Thursday, December 27, 2018

My Heroes

Well ‘heroes’ might be the wrong word…
these are people I greatly respect for their accomplishments.

People who helped explain the world around us:

Carlo Rovelli (b1956 - )
Books: “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics”, etc.

Einstein (b1879 - d1955)

James Maxwell (b1831 - d1879)

Michael Faraday (b1791 - d1867)

Lucretius (b99 - d55 BCE)
Wrote the poem “On The Nature Of Things” that stirred the beginning of the Renaissance when rediscovered in 16thCentury

Epicurus (b341 - d270 BCE)
Created Epicureanism: Living a good life believing in science rather than gods

Democritus (b460 - d370 BCE)
First person to postulate the existence of the atom

People who corrected the misconceptions many of us had:

Jared Diamond (b1937 - )
Books: “Guns, Germs and Steel” and “Collapse”

Richard Elliott Friedman (b1946 - )
Book: “Who Wrote the Bible?”

Jorgen Randers (b 1945 - )
Book: “2052 - A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years"

People who helped level the playing field between the rulers and those they want to rule:

M.L. King, Jr. (b1929 - d1968)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (b1933 - )

People who did things I wish I had done:

Neal and Linda Goldstein (b~1947)
Sold their house and are traveling around the world smelling the roses since 2015

People brave enough to publicly say God does not exist:
(we humans have only ourselves to depend on – 
and if religion doesn’t kill us first, our science and medical advances will turn us into gods)

Richard Dawkins (b1941 - )

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Daniel C. Dennett (b1942 - )

Christopher Hitchens (b1949 - d2011)

Your religion, you may believe, came into existence when its fundamental truth was revealed by God to somebody, who then passed it along to others. It flourishes today because you and the others of your faith know that it is the truth, and God has blessed you and encouraged you to keep the faith. But why do all the other religions exist? If those people are just wrong, why don't their creeds crumble? And why did God wait so long to expose himself? The Mormon Church is less than 200 years old, Protestantism is less than 500 years old, Islam is less than 1,500 years old, Christianity is less than 2,000 years old, and Judaism is only about 4,000 years old. Writing is more than 5,000 years old, agriculture is more than 10,000 years old, and language is at least 40,000 years old.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

GOP in WI, MI and NC Show Their True Colors

The GOP loved democracy when people voted for them, but when the people vote for Democrats, Republicans become UnAmerican.

GOP in Wisconsin think they know better than the people:

GOP in NC blatantly steal mail-in ballots:
Note: The GOP candidate in NC (Mark Harris), who supported the stealing of mail-in ballots, is a pastor. What hypocrisy!

Want more… how about the GOP in Michigan:

Make no mistake, this is not a case of “well, both parties do it”...
In 2010, 2014 and 2016 when DEMs lost elections big time, there were never any allegations they tried to subvert the will of the people and vote for petty power grabs during lame duck sessions. And the DEMs have never tried to restrict voting in GOP leaning districts. There is a disease among the GOP causing them to believe the will of the people, and even the Constitution, is not to be respected. I’m quite sure the Trump impact has been the catalyst to most of this, but the virus has been lurking beneath the surface for a long time.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Are We Headed for an American Civil War II?

Leading up to the Civil War, Southerners were doing such onerous things to people, they became the enemy. Southerners believed only white people were worthy, and the majority of Americans, who disagreed with them, went to war to stop their unAmerican actions. 

The North won and ended the unAmerican practices of the South. But did the North eradicate the sickness… or just subdue it? Would anyone be surprised that the majority of Trump supporters wish the South had won the Civil War?

Today Trump supporters believe only white people who think the way they do are worthy. If you are gay, you are evil. If you are not white and Christian, you are not really an American. And all scientists are part of a liberal conspiracy to lie about things that are not supported by the Bible. These beliefs by Trump supporters are resulting in laws that are unAmerican… they have become the enemy.

The majority of Americans do not believe these stupid things (as shown by the vote count of the 2016 election). If this majority cannot defeat the enemy by electing a huge majority of American-value representatives, then I fear Civil War II is on the horizon. Americans cannot allow the enemy to usurp America and twist it into another autocratic country. If necessary, we must, and will, fight. 

