Nuggets of Wisdom

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The God Deluded

The God Deluded

List of God-deluded idiots as they appear:
Sir Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilei, William Shakespeare, Rene Descartes, Sir Robert Boyle, Sir Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Joseph Priestly, Thomas Jefferson, Noah Webster, William Wilberforce, Michael Faraday, George Washington Carver, Albert Einstein, Francis Collins.

Before anyone corrects me: yes, not all of these men were Bible-believing Christians (many were non-religious deists). And yes, simply because these intelligent men believed in God, doesn’t mean God does exist, or that people should believe in him.

However, these men do shatter the stereotype that people who acknowledge the existence of God are unintelligent, irrational, anti-science ignoramuses who are a threat to rational thought and free inquiry.

Here are some other God-believing simpletons you may know of:
Aristotle
Leonardo Da Vinci
Nicholas Copernicus
Michelangelo
Johannes Kepler
John Milton
Blaise Pascal
Baruch Spinoza
John Locke
Immanuel Kant
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
John Stuart Mill
Louis Pasteur
Gregor Mendel
William Thomson Kelvin
Jules Verne
Theodore Roosevelt
Max Planck
T.S. Eliot
J.R.R. Tolkien
William Golding
John F. Kennedy
Charles M. Schulz
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
and thousands more...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Socialism

Socialsim

Definition from Merriam-Webster Online.

You can’t tell me that I don’t know what “socialism” means, or what a “socialist” is, or what I’m talking about when I call Obama a “socialist.” What else do you call a man who wants to redistribute wealth through the economic stimulus, or wants “governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods” in the banking and auto industries, or wants universal healthcare which is common in all socialist countries?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Voices Of Reason Video Postponed

Because of other circumstances within my life, my next installment in my “Voices Of Reason” video series (which would have been on Ron Paul) has been postponed until next week.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Atheist Holiday Billboard

Atheist Holiday Billboard

Well, it’s the holiday season, and once again the War on Christmas has begun!

As can be expected, an atheist organization (more specifically, the American Atheists) has erected a holiday billboard. And of course, the billboard has created controversy in the media and among the Christian community. And of course, many atheists are offended that their billboard is receiving so much hate! “Why is it,” they complain to themselves, “that Christians are free to put up their holiday displays and religious billboards without creating controversy, but atheists can’t put up one billboard without being hassled? This is proof that we're a poor, oppressed minority!”

Allow me to place this in perspective, atheists:

Imagine the response from the African-American community if, during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a white supremacist group put up a billboard saying “King is a dead n*****! This year, celebrate white power!”

Or the response from the Jewish Community if, during Chanukah (or any holiday), a Neo-Nazi group put up a billboard saying “The Jews deserved the Holocaust! This year, celebrate the fight against Zionism!”

So should atheists really be surprised about the response from Christians when, during their most cherished holiday marking the birth of their Lord and Savior, an atheist organization puts up a billboard that pretty much translates to “You believe in a fairy tale, and you know it! So this season, give up your stupid religion!”?

Am I saying the atheists have no right to put up their billboard, or any other atheist “holiday” display that spits in the face of religious people and their religion? Of course not! Freedom of speech applies to all speech, even the most hateful and disgusting. I may not agree with this billboard, but I support the right to have it. What I am saying is that atheists shouldn’t be surprised when they receive less than positive feedback about their un-holiday display.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Big Brother

Big Brother

MY 50TH DEMOTIVATIONAL POSTER!

First they made us get rid of our nail clippers and shampoo bottles. Then they told us to take off our shoes. Now they force us to choose between either a virtual strip search or a pat on the groin. What'S next, real strip searches?

Whatever happened to our constitutional right to privacy? Oh, that’s right: it was shredded along with the rest of the Constitution thanks to the Patriot Act! Whatever it takes to fight the terrorists, right?

Airport security—and America in general—is looking more and more like Big Brother.

Friday, November 19, 2010

VOICES OF REASON – Judge Andrew Napolitano



Having served as both a Superior Court Judge and a law school adjunct professor, Judge Andrew Napolitano is well-versed in Constitutional Law, strongly advocating for limited government while denouncing all forms of big government—be it from the left (through universal healthcare and over-regulation) or from the right (through drug prohibition and warrantless wiretaps).

Thursday, November 18, 2010

No One

No One

A response to No One by EruditeLiberal.

An attempt to clear things up for the simpletons on the left (because simpletons who spout talking points without thinking for themselves don’t just exist on the right).

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Meaning Of Life

Meaning Of Life

Before anyone starts flaming me, I am not saying that atheists view their lives as meaningless and without purpose. It is possible to give your own life meaning without adding God into the equation. What I am saying is that, according to their godless worldview, the universe and everything that exists within it ultimately has not purpose; for in order to have purpose, something must have been created with an intended purpose, thus implying a creator. If the universe has no creator (otherwise known as God), then the universe has no purpose, and the life that exists within it has no true meaning. It is still possible to give one’s own life meaning, but ultimately, from a cosmological perspective, life exists without meaning.

What I am addressing here are worldviews, not the people who hold those views. According to the theistic worldview (more specifically the Christian worldview), the universe and everything in it was created by God and exists for His own purpose. Human beings, created within the image of God, exist to fulfill God’s will, which is to serve both Him and other human beings. In contrast, according to the atheistic worldview, the universe was not created, but rather came into existence by chance, making it nothing more than matter in motion. The life that exists within the universe (including human beings) was formed naturally by accident, and exists merely to create more life until the universe dies out.

In one instance, the meaning of life is both obtainable and fulfilling; in the other instance, meaning is not only unobtainable, but futile.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

G.K. Chesterton Refutes Richard Dawkins

GK Chesterton Refutes Richard Dawkins

"We are machines built by DNA whose purpose is to make more copies of the same DNA…It is every living object's sole reason for living." - Richard Dawkins

"It is as if a man were asked, "What is the use of a hammer?" and answered, "To make hammers"; and when asked, "And of those hammers, what is the use?" answered, "To make hammers again". Just as such a man would be perpetually putting off the question of the ultimate use of carpentry, so...all the rest of us are by these phrases successfully putting off the question of the ultimate value of the human life." - G. K. Chesterton


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Inspired by a blog post from True Freethinker: G.K. Chesterton nails Richard Dawkins

Can purpose exist without God?

In order to have purpose, something must have been created with an intended purpose, thus requiring a creator; therefore, in order for the universe (and the life that exists within it) to have purpose, it must have been created with an intended purpose, thus requiring a creator (otherwise known as God). If God does not exist, then nothing created the universe, and therefore the universe and everything within it exists without purpose.

Most atheists try to avoid this dilemma by explaining that, even though God does not exist to give the universe purpose, we can still give the universe (and our lives) purpose. True, but then what is the point? If the universe ultimately has no purpose, then what is the point of giving it purpose other than to hide the fact that it has no purpose?

