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Shit that Pissed me Off – 5/19

Note – I was out-of-town last week so I have two weeks of stupid shit piled up.  I probably won’t get to all of it so I apologize if your favorite annoying thing didn’t make the cut.

A Creationist Scientist is Suing the Grand Canyon

Andrew Snelling is a Geologist who is also a creationist.  This in itself makes no sense because in order to be both, you need to basically ignore all the evidence that would make you a credible geologist.  But he’s got a PhD so we have to accept that he knows stuff about Geology even if he doesn’t actually believe any of it.

So he wanted to do some research, including collecting samples, in the Grand Canyon.  Such things are allowed but you have to apply to do so and his application was rejected.

So he’s suing for religious discrimination.  You know, because Christians have it so hard in our country.

Heh.  Geologist.  So hard.  Get it?

Anyway, his claim was rejected because it was presumed he would use the samples to “disprove” existing science about the Grand Canyon and since the Grand Canyon is, you know, a protected landmark, they don’t want people taking rock samples to do bad science.  Sounds like his application didn’t really say what he was going to use the samples for, either.

Which is probably because he knew he couldn’t say “I’m going to use the samples to prove the Grand Canyon is no more than 6000 years old even though recorded human history goes back further than that and I’m a fucking idiot.”

So he basically asked to take samples without really telling anyone why and they said “no – you can’t just take samples because you have a degree in Geology.  You have to have a reason.”

And he’s responding “you hate me because I’m a Christian!  I’m going to sue.”

We don’t hate him because he’s a Christian.  We hate him because he uses his Christianity as an excuse to be a bad scientist.

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Shit That Pissed Me Off – 11/28

Religious Conservatives Believe in Free Speech as Long as They are Doing the Speaking

In this case, the Duggars are getting a lot of flack for saying bigoted stuff because the bible says that kind of speech is OK.  Problem is, some folks don’t agree and have started a petition to get their show taken off the air.

So what’s the big deal you ask?  By petitioning TLC (that show is on The Learning Channel?  Really?) to cancel the show, they are attacking the Duggar’s right to free speech!

Duggar Family

I got this picture off of their family blog where they are regularly prevented from exercising their right to free speech.

 

I can’t believe we have to go over this again but NO WE ARE NOT!  Having the right to free speech is not the same thing as consequence free speech.  When you say thing that pisses people off, they get to say things back.

It amazes me that conservative Christians claim they are being “silenced” when all that is happening is people are calling them on their bullshit.

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Shit that Pissed me off – 4/4

Idiot Climbs a Rock, Injures Himself and Sues the City for Creating Unsafe Conditions

This moron is probably going to win, too.

He saw a rock sculpture and thought it looked like a lot of fun to climb around on it.  I don’t blame him.  I would have thought the same thing.  I would need a taser and some bungee cords to stop my kids from climbing on something like that.

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Here’s a picture of one of my kids on a rock at Yosemite National Park. There are a lot of rocks at Yosemite National Park and he’s climbed on damn near every one of them.

There were no signs telling him he couldn’t so he jumped on the thing, landed awkwardly and tore his Achilles tendon.  Ouch!

Now he’s suing the city.  Because he did a reckless thing and hurt himself.  Also because he probably has crappy health insurance.

Look dude, if you are going to jump on a rock because it looks like fun, you need to recognize the risks.  If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t jump on the fucking rock.

The only unsafe condition the city created was they one they created when they allowed you to leave your house every morning.

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Shit that Pissed me Off This Week 12/27

Atheist Shoots Video of Himself Being a Total Dick

I complain about stupid religious people all the time so it is only fair that I get a little annoyed when an atheist is a complete jerk.

This charming fellow is understandably upset about a nativity scene set up on public land.  Especially given they have nothing representing other religions.  Only Christianity.  Totally unconstitutional, that.

So what does he do? He posts a video of himself in a profanity laden rant that completely undermines the whole argument.  Hating on Christianity (or it’s trappings) just shifts the focus to his asshole behavior rather than keeping it on the fact that you can’t put a nativity scene on public land.

Maybe if I get the gun a little closer, I can be sure I won’t miss….

It frustrates me when an atheist acts like the asshole so many people seem to believe the rest of us are because the conversation get hijacked.  Nobody is talking about the separation of church and state.  They are talking about a guy being a dick.

And the guy being a dick also happens to be an atheist.  So the conversation becomes about how atheists are dicks rather than how this one guy is a dick and he’d be a dick no matter what he believed.

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Shit that Pissed Me Off this Week – 8/2

British Jackass Arrested for Objecting to Jane Austen

So the Brits change the faces on their currency every now and again to discourage counterfeiters.  I’m pretty sure it doesn’t work but bravo to them for trying.

Their 10-Pound note currently sports Charles Darwin, which is a great choice.  In a few years, Darwin will be replaced by Jane Austen.  This also seems like a great choice.

However, a few complete assholes feel that Austen doesn’t belong on British cash because there’s already a woman on every bill produced in the country.  The reigning monarch is prominently displayed on the front of every note and Elizabeth is still filling that role thankyouverymuch.  Because the ladies get the front of every note, a few assholes think the back should be reserved for the guys.

Anything less than a 50/50 spilt constitutes misandry, or something.

Doesn’t she just look like a feminazi?????

So one fellow was so upset that women were taking over his money, he decided to harass one of the proponents of the change via Twitter.  I’m not sure if he was aware that death threats are illegal in England but he sure didn’t seem to be aware that when you make such threats via Twitter, it’s pretty easy for people to figure out who is making them.

Especially when you are sending over 50 abusive tweets per hour.  It gets a lot easier to track a guy

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