Kent Hovind sent out a challenge to PZ Myers.
While I enjoyed PZ’s response I thought a few more things needed to be said as well as clarified on the subject. Some of you may feel that jumping on the unique ride that is the Kent Hovind Experience may have been done to death
but personally, I find that sometimes revisiting the past has great merit and worth (be it six, six thousand or six billion years ago).
“In your post you said I go home from prison in August, 2015. This is incorrect. I go to Pensacola Feb. 2015 at the LATEST. There are several suits in the various federal courts I could win and bills in congress that could make it much sooner. “
Potential modifications of that release date due to lawsuits, natural disasters and zombie attacks do not change the fact that your (Kent’s) release date on the Federal Bureau of Prison’s website is shown as August 2015. Unless you can show documentation to contradict what the Federal Bureau of Prisons is stating is your release date then you are in error in your assertion that PZ is incorrect.
With great fanfare (hold up I’ve got my kazoo around here somewhere) I give you the totally unbiased poll from bizpacreview.
Disclaimer: Please not that calling this poll unbiased would require a redefining of the word “unbiased” to something like this:
showing prejudice for or against something; partial. (ex. Bizpacreview “Let’s ask poll questions that are based on the premise that all atheists are trouble-making douchebags who we wish would just piss off and go die on an island somewhere!”)
I’m fascinated by the double standard presented in the guidelines for the tennessean.com community which are at the top of every comments section in big bold letters, specifically this section;
“Guidelines: You share in the tennessean.com community, so please keep your comments smart and civil.”
So what exactly is civil about an article where a writer, with all the arrogance and smugness you get from the small thinking and narrow minded says;
“None is an appropriate title for the atheist.”
Nice job slick. Now you’ve got something in common with the first person who decided it was a good idea to use the word “colored” in a derogatory, dismissive fashion against Black Americans.
For those who are a bit slow to understand the problem here, I give you this passage from; “Beyond Black and White: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the U.S. South and Southwest
(edited by Stephanie Cole, Alison Marie Parker, Laura F. Edwards)
I get a lot of MRAs and MRA supporters telling me that women not being allowed to serve in the military makes them privileged and not discriminated against.
This is one of those ridiculous arguments that’s fairly easy to deal with. The whole position is based on a mix of revisionist history and twisting of social perception that takes for example, the trials of being a stay at home mom, repackages them and puts them on a pedestal of privilege.
Contrary to the opinion of the ignorant? Being a mom, especially a single caretaker, is a hard job. One you can’t quit without dire repercussions.
According to them a woman gets to have the privilege of a man taking care of her, a man who pays for a nice house with plenty of food and all the securities that come from being married to an employed man without any of the stress that men who are forced to go out into the cruel, hard world have to face!
Why these men even fight wars for these women, against their own will! True that hasn’t happened in over 35 years (of which during America has been continuously at war) but we’re sure it’s going to happen any second now!
In their minds women are regulated to the status of an older child who has been given some extra, undeserved privileges.
This is a throwback argument to a 1950s mentality with a veneer of modern day jealousy over the advances women have gained in society that these people feel came without any cost.
The following is a response to a comment by a George Zimmerman apologist I received in a thread from a person on the subject of George Zimmerman located here.
The original article reports on George Zimmerman’s recent claims to poverty and homelessness. For those who have been living under a rock George Zimmerman pursued and shot to death a young black youth by the name of Trayvon Martin. He was acquitted under Florida’s questionable “Stand Your Ground” laws.
I had attempted to explain to one of the offended Zimmerman fans some basic concepts of law; specifically the difference between “Not Guilty” and “Innocent” in response to some highly dubious claims he made about Zimmerman being; “wrongfully prosecuted” (those comments can be found here).
His response devolved into a position of butthurt that has me concerned that I may receive a subpoena to appear in court and defend myself against a Civil Suit.
I’m sure this lawyer will take his case.
He responded with this comment;
Abut 25% of the American population are hard-core fundamentalist Creationist-Christian types.
Now guess which portion of the population makes up the 1 in 4 (ie; one quarter of the population otherwise known as 25%) who believe the sun revolves around the earth; a teaching that they say is taught in the bible.
Original story found here.
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