In another prime example of shoddy podcasting, here is a drive time podcast made on my low-quality handheld dealie while driving to work. This is about The War on Terror.
As Unscrewing the Inscrutable points out, people of faith apparently feel they are under attack by secularists. As if people of faith are persecuted for their beliefs. What a bunch of utter crap. Says California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown
“These are perilous times for people of faith,” she said, “not in the sense that we are going to lose our lives, but in the sense that it will cost you something if you are a person of faith who stands up for what you believe in and say those things out loud.”
Ms. Brown is confused. Religious people can and do say whatever the fuck they want whenever and wherever they want. I will fight and die for their right to do so. The real war here is people like Ms. Brown who think that people who insist on the separation of church and state are a threat to religious people. We are not. In fact, secularists are a group made up largely of religious people!
Secularists have no problem with people of faith. The people we have a problem with are those that would inject their faith into our government. Judge Brown clearly confuses her personal faith with her duties as a judge and for that, the Democrats are completely correct to oppose her nomination to the federal judiciary.
Herein I ramble on mainly about sex or how men view sex, I guess. It was prompted by a comment by mopsa who said something to the effect of: “The bottom line is men who are womanizers do not respect women.” I try to answer this question, somewhat unsuccessfully. It all boils down to what you mean by “womanizer”. My lovely lalune and I discussed it, after I recorded this, and we decided that basically you could define womanizer as someone who doesn’t respect women, and that might get you pretty close. Anyway, for what it is worth, twenty minutes and two seconds of Men and Sex.
So I’ve been playing with this podcasting thing and I find it to be quite fun but I don’t really know if it is a better way to talk about this stuff than writing or not. I’ll keep fooling around, I guess.
For those of you who are not regular listeners, I’ve made a quick list of my 5 most popular podcasts. Oddly, only one is about politics. Wonder if you are trying to tell me something?
Or perhaps you prefer to see all my podcasts.
Here is some commentary on filesharing/copyright issues that are going on these days. I’m calling it Copywrong.
As if Rick Santorum hadn’t proved himself enough of an idiot already, now he wants to ban the National Weather Service from distributing the weather!. It is hard to believe how ridiculous this is. I don’t actually give a rats ass weather what AccuWeather wants or doesn’t want. It goes without saying that the National Weather Service is important and that because our tax dollars pay for their work, the general public should have access to it. Fuckin duh.
Santorum is clearly, obviously and blatantly siding with a small special interest group rather than with the people that elected him. I wish the people of Pennsylvania would fire that dumb fuck.
Tim Pawlenty Sucks.
Did two quick podcasts in one day. The first one is a dialogue with 3 leading political analysts. Matt, Ryan and Kurt (not their real names) were kind enough to share their views on the battle of Right vs. Left. The second one is a rant about the debate over the filibuster. The filibuster is really important and we should be appalled that the Right Wing Wackos want to be able to approve judicial nominees with a slim majority while trampling on the rules of the Senate.
Gotta tip the hat to ol’ PZ again. This quote is great:
When there is an elephant in your living room, there are pressing, interesting, and productive hypotheses one might make, but “there is no elephant” is not among them. Nor is the fact that some people are arguing about whether it is Indian or African evidence of its nonexistence.
That the earth is old, that evolution occurred and is occurring, that we are all descended from common ancestors, and that dinosaurs existed are all simple, indisputable facts, no matter how uncomfortable they seem to make some people. It doesn’t help us understand reality to argue for nonsense.
See this article on pharyngula.org for more.
This installment is a rant about so-called judicial activism and our favorite hypocrite, Tom DeLay. It’s actually kind of a short one! I wrote about judicial activism a while ago on my blog as well, if you prefer the written word.