Observations

February 27, 2012

I am always perplexed by the fact that atheists point to the Enlightenment as their intellectual heritage. The fact is most of the Enlightenment thinkers were either Christians or Deists – very few if any of them was an avowed atheist. The simple fact is atheism itself has made no significant intellectual contribution to Western culture.

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Friday Fun-ness

February 24, 2012

Ok Go is basically what sort of music group you would get if the guys from Myth Busters decided to form a band. Mediocre music, but awesome music videos.


Observations

February 18, 2012

“I is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds . . . In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.”

William Ellery Channing


Friday Fun-ness

February 17, 2012

You’re no man to me until you have played Tazer Ball.


Friday Fun-ness

February 10, 2012

File this under ‘So absurdly sad it’s funny’.

This text-to-speech animation (which I don’t normally like, but this one is instructive) shows what it is like to try to start a small business in San Francisco. If you doubt it’s accuracy, please note this video was produced by the San Francisco planning department.

Another day, another way for the left to dash your dreams and aspirations.


On that Proposition 8 Ruling

February 8, 2012

IN a ruling that surprised only that guy who recently woke up from a 20 year coma, the ultra-left 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of a gay lower court judge (Whose orientation had no bearing on his ruling. None. Don’t even go there now) that Californians don’t have the right to define marriage in a way that offends the gay rights advocates.

Interestingly the ruling is predicated on the fact that Californians had previously extended civil unions to gays in such a way that gave gay couples marriages in every way but the official label.

So it seems the takeaway from this is if a state’s citizens want to maintain the traditional definition of marriage, they should avoid giving gay couples any official sanction at all.


Friday Fun-ness

February 3, 2012

I have been spending a lot of time reading lately, and neglecting my blog. I felt somewhat guilty about this until I saw this ad campaign by the Milwaukee County Library