Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Friday, November 18, 2005
The Vatican's chief astronomer said Friday that "intelligent design'' isn't science and doesn't belong in science classrooms, the latest high-ranking Roman Catholic official to enter the evolution debate raging in the United States.
The Rev. George Coyne, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, said placing intelligent design ideas alongside the theory of evolution in school programs was "wrong'' and was akin to mixing apples with oranges.
"Intelligent design isn't science even though it pretends to be,'' the ANSA news agency quoted Coyne as saying on the sidelines of a conference in Florence. "If you want to teach it in schools, intelligent design should be taught when religion or cultural history is taught, not science.''
His comments were in line with his previous statements on "intelligent design'' -- whose supporters hold that the universe is so complex that it must have been created by a higher power.
Critics say intelligent design is merely creationism -- a literal reading of the Bible's story of creation -- camouflaged in scientific language and say it does not belong in science curriculum.
In a June article in the British Catholic magazine The Tablet, Coyne reaffirmed God's role in creation, but said science explains the history of the universe.
"If they respect the results of modern science, and indeed the best of modern biblical research, religious believers must move away from the notion of a dictator God or a designer God, a Newtonian God who made the universe as a watch that ticks along regularly,'' he wrote.
Rather, he argued, God should be seen more as an encouraging parent.
"God in his infinite freedom continuously creates a world that reflects that freedom at all levels of the evolutionary process to greater and greater complexity,'' he wrote. "He is not continually intervening, but rather allows, participates, loves.''
The Vatican Observatory, which Coyne heads, is one of the oldest astronomical research institutions in the world. It is based in the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo south of Rome.
Last week, Pope Benedict XVI waded indirectly into the evolution debate by saying the universe was made by an "intelligent project'' and criticizing those who in the name of science say its creation was without direction or order.
Questions about the Vatican's position on evolution were raised in July by Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn.
In a New York Times op-ed piece, Schoenborn seemed to back intelligent design and dismissed a 1996 statement by Pope John Paul II that evolution was "more than just a hypothesis.'' Schoenborn said the late pope's statement was "rather vague and unimportant.''
LINK: Vatican Astronomer: Intelligent Design is Not Science
And let us not forget the teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
Of course, Pope Benedict had to spoil the party...
Angus Young, lead singer-guitarist of AC/DC, tops Maxim's list of the "25 greatest short dudes of all time," standing tall at 5 feet 2 inches. NBA guard Spud Webb, at 5 feet 7 inches, is No. 2, followed by Napoleon Bonaparte (5 feet 4 inches), Naim Suleymangolu (4 feet 11 inches) and Yuri Gagarin (5 feet 2 inches).
The magazine, in its December issue, claims to be helping women "begin a long overdue fight against their genetically determined shallowness when choosing a partner." Yoda, at No. 6, is the shortest on the list. His height is calculated at 2 feet 2 inches. Other great short dudes: Martin Scorsese, Jon Stewart, Prince, Kurt Cobain and two of the Hobbits from "The Lord of the Rings" films — Elijah Wood and Sean Astin. The tallest "short dude"? Pro football player Doug Flutie, at 5 feet 10 inches, who is ranked at No. 24.
LINK: Angus Young: No. 1 'short dude'
My all-time favorite song, "Thunderstruck"...
LINK: acdc thunder struck
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Eddie Guerro, a professional wrestler is found dead in his hotel room. Why? Drugs, most likely. This really isn't important. It's just sad. It's like the girl in Aruba -- not really newsworthy, but the networks won't shut up about it because they are desperate for a story that doesn't expose the Bush Administration!!!
In real news, Tom DeLay is still under investiagation -- good.
Libby is going through the court system -- if he is convicted, I will have hope again for the American legal system.
Rev. Pat Robertson said that the people of Pennsylvania should not ask God for help in the event of a disaster. Why? Because they are pro-science. They booted out every board member that was pro-creationsim (or another wonderful oxymoron -- "Intelligent Design"). They said that evolution should be taught unopposed by this insult to science. Anyway -- this just shows that Pat Robertson is either really senile or really obnoxious. (A little of both maybe?)
