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February 17, 2019

The Black Death is back, and so are these other diseases you thought were gone

Filed under: Children, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 08:46

https://www.pri.org/stories/black-death-back-and-so-are-these-other-diseases-you-thought-were-gone

However, in recent years, some of the deadly diseases that we thought were the stuff of history books are back with a vengeance in many parts of the world — and not just in developing countries.

Why are preventable diseases making a comeback?

In the US, a recent outbreak of measles has been linked to a rise in unvaccinated children. Up to 40 percent of American parents are either delaying or skipping vaccinations, according to a study published by the medical journal Pediatrics in May last year. Parents subscribing to the anti-vaccination movement ignore the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s calls for vaccination, thanks in part to a now-debunked study linking vaccines to autism.

Again a religionist tries to force a false history filled with his religious views on public schools.

Filed under: Atheism, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, History, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 06:55

Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants to Push Christian Revisionist History in Public Schools

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/02/16/oklahoma-lawmaker-wants-to-push-christian-revisionist-history-in-public-schools/

Christian nationalists are always looking for ways to use our public schools to promote their warped, revisionist version of U.S. history. Myths like Christianity and the Bible playing a central role at the Constitutional Convention (nope, and it didn’t include a formal prayer either), like George Washingtonpraying in the snow at Valley Forge (he didn’t), or the Ten Commandments forming the basis of our laws (not even close).

We all know where this is going.

Bullard is seeking to use the machinery of the state to promote Christian nationalism and its bad history. He wants public school history classes in Oklahoma to be live versions of Hobby Lobby’s wildly misleading July 4 ads.

Instead, the founders chose to keep state and church separate. The “wall of separation” between state and church is an American original. The idea was floating around in the Enlightenment, but it was first implemented in the American Experiment. It’s right there in the first words of our Constitution: “We the people.” Those words are poetic, but also declare that power comes from people, not gods. That was revolutionary. America invented the separation of state and church, and we ought to be proud of that fact.

An 11 year old boy has an arrest record due to the stupidity of an ignorant teacher. By the way the boy is a POC

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Education, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:27

Crisis creator

Filed under: Political, News, Cartoons, Questions, Race, Criminal, Harm, Fascism, Hate — Scottie @ 05:34

(cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

(cartoon by Jim Morin)

 

 

February 15, 2019

Portland Cops Accused Of Colluding With Extremists

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Hate, Homosexual, News, Political, Questions, Race, Religion — Scottie @ 10:20

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/portland-cops-accused-of-colluding-with-extremists/

Gibson’s events, occurring regularly in the Pacific Northwest since President Donald Trump’s election, have alarmed and enraged Portlanders—even prompting the mayor to propose new rules restricting protests. That’s because the rallies have attracted white supremacists and other extremists, and are often thinly veiled pretexts for Gibson’s group, the Vancouver-Wash-based Patriot Prayer, to wage violent street fights with masked antifascists.

Hit the link for much more. Gibson last appeared on JMG in July 2018 when riot police broke up his US Senate campaign rally.

February 14, 2019

KANSAS: Republican Bills Would Ban Same-Sex “Parody Marriage” And Define LGBTQ Rights As A Religion

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 08:50

Again!  Really!  Do we need to keep going through this.  When in history has it ever been the right thing to deny rights to groups of people?   Why is slavish devotion to myths from the iron age that are applied only to those groups they hate allowed to be enshrined in secular laws?  I am so tired of this crap.   Hugs

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/kansas-republican-bills-would-ban-same-sex-parody-marriage-and-define-lgbtq-rights-as-a-religion/

A group of state representatives in Kansas introduced legislation Wednesday that seeks to define same-sex marriage as “parody marriage,” stop the state from recognizing gay marriage and establish an “elevated marriage” option for straight couples who seek “higher standards of commitment.”

“Their marriage probably doesn’t affect me – their union or whatever you want to call it. But in my opinion, they’re trying to force their beliefs on society,” said Rep. Randy Garber, a Sabetha Republican and the bill’s lead sponsor.

Several paragraphs in the bill seek to describe differences between the civil rights movement and the gay rights movement. The bill says “there are no ex-blacks but there are thousands of ex-gays.”

 

February 13, 2019

Question

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Fascism, Harm, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 13:02

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Or committed.

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Popularity neither determines nor reflects veracity. What this means is that religions are no more inherently “true” than cults.

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Missouri Planned Parenthood Set on Fire in Possible Hate Crime

If this was indeed a hate crime, it’s hard to know what the arsonist hoped to accomplish. It’s possible the person was so ignorant that he or she wrongly assumed the facility offered abortions. They don’t. In fact, there’s only one Planned Parenthood in the state that currently offers those services, and it’s in St. Louis.

Which means this criminal just tried torching a building that offers cancer screenings.

 

 

The twit & some other things to think oT

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 11:15

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

(cartoon by Clay Bennett)

(cartoon by Rob Rogers)

(cartoon by Clay Bennett)

(cartoon by Jen Sorenson)

(cartoon by Clay Bennett)

(cartoon by Nick Anderson)

(cartoon by Clay Bennett)

 

February 12, 2019

What the hell is it with these people?

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 17:32

 

Butterfly Sanctuary Seeks Restraining Order On Wall

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 11:02

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/butterfly-sanctuary-seeks-restraining-order-on-wall/

Fascist arrogant thugs! 

The motion alleges that federal agents and contractors have been driving without permission through the Rio Grande Valley refuge’s property to access nearby federal land for the last week, and that they even replaced one of the butterfly center’s gate locks.

The Trump administration plans to break ground on a 6-mile stretch of border wall as soon as soon as this week, starting with a federal wildlife refuge tract just upriver from the privately-owned butterfly center.

