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Stupid Things Donald Trump Has Said…

Stupid Things Donald Trump Has Said…

Stupid Things Donald Trump Has Said…

Donald Trump Photo by Gage Skidmore

Donald Trump Photo by Gage Skidmore

So after watching Donald Trump make an ass of himself during his presidential coming out speech I found myself wanting to laugh but could not.  I mean he has to be joking right?  No one could really be that fucking stupid could they?  It would appear so because since Trump made his racist remarks he has had multiple times to correct himself and refused to each time.  He has instead chosen to stand by his racist remarks.  Thus making him a racist.  Something he can no longer deny that he is.  I couldn’t laugh that. I instead found it sad, frustrating and offensive.

It got me thinking about all the other stupid things this man has said.  So, in case we all forgot, here’s a few of the moronic and stupid crap that has come out of his mouth…

I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.” –Donald Trump, announcing his campaign for president.

I have a great relationship with the blacks.” –Donald Trump

I’ll tell you, it’s Big Business. If there is one word to describe Atlantic City, it’s Big Business. Or two words – Big Business.” –Donald Trump

You know, it really doesn’t matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.” –Donald Trump

I’m not a schmuck. Even if the world goes to hell in a handbasket, I won’t lose a penny.” –Donald Trump

Why doesn’t he show his birth certificate? There’s something on that birth certificate that he doesn’t like.”  –Donald Trump on the View Talking about President Obama’s birth certificate.

Trump continued his attack on Obama by telling everyone he was going to release his own official birth certificate exclusively to Newsmax.  He produced his birth certificate and it was rejected because it wasn’t an official document.  Once again, Trump talking about shit he simply knows nothing about.  The man is so stupid he doesn’t even know the difference between a birth certificate and an “Official” birth certificate.

The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” -Donald Trump on Twitter 12:15 PM – 6 Nov 2012

It’s freezing and snowing in New York–we need global warming!” – Donald Trump on Twitter 12:24 PM – 7 Nov 2012

“Our great African American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!” -Donald Trump on Twitter 9:38 PM – 27 Apr 2015

While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct.” -Donald Trump on Twitter 8:59 AM – 28 Oct 2012

Oh, I could go on all day with the outrageously stupid things this jackass has said over the years.  It’s just so easy when nearly every single time he opens his mouth a mass of stupidity flies out.  It’s like he goes out of his way to sound like a dickhead.

Why Is God Part of the Pledge of Allegiance?

Why Is God Part of the Pledge of Allegiance?

I know right now some peoples heads might be exploding at just the thought.  But, please allow me to explain before you go running, calling me names and telling everyone that I’m not patriotic or worse.  It seems to be only right wing Christians that can’t seem to grasp the simple fact that I am about write.  Not sure why that is but I do have a pretty good idea.  But, it’s not important.  It would be just a guess, a mere opinion.  What is important are the facts.  And the fact is that God was never mentioned in the original Pledge of Allegiance.

It’s true. I’m not making it up.  A guy by the name Francis Bellamy originally composed it way back in 1892.  He was Baptist Minister and the only reason this “pledge” was ever written was to push an agenda on the people.  Francis Bellamy and a guy named James Upham worked for a religious propaganda magazine called Youth’s Companion.  They also made money by selling flags to schools.  At the same time there was this thing called the “schoolhouse flag movement”. Bellamy and Upham became huge supporters of it.

They came up with an idea to celebrate Columbus Day in schools.  It was going to be the 400th anniversary of Columbus “discovering America” and for that every school would need a flag.  Columbus Day wasn’t really a thing yet but if they could make it a thing, every school would need a flag.  Why would every school need flag?  Good question!  Bellamy wrote a pledge for the flag and they published it in their magazine.  Bellamy went to a convention of school officials and sold them on the idea of raising the flag to Bellamy’s pledge.

Here’s the thing though, God wasn’t mentioned in the pledge.  It went like this:

I pledge allegiance to my Flag and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

See, that?  No God.  Francis Bellamy was a Baptist Minister and he didn’t put his god in the pledge.

So how did the word god infiltrate the Pledge of Allegiance? Well we have to skip ahead about 60 years to 1954.  A time when the world was afraid of communism.  Russians were the bad guys now and communism was thought to be a godless thing.  So once again the propaganda machines came out in full force.  President Eisenhower encouraged Congress to add the words “under God” to the pledge (Congress had formally adopted the Pledge in 1942).  Congress agreed to make the change and add “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954 and it has remained ever since.