Kansas, on the other hand, has embarrassed society by ALLOWING "Intelligent Design" in the classrooms. WHAT!? I hate to pick on a state -- but come on -- why did this happen? Because a bunch of "God-fearing" rednecks want religion pushed down every kid's throat so that they feel they are doing the right thing.
Miers has withdrawn her own nomination for the Supreme Court -- good, she was unqualified for the job. Judge Samuel Alito has replaced her in the nomination. He's definitely "qualified", but he is a hard right-winger and he should not be voted in. In these times, we NEED unbiased, fair, moderate justices on the court. Too many Thomas's and Scalia's.
Also, Hugo Chavez called President Bush "Mr. Danger" and the U.S. an "evil empire". Thanks, Hugo -- we appreciate that.
Look, as an American, I say this. WE are not proud of our "leader". He stole at least one election and has turned our nation into an embarrassment. I want him out, the majority of the U.S. wants him out, but we have little alternatives. The Democratic Leadership is weak! No one is stepping up and putting together a full argument for impeachment for Bush and NONE of the leading Dems are putting together some plans for the nation!
Why are we not taking charge?! This is Bush's hour of weakness! His approval ratings are at 35% (according to FOX!), 58% dissapprove! We can get it him! Damn!
I can only hope Democrats sweep the midterm elections. If they get some real power -- then we can challenge Bush. That's the main problem. The Dems are still the minority.
Also -- I love the ACLU, don't get me wrong -- but it is really starting to piss me off that they are still going after Christmas. They need to understand that Christmas is almost no longer about Christ. Corporations have turned it into a buying season and basically, nothing more. So, I think the ACLU should just shut up about it.
Moving on to entertainment...
Stallone has signed on to do both Rocky VI and Rambo IV. They are both official now. They are both set to come out in 2006/2008.
King Kong is coming out this December.
There are still no plans for Evil Dead IV.
Sky High sucked.
Chuck Norris made a "Walker, Texas Ranger" made for TV movie. It was incredibly lame.
The new James Bond has been announced! He's blonde! That's all I know, except the next 007 movie will be Casino Royale.
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
—George W. Bush, Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 3, 2003
"I knew that my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God, and his was an idol."
The only beef Enron employees have with top management is that management did not inform employees of the collapse in time to allow them to get in on the swindle. If Enron executives had shouted, "Head for the hills!" the employees might have had time to sucker other Americans into buying wildly over-inflated Enron stock. Just because your boss is a criminal doesn't make you a hero.
"I love California. I practically grew up in Phoenix."
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Monday, October 10, 2005
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
In light of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rite and while Ex-President Clinton is out looking for money to donate to the victims, George W. and his father are out doing what they can.
Recently, I asked my mom if she would vote for Hillary Clinton if she ran in '08. My mom, being a feminist, answered "yes". I asked, "What about Condi Rice?" She answered, "no". So, I say, why not? And she answers -- "Because she doesn't have a brain."
Things that are so simple like that are sometimes the best answer.
Also, Bush nominated a woman to replace O'Connor. He also assured the neocons that she is "one of them". She has NEVER been a judge. She was a "close friend" of Bush. I also love how she was the "best [George W.] could find."
Great... this is really going to offset the balance of the Court. One sure fire conservative and Roberts (who is a trump card -- he could go either way). Not good.
Roberts WAS appointed -- damn, although Russ Feingold approves of him, so it's not the end of the world.
Not much else, the new pope is apparently having talks about married priests. Yeah, right. Like that'll ever happen -- we'll see, I guess.
Also, on the subject of the Church, check out my other blog for the lyrics of a song that I wrote called, "The Catholic Rap".
That's it for now,
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Monday, September 19, 2005
Jeanna Bush is NOT an alcholic.
OK, I can't even say that with a straight face.
Also, John Ellis Bush, Jeb's son and Dubya's nephew was just arrested for intoxication. Wow, drinking really does run in the family. And they say the Kennedys are messed up?
