Thursday, September 3, 2015
I swear that if President Obama gets up tomorrow, takes a deep breath, and declares that oxygen is the greatest thing ever, every Republican in the country will suddenly refuse to breath.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The United States is in a free fall. Why? People just aren’t praying as hard as they used to. This is the message of Fox News mouth piece Bill O’Reilly. And why not? Stoking fear and superstition makes for good ratings. But in examining the history of the United States, are we really that bad off these days?
Recently Bill shamelessly lied about the tragic murder of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward by former employee of WDBJ-TV Vester Lee Flanagan. He exploited this tragedy to feed on the ignorance and bigotry of the religious right. He put the blame on a so called decline of spirituality, the rise of those boogeymen evil doers known as “Secular Progressives.”
But the killer Flanagan was a Jehovah’s Witness.
Religious and non-religious alike have done horrible things in the history of mankind. Secularism and individual liberties are the best protection from such violence. No special privileges and no persecution based on religious beliefs. No dictator allowed, whether religious or not. No man to be worshiped, whether a king or a cleric. Freedom of press, freedom of speech, no one is above criticism.
"The logical result of atheism, a result we have seen right in front of our eyes in one of the world’s oldest and proudest nations, is severe moral decay." - Sarah Palin
"If religious belief was officially classified as a mental illness, maybe nobody would dare criticize us." - Jesus
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Thanks to the excellent documentation in the Bible we know the forms of transportation favoured by Jesus in the past:
Let me dance on its grave.
Flash has to be one of the worst bits of software on the internet. I don't understand why Adobe didn't kill it years ago. It simply made the company look bad, really, really bad. It was like free advertising that said "look at the crappy software we make."The day that Steve Jobs prophesied back in 2010 in one of his most famous screeds is finally upon us -- the death of Adobe's Flash web format.
Beloved by advertisers, hated by users, security experts and pretty much everyone else, Flash is still all too common, especially on media sites. One survey found 90% of all so-called rich media ads -- the ones with videos or other moving elements -- relied on Flash in the first quarter.
But starting today, Google's Chrome, the browser of choice for a majority of desktop users, will be effectively cutting off Flash advertising at the knees, ignoring those intrusive, battery-sucking, fan-spinning, auto-play videos and banners. (Now people will have to click on the ads to see them in Flash.)