Sunday, July 31, 2011
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Friday, July 22, 2011
For nearly four years you have had an Administration which instead of twirling its thumbs has rolled up its sleeves. We will keep our sleeves rolled up.
We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace—business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.
They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.
Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me—and I welcome their hatred.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Sent to you by terry via Google Reader:
The Scopes Trial was nearly 100 years ago and yet, here we are in the 21st Century and this battle still goes on, even on Twitter. It's discouraging though not surprising that there are people who still unquestionably declare the world to be roughly only 6000 years old; a belief not even shared by most mainstream Christian denominations, let alone religious skeptics. How can we expect people to accept climate change when they're walking around (fully erect, I might add) with foolish notions lodged in their brain about the age of our planet itself? But I guess we must remember that this is the same country where more people believe in angels than Evolution.
The following is an exchange I had on Twitter with a Fundamentalist Christian from Texas:
OTOOLEFAN: Man up? You're the one who goes around bragging about blocking girls on Twitter!
bill453: I blocked her for mocking God.
OTOOLEFAN: How Christian.
bill453: When reason is repeatedly rejected we turn them over to Satan.
bill453: Who are you to judge what is Christian?
OTOOLEFAN: How old do you believe the Earth to be?
bill453: About 6 thousand years just like the Bible says.
OTOOLEFAN: Fossils are just a trick, right? Flintstones is a documentary?
bill453: Why would I think fossils are a trick? They are formed by catastrophic events like the world wide flood.
OTOOLEFAN: Don't you know that we have fossils that go back MILLIONS of years?
bill453: no they don't.
OTOOLEFAN: Please tell me WHERE in the Bible it says how old the Earth is?
bill453: God created the earth a fully developed planet just like He created Adam a fully developed man.
OTOOLEFAN: You don't believe we have fossils that go back longer than 6,000 years?? What grade did you get in Science?
bill453: I did not say the earth is exactly 6k years old, I said about and I am not the final authority, the Bible is.
OTOOLEFAN: Who did Cain & Abel marry?
bill453: their sisters, the gene pool was uncontaminated.
bill453: I go by the lineage.
Fairy tales die hard.