In a world dominated by magical thinking, superstition and religion, 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."

-George Carlin

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed”.

-Albert Einstein

“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”

-Carl Sagan

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.

-Christopher Hitchens

 

We don’t have leadership coming out of Washington, we have reality television.

—Sarah Palin, of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” fame and the mother of Bristol Palin, star of “Life’s a Tripp.”  (via atlmalcontent)

(Source: Guardian)

How funny, that she was the super-star centerpiece of the last RNC.

How funny, that she was the super-star centerpiece of the last RNC.

What we can glean from this is an understanding of why we are on the road that we are on. Again, it’s based on what went into his thinking, being surrounded by radicals. You could hearken back to the days before the Civil War, when too many Americans believed that not all men were created equal. It was the Civil War that began the codification of the truth that here in America, yes, we are equal and we all have equal opportunities, not based on the color of our skin. You have equal opportunity to work hard and to succeed and to embrace the opportunities, the God-given opportunities, to develop resources and work extremely hard and, as I say, to succeed. Now, it has taken all these years for many Americans to understand that the gravity, that mistake that took place before the Civil War, and why the Civil War had to really start changing America. What Barack Obama seems to want to do is go back before those days when we were in different classes based on income, based on color of skin. Why are we allowing our country to move backwards instead of moving forward with the understanding that as our charters of liberty spell out for us, we are all created equally?

SARAH PALIN, on Fox “News,” talking about something.

Game changer.

(via the New Yorker)

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Annnnnnd THIS exemplifies why I use the phrase “Sarah Palin stupid” to describe certain things.

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I seriously think she doesn’t know the difference between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.

(via mamaatheist)

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’.

(Source: inothernews)

Now, it has taken all these years for many Americans to understand that that gravity, that mistake, took place before the Civil War and why the Civil War had to really start changing America. What Barack Obama seems to want to do is go back to before those days when we were in different classes based on income, based on color of skin.

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?

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.

(via cognitivedissonance)

I just… wait, WHAT?

It’s like American History According to Sarah Palin.

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Priceless.

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Wha?????

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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. 

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I paid her for two years to make this announcement on my network.

Fox News chief Roger Ailes, infuriated that Sarah Palin didn’t make the announcement she wouldn’t run for president on Fox News. (via reallyfoxnews)

(Source: liberalsarecool)

For logistical reasons, though, yes, certainly, decisions have to be made… Through my process of decision-making with my family and with my close friends as to whether I should throw my name in the hat for the GOP nomination or not for 2012 — is a title worth it? Does a title shackle a person? Are they someone like me who’s maverick? You know, I do go rogue and I call it like I see it and I don’t mind stirrin’ it up in order to get people to think and debate aggressively to find solutions to the problems that our country is facing. …That’s the biggest, um, contemplation piece in my process.

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.

(via squeetothegee)

This is me, trying to parse the fuck out of that word salad:

And I got nothin’

(via cognitivedissonance)

It’s like that poem I read… back in Alaska, there’s a poem from Africa. I wanna read it to you: When I born, I black. When I grow up, I black. When I go in sun, I black. When I scared, I black. And when I die, I still black. When you’re white, when you born, you pink. When you grow up, you white. When you go in sun, you red.. and yet you call me colored? See…. see… this is what I mean. We are all diverse. White people are just as colored. We don’t carry any privilege.

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.