Still others try to be more creative. For example, biologist Richard Dawkins explains that the purpose of life is to pass our genes to the next generation. While his atheistic clergy might find this explanation satisfactory, to the rest of us, it’s rather shallow, as it implies that the purpose of life is to create more life (and the purpose of that life is to create more life, and so on and so forth until the end of time). He might as well say that we exist for the sake of existing, which is less an explanation and more an excuse.

Then again, if you’re an atheist, what else do you have but excuses?

Friday, November 12, 2010

MSNBC FAILS 13 - Olbermann: "Lincoln Lost Only Once"



To ridicule Sharron Angle for comparing herself to Abraham Lincoln, whom she said lost a few elections, Keith Olbermann claims (falsely) that Lincoln only lost one election.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Pseudo-Rationalist

Pseudo-Rationalist

“With all due respect to my friends Jon and Stephen, It seems to me that if you truly wanted to come down on the side of restoring sanity and reason, you’d side with the sane and the reasonable.” – Bill Maher

This coming from a man who thinks global warming is a settled science (disregarding evidence to the contrary) but germ theory and vaccination are not.

This coming from a man who is a board member of PETA, which is infamous for opposing animal testing and funding eco-terrorists like Rodney Coronado.

This coming from a man who once said of the 9/11 terrorists: “We have been the cowards. Lobbing cruise missiles from two thousand miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building. Say what you want about it. Not cowardly.”

Bill Maher is many things (far-left, socialist, anti-theistic). Sane and reasonable he is not.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

blip.tv Account and MSNBC FAILS Announcement

Since several of my videos have been taken down on YouTube and Dailymotion, I have decided to create an account on blip.tv. In honor of my new account, I will begin creating new additions to my MSNBC FAILS video series (and it’s been a long time since I created a new video). I will be alternating between creating a MSNBC FAILS video one week with a VOICES OF REASON video the next.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Demotivational Posters: Global Warming Denial





“Climate change — to deny it exists, to just put your head in the sand and, ‘oh no, it doesn’t exist, what are you talking about,’ is about like standing on the floor of Macy’s during the month of December and claiming Santa Claus doesn’t exist." - Rep. Nick Rahall, Democratic incumbent for the U.S. House in the 3rd District

I know true believers of man-made global warming will dismiss this quote as a mere slip of the tongue. I say it’s a Freudian slip, as if the representative’s subconscious is admitting that believing in man-made global warming is just as realistic as believing in Santa Claus. Scratch that. Believing in Santa Claus is more realistic, considering the evidence for old Saint Nick. (How else do you explain the presents under the tree and the missing milk and cookies?)

Now, I’m not a hardcore skeptic of global warming, so I don’t have any documentation on hand to back up my skepticism. However, my friends Kajm and MasterOfPointillism have articles highlighting scientific papers and scientists that argue against man-made global warming. Feel free to read the articles in the links below, and educate yourself!

Realities of Climate Change
Scientists Against AGW
800 peer-reviewed papers against the Lie of AGW
Global Warming Blunder Quotes
Global Screaming

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Demotivational Poster: San Francisco

San Francisco


Happy Meal ban passed: San Francisco says no to toys


San Francisco, the city infamous for pot-smoking hippies, has recently banned McDonalds and other fast food places from selling Happy Meals. Okay, to be fair, it only banned them from giving away toys (you know, the best part!) with their meals unless they also included fruits and veggies.

Don’t get me wrong. I think there are healthier options to feed your kids other than a cheeseburger Happy Meal with fries and drink (accumulating over 600 calories), and there are better things to do with your time than smoking pot. But my opinions on health shouldn’t dictate law. People have an unalienable right to put anything they want into their bodies, be it marijuana or happy meals (or both), and we shouldn’t have a nanny state telling us otherwise.

Friday, November 5, 2010

VOICES OF REASON - Bernard Goldberg



Having worked at CBS News for nearly 30 years, this former journalist (and liberal) knows what he's talking about when he claims the news media is infested with liberal bias. His two books Bias and Arrogance uncover the liberal workings of the media, while his other books, including 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America, ridicule everything wrong with the American Left.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Alvin Greene

Alvin Greene

Democrats love to ridicule Republicans—from Dan Quayle and George W. Bush, to Sarah Palin and Christine O’Donnell—as being knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing Neanderthals with only a single brain cell among them. No surprise that South Carolina Democrats were shocked when their Senatorial candidate was revealed to be Alvin Greene—an unemployed, discharged army officer living in his father’s basement and incited with showing pornography to a minor. With zero political experience and poor communication skills (as was proved in his interview with Keith Olbermann), Greene makes Sarah Palin look overqualified as a politician.

Many Democrats argued that Greene was a plant from the Republican Party (though that didn’t change the fact that Democrats still voted for the guy). Others insisted that, despite his incompetence, they would rather vote for Greene than his opponent Jim DeMint (then again, Democrats would rather vote for a rock than any Republican candidate). But nothing could change the fact that, with only 28% of the vote, Greene lost to DeMint.

And the “smart” Democrats have nobody to blame but themselves.

Monday, November 1, 2010

You Might Be A Liberal If You…



You Might Be A Liberal If You…

…think the government can spend its way out of debt.

…believe we need to fight big business with big government.

…claim not to be a socialist, but still want the government to regulate the economy.

…defend Obama by arguing “you only hate him because he’s black!”

…criticize people who call Obama “Hitler,” yet had no problem calling Bush “Hitler.”

…worship wealthy celebrities who preach redistribution of wealth.

…think Janeane Garofalo is as intelligent as she is attractive (on second thought, that’s an accurate analogy).

…think Fox News is biased because Keith Olbermann told you it was.

…threw out your radio when Air America went off the air.

…think Sarah Palin is the devil incarnate.

…label every conservative as a fascist, yet possess no understanding of fascism.

…think Bush was the dumbest president ever, yet was smart enough to orchestrate the largest inside job that is allegedly 9/11.

…think the bureaucrats who run the Department of Motor Vehicles or post office are qualified to run our healthcare system.

…believe our healthcare system needs to emulate Great Britain’s (where hospitals flip the bed sheets over to save money) or Canada’s (where doctors have lotteries to see which family to treat).

…think the human fetus is no more significant than a tumor and an abortion is no more morally questionable than a tonsillectomy.

…think a cow or chicken has more of a right to live than a human fetus.

…think An Inconvenient Truth and The Day After Tomorrow are both scientifically-accurate movies.

…want the country to invest in alternative energy sources, except nuclear energy.

…think it’s fair to force somebody off their property because an endangered beetle also lives there.

…want to legalize marijuana but ban guns.

…find burning the Koran offensive, but not building a mosque near the site of an Islamic terrorist attack.

…are against giving jobs to foreigners overseas, yet have no problem giving jobs to foreigners in our own country.

…want to give African-Americans and other minorities equal access to jobs by giving them special treatment in hiring.