Trump supporters are generally delusional. Among their delusions is the thought the Second Amendment will save them if it comes to a fight. But the truth is that the Second Amendment works for all Americans. And there are more of us than them.

We are at a point where the country hopefully will elect a President in 2020, or 2024 or perhaps even as late as 2028 who has the will of Abraham Lincoln. Who sees the enemy for the evil they are and will fight to defeat them. And this time, we must eradicate them so our great great grandchildren will not have to fight an American Civil War III.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Conservatives Create and Believe the Fake News


This is the perfect example of what conservative news is doing to conservatives… brainwashing them. And most conservatives love it.

There was an “incident” in 2016 with a 5 year old girl in Idaho where 3 boys, 7, 10 and 14 were involved. Keep in mind - 3 BOYS.

Conservative media jumped on the story turning it into an anti-refugee sensation claiming:
“Syrian refugees gang-raped a girl at knifepoint.”

The problem is that the story isn't true. Exasperated after being overwhelmed by right-wing nuts making lurid accusations, the prosecutor in Twin Falls County came forward to explain the case. “There were no Syrians involved, there was no knife involved, there was no gang-rape," Grant Loebs told the press. In fact, while there are Syrian immigrants living in the area, exactly zero of them got there through the Syrian refugee program. The incident was blamed on people who literally do not exist.


Read entire article about incident:

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Divide and Be Happy in America

I have a prescription for how to make both conservatives & liberals happy in America
(well at least not fighting each other).

I suspect the impact of doing what I suggest would be:

Will love it
Mixed feelings
Will love it

I propose the Federal Gov’t. dictate only one thing:
Each State may pass whatever law they want.

So Red States may:
  • Use the bible as a science text in elementary thru high school
  • Ban any medical research they want
  • Repeal every regulation (financial, environmental, etc.)
  • Reduce government expenditures on infrastructure, universities, etc.
  • Make abortion illegal (make contraception illegal if they want)
  • Remove healthcare funding
  • Ban illegal residents

I believe over the ensuing 10 years the impact would be the best medical, scientific, educational, financial, etc. professionals who currently live in Red States will move to Blue States. There is plenty of room and they would all be welcomed. Red State populations would shrink leaving only the older generation.

One group who would suffer initially are the poorer among us who currently live in Red States. However, they will gradually move to Blue States, and again there is plenty of room and they would all be welcomed too. They will help support the Blue States economies by doing the blue collar, service and agricultural jobs that need to get done.

The outcome in a generation will be two classes of people in America:
1.     Blue State residents will be the best educated, healthiest, wealthiest and happiest Americans.
2.     Red State residents will be less educated, have poorer healthcare, face a declining economy, and for once be correct when they think of themselves as a victim. They will be the victim of their own selfishness.

Note: A Red State may apply to become a Blue State by stop being assholes…
and eliminate every Red State law in the bullet list above.


Dear Blue States…

We include California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland, D.C., Delaware and all the Northeast.
  • Red States get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.
  • Blue States get stem cell research and the best beaches.
  • Blue States get Intel, Apple and Microsoft. Red States get WorldCom.
  • Blue States get Harvard.
  • Red States get Ole' Miss.
  • Blue States get 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs.
  • Red States get Alabama.
  • Blue States get two-thirds of the tax revenue.
  • Red States get to make the red states pay their fair share.
  • Since Blue States aggregate divorce rate is 22% lower than the Christian Coalition’s, Blue States get a bunch of happy families. 
  • Red States get a bunch of single moms.

Blue States will have firm control of 80% of the country’s fresh water, more than 90% of the pineapple and lettuce, 92% of the nation's fresh fruit, 95% of America's quality wines, 90% of the high-tech industry, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

The Red States will have to cope with 88% of all obese Americans and their projected health care costs, 92% of all US mosquitoes, nearly 100% of the tornadoes, 90% of the hurricanes, 99% of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100% of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia.

Blue States get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

38% of those in the Red States believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62% believe life is sacred unless we’re discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44% say that evolution is only a theory, 53% think that Saddam was involved in 9/11, and 61% of the crazy bastards believe they are people with higher morals then we lefties.

Blue States are taking the good pot too. Red States can have that dirt weed they grow in Mexico… IF THEY CAN GET IT OVER THE WALL!