Last Week in Stupidity 25 Apr 2009Posted by Jessa in Money, Politics, This Week in Stupidity, Wacky.
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Today’s edition: Teabaggers.
The whole “teabag movement” was doomed to be fodder for epic lulz the second they decided to use “teabag” as a verb. Apparently, none of the organizers thought to maybe check the Intertubes to see if maybe “teabag” had some sort of alternate meaning that would render their movement unintentionally hilarious.
But that was just the beginning.
I’ll give the organizers the benefit of the doubt. I’ll assume that they had genuine concerns about what they saw as excessive government spending. Economics is not exactly an easy-to-understand topic for the layperson, and many people have the natural tendency to mistrust something that they find confusing. So I can see where they might be suspicious.
Then there’s the unwritten rule that, as protest movements gain popularity, they tend to descend into bizarro-world as the lunatic fringe uses it to air an increasingly wacky list of perceived grievances. So what starts out as a demonstration of unease about government spending ends up with things like this:
Of course! The stimulus package is just like being bought and sold like property, being forced to work and live in horrible conditions, and being regularly beaten with a whip:
Then there’s this:
Yes, another True Patriot who doesn’t understand the definition of “socialism”, and probably honestly thinks that he/she (I can’t tell) has never ever benefited from government spending. How cute! I personally like roads and brudges, FDIC insurance, water and sewer services, parks, sidewalks, and many other services that the government provides, but maybe that’s just me.
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Heaven Has Too Many Tribbles 13 Apr 2009Posted by Jessa in Religion.
Tags: christianity, Religion, tribbles
I guess I was about 7 or 8, and I was riding with my best friend to her parents’ house. Her grandmother was driving.
Her grandmother was a Southern Baptist, and she knew I wasn’t. I was Methodist, which, in my area, was about on par with being a godless heathen. She asked me how I was baptized. I told her that I was sprinkled on my head, as was the tradition in my church.
I remember vividly her reply: “Well, then only the top of your head will go to Heaven, since that’s all you had baptized.”
And all I could remember thinking was that there must be a lot of tops of heads crawling around in Heaven, like tribbles on the Enterprise.
Dear Facebook 01 Apr 2009Posted by Jessa in random, Rants.
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I do not need $1 diamond rings. I do not need Easter tattoos for my profile. I do not want to know the beauty secrets of Jennifer Anniston or any other member of the cast of “Friends”. I don’t care about the one rule for a flat stomach. I do not want to get into an IQ challenge with my friends. I will not fall for “one of your friends thinks you are dumb”.
I know you need to make money, but try a bit more variety. And less annoyance with flashing ads.
Easter tattoos. Really? Because nothing says “I love Jesus” like a crappy gif of a cross with a lily.
Not Gonna Happen 01 Apr 2009Posted by Jessa in Religion.
Tags: catholicism, pope, Religion
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The president of the Italian Catholic bishops’ conference wants us to knock off making fun of the pope.
My reply: no. Especially since the pope has demonstrated a keen ability to make inane, wrong, mock-worthy statements. How are we supposed to take seriously a person who claims that condoms will worsen the AIDS epidemic in Africa?
This one’s for you, Joey.