…think communism or anarchy are good ideas gone bad.

…find it more patriotic to burn the flag rather than salute it.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Right-Wing Violence?

Right-Wing Violence?

Liberal Dissenter Punches Tea Party Protester

SEIU Thug Assaults Town Hall Protester

MoveOn.org Supporter Bites Finger Off Conservative Dissenter

"One Nation" Rally Attendee Assaults News Reporter


This is a response to Mysterieux936 and his deviation Tea Party Rule. Using a recent incident where a Rand Paul supporter curb stomps a woman from MoveOn.org, Mysteriux936 concludes that the entire Tea Party is violent and thus similar to the Nazi Party. The worst part is that most of the people leaving him comments seem to agree.

I would leave a comment myself correcting this erroneous paranoia, but the coward has me blocked. Fortunately, a user named LordTHawkeye left a comment explaining that the left-wing can be just as violent as the right. Mysterieux936 replied by giving a cute facepalm and arguing that the left isn’t like that.

Oh really?

As you can see from my deviation above, contrary to what Mysterieux936 would have you believe, the Tea Party protesters (and other conservative protesters) have mostly been the recipients, rather than the perpetrators, of violence. Add the "One Nation" rally attendee who assaulted a news reporter, and you have four examples of left-wing violence against one example of right-wing violence.

Of course, there are myriad of other examples of left-wing violence, which are detailed in this article: The Media's Myth of Right Wing Violence.

P.S.: Concerning the woman who was curb stomped, on that exact same night, a Rand Paul supporter wearing a surgical boot had her foot stomped upon, opening her wound. Weird how Mysterieux936—or the media for that matter—failed to mention that.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Social Security

Social Security

“Social Security is a scheme started by politicians during the last Great Depression. There’s no merchandise involved. It’s just money. The idea was to buy the support of older voters by giving the money taken from the younger ones and telling the younger ones they get the same deal when they got old. Any idiot can see that’s unsustainable! Sure, back when there were five young workers for each retiree, a lot of money rolled in—there were even surpluses; but the government didn’t put those into some big savings account: they f***ing spent the money on some other s***. So here in 2010, we’re down to three workers for every retired person; and this year, Social Security will be giving out more money than it takes in. The whole Social Security pyramid is collapsing like something run by Bernie Madoff.” – Penn Jillette

And to think that Barrack Obama and other liberals fear that the Big Bad Republicans will privatize Social Security (as though it would do worse in the free market than it already does in Washington).

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Eco-Fascism

Eco-Fascism



Before dismissing her class, a British schoolteacher advises her pupils on how they can help reduce global warming. When she asks how many are willing to follow her advice, most of the class raise their hands. As for the students who didn’t, the teacher presses a red button on her desk, and the children explode into a bloody, gory mess.

This is one of several commercials promoting 10:10, an environmental campaign, and they have created quite the controversy. In each commercial, someone tells a group of people (students, employees, soccer players) how they can help the environment. Anyone who disagrees gets blown to smithereens.

I can understand what the commercials are trying to convey: protecting the environment is a serious matter, and people who refuse to help are just aiding in the destruction. But to suggest that those who refuse to help need to die—even if it’s just a joke—is nothing short of putting a gun to people’s heads and exclaiming “join our cause or die!”

Of course, environmentalists (more notably the extreme ones) tend to have a dehumanizing view of their opponents—if not the entire human race. Here are some quotes from a few militant environmentalists:

• “Cannibalism is a radical but realistic solution to the problem of overpopulation.” - Lyall Watson
• “To feed a starving child is to exacerbate the world population problem.” – Lamont Cole
• “Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on Earth, social and environmental” – David Foreman
• “If I were re-incarnated, I would wish to return to earth as a killer virus to lower human population level.” – Prince Phillip

The worst part is that these commercials were funded with taxpayer money. In other words, the cartoon gun being placed to people’s heads was paid for with the money picked from their own pockets. Talk about irony!

Friday, October 22, 2010

VOICES OF REASON - Penn Jillette



The better half of the magical duo Penn and Teller. Along with his partner Teller, Penn uses his experience in creating illusions to dispel modern day illusions. From alternative medicine and global warming, to magic crystals and crash dieting, he helps unveil the bullshit of pseudoscience and propaganda.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Rivoli Revue

Rivoli Revue

Let me start by saying that I can’t stand country music. However, I will make an exception for Ron and Kay Rivoli—otherwise known as Rivoli Revue.

Having toured with the Tea Party Express and performed for the 9/12 Rally, this duet proves that protest songs aren’t just for liberal hippie douchebags, nor are they restrained to Bob Dylan folk songs. Their songs not only speak out against the current administration through music, but also embolden a spirit of patriotism—praising American values such as courage, liberty, and unity. Their songs have become increasingly popular both in the mainstream—having been featured by Mike Huckabee and Glenn Beck—and on the internet—their premiere YouTube music video Press One For English receiving over 13 million views.

Personally, I find some of their lyrics to be rather trite (“We got immigration laws in this country after all/What part of the word ‘illegal’ don’t they understand?”), their rhymes forced (“Liberties” with “English”), and annunciations pure redneck (“Eehnglish is my languish”). But I’ll be damned if their message doesn’t make you feel proud to be an American and unashamed to stand against Obama and his cronies—well, unless you’re a liberal tool who’s drank the Obama Kool-Aid.

A sample of their greatest hits:










Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I'm Sick And Tired!

Note: Feel free to listen to Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Going To Take It Anymore” while reading this screed, as it adds to the emotion.


In the immortal words of Howard Beale, I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore. I’m sick and tired of…


Democrats who defend Obama with the race card. News flash: this is 2010, not 1910! Race has become irrelevant—or at least it should be. Yes, racism still exists, and racists hate Obama because he’s black; but not everyone who hates Obama is a racist. Most Americans hate him, not because of his skin color, but because of his bad decisions, failed policies, and overall incompetence. Using his race to defend him not only trivializes your political position, but also Obama’s.


Democrats who believe healthcare is a right. It is not a right. It is a product, a good, a service. While healthcare is needed to preserve one’s right to life, it is no more a right than food, water, shelter, clothing, employment, or education. Treating healthcare as a right sets a dangerous precedent for the government to control and interfere with our lives under the guise of providing for our needs.


Democrats who believe capitalism only benefits the rich. They argue that, under capitalism, the rich get rich and the poor get—children. In reality, both the rich and poor get richer. Over a century ago, inventions such as the telephone, electric light, automobile, and even indoor plumbing were considered luxuries for the rich; now, a century later, even people living under the national poverty line are able to afford such “luxuries” along with air conditioning, cable television, DVD players, cell phones, and computers—inventions which were also available only to the wealthy. Why? Capitalism multiplies wealth, thus improving the standard of living for everyone.


