Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Trump Secretly Mocks His Christian Supporters - The Atlantic

I've long suspected that this was part of the con. On the one hand it was genius to get the evangelicals on your side. On the other it was utter nonsense. In exchange for money, promoting their brand, and leaving them alone, he got an endorsement.

But didn't give two shits about them or their religious beliefs. This was a play to get some people to promote him and call him the messiah.

So when he said his favorite part of the Bible was "all of it," what he meant was "don't know, don't care, but just support me"

Congrats people of faith who blindly support him and forgive his un-Christian characteristics. You were duped, in much the same way your religious leaders dupe you.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/09/trump-secretly-mocks-his-christian-supporters/616522/

Monday, September 21, 2020

Are Masks Just For Liberals?

The article is interesting and worth a read. But the accompanying photo? Wow.

For a generation, the tag line has been a talking point on abortion.

And now that republicans have made it their call-to-arms to eliminate abortion, this becomes more relevant.

We are a stupid society.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/are-masks-just-for-liberals.html

Neil deGrasse Tyson - "Do you believe in god?"

This. As I’ve said before, religion is fatally flawed.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Crushed tomatoes

My wife asked me to pick up a can of crushed tomatoes. Is this what she meant?

Monday, August 31, 2020

People am stupid

I just saw something pop up on my YouTube home page, where some "pastor" was saying we've been lied to and that the cdc just spoke the truth.  He called out this line in a report:

"For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned."

And went on to talk about how this is all a hoax,  because only 6% of the reported number died front it, and see, it's nothing like we are told.  Mask wearing doesn't matter.  And the classic "I've never known anyone who was hospitalized."

We are clearly being lied to!

What I'd suggest instead is that the issue here is that he (and others like him) don't know how to read a chart.  Hey, the headline sounds good, why dig any deeper?! This is a failing of many to just accept one thing you hear without context, because it fits your narrative.  It's a failure to understand how "cause of death" is recorded.  And it's also a failure to understand basic science.

What this actually shows is that some of the underlying conditions many Americans have contributed to the higher-than-the-rest-of-the-world mortality rate.

I'd ask: do we have more deaths from these conditions than we had in previous years? The answer is yes, and therefore it's accelerated due to coronavirus.  You might argue "they might have died anyway," and that may be true, but it's missing the point that that they also had coronavirus, and that’s what is shown -  but Covid was still the ultimate cause.

They are just listing other conditions, because that what scientists do when they’re trying to understand what’s going on.

It’s so hard to counter stupidity.

We're doomed....

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Ascent Of Man, episode 11 - Knowledge Or Certainty

In the 70s, Jacob Bronowski did a series called “the Ascent of Man”. The series is really quite good.

But this piece of storytelling is really deep and thought provoking.

Trump Secretly Mocks His Christian Supporters - The Atlantic

I've long suspected that this was part of the con. On the one hand it was genius to get the evangelicals on your side. On the other it w...