Good Early Morning
Here are the rest of the cartoons for this week, in no particular order…
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Well, we have a crap-load of cartoons for you tonight. So many that I need to break these up into two cartoon posts. This first post will focus on Sochi, Putin and the Winter Olympics.
My dad said he heard one of the Russian officials talking this morning, justifying timers placed on the water in the showers…because they have surveillance of people already at the games who have left their showers on.
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Yeah, the time has finally come…the debate is here.
After two weeks of hype about that turned out to be far less exciting than expected and after what feels like two months’ worth of reports about , it’s nice to have something completely different to talk about — even if it’s a topic that sparks heated discussion:
Tonight at 7 p.m. ET, it’s evolution vs. creationism when Bill Nye “the science guy” and Ken Ham, founder of the in Petersburg, Ky., debate onstage (and live online, for free, and ).
I will only put Nye’s quote up because I won’t give the nut a forum here…I mean, fact is fact…and fuck you if you don’t “believe” scientific fact…
CNN’s has posted pieces about the positions that Ham and Nye take:
Nye— : “I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, that’s completely inconsistent with the world we observe, that’s fine. But don’t make your kids do it. Because we need them. We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need engineers that can build stuff and solve problems.”
Nye’s . Ham’s . We’ll watch for news and update.
You can go to the link if you are so inclined to.
Bill Nye, better known to children of the 90s as “the Science Guy,” will travel to Kentucky tonight, Tuesday, February 4th to debate Ken Ham, the president of the Creation Museum. In an interview with HuffPost Live last month, Nye explained why decided to debate Ham despite criticism from atheists who believe he is lending credibility to the creationist movement by taking it seriously.
Nye said he accepted the debate challenge because the spread of creationism “frightens” him. “I don’t think I’m going to win Mr. Ham over any more than Mr. Ham thinks he’s going to win me over,” Nye said. “Instead, I want to show people that this belief is still among us. It finds its way onto school boards in the United States.”
Let’s get the party started shall we?
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And we are off….so here are the Broncos and Seahawks. Blog if you like…it’s an open thread.
Oh yeah, have y’all seen this? Bill Maher: New Rule: Americans Must Realize What Makes NFL Football So Great: Socialism
Americans must realize what makes NFL football so great: socialism. That’s right, for all the F-15 flyovers and flag waving, football is our most successful sport because the NFL takes money from the rich teams and gives it to the poor teams… just like President Obama wants to do with his secret army of ACORN volunteers. Green Bay, Wisconsin has a population of 100,000. Yet this sleepy little town on the banks of the Fuck-if-I-know River has just as much of a chance of making it to the Super Bowl as the New York Jets – who next year need to just shut the hell up and play.
It’s no surprise that some 100 million Americans will watch the Super Bowl next week – that’s 40 million more than go to church on Christmas – suck on that, Jesus! It’s also 85 million more than watched the last game of the World Series, and in that is an economic lesson for America. Because football is built on an economic model of fairness and opportunity, and baseball is built on a model where the rich almost always win and the poor usually have no chance. The World Series is like Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. You have to be a rich bitch just to play. The Super Bowl is like Tila Tequila. Anyone can get in.
Or to put it another way, football is more like the Democratic philosophy. Democrats don’t want to eliminate capitalism or competition, but they’d like it if some kids didn’t have to go to a crummy school in a rotten neighborhood while others get to go to a great school and their Dad gets them into Harvard. Because when that happens “achieving the American dream” is easy for some, and just a fantasy for others.
That’s why the NFL runs itself in a way that would fit nicely on Glenn Beck’s chalkboard – they literally share the wealth, through salary caps and revenue sharing – TV is their biggest source of revenue, and they put all of it in a big commie pot and split it 32 ways. Because they don’t want anyone to fall too far behind. That’s why the team that wins the Super Bowl picks last in the next draft. Or what the Republicans would call “punishing success.”
Yeah…Maher has a point there.
You can go and read about how the MLB is like the Republicans at the link…anyway, carry on.
And here we are again..
I thought that if I waited a little longer, we would have more cartoons on the latest shit outta Jersey.
But…no. So here are your funnies for tonight.
In no particular order:
And last…the best:
Enjoy your evening!
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