Democrats who think we can fix the school system by pouring more money into it. We’ve been funneling money into our public schools for decades, and we’ve failed to see grades and test scores improve. Instead of spending more money on public schools, how about we give money to parents so they can send their children to the school of their choice—be it public, private, or home? How about we scrape the teacher unions that prevent bad teachers from being fired? How about we eliminate the U.S. Department of Education and allow state and local governments—rather than federal bureaucrats—to set their own educational standards?


Democrats who label people racist and xenophobic for opposing illegal immigration. For most Americans, the problem isn’t immigrants—let alone Hispanic immigrants—but immigrants coming to this country illegally and remaining here undocumented. Most Americans understand that America was built on immigration, and they want immigrants to seek a better life in this country—provided they come here legally, learn English, assimilate into our culture, pay taxes, and obey our laws.


Democrats who compare Arizona to Nazi Germany. If an Arizona state trooper asking a suspected illegal immigrant for his green card (which legal immigrants are already required to carry) is the same thing as a Nazi asking a Jew for his papers, then the same could be said of any officer asking for someone’s license and registration. The Arizona immigration bill merely enforces pre-existing immigration laws to a state level. Moreover, it prohibits Arizona law enforcement from questioning someone solely on race—thus prohibiting racial-profiling.


Democrats who pretend that they’re not left-wing. They argue that this country has no true left-wing party, that the Democratic party is in the center while the Republican Party is far-right-of-center and has been pushing politics to the far right ever since Reagan. They claim their party consists of mostly centrists and moderates while the Republican Party consists of far-right wingnuts. Worse, they argue that Obama isn’t a socialist, or even a liberal, but is actually a conservative! This is nothing but garbage—plain and simple!


But I’m not just sick and tired of the Democrats. I’m sick and tired of the Republicans too. I’m sick and tired of…


Republicans who believe Obama is a secret Muslim antichrist from Kenya. Seriously, if I have to explain everything wrong with that, then all sanity is lost in this country! It’s nutjobs who spread such conspiracies that make real conservatives look bad.


Republicans who pretend to be conservative. Republicans claim to be for limited government and less spending, yet have no problem increasing both government and spending. This was seen during the Bush Administration when Republicans spent our taxpayer money like crazy and increased the size of government with warrantless wiretaps, increased airport security, and waterboarding of detainees.


Republicans who place social issues before real problems. When our country is circling the drain with unemployment going up (along with gas prices and healthcare costs) and the economy going down while two wars overseas are going nowhere, abortion and gay marriage should be the least of our concerns.


Republicans who wrap themselves in the flag and carry a cross. Look, I’m all for candidates who love their country and God, but if those are the only qualities they have to offer—and their rhetoric relies heavily on “support out troops” and “God bless America”—then they’re nothing less than charlatans looking for votes. We need Republicans with substance, not just rhetoric.


Republicans who want America to police the world. George Washington once warned Americans to “beware of foreign entanglements.” Nearly 200 years later, America, having forgotten Washington’s warning, has adopted a foreign policy dedicated to “spreading democracy.” We’ve been told, time and again, that we need to fight the terrorists over there so we don’t have to fight them over here. But the sad truth is that the terrorists are fighting us over here because we’ve been fighting them over there. Over the past decade, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have made us and our allies more—not less—susceptible to terrorist attacks. They don’t hate us for our freedom: they hate us for occupying their countries!


Republicans who think waterboarding isn’t cruel and unusual punishment. If you honestly think waterboarding isn’t torture, do us all a favor: have someone strap you to a table, throw a towel over your face, and douse you with gallons of water. Then tell us whether or not it’s “torture,” and thus a violation of both the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution and the Geneva Convention.


Republicans who view gay marriage as a threat to the sanctity of marriage. Republicans, especially those in the “Religious Right,” claim they care for family values and the sanctity of marriage, yet more than 50% of marriages among Evangelical Christians end in divorce. How are same-sex couples who marry more of a threat to the sanctity of marriage than Evangelicals who marry and divorce? If Republicans were consistent about marriage, they would prevent Evangelicals—not homosexuals—from marrying!


And both parties really bring my blood to a boil. I’m sick and tired of…


Both parties wanting to compromise our rights for security. Republicans want to “protect” us from terrorist attacks by compromising our constitutional right to privacy, due process of law, fair trial, and habeas corpus. Democrats want to “protect” us from being uninsured by forcing us to buy healthcare insurance, thus controlling what insurance we buy and what doctors we see. Both parties promise security through increased government and decreased rights. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither liberty nor security.”


Both parties who think they know better than us. Whether it’s Republicans who want to legislate their morality, or Democrats who want to enforce social engineering, both parties think the average American is unable to make his own decisions, and thus requires a Nanny State to make decisions for him. Through stricter laws, taxes, and regulations, they want to tell us what to buy, what to eat, where to smoke, what to put in our bodies, and what we can do in our own bedrooms. Once again, they wish to compromise our rights for security.


Both parties trying to impose prohibition. The liquor prohibition of the 1920s proved that government is incapable of banning commodities and consensual acts, and when it tries to do so, it only creates a black market, thus increasing—rather than decreasing—criminal activity. Prohibition did not work with alcohol, nor did it work with pornography, nor does it work with drugs, prostitution, and consensual sex, and it will not work for guns.


Both parties who blame our problems on free speech. Contrary to popular belief—or rather misconception, video games do not cause school shootings, pornography does not cause rape, fast food does not cause obesity, religion does not cause bigotry, Harry Potter does not cause witchcraft, and talk radio does not cause domestic terrorism. We should not restrict free speech in fear that someone may be inspired or provoked to do something wrong. We need to hold individuals accountable for their own actions, rather than blame their actions on the movies, music, books, or other media that may—or may not—have influenced them. Doing otherwise sends us down the slippery-slope of censorship.


Both parties treating political dissent as treason and sedition. Be they anti-war protesters or Tea Party protesters, unless Americans agree completely with the current administration and its policies—no matter how fatal they may be—they risk being maligned as unpatriotic, un-American traitors. This should never be the case. We as Americans have the First Amendment right to “peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Anyone who claims otherwise is the real traitor!

Friday, October 15, 2010

VOICES OF REASON - John Stossel



The voice of reason in an age of hype and hysteria. His "Give Me A Break" segments on ABC's 20/20 challenged conventional wisdom with common sense, questioning assertions behind issues like global warming, healthcare reform, and public education. He continues to offer his skepticism in his books and weekly program on Fox Business.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Christine O’Donnell 2010

Christine O'Donnell 2010

I don’t know much about Christine O’Donnell other than the garbage that the Democrats and liberal media have been spewing: that she’s a witch who hates masturbation and thinks evolution is a myth. It’s sad and pathetic when the worst her political opponents have against her are comments she made over a decade ago and have little to no relevance to her political platform today—or ever. But it’s typical Democrat mud-slinging: never critique a Republican’s politics, just use ad hominem attacks to make them look like mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging Neanderthals. It’s the same tactic they used against Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, and Scott Brown, and it’s the same tactic they use against all Republicans.

