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Does Obama love America?

Started this discussion. Last reply by k.h. ky 22 hours ago. 23 Replies

The media are all ablither about Rudy Giulani's recent accusation that the President does not "love America."  What does it mean?  It must mean something -- or more than one thing -- because so many…Continue

Tags: patriotism, America, Obama

More religious idiocy: encoded Bible cures

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Perlman Feb 3. 38 Replies

I like to ridicule the way religious people look to the Bible for morality (selectively, of course: modern people don't kill their children for disrespect or execute their neighbors for violating the…Continue

Tags: codes, cures,, Bibllcal, medicine, Bible

Cheese Sandwich Jesus and Gift Wrap Swastikas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Perlman Dec 31, 2014. 11 Replies

Carlos Mencia complained that Mexicans were the only ethnicity that saw religious figures in its food.  He sang something to the effect of  (I'm paraphrasing) "Hindus don't look at their curry and…Continue

Tags: Nazi, Germany, Holocaust, Jews, political

Chomsky and the end-times

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Perlman Apr 6, 2014. 12 Replies

I have a longer familiarity than most people with Chomsky, since I too was trained in linguistics. I haven't always agreed with him, but this assessment seems right on.  …Continue

Tags: nuclear, war, change, climate, end-times

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k.h. ky replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Does Obama love America?
"All those africans in his family make people in these parts crazy. As does Obama. Don't you know Obama himself is going to close the coal mines? Never mind the epa. With ky being a big coal state it seems 90% of the population hate him. The…"
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Alan Perlman replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Does Obama love America?
"Don't think I know who that is...Samuel Jackson or Denzel Washington would make good black Presidents."
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Idaho Spud replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Does Obama love America?
"I agree Alan."
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Alan Perlman replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Does Obama love America?
"I agree with what Joan wrote and would add that at 71 1/2, I too have a terminal illness:life.  I totally sympathize with your feelings.  I have been a marijuana advocate my whole adult life.  If the government would tell the truth…"
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Alan Perlman replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Does Obama love America?
"Right - on his own...see below.   Favorite W moments: (1) While playing golf, he delivers a stern warning to terrorists, then says to his companions, "Watch this drive."  CNN cut that part. (2) Telling Yalies they can get…"
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Alan Perlman replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Does Obama love America?
"Joan,  I agree...his idealistic belief in government is touching.  He should read Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom" (it's not a Hope-Crosby musical ;) "
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Bertold Brautigan replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Does Obama love America?
"Just so it's not Ben Carson."
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Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Does Obama love America?
"Thank you Joan, I appreciate that."
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Michael Penn replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Does Obama love America?
"The reason for 60+ years for pot is theism. The judge and prostittuters need votes and they understand that grandma and grandpa can help give them. They want to appear "hard on crime" and grandma knows those young men are selling drugs.…"
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Daniel W replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Does Obama love America?
"Sorry to hear you are sick. "
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Daniel W replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Does Obama love America?
"How about the Bushs?  Incredibly wealthy, privileged people.  W was not very bright, so maybe that makes him an ordinary American, but one with all of the privileges that money can buy."
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Joan Denoo replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Does Obama love America?
"Alan, because Obama is a man of several different cultures he can recognize more options than the Apple-Pie-American, educated in the propaganda schools of "American" exceptionalism, can. Because he has seen alternative governments at…"
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Idaho Spud replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Does Obama love America?
"Visvakarman, I agree about the stupidity of 60+ years for pot and only a few for armed robbery.  I mostly agree with the rest of your post also."
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Joan Denoo replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Does Obama love America?
"Sadly, I agree with what you write. USA has gone off track; lots of cross purposes going on; thinking that prison solves our social problems, disputes about what it means to be patriotic.  Sorry to learn of your terminal illness. I hope you are…"
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Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Does Obama love America?
"As strange as it may sound, I am glad I have a terminal illness. This country is fucked, and it really does surprise me when I meet someone who doesn't think that. How they can lock up my friend for 60+ years for pot, but"
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Suggested Obama speech draft: "The Real Enemy"

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 2:30pm 9 Comments

My fellow Americans,

Tonight I speak from the heart.  My words are not ghostwritten or focus group tested.  This is what I, as leader of the free world, truly believe.

Let me talk about the real nature of terrorism (the kind that most affects us, since many different terrorist groups wreak havoc around the world).  And let me call the enemy by its real name.

Violent Muslim attacks on Western countries -- and let's face it, they ARE Muslim, and I apologize for my verbal…

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The meaning of "Groundhog Day"

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 11:59am 6 Comments

“Now that I’ve shed my skin completely,

One true reality alone exists.”

Zen saying

 

Amid the twin excitements of Super Bowl and blizzard, we vaguely recall that today is also Groundhog Day, which was nothing more than a rather witless locally-oriented celebration until Harold Ramis’ brilliant movie of the same name.  It was and is my all-time favorite message film.

Groundhog Day explores the everydayness of life with an ingenious premise…

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More nuttiness from chabad.org: why Jews obey rules

Posted on January 1, 2015 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

I have often observed that Judaism is a high-input, low output religion.  There are countless commandments (over 600) and obeying them is a full-time job...yet there is no well-defined promise of punishments or rewards in the after life.

So why do it?  Why bother with dietary laws, 3x/day prayer, a zillion Sabbath regs, and much more?

Occasionally my wife or I will take a walk on the wild side and visit chabad.org,, a nexus for Modern Orthodox Jews and a platform on which they…

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Cheese Sandwich Jesus and Gift Wrap Swastika

Posted on December 28, 2014 at 5:30pm 2 Comments

Carlos Mencia complained that Mexicans were the only ethnicity that saw religious figures in its food.  He sang something to the effect of  (I'm paraphrasing) "Hindus don't look at their curry and see a swami...Jews don't see Moses in their salami." 

Well, Carlos, it seems that other ethnic groups -- I'm going to assume that the complainer was Jewish -- are prone to pattern-creation, driven by touchiness and political correctness, often around the Holocaust. The discipline of…

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At 6:30am on July 14, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Thanks for you comment. "Disrespect" is a pretty strong word, and, although I'd like to think I respect other opinions (religion, in this case), deep down I think "believers" are foolish and illogical.

At 9:18pm on December 10, 2012, Wyatt said…
Thanks Alan, I agree that the education system could do with a major overhaul. Speaking of education, if you haven't seen it already, check this out: "Texas is the large hadron collider of denying science - All God, no particle"
Stephen Colbert with the Word:
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/416535/july-17-2012/the-word---on-the-straight---narrow-minded
At 8:04pm on June 22, 2012, Loren Miller said…

Well, you and I both know there are plenty of BOOBS out there ... enough to form a class, for sure!

At 12:48pm on June 22, 2012, Loren Miller said…

Ummm, the "booboisie"?!?  That be a NEW one on me.  Care to elucidate?

At 7:38pm on May 30, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Alan! Glad you could join us. :D Did you hide your groups? Perhaps I'll suggest groups to which you already belong. It's great to see the way you jumped right in with a blog.

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Jewish Atheists

and LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS. After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 5:05pm on May 30, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:01pm on May 30, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Alan
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you well know as a life long atheist and freethinker. 
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and over 3400 members.
 
 
 

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