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Useless debate. Apr. 16th, 2008 @ 10:46 pm
What have we learned?

That Stephanopolus likes to ask Sean Hannity for advice before formulating questions to ask Barack Obama.


Dickhead.

Recently, I've been reading... Mar. 27th, 2008 @ 09:34 pm
a lot on atheism.

I've recently purchased The God Delusion (by Richard Dawkins); The Portable Atheist (a collection edited by Christopher Hitchens); The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality (August Comte-Sponville, a French philosopher); The Quotable Atheist (edited by Jack Huberman, author of Bushit! and The Bush-Hater's Handbook); and Everything You Know About God is Wrong (Disinformation Press - a huge, thick collection that included a violently graphic comic adapted by Neil Gaiman straight from the Book of Judges).

I'm mostly finished with The God Delusion, and damn, does that book make my blood boil. The absolute shit some people try to justify because "it's in the bible" is astounding, and it becomes obvious people don't do vile things because the bible (or the Q'uran) says so - they do it because they want to and then pick and choose parts of their holy books to support what they do.
It also becomes clear that in the beginning Judaism wasn't a monotheistic religion, it was a "There are many gods, but this is the only one for our tribe and he'll kill you if you think of worshipping others" religion.


I've been a skeptic of religion for a very, very, long time, but it's only as of the past 2-3 years I felt strong enough to come out and say I'm an atheist. Before that I considered myself and "atheist buddhist" - I disbelieved there was such a thing as god(s), but sort of idly followed the philosophy and some of the ideas of buddhism. I've come to realize that I really don't believe in the supernatural at all, though - reincarnation, spirits, yadda yadda yadda.

You know, I realize I don't really have a point in all this except to just get it out there. Anthony is an atheist.

I have no doubt that if my in-laws ever find out, they won't be happy. Karen, though, is pretty much atheist as well.

Woohoo! Mar. 21st, 2008 @ 09:42 am
So, I recently joined a gym (Bally's, to be precise - it was cheap: $52 a month for both Karen and myself), and have been trying to lose about 20 pounds of fat around my middle. I'm at 220 right now. In my early 20's I was averaging about 195 most of the time.

Well, Sunday was the first time I ever actually ran a mile, in 10 minutes no less (on a treadmill, of course). Yesterday I ran 3, spending about 34 minutes on the treadmill. And, amazingly, I have no pain in my muscles at all today. It's awesome, and I'm going to the gym again this morning. I"m trying to make it a 3 times a week habit.

I'm also amazed that my ankle has given me zero problems. I haven't felt any pain in it for over a month, so maybe I won't have any problems with it for the rest of my life (as some have said, considering the severity of the sprain/bruising). As a matter of fact, due to the fact that my left ankle was being exercised and stretched so much in recovery, my right leg was the only one sore on Sunday when I ran.

On another topic, it looks like Bill Richardson is endorsing Obama today. About damn time. Edwards, where are you?

So, today was payday, Feb. 22nd, 2008 @ 05:32 pm
and I had more than enough extra money that I donated $35 to the Obama campaign. Finally.

Barack n'roll.

I wish I could post this in its entirety... Feb. 21st, 2008 @ 11:08 pm
But it's long. Well, well worth reading though. People, if you support Obama, spread this link far and wide:

http://grassroots-mom.dailykos.com/story/2008/2/20/201332/807/36/458633


Who's about actions, Hillary? There's little proof to that claim of yours.
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» Interesting...
Hillary, for all she wants to fight with the Republicans, is further toward the "center" (really the right on the US political spectrum) than Barack, who has worked successfully with the Republicans to get things done:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8573.html
» If you're still thinking of supporting Hillary...
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/02/08/obama-bests-clinton-against-mccain/
» heh.

» Sooo.....
It looks like Obama is pulling around 13 of the states today, with Clinton taking the other 9 at most. Though, in early reporting (as of when I'm writing this), she has the lead in California.
As it has been this year, though, he still has the delegate lead from the primaries and caucuses, and she has more superdelegates.



We're in for a long fight, certainly.
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I just downloaded (from emusic.com) Jarvis Cocker's solo album from last year. On it, there's a song titled "Fat Children". I think it's a song about reluctant fatherhood.

Chorus (repeated):

Fat children took my life



Yeah, just as acid and bitter as his work with Pulp. Awesome stuff.
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