To be fair, I don’t agree with all of Christine O’Donnell’s politics (she wants to sacrifice civil liberties for the sake of national security), and I can’t vote for her since I don’t live in Delaware. Be that as it may, I would still vote for her just to smite the Democrats. I want her to win this election just to see the reaction from the left (anyone remember Rachel Maddow’s face when she learned Scott Brown won the 2010 Massachusetts Senate Race?). Democrats need to learn (the hard way) that it takes more than slandering your opponent as a retarded Bible-thumping Ku Klux Klan member to win an election. We need to ensure that their cheap tactics never win an election ever again.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Disgraceful

Disgraceful

Rep. Grayson Lowers The Bar – FactCheck.org

Alan Grayson is infamous for being a loudmouthed left-wing lunatic. He has accused Republicans of wanting Americans to “die quickly” without healthcare, maligned Fox News as being the enemy of America, compared Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally to the Ku Klux Klan, and even wanted a critic of his to be jailed for five years. But the moonbat reached a new low with a recent ad against his opponent Daniel Webster, whom the ad refers to as "Taliban Dan Webster”:



While portraying Webster alongside images of Muslim women, the ad accuses him of wanting “to impose his radical fundamentalism on us” by forcing rape victims to bear children (somewhat true, as he does oppose abortion, even in cases of rape or incest) and preventing women from divorcing their abusive husbands (completely false). But perhaps the most damning aspect is how the ad recycles video clips of Webster demanding women to submit to their husbands, to “submit to me!” These clips were taken from a speech Webster gave at a home-schooling conference and, when taken in context, show that he was saying the exact opposite of what the ad was implying:

I have a verse for my wife, I have verses for my wife. Don’t pick the ones that say, ‘She should submit to me.’ That’s in the Bible, but pick the ones that you’re supposed to do. So instead, ‘love your wife, even as Christ loved the Church and gave himself for it’ as opposed to ‘wives submit to your own husbands.’ She can pray that, if she wants to, but don’t you pray it.

In other words, Webster was not saying wives must submit to their husbands, but that husbands should refrain from using such verses against their wives.

Good grief! Is there no low that Grayson will go? And the sad part is that he’s the Representative of Florida—my state! This ad gives me good reason not to vote for him, though I had no intention of doing so, considering his past moonbattery. And I highly suggest that all other Florida residents vote this left-wing Looney Tune out of office!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

NEW SERIES - Voices Of Reason



There's a user on YouTube called thethinkingblue, who has a video series called "Voices of Reason." The series highlights such "reasonable" figures such as Keith Olbermann, Alan Grayson, and Janeane Garofalo. Seriously, if those people are "voices of reason," I shudder to think who qualifies as insane.

I plan on creating my own "Voices of Reason" video series, where I will highlight "real" individuals who exemplify rational thought. These individuals are committed to defending common sense principles such as individual rights, limited government, and free market economies. I plan to upload a video every Friday.

The following is a tentative schedule (dates are subject to change):

10/15 -- John Stossel
10/22 -- Penn Jillette
10/29 -- Bernard Goldberg
11/05 -- Judge Andrew Napolitano
11/12 -- Congressman Ron Paul

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Racism

Racism

Village Voice Writer, Fmr. Obama Organizer: 'White People Have Simply Gone Sheer F--king Insane'

Imagine if the cover of The Weekly Standard had Barrack Obama, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Jeremiah Wright, and Van Jones all in straitjackets with the headline “Black America Has Lost Its Mind.” The cover story argues how all blacks are lazy, complacent welfare queens who blame the white man for everything, who only voted for Obama because he’s black and labels anyone who opposes him as racist white supremacists, and who are quick to point out “racism” in the white community (such as signs in the Tea Party movement) but are blind to the racism in their own (such as the racial-charged messages from the New Black Panther Party).

Before that edition could arrive at newsstands, a statement would have already been issued from the NAACP decrying the article as blatant hate-speech.

Now jump back to reality.

A recent edition of The Village Voice had the headline “White America Has Lost Its Mind” on its cover with white (and predominately right-wing) figures such as Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Sarah Palin in straitjackets. The article by Steven Thrasher (an former Obama organizer, no less) argues that "White people have simply gone sheer f**king insane" ever since Obama became president (surprise, surprise), and how white Americans have become deranged now that they are no longer in power and are quickly becoming outnumbered by minorities.

Sufficed to say, no one is crying “racism” over this article.

We have become accustomed to thinking that racism only applies to white people hating on blacks. We cry foul whenever we see even the most remotely offensive remark hurled at blacks (like a sign at a Tea Party protest), yet barely bat an eye when a former Obama organizer publishes a polemic titled “White America Has Lost Its Mind” with white Americans in strait jackets on the cover. We fail to realize that racism swings both ways. Since racism involves hatred against race, it applies to whites as much as it does to blacks.

Unfortunately, we continue to live in a country where, when white people blame their troubles on blacks, we call it racism; but when blacks blame their troubles on white people, we call it fact. Maybe one day we can truly be color blind and call out racism on both sides of the spectrum.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Isaac Newton Refutes Stephen Hawking

Isaac Newton Stephen Hawking

Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going. – Stephen Hawking

So then Gravity may put ye planets into motion but without ye divine power it could never put them into such a Circulating motion as they have about ye Sun, and therefore, for this as well as other reasons, I am compelled to ascribe ye frame of this Systeme to an intelligent Agent. – Isaac Newton

Another great quote from Isaac Newton:

Did blind chance know that there was light and what was its refraction, and fit the eyes of all creatures after the most curious manner to make use of it? These and other suchlike considerations, always have, and always will prevail with mankind, to believe that there is a Being who made all things, who has all things in his power, and who is therefore to be feared.

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World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking recently created controversy with his new book “The Grand Design,” which allegedly proves there is no God. Of course, contrary to the media spin, Hawking’s intention was not to disprove God, but rather to explain how scientific laws such as gravity could have allowed the universe to create itself (illogical as that may sound).

But this raises an important question: where did these scientific laws originate? One could assume that they always existed, but then how is that different from assuming God always existed? This point is elucidated by theologian Alister McGrath (who has also debunked biologist Richard Dawkins), who states: “Laws themselves don't create anything. They are merely a description of what happens under certain conditions….Hawking seems to think [the universe’s existence] is a question of either the laws of nature or God. Yet this simply fails to engage with the question of agency.”

Scientific laws alone are insufficient in explaining the existence of the universe. This truth was understood by the very scientist who developed the theory of gravitation, Sir Isaac Newton. Aside from being a famous scientist and mathematician, Newton was also a devout theologian, having studied the Bible more than he studied science. He realized that gravity could explain how objects in the universe attracted each other, and how those objects remained in motion, but it could not explain how the universe itself was created. For that, a First Cause was required, namely God. Science may explain “how” we are all here, but it can never explain “why.” For that, there will always be theology (and thus, God).

