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Christianity jumps the shark

Kirk Cameron–yes, that Kirk Cameron–and Ray Comfort, author of God Doesn’t Believe in Atheists, will debate two atheists to be named later.
Via The Christian Post

ABC has said that they will film the debate, which will take place on May 5 in New York City, and will stream it live on their website as well as use footage for their program Nightline. Martin Bashir, co-anchor of Nightline, will moderate the event.

Wouldn’t it be great if Horshack just happened to be an outspoken Atheist?


More casualties from the other war that we’re losing

Via the Chicago Sun-Times

Two police officers pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter in the shooting death of a 92-year-old woman during a botched drug raid last fall. A third officer still faces charges.


This Bill Moyers kid? He might have a future.


Jesse Thorn has some stern words for Alec Baldwin

Apparently, Mr. Baldwin is leaning towards leaving 30 Rock. If you’ve seen one second of his performance on the show, you know that this is horrible, horrible news.

Over at The Sound Of Young America blog, America’s radio sweetheart takes Alec to task.


Russell Simmons just had another one of his brilliant ideas.

It wasn’t bad enough that people tried to blame rap music for Don Imus being a racist asshole.
Now, Russell Simmons is apparently taking the bait.

Via Yahoo! News

Prominent U.S. hip-hop executive Russell Simmons on Monday recommended eliminating the words “bitch,” “ho” and “nigger” from the recording industry, considering them “extreme curse words.”

Here’s a better idea, Russell. Why not start a new independent label that focuses on on more socially conscious content? Seems like that would make more sense than telling other people what they can or can’t say. Especially since you got rich off bitch, ho and nigger.


Hey Don Imus. Fuck you.

I’ve always hated this senile moron. Now, I have even more reason to. has the story and the accompanying video.

Imus called women’s basketball team “nappy-headed hos”

IMUS: So, I watched the basketball game last night between — a little bit of Rutgers and Tennessee, the women’s final.

ROSENBERG: Yeah, Tennessee won last night — seventh championship for [Tennessee coach] Pat Summitt, I-Man. They beat Rutgers by 13 points.

IMUS: That’s some rough girls from Rutgers. Man, they got tattoos and –

McGUIRK: Some hard-core hos.

IMUS: That’s some nappy-headed hos there. I’m gonna tell you that now, man, that’s some — woo. And the girls from Tennessee, they all look cute, you know, so, like — kinda like — I don’t know.”

Once a few people complained, Imus did what white people always do after they’ve said some ignorant, racist shit. He “apologized” and admitted that he shouldn’t have said it. Of course, what he’s really doing is apologizing for the fact that he was dumb enough to say it on air and for the fact that people called him on it. Does anyone really believe this guy truly regrets saying those words?

I suggest you Digg the story so that everyone sees it, and contact his employers to let him know that they shouldn’t retain the services of idiots like this:

One MSNBC Plaza
Secaucus, N.J. 07094
MSNBC contacts

Public Broadcasting Service
1320 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314


Are you there God? It’s me, Tony Dungy.


The Indianapolis Colts are reveling in their Super Bowl victory.


Congratulations to the 2007 Super Bowl winners the Indianapolis Colts!
What are you going to do now?


I’m gonna go get arrested!

Cut to:

The headline of a story in yesterday’s Indianapolis Star that reads: Another Colt runs afoul of law.

Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Darrell Reid became the fourth player from the Super Bowl champions to be arrested this year when he was booked Saturday on three charges stemming from marijuana possession in his hometown of Freehold, N.J. Dominic Rhodes, Dexter Reid and DeDe Dorsey have also made the police blotter since Jan. 3.

Darrell Reid, 24, was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, obstruction of the administration of law and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, according to the Asbury Park Press.

Anyone who knows me probably knows my stance on this country’s asinine, outdated drug policy. Especially towards marijuana. (Did I mention that it’s less harmful to society than alcohol and tobacco?) But I think this story is interesting for a couple of reason. First, I have no idea why professional athletes continue to drive around with their weed. What is the thought process behind this?

“Let’s see. I’m a 24 year old black male driving around the suburbs in an expensive automobile. The odds of me being pulled over by the cops just aren’t high enough. Let’s see if I can get a strong marijuana smell emanating from the vehicle too!”

I’d like to take this opportunity to give Darrell, Dominic, Dexter and DeDe three pieces of unsolicited advice. (Random black conspiracy theory: They’ve already destroyed all the black men in American who’s first names start with the letters A-C.) This advice applies to everybody, but it seems that athletes fall into these pitfalls so damned easily. I’m just speaking as a 34-year-old man and long time sports fan. I’ve seen this shit before. We all have. Here goes:

1. Until you put a ring on her finger, you put a condom on your dick. I don’t think I need to say anything further about that.

2. Don’t spend your money on stupid shit. Why put twelve extra diamonds in a Rolex? Watch VH1’s Behind the Music: MC Hammer religiously. Study it. Learn the signs of over-consumption. (First sign. Anything gold plated…probably a little extravagant.)

3. If you think your night is going to get a little crazy…do it at home. Strippers and blow? Not a problem. Cognac, weed and ’round the way girls more your thing? Who’s gonna know? Everybody check their digital cameras at the door and let’s get freaky!

If you want to smoke out, I’m certainly not going to be the man to tell you not to. But do that shit AT HOME.

The irony of this story is that the Colts’ head coach, Tony Dungy is what scientists refer to as a Jesus Freak. The post-game interview he did after his groundbreaking Super Bowl win sounded more like Bible study. What’s that you say? Tony Dungy’s own personal beliefs are none of my business? Why bash him for it? Well, once you start aligning yourself with right-wing religious groups and speaking out against the freedoms of American citizens, I have to call bull and shit.

Dungy was also one of the main people with his panties in a bunch over the whole Terrell Owens Monday Night Football scandal.

Yes. The site of a white woman’s bare shoulders was simply too much for Tony and a lot of Americans to take. Here’s what he said about it:

I thought it was uncalled for. I thought it was in really bad taste and just, I don’t know that there’s any way you can defend it. I thought it hit at a lot of stereotypes towards athletes, black athletes in particular. I thought it was very insensitive on the heels of the Kobe Bryant situation.

Here’s what I always picture when I see that quote:

Helen Lovejoy

Won’t someone please think of the children!


NY Times gives Larry Wilmore some love.

The paper of record gives some ink to The Daily Show’s Senior Black Correspondent. He’s quickly become one of my favorite things about the show. Here’s a clip of him and John Oliver getting to the bottom of the “banning” of the word nigger.


Scientists continue to tell us shit we already knew.

Namely, alcohol and tobacco are worse for society than some illegal drugs.

I say we declare a war on alcohol! Wait, we already tried that. Prohibition was a horrible failure. Sounds familiar.

New “landmark” research finds that alcohol and tobacco are more dangerous than some illegal drugs like marijuana or Ecstasy and should be classified as such in legal systems, according to a new British study.

In research published Friday in The Lancet magazine, Professor David Nutt of Britain’s Bristol University and colleagues proposed a new framework for the classification of harmful substances, based on the actual risks posed to society. Their ranking listed alcohol and tobacco among the top 10 most dangerous substances.

Looks like it’s time to send another note to my good friends D-Fein, Boxy and Wax Man.


The second greatest t-shirt ever?

I say second greatest because my 12-year-old Brown Hornet t-shirt is the greatest ever in perpetuity.


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