published Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Rants

I stopped listening to scientists when they sold out to UN politicians, pharmaceutical companies and corporations.

VA medical care appropriation for the current fiscal year is $54.6 billion, more than $10 billion more than four years ago. Not a funding issue!

I'm tired of hearing about shooting rampages. Want to impress me? Write about the public hanging of the shooters. In detail.

It's a sad day when the average person in America knows more about Kim and Kanye's wedding than they do about what happened in Benghazi!

A washed-up jam band, no-name country singers, two washed-up rock bands. Welcome to another Riverbend. People of Chattanooga deserve more.

It's a wonderful life? What was once George Bailey's America has become Harry Potter's America. We are going down.

Anyone who plays Candy Crush should know that computer- generated lottery numbers won't be completely random.

Fort Oglethorpe has nice street lamp posts lining Battlefield Parkway. Why is it that over 120 of them do not work?

Shame that companies who can afford huge bonuses for their CEO's don't give some of that profit as bonuses to those employees averaging much less.

Political correctness has finally killed freedom of speech. The NSA has thrown out any vestige of privacy. Missing from the help wanted ads are the administrative jobs and the professional jobs. Where are those jobs?

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Easy123 said...

Of course, every scientist in the world has sold out. Can you possibly be serious?

What do scientists and pharmaceutical companies have to do with each other? You mean doctors? They aren't the same thing.

Why are people so dumb? I'll bet the ranch you vote Republican.

June 1, 2014 at 12:33 a.m.
John_Proctor said...

Your point about America becoming banker Potter's America is accurate but you cited the wrong Potter. It's Henry Potter, not Harry Potter,

June 1, 2014 at 12:45 a.m.
librul said...

I stopped listening to politicians when they elevated their greed, proclivity for corruption and faux patriotism above principles enshrined in their oaths of office.

June 1, 2014 at 10:58 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

I stopped listening to dumb fools who say they stopped listening to scientists.

June 1, 2014 at 4:34 p.m.
Plato said...

Interpretation "I stopped listening to scientists when what they were saying contradicted O'Hannity"

June 4, 2014 at 12:18 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

When a Ten Year Old Child becomes a twenty year old adult the science he learned at ten years old, statistically speaking, will have had several major reversals!These scientific reversals are often deadly, and/or extremely damaging to society. Jesus Christ never has had a reversal.

Malleus Deus

June 6, 2014 at 11:54 p.m.
Easy123 said...

You're a f*cking moron, Ken Dumbass.

June 7, 2014 at 2:17 a.m.

ORRMEANSLIGHT said... "When a Ten Year Old Child becomes a twenty year old adult the science he learned at ten years old, statistically speaking, will have had several major reversals!These scientific reversals are often deadly, and/or extremely damaging to society. Jesus Christ never has had a reversal."

You really are an illiterate person involving science. Science is not a fact, but a process. Science continually evolves as new evidence is studied, old theories proved false, new theories closer to truth.

Your religion expects people to believe that a man named Jesus (not a god, not the son of a god, not enough evidence to even prove his existence) walked on water, turned water into wine, raised dead people, and died and was magically raised from death.

That's your Bible science. But Bible science is not real science. Bible science believers are like children who believe that Sesame Street is real.

Or do you believe in Sesame Street as real? The arguments for the reality of Sesame Street is as valid as the arguments for Bible science.

Or have you accepted Big Bird as your personal savior? Do you pray to Big Bird? Does Big Bird turn pigeon poop into diamonds? Does Big Bird baptise in a birdbath? Did Big Bird get shot, die, and return three days later to walk through the neighborhood?

Of course there's no evidence of those occurrences with Big Bird just the same as with Jesus.

But I prefer Big Bird as an example for humanity instead of your imaginary gods of wrath and hate. People who follow the example of Big Bird are taught compassion, understanding, and joy.

People who follow your belief turn out to be, well, like you.

"As for me and my household, we choose to follow the Great Yellow Bird!"

Malleus Mickicus Mouseus

June 7, 2014 at 9:42 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

"Jesus Christ never has had a reversal." - Ken Orr

Actually your Jesus reversed/contradicted himself on many occasions.

1) "Honour thy father and [thy] mother. (Matthew 19:19)

"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:26)

2) "Don't you see that nothing that enters a man from the outside can make him 'unclean'? For it doesn't go into his heart but into his stomach, and then out of his body." Mark 7:18

"And the pig, though it has a split hoof completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you. You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you." (Leviticus 11:7-8)

3) "These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: 'Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.'" (Matthew 10:5)...and "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel." (Matthew 15:24)

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations." (Matthew 28:19

4) "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword." (Matthew 10:34)....and "He said to them, 'But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.'" (Luke 22:36)

"Then said Jesus unto him, 'Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.'" (Matthew 26:52)

5) "But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, (Luke 6:27)

"But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay [them] before me." (Luke 19:27)

7) "In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16)

"Take care not to do your good deeds publicly or before men, in order to be seen by them; otherwise you will have no reward reserved for and awaiting you] with and from your Father Who is in heaven. (Matthew 6:1)

There are several other examples. These are just some of the more obvious ones. And, Mr. Orr, please don't think you can get away with using your feeble and preposterous argument based on the principles of exothermic and endothermic energy, in which the what appears cold is actually hot or vice-versa. You have tried to apply that here a few times in the past, and that pig doesn't fly. If you believe that, then you're merely making the case that your Jesus was not speaking plainly, to be understood by the masses, but rather to an esoteric few who are able to decode what he was saying and get at its hidden true meaning. If your God and Jesus were truly concerned with spreading the message of love and salvation for humankind then he/they would not be cloaking their message in obscure and contradictory ways that needed intellectuals, scholars, and theologians to decipher it for the average person.

June 7, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
timbo said...

Easy123..."what do scientists have to do with pharmaceutical companies.." Pharmaceuticals are chemicals and they are made by chemists. Chemists are scientists..some might have a Phd in front of their name, but they are the epitome of scientists...not like these global warning crackpots you worship. Medical doctors only use or test the chemicals. What you said was nuts.

..and you wonder why people are so dumb?...you call people morons, Look in the mirror..Geez....

June 12, 2014 at 4:42 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

"not like these global warning crackpots you worship." - timbo

Interesting that in the mind of timbo, chemists and apparently all other scientists but climatologists are REAL scientists, but climatologists are all just "crackpots." I wonder what he bases that profound declaration on? Many, if not most, climatologists have a PhD and they have devoted years of focused, in-depth research to their chosen field of study. Look up "irrational" or "knee-jerk" in the dictionary and there will undoubtedly be a picture of timbo there.

June 14, 2014 at 4:58 p.m.
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