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Torsten Pihl
The Snuggle Wolf of Science, Skepticism, and Silliness
The Snuggle Wolf of Science, Skepticism, and Silliness
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“Congress has become an object of contempt. Everyone expects it to be the domain of self-serving nincompoops, where incompetence is the rule, and our representatives now work only in the all-consuming process of raising obscene amounts of money for their re-election campaigns, and most of that money comes from rich special interest groups who will obligingly write legislation for their pet figureheads. Both parties do it, but the Republicans have taken venality to a new high, and have prospered for it.”

“And then, there’s the executive branch. You can’t witness the elevation of Donald Trump, a shambling, lying, illiterate boob of a man, and not lose all faith in representative democracy. He won by the favor of the electoral college, not the popular vote, and do you all remember the defenses of that at the time? It’s a relic from 200+ years ago, but it’s important that we abide by the rule of law (not that there’s been any significant effort to change obsolete laws since). We were fed pious declarations that the college was there to halt at the last minute any errors that would have put a manifestly incompetent person in charge. I don’t think that worked at all.”

“The Kavanaugh nomination is simply the last straw. Here is a man whose only qualifications are that far-right fanatics have selected him as representative of their views, and congress has rushed him through a meaningless process, hiding his record from critics, and even as it’s revealed that he was a selfish, uncaring thug, a blackout drunk who assaulted women, it has become apparent that none of it matters, that he’s going to be approved along party lines. The whole review process is a sham.”

“It’s not just the head that has rotted. The system is corrupt at every level. Your school boards are packed with religious bigots who hate science, and are doing their damnedest to wreck education. You want to know how to get such awful people elected to the highest positions in the land? Make sure the electorate is ignorant. Poison their minds at the earliest age.”

“And don’t get me started on the police. Does anyone trust Officer Friendly? That was a lie we were indoctrinated with as children, but now it’s clear that Officer Friendly was attending KKK rallies in their spare time, and that now they’ll bust into your apartment and murder you, and that they conveniently carry around toy guns to drop on the bodies of the children they kill so they can claim self-defense. The one thing you can trust is that when you are murdered by a cop, they will thoroughly dig into your background to find a post-hoc justification for the execution.”

https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2018/09/17/rule-of-law-is-an-illusion/
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Excellent work, Oregon State University Robotics Club for winning first place in all four categories scored! #GoBeavs


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“No, seriously. This was apparently a thing. The Russian spy was trying to broker a comically ridiculous Russian jet fuel deal brought to her by her National Rifle Association connections–in exchange for a cut of that sweet, sweet Russian jet fuel money–because every f'king person involved with conservatism is both really dumb and hilariously grifty and apparently spends their entire waking lives dreaming up new ways to collaborate with shady Russian kleptocrats. Sweet Jeebus, how did we get here? What off-ramp did we miss to bring us to this lunacy.”
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“If your religious beliefs are so delicate and fragile that they can’t withstand criticism or mockery, then they sure as hell deserve to be criticized and ridiculed.”

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2018/09/01/new-pakistani-prime-minister-to-push-for-global-blasphemy-laws/
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Ahead in the fog is an abyss of infinite void.

#EmbraceTheVoid
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