Archive for July, 2011

Tea Party

Posted in Uncategorized on July 30, 2011 by Vasilieos

What does a run-of-the-mill Atheistic libertarian think of them(me)? Its a good question. When I first heard of them around tax day 09 my initial thought was “Cool, a libertarian third party! Let’s see how they grow and evolve.” Their ideas were good: Small government and personal liberty. Now…now its a different story.

Their leaders are people like Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin. These politicians are not libertarians. They are populists that hijacked the Republican party. They put ideology before practicality. They would rather see our nation fall than allow us to borrow another dime. I honestly hope that Speaker Boehner succeeds in talking sense to these people, because the Democrats nor President Obama will be able to. We’re crossing the River Styx, people, and if the Tea Party has its way we’ll be in Tartarus come August 2nd.

So let’s wish Speaker Boehner the best of luck because he’s our last hope.

Oh you…Bill Maher

Posted in Uncategorized on July 14, 2011 by Vasilieos

I thought I could relate to Bill Maher. I really did. You know, him being a rational Atheist and myself being a rational Atheist. I never fully agree with Maher but I believe I could get along with him. I was in for a surprise, I stumbled upon  this link on a major Atheist blog. Apparently he believes that vaccines are evil. Fuck, without vaccines we’d still have to deal with smallpox, malaria, and polio.

In Maher’s rush to be a skeptic he’s been deluded into questioning the very medicine that keeps most Americans alive. Seriously. He believes that the Flu vaccine causes Alzheimer’s. He would prefer that NO ONE has their children vaccinated. Polio, Spanish flu, etc? yea he’d have them back.

Ugh, the stupidity of such thought. I’ve had the flu vaccine and damned near every other vaccine available. I’m relatively healthy (that damned Crohn’s doesn’t make things easy though) and never once did I refuse to take vaccines because I thought they caused my Crohn’s. What did? Hell if I know. All I know is it’s an auto-immune disease of the colon and that there is no cure. So I just have one thing to say to you Maher…

Get your head out of your ass.