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Hypersensitive

Hypersensitive

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In preparation of its new season, Sesame Street decided to reveal some of its new segments on YouTube. One of those segments was a music video featuring Elmo and pop star Katy Perry, the video being a parody of her song Hot n Cold. But after receiving complaints from parents about Perry’s “inappropriate dress,” Sesame Street decided not to air the music video on television.

I’m not a fan of Katy Perry (though I do have here song Hot n Cold on my mp3 player), but I thought her video was fairly hilarious, and I didn’t think her dress was that inappropriate or suggestive. Having grown up with movies such as The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, I can assure you that I have seen much more skin than what Katy Perry showed (think of Ariel’s seashell bra!), and I wasn’t scarred for life because of it. I don’t think kids would have noticed Perry’s dress, considering they barely know the difference between girls and boys. Though to be fair, parents have a right to complain, and Sesame Street has a right to decide what is appropriate or not. I just think parents tend to be hypersensitive about these things.

P.S.: Disney’s Fantasia featured topless female centaurs, and The Last Unicorn featured a topless harpy. I saw both of these films at a young age, and in neither case did I notice the nudity until I was much older. Children are much more innocent that way.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Tea Party Extremists

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I keep hearing the Tea Party protestors referred to as “extremists.” Really? What’s so extreme about them? They’re protesting for lower taxes, less government spending, and overall limited government. Those are hardly radical positions (unless you’re a progressive nanny state socialist, of course). Sure, several protestors believe Obama is a secret Muslim who was born in Kenya, but how is that any less crazy than anti-war protestors who believed Bush was a war criminal who secretly orchestrated 9/11? All protests, left or right, have their crazies.

The only extreme element is that a few protestors have showed up with guns. Even then, the protests are relatively non-violent and have yet to erupt into bloody riots (you know, like what happened with the protests at the G20 summit). In fact, the protests are so non-violent that some law enforcement officials have relaxed restrictions, allowing protestors to carry flag poles, which are normally banned since they could be used as weapons.

These Tea Party protestors, contrary to how the mainstream media and blogosphere portray them, are merely honest American citizens exercising their right to peacefully assemble (key word being “peacefully).

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Demotivational Poster: First Amendment Rights

First Amendment Rights

Isn’t it ironic that Americans who are offended by the mosque being built near Ground Zero also support pastor Terry Jones burning Korans (or almost burning them) on September 11, and that Americans who are offended by Terry Jones support the Ground Zero mosque? Typical. We Americans support our First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and religion, until somebody else uses those rights in a way that offends us. Then we demand that the government intervene to protect us from being offended. What we often fail to realize is that the First Amendment protects all manners of speech and religious practices—even the most offensive—provided they harm no one.

Just as a reminder, this is what the First Amendment says:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Notice how it states that the government cannot prohibit someone from practicing their religion or expressing themselves. The only exception would be if that person’s speech or religious practice puts someone else in harm. In other words, free speech does not excuse death threats to an elected official, nor does freedom of religion allow for human sacrifice.

That being said, the Muslims in New York are well within their right to build their mosque and worship Allah (even if it’s near a site were an Islamic terrorist attack occurred) just as Terry Jones is within his right to protest radical Islam by burning Korans (even if the event offends moderate Muslims by placing them and their religion on the same plane as the radicals). And if you’re offended, consider this: nobody’s forcing you to attend the mosque or burn the Koran. If it offends you, simply ignore it.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My Influence Map


My Influence Map by ~BlameThe1st on deviantART

A compilation of my political and religious influences. Starting from the top left:

John Stossel – The voice of reason in an age of hype and hysteria. His “Give Me A Break” segments on ABC’s 20/20 challenged conventional wisdom with common sense, questioning assertions behind issues like global warming, healthcare reform, and public education. He continues to offer his skepticism in his books and weekly program on Fox Business.

Newsbusters – A must-bookmark site for anyone curious about liberal bias in the news media. For five years, this online extension of the Media Research Council has highlighted liberal bias, exposing mouthpieces like Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Ed Shultz, and Mike Malloy.

Bernard Goldberg – Having worked at CBS News for nearly 30 years, this former journalist (and liberal) knows what he’s talking about when he claims the news media is infested with liberal bias. His two books Bias and Arrogance uncover the liberal workings of the media, while his other books, including 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America, ridicule everything wrong with the American Left.

Jack Hunter (aka: The Southern Avenger) – Born and bred in South Carolina, this paleoconservative libertarian defends limited government, states’ rights, and free market principles with a Southern vigor. A Barry Goldwater conservative, he is openly critical of conservatives—especially phony neocons like George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Sarah Palin—as he is of progressive liberals.

Ann Coulter – A conservative vixen with a sharp wit and sharper tongue. Her columns and books never fail to make liberal heads spin (and eventually explode). As she said in her book How To Talk To A Liberal (If You Must), “if the liberal you’re arguing with doesn’t become speechless with sputtering, impotent rage, you’re not doing it right.”

Francis Collins – A modern day Isaac Newton, learned in both science and theology. As the leader of the Human Genome Project and a Christian apologist, he shows that science and religion need not be in conflict, but can exist in perfect harmony.

C.S. Lewis– A shining example of someone who “once was lost, but now am found.” Having once turned from the Christian faith, he returned, and remained as one of the most beloved Christian apologist of the 20th Century. His many books, including Mere Christianity, defend Christian principles with simple language and common sense.

Pen Jillette and Teller – This magical duo use their experience in creating illusions to dispel modern day illusions. From alternative medicine and global warming, to magic crystals and crash dieting, these two unveil the bullshit of pseudoscience and propaganda.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Dailymotion and YouTube Backup Channel



For those of you who follow my YouTube videos, you may have noticed that a few of my videos have been taken down, specifically two in my “MSNBC FAILS” series. YouTube has removed them due to copyright issues. So far, I have received two strikes on my account. If I receive one more, my account will be suspended. In the event that happens, I have created a backup channel on YouTube, along with a Dailymotion account.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Dissonance

I recently stumbled across a blog called the Sanity Project, the motto of which is “we eat faith and crap reason.” The blog’s owner describes himself as a “resident of the Bible Belt and proud supporter of President Antichrist.” In other words, he’s a far-left anti-theist.

His blog contains the usual content one would expect from a Huffington Post moonbat and devout follower of Dawkins and Harris. One aspect that particularly struck me was his lists of sane and insane people. No surprise: his “sane” list contains lefties and atheist preachers, while his “insane” list contains Fox News pundits and televangelists.

But what surprised me about these lists was that Christopher Hitchens was featured in both! Obviously, because the blogger is a left-wing atheist, he would consider Hitchens’ anti-religious ramblings “sane” and his right-wing politics “insane.” But if he’s going to label Hitchens, he might as well choose one label or the other. Sane is sane. Insane is Insane. And ne’er the twins shall meet.