1. One to deny that a light bulb needs to be changed.
2. One to attack the patriotism of anyone who says the light bulb needs to be changed.
3. One to decide that, yeah, it IS dark in here.
4. One to blame Clinton for burning out the light bulb.
5. One to tell the nations of the world that they are either for changing the light bulb or for
6. One to give a billion dollar no-bid contract to Haliburton for the new light bulb.
7. One to arrange a photograph of Bush, dressed as a janitor, standing on a step ladder under the banner: "LightBulb Change Accomplished."
8. One administration insider to resign and write a book documenting in detail how Bush was literally in the dark.
9. One to viciously smear #8.
10. One surrogate to campaign on TV and at rallies on how George Bush has had a strong light-bulb-changing policy all along.
11. And finally, one to confuse Americans about the difference between screwing a light bulb and screwing the country.
That was a good joke! ...at least, I think it was joke.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
But the Governor and the President are trash.
However, I do have to give Bush some credit today for admitting he acted to slow. But, it's sad that it had to take 10,000+ deaths to get him to do that.
P.S. You could probably find a better quality of the interview on www.shepherd-express.com
Monday, September 12, 2005
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
...That's about the dumbest thing I have ever heard. This guy is crazy. My own mother asked me if he was "retarded".
I answered "Well, I have some theories and he doing a great job on proving them."
I say that Hugo Chavez is doing a great job and Pat Robertson is out of his mind.
Christ, even DONALD RUMSFELD went on TV to say that Robertson was crazy.
"He's a private citizen and private citizens say crazy things all the time."
Now, why aren't people using this to bust Robertson for international terrorism? Because he's a public figure that supports this current, crooked administration. This is an almost perfect oppurtunity to get him and that horrible show off the air.
That's it for me.
LINK: MM: Robertson: "[M]ore and more people are saying to me, 'I think you were right' " to call for assassination of Chavez
Also, more Righty Celebrities...
Who heard about Pat Robertson? I did!
It proves he's an idiot! It does! Also, I sent him a letter not one week ago, slamming his politics, so maybe I will hear from him.
The politics of the 700 Club will continue to be put forth until "religious" people realize that the entire show is just a dupe.
I can't stand Televangelists!
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Ok, I accidentaly mentioned Drew Carey twice, but that is OK.
Here are two more...
Ben Stein (Former Nixon speech-writer, Right-to-Life member)
Ted Nugent (The Nuge!)
OK...that's it for now...
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
"Nick Cannon" and anti-abortion rapper. How lame.
So, Bolton couldn't get approved byth Senate and what does Bush do?
Surpass the Senate and appoints him. What is this? The Soviet Union? You can't make up the rules as you go along, Bush!
This is a prime example of why George W. Bush is the worst president of the 20th century.
These are sad times Americans, sad times.
Thursday, August 11, 2005
-"President" George W. Bush
I hearby withdraw my approval of John Roberts. He's against legalized abortion and it upsets me that he has only been a judge for TWO years only.
Another Bush quote...
"It's amazing I won. I was running against peace, properity, and incumbency."
-Dubya (on Decision 2000)... (he didn't "win")
Can you believe Drew Carey is a Republican?! Apparently, he just hates government.
Oh yeah...FYI: A list of Hollywood Rightists (Republicans)
Dennis Miller (however, he used to be pretty liberal)
So avoid them at ALL costs. Just kidding.
King Kong is coming out December 15th, I think.
Well, sorry for the long break, I will try to be more consistent!
P.S. Saw a black guy on the 700 Club, how often can you say that?
Thursday, July 21, 2005
...yeah, ok, not funny...
In a surprise move by George W. Bush, a non-extreme conservative was nominated for the Supreme Court opening. John Roberts was nominated and, well, attacked from all sides.
John Kerry on the Left and Ann Coulter on the Right have both attacked Roberts.
Kerry: "No Sandra Day O'Connor"
Coulter: "Not foaming-at-the-mouth enough"
Well, personally, I would like someone a little more to the middle, but it could be much, much worse.
I say, in these troubled times of conservative influence, thank God that Bush is not forcing through a John Bolton-equivelent nominee.
That's all for now. More to come!
Monday, July 18, 2005
What were they thinking?! Kurt Russell could be filming "Escape From D.C." or something and Bruce Campbell could and should be filming, well, ANYTHING!
