God is love. Love is blind. Stevie Wonder is blind. Stevie Wonder is God! I’m still amused by this logically-flawed syllogism. I want to see someone write out the mathematical refutation to it.
level playing field my ass
Several times, I’ve run into people who refuse to admit either that (1) Barack Obama is black, or that (2) a black man accepting the presidential nomination from a major political party is a historic event. (This could only occur online, of course. No one would be brave enough to say that kind of bullshit to my face.) But this shit is still fresh. This is only a generation ago. My parents...
when you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather...– why the lucky stiff on Twitter And the act of creation need not be narrowly interpreted to mean creating works of art or other “products.” Anything new must necessarily be created. It can be something as intangible and abstract as a whole new way of seeing things. Think about...
Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the...– Khaled Hosseni, in A Thousand Splendid Suns (via edatrix)
The only way to get their attention is to kill or be killed. If you ask us...– Subcomandante Marcos
Paradoxically, death begins to shed its tragic cloak. Death becomes a daily...– Subcomandante Marcos, leader of the EZLN Why does this make me think of the ICU?
Whatever scientific medicine’s faults (and, yes, there are many), advances...– Orac, “Searing stupidity about ‘complementary and alternative medicine’ (CAM) in Slate”, Respectful Insolence, 15 Aug 2008.
Given that McCain has been using the situation in Georgia to pretend he’s...– BarbinMD, “John McCain: The First Serious Crisis” The Daily Kos. 2008 Aug 15.
In the interests of full disclosure, I am an Infectious Disease doctor. I make a...– Mark Crislip, M.D., “Amanda Peet is My Hero”, Science-Based Medicine, 14 Aug 2008. Found via Liz Ditz, “Green Our Vaccines?”, I Speak of Dreams, 15 Aug 2008. Please don’t make me explicitly mark this as <sarcasm>. An ID doc takes on the baby-killing vaccination...
The first time I met Barack Obama—I should say the only time I’ve met Barack...– Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing (gimmick / peterwknox) (via aja)
You should understand, that the crocodile is hungry. Well, from the point of...– Mikheil Saakashvili, president of Georgia, “Battle Cry: Taunting the Bear.” NY Times. 9 Aug 2008.
In the short term, if an independent Georgia is worth saving, the Russians need...– Fred Kaplan, “Lonely Night in Georgia”, Slate, 2008 Aug 11
Ninety-nine percent of the world’s lovers are not with their first choice....– Willie Nelson (via riotrepublic)
If only we carried rocks instead of cameras, we’d look like revolutionaries.– Douglas Haddow, “Hipster: The Dead End of Western Civilization” Adbusters.
Derrida exposes the doubt that does not merely insinuate itself into faith but...– John D Caputo, via reli[e]able signs by Gina Franco. I’ve never read Derrida, but I guess I was taught by a Jesuit priest who read Derrida, who always told me that “Faith is not certainty. If you were certain, why would you need faith?”
Saying one country is better than the other is like saying a gaping chest wound...– Toastyfrog - Ignorant White Guy Chronicles, found on Sorakirei Well, this is an imperfect analogy. Is it whacked that because of my job I’ve learned to semi-quantitatively compare trauma injuries like this? Four broken limbs are a lot better than a gaping chest wound! How about: a ruptured...
The racial fantasy factor in this presidential campaign is out of control. It...– Bob Herbert, from “Running While Black” in the New York Times, 2 Aug 2008. Discovered via John Cole. Getting accused of “playing the race card” is simply code for “uppity”
ayse: claytoncubitt: “John McCain thanks the Hilton family for their support. Now if you’ll excuse him, he’s got to take a nationally televised dump on their daughter.”