West Virginia GOP State Rep: If My Son Or Daughter Say They Are Gay, I’ll See If They Can Swim

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/west-virginia-gop-state-rep-if-my-son-or-daughter-say-they-are-gay-ill-see-if-they-can-swim-video/

Last week Porterfield called LGBTs a “modern day terrorist KKK” when speaking in support of a bill that would ban local LGBT rights ordinances statewide. That bill failed to advance out of committee. But wait, there’s more:

Porterfield was asked by a WVVA reporter “what would happen” if his son or daughter came to him years from now and said they might be gay or lesbian. “Well, I would dress my daughter first, as I would take her for a pedicure, I’d take her to get her nails done, and see if she could swim,” Porterfield said as he smiled.

“If it was my son, I would probably take him hunting, I would take him fishing, then I’d see if he could swim,” Porterfield, wearing a MAGA hat, replied without hesitation. He continued to grin as the reporter, somewhat shocked, paused, then asked him to clarify. “I just want to make sure they could swim,” he repeated when questioned, continuing to grin.

February 11, 2019

The madness

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 17:05

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

(cartoon by Tim Eagan)

(cartoon by Clay Bennett)

(cartoon by Phil Hands)

(cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

(cartoon by Jim Morin)

(cartoon by Rob Rogers)

(cartoon by Stuart Carlson)

(cartoon by Jim Morin)

(cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

(cartoon by Kevin Siers)

(cartoon by Steve Sack)

(cartoon by David Horsey)

(cartoon by Stuart Carlson)

(cartoon by Tim Eagan)

 

New Study Warns Of Plummeting Insect Populations

Filed under: Earth News, Education, Harm, Nature, News — Scottie @ 11:40

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/new-study-warns-of-plummeting-insect-populations/

The Guardian reports:

The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems,” according to the first global scientific review.

Oh my Fucking … The deplorables believe this shit. Think of every door handle and other thing he touches that others have to touch also

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 11:21

Fox Host: I Haven’t Washed My Hands In Ten Years

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/fox-host-i-havent-washed-my-hands-in-ten-years/

I don’t think I’ve washed my hands for 10 years. Really, I don’t really wash my hands ever.”

“I inoculate myself,” he continued. “Germs are not a real thing. I can’t see them. Therefore, they’re not real.”

February 10, 2019

WYOMING: GOP State Rep Compares Homosexuality To Pedophilia And Bestiality In Meeting With LGBT Youth

Republican politicians are so warm and caring.  Hugs

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/wyoming-gop-state-rep-compares-homosexuality-to-pedophilia-and-bestiality-in-meeting-with-lgbt-youth/

“Fourteen- and fifteen-year old high school students wishing to engage with the legislative process should not have been confronted with the comments made by Senator Hutchings.”

According to Wyoming Equality’s letter to the president of the state Senate, Hutchings said this:

“If my sexual orientation was to have sex with all of the men in there and I had sex with all of the women in there and then they brought their children and I had sex with all of them and then brought their dogs in and I had sex with them, should I be protected for my sexual orientation?”

The students met with Hutchings while participating in the annual Gay-Straight Alliance Civics Day at the Capitol.

Hundreds Of Idiots Protest WA Vaccination Bill [VIDEO]

Filed under: Children, Education, Family, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 07:08

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/hundreds-of-idiots-protest-wa-vaccination-bill-video/

An estimated 700 people, most of them opposed to stricter requirements, lined up before dawn in the cold, toting strollers and hand-lettered signs, to sit in the hearing, which was so crowded that staff opened up additional rooms to accommodate the crowd. Many gathered outside afterward for a rally.

Anti-vaccine activists, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a prominent vaccine conspiracy theorist, claimed that health officials are covering up vaccine dangers. Some said their children had been injured or sickened by immunizations. One falsely said the majority of people diagnosed with measles have been vaccinated.

February 8, 2019

Christian “Family Values Warrior” hypocrite seems to not understand this is a secular nation

TENNESSEE: Four Times Married Alleged Adulterer Files Bill To Ban Same-Sex Couples From Adoption Services

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/tennessee-four-times-married-alleged-adulterer-files-bill-to-ban-same-sex-couples-from-adoption-services/

Hensley has been divorced four times. In 2015 his most recent ex-wife took out an order of protection against him after she claimed he deliberately hit her twice with his car.

There’s also this charming tidbit via Wikipedia: “For several years, Hensley attempted to pass a bill allowing college counselors to refuse to serve LGBT students who are considering suicide. This bill was eventually signed into law in 2016.”

Juicy un-Christian fuckery details (his cousin!) are at the second link above. Hensley was also the sponsor of Tennessee’s infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill and authored a bill which would have declared children conceived via artificial insemination to be illegitimate.

Again religion tries to ruin education for all children

Filed under: Atheism, Children, Criminal, Education, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:33

Religious politicians try to again force their myth in to the education system and on to everyone’s children.  Why teach children the facts as best we know them?  Why use the science that has shown what our reality is?  Why teach what we can show and prove when we can teach an unfounded myth that has no evidence to show it is anything more than a fable written in the iron age?   Science has moved us into the modern age, it is time to leave the fables behind.   Hugs

 

February 5, 2019

NEW YORK CITY: Trump Supporter Smashes Storefront To Destroy Mannequin Dressed As Obama

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 14:44

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/new-york-city-trump-supporter-smashes-storefront-to-destroy-mannequin-dressed-as-obama-video/

 “He definitely was a Trump supporter who was very angry with Obama’s policies, and he kept on repeating it after he was caught that he hated Obama and Obama ruined the country,” Buzzetti said.

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