Speaking of Bruce "Don't Call Me Ash" Campbell, he will be coming to Milwaukee on July 28th to promote his new book "Make Love!* *the Bruce Campbell Way" and his new movie "The Man With the Screaming Brain". He will be at a book signing / film screening at the Oriental Theatre and I WILL BE THERE. As will my friends; Jack, Angus, and Mike.
I will post a picture if I get one as I meet my first celebrity.
Also, here are some upcoming movies we al should look out for...
King Kong (Remake)
Rambo IV: Holy War
Indiana Jones 4
Jurrassic Park IV
Mission: Impossible 3
Sky High (only for Russell and Campbell)
James Bond 21: Casino Royale
Poe (Directed by Sly Stallone)
In other News,
William Renquist denies rumors that he will retire. Good, just hold out until Democrats win Congress and Presidency ... like in 2064.
O'Connor on the other hand has caught everyone in Washington off guard. The Democrats won't filibuster unless of emergency. Attorney General Gonzoles (who is a potential nominee) believes that abortion should remain legal, despite him being "Pro-Life". The Republicans have gone crazy and are crying for blood. Only the most extreme Right-Wing conservative antichoice homophobe is acceptable. If Bush strays toward the middle, he is criticized by his own side.
Can you believe it?
The first time Bush even considers moderation, the Republicans turn on him. Amazing. Something must be done about the evangelical movement in America, it has gotten too powerful.
Not much else politics. In these times of a Bush presidency, no news is good news. Actually, it's GREAT news.
Also, here is something to ponder: Are members of the "Right to Life" Movement or "Operation: Rescue" on the Terror Watch List? There have been several murders, bombings, and arsons by them against medical doctors who are just doing THEIR JOB. Abortion is LEGAL. Hence, you cannot attack it with guns and bombs. I don't care about their opinion, but I do care if innocent PEOPLE (not fetal tissue that cannot survive on its own) die.
That's the news, entertainment, and opinions for tonight.
This is Mr. Joseph signing off from Channel 14: Political Thunder Action News!
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
(Photo: Jeb Bush won't let Terri Schriavo Case go; Investigates Florida style!)
NEWS UPDATE: FOX News Channel style!
Heroic John Bolton nomination still in debate. America-hating liberals refuse to budge!
America needs another war! Let's go to Iran!
In reality, the news:
John Bolton: We should not allow this guy to be appointed for several reasons.
#1.) He hates the U.N. That's like appointing Pat Robertson to be a representative to Pro-Choice America or N.O.W. (National Organization of Women)
#2.) He shares his last name with Michael Bolton. This should wave some red warning flags.
#3.) He's a Republican. Foreign countries and Republicans don't go together well. Even moderate Republicans agree to this.
Alberto Gonzales a possiblity for O'Connor replacement! Well, better him then (shudders) John Ashcroft. I could live with that.
War: Iraq, Afghanistan, ...and Iran (so far away)? More talk of a war in Iran. North Korean nuclear talks to resume.
Entertainment News: Kurt Russell to star in a Disney movie! What the Hell...? Why?!
...and as I mentioned last time: Stallone signs contracts to film RAMBO IV: Holy War! Filming set to begin in early 2006.
That's it for the news and opinions. Stay tuned for more anti-liberal (just kidding) news updates.
Sunday, July 03, 2005
Sandra Day O'Connor to retire!
The Senate Showdown will now commence! Will the Democrats stay strong? Will the Republicans compromise? More to come!
John Bolton Nomination still in debate.
This guy hates the U.N. Why should he be our representitive to it? There will be disastor if he is apoointed! Call your senator or representive! This is Code Red! He must be stopped!
Luther Vandross has died.
May he Rest in Peace.
Michael Jackson acquitted on all counts!
So this just means that being a celebrity does get you off the hook for any crime, even as horrible as Child Molestation.
Stallone signs contracts to film RAMBO IV: Holy War!
After 18 years, 59 year old Sly Stallone will put on the headband and pull out the knife for another awesome movie. This film will involve John Rambo fighting white supremacists. Robert Byrd and Trent Lott are to make a cameo.
More updates to come!
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