“Certain groups of people - Muslim fundamentalists, Christian fundamentalists, Jewish fundamentalists and just plain guys from Montana - are going to continue to make life in this country very interesting for a long, long time. Angry men in combat fatigues talking to God on a two way radio and muttering incoherent slogans about “freedom” are eventually going to provide a great deal of entertainment. Especially after your stupid fucking economy collapses.”—George Carlin waxing prophetic in 1999. Teabaggers, anyone? (via sixtyforty) (via affably)
What I saw and experienced at JiM both enraged and disturbed me. I had trouble staying in character as I watched one man, as part of his therapy, act out beating his father to death with a baseball bat — just one of several “Are you kidding?” moments. How anyone could believe that a JiM weekend could turn a man straight still baffles me.
Unlike germ theory, the idea of evolution strikes at the heart of human ego, suggesting that we were not the special object of God’s attention but were made by the same blind and mindless process of natural selection that also built ferns, fish and rabbits. Another answer is ignorance: most Americans are simply unaware of the multifarious evidence that makes evolution more than “just a theory,” and don’t even realize that a scientific theory is far more than idle speculation.
“I mean, let’s face it, what’s the Obama administration doing? They’re advocating net neutrality which is essentially censorship of the Internet. This is the Obama administration advocating censorship of the Internet. Why? They want to silence the voices that are opposing them.”—
“If you’re sitting at home in your undershirt, watching TV, worried about terrorism, and at the same time objecting to the person who’s putting their life on the line so that your family will be protected, then you’re the worst kind of fucking asshole there is.”—Seth MacFarlane on people who are against gays in the military
The last time the Twins opened a new stadium, the results could not have been worse.
Here is all you need to know about the Metrodome and baseball: on the second day the Twins played there, only 5,213 people showed up to watch the game. That’s how long the Metrodome’s honeymoon lasted. It was over after opening night.
Nice little article by John Bonnes (the Twins Geek) on the Twins and the Metrodome.