In a world dominated by magical thinking, superstition and misinformation, give yourself the benefit of doubt. This is one skeptic's view of the Universe.
"Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure."
“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed”.
“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”
The person who is certain, and who claims divine warrant for his certainty, belongs now to the infancy of our species. It may be a long farewell, but it has begun and, like all farewells, should not be protracted.
SARAH PALIN, on Fox “News,” talking about something.
Annnnnnd THIS exemplifies why I use the phrase “Sarah Palin stupid” to describe certain things.
I seriously think she doesn’t know the difference between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.
omz…I miss the days when she was the worst the Republicans had to throw at us. She was so ignorant she was fun. :)
That whole thought is a run-on sentence with no subject. I guess the media’s defense in not calling this out would be the fact that nobody is sure what to fact check. She says words but they don’t add up to a point, it’s just dog whistle gibberish. I think she’s trying to invoke racial equality in some way as a point against Obama. The undertone is that classic conservative nonsense of ‘reverse-racism’.
— John McCain predicts the future in HBO’s Game Change
Great movie, just watched it last night. My favorite quote was: “American populism has a dark side” -John McCain
Sarah Palin, reminding us Wednesday that she doesn’t know shit about history.
Love the insinuation that the big problem with slavery was income inequality based on color of your skin — not the whole SLAVERY thing, amirite you guys?!
I swear… this woman has got to be doing some kind of avant garde performance art. Right?
What is her “thought” process? I imagine it’s something like, “You know what? I betcha the first black president misses when people like him were enslaved. They had it so good, with their free room and board… Wait… THAT’S SOCIALISM!”
And then she starts talking.
I just… wait, WHAT?
It’s like American History According to Sarah Palin.
Someone better keep an eye on Wikipedia, people will go on there and re-write history articles to match what she says. It happened with the bullshit she made up about Paul Revere.(via abaldwin360)
SARAH PALIN, word vomiting on Fox “News” about whether or not she’ll run for president, via The Daily Show (via inothernews)
I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, and I believe that our, uh, education like such as in the Iraq, and, the everywhere, like, such as.
This is me, trying to parse the fuck out of that word salad:
And I got nothin’(via cognitivedissonance)
Sarah Palin, September 2008, Judson Baptist College, Huntsville Alabama. (via sarahpalinquotes)
See… The way I define privilege denial is when a white person, especially one born I to middle class American life, argues that everyone in the world starts at the same baseline of opportunity. By the logic of people like Palin, her kids and the children of African villagers have the same exact chance at success, wealth and health. By denying an unlevel playing field, it’s easier for them to argue for cutting social programs and aid to the poor and exploited because any such aid would give the downtrodden an unfair advantage over them. Yes Sarah, you are a “colored” person and it’s amazing that you were able to overcome the prejudices of the world to rise to the ranks of half term governor.