we are becoming - if we aren't already - a police state. We are becoming a country where the law shoots first and asks questions later, a country where you are guilty until proven innocent, and a country where the worst crime you can commit is to flout the authority of a cop, to disrespect him/her, especially in front of others. This "crime" has become a capital offense, one where the police officer is all to often the judge, jury and executioner. This has to stop, and America has to demand that it stops. These are the reforms which I belieOn Law Enforcement and the US Police State2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Enough with the Anti-Church PropagandaSo this is why I don't watch science shows anymore: they're all antitheistic gibberish aimed to push the New Atheist agenda that science and religion just don't mix. The most recent has been Seth MacFarlene's animation short featured in Cosmos, which featured the Church as, once again, a big fat meanie head who hates scientific progression. It focuses on Giordano Bruno, a Dominican friar who was executed by the Church for numerous reasons, including attacking the faith and forming alliances with countries that were enemies of the Church. He was a deranged mystic who tried to say that Jesus was just a skilled magician, and that a made up Egyptian religion (Hermetism) was the true religion.Enough with the Anti-Church Propaganda8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So, gee, I wonder why he was executed. But you know, Mr. MacFarlene likes to remind us how anti-Christian/Catholic he is by screwing up history and playing off Bruno as some helpless innocent scientist who's latest theory was hated by the Church.