As for the remainder of the lists themselves, it’s hard to take them seriously when Peter Singer—a pseudo-intellectual animal rights activist who believes parents can kill their disabled newborns within 28 days—is considered “sane.”

Here’s my lists of sane and insane people:

Sane People

Ron Paul

John Stossel

Judge Andrew Napolitano

Bernard Goldberg

Michael Medved

Penn Jilette

Francis Collins

Kenneth Miller

Jack Hunter

Lee Doren


Insane People

Michael Moore

Keith Olbermann

Bill Maher

Ed Schultz

Senator Alan Grayson

Mike Malloy

Jesse Ventura

Al Franken

Janeane Garofalo

Davis Fleetwood

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Fact Checking

Fact Checking

Amateur Hour at CNN: Error-Filled Chyron During Beck Rally

Oh dear! Where do I begin?

Not only does this CNN news banner misspell “Sarah” Palin’s name and misidentify her as a former presidential candidate (rather than a former vice-presidential candidate), but the banner is used over footage of Glenn Beck.

Somehow, someone at CNN is getting canned for this faux pas.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Demotivational Posters: Richard Dawkins







There seems to be a lot of images comparing Pope Benedict XVI with Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars (example 1 and example 2), thus insinuating that, because the Pope looks like Emperor Palpatine, he’s evil like Emperor Palpatine.

I couldn’t help but notice that militant atheist Richard Dawkins also strikes an eerie resemblance to the Emperor. And so, for the sake of laughs and giggles, I decided to juxtapose the two together in three demotivational posters.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Left-Wing Anti-Semitism



"Tell them [the Jews] to get the hell out of Palestine....[The Jews] can go home [to] Poland [or] Germany." - Helen Thomas

Why such a focus on the Holocaust then? “The Jewish domination of the media....There’s a major lobby in the United States. They are hard workers. They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f***ed up United States foreign policy for years.” - Oliver Stone


If a right-wing journalist suggested that Mexican immigrants should get the hell out of America and go home to Mexico, there would be outrage from the left; yet when left-wing journalist Helen Thomas suggested that Jews “get the hell out of Palestine,” the outrage came primarily from the right, while the left tried their best to defend her.

If someone claimed that Jews controlled the mainstream media, that person would be assumed to be a right-wing fringe nut, perhaps even a Neo-Nazi skinhead; yet it was left-wing propagandist director Oliver Stone who claimed that “the Jewish domination of the media” was responsible for not only focusing United States foreign policy on Israel (and thus f***ing it up!), but also preventing Hitler from being taken “in context.”

Anti-Semitism has long been associated with the right, yet the two most anti-Semitic comments were made by those in the left wing. No surprise, considering how the left has been against the state of Israel (even though Jews tend to lean left, and Israel is primarily liberal).

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner

"The Hugh Hefner in this movie is Thomas Paine, Martin Luther King Jr., Mohandas Gandhi and William Kunstler all rolled into one."Michael O'Sullivan on the movie "Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel"

Thomas Paine was a revolutionary whose essays on liberty and free thought were so inflammatory that they ostracized him from his fellow countrymen, forcing him to die a lonely man (only 8 people attended his funeral).

Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights activist whose fight against racial segregation and discrimination ended with his assassination.

Mohandas Gandhi was a spiritual leader who helped India gain independence through civil disobedience and nonviolence (and who was also assassinated).

Hugh Hefner is a pornographer who created a multi-millionaire dollar empire by selling magazines with pictures of naked women. With 43 million dollars and a trio of young girlfriends every year, he is most definitely going to die of old age in the lap of luxury.

Somehow, I fail to see how Hefner compares to Paine, King, or Gandhi.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Sean Penn



"...it is you [George W. Bush] who have misused it [your authority] to become our country's and our constitution's most devastating enemy....The needless blood on your hands, and therefore, on our own, is drowning the freedom, the security, and the dream that America might have been, once healed of and awakened by, the tragedy of September 11, 2001." – Sean Penn

"Every day, this elected leader [Hugo Chavez] is called a dictator here [in America], and we just accept it! And accept it. And this is mainstream media, who should – truly, there should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies." – Sean Penn

I find it interesting how left-wing actors like Sean Penn called George W. Bush a dictator while giving passes to real dictators like Hugo Chavez. Penn had no problem calling Bush "our country's and our constitution's most devastating enemy”—an “absolute evil” who had "devastated our democracy” and "should be in f***ing jail” along with his administration—but if somebody speaks ill of his socialist buddy Hugo, he wants them thrown in jail.

Ironically enough, people have been thrown in jail, though not here in America. In Venezuela, countless political dissenters, politicians, journalists, and even judges have been arrested for criticizing Hugo Chavez. Meanwhile, here in America, Sean can safely print an open letter to the president in The Washington Post without fear of being arrested for treason.

Bush may not have had the best track record with civil rights (the Patriot Act, anyone?), but at least he didn’t have anyone arrested for speaking out against him, unlike Hugo Chavez. Free speech and political dissent are the major differences between a president like Bush and a dictator like Chavez.

Friday, August 13, 2010

MSNBC FAILS 10 – Keith Olbermann Proven Wrong About BP



Fact-checking site PolitiFact analyzes (and debunks!) Keith Olbermann’s claim that most federal subsidies go to oil companies, and that the federal government could save money by cutting those subsidies.

PolitiFact - Olbermann says oil and gas subsidies account for 88 percent of all federal subsidies

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Newsbusters

Newsbusters

Yesterday marked the 5th birthday of Newsbusters, a website created by the Media Research Center and dedicated to exposing liberal bias in the mainstream media. Over the years, the website has targeted many lefties including Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Michael Moore, Mike Malloy, Bill Maher, and Janeane Garofalo.

I’ve been following the site for about a year, and as of now, its my primary source for news, considering I don’t really watch (or trust) cable news. So kudos, Newsbusters! Here’s wishing you another five years!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Cropping

Cropping

MSNBC: ObamaCare Protesters ‘Racist,’ Including Black Gun-Owner

About a year ago, a man appeared at a healthcare rally with both a rifle and pistol. The reporters at MSNBC spun the story as an example of “racial overtones” and “anger about a black person being president.” (In other words, people only hate Obama and his policies because he’s black). It was later revealed that the man was an African-American (surprise!), and that MSNBC had cropped the video footage, thus concealing his race.

Reasonable minds can question whether or not the footage was intentionally cropped to hide the man’s race; but one thing is clear: the juxtaposition of the cropped footage and the accusation of “white people showing up with guns” does reveal MSNBC’s underlying bias and race-baiting nature towards opponents of Obama.

For a hilarious take on this story, please watch my video: MSNBC FAILS 01 - Reporters Edit Gun-Toting Protestor

Friday, August 6, 2010

MSNBC FAILS 09 – Jon Stewart PWNS Keith Olbermann


MSNBC FAILS 09 - Jon Stewart PWNS Keith Olbermann
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Jon Stewart PWNS Keith Olbermann for smearing candidate Scott Brown as a “Homophobic Racist Teabagging Supporter of Violence Against Women.”

