Friday, December 30, 2005

Spying on American Citizens

When the Bushitlerites speak of endangered civil liberties by Bush's extremist right-wing agenda of spying on American citizens here is the 'American citizen' they would have you believe he is spying on...

But I have a feeling this is the type of American citizen Bush has in mind....

And for the Superlative challenged on the Left,

This is... was... a Right-Wing Extremist:

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Intelligent Design

I have this idea that's been drifitng across my neurons and it is hard to articulate. So I guess in the end it is best just to write it down without consideration of form and continuity. It has to deal with this intelligent design( ID for short ) thesis that is emerging since the attempt to sell creation science is turning to an abysmal failure and rightly so.

Personally I am an evolutionist as it seems to be the most plausible explanation for how life on this planet adapted to the changing environmental conditions. However, how life got here in the first place or for that matter how this universe got here are entirely different matters. Creationist theories deal with how it all got made; evolutionist theories deal with how it all managed to stay.

I admit I never gave much thought to ID because what little I've heard from the proponents I have just written off as an obvious absurdity but I really don't know what the tenets of the belief are.. so I queried the Google Oracle and this was the most authorative site that popped up first: Intelligent Design Network that explains ID in this manner:

"The theory of intelligent design (ID) holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause rather than an undirected process such as natural selection. ID is thus a scientific disagreement with the core claim of evolutionary theory that the apparent design of living systems is an illusion."

This particular quote, by happenstance, brings me exactly where I wanted to go with my suggestion that the nature of this theory is exactly what it accuses evolution of being... an illusion. Happy accidents do happen. Right conclusion, wrong approach.

Now to the gist of the argument. The human senses cannot be trusted. Our brains operate in a world of seeming chaos and from this the brain attempts to create order and it does so beyond our conscious capacity to control it. We know consciously that a pencil in a glass of water is not really bent but there is nothing we can do to tell our brain to quit interpreting the visual input as a bent object. So it is with many other observations in our world.

Here is a classic visual illusion: Look at the checkerboard. Is square A the same color as square B?

Despite the fact you can see block B copied and pasted to the left your brain will not accept them being the same shade on the checkerboard. Chaos is being misordered by your brain which attempts to interpret reality but only so far as a functional adaptation necessary at the moment. In the right sidebar of this page, way at the bottom, is this link Optical Illusions and Visual Phenomena for more visual illusions and brain manipulation.

In a nutshell, we see intelligence in the order of the world because we are intelligent beings. Our brains induce intelligence into our every interpretation of the world around us and cannot perceive it in any other way than designed. So this theory of ID may be accurate in the conclusion that there seems to a unviversal design but its faulty reasoning is that this necessarily excludes the evolution of living things. It could be that evolution is part of that design since the key tenet of the theory of evolution is adapatation to a changing environment which is something we all see and do every minute of our lives.

Saturday, December 17, 2005


I know that this outting of secret information isn't quite the threat to national security that the outting of Valarie Plame has caused but I'm sure the New York Times will cover it fairly, objectively and protect at all times the interest of the American people.

Meanwhile the Democrats do the D.C. foxtrot.....


Been working a lot lately and not much chance to blog. But I do have the news on while I work and I've heard about this war against Christmas. I've heard about the stores that substitute Merry Christmas for Happy Holidays. Can't get a bug up the butt over that because I always thought it ought to be 'have a Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year' anyway. Then I saw on Drudge, I think, where someone thought it immensely clever to decorate their yard with a reindeer hanging with blood dripping from it. Then I heard about a school where the kids sang Hannakuh and Kwanzza ( what a completely idiotic concept ) songs but couldn't sing Christmas songs. Just heard a store put up a 'He is the reason for the season' sign and people bitched about it and the store essentially told them to shove it. And what is Hollywood's grand offering on the big screen for the season? Wolf Creek, a bloody snuff flick because Hollywood has lost any concept of creativity and can only come up with a rehashed Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Opening on Christmas day.

I have come to one conclusion... the world has lost it's god-damned mind and I use that word literally.

As a Christian that thinks religion is a scam job, I really never believed in evil as this antithesis to God. I believe that we are in the image of God in that we have free will to choose between doing or not doing.

I always believed that the natural state of the universe was darkness and light to be the aberration and therefore evil was just the abscence of good. But there is this foul cloud of stupidity spreading worldwide. Whenever the world takes side with the Palestinian butchers over a democratic people, whenever a people whose holy shrine sits on top of the foundation of the destroyed second Jewish temple and Jew haters can, with a straight face, claim the Jews are not entitled to their historical homeland, whenever a people lampoon Christianity while showing deference to a religion created by a false prophet and known for it's hatred and buthcery, whenever Hollywood supports a savage like Tookie Williams who not only killed 4 people but helped create a gang that is responsible for more deaths in Los Angeles County than troops lost in Iraq, whenever the world believes that Saddam Hussein is entitled to fair treatment under the law while he butchered his own people...... then the world has simply gone stupid. Stupidity is the intentional exercise of ignorance.

So, I now find myself reassessing my view and I have come to realize that evil does exist as a dynamic intentional entity.

My view of the concept of Anit-Christ has always been that it wasn't a single person like a Damien but an all pervasive world system. The mark of the beast lies dormaint in your wallet with names like VISA, MASTERCARD. It is in the administrations of our schools. It runs rampant throught the halls of all our governemt. And now we are seeing it emerge in out traditions.

Anti Christ means just that. Against Christ. Agaisnt Christians. Against the Jew.

As Christ himself said, you can know the tree by the fruit it bears.

apology for speeling and logical content. gotta get back to work, needed to type it while I was thinking it. Maybe I'll edit later.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Dean: US Won't Win in Iraq

Drudge has this little nugget: Howard Dean: US Won't Win in Iraq

"I've seen this before in my life. This is the same situation we had in Vietnam. Everybody then kept saying, 'just another year, just stay the course, we'll have a victory.' Well, we didn't have a victory, and this policy cost the lives of an additional 25,000 troops because we were too stubborn to recognize what was happening."

Mr. Dean.... it was defeatist like you that bear the responsibility of those additional 25,000 deaths. Either Lead, Follow or STFU and let the grownups protect you.

The reason we didn't win is because self-deluded half-wits like Dean and most of the Democratic party keep mouthing this garbage throughout the world giving the perception that the US doesn't have the resolve to stay the course, and Bin Laden thanks them very much. Like Ho Chi Minh all the enemy has to do is wait us out because he is willing to take the casualties and employ brutality to achieve his political ends. Life is not so valuable in the third-world.

What Dean and the rest of that generation fail to realize is that they were the cause of a fallacious self-fulfillmg prophecy concerning Vietnam.

Can't never Could, Won't never Would.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Liberals Channel Dead Soldiers

Check out this post over at Little Green Footballs

Aww those progressives... such creative people although the only dead people I've ever heard of voting were already Democrats.

I have a suggestion for a sequel. How about all the World War II soldiers come from their graves and descend on the US Capitol and call the liberals wimps and political whores.