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That's The Che-Rub

cherubThe Biblical version of Satan/Lucifer is not really some scarlet-clad sadist with a pointed stick tormenting lost souls in the fiery pits. He was actually the most beautiful of God's cherubs, the perfect being.

This "perfection" meant he had (depending on which part of the Bible you're reading) four/six 8-foot wings, each with extra hands beneath them to "carry things". He had four faces/heads, either man-cherub-eagle-lion or man-ox-lion-eagle. His body was entirely covered with eyes, even the wings, and he adorned himself with precious stones.

Oh, and he was 18 feet tall. Why 18? Who knows.

He also had "whirring wheels". I have no idea what that means.

BTW, these cherubs, or "angels", could come down to Earth and take human form, but could only appear as males. Just another classy example of the low regard that the men who scribed the Bible held for women.

Not unlike the low regard I hold for anyone who takes that crappola seriously.

Lastly, that crack about atheist girls reading the Bible? It's true. It seems that in tests by the Pew Forum on Religion atheists actually know more about the Bible, and religion in general, than religious test subjects.

If you like you can take their short religious quiz here. (I was 13 out of 15)



Notes, Notes, and More Notes.

Taxes: Ten things Republicans don't want you to know about taxes. READ THIS!

Economics: America leads the world in low-wage jobs. This is not something to be proud of.

Sleaze: The Republican war on voter fraud is, itself, fraudulent. Quit voting for these greedy, corporate-whoring scumbags.

Science: Strawberries and blueberries can delay memory decline in older adults? Hey, it's worth a shot, and it's tasty, too!

Heresy: The kind of message about the afterlife of which I heartily approve.

Humor: The difference between Bill Maher and Rush Limbaugh is that Maher's fans know he's an asshole." - Jimmy Kimmel


And now our Gráfico del Día: One of my favorite charts, showing just what a total economic cluster-fuck the Bush administration made of public debt.

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Republican Job Creation Update

republican job creation4-30-2012: On Friday the House approved a bill that lowers the interest on student loans, but tacked on a rider which guts the Health Care Act. It's designed to result in a presidential veto, at which point Republicans can claim that Mr. Obama doesn't care about student loans.

Fuck these people! Fuck these people! Fuck these horrible, greedy, useless, poisonous bags of scum!

Click here for the 2011-2012 list of "Republican Job Creation".


Fox News Lies. Dump Fox News

Fox News Lies! Obama signs an executive order that helps protect our troops from deceptive practices. Fox News calls it "an insult". Of course they did. They're Fox Fucking News.

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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Today's Google Chow.

Woman: I'm sorry, Lucifer. I just expected a really buff red guy with a cute goatee and a pitchfork fetish. I didn't expect someone 18-feet tall with four heads and quite so, you know, "eyebally".

Lucipher thinks: That does it! From now on I’m sticking with atheist girls. At least they’ve read the bible.