MSNBC FAILS 08 – Dumb Reporter Confuses Jesse Jackson With Al Sharpton



Dumb reporter Contessa Brewer confuses Jesse Jackson with Al Sharpton. Featuring a guide on how to tell the two apart!

MSNBC FAILS 07 – Clueless Guest: Who Are Extreme Voices On Left?



After Joe Scarborough mentions how the media should speak out against the extreme voices on the Right AND Left, guest Joan Walsh asks him who the extreme voices on the left are. Examples featured in this video: Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, Mike Malloy, Dylan Ratigan, Ed Shulz, and Bill Maher.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Deja Vu

Déjà vu

Earlier this year, right-wing pundit Sean Hannity released a book called “Conservative Victory,” in which he complains about how Obama is screwing up the White House, how Democrats are pushing their left-wing agenda on America, and how Republicans need to fight to take the country back.

Strangely enough, while probing the library, I noticed a book written four years ago by left-wing pundit James Carville titled “Take It Back,” in which he complains about how George W. Bush is screwing up the White House, how Republicans are pushing their right-wing agenda on America, and how Democrats need to fight to take the country back.

Funny how the party no longer in power complains about needing to take their country back!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Demotivational Posters and MSNBC FAILS!

As I mentioned in a previous post, my blog will now primarily be used to host my demotivational posters. I plan to create a new poster every Tuesday and Thursday (and occasionally Sunday). I will continue uploading my posters to Deviantart, but to prevent any more from being removed, they will only be available for 48 hours after being uploaded. Afterwards, they will be replaced with a censored version. All posters are available on my Photobucket gallery.

Since it’s been well over three months since I uploaded anything to YouTube, I also plan on reviving my “MSNBC Fails” video series. I plan to upload a new video on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. This Friday, I will begin by uploading not one, not two, but three “MSNBC Fails” videos.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

YouTube: DID I FORGET SOMETHING?



In my video "MSNBC FAILS 02 - Maddow Claims Constitution Doesn't Have A Preamble," did I forget to mention that Minorty Leader John Boehner was reading from the Declaration of Independence rather than the Constitution?

Demotivational Poster: Spam



Economic Guru 'Dr. Doom' Advises People Buy Spam Not Gold

Gold has no intrinsic value, and if you're really worried about say inflation rising, I would buy Spam. You know, you can eat Spam, you cannot eat gold. - Nouriel Roubini

I heard this quote about two months ago (on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” no less). It was so ridiculous, it deserved its own demotivational poster.

Seriously, how can “intellectuals” be so stupid?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Library Fail


Library Fail by ~BlameThe1st on deviantART

This is perhaps the only demotivational poster in which I use my own image rather than one I found on the internet (and considering that my other demotivationals have been removed—or at risk of being removed—for copyright violations, I think this one is safe to upload uncensored on Deviantart).

I recently checked out The Eye Of The World, the first book in the Wheel Of Time series, and was surprised to discover that the book, a fantasy novel part of a series similar to Lord Of The Rings or Eragon, was labeled as a “Western.” Clearly the librarians have neglected to read the book, if not glance at the cover. I guess one could mistake the samurai-like warrior riding horseback as a cowboy, but even then, that would require a great level of ignorance.

Once I’m done reading this book, I’ll try contacting the library and see if I can have this mistake corrected. I’d like to know how they managed to make such a glaring faux pas.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Deviantart: Just Say No To Anarchy!


Just Say No To Anarchy by ~BlameThe1st on deviantART

Your freedom to swing your fist ends where someone else’s face begins. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Many people interpret freedom as being able to do whatever you want, to live without restraint.

This is no freedom; it is anarchy.

Freedom is not unlimited. One’s individual freedom ends when it violates or threatens to violate another’s individual freedom. Freedom must therefore come with proper and rational limitations.

Consider some of our basic constitutional freedoms:

Freedom of Religion: Does not entitle cults to perform human sacrifice.

Freedom of Speech/Expression: Does not entitle artists to create and distribute nude art of underage minors.

Freedom of the Press: Does not entitle newspapers to print intentionally fabricated and slanderous stories.

Freedom to Petition and Protest: Does not entitle protestors to agitate into a rioting, pillaging mob.

Freedom to Bear Arms: Does not entitle a gunman to enter a government building with an assault rifle with intent to assassinate a public official.

In order to protect freedom, law must be instilled; and it order to maintain law, government must be established. Therefore, true freedom is not anarchy, nor can it exist in anarchy.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Concerning The Future Of My Blog

To Whom It May Concern:

Though I have returned from my vacation, I cannot say that I am ready to return to blogging, or at least the form of blogging I have been accustomed to.

A year ago, I was a journalism minor straight out of college who, wishing to jump start his career, entered the blogosphere with my blog “Blame The 1st.” I happily—and naively—chose the name with the intent to assert my freedom of speech with open disregard to what other people thought. If anyone was offended, “Don’t Blame Me,” I would respond, “Blame The First Amendment.” I was willing to follow in the footsteps of other pundits as Ann Coulter or Michelle Malkin.

Yet I was never truly outspoken as I hoped to be. I don’t exactly take hate mail well, so I tried to be as non-offensive as I could, despite the namesake of my blog. And as time went by, I never really posted anything substantial, or even original. Most of my posts were rehashes of what I had read on other blogs and news sites—most notoriously NewsBusters. I was seriously questioning my credentials as a journalist, if not a blogger.

I also began to cool down in my politics, or what little I had, as I was never fully engrossed in politics to begin with. I was—and still am—a registered Republican, but I cannot say that I fully support the party and everything it stands for. It’s hard to accept its claims of limited government and fiscal responsibility seriously when—during its eight years in power—it expanded government (i.e.: the Patriot Act) and wasted taxpayer money. Be that as it may, I am far from voting Democrat. True, I never viewed Obama as the communist Muslim Anti-Christ from Kenya—and even to this day I see him less of a threat and more of a failure—but I am far from supporting him and his administration. So as far as politics go, I’m wishy-washy, if not confused.

So what does the future hold for my blog? I never really took it seriously to begin with. I began to see my blog posts as less of a hobby and more of a chore. And, as I said, I never really posted anything of true substance. Am I quitting? No. But I am seriously rethinking my priorities.

What I may do, from this point forward, is continue to create demotivational posters. I always enjoyed creating them, and they always served as good talking points for the mini-essays that followed. Besides, I can’t post them on Deviantart anymore due to copyright issues (though I can still post butchered censored versions on my gallery).

And I will still continue to post the occasional news story now and then—the typical ones that always catch my attention—along with my comments. But as far as being a serious blogger, well, I guess I was never that serious to begin with, and there’s no sense pretending to be something you’re not.

In All Due Sincerity,
BlameThe1st