Here is the next installment of my podcast. Herein I discuss medical malpractice tort reform and touch on the Terri Schiavo case. As such I’m calling it Medical Mayhem. My fps (fucks per second) was pretty good on this one, especially when talking about that complete and utter dipshit known as Tom Delay. Check it out!
This cracks me up. Two conservatives arguing over who has been friendlier to Hilary Clinton. This shows, to me, just how low the right is sinking. You can’t even be friendly to a liberal anymore without taking a political hit. Both of these people are idiots.
It reminds me of these two idiots — Ann Coulter and Catherine Crier complaining about Tina Fey. a) I love Tina Fey and b) do these dumbasses realize she is on a satire show? Perhaps they should look up satire in the dictionary.
Back to politics…
This show is motivated by discussions I had with a right-wing fellow a week or so ago. It is largely his take on the war in Iraq and my reaction to it. I also discuss the ANWR controversy and ramble off on various tangents as usual. I’ll call this one War and Energy, I guess. Enjoy!
It was suggested by a couple of people that I tell some stories from my days when I worked for Prince. I decided to go ahead and do that. I worked for Prince from about 1990 until 1992 or so. I mainly worked on the Graffiti Bridge and Diamonds & Pearls records, although my work shows up on many other Prince and related artists’ records. Anyway, here I am rattling on about Prince and such. Hope you enjoy it!
Over at Pharyngula PZ is providing a forum for Bible literalists to expose their ignorance. It’s a hoot. I’ve droned on and on about so-called intelligent design, which is a fancy word for creationism. I haven’t really beaten up on the Bible literalists because it is so fucking crazy that it isn’t really worthy of mention. Yet, here I go mentioning it.
To say the earth is 6000 years old is completely nuts and ignornant and stupid and crazy and idiotic. There are about a dozen entire branches of science that a 6000 year old earth is at odds with. These include geology, biology, astrophysics and archeology.
The thing that PZ sums up really well is the following:
You know, creationists who have almost no education in the relevant fields…are perfectly comfortable with accusing virtually every biologist in the world of being incompetent, of knowing nothing, of fraud, of practicing a religion rather than science, etc., etc., etc. It’s kind of appalling, actually; most of us would be embarrassed if we were caught lecturing crazily on some subject of which we know nothing by someone who had dedicated years of their life to studying that subject. But not creationists.
To all the creationists I would say, go get a PhD in evolutionary biology and then tell us about your crazy theory. For those that think the earth is 6000 years old, go get a PhD in geology and then tell us about your crazy theory. If you are not an expert on these subjects you have no business coming up with crazy theories.
As an astronomer of sorts, I can tell you that we would not see all the things we see in the sky if the universe was 6000 years old. Certainly we wouldn’t see the Andromeda Galaxy, which is no less than 2,000,000 light-years away, not to mention the kazillion of galaxies we see in the Hubble Deep Field.
The Bible is not a science book. That should be obvious to everyone.
So I’ve been fooling around with the podcast thing but also intend to continue to write my rants and essays and such. I realize some people may not care for one or the other. For that reason I’ve enabled the category archives on the right side of the screen of my blog home page. You can bookmark a specific category if you want to avoid having to deal with the rest of the stuff. For example here is The LoLife PodCast and here are my essays.
I was at an astronomy conference over the last few days and while there I interviewed Aaron Price and Pamela Gay about their Slacker Astronomy podcast. We also rambled about astronomy, space science, the politics of science funding, podcasting and other various topics. I hope you enjoy it!
In regards to the Terri Schiavo case…
If my quality of life has disappeared to nothing and I’m unresponsive and in a vegetative state, I would be appalled if the religious right kept me alive because of their beliefs. They would let me continue to suffer for years because of what they want? FUCK THEM. I don’t give a rats ass what mother fucking Tom Delay wants when it comes to my goddamn life.
Clearly, we want close controls over these issues. We aren’t going to let people kill people just because they are disabled. This case has had many such controls. It has been scrutinized profusely. This is not a case of some cruel husband that wants to kill his wife.
That the House, Senate and our dumb-ass President think that their beliefs should keep this poor woman in a suffering state perpetually is insane and cruel. I believe her husband and thus I believe that her wishes are not being taken into account and that is criminal.
Here is my latest installment. I used a little dinky handheld voice recorder so the sound quality is a bit poor. This one is called The So-Called Endangered Liberal Agenda and is about the fact that there is not a damn thing wrong with the liberal agenda. What’s wrong is a whole bunch of people aren’t willing to listen to us and that’s what we need to work on.
This will be my last podcast for a few days as I am going out of town and am not yet set up for remote podcasts. I may do an astronomy podcast while I am gone with a friend of mine if it works out.
This one is called Edjamakayshun and is about, oddly enough, education. My voice was sort of failing because we played a bunch of St. Paddy’s Day gigs the night before, so please forgive my coughing and stammering.