God is in the Pledge of Allegiance for one reason and one reason only, some politicians thought our country needed to promote itself as the country God loves the most. Communism bad, Capitalism good. God wasn’t added because we loved God.  We didn’t add Him to the Pledge out of our respect or even fear of Him.  We did it for nothing more than self promotion.  We used His name for one of the worst reasons of all, for pride.  It’s that simple. That’s the history of it.  Think about it, the Pledge of Allegiance was pretty much just created as catchy jingle to sell flags to schools.

For people to get so upset over it is ridiculous. The people that get the most upset about it seem to have no idea what they are talking about.  I have never met one of them that had any clue about the addition of “under God” in 1954.  Most people don’t know this and yet they yell and scream and call people names for not respecting the Pledge of Allegiance?  For disrespecting their god?  For disrespecting the country?  Are you kidding me?! Their ignorance and blatant stupidity is laughable and more than that, it’s offensive.

It’s these types of silly arguments between the educated and the uneducated that cause so many problems in this country.  It’s okay to be a republican or a democrat.  What isn’t okay, is to be stupid and proud of it.

If you’re interested, here’s a more detailed history of the the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Pledge of Allegiance

Salmonella Poisoning For Idiots!

Salmonella Poisoning For Idiots!

CHICKEN-SALMONELLAOk apparently people do not know how to prepare chicken and are getting sick from Salmonella poisoning.   So here is my guide to avoid getting sick.

  1. Don’t be an idiot.
  2. Don’t eat raw chicken.  (The above should be good enough for 90% of you out there.  For the rest of you, please continue.)
  3. Rinse raw chicken off.  (Be careful not to splash onto counter tops. If you do, spray with a good disinfectant and wipe away.)
  4. Cook Chicken fully.  Chicken is not like beef.  There is either cooked or not cooked.  There is no rare, medium rare and so on.
  5. MOST IMPORTANT STEP!  While chicken is cooking.  Place any plate or tray or container that held the raw chicken into the sink.  Wash thoroughly.  Never place cooked chicken back on the same plate that you had the raw chicken on.  This is where most people get Salmonella from.  Always keep things that touched the raw chicken from touching the cooked chicken.

As long as you follow these rules you will never get Salmonella poisoning.  That chicken could be jumping with Salmonella.  It could have fallen off a truck and landed in pool fool of Salmonella and you will not get sick if you follow my rules.

*If somehow you do get it.  You either didn’t follow the rules above or it is proof positive of two things.  One, there is a God.  Two, he does not like you.

Please pass this on as you know you have at least a few friends that are complete idiots.  This is for them.

Your welcome.

How do I know if I’ve been infected?

Symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. They develop 12 to 72 hours after infection, and the illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. But diarrhea and dehydration may be so severe that it is necessary to go to the hospital. Older adults, infants, and those who have impaired immune systems are at highest risk.

More Info available at WebMD.


Side note.  Some doctors have suggested that it’s pointless to wash the chicken before you cook it.  For example, ABC Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser.  He explains that you don’t need to rinse it because the spray from the rinsing can infect the counter tops.

It is true that the spray can infect the counter tops.  Wiping your counter top down with just a clean dry paper towel will eliminate around 94% of the germs and bacteria on the surface.  Now if you spray the area with a simple ant–bacteria disinfectant with bleach in it, you’re pretty much going to kill 99% of everything including HIV.

So why do I suggest rinsing off your chicken?  Simple, it just came from a butcher.  There’s always little pieces of bone fragments and ligaments that get missed by the butcher.  You cook that, bite it and can chip a tooth, even swallow it, not evening knowing it and that can cause internal damage.  Not to mention you don’t know what the butcher was cutting right before he got to your chicken.  It could have been some steak, pork, almost anything.  Just rinse it off well and get that crap off of your chicken.  No, it’s not necessary but you’ll thank me for it in the long run.

Facebook Comments Lead To Phone Call With News Anchor!

Facebook Comments Lead To Phone Call With News Anchor!

Not too long ago I came across a post by a news anchor about a shark attack that happened in Hawaii.  Now there are few people who get more excited about Shark Week then myself.  In fact, I just found out a couple of weeks ago that Netflix has Shark Week episodes and every night with my Droid Bionic plugged in by my bedside I fall (Nicholas Grisaffi/ AP Photo)asleep to past episodes I enjoyed or had forgotten all about using my Netflix App.  I am not saying I have the knowledge of a marine biologist or an ichthyologist but when it comes to sharks, I know more than anyone I know.  So I was all about reading about this terrifying attack in Hawaii.

I read the little article and then I watch the news clip and I can tolerate that the people involved all called this a miracle.  But, as I read the comments.  It was comment after comment of people praising the miracle.  Everyone professing it was a miracle, praise Jesus!

