2016 May

Courtesy of Mother Jones:

If this video doesn’t motivate people to vote against Donald Trump, nothing will.



This is by far my most favourite campaign 2016 story yet!!!

Full story and video at ABC Eyewitness News

Here’s a screenie because – well because I can’t get enough of this visual!
I wonder what other tricks he can do with his hair?
Trump Fly


Ham Ark

This evening I watched a 60 Minutes style TV program that featured a full-on story about Ken Ham and his Kentucky Ark. It was in the news last year for having appealed a federal ruling which denied tax-payer funds for a project that warranted every worker to sign a Christian pledge. Or leave. The federal government denied the application using discrimination as its justification. But Kentucky courts overturned the decision granting this $100 million monstrosity access to public funding. Shameful. But that was yesterday. Today things look much worse.

The ark is nearly completed, scheduled to open its doors in July and anticipates more than 2 million visitors in the first few weeks. And now that it is nearly finished, Ken Ham is not mincing his words about his goals: He’s openly going after the children. He wants to indoctrinate as many children into his perverted version of Christianity as possible. And fanatics like Kim Davis are lining up to lend support

Click here for full story.

But I have a question. Ken Ham claims to have followed the dimensions of his new ark to the letter of the biblical blueprint set forth by God himself. To accomplish this, he had to hire hundreds of professional carpenters, welders, construction workers, draftsmen, plumbers, etc. So how on earth can anyone believe that Noah, some 2500 years ago, built this same ark by himself and without modern tools? The stories of it taking him 120 years to build mean to address this question but then that puts him at around 140 years of age. Really? My mother is 97 and while she’s still agile and mostly independent, her hands don’t let her use a needle and thread any longer, much less climb ladders or haul huge planks through the backyard. So I have great difficulty visualizing anyone above the age of say 80 actually building this boat.

For me, the insanely ridiculous idea that a 140 year old man built this monumentally huge boat, by himself, 2500 years ago with a hammer and home-made nails should be enough to dispel this myth entirely. It would have taken him 120 years just to fell the trees and cut the wood.

Side observation from I think Bill Nye: If a Muslim wanted to engage in a project of this size, insisting all hired hands sign a pledge of loyalty to the Quran, with a mission statement claiming a desire to reteach our children the ways of Allah, he would never have been issued the first building permit.



I’ll be ready with this question!


AirPForce One


And this is the answer I give every time…

Nobody with any political aspirations wanted to run against Hillary. Nobody.

When Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton went head to head in the 2008 primary, the Democratic Party had to choose between two highly educated, highly successful, highly qualified candidates. It was a given, that whichever candidate lost the 2008 primary would be the front-runner of the 2016 election.  The fact that Obama won and Clinton lost only made the general public that much hungrier to put a woman in the White House. Had the reverse happened, it would have had the exact same outcome – the general public would have been just as eager and ready today to elect our first black president.

By 2014, after a shocking display of congressional failure by the Republican-controlled house and senate, any Republican worth his or her salt knew better than to risk their entire career, their entire political capital on a failed-from-the-start campaign. So we got the seven dwarfs and a couple of stupids… and one ego-maniac instead.

Sometimes I shorten my explanation to just this: Donald Trump was the only one dumb enough to think he could win.

Stuart Stevens

Just got my voting packet in the mail… cannot WAIT to cast my vote this year!

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