Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Dunce Party USA

Just in case you haven’t gotten your fill of denialist delirium over the last couple of days, I’ll lock horns – briefly - with third-string conservatarian chatterbox Debra J. Saunders. (And yes, since you asked, I do enjoy shooting fish in barrels and taking candy from babies).

If there is a consensus, there should be no deniers.
Case closed. And if you’re some kinda fancy-pants elitist who imagines that consensus and unanimity are two different things, all I have to say to you is, this is why you keep losing elections.

Furthermore, and notwithstanding:
I marvel at those who consider themselves to be in sync with the sage voices of science when it comes to global warming, then argue that America can reduce greenhouse gases with better light bulbs and hydrogen fuel cells.
Indeed. How could using 60% less energy possibly reduce greenhouse gases? No one believes in pipe dreams like that, except for dirty fucking hippies and commie dead-enders.

In other news, soy products will turn your kids queer. I advise you to give 'em plenty of these, instead.

UPDATE: The Boston Herald reports on Iran's Holocaust Denial Hootenanny:
The Tehran conference was touted by participants and organizers as an exercise in academic freedom and a chance to openly consider whether 6 million Jews really died in the Holocaust, away from Western taboos.... It gathered 67 writers and researchers from 30 countries, most of whom argue that either the Holocaust did not happen or that it was vastly exaggerated.
If there are deniers, then there's no consensus on the Holocaust. Right, Debra?


Thers said...

I gotta say, the denialism depresses the hell out of me. That so many people are so willing to be bought off so cheaply -- I mean, I understand the people who are grtting big petrochemical dollars to lie. Hell, I might sell out for money. But to just look smug on the Internets? I can analyze and classify the phenomenon, but understand it...? Too much, man.

I've finally hit my limit with Eschaton, too, BTW, at least at night. If I want psychodrama, I have relatives. I assume there will be a righting at some point, but for now, I will play elsewhere. And that bums me out, truth be told, but I just can't hack it.

Phila said...

I've finally hit my limit with Eschaton, too, BTW, at least at night. If I want psychodrama, I have relatives. I assume there will be a righting at some point, but for now, I will play elsewhere. And that bums me out, truth be told, but I just can't hack it.

Yeah, I bailed out of there a few days ago, and I feel much as you do. I actually don't have any psychodrama in my life these days, and in a moment of clarity I wondered why I was putting up with it online.

Maybe things'll change, but for now, I say the hell with it.

juniper pearl said...

wow, that, um, that rutz article is kind of blowing my mind. i actually can't think of a thing to say.

Anonymous said...

I think a lot of the 'conservatives' have adopted Contrarianism as a new Party. I'm quite convinced that many of them don't even have genuine opinions on various topics, they just feel the need to argue with the Dirty Fucking Hippies.

I dropped off Eschaton a few months back. Lord knows I love most of the regulars there (in that netsy kind of way) but sometimes you just need to push back from the table for a while and... I don't know, take a walk or something. I'll check in once in a while but the thrill is gone, as it were.

Phila said...

I dropped off Eschaton a few months back.

A lot of my favorite people have, sad to say. And while some of my favorite people are still there, the signal to noise ratio is way too low at this point. I'd rather just read their blogs. And if I'm not hanging around there, I'll have more time to do that.

It was a very sudden decision on my part, driven by something I didn't really expect, and it was kind of wrenching given how long I've been there and how close I feel to most of those people. But yeah...the thrill is pretty much gone, alright.

Anonymous said...

قال زهرا بنت رسول الله از جهنم:

خداوند فرمود بواسته دروغی که برخدا بسته ام و خود را بانوی برگزیده خدا درجهان نام نهادم و چادر بسر کردن را بر زنان جهان اجباری کردم و چون به خاطر گناه زهرا بنت رسول و پدرش و خاندانش بر زنان ایران ستم می شود و دختران را کتک می زنند.

خداوند امر کرده زهرای بنت رسول درجهنم کسش باز شده و اهل جهنم و بهشت بر کس او می رینند و زهدان حضرت زهرا پر از گوه شده .
و مکرو و مکرالله

حزب مبارزه با ستم اسلامگرایان (فاکرین حزب الله ) اعلام کرد چون ریشه همه بدبختی های ملت ایران و جهان اسلام است به ازای هر ظلم به هر ایرانی میلیون ها کیر خر و کیر خوک و ...کامنتی به کس و کون آل محمد رسول الله روانه خواهد کرد.

کیر و سنده خوک تو کس حضرت زهرا بنت رسول الله

به حزب ما بپیوندید و کامنت دونی ها را پر از آنچه شایسته آل محمد است کنید.

کسانی که به زبان های خارجه مسلط هستند کامنت دونی های وبلاگ های خارجی را مستفیض فرمایند.

هرکس روزانه در 10 وبلاگ انگلیسی زبان یا عرب زبان آنچه شایسته محمد رسول الله است را بنویسد تا خارجی ها متوجه علاقه ایرانیان به اسلام شوند.

ستاد حزب مبارزه با ستم اسلامگرایان.
و نحن الفاکرین الغالبون
We will have all hizbolla women fucked by dogs.
Now God, say you must fucked Mohammad and Quran by send message to all people of world.
This message sent from Iran.