Here’s what happened in the shark attack.  A 20 year old German girl in a bikini is swimming alone about 75 yards out from the shore.  She is attacked by a shark.  A teacher and pastor from southern California is on the shore and hears a scream.  He then sees the girl out there and she is surrounded by blood.  He puts his swim fins on and goes out to save her.  When he gets to the girl she is missing an arm at the shoulder.  He takes her good arm and swings it around his shoulder and swims her back to shore where he is met by a friend and they get her on to the beach.

Read the full story here:

Now, I guess if you don’t know anything about shark attacks or miracles this might seem like one.  I can understand one or two uninformed people claiming a miracle.  That’s to be expected.  Throw something sparkly in front of a sheep and it must be a miracle.  However, as I continued to read all the comments to this story on Facebook I was in complete shock at how many people were talking about what a miracle it was!  Everyone praising Jesus as I said.  It made me sick to my stomach at the arrogance of these simple minded people.

These people didn’t offend me because I am an atheist and therefore I do not believe in miracles.  They offended me because they were stupid.  Nothing about this story is miraculous.  Nothing!  Don’t get me wrong the story is compelling.  The pastor showed heroic levels of bravery.  But, was what happened a miracle?  No, it simply wasn’t.  Wasn’t even close.

Here’s the definition of a miracle.  “a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.

Where in the story do we get miracle?  Let’s break it down shall we.

First, shark attack itself.  If you look at most shark attacks.  Or look at all of them.  Or, just look at a few of them.  I don’t care because it doesn’t matter.  No matter how many you choose to look at, most of them are going to look just like this shark attack we’re talking about.  Here’s what happens.  Someone usually is swimming where they shouldn’t be or at a time of day when they should not be swimming.  They get bit by a shark.  At some point they attract the attention of someone else and that person or those people swim out to help.  Yes, that’s right, in attack after attack good Samaritans risk their lives to swim over to help their friends or strangers being attacked.

So, we know that there’s nothing unusual about a shark attack.  We know now that in most shark attack cases someone will risk their life to swim out and try to save them.  So far, nothing miraculous has happened.  Everything that happened was completely explainable by science and statistical data.  But, what about Judeo-Christian scripture?

Second, scripture.  Does this attack fit the definition of a miracle by scripture.  I know that expecting a Christian to have actually read the bible is a lot to ask.  Oh they may have read some scripture from the New Testament and maybe heard a quote two from the Old.  However, to have read the good book cover to cover.  It just so rarely happens that I don’t know of a Christian who has actually read the bible cover to cover.  There’s a name for those that have read the bible cover to cover, atheists!  I know lots of Christians who have claimed to.  But, if you’ve actually read the bible you can tell whose lying by just asking a couple of questions.

Keeping that in mind then lets look at some historic miracles of the bible.

  1. Moses parted the Red Sea.  Unexplainable by science and nature.  Miracle!
  2. The Ten Plagues of Egypt.  All of those fit the miracle status, specially turning day into night for three days.  Miracle!
  3. Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead.  Well that’s impressive.  Miracle!
  4. Jesus walks on water!  That’s hard to beat.

There are many more miracles in the bible.  I just named a few at random.  But, what do they all have in common?  All of them are unexplained by nature and science.  It’s as simple as that.  There’s no secret to a miracle here.  It’s clearly shown what is a miracle.  There’s even a definition to the word to help the slow folk understand what is miracle and what is not. Let me say it once again…  Nothing in this story is representative of a miracle.  Everything is explainable by either science or nature.

Coincidence is not a criteria for a miracle.  It doesn’t matter if the man that saved her was a pastor.

It’s not a miracle that the pastor prayed to god for help while trying to save the girl.  He’s a pastor, what do you expect him to do?

It’s not a miracle that just after praying the pastor suddenly felt a burst of strength.  This is science and can be explained through the release of adrenaline and dopamine in his system.  It’s nothing different than listening to your favorite loud music when you’re trying to stay awake.  The boost of energy you get, it’s not a miracle.  It’s just chemistry.

So why I am bringing this all up.  Well, because I made the mistake of commenting and trying to explain that it wasn’t a miracle.  I thought for sure some of the folks with an ounce of common sense would back me up.  No one did!  I was called names.  I was asked to leave the thread.  I couldn’t believe it!  I am actually defending these morons and they don’t get it.  To them I am just being a troll, trying to stir up some shit.  It was just pissing me off.

