Skepchick Quickies 7.13
- Anti-vaccine group accused of harrassing parents – “The New South Wales Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) has compiled a damning report into Australia’s most prominent anti-vaccination group, the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN).” From John.
- “Everybody draw Mohammed” cartoonist on execution hit list – From Brian.
- Woman on “Wife Swap” makes her family train for 2012 -Â From Isaah.
- Repeal of DADT paves way for gay sex right on battlefield, opponents fantasize -Â From cerberus40.
It seems like such a win against the AVN, but when you read her responses you realize that she is just delusional. She’s not going to stop, just like Wakefield isn’t going to. This is their identity, and they are going to do whatever it takes to protect their delusion.
Sorry, this is Cynicism Tuesday for me.
I really resent the fact that the article about Imam Anwar al-Awlaki condemning Molly Norris to death is accompanied by a poll about whether readers “support” her creation of Draw Mohammed Day. It’s not about whether we support her doing so or not– it’s about whether we support her right to do it and oppose the “right” of psychotic Muslims* to try and murder her for it. Once the issue of her possibly being killed for her speech comes up, I think the topic of whether that speech was respectful or not can take a backseat. Unless, of course, you’re the kind of person who doesn’t value freedom of speech to begin with.
*By which I don’t remotely mean all Muslims. I’m fully aware that plenty support free speech, even if they don’t appreciate their prophet being lampooned.
I read the above post too quickly. I thought it said GAY SEX IN RIGHT FIELD.
I have no further comment.
Except , the mind is an amazing thing sometimes.
@Rillion: Yeah, I hated the phrasing of that poll, although this is The New York Daily News we’re talking about here. And then of course there are genius solutions in the comments section that would give al-Awlaki a run for his money:
Pat Buchanan, is that you?
@halincoh: Well, baseball is a pretty slow game. The outfielders need to entertain themselves somehow.
The way I look at it, executing someone who draws a cartoon of Mohammad – what did he look like anyway? – is the same as executing someone for stealing a loaf of bread. A cartoon, drawing, photo, sculpture or bust of an individual is not that individual, just a rendering. As I said what did Mohammad look like. This just shows how stupid fundies are, no matter what sect they are.
@Imrryr: I always thought of the battery being more likely to fraternize given the position names and all those little chats with gloves over mouths.
@bluescat48: It gets even stupider when you realize that you can buy images of Mohammad in a number of Islamic countries.
Reminds me of people who want to turn the Middle East into a “glass desert” because of “how those people treat their women.” Because I guess being slaughtered by Westerners counts as a win against patriarchal males who make them wear burqas….? I’m sure they would be grateful for being rescued from their oppressors via explosive gory death.
I think we should be fair, and just unleash the Robot Apocalypse to kill all humans!
@Imrryr: @halincoh: Well, baseball is a pretty slow game. The outfielders need to entertain themselves somehow.
Shagging flies is their job, after all.
@James Fox: If baseball had more gay sex I might actually consider watching a game, but I’d still hate the Yankees. :)
@Rillion: Yeah, it’s insane troll logic at its finest. If it were up to those people we’d have nothing but glass deserts.
@Imrryr: Oh, I have to nominate that first bit for COTW because I completely agree.
@Imrryr: Yep, share the hate. But being from the Seattle area we donâ€™t get excited about much when it comes to sports anyway.
I saw that episode of Wife Swap. Seven cans of stupid in a six-pack. The parents relied on their 13-year-old’s forays onto the intertubes for their information.
I mean, hell, the calendar on my wall ends on December 31, 2010. This does not make me want to carry a whistle-cum-compass in a backpack full of protein bars.
@bluescat48: But, they just tried to cut off Aladdin’s HANDS for stealing bread, right? Maybe we should suggest instead of killing people for drawing Mohammed, they should just trim off their fingertips. You know, compromise.
Well kids, as a gay, I guess I can tell you now, since everything has just about fallen into place, that this really was our plan from the beginning. We honestly expected you to put up much more of a fight.
I’m ashamed to admit that I really love to hate-watch Wife Swap from time to time, particularly when the show features crazy religious fundamentalists.
My dad was like this. When the first Gulf War started (I think I was 11) he pulled me and my brother out of the bed so that we could witness “the beginning of the end of the world” on television. That crap really is borderline child abuse IMO.
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