I get mad when people who claim to be Christians no less about the bible than I do.  It’s their damn book, learn it!  I shouldn’t have to explain it to them.  But, that’s the problem.  The bible is just a tool to the average religious person.  Means nothing to them unless they need to quote it to make a point.  It is absolutely silly that same person will quote scripture as law to me and then when I quote another scripture back them?  It doesn’t matter, they completely ignore it because they don’t believe in that part of the bible.  Are you kidding me?!

I was rapidly trying to defend myself.  Responding with huge concise posts as to avoid confusion.  Yes I was sarcastic at times because it’s just hard to fight against a barrage of stupidity without it.  This is when the reporter who posted the story jumped in.  I couldn’t wait to hear her side of the story.  Surly this seasoned reporter would at least see my side.  She’s a real reporter, objectivity is the most important trait of a reporter.  But, to my surprise she belittled me, and suggested that I don’t post to her threads.   I was offended on so many levels and I struggled not to slam back.  Instead, I took my time and once again tried to explain my position.

It turns out I was getting nowhere fast.  But the news anchor did suggest that I call her.  I declined at first.  I felt like it was started here, it should be finished here.  I made my final post in the thread and said that I was Miracle Man Brought Back From The Deadgoing to politely back out of it.  I again explained my original attentions and I left the thread.  A few days later I read this story…

Basically it’s a story of a man that was pronounced dead by doctors.  He had been dead close to an hour while Dr.’s did CPR and could not resuscitate the man.  They noted the time of death and let the family in to say goodbye.  The man’s 17 year son old just won’t accept it.  He says out loud, “Not today, you’re not going to die today dad!”  Then suddenly a doctor notices a heartbeat on one of the monitors.  Miraculously  Anthony Yahle comes back to life!

I think to myself, I am an atheist I don’t believe in miracles.  I don’t believe that just because in our limited knowledge that just because we can’t explain something that it has to be God.  That is just silly and breeds ignorance.  However, had people in this thread being saying it was a miracle, I wouldn’t have said a word about it!  Just because I don’t believe something is a miracle doesn’t mean that others can’t.  This story for the moment fits the definition of a miracle.  It cannot be explained by nature or science.  This fits all definitions of miracles.  I can’t argue that.  Why would I?  It literally fits the very definition of the word.

I send the news anchor a private message and a link to this story.  I try to explain, this is what I was talking about.  This is what a miracle looks like.  The shark attack story was at best mundane compared to what miracles are supposed to be.  This is the point I was trying to make in your post about the shark attack I said to her.  I wasn’t trying to troll, I wasn’t trying to start anything.  I just couldn’t help listening to all these people cry miracle when there was obviously no miracle at all.  To call what happened in the shark attack a miracle is an insult to real miracles.

The news anchor responds briefly and again asks me to call her.  I didn’t respond to her for a few days, my birthday was coming up in a day or two and I had some serious concerns in calling her.  I didn’t understand why should would want to actually talk to me?  She said that she preferred a phone call because it’s better than a the written word as there is less likely to be a misunderstanding more or less.  I am paraphrasing of course. I don’t completely buy it, beautiful TV reporters don’t just ask people who post in their threads to call them and better explain what they mean.  I was sure it was going to be set up.  Like she was working on some story like, “Trolls and Facebook!”

I already don’t have a great past, my present sucks and I am easy target to for someone with means to attack.  And, I just don’t need that kind of attention.  But, I have to call.  She asked to me and I was just going to have to take her at her word.

After a couple of calls back and fourth we finally speak on the phone.  All the headaches and worries.  She was so completely friendly.  I don’t know how long we talked for?  It seemed like hours and at the same time it oddly seemed to go too fast.  It was just a refreshing conversation.  She opened up about some personal things in her life while we talked about religion.  We laughed a bit and really did better understand where each of was coming from.

Now being a good reporter it has got to help to be able to make people feel comfortable and like you’re their best friend in order for them to covertly get the info they want from you.  But, it just wasn’t like, she did just as much talking as I did, maybe more?  So it wasn’t about trolling, or some other story.  It was just about getting things straight.  It was just such a refreshing phone call.

The more I thought about the call, the more I thought, I am glad I am not a huge psycho.  She was so nice and friendly it just made wonder how she is when talking to other unknown people.  I could totally understand a person thinking after that phone call that they are now best friends and thus the stalking would begin.  Being the immature, goofy bastard that I am I almost called her up this after noon after she got done with the news just to leave a message for her in a creepy kinda voice like, “I loved the blouse you wore today! Call me later, I miss you!”  I couldn’t do it, she doesn’t know me well enough for that kinda joke I decided in the end.  Would have been funny though.

Anyways, so I was watching her later on the news and I kept thinking, how cool is that I totally talked to her on the phone with her last night.  So that’s my story.  Thought it was something different to share.